Sylvia Boorstein presents a refreshing look at a traditional three-day meditation retreat. According to the author, mindfulness means seeing clearly and awakening to the fullness of the uncomplicated moment.

Boorstein gives specific exercises for walking, sitting, eating, and breathing. She discusses some of the obstacles faced by those engaged in mindfulness practice including Macbeth Moments, fretting, aversion thoughts, and the Broccoli Phenomenon (when you know the practice is working because you no longer react when you see broccoli show up at every meal). Although the writing style here is light and entertaining, there is a wealth of insights in this little book on attention, clarity, equanimity, and lovingkindness.