Fully Present : The Practical Art and Science of Mindfulness
Susan Smalley, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Mindful Awareness Research centre (MARC) at UCLA, bringing twenty years of experience as a professor and behaviour geneticist to the emerging area of mindfulness research. Diana Winston, a former Buddhist nun who has been practicing mindfulness for twenty years, is the director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA's MARC. They each live in Southern California.
Library Journal, 6/22/10 "Excellent. Fully Present offers one of the clearest introductions to mindfulness in the field." Publishers Weekly, 8/2/10 "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. Research studies, personal accounts, and practical applications illuminate mindfulness as a form of meditation; with activities as simple as breathing, listening, and walking, the practice can be easily incorporated into any lifestyle...Smalley and Winston will pique interest in living a completely present life, even if what that means has yet to be fully understood." Cincinnati Parent, 8/13/10"[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."