"When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice For Difficult Times" by Pema Condron
By incorporating self-acceptance, calm reflection and a deeper appreciation of the present moment into your day-to-day life, you'll be better equipped to confront challenging times. Taking the time to learn about your fears, flaws and difficulties, while embracing even the most unpleasant parts of life, can also bring you closer to friends and family - and strangers too. Accept the place where you are right now: practice mindfulness meditation. Focus your attention on your breath, and when you notice your mind wandering, simply label those distracted and worrisome thoughts as thinking, before gently returning to your breathing. By internally applying the label of thinking, you accept your wandering thoughts without judgment and embed self-compassion into your meditation.