By Shel Pink
SpaRitual founder Shel Pink's Slow Beauty is all about carving a few small moments out of each day to practice the kind of mindful self-care and wellness that makes us glow. When practiced over time, these little moments add up to big results--not only in feeling healthier and more joyful, but in achieving true beauty and timeless aging. Slow Beauty will:* Teach readers to understand and embrace what brings them joy.* Provide a series of mindful and meditative daily and seasonal practices to enhance happiness, wholeness, and by extension, beauty.* Deliver recipes for everything from nurturing soups and smoothies to natural DIY body scrubs and lotions.* Walk readers through its unique "mapping" program to create a beauty and self-care regime.Filled with inspirational images and a message that's sustainable for a lifetime, Slow Beauty will harness the power within every woman to physically, mentally, and spiritually nourish their bodies from the inside out.
By Rachel Landon
'This is the herbal guide book for modern life - with easy recipes, practical tips and pearls of wisdom - it's the perfect companion to help you use powerful herbs in a modern way.' Anabel Kindersley, co-founder of Neal's Yard RemediesTurmeric, matcha, bee pollen, ashwagandha, astragalus. Often called 'nature's miracles', superherbs, or adaptogens, help the body adapt to the stresses of life, whether emotional, environmental or immune related. We've all been informed about superfoods and the nutrients they pack, but superherbs do more than deliver vitamins and nutrition - they help to improve overall health to bring the body back to equilibrium.Featuring twenty of the most easy-to-source and use adaptogens, Superherbs will teach you the history of these ancient herbs, how each can help us in mind, body, beauty and spirit, and ten ways that we can incorporate them into our lives including recipes, teas, tonics, and DIY beauty regimes. Superherbs will help you find the best ways to de-stress, relieve anxiety, reduce inflammation and so much more, all in a healthy, natural way.
The Salt Fix
By James DiNicolantonio
'Dr DiNicolantonio takes us away from hype and hyperbole to a place of rationality as it relates to salt. This extensively researched text lets us finally erase the guilt all of us felt when catering to our desire for this important mineral.' David Perlmutter, MD, bestselling author of Grain Brain and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan A leading cardiovascular research scientist upends the low-salt myth, proving that salt may be one solution to - rather than a cause of - the chronic disease crisis.We've all heard the recommendation: no more than a teaspoon of salt a day for a healthy heart. But there's one big problem with this: the majority of us don't need to watch our salt. For most, salt protects against a host of aliments, including internal starvation, insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease - not to mention, it tastes great. Dr DiNicolantonio reveals the eye-opening story, a never-been-told, century-spanning drama of competing egos and interests, of how salt became unfairly demonised. (The real culprit? Another white crystal - sugar).Sure to change the conversation about this historically treasured substance, The Salt Fix elegantly weaves research into a fascinating new understanding of salt's essential role in your health and what happens when you aren't getting enough.Dr DiNicolantonio shows how eating the right amount of this essential mineral will help you beat sugar cravings, achieve weight loss, improve athletic performance, increase fertility and thrive with a healthy heart. Finally, he offers a transformative six-step programme for re-calibrating your innate salt thermostat so that you can simply listen to your cravings to achieve your ideal salt intake.
The Stay Strong Mummy Fitness Plan
By Kimberley Welman, Victoria Reihana
Exhausted. Frazzled. Worn out. This is how Kimberley Welman felt after giving birth to three babies, including twins, within 19 months. Once a marathon runner, Kimberley could barely jog around the block without wanting to keel over, but she knew she had to do something. Her health and sanity were at stake.With no clear sense of where to begin, Kimberley tried CrossFit (expensive), classes at her gym (hard to get to), running (too hard on her recovering body). Months later, she finally found a training partner in fellow mother Victoria Reihana, and discovered the joys of clean eating and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). What began as one mother's mission to get her body back, has become a global movement and ever-expanding online community, full of women (with and without children) motivating one another to live healthier lives. Featuring recipes, exercise routines and inspirational advice, The Stay Strong Mummy Fitness Plan will fill the mother-shaped hole in the current fitness landscape.
