Discover a few new fun and funky ways to rev up your pursuit for better health
Little life hacks.
- Written byMichele Garber
Living in Southern California, most of us have a pretty solid grasp on embracing a healthy lifestyle. Throughout the South Bay, local farmers markets, juice bars and organic grocery stores abound. We have endless fitness options from CrossFit to barre and boot camp to full-moon beach yoga. If our goal is to be healthy, by now we know what to do and how to do it. Plus we have access to all the essential tools to be healthy. So rather than trying the latest fad diet or experimenting with the newest workout craze, how about we shake things up a bit? Let’s do a life hack … change our perspective … tweak our routine and discover a few new fun and funky ways to rev up our pursuit for better health.
Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life.
By Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk and Karomo Brown
Devoted fans of the white-hot Netflix show Queer Eye have many reasons to celebrate. Not only has the reboot of the uber-popular original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy been a breakout success with three successful seasons airing in 2018 alone, but the Fab Five—the lifestyle gurus and beloved hosts of the show—have released a new lifestyle book. Naturally the five specialized disciplines featured on the show are covered including fashion, grooming, home decor, food and wine, and culture. Yet Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life. also offers a holistic perspective on achieving a balanced and well-rounded life. From pursuing wellness to finding and being your authentic self, Queer Eye is an enlightening, inspiring and often humorous guide to creating a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.
#Do Not Disturb: How I Ghosted My Cell Phone to Take Back My Life
By Jedediah Bila
Addiction to smartphones has reached epidemic levels, and there is virtually no more destructive time-suck than our unhealthy obsession with our devices. Sure, smartphones offer a myriad of positive benefits to our lives, including many that promote good health. Yet if we truly want to be healthy—both physically and emotionally—we’ve got to put down our phones (at least for a few minutes). In her new book #Do Not Disturb, Jedediah Bila shares her somewhat embarrassing yet hilarious story of how her smartphone addiction wreaked havoc on both her personal and professional life. In her signature cheeky yet straightforward voice, she shares her candid insight on how she successfully broke her tech addiction without completely abandoning her devices and ultimately restored balance and joy to her life.
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Illustrated by Jonny Sun
Some days we all need a little boost—that added dose of inspiration that will help us jump-start our day or give us that little extra push to embrace our goals and make things happen. Long before Lin-Manual Miranda became a global sensation with his megahit musical Hamilton, he was inspiring his devoted following of fans with his daily Twitter posts. His morning tweets offer words of encouragement through poetry, aphorisms and meaningful sayings. Now he has curated a selection of some of his best morning greetings, complemented with illustrations by fellow Twitter luminary, illustrator Jonny Sun. Gmorning, Gnight! is a perfect pick-me-up to begin each day.
Back to school already? We’re just getting into our summer groove. Nonetheless, many South Bay college students are packing the books and comforters before driving or flying to campus dorms all over the country, some for the very first time. We asked a handful of local collegiate types what they miss most about the South Bay when miles away from home.