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A Field Guide to Now: Notes on Mindfulness and Life in the Present Tense

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A Field Guide To Now is a reference manual for creating an extraordinary life out of ordinary moments. This collection of illustrated essays and field notes explores the tenuous line between survival and thriving; between wanderlust and making a home; between being and becoming; and about how these things inevitably converge in the scarce, haphazard, simple moments of right now. It is both an invitation to create whatever opportunity your heart yearns for, and proof that it is possible. Reinvent the way you engage with the moment and explore the texture of your present tense.

 

Imagine if you could look for the present moment in a field guide, the way you might look up the name of a tree you see outside your window?

For as long as you can remember, the tree has just been a tree. But when you look it up, it becomes something more—a sassafras maybe, or a tulip maple—and suddenly you can feel the way your attention toward it shifts. You recognize the way its pollen gathers fine and yellow in the weft of your bedroom screen in May, or the way its shade freckles the dying grass at the end of summer. In the act of naming it, in discovering its traits and marks, the tree becomes something more to you.

What if you could do this for all the moments that fill your life? That is what this book is about. Begin. Take note. Be right here.

 

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With this book, talented blogger and artist Christina Rosalie combines evocative narrative with original illustrations and field notes to lead readers to explore the fabric of the here and now.

Synopsis:

Every self-help book tells us to "be present," but few succeed in showing us how. With this book, talented blogger, artist, and mother Christina Rosalie combines evocative narrative with original illustrations to lead readers to truly experience the fabric of the here and now.

Synopsis:

For anyone who craves a meaningful life, A Field Guide To Now is an invitation to begin. Through evocative prose and original illustrations, Christina Rosalie inspires readers to find passion and purpose by attending to the moment at hand.

Every self-help book tells us to “be present,” but few succeed in showing us how. With this book, Christina leads readers to discover how the small and seemingly mundane aspects of daily life can—through a shift in focus—become a springboard for the profound. It is an antidote to the perpetual rush we experience daily; and to that feeling that there will never be enough time to begin, to commit to a creative practice, or to become whatever it is we want most to be.

Part adventure guide and part survival guide, A Field Guide To Now is filled with thought starters and creative exercises that will lead you to uncover your own extraordinary life amidst the ordinary moments of every day. It will make you laugh. It will make your heart sing. It will give you a reason to pause. Above all else, this book is call to take action, to live wholly into the present, and to persist in becoming whatever your heart yearns to be. 

Synopsis:

What if you could  look for the present moment in a field guide, the way you might look up the name of a tree you seeoutside your window?

For as long as you can remember, the tree has just been a tree, but when you look it up, it becomes something more: a sassafras maybe, or a tulip maple, and suddenly you can feel the way your attention toward it shifts. You recognize the way its pollen gathers fine and yellow in the weft of your bedroom screen in May, or the way its shade freckles the dying grass at the end of summer. In the act of naming it, in discovering its traits and marks, the tree becomes something more to you.

What if you could do this for all the moments that fill your life? That is what this book is about.

About the Author

Christina Rosalie is a writer, mixed-media artist, and creative consultant whose award winning work and been featured in print and online. Her blog, My Topography, a Best of Blogs “Best Creative Blog” winner, has a loyal and expanding audience. Visit her at mytopography.com.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762778560
Subtitle:
Notes on Mindfulness and Life in the Present Tense
Author:
Rosalie, Christina
Publisher:
Skirt!
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
With this book, talented blogger and artist Christina Rosalie combines evocative narrative with original illustrations and field notes to lead readers to explore the fabric of the here and now.
"Synopsis" by ,
Every self-help book tells us to "be present," but few succeed in showing us how. With this book, talented blogger, artist, and mother Christina Rosalie combines evocative narrative with original illustrations to lead readers to truly experience the fabric of the here and now.
"Synopsis" by ,

For anyone who craves a meaningful life, A Field Guide To Now is an invitation to begin. Through evocative prose and original illustrations, Christina Rosalie inspires readers to find passion and purpose by attending to the moment at hand.

Every self-help book tells us to “be present,” but few succeed in showing us how. With this book, Christina leads readers to discover how the small and seemingly mundane aspects of daily life can—through a shift in focus—become a springboard for the profound. It is an antidote to the perpetual rush we experience daily; and to that feeling that there will never be enough time to begin, to commit to a creative practice, or to become whatever it is we want most to be.

Part adventure guide and part survival guide, A Field Guide To Now is filled with thought starters and creative exercises that will lead you to uncover your own extraordinary life amidst the ordinary moments of every day. It will make you laugh. It will make your heart sing. It will give you a reason to pause. Above all else, this book is call to take action, to live wholly into the present, and to persist in becoming whatever your heart yearns to be. 

"Synopsis" by ,
What if you could  look for the present moment in a field guide, the way you might look up the name of a tree you seeoutside your window?

For as long as you can remember, the tree has just been a tree, but when you look it up, it becomes something more: a sassafras maybe, or a tulip maple, and suddenly you can feel the way your attention toward it shifts. You recognize the way its pollen gathers fine and yellow in the weft of your bedroom screen in May, or the way its shade freckles the dying grass at the end of summer. In the act of naming it, in discovering its traits and marks, the tree becomes something more to you.

What if you could do this for all the moments that fill your life? That is what this book is about.

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