March 12, 2016

Spotlight + Giveaway: Start Where You Are by Meera Lee Patel

Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration
Author: Meera Lee Patel
Genre: Nonfiction/Self Help/Journal
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: TarcherPerigree


Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder: that by taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams.

Featuring vibrant hand-lettering and images that have attracted a large following for her stationery and textile line in boutiques across the country, Meera Lee Patel's uplifting book presents supportive prompts and exercises along with inspirational quotes to encourage reflection through writing, drawing, chart-making, and more.

Featuring inspiring quotes from writers, artists, and other visionaries paired with open-ended questions and prompts, with plenty of room for writing and reflecting, this appealing full-color book will make a perfect gift and keepsake as well as being a powerful tool for positive change.

Featured by as a “must-read” in Fall of last year, this beautiful hand-painted journal has hit bestseller lists, become an internet-art favorite, and has been listed twice by Mind Body Green as suggested reading to get your creative and spiritual potential flowing. 

“We found these beautiful pieces of advice—and helpful journal writing prompts that help usher in a few doable changes—all in [this] must-read book.”  ~
Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist raised by the New Jersey shore, where she swam the bright waters and climbed cherry blossom trees until she grew old enough to draw them. Her illustrations are inspired by the magical mysteries of nature, the quiet stories that lace through everyday life, and the bold colors of her native India.

Her first book, DAILY ZEN, was published by Ulysses Press in October 2014.

Her second book, START WHERE YOU ARE, will be published in Fall 2015 by Perigee (Penguin USA).

Meera lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

(Photo taken from author's website.)

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Giveaway: (1) Finished copy of START WHERE YOU ARE - Open to US only!


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