Everyday Ways to Live and Eat for Health, Healing, and Happiness
Author: Kimberly Snyder, C.N.
Category: Health & Fitness
The New York Times bestselling author of the Beauty Detox series, nutritionist, and personal development expert Kimberly Snyder offers us a powerful new guide to help us feel good, eat well, dispel insecurities, and increase our love of life. Feeling good is not about having a picture-perfect life with a flawless body, job, and family. We can have those things and still feel deeply unhappy. Joy and true confidence come by finding a level of inner peace in our messy, perfectly imperfect lives. In this beautiful, inspirational, and highly anticipated new book, Kimberly Snyder shares not only her amazing new food recipes but also practical tips for living a happy and fulfilling life. As Snyder teaches, the key is to live beyond labels, heal body shame, and move past self-judgment. By embracing life's ups and downs and learning to tune into our intuition, we can ultimately claim our right to feel good, just as we are. With dozens of life lessons and more than 100 plant-based recipes for smoothies, soups, snacks, and entrées, Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life invites us to find inner peace and acceptance, and teaches us how a healthier mind and body can give us strength to thrive in all parts of our lives.
Release on 2019-08-20 | by Irene Smit,Astrid van der Hulst
127 Exercises for Self-Acceptance
Author: Irene Smit,Astrid van der Hulst
Pubpsher: Workman Publishing Company
Embrace the things that make you you. From the bestselling editors at Flow magazine comes a guided journal with a welcoming, come-as-you-are message: Embrace the things that make you you, flaws and all. Charmingly illustrated and filled with activities and exercises, My Perfectly Imperfect Life inspires readers to let go of the pressure to be perfect and to celebrate quirks, slipups and imperfections rather than judge them. Here are prompts for easing up on self-criticism. For slowing down, and worrying less about accomplishments. For keeping a sense of perspective—even a playful one—when things don’t go as planned. It’s a thoughtful gift and an inspiring counterpoint to the too-perfectly-curated, omnipresent Instagram lifestyle.
A little over a decade ago, Baron Baptiste published his seminal book, Journey into Power. The first of its kind, it introduced the world to Baptiste Yoga, his signature method that marries a lifetime of studying with some of the world’s most renowned yoga masters with his uniquely powerful approach to inner and outer transformation. Since then, yoga has steadily moved into the mainstream in our culture, and Baron’s unique contribution has played a key role. As millions of participants incorporate yoga into their daily lives, Baron’s teachings have evolved to bring them even deeper into their own transformative possibilities. Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice takes readers beyond the foundations of the practice by speaking to everything that happens in their bodies and minds after they get into a yoga pose. That is where the true transformation occurs, and where much rich spiritual and emotional growth is available. Readers will learn how to move through their lives with grace and flow, begin again when a situation becomes difficult, "be a yes" for their innermost desires, give up what they must, follow their intuition, and find their truth north. With his signature blend of boldness, insightfulness, humor, and warmth, Baron offers what is destined to be an instant classic in the yoga and meditation world. With Perfectly Imperfect, he proves once again to be a true yoga master for the modern world.
High school changes everything. Molly and Aaron had been best friends since childhood. As neighbors, they were always together. Just before graduation, they begin to realize there may be more between them than friendship. But the transition isn't easy. When Molly's mother finds them asleep on her couch, she assumes the worst and kicks Molly out, setting in motion life-changing events. Soon Molly is brought completely into Aaron's world, and she believes for a moment she may have found perfection. When tragedy strikes, Molly and Aaron are put to the test, forcing them to figure out what it means to grow up. And when a friend becomes a backstabber, their relationship crashes to a halt. Filled with the real issues teens face in today's society, Allison Betancourt's debut novel explores the ups and downs faced by two teens on the edge of adulthood. In the midst of the pain and chaos, these teens will find that life is simply Perfectly Imperfect.
