Learning to Breathe

Learning to Breathe

My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life

Book - 2011
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"Memoir of a year of committed serious meditation, as well as sampling of other spiritual and alternative health practices, in order to change her brain and rid her of her extreme anxiety and panic attacks"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011
Edition: First Free Press hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439181072
1439181071
Characteristics: 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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songerk
Oct 26, 2018

This book helped me a great deal. It wasn't perfect, and didn't need to be. Its chapters were repetitive, mostly stories of Warner's experiences with various calming techniques from loving-kindness meditation to guided visualization to rituals from her own Jewish tradition. What I got out of it was a pleasant read and a starting place--a good survey of ideas for calming my own anxious mind. I'm grateful to Warner for writing it, especially because it's challenging to capture this kind of internal healing in a memoir without sounding trite or simplistic. But she's done a service and the book is worth checking out.

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kbaker852
Jun 19, 2014

This book is a lovely novel abuot how to fina peace and calm wheenone can be found. I especially reccomend this book to thosewho meditate or are curious about meditation.

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TheMadTabby
Sep 02, 2012

I could dismiss some of the authors magical thinking up to chapter 14, where her sons both cut their hands in the exact same way because she opened a magical envelope that had belonged to her now dead father. That's where I stopped reading.

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ambr
Aug 22, 2012

Absolute crap

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