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Title: Shortcuts to Mindfulness: 100 Ways to Personal and Spiritual Growth
Author: Catherine Auman
Publisher: Published July 6th 2014 by Green Tara Press
ISBN: 9780989830539
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Too busy to take up a meditation practice? You don't have to with this collection of short essays by Catherine Auman, LMFT. The reader will experience mindful awakenings about spirituality, relationships, love, tantric sex, and how to become a better person. "Catherine Auman's intelligent work inspires my heart and mind and echoes with her profound humanity. I feel gratefu Too busy to take up a meditation practice? You don't have to with this collection of short essays by Catherine Auman, LMFT. The reader will experience mindful awakenings about spirituality, relationships, love, tantric sex, and how to become a better person. "Catherine Auman's intelligent work inspires my heart and mind and echoes with her profound humanity. I feel grateful and happy that people can learn and practice with such a trustworthy guide." --Trudy Goodman, PhD, Senior Vipassana teacher and Founder of InsightLA "The psychological teachings are eye opening and are weaved in with nuanced spiritual wisdom...She is a wonderful teacher." --Alan Gettis, PhD, author of It's All Part of the Dance: Finding Happiness in an Upside Down World "I love the wisdom that Catherine offers; her writings always bring me back to a more humbled, in-tune and spiritually-connected place." --Sara Lederer, PhD, Licensed Psychologist and Professor at Argosy University "Brilliant and Inspiring...Her insights are down-to-earth, thought-provoking, and life-changing. I love to share Catherine's amazing essays with my clients, as I know each one of them will be transformative and impactful." --Saida Desilets, PhD, author of Emergence of the Sensual Woman

52 review for Shortcuts to Mindfulness: 100 Ways to Personal and Spiritual Growth

  1. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    Shortcuts to Mindfulness is a collection of essays written by Auman, an experienced therapist, that covers topics a wide range of topics, all aimed at helping you to grow healthier on a psychological and spiritual level. The topics were incredibly diverse, ranging from helping with depression/happiness, relationships, health- both physical and spiritual, and quite a few more. The essays, though short, are packed full of meaning and insight. This meant I could read just a few pages, and yet come Shortcuts to Mindfulness is a collection of essays written by Auman, an experienced therapist, that covers topics a wide range of topics, all aimed at helping you to grow healthier on a psychological and spiritual level. The topics were incredibly diverse, ranging from helping with depression/happiness, relationships, health- both physical and spiritual, and quite a few more. The essays, though short, are packed full of meaning and insight. This meant I could read just a few pages, and yet come away with a new profound way of looking at things. One of my favorite essays in the book focused on gaining stability in relationships. Auman compared what happens to an area hit by an earthquake that has prepared for the disaster- buildings are built to code, citizens are ready, and though there is damage, the area can quickly recuperate. On the other hand, an area that is not prepared can face greater destruction. Comparing this to people’s lives and relationships, Auman urges people to set out to create stable friendships, so that something like a broken relationship is more easily dealt with. I think that Auman has a talent for presenting her ideas in a way that helps make her advice more insightful and relatable, which made me look forward to reading each essay.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    A self-help bible for your well being. Everyone should read this amazing self-help book. This book is down to earth, easy to understand and easy to read. I finished this book in one sitting, I was just fascinated with the topics that Catherine Auman covered. The chapters are concise and to the point which I really enjoyed. I feel like this book was my own therapy session, I could turn any chapter depending how I am feeling that day and would get advice on how to handle that situation I am dealin A self-help bible for your well being. Everyone should read this amazing self-help book. This book is down to earth, easy to understand and easy to read. I finished this book in one sitting, I was just fascinated with the topics that Catherine Auman covered. The chapters are concise and to the point which I really enjoyed. I feel like this book was my own therapy session, I could turn any chapter depending how I am feeling that day and would get advice on how to handle that situation I am dealing with. Auman covers every possible chapter and gives you ideas that are possible to change the outcome of your mood. I suffer from a few of the issues she discusses and really liked the solutions she came up with. I really enjoyed reading the Tantric Fusion chapters. This book is full of easy ways that you could benefit from in every way throughout you life. I would recommend this book to everyone because it's a wonderful book to look at whenever you are feeling down or could just use a little guidance. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    At first I wasn't sure about the short chapter format but it grew on me and I think it ended up working very well. You can take each story almost as a parable and there is enough information provided that you can look up more information if it is desired. Auman is very easy to read and she brings a wide range of experiences to her narrative. I think this book would be a very good starting point for people looking for answers, even if they aren't sure what their questions are yet. This review is b At first I wasn't sure about the short chapter format but it grew on me and I think it ended up working very well. You can take each story almost as a parable and there is enough information provided that you can look up more information if it is desired. Auman is very easy to read and she brings a wide range of experiences to her narrative. I think this book would be a very good starting point for people looking for answers, even if they aren't sure what their questions are yet. This review is based on a copy obtained from GoodReads First Reads.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tequila

