Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body (英语) 精装 – 2016年2月16日
“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.” (Alejandro Junger, New York Times bestselling author of Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats)
“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.” (Daphne Oz)
This guide to becoming “pretty happy” is a simply charming path to calm self-confidence. (Publishers Weekly)
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.
I bought this book because I really felt like I needed some inspiration. I run a guesthouse in Key West which is #1 on Tripadvisor called Alexander's, ( I only say this because it comes with so much pressure to maintain that)...but while I live on a tropical island, my desire for all things to be perfect there for guests and staff, can make me feel super stressed out and depleted. It's a very busy guesthouse, thank goodness. Lately, I have felt even more burnt out, as I have been running it for 10 years and have begun to feel depleted. I haven't been taking better care of myself. I am still young-ish (44 yrs old) and have started feeling my hormones starting to change.
I am married, have a husband and an 11 year old step son (very sweet), but usually am trying to be wonder woman for everyone. Run a business, run a home, take care of my man and family, spend time with friends, take care of myself, work out, eat better...trying to get some sleep which has been difficult...it's wild...while I have so many blessings in my life...I can still feel so depleted...I guess it's true....even when you have lots of "good" it too, can feel like a lot if we don't take care of ourselves.
I do eat okay, I drink green juices daily, but also like to have mac and cheese...it's a yin and yang in my diet...feel too tired to exercise...could lose about 20 lbs etc..
So I read this book cover to cover in one sitting, did all of the quizzes and immediately began to feel inspired. Kate doesn't make it complicated. The food ideas are simple...not hours of complicated recipes and such. Just a lot of simple food ideas and simple cleanses. What I love is she talks so much about taking care of ourselves and how to do that on a daily basis. Lots of tools to help create a healthy lifestyle that are not overwhelming. For example....for meditation, she shares simple phone apps for guided meditations for those who are not used to meditation like me...she also provides a simple menu plan (not overwhelming or expensive)...also guides you to find out what works in your one life already and build on that...gives ideas for working out that also don't feel overwhelming.
It is all doable...we just have to want to do it. Plain and simple. All the ideas in the book feel....accessible.
I have changed my diet for the last week to the simple foods combinations she listed like making the lentils and quinoa on Sunday (this is huge in changing how I have been feeling), began walking and did a spinning class....I have been meditating for 10 min in the AM and PM right before bed (more just quieting my mind and focusing on feeling "gentle" inside me...if that makes sense ha, ha)...and I swear...I FEEL DIFFERENT.
I just realized she is the narrator of her book too, so I bought that too, so I can hear her talk to me in my car on the way to work...like a sister giving me advice.
I love you Kate for getting me through a difficult time in my life and helping me remember to truly take care of myself...so I can improve the quality of my life and enjoy my life. I do it for so many others, but if I don't take care of myself....I won't enjoy the rewards of it all.
Thank you Kate and Goldie for being strong, loving, happy women who think outside the norm and radiate light from within. You show us all, that while life may not always be perfect, we will all have happy times, but also experiences challenges too....we can squint our eyes, see things differently, we can stretch, go for a walk, do a cleanse to let the emotions bubble to the surface and be cleansed away, we can cry, we can laugh, we can go take a fun exercise class, we can talk to a friend...there are tools to get us through that will enhance our experience of life.
No new or insightful information here, just a pretty book with nice colours and pictures.
If you are a Kate Hudson fan or if you are a young teen new to tips on 'how to' look after yourself you would like it.
If you have been reading woman's magazines for years and are up to date on caring for your health you won't find it revolutionary.