Sunday, June 19, 2016

Meditate Your Weight by Tiffany Cruikshank

While I have experienced the benefits of meditation and agreed they are beneficial I did struggle with this book.  While meditation can be beneficial it is not a sliver bullet as the author seems to imply.  The biggest issue I had with this book was thirty-three percent of the book is nothing more than a hard sales job on why meditation is the best thing for you or how you can over-come anything.  Any book that spends that much time in selling you into a process, product or method will lose our interest quickly.  If it works as well as the author claims, then it should not have to push the method so hard.  I do agree there are some of the topics need to be discussed but there is point and time when it becomes counterproductive.  The overall program I can see how you can benefit, if you have the ability to stick to it for twenty-one days.  Studies have shown if we do anything for twenty-one days consistently we can develop a new habit.  I believe that is the intent of the author is if you can follow her instructions you could develop a new habit. While I enjoy disconnecting myself from social media, the phone and retreating to a quiet spot I think I am the minority.  Most people choice to be connected and in today’s technology rarely are we left alone for more than a few seconds.  While I find the topic of meditation interesting I found myself skimming the first third of the book until I could fine the actual instructions of what the author was trying to teach by then I had lost interests and was turned off all together.  

I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.