Book Review: Inner Peace by Jordana Reim

Get on the path to inner peace―a beginner’s guide to meditation

Anyone can enjoy the benefits that come with meditation―they just need some guidance. Inner Peace: A Guided Meditation Journal for Beginners is a meditation journal that shows you how to get the most out of meditation and achieve a newfound sense of peace and balance.

Filled with a variety of mantras, prompts, and intentions to help you reflect, this meditation journal is an ideal choice for people starting this ancient and proven practice. Inner Peace guides you down your personal path to serenity, helps you track your growth, and shows you how you can spread your newfound peace back into the universe.

This essential guided meditation journal includes:

  • Meditating for beginners―Step-by-step instructions for a variety of meditations offer an easy way to get started in the comfort of your own home.
  • A guided experience―Each meditation comes with a number of prompts to help you explore your inner life and observe your progress.
  • Stay positive―This meditation journal has a collection of inspiring quotes―including ones from the Buddha, John F. Kennedy, and Deepak Chopra―that motivate you to continue fostering a sense of calm.

Start your journey to inner peace today―with a meditation journal written for absolute beginners.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Inner Peace is a good guide for beginners. The introduction says that “committing yourself to meditation and journaling is a big step toward self-exploration, reflection, and growth.” Personally, I also think that daily meditation leads to an inner peace and calmness.

Each section begins with a meditation followed by writing prompts for your journal. The prompts are followed by an intention to set. For example, after meditating about the peace of nature, the intention could be to pay attention to pieces of nature outside their natural environment, and to take a moment to appreciate them. Each intention is then followed by an inspiring quote.

This guided journal is a great way for someone to begin meditating, especially if they don’t know how to start.

About the Author

Jordana has dedicated her life to expanding consciousness – her own, her community’s, and humanity’s.

Her teaching journey began in 2008 with yoga teacher training. She has spent the last decade refining her personal practice through travels and residencies at some of the most sacred and beautiful places on Earth including the islands of Thailand, ashrams of India and the Himalayas of Nepal.

On a continual search for higher ground, the New Jersey-native shares her considerable learnings as she coaches others in corporate, group and private meditation, breathing, and other wellness modalities.

Trained in the Himalayas of Nepal, Jordana is a facilitator and teacher’s trainer for Vedic Sound Healing, a practice of energy healing through sound & vibration.

Jordana is also the co-founder of Peace Inside Live, a live meditation classroom platform built on the tenants of connection, compassion and community.

Book Review: Meditation is an Open Sky by Whitney Stewart

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Meditation is an Open SkyTitle: Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids
Author: Whitney Stewart
Publisher: Albert Whitman
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Format: Hardcover/Kindle

About the Book

Feeling mindful is feeling good! You know when you’re having a bad day, you have that wobbly feeling inside and nothing seems to go right? Find a quiet place, sit down, and meditate! In this daily companion, kids of any age will learn simple exercises to help manage stress and emotions, find focus, and face challenges. They’ll discover how to feel safe when scared, relax when anxious, spread kindness, and calm anger when frustrated. Simple, secular, and mainstream, this mindfulness book is an excellent tool for helping kids deal with the stresses of everyday life.

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My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Meditation is an Open Sky is a children’s book that teaches children how to meditate. At the beginning of the book, it explains that meditation doesn’t solve problems but it does help us deal with problems. It contains 9 different meditation exercises and suggests at the beginning to read through it and then pick one to do. At the end of the book, there are answers to commonly asked questions such as what if you get bored while meditating or what if your legs get sore?

Meditation is an Open Sky is not only easy to understand, but it has cute pictures.

I think it’s a great idea to teach meditation to children. It’s a good skill to learn and a great tool to help them not only now, but when they’re going through their teen years.

 

Book Excerpt

You know when you’re having a bad day and nothing seems to go right? You have that wobbly feeling inside that makes you scared, sad, and mad all at the same time. Well, find a quiet place, sit down, and meditate.

 Meditation won’t take away your problems, but it will help you deal with them. You’ll learn to watch your feelings pop up and disappear like soap bubbles.

 Read through this book and pick one meditation for today.

 Sit in a chair or cross-legged on a pillow on the floor.

Keep your back straight but not stiff, and put your hands on your knees or in your lap.

 Close your eyes or keep them slightly open and stare at a spot on the floor.

 Inhale and feel your breath fill up your belly.

 Then breathe out slowly. Continue with slow, full breaths during meditation.

 

About the Author

Whitney StewartWhitney Stewart grew up in New England and graduated from Brown University. She published her first award-winning, young adult biography after interviewing the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, the subject of two of her books. She trekked with Sir Edmund Hillary in the Everest region of Nepal; interviewed Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon, Burma; and traveled extensively in Asia to research the lives of Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong, and Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. She is the author of three middle-grade novels and multiple middle-grade nonfiction books, including an unknown tale of Abraham Lincoln and artist Francis Bicknell Carpenter. Her newest picture books include A Catfish Tale, a bayou retelling of the Grimm brothers’ Fisherman and his Wife, and Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids.

 

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