Jaime Kowal Photography

Waking Up the West Coast is a visually-compelling book that celebrates the insight and wisdom of over 100 leading holistic health practitioners, sustainability experts, social entrepreneurs, educators, artists and advocates based in British Columbia, Canada.book

Written and photographed by Jaime Kowal, and with a foreword by Dr. Andrew Weil, a world leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, this eye-opening book offers simple strategies, personal accounts and new ideas through interviews and photographs in the areas of sustainable design, fair trade products, environmental activism, socially responsible investing, complementary medicine, yoga and meditation, wellness retreats, energy healing and many more. It is designed to support a healthier, more sustainable planet and inspire readers to live a greener, healthier life by providing examples and offering easy solutions.

Waking Up the West Coast was awarded a Bronze Medal in the Inspirational/Spiritual category by the Independent Publisher's Awards 2007, and nominated as a Finalist in the Inspirational/ Motivational category by the Nautilus Book Awards.

The book is printed locally on 100% post consumer waste recycled paper and its current print run is sold out at this time.



"This book puts a personal face on today's hot issues, offering practical, tangible ways for you to become empowered and involved in your life and community. This book was designed as a catalyst for positive change, please use it to help create a healthier, more sustainable future for us all."

- Dr Andrew Weil, M.D.

"I really want to acknowledge your amazing work on the book and in bringing such an inspiring community of people together. Clearly, with the awards and recognition you have received many people feel the same way Jaime. It's a wonderful and much needed project!"

- Louise Schwartz, Recycling Alternative