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Marvelously Mindful

Here are some marvelously mindful resources for you from the Waltham Public Library.

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Mindfulness For Happiness by Tara Ward (ebook)  Easy, enjoyable exercises for you.

I’m Spiritual, Dammit! By Jennifer Weigel (ebook)  A lighthearted look at spirituality.

Guided Meditations For Sleep, Anxiety, And Self Healing by Ana Selavy  This ebook has a series of soothing scripts to help you feel less stressed.

Mindful Compassion by Paul Gilbert, Choden  (ebook) This New Harbinger Publication has two elements that we all can use; mindfulness and compassion.

How To Meditate by Pema Chodron  (audiobook) read by Pema Chodron  Louise is a big fan of Pema Chodron and loves this simple and soothing audio.

The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield read by Jack Kornfield (audiobook)   Kornfield has a lovely way of phrasing things and his voice is very soothing.  He has a nice sense of humor which does not hurt either. 

Gaiam:  Athletic Yoga: Yoga For Runners (video)  Runners!  You can watch this any time and increase your running ability and flexibility.  Fabulous!

Mindful Me:  Mindfulness And Meditation For Kids by Whitney Stewart and Stacy Peterson  (ebook) A simple and helpful guide to help reduce the stress that kids may be experiencing.  Adults will benefit too!

Little Flower Yoga For Kids by Jennifer Cohen Harper (ebook)   Oh, even the title is adorable here!

A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook  (ebook)by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.  A very popular, practical and useful tool to keep that stress down.  Simple to use.

Mindful Solutions For Stress, Anxiety, And Depression by Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.(audio) read by Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.  Relax and learn some ways to reduce that stress.  

The Compassionate Mind Guide To Managing Your Anger by Russell L. Kolts (ebook) Compassionate ways to get your mind into a better place using compassion based therapy.

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When Things Fall Apart:  Heart Advice For Difficult Times by Pema Chodron (ebook)  Louise has read this book and found it relaxing and inspiring.  Two sticks of incense up!

The Art Of The Wasted Day by Patricia Hampl (ebook) This well reviewed memoir will help all of us to learn about and benefit from the concept of leisure time.  This is something that we are not always so skillful about in our go go go culture.

Guided Meditation For Pain Relief by Positivity Protection (ebook) A great resource for the relief of chronic or temporary pain

Love On Every Breath:  Tonglen Meditation For Transforming Pain Into Joy by Lama Palden Droma introduction by Sylvia Boorstein  (ebook) A great tool that can be used at any time; while driving, walking, cleaning, practicing meditation.

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  This book, beloved by many, is a very personal and inspiring story.  

Overcoming Burnout And Compassion Fatigue In Schools:  A Guide For Counselors, Administrators And Educators by Alison L. Dubois and Molly A. Mistretta  This is an important tool to help those who work in stressful and traumatic situations to keep up their resilience by practicing proper self care.

Acceptance And Commitment Therapy For Couples:  A Clinician’s Guide To Using Mindfulness, Values And Schema Awareness To Rebuild Relationships by Abigail Lev and Matthew McKay  Have you been spending a lot of time at home together lately?  Are you stressed?  Here are some great mindfulness tools to help strengthen and rebuild your relationship.

Yoga Journal (2020 periodical)  Wow!  You can enjoy this great periodical from the comfort of home!

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The Mindfulness Movie:  The Benefits Of Mindfulness                                             

Meditating With The Dalai Lama    Who better to meditate with then the Dalai Lama?

Meditation, Yoga, And Guided Imagery: Episode 15 Of The Science Of Natural Healing from The Great Courses

Mind Body Connection:  Part Of The Series:  Yoga For Health  Yoga on demand!

Freegal (music audio)

Mindfulness Zen     Relax and chill with this mindfulness zen music.

Mindful Rest    Let the worries of the day dissipate and have some mindful rest.

Child’s Pose:  A Yoga Playlist   Beautiful relaxing music for anytime.

Music Therapy For Stress Reduction  Listen anytime and feel the tension melt away.

Climb Every Mountain:  Inspirational Songs from the Inspirational Players ooh, this one has so many beautiful songs including What The World Needs Now, Morning Has Broken, The River is Wide and more.

Relaxation titles  Click here to find a variety of relaxing music from Freegal to play anytime, anywhere.

Other Free Resources

The Waltham Public Library partners with Matthew Carriker, Protestant Chaplain at Brandeis University and founder of The Agape Spiritual Community for mindfulness programs, our initiating inspiration book group, and more.

Agape is offering some free virtual programs. Find more information here

The Cambridge Insight Meditation Center is currently offering some free virtual drop in programs.  Find more information here.

The Waltham Advaita Meditation Center is currently offering free virtual meditation classes.  Find more information here.

Deva Premal And Mitten, two amazing meditative musicians, offered a free daily meditation session from Costa Rica during this pandemic. You can find all of the recordings here.

The Insight Timer App  This is a free app that Louise enjoys. 45,000 free guided meditations, meditation music, timer with musical background or chimes.  You can get this for most devices and App stores. 

DharmaSeed  You can use this for free as an app or on your computer.  Lots of guided meditations with a Buddhist focus.

The Headspace App normally costs money but is offering one year free for those who are unemployed.

Smiling Mind App offers free meditation and mindfulness for adults and children.

Ten Percent Happier Podcast With Dan Harris   Inspirational and timely podcasts from the author of Ten Percent Happier.

Deva Premal and Mitten 21 day mantra meditation journey  These two delifghtful talented musicians teach us about mantras and meditations.  Very relaxing and soothing.

Tara Brach   This beloved psychologist and meditation teacher offers many free resources on her website.Jack Kornfield  Lots of free resources for difficult times from the beloved meditation teacher and psychologist.

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