The Well Gardened Mind

This is a glorious book of science, insight and anecdote that shows how our understanding of nature and its restorative powers is only just beginning to flower.

Author: Sue Stuart-Smith

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008100711

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

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How can getting outdoors help us to look after our mental health? In a powerful combination of contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis and brilliant storytelling, The Well Gardened Mind investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for years, working with nature can radically transform our health, wellbeing and confidence. Prisoners given the chance to grow plants are less likely to reoffend. At-risk young people who get their hands in the soil are more likely to stay in education. Elderly people who garden live longer and have a better quality of life. Sue Stuart-Smith tells brilliant, illuminating stories of people struggling with stress, depression, trauma and addiction, from asylum seekers to veterans, inner-city young people to the retired. This is a glorious book of science, insight and anecdote that shows how our understanding of nature and its restorative powers is only just beginning to flower.

The Well Gardened Mind

Using contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis, and compelling real-life stories, The Well-Gardened Mind investigates the remarkable effects of nature on our health and well-being."--Dust jacket.

Author: Sue Stuart-Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476794480

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

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A distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener presents “a truly uplifting book on the power of gardening—and how it can change people’s lives” (Stylist, UK). The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the “real” life that lies outside. When we get our hands in the earth we connect with the cycle of life in nature through which destruction and decay are followed by regrowth and renewal. Gardening is one of the quintessential nurturing activities and yet we understand so little about it. The Well-Gardened Mind provides a new perspective on the power of gardening to change people’s lives. Here, Sue Stuart-Smith investigates the many ways in which mind and garden can interact and explores how the process of tending a plot can be a way of sustaining an innermost self. Stuart-Smith’s own love of gardening developed as she studied to become a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. From her grandfather’s return from World War I to Freud’s obsession with flowers to case histories with her own patients to progressive gardening programs in such places as Rikers Island prison in New York City, Stuart-Smith weaves thoughtful yet powerful examples to argue that gardening is much more important to our cognition than we think. Recent research is showing how green nature has direct antidepressant effects on humans. “The most original gardening book ever [that] combines observation, horticulture, literature and history” (Sunday Times, UK), The Well-Gardened Mind is a book for gardeners and non-gardeners alike, and the perfect solace for people seeking healthier mental lives.

The Well Gardened Mind Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The Well Gardened Mind ' The most original gardening book ever ! SUNDAY TIMES ' The wisest book I've read for many years ' STEPHEN FRY 3 Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World SUE STUART - SMITH THE WELL ...

Author: Sue Stuart-Smith

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008100721

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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‘The wisest book I’ve read for many years ... Much more than a gardening book, much more than a guide to mental health ... Hugely recommended’ Stephen Fry THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A Times and Sunday Times Best Book of 2020

The Science of Happiness

Dublin: Health Service Executive, 2019. https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/howto-eat-well.html, accessed 16 July 2020. National Health Service. ... Stuart-Smith, S. The Well Gardened Mind: Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World.

Author: Brendan Kelly

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717190099

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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The science of happiness is a new and flourishing area of scientific research that provides us with a clear understanding of what actually makes us happy. In this timely book, leading psychiatrist Professor Brendan Kelly examines the most up-to-date findings to arrive at a comprehensive set of principles and strategies that are scientifically proven to increase happiness levels. Combining research evidence with scientific, psychological and even spiritual advice, it will enable us to chart a happier path through our complex world. Professor Kelly examines features of the brain that lead us to think the way we do, common misconceptions about happiness, interesting facts about happiness trends around the world and the research that can empower us to create the circumstances for happiness to flourish in our lives. Does a superb job at tackling that most bedevilling of things – happiness. Reading this book will bring it a step closer in your life.’ Professor Luke O’Neill

Every Garden Is a Story

Read inspiring stories from a seasoned gardener. Susannah Seton reminds us in Every Garden Is a Story that the reader and the gardener alike have much to learn from their gardens.

Author: Susannah Seton

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1609253485

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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Embrace and Awaken the Gardener in You In this beautifully written and designed gardening guide, Susannah Seton takes you on a journey to maintaining the perfect garden, all the while offering invaluable life advice that both applies to and transcends your at-home garden center. Read inspiring stories from a seasoned gardener. Susannah Seton reminds us in Every Garden Is a Story that the reader and the gardener alike have much to learn from their gardens. In her book, Seton incorporates poignant and touching stories, ranging from her father's quest for a seven-headed sweet pea to cancer survival. Learn how to nurture your garden (and yourself)! Seton teaches readers how to care for themselves (and their loved ones) by caring for the Earth. Inside these pages, find an extensive resource section of garden centers, online seed catalogs, and recommended reading to satisfy your green thumb. Intertwined throughout these pages are also tips on how to become in touch with the natural world and how to let go of unnecessary stress. Utilize invaluable gardening techniques and garden-based crafts. Did you know you can grow your own luffa sponges? Want to encourage your children to eat more vegetables? Seton’s gardening book contains dozens of recipes, ranging from red pepper soup to stir-fried asparagus. Seton also incorporates a plethora of gardening tips and crafts, such as how to make Mother’s Day sachets, how to select a meaningful bouquet, and how to make hanging planters. Inside, find: • Invaluable advice on cultivating your garden and your cherished relationships • Beautiful imagery, ranging from stunning pictures of raised garden beds to magical portraits of moon gardens • Arts & crafts to satisfy your creative side • Endless gardening techniques and garden-to-table recipes If you enjoyed gardening books like A Woman’s Garden, The Well-Gardened Mind, Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden, or The Hidden Life of Trees, you’ll love Every Garden is a Story.

