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!


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.


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.


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