Have you ever listened to an airplane announcements? Attendance always remind passengers to put their own oxygen masks on before helping others. It's true - you aren't any good to anyone else if you haven't taken care of yourself. That's the idea behind Time for Me: Daily Practice for a Joyful, Peaceful, Purposeful Life, a book I recently got to review.
What I liked about the book is that it was realistic. The wisdom is effective, and it's not preachy or condescending. It has a simple three-step method (mindfulness, universal energy, and power of thoughts). This universal energy concept is written in such a way that it's appropriate for people from all belief systems. It is intended for daily practice, with a weekly format, and is pretty easy to put into place, as it doesn't take a great deal of time, and the benefits of lowered stress show up almost immediately.
The 49 brief chapters each look a different need in life - forgiveness, gratitude, change, and many more. It also has simple empowering steps to change.
About the Author
Fishel is an acclaimed author of inspirational books that have sold
nearly a million copies, including A Time for Joy, Change Almost
Anything in 21 Days, and The Journey Within. As the cofounder and former
director of Serenity, Inc., she now teaches, writes and presents
workshops and retreats throughout the country, helping people become
whole and healthy using the tools of meditation, affirmations, and
visualizations. Anda Peterson, author of Walks with Yogi: The
Enlightenment Experiment, states that, "Ruth Fishel writes with clarity
so that the principles she explains are easily understood. Her concise
and lively writing is positive and uplifting!” Please visit her website