Afoot and Lighthearted: A Journal for Mindful Walking

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Afoot and Lighthearted will teach readers how to harness the power of walking to cultivate and nourish attention, inspiration, and determination, as well as to combat distraction, anxiety, and the dreaded creative block. 

Organized around thematic prompts designed to help makers take a break from digital life and tap into the transformational magic of creative journaling, Afoot and Lighthearted introduces us to innovative walkers throughout literature, art, philosophy, and history, and it offers encouragement in the form of inspirational quotes. Supported by light illustrations and evidence from recent research on the compelling connection between walking and well-being, Afoot and Lighthearted offers a fresh perspective every step of the way, much like a walk itself.

Bonnie Smith Whitehouse

I’m a pilgrim who believes in crossing borders with my writing and teaching. I especially love to trespass across the territorial lines we’ve drawn around areas of knowledge, the categories we’ve used to designate human beings as “creative” or ...

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