Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness

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5.98 X 8.92 X 0.8 inches | 0.71 pounds

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About the Author
Susan L. Smalley, PhD is Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Founder of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA. Dr. Smalley works to bridge research with action through her involvement at MARC as well as the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute. She's a mother of three and lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at MARC. She is the author of The Little Book of Being, Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens, and Glimpses of Being. The LA Times calls her "one of the nation's best-known teachers of mindfulness." A former Buddhist nun, mother of a pre-teen, and Los Angeles resident, you can find her on the UCLA Mindful or Ten Percent Happier app, or at www.dianawinston.com.
"Seamlessly combines easy-to-read reports on scientific research with first-person accounts and practice instructions...A lively read."
Praise for the first edition:
"A highly readable, informed, and elegant synthesis. Susan Smalley and Diana Winston have done a remarkable job of weaving together a coherent and compelling narrative that encourages each one of us to explore mindfulness from the inside out for our own benefit and the greater well-being of the world."--Jon Kabat-Zinn, bestselling author; founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
"A beautiful contribution to the exciting new studies on all the benefits of mindfulness. By simply refocusing our awareness, we reshape our experience. A truly optimistic read!"--Meg Ryan, actress

"Excellent. Fully Present offers one of the clearest introductions to mindfulness in the field."

--Library Journal
"[The authors'] collaboration in Fully Present draws on their expertise and experience in ways that readers can totally relate to...Take your time with this one. It's that good."--Cincinnati Parent
"The authors draw on their experience of bringing mindfulness to the masses and present the scientific side of mindfulness with an artful approach that results in a well-rounded synthesis accessible to scholars and laymen alike."--Publishers Weekly
"Brilliant, authoritative, rooted in solid research, and incredibly useful! If people would follow the practices outlined here, it is guaranteed they would become happier, healthier, and more fulfilled in their lives."--Edward Hallowell, MD, bestselling author of Driven to Distraction
"Fully Present is a rare fusion of science, spirituality, and healing. This book is a treasure trove of wisdom."--Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness