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by Eva Shaw PhD

  • Author: Eva Shaw PhD
  • ISBN: 0970575807
  • ISBN13: 978-0970575807
  • ePub: 1228 kb | FB2: 1983 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Stress Management
  • Publisher: Writeriffic Publishing Group; 1st edition (September 23, 2001)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 373
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Shovel It: Nature's Health Plan ePub download

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Shaw is a mental-health professional who gardens. This book is as much about health and healing as gardening, which is what you might expect from a nationally recognized speaker on grief management, health and recovery. She reminds us that gardening helps ground us, re-establishing contact with our beginnings. She shows us a few of the treasures that we can expect from the tumble task of digging in the dirt.

Eva Shaw has created a wonderful way of living through gardening in her book, Shovel It: Nature's Health Plan. But, more importantly, this is a book for everyone to read - even if gardening is the furthest thing from your mind

Eva Shaw has created a wonderful way of living through gardening in her book, Shovel It: Nature's Health Plan. But, more importantly, this is a book for everyone to read - even if gardening is the furthest thing from your mind. Eva Shaw keeps her book uplifting with a wonderful sense of humor and beautiful quotes.

a. The benefits of stress reduction includes, but is certainly not limited to: regulating digestion, increasing focus, decreasing depression and improving motivation. b. A study done by Eva Shaw, PhD, author of Shovel It: Nature's Health Plan, showed that looking at plants or anything. improved performance and morale in the workplace (Shaw). c. By improving motivation it is likely for someone to continue gardening, creating a beautiful cycle of happiness.

Shovel It: Nature s Health Plan is one of the most illuminating books I have read on the therapeutic effects of. .Dr. Eva s friendly, outgoing nature shines through the topics assuring the reader that he or she can come to terms with ill health, stress and even death with garden therapy.

Dr. The quotes from Sr. Frances Bacon (God almighty first planted a garden. And, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. to Ralph Waldo Emerson ( Earth laughs in flowers ), this book is as rich and soul-satisfying as the blackest garden topsoil.

According to Eva Shaw, PhD, author of Shovel It: Nature’s Health Plan, gardening reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and . The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. George Bernard Shaw.

According to Eva Shaw, PhD, author of Shovel It: Nature’s Health Plan, gardening reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and helps fight depression. A related study done in the Netherlands compared gardening to reading. To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.

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Melauree Shaw, PHD is a psychologist in Woodland Hills, CA. She specializes in psychology, adult development & aging psychology, and more. Health Net of California. No malpractice claims found for California. No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data.

