Step Into Nature: Nurturing Imagination & Spirit in Everyday Life is just out from Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster! It’s available wherever books are sold, including indiebound.com and amazon. Check out my book tour under Events.
It’s a guide to make nature personal again, to stimulate awareness and increase our understanding of the environment while inspiring readers to develop their imaginations and strengthen their spirits.
“Step Into Nature illumines the intimate connection between inner and outer, contemplative and wild, and shows the reasons these connections matter; not only for our survival but because they exhilarate our nights and days…” —Jane Hirshfield,author of The Beauty and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World
“Patrice Vecchione has given us a true workbook for the senses, full of beautiful methods and exercises for getting ever-closer to our surrounding world. Read it and your travels into nature will be enhanced and changed. I shall never head for the woods without a ladder and a hammock again.” —David Rothenberg, author of Bug Musicand Why Birds Sing
Step into Nature, is a gift for all of us who spend too much time inside four walls! Patrice Vecchione’s enthusiasm is infectious and her stories, reflections and art-making suggestions are inspiring…. From the dying man who asks to be wheeled in his hospital bed along the forest trail to a woman in Namibia who, when she wants to conceive a child, sits under a tree and listens until she can hear the song of the child who wants to be born, this book is rich with the lives of people who have gone into nature for what is most essential. —Ellen Bass, author of Like a Beggar (poetry)
“A practical guide to how to access the inspiration available everywhere and in everything: Step Into Nature is a necessary and extraordinary book.” —Camille Dungy, editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry