This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World

This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World

by Sarah Wilson
This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World

This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World

by Sarah Wilson


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A book for our times. Sarah Wilson addresses the loneliness we all feel without the social contact that defines most of us. How can we find connection with others and the outside world when most of our time is spent inside our homes? Wilson looks at the spiritual side of "aloneness" and shows the reader how fulfilling it can be.

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“Sarah Wilson is a force of nature – quite literally. She has taken her pain and grief about our sick and troubled world and alchemized it into action, advocacy, adventure, poetry, and true love.” — ELIZABETH GILBERT

Wake up and reclaim your one wild and precious life. New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson shows you how in this radical spiritual guidebook, the book we need NOW.

Many of us are living with the sense that things are not right with the world and are in a state of spiritual PTSD. We have retreated, morally and psychologically; we are experiencing a crisis of disconnection—from one another, from our true values, from joy, and from life as we feel we are meant to be living it. Sarah Wilson argues that this sense of despair and disconnection is ironically what unites us—that deep down, we are all feeling that same itch for a new way of living. Drawing on science, literature, philosophy and the wisdom of some of the world’s leading experts, and her personal journey, Wilson offers a hopeful path forward to the life we love. En route, she shows us how to wake up and reconnect with life using “wild practices” that include:

·         Hike. Embrace the “walking cure” as great minds throughout history have.

·         Go to your edge. Do what scares you and embrace discomfort daily.

·         #Buylesslivemore. Break the cycle of mindless consumption and get light with your life.

·         Become a soul nerd. Light up your intellect with the arts.

·         Get “full-fat spiritual”. Have an active practice and use it to change the world.

·         Practice wild activism. Through sustained, non-violent protest we can create our better world.

The time has come to boldly, wildly imagine better. We are being called upon, individually and as a society, to forge a new path and to find a new way of living. Will you join the journey?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062962973
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/29/2020
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 192,762
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Sarah Wilson is the author of the New York Times bestsellers First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety, which redefined the mental health genre, and I Quit Sugar, along with eleven cookbooks that have been published in fifty-two countries. Previously, she was editor of Cosmopolitan Australia, host of MasterChef Australia and founder of, an 8-week program that has seen millions worldwide break their sugar addiction. In May 2018, Sarah committed to giving all proceeds from the business to charity. She now builds and enables charity projects that engage humans with one another, and campaigns on mental health, consumerism, and climate issues. Sarah lives in Sydney, Australia, is an obsessive hiker and spent eight years travelling the world with one bag.

Table of Contents

First… 1

Our crisis of connection 17

All the lonely people 18

A pub-to-pub walk: Dorset-Somerset-Wilshire, England 29

The scrolling, the bloody scrolling. 35

The C-bomb 48

The Heididorf hike, Switzerland 64

The elephant in the room 76

A path for our souls 93

A brief bridging chapter 94

The Royal National Park hike, Sydney, Australia 102

Cultivate big kindness like a Greek 106

The Samariá Gorge trail, Crete, Greece 108

Become a soul nerd 122

The Lake District hike, Cumbria, England 123

Go to your edge 136

The Julian Alps hike, Slovenia 150

Hike, just hike. 152

The White Mountain trail, Crete, Greece 165

Get full-fat spiritual 173

Joshua Tree National Park hike, California, USA 176

Now we change the world 189

Show up to your appointment 190

The Grose Valley hike, the Blue Mountains, Australia 196

Start where you are 209

#Buylesslivemore 216

St. Ives to Penzance hike, England 237

Pay attention! think! 243

The Cradle Mountain hike, Tasmania 252

Get antifragile 259

The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage walk, Japan 263

Be comfortable not knowing 272

Forest bathing hike, Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA 282

A flâneur in Paris (in which history repeats itself) 286

Get wild 291

Wadi Rum hike, Jordan 293

Become adult 313

The John Muir Trail, Sierra Nevada, California, USA 326

Home 330

You can find more on my website* 343

Text acknowledgments 343

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