Cultivating Lasting Happiness is the definitive practical guide to understanding mindfulness and integrating it into your life. Terry Fralich has created a path for developing the awareness and skills to minimize suffering and maximize positive states - all to enhance well being. With insights, case examples, exercises, meditations and practice guides, you have all the tools to weave the seven steps of mindfulness into a beautiful tapestry...and a more creative and joyful way of life.
When Roscoe Jones, a one-time trumpet prodigy, loses his finger, he loses more than his ability to play. Instead of becoming a musician, he becomes the superintendent of the Chicago apartment building where he has lived since birth. Very soon, his life is no longer his own; he fades into the background, plumbing and fixing and toiling for the tenants populating the 11 stories above him.