This book is essential reading for anyone - both newcomers to mindfulness and meditation as well as long-time devotees - wishing to make positive changes in their lives. It teaches you how to reach your quiet inner place where meditation and mindfulness can help resolve issues such as anger and fear, relationship breakdown, forgiveness, parenthood, and a lack of self-esteem. Read wisdom from the Dalai Lama, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Marianne Williamson who discuss their methods of maintaining good mental health and happiness. People everywhere now realise the profound benefits of mindfulness and meditation to reduce deep-rooted stress, calm the mind, become kinder, and find true happiness.
I can be as nuts as the next person, living in a world like we live in with the craziness and chaos. It takes work to retain our sanity in the midst of all that, and to me meditation is the most powerful tool for doing so. -- Marianne Williamson ― New York Times bestselling author, A Return to Love
Ed and Deb remind us all just how important it is to look after the health and happiness of the mind. With warmth and humor they show us how to integrate the timeless qualities of awareness and compassion into everyday life. -- Andy Puddicombe ― Founder of HEADSPACE
Treat this book as you would a cookery book. You wouldn't just read recipes; you'd try them out. Like cookery, meditation only makes sense if you experience it. -- The Dalai Lama
About the Author
Ed and Deb Shapiro, winners of the 2010 Nautilus Gold Book Award, are columnists for HuffingtonPost.com, Awaken.com and Care2.com.They are the authors of 20 books on mindfulness, meditation, personal development, and the bodymind relationship, which have been translated into many languages. The Shapiros lead mindfulness and meditation retreats and personal development workshops worldwide, and are corporate consultants and personal coaches working with CEOs and senior management. They have been teaching together for 30 years. Ed was a New York City dance champion born in the Bronx, who became a yogi, and skier. Deb is from the English countryside, the granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill's speechwriter and editor. While Ed trained in New York with Swami Satchidananda, and later in India where he became Swami Brahmananda, Deb was doing Zen retreats with Jiyu Kennet Roshi, and then training with Tai Situ Rinpoche. She is a Bodymind expert.