The Ardell Wellness Stress Test Self-Assessment

My first book, “High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doctors, Drugs and Disease” (Rodale, 1977), contained a chapter on stress. In it was a short stress test or self-assessment. Nearly 35 years have passed since I wrote this and devised a scoring system for interpreting it. The exercise was intended to give a sense of the range of factors that can be potential stressors. Too many stress factors not managed well can cause health and other troubles ranging from misery to ruin. My stress test, a self-assessment tool, is a self-report instrument intended for personal insights. It is not, of course, a test in any technical sense. Unlike a true test, it is not validated against a criterion or otherwise in accord with standards for scientific rigor.

Many books have been written about the phenomenon of stress. It is a popular term in our culture and receives much attention in varied worksite health promotion programs. Among humans, there are major individual differences in how people respond to and manage stressors at different times under varied circumstances. What stresses you might delight me and vice-versa. People thrive with and also suffer from stress in their lives. Any test that raises awareness and thus helps fewer suffer and more thrive seems a good thing.

My little wellness stress test is a consciousness-raising, self-assessment life satisfaction survey. I want to assist readers embark upon or add to their wellness mindsets and lifestyles. To do that, it helps to evaluate a number of important life areas. I want everyone to enjoy the process of mastering stress factors as much as possible. Stress can be serious when present to excess. Anyone working with an individual in a wellness setting might consider the self-assessment and interpretation that follows as an aide, useful for exploring issues and concerns in greater depth toward the goal of positive resolutions.

The old 1977 Ardell Wellness Stress Test remains popular to this day, particularly at university wellness centers and health promotion courses. In addition, I still receive requests for permission to reproduce the test in books and brochures. So, it seems time for an update. After all, what are the chances that the events and circumstances of the 70’s are still stressing people today? However, I should recognize that most of the factors listed then are generic, not dated to an era (e.g., job and career stresses). Thus, most of the original test questions should still apply, especially after a little touch-up to account for my having learned a thing or two in the intervening decades. I’d at least like to think I know more in 2018 about REAL wellness than I did in 1976 while writing “High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doctors, Drugs and Disease.” That fact in itself invited this update.

The “Ardell Wellness Stress Test” then and now incorporates physical, mental, emotional, “spiritual” (i.e., meaning and purpose) and social aspects of health. This is one reason many users report finding the test useful – it offers a balanced assessment of varied stress sources. In this updated version, I retain that broad scope. I also retain the scoring system. I recommend that you print this test in order to allow marking answers or number ratings to each of the 25 topic areas. As in the original version, I’m offering a six-point scale, plus a neutral choice that indicates no positive or negative emotions associated with the item.

Here is the rating scale to apply as you read and consider each factor in the 25 question assessment. Simply rate your satisfaction in degrees positive or negative for each item.

* Enter “+3” if your situation, that is, your satisfaction with how your life is currently going regarding the category listed, is “exuberant to ecstatic” – as good or positive as it could reasonably be expected or hoped for.

* Enter “+2” if your satisfaction level in the category is “very happy to quite pleased.”

* Enter “+1” if your satisfaction is “OK to mildly satisfying.”

* Enter “0” if your most accurate sense is “not sure” to “no problem.”

* Enter “-1” if the most accurate response seems to be “mildly disappointed” to “not quite right.”

* Enter “-2” if the most best answer is “very disappointed” to “quite unhappy about this.”

* Enter “-3” if your feeling about the issue at hand is “I’m on the road to Nowhere” to “I think I’m about to go over a cliff.”

With this scoring system, enter a number to the left of each factor regarding how much positive or negative stress it engenders. When you have completed all 25, please add your score and read my assessment of your stress situation. After that, of course, a REAL wellness mindset/lifestyle is highly recommended, no matter how high (good) or low (time to reorganize) your score on this stress assessment might be.

