Homemaking and Personal Development: Meditative Practice for Homemakers
Veronika van Duin began her career forty years ago as a homemaker. Beginning with love, enthusiasm, and idealism, she quickly discovered that she had underestimated the magnitude of the task, which left her feeling inadequate and guilty much of the time, as well as alone and occasionally lonely.
Out of those humbling feelings, Homemaking and Personal Development came into being. In it, the author offers support and hope for other homemakers, revealing the discoveries that provided her—and many in her workshops and courses—with basic tools for overcoming personal hindrances. In this wonderfully uplifting book, van Duin provides exercises for restoring and maintaining equilibrium, gaining understanding, creating joy, validating feeling, maintaining vitality and drive, developing insight, finding freedom, and much more.
Homemaking and Personal Development will help mothers and fathers enjoy a richer, more fulfilling experience in the home.
C O N T E N T S:
Preface: A Prayer
1. Can Meditative Exercises Solve Problems in Daily Life?
2. Restoring Balance
3. Discovering Understanding
4. Creating Joy
5. Validating Feeling
6. Establishing Vitality
7. Developing Insight
8. Finding Freedom
Epilogue: A Meditation
About the Author
Veronika van Duin was born in Scotland and trained as a nursery nurse. For many years, together with her own family, she lived with people with special needs and later took in teenage boarders. Her experiences led to a search for ways to create a home that would contribute to a truly sound and healthy society. She lives with young children with special needs and leads seminars and workshops for homemakers. She is married and her three children are now adults.