Jean Shinoda Bolen is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She is, also, a leading activist for environmental issues and issues concerning the plight of women and girls in developing countries.
I'll always remember the sadness I felt several years ago when I
drove my little girl to her first day of the new school year, and
saw that the huge tree that had always welcomed us as we entered
the driveway in front of the school was gone. Upon inquiring about
what happened, I was told that the tree had been removed to make
way for a new sports field. I couldn't believe how sad I was, or
how little my sadness seemed to be shared by other people at the
school. It was then that I realized what a profound shift in
worldview is necessary in order for us to save the planet. I
applaud everyoneincluding the brilliant and glorious Jean Shinoda
Bolenfor helping us make the shift. Bravo, Jean. You make us feel
it. Marianne Williamson-- "Reviews"
In this book Jean Bolen expresses the essence of our deep connection to and inseparability from trees. Trees have stood by us humans always; it is the least we can do to protect and save and honor them now. Bolen's thoughts and suggestions for moving forward will, as always, help us see and feel how this might be done. This is a conversation with the Tree tribe not to be missed or dismissed. Alice Walker-- "Reviews"
Read Jean Shinoda Bolen's Like a Tree, and you will never again see one without knowing it has a novel inside, it's supporting your life, and it's more spiritual than any church, temple or mosque. Like a Tree is the rare book that not only informs, but offers a larger consciousness of life itself. Gloria Steinem-- "Reviews"
We shouldn't simply be alarmed by what's happening to our forests, and our other fellow creatures. We should feel sick to our soul. And in this, as Jean Bolen says, women are taking the lead and showing, all over the world, that 'ordinary people' can make a differenceand that if they don't, nobody else will. Altogether, an excellent and timely book. Colin Tudge, biologist and author of The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter-- "Reviews"