Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are

A Journal for Self-Exploration

Summary

Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder: that by taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams.

Featuring vibrant hand-lettering and images that have attracted a large following for her stationery and textile line in boutiques across the country, Meera Lee Patel's uplifting book presents supportive prompts and exercises along with inspirational quotes to encourage reflection through writing, drawing, chart-making, and more.

Featuring inspiring quotes from writers, artists, and other visionaries paired with open-ended questions and prompts, with plenty of room for writing and reflecting, this appealing full-color book will make a perfect gift and keepsake as well as being a powerful tool for positive change.

Reviews

  • Would I recommend it? Yes. If, like me, your head is spinning with indecision, at the very least you might feel a bit lighter. And, who knows, if you're mind is freed up, perhaps you might actually find an answer after all
    Marisa Bate, The Pool

About the author

Meera Lee Patel

Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist raised in America by the New Jersey shore, where she swam the bright waters and climbed cherry blossom trees until she grew old enough to draw them. Her illustrations are inspired by the magical mysteries of nature, the quiet stories that lace through everyday life, and the bold colours of her native India. She is the author of Start Where You Are and My Friend Fear.

Meera lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit her online at www.meeralee.com, or follow her work on Instagram @merelymeeralee.
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