In Backyard Pearls: Cultivating Wisdom and Joy in Everyday Life, author Carolyn Scarborough says that you might find pearls in Tahiti, but you’re just as likely to discover them washing the dishes or adventuring in your own neighborhood. In more than 80 essays, she guides us to slow down, wake up, and realize that all we need to make us happy is right in our own backyards. With humor and compassion, Carolyn shows us how to instantly transform everyday life into an adventure by finding our pearls — moments of beauty, wisdom and joy.
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To purchase the book, you have the choice of a digital eBook for $9.95, or a print book from Amazon.com or Lulu (both will print on demand, so never out of stock).
What People are Saying about Backyard Pearls:
“Backyard Pearls extricates small kernels of wisdom from the most innocuous parts of a mother’s life. If Erma Bombeck met the Dalai Lama and they both climbed into her mini-van to chat about life’s meaning, the result might look like Carolyn Scarborough’s lovely string of gleaming essays about life in the slow-lane, one unexpected twist and turn at a time.” — Sheila Curran, author of Diana Lively is Falling Down
“Reading Carolyn Scarborough’s pearls is like opening your heart to a dear friend on a lazy afternoon. Sharing laughter, tears, observations, and dreams, she inspires her readers to live deeply and observe the details — especially the ones in your own backyard.” — Robin Bradford, contributor, Mother Knows: 24 Tales of Motherhood
“Your column just made a bad day a lot better. It makes me feel like I’m part of something bigger and more important than just trying to get food prepared, clothes washed, and kids driven … and reminds me that I’m not all alone in the challenges and rewards of making my family. — Judy Oksner
“Your words carry such power to stir my emotions. It’s like watching a great chick flick with a good friend.” — Cindy Fisher