    This is an amazing little book with so many wonderful insights that make you slow down a bit in one's hectic life and to really re-think about how you're living your life and what steps you can take to make your life and the life of others around you better. I highlighted and saved a lot of passages from this book so I can write them down in my journal and share them with others. This will be a book that I will visit again and again from time to time.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    I got this book with high expectations and I am happy to say that I was not disappointed. My favorite short chapter was "Premature Forgiveness." From beginning to end, this book presents a good guide to self-discovery, through spiritual and humble means. Without a doubt, it's one of the best books I've read this year.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads! Thank you! I enjoyed reading this book - it is somewhat of a workbook for us to learn as we go along with the reading.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Story Circle Book Reviews

    "Too busy to take up a meditation practice? You don't have to with this collection of short essays by Catherine Auman, LMFT. The reader will experience mindful awakenings about spirituality, relationships, love, tantric sex, and how to become a better person." —book promotion blurb from Green Tara Press I'm probably too old for tantric sex, but the title of Catherine Auman's book, Shortcuts to Mindfulness: 100 Ways to Personal and Spiritual Growth, intrigued me. In my 63 years I have yet to disco "Too busy to take up a meditation practice? You don't have to with this collection of short essays by Catherine Auman, LMFT. The reader will experience mindful awakenings about spirituality, relationships, love, tantric sex, and how to become a better person." —book promotion blurb from Green Tara Press I'm probably too old for tantric sex, but the title of Catherine Auman's book, Shortcuts to Mindfulness: 100 Ways to Personal and Spiritual Growth, intrigued me. In my 63 years I have yet to discover a true shortcut to spiritual growth of any kind, and mindfulness in particular. It is a daily practice, requiring intention and attention, and reading a 300-word essay is no substitute for doing the actual work. So I was interested to read what kind of shortcuts Auman had to offer. As it turned out, she does not offer shortcuts, though the chapters are short, bite-sized columns from an online publication that she has put together for this book. She offers reminders, resources for further exploration, and comfort. Unfortunately, many of the pieces skip over the surface of deeper ideas that ask for deeper discussion and could have benefited from greater attention. But all can serve those who struggle to make even fifteen minutes available for contemplation, meditation, or writing in a journal. This is the sort of book one may randomly open, perhaps to find that the very thing you are struggling with is discussed on the page in front of you. I will use as an example a passage that appealed to me, from an essay on causes of depression: You are a spiritual person, and living a life without deeper meaning is not enough for you. Many depressed people have tasted something deeper than is offered by the mainstream culture and have a driving desire to honor that inner knowing. This call must be answered. Auman doesn't tell you how to answer it (thus, no shortcut, sorry). But she does put her finger on the root of a common state of unease. When you start to understand the cause, you have a tool with which to help yourself find the cure. In another passage from what must be my favorite page in the book Auman advises us to find friends and people to support us. "Facebook doesn't count," she says. "We need to be in the presence of other people's bodies." How true that rings for me. We are more than our minds and fingertips (or thumbs, if you are a texter). We need to be part of the world and its people with all of our senses. There is no substitute for a friend who is a good listener, who will place her hand on your shoulder or give you a hug. Proximity to others in their physical wholeness is the state in which we evolved. We still need that proximity, that realness. While one might make the point the being jostled in a crowd is not very therapeutic, being with people you trust and who deserve that trust can be a tremendous boost. Auman is a practitioner of a branch of psychology called Transpersonal Therapy, and she uses the book to promote this approach. From my reading, it borrows from Buddhist traditions and shares much in common with many so-called alternative healing modalities. That said, the book does not overwhelm the reader with esoteric woo-woo. I believe the concepts and practices presented have been offered for us to take what helps us and leave what does not. by Susan Marsh for Story Circle Book Reviews reviewing books by, for, and about women

