A Few Inspiring Reads to Help Us Find Balance, Comfort and Joy
A year for the books.
The Wellness Remodel: A Guide to Rebooting How You Eat,
Move, and Feed Your Soul
By Christina Anstead & Cara Clark
Designer and television personality Christina Anstead and nutritionist Cara Clark believe that creating balance in mind, body and spirit is the key to wellness. When the two first met, Anstead had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, was struggling with infertility and had recently endured a highly public divorce. With Clark’s guidance, Anstead learned to prioritize her physical and mental self-care and reestablish balance. Divided into three parts—Gut Rehab (food and nutrition), Building a Strong Foundation (exercise) and The Rewire (mindfulness)—The Wellness Remodel offers simple strategies, accessible and beautifully photographed recipes and informative, inspiring guidance to achieving full-body wellness.
True Comfort: More Than 100 Cozy Recipes Free of Gluten and Refined Sugar
By Kristin Cavallari
Designer and reality TV star Kristin Cavallari has fond memories of growing up in her Italian-American family eating casseroles, pasta and countless sweets. She wistfully recalls making fried dough with her grandmother, meatballs with her dad and stuffing with her mom. She also recalls often feeling lethargic and irritable. In her 20s Cavallari discovered she has food sensitivities to cow’s milk and gluten. Unwilling to forego her favorite foods, the busy mother of three found ways to swap ingredients and still make delicious meals for her family. She shared these recipes with readers in her best-selling book True Roots. Building on its success and addressing the countless requests she’s received from fans and readers, her second cookbook, True Comfort, includes comfort food recipes from sweet potato toast to braised short ribs, chicken pot pie and dark chocolate peppermint silk pie. As we approach winter, what could be better than enjoying comfort foods that are also healthy. Bon appétit.
The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World’s Happiest People
By Dan Buettner
From his groundbreaking 2015 National Geographic cover story “Secrets of Living Longer” to founding Blue Zones (an organization that helps people live longer, happier lives) to authoring his Blue Zone series of best-selling books, Dan Buettner is dedicated to revealing the mysteries of the world’s longest-living, healthiest and happiest populations. In The Blue Zones of Happiness, Buettner shares stories of the world’s happiest people—from Denmark to Costa Rica to Singapore. He explains the three strands of happiness—pleasure, purpose and pride—shared by people of the globe’s happiest places. His book includes a test for readers to pinpoint areas in their own life where they may be able to cultivate deeper joy. He offers science-based strategies for creating a “life radius” and developing healthy and enduring happiness-boosting habits.