The Sh!t No One Tells You About Baby #2
By Dawn Dais
The third book in Dawn Dais's popular Sh!t No One Tells You series covers all a parent needs to know once the reality of having two children settles in.Around the time your first baby turns a year old your brain will turn on you. The sleep deprivation and post-partum hormones you barely survived with your first baby fade from memory and will be replaced with idyllic images of your growing child. This is when your brain, having officially lost all regard for your well-being, begins to fantasize about a second baby. And for the first time since becoming a parent these thoughts don't make you break out in hives. Suddenly, you're dressing your first child in I'm Going to be a Big Sister!" t-shirts and catalogue-shopping for bunk beds.But then that familiar morning sickness kicks in. And your adorable 18-month-old transforms into a two-year-old terror. That's when those hives start to return. With Dawn Dais's trademark witty banter, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Baby #2 includes chapters such as You Have Officially Lost Control of the Situation," Siblings Aren't Nearly as Adorable as You Imagined," You'll Have a favourite," and Having Kids Looks a Lot Easier on TV."
Snap Strategies for Couples
By Lana Staheli, Pepper Schwartz
Snap Strategies for Couples: 40 Fast Fixes for Everyday Relationship Pitfalls is full of quick solutions to every relationship's most common problems. Dr. Lana Staheli and Dr. Pepper Schwartz offer 40 practical, immediate fixes (or snaps") that partners can use to end the fighting, leave the baggage behind, and move their relationship forward. Snap Strategies for Couples is based on an alternative approach to prevailing advice that every issue has to be talked about at length, and that partners need to understand each other's every motivation and thought process. Instead, these tips get right to the daily difficulties that cause the fights, addressing unhelpful behaviours and giving solutions to move past them. These clear and sensible strategies offer couples an alternative to lengthy, expensive, emotionally charged therapy sessions, which can sometimes cause as many issues as they're meant to solve.Dr. Staheli and Dr. Schwartz cover all manner of problems, from everyday bickering to serious differences of opinion, giving readers guidance throughout the course of a relationship. Helpful for both longtime couples who have hit relationship snags and for newly committed partners looking to build healthy habits, Snap Strategies has positive, useful fixes that everyone can use.
Screwing the Rules
By Laurel House
Dating isn't about games it's about strategy. What's the difference? Games are for fun and manipulation. Strategy is about dating smart and on-purpose. Screwing the Rules will challenge you to examine your expectations, hopes and dreams, dating strategy, relationship goals,and yourself,so that you can find the" one, as opposed to just another some" one. Screwing the Rules will take you full circle, from working on yourself and figuring out what you need in a guy, to how to find him, get him, and keep him (or cut him loose and get over him if you need to). Get ready to become your best, most confident, powerfully feminine self through no-games insight, tools, and actionable advice that will finally put you on the right path to find your ideal match.
By Ed Young, Lisa Young
The predominant message in our culture is that it's okay to have sex whenever, wherever, and however we want. Sex has become just sex. But while society has taken sex too far, the church hasn't taken it far enough.God wants couples to make love in marriage-with passion, with purpose, and with pleasure. Marriages aren't experiencing all the benefits that come from a healthy sex life. Couples are facing a barrage of influences that keep them from connecting with each other regularly-the kids, the career, the house, the errands, etc.SEXPERIMENT shows people that sex in marriage is more than just sex, and it's more than a chore. The Young's believes it's time to get back to understanding the context of sex in marriage and that it's time for couples to bust through the barriers that are in the way of a healthy sexual relationship. Couples ought to experience the benefits of having sex regularly, intentionally, and creatively. SEXPERIMENT will allow couples to discover that the intersection of God and sex can lead to a life punctuated by exclamation marks!
