Friday, September 21, 2018

Book Review: 'Raising Healthy Parents' by Sid Garza-Hillman

California author/wellness guru Sid Garza-Hillman graduated from UCLA with a BA in Philosophy. He is the author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto and is a public speaker, certified nutritionist, and Small Steps Coach–teaching people around the world his unique Small Steps approach to healthy living. He is the Wellness Programs Director at the Stanford Inn Eco-Resort, an ultra runner, and Race Director of the Mendocino Coast 50K trail ultramarathon.

This cleverly designed, graphically original book by health guru Sid Garza-Hilman is far more than a self help book for those preparing for a first child or for parents of young out of control all over the place pre-teens or for that period in families’ lives when the ‘children’ nudge into adulthood with all the trial and error disasters that period can explode. After a very fine Foreword by health fanatic (in all the best ways – food/exercise/meal preps) Brandon Frazier, Sid launches into one of the warmest, entertaining, funny and very helpful guides to the realm of healthy parenting that has been available.

The INDIVIDUAL is Sid’s focus – developing philosophy, health habits, exercise, and every other aspect of becoming the person about whom we dream of becoming. As Sid states, ‘In the complicated, fast-paced world of raising children, it is easy to forget that a family is really the sum of its parts. Health and happiness, like the body and mind, are inextricably linked. And while this book is essentially about perfecting the imperfect art of parenting, the focus is squarely on the individual. Equal parts philosophy and reality, this edgy and humorous guide to parenting offers simple, life-altering steps that will bring wellness and harmony to the parent, and, as a result, the whole family.’

Read it for guidance, for entertainment, for recipes, for impetus to change – but READ IT! We now, more than ever, need to make the family meaningful and in turn perhaps the globe will follow the pattern! Highly recommended. Grady Harp, September 17

I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it.

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