Gail Straub is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Empowerment Institute; she is a leading authority on women’s empowerment and transformative social change. She is the co-author of Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life as You Want It, and the author of The Ashokan Way.

In this small book, Straub offers more than 100 short meditations based on her book The Rhythm of Compassion and the lectures and communications she has had with its readers. She hopes to help you honor your own uniqueness and “learn to integrate your rhythm so your inner self-care helps you serve the world, and your caring for the world contributes to your soul.”

Straub groups the meditations in a way that helps you build a foundation of personal well-being, which she ties to the well-being of the planet. From that base, she believes, you can care for others and then learn to harmonize the two.