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Diana Beresford-Kroeger -- In Conversation & Book Signing

Monday Feb 24 2014 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

In conversation with Chad Cornell of Hollow Reed Holistic and signing The Sweetness of a Simple Life Tips for Healthier, Happier and Kinder Living Gleaned from the Wisdom and Science of Nature (Random House Canada).

The author of The Global Forest gives us her tips and advice for achieving better health and peace of mind, with frugality, simplicity and pleasure not far behind.

In The Sweetness of a Simple Life, Diana Beresford-Kroeger mixes science with storytelling, wonderment, magic, myth and plenty of common sense. Orphaned at an early age, Beresford-Kroeger was raised by elderly relatives in Ireland in the Druidic tradition, taught the overlap between the arts and sciences, and the triad of body, mind and spirit. After pursuing a PhD in medical biochemistry, she set out on a quest to preserve the world’s forests. In this collection of essays, she gives us a guide for living simply and well. She provides an easy dose of healing, practical wisdom, blending modern medicine with aboriginal traditions. This inspiring, accessible book emphasizes back to basics, with the touchstone not an exotic religion or meditation practice, but the natural world around us.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined “renegade scientist,” brings together ethnobotany, horticulture, spirituality and alternative medicine to reveal a path toward better stewardship of the natural world. In 2010, Beresford-Kroger was inducted as a Wings Worldquest Fellow. The Utne Reader named her one of their Visionaries for 2011. In the same year she was elected as a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She lives in Ontario with her husband, Christian H. Kroeger, surrounded by her research garden filled with rare and endangered species.

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The Sweetness of a Simple Life

- by D. Beresford-kroeger

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n The Sweetness of a Simple Life, Diana Beresford-Kroeger mixes science with storytelling, wonderment, magic, myth and plenty of common sense. Orphaned at an early age, Beresford-Kroeger was raised by elderly relatives in Ireland in the Druidic tradition, taught the overlap between the arts and sciences, and the triad of body, mind and spirit. After pursuing a PhD in medical biochemistry, Beresford-Kroeger set out on a quest to preserve the world's forests. In this warm and wise collection of essays, she gives us a guide for living simply and well: which foods to eat and which to avoid; how to clean our homes and look after pets; how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from illness; and why we need to appreciate nature. She provides an easy dose of healing, practical wisdom, blending modern medicine with aboriginal traditions. This inspiring, accessible book emphasizes back to basics, with the touchstone not an exotic religion or meditation practice, but the natural world around us.