In New Book, “Island Mindfulness,” Jamaican-born Author Empowers Women To Practice Self-Care During Turbulent Times

Women who are strug­gling to nav­i­gate the busy thor­ough­fares of life, while in the midst of a pan­dem­ic, and deal­ing with the enor­mous stress of fight­ing for racial jus­tice, now have a new resource to fos­ter self-care and cre­ate an abun­dant life. Jamaican-born author and pub­lish­er, Janet Autherine, has launched her third book, Island Mindfulness: How to Use the Transformational Power of Mindfulness to Create an Abundant Life.

Inspired by her island roots, Janet’s “Everything is Irie” approach to Mindfulness, takes read­ers on a dynam­ic jour­ney to self-empow­er­ment. The book is filled with heart­felt sto­ries of nav­i­gat­ing love, mar­riage and divorce, racial prej­u­dices, and learn­ing to adjust one’s sail in the face of finan­cial and career chal­lenges. Readers are encour­aged to slow their pace, and in the spir­it of the islands, mind­ful­ly and inten­tion­al­ly embark on a jour­ney to nour­ish their minds, bod­ies, and souls, in order to claim an abun­dant life.

Mindfulness is an inte­gra­tive, mind-body approach that is instru­men­tal in cre­at­ing bal­ance amidst the incred­i­ble stress that life can bring. With Island Mindfulness, Autherine offers a refresh­ing per­spec­tive on the mind­ful­ness jour­ney that brings calm to any strug­gle. Born in St. Thomas, Jamaica, the Orlando-based author migrat­ed to the United States at the age of twelve and nav­i­gat­ed many chal­lenges on her jour­ney to become a respect­ed writer, speak­er, and admin­is­tra­tive law judge. In Island Mindfulness, she shares how her hum­ble upbring­ing, steeped in the prin­ci­ples of hard work, resilience, and grat­i­tude, influ­enced her jour­ney.

When asked about the moti­va­tion for writ­ing the book, Autherine explained: “I want­ed to empow­er women of col­or to speak their truth, prac­tice self-care, and claim an abun­dant life. We weren’t meant to just strug­gle, to be strong for every­one else while sac­ri­fic­ing self-care. I want us to believe that we deserve to have mean­ing­ful rela­tion­ships, finan­cial abun­dance, spir­i­tu­al abun­dance, and a pur­pose­ful life.”

In the wake of the hor­rors of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, and the stress of the inter­na­tion­al protests for racial jus­tice, Island Mindfulness is a time­ly resource for those look­ing for the peace and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty need­ed to cre­ate an abun­dant life, even in tur­bu­lent times. Through the lens of Janet’s jour­ney, read­ers will find a trea­sure box of life lessons and a gift of peace.

sland Mindfulness is cur­rent­ly avail­able on Amazon​.com. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the author vis­it: JanetAutherine​.com

About the Author
Janet Autherine has a heart for youth and women’s empow­er­ment. She is the author of three books: Growing into Greatness with God, Wild Heart, Peaceful Soul and Island Mindfulness: How to Use the Transformational Power of Mindfulness to Create an Abundant Life. She is a grad­u­ate of Pennsylvania State University, Boston College Law School, and Georgetown University School of Law. Her mis­sion is to empow­er oth­ers through the art of sto­ry­telling and the trans­for­ma­tion­al pow­er of mind­ful­ness.