Running on Empty: The Irreverent Guru's Guide to Filling up with Mindfulness
Mindfulness. Schmindfulness. It’s everyone’s favorite buzzword these days. But what does it really mean for us non-monks who don’t have the luxury of a serene home and a fancy meditation mat? How can we ordinary folks apply mindfulness to our over-scheduled, over-stuffed lives? And why do we even want to?
Running on Empty is business coach/trainer Shelley Pernot’s irreve...more
Running on Empty: The Irreverent Guru’s Guide to Filling up with Mindfulness
(True North Development Press, 2017, 200 pages, $12.95 print $9.99 eBook
ISBN: 978-0-997951-1-7 print 978-0-9979951-1-4 eBook
Self-Help, Personal Growth, Happiness
“…human beings are like water. We always take the path of least resistance – which works just fine and dandy right up until the point when the dam breaks.”
I received this book to review exactly one week after a session during my cardio rehab program ...more
By Shelley Pernot
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 4 stars
In the introduction readers meet the author before and at the start of the journey to mindfulness.
“This book is a summary of what I learned along the way. It’s a realistic, practical, and somewhat irreverent view of a topic that, in my humble opinion, is often over-esotericized. (Yes, I made that last word up. It’s a pretty good one, don’t you think?)”
Author comments along the way give this book a light, chatty, person ...more
The Irreverent Guru's Guide to Filling up with Mindfulness
By Shelley Pernot
Shelley Pernot writes a lively, raucous how-to manual on mindfulness, including yoga and meditation--which appears at first a contradiction in terms.
The author has met all her goals, yet realizes that 'I hate my life,' despite living 'The American Dream.' While sharing a compartment on the Trans-Siberian Railway to China, she meets a woman who is retired and wealthy enough to follow her dreams--doing ch ...more
Texas author/coach/speaker/leadership development trainer and founder of True North Coaching and Development Shelley Pernot earned her MBA from Erasmus Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands, successfully worked in risk management in London, and returned to the US and discovered yoga by accident. After a few months of practicing, she went on sabbatical to become a yoga teacher and then traveled to Africa. On returning to he ...more
When a stranger on a train asked Shelley Pernot, “What is your purpose?” the question changed her life, and Pernot believes it can change yours.
Running on Empty is written by someone who had a rather directionless life when she met that stranger, and is now a business/life coach and yoga instructor whose organizational name, True North Development, LLC speaks of her inner turnaround. Her manual picks apart ...more
Short and sweet review: The Introduction is worth the whole cost of the book. If you don’t read the rest of the book, read that one chapter. It was insightful and honest. If you are struggling to figure life out, that first chapter might help you out a bit.
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