Wow- this book is a GEM and TRULY, a present to yourself. I have had enough of books that promise "the solution" and of course, cannot deliver. This book, however, gave me peace and laugh-out-loud release from the introduction- no easy feat during this crazy 2020 year! If you have ever started your day with good intentions of self-care- working out, doing meditation, cleaning your closet...and then life interrupted six million times and you ended the day snapping at your spouse or kid- this book is for you (and by that, I mean US!) Grab this book on your tablet or in paperback (my forever preference), and get ready to let go of some of that heavy weight you've been carrying. Kudos to Dr. Good (can that actually be her real name?? How PERFECT for a psychiatrist!) As a family physician, I will 100% be "prescribing" this for my patients, friends & family.
Reading this book feels just like sitting down with a friend and talking over a good cup of coffee! Dr. Good shares very powerful personal stories to illustrate her path to mindfulness. She shares examples of how she incorporates living in the present into her daily life as a wife/mom/doctor/author/yogi—-which makes mindfulness seem more accessible to all of us. Her knowledge of psychiatry, therapy techniques, and brain functioning add an additional dimension that I really enjoyed. This is a very down to earth and practical book and I highly recommend it.
I have found mindfulness challenging and quite frankly most books are fluffy--focused for people with experience in yoga/meditation. I am a business owner and physician and do not have the patience to force meditation via the usual routes. This book gives examples and ways to incorporate mindfulness into your life without it being idealistic or unattainable. I use these ideas to focus on the immediate moment--and for periods of time forget outside satellite issues. Great book for "real" people!
A psychiatrist's guide to mindful meditation and living a more conscious lifestyle.