[ Read Online Walking Nature Home: A Life's Journey (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series) é webcomic PDF ] by Susan J. Tweit ✓ This is a clear eyed look at a life Here you will find illness, divorce, fear you will also find hope, abiding love Walking Nature Home is a life s journey toward personal understanding in which Susan J Tweit transcends her small sense of Self in order to join larger truths every bit as tender and tough as the landscapes she so lovingly sketches Readers who enjoyed Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams and Homestead by Annick Smith will find here a voice of equal power, grace and intelligence.
This is a beautifully written book I read it during weeks that I was dealing with my own autoimmune flare up I too always feel better after time spent with nature Her list of books in the appendix will keep me busy for months to come Thank you My husband and I have always loved Salida One of our most romantic memories comes from standing on the bridge over the river by the park Our kids have lived there over the years and our oldest son has settled there only a few blocks from Susan s place, I believe Thanks, Susan, for a beautiful book Without A Map, Navigate By The Stars Susan Tweit Began Learning This Lesson As A Young Woman Diagnosed With An Autoimmune Disease That Was Predicted To Take Her Life In Two To Five Years Offered No Clear Direction For Getting Well Through Conventional Medicine, Tweit Turned To The Natural World That Was Both Her Solace And Her Field Of Study As A Plant Ecologist Drawing Intuitive Connections Between The Natural Processes And Cycles She Observed And The Functions Of Her Body, Tweit Not Only Learned Healthier Ways Of Living But Also Discovered A Great Truth Love Can Heal In This Beautifully Written, Moving Memoir, She Describes How Love Of The Natural World, Of Her Husband And Family, And Of Life Itself Literally Transformed And Saved Her Own LifeIn Tracing The Arc Of Her Life From Young Womanhood To Middle Age, Tweit Tells Stories About What Silence And Sagebrush, Bird Bones And Sheep Dogs, Comets, Death, And One Crazy Englishman Have To Teach Us About Living She Celebrates Making Healthy Choices, The Inner Voices She Learned To Hear On Days Alone In The Wilderness, The Joys Of Growing And Eating An Organic Kitchen Garden, And The Surprising Redemption In Restoring A Once Blighted Neighborhood Creek Linking Her Life Lessons To The Stories She Learned In Childhood About The Constellations, Tweit Shows How Qualities Such As Courage, Compassion, And Inspiration Draw Us Together And Bind Us Into The Community Of The Land And Of All Living Things See my review here A memoir written by a scientist botanist , rocky mountain resident, and outdoor enthusiast who is diagnosed with undifferentiated connective tissue disease at a young age While in grad school UW, Susan is told she has 2 5 years to live This book follows her journey with this illness Her stories about personal health battles are artfully paralelled with great nature writing and examples of how her health is vastly improved by reducing stress, exercising, medidating, worshipping she is Quaker , and following her heart She takes a highly scientific, analytical approach to seeking alternative healing solutions because she has adverse reactions to many traditional medications This book is highly recommended to anyone interested in autoimmune disorders, chronic inflammatory disease, but who also loves and appreciates everything wild.
I was moved and delighted by this book The author felt like a friend on the journey with me as I traveled back and forth between two states to care for my dad, who is dying Susan Tweit has written a compelling story of the power of nature to heal from serious illness She uses her extraordinary knowledge of plant ecology and science to become part of the community of the land , a deep feeling of connection in the world Tweit also weaves revealing personal episodes into this complex memoir, balancing them with her field of study, her knowledge of the stars in the night sky the chapter headings are the names of constellations and their particular attributes , and fascinating specifics about the serious medical conditions she faced Once I began the book, I couldn t put it down I felt honored to be allowed into her life, to learn of how she faced her pain and struggle I borrowed this book about a woman s journey through her autoimmune disease from Heidi She didn t make it all the way through It is a very personal journey and the author, Susan Tweit, does go into a lot of detail If I hadn t schlepped this book all the way out to South Dakota, I don t know that I would have finished it either It was interesting to hear about the different things that went wrong with her body as it deteriorated I wish she had talked about her lifestyle changes but mostly she just talked about doing yoga Somewhat stream of consciousness, this book weaves several stories, mostly from her past Seems like a cathartic book, written for the author than the reader.
Picked it up when a friend was diagnosed with mixed connective tissue disease She was scared, and the only book the library had was a biography of a woman s first several years with the disease My friend didn t want to read it, so I fell on that grenade.
It was okay As a biography of someone with that disease as the cataloging in data would suggest , it was only about 15% relevant to its subject The rest of the book is about her love life, her spiritual life, her family life, and odd bits of astronomy I didn t find any of that interesting at all but I picked it up for one specific reason She s also a big flaky for my taste, but that s just me The deepest memoir is filled with metaphor Maureen Murdock, Unreliable Truth Walking Nature Home A Life s Journey is one of those rare memoirs that is much than a life s story as if that were not enough It is a memoir that not only tells us about a lifetime s worth of experiences, but shows us how experience is shaped by knowledge, how knowledge is experienced through nature, and how nature can guide a human being to a fuller, healthier understanding of her place in the world.
The constellations are the most important guiding metaphor of this elegantly crafted book Throughout her life, Susan Tweit has oriented herself by the stars, using them to remind herself where she is in space and time I and all the other lives on Earth