Here are some apps, podcasts, magazines, trainings, and books I recommend as you get started or continue on your journey with mindfulness and meditation.
These are my personal recommendations. I have used all the apps, listened to the podcasts, done the trainings, and read the magazine and books I reference.
Apps I Like for Mindfulness Meditation Practice
Podcasts to learn more about mindfulness and meditation
Favorite Episodes: #12 with Thupten Jinpa, #16 with Ali Smith, #42 with Sebene Selassie, #47 with Jessica Morey, and #121 with Susan Kaiser Greenland and Annaka Harris
This is not a podcast devoted exclusively to mindfulness and meditation but there are so many threads and connections to these topics that I wanted to include it here.
Training for Educators
If you are interested in bringing mindfulness into your work in schools, I highly recommend training with Mindful Schools. I have taken several on-line classes with them over the last three years and am a 2018 Year-Long Mindful Schools Graduate. If you are not ready to take the plunge with classes, you can still find a lot of wonderful free content on the site.
I am a big reader, and books mean a great deal to me. I have read a lot of books on mindfulness and meditation. These are my favorites and the ones I have found most useful. I’ve grouped them into topics, so you can find a topic you are most interested in.
Books for Educators
Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom by Patricia A. Jennings
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
Happy Teachers Change the World: A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education by Thich Nhat Hanh and Katherine Weare
Growing Up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience by Christopher Willard
Mindful Games: Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families by Susan Kaiser Greenland
Children’s Picture Books
What Does Peace Feel Like? by V. Radunsky
Puppy Mind by Andrew Jordan-Nance
What Does It Mean to Be Present? by Rana DiOrio
Charlotte and the Quiet Place by Deborah Sosin
Anh’s Anger by Gail Silver
Books I Love by Thich Nhat Hanh (His were the first books on mindfulness and meditation I ever read.)
Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
The Art of Power
The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love Why we Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits by Judson Brewer
Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg
A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives by Thupten Jinpa
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works-A True Story by Dan Harris
10% Happier How-To Book: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris and Jeff Warren with Carlye Adler
A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit by Congressman Tim Ryan
Science and Research
Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson
The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance by George Mumford
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practice for Safe and Transformative Healing by David A. Treleaven
Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace by Sharon Salzberg
Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) by Chade-Meng Tan