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There is no better example of the potential for self-repair and resilience than the power of exercise and no better guide to those in need than this volume by Drs. Otto and Smits. This book should be part of the therapeutic 'prescription' for all who suffer mood, anxiety, and related disorders.
— Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD, Harvard Medical School
This is a very useful book for individuals who want to improve their mood through exercise. The authors provide an elegant blueprint to help readers motivate themselves, overcome the obstacles to carrying out the program, and above all, maintain the routine over time.
— Aaron T. Beck, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Exercise has long been touted anecdotally as an effective tool for mood improvement, but only recently has rigorous science caught up with these claims. There is now overwhelming evidence that regular exercise can help relieve low mood, from feelings of stress and anxiety to full-blown episodes of depression.
Authors Otto and Smits (see About the Authors below have written Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being for those with diagnosed mood disorders as well as those who simply need a new strategy for managing the low mood and high stress that is an everyday part of life. This book provides readers with step-by-step guidance on not only how to start but also ow to maintain an exercise program geared towards improving mood, with a particular emphasis on understanding the relationship between mood and motivation.
Exercise for Mood and Anxiety provides step-by-step guidance on how to start and maintain an exercise program geared towards improving mood, with a particular emphasis on understanding the relationship between mood and motivation. Imagine having the steps put in front of you to learn '...how to maintain an exercise program not by applying more effort, but by actually arranging your surrounding environment so that less effort is needed'.
Patient vignettes, concrete examples and extensive guidance on how to overcome the obstacles that derail our best exercise intentions make Exercise for Mood and Anxiety - Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being.
Michael W. Otto, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Boston University. He has done extensive research on strategies to improve treatments for anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders.
"Passion seems to be the guiding force behind this volume—an epic, encyclopedic, and utterly beautiful tome devoted to the cultivation and appreciation of herbs in America. Created during weekends upstate with almost full creative freedom, the book is as much a compendium of herbal facts, lore, and uses as it is a reflection of its creator—witty anecdotes and observations pepper the book’s writing and Orr’s own stunning photographs fill its pages.
While many gardening books can have the charm of an automotive manual, mere compilations of growing tips and run-of-the-mill images, Orr’s book covers its bases (everything from tried-and-true choices like thyme and lavender to more off-beat selections like hemlock and marijuana) with style. Both a great read and an indispensible resource for everything from gardening to cooking, this beautifully designed book is just as at home on a gardener’s shelf as it is on the nightstand or coffee table."
— Design Sponge (Read complete story and interview with author here)
"Orr’s affection for herbs shines through every well-researched page of this book; his wonder and delight are infectious...And he knows that just because a book is useful and intelligent, it doesn’t have to look scholarly and dull. Orr’s beautiful photographs have an approachable aura of romance."
— The New York Times Book Review
From modern garden master Stephen Orr comes a new, definitive book on herbs to finally replace the dusty and outdated classics. Here are entries on hundreds of plants that are extraordinarily useful in cooking, homeopathy, and more; dozens of recipes and DIY projects; and beautifully styled photographs so you know just what you’re growing!
With more than 900 entries — including 40 delicious recipes —, each accompanied by brand new photography and helpful growing advice, The New American Herbal takes the study of herbs to an exciting new level.
Orr covers the entire spectrum of herbaceous plants, from culinary to ornamental to aromatic and medicinal, presenting them in an easy to use A to Z format packed with recipes, DIY projects, and stunning examples of garden design highlighting herbal plantings.
Learn about the herbs you’ve always wanted to grow (chervil, chamomile, and lovage), exotic herbs (such as Artemisia, the bitter herb used in Absinthe, or the anti-inflammatory Meadowsweet), and ornamental varieties (Monkshood and Perilla).
For cooks there is indispensable guidance on planting and maintaining a bountiful kitchen garden and crafters will delight in dozens of exciting new uses for fresh, dried, and distilled herbs.
Here, too, are 40 delicious recipes, as well easy steps for projects such as a hanging herb garden and instructions on how to plant, dry, and preserve your garden’s bounty.
Meticulously researched and exhaustive in its scope, The New American Herbal is an irresistible invitation to explore the versatility of herbs in all their beauty and variety.
Get it and get growing!