Parliamentary Papers

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Life in Post communist Eastern Europe After EU Membership

The meaning of Europe has never ever been questioned in Lithuanian mind mapping. Europe for Lithuanians was, to paraphrase Aldous Huxley (1929), a well gardened and a neat metaphysical system that resembles both a work of art and a ...

Author: Donnacha Ó Beacháin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415680840

Category: History

Page: 237

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This book examines how membership of the European Union has affected life in the ten former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe that are now members of the European Union. It attempts to answer some fundamental questions: Was the reward of EU membership worth the sacrifices made? How have the new member states fared? Has the promise of EU membership, on which so many expectations were based, been realised? Or have the new member states traded a Socialist Commonwealth with Moscow pulling the strings for an over-centralised Brussels bureaucracy that lacks transparency and accountability? How has a shared communist past influenced the countries' post-socialist and post-accession trajectory? How have the populations of post-communist Europe fared? Have some done better than others? Are these divergences confined to the political, economic or social spheres, or to more than one? If there have been disappointments, how have the populations reacted to these? By taking stock of debates within domestic elites, popular opinion, non-governmental organisations, civil society, and external actors, this book seeks to answer these crucial questions.

The Eclectic Review

... and spacious , and well gardened ; but very different from the snug , sociable , flirting Alameda of Spain . ... player ) put me in mind of an instrument which I heard in the streets last night , something like a diseased bagpipe .

Author: Samuel Greatheed

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The New Yorker

... in the wind . and between entertainments one can But the only flowers I found were November poppies stroll in a trin flower - studded park Springing all over the sad mud of my mind . that reminds one of well - gardened England .

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The National Magazine

... which criscrossing hill and plain , quaint villages of polyglot habitation , leaves a never - to - fade impression upon the mind of the the capital city , progressive shiretowns , well - gardened army beholder . and navy posts ...

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A Book of British Music Festivals

... Hospital ( which boasts the widest dome in the world ) to the well - gardened Pavilion and the Opera House . ... classical Crescent in mind - was ' The Greek Revival ' , the rediscovery of ancient Greek architecture and design in ...

Author: Richard Adams

Publisher: Riverdale Company Pub

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Category: Music festivals

Page: 224

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Taliessin Through Logres And The Region of the Summer Stars

... to three implicit figures of the mind ; his eyes cleared ; appeared three women of Camelotthe feminine headship of ... maid hardened with toil on the well - gardened roses : what was even Dindrane but an eidolon of the slaves ?

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The Leisure Hour

... then So my father and I greatly rejoiced to see the wellbrighter gardened abodes ; then the wide flat hay mea- ... And an landings ( it might have been here that the lady , having old melody keeps haunting my mind with sweet music ...

Author: William Haig Miller

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The Centennial Magazine

see . was thought in his mind . She could not love the Temptation is a file that rubs off most of young squatter — or why should she refuse the rust of self - confidence , ” say Fenelon very him ? If she did not love Anthony ...

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Woman s Record

MORAL GOODNESS . That respects God pillow with silken curtains floating above ? What and man ; God first , and man second . To infuse is the cushioned landau and the gardened landinto the mind of a child , therefore love and fear scape ...

Author: Sarah Josepha Buell Hale

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Page: 918

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The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

well in expressing only the fundamental The tankard is particularly welcome , aspects of his subject that he has imparted ... It is , in so many spectacular cities , the summer however , to my mind his most successful months , “ dead ...

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Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening

Thus from all I saw and hoard at their colour - become whitish , though well flavoured . ... He replied , “ Oh ! yes , I can give you a chamind the truth , for its words were , " Success to our staple racter , certainly , but not a ...

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THE JOURNAL OF HORTICILTURE COTTAGE GARDENER COUNTRY GENTLEMAN BEE KEEPER AND POULTRY CHORONICLE

Thus from all I saw and heard at their colour - become whitish , though well flavoured . ... He replied , “ Oh ! yes , I can give you a chamind the truth , for its words were , " Success to our staple racter , certainly , but not a ...

Author: GEORGE W.JOHNSON,F.R.H.S., AND ROBERT HOGG.LLD.

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Scribner s Magazine

Now and then one came to a larger far distance by lone mountains , caressed on and well - gardened station ... Antiquity , like the frontier , is also a orchards or little groves , a crowd of loafers thing of the mind , in the main ...

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