Delving deeper than decor to explore the power of home as a path to wellbeing #happyinside

Happy Inside: the book

Happy Inside: How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness is an essential handbook for anyone who wants to become happier, healthier and more empowered. It is a thought-leading way of thinking about our homes that underlines that far from being frivolous, home-making is fundamental to wellbeing.

Written by Michelle Ogundehin, the woman The Sunday Times calls “the interiors guru”, it’s set to become the one-stop lifestyle bible — required reading in our ‘Age of Anxiety’, if not global pandemics. In fact, this book will help your home to become your most powerful ally, your secret superpower in an increasingly uncertain world.

Mixing the knowledge gained from 20 years of editing interiors magazines and Michelle’s early training as an architect, Happy Inside shares loads of practical information alongside personal insights from her practice of meditation and mindfulness, expertise in colour psychology, love of Japanese culture and study of Buddhist philosophy.

Happy Inside is a book to make you reconsider the power of home, viewing it as a vital piece in your armoury. Your secret weapon to combat the stress and worries of contemporary life. It can be your place of calm and rest, mindfulness and fortification. A refuge in which to recharge and reboot. It can, in short, be your place to become your best self.

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”A book for creating a wellness sanctuary at home.” Sunday times style

Order a copy now from Waterstones,  Penguin, Amazon, A Great Read or via Hive.

“I love this book. Strong, clever, intelligent advice with soul.” Mary Portas
“Such a brilliant and joyful book.” Skye macalpine
Happy Inside book cover

Happy Inside: How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness by Michelle Ogundehin. Published 30 april 2020.

But if you think Happy Inside is just a book about overtly up-beat ‘happy’ decor, or all green juice and yoga, then no. Happy Inside uses the framework of the home as a lens through which to explore a completely holistic view of how to live well — from the food you eat, to the importance of exercise and the power of play. Right through to why a dining table is your most important piece of furniture, the benefits of good sleep and how to regularly attain it.

“Practical guidance on making the most of what we have in order to find inner calm and outer contentment.” Elle decoration
“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
“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

Or read Awakening, the introduction in full.

Book design: Alex Hunting
Illustrations: Nicola Rew
Photography: Emma Harris

Imprint: Ebury Press
Published: 30 April 2020
ISBN: 9781529105551
Length: 304  Pages
RRP: £18.99

Order a copy from Waterstones,  Penguin, Amazon, A Great Read or via Hive.

Writer, Author, Brand Consultant & TV Presenter

Michelle Ogundehin is internationally renowned as an authority on interiors, trends and style. She is an influencer with expertise and the multi award-winning former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration UK.