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Running on Empty: The Irreverent Guru's Guide to Filling up with Mindfulness

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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 irreveren

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Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 22nd 2017 by True North Development Press
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Gloria
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelley Pernot
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 wee
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Angie Mangino
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Running on Empty
By Shelley Pernot
2017
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?)”

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Micki Peluso
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Running on Empty

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 drea
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Grady
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
‘My journey has been long, and it still continues to this day.’

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
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Alessandra Macaluso
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was like a breath of fresh air. It is meant to help anyone - and I mean anyone - better their life by incorporating mindfulness into the every day, but it helps that the author is super relatable and will make you laugh as you go. I found the simple worksheets/questionnaires peppered throughout the book to be very helpful, because sometimes we have these thoughts but don't find the time to put it on paper and really get clear - something that really helps me. I am going to recommend th ...more
Lisl
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Most of us have heard the sentiment expressed in the title of Shelley Pernot’s debut published work, Running on Empty. We have so much going on in our busy workdays and schedules that even when our go-go juice runs dry, we somehow must soldier on: make it out the front door finishing breakfast on the run, prepare for a business meeting as we navigate through the commute, barely make it into the office, where we shall spend the day multi-tasking, keeping up on e-mails and continually transitioning from ...more
Barbara Bamberger
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Running on Empty – The Irreverent Guru’s Guide to Filling up with Mindfulness
Shelley Pernot

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 turn
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Margaret
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Shelley for this amazing book. It's very easy to read and very practical. Once I finished reading, I have forwarded to my friend and she said it's a very good book. Well done!
Carla Pineda
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The author has taken a topic that is often weighed down in seriousness and heavy writing and made it fun and informative. I loved her light handed approach to the subject and her "telling on herself" as she discovered mindfulness and how it changed her life. The book is an easy read, full of exercises to help you along the way, but certainly not fluff. Shelly knows her topic well and that comes through on every page.
Lavender
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways, own
I liked the writing style. There was some good info and even some activities to try. I read this through once all the way to get an idea of the whole scope; I still need to go back and complete the activities, though, and spend more time on each chapter, thinking about it more. I liked the information on technology the most (knowing when to put away the smartphone, etc.) Recommended to anyone trying to find a way to focus on the here and now.

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Joni Haynes
May 20, 2017 marked it as to-read
Again...this is another book that I supposedly "won"...but never received. If I ever receive it, I will, of course, read and review.
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Shelley Pernot is a coach, speaker, leadership development trainer, and founder of True North Coaching and Development, firms dedicated to helping folks shake off the boring and blah and put on the passion and purpose. Dedicated to making mindfulness mainstream, she partners with organizations to create entertaining and practical mindfulness programs for professionals running on empty.

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