"Dobisz's book describes how loneliness and discomfort evolved into joy as, forced by the absence of distraction and the repetition of simple activities, she learned to focus on each moment — the essence of Zen teaching — and came to treasure life in a way many people don't."—Boston Globe

"Solitude is essential for health and happiness. Dobisz takes you right into the heart of the experience. I loved it."—Christiane Northrup MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom“

“Lovely brushstrokes of Zen heart/mind emerging out of intrepid Zen practice. Having trained under the same teacher, it was particularly delightful to feel the vitality of Seung Sahn’s teachings brought to life in such a down-to-earth and poetic way.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Coming to Our Senses

365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life with Questions and Commentary by Zen Master Seung Sahn and a Forword by Stephen Mitchel