Craftfulness

Mend Yourself by Making Things
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Original Publish Date: Jan 29, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.45 hours)
Product Number: Z100142721
Released: Jan 29, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062908759
Narrator/s: Joan Walker
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

Integrating mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, and creativity research, Craftfulness offers a thought-provoking and surprising reconsideration of craft, and how making things with your hands can connect us to our deepest selves and improve our well-being and overall happiness. We should get this out of the way: Craftfulness is not a A??crafting book.A? Rather, it is an investigation of the wisdom generations of men and women know to be true: that making things is a vital means of self-expression, self-realization, and self-help that sparks the mind, touches the soul, and rejuvenates the spirit. Integrating mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, and creativity research, Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin explore how the simple act of making something from scratch impacts mental well-being, and offer a brilliantly reasoned argument in favor of craft. Process, not product, is the soul of a craft practice. Whether you knit, crochet, sculpt, weave, quilt, tat, draw, or bind booksA??working toward small, attainable goals gives us a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and control that is proven to positively impact our mental health and happiness. Davidson and Tahsin illuminate how craft practice re-introduces balance into our lives and our habits by cultivating creativity, carving space for ourselves, promoting focus, creating a safe space for failure, and ultimately, how to make peace with imperfection. Like Matthew B. CrawfordA??s Shop Class as Soul Craft, Ken RobinsonA??s Out of Our Minds, or Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiA??s Flow, Craftfulness helps us to see our world in a new way, offering opportunities to disconnect from the world, and pay attention to ourselves. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

All formats/editions

CD
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Narrator(s): Joan Walker
Product Number DD42134
Released: Jan 29, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982607159
eBook
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Product Number EB00725237
Released: Jan 29, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Wave
ISBN: #9780062883551

Professional reviews

"Engaging in crafts creates more than a quilt, a painting, or a ceramic bowl--it creates peace of mind, say authors Davidson and Tahsin. Narrator Joan Walker delivers this message about the therapeutic qualities of crafting with enthusiasm that mirrors this celebration of traditional crafts. Walker's lilting narration occasionally blurs narrative transitions such as moving to quotations and research studies, but her animated voice clearly delivers the instructions for each project and brings home the benefits of engaging the hands in a craft. These include reducing stress and developing discipline and a sense of control that allows us to be more self-reliant and confident. This ardent appeal to discover authenticity and fulfillment by practicing a craft will encourage creatives and noncreatives alike. M.F. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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