I love to read! I read for fun and for information. I think taking time to read is the greatest gift I can give to myself, and quite frankly not something I do for myself enough. So, I have decided to make reading part of my journey. Once a week I will post my Book Basket and talk about what books I have in my basket and links to my Goodreads reviews of the books I have finished.
So this is my basket for the upcoming week. I finished Power Your Happy last week. I enjoyed the book and think it will be a great college graduation gift for my daughter in a few years. If you would like to see more of my thoughts on Power Your Happy you can follow the link to my Goodreads review.
I have not started Radical Beauty or Truly Madly Guilty yet but maybe I can get them started this week. I have been reading Meditations from the Mat alomost every day for the past week or so. I read one passage each day in the morning before I meditate. I find them very calming and thoughtful and the perfect way to focus on mindfulness before I attempt to meditate. I am new to meditation and still find it hard to quiet my “monkey mind”. These short daily thoughts seem to help.
I am also currently reading Buddha’s Brain. I started this one before I officially committed to this wellness journey. I picked it up last year at the bookstore while waiting for my daughter one day. The cover and title caught my eye. It is an interesting combination of mindfulness practices with the science of the brain. There is a great deal of science in the book to help explain why mindfulness works as well as suggested practices to improve your overall wellness. Sometimes the “science language” gets a little heavy and I have to read a passage more than once, but I am definitely getting benefits from it. At the end of each chapter they have a concise recap, which is nice for clarification. I read a little every morning after meditation before everyone else in the house gets up. Some days I only get a page in, but I look forward to it. ❤ 🙂
Until next week, Take time to Read!