From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Former model Freston (The One
) writes intimately about healing and finding wellness through incremental changes that vault us to a new experience of ourselves. Peppered with examples from Freston's own path to more conscious, healthier living (quitting smoking, becoming vegan), the book methodically addresses what it means to be healthy in mind, body and spirit and how the three are inextricably intertwined. Some of Freston's prescriptions—such as cleansing, meditation and yoga—are familiar and feel like Hinduism and Buddhism lite—but her contention that [w]e cannot thrive as individuals without tending to the ills of this world and all its inhabitants is powerfully argued. The book devotes considerable attention to promoting vegetarianism (It's about having integrity in the most fundamental of our actions—eating), and in keeping with the book's attention to incremental change, Freston introduces ways for even the most hardened carnivore to start leading a cruelty-free life. With compelling chapters on dealing with crisis and an innovative section on personal energy management, Freston invites—and equips—readers to become their own healers in moments of sickness, despair and loss. (May)
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About the Author
KATHY FRESTON is the author of the New York Times bestselling The One: Discovering the Secrets of Soul Mate Love, and Expect a Miracle: Seven Spiritual Steps to Finding the Right Relationship. She has produced a popular series of guided-meditation CDs on relationships, healing the body, creating prosperity, losing weight, and destressing. Her work has been featured in Vanity Fair, HarperÕs Bazaar, Self, W, and Fitness, among other publications, and she has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Good Morning America, and The Martha Stewart Show. She and her husband divide their time between New York and Los Angeles.