Mindfulness and Meditation: Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind

Mindfulness and Meditation: Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind

by Whitney Stewart


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From hormones to homework, parents to peers, health issues to bad habits, life can be a pressure cooker leading to anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. How can we find relief? Author Whitney Stewart introduces readers to the practice of mindfulness. With its roots in ancient Buddhist teachings, mindfulness—the practice of purposefully focusing attention on the present moment—can change a person's approach to stress, develop skills to handle anxiety and depression, and provide a sense of awareness and belonging. Stewart guides readers through how to get started with meditation as well as provides specific exercises for examining emotions, managing stress, checking social media habits and wellness routines, and setting intentions to increase happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541540217
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 1,259,485
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Whitney Stewart is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction books for kids—for toddlers to young adult. Her research has taken her to Nepal with Sir Edmund Hillary, to India to interview the Dalai Lama, and to China's Great Wall. She also teaches mindfulness and meditation and lives in New Orleans.

Table of Contents

When Life Came Crashing Down 4

1 Mind Training: Practice and More Practice 6

2 Getting Started: How Do I Do This? 17

3 Busy Mind! Working with Thoughts 30

4 Ticked Off! Dealing with Emotions 42

5 Stressed Out: A Body-Mind Connection 52

6 Anybody Listening? Mindfulness and Social Media 66

7 Let's Get Physical: Rising, Eating, Moving, and Sleeping 80

8 Happiness: A Mindful Way of Living 93

Source Notes 106

Glossary 108

Selected Bibliography 110

Further Information 113

Index 117

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