_____ 1. Choice of profession or career

_____ 2. Present job or capacity to make a satisfactory living

_____ 3. Marital or partner status

_____ 4. Primary relationships (family and best friends)

_____ 5. Ability to have fun and the extent to which you experience good times regularly

_____ 6. Amount of recent occasions when you felt exuberant, filled with a sense that “life is good”

_____ 7. Financial situation and future prospects

_____ 8. Sense of who you are and how evolving (self-respect and confidence)

_____ 9. Meaning and purpose in life (includes “spirituality”)

_____ 10. Level of self-worth and estimation of how others view you

_____ 11. Prospects for having impact on those who know you and possibly others

_____ 12. Sex life

_____ 13. Body, how it looks and performs

_____ 14. Home life, including range of interests and passions

_____ 15. Life skills and education – awareness of issues and facts unrelated to your job or profession

_____ 16. Capacities for dealing with change, crises, setbacks and all manner of unexpected situations

_____ 17. Nutritional knowledge, attitudes and consumption patterns

_____ 18. Ability to recover from disappointments, hurts and tragedies

_____ 19. Potentials

_____ 20. A range of interests and a balanced quality in your life

_____ 21. Sense that life for you is on an upward curve, getting better and fuller all the time

_____ 22. Level of participation in issues and concerns beyond your immediate interests

_____ 23. Choices about parenting and styles/principles for the guidance of children

_____ 24. Role with network of friends, relatives and/or others

_____ 25. Emotional acceptance of the inescapable reality of aging, decline and death

Please add the plus number and subtract the minus numbers. Write the total in this space: ______

Ardell Wellness Stress Test Interpretation

+ 60 to + 75 – You are in a very good place overall, and unlikely to be significantly troubled by stressors on a consistent basis. You have a lot of positive factors in your life which, more than any stress management technique (e.g., deep breathing, meditation and so on), will render you largely immune from the adverse effects of negative emotions in dealing with what life serves up. There are few challenges likely to untrack you from a continuing sense of near wellbeing so long as your satisfaction level remains as high as indicated in this assessment.

+ 36 to + 59 – You are doing well, much better than most. You should find the information available about the wellness concept attractive and consistent with your movement toward effective and healthy living. You already have a well-tuned capacity to deal creatively and efficiently with events and circumstances. Additional advances should come easily for you. All good wishes in moving forward while learning new skills, particularly in areas of critical thinking, the experience of exuberant living, physical fitness and expanding your personal freedoms and choices.

+ 20 to + 35 – You have a well-founded appreciation for the importance of lifestyle choices in affecting the quality of your life. You know the value of personal responsibility, a supportive environment and the cumulative positive effects of little changes, over time. In the months to come, invest additional energies in learning ways to strengthen certain areas. You can boost your satisfactions while reducing your stressors.

0 to +19 – You can clearly benefit from a modest investment in learning ways to reduce stress and increase pleasures. A flurry of negative circumstances could spark emotional setbacks. Take steps now to avoid slowing your steady progression toward mastery of good living and self-efficacy.

0 to -19 – Stress of a daily nature that interferes will good living seems to be a problem – and it deserves your attention. Stress of a consistent negative nature will jeopardize your motivation to choose wisely and sustain energy levels needed for good health and an enjoyable life. You are a candidate for counseling. You are either too pessimistic or have severe problems in dealing with stress.

-20 to – 37 – There is almost surely too much stress to support exuberant living, with generous instances of pleasure and joy, positive excitment for fun things to do and delights in diversions and purposes. Consider a wide range of ways to boost your happiness quotient.

-38 to – 75 – Oh my goodness. What do you do for a living – are you North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, ruling dictator of the Hermit Kingdom? Something, lots of things, must be done to lighten the load, to eliminate much of the stress load from your life. Let’s look on the bright side for a moment – you are still alive, you managed to complete the test without suffering a cardiac event and you probably have a sense of humor, more or less. But seriously, if you truly are as stressed as this little consciousness-raising set of questions would indicate, it’s time for a chat with a wellness professional. I recommend that you start now to look after yourself with more loving attention.

The single best way to deal with negative stress is to prevent it in the first place. Too late for that. Next, take the surest path to stress reduction – find ways to enjoy life daily. It also helps to find work that challenges and allows expression of your talents. In addition, find a cause or project or two that gives added meaning. Service to others is also a proven way of improving your own situation. All that uplifts and inspires tends to diminish anxiety, stress and fears. Do whatever you can to boost your experience of little joys and delights. There are many paths to increased happiness. Few have offered a better, more succinct formula for happiness than Robert Green Ingersoll (1833 – 1899), the great 19th century orator of the golden age of freethought. Ingersoll believed happiness was a great virtue. Many today are familiar with his words on the subject: “The place to be happy is here, the time to be happy is now and the way to be happy is to make others so.”

