Happy Inside: the book
Happy Inside: How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to feel happier, healthier and more empowered. Why? Because your environment is as fundamental to your wellbeing as good food and exercise. Take charge of your space, take charge of your life!
“Prozac Schmozac! Wise, witty and wonderful, Michelle Ogundehin’s brilliant book is the only anti-depressant you’ll ever need. It’s my new bible.” Potter and designer Jonathan Adler
“Michelle’s book, Happy Inside, resonates with the way I have always thought of the idea of Home – she is connecting the dots of comfort, wellness, calm, rejuvenation, self-care and warm hospitality, showing that physical personal space has a spiritual relationship to ourselves. That’s an essential message for our current times.” Donna Karan
“A happy home is a fundamental building block of happiness, and Michelle’s book is an essential, step-by-step guide to creating a home we love.” Arianna Huffington
Michelle lives and breathes her philosophy. She is passionate about the power of your surroundings to enhance your wellbeing. Her own home is her ultimate test bed, and she enjoys good health, great sleep, abundant energy and en enduringly youthful demeanour as a result of practising what she preaches. Now she wants to share that knowledge and insight with as many people as possible, to help and empower them to create environments in which to thrive.
And in the face of globally rising rates of chronic illness and mental health issues (even before Covid-19), the creation of a supportive and restorative home has never been more important. As she puts it, “I don’t care how you fold your socks, but I do care how you feel.”
master your space, master your life
Mixing the knowledge gained from 20 years of editing interiors magazines and Michelle’s early training as an architect, Happy Inside combines practical information with personal insight from her practice of meditation and mindfulness, expertise in colour psychology, love of Japanese culture and study of Buddhist philosophy.
It’s an approach that’s accessible, achievable and affordable. Because, armed with the right information Michelle believes that people can achieve much more than they think, no matter how little money they have or whether their space is small or large, rented or owned.
Happy Inside is a book to make you reconsider your relationship with your home. Because it could be your most powerful ally and a personal superpower against the stress and worries of contemporary life.
Read more about the content here… Happy Inside
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But if you think Happy Inside is just a book about up-beat ‘happy’ decor, then think again. It is so much more than that! Rather, Happy Inside uses the framework of the home as a lens through which to explore a holistic approach to living well.
Alongside a zone by zone breakdown of how to tackle every room in the home, Happy Inside delves into the food you eat, the importance of play, why a dining table is your most important piece of furniture, the benefits of good sleep and how to regularly attain it.
“I love this book. Strong, clever, intelligent advice with soul.” Mary Portas
“Such a brilliant and joyful book.” Skye macalpine
”A book for creating a wellness sanctuary at home.” Sunday times style
“Happy Inside brilliantly teaches how to elevate your soul through accessible steps and wise practices to insure ‘there’s no place like home’.” HALSTON Fashion director, couture vintage retailer, TV presenter, Cameron Silver
“Practical guidance on making the most of what we have in order to find inner calm and outer contentment.” Elle decoration
“This is the ideal guide to creating a beautiful home that brings lasting happiness and peace.” GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Welcome to the home health revolution!
“A wonderful look at how to transform our homes to be more mindfully aligned with our true nature and a reflection of who we are.” Fearne Cotton
“A must-have read for anyone looking to improve not just their home but also their quality of life within it.” Matthew Williamson
You can read more about the contents here.
And even read the introduction in full… Awakening.
Imprint: Ebury Press
Published: 30 April 2020
Length: 304 Pages