This marvelous journey through landscapes of human emotion provides readers with journaling prompts to help them embrace the full range of their feelings.
This wise and inspiring book invites readers to welcome all of their emotions, positive or negative, to come sit and talk, as they would with a very good friend. Using personification as a tool, creative writing teacher and Positive Psychology practitioner Devon Loftus takes readers through a process of describing their emotions—joy, discomfort, anxiety, contentment—without judgment or shame. Thoughtful and comforting, this book will help readers reconnect to the place inside themselves where all their complex and beautiful emotions dwell. In poetic essays that serve as inspiration, Loftus personifies more than fifty emotions—such as Playfulness, a redhead with three freckles on her right cheek only her closest friends notice, or Love, who slowly brings every person she passes on the street to life—to encourage readers to sit down with their emotions in a creative and curious way. According to Loftus, when we allow ourselves to view our feelings without judgment, we are able to witness them (and therefore ourselves) more fully, with all of their quirks and humanness. Dwell is an invaluable tool for readers seeking greater self-understanding.
About the Author
Devon Loftus is a writer and author and the founder of Moon Cycle Bakery, a hormone supportive food delivery service assisting people during their cycle, encouraging holistic health and empowering others to redefine and reclaim their well-being. Loftus’s creative writing courses and workshops guide people through the practice of personifying their emotions with a focus on emotional intelligence and their own innate wisdom. Loftus has her B.A. in creative writing and is a Positive Psychology practitioner.
"Dwell is a great tool for increasing your emotional intelligence. It's a deep dive into identifying, understanding, and befriending your emotions — learning to see them as guides, not adversaries." —Brianna Wiest, Bestselling Author of 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think, The Mountain Is You, and more.
"Thoughtful, compassionate, and clever. This book is proof that personifying our emotions allows us to meet ourselves over and over again." —Jake Ernst, MSW RSW, Therapist and Creator of @mswjake