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Gardening Nude; a Common Sense Guide to Improving Your Health and Lifestyle By Increasing Exposure t by Shawna Lee Coronado (2008) Paperback Paperback – 2008
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Unlike so many other books that try to pass the blame of unhappiness off to other people and circumstance, Shawna gently asks the reader to take personal responsibility for their own happiness and gives the power of self fulfillment back to the individual. Her plan is all encompassing, and encourages the reader to seek satisfaction on the natural, personal, and community levels. With grace and factual evidence, Shawna explains one of the greatest simple truths: a person can't be whole without a connection to their community and the natural world.
Written with humor, candor, and poise, Shawna's book is truly a gem, and I can't wait to see what her next project will be. Full of can-do attitude, confidence, and honest self-reflection, Gardening Nude is a must-read for everyone. If we all followed Shawna's philosophy the world would be a much better, much happier, and much greener place.
Don't let the title fool you!
Gardening Nude, is a fantastic example of someone following their intuition and sharing their story.
Shawna recounts her journey to improve her mental and physical health. More importantly, she explains how getting in touch with nature helped her not only redefine herself, but completely reshaped her life. Its these life lessons that she shares with the reader - who she encourages to achieve the same goals.
Shawna's passion and dedication to increased exposure to nature, better health practices, and community has built the foundation of her Go Green Health Plan:
-Exercise aerobically - outdoors in nature, at least twenty minutes a day, breathing deeply
-Be exposed to sunlight, without sunglasses, for twenty minutes a day.
-Eat nutritionally - between 3-5 meals/snacks everyday. Be sure to include high quality, low-fat protein and whole grain carbohydrate.
-Get a regular message (my favorite)
-Regularly do helpful things for others and/or for the community and environment
This plan is the foundation of her book - stressing that cultivating a healthy life style will improve a person's mental and physical health and strip away the toxic living cycles we have found ourselves trapped in.
The biggest message I took from the book is that being with nature is what we as human beings, are meant to do. And the more we build our lifestyles around the 9-5 schedule, rush hour, fast food, and conveniences of modern living - the more we loose ourselves.
Needless to say I relate 100% to what Shawna talks about in her book - that spending time in nature can truly heal the soul.
Congratulations Shawna - you surpassed all expectations of this reader!!
When I was finished with this book, I found that I made personal connections with certain little tips that Shawna gave, to live a greener life. Sure, the way Shawna lives (green, you know!) is not realistically attainable for most people *in an instant*, but by taking baby steps, you can get there if you want to. I felt a deep sense of satisfaction when I finished reading because I got it. And I was proud of Shawna because I imagine her goal in writing the book was to inspire people to take those baby steps, and in my eyes, she achieved it with me. For any writer to pour their heart and soul into a book like Shawna did and to see that readers GET IT, that's an amazing thing.
Shawna sheds so much light on how we CAN go green, have fun and enjoy our world while caring for it. It is a change of attitude that we all need.
Shawna is a breath of fresh air! Read her book and check out her blog, it will give you food for thought and a daily smile. =)