Paper based on Book of Your Choice

    All learners will choose a book to read that is of interest to you from the following list. The paper will be 2 – 3 pages and address the points outlined below.

    The paper must address and will be graded on the following components:

    Name of Book and Author
    Explain the major themes or concepts discussed in the book. (5 points)
    Integrate those themes/concepts to the content covered in this class. (5 points)
    Discuss how you were able to apply what you learned from this book to your life this quarter. (5 points)
    Share how you intend to apply these concepts or skills in the future so they become part of your day to day living. (5 points)

    Reading List for End of Quarter Paper

    Mindfulness & Radical Acceptance

    Tara Brach
    Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
    True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart
    Pema Chodron
    Comfortable with Uncertainty
    Jon Kabat-Zinn
    Meditation Is Not What You Think (the what and the why of mindfulness)
    Falling Awake (the how of mindfulness)
    The Healing Power of Mindfulness (science of mindfulness and what is known about its potential for handling stress, pain, and illness more effectively)
    Mindfulness for All: The Wisdom to Transform the World (mindfulness is applicable and relevant not just to our own individual bodies and wellbeing, but to the body politic and the future of humanity)
    Full Catastrophe Living: How to Cope with Stress, Pain, and Illness using Mindfulness Meditation
    Jack Kornfield
    The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
    Thich Nhat Hanh
    The Miracle of Mindfulness
    Dan Siegel
    Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence
    The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being
    Eckhart Tolle
    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
    A New Earth: Awakening to Your Lifes Purpose


    Rick Hanson
    Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
    Claude M. Steele
    Whistling Vivaldi: How stereotypes affect us and what we can do
    Dan Siegel
    Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
    Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

    Positive Psychology

    Martin Seligman-
    Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being
    The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism
    Gabriele Oettingen
    Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation
    Sharon Salzberg
    Lovingkindness: The revolutionary art of happiness.


    Marshall Rosenberg
    Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, Second Edition
    Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Nonviolent Communication Guides)


    Kristin Neff
    Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
    Christopher Germer
    The mindful path to self-compassion: Freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions.
    Bren Brown
    The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think Youre Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
    Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    Values, Meaning, Career

    Martha Beck
    Finding Your North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live
    Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
    Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

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