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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 Hardcover – Oct 22 2013

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Canada (Oct. 22 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345812956
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345812957
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.9 x 19.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #91,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“This is a unique book, in its approach unlike any other I know. Readers are treated as friends, invited into the author’s decluttered world of Sweet Simplicity. Diana Beresford-Kroeger convincingly interweaves her scientific expertise and her extensive knowledge of ancient aboriginal wisdom and practices, and a path into a saner and safer world seems to emerge, a path that is open to all. Part of the magic of the book is its practical accessibility. Within the clarity of the author’s big picture of an earth in peril, there are ways forward. Small, individual decisions become opportunities to contribute to collective betterment. There is no ‘them’ and ‘us’ in the author’s approach, in spite of her sense of passionate urgency.”
—Ursula Franklin, University Professor Emerita, former member of the Science Council of Canada, and author of The Real World of Technology
 
“Diana Beresford-Kroeger weaves together her wealth of scientific and traditional knowledge about the natural world with deep spirituality—and courageously communicates the latter. From this infrequently encountered but insight-generating combination, she distills practical advice for everyday living that will help us to keep healthy in body, mind and spirit. Her most powerful message is that we need to have a deep love for Nature and respect for the natural, to realize how much we will lose if we do not, and that we have obligations to future generations to hold Nature and the natural on trust for them. I loved this book.”
—Margaret Somerville, Samuel Gale Professor of Law, Professor Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
 
“The very existence of this book—with its down-to-earth appeal to drink wine, eat seaweed, sleep more, enjoy yourself, eschew industrial food—is testament to the chaos and hostility of modern life. But Beresford-Kroeger is a firm and gentle guide back to kindness, back to connection, back to simplicity.”
—Nick Saul & Andrea Curtis, co-authors of The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement
 
The Sweetness of a Simple Life is a thoughtful book with much insight into the fundamental relationship between simplicity, food and biochemistry. It’s a perfect read after a long day in the fields.”
—Daniel Brisebois, vegetable and seed grower, and past-president of Canadian Organic Growers
 
“In this book that reads like a friendly conversation over a cup of tea, Diana Beresford-Kroeger tells stories about her life, plants she has known, and how these plants may benefit humans. Her stories integrate knowledge from biochemistry, traditional medicine, herbalism, modern medicine, cutting-edge science, and global cultural practices. Though the focus is on people, this book is a gentle, humorous and fascinating window on the diversity of plants, their ecology, and especially their chemical biology.”
—Susan Dudley, Associate Professor of Biology, McMaster University

About the Author

DIANA BERESFORD-KROEGER, a botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined "renegade scientist," brings together ethnobotany, horticulture, spirituality and alternative medicine to reveal a path toward better stewardship of the natural world. In 2010, Beresford-Kroger 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 filled with rare and endangered species.

www.dianasjourney.com


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This book, like the rest of Diana Beresford-Kroeger's writings is very easy to read. She takes you on a visual, olfactory, symbiotic and scientific journey that you return from carrying more knowledge than you had when you set out. Outlined clearly are the relationships between living beings, this creates, the possibility of the reader opening their eyes to a beautiful understanding of Nature. The practical gardening tips she offers are pure gold.
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This book is a how-to guide for living a life that is true to nature and ultimately to yourself. As Andy Goldsworthy has said, "We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves." This book will help you make that connection. I loved it so much I ordered 5 copies and gave them to my best friends.
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This collection of essays forms a teaching instrument. Her knowledge of what the earth does for us through trees is amazing. Any reader will be astounded by this information.
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This is a magical book and one everyone on earth should read. I have bought it as a gift, so I hope it will be well-loved!!!!
Please give it five stars.
Penny Kuster
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Diana Beresford has written a book that should be included in everyone's library. Her book about the natural healing powers in nature is beautifully written. The way she has combined her brilliance as a scientist, her advocacy for the health of our planet, and her personal anecdotes, has resulted in a book that is hard to put down and will be a reference book for years to come in our household.
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