The witches of Whitby are thrilled to be on the blog tour for Tree Glee by Cheryl Rickman especially Amber. All witches have a connection with the natural world but Amber developed an affinity with trees at a young age and is always on the look out for more knowledge on them.
Scroll down to see her unbiased view. Thanks to Random Things Tours for a beautiful advanced copy to read.
Book Review: Tree Glee by Cheryl Rickman
Title: Tree Gless
Author: Cheyl Rickman
Genre: Well-being, Nature, Non-fiction
Release Date: 13th October 2022
Tree Glee fuses nature writing, psychology and self-help wellbeing guidance all backed up by the latest scientific research.
Trees and humans essentially want the same thing – to live good, happy, purposeful lives and to flourish. We are inextricably bound. Trees provide us with the necessities of life – they clean the air we breathe, fill us with awe as we walk through forests and provide timber for the houses we live in, yet there are deeper reasons for our arboreal admiration that go beyond utility and beauty.
‘This lovely book is an absolute gem’
Joanna Lumley, Tree Aid Patron
‘Trees are so important to our health and that of the planet. This inspirational book shows just how we can thrive together’ Alan Titchmarsh MBE
Written by Positive Psychology practitioner and long-time tree-lover Cheryl Rickman, Tree Glee explores how trees
can become an essential tool in our wellbeing toolkit, helping us to feel better in a variety of different and
Looking at the psychology behind our fascination with trees, and the science behind how they comfort, restore and
revitalise us, Tree Glee examines what we can learn from the wisdom of woodlands to improve our own wellness.
Alongside this, Cheryl explores the importance of trees in our leafy suburbs and urban landscapes, sharing magical
stories of remarkable ancient trees across the globe and invites readers to reflect on their own personal ‘treestory’.
Featuring captivating photos and chapters on forest bathing and nature therapy, woodland wellbeing and tree
mythology, creative activities and conservation initiatives, Tree Glee is part ode and love letter to trees, part
practical wellbeing guide and nature-connection manual and part call to action. The book explores how by
deepening our appreciation and connection to trees and by celebrating and protecting them, we can flourish
Thoughts from the Emporium
What a wonderful book! Not only does it look good, thanks to the clear layout and inspirational photographs that make you want to step outside and experience nature for yourself, it is a joy to read. Amber has always felt calmer when surrounded by trees, and they are essential for her wellbeing but now she knows the reasons why and can tap into it further.
Unlike many books where she has got overwhelmed by science, Tree Glee is highly accessible without losing any depth. There is a wealth of information including biology, psychology and ecology which is perfectly blended with Cheryl’s own experiences, mythology, suggested activities to connect with nature and appreciate it. The storytelling section tapped into Amber’s creative side and is tempted to do the #100DaysOfTrees Challenge where you record the beauty of trees for 100 days. Cheryl Rickman’s can be found on her Instagram @treeglee
Tree Glee is a must read for fellow tree and nature lovers or those wanting to improve their mental health. It would make an ideal Christmas gift too. Amber’s copy will be well loved and have a treasured spot on her own forever shelf as well as on the Enchanted Emporium bookshelf.
Cheryl Rickman is a proud tree-hugger and advocate for the power of nature as a healer and energy-giver. She is also a Sunday Times best-selling author and a qualified positive psychology practitioner. Cheryl specializes in writing empowering, practical books to help people fret less and flourish more and is a wellbeing ambassador for the Network of Wellbeing. She owns a small parcel of ancient woodland in the Hampshire countryside with her partner.