It s easy. It s quick. It s drug free. It s right for everyone. Combining cutting-edge medical research and the best-kept gardening secrets, Dr. Eva Shaw s Shovel It: Nature s Health Plan can save your life. Shovel It: Nature s Health Plan is one of the most illuminating books I have read on the therapeutic effects of gardening, writes Washington Post reviewer Joel M. Lerner. Dig in the dirt. Pick a posy. Come close to the grass. Get gardening to save your life. Medical studies validate that doing so can help you heal after a heart attack and avert a second one. Gardening can lower blood pressure, strengthen bones, deal with depression, cut the effects of chronic fatigue and reduce the need for pain medication. It can help you overcome life-changing ordeals and to deal with everyday anxieties from stress at work and home to the after-affects of chemotherapy and heart attacks. With gardening you can restore health, reduce anxiety and find peace and happiness right in your own backyard. Dr. Eva gives the backyard gardener the garden therapy advice needed with how to design a meditation garden, the principles of garden therapy, tips on garden journals, beating stress in the garden, designing a sanctuary, a fitness program, breathing exercises, the score card on the language of flowers, aromatherapy, feng shui, herbal remedies, gardens for those with physical challenges, and sharing one s garden to continue a life-long therapy. Dr. Eva quotes medical studies proving that even a garden view can help wounds heal faster, reduce the need for anti-depressants and assist cancer patients to regain strength. She says, Human s are hard wired to seek out nature during times of fear and stress. That was clear after the September 11 tragedies when thousands flocked to public gardens, garden centers and their own backyards. Rather than a textbook, which this certainly is not, the book is like sharing conversation and a fragrant cup of tea with an articulate, caring friend. Dr. Eva s friendly, outgoing nature shines through the topics assuring the reader that he or she can come to terms with ill health, stress and even death with garden therapy. The quotes from Sr. Frances Bacon (God almighty first planted a garden. And, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.) to Ralph Waldo Emerson ( Earth laughs in flowers ), this book is as rich and soul-satisfying as the blackest garden topsoil. With practical tips and sound advice, the book is carefully structured so that whether one is a novice with gardening or a seasoned green thumb, it is a book to be savored and cherished. Great as a gift, valued as a reminder of the role of nature in our lives. Dr. Eva is an authority on gardening as therapy, speaking nationally on wellness and recovery. She s a caring professional when she explains when and how to use Shovel It: Nature s Health Plan to shovel away problems and get well with gardening. It s all based on medical and scientific facts.
Ttexav
Reading Eva Shaw's book was like sitting out in the garden having a heart to heart chat with a best friend. Shovel It came about b/c the author was curious as to why gardeners appear happier and healthier. She's done her homework and now even reports in the AMA state that gardening could improve your life, maybe even save it per Dr. Shaw and her research.
The subject matter is wonderful, chock full of ideas and suggestions at growing a garden that is perfect JUST FOR YOU.I loved the "gardening personality" test and so will you. But what I especially loved is Eva Shaw's no nonsense, down home friendly way of writing.I just love this book...it is upbeat, positive and downright funny at times. But it also hits on the truths of the ups and downs we ALL experience in life and how the simple act of gardening can and will restore us. I've already given my sister a copy and I want to order 10 more for gifts. If you're a gardener already, you will defiitely smile and relate to these pages. If you're not, read it because I bet you'll be a gardener before you're done. Thank you Eva Shaw!
DART-SKRIMER
Had a hard time getting started on this book. It is a good idea and healthy. Would like more pictures and charts... Please make it easier to read for a college graduate or eighth grade level like the majority of readers.
Winawel
Shovel It: Nature's Health Plan by Eva Shaw,Ph.D.is a must have during these turbulant times. Each chapter is an adventure, filled with down to earth (excuse the pun) healthful, helpful stategies.
Working the soil with my hands has become a spiritual, calming and most importantly, a healing experience. This text is written in a candid and refreshing manner. I, a confirmed couch potatoe, now enjoy gardening. In the process, discovered that even I could have "a green thumb".
Please, if life has lost its joy, buy this book. Read it, even if you never touch soil, but I think you will.
Arlelond
You don't have to be a gardener to appreciate all the similarities between getting back to nature in your own back yard, and finding inner peace. Eva not only gives you many fresh ideas to cultivate your own garden sactuary but she dually shows you the steps you need to truly enjoy the sanctuary you have built. This book makes you realize how much nature can soothe and revitalize our tired souls. With all the books on the market that promise self help and inner peace, I have never seen one put these ideas to such practical use. Eva gets her message across with humor and knowledeable advice you'd oly get from a good friend. Do yourself a favor and read this book from cover to cover.
Phobism
Eva's done it again. Imparting her down-to-earth good sense, she talks with her reader - never at them - as only a friend could. A perfect book for these turbulent and unsettling times, Eva reminds us what is good in life. And, she encourages us to take the time to enjoy it, too. A must-have read for all gardeners - or those who want to garden.
To borrow from a popular credit card commercial: Shovel It : Nature's Health Plan, $16; gardening gloves, $5; a pack of seeds, $2; Eva's words of inspiration, a mitt full of soil and endless hours of soul-soothing enjoyment - priceless.
Jube
Eva Shaw has created a wonderful way of living through gardening in her book, Shovel It: Nature's Health Plan. But, more importantly, this is a book for everyone to read - even if gardening is the furthest thing from your mind. Eva Shaw keeps her book uplifting with a wonderful sense of humor and beautiful quotes. This is definitely a book you will want to share with everyone.
Thetalen
Eva Shaw's Shovel It: Nature's Health Plan is loaded with good ideas for gardeners and would-be gardeners. It inspired me to start a garden journal(one of her many suggestions), and caused me to come up with some new and exciting plans for my garden this spring. Eva helped me remember that a garden is a tremendous source of pleasure even when it is a lot of work!
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