What are you reading this summer?

Reading is a favourite past-time for me. I find it relaxing, a lovely way to delve into someone else’s life, learn something new or just get away from screens for a while (that’s right, I prefer the actual paper kind of book!).

We are having a break over Christmas this year so I’m hoping to catch up on a bit of reading. Here’s what’s on my bedside table waiting for me….

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - JK Rowling

I have already read this one - it was a birthday gift and I read it in about a week! Loved it. I wasn’t sure going in, but if you’re a Harry Potter fan it’s worth the read (and no, I haven’t seen the stage play!).

Gut - Giulia Enders

A couple of clients have told me they read this during the year. I had already flagged it as one I wanted to read but this spurred me on. So far it’s a great overview of the digestive system. If you have digestive issues and/or a general interest in how the body works I can recommend this book. It’s an easy to understand but still technical enough to give real information.

Becoming - Michelle Obama

My Mum lent me this one! It’s a fascinating story, even if you don’t have any interest in American politics. I love that she planned her “Let’s Move” program to reduce childhood obesity even before her husband was elected. She has a strong work ethic, strong conviction and interesting story.

Healthy Home, Healthy Family - Nicole Bijlsma

Another book that has been sitting on my bookshelf for a while. I delve into it from time to time with different clients in mind but still haven’t read it all. With so many health concerns stemming from the world around us, it's important to have a grasp on what might be influencing specific symptoms. And what to do about it. This book is quite practical, giving guidance on allergens, chemicals, electromagnetic fields, drinking water, building and renovating, and finally some checklists to use in your home. If you think your home may be harming your health, this book might help provide some answers.

Barefoot Investor for Families - Scott Pape

Being financially literate is an important life skill. This book is great for any family wanting to get a better hold of their finances, and get handy tips on teaching their kids financial literacy. If you don't have kids, then the "original" Barefoot Investor book is a great one to read. The books are available at most libraries if you want to check it out before deciding to buy.

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If you have young children or a baby, and you want guidance on managing different aspects of parenting you can’t go past Pinky McKay and Sarah Ockwell Smith. Both authors give practical information that help you calmly and gently deal with many of those parenting nightmares - sleep, tantrums, and so much more.

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