HSPs in Love: How to Optimize your Relationship as or with a Sensitive Person

Author and researcher Elaine Aron provides solutions for highly sensitive people seeking happier, healthier romantic relationships.

The first step is figuring out your sensitivity level, or whether or not you classify as an HSP (highly sensitive person). Books for Better Living covered this topic last year, and research continues to confirm the existence and importance of HSPs. Perhaps this is because our individualistic, capitalist, “go-getter” society shows little acceptance for those […]

Why You Should be Foraging for New Ingredients

Learn how Johnna Holmgren's deep appreciation for nature brought sustainable, spontaneous cooking to her table. Plus, add a dose of natural nutrients to your mornings with her reishi mushroom latte recipe.

I vividly recall a foraging trip that I went on a few years back when I was living in Ireland. We spent the day with a couple of local guides, foraging along a beach, thirty minutes or so outside of Dublin. I remember walking along the beach, and one of the guides would point to […]

What’s Your Skincare Psyche?

Discover the Japanese ritual of glowing and create a new skincare ritual that’s perfect for you.

Chances are, your skin care is aggressive. In the West, we scrub, peel, and sandblast our skin, as if we can somehow scrape away the years. Let’s stop doing that. Instead, let’s create simple skin care rituals that honor our age and help us glow from the inside out. Victoria Tsai’s book Pure Skin shows […]

Repair Your Relationship House

Learn more about the "sound relationship house theory" to see if your romantic house is in order.

Just as the home you live in is (hopefully) built carefully with sturdy materials, so too should your relationship be. John Gottman and his fellow psychologist (and wife) Julie Gottman developed a mathematical system — or what might be better described as an architectural system — for whether a couple would remain together or divorce, based […]

The Spiralizer Isn’t Just for Zucchini

Discover fun new ways to bring all types of vegetables to the table. Start with this recipe for Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Sesame-Garlic Dressing from Inspiralized and Beyond.

The spiralizer isn’t just for churning out zucchini noodles anymore. In Ali Maffucci’s new book, Inspiralized & Beyond, she encourages cooks to be creative while adding vegetables to meals by spiralizing, chopping, ricing, and mashing as well. Ali is the voice behind the blog Inspiralized and has two additional cookbooks under her belt, Inspiralized and […]

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