Create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you're like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself--and that includes your mind as well as your body. Body Kindness is based on four principles. WHAT YOU DO: the choices you make about food, exercise, sleep, and more HOW YOU FEEL: befriending your emotions and standing up to the unhelpful voice in your head WHO YOU ARE: goal-setting based on your personal values WHERE YOU BELONG: body-loving support from people and communities that help you create a meaningful life With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what YOU really want and care about, Body Kindness helps you let go of things you can't control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable, daily steps that fit you best. It's the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life.
When high school students think of college life, images of parties and new people and late-night pizza instantly come to mind. Only upon moving in does a freshman realize the buzz-killing downside to the blissful freedom: a 12 x 12 dorm room often shared with a stranger. With Knack Dorm Living, Casey Lewis--herself a college senior at the University of Missouri--provides the guide she searched for, in vain, in her freshman year. She offers invaluable tips on what to pack and what to buy, what to expect, decorating, clothes, and organizing time and money. This is an ideal high school graduation gift for high school seniors--both girls and guys--set to move away from home.
Outlines seven core pieces of life's puzzle to promote real change and create a longer, happier, healthier version of life, along with sharing powerful messages of motivation.Through the right thinking, positive emotions, deliberate actions and healthy habits, optimal well-being is more than just a hope ? it is an exciting reality for anyone who is willing to make it happen.
Feel like life's too busy to find your zen? Think again. Be a calmer, more productive, healthier you, without sacrificing precious hours. Discover the secret wellness hacks you can incorporate into your routine - whether it's a 5-minute focus exercise on your commute, 10 minutes' meditation at lunchtime, or balanced nutrition ideas for your next trip abroad. The mindfulness, meditation, nutrition, yoga and stretching ideas in 101 Ways to Live Well all focus on providing easy, quick, tangible solutions to the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Eat Move Sleep will help you make good decisions automatic -- in all three of these interconnected areas. With every bite you take, you will make better choices. You will move a lot more than you do today. And you will sleep better than you have in years. More than a book, Eat Move Sleep is a new way to live.
An easy-to-read book offering an effective 'habit-a-week' approach. Incorporate one new habit per week into your lifestyle across an entire year (52 weeks). Simple habits lead to good health, energy, and optimum body weight. The simpler we keep things, the more likely we are to stick with any changes we make. By following the week-by-week advice within these pages you will see you have the health that you and your body deserve. You will start to regain the energy and vitality you thought you'd lost or never previously attained. Your appetite and body weight will come into alignment with what is healthy for your frame. In essence, you will regain your health back and with it your life.
A book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes. Easy-to-follow directions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home. A body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help everyone discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into their life.
Concrete advice, based on the latest research, about how to get started, how to establish a support team, how to choose an activity, what kind of clothing and gear work best for the plus-size athlete, how to set goals, and how to improve one's relationship with food.
The breakthrough approaches in Eating Mindfully, by Susan Albers, use mindfulness-based psychological practices to take charge of cravings so they can eat when they are hungry and stop when they feel full. Emphasizes that mindful eating isn't only for those on a diet or for those who have severely problematic eating habits--it's for everyone. Inside, you will learn how to be more aware of what you eat, get to know your fullness and hunger cues, and how to savor and appreciate every bite. You will also learn how mindlessness corrupts the way you eat, and how it can manifest in a number of different eating problems. No matter where you are in your journey toward mindful eating, this book will be an invaluable resource, and you will gain insight into how mindfulness can provide you with the skills needed to control the way you eat--leading to a healthier, happier life.
The negative body-image epidemic that affects millions of women is also a hidden problem for millions of men. In spite of a decade-long emphasis on health and fitness - or perhaps because of it - more men are suffering from a variety of eating disorders and self-abusive behaviors. Using vignettes from their patients, the authors present a new program to help men overcome these problems. They offer ways to enhance self-image, facts about why diets fail, information about the dangers of using steroids, and a section for women who want to help the men in their life.
What are you really hungry for? Is it food, happiness, or something else? In this unique book, mindfulness expert Lynn Rossy offers a proven-effective, whole-body approach to help you discover the real reasons why you're overeating. In The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution, Rossy provides an innovative and proven-effective program to help you slow down, savor each bite, and actually eat less. This unique, whole-body approach will encourage you to adopt healthy eating habits by showing you how to listen to your body's intuition, uncover the psychological cause of your overeating, and be more mindful during mealtime. If you find yourself eating without thinking, because you feel bored or sad, or simply because you've had a hard day, indulging here and there is understandable. But emotional eating can often spiral out of control, leading to problems in the long run. The whole-body program in this book will help you learn how to listen to your body's needs, so that you can stay healthy and happy, without giving up your love for food. If you want to embrace exuberant health and truly enjoy your food, the easy-to-use strategies in this book will show you how--one mindful taste at a time
In this book, you'll learn the art of choosing and making friends, supporting your friends and letting them support you, maintaining friendships even when your life paths diverge, repairing friendships after a conflict, the difficult decision to break up a friendship, and much more. Life is so much sweeter with good friends by your side.
Friendship is such an important part of our lives but how much do we really know about it? Do we understand how it works, what it is and what it means? In her last book, Caroline Millington introduced us to the concept of kindfulness – blending mindfulness with being kind to yourself. Simply, remembering to treat yourself with kindness in all instances. That means setting boundaries to get the best out of your relationships and making your emotional wellbeing a priority. The Friendship Formula shows readers how to apply this concept to create and maintain longlasting, nurturing and functioning friendships.
While there are ample books for women on dating, career, marriage, and motherhood, less prevalent are thoughtful writings about the everyday handling of female friendships. Inspired by the highs and lows of a backpacking trip across Europe with four gal pals, Marian Jordan's The Girlfriends Guidebook charts a winning pathway through "jealousy, competition, control, anger, manipulation, and resentment-just to name a few less than cuddly aspects of our personalities." Informed by her faith, Marian encourages deeper friendships built on Christlike honesty and love, emphasizing the development of such qualities as loyalty, trustworthiness, compassion, and forgiveness.
Relationships are tough, and putting ZIP codes, states, or even oceans between two people does not make things any easier. Although there's no denying that some long-distance relationships do not work, that does not mean you can't make your relationship successful and fulfilling. As long as you are willing to try, your relationship can survive and thrive. This book will help give your relationship the chance it deserves. There is more to long-distance relationships than talking on the phone, and this book provides you with dozens of creative things to do together while living apart.
First published in 2008, Donna Freitas's Sex and the Soul revealed what college students - at institutions large and small, public and private, secular, Catholic, and evangelical - really think about sex, dating, religion, and spirituality. Based on face-to-face interviews with students acrossthe country, Sex and the Soul achieved national acclaim, illuminating the as-yet-unexplored struggles of college students navigating the lines of faith and sexuality. Now, in this updated edition, Freitas reflects on the hundreds of conversations she has had with students since the book was firstpublished in an all-new afterword, and offers practical advice for young people struggling with issues of sex and spirituality and for the adults giving them guidance.