A Mindful Way Reading List

Along the journey of A Mindful Way and learning how to be more mindful I have read many books and articles on mindfulness and continue to do so. Below is a list of recommended mindfulness books and other books that are related to the principles of mindfulness. These are not a definitive reading list and it is certainly not exhaustive, these are just the books I’ve read, inspired us and would recommend if you want to increase your knowledge and mindfulness practice further.

Mindfulness For Dummies

Shamash Alidina

Whether you′re looking to control your depression and anxiety levels, improve concentration and reduce stress, or just want to restore balance in your life, Mindfulness For Dummies shows you how to slow down, become aware of what is going on around you and react effectively.

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Ruby Wax

Five hundred years ago no one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. Ruby Wax shows us how to de-frazzle for good by making simple changes that give us time to breathe, reflect and live in the moment.

The Miracle Of Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh

In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment – even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation.

Mindfulness: The Most Effective Techniques

Ian Tuhovsky

Mindfulness is not about complicated and otherworldly woo-woo spiritual practices. It doesn’t require you to be a part of any religion or a movement.

Mindfulness Without Meditation

Shea Matthew Fisher

Do you want the calm, clarity, and focus of mindfulness without the trappings of formal meditation practice? This book will provide you with a set of tips and techniques that can guide you in infusing your daily life, as it already is, with exactly that.

Mindfulness At Work In A Week

Clara Seeger

Mindfulness is more than a buzzword. It is a vital skill to help you survive and get ahead in your career. Executive coach and business trainer Dr Seeger has been practising and teaching mindfulness since before it was fashionable, and in this short, accessible book she shares a lifetime of hard-earned wisdom and practical advice.

The Little Book of Mindfulness

Patrizia Collard

The Little Book of Mindfulness is a beautifully colour-illustrated book of 40 easy ways to be mindful every day.

Mindfulness: Mindfulness for Beginners

Michael Williams

Learn to let go of your worries and free yourself from anxiety in Mindfulness for Beginners, a new and refreshing guide for authentic living.

Mindfulness: A practical guide

Mark Williams

Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It’s the kind of happiness that gets into your bones.

The Power of Empathy

Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

Empathy, an innate human capacity that gives us the ability to understand the unique experiences of another person, is the most overlooked component of relationships. By allowing us to connect with one another on a meaningful and fulfilling level, it “can help and heal us all.

Emotional Intelligence: 3 Manuscripts

Ryan James

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get all the good things life offers while others stand on the sidelines and wonder why me? Some people will tell you it’s ambition, IQ, and position that determines life’s outcomes.

Emotional Intelligence: Mastery

Eric Jordan

Emotional intelligence has been a buzzword in the personal growth industry and in high-level corporate recruitment strategies since 1995, when Daniel Goleman used the term for his book title and topic. As we would say today, his use of it “went viral” immediately, in the world of business and mental health in particular.

How To Control Your Emotions: Quick Results Guide


This book is about emotional intelligence and how to use emotions to solve problems and achieve goals.

Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman

The groundbreaking bestseller that redefines intelligence and success Does IQ define our destiny? Daniel Goleman argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that our emotions play major role in thought, decision making and individual success.

Self Compassion & Radical Forgiveness

Simon Rothlein

Having self compassion is an important trait to cultivate in ones life. Sounds selfish and greedy? Actually, caring and treating yourself with kindness and gentleness is the doorway to living in the eyes of compassion.

Self Compassion

Kristin Neff

Self Compassion offers a powerful solution for combating the current malaise of depression, anxiety and self criticism that comes with living in a pressured and competitive culture.

How to Forgive

Faith Arley

Want to be creative, present, happy, light, and successful? You can’t keep carrying your baggage with you. This book helps you understand what it means to forgive, why you should forgive, and how to do it.

How to Let Go

Faith Arley

Want to be creative, present, happy, light, and successful? You can’t keep carrying your baggage with you. This book helps you understand what it means to let go, why you should let go, and how to do it.


John Burley

John Burley lives in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom and is the author of Mindfulness for the Mindless due for publication on 2nd April 2018. He is also the director of a software development company producing software solutions to mainly the gaming industry. He blogs about mindfulness at http://www.amindfulway.blog which has a growing following both on the blog itself, the accompanying Android app and on social media too.

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