Thanks for taking the self-assessment test.

All best wishes. Be well.

3D Game Development Tools

Gaming industry has come a long way over the years. From simple brick games about two decades ago, the world has move to 3D game development. Around the world, game developers stretch their skills to entertain enthusiast gamers with ever enthralling gaming experience. Being a $10 billion plus industry it is not fun for the game developers but serious business. Be it the personal computer, play stations, Xbox or your mobile phones, 3D games are slowly but steadily overtaking their two dimensional cousins.

This growth has been further fuelled by the emergence of many offshore centers where expert game developers create, innovate and execute new 3D games every day. There are many small and big companies, which outsource their projects to these locations. The game developers use latest tools and platforms to develop games. The games are tested extensively by experts, before letting it into the market.

Popular 3D Game Tools

Autodesk 3ds Max – One of the favorite with developers this is a modeling, animation and rendering package. Renowned games like Unreal Tournament, Need for Speed, Call of Duty, Half-Life and The Lord of the Rings have been developed using this platform. Combining integrated features like Character Studio, Scene Explorer and Key Framing 3ds Max offer the best solution to game developers around the world. It comes with flexible plugin architecture and can be used on Microsoft Windows platform.

UNITY– It is an integrated authoring tool, which is used to develop 3D projects mainly for the mobile platform and has some of the best iPhone and Android games to its credit. Games like Batman Streets of Gotham, Foreign Legion, Enercities, Robot Rampage and Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 was developed using this platform. It can produce games both for the Windows and Mac platform. Recently support for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 has added to this platform. It is also used to develop browser games.

Autodesk Maya– This was the original tool from Autodesk and is popular among certain sections of developers. Renowned games such as Madden NFL 2004, NASCAR Thunder, Halo 2, and Final Fantasy XI are developed using Maya. It works equally well on Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh platforms. Maya is equipped with its very own cross-platform scripting language, fittingly called Maya Embedded Language.

Blender Game Engine– Mostly used for developing mobile games, Blender game engine is an open-source comprehensive 3D production suite. Blender game engine is made robust with features such as Python scripting and OpenAL 3D sound. Some of the most well-known games developed on this platform include Yo Frankie!, Boro-Toro and DukDuk!

These platforms have pushed the threshold of game development, which has become one of the most competitive industries in the world. To develop your own 3D game, visit

Netiquette Rules – 10 Best Rules for Email Etiquette

Netiquette, or email etiquette, is about the manners we use on the Internet. Cyberspace has its own culture, and has developed its own rules. Without knowing netiquette, you might commit some social blunders, or offend someone without meaning to.

Netiquette rules are based on common sense and respect, but since email is so quick, we often forget that we are still using a form of written communication.

Netiquette or e-mail etiquette 10 best rules are:

1. Imagine your message on a billboard. Anything you send can be forwarded, saved and printed by people it was never intended for. Never send anything that will reflect badly on you or anyone else.

2. Remember that company emails are company property. Emails sent from your workplace can be monitored by people besides the sender and reader, and are technically company property.

3. Avoid offensive comments. Anything obscene, libelous, offensive or racist does not belong in a company email, even as a joke.

4. Keep your message Cool. Email messages can easily be misinterpreted because we don’t have the tone of voice or body language to gives us further cues. Using multiple explanation points, emoticons, and words in all capital letters can be interpreted as emotional language.

5. Be careful about forwarding messages. If you aren’t sure if the original sender would want to forward the message, don’t do it.

6. Don’t expect an answer right away. Email messages may be delivered quickly, but your recipient may not read it right away.

7. Don’t sacrifice accuracy for efficiency. Don’t send sloppy, unedited email. Experts say that for every grammar mistake in an email, there’s an average of three spelling mistakes. While the odd spelling mistake is overlooked, when your readers have to break communication to decipher a word or message, at best, you’ll look slopping, if not illiterate. At worst, they may stop reading.

8. Include the message thread. Keep the original message for a record of your conversation. However, when sending a new message to the same person, start a new thread with a new subject line.

