Be Your Own Harmonist’: Lola Tillyaeva’s new book provides a guide to building a balanced life

Lola Tillyaeva, a native of Uzbekistan, is renowned for finding success at everything she puts her mind to.  She was a long-serving ambassador to UNESCO and along with her husband, businessman Timur Tillyaev, operates several NGO’s  in Uzbekistan. While she now splits her time between L.A and Paris, she has not lost sight of her roots and is passionate about promoting her homeland’s rich cultural heritage.

With her husband she co-produced the feature film, Ulugh Beg: The Man Who Unlocked the Universe to tell the story of one of history’s unsung heroes. She also published a coloring book, Uzbekistan: An Experience of Cultural Treasures to Colour, and opened a boutique in Paris, La Maison de l’Ouzbékistan. The goal of this gallery is to create, “a cultural bridge between Europe and Central Asia, providing a singular portal to Uzbekistan right in the heart of Paris – a means of introducing Uzbekistan’s rich cultural heritage to a European audience.”

Apart from all of her projects, Lola is also a committed environmental activist, a successful entrepreneur, a mother and possesses a master’s degree in International Law from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent as well as a doctorate in Psychology from Tashkent State University.

So it’s not surprising that the question she often gets asked is, “How do you possibly find the time for all these activities?”. In her new self-care guide ‘Be Your Own Harmonist: Awakening Your Inner Wisdom for Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing’, Lola seeks to answer this question by detailing how she harmonizes the competing demands of  her time and energy. As she puts it the book is “a merging of science and spirituality,”  a union Tillyaeva considers “crucial to the future of human progress”. The book provides “an all-encompassing solution for unlocking your intuition and living to your greatest potential.”

Be Your Own Harmonist is a product of both her remarkable personal experience and many years of research. Lola Tillyaeva makes a convincing case that the “delicate interplay between our physical, emotional and mental wellness” are critical to leading a richer, more balanced and satisfying life.

The first part of her book explores physical issues like the role of chronic inflammation and the healing powers of yoga. She also emphasizes that regular sleep routines and healthy eating habits are crucial to physical wellbeing.

The second part of Be Your Own Harmonist examines mental wellbeing through the lens of brain plasticity and life-improving habits such as meditation and breathwork. Towards the end of the book, Lola reviews the latest thinking on heart intelligence and emotional resilience. A central theme is forgiveness and its impact upon our emotional wellbeing  as well as concern for our environment.

Lola Tillyaeva draws upon her formal qualifications in the book, but also makes use of more eclectic sources of knowledge, for example Feng Shui. This makes Be Your Own Harmonist a great resource for anyone seeking a sustainable and more harmonious work-life balance in today’s hectic world.

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