Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind
By Jane Martino & James Tutton
Reviewed by Frances
This book is a starter guide to mindfulness and the rationale behind the Australian not-for-profit organisation, Smiling Mind.
It was a quick listen- since I borrowed this as an audiobook via the BorrowBox app and it opened my eyes to some of the benefits of meditation and mindfulness-thinking of being in the moment.
As the authors said time and time again, it’s too easy to get caught up in the busyness of life. It also had me contemplating about how easy it can be to miss the little things: the sensation of the wind on my face, the warmth of the sun and things like that. I never saw those things as particularly important, but maybe that’s a sign to start my ‘mindfulness journey’.
I’m a bit sceptical, but there’s no harm in giving it a go- especially with all the benefits listed in the book that are backed by science.
All in all, a short listen and it offered some insight into something new to try in my life.


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