Flourishing Kin

Indigenous Wisdom for Collective Well-Being
Paperback Book - Preorder (Available November 19, 2024)
Paperback Book - Preorder
Available November 19, 2024
eBook - Preorder
Available November 19, 2024
Full Description

A first-of-its-kind book that updates the Western paradigm of mental wellness with Indigenous wisdom for collective, sustainable happiness

How do we cultivate happiness? When facing the monumental challenges of our world, it can feel natural to tune out the bad news and focus on our mental health. Yet Dr. Yuria Celidwen teaches that attending only to our own state of mind is precisely why so many of us struggle to be happy. “What’s been overlooked is the Indigenous perspective,” she says. “It is the understanding that individual happiness is not enough—we must expand our view to include our kinship with others, from our neighbors to the living Earth.”

While recognizing the gains made by Western positive psychology, mindfulness, and neuroscience, Dr. Celidwen’s research shows the tremendous benefit of integrating Indigenous approaches into our approach to well-being. In Flourishing Kin, she identifies seven key principles found in Indigenous cultures worldwide that embrace virtue, ethical living, and spirituality. Each principle reveals how we can overcome isolation and despair, nourish healthy relationships with our communities and environment, and build strong foundations of well-being that elevate our life choices.

Sustainable happiness goes beyond optimism or resilience. Dr. Celidwen invites us to experience a path to fulfillment that allows us to meet the world in all its complexity and imperfection with love, hope, and joyous participation in the flourishing of all living beings.

Format Details
Paperback Book - Preorder (Available November 19, 2024) eBook - Preorder (Available November 19, 2024)
Contents Paperback Book (256 pages) eBook (256 pages)
Product Code BK06809 BK06809W
ISBN Number 978-1-64963-204-3 978-1-64963-205-0
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Yuria Celidwen, PhD

About Yuria Celidwen, PhD

Yuria Celidwen, PhD, (Indigenous Nahua and Maya) works on the intersection of Indigenous studies, cultural psychology, and contemplative science. She investigates the embodied experience of self-transcendence in world ecstatic and Indigenous traditions and how it enhances pro-social behavior. She emphasizes the reclamation, revitalization, and transmission of Indigenous wisdom and the advancement of Indigenous and planetary rights. She lives in New York City. For more, visit yuriacelidwen.com.

Author photo © Dr Yuria Celidwen