Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden

Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden

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by Kathryn Hall
     
 

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Grounded in over 20 years of careful observations working in a wide variety of gardens, Hall offers 52 life lessons from the garden, illustrated with a lifetime of rich and heartwarming stories, each designed to spark the reader's own imagination and quest for spiritual and personal insight and growth.See more details below

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Grounded in over 20 years of careful observations working in a wide variety of gardens, Hall offers 52 life lessons from the garden, illustrated with a lifetime of rich and heartwarming stories, each designed to spark the reader's own imagination and quest for spiritual and personal insight and growth.

Editorial Reviews

Beverly Hills Times
...Take it to the beach!
Book of the Month
...Kathryn Hall has written a gentle book—she leads the reader from chapter to chapter as if wandering along a beautiful garden path.
California Bookwatch
...packed with wonderful insights perfect for gardening and new age libraries alike!
Dig It! Magazine
...Hall skillfully writes with the style of ladies who lunch. Her writing is a joy to read: elegant, fun, and definitely unique.
Spirituality & Practice
...Hall has come up with 52 insights from her quarter century of gardening — illuminating the human adventure. Personal anecdotes lead to portable wisdom that can spur the reader to transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981557007
Publisher:
Estrella Catarina
Publication date:
08/02/2010
Sales rank:
568,986
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

Patty Montgomery
...Women are nourished by other women’s stories. Hall links metaphors she has drawn from gardening with stories from her colorful life experiences — inspirational words of wisdom to guide others through their life transitions. Her humor, authenticity, and courage shine through each story, and her probing questions at each chapter’s end invite the writer to move more deeply into the process of self-transformation.

— Patty Montgomery (author of Mythmaking)
Joanna Chernauskas
...I heard your voice and your laugh, saw your sparkling eyes … and I could feel and see every single experience you described. I was there in your life stories with you. As they say … I laughed and I cried. I LOVE YOUR BOOK! ...

— Joanna Chernauskas (author of Because You Care)
Liz Watkins
...I loved it! It is ostensibly a book about Kathryn’s life...her life in different countries and in different parts of America, her beloved daughter and her many gardens
—yet it is so much more than this and touches the heart (my heart anyway) because of it.

—Liz Watkins (The Nutty Gnome, blog, UK)
Martin Rutte
...Gardens have been with us since the time of Eden. They teach, they nourish the body and the soul, they beautify. Plant Whatever Brings You Joy is also a garden — of delight, of wisdom and of sustenance.

— Martin Rutte (co-author Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work)
Ewa Szulc
...I wanted to enjoy every page, every story as long as possible...These stories teach and nourish the soul and spirit.

—Ewa Szulc (Ewa in the Garden, blog, Poland)
Donna Markova
...as luscious as a peony in full bloom. Thank you for walking me in the garden of your heart.

— Dawna Markova Ph.D. (author of I Will Not Die an Unlived Life and co-author of Random Acts of Kindness)
Philip Bewley
...It is a testament to the skillful writing style, seemingly so easy and natural, and the life affirming lessons to be considered that your readers will make this book their own; it is just that kind of book: a book to treasure.

— Philip Bewley (Philip’s Garden Blog)
Brooke Medicine Eagle
...This delightful book of easy-reading stories will plant much wisdom in the
garden of your life. Simple and profound, it will help awaken your own graceful flowering!

— Brooke Medicine Eagle (author of Buffalo Woman Comes Singing and The Last Ghost Dance)
Alan Briskin
...Through metaphor and story, Kathryn Hall calls forth images of what it means to cultivate our inner garden. This revealing collection sheds light on the soul’s yearning for beauty, joy, and meaning wherever you are.

— Alan Briskin (author of The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace)
Margaret J. Wheatley
...This gentle book has made me more aware of the wisdom available in all small acts — a delight that stays with you — and a large gift.

— Margaret J. Wheatley (author of Turning to One Another)

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