Author(s): Craig Hassed
A house is merely physical but a home is far more subtle and elusive. This book takes the view that being 'at home' is a metaphor for finding ourselves - finding our core. What do we find at our core? Well, if the world's great wisdom traditions have anything to say about it then home is about qualities that we could equate with 'good' itself - true happiness, peace, beauty, wisdom and inspiration. It is also about the good things in life such as harmony, relationships, health and wealth. So, how are we to find our core and create a home that reminds us of the qualities associated with it? That is where the practice of mindfulness comes in! By exploring the ways in which we feed our mind and our heart through our senses, how we use space, the practicalities of managing a home, and how we can live a healthy and sustainable life at home, The Mindful Home will enable us to shape the living space we really want, creating an environment that both nurtures and invigorates us, while meeting our needs. Beautifully designed, this is the ultimate guide to the art of conscious living Combines the two megatrends of Mindfulness and Home Improvement in a beautiful useful book - which has attracted enormous pre publication interest around the world as the only book of its kind. Chapters include Philosophy of The Mindful Home, The Five Sense, The Five spaces, Home as a Healthier Environment.
Dr Craig Hassed is an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness who has published extensively in the areas of mind-body medicine and mindfulness. He has been instrumental in promoting mindfulness as a simple, natural and accessible technique for enhancing wellness, preventing and managing illness, and improving performance within health, educational and corporate settings. Craig is co-author of Exisle's very successful Mindfulness for Life and Mindful Learning titles. Deirdre Hassed trained in calligraphy and bookbinding and now operates a professional calligraphy studio. Drawing on both traditional and contemporary techniques, Deirdre's life-long interest in Eastern and Western philosophy provides a rich reservoir of meaning, which she brings to life both in her calligraphic works and her home environment.