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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.


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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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    January 15, 2018


    272 pages

    RRP $40.00

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
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    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • EBook


    December 28, 2017

    Cornerstone Digital

    272 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
    • iBooks NZ
    • Google Play EBook NZ
    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia NZ

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