Saturday, July 4, 2015

Book Review : 10 MINDFUL MINUTES

Product was received for free in exchange for an honest review.

Most know Goldie Hawn as an Academy Award-winning actress, great comedienne, and New York Times bestselling author
However, after a life as an influential pop culture figure, Goldie wanted to find more purpose after age 50 – and she soon found herself as a leading member of the mindfulness movement.
Her new book 10 MINDFUL MINUTES: A Journal (Perigee/Penguin Trade), out June 2, is inspired by her bestselling 10 Mindful Minutes, which offered parents “simple and effective ways…to create calmer, kinder, happier families” (USA Today). Now Goldie’s new journal is a unique guide directing readers to focus on experiences that can be better understood through meditative practice.
        My thoughts:
      Goldie Hawn is just a beautiful person, and one of my all time favorite actresses.  I was so delighted to get the chance to read through this book.
      What an inspirational book.  This book is broken up into nine sections which are:  Cultivating Optimism, Savoring Happiness, Attitude of Gratitude, Transforming Anger, Releasing Sadness, Sitting with Fear, Discovering Empathy, Becoming Compassionate and Tending to Kindness.  And in the last part of this book is Journaling your way to a more mindful life.
      After reading through each section there are writing exercises which are very therapeutic to your mind and soul. It is so uplifting and inspirational. Everything that you do in this book is for you.  It takes you deep and in my opinion as I did the writing exercises it helped me become more positive in my mind.  There is a journaling section in the back with over sixty blank pages to journal in.   I still after reading and doing the writing exercises write down three things I am grateful for daily.