I’m happy to share with you the secrets I’ve learned over more than 40 years as a teacher and practitioner of mindfulness! As I describe in my PBS special Meditation for All of Us, mindfulness meditation is a time-honored method not only for reducing stress and improving health, but also for achieving a lasting happiness that can’t be shaken by the ups and downs of life. Extensive research has demonstrated that this one simple practice can reduce your stress, boost your immune system, improve your memory and concentration, and increase your overall health and well-being.
If you’re new to mindfulness, I recommend ordering my app/online program, Mindfulness Meditation, which offers many hours of both audio and video instruction you can use anywhere anytime on your mobile device or computer.
In my ground-breaking guidebook Meditation For Dummies, you’ll find extensive written instruction, including chapters on creating a conducive environment and mind-set for meditation, developing and fine-tuning your practice, meditation research, and meditation for happiness. Translated into seven languages, this book, now in its 4th edition, has introduced mindfulness to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
If you’re ready for a full-immersion mindfulness experience, I invite you to join my four-week online class Mindfulness for All of Us, based on my PBS special. The class teaches body sensing, mindfulness meditation, and the practice of mindfulness in everyday life.
Finally, my new book Everyday Mindfulness offers “practical secrets for finding joy in each moment” by applying mindfulness to every activity, from driving to eating to working at your computer to spending time with family and friends.
When you begin the practice of mindfulness, you’re embarking on a lifelong journey of discovery and transformation. I wish you bon voyage!