Book Review: Downward Dog Upward Fog


Have you ever felt that you were looking for something but didn’t know just what, then find it and instantly know that it’s not only what you’ve been looking for, it’s what you need? That’s sort of how it was for me with Downward Dog Upward Fog, a novel by Meryl Davids Landau.

I was looking for some light summer reading when a friend gave me this book. I read the back cover and instantly was intrigued because, like me, the protagonist (Lorna) is a woman with a great life, but she still feels something’s missing. She’s become impatient, critical, short-tempered, and nothing seems to go right for her. Until she finds her spiritual side, that is. Then, somewhat predictably, everything changes.

If I didn’t know better, I’d say the author somehow stepped into my brain and siphoned my thoughts. How else could Lorna think and behave the same as me? I suppose that’s one of the most delightful things about this book — it was easy to imagine the story happening to me.

I never cease to be amazed at how easy it is to fall into a place where mole hills are mountains and negative energy comes from everywhere before I realize that I am the problem. When I change my perception, I change my reality.

This book was just what I needed because it reminded me to reconnect with my spiritual side. I have a long way to go before I reach the plane Lorna achieves by the end of the book, but today I recommit to trying.

If something seems to be missing from your life and you can’t quite put your finger on it, I encourage you to read Downward Dog Upward Fog.

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