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Wherever you Go There You Are is a wonderful book. It's the one I always recommend to people. Another one by Jon Kabat-Zinn is Full Catastrophe Living, which is especially helpful for people with chronic illness and/or pain but also for anyone looking to lower stress in their lives. It is fairly lengthy and you may find that not all of it is necessary to read for your purposes, but still worth picking up to find the parts that are helpful to you. On a related note, a workbook by Elisha Goldstein and Bob Stahl- MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Workbook- is a great way to bring mindfulness practice into your life, little steps at a time. And if you would like to do the 8 week MBSR workshop but cannot afford it or one is not offered in your area, there is a free option online: http://palousemindfulness.com/selfguidedMBSR.html You really need to be ready to make that commitment though (at least 30-45 minutes a day) for it to be beneficial. It's worth it, but only if you are ready.



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Yes, thank you for posting these. I am a beginner and these I am sure will be most helpful!

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Thanks for posting these links. Just what I am looking for. emoticon

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thank you for posting these

If you can, help others; if you can not do that, at least do not harm them. ~ his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.



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Thank you for posting these resources, I'm going to check them out. I'm currently using breathing meditation but feel I need more guidance.

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“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thank you very much for all of these. I can't wait to start reading.

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I've been using 'The 28 day Meditation Challenge' by Clare Josa. Really recommend it as a good way to get you into the habit of meditating and looking at the excuses/distractions we use as reasons not to find time to meditate.


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Wild Minds looks like a site I've been looking for, emoticon


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Thanks for posting these!

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These r going to be helpful.I am a beginner. I am hoping to get deeper into meditation and learn all I can.Being mindful has helped me so much this year.


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Rhonda, these are awesome. Thank you so much for posting these for us. And thank you you for all that you do for the team!!

Namaste

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Thanks for all of these.

I'm going to have fun checking them all out.

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xoxo elle~


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20 tips for beginners from Zenhabits.net

zenhabits.net/meditation-for-beginners-20-
practical-tips-for-quieting-the-mind/


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www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7XJdkL4j3Y&featur
e=youtu.be


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"Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go."

Unknown

"Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results." -
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"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."-
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"The journey is the reward."
Chinese Proverb



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I haven't read this book, but I am told its great.

www.goodreads.com/book/show/14096.Wherever
_You_Go_There_You_Are


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"Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go."

Unknown

"Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results." -
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"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."-
Nelson Mandela

"The journey is the reward."
Chinese Proverb



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GRATEFUL_BEING
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I am going through old posts and my resources to pull some links forward for our beginners. Please if anyone has a site or book they want to recommend please post it.



www.wildmind.org/

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"Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go."

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"Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results." -
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"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."-
Nelson Mandela

"The journey is the reward."
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