The following review was submitted by: ROGER E.HERMAN
A Book for the Times
The events of the past few years have intensified our stress levels. The economy, the impact of 9/11, war, political rhetoric, unemployment, uncertainty, and just the pressure to do more with less has presented untold challenges. Everyone is so busy that balancing all the things on the to-do list has become nearly impossible. “Stop the merry-go-round! I want to get off!”
Is there no serenity anymore? Is there no way to get away from all the noise…even if that noise is in our heads? Reading this book, and thinking about its messages, will move you to a different space…if even for a brief time.
I started reading the 52 chapters at the rate of one each evening before bedtime. 52 chapters = 52 weeks. The more I got into the book, the more I accelerated my reading. I gained something from each brief chapter. Sometimes I learned a new idea, a new approach, a new way of looking at something. In other cases, I was gaining some new knowledge and insight—things I hadn’t really thought about before.
Joan Borysenko is an expert in stress, spirituality, and mind-body connection. As a no-nonsense businessman, I’ve avoided the spirituality and mind-body stuff…until recently. Maybe I’m getting older; maybe I’m becoming more sensitive; maybe I can benefit from these approaches more than I thought I could. This Inner Peace book makes the process comfortable; I don’t feel discomfort at all in reading it. No “woo-woo” alarms sounding. This is good stuff.
You’ll find Borysenko’s writing easy to work with and absorb. Her personal stories engage the reader with the perspectives and advice she shares. Whether you read a chapter a week or read straight through, this is a book with value for you, personally.