This illustrated, humorous book helps those who have trouble meditating fully embrace mindfulness and wellness.
Meditation and mindfulness are popular for their ability to improve moods, reduce stress, help with anxiety and depression, and reduce distractions. But while many are successful, there are some who struggle to relax and clear their heads, wondering how so many people find this New Age movement invigorating. In Unlightenment, you’ll get a comedic look at what it’s like to participate in New Age practices—even if you’re not able to achieve a quiet mind, maintain moment-to-moment awareness, or recreate complex, contorted yoga poses.
Cathy Thorne draws and writes Everyday People, cartoons about women and the people who love and annoy them. Relatable, funny, and insightful, her cartoons resonate with people who are doing the best they can in their never-ending quest for inner peace. Her cartoons have been featured in newspapers, magazines, and all over the Internet. She lives on a quiet street in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children, who love her very much and like her even more when she’s living in the moment. She is the author of Unlightenment.
"A book for those of us who can't get mindful at a moment's notice. Mindfulness shouldn't be about perfecting an Instagrammable yoga pose, but rather about being alright with who you are—wherever you are—right in the moment. For Thorne, that means finding the funny."
– Levo League
"If you've experienced a few bumps along the way while attempting to meditate or find your path to inner peace, you'll immediately feel a kinship to Cathy Thorne's humorous illustrations from her book, Unlightenment. While it may seem like everyone around you, from your yoga teacher to the mindfulness experts you follow on Instagram, has achieved a magical state of enlightenment, know this: you're not the only one who craves cookies after 2 minutes of mindfulness meditation."
"A humorous book that blends new age practices with a tongue-in-cheek way of looking at them. Whether you’re a devotee or a doubter, the book … gets to the heart of what many people think and feel, but don’t say. It’s … terribly funny. I think this makes a cute last minute gift or a way to get through the beginning of the year with your chi in balance…or just a way to snicker when the dark days get to you."