Monday, February 9, 2015

Nourished: A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Full Night's Sleep

Thank you FlyBy for this review copy.
You know, being a mom takes a lot of energy... physical energy... mental energy... and emotional energy. Guess what mom's seem to run out of? That's right. Energy. Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph are a mom and daughter writing team. Although they are at different stages in life, they both feel the drain of energy as they try to balance all the energy pulls on their lives.

I know that feeling. I'm wife to a restaurant owner, mom to four children, homeschool mom, church member, reviewer and blog writer. I also have a house to keep, a fur baby to care for and dirty laundry that reproduces at a rate that would make a rabbit blush!

The word that comes to mind in describing this book is sensible.  It's just sensible to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others and do what God has called you to do. They don't advocate me me me. They give ideas for nourishing yourself in these areas: spaces and routines, your body (food and exercise), your relationships, and your spirit.

There was a fresh quality to the writing that at once made me want to read more and to put more time into my friendships and relationships. This is a good book. It's one that I plan to read again.

From the Publisher:
Order-loving, thirty-something Rachel, and her laid-back, messy mother, Becky, are opposites in many ways. But they both believe that women long for a life that nourishes them inside and out. In this book, the mother-daughter duo will help you make that dream a reality by tackling the “Top 10 Stressors” that mess with a woman’s mind, such as:

•Cluttered Surroundings •Exhaustion of parenting
•Time-starved marriages •Feeling like a spiritual slacker
•Crowded Schedules •Negative Body Image

Following a series of trial-and-error experiments, Becky and Rachel share laugh-out-loud stories, fascinating research, and practical tips to design and a nourished life that fits your personality. By learning how to embrace “nourishing compromises,” you’ll never put happiness on hold again. If you are feeling drained, discontent, or discouraged, join a couple of understanding, entertaining companions on the journey from overwhelmed to nourished.

About the authors:

Becky Johnson is the author, coauthor, or collaborator of more than forty books. She’s a natural storyteller who has inspired and entertained audiences for years. Most recently she co-authored We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook alone with a blog by the same name with her daughter, Rachel Randolph. She and her husband, Greg, live in Denver, Colorado. Website/blog:

Rachel Randolph writes and speaks with humor and honesty about parenting a toddler, young married life, and her mostly plant-based cooking adventures. Rachel is married to Jared, a high school football and baseball coach. They live near Dallas, Texas with their son, Jackson. Nourished is her second book.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 

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