Title: Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life: An Unbelievably Simple, Proven Path to Rapid, Remarkable Change
Author: Deanna LoTerzo
Genre: Self Help / Mind-Body-Spirit Publisher: Friesen Press, Canada
Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life is a game-changer! It uses simple, proven techniques grounded in mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology to rapidly move you beyond limiting thoughts, fears, negative emotions and destructive behaviors.
· It raises the bar on what it means to be fully empowered, resilient and happy, no longer defined by your past; lifelong optimism, love and joy is well within your reach.
· Discover 5 paradigm-shifting facts in the first four chapters that will forever alter the way you see yourself, your potential, and your world.
· Learn how to use Emotional Inventories - a unique resource included in these chapters: Reclaim Your Identity, No More Secrets: Surviving the Aftermath of Abuse, De-Mystifying Eating Disorders & Weight Loss.
· Read inspirational stories and case notes of amazing transformations to newfound self-assurance, vibrant health and happiness.
· Access powerful, but unbelievably easy exercises to help you explore your innate creative intelligence and expand your consciousness.
Set aside all preconceived notions that solutions need be complex, hard-learned and rigid. Those don’t apply here. The key to rapid, radical and lasting transformation is simplicity!
Excerpt: From neurobiologists, we learn that sensations relayed from our senses inwards to our brain and throughout the nervous system travel at speeds up to 270 miles per hour. That’s faster than a blink of an eye. It made sense to me that those same systems can function in reverse to release misguided thoughts, limiting beliefs, and corrosive emotions — and at the same rate. Why not? The fact that I am still here is testament to that reality. If you’re not having a WOW moment right now, you should be! You are probably asking yourself: If this is true, why are we not doing it? The answer, in a nutshell, is this priceless gem from Albert Einstein, and he should know: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life takes you down the path of self-exploration and transformation using a powerful series of comprehensive glossaries which interpret emotion and behavior. Through them, misguided thoughts, self-sabotaging behaviors, and corrosive emotions are replaced by life-affirming options to support your new goals and direction, enabling you to live as the luminous being you were born to be. The key to its effectiveness is its simplicity. It’s not complicated. It’s proven. Results are immediate and lasting.
The reason many self-help programs and positive-thinking books largely disappoint is that they totally disregard the need to lay a proper foundation for sustainable change. I use the analogy of gardening. For a new season of growth and new seeds to take firm hold, soil needs to be free of weeds and other impediments that limit the seeds’ capacity to germinate. Only then are we rewarded with vibrant colorful blooms. In the same way, weeding all that ails you in order to seed new thought patterns and optimism is empowering and freeing beyond imagination. It means you no longer need to be defined by your past mistakes, guilt, fears, and other corrosive emotions. You do not have to feel hopeless or helpless ever again, or feel like a victim.
You will soon discover what it feels like to enjoy fuller freedom of expression without being limited by false perceptions or triggered by certain people or circumstances. It means that you will have creative control over the evolution of your future and that of your loved ones. There’s no going back. Even better news is that it will take you no longer than a day to get your head around the process and to see real results. Rapid, radical, and lasting transformation is what I’m offering, not a quick or temporary fix. That’s a promise.
As a life coach, I’ve had the privilege of sharing the contents of this book with countless others for over eighteen years. Its effectiveness is evidenced by endorsements from workshop participants, private clients, and health professionals whose lives have been transformed well beyond expectation or recognition, as has my own. It worked regardless of their starting point and without unwanted side effects. I share their stories and my own throughout the book as evidence of what is truly possible. Empowered, resilient, and self-assured, each is now aligned to their deeper nature. With newfound clarity of thought, more effective problem solving, and a heightened sense of well-being, new creative goals are being achieved and surpassed. Self-destructive habits are a thing of the past. Broken, unfulfilling, or abusive relationships have been cast aside, often with loving kindness, or healed and strengthened. New loving and nurturing relationships are firmly anchored. Fractured families and friendships have become more cohesive, respectful, and accepting; work-related challenges have been more easily and appropriately addressed and overcome. For them, life is just easier and more satisfying. They are freer and more expressive, knowing they are in control of a vibrant, happier future.
Here’s what you can expect from this book. It’s most likely going to be a huge paradigm shift in more ways than one. Within the first four chapters, you’ll discover little-known game-changing facts that will amaze you. I’ve incorporated those into simple, easy-to-learn exercises to start the process of laying new creative pathways in your brilliant brain. The tools and scripts you’ll learn are so simple that at first you won’t believe they can be effective. You’ll be surprised at being able to initiate profound change in the space of a few minutes.
Please take special note of this next sentence because it is vitally important and fundamental to your success. Working effectively with these tools will come easily only when you lay down the need for control and surrender to the idea of simplicity. That is the key. Set aside all conditioning that favors complex, hard-learned, and rigid solutions. None of that applies here. The more you over-think it, the less likely you will be to achieve your goals. Children find the creative process so easy because they are less conditioned to be skeptical; they jump right in and let their imaginations run wild. That’s how it’s done. In that state of mind, the changes you make are proven to be rapid, effective, and lasting. So, if you are ready to heal your old wounds and discover new ways of thinking and being, let’s start over.”
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“Not so long ago, I would not have believed it possible to be living my life of choice. Not just living it, but thriving, happy, waking every day with a sense of unbridled enthusiasm for life and for the contributions I make to others lives as a psychotherapist and life coach. Previous to immersing myself in the writing and publishing of Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best life, I was fully committed, for over 20 years, to the Management Services & Recruitment industry. I commenced as a recruitment consultant and, at the time of my premature retirement due to cancer, I was an equity partner and board member. As you might imagine, contemplating a different path post-recovery was initially unsettling. Then, out of the blue, I was offered an opportunity to work with a highly regarded Naturopathic Doctor and a Master of Japanese Acupuncture, supporting their patients’ return to health & happiness. From then on, everything just fell into place. Retraining as a psychotherapist and life coach allowed me to integrate formal studies with many years comprehensive training from inspirational masters of meditation and of the metaphysical healing arts. Before long I became passionate about my new direction and haven’t looked back since!
I never believed it would be possible to actually enjoy the transition from workaholic frenzy to meditative calm, from a hearty European diet to veganism, from intrepid traveler to Rick Steve's virtual companion, from designer business suits, hose and heels to leggings and denim, from fruity Merlot to fruit smoothies, from hours spent on lush green fairways to similar on a purple yoga mat, from relentless researcher to writer, and from buttery French pastries to gluten-free vegan brownies. Whew, that’s a lot of change! But, surprisingly, with absolutely no regrets. I'm healthier, more creative and happier than I've ever been. And, I'm living this wonderful life, in beautiful British Columbia!”
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