Book Review of Emma Mills Inhale Exhale Repeat
Mindfulness

Emma Mills: Inhale Exhale Repeat

I’m no stranger to the world of meditation and mindfulness after taking a course in it a few years ago. The method put me in a really positive place and it opened my eyes to how important it is to take a moment for just you. 

 
Anyway, the book. 
 
Emma Mills just released Inhale, Exhale, Repeat last month. It took me just a couple of hours to read but since then I’ve dipped in and out of it throughout my day, setting aside some time for a meditation or two. 
 

If you’re new to the world of ‘mindfulness’ that word we hear EVERYWHERE, then this book makes it easy for you – you’ll probably already be practicing a little meditation without you knowing!

WHAT WE LOVED:

There was a whole lot I loved about this book. Probably because I believe in the practice and I’ve experienced the good it can bring. The book starts with an introduction to meditation and the practice of mindfulness – a list of tools you’ll need and a super clear explanation of what it is. But that aside what I loved about the book was the breakdown of an average day…
Each chapter is then split into four parts; ‘Starting the Day’, ‘At Work’, ‘Post-Work Detox’ and ‘Days Off’, with practices for waking up, eating breakfast, walking to work, etc. I really enjoyed part 3 – ‘Post-Work Detox’ – because that’s when I know I really NEED to unwind. And there are exercises lasting anywhere between 5 minutes to an hour. So no excuse!
The little illustrations throughout the book and the fact its small enough for your handbag gave the book a friendly feel and not like other meditation books that I sometimes find a bit technical.

WHAT WE ALMOST LOVED:

There was a lot of references to poems in this book. Now call me a cynic but I’m not really a big poetry fan. I would have liked more inspirational stuff in there, some visualisations perhaps.

GOZENGIRL RATING: 4/5

If you fancy dipping your toe into the world of mindfulness then you can buy Emma’s book via Amazon.
Review by Donna

My favourite 5 things in life are: My Family, Stationery, My Dog, Tartan and Books. My favourite 5 sweet treats are: Lemon Drizzle, Cherry Bakewell, Almond Croissants, Fruit Scones and Banoffee Pie. My 5 favourite guilty pleasures: My Laptop, Meditation, Paperchase, Lipstick and Cushions. My favourite possession(s): My family, my friends, my love. Top places I dream of visiting: Santorini, New York, Iceland, New Zealand and Bali.