Frank J. Sileo, BEE HEARTFUL - Spread loving-kindness.

Illustrated by Claire Keay, Magination Press, American Psychological Association, Washington, 2020, 32 S., Eur 15,99

When compassionate Bentley sends loving-kindness thoughts to himself and others, he can feel his heart growing: “May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be safe. May you be peaceful.” When Willie Wasp steals Bentley’s favorite red scarf, it really stings! Bentley has the whole garden buzzing as he works through the situation – with loving-kindness thoughts to Willie….instead of being angry.

Includes a note from the author with more information about loving-kindness, related meditation and guidelines how readers can practice being heartful just like Bentley!

One of the best books for children to this precious topic!

Chade-Meng Tan, Search Inside Yourself.

The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace), With forewords by Daniel Goleman and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Harper Collins, 2014, 288 S., Eur 15,99

With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.

Chade-Meng Tan is an award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, thought leader, and philanthropist. He is cochair of One Billion Acts of Peace (nominated seven times for the Nobel Peace Prize) and founding chair of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. As the former Jolly Good Fellow at Google, Meng led the creation of a groundbreaking mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course called Search Inside Yourself, which is also the title of his New York Times bestselling book. Meng delivered a TED talk on compassion at the United Nations and spoke at the White House about the development of kindness. His personal motto is, “Life is too important to be taken  seriously.”

Jon Kabat Zinn, The Healing Power of Mindfulness.

A New Way of Being. Hachette Books, 2018, 256 S.

More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn showed us the value of cultivating greater awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, in The Healing Power of Mindfulness, he shares a cornucopia of specific examples as to how the cultivation of mindfulness can reshape your relationship with your own body and mind--explaining what we're learning about neuroplasticity and the brain, how meditation can affect our biology and our health, and what mindfulness can teach us about coming to terms with all sorts of life challenges, including our own mortality, so we can make the most of the moments that we have.

Originally published in 2005 as part of a larger book titled “Coming to Our Senses”, “The Healing Power of Mindfulness” features a new foreword by the author and timely updates throughout the text.

Daniel Siegel, Aware

The Science and Practice of Presence. The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice.
Tarcher, J.P. Publishers, 2020, 400 S., Eur 15,99

“Aware” provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life.

An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation's effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle "Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows." Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life.

Whether you have no experience with a reflective practice or are an experienced practitioner, “Aware” is a hands-on guide that will enable you to become more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way.