I share a summary of the books I’ve read so far this year and what I’ve added to my virtual and virtual bookshelf.
Hi friends! How is the week? Hope you are enjoying the morning so far. It’s cold again (wah) so I’m hiding inside and today we have time to work on our next 6-week group training content. I’d love to hear what you’re up to!
For today’s post, I’m sharing a summary of the books I’ve read recently, what I’m reading now, and my final goal.
Latest Books + What I’m Reading Now
This book took me forever to read – I’ve been hitting the bed every night lately – but it was amazing. You requested it through book of the month (<- I still love my subscription) It is based on a true story. If you are a fan of historical fiction, I highly recommend it.
The beautiful and wealthy Nani was born with an adventurous spirit. For her, learning to fly is freedom. As German tanks roll across the border into Paris, this woman with an adorable dog and a kind heart joins the resistance. Known as Postmistress because she provides information to those who are hiding, Naneé uses her magic and skills to shelter stalkers and deliver them to safety.
Photographer Eduard Moss fled Germany with his young daughter only to be detained in a French labor camp. His life collides with that of Nanée in this sweeping tale of romance and danger set in a world ablaze with personal and political passion.
Inspired by real-life Chicago heiress Mary Jane Gould, who worked with American journalist Farian Fry to smuggle artists and intellectuals out of France, Postal lady in Paris It is the haunting story of an indomitable woman whose strength, courage and love are a beacon of hope in a time of terror.
This book explores the prevalence of insulin sensitivity and how metabolic dysfunction is linked to many common diseases and health concerns. The author does an incredible job explaining the role of insulin in our bodies and how different lifestyles and eating patterns can contribute to insulin sensitivity, and also what you can do about it. It offers plenty of lifestyle advice, nutrition ideas, and empowers readers to make positive decisions about their metabolic health. 10/10 would recommend.
We are sick. All over the world, we are struggling with diseases that were once considered rare. Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes affect millions each year. Many people also suffer from high blood pressure, weight gain, fatty liver, dementia, low testosterone, irregular menstruation, infertility, and more. We treat the symptoms without realizing that all these diseases and disorders have something in common.
Each of them is caused or made worse by a condition known as insulin resistance. And you may have. Odds are you do – more than half of adults in the United States are insulin resistant, and most other countries are either worse or not far off.
at why do we get sick, world-renowned scientist and pathophysiologist Professor Benjamin Beckmann explores why insulin resistance has become so prevalent and why it is important. Unless we recognize them and take steps to reverse this trend, major chronic diseases will spread more widely. But reversing insulin resistance is possible, and Beckmann offers an evidence-based plan to stop and prevent it, with helpful menus, meal suggestions, easy exercise principles, and more. Filled with amazing research and practical advice, why do we get sick It will help you take control of your health.
This is part of the Mother and Daughter Book Club. Liv recently finished this book and sent it to me. I just finished, now we are going to watch the movie together. I love this idea because it gives us the opportunity to connect with amazing books and I could tell it motivates her to read, but this kid loves to read and is blown away by chapter books. She was really interested in history (I read pretty much every file Who was he Last year’s series) and almost finished reading Anne Frank’s Diary.
I love that this book places a strong emphasis on compassion and caring for those who may have unique circumstances. It also reiterates an important lesson that although we may look different on the outside, we are all the same on the inside, and the fact that kindness can go a long way. 10/10 would recommend.
Here is more about wonder From Amazon:
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking of, it’s likely to be worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that has hitherto prevented him from attending a regular school. Beginning in fifth grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated like an ordinary kid – but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a New York Times bestseller and main-listed for the Texas Bluebonnet Awards, starts with Auggie’s point of view, but soon turns to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These views converge as a society struggles with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
Here’s what I added to my bookshelf recently + why I might not reach my reading goal this year
Last year, I set a goal to read three books a month. I achieved the goal and really enjoyed making reading a priority and focus again.
This year, I can already say that I may not be able to hit that reading goal because I have a few other things in the pipeline. We’re expanding our nutrition training with help MiaI’m still working on it Saleh teampodcasts beauty counter Content for the blog, studying for a new certification. 🙂
I’m really excited to share that I’m working on Integrative Health Practitioner Certificate by Dr. Stephen Cabral. I have looked at this certificate many times over the past two years and was thrilled when I was offered the opportunity to take these courses. I am currently in level 1, taking his DESTRESS protocol (covered in his book but obviously the course delves into each unit in great detail) and in level 2, I will learn how to read different labs, from blood analysis, hormone tests, mineral tests, drawing Gastrointestinal maps, etc.
A few amazing 1:1 clients wanted to explore hormone testing (and when clients reach stabilization despite doing all things, that’s usually a sign that something else is going on), and I wanted to bring someone on board who had experience with these tests and was out of range Their practice is to propose, run and analyze this type of test. This was a big reason why I asked Mia to work with me this year. I wanted to learn how to do it myself (with proper credentials) and am so excited to dive into this world.
I know this will help me help our clients in a new and next level way, and I have learned a lot already.
To be honest, I’ve been trying to figure out the next step in my life and get the degrees for a long time. I thought about going back to school to become a physical therapist, and a little voice was telling me to research natural medicine. (I was looking at the school in Tempe before the world closed.)
I feel that holistic health practitioner The certification is the perfect next step in my knowledge and training, and it includes many elements of living a healthy lifestyle. It really gives me a lot of inspiration for blog content and ways to help my clients, so it’s good stuff all around. 🙂
I will be sharing more in an entire blog post, but if you have any questions right now please let me know!!
Here are some of the books I’ve requested recently as I suggested reading them from the course:
I will definitely report back once this is done!
Tell me, friends: what are you reading now?
If you could go back to school or learn anything else, what would you choose?
Are you working towards any certifications or continuing education now?