Mirrors in the Earth
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Reflections on Self-Healing from the Living World
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.
RISING STAR AUTHOR: Author Asia Suler has been gaining recognition as a rising star in herbalism communities over the last few years as well as running a successful online education business, One Willow Apothecaries.
HOT TOPIC: As climate change forces a reckoning with our personal actions, more and more people are motivated to change their behaviors to help. Suler believes that our own essential goodness is enough to get started healing ourselves and the planet. POETIC AND PRACTICAL: Suler’s writing is evocative and inviting, ending each chapter with practical exercises that help readers understand the key points and how they relate to their own lives.
FOR EMPATHS AND HSPs: The intersection of empathy, self-compassion, and highly sensitive personalities is explored in depth, elucidating the connections that have always existed between HSPs/empaths and nature–and navigating the ways in which HSPs and empaths are uniquely and viscerally affected by environmental destruction. BIG MARKETING ROLLOUT: Bolstered by Suler’s significant profile, NAB is planning a big marketing rollout and significant publicity review campaign. Suler has a large and engaged social media following (Instagram: 75K, Facebook: 27K, personal newsletter: 19K, YouTube: 10K), which we’ll leverage for a pre-order campaign.
BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN: Suler’s essays are skillfully and evocatively written, and convey to the reader that they’re seen, heard, and understood in all their complexity, contradiction, and deep care for the earth and its inhabitants. The writing is lush, captivating, and reflective.