Nourished: A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Full Night's Sleep

Paperback | January 6, 2015

byBecky Johnson, Rachel Randolph

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With humor, honesty and faith Becky Johnson and her daughter Rachel Randolph determine to tackle the stuff that is stressing them out, once and for all. From interviews with friends and lots of research they came up with The Ten Most Common Stressors That Mess with a Woman's Mind: daily challenges that routinely steal her sense of peace and joy. Together Becky and Rachel cook up a plan to live a less depleted and more nourished life. Opposites in many ways mom and daughter share their successes and failures as they make peace with their imperfect bodies, create living spaces they love, get wiser in their relationships, tame jam-packed schedules, settle into God's love, and more. In short, they stumble and journey together toward a life that better nourishes them - body, mind, soul and spirit.

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With humor, honesty and faith Becky Johnson and her daughter Rachel Randolph determine to tackle the stuff that is stressing them out, once and for all. From interviews with friends and lots of research they came up with The Ten Most Common Stressors That Mess with a Woman's Mind: daily challenges that routinely steal her sense of peac...

Becky Johnson is the author, co-author or collaborator of more than forty books.  Her most recent titles are We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook and Nourished: A Search for Health, Happiness and a Full Night’s Sleep.Rachel Randolph writes and speaks about parenting a toddler, young married life, and her and her husband's unlikely journey to a pl...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.38 × 5.4 × 0.63 inPublished:January 6, 2015Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310331013

ISBN - 13:9780310331018

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Share laughter and listening, enjoy who you are; specially-made. Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Nourished: A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Full Night's Sleep by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph, © 2014 When I saw the title, "Nourished," I knew I wanted to read their joy. We all can learn a pick-me-up from each other. Let's begin. A Well-Nourished Life To be nourished, as you suspect, is about balance; daily balance in our lives. Our body, our outlook, our giving our cares over to God for a restful, peaceful mind to relax and begin again. I love laughter, refreshment! Tidbits Search for the funny in frustrating! J~O~Y endorphins burst forth! "Think, chuckle, before reacting." A good laugh is sunshine in the house. --William Makepeace Thackeray At home in your surroundings ~ I liked reading both aspects of these authors as they share what has been helpful for them, and what motivated them from each other. You will find good ideas to try yourself, "being at home" in your home. If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit Find that you are not alone; be encouraged and add joy in your day. What I liked was the section about making your home comfortable for you; bringing friends in to share a cup of tea, and having a basketful of books you have been wanting to find time to read. While your family settles in, you can be together with your interests alongside. Stress-less and love-more by slowing down and realizing today has enough for itself and tomorrow is brand new. Share laughter and listening, enjoy who you are; specially-made. Try the sharing in this book; whatever season you are in, experience joy in little things, maybe you hadn't thought of that could give you a boost to enjoy each day and those around you with a new perspective; real time-sharing. Recognition of common stressors and hope will guide you in woman-to-woman sitting together, smiling and saying, "Thanks for the gathering with encouraging, helpful, uplifting ideas together." A life lived well. Becky's blog What I love most about Nourishing Compromises vs. New Year Resolutions is that once you get the hang of it, you never have to put happiness on hold until some future goal is accomplished. Rachel's blog nour·ish {verb} 1. to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth. 2. to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc.. 3. to strengthen, build up, or promote. ***Thank you to Linked-to-Lit for sending me an Advance Reading Copy to review Nourished. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great advice for every woman I trained in Martial Arts for years and one of the standout lessons I learned from our Sensei was that in order to take care of others you need to first take care of yourself. Easy right? It sure is when you are single…but then you get married and it gets a little more difficult. Then kids arrive on the scene and you suddenly realize that your parents are getting old. It gets more and more difficult to think of taking care of yourself first when everyone else needs just a little help. Finally when you decide that little bit of “me” time is in order you start to feel guilty because there is still so much to do! Nourished: A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Full Night’s Sleep co-authored by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph, a dynamic mother and daughter writing team, is a book about how to create a book on how to find ways to nourish yourself both inside and out. The authors offer a variety of realistic ways to create those nourishing body, mind and soul moments and living areas that we all crave and need, in a way that suits “your” personality. Becky is a grandmother and doesn’t mind a bit of clutter in her life, while Rachel is a mom of a toddler and very much prefers things to be “just so”. Since authors are in very different stages of life, each author has some very valuable lessons on the importance of having a nourished life, both inside and out. The book made me realize that I need to work on creating a more Nourishing home environment for my family. While I don’t mind chaos and disorder it stresses out my husband and my children. So while it is important to create an environment that I can live in, I need to make some compromises to make a home that is liveable for us all! One of my favourite parts of the book is where they discuss “Making Peace with Your Jiggly Bits”. With Leggings being all the rage in my area I jumped on the band wagon and purchased a few pairs for myself. Always self conscience when I wear them, I’m learning to dress them up with clothing that suits my body type and my sense of style (or lack thereof!). The best part in the book for me, as insignificant to others as it may seem is the line…”You want some pink pants? Go get’em girl!” I was shopping online and ordered a pair of hot pink cheshire cat print legging and now I wear them with pride (and much to my husbands displeasure, in public, but not too often). Fun and fashion aside, the book offers ways to deal with the”Top 10 Stressors” that mess with every woman’s mind. “Nourished: A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Full Night’s Sleep” is a must read for any women. It stresses the need for those cherished soul refreshing moments that so many of us neglect to give ourselves in the hectic fast paced life we all live. **I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Date published: 2015-02-09