From the breathtaking natural setting of the Mohonk Mountain House, Mindfulness in Nature features a collection of meditative writings, practical exercises, and quotes from eminent nature writers such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and John Burrows and provides simple ways to bring a mindful perspective on nature into daily life.
Nina Smiley, Ph.D., has made it her life's work to bring mindfulness to real people in the real world. After earning her doctoral degree in psychology at Princeton University, Nina taught at the University of Maryland and worked for the American Psychological Association before her path led to Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY (www.mohonk.com), a unique Victorian castle resort founded in 1869, where she is now Director of Mindfulness Programming. Nina's work in mindfulness has been seen in O, the Oprah Magazine, Shape, Real Simple, Marie Claire, and The New York Times. Nina leads programs and teaches private classes on simple and effective mindfulness meditation techniques that can be used anytime and anywhere. David Harp, M.A., is the author of more than two dozen books on the mind and mindfulness, including Mindfulness To Go: How to Meditate While You're On the Move! and Neural Path Therapy: How to Change Your Brain's Response to Anger, Fear, Pain, and Desire. David travels the United States and the world helping organizations work more co-operatively, more creatively, and with less stress. His work has been featured on television and radio programs including Good Morning America and NPR and can be seen at www.davidharp.com.