Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort of Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort of Joy

bySarah Ban Breathnach

Hardcover | November 15, 1995

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This book features 366 essays penned from a woman’s perspective. Sample topics include gratitude, harmony, self-nurturing, positive body image, the importance of scented linen closets, and many others. Each essay sports a pithy quote from (surprise!) the likes of Kahlil Gibran. Viewed uncritically, it’s hard to argue with Simple Abundance’s earnest admonitions to appreciate life, in all its messy imperfect excellence. And the fact that serenity and happiness are each in dreadfully short supply can excuse some of the treacly writing. But Breathnach sometimes lapses into what can only be described as her "Martha Stewart on Prozac" voice, and the results are aggravating to the extreme: "If you’ve been hesitant to strike up a reciprocal relationship with your guardian angel, don’t be." Fans of guardian angels will greet these feel-good essays every morning with the rising sun, a cup of mint tea, and a bluebird chirping on the windowsill, and be happy. Skeptics will prefer their coffee very black.

About The Author

In addition to SIMPLE ABUNDANCE, Sarah Ban Breathnach is the author of THE SIMPLE ABUNDANCE JOURNAL OF GRATITUDE, SOMETHING MORE, and MRS. SHARP'S TRADITIONS. She has an upcoming book, PEACE AND PLENTY, due out in Fall 2010. She currently resides in Lincolnshire, England, with her husband. Please visit her website at www.simpleabundan...

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Title:Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort of JoyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.5 × 5.75 × 1.63 inPublished:November 15, 1995Publisher:Grand Central Publishing

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ISBN - 10:0446519138

ISBN - 13:9780446519137

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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In today’s chaotic and fast-paced world, it’s important to take stock of the things in life that really count. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through daily meditation. Meditation can clear your mind and help put your life in perspective, ensuring that you know where to direct your energy. Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy is a pragmatic and inspiring guide to meditation. Discover an exercise or meditation for every day of the year and feel better spiritually, mentally and physically. Sarah B. Breathnach’s writing echoes that of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and M. Scott Peck's.