The Mindful Librarian

The Mindful Librarian
Author: Richard Moniz,Joe Eshleman,Jo Henry,Howard Slutzky,Lisa Moniz
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2015-11-26
ISBN 10: 008100561X
ISBN 13: 9780081005613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindful Librarian Book Review:

The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship explores mindfulness, approaching it in such a way as to relate specifically to the many roles or challenges librarians face. Coinciding with the increased need to juggle a variety of tasks, technologies, ebooks, and databases, the new Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy, and the challenges faced by solo librarians in school libraries which have suffered cutbacks in help in recent years, the time is exactly right for this publication. The authors hope to be helpful in some small way towards improving the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs. The loftier goal would be to create a new lens from which to view librarianship, having a transformative impact on readers, and opening a new dialog within the profession. The topic of mindfulness is not new; it has been connected to various religious traditions in a wide variety of ways for centuries, most notably Buddhism. In the latter part of the 20th century, however, a secular version was popularized largely by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his work on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at the University of Massachusetts’s Medical School. The medical benefits and the overall quality of life improvements from its adoption have exploded in recent years, in particular, the last two decades which have seen mindfulness traditions incorporated into education to a greater degree and with very positive results. Presents the only current LIS book that covers this topic in a way that applies directly to librarians Provides a topic that will be appealing to librarians, as it speaks to the pressures of budget cuts and consumer culture being felt across the academy Seeks to improve the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs

The Mindful Librarian

The Mindful Librarian
Author: Richard Moniz,Joe Eshleman,JO Henry,Lisa Moniz,Howard Slutzky
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780081005552
ISBN 13: 0081005555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindful Librarian Book Review:

The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship explores mindfulness, approaching it in such a way as to relate specifically to the many roles or challenges librarians face. Coinciding with the increased need to juggle a variety of tasks, technologies, ebooks, and databases, the new Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy, and the challenges faced by solo librarians in school libraries which have suffered cutbacks in help in recent years, the time is exactly right for this publication. The authors hope to be helpful in some small way towards improving the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs. The loftier goal would be to create a new lens from which to view librarianship, having a transformative impact on readers, and opening a new dialog within the profession. The topic of mindfulness is not new; it has been connected to various religious traditions in a wide variety of ways for centuries, most notably Buddhism. In the latter part of the 20th century, however, a secular version was popularized largely by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his work on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at the University of Massachusetts's Medical School. The medical benefits and the overall quality of life improvements from its adoption have exploded in recent years, in particular, the last two decades which have seen mindfulness traditions incorporated into education to a greater degree and with very positive results. Presents the only current LIS book that covers this topic directly in a way applies directly to librarians Provides a topic that will be appealing to librarians, as it speaks to the pressures of budget cuts and consumer culture being felt across the academy Seeks to improve the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs

Recipes for Mindfulness in Your Library

Recipes for Mindfulness in Your Library
Author: Madeleine Charney,Jenny Colvin,Richard Moniz
Publsiher: ALA Editions
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9780838917831
ISBN 13: 0838917836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The 360 Librarian

The 360 Librarian
Author: Carol A. Daul-Elhindi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9780838989357
ISBN 13: 0838989357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 360 Librarian Book Review:

"'The 360 Librarian' defines a framework for practicing librarianship with critical reflection, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence. It can help you become more purposeful in your daily interactions with students, faculty, and staff, and create pathways to authentic engagement. An engaged library practice consists of continual give-and-take, careful assessment of yourself and others, and full-circle situational awareness. The 360 framework details five steps: 1. Mindful Practice 2. Emotional Awareness 3. Engaged Communication 4. Empathetic Reflection and Action 5. Reassurance. Each step includes practical activities for your mind, body, and spirit to enhance and practice each skill, as well as case studies and practical essays from librarians and educators in universities around the country. The tools in "The 360 Librarian" can help you acknowledge what is happening in the moment, respond with empathy and compassion, engage in positive practices to engender change, and fully honor your commitment to your students, your colleagues, and to the profession"--

Just Breathe

Just Breathe
Author: Mallika Chopra
Publsiher: Running Press Kids
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0762491574
ISBN 13: 9780762491575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Breathe Book Review:

