A guided journal for people seeking new ways to unplug, get active, inspire creativity, cultivate mindfulness, and improve well-being. Afoot and Lighthearted is the first interactive journal of its kind for walkers who want to expand their physical and creative worlds through acts of mindfulness.
BONNIE SMITH WHITEHOUSE, Ph.D., is a professor of English at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, who has been teaching an innovative interdisciplinary course on walking, writing, and well-being for over six years. She specializes in the field of writing studies and is dedicated to producing written work that brings academic findings to a curious general readership. She has previously published for academic audiences on how readers "change their lives" through reading novels. Whitehouse seeks to help others cultivate creativity, well-being, and peace by prompting them to engage thoughtfully and contemplatively with the natural world.
"[A] lovely little handbook . . . Whitehouse reminds us that the act of walking is simple, but its effects can be profound--and likely more beneficial than we realize."--Tina Chambers, for Chapter 16