Recently (last couple of years) I have made fast acquaintance, with a couple x-monks whom – happen to have recently  left their order (one in Italy and one in the U.S).  They have contrasting personalities  and I’ve had fascinating conversations with both of them.  And so, the relationships I had with them coupled with my Love of the old Monastery in Chiapa De Corzo (where I banged out my lesson plans everyday) and my recent enthusiasm for meditation (Thanks in part to Julia, who’s  wonderful story telling brings to life the teachers and atmosphere of her inspired and enlightened meditation workshop)

Have opened my eyes wider to this kind of book!  I was excited to find this book, sitting on the New Releases shelf (one of my favorite sections to browse) at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver.

Here is an excerpt that nabbed me:

Savor, teaches us how to easily adopt the practice of mindfulness and integrate it into eating, exercise, and all facets of our daily life, so that being conscious and present becomes a core part of our being.

Its the awareness fo the present moment, the realization of why we do what we do, that enables us to stop feeling bad and start changing our behavior.  Savor not only helps us achieve the healthy weight and well-being we seek, but it also brings to the surface the rich abundance of life available to us in every moment.

I’m very excited to read it. 🙂

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