I have noticed that the older I get, the more my interests diversify. In the case of my bedside table, this translates to a stack of books that is over 2 feet high (at last count, about 18 books!), not including magazines.
So I don’t feel too badly that it’s taken me just under a year to finish The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the best year of your life by Sara Avant Stover. In a happy coincidence, the book itself charts a year-long path to feminine wellness, so reading it in small morsels throughout the seasons has been perfect for me. And if you happen to be looking for an inspiring way to create a New Year self-care plan, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
I should admit that when I first heard the title I was a bit suspicious – was there really a definite “way” to happiness for women in general that could fit into one book? Surely happiness is more individual than that? Having had the pleasure of both reading the book and meeting its author (at the Emerging Women Live conference) I can tell you that there is a great deal of detail as well as nuance to Sara’s work.