by Laura McCorry
Everyday Mindfulness: 108 Simple Practices to Empower Yourself and Transform Your Life
Summary: Everyday Mindfulness is designed as an active workbook to help increase self understanding and mindfulness habits. For 108 days (and perhaps beyond), Steginus encourages you to keep the book close at hand. Each day is divided into a brief explanation of the purpose, then the mindfulness practice, followed by space for reflections, comments and notes.
Why I Love It: It’s designed to be read slowly, just one page a day. You don’t slog through paragraphs and long passages to get to its core truths. One of my favorites is Day 31 Engage in Play:
“Make yourself laugh today. Practice ways to express yourself and goof around a little! Schedule at least 10 minutes of play, during which you do something simply for the sake of enjoyment. Even if it feels silly or uncomfortable, do it anyway. Life is too important to live without play!”
Recommended For: Readers ready to take a journey through the physical, emotional, rational, spiritual, occupation, and network realms of self-study. One of the lessons I’ve gleaned from this past year is that true self-inquiry is always rewarded with greater insightful clarity or with more acceptance for circumstances outside our control. Those seeking a systematic approach to examining mindfulness in all its aspects might find this book to be just the tool they’ve been looking for.
Yoga and Laura had an on-again-off-again relationship from 2004 until 2009 when they decided to move in together and there’s been no looking back since. Passionate about both yoga and writing, Laura loves to introduce others to the joys and benefits of yoga and healthy living.