I am really impressed by this book, and for so many reasons! :-)
First of all, I love the seasonal theme that author: Randi Ragan has chosen to present this material in. So helpful for choosing mindfully, what best activities, food choices...etc, to pursue at that particular time of year.
For example: reading through the summer (soon to arrive) section, I have already picked out a number of topic of interest including:
-The Possibilities Ritual (all about the sunflowers that I love).
-Yoga/mediation/breath exercises specifically geared to warmer weather.
-Choosing the safest, most natural types of sunscreen and why being a label reader is essential for these types of products too.
The research that went into this book, the attention to detail and the passion that Randi Ragan has for her work is obvious throughout.
The layout and design of this book is beautiful too. I have the print version (also available as an eBook) and right from the cover onward, it is lovely to look at and to enjoy. I would have loved to have seen the seasonal chapter pages in color, but even in black and white, the artwork is unique and beautiful.
In addition to the many topics/passages that piqued my interest throughout this book, there are a number of seasonal recipes that sound absolutely delish too, including:
-Hope's Cranberry Chutney
-Roasted Root Vegetables with Caramelized Fig Sauce
-Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies
and many more.
It's not often that I get excited about a reference book in every way, but that is the case here. Easy to implement suggestions throughout that almost anyone can put into practice to enhance their quality of life in significant, often fun ways and with significant and long-term benefits.
This book would also make a memorable and unique gift for anyone seeking more balance, health, peace and mindfulness in life.
Overall rating for this book: Excellent. 5 out of 5