BOOK REVIEW - Inhale, Exhale, Repeat by Emma Mills

Inhale. Exhale. Repeat: Mindfulness, focus and inspiration in one day

We’re all living faster, working harder, and often so busy we forget to take a moment to sit back, close our eyes and just, breathe. Yet this hectic lifestyle can get us down, making us lethargic, stressed and burnt out. So how to break the cycle?

Inspired by traditional eastern lessons of meditation and mindfulness, neuroscience and insights from literature, Emma Mills offers fresh and simple tools to keep our minds healthy, from that early morning coffee through to the moment you climb into bed, without having to invest in expensive detox courses or far-flung retreats. She guides the reader through a course of a single day, with easy tips, meditations, recipes, literary recommendations and practical takeaways that can be completed in a matter of minutes.

So just inhale, exhale, and repeat – and let a sense of calm and focus transform your day.

Perfect for beginners and experienced meditators alike, this inspirational handbook is a valuable tool to help us navigate our frantic modern world with some sanity. It offers a fresh collection of simple strategies for every part of your day, starting the moment you wake up right through until bedtime. From paying yourself one genuine compliment a day, to tasting your food one bite at a time, these practices encourage a more accepting and peaceful way of being. A skilful psychologist, Mills guides the reader to recognise thoughts and feelings, and then to unfold or defuse them as necessary. It is a life- affirming, powerful read. So just inhale, exhale, and repeat – and let a sense of calm and focus transform your day