For kids ages 8 to 12, this is an accessible and fun meditation and mindfulness how-to book filled with full-color illustrations, written by Mallika Chopra and with a foreword by Deepak Chopra. Just Breathe is a fun and accessible, fully illustrated go-to meditation guide written by none other than Mallika Chopra, wellness expert and the daughter of Deepak Chopra. For kids ages 8 to 12, this book is full of specific exercises to help deal with day-to-day challenges and tips to lead a healthier, happier, and more connected life. The book includes practical advice on breathing techniques and guided meditations for a number of topics and scenarios, including: Dealing with stress Getting to sleep Building self-confidence Focusing on school/tests/other work Ridding oneself of anxiety Beginners will learn the basics of meditation and how to get started, and those more experienced will learn how to improve their practice. This book will also teach kids how to prepare their own meditation spaces. Just Breathe is the go-to book for kids who want to learn more about mindfulness and meditation.

Grammar for a Full Life

Grammar for a Full Life
Author: Larry Weinstein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781734692709
ISBN 13: 1734692707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher

Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher
Author: Michelle Reale
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 0838915299
ISBN 13: 9780838915295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Temporary

Temporary
Author: Hilary Leichter
Publsiher: Coffee House Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 156689574X
ISBN 13: 9781566895743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temporary Book Review:

In Temporary, a young woman’s workplace is the size of the world. She fills increasingly bizarre placements in search of steadiness, connection, and something, at last, to call her own. Whether it’s shining an endless closet of shoes, swabbing the deck of a pirate ship, assisting an assassin, or filling in for the Chairman of the Board, for the mythical Temporary, “there is nothing more personal than doing your job.” This riveting quest, at once hilarious and profound, will resonate with anyone who has ever done their best at work, even when the work is only temporary.

The Mindful School

The Mindful School
Author: Patricia A. Jennings,Anthony A. DeMauro,Polina P. Mischenko
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN 10: 146253998X
ISBN 13: 9781462539987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindful School Book Review:

Demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness for both educators and students in PreK–12, this book presents flexible models for implementing and sustaining schoolwide initiatives. Compelling case studies show how mindfulness practices can enhance students' academic and social–emotional functioning as well as teacher effectiveness. Chapters review the evidence base for available programs, reflect on lessons learned in real schools, and provide guidance for planning and decision making. The roles of school leaders, teachers, counselors, and parents in creating a more supportive and compassionate school climate are discussed. Also described are innovative approaches to professional development and preservice teacher training.

Mindful School Libraries

Mindful School Libraries
Author: Wendy Stephens
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2020-05-31
ISBN 10: 9781440875274
ISBN 13: 1440875278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful School Libraries Book Review:

Complement efforts in the classroom to work on social-emotional learning, and understand the affective needs of young people in library settings. Given the national climate of anxiety and fear, climbing diagnoses of neurological difference, and overall sensitivity, fewer young people come to school able to self-soothe. Building on the work of Nel Noddings, Lynne Evarts, and Meghan Harper, this book focuses on the deliberation, quiet, and reflection sometimes described collectively as mindfulness. From breathing exercises to meditation, mindfulness exercises can be a coping mechanism for at-risk students, and librarians can create an environment, away from the classroom, in which students can explore their abilities to regulate and control their social and emotional responses, skills that underpin information retrieval and analysis. The role of school libraries in promoting mindfulness in the twenty-first century could parallel the quest for intellectual stimulation and self-improvement that informed the public libraries movement in the late nineteenth century. Providing practical suggestions for working in concert with classroom teachers, school counseling staff, and community partners, this guide will inform librarians' practice by increasing awareness of how to create space for students in the school library. Highlights how mindfulness strategies have been successfully implemented in classroom and library spaces Recommends a range of easy-to-implement, no- or low-cost adjustments to space and services that can make the library experience more inclusive and positive Harnesses the increasing interest in social-emotional learning and how that undergirds student readiness to learn and confidence as a learner

The Mindful Leader

The Mindful Leader
Author: Michael Bunting
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 073032978X
ISBN 13: 9780730329787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindful Leader Book Review:

