I Am Here Now

Author: The Mindfulness Project
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399184444
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mindfulness is the simple and powerful practice of training your attention. It's simple in that it's just about paying attention to what's happening here and now, and powerful because it can keep you from getting lost in thoughts about the future or past, which often generate more stress on top of the real pressures of everyday life. While learning to live in the moment, the joyful mindfulness exercises, meditations, coloring pages, and habit-breakers in this beautifully designed and illustrated book will challenge your powers of observation, investigation, and cultivation while bringing new awareness to your senses, thoughts, and emotions. I Am Here Now inspires readers to explore the world with greater curiosity and find moments of mindfulness in everyday life, while unleashing your creativity along the way.

I Am Here Now

Author: The Mindfulness Project
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781785030772
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Mindfulness (Psychology)

'An essential guide to mindfulness, filled with tools and practices that can enhance our well-being.' Arianna Huffington I am here now will inspire you to explore your world with greater curiosity and find moments of mindfulness in everyday life while unleashing your creativity along the way. Be here now with exercises to challenge your powers of observation, investigation and cultivation and bring new awareness to your senses, thoughts and emotions. Practise meditation with the I am here now audio track, guided by internationally renowned mindfulness teacher Tara Brach. Use the field notes pages to record your findings and capture your insights. 'Mindfulness is a simple and very powerful practice of training our attention. It's simple in that it's really just about paying attention to what's happening here and now (i.e. sensations, thoughts, and emotions) in a non-judgemental way. It's powerful because it can interrupt the habit of getting lost in thoughts, mostly about the future or past, which often generates more stress on top of the real pressures of everyday life.' The Mindfulness Project

The Mindfulness Journal

Author: Corinne Sweet
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780752265612
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Self-Help

In today's busy world, finding physical and mental space for peace and calm amidst the competing demands of work, family and friends can be a challenge. Mindfulness is a simple and powerful practice that can help you cut through the noise and reclaim tranquillity, wherever you are. The Mindfulness Journal offers an introduction to mindfulness and easy exercises that can be done whether you are sitting at your desk, squeezed on to a crowded train, or standing in line at the supermarket. This beautifully illustrated journal is your indispensable companion to a more peaceful, stress-free day.

Start Where You Are

Author: Meera Lee Patel
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399174827
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Genre: Self-Help

Start Where You Are is a full-colour, passion-inspiring journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, explore their feelings and focus on what matters most. Featuring vibrant hand-lettering and watercolour illustrations, it pairs inspiring quotes with supportive prompts and exercises to spark reflection through writing, drawing, chart-making and more. As beautiful as it is useful, Start Where You Are will make a perfect gift and keepsake as well as a powerful tool for positive change.

The Nocturnal Journal

Author: Lee Crutchley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143130796
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Self-Help

Can't sleep? An insightful and creative journal for anyone who has trouble quieting a restless mind An engaging and emotionally aware resource for night owls, insomniacs, and anyone else who finds themselves awake at all hours, The Nocturnal Journal will help you explore what keeps you up at night, and why. Prompts and illustrations tease out the pressing thoughts, deep questions, everyday anxieties, and half-formed creative ideas that need unpacking and exploring, bringing more peace of mind and a richer understanding of ourselves. The perfect gift for journal lovers and anyone seeking emotional wellness, self care, and a clearer mind.

Let It Out

Author: Katie Dalebout
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401947552
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Self-Help

You want change. Maybe your career isn’t what you thought it would be . . . or your relationships aren’t what you had hoped. Perhaps you have a grand vision for your life but not the smallest clue on how to get there. Wherever you feel stuck or confused, you wish you had someone to hold your hand and guide you.

You do. And it’s only a blank page away.

In Let It Out, millennial blogger and podcast host Katie Dalebout shares the transformative practice that will rocket your life to the next level—journaling. Discovering in her darkest hours that a journal is the greatest tool in finding your purpose, healing yourself, and creating the life you desire, Katie has assembled the practices and insights that will get you “unstuck” for good. And don’t worry—you don’t need to be a writer! Journaling is simply a method of coaching yourself through your “stuff” and letting it out on the page, unclogging your mind from years of destructive thoughts. In doing so, you step into a position of unsurpassed clarity.

Packed with journaling exercises, prompts, and techniques that can be done anywhere and in any order, this guidebook offers you a new way to navigate your daily life, cope with stress, and create exciting, permanent change. Covering everything from clearing clutter to cultivating abundance to moving beyond fear, it will be your new best friend and coach anytime you seek clarity or crave solace. Simply grab a pen, open your journal, and prepare to let it out.


Mess

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399536007
Release Date: 2010-09
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This manual of accidents and mistakes asks readers to do the opposite of what they've always been taught and follow three rules: 1. Do not try to make something beautiful. 2. Do not think too much. (There is no "wrong.") 3. Continue under all circumstances.

