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The Sweetness of a Simple Life: Tips for Healthier, Happier and Kinder Living Gleaned from the Wisdom and Science of Nature Kindle Edition

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Length: 370 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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   • "The acclaimed Canadian botanist and medical biochemist combines her profound knowledge of horticulture and her unique sense of spirituality and Aboriginal traditions as well as alternative and Western medicine with one goal: good living. . . . Inspiring and enlightening." Maclean's 

   • "[The Sweetness of a Simple Life] is her most accessible [book] to date, a collection of gentle musings about silence, her root cellar, tree medicines, pets, gifts for birds, and how she cured her husband of his 3-pack-a-day smoking habit." Sarah Hampson, The Globe and Mail

About the Author

DIANA BERESFORD-KROEGER, a botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined "renegade scientist," brings together ethnobotany, biochemistry, horticulture, spirituality and alternative medicine to reveal a path toward better stewardship of the natural world. In 2010, Beresford-Kroeger was inducted as a Wings Worldquest Fellow. The Utne Reader named her one of their Visionaries for 2011. In the same year she was elected as a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She lives in Ontario with her husband, Christian H. Kroeger, surrounded by her research garden, Carrigliath, filled with rare and endangered species.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2643 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345812956
  • Publisher: Random House Canada (October 22, 2013)
  • Publication Date: October 22, 2013
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,119 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Crocker on July 6, 2014
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All of Diana Beresford-Kroeger's books serve to renew our sense of wonder and reverence for the trees of the world, for nature broadly and for the individual lives that weave it's tapestry. Her voice is the voice of science, of poetry, and of ancient wisdom. She speaks to us with urgency, grace, and the glint of real magic. She's Irish, and charmingly aristocratic. Once you start reading her books you feel that you will never be able to thank her enough for her message of hope and healing, but thank her you will - by planting trees. Her influence has reached into our small backyard in Massachusetts in a thriving legacy of elderberries, sassafras, and pawpaw trees.

There is a YouTube video, about 45 minutes long, in which the author explains her intentions in writing this most recent book. Watch or listen to the video. Read the book. Plant a tree. It will give you hope and make you smile.
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