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Naked in Eden: My Adventure and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest ~Robin Easton

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Do you know where your socks are right now?

I wanted to read Robin’s book to be supportive to another blog writer and because I so enjoyed reading her words on her blog.   I knew the book would be a good read and I would enjoy it; I would most likely discover another excellent writer of the longer story.

I began reading with the wrong expectation – that I was being supportive.  After reading the snake story in the forward, I put the book aside and did other things.   I knew I did not want to pick up and put down this book in between other activities.   I knew I needed a straight shot.

This is a true story about a 25 year old woman with her new husband heading off to the Daintree Tropical  Rain Forest and finding her authentic self and healing amidst the silence and noise of this world.  It is a story about reaching higher levels of consciousness and grounding oneself for the journey at the same time.   It is a story about healing.

When  I had my cancer surgery  and had 3 young children at home, a friend rescued me with the book AN UNKNOWN WOMAN By Alice Koller  and NAKED IN EDEN is right in league with this fabulous book  along with, and I think better than,  EAT, PRAY, LOVE

This book is a tribute to a Father also, who took the time to make sure his child explored the world and learned how to succeed  even with learning difficulties and  different social needs and structures.   It is an amazing parenting story also.

It is a true love story.

When I finished reading this book, I had to be still and just breathe.   I felt a powerful breath of hope for my own healing to emerge and I sighed out my release into the Universe.

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Lori said on face book:

Finished reading “Naked in Eden” today, Robin Easton’s baby. I need to find my socks — they’re blown off my feet! [i.e., AWESOME BOOK, ROBIN! Can I come play with you sometime?]

This book is an amazing read and worth every penny.   It is available on Amazon.com by clicking on this blog link  and on Robin’s blog  Naked in Eden

I am hoping when you read this book you also send your socks flying!

Looking forward to what you have to say:

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Merle’s Door
Hobo Spiders
Naked In Eden Review

33 Comments on “Naked in Eden: My Adventure and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest ~Robin Easton”

  1. #1 Arts web show
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 1:14 am

    if i had time to sit down and read a book i would buy it.
    But you’ve certainly done a good job of catching my interest.
    Such a kind gesture, i hope it leads to many sales

  2. #2 Eliza
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I was too late to the TLC Book Tour party on this one and missed out. I was really disappointed because I too wanted to support Robin.

    I hate socks, so rarely wear them, but now I have to get this book and blow them off at least metaphorically. Great review, Patricia!

  3. #3 Dot
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 5:39 am

    It sounds like a good one!

  4. #4 Jannie Funster
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Thank you, Dear Patricia.

    Robin is an amazing person, and I look forward to reading this.

    And yes, surprisingly, I DO know where my socks are today — blessedly on my feet, I like wearing them in my sneakers when I walk. I may switch to 100% barefoot tho, like one of those 2 survivor guys on t.v.

    xoxo

  5. #5 J.D. Meier
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    It sounds like books have really had a place in your heart and a place in your life.
    .-= J.D. Meier´s last blog ..The Sleeper Effect =-.

  6. #6 vered | blogger for hire
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Sounds like a great book – thank you for the review!
    .-= vered | blogger for hire´s last blog ..It’s The Little Jews That Get The Most Upset =-.

  7. #7 Patricia
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Arts Web Show,
    You are one busy fellow and creative too – this book is well worth the read. It is also about how people in a relationship can be equals and truly support each other while letting each be truly themselves.

  8. #8 Patricia
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Eliza,
    This is not a TLC tour review – I intentionally went and purchased the book because I just love Robin’s blog and her excellent writing.

    If someone purchases the book off my site from Amazon I will get a wee bit…but mostly Robin will get paid. If one buys it Kindle I will get nothing and just Robin will get paid. I should have made myself clearer on this review.

    I just want to support Robin and this amazing read…It was healing to me

  9. #9 Patricia
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Dot,
    I know you will put this on your list to read…and I bet you will say “Where are my socks?” when you are finished.

  10. #10 Patricia
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Jannie,
    It is an amazing read – hard to put down.

    My friend all say that going barefoot running is awful on their feet, so they have gone to 5 fingered shoes…or I think they are called Star Shoes….like running barefoot but with protection for all those nerve endings on the bottom of one’s feet.

