- Author: Kabat-Zinn, Myla & Kabat-Zinn, Jon
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- ISBN: 9780786883141
- Format: Paperback
- number of pages: 416
- publication year: 2008
Jon Kabat-Zinn's national bestseller "Wherever You Go, There You Are" (400,000 sold) introduced the nation to mindfulness, the simple and powerful meditative practice of cultivating moment-to-moment awareness for greater peace and purposefulness in life. In "Everyday Blessings", Jon joins forces with his wife, Myla, in a groundbreaking new book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages, which was praised: "At last! An emotionally intelligent guide for parents. A profoundly powerful and wise path for cultivating a nourishing awareness in family life" (Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence); "A book that should be given to every parent before they leave the delivery room ... a universal manual for befriending the life in every child" (Rachel Remen, M.D., Kitchen Table Wisdom); and by the legendary Dr. Benjamin Spock as "a way for parents to recognize who their children really are and, in doing so, nourish their children's lives and their own".The Kabat-Zinns explain that parents today are often forced to live on automatic pilot and, as a result, find it difficult to give the greatest gift of a parent - one's nonjudgmental, conscious, fully accepting presence. Everyday Blessings is a powerful new way of looking at and facing the challenges of parenting that draws upon the practice of mindfulness.
Keywords: Parenting, Postnatal, Age Groups, Infancy, Toddlerhood, Preschool Years, Primary School Years