Be Here Now will show you how to discover your ‘now’, building resilience and nurturing your own inner sanctuary by treasuring the world, just as it is now, in all its simplicity and authenticity. The present moment, still and dynamic all at once, is the only moment we truly have. The past has gone and the future is not assured.

Wonderful things worthy of our appreciation happen within and around us in every moment. And yet, all too often we seem to decline our timeless invitation to be here now — to be present. We can find ourselves lost in our thoughts of yesterday or our dreams for tomorrow, wishing to be elsewhere or other than ourselves; becoming consumed by distractions, or simply too busy to savour our lives.

Beautifully written and illustrated by acclaimed artist Meredith Gaston Masnata with photographs by Roberto Massimo, Be Here Now shows you how easy it is to reconnect with the moment, pushing aside life’s challenges to rediscover the simple things in life. This inspiring book will assist you to relax and enjoy the moment, a skill that should never be forgotten.

Meredith is an internationally acclaimed Australian artist, best-selling author, and passionate wellness advocate. Meredith’s playfully sophisticated signature style and inspirational words bring comfort and joy to many. Her lovingly illustrated books are translated into foreign languages, and her original artworks and limited edition prints collected worldwide. While exhibiting her artwork locally and abroad from a young age, Meredith graduated from the University of Sydney, majoring in Art History and Theory and Gender and Cultural Studies. Having continued her education as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Meredith frequently features in the media and public sphere discussing wellbeing, self-care, mindfulness and creativity in daily life.

Be Here Now will be released on 5 April.

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