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Blooming into Mindfulness: How the Universe Used a Garden, Cancer, and Carpools to Teach Me That Calm Is the New Happy by [Brettschneider, Martha]
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  • Blooming into Mindfulness is impressively well-written and exceptionally well-organized and presented from beginning to end. ... [A]n extraordinary, compelling, and life-changing read -- especially for those who are seeking internal peace for themselves and those around them. ~ Midwest Book Review
  • Blooming into Mindfulness is a breath of fresh air. ... The chapters bounce along, and I loved the humor and honesty. ... This book aims to show how to silence our inner critic, step back, do some thought-weeding, meet our true selves, practice "presence power," and so find that life can have a very different feel. A special book with an encouraging and hopeful message for all, and especially for all who seek truth and calmness. ~ Reader's Favorite Review (5 Stars)
  • Brettschneider turns life experiences surrounding her mastectomy into a delightful and interesting read chock full of humor, honesty, emotion, and wisdom. .. "Weeding became more than weeding," she writes. "I discovered myself clawing and stabbing at the earth with my trowel, gritting my teeth as I unearthed the roots of invasive, unwanted plants like so many cancer cells." Pure gold. ~  Janet Sheppard Kelleher, Amazon Best Selling Author of Big C, little ta-ta: Kicking Cancer's Butt in 7 Humorous Stories
  • This book should be on every woman's bookshelf. It will crack you open to the possibility of finding healing, humour and wisdom regardless of your circumstances. Martha's story demonstrates that when you train yourself to be more mindful, you start living from your heart and life becomes not only joyful, but limitless! ~ Mia Rose, Psychologist, Award Winning Entrepreneur and Author, Founder of the Soulwoman Sanctuary

From the Author

As a young international economist, I had fully expected to lead a life of global work and exciting travel. But after swearing that I would never live in the suburbs, never step off the career ladder, never own a minivan, and never wipe my kids' faces with my own spit, I ended up doing all of those things.
 
Through it all, my ego muttered incessantly in my ear, "So when are you going to start living YOUR life again?" My garden was the only place where that internal critic was silent. Though I didn't know it at the time, the garden was my first mindfulness mentor.
 
In 2009, breast cancer forced me to clear my calendar for a year. Pruning was required on many fronts, from my body to my habits to my clutter (both internal and external). With more spaciousness in my life and my thinking patterns, I was open to a shocking truth revealed to me one day in the garden: by only focusing on when my "next chapter" would begin, I was missing the beauty of life right in front of me. As my garden had been trying to tell me all along, joy can be found in every stage of our unfolding.

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  • File Size: 4956 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0996935223
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Damselwings Press (February 12, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 12, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01BPRN6RA
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