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My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am
by Maureen Scanlon
AWARDS and HONORS
* Spirited Woman Top 12 Pick List
* 2019 Author Shout Recommended Read
Follow the ways of our furry friends and learn to focus on positive thoughts and change habits!
Maureen Scanlon is a certified life and spiritual coach and relationship expert with training in cognitive behavioral therapy and NLP techniques. In her book My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am, Scanlon offers tips on how to take inspiration from animals to make the most of your life and nurture your relationships. Take time for yourself and find peace. Understand others’ beliefs and perspectives to learn compassion. Find the joy and happiness we all seek. All with the help of the animals in your life.
* courtesy of Amazon.com
My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am by Maureen Scanlon is a self-help book which, as the title suggests, takes its inspiration from man’s best friend. Relax Whenever You Can, Be Spontaneous, Appreciate Our Differences, Take Care of Each Other, Self Care, No Regrets, and Be Curious are especially true and, I presume, all dog owners and lovers will be reminded of their canine friends and can easily relate to these first six chapters. The rest of the topics take their cue from the law of attraction with the writer sharing some of her experiences, both painful and joyous.
Maureen Scanlon is a certified life and spiritual coach and her book exhorts readers to emulate these loyal and carefree creatures that have been important parts of many people’s lives in more ways than one. One of the things that make this book intriguing is that we don’t only get to know her dogs Jade and Brodie but the feeling that they are hugely instrumental in the production of this inspirational work, thus they are co-authors of this book. All of us would like to make the most out of our lives and may look everywhere for inspiration, not realizing that the animals around us can help us find the peace and happiness we seek. My Dog is More Enlightened than I Am opens our eyes to the fact that there are a lot of things we can learn from animals, especially from these loyal furry creatures that will always be there for us.
Very Powerful Read!
This book came into my life when I was taking a mindfulness class. It was exactly what I needed to make the simple changes in my life for big results. Maureen share her story and advice in a clear, no nonsense way. From learning how to meditate, to understanding that everything in life is a lesson, she explains concepts and ways to live differently that are easy to understand and implement right away. Maureen speaks from her heart and the reader feels like she is right there cheering them on!
Gem of the year!!!
This gem is literally one of the best reads of the year! I LOVE the author’s vulnerability and how she opens herself up to show how each one of the learnings she discusses has touched her life and those around her. A Beautiful and bright rollercoaster that pulls you in and makes you laugh then cry then laugh some more! Amazingly true to life applications! Wow… Absolutely a must read!!