Your Health and Your Body Are Not Cookie Cutters . . . Create a New Beginning to Last the Rest of Your Life - and That Never Go Out of Season - Starting Today!
It doesn't matter what age you are . . . author and Natural Health Consultant Connie Pshigoda has crafted a variety of seasonal health tips and delicious recipes to satisfy your hunger for a better life and year-round well-being. Within the Wise Woman's Almanac, she connects Nature's seasons and your natural life rhythms, resulting in perfect harmony and balance.
Throughout The Wise Woman's Almanac, you will use reflective questions, seasonal food lists, charts and exercises to achieve optimal well-being. You will discover that your physical, emotional and spiritual vitality are the essence of good health and wellness . . . not the lack of disease.
The human body's physiological needs are profoundly influenced by the rhythms and cycles of the Earth's seasonal changes.
You will discover that there are 5 seasons in your yearly well-being almanac:
Springtime is youth, young adulthood, beginning a first career and growing through education and life experiences.
Summertime is an abundance of mid-age adventures: maturing, raising a family and expanding your career options, even creating new ones.
Autumn becomes a time to shine as the next empties and reaping the harvest of a successful career and your life investments.
Winter brings a variety of multi-generational blessings from grandchildren, retirement, stepping into the roles of role model and mentor and sharing the wisdom that decades have accumulated.
Overlapping Season combines Springtime, Summer, Autumn or Winter with one or more of the other seasons resulting in a wondrous and welcome rebirth and rejuvenation. New classes, new careers . . . a new you!
Have you ever wondered why the moon is sometimes blue?
The New Almanac revives the tradition of the rural almanac for those who want to connect with the seasons through gardening, eating seasonally, moon-gazing, foraging, celebrating feast days and picking seasonal flowers. It brings you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year.
For each of the 12 months, award-winning gardener and food writer Lia Leendertz shares her practical guidance for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays, as well as stories about each month’s unique nature and folklore, and charts relevant to each month.
Keep track of the phenomena of the universe with tables familiar to almanacs of the past: significant dates; phases of the moon; sunrise and sunset times; king tides; equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarter days; food in season; a forager’s guide; meteor showers, visible planets and lunar eclipses; festivities (Samhain, Wassailing, Divali, Midsummer) and more.
Lia also shares her favorite recipes using seasonal ingredients and relating to each month’s festivity: Cider Cake for wassailing in January; Blood Orange Tart in February; Potato Kugel Gratin for Passover in April; Beltane Wine for May Day; Sticky Cinnamon Figs in September; and Soul Cakes at Hallowe’en.
Filled with wonder, The New Almanac is a highly practical, historical and contemplative book to be enjoyed all year long, and it will have you looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close.
Each chapter offers an overview of what plants to look for in your region, as well as how to harvest and how to preserve them. A brewing guide in the modern DIY tradition with a touch of the retro farmer's almanac, The Homebrewer's Almanac will be a staple in homebrewers' libraries and a source of year-round inspiration.