reviews

Reviews of some of my favorite books & documentaries.

The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises Review
This book really stood out to me for multiple reasons. The steps to losing weight and toning up are very straight forward and Adam (read more)

Super Size Me Review
This documentary by the witty Morgan Spurlock grabbed my attention and held it throughout the entire flick. His dedication to eating (read more)

The Tofu Cookbook Review
Considering this book by Becky Johnson was only about $8 for a hardcover, I’d say it definitely is worth the money. If you are new to tofu (read more)

Jamie’s Food Revolution Cookbook Review
Let me just start off by saying I love Jamie Oliver and his work. I’ve linked this TED talk on my blog before, but it’s so insightful I’ll go ahead (read more)

Different Types of Meals: The Omnivore’s Dilemma Review
In the book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan takes you on an eye-opening journey of tracking down the path a (read more)

You Can Trust a Skinny Cook Book Review
I spent about two hours glued to this amazing cookbook when I went to the bookstore. It’s such a well put together book and (read more)

The Women’s Health Book: Health Food Frauds and Secrets Review
I wanted to share with you some of the health food frauds and secrets talked about in The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises that (read more)

Craft Gawker Website
My sister showed me this awesomely creative website that is full of fun crafts that you can easily do with every day items (read more)

Oily Skincare Routine
Here is a video of me explaining how I keep my skin clear. (read more)

The Beauty Detox Solution Review
I thought this book was well researched and put together. It introduced tons of new ideas about how health and beauty are related, and (read more)

Reviving Ophelia Review
Reviving Ophelia has to be one of the few books that has seriously changed my life. It’s about saving the selves of adolescent (read more)

Forks Over Knives Review
I was so excited when Forks Over Knives finally came to Netflix instant watch. I had asked my parents all summer to take (read more)

TEDx Conferences
Last Saturday I had the opportunity to go to TEDx. Have you heard about TED? It’s a website and conference with the (read more)

Food Matters Review
I really loved this documentary Food Matters because it presented some unique ideas that I had never heard of in other sources (read more)

Brain Rules Review
Brain Rules by John Medina is just one of those books that fascinate and amaze you in every chapter. As a neurobiologist (read more)

Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy! Review
My favorite thing about this book wash ow Michael J. Bradley assures teens that the craziness that goes on in our heads (read more)

The Element Review
The Element by Ken Robinson is one of those books that I want to make sure I read every so often. It’s a very inspiring (read more)

Flourish Review
What I took from Flourish was foundational knowledge regarding what causes the highest potential of well-being. Martin (read more)

Deadly Persuasion Review
Along with Reviving Ophelia, Deadly Persuasion (also known as Can’t Buy Me Love) was one of the books that changed my (read more)

Feeling Good Review
As of 1999 there is a new and revised version of Feeling Good, but the version we have was published in 1980 and it was (read more)

Women’s Health Magazine Review
I’ve never been a magazine person but when my dad subscribed us to Women’s Health I figured I might as well glance (read more)

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Review
Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred is one of the most intense workout videos I’ve ever done. There are 3 levels and I’m finally (read more)

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead Review
This documentary is about a man named Joe Cross who is from Australia who goes on a juice detox diet while he travels through the States (read more)

Eat to Live Review
I just realized I haven’t done a review on Eat to Live! I actually had to look through my list of reviews multiple times because I couldn’t (read more)

The High Price of Materialism Review
Does money buy happiness? The High Price of Materialism by Tim Kasser explains the answer to this question using studies (read more)

Food, Inc. Review
Food, Inc. is a great documentary to get people informed about how the processed, industrialized and astonishing food chain works (read more)

So Sexy So Soon Review
So Sexy So Soon reminded me a lot of Deadly Persuasion given a lot of the content was the same. Although So Sexy So Soon is (read more)

Outliers Review
Outliers is one of those books that has stayed with me and I tend to think about a lot. The main idea of this book is (read more)

Seeking Peace Review
One of my favorite parts of Mary Pipher’s newest book Seeking Peace, which is a memoir, was her insights on fame. One day (read more)

The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter Review
The Way We Eat zones and explores the diets of three families, one that eats the standard American diet, one of health (read more)

Writing to Change the World Review
Writing to Change the World by Mary Pipher is broken into three parts: What We Alone Can Say, The Writing Process (read more)

Living in the Moment Animation
Check out this awesome animation on living in the moment – definitely worth checking out. It’s made by the creators of South Park! (read more)

Sony Reader Wifi Review
To be honest, when digital readers were first coming out I thought they were kind of ridiculous. After seeing everyone (read more)

Requiem for a Dream Review
If you’re looking for a feel-good movie, this is the last one you see. Requiem (read more)

Eat, Pray, Love Review
I know I’m a bit late on the Eat, Pray, Love bandwagon! I finally got around to reading it after only seeing the (read more)

The Happy Herbivore Review
If you’re looking for a simple, easy and cheap vegan cookbook with a variety of tasty dishes, The Happy Herbivore is perfect. (read more)

Man’s Search for Meaning Review
In part one of Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl shares his story as a prisoner of four different concentration camps during World War II. (read more)

Rookie Mag
I just discovered an awesome website called RookieMag. It’s created and written by (mostly) teen girls and covers topics from growing (read more)

Hungry for Change Review
Times are a-changin’ – studies show that Americans are indeed eating more fresh food than they did a few years ago. We seem to be on the brink of a nutrition shift here in America – I mean, how could we not be? There are tons of new documentaries about nutrition coming out and with Netflix instant watch at my fingertips I can watch them all to my heart’s content! (read more)

ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT TEST!
I’m in an environmental science class this quarter, and it happens to be about sustaining our earth! I thought it would be more… sciencey… like you know, with flasks and stuff. It’s not. Yay. Our last assignment was to find our ecological footprint then discuss it with our classmates. As you do this particular test,
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FINDING YOUR ELEMENT cheat sheet.
A cheat sheet for Finding Your Element by Sir Ken Robinson. (read more)

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