Planet, Environment, and Natural Living
Sleep Better by Michael Reed Gach
Over 60 million Americans each year suffer from insomnia, which can lead to serious sleep deficits and health problems. This self-healing program relieves insomnia by counteracting the stress that accumulates in the upper back, shoulder, and neck area. On Sleep Better, Michael Reed Gach’s soothing voice guides listeners into a good night’s sleep by using simple techniques that combine gentle stretching, self-acupressure, eye movements, and deep breathing exercises.
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability by Lierre Keith
Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculture—causing the devastation of prairies and forests, driving countless species extinct, altering the climate, and destroying the topsoil—and asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food. Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eating—or not eating—animals.
Earth Prayers from Around the World: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth by Elizabeth Roberts
In forest clearings, beneath star-filled skies, in cathedrals, and before the hearth…women and men have always given voice to the impulse to celebrate the world that surrounds and sustains them. Now, as we face a diminished present and an uncertain future, the need to honor the interconnection between people and the planet is heightened.
From Walt Whitman, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Black Elk, to Margaret Atwood, the Rig Veda, and the chant of a Samar fisherman, the varied voices linked here offer songs and prayers for land, sea, and air; graces for food; and invocations, poems, and passages that reveal in the common spiritual heritage of all who cherish creation.
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