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Craft Your Way to Inner Peace
In this wild and wired world, it is increasingly difficult to truly relax and find stillness within. Maggie Oman Shannon's Crafting Calm is a DIY guide to peace of mind, offering an abundance of ways you can achieve serenity and satisfaction by living the handmade life. Author Oman Shannon, the spiritual director of a Unity Church, explores crafts and creativity as a lifelong practice with enormous physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. And by knitting love and hope into every stitch, handicrafts help form new friendships and community. From making a desktop shrine or mini-Zen garden, to stringing intention beads and painting personal prayer flags, Crafting Calm is an essential tool for making mindfulness.
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"Open the book, be inspired beyond your own expectations and let Maggie and her many creative friends assure you that 'you can make it.' Maggie helps expand your ideas of what it is to be meditative, to be prayerful. She will spark ideas that are unique to you." —Mary Anne Radmacher, forewordist and author of Live Boldly
REV. MAGGIE OMAN SHANNON is an interfaith minister, spiritual director, workshop and retreat facilitator, and lifelong crafter whose passion is exploring the relationship between creativity and spirituality. A former magazine editor and creativity coach, she is the author of five previous books, including Prayers for Healing. Oman Shannon lives in San Francisco with her husband and young daughter (who also loves to craft.) She currently serves as Spiritual Director of Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco.