New Books Network

Keith Macpherson, “Making Sense of Mindfulness: 5 Principals to Integrate Mindfulness Practice into Your Daily Life” (Morgan James, 2018)
Mindfulness has become a major buzzword in culture today, and yet very few people understand what this word actually means and how to integrate this practice into their daily lives. In a world filled with noise and distractions―including cell phones, millions of advertisements, and increasing pressure to do more, be... Read More
Laurie Cameron, “The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy from Morning to Evening” (National Geographic, 2018)
Designed for busy professionals looking to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, this ultimate guide draws on contemplative practice, modern neuroscience, and positive psychology to bring peace and focus to the home, the workplace, and beyond. In The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy from Morning... Read More
Shonda Moralis, “Breathe, Empower, Achieve: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Women Who Do It All” (The Experiment, 2019)
Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW, is a women’s mindful empowerment coach, speaker, and psychotherapist in private practice. Founder of The Bea Hive, a monthly online membership for ambitious women who want to step off the hamster wheel and play bigger in 5-minutes a day, Shonda believes that when women empower themselves... Read More
Henry R. Carse, “Sinai: The Abundant Emptiness” (Ziggurat Books, 2013)
Dr. Henry R. Carse is a is a poet, a pilgrim, a practitioner-theologian and a peace activist. He is the founder of Kids4Peace International – an interfaith youth movement that teaches and practices dignity in Jerusalem (where he lived for 40 years) and cities throughout North America. Today I discussed... Read More
Yael Shy, “What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond” (Parallax Press, 2017)
Early adulthood is filled with intense emotions and insecurity. What if you never fall in love? What if you can’t find work you’re passionate about? You miss home. You miss close friends. You’re lost in the noise of how you think you should be living and worried about wasting what everyone... Read More
Nicole Lovald, “Om Sweet Om: A Corporate Junkie’s Search for Enlightenment” (Wise Ink, 2018)
Om Sweet Om is the inspiring story of how a stressed-out corporate junkie found her way to a yoga mat–and eventually, back to herself. After fifteen years of working in the land of cubicles, unreasonable deadlines, and unhealthy habits, Nicole Lovald realized there had to be a better way to live.... Read More
Stephanie Kaza, “Green Buddhism: Practice and Compassionate Action in Uncertain Times” (Shambhala, 2019)
Stephanie Kaza is Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, and has written widely on Buddhism and the environment. She describes herself as a long-time lover of trees, a practicing Zen Buddhist, and an environmentalist. Green Buddhism: Practice and Compassionate Action in Uncertain Times (Shambhala, 2019) collects... Read More
Great Books: Glenn Wallis on Gibran’s “The Prophet”
Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 The Prophet is book that’s changed people’s lives. It is a deceptively simple book, but it contains a radical insight. “Of what can I speak save of that which is even now moving in your souls?” What can a book teach us that we cannot know ourselves?... Read More
Ronald Epstein, “Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity” (Scribner, 2017)
Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity (Scribner, 2017) is the first book about mindfulness and medical practice written for patients, their families, and for doctors and others providing health care. It is a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors approach their work with patients. From his early days as a Harvard... Read More