This week we posted one of our go-to cleanses and are focusing on “health” related posts. Cameron Diaz just came out with a brilliant book sharing her formula for becoming happier, healthier, and stronger in this positive, essential guide grounded in science and inspired by personal experience.
In The Body Book, she shares what she has learned and continues to discover about nutrition, exercise, and the mind/body connection.
It was a fantastic read and extremely eye opening and educational without being forceful on opinions and over-bearing with ideas.
The Book Offers:
The Body Bookdoes not set goals to reach in seven days or thirty days or a year. It offers a holistic, long-term approach to making consistent choices and reaching the ultimate goal: a long, strong, happy, healthy life.
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Recently in the airport I got sucked into impulsively buying books at Hudson News. My more recent spontaneous buy had been “Heads in Beds,” which you may remember from Michaela’s review. This trip, however, a book entitled, “How Not To Be A Dick” caught my eye. I laughed when I saw the hilarious cover of a vintage-looking cartoon boy and girl giving each other cheesy, exaggerated high fives as if encouraging each other to, well, not be dicks. But I was drawn to this book for another reason. On a basic level, it’s always good to have a small reminder to be good to others. We all know the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This book is that same mantra sprinkled with a bit of levity and a modern twist, making it a perfectly relevant dose of “mind your manners.”
A girlfriend just went away recently and while giving the airport book store a little browse she happened upon this gem. After getting home she read me an over the top and hilarious passage and I was sold. I couldn’t put it down - I was LAUGHING OUT LOUD.
'Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality' by Jacob Tomsky is comedy writing at it’s finest. Having worked in the hospitality industry for more than a decade, Jacob has “Checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room-service meals, finished your room service meals, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late checkout, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. In Heads in Beds he pulls back the curtain to expose the crazy and compelling reality of a multi-billion-dollar industry we think we know.”
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to laugh, because TRUST ME, you will.
I have been researching all sorts of genres of books lately. From sci-fi to self-help and beyond for a little project. Shay and I happened to fall into a little book store in Malibu a couple weekends ago and this certain book caught my eye "Spirit Junkie" by Gabrielle Berstein. I started it last night and am now finished. It was enlightening, uplifting and a true discovery of self. It is for anyone in any sort of walk of life that sometimes just needs a little spiritual and emotional push. By no means am I preaching or saying you need to read this but it never hurt to do a little self-work and self-discovery. After all, we are ALL works in progress…
"…it’s about the journey, not the destination"
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