9. Don’t type in all CAPS. It’s perceived as YELLING. However, don’t write with only small letters, as this is perceived as your being lazy, because it makes it more difficult for people to read.

10. Write clear, organized messages, with a subject line that gives enough information for the reader to file it and find it later.

I invite you to use these netiquette rules and tips when you send email.

Top Notch Quality on Cheap Miami Flights

Are you planning on a vacation to Miami? Well, that must be a specially-anticipated for experience. Many cheap Miami flights are very much so ‘in’ for several reasons. As winter approaches and fall comes to an end, we all know that there are thousands of travelers all over the United States of America looking for cheap deals to reach the city of warmth and sea-shore fun. Low airfare and easily-affordable tickets is one thing while being cheated on at such offers is another. Many cheap Miami flights are easy to find but hard to differentiate on basis of quality. This helpful and concise guide will assist you through your choice of airlines and other requirements.

Miami is famous for its summery beauty and beach entertainment. Citizens of comparatively colder states will always jump in Miami for a warm dip in the sea. However to let these special people to the state is altogether another ordeal. We know how hard it is to spend money on flights that offer inferior service and terrible journey. Here are several airlines that offer cheap Miami flights. Do not worry; these offers come along with impressive services.

America West is an airline that proudly offers cheapest deals with the best offers made. Ticket prices range from $180 to $210. Travelers are promised healthy food, friendly staff and a smooth journey, for certain. Departures usually take place on the Western Coast of United States of America. Travelers care allowed bringing bulk of luggage for their convenience. The air hostesses of American West continue to gain respect and admiration from the eyes of the world for their helpful and kind manner of making their passengers feel at home.

Air Canada is famous for its premium quality and affordable rates. Canadian travelers, certainly tired of the cold at home, love to experience Miami heat and exciting fun when it is the winters in their own country. To keep them deprived of such fun would be almost criminal. Therefore Air Canada offers the cheapest rates for Miami flights. They start from a small amount of $190 to an affordable $280. Helpful staff is always present at your service. If you are in the mood, you can even play board games in the plane. Air Canada promises to make you feel at home.

Air Jamaica offers cheap Miami tickets. If you are looking for affordable tickets that will not go heavy on your wallet then Air Jamaica offers Jamaican fun and cheap rates all in one ticket. At a low price like $170, you can fly from Jamaica to Miami in a several hours. The non-stop flights are not as uncomfortable as other flights are. Special discounts are made on special occasions. Who thought Jamaican fun and Miami heat could be combined in one go?

Air Transat offers premium deals at the lowest rates for Miami. On special occasions like festivals or Easter, it slashes the zeros off your ticket and makes it lesser than ever. That means the price goes lower for your sake but never the quality of the airline. All cheap Miami tickets by this airline come along top notch packages for future use. Tickets range from $190 to $250. Healthy and fresh food is offered at all three times. Desserts and other delicacies are provided to the travelers for the sake of their entertainment. Air Transat proudly claims to come up to the expectations of travelers.

American Eagle sticks to first class quality at lowest prices. With its swift service and smooth journey, you are bound to feel as if you are riding an eagle to Miami. Premium deals are made at the price of $185 for business and leisure travelers. First class quality is not barred by the low price. That is precisely why American Eagle takes pride in being hailed as America’s soaring eagle on the international front. Christmas and Easter offers are made during the festive season. Travelers are informed well in-time. Friendly and helpful staff is always present at your service. Pampering could not have been priced lesser than this.

It is safe to remember that enjoying your journey to Miami is what matters the most but always consult local travel guides for more information and accuracy on cheap Miami flights. Your money and time is well-valued.

The Sonic Games

It is easy to presume that the widespread use of internet has given rise to uprising of games. A tough competition has been seen between huge gaming companies like Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation who try to go a step ahead of the other.

The speedy web growth has made video games more popular and common among the players than they previously were.

The first sonic games were of 8 bit but later they were advanced to 16 bits. These are available for game lovers online and they can even enjoy playing free of it.

Technological advancement and adobe flash software has made it possible to bring action and active characters in it and play with them on internet. Adobe has also made it easy for the new comers of the field to generate basic codes and develop it. Some of the functions found in the sonic games can now easily be generated in the games by others.

