Author(s): Mike Medaglia
As we travel through the world, we are often faced with conflicts and challenges that cause unhappiness, fear or anxiety. The practice of mindfulness has the power to transform this negativity into feelings of love, compassion and positivity. In One Year Wiser: A Graphic Guide to Mindful Living, illustrator and Zen Buddhist practitioner Mike Medaglia takes the reader 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. Drawing on the four seasons and our deep connection to the natural world, this smart, accessible and beautifully illustrated graphic novel will help readers master the art of living mindfully. Harness the power of meditation, gratitude and loving kindness - and live a healthier, happier life.
Mike Medaglia is an artist and Zen Buddhist practitioner, and the author of One Year Wiser: 365 Illustrated Meditations, The Colouring Book and A Gratitude Journal. He has drawn comics on the theme of mindfulness for The Huffington Post and The Elephant Journal, among others. He hosts regular creative workshops and posts illustrated meditations at oneyearwiser.com.