GOODREADS SAYS: Explore and connect with the niches and nuances of the earth, the sea and sky, our bodies, minds and souls — the places where joy resides. Come away with new understanding of life and how its beauty and powers make us inwardly hum, how gardening or stargazing, touching something wild, listening to the sounds of silence, learning and loving, just simply being, all feed our emotional wellness and craving for joy. Meet and read the personal reflections of over 40 artists and individuals from 20 states, Canada and Australia who share the ways and places in which they found fulfillment or simple contentment in life. Find nuggets of insight, supportive research and notable quotes that will help illuminate your own sweet spots of life. Stretch your mind and nurture your creativity through more than 150 listings and links to actual places, activities and resources for turning the discovery of joy into an everyday affair.
MY REVIEW: I always know a book is good when I have lots of dog-eared pages at the end of the reading journey, and such was the case with Life Is Full of Sweet Spots. There are so many pieces of wisdom in this book—so many pieces of JOY, really, since that is what the book is all about. From physical places of discovery to imaginative places of wonder, from our own backyards, to the depths of our souls, this book not only helps you find JOY, but helps you see it more clearly in your everyday life. Tying all of this together are Mary’s thoughtful observations and beautifully poetic narrative. Aside from the extensive research, helpful lists, Case in Point interviews, and supportive quotes, perhaps my favorite part of the book are her Food for Thought summaries at the end of each chapter—it is there you hear best the rhythm of Mary’s writing and the beat of her heart.
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