LEARNING / BOOKS
Parents' BOOKSHELF three parenting titles
✽ two to sort your life out
Do Less Kate Northrup (£19.99 Hay House) In our culture, the way we work isn't working. Our addiction to busyness and obsession with always trying to do more leads us to feel like we're always failing our families, our careers, our spouses, and ourselves. We need to revolutionize the way we work. It's not acceptable to work ourselves to the brink of exhaustion, to constantly be "on-call" and checking our work e-mail around the clock.
Instead of "leaning in," and "doing it all," entrepreneur and bestselling author Kate Northrup invites you to experiment with doing less. By doing less, paradoxically, you can have - and be - more.
Simple Happy Parenting: The Secret of Less for Calmer Parents and Happier Kids Denaye Barahona (£14.99 White Lion) Full of practical tips to help you step back from the system overload and, insteadcreate more time to enjoy living and learning together.
Mindfulness for Mums and Dads Dr. Diana Korevaar (£14.99 Quarto) This beautifully illustrated handbook contains 25 short lessons in being present, avoiding reactivity, and learning to connect deeply in your relationships with your children and partner.
Intuitive Parenting: How to tune in to your innate wisdom Jennifer Day (£9.99 Robinson) The practical everyday applications this book offers will reduce your anxiety and help you to connect and be fully present with your child, improving relationships for you both.
✽ book of the month
The Sensory Herbal Handbook Fiona Heckels and Karen Lawton (£16.99 Watkins) This book has been written for anyone who has heard the whispers of the wild and has been stirred to know more, for those with a political conscience and for lovers of the outdoors. Whether you are new to the ways of herbs or already a practising herbalist, it explains how you can take your health into your own hands using the plants that grow around you. Sensory Herbalism is a unique system of health devised by the Seed Sistas over 20 years of practice. It combines traditional herbal knowledge with an understanding of how the elements (water, fire, air, earth and spirit) and seasons interact with the human body. Their approach blends science, medicine, creativity, ritual, magic and fun into practical, easy-to-use tools that guide readers in developing their own relationship with plants.
You Are Enough: How to love the skin you’re in & embrace your awesomeness Hari Rose (£9.99 Octopus) Have you ever told yourself that happiness will come after the next diet? That life will be better once you've finally achieved your body goals? What if you stopped relentlessly trying to change yourself, and started to accept your body as it is? Join the growing movement of millions who are rejecting diet culture and harmful beauty standards in order to love the skin they're in. Inside this book are the tools that you need to stop waging war on your body, including activities and practices to help you on your journey to unapologetic body acceptance.
Meet the Author The Ayurvedic self care book Sarah Kucera (£12.99 Experiment Publishing) Sarah Kucera is a chiropractor, certified Ayurvedic practitioner, registered yoga teacher and yoga therapist, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Sage, a healing arts centre and herbal apothecary in Kansas City, Missouri, where she combines these methods to help others find well-being. “It’s both interesting and important to me that everyone can likely feel better than they do right now. This is especially true if we let go of the idea that health is based on an age or diagnosis, but our happiness and well-being instead.”
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019 thegreenparent.co.uk