Sonic games offered in the market are in wide variety and have been developed according to the taste and needs of various game loves. Adventure, puzzle and action games are few to name.

You may not even have noticed this while playing but some games have been developed in just few days. The games however are error free and create no problem for the player while playing.

There may be some difference between the sonic games found on line and the ones you play on your console machines. These differences are due to limitations put on by the developers. In many online sonic games however, the option of customization is available. You can specify your level, set background or give special power to the player.

The customization feature in the sonic games gives you the option to inline the game to your amusement level and enjoys the play ever time more than before.

The Use of Drones in Photography

Drones are being extensively used in the field of photography. It started as a hobby, but recently it has taken a professional turn. A drone is an amazing tool that can help capture breathtaking aerial shots that were unimaginable before. You might have seen stunning aerial shots of landscapes like mountains, rivers, deserts and fields in movies. A helicopter is usually used for filming such images in the movie business and a large crew is present to assist the camera person. However, in real life it is almost impossible to arrange for a helicopter. Even if you have the finances available to you to arrange for a helicopter, you would require a pilot to fly the helicopter so that you can take photos. So, if you want to indulge in aerial photography without having to spend a fortune over it, then drones are your best option.

Drones come in various varieties. You can choose the one most suited to your photography needs quite easily. There are some models that can be bought for less than $100 such as the Blade Nano QX. This model is ideal for beginners and budding photographers who have just started using drones for photography purposes. There is always a possibility that the drone will crash while you are learning to fly it, so it is better to buy a cheaper version first.

Photographers who are well-versed in piloting a drone by themselves can opt to buy more advanced drones that have the capability of carrying a larger camera. Some of the most popular models of drones that are currently being used for commercial photography include the DJI Phantom series. If you are confident about your drone flying skills then you can even go for the Iris by 3D Robotics. These drones may cost you around $800, but they are worth the cost. The quality of photos that you get from these drones is amazing.

There are other drones that come with an attached Go Pro camera such as DJI Phantom 2 but the cost is double of what you will pay for the ones mentioned above. Do keep in mind that better the camera you have on your drone, the higher the quality of pictures and videos you will be able to shoot.

The camera is the most important piece of equipment when you are interested in clicking great shots with the help of your drone. A crucial factor in the selection of the camera is its weight. The best camera in the market at the moment is the GoPro Hero3 Black edition which weighs a mere 73 grams and can give you high quality photos and videos. This camera has built-in Wi-Fi and is compatible with OEM and third party accessories. The accessories that you may want to buy include:

· Transmitter to increase the range of your link.

· Receiver to decrease the noise when you receive the video on the ground.

· Goggles to view the video feeds.

· Anti-gravity motors and specialized remote controls are also a few accessories that will improve your experience with your drone.

Swim Dresses – A Classic, Feminine Choice

As far as classic swimwear goes, you can’t get any better than a swimdress. Swimdresses have been around for decades, first used by women when it wasn’t socially acceptable for them to wear anything less modest. Now there are many other swimwear options available, but many women still choose swim dresses because of the coverage they provide and the feminine look.

Swim dresses are great for women of any age. The modesty makes them appropriate for young girls, but many older women, especially those who have had children, appreciate the extra coverage and support they get from swim dresses. Don’t confuse modesty with an unflattering fit, however: swim dresses are made to make the body look as good as possible.

Femininity is one of the major appealing factors of the swim dress. A lot of swimwear has a sporty design, or is only feminine because of how much of the female body it shows. Swim dresses are a truly feminine swimwear choice because the fit and design of the dress are what’s important.

Swimdresses are the most versatile type of swimwear out there. You couldn’t go into a store wearing a bikini, but try it in a swim dress. Chances are, no one will even notice. The only difference between a swim dress and a regular dress is the fabric, meaning that swim dresses are acceptable to wear pretty much anywhere.

Have you ever had to run home after swimming just to change into regular clothes and go out again? This isn’t much of a problem if your pool is in your own back yard, but many times, people who go on vacation at the beach have to go on long treks back to the hotel to change out of their swimsuits before going right back to the boardwalk. With a swim dress, there’s no need to travel to change clothes. You can go from the beach to dinner in your swimsuit, and no one will know the difference.

