While I love getting outside in the winter for skiing and snowshoeing whenever possible, sometimes it’s just as nice to settle in with a good book on a snowy weekend. I usually have a growing stack of books ready to replace the one I’m currently reading, everything from fantasy to true crime and lifestyle non-fiction to cookbooks.

I thought I’d fill you in on a few of my health and wellness favorites to maybe give you some inspiration for your next snowy night hunkered down!

Plenty: Eating locally on the 100 mile diet by Alisa Smith & J.B. MacKinnon

This is a great read about a couple who decides to eat hyper-locally for a one year experiment, only food from within 100 miles from their home in Vancouver.  While it presents lots of challenges (obviously) it’s really interesting to think of where our food comes from on that kind of level

The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison

I LOVED these essays, great for a quick read or for sitting down and plowing through all of them as a whole book. In the first story, she starts out by telling us about a job she held as a professional patient for med students and from there each story focusing on empathy and how we react to the world around us.

 The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen

This is my go-to cookbook, even as a non-vegetarian! I make the gypsy soup at least once a month and the recipes all have room for variation and additions to your liking. Plus the illustrations are great, it’s a true classic.

I hope this goes to show that even a wellness-based read can be fun while still being insightful. Being healthy involves so many aspects of our lives, from how we move our bodies to what we eat and how we learn about those things. Keeping up with monthly Chiropractic visits is just another important part of your wellness care.

  • Emily