High Grade Living
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A handbook for shifting from stressed, anxious and overwhelmed to creative, grounded and happy, using ancient knowledge applied to modern living.
In an increasingly frenetic and fractured world, we have lost the essence of ourselves. This book is a guide to stripping away artifice in your life to discover your ‘broad place’, where you come into contact with your higher self as a creative and conscious human.
High-Grade Living demonstrates how a strong foundation of meditation can benefit all areas of your life, from the home to relationships, creativity and happiness. The book examines how to audit, edit and refine your home through considered exercises on assessing excess and determining how well your possessions reflect who you are. Other prompts will help your creativity flow and establish how your words and actions embody who you want to be. Author Jacqui Lewis is a long-time practitioner of Integrated Meditation and founder of multiple businesses who has lived life at the extremes of stress and anxiety, and now teaches others the grounded, innovative and resilient approach that brought her back to herself.
About the Authors
Jacqui Lewis co-founded The Broad Place, a global school focused on bringing clarity, creativity and consciousness into the lives of students and clients. A London-based writer, educator, facilitator and speaker, Jacqui teaches across Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, Australia and London, and hosts immersive retreats globally. She has worked with LinkedIn, ANZ Bank, Westpac Bank and Scentre Group, among other international companies, and has been featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, BRW, Financial Review, Rhapsody, Sydney Morning Herald, Peppermint, Broadsheet, Mamamia and more. Jacqui was included by David Jones in a national campaign in 2016 highlighting the Most Influential Women in Australia.
Arran Russell is a multidisciplinary creative co-founder of The Broad Place. With degrees in fine arts and visual communications, Arran has worked with high-profile clients such as Coca-Cola, BMGRecords, Lee Denim and Channel V. He founded fashion brands Marshall Artist and Vanishing Elephant, and launched the Czech-produced Babicka Vodka. In addition to his work at The Broad Place, Arran now runs the strategy and branding agency Folke Army, specialising in the food and beverage industries. In his role as creative director of The Broad Place, Arran designs and develops products following the philosophy of high-grade living, ensuring every element is ethically sourced and produced.