10% Happier – ABC news anchor learns the 1-2-3 of enlightenment

Once in a while, in this deluge of books claiming insight and enlightenment, a book actually surfaces that speaks to the truth of meditation, practice, mindfulness, and truth of being human. Dan Harris, ABC journalist and anchor of Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America, throws himself wholeheartedly into telling us his story of [...]

Book giveaway on blog by Karen Maezen Miller

Karen Maezen Miller, author of Momma Zen and Hand Wash Cold, is offering a copy of our book, Mindfulness Starts Here! Maezen is well-known for her no-nonsense teachings in Zen and more for her direct connection with the everyday-ness of our experiences. For a chance to get a copy of our book, go to her [...]

Advanced Praise for “Mindfulness Starts Here”: Dr. Shauna Shapiro

Mindfulness Starts Here incorporates the rigor of science, the beauty of art, the wisdom of reflection and years of lived experience. The wealth of theory and practice presented in this illuminating text will be of benefit to clinicians and clients alike, and has the potential to transform our individual and collective lives. I highly recommend [...]

Advance Praise for “Mindfulness Starts Here” – Steve Flowers

Whether you have been practicing mindfulness for many years or for you  Mindfulness Starts Here is where your introduction to mindfulness begins - you have found a treasure here that you will probably read again and again. This lovely book from Lynette Monteiro and Frank Musten is a beautiful tapestry of wisdom and love that can [...]

Advance Praise for “Mindfulness Starts Here” – Susan Bauer-Wu

Drs. Lynette Monteiro and Frank Musten have written a gem. This book will be a trusty companion to anyone taking a mindfulness-based stress reduction course or who chooses to independently explore mindfulness practices for an engaged and meaningful life. Mindfulness Starts Here is a practical and inviting guide that can help you to make positive [...]

Advance Praise for “Mindfulness Starts Here” – Christopher Germer

Each week, leading up to the release of our book, we will publish a review or comment from a respected mindfulness teacher.  We are so grateful for their support and encouragement.   Mindfulness Starts Here is a groundbreaking contribution to the literature on mindfulness in therapy. It explicitly integrates mindfulness techniques into an ethical lifestyle of [...]

Lions and Tigers and Compassion. Oh my!

A Triad of Book Reviews: Understanding the “Yellow Brick Road” to Compassion Guest Author: Brittany Glynn, PhD(c) at University of Ottawa In the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, the central character Dorothy finds herself swept away by a cyclone and lost in the Land of Oz. With nothing but her small dog Toto, ruby-red slippers, [...]