With more people turning to mindfulness and meditation, it’s good to be able to pick up and book that is readable and gently explains all the big topics that Kindfulness explores.
Author Padraig O’Morain has written numerous books on mediation such as Mindfulness on the Go and Mindfulness for Worriers. I found both of these to be excellent books that helped me understand what mindfulness was and how I could implement these teachings in my daily life.
In his new book Kindfulness, Padraig deals with the topic of self-compassion and finding ways to bring a kinder way of looking at things into your life. If you find that your inner voice is a critical one, I highly recommend this book. It gives concrete examples of how you can work to silence your inner critic.
The book deals with different areas of your life and how you can bring self-compassion and kindfulness into them, for example with how you look and your relationships. If you are worried that you are not providing a good example or tend to snap at to your kids, this book has a great chapter that delves into this and gives way for you to improve that does not feel overwhelming. There is also a great section if you are a carer, either part-time or full-time and how you can protect yourself from burnout or feeling frustrated.
Honestly, I think that anyone could read this book and gain an insight from it. It doesn’t matter what phase of life you are in, the troubles we experience are universal and can be helped greatly with kindfulness. A great read!
You can reserve a copy online from South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.