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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 how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows 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. Think of it as the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life!
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, and certified health and fitness specialist. Through her weight-neutral Body Kindness practice, she helps people create a better life with workable, interesting self-care goals. She has influenced millions through her writing, podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, DC.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Philosophy of Body Kindness 1
Part 1 What You Do 15
1 Choosing Body Kindness-The Path to Transforming Your Health 16
2 Eating with Body Kindness-Free Yourself from Food Rules 40
3 Fitness for Your Life-Choose What Works for You 66
4 Sleep-The Secret Superpower for Spiraling Up 86
Part 2 How You Feel 109
5 All Feelings Matter-How Bad Feelings Are Good for You 110
6 Make Room for More Fun-Feel Better, Do Better 130
7 Bouncing Back and Growing Stronger-Body Kindness Enhances Resilience 148
Part 3 Who You Are 165
8 Decide What You Stand for-Set Values-Driven Goals for Success 166
9 Transform Your Health with Action-Planning and Time Management for Success 180
10 Befriend Yourself-The Beautiful Power of Self-Compassion 202
Part 4 Where You Belong 229
11 Nurture Your Closest Connections-Spiral Up with Those Who Matter Most 230
12 Build Your Body Kindness Tribe-Your "People" Will Inspire You 256
What I've Learned 283
About the Author 289
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. Thanks to NetGalley and Workman Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out - and Never Say Diet Again by Rebecca Scritchfield. This book focuses on body kindness with the following four parts: what you do, how you feel, who you are, where you belong. The journal suggestion is genius and by writing The Body Kindness Manifesto as the first entry, it gives the reader/writer empowerment. The book contains amazing and simple visual ideas to reinforce positive choices and mindset, such as draw a spiral tornado: write one body kindness that makes you feel good and write down what you do and how you usually feel. Keep adding body kindness choices until the tornado is filled, building one positive choice feeling on top of the other. Reflect as you do this! The most helpful comment - "Choose to put yourself first." Diet, exercise, sleep, emotions, fun, resilience, values, peace, self compassion, connections, inspiration and spirituality make this an invaluable book - 5 stars for the easy to read and follow format and also extreme helpfulness!