Win a bundle of must-read mindfulness & wellbeing books

Apr 29, 2021 — Gareth Yorke
Win a bundle of must-read mindfulness & wellbeing books

With an ongoing global pandemic, there has never been a better time to learn more about meditation, mindfulness and mental wellness. And social distancing and travel restrictions mean that there is more time to curl up with a good book. We’ve curated thirteen of the best books to help us focus on self care and wellbeing.

To celebrate Medito’s first birthday, and reaching the amazing milestone of half a million downloads, we’re giving away book bundles to six lucky meditators.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is post, share, retweet or comment on social media with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayMedito - and don’t forget to follow us - @MeditoHQ. Good luck!

(Scroll down to see the book descriptions)

Book Bundle 1

  • A Year of Meditation: Daily Moments of Peace, Joy, and Calm by Nora Day
  • A Monk's Guide to Happiness by Gelong Thubten
  • Don't Hate, Meditate by Megan Monahan

Book Bundle 2

  • Mindful Running by Mackenzie L Havey
  • The Ikigai Journey: A Practical Guide to Finding Happiness and Purpose the Japanese Way by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles
  • Pause, Breathe & Grow: Notes on Mindful Creative Life by Radim Malinic

Book Bundle 3

  • In Courage Journal: A Daily Practice for Self-Discovery by Alexandra Elle
  • Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within by Chade-Meng Tan
  • Pause, Breathe & Grow: Notes on Mindful Creative Life by Radim Malinic

Book Bundle 4

  • Pause, Breathe & Grow: Notes on Mindful Creative Life by Radim Malinic
  • Unwinding Anxiety: Train Your Brain to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer
  • The Chaos Antidote: A Fable About Mindfulness by Aimee L Morgan

Book Bundle 5

  • Pause, Breathe & Grow: Notes on Mindful Creative Life by Radim Malinic
  • Altruism: The Science and Psychology of Kindness by Matthieu Ricard
  • An Artful Path to Mindfulness by Janet Slom

Book Bundle 6

  • Pause, Breathe & Grow: Notes on Mindful Creative Life by Radim Malinic
  • The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It by David A Carbonell - Find out more here.
  • Savor Every Bite: Mindful Ways to Eat, Love Your Body, and Live by Lynn Rossy

A Year of Meditation: Daily Moments of Peace, Joy, and Calm by Nora Day

Forming a consistent and regular practice is key to realizing the benefits of a contemplative lifestyle. Nora Day’s A Year of Meditation will help you do just this, one day at a time. Day has created a collection of 365 daily meditations, affirmations, and mantras to help you feel calmer, more centered, and in more control. Perfect for beginners who are looking to build mindfulness into their daily routine, this book will help you learn to create a gentle, consistent meditation practice that’s easy and joyful to sustain.

A Monk's Guide to Happiness by Gelong Thubten

Through meditation, we can realign our relationship with thoughts and emotions, opening us up to a happier, healthier frame of mind. Gelong Thubten’s latest book is an in-depth exploration into the nature of happiness, and a practical guide on how meditation can help us get there. Thubten, a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author, presents a pragmatic and sustainable approach to building mindfulness into our busy, modern lifestyles.

Don't Hate, Meditate by Megan Monahan

When developing the skill of mindfulness, it is good practice to try to incorporate moments of clarity and awareness throughout your day. Megan Monahan’s modern guide to meditation, will help mindfulness become second-nature, even during stressful situations . Monahan’s straight-talking and practical approach unpacks the five spiritual mind-sets (Presence, Acceptance, Intention, Non-judgment, and Trust, aka PAINT) that are key to moving out of constriction and fear and into a more expansive space within yourself and your life.

Pause, Breathe & Grow: Notes on Mindful Creative Life by Radim Malinic

Mindfulness and meditation comes with a plethora of benefits - one of which is enhanced creativity. Radim Malinic lays out the practical steps you can take to cultivate a creative and inquisitive mind. The book includes exercises and prompts to be used daily over a period of four months, with spaces for tracking your moods and habits, as well as pages for jotting down daily notes and reflections. It will teach you to lead a more mindful and creative life, by considering who you are today and thinking about where you want to be tomorrow; learning to change what you can and accepting the rest.

