Full cup, Thirsty Spirit by Karen Horneffer-Ginter Review
About the book:
We live in a world of constant movement, and our day-to-day lives seem to get busier by the hour. Our days are full of information, full of obligations, full of friends and family, full of everything . . . except fulfillment. And rushing has become a national epidemic. Even when we’re rushing to and from the good stuff—like a rewarding job with wonderful colleagues or quality time spent with loved ones—we can still end up feeling drained and exhausted, overwhelmed by the sheer volume of life. In Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit, psychologist Karen Horneffer-Ginter helps you understand that it is this volume, this busyness, that creates a disconnect between your outer life and your inner self. This separation can cause your soul to wilt, preventing you from experiencing joy and hearing your own wisdom about what needs priority in your life. With an elegant narrative voice that inspires both laughter and compassion, Horneffer-Ginter shows you how to live a fuller life rather than simply filling your time. She focuses on six shifts to make in your daily life—teaching you to honor your rhythms, turn within, fill up, fully inhabit your days, remember lightness, and embrace difficulty. Through a weave of personal stories, client experiences, and practical exercises, she shows you how to find balance in the swirl of daily life, so you can reconnect with what matters most.
This is a nice book about taking the time to slow down and turn within to nourish the soul. The author gives lots of practical advice on how to do this and gives lots of examples of how other people have worked on taking better care of themselves. What I really like was the fact that the author never pushes anything but just gives gentle advice and tips to help to make life better by slowing it down.
I have read a few books like this one before and I will say that there was nothing new or exciting for me in this book. I have read about meditating, yoga, and the other ideas in this book many times before. I did enjoy the humor and personal stories from the author though and did find the book to be a worthwhile read.
If your life sometimes feesl like it is spinning out of control and you are looking for some good advice to help you to relax and enjoy life more, I would recommend this book. The chapter on adding lightness and joy to your life was a favorite of mine and it is the one that I got the most out of.
I am a stay at home mom of three kids who loves to read. I have always been a reader, but I have been reading even more recently and have found some amazing books. My favorite genres are historical fiction and classics. I also try to read lots of other types of books, but I always come back to my favorites.