The bestselling author of Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are joins forces with his wife, Myla, to demonstrate how parents can use mindfulness to enrich their lives and the lives of their children.
Everyday Blessings is a practical and inspiring book which offers a clear outline for people who want to understand and embrace mindful parenting. It is one of the few books on parenting that embraces the emotional, intuitive and deeply personal experience of being a parent and shows you how to apply the practice of mindfulness meditation to parenting children of all ages.
In the rush, rush, rush of too-much-to-do-and-no-time-to-do-it , the important, nurturing aspects of parenthood can easily disappear. Even the smallest degree of mindfulness can have profound effects on children, no matter how old they are, and on the quality of parent-child relationships.Jon Kabat-Zinn, a mindfulness pioneer, and his wife Myla share their experiences of using mindfulness within their own family. By encouraging moment-to-moment awareness and acceptance, this thoughtful and practical book will help you to slow down, grow in compassion, enrich your life as a parent and nourish the internal life of your children.
At last, an emotionally intelligent guide for parents! - Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
Mindful parenting is a deep spiritual practice... This book will inspire all parents. - Tich Nhat Hanh (The Miracle of Mindfulness)
Reading this book could be a life-changing event. - Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children's Defense Fund (USA)
Shows a way for parents to recognize who their children really are... - Dr Benjamin Spock, author of Baby and Child Care (for original US edition)
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in various venues around the world. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT in 1971 in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate, Salvador Luria.
He is the author of numerous bestselling books about mindfulness and meditation. Overall, his books have been translated into over 30 languages.