How do you bake your way to happiness? The answer is easy. You bake the wonderful recipes that have been tested especially for you by our wonderful food editor, Gilean Watts, and you follow the creative workbook reconstructions that have been formulated by our registered expert therapist, Marilyn Riesz.
The therapies and associated recipes are:
1. How To Find Happiness (Melt Your Heart Blueberry Scones)
2. Nurture Your Body and Soul (Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies)
3. Being Present and Grounded (Apple Pie Muffins)
4. Shower Yourself With Love (Coconut Whipped Cream Cake With Fluffy Icing)
5. You Deserve Goodness (Rhubarb Pudding Cake)
6. Achieve The Success You Want (Never-Fail Fudge)
7. Love Your Body (Orange Cranberry Loaf)
8. Your Thoughts Are Your Friends (Butter Tart Squares)
9. Balance Your Moods (Almond Scotch Cookies)
10. Communicate Effectively (Best-Ever Lemon Pie)
11. Love Your Inner Child (Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes)
12. Enjoy Happy Relationships (Date Squares)
13. How To Manage Stress (Blueberry Coffee Cake)
14. Find Your Passion (Cranberry Pie With Orange Custard)
15. Get A Good Night's Sleep (Classic Biscuits)
Praise for Bake Your Way to Happiness
Bake Your Way to Happiness will melt your heart and satiate your soul. This book proves that happiness can be measured (via teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups), so turn on your oven and pull out your mixing bowls! This book is a good reminder that happiness can be ooey, gooey, sticky and messy! In addition, the simple strategies and creative exercises will nourish your soul and melt away the mayhem of everyday life.
- Sheryl Gordon, arewordinglife.com
Bake Your Way to Happiness contains psycho- therapeutic suggestions to nurture your soul. Key strategies to achieve psychological and emotional health are clearly described to help you attain a sense of well being and contentment. A "feel good" read!
- Amelia Perri, Registered Psychotherapist, therapyheals.ca
Baking and happiness do seem to go hand in hand. Many people have fond memories of their grandmother's baking. The intimate ritual, the sweet scents wafting from the oven, the ecstasy of eating the finished product. But Bake Your Way to Happiness takes this natural association several steps further and offers mouth-watering recipes along with wise teachings and a workbook. The book really is food for the soul.
- Mariellen Ward, breathedreamgo.com
Many times in my life, I've turned to baking to boost my mood. Getting lost in the sensations of kneading a dough, smelling the aroma of butter, sugar and spices as it bakes, and finally taking a bite-it's all naturally therapeutic. This book takes that experience a step further by using baking as a tool to actively create and welcome joy into your life.- Annabelle Waugh, food editor and recipe developer
What a gem! This book is a journey into finding your own recipe for happiness - and your guide is the perfect blend of therapist, mentor and gentle friend. - Christal Earle, founder of Live Different
Marilyn's capacity to guide individuals toward understanding their true sense of self has been demonstrated, over many years, in support groups she has facilitated; now, this wisdom is in your hands, shared by Marilyn and co-authors with humor and joy - create balance, and share with family and friends while learning how to trust in the wisdom of your authentic self.- Janice Morgante, Executive Director, Riverwalk Eating Disorders and Wellness Centres
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About the Author
GILEAN WATTS is a recipe developer, food editor and writer with over six years of experience in food media. She is currently a food editor for Canadian Living, and has previously worked for brands such as Clean Eating magazine and Yahoo Canada. Gilean is a graduate of George Brown College's prestigious Chef School, and the founder of the food blog Stuck in Thyme. For more of her work, visit stuckinthyme.com.
LISA DE NIKOLITS has art directed and worked on international magazine titles including marie claire (South Africa), Vogue (Australia), Vogue Living (Australia), Cosmopolitan (Australia), SHE (Australia), Canadian Health & Lifestyle, Cosmetics, and Canadian Living. She is the acclaimed author of five novels: The Hungry Mirror, West of Wawa, A Glittering Chaos, The Witchdoctor's Bones and Between The Cracks She Fell (all Inanna Publications). For more information about Lisa, please visit lisadenikolitsdesign.com and lisadenikolitswriter.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm on board for any book that's going to encourage me to bake, but Bake Your Way to Happiness is so much more than that! Each chapter is a mini-self improvement course addressing a different issue: everything from mood swings to negativity to overextending yourself. Things we all deal with everyday but too often ignore because we "don't have time" to think about them or change bad habits. Each short chapter is laid out the same way: a short writing on the chapter's issue, an activity or writing assignment to get you thinking about the issue in your life, the recipe, a long term activity to change negative habits, a drawing (they even leave space in the book so no searching for paper needed) and space to write down some conclusions on the issue's affect on your life and the activities you've done while addressing it. The recipes are Watts' grandmother's recipes and are uniquely chosen to "fit" the issue. I love the body issue chapter with orange-cranberry bread where the discussion is about how orange-cranberry bread is wonderful no matter if it's oval or round and how different ingredients are equally important and delicious no matter what their size and shape. This is a great book where (like a recipe book) you can pick and choose what chapters appeal to you and your needs. There's no wading through endless discussions. Instead they identify a common problem and dive right into what you can do to make simple changes if you have that problem that can add up to big changes in your life. Things like the recipes and the drawings add a light-hearted aspect to the book. Bake your Way to Happiness makes self-improvement fun!