"Short enough to be read by busy people, Unfreeze Yourself shares author Christine’s insights on fostering hope over fear and taking effective (not time consuming) action on the climate crisis.
Christine is a health practitioner; she knows “unfreezing” ourselves provides personal and global benefits. “Working to create a safe world for future generations gives as much to us as it gives to them.”
Read this book to glean from what activists and other societal heroes, from Helen Keller to Paul Hawken to Marcus Aurelius, have learned about finding our best options for working to create a better world." Jan Slakov, Salt Spring Island, BC
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Unfreeze Yourself: Five ways to take action on climate change NOW for the sake of your family, your health, and the planet Paperback – May 31 2016
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 31 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 212 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1533193495
- ISBN-13 : 978-1533193490
- Item weight : 218 g
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.22 x 20.32 cm
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About the Author
An educator, mother, and former registered nurse, Christine Penner Polle lives in the beautiful Canadian Shield country of northern Ontario, Canada, on the traditional land of the Anishinaabe. A former climate change "avoider", Christine is committed to doing her part to promote personal and planetary healing. Visit her website at www.tappingcourage.com
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Reviewed in Canada on March 16, 2016
Reviewed in Canada on February 18, 2016
Unfreeze Yourself is a very well-written and accessible book that moves us away from isolation and despair, and invites us to collaboratively work together to address the climate crisis. Christine has a heartfelt and nonjudgmental writing style that is welcoming to people new to the issue. She gives specific examples and suggestions about ways to get involved, yet is nonprescriptive as she guides the reader in what makes sense for their own taste. Most importantly, though, the book gives the reader hope. The inspiring personal stories and quotes add tremendously to the narrative. If you’re not already involved in working for a livable world, you will be excited to do so after you are finished. And you will understand that doing so will make your life more fulfilling because of your involvement. I’m excited to give this easy read as gifts to family and friends who are at a loss as to how to make a difference.
Reviewed in Canada on February 13, 2016
Reading this very positive can-do new book that just arrived by a Canadian Mother, author and climate activist Christine Penner Polle. No gloom and doom here. Just hope and actual things we can each do. Well done! A great little book for young readers, tourism professionals, educators, business leaders, Chamber of Commerce members, and community facilitators. Why? Five reasons: 1. We can talk about something that is unavoidable in a constructive and hopeful way. 2. We act rather than avoid. 3. We move forward by un-freezing ourselves and exciting ourselves about things that make sense. 4. This compact, clear, thin book is an easy read, and easy to apply. 5. You want to contact your MP or a local official, and you are not quite sure how to do this in a positive way without being intimidated, good tips in this book! Get this book, and spread the word. Rather than being in denial, avoiding, or being over-whelmed by climate change, Polle offers a sage repeat from Dr. Vandana Shiva, physicist and food activist...." You do not measure the fruit of your action. You have to measure your obligation to action."
Reviewed in Canada on December 15, 2016
Highly recommended- smart, readable, realistic yet hopeful. So much important information and practical encouragement. I'm grateful for this book at this time in my life.