This book is short. I must say that for me, I find short books on these topics more appealing than heavy tomes. I want to know more, but I really prefer reading fiction, so if I can learn about it quickly, I am in. But if it’s going to be a long time commitment, I will watch a TED Talk.
This book starts out with an explanation of mindfulness and an exercise to center and focus the reader. But then there is a lot of information on the history of mindfulness, Hinduism, Buddhism, how yoga became a part of Western culture, oxytocin and nuerotransmitters. Once you wade through all of that, there are more exercises. I found the exercise parts useful. I practiced the Loving Kindness Exercise and found it very empowering. The last part of the book shows the reader ways to incorporate mindfulness into their everyday life, from eating and drinking to emotions and relationships. There were different exercises for each section. I found it helpful and interesting. There was a lot of good information in this book.
I would like to thank Netgalley and Sterling Ethos for my copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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