  11. #11 Patricia
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    JD
    Books are my survival tools

  12. #12 Patricia
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Vered,
    I could hardly put the book down once I got started. What an adventure in finding one’s authentic self…excellent story telling.

  13. #13 Trish Scott
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Wonderful review! I don’t buy books – I use the library. Saves on trees and shelf space and money and fits right in with my minimalist lifestyle…

    BUT I got to know Robin through her blog and FB and Twitter and some mutual interests so this time I caved. I bought the book.

    WORTH IT. Get it. Read it. Pass it on to others.
    .-= Trish Scott´s last blog ..Naked in Eden – LIVE! =-.

  14. #14 Patricia
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Trish,
    Yes this is very worth it…wonderful storytelling and this helps the author make a living too….If I had gotten it from the library, I would go to Robin’s blog and make a donation… or ask the person you pass it on to to make a donation….

    Thank you for your comment and welcome to my little spot!

  15. #15 Robin Easton
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Dearest Patricia,

    I came here earlier and was just going to read your blog and then I unexpectedly and delightedly found this. Even reading it again just now I can’t read without tears in my eyes. I am soooooo honored. Just blown away.

    I’m not only deeply moved by your kindness, but also by your depth of insight and your sharing of your own cancer with 3 small kids. That just brought instant tears. No wonder you are so wise, compassionate and solid. That had to take enormous courage, nothing less.

    I also was moved by your insight into my Dad. Honestly, I don’t know how he did it. He took six kids into nature. It affected my life so profoundly that it took years for me to comprehend what he’d given me. I just thought all kids grew up with that close relationship to nature. I just know that it saved my sanity and life. And years later in the rainforest it was what allowed me to embrace the WHOLE rainforest experience, even the potentially deadly creatures.

    I am hugging you for “seeing”, hugging you from my heart to yours. Robin
    .-= Robin Easton´s last blog ..Love and Survival =-.

  16. #16 Patricia
    on Oct 4th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Robin,
    Thank you for your lovely words…It is a great book and read – I just hope that you sell a million copies of it and I can say I did my part.

    My father took me into nature all the time…locally, but he never missed an opportunity and he taught me to care for a car, if I was going to drive, how to change the tires and the oil, and how to care for house and family. He never gave up on me, though he was a math genius and futuristic educator…he never gave up on me. I was always supposed to be secure in myself .

    Being a good citizen was important to him also – be responsible.

    I had a special needs child…I went everyday to high school with her and walked her from class to class one semester…

    I think this book was doubly important to me…but I am not sure I could have lived your experience…

    We have lots in common…including love and great hugs
    xx

  17. #17 Tess The Bold Life
    on Oct 5th, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Hi Patricia,
    Maybe all our socks are together some where having a party!

    Change of subject. I just switched my comments to “nesting comments” where you can reply right under the comment. It makes life so much easier. You can do it on your dashboard. Lori helped me so if you have any questions contact her. It’s so much….better! You’ll love it.

    patricia Reply:

    I think IT Girl stayed up all night to write the code so I too could have nesting/threaded replies…What a treat…Thanks Tess for suggesting this revision

  18. #18 Barbara
    on Oct 5th, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Thank you for this compelling review… I have put the book on my wish list. I enjoyed “Eat Pray Love” so I’m looking forward to reading the story of Robin’s spiritual journey.
    .-= Barbara´s last blog ..Iduna- Keeper of Apples =-.

  19. #19 Lori
    on Oct 5th, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Hi Patricia,
    I love your words about Robin’s book. I also liked it much better than Eat, Pray, Love. EPL was a good book, too, but the entire concept of the book was on a different consciousness level than Naked in Eden, if you get my drift.

    I’m glad you talked about Robin’s discussion of her father, excellent point! I liked this, too, “finding her authentic self and healing amidst the silence and noise of this world.”

    Thanks for finding one of my socks! ;) I appreciate the link love and mention, Patricia. And thanks for you candor asking me in advance. That says a lot about you.
    Much Love to you!
    ~xo

    P.S. I see our lovely friend Tess has mentioned nesting your comments. I prefer this too, so we can talk face-to-face. :)
    If you need help, I’d be happy to help you flick them on.
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Naked in Eden Breathing Change =-.

