It took a little longer than expected, but I have finally whittled down my Currently Reading list from 6 books to 1.  

"Hold up! 1 book? I thought you were going to pick 2?" This is what I imagine you might say if we were having this conversation in person. Of course, you would be right!

Originally, I had declared that I would choose 2 books, 1 for myself and 1 for the Brayer Books book club that I have with my husband. When I told him about my plan I realized that truthfully I wanted to take things a step farther and commit to only reading 1 book at a time. 

He did the math, and it turns out that even alternating between a book for me and a book for us, I'd still end up reading more books with him than I do now.  That's what happens when my attention is focused and I no longer take several months to complete any title I start. So I have settled in and now it is on!!!

"But what book did you pick?" You again, if we were face-to-face.

"This one." I'd answer pulling it out from behind my back with a non-verbal ta-da!

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic UnhappinessMark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn

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I've been working on this book since March, and I am tantalizingly close to the end. I have yet to practice any of the exercises in full, but it looks like the last chapter is a guide to implementing the entire 8 week program. Each week of implementation refers to earlier chapters in the book, which will also give me the opportunity to discuss them here without having to start the book all over again.

Have you read this book before? If so, have you incorporated any of it into your daily practice? Was there anything that didn't really resonate? 

Is this book, or another one like it, sitting on your shelf patiently waiting to be read? Why not pick it up, find a comfy seat and dive in?
Image Credit: Werner Kunz / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Book Covers photographed by Tanya Brayer

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