The ultimate guide to becoming an extraordinary leader – while finding happiness, gaining authenticity, and banishing stress Integrating proven mindfulness practices and world-class leadership theory, The Mindful Leader is the essential guide for self-aware leadership. The book simplifies mindfulness principles and links them solidly to business benefits. It provides a practically-grounded template for leaders to develop unprecedented levels of self awareness, wellbeing and effectiveness. Research findings throughout the book detail the positive impact of mindfulness from the perspectives of brain science, psychology and leadership. International case studies from a variety of industries illustrate the everyday implementation of mindful leadership. You'll learn easy mindfulness practices that you can implement today and a practical framework for everyday mindful leadership. You'll also be given access to online resources for vision reflections, values clarification, mindfulness practices and more. Mindful leadership is a hot topic – but it's not as simple as "when you become mindful, great leadership will spontaneously happen." This book serves as both mindfulness training and leadership training, clarifying the parallel while guiding you through the many points of intersection. Improve your leadership skills via context-specific mindfulness practices Learn mindfulness from a practical perspective, with real workplace skills Discover how leaders from around the world practice mindful leadership every day Understand the neuroscience link between mindfulness and great leadership Learn practices that deliver a deeper sense of integrity, authenticity, fulfillment and bottom-line results improvement Mindfulness provides real, practical tools for self-awareness, mental wellbeing, stress reduction and more. When practiced through a leadership lens, it becomes much more than just another leadership guide. Mindfulness transforms leadership as a whole, delivering real, lasting change that transcends typical leadership training. For a clear, concise framework of mindfulness at work, The Mindful Leader is the ideal guide for those serious about effective, sustainable leadership.

The Mindful Way through Depression

The Mindful Way through Depression
Author: J. Mark G. Williams,John D. Teasdale,Zindel V. Segal,Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-06-04
ISBN 10: 1462508014
ISBN 13: 9781462508013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindful Way through Depression Book Review:

If you’ve ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. In The Mindful Way through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to “think” our way out of a bad mood or just “snap out of it” lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life’s challenges with greater resilience. This e-book includes an audio program of guided meditations, narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, for purchasers to stream or download from the Web. See also the authors' Mindful Way Workbook, which provides step-by-step guidance for building your mindfulness practice in 8 weeks. Plus, mental health professionals, see also the authors' bestselling therapy guide: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

Follow Your Breath

Follow Your Breath
Author: Scot Ritchie
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1525303368
ISBN 13: 9781525303364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Follow Your Breath Book Review:

The perfect kid-friendly introduction to mindfulness. Pedro’s friends — Yulee, Nick, Martin and Sally — are at his house for a sleepover. Pedro is moving in a few days, and he’s been feeling sad and worried about the change. To help Pedro feel better, his mom decides to teach the five friends about mindfulness. As the children practice focusing on their bodies, using their senses, paying attention to their feelings and accepting life as it happens, Pedro learns there are many ways to manage the stress of his upcoming move. It’s an enlightening journey to peace and calm, and kids will want to be present.

The Mindful Day

The Mindful Day
Author: Laurie J. Cameron
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 1426218370
ISBN 13: 9781426218378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindful Day Book Review:

For overscheduled professionals looking to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives, this bestselling, step-by-step guide draws on contemplative traditions, modern neuroscience, and leading psychology to bring peace and focus to the home, in the workplace, and beyond. Designed for busy professionals looking to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, this ultimate guide draws on contemplative practice, modern neuroscience, and positive psychology to bring peace and focus to the home, in the workplace, and beyond. In this enriching book, noted mindfulness expert and international teacher and business leader Laurie J. Cameron - a veteran of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason, and 20-year mindfulness meditation practitioner- shows how to seamlessly weave mindfulness and compassion practices into your life. Timeless teachings, compelling science and straightforward exercises designed for busy schedules -- from waking up to joy, the morning commute, to back-to-back meetings and evening dinners - show how mindfulness practice can help you navigate life's complexity with mastery, clarity and ease. Cameron's practical wisdom and concrete how-to steps will help you make the most of the present moment, creating a roadmap for inner peace - and a life of deeper purpose and joy.

Meditation Is an Open Sky

Meditation Is an Open Sky
Author: Whitney Stewart
Publsiher: Albert Whitman & Company
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN 10: 0807549096
ISBN 13: 9780807549094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation Is an Open Sky Book Review:

Feeling mindful is feeling good! You know when you're having a bad day, you have that wobbly feeling inside and nothing seems to go right? Find a quiet place, sit down, and meditate! In this daily companion, kids of any age will learn simple exercises to help manage stress and emotions, find focus, and face challenges. They’ll discover how to feel safe when scared, relax when anxious, spread kindness, and calm anger when frustrated. Simple, secular, and mainstream, this mindfulness book is an excellent tool for helping kids deal with the stresses of everyday life.

