52 small changes One year to a happier, healthier you

Brett Blumenthal

Book - 2011

"Whether as New Year's resolutions, birthday wishes, or daily promises, most everyone vows at some point to make a major life change. But change is easier said than done, especially when it comes to better managing our wellness amidst the chaos of everyday living. Fortunately, wellness coach and award-winning writer Brett Blumenthal has devised a way to inspire and motivate her readers to live healthier and make positive changes in their lives. Although Blumenthal's method is not ...a quick fix, it is a surprisingly simple one: make one small change per week, for fifty-two weeks, and at the end of a year, you'll be happier and healthier. After all, it is the small changes that are the most realistic, instead of trying to overhaul your lifestyle all at once. 52 Small Changes addresses all areas of wellbeing, including nutrition, exercise, stress management, mental wellness, and even the health of one's home environment. By guiding readers through these changes at an easy, manageable pace, Blumenthal provides an engaging roadmap to lasting results and "happier, healthier you."'"--Amazon.com.

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Published
[Seattle?] : AmazonEncore c2011.
Language
English
Physical Description
361 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781612181394
1612181392
Main Author
Brett Blumenthal (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Despite their best intentions, many self-help books, with their copious lists of techniques or guiding principles designed to transform a person's life wholesale, can seem intimidating. 52 Small Changes, by contrast, breaks the challenge of overhauling one's habits into more palatable weekly bites. Blumenthal, a fitness instructor whose Get Real and Stop Dieting (2010) offered a similarly simplified approach to weight loss, emphasizes that adopting extreme measures usually doesn't work and that making big changes more often requires many smaller, incremental changes first. Most tips included here will already be familiar to pop-psychology veterans, from diet-based advice on keeping a food journal and eating your vegetables to psychological guidance on improving relationships and communication skills. Readers can let each chapter's recipe for change build on the last or dip in at random without penalty. Finally, the book itself has a large-type, catchy design, so the penitent self-improver won't feel compelled to hide it from friends but can leave it in plain view, both as a nudging reminder and a striking conversation piece. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Positing that it's more effective to make small changes than to try to overhaul a lifetime of bad habits at once, Blumenthal (Get Real & Stop Dieting) offers readers small yet productive changes they can implement over 52 weeks to live healthier, happier lives. Chapter on topics such as "Taking Time To Stretch" and "Spending Time in Nature" include an introduction, a road map for change, and a weekly checklist. Blumenthal's book jumps ahead in the wellness genre as it breaks up necessary tasks into doable packages. Highly motivating. [Page 118]. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A roadmap to long-term wellness suggests making one small change per week for fifty-two weeks to increase health and happiness.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Whether as New Year’s resolutions, birthday wishes, or daily promises, most everyone vows at some point to make a major life change. But change is easier said than done, especially when it comes to better managing our wellness amidst the chaos of everyday living. Fortunately, wellness coach and award-winning writer Brett Blumenthal has devised a way to inspire and motivate her readers to live healthier and make positive changes in their lives. Although Blumenthal’s method is not a quick fix, it is a surprisingly simple one: make one small change per week, for fifty-two weeks, and at the end of a year, you’ll be happier and healthier. After all, it is the small changes that are the most realistic, instead of trying to overhaul your lifestyle all at once.52 Small Changes addresses all areas of wellbeing, including nutrition, exercise, stress management, mental wellness, and even the health of one’s home environment. By guiding readers through these changes at an easy, manageable pace, Blumenthal provides an engaging roadmap to lasting results and “a happier, healthier you.”