Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Purrs of Wisdom by Ingrid King

I was delighted some time back to discover that my friend, fellow cat lover and blogging buddy Ingrid King was publishing a new book. Learning the book was compiled from work Ingrid has done through her blog, The Conscious Cat, I knew the subject matter would be both informative and entertaining.

I was right on both counts and much more. With that in mind, I’d like to share my thoughts on Ingrid’s latest release, PURRS OF WISDOM. Before I do, however, let me stress that while the book does incorporate the love cats and their actions -- it is most definitely not just for cat lovers. There is much to learn from this engaging book whether you are a pet owner, pet lover or not.

While dealing with pets can sometimes be frustrating and nerve-racking,Purrs Cover for the most part pets provide unconditional comfort, love and joy in our lives.

It is with the latter in mind that PURRS OF WISDOM comes to life. Author Ingrid King skillfully illustrates how pets, especially those of the feline persuasion, can enrich and calm our lives if we pay attention.

The author has compiled this book in such a way as to draw you in, relaxing your tension as you read. She relates how various cats have come into her life and helped her, sometimes taking her life in unexpected new directions.

Through short essays about conscious living, King points out how one can center themselves and gain a bit brighter outlook with a little practice. She gives examples and explains that paying closer attention to our cats and their attitude can also give additional insight to helping us feel calm.

King highlights various faucets of life from multi-tasking to lack of energy to negative outlooks and more. She gives simple, concise tips on managing not your life, but how you react to what life deals you. One example is learning to be grateful for even the simplest things amid all the ups and downs of life.

PURRS OF WISDOM is an ideal book to add to any cat lover’s library. However, one doesn’t have to have a cat or even like cats to find enlightenment in this charming book. The reader merely has to want to improve their outlook on life and how they handle life in general.

With the holiday season upon us, we are more rushed than normal trying to accomplish everything on time and perfectly. Taking a few minutes here and there to enjoy PURRS OF WISDOM might just help you survive the madness of the festivities and live a more serene life year round.

The newly released paperback edition of this book includes additional chapters and photographs.

Author Ingrid King’s website is www.ingridking.com

Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living, Feline Style by Ingrid King, The Conscious Cat, @2012, ISBN: 978-0988343702, Paperback, 144 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure - An eBook copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you take time amidst the chaos of life to give thanks for simple things like the sunshine or that delicious first cup of coffee in the morning?


  1. Mason - Oh, I'm so excited that you're featuring Ingrid's book! She has such insight and background on cats, and there much to be said for learning from them. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Thank you for this wonderful review, Mason, and thank you for your kind words, Margot!


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