Rushing to Yoga is based on real stories about author Marilee Bresciani's life, stories that are like what many middle-class Americans may have experienced as they search for meaning. She shares these stories, couched in humor, with the intent that they will inspire reflection and discourse. There are no answers in this book. Rather, readers may find humor in their own adversities and use them as opportunities to reflect upon the lessons learned. When adversities are faced with humor, and when lessons are learned in our daily lives, we should share those lessons with others, so that we truly can grow in joy, love, and peace.