There are many design options for swim dresses. Your swimsuit can be as simple or as sexy as you want. Colors, cuts, and embellishments are all part of any swimsuit, and swim dresses have just as many varieties of these as other types of swimwear.

Swimdresses are fun, cute, and feminine. Designers are updating the swim dress to make it more modern while making sure it keeps its classic, vintage feel that attracts so many women to wear one. If you want to make a unique statement at the pool or beach this summer, try a swim dress.

How Adult Match Can Work For You

If you feel like you already want to give up on the possibility of finding love, do not. No matter how old you are or how unlucky you may think you are with love, there is always hope, you just have to believe. Such is the kind of thing that adult match online hopes to espouse on people.

However, while there are a lot of people who were lucky enough to find true love over the internet, you should still be cautious about how you go about it. You should not be too trusting with the people that you meet over the internet, remember, they are still strangers to you ’till you establish a real relationship with them. It does not matter if it is a romantic relationship or just a friendship, what matters is that your interaction is not only limited to chat, e-mail or phone calls.

If you are new to online dating, try to look for websites that offer adult match. There are actually a lot of matchmaking websites out there, usually with certain “specialties”. In order to help foster more real relationships, there are websites that cater only to certain groups of people or interests.

In a way, it makes it easier for you to find people that you can get along with rather than waste time chatting with strangers that are hardly inspiring nor the least bit interesting. Do not feel guilty about this though because that is just how life goes – you cannot be friends with everyone.

When it comes to making use of these online dating sites, just try to make the most out it by expanding your network and hopefully by meeting more people outside your circle, you have to be more open to finding true love again.

Copying Wii Games

If you’re fond of playing Wii, then you have to take care of your Wii CD’s so that you can go back to these in the future when you want to play these games again. For you to be certain that you can still go back to these games without worrying about the CD’s of your Wii games, you must try copying Wii games to your hard drive so that you can have a safekeeping of your Wii games.

Why is it important for you to be copying Wii games? One of the advantages of having another copy of your Wii games is for security. Since Wii makes use of discs for its games and since this is the only way that you can access the game that you want to play, then there is a possibility that you won’t be able to play the game anymore if something bad happens to a CD. Most of the damages that are related to this would be the scratches on the CD which can affect the performance of the game itself. How can the CD be damaged by scratches?

Even if you always keep your Wii CD inside the case, it will still have scratches if you’re always inserting it into the console and playing with it. The disc itself is quite fragile when it comes to scratches that the spinning motion of the CD inside the console can add scratches to it. Well, if you’re not really that careful, even the simplest act of putting the CD into the case can add scratches to it. Worse, if you just put these CDs on any surface, then the more damages it can get. Thus, before you completely damaged your CD, the best thing you have to do is to create a back up.

If you were able to create a back up for your CD right away, you wouldn’t have to worry about damaging your CD. By copying Wii games, you can always play your favorite games even if the original CD was already destroyed or even if you lost it. All you need to do is to get it from your hard drive by burning a new CD of the game, and you can play the game once again like it’s a new CD.

5 Expert Insider Steps to Begin Transforming Your Health & Body Today!

While yes, our team is born in a world of intense high athletic goals such as bodybuilding, it is not our goal to support people to become bodybuilders – FAR FROM IT!;-) So you can relax now!! But it IS our goal to share with you why the lessons from our experience of mastering human health & the body, & how developing a bodybuilder “mentality” for your own life can literally skyrocket you into a level of personal health you never thought possible, while showing you the shortcuts in how to get there! Sound good? Heck, it sounds GREAT to us, because we already know how it can CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

If you are serious about stepping into your greatness of feeling & looking great, take 3 minutes & glean our insight, because this is the single-most MISSING LINK that we see people repeatedly leaving out of their game plan to great health & why they continue to fail at achieving quality health for their lives.

When you have had an experience of taking your mental, emotional & physical self to the level that bodybuilding competition requires, as a coach for others it then allows you to see potential for your clients that they could never envision for themselves without you by their side AND TAKE THEM THERE, and that is the beauty of the gift that we REJOICE in offering others in order to achieve optimal health, energy, & joy for their lives. But to get there…to create a successful transformation of your health & body, you HAVE to begin INSIDE with our 5 MUST-HAVE Steps! Yes, that’s right – the focus begins in the MIND. Time & again we see this process work, and it’s our UNIQUE coaching psychology method that sets us apart, & why we are capable of producing jaw-dropping results with the level of motivational mentality we provide. You can have all the knowledge in the world, but if you fail to develop the DESIRE & MINDSET to IMPLEMENT it, you will never succeed.