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Martin

    I absolutely loved this read, it was enjoyable, interesting, inspiring and at the same time uplifting and quite thought provoking. From the authors own collection, 100 short articles for educating the mind that is split into eight inspiring topics and includes factual techniques, information and stories. I knew as soon as I had read the authors first story that I would enjoy reading the rest of the book. With the short chapters it was easy to pick up whenever I had some spare time and found mysel I absolutely loved this read, it was enjoyable, interesting, inspiring and at the same time uplifting and quite thought provoking. From the authors own collection, 100 short articles for educating the mind that is split into eight inspiring topics and includes factual techniques, information and stories. I knew as soon as I had read the authors first story that I would enjoy reading the rest of the book. With the short chapters it was easy to pick up whenever I had some spare time and found myself reading a lot more than I had planned to each time. The authors insight, perception, writing and underlying meaning for the process or personal and spiritual growth made it completely easy to relate to and open my mind to. A couple of sections in the book really touched base with me especially the one below as it made sense at a difficult stage in my life... In addition to the son in the above relationship needing to move on and create his own adult life, the mother needs to let go of being an actively involved mother and deal with her sadness about her empty nest. Only then will she be able to create a fulfilling post-mothering life for her later years. I will be easily reading this book over and over again, it has a lovely calming effect and I found such an interesting read. I would love to read more from this author as we all need a spiritual lift at some point in our life.

  9. 4 out of 5

    ♛Primadonna♛

    I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. Mostly skimmed through and very closely became and DNF, but I forced myself to skim the rest. Although this book had great insight, I didn't like the set up of a different short story/essay on every 1-2 pages. It got confusing. I'd want to hear more about one subject but the author had moved on to the next. The setup of the stories reminded me of Chicken Soup for the Soul and I wish it had chapters such as Family, Friend I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. Mostly skimmed through and very closely became and DNF, but I forced myself to skim the rest. Although this book had great insight, I didn't like the set up of a different short story/essay on every 1-2 pages. It got confusing. I'd want to hear more about one subject but the author had moved on to the next. The setup of the stories reminded me of Chicken Soup for the Soul and I wish it had chapters such as Family, Friends, Sex, Etc so that I could easily go back to some pretty good advice on certain pages. I also kept wanting to insert tabs or highlight in the book for pages/chapters to come back to. Although this had some great advice, this book wound up seeming more like an advertisement to go to a psychotherapist. Two stars because it had me stop skimming dead in my tracks a few times to soak in great advice such as the pages/chapter titled "You don't have to kill your parents", "Top-ten non drug treatments for depression", and "You have to let them drown", but I didn't like the setup nor the fact that it began to come off as an ad for psychotherapy.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Darlene

    Shortcuts to Mindulness is a really good self help book. I liked how the chapters were short essays and so easy to understand and relate to. It is so much better than some of the books out there that are so long and drawn out and you really can't understand what they are trying to tell you. This is a very good book that touches on so many topics that are hindering your personal and spiritual growth and it gives you tips to overcome them. Thank you for writing a book that was so helpful and easy Shortcuts to Mindulness is a really good self help book. I liked how the chapters were short essays and so easy to understand and relate to. It is so much better than some of the books out there that are so long and drawn out and you really can't understand what they are trying to tell you. This is a very good book that touches on so many topics that are hindering your personal and spiritual growth and it gives you tips to overcome them. Thank you for writing a book that was so helpful and easy to understand. I received this book for free through Goodreads first reads giveaways.

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