At the suggestion of therapist and blogger Marguerite Mantao-Rau I have been reading Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living. I will provide a review in greater depth in the near future, after I finish reading, but I can say this now: Kabat-Zinn (bio here) writes with intelligence, depth, and humanity. The book is a powerful, practical manual for becoming more mindful in one’s everyday activities.

I picked up this book after asking Marguerite for the best manual on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I had read her posts on Huffington Post, subscribed to her blog, and had enjoyed her Twitter Tweets (where she Tweets as @MindDeep). I noticed that she was an MBSR trainer, and I’d read substantial psychological research study findings on the program’s success, so I sought her advice about the best manual for conveying MBSR to my readers.

Her prompt, single response: Kabat-Zinn’s book.

She’s right. It’s terrific. Thanks, M!