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About Sarah Wilson
Mark Manson has described "The Beast" as "the best book about anxiety" he's ever read. NBC's Carson Daly cited it as has "favorite book". Former Australian of the Year Prof Patrick McGorry described it as, "indeed quite extraordinary, illuminating what is at once a nomadic journey, a cri de coeur and a compendium of hard-won wisdom flowing from a uniquely talented individual... a tour de force."
Other facts that might interest: Sarah was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine Australia at 29, the host of MasterChef Australia, holds a record in the Guinness Book (you can Google that further if you like), is a mad hiker, explorer and minimalist. She lives between the US and Bondi Beach, Sydney and ocean swims most days.
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“Sarah Wilson is a force of nature – quite literally. She has taken her pain and grief about our sick and troubled world and alchemized it into action, advocacy, adventure, poetry, and true love.” — ELIZABETH GILBERT
Wake up and reclaim your one wild and precious life. New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson shows you how in this radical spiritual guidebook, the book we need NOW.
Many of us are living with the sense that things are not right with the world and are in a state of spiritual PTSD. We have retreated, morally and psychologically; we are experiencing a crisis of disconnection—from one another, from our true values, from joy, and from life as we feel we are meant to be living it. Sarah Wilson argues that this sense of despair and disconnection is ironically what unites us—that deep down, we are all feeling that same itch for a new way of living. Drawing on science, literature, philosophy and the wisdom of some of the world’s leading experts, and her personal journey, Wilson offers a hopeful path forward to the life we love. En route, she shows us how to wake up and reconnect with life using “wild practices” that include:
· Hike. Embrace the “walking cure” as great minds throughout history have.
· Go to your edge. Do what scares you and embrace discomfort daily.
· #Buylesslivemore. Break the cycle of mindless consumption and get light with your life.
· Become a soul nerd. Light up your intellect with the arts.
· Get “full-fat spiritual”. Have an active practice and use it to change the world.
· Practice wild activism. Through sustained, non-violent protest we can create our better world.
The time has come to boldly, wildly imagine better. We are being called upon, individually and as a society, to forge a new path and to find a new way of living. Will you join the journey?
New York Times Bestseller
"Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read.” – Mark Manson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful.
Sarah Wilson first came across this Chinese proverb in psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison's memoir An Unquiet Mind, and it became the key to understanding her own lifelong struggle with anxiety. Wilson, bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur has helped over 1.5 million people worldwide to live better, healthier lives through her I Quit Sugar books and program. And all along, she has been managing chronic anxiety.
In First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, Wilson directs her intense focus and fierce investigating skills onto her lifetime companion, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism of her own experiences.
Wilson offers readers comfort, humor, companionship, and practical tips for living with the Beast:
- Cultivate a "gratitude ritual." You can't be grateful and anxious at the same time.
- Eat to curb anxiety. Real food is your best friend.
- Just breathe. Embrace the healing power of meditation.
- Make your bed. Every day. Simple outer order creates inner calm.
- Study fellow fretters to know thyself. Emily Dickinson, Charles Darwin, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all struggled with anxiety.
- Actively practice missing out. Forget FOMO, curl up on the couch, and order takeout.
Practical and poetic, wise and funny, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad souls who dance with this condition to embrace it as a part of who they are, and to explore the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life.
“Life without sugar is much sweeter than I ever imagined it would be.”—Shauna Ahern, Gluten-Free Girl
Sarah Wilson thought of herself as a relatively healthy eater. She didn’t realize how much sugar was hidden in her diet, or how much it was affecting her well-being. When she learned that her sugar consumption could be the source of a lifetime of mood swings, fluctuating weight, sleep problems, and thyroid disease, she knew she had to make a change.
What started as an experiment to eliminate sugar—both the obvious and the hidden kinds—soon became a way of life, and now Sarah shows you how you can quit sugar too:
• Follow a flexible and very doable 8-week plan.
• Overcome cravings.
• Make food you’re excited to eat with these 108 recipes for detox meals, savory snacks, and sweet treats from Sarah Wilson and contributors including Gwyneth Paltrow, Curtis Stone, Dr. Robert Lustig (The Fat Chance Cookbook), Sarma Melngailis (Raw Food/Real World), Joe “the Juicer” Cross, and Angela Liddon (Oh She Glows).
