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INNER DEVELOPMENT & BEING – TRISHA MARTIN MIND, BODY & SPIRIT BOOK REVIEW MINDFULNESS FOR BEGINNERS – RECLAIMING THE PRESENT MOMENT & YOUR LIFE John Kabat-Zinn Sounds True (HB/CD) $49.99 This is not a recent publication (2012) but is one of the best introductions to the practice of mindfulness. A pioneer of western mindfulness meditation, Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center is a clinically proven method of meditation for better health. In Mindfulness for Beginners: reclaiming the present moment and your life Kabat -Zinn looks at how beginning a practice of mindful meditation can improve quality of life and shows us how to integrate meditation into daily life. According to Kabat-Zinn, “mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally.” So, the prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on. But if you’ve tried it, you know that it’s easier said than done & that here is where all the questions and challenges really begin. Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights, and instruction to help make the shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable, and loving connection with ourselves and the world around us. The book can be used in three unique ways: as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding lesson - a day primer on mindfulness practice. An added bonus is a CD of five guided meditations which can be used in conjunction with the book or as a stand-alone resource. (TRISHA MARTIN) PN PATHFINDER BOOKSHOP, 182 Jervois Road T: 09 378 6269 www.pathfinder.co.nz

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