From stress to strength -- Why you should read my book -- Of mice and mind -- There's life outside the box -- A view over the edge -- Operating on autopilot -- Wondering and wandering -- Now -- From holding on to letting go -- Ratcheting up or gearing down -- Stuck in the mud -- Let me introduce you to your best friend -- Mindful breathing: the first exercise -- Commonsense and sensibility -- There's a reason for having a body -- Mindful feeling: the second exercise -- Acting instead of reacting -- Standing on the sidelines of your own life -- Your troubling twin -- The subconscious brainwash -- In the eye of the hurricane -- Mindful yoga: the third exercise -- An inside job -- A total shift of attitude -- Hold on, here they come! -- Mindful sitting: the fourth exercise -- Time for yourself -- Growing pains -- Mindful walking: the fifth exercise -- Your new goal -- A spacious life -- The next level -- Exercises, tips and inspiration.
Marisa Garau (born in 1968) is the daughter of a Dutch mother and a Sardinian father. For over a decade she ran her own advertising agency in Amsterdam much the way that a mouse runs its own treadmill. Only after years of senseless complaining did this full-time stress junkie decide to sort out her unhealthy attitude and she signed up for a course of mindfulness training. Since then her life has changed profoundly: Marisa moved from busy Holland to beautiful New Zealand and is now a dedicated, happy author and publisher.