I Quit Sugar makes it easy to kick the habit for good, lose weight, and feel better than ever before. When you are nourished with delicious meals and treats, you won’t miss the sugar for an instant.
From the New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar and First, We Make the Beast Beautiful comes this proven 2-week plan for reducing anxiety and beating one of its leading causes—sugar addiction—using 8 simple, sustainable dietary shifts.
Eating more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day? No wonder you’re anxious. Anxiety has a lot do to with lifestyle choices, including what you put in your mouth.
Sarah Wilson is an expert on sugar addiction and its connection to the most widespread mental health concern—chronic anxiety—affecting millions worldwide today. One in six people in the West alone suffer from an anxiety-related illness.While scientists know that anxiety is a chemical imbalance in the brain, recent studies have linked this condition to sugar consumption and inflammation in the gut.
In The Anti-Anxiety Diet, Wilson unravels the cutting-edge science linking sugar addiction, inflammation, and gut health to mental health. “If you have fire in the gut,” Sarah advises, “you have fire in the brain.” And sugar is the primary culprit.
The Anti-Anxiety Diet is her simple, 2-week jumpstart plan for eliminating sugar from your diet. Packed with delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, 4-color photos, and detailed meal plans, it shows you how to replace the bad stuff (sugar) with the good stuff (whole, unprocessed foods), to soothe—and ultimately tame—the anxious beast.
Sarah Wilson’s sugar-free promise is more than just a way of eating. The benefits to overall wellbeing—fewer mood swings, improved sleep patterns, and maintaining weight control—have transformed the idea into a way of life. With her new cookbook filled with one-pan wonders, grain-free breakfasts, leftover makeovers, smoothie bowls, and more, Sarah shows us that eliminating sugar is not only doable, but is also so delicious. Recipes include: Bacon ‘N’ Egg Quinoa Oatmeal, Caramelized Leek, Apple and Rosemary Socca, Two-Minute Desk Noodles, Red Velvet Crunch Bowl, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackles.
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Our Healthy Breakfast Cookbook is jam-packed with 45 quick and tasty sugar-free recipes that will keep you going past lunch. And to make sure it doesn’t include a single added sweetener, we’ve turned breakfast into a savoury affair. Yep, not only is it possible to eat veggies for breakfast, but it’s completely delicious too!
- 45 recipes created and developed by a qualified nutritionist.
- 25+ inspiring foodie photos.
- Step-by-step recipe instructions.
- Handy substitution and allergy guides.
"Healthy" doesn't have to mean boring.
With fun and quirky recipes like French Toast in a Mug, Chickpea Pancake Pizza and Bittersweet Savoury Yoghurt, this is a book of breakfast inspiration, education and motivation that will leave your friends and family begging for more!
1. Breakfast in 2 Minutes
2. Toasties and Toast Toppers
3. Breakfast Using Dinner's Leftovers
4. Fun Savoury Things
5. Cafe Favourites
6. Sunday Cook-ups
In this book you’ll find 40 family-friendly recipes including chapters on:
Sunday Cook-ups: Start your week on the front foot and whip up our delicious beef roasts, slow cooked lambs or meatloaf recipe.
Lovely Leftovers: Have a bit of everything but no idea what to cook? We’ve got you covered.
Mid-Week Meals: Avoid mid-week madness; we’ve created a whole chapter chock-full of super speedy dinners that won’t break the bank.
Friday Night Fun: We’ve transformed a few family favourites into healthy, nutritious meals. Burger, anyone?
Family favourite desserts: Saving the best for last, we’ll show you how to create orange and almond cake, Mum’s jam slice or our 5-minute chocolate sweet potato crisps minus all the sugar.
This isn’t our first chocolate cookbook. We have chocolate recipes coming out of our ears! But this is the first one that pulls all the best recipes into one single book. The “ultimate” chocolate cookbook, if you like.
•100 sugar-free recipes
•Paleo, gluten-free, kid-friendly (nut-free) and vegan options
•An entire lush sugar-free Easter chapter