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'A truly transformative read' Sunday Times STYLE

'More than ever, we need books like this' Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and author of GATHER, COOK, FEAST

A whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom.

Wabi sabi ("wah-bi sah-bi") is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. With roots in zen and the way of tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism.

Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything, and concentrate on what really matters.

From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, wabi sabi will teach you to find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life.

This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and finding happiness right where you are.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780349421001
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 30 Aug 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19(H) x 16.6(L) x 2.3(W)
Weight (gm): 283

 

Reviews

As summer comes to an end, there is no better idea than to curl up with a hot cuppa and this truly transformative read. - Sunday Times Style

Beth Kempton is one of the great foreign writers who truly understands wabi sabi. I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for time and space in their life

Wonderful. So full of insights, and beautifully written - Liza Dalby, Author of Geisha

A beautiful book about Japanese culture - Books Kinokuniya Tokyo

'Less stuff, more soul. Less hustle, more ease . . .' Beth Kempton tells it as it is, and how we need it to be. More than ever, we need books like this. - Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, Feast

Beth explains [wabi sabi] better than any native may have done - Makiko Hastings, Japanese potter

I am obsessed (with this book) - The Tokyo Chapter

 

Author Biography

Beth Kempton is an award-winning entrepreneur and the bestselling author of Wabi Sabi: Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life, Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year, We Are in This Together and Freedom Seeker. Beth's books have been translated into 24 languages, chosen as an Apple USA 'must listen' audiobook on iTunes, and recommended in TIME Magazine, British Vogue, The Telegraph, Sunday Times Style and Psychologies Magazine among others.

Beth has two degrees in Japanese and has spent many years living and working in Japan, which she considers her second home. She is also a qualified yoga teacher and a Reiki Master trained in the Japanese tradition in Tokyo. As Founder of Do What You Love, Beth has produced and taught online courses and workshops that have helped tens of thousands of people all over the world to discover their passion, explore their creativity and live a more inspired life. She describes herself as a wanderer, an adventurer and a seeker of beauty.

Beth is the mother of two small girls who fill her with joy every single day.

www.bethkempton.com / Instagram @bethkempton
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