What she reads about self-care

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Whether it means going to the gym five times a week, eating healthier or getting more sleep, self-care is the stepping stone to a happy and successful life. Make a little extra time for yourself and pick up these books that aim to get you in tip-top shape.

Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body by Kate Hudson

This New York Times bestseller will help you come to terms with your ever-changing body and accept that sometimes your ideal image may not be the answer to finding happiness. With helpful tips for forming a healthy relationship with your body, advice on eating habits and exercise plans, Pretty Happy will open your mind to making necessary changes in your life.


Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs by Beth Ricanati MD

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and looking for an escape from your everyday life, physician and mother Beth Ricanati has a new technique to ease your stress: baking bread. By taking time out of her week every week to bake challah, Ricanati has learned that it’s the best form of therapy and medication she needed. This new book follows that journey and inspires readers to take up her methods.


What the Health by Eunice Wong, Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn

What the Health will change the way you think about eating and what you put into your body. Composed of numerous interviews from scientists, nutritionists and other medical advisors, this non-


Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris and Jeff Warren

After having a panic attack on live tv, news anchor Dan Harris began meditating. Though previously he was skeptical, he found that there are remarkable health benefits to meditation. He and his meditation guru Jeff Warren set out and talked to celebrities, parents, police officers and more to see what doubts they had and what was keeping them from taking advantage of the health benefits meditation can provide.


Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever by Kelly LeVeque

Whether you’re looking to shed a few extra pounds or want to make a complete diet overhaul, LeVeque’s book will be the first step to regaining control over your weight. Kelly explains why fad diets don’t work and sets readers up for success with a diet program that has worked for all of her high-profile clients.


Sleep Wise: How to Feel Better, Work Smarter, and Build Resilience by Daniel Jin Blum, Ph.D.

This manual is one to keep next to your bed if you often have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Insufficient sleep is what the CDC calls a national public health epidemic in the United States. This research-driven self-help book will get you on the right track for restful nights.


Hope Nation by Dr. Rose Brock

A modern Chicken Soup for the Teenage SoulHope Nation acknowledges the pain and struggles that teenagers go through and offers words of encouragement and hope. Some of the most influential young adult authors come together to support our youth in this new release.


It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow with Julia Turshen

There’s no doubt that Gwyneth Paltrow is a healthy lifestyle guru. In this bestselling cookbook, she brings readers the recipes she loves for trimming down and gaining energy. This cookbook has nearly 200 recipes that will help you eat healthier, look good and feel great.


The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark

It’s no secret that aging means you have to pay more attention to your health. Cameron Diaz writes about what actually happens in our bodies as we age. This book blends scientific fact with personal anecdotes to help with your psychological and physical changes so that you can age more gracefully.


The Gift of Goodbye by Rebecca Munn

In the midst of her divorce, mother of two Rebecca Munn found out her mother has terminal cancer. Devastated by two life-shattering events happening at the same time, Rebecca has to learn to find joy, create new connections and elevate her grief to a new level of authenticity. An inspiring account of how faced with tragedy, Rebecca finds a gift.


All Set for Black, Thanks by Miriam Weinstein

Miriam learns to deal with loss when a good friend dies and other losses follow quickly. The loss sparks a year of black clothing, unexpected laughs, and a lesson on keeping the dead with us after they are gone. This book is part memoir and part how-to guide of coping with losing those you love and still finding joy in life.

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Ashley Johnson

Editorial Director

Ashley has always been a writer at heart, receiving a diary from her mother at a very young age. Supportive book-buying parents influenced her love of literature and storytelling as she grew up. Her love for songwriting led the way to creating short stories and the start of her own blog where she documented her life as a college student. A fan of dark plot lines, Ashley picked up Stephen King’s It and never looked back. When she is not working on her first novel or new story ideas, Ashley can be found curled up with her rescue chihuahuas or reviewing the newest liquid lipstick formula on her YouTube channel.

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