The Woman's Guide to Enlightenment Through Shopping
A non fiction book by Eve Eliot
What is it about shopping that makes it at once so appealing and so anxiety producing? The opportunity for self-knowledge is both seductive and frightening. But the same self-knowledge that enables us to choose just the right handbag and leads us to making confident shopping decisions allows us the experience of our own nature and, finally, a sense of being all right.
Therefore, learning how to shop mindfully, in a way that enhances self-awareness-even if only to acknowledge that one's self needs some work-can help a person find the peace that has always seemed just out of reach. This book will show readers how to do just that, and provide encouragement and inspiration every step of the way.
Included are short anecdotes from women interviewed by Eliot, depicting different aspects of the shopping experience, along with suggested practices to help readers stay in the present. Divided into short, easy-to-read sections that cover a wide array of topics, this fits-in-a-purse-size book is jam-packed with useful information and delivered with empathy, wisdom and a loving sense of humor.
By learning to shop more mindfully, readers will discover how to better understand themselves and find fulfillment. They will find ways to connect with that image in the mirror, and know without hesitation how to dress her and furnish her home and celebrate her-and most important, how to trust her. Through that trust, readers will find what they have been shopping for, searching for and longing for . . . increased self-awareness.
For every reader who has thrown up her hands in despair for lack of time or inclination to meditate or practice yoga, this book is a must-read that shows why a jaunt to the mall offers as great an opportunity for self-discovery and soul-enrichment as a Himalayan mountaintop.
Title: Attention Shoppers!: The Woman's Guide to Enlightenment Through Shopping
Author(s): Eve Eliot