The Mindful Home unites two of the world’s most popular trends: the desire to live better in a lovely home and the ever-increasing interest in the practice of mindfulness.
In doing so, authors Craig and Deirdre Hassed have produced a book that will enable its readers to live a happier and more fulfilled life, by helping them to create the living space they really want and need. If your home becomes a mindful home you are likely to be better rested, more fulfilled, happier and healthier.
Craig and Deirdre begin by looking at the philosophy of the mindful home before moving on to the household’s most critical spaces: those for leisure, socializing, quiet, storage, and outdoor living.
‘How we use the space, whether we leave it clear or cluttered, how it is all organized, what surrounds it and what we put in it, all have significant effects on how we feel within that space and what we do when we are in it.’
In The Mindful Home quiet and meditation spaces are discussed and the uses of light and colour explored. In addition, lots and lots of tips and guides on mindfulness practice are featured throughout this fully illustrated book.
A mindful life is a measured life and one that is in touch with our senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. How these are addressed within your home will make a profound difference to your life. What is important, beautiful and useful is discussed with some practical advice on making the most of these things and removing the unnecessary.
‘The quiet space in the mindful home is not just about meditation. Whether or not we meditate, our whole home could be a peaceful space where we and others find it easy to be quiet and refresh after a demanding day.’
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: 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. Craig is co-author of Exisle’s very successful Mindfulness for Life and Mindful Learning titles.
Deirdre Hassed is an accomplished calligrapher. 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.