In a culture that says bigger is better, it is subversive work to take tiny, lasting steps toward learning and growth.
In 12 Tiny Things Ellie Roscher and Heidi Barr journey with us through twelve essential areas of life: space, work, spirituality, food, style, nature, communication, home, sensuality, creativity, learning, and community. In each of these areas, we are invited to take one tiny action that is sure to open up growth and renewal.
12 Tiny Things guides us in curating a spiritual practice that promotes a more reflective, rooted, and intentional life. Regardless of how the ground feels underneath your feet, trust that there are roots there to tend. By trying on one tiny thing at a time, you can slowly, deliberately, and playfully remember who you are. You can nourish that being with tenderness. Together, we will reach and grow toward the sun.
About the Author
Heidi Barr is a writer and wellness coach whose work is founded on a commitment to cultivating ways of being that are life-giving and sustainable for people, communities, and the planet. She is the author of three works of creative nonfiction: Collisions of Earth and Sky, Woodland Manitou, and What Comes Next; two poetry collections: Slouching Toward Radiance and Cold Spring Hallelujah; and one cookbook: Prairie Grown: Stories and Recipes from a South Dakota Hillside. She is also the co-author of 12 Tiny Things and editor of "The Mindful Kitchen," a wellness column in The Wayfarer Magazine. She lives with her family in rural Minnesota, where they tend a large vegetable garden, explore nature, and do their best to live simply. Learn more at heidibarr.com.
Ellie Roscher is the author of The Embodied Path, 12 Tiny Things, Play Like a Girl and How Coffee Saved My Life. She facilitates Plum: Writing and Wellness, teaches yoga at Up Yoga, and teaches writing at The Loft Literary Center and the Minnesota Writing Project. Ellie holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in Theology from Luther Seminary. Follow her at @ellieroscher and find out more at ellieroscher.com.
Dr. Andreas Michaelides is a Clinical Psychologist and the Chief of Psychology at Noom, a mobile health technology company. He is the founder of Noom's behavioral health coaching program and has been featured in numerous print articles and television stations including Fox, NBC, CBS, and KBS.