You re Weird

Author: Kate Peterson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143130895
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Art

Part journal, part activity book, and all fun, You're Weirdis a valentine for the inner weirdo in everyone-that part of us that doesn't quite fit in, and secretly isn't even trying. Filled with hand-drawn creatures that are a bit . . . different . . . along with lists, writing prompts, activities, and more, it's a delightful and affirming book for creative weirdos everywhere. In our mass-produced world that wants everyone to fit in and fall in line, these quirky pages give us permission to celebrate what makes us each unique-and amazing.

Here and Now

Author: Fern Taylor
Publisher: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 0008216584
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Genre:

A unique, fast and enjoyable way of achieving a calm and mindful state, using the physical pages of a book. With a soothing tone and reference to modern life, the book features 25 illustrations, each one is an exercise that actively triggers a state of mindful awareness. Some find it hard to reach a state of mindfulness simply by following written instructions. Apps offer interactive support but come with distractions of their host devices. Here & Now provides a fast and enjoyable way of achieving a mindful state using the physical pages of a book. Each illustration is part of an exercise that actively triggers a mindful awareness as you interact with the page. It's lighthearted approach will appeal to readers of books such as Wreck This Journal. The exercises are focussed around the themes of breathing, sitting meditation, compassion, gratitude, and interconnectedness, to mention just a few. Here & Now is a simple and compelling guide for beginners.

The Art of Getting Started

Author: Lee Crutchley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399164071
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

An interactive guide to promoting creativity draws on the author's own struggles with creative blocks while explaining the painstaking process through which he has found inspiration, offering a range of lively prompts, activities and challenges designed to shift perspective and enable productivity. By the creator of Quoteskine. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Present Not Perfect

Author: Aimee Chase
Publisher: Castle Point Books
ISBN: 9781250147752
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Games & Activities

A beautifully illustrated workbook that helps women slow down and enjoy life rather than pushing for perfection. Most women today are frantic, lost in an endless cycle of busyness caused by constant pressure to perform up to unrealistic expectations of perfection, many of which are self-imposed. This journal cuts to the heart of the problem by showing women how to reconnect with their inner selves through solitude, introspection, and contemplation of what's truly important to them as individuals and family members. Give yourself permission to be Present, Not Perfect.

100 Days of Mindfulness Presence

Author: Tracey Lukkarila
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483573205
Release Date: 2016-03-11
Genre: Self-Help

It’s time to live in the present! Simply stated, mindfulness is the practice of living in the present. It’s choosing to focus on the here and now but without getting swept up in mental drama. Sounds easy enough, but it’s actually really hard. Our brains are wired to think, think, think all the time. Whether we’re thinking about something that happened a year ago or an hour ago, our thoughts take us away from focusing on right here, right now. Author Tracey Moore Lukkarila knows this from experience. As a sufferer of anxiety and clinical depression, she has spent a lifetime experimenting with different ways to manage her condition. Mindfulness has become the tool she uses every day to calm the internal chaos, creating space to breathe. Mindfulness is an excellent tool for depression, anxiety, and obsessive thinking. It's like a personal trainer for your brain, gently teaching you how to move past the negative mental ruminations that keep us stuck. With it, you can learn to quiet your mind and sharpen your focus. Tracey created this journal to share mindfulness techniques that work for her. Each day, you'll write down a few things to be grateful for, getting you into the practice of shifting focus away from judgment, negativity, worries, training your brain to focus more on the positive and to consider things you overlook and take for granted. You'll practice reframing negative thoughts to consider more positive, reasonable alternatives, and you'll pat yourself on the back for the things you do each day, big and small, to bring greater awareness to your impact in the world. Additionally, you'll be given specific, easy-to-do mindfulness exercises to quickly get yourself out of your head and into your life. You’ll gain a greater connection to yourself, others, and the world around you.

Happiness the Mindful Way

Author: Ken A. Verni, Psy.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465474421
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Happiness: The Mindful Way is a practical step-by-step guide to help focus the mind, improve performance, and be happy. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide is filled with infographics and questionnaires, making the road to happiness an enjoyable, personal journey. Discover how breathing techniques, body scanning, and simple meditation can help you be in the present moment, lessen anxiety, and distance yourself from damaging emotions. The range of methods presented makes it easy to tailor a program to fit your needs. From coping with anxiety to breaking bad habits to making a speech in front of a crowd, Happiness: The Mindful Way offers foolproof methods and expert advice for gaining resilience, confidence, and communication skills, and becoming more successful in the pursuit of your goals.

How to Be Happy or at Least Less Sad

Author: Lee Crutchley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399172984
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Self-Help

Author and illustrator Lee Crutchley brings his lively interactive approach to a little-discussed but very common issue: the struggle with depression and anxiety. Through a series of supportive, surprising, and engaging prompts, HOW TO BE HAPPY (OR AT LEAST LESS SAD) helps readers see things in a new light, and rediscover simple pleasures and everyday joy...or at least feel a little less sad. By turns a workbook, trusted friend, creative outlet, security blanket, and secret diary, the pages of this book will offer solace, distraction, engagement, a fresh perspective, and hopeful new beginnings--for readers of all ages and walks of life.