How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life

How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life Review

The dumpster fire of life rages on, but you got this. Practice six rules to keep you grounded, weather the storm, and actually be a decent person.

It may seem like the world is going to hell in a hand basket right now. Whether it's big stuff like politics and climate change, or just the daily spin of paying your bills, getting to work on time, and fending off social media trolls, we can all admit, modern life ain't easy. Here are six really good guiding principles, inspired from the ancient wisdom of Buddhism and mindfulness practice, to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos.

Title:How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life
Edition Language:English

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    How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life Reviews

  • Maureen

    I am first to admit I don't read nonfiction books very often. But How Not To Be A Hot Mess really struck a psychological cord with me. The world is a hectic and frantic place and centering your kind i...

  • ?Kaylee Pratt?

    "So let the storms rage. Let the waves crash. Let the winds shriek and the demons sing. Because right at the center of the blizzard of stimulation that is modern life. . . you can still place your han...

  • Shelby

    I received a copy of this when I was smack-dab in the middle of a life s*** storm. I was with my stepdad, in his final days of hospice, had just endured a 4 month long one-two punch of head trauma fol...

  • Christine

    "How not to be a hot mess" is a a guide to living your life as a kind and balanced person, following Buddhist principles with a modern twist. The author goes through six areas to focus on, with heavy ...

  • Kristina | kristinaandthebooks

    If I hadn’t agreed to review this book, I would have put in down after reading the introduction because I recognize this is not a book for me. The core of this book is Buddhist teachings and while t...

  • Justin Ralph

    This beautiful, honest, conversational, and to-the-point guide to living a good life in today's hectic and baffling environment is one of the best "semi-Buddhist" books to come out in a long time. Eac...

  • Jenna Leinwohl

    I will start by saying I really enjoyed this book. I was thrown off by the unfortunate title and the fact that the cover makes it look like it comes with a matching Barbie. But you can’t judge a boo...

  • Natasha Rulason

    CW: mentions of disordered eatingFor being written by two white, straight, cisgendered folks, this book was surprisingly inclusive especially of gender identity and sexual orientation. I was also surp...

  • Rachel Flichtbeil

    I really enjoyed Devon and Craig’s book which takes timeless Buddhist ethical principles originally written for monastics and offers them in an accessible format for young adults in our current, fas...

  • Aggie

    Overall pretty good.Some aspects lend themselves better to an audiobook or video format, especially the guided meditations within. A bit hard to do or remember a meditation when you're reading along w...