Audio Inspiration:

To listen to some meditation teachings from Miriam, or to hear some of her meditation-inspired music, please check out the Mindful Element Sound Cloud account.

You can access it here.


Written Inspiration:

Looking to learn more about mindfulness and how it can help you find space in those crowded places? Browse through the list below for some recommended readings to support and expand your practice.

(This is in no way an exhaustive list of what is available, but it is a good place to start.)



More On Mindfulness:

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening – Joseph Goldstein

Life With Full Attention – Maitreyabandhu

Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There – Sylvia Boorstein

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28 Day Program – Sharon Salzberg

Change Your Mind: a Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation – Paramananda

Mindfulness in Plain English – Venerable Henepola Gunaratana


Mindfulness at Work:

Work as a Spiritual Practice – Lewis Richmond

The Art of Happiness at Work – Dalai Lama

Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out – David Gelles

Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace – Sharon Salzberg


Mindfulness and the Brain:

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom – Rick Hanson

Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology – Paul Broks

The Emotional Life of your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live–and How You Can Change Them – Richard J Davidson, Ph,D

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey – Jill Bolte Taylor


Loving Kindness Practice:

Radical Self-Acceptance: A Buddhist Guide to Freeing Yourself from Shame – Tara Brach

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness – Sharon Salzberg

A Heart as Wide as the World – Sharon Salzberg

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames – Thich Nhat Hanh


Mindfulness with a Buddhist Flavor:

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times – Pema Chodron

The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times – Pema Chodron

A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life – Jack Kornfield

Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life – Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki


Mindfulness with a Jewish Flavor:

One God Clapping: The Spiritual Path of a Zen Rabbi – Alan Lew

Be Still and Get Going: A Jewish Meditation Practice for Real Life – Alan Lew

God Is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism – David A. Cooper

A Heart of Stillness: A Complete Guide to Learning the Art of Meditation – David A. Cooper

That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist – Sylvia Boorstein