Kate Hudson - Pretty Happy

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

In conversation with Christine Bronstein

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Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
Tickets: $35 (includes signed copy of Pretty Happy)

I didn’t just wake up one day understanding how to take care of myself. I had to learn how to do so over time, and I continue to learn—each and every day.This is a process, and my body is constantly changing. So is yours. And when I learned how to accept that I will always be like this, I relaxed. Our bodies do not stand still for time.

When you understand yourself and connect to how you can become body smart, you realize pretty quickly that the perfect, the ideal is not the goal. Instead, the goal is feeling good in your body. That’s what leads to confidence, to feeling and looking fit, and being pretty happy. Doesn’t that sound great? I think so! 

In almost every interview she gives, Kate Hudson is asked the same questions: What do you eat? How do you stay so fit? What workout do you do? What's your secret? Well, the secret is that the sound bites the media loves so much don?t tell the story, and the steps you need to take to have a healthy, vibrant and happy life can’t be captured in a short interview. The key to living well, and healthy, is to plug into what your body needs, understanding that one size does not fit all, all the time, and being truly honest with yourself about your goals and desires.

Like everyone else, Kate is constantly on the move, with a life full of work, family, responsibilities and relationships. In Pretty Happy, Kate explains how she honors her body through exercise, mindfulness about what she eats, and the flexibility to go back to the drawing board, setting fresh goals rather than holding herself to unrealistic standards of perfection. Focusing on the Four Pillars of Health to enhance her well-being, Hudson shows the benefits of:

• Cultivating an Intuitive Relationship With Your Body
• Eating Well
• Awakening Your Body Through Movement
• The Miracle of Mindfullness

Full of questionnaires to help you assess your Body Type and your stress levels, advice about cleanses and keeping your diet and body balanced, and plenty of interactive Drawing Board exercises, this is a beautiful, insightful, and personal look at health from the inside out, an authentic plan for an authentic life from a woman who truly lives what she speaks.

Kate Hudson is an internationally-renowned actress, fashion icon, humanitarian, and founder of the activewear line, Fabletics. She was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for her breakthrough performance in Almost Famous. The mother of two sons, Kate makes her home in Los Angeles, California.

Christine Bronstein is the founder of Nothing But The Truth Publishing, an independent publishing house specializing in works by diverse female authors.  She is also the author of the award-winning Stewie BOOM! children’s book series.  In 2009, she started A Band of Women, a social network and information website for women. Chris's writing has been published on Forbes.com, as well as in the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, and on Maria Shriver’s website. She has been featured in Elle, 7x7 Magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle. She is married to journalist Phil Bronstein, who is the Executive Board Chair of the Center for Investigative Reporting. Chris is mother to three school age children and ten animals. Chris earned her MBA from Columbia University and is a member of the honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma. For eight years, Chris was CEO of one of the few women run, venture-backed health and fitness companies in the U.S. She was also president of a child-welfare foundation for three years.


Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062434234
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Published: Dey Street Books - February 16th, 2016