Quick Reviews May 2017

 

the gut health diet planThe Gut Health Diet Plan: Recipes to Restore Digestive Health and Boost Wellbeing by Christine Bailey*: An excellent introduction to understanding the gut and how it affects the rest of your body. It is becoming increasingly clear that digestive health plays a major role in a majority of chronic diseases. Bailey discusses not only how things go wrong, but how to begin taking steps to restoring the digestive system and gives you a 30-day plan to kickstart healing. 4 stars

where the river partsWhere the River Parts by Radhika Dogra Swarup*: Beginning in 1947, at the time of India’s independence and partition into India and Pakistan, Where the River Parts follows Asha, a Hindu in what is now Muslim Pakistan, as she is forced to leave her home and her beloved Firoze, a Muslim. It is beautifully written and I loved the premise of it, the start is great, but as time (months, years and decades) pass, I grew to care less and less about the characters, which is a shame since it had such great potential. 3 stars

highly sensitive peopleHighly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World: How to Create a Happy Life by Ilse Sand*: When I first became aware that I was a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) more than a decade ago it helped me understand so many things about myself and helped me live a life more true to who I am. Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World covers the basics of HSP, and gives tips and tricks about how to best deal with HSP, as well as showing us the advantages and joys of being HSP. 4 stars

15 handpicked unique etsy suppliers15 Handpicked Unique Suppliers for Handmade Businesses 2015-2016: An Exclusive Guide to Fuel Etsy Selling Success and the Handmade Entrepreneur by Renae Christine: Gives a very basic overview of selling on Etsy, the vast majority of which can easily be found in blog posts elsewhere. It looks like the ebook is now free on Kindle, but I originally paid for it and it wasn’t worth it. 2 stars

if you lean in, will men just look down your blouse“If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?”: Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women in Turbulent Times by Gina Barreca*: A collection of essays that are a bit hit and miss for me. Some of them are very insightful as well as funny, while others are decidedly meh. People who aren’t already very familiar with feminist writings might get more out of it. 3 stars

stack your bonesStack Your Bones: 100 Simple Lessons for Realigning Your Body and Moving with Ease by Ruthie Fraser*: An excellent introduction to natural movement and alignment. So many of us are never taught how our bodies are supposed to work, we don’t know what it feels like to be properly aligned. Through 100 lessons Ruthie Fraser shows you how to get in touch with your body and start getting realigned. The instructions are clear, and there’s frequently pictures. I enjoyed working through the book, and it’s ideal for having on the coffee table to pick a lesson or two, whenever the mood strikes you. 4 stars

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*Received an advanced reader’s copy through Netgalley , the review is my own, honest opinion.

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