From Publishers Weekly
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“This book will convince you that your own happiness really is much more available to you than you may have thought. Sylvia skillfully shares her inner life and her outer life and lovingly trains your mind and heart in the real practice of meditation, which is always about how you live your life right here and right now.”
–Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Coming to Our Senses
“Sylvia Boorstein’s lessons, gleaned from a life of internal reflection and mindful teaching, are delivered with such openness, love, and affection that it feels as if you are sitting with Sylvia in her living room soaking in the wisdom of an enlightened friend–wisdom that is also consistent with findings about how mindfulness changes the brain.”
–Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of The Mindful Brain
“A wonderful book, heartwarming and wise . . . It conveys the essence of what the Buddha taught–in the voice of a gifted storyteller, teacher, friend, and compassionate human being.”
–Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindess
“Reading this wonderful book is like having a heart-to-heart with Sylvia. It is wise, warm, and full of great stories that will make you smile. Best of all, it will cheer your spirit by showing you how to practice happiness.”
–Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
“This is a truly delightful book, filled with simple wisdom for the journey.”
–Sarah Susanka, author of The Not So Big Life
“A generous gift for all of us to enjoy, to savor, and to learn from.”
–Judith S. Wallerstein, Ph.D., co-author of What About the Kids?
“Sylvia Boorstein has always been a world-class storyteller. But the stories in Happiness are altogether at a new level. I found myself talking back to this book repeatedly, saying, ‘Yes! That’s it! Exactly!&...