Book Review: “Downward Dog, Upward Fog” by Meryl Davids Landau
“Downward Dog, Upward Fog” is chick lit for the spiritual set. Although fiction, it’s what I fondly refer to as “nonfiction” fiction, meaning it is written with such an element of truth that it could be true. There are also practices mentioned that you may choose to adopt and integrate into your daily life, making for an inspiring & invigorating read. (One of my favorites that I picked up: consciously acknowledging whether your first breath of the day was an inhale or an exhale. Nothing like mindfulness first thing in the morning!)
The novel follows a young lady named Lorna, a lovable character who struggles with an existential crisis and embarks on a journey of spiritual self awareness. Throughout the journey, Lorna makes lifestyle changes that she often struggles to keep. Anyone who has ever started any type of self improvement will identify with Lorna and her struggles…but more importantly, her successes. You will find yourself silently cheering Lorna on, as she wages the war of self- ego vs. higher self, dropping plenty of “F bombs” (forgiveness) along the way.