by Judy Ford

Viva Editions, $15.95, 263 pages

Life is too short not to show those you love how much you care every day. This is the basis of Judy Ford’s book Every Day Love: The Delicate Art of Caring for Each Other. Ford is a family counselor with 25+ years of experience and in her practice she found that it’s easy for people to fall in love. It is sustaining love from day to day that is the hard part.

Ford presents her ideas in a conversational style that is accessible and non-threatening. Each idea is followed by a love lesson – suggestions you can implement now to make important changes in your life. These lessons aren’t just meant for couples, but can be utilized to strengthen any relationship you want to improve. Each section is no more than a few pages so the book is perfect for browsing or reading on the go. But don’t be surprised if you read the book in one night. There are exercises for every type of learner. Ford suggests journaling, reciting daily mantras, and meditation, just to name a few. With this book, you’ll learn about yourself and your ability to love and be loved.

Reviewed by Kathryn Franklin