Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids: Mindful Messages About Success, Happiness, Leather, Pickles, and the Use and Misuse of Imagination

Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids: Mindful Messages About Success, Happiness, Leather, Pickles, and the Use and Misuse of Imagination

by John Allcock

Paperback

$14.86 $14.95 Save 1% Current price is $14.86, Original price is $14.95. You Save 1%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Monday, July 1

Overview

40 Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids is about being a successful human being and living a happier, more meaningful life. It contains the important things parents wish they had been able to teach their kids, but couldn’t — because they never learned them, or only learned them later in life. These include:

  • Don’t be ruled by the tyranny of events
  • The belief that happiness comes from getting what we want is false
  • Pain is unavoidable; suffering is optional
  • We live in a sea of uncertainty — but we already know how to swim
  • Don’t treat the present moment like it’s a shabby motel room

    40 Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids brings mindfulness to the widest possible audience — by presenting it not as special and exotic, but as practical, simple, down-to-Earth principles for living that every parent wants their kids to know
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781683505617
    Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
    Publication date: 02/27/2018
    Pages: 158
    Sales rank: 861,017
    Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

    About the Author

    John Allcock is a longtime student of Jack Kornfield, Gil Fronsdal, Thich Nhat Hanh and other well-known meditation teachers. He is a regular practitioner at mindfulness retreats at Spirit Rock meditation center, where Jack Kornfield and Sylvia Boorstein teach and Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village. John holds degrees from Boston College (in Philosophy and Political Science) and Harvard Law School. He works as a trial lawyer at DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world. He is also the Global Co-Chair of Piper's Intellectual Property Group and serves on the firm's Executive Committee. John is the director of mindfulness and Chair of the Board of Directors of Sea Change Preparatory (founded by he and his wife Cheryl) a mindfulness based school in Del Mar California, and has been the principal architect of a mindful curriculum there. John lives in San Diego, where he maintains a very active lifestyle that includes daily yoga and meditation, frequent hikes, regular workouts, ocean swimming and time spent simply breathing and being. He is the father of three grown daughters.

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    See All Customer Reviews