Reviews

Shortcuts To Inner PeaceThe peace we seek is right inside us. Ashley Davis Bush’s ‘shortcuts’ are simple yet powerful techniques that train the mind and heart to more naturally access this inner peace.”
- James Baraz, co-author of Awakening Joy, founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center 


I love this down-to-earth, honest, and useful book. With the warm support of a good friend who also happens to be a top-flight therapist, Ashley Davis Bush helps you take do-able steps that are truly shortcuts to happiness and inner strength – deepening their tracks in your brain each time you use them.”
- Rick Hanson, Ph.D., co-author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom


If your life is too busy to meditate, this book is for you. It’s a treasure trove of elegant strategies for freeing the mind from it’s own devices. Experiment with one or two “shortcuts” and you’re already on the path to inner peace.”
- Christopher K. Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion and Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School


I’d recommend this to anyone who wants to live a richer more peaceful life.
- Elisha Goldstein, PhD, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook


Every so often we stumble upon a rare gem that touches our heart, mind and soul and gives us both practical pathways for learning to take that sacred pause in each and every moment. Shortcuts to Inner Peace will bring forth an immediate breath of fresh air, a welcome relief from the breakneck world of our fast paced digital online lives. Read this wonderful and creative book now and set the compass of your life on a new direction.”
- Ronald A. Alexander Ph.D., author of Wise Mind Open Mind, Executive Director of the OpenMind Training Institute


Practicing just one of these shortcuts could well transform your life – this book is truly a delight.
- Martin Boroson, author of One-Moment Meditation: Stillness for People on the Go


Ashley Davis Bush is a virtuoso at creatively sneaking mindfulness into daily activities.
- Bodhipaksa, author of Living As a River


Shortcuts to Inner Peace is filled with easy to apply techniques that can turn the tides of stress. With triggers for when to initiate the process, a clear method to follow, and the underlying purpose explained, these shortcuts are accessible and helpful. We especially liked the personal stories and client vignettes presented with each shortcut, imbuing them with humanity and compassion. We highly recommend this book to inspire a calmer and more peaceful life.”
- C. Alexander Simpkins, PhD & Annellen M. Simpkins, PhD , authors of Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy, Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy and The Dao of Neuroscience, and Neuro-Hypnosis


Shortcuts to Inner Peace should be required reading for anyone living in the twenty-first century. Ashley’s “shortcuts” are the perfect balance between “simple” and “effective”–just what we ALL need to develop healthy reactions to stress in today’s over-busy world.”
- Shawn Talbott, PhD, author of The Secret of Vigor – How to Overcome Burnout, Restore Biochemical Balance, and Reclaim Your Natural Energy


Ashley Davis Bush’s Shortcuts to Inner Peace is a treasure chest of eminently practical, simple, portable and effective ways to quiet your mind and body, access common sense wisdom, and get your energies flowing in health. Highly recommended for everyone in our fast-paced world that could use a respite from stress or simply a healthy break from the daily routine!”
- Dr. Fred Gallo, Energy Psychology pioneer and author of Energy Psychology, and Energy Tapping for Trauma


In Shortcuts to Inner Peace, Ashley Davis Bush writes, “There is a pause after the stressful thought and we notice a ‘fork in the road’.” Bush offers an imaginative array of tools for just such moments, redirecting readers’ awareness toward mindful, peaceful responses to everyday stress triggers. Drawing upon her work as a grief counselor, Bush also shares poignant anecdotes of her own journey towards balance as a working mother of five. The result is an engaging, accessible, well-indexed collection of “Shortcuts” to habituate new responses to everyday stressors, and enjoy more inner peace.”
- Susie Mantell, stress-relief facilitator and author of Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace 


These ‘shortcuts’ are powerful tools for reconnecting with calm, finding balance, and choosing joy.
- Michelle May, M.D., author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat


Shortcuts is practical and transformative.
- Allan Lokos, author of Pocket Peace


For those of us who like meditation in theory but cannot be bothered in practice, Shortcuts to Inner Peace provides another way. Bite-size nuggets (60-seconds, not 60-minutes) presented with humor and grace, these pathways are sure to calm even the most harried among us. Easy to read, easy to do; you won’t be disappointed.”
- Dawn Huebner, PhD, author of What to Do When You Worry Too Much


Ashley manages to write a user-friendly prescription for sanity. This book should be in every home.”
- Mary T. Sise, LCSW, co-author of The Energy of Belief


Shortcuts to Inner Peace provides a practical approach to not only finding, but living, peace. Ms. Bush effectively draws from her own life experience, guiding readers to incorporate everyday choices that lead to a calmer and richer life.”
- Trisha Meili, author of I Am The Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility


Ashley Davis Bush teaches us that there are ways we can learn to cope with anxiety and stress, and do it without having to take time out from our busy routines.”
- Doug Bremner, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, author of The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg


In today’s go-go-go world, ‘shortcuts’ remind me to slow down and breathe again!
- Diane Poole Heller, author of Crash Course


Written in an easy to read and engaging style, Ashley offers clever tools for creating a fabric of well-being in our lives. If you’re high on stress and low on time, then this is the book for you. Ashley Davis Bush offers a treasure trove of peaceful practices that anyone could benefit from.”
- Patrick Dougherty, M.A., L.P. author of A Whole-Hearted Embrace: Finding Love at the Center of It All


Shortcuts to Inner Peace provides us with inspiring strategies to negotiate daily life.
- Rubin Naiman, PhD, author of Healing Night


A powerful, poetic book filled with ingenious simple practical ideas to make inner peace a quick and effortless reality. I love it and I know you will too.”
- Tabitha Jayne, author of Thriving Loss and creator of Tree of Transformation


Ashley Davis Bush has written a timeless book that deserves a special place in your office or home – both, in fact. Simple, yet profoundly effective, Shortcuts to Inner Peace helps you identify your stress and conflict triggers, and offers well-being shortcuts to bring you back to a calmer, more relaxed, and more powerful state of being. Read it and come back to your wisdom, your heart, and your body.”
- Judy Ringer, author of Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict and Simple Gifts: Making the Most of Life’s Ki Moments


Great book for a gray day. Ashley Bush shows us that mindfulness is within easy reach for all of us.”
- Peyton Cockrill Lewis, author of Perilous Journey: The Founding of Nashville, Tennessee


Ashley Davis Bush brilliantly compiles a series of simple exercises anyone can master to create peace in their lives on a moment to moment basis. Skeptical at first, I soon found myself eagerly turning each page in anticipation of discovering the next step along my own path to inner peace. I was never disappointed! I recommend this work for anyone desiring a less hectic, more balanced and peace-filled life and will definitely be suggesting it for my own clients.”
- Denise Lamothe, PsyD, HHD, author of The Taming of the Chew and The Appetite Connection


I value Ashley’s book as a guide for both patients and their families.
- C. Andrew Martin, MSN, RN, CHPN, author of Reflections of a Loving Partner


Although peace dwells in us as close as our breath, the world’s insistent din can make it seem a very distant star. This appealing companion offers truly accessible resources for reclaiming the serenity that awaits within our everyday moments and activities. With compassionate wisdom, and a warm perspective that honors the heart, the author provides empowering, liberating options that our spirit can recognize easily and apply to restore breadth, depth, and sanctity in our lives.”
- Phyllis Edgerly Ring, author of Life at First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details


Masterful! I bow to Ms. Bush and will recommend this book to my clients.”
- Holly Whiteside, author of The Cargiver’s Compass

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