Beautiful from the Inside Out

Everywhere I look (Pinterest, cookbooks, cooking shows, my mom…), the message to “eat healthfully” meets me. Having lived on my own for several years now, I fully realize how difficult it is to do this, though. Creating one healthful main dish–let alone an entire menu of healthful dishes–can be a challenge when one is also working full-time and trying to live a social life.

But ´╗┐Eat Beautiful´╗┐ by Wendy Rowe–while continuing the message to eat good-for-you-foods–focuses on the beauty benefits of healthy eating–namely, radiant skin. From the beautiful cover to the author’s photo that testifies to the skin-related beauty that the right foods can nurture, this cookbook is entirely different from any other I have reviewed before. First of all, it approaches the matter in a seasonal way, providing a menu of foods related to the spring, summer, autumn, and winter availability. Second, it “diagnoses” various digestive problems that reveal themselves through skin issues and lists ways to get yourself on a better path to health.

I recommend this book for women young and old.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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Nothing to Prove

Who hasn’t at one point in life called himself a “perfectionist”? And if he hasn’t, then he probably has given up trying. As human beings we seem to be wired to strive, to achieve, to be worthy. No one struggles with this more than…well, I guess everyone.

Thankfully, I recently came across a book by Jennie Allen entitled “Nothing to Prove.” This book aims at helping women specifically find freedom in the midst of so many societal (and personal) pressures to be “enough.”

Personally, I find this topic very much a part of my own heart struggle, and I am so excited to share this book with other women.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.