Cheryl Wilfong shows us how to cultivate the inner garden with lovely, often funny, and always wise stories and reflections. The more I read, the happier I got!
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
author, Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Cheryl's newest book tells you how to journey from the garden to the Garden by way of mindfulness.
author, The Science of Enlightenment
Cheryl Wilfong takes the reader into her garden to help us look at the deepest truths about life and our place in the bigger scheme of things. The result is discovering with fresh eyes the beauty and perfection all around us and the goodness and wisdom right inside us. A beautiful book in every way!
founding teacher, Spirit Rock Meditation Center
author, Awakening Joy
Nature and mindfulness are a a hand and glove fit –each supports the other through cultivation of awareness, joy and peace, while at the same time helping us develop wisdom through seeing cause and effect clearly.
Judson Brewer MD PhD
Director of Research, Center for Mindfulness
Associate Professor, Medicine and Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Research Affiliate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
This book is brimming with evidence that the natural world is our ever-renewing teacher. Cheryl Wilfong helps us see it's possible not to bring suffering on ourselves just because the weather is inconvenient or unexpected. The weather reminds us of the value of surrender, the reality that we are not in control. Cheryl's lovely and always fresh metaphors invite the reflective reader to see the parallels between the growing-and-dying world and the evolving world within.
When Fear Falls Away: The Story of A Sudden Awakening and
The Freedom of Being: At Ease With What Is
These daily inspirations from Cheryl Wilfong's garden are a perfect way to cultivate mindfulness.
author, A Splendid Isolation: Lessons on Happiness from the Kingdom of Bhutan
editor, Harvard Public Health magazine
senior fellow, Schuster Institute for Investigative Reporting
Very appealing, easy to access. A quick breeze of mind-freshener to lighten the day.
David Colin Carr
Grow the wisdom of your heart with these inspiring daily reminders of mindfulness.
author of Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas
fresh and fun and insightful
Jan Frazier (in an email)
This delightful book takes us on a wonderful journey. We are taught gardening tips, strategies for patience, encouragement for inspiration and—most of all—how to be mindful. Daily wisdoms and observations guide us in how to be more thoughtful human beings. What more could we ask? A pure pleasure to read.
author of “Celeste’s Garden Delights: Discover the Many Ways a Garden Can Nurture You.”