BOOK 2019: Zen Habits: Leo Babauta


A short read with lots of phrases that make you think. As you’d expect with a book titled Zen Habits. There is a focus on presence, mindfulness, meditation and other spiritual practices. Take a look at the AMARE framework as a way to 


Read Apr 2019

Why I decided to read it

To be honest, one of the big reasons was that is was on sale on Amazon. At least I thought it was. I think I heard of the book on a podcast and had it on my wish list. I occasionally look at what’s on sale since if I plan to read the book anyways. My purchased list of books was running low, and saw this at a discount so I scooped it up. It was worth the read probably at full price.

Who should read it

Those looking to be more mindful who want guidance on leading a more present life.

Memorable highlights for me

A great little framework to lead a more joyful life – AMARE: Accepting/Accepting, meaning/motivated, active/attentive, resilient/respect, eating properly/exercise


“As a rule of thumb: the more natural the food, the more nutrients we get, the less food we need, the healthier we are. The more processed the food, the less nutrients we get, the more food we need, the more unnecessary calories we gain, the more weight we gain.” from the Straight A Conspiracy

“Those who think they have no time for exercising will sooner or later have to find time for illness” – Edward Stanley

We should not spoil what we have by desiring what we have not.



Have you read it? What did you think?

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