Handle With Care

(Author of The Twelve Gifts From the Garden) Charlene Costanzo wants us to spread the seed of kindness.

The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.”  – Henry David Thoreau
  

May we soon treat ourselves and others with great appreciation, like delicate blooms, tenderly, with care.

With love, kindness, and reverence,
Charlene
 

THE NINTH GIFT IS REVERENCE.  
May you appreciate the wonder that you are

and the miracle of all creation.  
– from The Twelve Gifts of Birth
Celebrating 20 Years


The Twelve Gifts from the Garden

Life Lessons for Peace and Well-Being

Translating the beauty of botany. If you look closely, plants sprout with willpower and bloom with determination. Drawing from the beautiful nature of trees and flowers, Charlene crafts garden-inspired messages from her experiences with healing and understanding. Inside, find quotes, reflections, and bonus material:

  • Pen-and-ink line drawings with illustrations of flowers, leaves, and garden plants
  • Charlene’s Twelve Gifts resource and lessons learned in the garden
  • An epilogue from two other locales─Sedona, AZ and St. John, VI