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. Read more...
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
- ISBN-13: 9780761187295
- ISBN-10: 0761187294
- Publisher: Workman Publishing
- Publish Date: December 2016
- Page Count: 296
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-03
- Reviewer: Staff
Take a hammer to your scale, orders Scritchfield in her rousing guide to better health. She seeks a transformation of mindset, valuing self-acceptance over physical perfection. Her approach skirts traditional strict dieting rules and widens the scope and breadth of the concepts used in health improvement. Instead of pounds lost, Scritchfields plan measures success by happiness gained. She preaches for an end to the war on food and sanctions mindfully eating comfort foods and desserts. In fitness, she urges a flexible approach based on finding enjoyable ways to incorporate movement into daily life. Beyond connecting with oneself, Scritchfield touts connecting with others and building healthy relationships in the name of personal health. At times, Scritchfields ideas sound high-minded, even nebulous; however, her approach is practical and down-to-earth. Dotted with acronyms, easy-to-read diagrams, quick self-assessments, and action plans, Scritchfields work boils down complex behavioral science ideas into accessible self-improvement strategies. Her guide is comprehensive, but Scritchfield doesnt see the need to change all things at once, instead recommending getting a toehold in a few aspects of health and fitness that can begin a spiral up effect toward achieving body kindness. (Jan.)