An engaging, wise, and uplifting reflection on human resilience and nature’s ability to teach, inspire, and heal after an unexpected life upheaval. One Hundred Daffodils is told through the lens of the author’s personal experiences with grief and heartbreak on her journey toward self-discovery and empowerment.
One Hundred Daffodils chronicles the author’s search for identity at the end of her twenty-five year marriage when she takes an ending she didn’t expect and turns it into an opportunity to redefine a future that is truly her own.
Facilitated in measures by a love affair with a much younger man, a deep dive into global spiritual practices and Jungian psychology, and the observational eye of a John Muir-like naturalist, the author finds clues, messages and even answers through communion with the divine in nature, and the deep wisdom of the mystery.
Written with vulnerability, pathos, humor, and raw honesty, One Hundred Daffodils shows us what is possible when we are willing to look at our unvarnished selves with an open mind, and see others with an open heart, particularly those we blame. Like Hermann Hesse, Walt Whitman, and Mary Oliver before her, the author uses nature and the garden as a metaphor, a sanctuary, and a trusted teacher. Itis a contemporary yet timeless story of a woman’s search for meaning, identity, and purpose.