Written by Jennifer Ingham, MSC. Original photography, forward, and editing by Moriah M. Mylod, MAAT, ATR, RYT
Awakening to Nature's Beauty 10 New England Meditations for the Wandering Spirit is a book created to bring awareness and appreciation to nature's many wondrous gifts.
By simply getting in touch with nature through our senses, we discover that we are not entirely separate from it and we can easily make contact with it through the presence of breath at any time. Through this detailed reading and meditation guide, you can explore 10 popular New England travel destinations without ever leaving your room. Embrace your wanderlust and connect with mind and body through this immersive and visual book!
Available as an e-book or physical copy. 100 percent of all profits will be donated to the American Art Therapy Association in support of mental health awareness and ending stigma related to treatment.
The American Art Therapy Association is proud to collaborate on this creative initiative.
"The fall foliage is bursting with shades of orange, yellow and red, mimicking a painting in texture and color. The pond surface to your right mirrors the scene perfectly, doubling the dazzling sight like a mirror. The crisp fall air surrounds you, bringing earthy scents to your nose. Two blue jays flitter from branch to branch in the tall trees ahead. You take a moment to gaze up at the bright blue sky in the canopy above. The swirl of clouds and sky fill your eyes against the contrasting colors of the changing leaves. You climb over a few gray rocks that lead up a small hill. One of the blue jays has followed you on your walk and chirps in acknowledgment of your presence."
**Educators, community leaders, practitioners and interested individuals are welcome to download and share a free copy of the Create Your Own Guided Meditation Workbook included in the book. The artist Moriah M. Mylod has also provided a supplemental PDF resource for individual or group Earth Mandala instruction. Enjoy!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JENNIFER INGHAM, MSC is a freelance writer and social impact digital marketing consultant based in New England. She grew up in the desert landscape of Arizona but has called this area of the country home for over a decade. Her writing portfolio is a pastiche of many different styles and genres. She enjoys writing about education, art, culture, and community and often draws from lived experience in her work.
In her decade-long career, Jennifer has worked on local and national marketing, communication, and writing initiatives with local, national, and regional organizations. Jennifer earned her B.S. in public relations from Northern Arizona University in 2010 and completed her master’s in communication program at Clark University in 2020.
You can read more of Jennifer’s writing by visiting her online portfolio.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
MORIAH M. MYLOD, MAAT, ATR, RYT is a visual artist, registered art psychotherapist, body somatic yoga teacher, multidisciplinary educator, and an adjunct professor of art therapy residing in the northwest region of New Jersey. She primarily works in her home studio, Birdseye in The Attic, where she explores various painting medium applications on canvas, paper, and wood. Moriah has been working artistically in the great outdoors for several years, specifically in the ephemeral arts creating earth mandalas from United States Eastern terrains. Moriah has experience in clinical work, expressive art lessons, trauma-informed presentations, poetry readings, creative arts workshops, community art projects such as murals, facilitating art experiential and guided-meditations.
Moriah graduated from Cedar Crest College in 2013 with a B.A. in Art Therapy and a Minor in Art History, where she was a recipient for the Howard Agar Memorial Prize for demonstration of significant ability in the studio arts. She obtained her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Cedar Crest College in May 2016.
You can view more of her mandala art, paintings, and writing on here @ www.moriahmylod.com