People have been retreating to the woods for quiet, meditation, and inspiration for centuries, and recent research finds that time spent in the forest doesn’t just feel good but is, in fact, good for you. Inspired by the Japanese concept of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, poet Hannah Fries invites readers to bask in the company of trees, whether in a city park or a rural nature preserve.
Fries combines her own reflections and guided mindfulness exercises with a curated selection of inspirational writing from poets, naturalists, artists, scientists, and thinkers throughout the centuries and across cultures, including Japanese haiku masters, 19th century European Romantics, American Transcendentalists, and contemporary environmentalists. Accompanied by beautiful forest photography, Forest Bathing Retreat is a distinctive gift that invites frequent revisiting for fresh insights and inspiration.
- Price: $14.95
- Other formats: Ebook
- Size: 6 x 6
- Pages: 192
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9781635860948
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I am blessed to have spent a life in the woods, but if the woods are out of reach, you can saunter through the pages here.... Fries invites a deeper connection to the natural world.
I love this book. The thoughtful compilation of poems, photos, stories, and perspectives is a beautiful reminder that our forests have contributed so much to our well-being and if we cherish them we will always reap the benefits.
A beautiful invitation into direct experience of the complexity and intelligence of forests.
What a beautiful book! As relaxing and restorative as a walk in the woods itself.
Accept the gifts of this glorious book — a gentle path through the healing peace of the forest. In the shade of the great trees, find the strength and wisdom to go forward in a reeling world.
Forest Bathing Retreat
by Hannah Fries and Robin Wall Kimmerer
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