Resources

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

10% Happier App

The Headspace App

Insight Timer

Podcasts to learn more about mindfulness and meditation

10% Happier Podcast

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

On Being Podcast

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.

Magazines

Mindful Magazine

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.  

 

BOOKS

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

Being Peace

The Miracle of Mindfulness:  An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

The Art of Power

 

Addiction

The Craving Mind:  From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love Why we Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits by Judson Brewer

 

Compassion

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

 

Memoir

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

 

Politics

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

 

Sports

The Mindful Athlete:  Secrets to Pure Performance by George Mumford

 

Trauma

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness:  Practice for Safe and Transformative Healing by David A. Treleaven

 

Workplace

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