One Year Wiser An Illustrated Guide to Mindfulness
One Year Wiser
An Illustrated Guide to Mindfulness
  • Imprint: SelfMadeHero
  • Publication Date: October 24, 2017
  • Price: $14.99
  • Trim Size: 6 x 8 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-910593-38-7
  • EAN: 9781910593387
  • Page Count: 128
  • Illustrations: color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

As we travel through the world, we are often faced with conflicts and challenges that cause unhappiness, fear, or anxiety. Meditation, or the practice of mindfulness, has the power to transform this negativity into feelings of love, compassion, and positivity. Here, illustrator and Zen Buddhist practitioner Mike Medaglia takes young readers on a journey of self-discovery. Exploring what mindfulness is and the benefits it can bring, you’ll discover a simple yet powerful truth: peace, contentment, and happiness are inside us already–all we need are the tools to access them. This smart, accessible, and beautifully illustrated guide will help readers master the art of living mindfully. Try it—and live a healthier, happier life.


"There are some useful lessons here about increasing compassion and quieting spinning thoughts, and a moving passage exploring moving away from the ego." —Publishers Weekly
"This is an excellent read for beginners interested in mindfulness as well as current practitioners looking for new exercises and a fresh, beautifully illustrated perspective on the topic." —School Library Journal
"Mike Medaglia helps readers understand the tools that are already inside them with beautiful cartoon-like illustrations and words of wisdom." —Brightly

About the author

Mike Medaglia is a cartoonist, illustrator, and comics editor. He has drawn comics on the theme of meditation for The Huffington Post and The Elephant Journal, and he posts regular illustrated meditations at Medaglia lives in Reading, England.