Want to Live a More Mindful, Less Stressed and Happier Life?

A daily dose of mindful moments is the practice of pausing regularly throughout your day to take mindful action, either on your own behalf or for the good of others. A mindful moment practice takes little time and it’s easy and gratifying. A steady flow of mindful moments can keep you from getting overwhelmed and slipping into negativity.

This ground-breaking book is the first to blend the science of mindfulness and happiness to offer a wealth of brief, evidence-based strategies drawn from decades of research in positive, cognitive and social psychology and neuroscience. The book reviews the extensive research on mindfulness, as well as the research on stress, positive psychology, happiness, optimism, gratitude, compassion and self-compassion to make the case for brief active practices that cultivate mindfulness, reduce stress, sustain a positive outlook, and promote kindness and compassion.

You’ll find more than 100 options for mindful moments to help you stay balanced despite life’s challenges. These can be assembled for countless daily options and a continuous stream of limitless variety.

With A Daily Dose of Mindful Moments You Can:

• Develop the skills needed to make mindfulness a way of life
• Tailor your practice to uphold your highest values
• Add endless variety to your daily mindfulness practice

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My Mindful Quotes in A Daily Dose of Mindful Moments

“Without conscious intention, you can easily go through your day on autopilot plodding along mindlessly.”

“The challenge of being mindful beckons us to get out of autopilot to live our lives with greater awareness and intention.”

“It takes both silence and action to make mindfulness a reality.”

“To be mindful, you need more than attention—you need to formulate your intention,
and you need a strategy to take action.”

“Mindfulness encompasses having mindful awareness, holding mindful intent, and taking mindful action.”

“When you walk through life mindfully conscious of every step, you no longer have to remind yourself to hold your tongue when anger strikes, prompt yourself to show appreciation for life’s little gifts, or remember to do random acts of kindness.”

~Barbara Larrivee

Praise for A Daily Dose of Mindful Moments

“It’s a well-rounded work that will engage and guide any reader who’s seeking to introduce more mindfulness into their daily lives in order to stimulate wellness, positivity, and other benefits.”
~Kirkus Reviews

“…a highly recommended pick for anyone interested in applying mindfulness concepts to the pursuit of living a more mindful life supported by positive choices and activities.”
~Midwest Book Review

“This tremendous book offers a thorough summary of current research on mindfulness and a highly practical program for developing greater mindfulness in daily life. Sensible, balanced, and so clearly written, readers will gain a deep understanding of why to be mindful as well as how to do it.”
~Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

“A rigorously-researched book which sorts through all the hype to tell us what a mindfulness meditation practice does and doesn’t do. A Daily Dose of Mindful Moments provides an abundant supply of brief, research-based practices to develop the skills to actually be mindful.”
~Mark Waldman, Executive MBA Faculty, Loyola Marymount University and author of NeuroWisdom: The New Brain Science of Money, Happiness, and Success

“A Daily Dose of Mindful Moments weaves together the rigor of science and the wisdom of reflection to offer us a wealth of ideas and practices to live a happier more mindful life. This excellent book has the power to transform our individual and collective lives.”
~Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness

“From an expert in education, Larrivee brings the practice of mindfulness into the practical activities of everyday life. She provides a menu of tools—along with scientific support when available—to lean toward greater happiness, health and connections at work and home.”
~Susan Smalley, Ph.D., Founder, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and co-author of Fully Present: The Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness

“How refreshing to find a book which is honest and straightforward about the difficulties, as well as the benefits, of incorporating mindfulness into everyday life. Instead of relying on mindfulness as a vague cure-all, Barbara Larrivee shares her personal struggles and strategies for making mindfulness real. The result is a book which gets into the concrete details of making mindfulness a continuous practice; it will benefit anyone seeking skillful means for integrating mindfulness into daily life.”
~Robert Rosenbaum, Ph.D., author of Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy and co-editor of What’s Wrong with Mindfulness (And What Isn’t): Zen Perspectives  

“Filled with simple and easy practices, this book is a roadmap to leading a happier, less stress filled life. Highly researched, this book provides a proven recipe to have more love, kindness, compassion, and mindfulness in your life.”
~Arielle Ford, author of Turn Your Mate into Your Soulmate: A Practical Guide to Happily Ever After

“A Daily Dose of Mindful Moments is a thoroughly researched and practical guide to enhancing mindfulness. It is full of useful tips—based on high-quality, scientific research—that can help anyone fill their life with more wellbeing and happiness.”
~Alex Korb, Ph.D, author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time 

“A Daily Dose of Mindful Moments is just what the doctor ordered. This book is a string of pearls, each mindful moment an invitation to integrating compassionate presence into our lives in beautiful and accessible ways. Barbara Larrivee has mixed a perfect blend of science and poetic guidance towards weaving mindfulness into our daily lives.”
~Daniel Rechtschaffen, author of The Mindful Education Workbook and The Way of Mindful Education

“This book skillfully combines research and practice to offer useful strategies for nurturing mindfulness. The many ways to practice mindful moments are readily adaptable to classrooms for promoting mindful, kind and compassionate actions.”
~Christopher Willard, Psy.D., author of Growing Up Mindful and Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children