Author(s): Padraig O'Morain
You lead a busy life. You're constantly running between tasks, notebook in one hand, iPhone in the other. You've probably read about the benefits of mindfulness, and added 'Start doing mindfulness' to your ever-growing to-do list but frankly, who has time to meditate every day, chant in the lotus position, or read long books on finding inner calm?
This brilliant handbook is packed with suggestions for ways to help you slow down, refocus and practice a form of mindfulness that actually fits in with your hectic life. Wherever you're going, whatever you're doing, you can make these mindfulness techniques a seamless part of your daily routine, without having to put any special time aside for them - and so feel calmer and less stressed - at work, at home, as a parent, in your relationships or when travelling.
Padraig's book makes it easy to make mindfulness part of our everyday lives. As a writer and poet he communicates with clarity and makes an abstract concept easy to understand. It's accessible and practical Dr Tony Bates, Founder Director, Headstrong This book, by an inspirational mindfulness teacher, would be worth reading for the first chapter alone - before you get to chapter two, you'll be practising mindfulness without effort. The rest of the book is full of user-friendly suggestions, based on the author's 25 years of practising and teaching. If you think you're too busy to practise mindfulness, you really need this book. Marcella Finnerty, Director, Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Padraig O'Morain has practised mindfulness for 25 years and taught mindfulness for more than a decade. He runs workshops in his native Ireland where the inspiration for this book was sparked by an encounter with a very busy woman who took 4 years to get to one of his courses (and still had to dash to a meeting in the middle of it) and who has since reported that mindfulness changed her life - for the better.