Shortcuts to Inner Peace: 70 Simple Paths to Everyday Serenity
Finding serenity every day...in the everyday things we do.
It can be a challenge to reach a calm and relaxed mindset, especially in our modern world. But in Shortcuts to Inner Peace, Ashley Davis Bush helps readers learn how to hit the pause button amidst the chaos with a spirit of mindfulness-linking fast, easy, and restorative respites to ordinary everyday activities
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She lays out three initial phases of grief--shock, disorganization, and reconstruction--and then adds two ...more
For each shortcut, the author gives a suggested trigge ...more
I found that not only is this a simple and focused book, but it is extremely effective and honest. Not all of the tips appealed to my own personal levels of anxiety, but the ones that did hit home hard.
I bookmarked nine of the shortcuts that stood out the most to me, and since this is a library book and I must return it, I pl ...more
While the content isn’t new, the format and approach are refreshing. The author is careful to use a conversational tone. The book feels more like a chat with a friend over coffee than other books of this genre that can be a bit preachy.
The author lists the many dai ...more
Her path to making loss meaningful is through Spirituality, Outreach (not necessarily formally volunteering, but just reaching out to others going through a painful time), Attitude (how you approach life) ...more
Oddly, this book was sitting on my desk waiting to be looked at when I went away for Thanksgiving. The infl ...more
It was written in short digestible vignettes, each one focusing on a different habit to work on. I liked that each of the habits drew on various philosophies on relationships (which the author sketches out shortly in the beginning of the book.)
There was a mix of practical habits and more "new agey" habits and I personally preferred the former to the latter, but it was interesting to see the different perspective.
There were many habits that are applicable and useful and I ...more
I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Epping, New Hampshire. I am also the author of four self-help books including "Transcending Loss", "Claim Your Inner Grown-up", and "Shortcuts to Inner Peace: 70 Simple Paths to Everyday Serenity". I've recently finished my most recent book with my husband, Daniel: "75 Habits for a Happy Marriage: ...more