Real Tips and Strategies for Parents of Today's Gen Z Kids
Author: Lisa Sugarman
Pubpsher: Workman Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Helicopter parent, tiger parent . . . lawnmower parent? Generation Z has a reputation of entitlement, but this attitude is often fostered by parents who mow down every obstacle in their child's path, never letting them fail. In How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids and Be OK with It, humorist Lisa Sugarman takes her humanistic approach to parenting Gen Z kids and tells it like it is. Sugarman reminds parents that it's okay (and beneficial) for children to confront obstacles, it's okay if your children are not perfect, and it's okay to say "No." The goal is not to raise perfect children; the goal is to raise kind, responsible adults, and it's a process. How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids reminds the reader that mistakes and problems lead to lessons. Fixating on raising the smartest, fastest, most successful child will never result in a happy child (or a happy parent). With healthy doses of humor and reality, Lisa Sugarman reminds us that our kids were never meant to be perfect, and perfectly imperfect kids can become wonderful, well-rounded adults if we just allow them to grow.
THE QUEEN OF FEEL-GOOD FICTION! ‘With mystery, romance and humour, every page of this enjoyable tale is glorious’ heat ‘A lovely romantic comedy and, with its cast of colourful characters, is another masterpiece from queen of romance Milly Johnson’ My Weekly ‘Heartwarming’ Bella From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Queen of Wishful Thinking - a gorgeous read full of love, life and laughter. Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she ‘meets’ an old lady on a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she’d hoped – and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations. And when Marnie needs a refuge after a crisis, she ups sticks and heads for Wychwell – a temporary measure, so she thinks. But soon Marnie finds that Wychwell has claimed her as its own and she is duty bound not to leave. Even if what she has to do makes her as unpopular as a force 12 gale in a confetti factory! But everyone has imperfections, as Marnie comes to realise, and that is not such a bad thing – after all, your flaws are perfect for the heart that is meant to love you. The Perfectly Imperfect Woman is a heart-warming and hilarious novel from the queen of feel-good fiction – a novel of family, secrets, love and redemption … and broken hearts mended and made all the stronger for it. Praise for Milly Johnson: 'A glorious, heartfelt novel' ROWAN COLEMAN ‘Absolutely loved it. Milly's writing is like getting a big hug with just the right amount of bite underneath. I was rooting for Bonnie from the start' JANE FALLON ‘Bursting with warmth and joie de vivre’ JILL MANSELL ‘Warm, optimistic and romantic’ KATIE FFORDE
On the heels of her acclaimed book In an Instant, the #1 New York Times bestseller she wrote with her husband, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, and with the same candor and charm, Lee Woodruff now chronicles her life as wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Woodruff’s deeply personal and, at times, uproariously funny stories highlight such universal topics as family, marriage, friends, and how life never seems to go as planned. From raising teenagers (“Now with a boy and girl on the precipice of serious adolescence, the bathroom door is sealed tighter than a government nuclear testing ground”) to how she copes with tragedy (“Swimming surrounds me in the velvet wet of a bluish green world where I can dive deep down and sob with no trace”), Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress is the testimonial of a woman who embraces the chaos of her surroundings, discovers the splendor of life’s flaws, and accepts that perfection is as impossible to achieve as a spotless kitchen floor.
For a variety of reasons, many of us fall victim to perfectionism. A perfectionist doesn’t forgive his or her own mistakes. If you are a perfectionist, you can’t look away from your perceived flaws. In Perfectly Imperfect, author Connie Howell offers suggestions on how to overcome the need to be perfect and how to accept yourself as being worthy of love just as you are. Based on her personal experiences, Howell shows that by connecting with your inner guidance and universal love, you can become more peaceful, loving, and on track to fulfill your purpose in life. Perfectly Imperfect teaches the lessons: • Life is like reading a book; you never know what to expect until you turn the page • You already know everything you need to know, you just don’t know you know • Worrying about making the wrong decision is a powerful incentive to stay put and do nothing • There comes a time in life when you have to be the creator rather than a spectator • Show up for life, and it will surprise and delight you Howell communicates that lasting perfection doesn’t exist. But, she believes in excellence and doing the best you can with the knowledge that you are already good enough—be happy to be perfectly imperfect.
'A truly transformative read' Sunday Times STYLE 'More than ever, we need books like this' Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, Feast A whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom. Wabi sabi ("wah-bi sah-bi") is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. With roots in zen and the way of tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism. Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything, and concentrate on what really matters. From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, wabi sabi will teach you to find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life. This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and finding happiness right where you are.