Courtesy of Dey Street Books
Tierney McAfee
December 18, 2015 12:00 PM

Kate Hudson is pretty happy – and she wants women everywhere to feel the same way.

In her new lifestyle guide Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body, due out Feb. 16, the Oscar-nominated actress shares how she became “healthy, strong and beautiful from the inside out,” and helps readers set attainable fitness and nutrition goals to adopt a more “mindful lifestyle.”

“One thing everyone I know is trying to accomplish is balance,” Hudson, 36, tells PEOPLE. “This book is about being as mindful as possible when it comes to your well-being, but still enjoying your life. I hope it provides some inspiration and motivation for making a shift in our lifestyles for the better.”

Hudson has worked hard to achieve balance in her own life, looking to her biggest role model – mom Goldie Hawn – for inspiration.

“As much as she means to other people for other reasons, she is literally the life-force for me and my family,” Hudson says.

In her illustrated book, Hudson, who is also the co-founder of the activewear line Fabletics, breaks down the keys to healthy living with her straightforward philosophy: It’s “about simplicity, accessibility, positivity and throwing the idea of ‘perfection’ out the window.”

“I learned a long time ago that trends and fads come and go and are not a long-term solution,” Hudson explains. “We all have to find what works best for us and allows us to be our own best version of ourselves.”

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