Winner of the IPPY Award for "Best Environment/Ecology/Nature Book of 2015"
“The same spirit of playful mindfulness that Joseph Cornell has used to connect millions of children with the outdoors he now offers to us all. This book is a gift!”
—Bill McKibben, Founder 350.org, environmentalist
“Rather than taking strolls in the woods, we become the woods. Cornell inspires our transformation by gently helping us shed what separates us from nature.”
—Tamarack Song, author of Entering the Mind of the Tracker, founder of Teaching Drum Outdoor School
“An instruction manual for all who wish to live in harmony with Planet Earth.”
—Frank Helling, U.S. National Park naturalist, John Muir storyteller
“Imagine the lines of distinction between you and a tree or animal becoming blurred or disappearing altogether, as you realize you have become that tree or animal in a very real sense. Read the book and be inspired; do the activities and be transformed!”
—Kathryn Gann, Director, Theosophical Society of America
“Cornell's book is full of simple practices that help us lay aside our thoughts and worries and become truly present amidst the wonder—and recapture the soul-expanding magic of communing with Nature."
—Joseph Selbie, author of The Yugas and the Protectors Diaries series
“This is not a book to read and put on a shelf—this is a book to experience. Take the time to . . . enjoy the exercises Joseph has designed to connect you to the joy and peace of Nature.”
—Karl Sniady, President, The Coaches Training Institute
“An excellent guidebook for those who wish to live in harmony with nature. The wonderful exercises in this book . . . calm us, and help us feel oneness with the world around us.” —Masahito Yoshida, Professor, World Heritage Studies, University of Tsukuba and Executive Director, Nature Conservation Society of Japan
“A phenomenal book. . . . Profound and movingly written, it is presented with clarity and simplicity. Enriching, awakening, and life-changing nature experiences.”
—Roderic Knowles, author of Gospel of the Living Tree
“Joseph Cornell offers accessible and simple techniques for remembering and reclaiming your Joy of Being.”
—Kristy Fassler Hect, ND
“An excellent resource to help people reconnect and relate deeply to nature, including other people, and through these experiences to love and care for creation.”
—James E. Crowfoot, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Urban and Regional Planning, Dean Emeritus, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
"A wonderful gift [also] for someone who is not able to go out in nature due to physical challenges. Some wonderful nature journeys could be taken right from home . . . that could be very soul-satisfying."
—New Spirit Journal
"Presents simple but powerful exercises to calm and expand our sense of the natural world. These exercises . . . are guides to a deeper love of nature along with a profound inner sense of stewardship."
—Light of Consciousness magazine
"In his new book, The Sky and Earth Touched Me, Joseph Cornell does not merely inspire us to commune with nature, but actually provides us with exercises to have a deeper relationship with flowers, trees, and wildlife."