PRLog - Nov. 20, 2008 - VENTURA, Calif. -- In this time of economic turbulence many people are seeking relief from unrelenting stress. Cat owners have an edge: Studies show there is a 30% reduction in risks of heart attack when felines are in the home, and just petting a cat lowers blood pressure by inducing an instant relaxation response. Meditators also have an edge: Not only does meditation help reduce the toxic chemistries of stress, a recent study showed that 75% of insomniacs who were trained in meditation fell asleep within 20 minutes.
Choosing to Be
Just in time for Christmas, meditation and domestic cats pair up in Kat Tansey’s magical and heartwarming "Choosing to Be: Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master," in which a Buddha master cat teaches the fundamentals of meditation to his human roommate. The book itself provides the benefits of petting a cat and meditating, as reader Jack Kimbell shared when he wrote: “I loved this book. Just reading it lowered my blood pressure!”
In addition to the physical benefits of owning a cat, the author captures the mystical relationship many humans have had with their feline companions over the ages, as expressed by Eckhart Tolle: “I have lived with several Zen masters – all of them cats.”
Endorsed by Carol Kline, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul, and Mary Allen, author of The Power of Inner Choice, "Choosing to Be" is the fictionalized story of how, with the help of her Buddha Master cat, Kat Tansey learns the simple basics of sitting and walking meditation, and uncovers the mystery of living a joyful life, even in stressful times.
At http:// www.ChoosingToBe.com you’ll find
- Excerpts and great cat photos from Choosing to Be
- Press Kit: downloadable interview, endorsements, photos, and background
- Kat’s Choosing to Be Blog, with updates and insights from readers
- Bi-weekly Ezine, “Remembering to Be”
Kat Tansey is a writer and life coach who helps her clients discover their purpose and live iwith passion. After twenty years in a high-pressure career, Kat was debilitated by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and spent years recovering from this debilitating illness. Her journey to regain her physical, emotional, and spiritual health was the genesis for "Choosing to Be."
"Choosing to Be: Lessons in Living From a Feline Zen Master" by Kat Tansey is available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and many fine bookstores. Copies inscribed and signed by the author may be purchased at http://www.ChoosingToBe.com.
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Kat Tansey is a life coach and author of "Choosing to Be: Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master." She coaches midlife women to support them in leading extraordinary and joyful lives. Kat also co-hosts the weekly Internet Radio Show, "Finding Magic in Midlife," at http://www.ExceptionalWisdomRadio.com.