  20. #20 Hilary
    on Oct 5th, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Hi Patricia and Robin .. sounds like quite the nesting site .. fathers, couples, families and now comments nesting together .. though I definitely see Tess’ point & I know Lori is pretty smart!

    Apart from that Robin’s book .. you’ve given it another twist or two here .. and definitely enticing me to buy it sooner than later .. so sooner it will be ..

    I must say Robin’s early life with her siblings and father being out and about in the bush sounds amazing .. was it in the same part of the States you’re now in Robin? Or elsewhere ..

    Fantastic that you can find a hubby to whom you totally relate in all things natural .. and he with you .. then the adventure – but what an adventure …

    Your father must have provided you with a wonderful knowledge of life ..

    Patricia – yours too .. always good to know a little more ..

    Thanks .. sounds like there are socks floating around the web .. I wonder if spider’s knit? … great post and wonderful tribute .. love it .. thanks Hilary

    Positive Letters.com

    PS – I think Comment Luv has switched off this comment! But I’ll post anyway …

  21. #21 Patricia
    on Oct 5th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Tess,
    Maybe it is a sock hop! oh oh ….
    I will make an attempt to change comments/ because I do think that sounds good…and will call on help from Lori if need be

    Lori,
    Your review was just so excellent too…maybe because this book is just so amazingly good and deep and meaningful.

    I liked all the books referenced but this one just truly resonated.

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Hilary,
    Yes, definitely move this up to your read right now list.

    Although not as wild as Robin’s life story….as I had to learn how to work through the jungle of proper etiquette and society too…the support of our father’s was quite important to both of our stories.

    My comment luv is not working well at all…
    I think it is my computer still aargh

  22. #22 Stacey
    on Oct 5th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Patricia,

    What a beautiful review of Robins book! I agree, this is a book that will inspire many many people! Robin has such an amazing way with words and feeling, you cant help but be pulled into the Rainforest with her!

    I look forward to re-reading Robins book. There are so many wonderful insights in it, I know each time I read it I will find something else within it!
    .-= Stacey´s last blog ..Moccasins! =-.

  23. #23 Patricia
    on Oct 5th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Barbara,
    Sorry I missed you in moderation…Welcome and thank you for you comments…. If you liked EPL you were very much like this book…I also liked that I did not need to experience the snakes myself – it was vivid enough!

  24. #24 Patricia
    on Oct 5th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Stacey,
    Welcome, welcome and thank you for adding to the comments. I too think I will read this book several times…It is quite a great story telling adventure. Robin has great talents

  25. #25 patricia
    on Oct 5th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Barbara,
    I just loved your apple post…hope folks will come over and read – it is just great!

  26. #26 patricia
    on Oct 6th, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Reply option is active.

    GeekGirlSF Reply:

    Here is a threaded reply.

    patricia Reply:

    Oh aren’t you a treat giver! Thank you for this options…Wow I hope you did not have to stay up all night? to rewrite the code? Thank you

    GeekGirlSF Reply:

    Not all night… about two hours. Customized templates make things look pretty but they’re a pain when you want to make changes!

    Patricia Reply:

    Glad to hear it was not all night…we could have done this over the weekend…I appreciate all your efforts on my behalf and to make this a great blog and reading experience
    Thank you

    A little pain…always when one has to make any change

  27. #27 Davina Haisell
    on Oct 7th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    This book is sitting on my coffee table, waiting for me to read it. I bought it because I wanted to support Robin, but also because I know it’s going to be a great read. As soon as my plate clears and I can give it the attention it deserves I’m settling into the reading.

    I don’t like socks either. One of my pet peeves about the fall season that’s upon us. I still go out wearing sandals whenever I can; even if it’s raining.
    .-= Davina Haisell´s last blog ..For the Love of Story Structure =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Davina,
    You will so enjoy this read…hard to put down so you are wise to clear your plate and book in.

    I do wear socks with my sandals in winter…and I wear socks around the house when my feet are cold…but I prefer barefoot myself