Book Review: Kate Hudson’s Pretty Happy

11 Mar

Who doesn’t love Kate Hudson? I mean she is gorgeous, slim, funny, and stars in every one of my favourite chic flicks. Well, homegirl can now add author to her list of accomplishments.

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I picked up Kate’s new book Pretty Happy when it first came out yesterday. I was honestly expecting another celeb book about how they keep in shape, what they eat, ya-da, ya-da. I was however unexpectedly pleasantly surprised. This book is totally NOT about that. It is not superficial and does not provide a step-by-step guide to Kate Hudson’s exact workout plan. Instead, it is all about 4 pillars in life that help you be more connected to your body. Over the past decade Kate details how she has learned to cultivate an intuitive relationship with her body, how to eat well for your body and listening to what it is your body is saying it needs, awakening your body through movement and exercise, and being more mindfull in daily life. She’s included questionnaires to help you assess your own body type and stress level, and tips to keep yourself balanced. The book is more about learning from your own body WHY it is you feel down or sluggish one day, how to avoid that feeling next time, and how to get back to feeling happy. It’s about being in tune with yourself (and your gut – the true ringleader of your whole body) and doing things (like exercise) because you WANT to feel good – not because you feel like you have to in order to lose that last 5 lbs. It’s a look at life from the inside out – yes I know it sounds cliché, but it’s all I could come up with.

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I was really truly impressed with this book and it made me look at my life and my body more mindfully. It gives a deeper perspective about decisions and feelings and the repercussions, both positive and negative. I highly recommend this book – whether you are looking to clean up your diet, find that motivation to move more, looking to change your thought process, or just want to live more connected and balanced.

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And if I didn’t convince you that you need this book STAT, then maybe this quote will:

Pretty Happy details all the ways she makes it a priority every day. Honoring our bodies with clean eating and smart cleansing, our minds with meditation, our purpose with authenticity, and our fun with spontaneity, playfulness- this is a hands-on approach to owning our potential.” —Daphne Oz.

Happy reading!

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