A new book about mindfulness and joy!

32 poignant stories by authors in 16 different countries who navigate the joys and sorrows of life in a way that inspires hope.

Edited by Jeanine Cogan and Mary Hillebrand


"DisSolving Fear with Alissa Shirk," Jeanine Cogan & Mary Hillebrand on audio, 3/6/2024

"The Dave Pamah Show," Jeanine Cogan on video, 2/7/2024

"We don't need to find happiness; happiness is the way," Mary Hillebrand on eHealth Radio, 1/17/2024

"Heartfelt chat with Dr. Foojan Zeine," Jeanine Cogan & Mary Hillebrand on video OR audio, 1/16/2024

"IdeaCast with Justin McSweeney," Mary Hillebrand on video, 12/28/2023

"Q&A with Dr. Matthew Welsh," Jeanine Cogan in Spiritual Media Blog, 12/8/2023

"Finding Happiness and Joy During Turbulent Times," Mary Hillebrand interviewed by Jake Frankel in Authority Magazine, 11/2/2023


"Been there, done that: Are you sure?" Mary Hillebrand in Spirit of Change Magazine, 11/18/2023


Review on Medium.com, by Colin Jordan, 10/13/2023

Review in Hollywood Digest, by Garth Thomas, 10/13/2023

Review on The Magic Pen, by Cyrus Rhodes, 10/13/2023

"Drop into this collection at any time for comfort, reflection, and hope." 

~ Katharine Manning,


The diverse stories in this collection share a common thread: the practice of mindfulness to discover joy and wonder amidst some of life's biggest challenges. 

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us that we all experience these struggles; we all have the capacity to turn our tears into rain.   


All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation. Click to learn more about the foundation's efforts to share the practice of mindfulness in many different settings around the world.

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