Cover image for Spirit of the Home How to Make Your Home a Sanctuary.
Spirit of the Home How to Make Your Home a Sanctuary.
Publication Information:
Harper Collins Books 2019/01
General Note:
[Trade Paperback]

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Spirit of the Home is a wonderful guide to creating your own sacred space and sanctuary and discovering peace and tranquillity. Home is a reflection of the self. It tells us, and other people, who we are. The type of home we live in, the style of the furnishings and colours, all work together to remind us of our personality, our taste, our values and interests. Creating a soul-sustaining space, an intimate and emotional connection with our home, has become a pursuit of the 90's. As we change our lifestyles, downshift, work at home, deal with stress, live in different communities, we look towards home as a haven for peace and tranquility. The Spirit of the Home is a practical book, packed full of simple, easy-to-follow advice on how to make the most of your home: What does your home mean to you?* Does every space in your home have a special mood and purpose?* Does a healing home have to be a clean home?* Does energy, ch'i, flow smoothly?* Do you have good Feng Shui in your home?* Does your home feel good, smell good, and sound good?* Do you have a quiet corner?* Is your bathroom your sanctuary?* Can your home bring about change in your inner life?

Author Notes

Jane Alexander is a journalist and writer specializing in natural health and holistic living. She is known for her writing on all aspects of alternative and complementary health care; self-help; psychology; and mind/body/spirit. She lives in a remote farmhouse in Exmoor National Park in the UK.

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Library Journal Review

Alexander, a writer who specializes in natural health and holistic living, shows how to create a restful, energizing, and healthful environment in a way similar to Suzy Chiazzari's Healing Home (LJ 5/15/98), currently reissued in paperback. However, Alexander includes more detail about feng shui and a section on smudging (a Native American practice in which smoke from burning herbs is used to purify the air) and spirits for the home. Purchase if there is a continued interest in holistic, spiritual interior decorating. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.