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 water falling, 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 water falling, or a dramatic painting. We often think of it as just "window dressing." But it's not-it is one of the key elements of a healthy, happy existence, and fully engaging with the everyday beauty that surrounds us can help us combat depression, stress, and malaise, speed recovery, help us make connections with others, and build happier lives.

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:
9781585427079
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/20/2009
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.07(d)
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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