The Wise Woman’s Almanac became a reality in 2007, when the first edition was published. At that season of my life, my career as a Massage Therapist was in full bloom and I took every opportunity to share nutritional wellness with my clients. I frequently heard, “You should write a book and publish all the health information you share with us.” Taking those promptings to heart, I began the journey of collecting data and gathering my wellness notes and scribblings. My inner perfectionist demanded that I “do this right,” so I hired a writing coach, editor and publishing company. I had no idea how much I did not know then about the world of an author! Alas, The Wise Woman’s Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to Your Physical-Emotional-Spiritual Health was born.
Book sales were ok, reviews were positive and encouraging and I was content, vowing to never write another book! Once the first edition books were nearly sold out, my inner perfectionist (somewhat less perfect by now) began rumbling, “You need to revise your book.” The second voice came from an accomplished author, editor, publisher and friend, Judith Briles, “You need to revise your book!” That began the second journey down the writer’s lane to complete the second––and much improved––edition, The Wise Woman’s Almanac: A Seasonal Guide with Recipes for New Beginnings that Never Go Out of Season. Book two was in my reader’s hands in 2016.
Book sales have been exceptional, reviews are still positive and encouraging and I am content, possibly with other books to come! This Almanac shares the wellness wisdom of nature and her seasonal foods and their effect on our health. Throughout the pages of these books, I strive to "educate to empower” so readers may choose simple wellness practices and habits to improve their health-style and age-with-vitality.
The Wise Woman’s Almanac is a gift of wisdom, otherwise lost or unknown to so many of us these days. I am healthy and fit, yet I have always obtained my food from grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Just as I was becoming aware of all that I never learned due to my lack of experience in growing and preparing food from the garden, The Almanac came into my life. It filled in so many gaps regarding the nutritional benefits of various foods, as well as our needs across the seasons of the year, and the seasons of our lives. Thank you, Connie, for sharing your wealth of information as well as bits of your family story. ~Stephanie Manville,
If you select food in a random or whimsical way, this book will open your eyes and guide you to new ways of choosing and preparing food that is in harmony with the seasons. The Wise Woman’s Almanac is gracefully packed with wisdom and valuable advice. Your body and your health will thank you for integrating the lessons of this book into your life. ~Lisa J. Shultz
This book is like a dear friend with wise advise. The Wise Woman’s Almanac has become my go-to consultant for keeping myself healthy throughout the year. Each season, I like to review Connie's tips and especially the recipes, for keeping my body, and my mind, healthy and nurtured.
The seasons surround us and Connie Pshigoda reminds us that we ned to think smart with our health and eating. It’s quite logical––winter is about warming––add some spice; summer is about cooling––be cool as a cucumber––and nibble on watermelon to cool the taste buds from the heat of the day. Lots of practical, really common sense and savvy advice––perfect for those of us who love the garden and to eat!