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 and our core. 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. Mindfulness can help us find our core and create a home that reminds us of the qualities associated with it. 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. The two megatrends of Mindfulness and Home Improvement are combined in a beautiful, useful book, which has attracted enormous pre-publication interest around the world as the only book of its kind. Sections include Philosophy of The Mindful Home, The Five Senses The Five Spaces, and Home as a Healthier Environment. Beautifully designed, this is the ultimate guide to the art of conscious living. Learn to create a nurturing home and mindfully care for yourself and your family.
Associate Professor Craig Hassed works at the Department of General Practice and is coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University. His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based stress management, mind–body medicine, meditation, health promotion, integrative medicine and medical ethics. Craig is regularly invited to speak and run courses in Australia and overseas in health, professional and educational contexts. He was the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association and is a regular media commentator. He writes regularly for medical journals and has published eleven books, as well as featuring in the documentary The Connection. Craig has a long-term interest in philosophy and the world’s great wisdom traditions.
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.