Modern society has made it harder than ever to be healthy. We’re confused by all the self-help books, new superfoods, cleanses and eating plans that tout they hold the secrets to wellness. We’ve also become trained to think that health, weight loss and self-care are indulgent, elusive goals that need strict rules and money to be achieved. These complicated messages have inaccurately shaped our personal relationship with food and our perceptions on wellness. They compete with our instinctive desire to do something so natural and enjoyable; to eat.
That said, being healthy does not have to be difficult. Forget restrictive diets, counting calories, macros or estimating point values of food. Let’s bring ease and happiness back to our wellness with a simple, easy-to-implement message: Food should be nourishing and uplifting, not mentally draining and emotionally discouraging.
Straightforward and simple, Gluten Free Soul Pilot uses well-researched principles and proven practices to guide readers through a personal “flight route”; a plan that targets individual needs to achieve better physical, spiritual and emotional health. It is filled with soulful strategies for wellness so you can take control of your mind’s autopilot and spend more of your time and energy on enjoying the authentic, inspired life you were meant to live.
|Publisher:||North Coast Post|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.59(d)|
About the Author
Kristen Alden is an independent creative consultant and graphic designer with over 15 years' experience in broadcasting, marketing and communications, and brand development for nonprofits, small businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout her years as a creative and communications expert, her passion for health and wellness has inspired her to be a part of projects whose missions were to help others better themselves. She believes that great design has the power to educate, inspire and ignite change.
Table of Contents
Your flight plan
• Choose your destination
• Flight route
• Fuel calculation
• Air traffic compliance
The four principles
• Knowledge (lift)
• Strength (weight)
• Wisdom (drag)
• Inspiration (thrust)
About the authors
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved this book so much. Well written, beautiful pictures ! Easy to read and fun to read. So much more than just a cook book, it truly is good for your soul! I've been gluten free for over 10 years and still found this book helpful. I would certainly recommend it as a gift as well! Anyone can benefit from this book, gluten free or not. It will help you look within and the help it will bring you in the kitchen will transfer over to so many other areas of your life as well.
I bought Gluten Free Soul Pilot as a Christmas gift for my sister, and I'm so excited about it. The book really lays out a holistic vision for a healthy and happy (and manageable/affordable) lifestyle -- this book includes everything from healthy, delicious gluten free recipes to inspirational poems to mental health/self care tips. The design is also beautiful! Lots of great full page pictures of the different recipes and a really pleasant matte cover. I truly can't recommend this book highly enough -- you won't be disappointed!
Gluten Free Soul Pilot is a motivational book on how to live a healthy and joyful life. Using a flight plan as an analogy, the book instructs you how to create a plan to health. It uses four principles: knowledge, strength, wisdom and drag. You decide your health goals and they don’t have to solely be gluten-free. Exercise and eating less junk food are highlighted too. There also over thirty recipes included but I wish they had all had a picture and nutritional information. After being gluten-free through two Thanksgiving holidays, I needed a pep talk to prevent me from feeling sorry for myself. No rolls, stuffing, gravy or pie for me. I ate dry turkey and buttery mashed potatoes with my cranberry sauce. Even the green bean casserole has wheat in the soup and the onion topping and so was a non-starter. Also, I frequently have friends asking me if they should go gluten-free to lose weight. I always tell them without dire consequences, like death or diarrhea, I doubt anyone would stay gluten-free for long. However, Gluten Free Soul Pilot brightened my Thanksgiving weekend. If I choose to be gluten-free, I might as well go all in and eat more healthy choices like fruit and vegetables. Then it feels like my decision and not some horrible misfortune from the universe—the difference as the book puts it from victim to victor. Gluten Free Soul Pilot is an excellent book to inspire your movement to more healthy living. It would be a great gift to anyone on a restricted diet, not just gluten-free, during the stressful holiday season. 4 stars! Thanks to the publisher, Northcoast Post, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
This book is revolutionary. The world of wellness books can be hectic and confusing, but this guide proves that there is beauty somewhere in the chaos of seeking a better life. This book is encouraging and meditative. It really makes you slow down and think about yourself in addition to how you feed your body. It is so much more than a regular cookbook!