Favourite 5: Inspirational reads.
Whilst December is a social month for most, January can be the perfect time to stay in and get cosy with a good book, an application of ebo mood oil :
rollerball, inhale - exhale - and set about getting inspired to create new habits, glance a different viewpoint and face in the direction you want to be heading in 2019.
Here are our Favourite 5: January reads to #bemoreebo !
Mind Makeover by Sharron Lowe
If you are ready to surrender to instruction and are up for challenging yourself to take action, then Mind Makeover by Sharron Lowe is for you.
The style of her book encourages the reader to take control of their life by taking control of their Mind and thoughts, it’s an easy, powerful, motivating and humorous read and through simple exercises, ensures the reader is ready to take massive action and significantly increase their personal levels of life success and fulfilment.
Wilding by Isabella Tree
Wilding' by Isabella Tree Not only does this book have the most beautiful cover design, but this part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside, 'Wilding' by Isabella Tree is, above all, an inspiring story of hope. Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp in West Sussex was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband made a spectacular leap of faith: they decided to step back and let nature take over. Thanks to the introduction of free-roaming cattle, ponies, pigs and deer - proxies of the large animals that once roamed Britain - the 3,500 acre project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife numbers and diversity in little over a decade.
Described by Chris Packham as: 'A poignant, practical and moving story of how to fix our broken land, this should be conservation's salvation; this should be its future; this is a new hope.' - Wilding is an inspirational read and a must for anyone interested in nature and bio-mimicry - both pillars of the ebo brand ethos.
Mathew Walker's Why we sleep: The new science of sleep and dreams
So many ebo customers contact us about sleep issues and we were absorbed by Mathew Walker's Why we sleep: The new science of sleep and dreams.
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep.
Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why its absence is so damaging to our health. Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating, drinking, and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusive.
Now, in this book, the first of its kind written by a scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters.
The Medicinal Chef: Eat your way to better health
This book is part cook book, part wellbeing bible. With 80 simple, tasty recipes, Dale shows how easy it can be to use food to benefit your health and complement conventional treatment. Alongside the recipes there is a glossary of key ingredients and the nutritional benefits they can bring, as well as advice on how food can make a real difference to more than thirty ailments and nine key bodily systems. We love nothing more than settling down with a recipe book to plan some healthy batch cooking for the week and this is the perfect book for that.
This book also provides some of the recipes we use on 'The Vitality Retreat' - a 4 day all-inclusive wellbeing retreat in Biarritz, SW France - where we press the re-set button with yoga, ebo treatments with Founder Kirstie Garrett, coastal walks and clean eating. We are sold out for May, but October dates are coming soon. Details at TheVitalityRetreat.com
Surf Mama: One Woman's Search for Love, Happiness and the Perfect Wave
This inspirational personal tale shows us that it's never too late to change direction. Wilma Johnson was living on the west coast of Ireland with her family, balancing the challenges of being an artist, wife and mother, until, in her forties, she was gripped by a deep desire to seize the day, and moved to Biarritz to become a surfer.
The plan hits troubled waters as she arrives in France with her marriage on the rocks and three children who speak no French. Her first attempts at surfing are disastrous; resulting in bruises, broken bones and a damaged ego, but when she experiences the euphoric feeling of catching her first wave and sets up the Mamas Surf Club, it's all worth it.
This book has a special place in our hearts as ebo Founder, Kirstie Garrett,herself became a member of the Mamas Surf Club, which has now grown to include summer Surf Camps where Kirstie offers ebo treatments!