Elaine’s Picks for Mindfulness Meditation

“If you peel back the layers of your life — the frenzy, the noise— stillness is waiting. That stillness is you.” –Oprah Winfrey from Words That Matter

In today’s high paced world, anxiety and stress have become overwhelmingly prevalent in people’s lives. Thankfully there are current research-based strategies to cope with these factors and help to internalize everyday positive experiences in order to develop lasting inner strength.

Originating from Zen Buddhism, mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) have been scientifically proven to build new neural structures in the brain and change them from a state of negativity to that of calm, happiness, and well-being.

Just a few minutes per day can make a measurable difference in your life. Give some of these titles a try; it could change your life:

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Peace is Every Breath by Thich Nhat Hanh

Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson

Fully Present by Susan L. Smalley

Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan

Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety (DVD)

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Some techniques to help children manage stress and live more peaceful lives:

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10 Mindful Minutes by Goldie Hawn

Mindful Parenting by Kristen Race

Key authors in Buddhist meditation and the practice of mindfulness:

Nhat Hanh

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Pema Chodron


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