I am a firm believer in the value of practicing mindfulness in everyday life for mental, emotional and physical health, and know that many other people could benefits if they only understood more clearly what it is, and how it offers benefits.
Fortunately I stumbled upon The Mindful Manifesto, a new book by Dr. Jonty Heaversedge and Ed Halliwell, exploring the uses of mindfulness meditation for physical and mental health, addiction and emotional regulation, as well as areas such as decision-making in business and helping kids focus at school.
The Manifesto includes much more than this practical knowledge, as it delivers a message that meditation is breaking out from the hippie new-age tag thanks to the raft of good science showing how it operates and leads to significant health benefits.
Furthermore, the authors examine how encouraging governments and other powerful institutions to take a mindful approach could bring more health and happiness to our world.
Here is the interview I had with author Ed Halliwell about The Mindful Manifesto.