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5 Top Mindfulness Books from Wisdom

by Kestrel Slocombe
May 27, 2015
Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:00 -- Kestrel Slocombe

1. Mindfulness in Plain English

This is the classic: the mindfulness guide that’s been a bestseller since its publication in the 1980s. With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation.


2. How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow

From the author of another bestseller, How to be Sick, comes this intimate guide teaching how to be fully present in the moment without clinging to joy or resisting sorrow. Containing dozens of exercises and practices, this is a hands-on book is a true companion to the reader.


3. Saying Yes to Life (Even the Hard Parts)

Presented in simple yet strikingly memorable language, the messages in Saying Yes to Life (Even the Hard Parts)--ranging from page-long reflections to simple aphorisms--provide inspiration for each day, and invitations to go more deeply into the spiritual life. 


4. The Grace in Aging

The Grace in Aging offers guidelines for older individuals of any wisdom tradition who wish to awaken before they die; no need for caves or seven-year retreats. This is spiritual practice for the lives we live.


5. Brave Parenting

“Writing from her own extensive experience and psychological wisdom, Krissy Pozatek shows us how children can develop the resilience, confidence and creativity that enables them to find true joy in living.”— Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance


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