By Kerry Cohen
Seeing Ezra is the soulful, beautifully written memoir of a mother's fierce love for her autistic son, and a poignant examination of what it means to be normal." When Kerry Cohen's son Ezra turns one, a babysitter suggests he may be different," setting her family on a path in which autism dominates their world. As he becomes a toddler and they navigate the often rigid and prescriptive world of therapy, Cohen is unsettled by the evaluations they undergo: At home, Ezra is playfully expressive, sharing profound, touching moments of connection and intimacy with his mother and other family members, but in therapy he is pathologized, prodded to behave in ways that undermine his unique expression of autism. It soon becomes clear that more is at stake than just Ezra's well-being Cohen and her marriage are suffering as well. Ezra's differentness, and the strain of pursuing varied therapies, takes a toll on the family,Cohen's husband grows depressed and she pursues an affair,all as she tries to help others recognize and embrace Ezra's uniqueness rather than force him to behave outside his comfort level. It isn't until they abandon the expected, prescriptive notions about love, marriage, and individuality that they are able to come back together as two parents who fiercely love their little boy.Powerful and eye-opening, Seeing Ezra is an inspirational chronicle of a mother's struggle to protect her son from a system that seeks to compartmentalize and fix" him, and of her journey toward accepting and valuing him for who he is,just as he is.
The Sand Bucket List
By David Hoffman
Kids grow up in the blink of an eye, so before they do, take advantage of every moment with 366 ideas for making unforgettable family memories- from deciding where to go on vacation by throwing a dart at a map to leading the conga line at a wedding or jumping into a swimming pool with your clothes on. Whether it's simple (have an indoor picnic), silly (take a family portrait where everyone is wearing Groucho glasses), selfless (pay the entrance fee for the stranger in line behind you) or an aspiration (shake hands with the President of the United States), The Sand Bucket List is the ultimate handbook for re-imagining quality time and creating magical shared experiences as you go.
The Sleep Lady®’s Good Night, Sleep Tight
By Joanne Kenen, Kim West
Kim West, LCSW-C, known to her clients as The Sleep Lady®, has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children learn to gently put themselves to sleep without letting them"cry it out&rdquo- an option that is not comfortable for many parents. Essential reading for any tired parent, or any expectant parent who wants to avoid the pitfalls of sleeplessness, Good Night, Sleep Tight offers a practical, easy-to-follow remedy that will work for all families in need of nights of peaceful slumber! New material and updates include: ? New research on pacifiers and SIDS, the impact of sleep deprivation on postpartum depression ? Additional guidance on feeding your baby and toddler and how feeding relates to sleep ? What you can do to improve your baby's sleep habits before 6 months ? New information on breastfeeding ? Preparing a sibling for the birth of a baby ? Creating a secure attachment with your baby while instiling healthy sleep habits for the family ? How to read your baby's cries
The Second Nine Months
By Vicki Glembocki
When her daughter Blair was born, Vicki Glembocki experienced the first blast of maternal bliss that she assumed would carry her through the next nine months of sleepless nights and all the challenges that come with a new baby. So why was the transition into motherhood so hard? Because no one told her the real deal about what lay ahead. Finally, one mother gives the unvarnished truth about those first months, from the worry over whether you're bonding, to the suspicion that you're the only woman on earth who lacks the maternal gene." Funny and brutally honest, Glembocki lets new moms know they're not alone and reassures them that when someone coos, Aren't you just loving every minute ?" it's perfectly normal to think: No, actually, I'm not!" And you and your child will still turn out just fine.
Single Mom Seeking
By Rachel Sarah
When she hit 30, single mom and romance columnist Rachel Sarah realized that she had been in domestic overdrive too long. Years of dishing up macaroni and cheese, picking Barbie accessories up off the rug, mopping the kitchen floor, and trying to get over her ex had all but shut out the possibility of dating and hot sex again. When her daughter turned three and stopped nursing, a switch was flipped,her libido was back. And so was her need to find a man. But motherhood had changed her. Where once she had been a free-spirited adventuress, now she was first and foremost a mom, dedicated completely to her daughter's well-being. In this touching, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny memoir, Sarah chronicles her ongoing search for the One as she remains a dedicated and involved mom. It's not easy crossing over from the land of playdates, dress-up, and raising her daugher on her own to the new frontier of match.com, speed dating, singles groups, jdate, and hooking up with men she meets through friends, at the grocery store, or at the pool with her daughter. Because whenever she thinks about dating Him, she realizes it's not just about her anymore.