What happens when one of America’s best-known haiku poets joins forces with her psychologist husband to write a book? The answer: Take a Deep Breath: The Haiku Way to Inner Peace—a unique collection of guided meditations, drawn from and experienced through the appreciation of haiku. In today’s fast-paced, high-pressure world, Take a Deep Breath can help anyone learn to slow down and take stock, relax and focus on the present moment, and find poetry and depth in their own lives.
“… captures the depth, the wisdom, the playfulness, and the joy that can infuse our lives….” — Sharon Salzberg
“… eloquent and poignant even if, like myself, one resists Enlightenment. The Ryans write with skill and discernment.” — Harold Bloom
“… the Ryans offer us a unique guidebook for finding insight, love, and peace of mind.” — Virginia Brady Young
“I recommend this nicely produced book…for anyone looking to develop more mindfulness and compassion in everyday life.” — FrogPond, Summer 2003
“Through vivid and touching poems and illuminating meditations, … invites the reader into a world of startling beauty and unexpected insight.” — Joseph Goldstein