Arnie_Kozak_1Greetings everyone! It’s been a busy 2015 and I’d like to share with you some of the highlights and give you links to the some of the contents I produced over this year. There is lot’s more to come in 2016 and I appreciate everyone’s support. I was busy writing for blogs, was interviewed for some articles in the media, and my books The Awakened Introvert and Mindfulness A to Z got some good press with reviews, excerpts, and radio interviews.

I’ve posted less to Mindfulness Matters this year and I hope to see you more here next year in 2016. Let me know what’s on your mind and what you’d like me to write about. I am currently working on two academic book projects. One will be a mindfulness textbook for college and graduate school courses in mindfulness and the other will be an academic monograph focusing on mindfulness in the context of the Buddha’s psychological teachings. These should be coming out in 2017, so stay tuned!


Guest Blog Posts


Quiet Revolution

I am honored to be part of a talented stable of writers at the new website for an introverted culture: Quiet Revolution. Founded by Susan Cain, bestselling author the life-changing book, Quiet, Quiet Revolution is a great resource for living life in a more deliberate, quiet, and meaningful way.

Mindfulness of Breathing: A Primer

Solitude is Going Extinct: The Stress of Modern Parenting


Bodhi Day: Celebrating the Seven Factors of Awakening

10 Essential Lessons of Buddhism

Mindfulness A to Z

New Harbinger

Happiness from an Introverted Perspective: Let’s Be Quiet and Mindful

Social Work Helper

Mindfulness Practice and Self-Care for Introverted Social Workers

7 Things Every Clinician Should Know About Introverts

Copper Beech Institute

Mindlessness, Mindfulness, and Living with Uncertainty



A Introvert’s Guide to Surviving the Holiday on Everup

Are Extroverts Happier on Live Happy

Relationships 2.0 radio interview

Mark Johnson Show on Buddhism

Mark Johnson Show on Introverts

Cyrus Webb on Mindfulness A to Z

Chit Chat Radio on Mindfulness A to Z (second half of show)


Accolades, Reviews, and Excerpts



5 Tips for Introverts for Replenishing Your Energy

Mindfulness A to Z on Publishers Weekly

Mindfulness A to Z on Spirituality Today

Awakened Introvert on Breath Waves


Mindfulness A to Z on Lion’s Roar

Awakened Introvert on Oprah


10 Books to Read before the End of 2015

Books to Give for the Holidays

Conversations 25 Most Inspirational Books of 2015

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An unexpected book arrived in the mail the other day. A gift from my friend’s at Wisdom Publications. Zen Master Raven: The Teachings of a Wise Old Bird. by Zen Master human form, Robert Aitken. Here the koans are told by and to animals of the forest: raven, porcupine, owl, woodpecker, badger, black bear, and […]

Good things come in small packages especially when it is The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy edited by the poet John Brehm and published by Wisdom. Wisdom has a habit of producing beautifully crafted books, packed with, well, wisdom! By way of disclosure, two of these books are mine (108 Metaphors for Mindfulness and […]

A surfer and a shrink, sounds like the start of a joke … walk into a bar … . What do they talk about? Turns out the surfer dude is an expert on fear, has even written a book about it and the shrink is a crack snowboarder. They’ve got a lot to talk about. […]

Stephen Batchelor: Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World contains twenty-five years of his writing. You may be familiar with some of these articles from his contributions to Tricycle and I recently enjoyed reading his article arguing for a Buddhism 2.0 in a Buddhist academic journal. This book contains three new contributions, making the book […]