Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body

Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body

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by Kate Hudson
     
 

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I didn’t just wake up one day understanding how to take care of myself. I had to learn how to do so over time, and I continue to learn—each and every day. This is a process, and my body is constantly changing. So is yours. And when I learned how to accept that I will always be like this, I relaxed. Our bodies

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I didn’t just wake up one day understanding how to take care of myself. I had to learn how to do so over time, and I continue to learn—each and every day. This is a process, and my body is constantly changing. So is yours. And when I learned how to accept that I will always be like this, I relaxed. Our bodies do not stand still for time.

When you understand yourself and connect to how you can become body smart, you realize pretty quickly that the perfect, the ideal is not the goal. Instead, the goal is feeling good in your body. That’s what leads to confidence, to feeling and looking fit, and being pretty happy. Doesn’t that sound great? I think so! 

In almost every interview she gives, Kate Hudson is asked the same questions: What do you eat? How do you stay so fit? What workout do you do? What’s your secret? Well, the secret is that the sound bites the media loves so much don’t tell the story, and the steps you need to take to have a healthy, vibrant and happy life can’t be captured in a short interview. The key to living well, and healthy, is to plug into what your body needs, understanding that one size does not fit all, all the time, and being truly honest with yourself about your goals and desires.

Like everyone else, Kate is constantly on the move, with a life full of work, family, responsibilities and relationships. In Pretty Happy, Kate shows how she honors her relationship with herself through exercise, making the right choices about what she eats, and constantly going back to the drawing board and starting fresh, instead of holding herself to unrealistic standards of perfection and giving up when she falls short. Focusing on the Four Pillars of Health to enhance her well-being, Pretty Happy shows the benefits of:

  • Cultivating an Intuitive Relationship With Your Body
  • Eating Well
  • Awakening Your Body through movement
  • The Miracle of Mindfullness

Full of questionnaires to help you assess your Body Type and your stress levels, advice about cleanses and keeping your diet and body balanced, and plenty of interactive Drawing Board exercises, Pretty Happy is a beautiful, insightful, and personal look at health from the inside out, an authentic plan for an authentic life from a woman who truly lives what she speaks.

“Kate Hudson’s Pretty Happy is a smart, insightful and realistic primer for making healthy habits part of your everyday life. I met Kate in person, and judging by my impression of her, she must be doing things right. From exercise to mindfulness to knowing what your body really needs to thrive, she pushes you to throw away your ideas around perfection and find your own Pretty Happy.”—Alejandro Junger, New York Times bestselling author of Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats

“Though it may seem like sporting that signature winning smile is her natural state of being, Kate Hudson’s path to happiness is an active one. She refuses to wait for happy to happen. Instead, Pretty Happy details all the ways she makes it a priority every day. Honoring our bodies with clean eating and smart cleansing, our minds with meditation, our purpose with authenticity, and our fun with spontaneity, playfulness and pole dancing - yes! - this is a hands-on approach to owning our potential. And if you've ever found yourself wondering how she maintains that famous bod, Kate is spilling the beans on that, too in her trademark best friend-who's-been-there style - lucky us!”—Daphne Oz

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 03/07/2016
Actress Hudson's debut has a gentle, down-to-earth style that complements its message about creating a healthy mind-body connection. Hudson notes that she was not "born thin," but works to stay connected to herself, listen to her body's inherent intelligence, and create a natural response to it. This came through building good habits and working with changes in her life and her body. The book's tone is especially sweet and encouraging in a section on body-image issues, with Hudson stating how important it is for women and girls to accept and honor themselves. She breaks down her system into "Four Pillars of Health," outlining how to develop an "intuitive" relationship with one's body, restore nutritional balance, awaken the body with movement, and tap into mindfulness. Hudson emphasizes easy-to-follow advice and strategies such as self-assessment charts and action plans, rather than a rigid, step-by-step regimen. Though the book doesn't contain any groundbreaking information, it does present diverse ideas and numerous practical methods in an attractive format, filled with appealing drawings, varied fonts, and hi-res photos. This guide to becoming "pretty happy" is a simply charming path to calm self-confidence. Agent: Cait Hoyt, Creative Artists Agency. (Feb.)
Alejandro Junger
Pretty Happy is a smart, insightful and realistic primer for making healthy habits part of your everyday life. From exercise to mindfulness to knowing what your body really needs to thrive, she pushes you to throw away your ideas around perfection and find your own Pretty Happy.”
Daphne Oz
Pretty Happy details all the ways she makes it a priority every day. Honoring our bodies with clean eating and smart cleansing, our minds with meditation, our purpose with authenticity, and our fun with spontaneity, playfulness- this is a hands-on approach to owning our potential.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062434234
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/16/2016
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
13,096
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Kate Hudson is a Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award–nominated actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She is best known for her roles in Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Bride Wars, which she also produced. On television, Kate received critical acclaim for her guest-star appearance on the hit show Glee. She is the voice of Mei Mei in Kung Fu Panda 3.

Kate’s love of design and fashion has seen her become an international style icon and muse for some of the world’s top designers. She has also been featured in many global advertising campaigns, most recently the renowned Campari Calendar, and has been the face of major retail brands, including Ann Taylor and Almay.

In 2013, Kate cofounded Fabletics (fabletics.com), a line of stylish and affordable activewear designed to inspire and empower women to get physically fit and as a way of living that promotes health, community, and passion.

Kate lives in Los Angeles with her two sons.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Surprisingly insightful book on self love. For those of you struggling I recommend the former Penny Lane's book as it's as warm as it is inspiring. While not as spiritual as Neale Donald Walsch's "Conversations with God" or as step-by-step as GL Lambert's "Men Don't Love Women Like You" it is none the less enjoyable.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. It is beautiful, and it's very obvious that a lot of thought and time went into it. Kate Hudson has outdone herself! Visually, it's a really inspiring and fun book. It is filled with care and mindfulness. It would make a fantastic gift for any lady interested in being more mindful, healthy, and intune with herself. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a ray of sunshine that illuminates and enlightens. It is a breezy read that reflects the author's holistic outlook on shining as your true self and living life to the fullest. Pretty Happy is a glimmering milestone in Kate Hudson's illustrious career. I hope this is her first of many page-turners that will encourage readers to be jubilantly luminous and exuberantly joyful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I this a good book?