Everyday Mindfulness review + giveaway

25 January 2021


A couple of months ago, my husband, Barry, surprised me by suggesting I take a course on mindfulness. At the time, we were discussing my propensity to stumble and sometimes fall when I was walking our dog, Bix. (We have loads of uneven sidewalks in our historic neighborhood.) He said that when I’m out on a walk I’m too much in my head and not watching where I put my feet. He wasn’t wrong.

That very day, I received an email offering me a review copy of the book, Everyday Mindfulness. I took it as a sign and eagerly accepted the review copy. The publisher also offered up a copy for a giveaway to a reader of this blog (see below). This book, by Melissa Steginus, offers “108 simple practices to empower yourself and transform your life.” It’s meant to be read over 108 days with an essay and exercises for each day. Each exercise takes only five minutes or so.

The book is divided into six chapters: (1) Physical; (2) Emotional; (3) Rational; (4) Spiritual; (5) Occupation; and (6) Network.

I went through the first 48 days before I felt like I’d read enough to write this review. I found the book patient and gentle, which of course I love. In some cases, it made me realize that I have some solid practices in place already. In other cases, it introduced me to some ideas that were insightful and helpful. While the108 days fall under an umbrella of mindfulness, I think, the book has an emphasis self care, one of my favorite topics. Though I haven’t yet finished all 108 days (60 to go!) the book has been beneficial and a little eye opening for me.

Giveaway!

I’d love to provide you a free copy! The publisher, TCKPublishing.com is offering one print version to a US reader and one electronic version to an international reader. While I ordinarily read books on my Kindle, I was glad to have a hard copy of this book, because I wrote my responses to the exercises right in the book. (But I could have almost as easily used a journal.)

To enter, just leave a comment to this post by midnight central time on Friday, February 19. In your comment, please indicate where you live so I know which giveaway to enter you in.

ETA: The giveaway has closed. Congratulations to the winners, Dee and Jody!

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Comments

I’d love to have this book!

Diane 02/15/2021 11:01 AM

Mindfulness is key to starting my day. I hope to be the recipient of this book to read the (6) chapters in 108 days.

Honey Taylor 02/15/2021 11:01 AM

I think this book could be very beneficial to my thought
process as I have been working on mindfulness. I would value a different perspective.Look forward to reading the book.

Connie 02/15/2021 11:16 AM

2021 has gotten off to a rough start and my therapist has recommended mindfulness as one tool to help improve things. I’d love to win a copy. I live in the U.S. (in New Orleans, where we also have uneven sidewalks throughout this historic city).

Dee 02/15/2021 11:27 AM

What a perfect gift for the start of 2021 and hopefully to help set a path for a calm and joyful year. Thank you for the opportunity! I’m in Alberta, Canada

Jody Vigsbol 02/15/2021 11:55 AM

Everyday Mindfulness paired with “patient and gentle”..just what we all need right now! I’m in Vermont where we have icy sidewalks, thanks!

Suzanne Lourie 02/15/2021 11:56 AM

United States resident. I enjoy reading your blogs and your emails. Mindfulness is on my 2021 agenda. Perfect week to work on tax prep, 1 hour per day!

Marylynn Sims 02/15/2021 12:41 PM

I love the idea of connecting mindfulness with self-care. I’m in the St Louis area, too (Bel-Nor) and I hear you about the sidewalks! Stay warm!!

Paulita Pranschke 02/15/2021 03:05 PM

Sounds like a helpful book! Thank you, Washington state. (:

Michelle Franklin 02/16/2021 12:36 AM

I would love to go through this book with my husband. It sounds like it would be great for both of us. United States

Kathleen 02/16/2021 04:44 AM

A week ago I had total hip replacement surgery – it was a gratitude filled experience and a re-boot for my mindset after having a tough last quarter of 2020. After a decade of being a caregiver, I am determined to focus my thoughts and start taking care of me. Happy Greetings from San Diego, CA, USA.

Karen 02/16/2021 12:47 PM

I’d love to have this book — It’s so hard to be present in the moment most of the time because I’m always thinking about how much is on my to-to list, and I’d love to change that! My kids would really love that too.

Ashley McCourt 02/16/2021 01:16 PM

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