Who doesn’t love a prize giveaway!!
I sometimes think I have the best job in the world. I get to do all the things I love in my every day job and now that includes book reviews. This month I snuggled down under my duvet and indulged in 4 page-turning reads that you have the chance to win at the end of the post.
Starting with a laugh-a-minute non-fiction story that you can read with your legs in stirrups, should you so please, then onto the dynamic autobiography of one woman’s journey to triumph in a male centric professional sport. Next came the soothing undertones of a yoga focused book and how the practice of the yoga philosophy can influence your personal and professional life, finally ending with the most unique self-help book that tackles disordered eating you are ever likely to read.
What happens between the stirrups, stays between the stirrups.
After reading this book, I reached out to the author and exclaimed, “OH BOY!! I laughed so hard. That was a wonderful read. I love that it was both real and inappropriate, so insightful and terribly rude!” The book main character is Dr Andrea Brock, is a gynecologist based in Ontario. We get an insight into her daily work-life and the interesting co-workers at her practice, as well as the crazy patients she has to routinely deal with. This cross-Atlantic novel also sees Andrea Brock in her family home in Wales, so for me the wonderful double-hit of the UK and Canada, made the references in this book very familiar and I roared out quite a few chuckles throughout. The theme I enjoyed running through the book was about female friendship. Many of the main female characters are faced with diversity and challenges, and the support of the other Gynesaurs is what makes them get through the other side. So what is a Gynesaur you ask? A group of females working in gynecology perfectly past their female prime and happy about it too!
Lessons in Being Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL
Part autobiography, part self-help book, Dr Jen Welter has created a book that has now forged the way for women in a male-dominated sport. Jen Welter is small in stature, standing at only 5 ft 2 in tall, but big in presence and after years of struggling to be recognized in professional sports, she breaks history, not once, but twice by first playing professionally alongside her male counterparts and then coaching the Arizona Cardinals. The reoccuring message that Jen Welter wants us to take from this book is that she was hit with obstacles all her life, constantly told she wasn’t enough, but persevered regardless. She holds a PhD in psychology and uses this education to provide useful advice for reframing your own adversities to become formidable in your own right. A hugely empowering book for girls and women, but a must read by all!
Beyond the Mat:
Achieve Focus, Presence, and Enlightened Leadership through the Principles and Practice of Yoga.
After practicing yoga for more than 25 years, I relished reading this book. I initially started yoga for the physical benefits and that is probably why most people do, to get fit, yet the principles of yoga involve so much more than just the movement practice. Yoga is more than 3,000 years old and many the skeptic think that it is an outdated practice, but Dr Julie Rosenberg shows us how the philosophy of the eight limbs of yoga can be more relevant than ever in our crazy hectic lives. Translating them into easy to understand, actionable tasks and exercises that will stop you feeling over-worked, over-whelmed and stressed out, bringing a sense of calm and joy to your life.
Why Me Want Eat:
Fixing Your Food F*ckedupitude
Krista Scott Dixon (KSD) is a force of nature. Expletively cursing her way through this unconventional book which is part science, part self-help, part workbook (you actually get to doodle!) and lots of humour, she actually makes the idea of wanting to make change desirable. I personally have bought this book for a few of my clients as a way to reframe their relationships with food, who have struggled with disordered eating, eating for stress and through pain as a way for them to understand how and why we need to nourish the body rather than punish it.
Now is your chance to win a bundle of all 4 books.
It is a simple raffle.
The more options you choose the more chances you have of winning.
The contest will stay open until Friday 22nd December and will be randomly picked.
It really is that simple.