Women Who Heal: Natural Practices for Body and Soul

Thames & Hudson. Mar. 2024. 176p. ISBN 9781760764043. $34.95. HEALTH
In this book, naturopath Drady takes an intriguing approach to the natural world and its link to humans. She believes that healing through nature is a uniquely feminine, woman-centered practice, so she says she’s designed this book for women specifically to improve their mental and physical health by engaging in activities that incorporate nature. To spark ideas and encouragement, she focuses on women trailblazers who have helped make the outdoor spaces (cold plunges; saunas) into self-care modalities that can be scaled based on cost, location, and more. She looks at practice, wisdom, and wonder as evidence-based pathways into healing through nature. Her book’s photos offer fun glimpses into activities that she encourages women to try, such as cooking outdoors or free swimming, and the charts give step-by-step strategies for testing the water (sometimes literally) as they explore new ways of interacting with the natural world.
VERDICT This titles takes the best of the wellness world and successfully marries it to practices that will encourage readers, especially women, to explore the natural world in search of opportunities for self-discovery and healing.
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