The Well Gardened Mind

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.

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 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

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 Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Fourth Edition

Jessie's home schoolers cut grass, gardened, took care of animals (carrying feed
and water in freezing weather as well as cleaning their living quarters), and hired
themselves out to trusted friends and neighbors for housework and yardwork.

Author: Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253635

Category: Education

Page: 880

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Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

Parliamentary Papers

Would you say that they are well Lord Kenyon . gardened ? —They would pay
better ... -Yes , I should say so . able to express my mind upon the question . It is
in my mind , but I cannot express my thoughts . 15,351 . They might grow fruit ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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The Eclectic Review

... handsome , and spacious , and well gardened ; but very different from the snug
, sociable , flirting Alameda of Spain . ... the 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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Category: English literature

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The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

... the Museum's attractive and well - gardened branch . With these special
summer visitors in mind the Saturday and Sunday gallery talks were continued
through June and July , and special groups of talks given for summer school
students .

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Category: Art

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New ser. v. 6-29 include 77th-100th Annual report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1946-1969-70 (previously and subsequently published separately).

The National Magazine

... gives one a look into the Kilauea lake of fire , 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 ...

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A Book of British Music Festivals

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

Author: Richard Adams

Publisher: Riverdale Company Pub

ISBN:

Category: Music festivals

Page: 224

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The Centennial Magazine

He felt the image of some other must surely be that his armour of self - control
was not so invulin her mind . ... the erted himself to banish the train of thoughts
field was open to him as well as to the young that was running through his mind .
squatter , then — and his ... They boated together on the bay , rode together ,
gardened together in the CHAPTER III . steep , terraced garden descending to
the water's ...

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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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Category: Women

Page: 902

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

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 character that will ... Then there
was the non - poultry friend world than a well - built , well - gardened English villa
.

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 , some ... Antiquity , like the frontier , is also a
orchards or little groves , a crowd of loafers thing of the mind , in the main ; the
past and ...

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Thesis Rhetoric of the Essay

Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art , a scientific theory , a
neat metaphysical system . ... like any other mathematician who has passed sixty
, I have no longer the freshness of mind , the energy , or the patience to carry on ...

Author: Allan Danzig

Publisher:

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Category: College readers

Page: 317

View: 935


American Literature

... way in which he took himself , then settled at Concord in a little cottage , well -
gardened , where he presented the figure , according to the admiring Dr.
Channing , of “ Orpheus at the plough ... Brook Farm , however , was not to
Alcott's mind .

Author: Katharine Lee Bates

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Category: American literature

Page: 325

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The New Yorker

... leaves fall 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 .

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

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Category: Literature

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Movie Maker

Well , you didn ' t waste any time in responding to my call for help for Joy and
Charles Cranshaw ( July ) who have formed a new club in York . ... so no daggers
for the Diggers and their well gardened clubs – in fact , the mower the merrier !

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Category: Amateur films

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The Socialist Year Book and Labour Annual

Much has been done by the garden city pioneers to stimulate and educate the
public mind in regard to the social and ästhetic advantages of having towns well
planned and well gardened , and already some notable results have been ...

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Frank Leslie s Popular Monthly

... he died — that very mare , theory of seat , hands and venerie that could be I
say , has stood with me , times out of mind , learnt from books I knew . ... Perhaps
she had reason in the Well ... I beg your ladyship's pardon a thou - fortable fronts
of the type every Englishman ܕ ܐ loves , the genuine " well - gardened " country
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Author: Frank Leslie

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Category: American periodicals

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The Companion Guide to the North Island of New Zealand

As they paddled up the Waihou River from Hauraki , they bore in mind a warning
given by an old tohunga that they should be through ... Opal Springs is now a
well - gardened , sheltered locality , with motels , holiday flats and camping
cabins .

Author: Errol Brathwaite

Publisher:

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Category: New Zealand - Description and travel - 1951

Page: 462

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Cottage Hearth

While in England , he made the well known visit to Carlyle , bearing a letter of
introduction from Mr. Emerson . Carlyle did not understand his views ... He used
to lead myre by the perfect sincerity of his mind rather than by his written thoughts
. Mr. Alcott has at all times been much interested in rural pursuits , and
successfully gardened the few acres belonging to his home . We learn of his
having made a ...

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