Crafting Gratitude

Crafting Gratitude

Author: Maggie Oman Shannon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781632280398

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 742

We live in a fast-paced world where we are pestered from all sides with siren calls to constantly strive for something more, something better, something new, rather than find ways to stay grateful for the abundance and blessings already present in our own lives. In Crafting Gratitude, Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon believes that crafting for us and those we love can be used as a meditative practice to appreciate the incredible, overflowing richness of life. Each meditative craft, from novice to expert, is infused with stories like how Gratitude Bundles can represent prosperity and physical health, Spirit Houses from Southeast Asia can be a symbol of a happy home, a Values Bracelet can help you reinforce your best professional traits, or Flower Mandalas can be an affirmation of nature. With other crafts involving aromatherapy, journaling, dream catchers, and a variety of household items, anyone can invigorate their own lives with Crafting Gratitude for family, health, prosperity, the Divine, and much more. Accompanied by a carefully curated list of recommended reading, helpful websites, and how-to guides, these forty practices will resonate with and prompt you to begin, or continue, exploring gratitude.

Crafting Love

Crafting Love

Author: Maggie Oman Shannon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781632280503

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 792

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” –Vincent Van Gogh As the future unfolds before us, it seems people are getting busier, more distracted, and less connected to the physical and spiritual world. This can be especially problematic for our relationships, as love is something that just does not magically exist on its own. Love must be cultured, tended, and cared for as if it were a special garden unlike any other. Whether you desire to foster, encourage remembrance, or express gratitude for the love you feel toward the known and unknown in your life, it can be done through the practice of mindfulness and crafting. Crafting Love is filled with thematic chapters meant to inspire your own journey in your expression of love, whether you build an “I Love You…” notebook for your partner, Anytime Valentines for your friends and mentors, a Conversation Starter Table Cloth for your family, Portable Place Shrines for natural places and animals, an “I Am” Affirmation Mandala for yourself, or a Rhythm Painting for the Divine. With the help of a few uplifting friends along the way, Maggie Oman Shannon will help launch your exploration for your love of materials, love of the process, and love of everything and everyone around you through creating transcendent, one-of-a-kind projects with your own hands and heart.

Crafting Calm

Crafting Calm

Author: Maggie Shannon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781936740468

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 646

As our world has become increasingly dependent on technology, and our Western societies have become woefully “Crackberried”— to use the title of a recent documentary on the emotional and social pitfalls of our too-wired ways—an intriguing phenomenon is occurring: There is an increasing amount of interest in returning to some of the simpler arts that were neglected or left behind with the onslaught of technology. Artisans and everyday crafters are finding a renewed satisfaction in making something with their own hands; some are even communicating about the inherent physical- and mental-health benefits found in handwork—and, even more than that, they are framing their handwork as meditation or spiritual practice. In today’s sophisticated and pluralistic society, people are more aware than ever that spiritual practice can be defined more expansively—and the popularity of books focusing on alternative spiritual practices demonstrate that readers are hungry for new (or ancient) ways of enhancing their inner lives. In Crafting Calm the author will explore these new forms of creative spiritual practice and the benefits they provide. The format of With Shannon's book will itself be creative, a rich “potpourri approach” that weaves together interviews, historical facts, projects for readers to do themselves, quotations, and suggested resources. Crafting Calm will serve as an inspirational resource guide to a broad assortment of spiritual practices gathered from the global arts-and-crafts communities, as well as from people who don’t consider themselves artists but who have adopted creatively expressive forms of spiritual practice. While there have been a few books published focusing on a particular form of creative spiritual practice (Skylight Paths, for example, has published books on beading as a spiritual practice; painting as a spiritual practice; and using clay as a spiritual practice), no one has yet explored the breadth of possibilities for creative spiritual practices contained in Crafting Calm.

Family Gratitude Project

Family Gratitude Project

Author: Joanna Grzeszczak

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781612438597

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 162

A month-by-month guide to fostering an attitude of gratitude as a family Gratitude is a key component of happiness and mindfulness. But not only for adults. Children benefit greatly from learning, understanding and appreciating gratefulness. An interactive journal and activity book for parents and youngsters to enjoy together, A Year of Gratitude is the perfect tool for building a mindful foundation that will last a lifetime. Including 52 step-by-step activities with full-color photos, this book offers strategies for cultivating gratitude and strengthening parent-child bonds every week of the year. Discover a variety of fun, family-oriented projects and activities including Valentines Day Cookies, Family Gratitude Jars, DIY Thank You Cards, Nature Appreciation Walks, and much more!

Rebuilding and Restructuring the Tourism Industry: Infusion of Happiness and Quality of Life

Rebuilding and Restructuring the Tourism Industry: Infusion of Happiness and Quality of Life

Author: Perinotto, André Riani Costa

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799872412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 423

Travel is widely acknowledged as an activity that increases individuals' levels of well-being. Nevertheless, the relationship between happiness and tourism is still a matter of investigation. Despite the overall beneficial effects of travel on happiness levels, tourism is not an activity with solely positive implications on peoples' lives. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how happiness manifests through tourism and how it can be expanded to different tourism actors, such as tourists, workers, and communities. The search for ways and methods to enhance the levels of happiness and well-being has grown significantly in recent years. Happiness and quality of life are timely issues and have become even more relevant due to the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rebuilding and Restructuring the Tourism Industry: Infusion of Happiness and Quality of Life is a critical references source that examines the fundamental relationship between tourism, happiness, and quality of life. This book discusses relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest findings from empirical research in happiness, well-being, and quality-of-life-related tourism. Focusing on topics such as neurotourism, PERMA theory, the economics of happiness, tourism employment opportunity, and overtourism, this book will intrigue scholars working in hospitality, tourism, destination management, economics, marketing, sociology, anthropology, and health sciences as well as managers, travel agencies, restaurateurs, hotel managers, and professionals who want to improve their understanding of the relationship between tourism and happiness, providing them with tools to develop better and sustainable practices for the sector.

