November 1, 2016

Mindfulness by Catherine Price - Review

Published: September 6, 2016
Number of pages: 208
Genre: Journals

Mindfulness has become a buzzword today, cropping upeverywhere from schools to hospitals to yoga classes to corporate boardmeetings. But what is mindfulness,exactly? What are its benefits? Why has it become so popular? And--perhaps mostimportantly--how can you incorporate mindfulness into your own life, especiallyif you've never tried it before?

In the sleek and beautiful Mindfulness: A Journal, award-winningauthor Catherine Price demystifies mindfulness and helps readers take the firststeps toward establishing their own mindfulness practices. After a brief introductionto mindfulness and its frequent partner, mindfulness-based meditation, thejournal gently guides readers through a series of writing prompts, exercisesand inspirational quotes. It ends with a list of recommended resources, rangingfrom books to apps to in-person and virtual mindfulness classes, that readerscan turn to if they wish to deepen their practice.

A perfect and thoughtful gift, Mindfulness: A Journalis designed to provide a structured, clear and unintimidating introductionto mindfulness that anyone can use. Beautifully designed and a pleasure towrite in, it has the capacity to truly change people's lives.

My thoughts:
This is a nice quality journal/diary. I love the cover as it is not hard nor soft but in between so it will hold up to using it for a long time. The color and artwork are very peaceful. I enjoyed reading the introduction to this journal as it not only explains what mindfulness is to those who do not know but it also gives you tips and pointers for choosing mindfulness and how to use the journal. I also liked how the author encourages you to skip around in the journal and do what prompts/quotes fit you for the day. There is no right way to use this diary other than what is right for you. I look forward to working my way through this book. I voluntarily reviewed this book.

About the author:
Catherine Price's newest book is VITAMANIA: How Vitamins Revolutionized The Way We Think About Food, from Penguin Press.

Catherine's written and multimedia work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Slate, Salon, Men's Journal, Mother Jones, The Oprah Magazine, and Parade, among others. Her previous books include a parody travel guide called 101 Places Not To See Before You Die (HarperPaperbacks 2010), and The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook: A Year in the Life of a Restaurant (Harper Collins 2009). Catherine is a two-time Société de Chimie Industrielle fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation and VITAMANIA was supported in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She also has been a fellow at the Mesa Refuge, the Middlebury Program in Environmental Reporting, and the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT (for its medical evidence and food boot camps), and has been nominated for an American Society of Magazine Editors award (for a package on back health). She's passionate about nutrition, diabetes, health and travel, and also founded a legally themed clothing shop called Illegal Briefs ( Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2001, Catherine is a frequent contributor to

Catherine's website is Follow her on Twitter at @catherine_price (#vitamania)

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