Cultivate Greater Awareness with this Joyful, Earth-Centered Path of Mindfulness
Enjoy the extraordinary union of meditation and nature with this hands-on guide to being mindful in the garden. Joann Calabrese shares an abundance of activities and exercises you can use while inhabiting any green space, whether it's your yard, a park, or a forest trail. You'll learn to engage with earth energies and the present moment via everyday, accessible practices—all while using the natural world as your portal.
Growing Mindful features dozens of awareness-boosting explorations rooted in sensing the wonder and magic of nature. Discover supplies and settings for each activity, garden correspondences, and 52 plants to mindfully connect with every week of the year. This inspiring, playful guide helps you deepen your spirituality and nurture a unique practice.
"[Joann] shares such a variety of mindfulness experiences that we can explore this book for many seasons."—Eric Imbody, Qigong teacher, psychotherapist, and gardener
"If you are looking for fun ways to practice mindfulness, you will love Growing Mindful. Joann provides the reader with many wonderful and insightful games and activities to allow you to experience gardening, nature, and any other part of life in a more mindful way. I love how some of the activities allowed me experience my garden in new ways—with a level of awareness and clarity I had not experienced before. I highly recommend this book."—Scott White, gardener and Tai Chi/Qigong teacher
"The combination of horticultural information and Joann's personal stories will create a place for this book on many gardener's bookshelves. The way it guides one to a place of inner peace and deep appreciation for all that exists in the present moment earns it a place in the hearts of millions more seeking a path through these difficult times."—Tracy Neal, lanscape designer and teacher through the Santa Fe Botanical Garden