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How to Be Well

A handbook for women

About The Book

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Women today face a dilemma. How do we juggle our busy, demanding lives and never-ending to-do lists, with the essential need for self-care? We’re overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted and either ignoring or oblivious to the signs of burnout. It’s time for change.

In this personal yet comprehensive handbook, two of Australia’s leading voices in women’s health and wellness, integrative medicine specialist Dr Karen Coates and renowned wellness advocate Sharon Kolkka, will help you find your way back to optimal physical, mental and emotional health.

From helping you recognise and understand your current state of wellbeing – by giving you the insight to discern whether you’re thriving, surviving or depleted – Dr Karen and Sharon will guide you, step by step, through their innovative five-pillared approach to wellness and a personal health audit to empower you along your path to better energy, vitality and stress resilience.

Their advice goes beyond what you’ve heard in a regular doctor’s office. How to Be Well uncovers integrative solutions that will resonate with your unique lifestyle and motivate the short-term and long-term changes you can make to maximise wellbeing.

If you are looking to maintain your health, vitality and age gracefully, this book is for you.

If you are overtired, overstretched and over it, stressed, exhausted or feel like your life is lacking in joy, this book is for you.

No matter which stage of life you are at, How to Be Well contains the information you need to take charge of your health and wellness. It’s for all women who want to be more resilient and live a full, vital life. Every woman deserves to be well.

About The Authors

Dr Karen Coates draws on her extensive experience as an integrative medicine doctor and qualifications in surgery, obstetrics, nutritional and environmental medicine. Over her thirty-year career she has cared for women of all ages who have come to her with diverse medical challenges. A keen researcher who keeps her finger on the pulse of cutting-edge medicine, Dr Karen is respected for her holistic approach to healthcare which extends beyond the traditional medical model while remaining evidence based.

Sharon Kolkka is one of Australia’s leading wellness advisors whose innovative approach to wellbeing shaped the highly successful and transformative programs at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat where she previously held the position of General Manager and Wellness Director. A trailblazer in the field of stress resilience, Sharon is highly regarded as a keynote speaker at wellness symposiums throughout Australia and around the world. She is a renowned thought leader, educator and wellness program designer.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (March 30, 2022)
  • Length: 464 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781761101410

Raves and Reviews

'If there are two women who know their stuff in regards to health & wellness (especially women’s health) it’s Dr Karen Coates & Sharon Kolkka.'

– Megan Gale

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