With all its unprecedented ups and downs, 2021 has still been a wonderful year for books about mindfulness. They range from the cutting-edge science of meditation to deep contemplative insights, with more than a little humor, kindness, self-care, and practical guidance thrown in to enrich your mind—and your daily life. Here are the Mindful editors’ favorite new titles.The Best Mindfulness Books of 2021 1) Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD – Penguin Random House
“I had a lightbulb moment when I realized that one of the reasons so many people fail to see that they have anxiety is the way it hides in bad habits,” writes psychiatrist and neuroscience researcher Judson Brewer. You might expect that a book about the anxiety that permeates our lives right down to our habits—and why much of the conventional advice for dealing with it doesn’t work—is unlikely to be a rollicking good time.
Unwinding Anxiety defies that expectation. It’s richly pragmatic, down-to-earth, and (truly) fun to read, while making leading-edge neuroscience on habits and anxiety…