Real Happiness At Work ($13.95, 262 pp) by Sharon Salzberg takes a unique approach to meditation by bringing some of these techniques into the workplace. The book is divided into eight sections, dedicated to concepts like Balance, Compassion, and Integrity. Each section discusses how a workplace environment can give people trouble in these areas, then offers exercises to help in these situations, ranging from simple tasks like giving a minute-long breathing break before meetings to more in-depth ones like taking notes on everything that you find stressful in the workplace and comparing it to things you do to restore calmness. Each section ends with a Q&A describing how to handle potential workplace situations.

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Published by WholeFoods Magazine Online, 12/10/14