The timing for this book is perfect, as individuals navigate all manner of challenges in the world. Beloved is a book that you can keep beside your bed as a way to calm the mind and spirit when life feels overwhelming. Just by reading a page and looking at a photo a feeling of calm and relief can replace anxiety and worry. This book is about mindfulness, changing our perspective and bringing awareness back to our connection with ourselves, and our world.
Beloved is a unique blend of elegant imagery and comforting words with wide appeal. A practical guide for dealing with loss and the confusing emotions that arise at this time, based on the author's personal experiences. Hope, comfort and simple wisdom in a time of great uncertainty. A unique way to connect to people experiencing grief, change and emotional upheaval.
'Beloved is a book of beauty and gentleness, words calming the heart and taking us to a larger place, each poem illustrated with well chosen photographs. It is rare to find a book that presents suffering as a source of wisdom. We live in a pain-avoidance society that dictates a variety of analgesics, but Emma Farry, in the spirit of the Beatitudes, invites us into a stillness where suffering is seen as the birthing of a new life.' --Joy Cowley DCNZM OBE New Zealand literature icon
EMMA FARRY was born and raised in Dunedin, and is of Lebanese and Scottish heritage. She completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and has worked on newspapers, magazines and television shows both in New Zealand and overseas.Her first novel Redemption was warmly endorsed by Keri Hulme, which led to a book deal with New York based, independent publishing company, Face 2 Face Press in 2001.For the last year, Emma has been able to concentrate more fully on her creative work and, along with her cousin Sara-Jane Lahood, has formed publishing company Be Loved Press. Through their publishing endeavors and work with Soul Stones, Emma and Sara- Jane hope to encourage and inspire others to cope with change and grief, and learn resilience through mindfulness, meditation and compassion for self.Emma lives at Muriwai Beach with her husband and two sons.For more, please visit: www.emmafarry.com.