Synopses & Reviews
A nature therapy session for the soul — encounter the benevolence of the living world through 12 essays on the Earth-healing powers of self-compassion and empathy.
When healing is needed at the deepest level, nature will always call us back home — not only to the oak woods or water-filled coves, but to the homes within ourselves.
In a series of 12 lyrical nature essays, herbalist, writer, and Earth intuitive Asia Suler illuminates the healing power of the living Earth — and gives us permission to nurture self-compassion and empathy as forces for personal and ecological healing.
In a time of unprecedented ecological devastation, it's easy to feel hopeless and disconnected. It's easier still to mask our inherent goodness — to imagine that our unique and precious gifts simply aren't enough, or forget the power of our inborn empathy. For those of us who are highly sensitive, innately attuned to the workings and whispers of the natural world, it can be hard to embody the belief that we're enough as we are — and that can heal the Earth.
Here, Suler reveals the opposite: our goodness, our empathy, our intuitive connections, and our capacity for self-compassion are more than personal traits or antidotes to despair: they are, in fact, our most potent vehicles for planetary transformation. And as we learn to more deeply nurture and accept ourselves, we unlock living, healing connections to Earth.
Combining poetic nature writing with exercises and reflection prompts at the end of each essay, Mirrors in the Earth coaxes us to come as we are: to discover and tend the inherent brilliance and medicine that lives in each of us. From the manatee-calm springs of wild Florida to the flower-dotted coves of the world's most biodiverse mountains, Mirrors in the Earth is an invitation and encounter with the benevolence of the living world — and a nature therapy session for the soul.
About the Author
Asia Suler is an herbalist, nature writer, spiritual educator, ecological philosopher, social media figure, and entrepreneur. As a teacher in the realms of herbalism and Earth spirituality, she has taught for the most well-known herbal programs in the country, including the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, the Northwest School of Botanical Medicine, and The Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine. She has guided more than 10,000 people through her various online programs.