If you’re looking for your next great read, I have an outstanding recommendation for you! My dearest high school friend, Laurie Cameron, has published a new book The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm and Joy from Morning to Evening. I bought a copy for every member of the Andre Chreky team and we can unanimously attest to the myriad benefits this important book yields. In it, Laurie gives tips for finding joy and balance at work and at home, weaving personal stories throughout to enrich the reading experience.
I’ve edited what the publisher (National Geographic Society) has to say about the book, because I could go on raving for pages:
“Designed for busy professionals looking to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, this ultimate guide draws on contemplative practice, modern neuroscience, and positive psychology to bring peace and focus to the home, in the workplace, and beyond.
…Mindfulness expert and international teacher and business leader Laurie J. Cameron — a veteran of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason, and 20-year mindfulness meditation practitioner — shows how to seamlessly weave mindfulness and compassion practices into your life. Timeless teachings, compelling science and straightforward exercises designed for busy schedules — from waking up to joy, the morning commute, to back-to-back meetings and evening dinners — show how mindfulness practice can help you navigate life's complexity with mastery, clarity and ease. Cameron's practical wisdom and concrete how-to steps will help you make the most of the present moment, creating a roadmap for inner peace – and a life of deeper purpose and joy.”
My endorsement of this book is wholehearted – I think you’ll love it! Pick up an autographed copy at the salon for $16. Or purchase it at Politics and Prose or on Amazon. To find out more about Laurie Cameron, visit her website, www.purposeblue.com.