5 Tips for Committing to a Healthy Physical & Spiritual Life

by Bethany Hamilton, author of Body and Soul: A Girl’s Guide to a Fit, Fun and Fabulous Life

hamiltonb_portraitAs a professional surfer who has overcome incredible challenges, Bethany Hamilton shares her expertise as an athlete and a Christian in her new book Body & Soul. She shows readers how spiritual health is just as important as physical health. Bethany will help girls become their best “selves” ever with fun workouts especially designed for them, simple and tasty recipes, and advice for living a balanced life. Bethany offers these 5 tips for committing to a healthy physical and spiritual lifestyle:

  1. Make the first step and commit to living a healthy lifestyle. Bethany says, “Ask yourself this, ‘Do I really want to give this whole healthy thing a go?’ Because when it comes down to it, it’s a decision only you can make. Trust me, I’ve learned that the hard way.”

  1. Know that God is with you every step of the way. Bethany says, “The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that God is bigger than any obstacle we face. He is bigger than any big, scary wave that may come our way— and through Him we can overcome just about anything.”

  1. Focus on your fitness. “Being in the present is an enormous part of getting your mind in the get-fit game.”

  1. Remember that your body is a gift from God, so cherish it! Bethany says, “I believe my body is a temple— and I want to take good care of it. It’s important for me to make smart choices and eat foods that give me all the nutrients I need.
  1. The best tool for a healthy life is prayer. Bethany says, “Ask the Lord to help you make these changes real— not only for your physical health but for your spiritual health as well.”

body and soulBody and Soul: A Girl’s Guide to a Fit, Fun and Fabulous Life is available in bookstores and online on May 6, 2014.


Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith and hope. In 2003, Bethany lost her left arm while surfing to a 14-foot tiger shark. Rather than let her career as a rising surf star come crashing down, Bethany miraculously returned to the water one month after the attack, a year later won her first National title, and has since realized her dream of surfing professionally. Her unbelievably positive attitude fascinated the world, and her story has been told in an autobiography and later adapted to the 2011 film, Soul Surfer. Bethany and her husband, Adam Dirks, are involved in many charitable efforts, including Friends of Bethany, which she and her family created to help shark attack survivors, traumatic amputees, and serves to inspire others through her life story. Now as a professional surfer, motivational speaker, and healthy lifestyle advocate, Bethany continues to touch and inspire lives globally.

Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook

Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook

Love at First Bite

Love at First Bite

The international phenomenon known as Twilight has ignited fires in kitchens across the world. As the next installment in the series, Eclipse, is set to hit the silver screen on June 30, fans, food lovers and cooking enthusiasts alike can can now take a bite out of the delectable dishes found throughout the pages of the Twilight saga and enjoyed by your favorite characters in pop culture writer and cook Gina Meyers’ new book, Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook (recently featured on an episode of The Office).

“I cooked my way through Julie Child’s cookbook and I am halfway through the Twilight Cookbook. I just made Edward Cullen’s Cornflake Chicken.”

–TV character Kevin Malone from NBC’s hit series, The Office, episode “The Delivery”

Whether you’re ‘Team Edward’ or ‘Team Jacob,’ a Twi-hard, Twi-mom or even a Twi-dad, there is no doubt the international phenomenon known as Twilight has had a cultural impact on society, including in our kitchens. Now the delectable delights interwoven throughout the Twilight saga can be found in pop culture writer and cook Gina Meyers’ new book, Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook – guaranteed to please the appetites of any mortal.

Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook offers a satisfying array of mouth-watering dishes inspired by or from the Twilight films and books that anyone of any age can cook with ease and enjoyment. To help the reader determine the skill level involved in preparing each dish, the recipes are labeled “easy”, “medium”, or “hard”. One fork means “easy”, two forks, “medium”, and three forks means it is a “difficult” or “hard” recipe.

Throughout Love at First Bite, you will find delicious dishes straight out of the book’s pages including:

Edward's Cornflake Chicken

Edward's Cornflake Chicken

* Harry’s Famous Fish Fry

* Wolf Pack Waffles

* Edward’s Cornflake Chicken

* I Dare You To Eat Pizza, Edward

* Jacob Black’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich

* Vampire Venom Punch

* And so much more!

First Love Chocolate Mousse

First Love Chocolate Mousse

In addition to the recipes, you’ll also find:

* Cast lists for Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse

* A Twilight Party Planning Checklist

* Bella’s Prom Planner

* 101 Random Bits and Pieces of Twilight Saga

* Invaluable resources on upcoming Unofficial Twilight conventions, and Twilight cooking classes

* And much more!

Give into your epicurean temptation and sink your teeth into Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook. The recipes will leave you breathless and hungry for more!

Gina Meyers

Gina Meyers

Gina Meyers is best known for her pop-culture television trivia books and cooking expertise related to the Twilight Saga and the iconic television show Bewitched. From an early age, she had a passion for the culinary arts, experimenting in the kitchen with baking breads, muffins, cookies and cakes. For 7 years, Meyers taught a plethora of entertaining and fun cooking classes for kids from Easy Meals in Minutes to Storybook Cooking and Crafts. She has been a television consultant for Popstar! Magazine, Columbia Pictures Television and Nickelodeon Magazine. She is a featured business expert at business.com and is the San Jose Examiner’s cooking guru. Meyers has a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and owns a Publishing firm, Serendipity Media Group.

Website: www.unofficialtwilightcookbook.blogspot.com

Love At First Bite can be purchased from www.iUniverse.com, www.amazon.com and all major booksellers