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THE WELL-GARDENED MIND

by | Read by Sue Stuart-Smith

Personal Growth • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

A garden is a physical, natural, social, spiritual, and therapeutic space. The author lays this out in her book about the healing, consoling, and life-affirming effects of gardening. A trained therapist, she narrates her work with a soothing, comforting but far-from-sleep-inducing voice. Her cadence is even and clear but not monotonous. She argues that a garden helps us cope with a fast-paced life by slowing us down, and her narration has the same effect. While the book is not a how-to, the author offers numerous examples of the therapeutic power of gardening. She discusses at length how valuable working with your hands can be. By tending your plants, you are gardening your inner space and cultivating a better mental state. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2020]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9781797113098 $23.99

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