Discover the extraordinary union of meditation and nature with this hands-on guide to being mindful in the garden. Growing Mindful presents an abundance of meditation practices you can use while inhabiting any green space. Joann Calabrese shows you how to engage with earth energies and the present moment using the natural world as your portal.
This inspiring book features dozens of awareness-boosting activities rooted in sensing the wonder and magic of nature. Discover supplies and settings for each activity, 52 plants to mindfully connect with every week of the year, and heart-centered explorations of garden correspondences. Growing Mindful helps you deepen your spiritually 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