The Weight of Wonder

Charlene Costanzo (author of The Twelve Gifts from the Garden) wants you to reach new heights and explore the wonders of the world.

“Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny speck of it stops time.”  – Diane Ackerman

Even though studying the periodic table of elements in chemistry class was a long, long time ago for me, I appreciate this clever play on words now.  

Of course wonder is not on the periodic table and it’s not an element. It can’t be measured or weighed. We can’t see it with our eyes. But wow! What a capacity it is within us, this gift of reverent awe.

Now and then we’ve all slipped into profound eternal moments. Let’s prepare ourselves to experience more of them by opening our hearts, minds, and eyes to see the world as we did when we were children.

Whether it’s a stunning landscape or morning dew glistening on grass, let’s pause to notice and appreciate the beauty.

With love and joy, 
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