Mindfulness in Nature

Mindfulness in Nature

Written by Nina Smiley and David Harp

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit - Mindfulness & Meditation; Nature
Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale Date: April 25, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-57826-676-0

Penned from the breathtaking natural setting of the Mohonk Mountain House, Mindfulness in Nature compiles the most thought-provoking words and works of preeminent nature writers, including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and John Burroughs. Featuring meditative writings, practical exercises, and enduring words of wisdom, Mindfulness in Nature provides a simple way to bring a mindful perspective on nature into your daily life to nurture well-being with a sense of spaciousness, calm, and connection.

Serving as a source of both inspiration and personal guidance, Mindfulness in Nature helps readers separate themselves from their busy lives, and allows them to engage in a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with the natural world around them. Simple and accessible, Mindfulness in Nature affords readers access to wisdom from dozens of notable authors, philosophers and poets on the important themes of nature, spirituality, simple beauty and joyful living.


Nina Smiley, Ph.D., focuses on bringing mindfulness to real people in real life. After earning her doctoral degree in psychology at Princeton University, Nina taught at the University of Maryland and worked for the American Psychological Association before her path led to Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY (www.mohonk.com), a unique Victorian castle resort founded in 1869, where she is now Director of Mindfulness Programming. Nina’s work in mindfulness has been seen in O, the Oprah Magazine, Shape, Real Simple, Marie Claire, and The New York Times. Nina leads programs and teaches private classes on simple and effective mindfulness meditation techniques that can be used anytime and anywhere.

David Harp, M.A., is the author of more than two dozen books on music, on the mind and on mindfulness, including Mindfulness To Go: How to Meditate While You’re On the Move! and Neural Path Therapy: How to Change Your Brain’s Response to Anger, Fear, Pain, and Desire and Three Minutes to Harmonica. David travels the United States and the world helping organizations work more co-operatively, more creatively, and with less stress. His work has been featured on television and radio programs including Good Morning America and NPR and can be seen at www.davidharp.com.