Who doesn’t love opening up a good book in order to escape life’s stresses for a little while? For me, a big part of my wellness plan includes curling up with a nice book and getting lost within the story. No matter how busy life may get I strive to read two books a month [even if it’s only a chapter a day]. Here are my two November reads.
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan:
This book is a fascinating tale into the mind of Susannah Cahalan, a New York Post reporter, who loses her sense of self and memory after coming down with an unnamed, and not yet treated, disease. Her story is a raw, touching, honest, and heartfelt account of her month of madness. You won’t want to put it down!
Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard:
I was asked to read this book for work as part of a local farming and environmental series we were doing and I am so glad I did. This book is a first-hand account about the journey Forrest Pritchard and his family took to save and recreate his family farm. In a time where subsidized farming and mass marketing are prominent, this book allows you a peek into the world of family farms, farmers markets, and the benefits of purchasing and consuming local foods. It will definitely leave you thinking about the food you are consuming and where it is coming from.