Do you have an avid bookworm in the family? Are you planning to do your holiday shopping early? The world is full of so many different kinds of book lovers and we want to help you find the perfect gift for the reader in your life. Below are a few books that we think would be the perfect stocking-stuffer to give to the Mindfulness Guru in your life.
The Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude by Becca Anderson
According to Buddha, “You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.” As it turns out, Buddha had quite a lot to say on the subject of gratitude, including citing it as one of the four keys to the Gate of Heaven. Why is this? Perhaps the sheer simplicity of gratefulness is a large part of this, as it is available to all of us at any time. Even in the midst of over-busyness, stress, and chaos, we can find plenty to be glad about, and The Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude will start your journey towards Zen and gratefulness. Being thankful is one of the most powerful tools we humans have to attain peace of mind and a measure of happiness. But the fact is, the art of living?for that is what we speak about when we speak of gratitude and thankfulness?isn’t something that comes naturally to most people. Most of us need to work intentionally to increase the intensity, duration, and frequency of positive, grateful feelings?a daunting challenge, indeed. But fear not; The Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude is here to help.
The Magic of Crystals and Gems by Cerridwen Greenleaf
Did you know that wearing an amulet of green jade to an interview will help get the job? Have you heard that an amethyst ring can help break bad habits and even encourage sobriety? Anyone looking for love can place two pink quartz crystals in the bedroom; you’ll not be alone for long! These are just a few of the hundreds of secrets shared in The Magic of Crystals and Gems. This book is a handy how-to filled with little-known lore and wisdom along with the myth, meanings and specific magical qualities of hundreds of crystals, both common and very rare. Semi-precious stones and gems have long been known for their magic as well as their beauty. In this book of charms, readers learn everything there is to know about the powers of crystals from birthstone magic to gem divination to jewelry spells. This fun, entertaining, and enlightening book will appeal to everyone who’s ever worn a birthstone, kissed the ring of a lover for luck, or bought a crystal for good energy. The Magic of Crystals and Gems belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in the magical gifts of Mother Nature.
Real Life Mindfulness by Becca Anderson
Real Life Mindfulness is a series of quotes and reflections that can illuminate every aspect of life. Author Becca Anderson offers readers guidance on using the opportune moments within the busyness of life for spiritual self-care. In the same way we lovingly tend a garden, so does our soul require nourishment and attention. By following the suggestions in this gentle guide, you’ll be able to focus on becoming more fully awake to who you really are. A welcome respite for anyone whose gear shift is perpetually in overdrive, Real Life Mindfulness is an invitation to rest, find peace, awaken, and remember. It offers deceptively simple wisdom to help readers sharpen their senses and make room for life. In just a few minutes a day, Real Life Mindfulness will bring you the calmness and clarity that an over-demanding schedule steals from you.
Think Happy to Stay Happy by Becca Anderson
Sometimes happiness can feel evasive. You want to be happy, but you feel as if you just can’t figure out how. Think Happy to Stay Happy is here to help. In this book, Becca Anderson brings you fifty chapters filled with positivity ideas and inspiration to help you learn how to be happy. Discover how to make a personal “gratitude adjustment”–how to change your mindset for the better. All of the world’s wisdom traditions agree that states of “higher being” are not attained by stumbling around an unmarked road to “blisstown.” Instead, they result from inner work and self-development. Think Happy to Stay Happy is here to help start you on your journey towards real bliss.
Zen Bunnies by Gautama Buddha
Readers of Start With Why, You Are Here and Whatever You Are, Be A Good One will love the quotes and teachings of Zen Bunnies. Join some cuddly bunnies for encouragement from Buddhist teachers like Thich Nhat Hahn and the Buddha himself. Don’t let the adorable bunnies fool you?they have plenty of mindfulness wisdom to share in the form of quotes and verses. These timeless verses will continue to be helpful and relevant to your life for years to come. Meditate along with these verses daily. Learn from the bountiful bunny to be true in body and mind. If you appreciated the mindfulness encouragement from Peace Is Every Step, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching and Together Is Better, you will love the inspiring quotes gathered in Zen Bunnies.
Opening photo | Pixabay
As an Amazon Associate Woman Around Town earns from qualifying purchases.