... addresses the disconnect and 'itch' many people might currently be feeling. Her thought-provoking call to action shines light on the personal fog and spiritual trauma experienced while living with consumerism, climate change, COVID-19, social injustice, and collective anxiety. She both looks at how we got here and explains what we can do about it, using joyful practices and some serious changes ... This almost reads like three books—one on the need for meaningful connection within ourselves, another about her personal hikes and worldwide journeys, and a third detailing her personal experiences with loss—and a blog on activism all put together. The writing can flag at times, but nonetheless, this book is inspiring.
... like an Eat, Pray, Love for COVID-rattled people ... This may be one of the first books that culminates in the events of 2020 and offers a solution for moving forward. Although Wilson comes across as a bit rambling and even privileged at times, her stories are fascinating and her message is universal and hopeful. Readers with wanderlust will be inspired by her journey and calls to action.
... [a] vibrant take on how to build a more joyful existence and sustainable world ... The author ranges widely, interspersing personal stories with interviews, scientific research, and quotes from religious texts, making for a reading experience that has the feel of an impassioned conversation with a friend ... Wilson’s engaging prose and timely advice will appeal to those who enjoyed Matt Haig’s Notes on a Nervous Planet.