The Craft & Art of Bamboo

The Craft & Art of Bamboo

Author: Carol Stangler

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1600593399

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 164

View: 868

Explains how to use this beautiful, versatile, and sustainable material to create an array of items for the home or garden, offering detailed how-to instructions for more than thirty eco-friendly projects that include a trellis for climbing plants, a porch swing, an outdoor shower stall, and a curved garden handrail. Original.

Crafting America

Crafting America

Author: Glenn Adamson

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781682261521

Category: Art

Page: 209

View: 105

"A companion to the exhibition Crafting America curated at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, this publication explores the interdisciplinary contexts of the assembled works, featuring contributions from scholars with expertise in art history, American studies, folklore, and museum studies. Essay topics include the significance of craft within Native American histories and explorations of craft's relationship to ritual and memory, personal independence, and abstraction"--

Homemade

Homemade

Author: Carol Endler Sterbenz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416547174

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 802

View: 156

Outlines key techniques for everything from scrapbooking and beading to flower arrangements and children's crafts, providing step-by-step, illustrated instructions and lists of required tooks and materials.

Little Country Cottage: An Autumn Treasury of Recipes, Crafts and Wisdom

Little Country Cottage: An Autumn Treasury of Recipes, Crafts and Wisdom

Author: Angela Ferraro-Fanning

Publisher: Ivy Kids

ISBN: 9780711267022

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 525

This charmingly illustrated seasonal treasury of nature-based crafts, baking recipes, and gardening projects for the fall celebrates the homesteading lifestyle with self-sufficient and eco-friendly fun. Locally printed on 100% recycled paper, Little Homesteader: A Fall Treasury of Recipes, Crafts and Wisdom offers: Easy yet delicious autumn recipes and treats that introduce young readers to local and seasonal eating. From pumpkin muffins to homemade apple chips, the easy-to-make recipes will inspire kids to get into the kitchen. Suggestions for using up unloved parts of produce, such as ways to make use of apple cores and peel, demonstrate a naturally zero-waste way of living. Accessible and fun crafts, such as making a gratitude tree and a woven basket, have instructions broken down into clear steps illustrated in AnneliesDraws’ cute and wholesome style. The seasonal gardening and growing projects, such as planting herbs, can be done in a big back yard or on a windowsill, making this eco-friendly activity book a fun resource, whether readers are based in towns or the country. Woven alongside the cooking, crafting, and planting projects are little snippets of seasonal information and self-sufficient wisdom from homesteading teacher Angela Fanning of Axe and Root Homestead, with a focus on enjoying and celebrating the best of what the fall season has to offer. Find even more nature-centered seasonal fun in: Little Homesteader: A Winter Treasury of Recipes, Crafts, and Wisdom.

Mindful Crafts as Therapy

Mindful Crafts as Therapy

Author: Cynthia Evetts

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 9780803658899

Category: Medical

Page: 669

View: 503

Arts and crafts were one of the very first therapies employed by occupational therapists. Today, crafts are still employed as effective interventions for clients with mental health disorders, physical dysfunctions, cognitive issues, and sensory concerns in hospitals, outpatient clinics, veterans’ centers, schools, skilled nursing facilities, or community settings. Step by step, the authors show you how to use a wide-range of novel, and highly engaging crafts. They explain how to connect the key tasks associated with an activity to functional outcomes, and how to modify them to meet the specific needs of individual patients. They also address the issues of documentation, and reimbursement.

Prayers for Healing

Prayers for Healing

Author: Maggie Oman Shannon

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642502893

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 302

View: 272

Daily Meditations and Prayers from Around the World Create a tapestry of comfort and inspiration. Maggie Oman creates a healing space for readers in her deeply spiritual book Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World. During moments that are filled with despair, illnesses, depression, or spiritual longing, Prayers for Healing draws on the power of wise and healing devotionals for reflection and deep mediation. Embrace physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. Prayers for Healing demonstrates the transformative nature woven through the power of prayer and wisdom, drawing from a select collection of influential spiritual leaders, philosophers and thinkers of our time that include: • The Tao Te Ching • The Koran • The Torah • Native American texts • The Bible • Thich Nhat Hanh • Wendell Berry • Jack Kornfield • Rumi • Rainer Maria Rilke • Marian Wright Edelman • Martin Luther King, Jr. • Marianne Williamson Discover the power to heal through many meditation and prayer voices. This interfaith book provides insight from various religious and cultural texts that touches on our pain and inspires the healer within all of us to be reminded of hope and faith so that we may live a deeper, more meaningful, and fully self-expressed life. If you have found that works such as Prayers That Bring Healing, Earth Prayers, Prayers of Hope for Caregivers, Prayers for Hard Times, or Prayers for Hope and Healing have brought inspiration into your life, then this book is an invitation to cementing your inner healer.