Craftfulness

Mend Yourself by Making Things
CD - unabridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: DD42134
Released: Jan 29, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982607159
Narrator/s: Joan Walker
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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 "crafting book." 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 books-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. Crawford's Shop Class as Soul Craft, Ken Robinson's Out of Our Minds, or Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi'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.

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Narrator(s): Joan Walker
Product Number Z100142721
Released: Jan 29, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062908759
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Product Number EB00725237
Released: Jan 29, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Wave
ISBN: #9780062883551

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