Want the insider view to our winning approach to learn how to transform your own health & body? We’re here to offer you the scoop because it’s our desire to support you fully to achieve authentic, preventative health from the inside, out in your lifetime. So where do we begin? There is a prolific spiritual author named John Maxwell, maybe you’ve heard of him, maybe you haven’t – but he writes of numerous spiritual topics & speaks on how we create TRUE transformation for our lives. Below we adapt his words for our article today because it’s a brilliant synopsis of just why & how we work with clients to coach them through mastering their personal health, as there are so many levels to the process.

When we discuss transformation of the physical body, to be successful we cannot deny that mind, body & spirit are woven tightly together in our being & therefore EACH needs to be considered – not just one. Often people when wanting to conquer health or healing goals immediately BEGIN at the physical, they think weight loss, nutrition, exercise…but that is their first step to failure because they’re joining the race before they’ve even laced their shoes!! When we fail to address mind & spirit in the health process we eventually lose the vision of why we’re addressing the physical in the first place & sadly fall off course when interest wanes, times get tough, or we lose our way because the how-to’s become unclear or appear out of reach. But if we start INSIDE & work OUTWARDS friends, GAME ON!!

Our 5 Expert Insider Steps to Transforming Your Health & Body

So these 5 KEY STEPS must be addressed in order to achieve a complete & SUCCESSFUL health & body transformation, and they must also be achieved in order as follows…

1. When you change your (health & body) thinking, you change your (health & body) beliefs.

If you think what you’ve been taught is healthy by the mainstream media is where your learning stops, then don’t expect to achieve great illness-free, authentic preventative health because they don’t teach proactive health approach, they teach reactive wait til you get sick & then act health approach. Begin to change your thinking to change your belief system about your body and health potential.

2. When you change your (health & body) beliefs, you change your (health & body) expectations.

Once you begin to expand your thinking, start to also seek out experts in areas of health & body who have shown & continue to show PROVEN ABILITY TO CREATE TRANSFORMATION RESULTS in their own health & body that you would like to emulate. Begin to sponge knowledge from them vs. what mainstream media claims leads to great health results, & you’ll in turn raise the bar on what you expect from your own health. You’ll see your new mentor/s are just ordinary people too like you, who decided to blaze their own health path about the quality of health they wanted to achieve for their life by taking the road less followed for their own health in life, and YOU CAN TOO – if you follow in their footprints.

3. When you change your (health & body) expectations, you change your (health & body) attitude.

Once your mind becomes opened by experts to your new health possibilities, you’ll have a renewed attitude & confidence about your abilities & empowerment around your personal health & begin to realize that anything you put your MIND to, your BODY can achieve -with the right tools in your toolbox. And THAT is exciting!

4. When you change your (health & body) attitude, you change your (health & body) behavior.

Now that you come to the table with a revitalized health attitude of possibilities & an arsenal from your health mentor, your entire being & behavior begins to shift because your mentor connects you with your own personal ability to achieve great results for your health, and as that continues to happen over and over, your self-efficacy GROWS & GROWS around your capabilities to manage your own personal health, as you transition into your own personal mini-health-expert!

5. When you change your (health & body) behavior, YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Now that you’ve achieved health & body mastery, you will begin to see an entire energetic, mental & emotional shift in your life that FAR EXCEEDS the physical. Yes, you will look & feel great, but the ways optimal health radiate outwards to all facets of your life will be astounding, as you attain a personal joy in life through health that you’ve never experienced before. No pills, no roller coaster of energy, no food cravings, no more blah approach to life, no more hiding from life within your own body,…you emerge a renewed person, ready to take on your full potential in this life.

This list is the perfect example of why health coaching with experienced experts not only WORKS, but offers you AMAZING, permanent results you could never envision or achieve on your own. With the support of your coaches seasoned & proven mentality of success in health & body transformation, you develop a similar mindset, outlook & body of knowledge in order to reach external goals of physical health & body success!