Peace by Chocolate: The Hadhad Family’s Remarkable Journey from Syria to Canada by Canadian author Jon Tattrie is a wealth of information, emotion and motivation. This book is more than the story of Tareq, the first of his family to escape Syria and arrive in Canada. It’s much more than the tale and woes of […]
When I first learned about the Bethune family through an article printed in Ah! At Home on the North Shore I knew I needed to reach out. Life, especially over the past almost two years, hasn’t been easy for many of us, so being introduced to a lovely family through Calligraphy was welcome. The article […]
The third part to the adventures of Private Investigator Sebastian Synard, Three for Trinity delivers intrigue, reality, drama and Newfoundland to the reader. Like many, I read to escape the chaos that is reality, to go to a place and relax in the mystery even if just for a few minutes. While I was hooked […]
Deadline by Stephen Maher My rating: 4 of 5 stars A political thriller that had me on a roller coaster of pointing fingers at various characters and the final “aha” moment at the very end. I started this book on August 14th as the first character introduced did tell us that it was her birthday […]
Good Food, Bad Diet: The Habits You Need to Ditch Diet Culture, Lose Weight, and Fix Your Relationship with Food Forever by Abby Langer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I debated giving this book four stars but really, as I feel it’s 4.5 star worthy I rounded up (she is Canadian afterall).
My hesitation was that this book didn’t seem to give any direct instruction so, after reading it, I’m left wondering what to add to my grocery list. That being said, Langer addressed this exemption of a list because they tend to include a bizarre list of ingredients that don’t fit everyone’s tastes or budgets.
I do applaud this Canadian author for her brutal honesty and tell it like it is approach, including vulgarity that really makes you take a step back but then dive in.
This isn’t a diet book or a recipe book, the author doesn’t tell her readers what to do and what not to do save for adding foods you like to the list. It is a self help book that guides the reader to ignore the hype of fad diets, to love food and to boost their confidence in all choices – especially high value ones.
Upon reading a couple of pages I knew a few friends this book could be for, to help them let go of their obsession, their guilt and welcome who they are and how they treat themselves. It’s how I’ve been treating myself, too and, after this book, I’m over it. I will focus on increasing the value of myself and, in doing so, the sustenance I choose without the excuses of needing it in the house for others.
Highly recommend if you can stomach the brutal truths and I think you can!
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Jason Lawson is a New Brunswick author I will always be eager to read as the only guarantee from his stories is greatness. Sometimes there is a lot of humour, other times history and sometimes, like in The Heist, fast paced adventure that had me hooked from the first scene. Sarah was waiting for the […]