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One Year Wiser: An Illustrated Guide to Mindfulness

By Mike Medaglia

Paperback, 152 pp, $14.99

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: An Illustrated Guide to Mindfulness, illustrator and Zen Buddhist practitioner Mike Medaglia takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery that reveals 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, uplifting and inspiring book will help you master the art of living mindfully – and live a healthier, happier life.

Mike Medaglia

Mike Medaglia is an artist and Zen Buddhist practitioner, and the author of the bestselling One Year Wiser series. He has drawn comics on the theme of mindfulness for The Huffington Post and The Elephant Journal, among others, and hosts regular creative workshops. He posts regular illustrated meditations at


"Full of intricate hand-drawn patterns, with recurring motifs of flowering vines, clouds, falling leaves and swirls of wind woven throughout."
— Publishers Weekly