Garden Wisdom – 365 Days – Entered in 2018 ATAI Book Award Contest

5 Stars

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Cheryl Wilfong

In Garden Wisdom – 365 Days, author Cheryl Wilfong using stories and metaphor to share insights to help readers view mindfulness and perspective differently. She takes the readers on a journey from the first day of spring, March 21st, to the following first day of spring. There are daily snippets of wisdom and insight. On any given day of the year, the reader could flip to that page and get a dose of powerful wisdom or the reader could follow day-by-day from start to finish.

The daily wisdom in Wilfong’s Garden Wisdom – 365 Days is not overly deep. Yet, it offers readers a chance to ponder it on their own and let it flow in and out of their own personal perspectives. Wilfong’s style of writing allows the messages to flow gracefully through the readers’ minds. The pictures are black and white, which is a slight drawback. This almost takes away from the true colorfulness of the beautiful insight shared in the writing. Furthermore, said pictures are grainy and look almost photocopied. The cover has a colorful feel, but the imagery inside is not nearly as appealing.

A very well-written book, Garden Wisdom – 365 Days is broken down into simple digestible daily bits of wisdom. In just a few moments, readers can flip to the current day and read a short snippet that is powerful enough to take them on a deep and evolutionary inner journey if they’re interested in taking it that far. Yet, Cheryl Wilfong wrote her insight in such an easy-to-read and brief way that readers can just take a minute or two to read that day’s insight and let it settle into their soul all on its own if they’d rather take that route. Most interesting is that Garden Wisdom – 365 Days encourages gardeners to explore beyond just the concepts and blend Wilfong’s concepts with their joy of tending their gardens.

Originally critiqued by a member of the Authors Talk About It team.

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