This tidy volume is filled with simple, impactful ways to practice self-care and mindfulness, arranged into three chapters: Nurture, Release, and Expand. In Nurture, author Leslie Koren teaches readers to make a simple moisturizing face mask and do a loving-kindness meditation. In Release, she encourages readers to let go of what is weighing on them by having a solo dance party or tending to an altar. And in Expand, she invites readers to stargaze, perform a body appreciation ritual, chant a mantra, and learn the art of sound bathing. Each prompt includes straightforward instructions as well as ways to personalize and improvise the idea. Each chapter also includes its own series of yoga poses, and a “self-care kit” with recommendations for essential oils, crystals, incense, tea blends, and more.
This beautifully photographed book will make for a thoughtful, loving gift—perfect for Mom, a recent graduate, or someone in need of little extra care, or as a way to treat yourself!
Leslie Koren is the author of Love Rituals, Morning Rituals, and Restorative Rituals. A longtime newspaper crime reporter, Koren took her career in a new direction when she started writing about more joyful things: cooking, design, family, and happiness. The former editor of Crain’s 5boros, she has written for various national and local publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two daughters.