The holiday season is upon us once again. On a personal note, I LOVE this time of year. It is my very favorite season...mostly. I love watching Hallmark movies, visiting with family and friends, and baking—who are we kidding, eating—holiday cookies. The “mostly” part is because I find it stressful to shop for my family and friends. I tend to wait until the last minute to purchase my gifts because I shop incessantly in my effort to give the “perfect” present, and then worry that my friends may not like my carefully chosen gift. Honestly, I think I lose hair over it every year!
For this week’s blog, I wanted to give all of you the gift of stress-free gift selection (and retaining your lovely hair) and share with you some of our newest non-fiction books. You will surely find something that is a perfect fit for someone on your shopping list. (If not, I can suggest a great brand of hat!)
Never Missed: Lessons Learned From Forty-Five Years of Running Without Missing a Day by Mark Covert with Chris Covert
For all of your friends who love to run, this is truly an inspirational story.
What started as a hobby quickly became a life’s passion and a legacy for Mark Covert, holder of the second-longest running streak in history. Join Mark as he shares stories from the roads and trails he ran to cover an astonishing 159,000 miles, and the wisdom learned during the 16,436 consecutive days he kept The Streak alive. From his first national championship, to competing in the 1972 Olympic trials wearing the first pair of Nike shoes, Mark’s story is one of toughness, perseverance, and unwavering dedication to the sport of running. Buy your copy at Amazon today. https://www.amazon.com/Never-Missed-Lessons-Learned-Forty-Five/dp/1732336245/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544207544&sr=8-1&keywords=never+missed
Taming the 7 Most Fattening Excuses in the World: Re-Thinking Your Healthy Obsession Pathway to Lifelong Weight Loss by Dan Kirschenbaum, Ph.D., ABPP
This book is written by a weight loss expert who has been previously featured on The Today Show, Dateline,andNPR, among many other well-acclaimed media sources. What a great way to get a head start to the New Year’s Resolution we all have of getting our fluffy-ness in check. Great gift for your husband, as well!
Based on Nobel Prize-winning research on decision making, this book can help you understand and overcome your barriers to achieving weight loss. Then, you can move on to a scientifically-sound, remarkably clear, comfortable, and very effective journey to permanent weight loss. The two major steps toward that success are: Tame the very common but problematic thinking (called Stymie Beasts) that creates challenging obstacles to weight management.Learn how to implement the approach to lifestyle change that makes losing weight easiest and most effective: Very Low Fat (VLF) Healthy Obsession Pathway (HOP). https://www.amazon.com/Taming-Most-Fattening-Excuses-World/dp/1732336253/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544207979&sr=8-1&keywords=taming+the+7
I Got Da Suga But Da Suga Ain’t Got Me: The Must-Have Guide to Dealing with Diabetes and Finding Hope and Happiness by Deanna Rice
A simple guide to help readers understand diabetes. It’s an easy read and a great reference piece. Hmmm, I think I know someone who I can give this to. One down!
You Don’t Know Spit: Real-World Skills We Were Never Taught in Dental School by Dr. Scott Menaker
The final book on today’s list makes a great gift for any college students in your life.
From his no-nonsense suggestion to slow down (just a little) to simple networking wisdom, Dr. Scott reminds readers that work is supposed to be fun, and that it actually can be. As a leading dentist of over thirty years, he knows what it takes to run a successful business and enjoy doing it. You Don't Know Spit is a must-read for those who have recently graduated from school, who are just starting their own business, or who could use a friendly kick in the pants to keep them motivated. And it's all served with a heaping slice of humble pie, (followed by a thorough tooth brushing, of course). https://www.amazon.com/You-Dont-Know-Spit-Real-World/dp/1943258805/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544211382&sr=8-1&keywords=you+don%27t+know+spit