Monday, May 2

Kate's Favourite Things - May 2016

BOOKS

I'm assuming most of you aren't interested in all of the Kindergarten professional development books I've been reading, so we'll stick to more mainstream fiction and nonfiction! No blurbs this time, just titles and authors of the ones I really recommend...you can look them up! :-)

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz

Still Mine by Amy Stuart

Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger

The Revenant by Michael Punke

The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington  (received free review copy)




Huffington was preaching to the choir with me, but I truly believe everyone should read this - scientific, documented information as well as personal stories and advice all highlighting the importance of sleep! (She even includes info on sleep as an athletic performance enhancer and for the vain, facts on how fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes are worsened by sleep deprivation!)

Two of my favourite quotes:

"The myth persists that we can do our jobs just as well on four or five or six hours of sleep as we can on seven or eight. It's a delusion that affects not only out personal health but our productivity and our decision making."

"Not only is there no tradeoff between living a well-rounded life and high performance, performance is actually improved when we make sleep a priority."


MOVIES

Concussion - extremely powerful and such an important message

Believe it or not, that's the only good one I saw this month!

As always, I'd love to know what you've been reading and watching, so be sure to let me know!



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