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This One Wild and Precious Life

Our Path Forward in a Fractured World

Sarah Wilson



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04 September 2020
Psychology; Self-help & personal development; Mind, Body, Spirit
Will you sleep through the revolution? Or do you want to wake up and reclaim your one wild and precious life?

We live in truly overwhelming times. The climate crisis, political polarisation, racial injustice and coronavirus have left many of us in a state of spiritual PTSD. We have retreated, morally and psychologically; we are experiencing a crisis of disconnection - from one another, from our true values, from joy and from life as we feel we are meant to be living it.

Sarah Wilson argues that this sense of despair and disconnection is ironically what unites us - that deep down, we are all feeling that same itch for a new way of living. This One Wild and Precious Life opens our eyes to how we got here and offers a radically hopeful path forward. Drawing on science, literature, philosophy, the wisdom of some of the world's leading experts and her own personal journey, Wilson weaves a one-of-a-kind narrative that lights the way back to the life we love. En route, she leads us through a series of 'wildly awake' and joyful practices for reconnecting again, including:

- Go to your edge. Do what scares you and embrace discomfort daily. Use it to grow into your Big Life.

- #buylesslivemore. Break the cycle of mindless consumption and get 'light' with your life.

- Become a soul nerd. Embrace poetry, deep reading, art and classical music to light up your intellect.

- Get 'full-fat spiritual'. How to have an active practice - beyond the 'lite' and 'rainbows and unicorns' - and use it to change the world.

- Hike. Just hike. Walking in nature reconnects us with ourselves and our true purpose.

- Practise wild activism. If you can get 3.5% of a population to participate in sustained, non-violent protest, change happens. We create our better world.

The time has come to boldly, wildly, imagine better. We are being called upon, individually and as a society, to forge a new path and find a new way of living. Will you join the journey?
By:   Sarah Wilson
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 156mm,  Width: 208mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   483g
ISBN:   9781760556730
ISBN 10:   1760556734
Publication Date:   04 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sarah Wilson is a former journalist and TV presenter, author and activist. She wrote the New York Times bestsellers I Quit Sugar and first, we make the beast beautiful, and is the author of another eleven cookbooks that sell in fifty-two countries. Previously she was editor of Cosmopolitan Australia, host of MasterChef Australia and founder of the largest wellness website in Australia, In May 2018, Sarah closed the business and gave all money to charity. She now builds and enables charity projects that 'engage humans with each other' and campaigns on mental health and climate issues. Sarah ranks as one of the top 200 most influential authors in the world and has a combined digital audience of 2.5 million. Sarah lives minimally, rides a hand-built bike and is known for travelling the world for eight years with one bag.

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