Book Review: The Joy of Less

14031150_913314408780880_1747901709_nAs I was browsing the new book section at my local library I was attracted to a beautiful book, which happened to be as beautiful as the cover. The book is “The Joy of Less” by Francine Joy. She is a minimalist that shares her and the minimalist philosophy, her “STREAMLINE” method, room by room how-to, and lifestyle. It is similar yet different than “Spark Joy” by Marie Kondo which is another lovely book on the point of minimalism. 9781607749721

 

If you’re curious what the STREAMLINE method is:

S tart   over

T rash, treasure, or transfer

R eason for each item

E verything in its place

A ll surfaces clear

M odules

L imits

I f one comes in, one goes out

N arrow down

E very day maintenance

 

STREAMLINE. Pretty simple.

I found the book refreshing, beneficial, and recommend it to anyone who is on the search for a peaceful home and on the search for a method to declutter and minimalize.

Happy Readings!

 

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Book Review: Running Strong

51eG5w2HhCL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Both times I started running postpartum (after the doctor approved it of course) I ended up getting injured. Both times I thought I can do this, but my body disagreed. So I was not only in the search of quick healing but also a good injury prevention book.

My favorite running injury prevention book I found hands down is “Running Strong” by Dr. Jordan Metzl. Not only does it cover a variety of types of injuries, but also ways to help avoiding them. It is filled with photographs and illustrated anatomy to better show injury and prevention.

Whether you are a runner or lover of physical fitness, this is a must have book in your home library!

Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training Book

cover-half-marathon-trainingDepending on how closely you follow me (on Instagram for example) you may or may not know that I started training for my very first half marathon. One name that I have heard over and over when it comes to running guru’s is Hal Higdon. I’ve specifically heard that his training plans and tips are the way to go. So when I saw that he recently published a book in April 2016 focusing on half marathons, I immediately got it from my local library!

“Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training” book can be as detailed or basic as you need it to be, meaning you can skim to exactly what you need to know or you can read the entire book and learn the history of half marathons, other runner experiences, training program examples, running tips, etc.

It assured me that the plan I had come up for myself was a good one to work with, and even better I was able to improve it based on some of his suggestions (which are beneficial for both beginner and novice runners).

As for running books I think it was a great one to start with and highly recommend it when you’re beginning to plan for your first or looking to improve your second, third, or even twentieth!

Happy reading and good luck!