Mindfulness Resources: Favorite Sites, Apps and Books
In any bookstore or newsstand, there is now a wealth of resources available for learning, starting a meditation practice and deepening your understanding of mindfulness, compassion and leadership, but I am almost always asked when teaching programs for a list of what I recommend. For years I have been the geek with a stack on my nightstand, and our work at PurposeBlue integrates a lot of the teachings from resources below. So here they are… my personal favorites.
If you are interested in teaching and practicing mindfulness with kids, please see my post Mindfulness With Kids: Resources with great books and videos to use with children and/or in schools. I use those at home and when teaching to kids in schools.
Mindfulness Internet Sites
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Insight Meditation Timer: has guided practices and different bells you can choose with a timer to have a ten-minute session – or whatever amount you like. You can track your sessions- helpful in not breaking the chain.
10% Happier: an app by news anchor Dan Harris. He also has a great podcast you can download.
Calm: for relaxation and sleeping. You can also easily use this for a 2-minute pause in the day.
Mindful Self-Compassion: MSC.
Whil.com – See the Search Inside Yourself module: App and desktop access to guided meditations, Search Inside Yourself content, exercises and videos to continue your journey. Look for me and other PurposeBlue teachers – you will also see Mark Coleman, Lori Schwanbeck and Michelle Maldonado.
Guided Audio and Video Meditations
Tara Brach’s website: audio and video talks and guided meditations
Try this meditation to start your day: Smile Guided Meditation
Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain, Harvard Business Review
Meditation Nation, Tricycle
Books for Mindfulness, Emotions and Well-Being
The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh (All Books by Thich Nhat Hanh)
Real Happiness, Sharon Salzburg
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach
Search Inside Yourself, Chade Meng Tan
Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change, Pema Chodron
Nonviolent Communication, Marshall B. Rosenberg
The Emotional Life of the Brain, Dr. Richard Davidson
The Mindful Brain, Dan Siegel
Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, Rick Hanson
Coming to our Senses, Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, Christopher Germer
Joy On Demand, Chade Meng-Tan
The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success, Emma Seppala
Everyday Mindfulness, Laurie Cameron (Forthcoming with National Geographic!)
Books For Mindfulness and Leadership at Work
Centered Leadership, Joanna Barsh
Theory U, Otto Scharmer
Presence, Scharmer, Senge and Jaworski
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, Daniel Siegel
Training the Brain: Cultivating Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman with Dr. Richard Davidson
Mindfulness at Work: How Meditation is Changing Business From the Inside Out, David Gelles
Emotional Intelligence at Work, Daniel Goleman
Leading Consciously, Debashis Chatterjee
Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett
Mindfulness in Higher Education & Business
Neuroscience of Learning and Development, Edited by Marilee Bresciani, contributions from Stanford and others; Chapter by Laurie Cameron: A Mindful Approach to Navigating Change