I read Nourished: A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Full Night's Sleep, in exchange for honest review from Fly By Blog Promotions.
About the book (from media kit)
•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: (From media kit)
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.
Like this week, I planned on doing some organization and cleaning in my bedroom and bathroom. Wednesday, I wanted to clean but had to help uncle and daddy with Turbo Tax. Then, Kalen refused to sleep. I did wash dishes though. Thursday, I cleaned the kitchen and washroom. Threw a lot of old things in the trash, like a toaster oven, I never seen used in the 4 years, I been staying here.
Today, was shopping day. My mother gave me a ride to the grocery store, Starbucks, and Big Lots, where I bought Brad, a new bed. He destroyed another bed (styrofoam). When I washed the covers, he ripped out huge chunks of material from the mattresses. I threw away one mattress because it had acquired too many holes and threw out the other, after Brad puked all over it and it seeped from top to bottom. He been sleeping on a pallet on the floor for the last few days. We also got him a small dvd player. He has been moved to the game room with an tv, found around the house, a few movies, and a dvd player. He 14. He can't have his own room at this house, but he can get out of mine :-)
I got home, I put up groceries, I cleaned, I put together the bed, I cooked for my Disney Side party. I was done at 8 but I still have a bed full of snacks and other food items, to put up in a rubbermaid and bins. I am extremely tired, but if I want to sleep, I need space in my bed.
On page 26, the authors provided a list of top ten everyday stressors for women. I have at least 8.
- Stress of chaotic surroundings
- Stress of schedules
- Stress of negative body image
- Stress of Negative self-talk
- Stress of food issues
- Stress of fitness
- Stress of raising children
- Stress of feeling like a spiritual slacker
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