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Mindfulness Expert and Author Courtney Sunday

Those people looking effortlessly relaxed in the yoga studio? They are so not you. Your life barely allows for quiet, let alone meditation. You have a commute that takes longer every year, you cook dinner for a family that doesn’t appreciate it, and at the end of all that, you still have to take your dog out for a walk. You are tired, and adding one more thing to the pile is out of the question. Rather than expecting you to find more time to meditate, Mindfulness for PMS, Hangovers, and Other Real-World Situations brings meditation to you.

 

I want he concept of mindfulness to be flexible, playful, and even fun. With more than 75 everyday meditations, Mindfulness for PMS, Hangovers, and Other Real-World Situations offers targeted suggestions for inner freedom, even if you can’t stop scrolling your Instagram feed. Included are meditations for . . .

 

  • When Your Energy is Fading Fast
  • When You Can’t Find Your Keys
  • Rush Hour Traffic
  • When You Just Don’t Know Anymore
  • Inner Struggle
  • And more!

 

Mindfulness for PMS, Hangovers, and Other Real-World Situations doesn’t judge you for being hungover or eating too much cake (in fact, there are mindfulness exercises for both of those situations). Purposeful presence is possible for all of us, even when your Uber is late or the Wi-Fi is down.

Mindfulness can be one of the most potent antidotes to suffering.

There is no better example of moment-to-moment awareness than when you are in pain. Mindfulness for Surviving Life’s Challenges is a book of mindfulness exercises to help you feel less alone, to make you laugh, and to remind you that although you may not be able to leave your pain behind you, you can give yourself empowering tools to move forward.

 

This book offers fifty meditations divided into two sections: one to see you through the period of deep physical or emotional pain and the other for when you are ready to move forward with your new normal. Included are meditations for:

 

  • When You Can’t Do the Things You Used to Do
  • When You Feel Isolated
  • When You Don’t Recognize Yourself Anymore
  • When You Can Imagine Getting Better
  • When Smiling Becomes the Norm Rather Than the Exception
  • When You Remember Who You Are (And Who You Were)

I write from the lens of my own pain journey as a mindfulness expert (although I shudder to use the term expert - I am always learning) and truth teller to show that even if pain is present in the body, we can still find a way to free our minds.

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