Mindful Running by Mackenzie L Havey

In Mindful Running, Mackenzie L Havey explores the dependencies between mental and physical fitness, demonstrating how mindfulness can enhance your running while making you a happier, more fulfilled person. Havey provides an approachable and authoritative guide that will help you to increase self-awareness, enhance concentration, and improve endurance.

The Ikigai Journey: A Practical Guide to Finding Happiness and Purpose the Japanese Way by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

‘Ikigai’ is a Japanese concept that refers to a sense of purpose in life. Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles explore this concept in detail, providing practical steps to help find meaning in life by harnessing our passion (what we love), mission (what we hope to contribute), and vocation (the gifts we have to offer the world), to give us a personal sense of meaning. This book helps you bring together all of these elements so that you can enjoy a balanced and mindful life.

An Artful Path to Mindfulness by Janet Slom

In An Artful Path to Mindfulness, Janet Slom presents an innovative approach to mindfulness, fusing art and creative self-expression with meditation, yoga and breathwork. There are daily practices designed to help you develop a mindset of awareness, clarity, patience and acceptance. The book also serves as a journal for recording your creativity, and when completed, it becomes an artistic expression of life, and your appreciation of the present moment.

In Courage Journal: A Daily Practice for Self-Discovery by Alexandra Elle

Research shows that mindful and expressive writing can have a range of mental health benefits, including decreasing stress and enhancing optimism. The In Courage Journal will help you to start a daily journaling practice, using simple morning and evening prompts, writing exercises, and mantras to help you process your emotions and to cultivate confidence and self-care.

Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within by Chade-Meng Tan

Former Google software engineer, Chase-Meng Tan, will show you how to find joy in the midst of a hectic and fast-paced life. Meng demonstrates the importance of joy in cultivating creativity, innovation, confidence, and success, and explains how joy and meditation go hand-in-hand, naturally reinforcing each other. Joy on Demand provides practical advice and guidance on forming a solid practice that can be sustained in day-to-day life.

The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It by David A Carbonell - Find out more here.

It can be easy to fall into cycles of negative thinking patterns and rumination on worst-case scenarios, and this can have a negative impact on our day-to-day lives. The good news is that mindfulness can help us to nip negative thoughts in the bud, before we get carried away with them. David A Caronell’s The Worry Trick is designed to help you break the cycle of worry, using techniques to observe anxious feelings with distance and clarity, instead of letting them take over.

Savor Every Bite: Mindful Ways to Eat, Love Your Body, and Live by Lynn Rossy

Mindful eating is a powerful way to develop your mindfulness practice. Psychologist and mindful eating expert, Lynn Rossy, explores our relationship with food, and how we can harness the skills of meditation and mindfulness to sooth difficult emotions and cultivate positive coping strategies.

Unwinding Anxiety: Train Your Brain to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer

Through mindfulness, we can train our minds to become more aware of thoughts and feelings, instead of getting caught up in them. We can realise that stress and anxiety we experience are impermanent and often disproportionate reactions to past events or to our anticipation of future events. Judson Brewer explains how we can uproot anxiety at its source using mindfulness-based techniques and small hacks that are accessible to everyone.

The Chaos Antidote: A Fable About Mindfulness by Aimee L Morgan

In The Chaos Antidote, you'll learn the basics of mindfulness in a unique way: through a modern-day fable. In this fictional yet realistic tale, you'll follow a small group of women who are facing personal, professional and health-related crises; with the help of their wise older leader, these women find an antidote to chaos: mindfulness.

Altruism: The Science and Psychology of Kindness By Matthieu Ricard

Compassion and kindness can play a big role in living a more mindful and meaningful life. Matthew Ricard, author and Buddhist monk, argues that our selfless concern for the wellbeing of other people could be the savior of the 21st century. Altruism is a call for us to be kinder and more compassionate, in an effort to overcome some of the biggest issues we face. As inequality and nationalism leave us increasingly divided, Ricard encourages us to be better people, and in the process, to make the world a better place.

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