Today Brett Blumenthal is stopping by Peeking Between the Pages with a Q&A (pre-prepared). I read her latest self-help book called 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You and reviewed it yesterday (my review). I found it to be really easy to follow and understand. It seems very straight forward and I think with these small changes it will be very easy to implement into our daily lives. I hope you’ll all enjoy the Q&A and be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of the post!
Q: Why did you decide to write 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Healthier, Happier You?
A: I wanted to write a book that covers more than just diet and exercise and give readers a more manageable to creating a healthy lifestyle.
Q: What makes 52 Small Changes different from other wellness books?
A: 52 Small Changes provides a holistic approach to wellness, and shows that by making small changes over a period of time you can achieve big results. By incorporating small changes every week you give yourself a better chance of sticking to these changes, and 52 Small Changes gives you the tools and tips to make that happen.
Q: Do you have a favorite chapter/section of 52 Small Changes?
A: My favorite sections focus on components of life that we take for granted e.g. Laugh Out Loud (chapter 16), and Live with Purpose (chapter 20). I also like the unexpected chapters that evolved as I was writing the book such as Find Your Own Spirituality (chapter 52).
Q: Are the chapters of the book written in a specific order or can you make each change in any order?
A: The chapters are organized so that you don’t have to tackle one area of wellbeing, such as nutrition, all at once. Also, those changes that seem easier to most are at the beginning of the book e.g. drinking more water. My advice is to take the approach that works best for you and challenge yourself using the extra credit sections in selected chapters.
Q: 52 small changes seem like a lot! Do you have suggestions in the book for people who might lose motivation to help them get back on course?
A: A great way to stay focused is by journaling – both food and exercise journaling. The book also provides a number of additional resources, such as an assessment tool that can be taken monthly or every few months, and checklists that you can use throughout your journey. By taking the time to make the 52 small changes, you have the ability to gain years of your life back. We all fall off the wagon at times, but if you think about why and be forgiving, you’ll have a better chance of succeeding the next time you try to make a change.
Q: Who is this book written for?
A: This book is relevant to both men and woman of all ages. It’s also great for kids as you can make many of these changes at any age and still see results. This book would make a great family tool, or even a tool for friends – you can use the book and the changes to keep each other accountable.
About 52 Small Changes by Brett Blumenthal
When was the last time you vowed to overhaul your life—only to revert to your former ways a few days later? Let’s face it: change is easier said than done, especially when it comes to managing your health on a day-to-day basis. Fortunately, wellness expert Brett Blumenthal has devised a way to inspire and motivate anyone to live healthier, with her revolutionary new book, 52 Small Changes (January 3, 2012; $14.95 print; $7.99 digital; AmazonEncore).
This “how-to” manual for achieving a state of optimal health and wellness outlines fifty-two weeks of small, yet productive changes that readers can make to live a happier, healthier life. Why fifty-two? By making one small change each week over the course of one year, this will ultimately lead to the big change of living a healthier, happier lifestyle – because ultimately it is the small steps that make the most lasting difference, rather than trying to overhaul an entire lifetime’s worth of bad habits 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. With weekly goals such as Taking Time to Stretch, Choosing Whole Grains, Spending Time in Nature, and Reducing Dust in Your Home, this enthusiastic guide to long-term wellness is a must-read for anyone ready to change their life for good.
Brett Blumenthal is co-founder and CEO of Be Healthy, Inc., a wellness promotion company whose mission is to create a healthier America, one city at a time. She is also founder of Sheer Balance and the Healthy Road Warrior, which provide information, classes, and seminars, along with wellness coaching, to educate and motivate individuals interested in living a healthy lifestyle. She is available for interviews about her book or for recipe suggestions for healthy, flavor-packed meals.
From hydrating properly to finding your own spirituality, this enthusiastic guide to long-term wellness is an engaging roadmap to lasting results and “a happier, healthier you.” If you would be interested in having Brett on your show or possibly writing a feature for the Whole Living website, I’d be more than happy to coordinate that for you. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.
About Brett Blumenthal
Brett Blumenthal is the author of 52 Small Changes as well as the best-selling book, GET REAL and STOP Dieting! In addition to her writing,with two decades of experience in the wellness industry and over tenyear s of experience in management consulting, Brett was inspired to create the websites Sheer Balance and The Healthy Road Warrior, which
provide information, classes, and seminars, along with wellness coaching to educate and motivate individuals interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
Blumenthal has appeared on NBC and CBS, and is a regular health and wellness contributor on Better Connecticut on WFSB – CBS, Hartford. She also writes for several online media companies, and is often featured on popular sites including: Yahoo!, Divine Caroline and Intent.
Blumenthal is certified by WELCOA (Wellness Counsel of America) and has received numerous awards including: Shine from Yahoo!’s “Woman of the Year” for her influential blogging; Divine Caroline’s Love this Site! award in the Body and Soul Category for Sheer Balance; Intent’s Best Healthy Living Site Award; and Healthy Heart from Nature Made.
She also contributes as a guest speaker at many conferences, expos, and wellness centers around the world and consults with individuals, corporations, and wellness organizations on business strategy, health, and wellness. Blumenthal holds both her Bachelors and MBA from Cornell University. She currently resides in Cambridge, MA.
I have 3 copies of 52 Small Changes by Brett Blumenthal to share with my readers. To enter…
- For 1 entry simply leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
- For 2 entries, follow my blog. If you already do, thank you, and please let me know so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word.
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winners on Saturday, January 21, 2012. Good luck everyone!