Beauty and the Soul: The Extraordinary Power of Everyday Beauty to Heal Your Life

Beauty and the Soul: The Extraordinary Power of Everyday Beauty to Heal Your Life

by Piero Ferrucci
     
 

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The bestselling author of The Power of Kindness shows how the ability to appreciate beauty-far from being a luxury or an afterthought-is vital to leading a happy, balanced, and satisfying life.

Beauty is all around us-in a flower, a song, the sound of falling water, or a dramatic painting. We often think of it as just "window dressing." But it's

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The bestselling author of The Power of Kindness shows how the ability to appreciate beauty-far from being a luxury or an afterthought-is vital to leading a happy, balanced, and satisfying life.

Beauty is all around us-in a flower, a song, the sound of falling water, or a dramatic painting. We often think of it as just "window dressing." But it's not. It is the balm of our existence, and we cannot live full and satisfying lives without it.

Transpersonal psychologist Piero Ferrucci helps us to see everyday beauty in a whole new way-and to understand its powers to guide us through periods of darkness or stress, to speed recovery, to make life feel purposeful. He uses stories, case studies, clinical histories, and anecdotes to explain how different kinds of beauty complement and complete our lives in different ways.

So much of the malaise and low-grade depression we may find in our lives and those of people we love is due to our inability to understand the extraordinary power-and necessity-of taking time to "smell the flowers." Ferrucci shows how we can place ourselves in closer proximity to the therapeutic healing that only beauty can bring.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Simple yet profound. This is a wonderful book to give to anyone made uneasy by the conditions of modern life, because the solution is so simple and yet bears repeating: stop to smell the roses."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Ferrucci's writing is calm and clear. His insights are widely intuitive. The very act of reading his balanced sentences unties knots and encourages openness."
—Susan Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101135549
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/20/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,170,353
File size:
301 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Simple yet profound. This is a wonderful book to give to anyone made uneasy by the conditions of modern life, because the solution is so simple and yet bears repeating: stop to smell the roses."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Ferrucci's writing is calm and clear. His insights are widely intuitive. The very act of reading his balanced sentences unties knots and encourages openness."
—Susan Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
 

Meet the Author

Piero Ferrucci, a former student of and collaborator with transpersonal psychologist Roberto Assagioli, is a staff member of the Psychosynthesis Institute of Florence, Italy, and the International Federation of Medical Psychotherapy. He is the author of What We May Be, Inevitable Grace, and What Our Children Teach Us, among other titles. He lives in the Tuscan countryside with his wife and children.

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