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  • Published: 15 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786331120
  • Imprint: Hutchinson
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $40.00

Self-Care for the Real World

Practical self-care advice for everyday life

Join the gentle revolution and bring self-care into your life with this beautiful and essential guide


'Unusually practical, non-patronising and authentic. Think Marie Kondo for the mind' Sunday Times

Wellness pioneers Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips have spent decades helping others to feel their best. But it took them a bit longer to learn to care for themselves. Here they share the small, achievable steps they picked up on a lifetime’s journey towards self-care, and how you can apply them to your life, wherever you are.

Right now, you may be deep in the waves of life, being tossed around. Learning self-care is like building your own life boat, plank by plank. Once you’ve got your boat, you’ll still be rocked by the same waves, but you’ll have a feeling of safety, and a stability that means you can pick other people up on your way.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786331120
  • Imprint: Hutchinson
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $40.00

About the Authors

Nadia Narain

Nadia Narain is one of the UK's top yoga teachers, known for her range of bestselling DVDs. She began her career teaching yoga on tour with bands, and then became one of the original teachers at London's celebrated Triyoga centre. She is a regular in magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar, and also has her own range of chemical-free candles and perfume.

Katia Narain Phillips

Katia Narain Phillips has worked in wellness, food and massage for more than twenty years. Hailed as a 'health-food pioneer' by Red Magazine, she opened a raw food café over ten years ago, and now runs the innovative Nectar Café in London. She lives in London with her husband and her two sons.

Praise for Self-Care for the Real World

“I want to give this book to everyone I know!”

Kate Moss

“Unusually practical, non-patronising and authentic. Think Marie Kondo for the mind, if you will, or the Hemsleys for the soul”

Sunday Times

“A manual for everyone about real health from the inside out.”

Reese Witherspoon

“The book is written with so much love. I feel like Nadia and Katia are holding my hand through it, but not judging me in any way”

Melissa Hemsley

“This little gem totally hits the sweet spot between gorgeous (but not oppressively girly) design, some neat psychological tricks and a handful of refreshing recipes and meal ideas”

Alexandra Heminsley, The Pool

“Sane, smart and deeply wise.”

Sienna Miller

“As beautiful to look at as it is practical, it is a compendium of inspiration and tips on how to incorporate self-care into contemporary life”

Irish Independent

“Self-Care for the Real World is as insightful and inspiring as its authors.”

Sam Taylor-Johnson

“I’ve always valued Nadia’s advice as a teacher and a friend, and eating Katia’s delicious food - this book is the perfect combination of both.”

Lily Cole

“Do yourself a kindness, and buy this book.”

Jools Oliver

“Taking loving care of yourself is the greatest gift... I love this book for teaching more ways how.”

Daisy Lowe

“A must-read”

Town & Country

“A thoughtful street map to self-care that will also look beautiful on your shelf”

The Independent

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