|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
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...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)
...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)
...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)
...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)
...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)
...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)
...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)
...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)
...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)
...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)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite “Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully,” 2 Corinthians 9:6. As you read this passage, look at it as the prelude to Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom From the Garden by Kathryn Hall. Kathryn will take you on a journey with her by providing fifty-two beautiful stories about how the seeds that she has planted, or those that were planted in her life, set her on a pathway to growth and discovery. “Plant whatever gives you joy. Resist the temptation to plant more than you can care for.” Instead of going wide, go down by “deeply tilling the hardened ground,” says Kathryn. In Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom From the Garden by Kathryn Hall we are reminded that all that we are and everything we do are the results of planted and watered seeds. I enjoyed the essence of Plant Whatever Brings You Joy because Kathryn reminded me that our seeds are also connected to karma. Kathryn tells stories about going to Chicago as a teacher in an urban neighborhood, fresh out of college, and the effects of not having her father close to her and protecting her as she grew up, to her transition to moving and embracing gardening once her child went away to college. These were all of the seeds that positioned her to not only the life that she is now living, but to authoring Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom From the Garden. If you want some inspiration on the seeds you are planting, pick up Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom From the Garden by Kathryn Hall.
This garden book doesn't seem to be big, just 228 pages. But if you read it, impression is changing - the book grows much, much bigger. "Blessed wisdom from the garden" becomes heartwarming book of treasure. Cover design fits perfectly the nature of the 52 short stories embracing the garden and life, written in unique style. When I read a book or Kathryn's blog I am always astonished with her easy, natural and skillful writing style. I bet, that use of words will also surprise you! When I read it, I wanted to enjoy every page, every story as long as possible, because I had a feeling that a close friend is sharing life wisdom and whispering life affirmations to my ear. This garden book is not only filled with entertaining backyard stories, it brings also intense spiritual beauty - these stories teach and nourish soul and spirit.