The Mindful Kind

The Mindful Kind
Author: Rachael Kable
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN 10: 146071041X
ISBN 13: 9781460710418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindful Kind Book Review:

If you're feeling overwhelmed, pressured, anxious and disconnected, this book will change your life, one mindful step at a time. A guide from a popular podcaster to de-stressing and becoming happier by becoming more mindful in your everyday life. Learn why it's vital to prioritise self-care, wellbeing and mental health. Discover effective and practical mindfulness and meditation strategies and learn to apply them in all life areas, including work, relationships and self-care. Learn skills to increase resilience and improve wellbeing throughout their lives. Be encouraged and inspired to create an ongoing mindfulness practice.

Mindful Thoughts for Students

Mindful Thoughts for Students
Author: Georgina Hooper
Publsiher: Leaping Hare Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN 10: 0711261784
ISBN 13: 9780711261785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Thoughts for Students Book Review:

Studying can be a stressful and anxious process, with deadlines and a focus on results taking away from the pleasure of learning. Mindful Thoughts for Students is an astute collection of 25 expert insights into how practicing awareness whilst studying can transform learning into a positive experience every day. In this beautifully illustrated little book, teacher and student Georgina Hooper guides you on a thoughtful journey through the practice of studying with joyful intention. From mindfully managing the art of deadlines to cultivating a lifelong curiosity for knowledge, she connects us gently to the path of learning for the love of it.

The Mindful Child

The Mindful Child
Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-05-04
ISBN 10: 9781416583561
ISBN 13: 1416583564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindful Child Book Review:

The techniques of mindful awareness have helped millions of adults reduce stress in their lives. Now, children—who are under more pressure than ever before—can learn to protect themselves with these well-established methods adapted for their ages. Based on a program affiliated with UCLA, The Mindful Child is a groundbreaking book, the first to show parents how to teach these transformative practices to their children. Mindful awareness works by enabling you to pay closer attention to what is happening within you—your thoughts, feelings, and emotions—so you can better understand what is happening to you. The Mindful Child extends the vast benefits of mindfulness training to children from four to eighteen years old with age-appropriate exercises, songs, games, and fables that Susan Kaiser Greenland has developed over more than a decade of teaching mindful awareness to kids. These fun and friendly techniques build kids’ inner and outer awareness and attention, which positively affects their academic performance as well as their social and emotional skills, such as making friends, being compassionate and kind to others, and playing sports, while also providing tools to manage stress and to overcome specific challenges like insomnia, overeating, ADHD, hyper-perfectionism, anxiety, and chronic pain. When children take a few moments before responding to stressful situations, they allow their own healthy inner compasses to click in and guide them to become more thoughtful, resilient, and empathetic. The step-by-step process of mental training presented in The Mindful Child provides tools from which all children—and all families—will benefit.

The Mindful Way Through Stress

The Mindful Way Through Stress
Author: Shamash Alidina
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2015-01-12
ISBN 10: 1462509401
ISBN 13: 9781462509409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindful Way Through Stress Book Review:

Take a deep breath. Feeling less stressed already? Bestselling author Shamash Alidina shows just how simple it is to master the proven techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in this engaging guide. MBSR has enhanced the physical and emotional well-being of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In as little as 10 minutes a day over 8 weeks, you'll be taken step by step through a carefully structured sequence of guided meditations (available to purchasers for download at the companion website) and easy yoga exercises. Vivid stories, everyday examples, and opportunities for self-reflection make the book especially inviting. Science shows that MBSR works--and now it is easier than ever to get started.

The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook

The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook
Author: Kristin Neff,Christopher Germer
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2018-08-15
ISBN 10: 1462526780
ISBN 13: 9781462526789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mindful Self Compassion Workbook Book Review:

Self-compassion is a powerful inner resource. More than a thousand research studies show the benefits of being a supportive friend to yourself, especially in times of need. This science-based workbook offers a step-by-step approach to breaking free of harsh self-judgments and impossible standards in order to cultivate emotional well-being. In a convenient large-size format, this is the first self-help resource based on the authors' groundbreaking 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program, which has helped tens of thousands of people around the globe. Every chapter includes guided meditations (with audio downloads); informal practices to do anytime, anywhere; exercises; vivid examples of people using the techniques to address different types of challenges (relationship stress, weight and body image issues, health concerns, anxiety, and more); and empathic reflection questions. Working through the book, readers build essential skills for personal growth based on self-care--not self-criticism. See also The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer, which delves into mindful self-compassion and shares moving stories of how it can change lives.