The Gift of Presence

A Mindfulness Guide for Woman

The Gift of Presence is a gift for us all – filled with practical insights and fascinating science about the power of mindfulness… Inspiring, well-written and wise, it’s a must-read for women of all ages.”
—Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

Women of all ages and stages are called upon to serve as command central for multiple life domains. We have come to regard being busy as a good thing: the gold standard for a successful, engaged life. We have more tasks than time, which means more juggling than balancing. Is there a way for women to live with more calm and less chaos?

Mindsight Institute CEO and Co-founder, Caroline Welch has written The Gift of Presence: A Mindfulness Guide for Women (TarcherPerigee) to help answer this question. While we can’t change world events nor others, we can change our relationship to both. That’s where the transformative power of Presence lies.

Welch has developed a scientifically inspired approach anchored in Presence, which comes to life through “The 3Ps” — Purpose, Pivoting, and Pacing. Her step-by-step guide, replete with real life stories from her interviews of a diverse group of over one hundred women worldwide, shows how to make mindfulness an integral part of our lives without placing something more on our already too long “to do” lists. Whether you’re feeling scattered or peaceful, Presence plus the 3 Ps can provide an empowering way to support your personal and professional well-being.

“It’s not so much that mindfulness is going to ‘fit in’ to your life as it is going to become an ‘overlay’ which will infuse more and more moments of each day.”

—Caroline Welch, The Gift of Presence

“It will help you reconnect to your true purpose, call forth your inner resourcefulness and awaken the fullness of your heart.”

—Tara Brach, Author of Radical Acceptance and Radical Compassion

“You simply walk away feeling better, glad to have it in your life and looking forward to opening it again, and again.”

—Sally Field, Actor and Author of In Pieces

“I love this book!”

—Goldie Hawn, Producer, Actress, Founder of the Hawn Foundation/MindUP, and Author of 10 Mindful Minutes

“In The Gift of Presence, you will find permission and support for what matters. You can be flexible, inspired, grateful, kind to yourself, present and wise.”

—Jack Kornfield, Author of A Path With Heart

“Welch’s wonderful book is a mindfulness guide for women of all ages.”

—Mary Pipher, Ph.D, New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Women Rowing North, and Reviving Ophelia 25th Anniversary Edition with Sara Gilliam

“This is an important, eye-opening book for anyone…”

—Sharon Salzberg, Author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness





The Gift of Presence Card Deck

Meet the daily challenges of life fortified with the simple, peaceful, reflective moments offered in The Gift of Presence Card Deck.

These 50 empowering invitations provide a source of strength and renewal every day.

This deck is for anyone interested in building stress resilience, improving focus, and thriving by living in the moment and discovering the Gift of Presence.