Beauty and the Soul

beauty and the soul“The good news is that more and more people are studying the healing power of beauty,” writes Piero Ferrucci in his new book, Beauty and the Soul: The Extraordinary Power of Everyday Beauty to Heal Your Life (Tarcher/Penguin, September 2010). “Take architecture, our habitat can help or obstruct our healing and well-being. It can be a great support or a great obstacle…We cannot always live and work in the ideal place. But we can do a lot, at little expense and in a short time, to make our immediate environment more pleasant and friendly.”

In chapters such as “The Form of Happiness,” “The Heart of Beauty,” and “Self, Nature, and Society,” Ferrucci, a psychotherapist and critically acclaimed author, weaves research and case studies together with personal anecdotes and parables that educate and inspire. This book shows you how to look at the world in a whole new way, and to find beauty everywhere—in the environment, relationships, actions, words, and inner selves. www.tarcherbooks.comMargaret Coventry