A Minute For Me: Learning to Savor Sixty Seconds
The high price for trying to get everything done can be letting yourself become undone. A busy life is an easy place to lose you. Everyone always says, “you must take time for yourself,” but how is that possible when the demands of parenting or a high-pressure job are immediate and overwhelming? Yet you know that to be able to take the best care of anyone else, you must take care of yourself, first!
The greatest gift you can give your family is the gift of your own attention, discovering from within what is true and authentic. For this self-discovery, exotic travel is optional; inquiry is mandatory. A Minute for Me helps you learn to live life’s moments to their fullest and provide you with a method to take time for yourself while still balancing your obligations. It is a skill that will last you a lifetime.
This inspiring collection of essays and sixty-second exercises by award-winning author Megan McDonough, is about carving out one minute, a mere sixty seconds in even the busiest day, to slow down just long enough to pay attention to what's going on inside you and focusing yourself just long enough before you move on to the next task. You can think about the past, plan for the future, but the only time you experience life is right here, right now—in this very moment. You and your family are worth it.A Minute For Me rests on the lessons that this yoga-teaching mom has distilled from more than twenty years of sales and marketing leadership in the largest healthcare companies on the globe, entrepreneurial success as a health and wellness consultant, trainer and writer, and as a committed practitioner of mindful living.
A Minute for Me gives you the tools that encourage inquiry, including
You can think about the past, plan for the future, but the only time you experience life is right here, right now--in this very moment. A Minute for Me helps you live this moment to its fullest. Maybe that is the ultimate exotic travel—the exploration of your own heart.
Many of us have grand designs and schemes for our spiritual practice: thirty minutes of meditation a day, an hour and a half of yoga practice three times a week, enlightenment by the time we’re fifty. The truth is, we live in a busy world. We often just end up feeling oppressed by our big plans. What about the radical idea of small, regular moments – a minute! – of awareness, of settling, of quiet, of “coming home.” Turns out that the cumulative power of these small moments can change our lives. Megan McDonough’s book is a friendly, accessible, beautifully written and wise guide for this kind of practice. I highly recommend it.
A Minute for Me reminds us of the truths we all know but are too busy to apply in our lives. Each story, easily read within a minute, holds age-old wisdom disguised in daily life events. This is a book I can pick up anytime and open to just the right story I need for that day. — Vandita Kate Marchesiello, Manager, Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association
Such a simple concept, yet in today’s active world we need to be encouraged to take even one minute out of our busy life, just for ourselves. Fun and very accessible practices map our way to the great peace within each of us. — Nischala Joy Devi, author The Healing Path of Yoga and The Secret Power of Yoga
About the author: Megan McDonough is the award-winning author of Infinity in a Box: Using Yoga to Live with Ease. Mastery of “how to get from Point A to Point B” is Megan's trademark, whether it’s leading Kripalu Center’s entry into online learning, speed-launching a first-of-its-kind worldwide virtual conference, creating award-winning executive sales techniques, developing consumer wellness products, or teaching thousands of people to live with ease and clarity based on their own internal compass. A national media source for Fast Company, Yoga Journal, and Woman’s Day, Megan is an explorer at heart, uniquely prepared by her own professional and personal adventures to help you navigate the tricky path between dreaming about what’s at the summit and actually climbing Mt. Everest..