Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield
Best for: People looking for a personal growth book that wraps all of the big ideas into one fancy-feeling book.
In a nutshell: Different ways of looking at how to treat yourself well – body, mind and spirit.
Line that sticks with me: “Think about whether the choice will matter to you in a year.”
Why I chose it: I was in one of those stores that sells a lot of cool-looking things for the home (pillows, candles, clever cards), and this book looked and felt like a fun read.
Review: There is nothing wrong with this book. In fact, I think that 22-year-old me might have gained a lot from reading it. I like the author’s focus on being kind to yourself and not focusing on a lot of things we cannot do (there’s no “don’t eat after 10 PM”-style rules). I like that she doesn’t just look at food and movement, but at feelings and even our values.
I just didn’t feel like there was anything new in here save for the fact that it’s all together in one book. If you’re relatively young, or have never read any sort of personal growth book but are having some struggles with your life, you could certainly do worse than this book.