Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Expanding your Exposure

“Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg before it is broken.”
―MFK Fisher

I remember when I was in graduate school and people would ask if I had read the latest book that was popular at that time. Of course, I wished most fervently that I had, but had to hold back a laugh as I said no; thinking of what little time was available. Didn’t these people know that I barely had time to eat! Perhaps you are thinking the same thing?! Read?! For pleasure?!! Get real! J
For me, thankfully things have slowed down (a little) and I find myself carving out some time every few months to read a book or listen to an educational broadcast on the radio or through ITunes.  Looking back on my schooling, I so wish that I had done more reading for pleasure! There are so many excellent books that are still in the subject of food, nutrition, wellness, and health care but they are a little more enjoyable, then let’s say, a 700 page text book on medical nutrition therapy! Ahem. These books can give you a respite from the heaviness of educational textbooks, but still educate you on the topic. Not only do they educate you, but they broaden your understanding of the field. They give you a new perspective! Sometimes they even remind you of why you love health and wellness! Maybe they even inspire you to find your niche in this field.
Whatever the case, I couldn’t encourage you more to get out and find a book to read. It’s even better if you find one that you like! J
What books have you read that you could recommend?
Here are some of my favorites:
God’s Hospital
What to Eat
Anything by MFK Fisher (see opening quote)
Anything by Marlena De Blasi
Tender at the Bone
Food Politics
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
In Defense of Food
And of course my all time favorite podcast on NPR: The Splendid Table


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