Uncommon Book Club – August 2020

Uncommon Book Club – August 2020

Welcome back to the Uncommon Book Club.

In August we are focusing on titles covering personal development, wellbeing, design and healthy living, and diet. Take a look at our four recommendations below, and enjoy!

The Path: A new way to think about everything, Professor Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh

The Path offers a profound guide to living well via small changes to our everyday routines. Covering topics from decision-making to relationships, it shows how actions from greeting others to running meetings can be opportunities to become happier and more productive.

Eat Yourself Healthy: An easy-to-digest guide to health and happiness from the inside out, Dr Megan Rossi

Dietician Dr Megan Rossi imparts invaluable advice about looking after your gut, with a wide variety of recipes to help manage conditions, this is a terrific guide to a healthier lifestyle. Supercharge your digestive health and transform your overall wellbeing with this guide that promises to make you happier and healthier from the inside out.

RHS Your Wellbeing Garden: How to Make Your Garden Good for You – Science, Design, Practice, Professor Alistair Griffiths, Matthew Keightley, Annie Gatti, Zia Allaway

Whether you have a garden, a balcony or a windowsill, this gorgeously illustrated guide presents the science behind gardening therapy and the practical ways you can boost your mood with the healing presence of plants. Learn how certain plants can form a barrier against air and noise pollution, which birdsong alleviates anxiety, how plants can help save energy and why green is so good for us! Every recommendation is backed by scientific research, drawn together by a team of RHS scientists and experts.

Wellbeing in Interiors: Philosophy, design and value in practice, Elina Grigoriou

Exploring how the design of interior spaces can impact on wellbeing, this highly illustrated guide enables interior designers and project teams to understand how specific decisions about sustainable design and materials can be implemented on a day to day basis. Each section places each issue into context, and practical examples are included throughout to illustrate the themes. This book aims to raise awareness of the impact interior environments have on wellbeing, and provides detail and guidance on how to immediately apply the knowledge to short, and long term projects.

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