Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body, and Soul

Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body, and Soul

by Melissa Michaels


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Feel Well Where You Dwell
Our dwellings—both our home and body—are intricately connected. Each has the potential to inspire the other to be its very best! 

Your home is where your life happens. Learn how to create a sanctuary that inspires your well-being, so you can experience a greater sense of peace, comfort, and belonging.

Your body, including your mind and soul, needs daily nourishment to help you feel healthy and happy. You’ll discover simple ways to make self-care a priority in your home.

Melissa Michaels wants to show you how meaningful it can be to live a life that nurtures both your home and body. By making a series of small, intentional choices—from what you bring into your home to how you shape your daily habits and mind-sets—you can create a more rejuvenating environment that equips you to go into the world and accomplish all you set out to do.

Dwelling will help you

  • learn to better care for your home environment so it takes care of you
  • make decisions that simplify your life
  • create more peace in your day
  • invest in relationships that make you feel positive, challenged, and supported
  • lean into faith for strength and renewal

When you discover the connection between your home and body and the action steps you can take to improve both, you’ll be on your way to a more balanced and happy life!


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736963190
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 90,507
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Melissa Michaels is the creator of The Inspired Room, voted the 2015 and 2014 Better Homes and Gardens Readers’ Favorite Decorating Blog. With creative, simple ideas for decorating and organizing the home, she inspires more than half a million women each month. Melissa is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Love the Home You Have, Make Room for What You Love, and The Inspired Room coffee table book. She and her husband live in Washington, where they planted a church in 2009.

Table of Contents

1 Invitation 5

Feel Well Where You Dwell

2 Well-Being 19

Commit to Healthy, Happy Choices

3 Sanctuary 33

Create a Refuge

4 Loveliness 55

Create Loveliness in Your Dwelling

5 Savoring 79

Slow Down to Soak Up Joy

6 Streamlining 101

Simplify Your Process and Priorities

7 Foraging 123

Gather Peace and Health from Nature

8 Nourishing 143

Feed Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

9 Gathering 177

Share Your Journey

10 Thriving 199

Trust Your New Momentum

Final thoughts 219

Notes 221

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Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body, and Soul 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
KDeLong 14 days ago
Melissa Michaels’ newest book may be my favorite of hers yet. Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body and Soul was a book that I read slowly in order to savor and soak in all the good tidbits. Having recently moved and now living in a small apartment that isn’t real big or lovely, I’ve struggled with finding joy in where I dwell and Melissa’s book was a perfectly-timed read for me. I am grateful for her wisdom, advice and story-telling as I find a way to dwell well in my new home. If you are looking for a simple, easy, non-threatening place to start in changing the way you care for yourself, your family and your home, start here and let Melissa help you along the way.
ADelightfulGlow 4 months ago
I love Melissa Michaels books about home. Creating spaces we use and love is a favorite of mine and her books combine my love of books + my love of creating home. I love the titles of the chapters in Dwelling. It has ten chapters and each chapter focuses on an attribute or action. The First Chapter is…… invitation. Second is……..well-being. Third is……….sanctuary. Fourth is……..loveliness. Fifth is………..savoring. Sixth is………streamlining. Seventh is………foraging. Eighth is………nourishing. Ninth is………gathering. Tenth is………….thriving. I always love Melissa’s tips and practical ideas for adding special moments and touches to our days and our homes. Dwelling is a book about not only our homes, but our bodies that we dwell in and live in everyday. Melissa wisely points us toward creating a home sanctuary we can thrive in, dwell in, feel well in. She shows us ways to simplify and add order and peace to our rhythm of life. Sitting down and turning the pages of this book refreshes me! I received a copy to review and all opinions are 100% my own.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Melissa Michaels is a fabulous woman inside and out, and this new book is proof of that again! I love all of her books because they are always such an encouragement to me. Dwelling is no different! Full of personal stories, practical tips, and beautiful graphics/quotes, this is a must read. I particularly enjoyed this book because she really opened up about her faith and how we can incorporate that into everything we do (i.e. what we bring into our homes, nourish our bodies with, how we spend our time, etc). A great read if you want to refresh your soul this spring!