This week’s suggested reads includes one that you should make a part of your daily routine and one that my tween is obsessed with. I was sent Mindfulness A to Z to review, but found Ulysses Moore in the library. Links below are Amazon affiliate, if you’re interested in buying these!
Mindfulness A to Z: 108 Insights for Awakening Now by Arnie Kozak, PhD “Mindfulness is about paying attention to our life as it unfolds, moment-by-moment.” I’ll admit that sometimes, I’m just going through the motions, trying to get through the day. Mindfulness A to Z provides insight on how different challenges or moments in our lives can be examined more closely or handled in a different way.
While I usually read a book straight through, this book is best read in small sections, giving you time to process what’s being said. It’s broken down into 108 short sections(each 1-3 pages) so it’s easy to read in bits as part of a daily reflection. Topics covered include FOMO, effort, compassion, procrastination, and so much more. You could choose to read them in order or look for a topic that’s speaking to you that day. Distraction, which talked about hating to be unplugged, really spoke to me this past weekend, the start of our Spring Break.
Worth noting: while I called this a “read for mom,” it’s not mom-specific or even woman-specific, but simply what this mom is reading.
His description of one of the books: “Two kids and their friend stumble upon a door in their house that can make them go back in time where the old owner of their house has mysteries for them to solve. They’ve gone back in time to Egypt and have to get the map before the bad guy gets it.”
The main characters are boy/girl twins so this book could appeal to both boys and girls. Mysteries, puzzles, codes… my son is hooked. The only problem we’re running into is that the first in the series was published in English (the author is Italian) back in 2006 and you have to dig to find these books. But, according to my son, it’s a must to find them all(there are 13 in the series). We’ve had some luck at the library, Amazon, ebay, and even Barnes and Noble’s site.