Monday 15 August 2011

40 Days to Optimal Health - Dr. Scott Morris

40 Days to Optimal Health
Church Health Center
Dr. Scott Morris
Barbour Publishing Inc.
ISBN 9781616262648

This book was a wonderful surprise. It is so synthesized and succinct, and yet full of useful information. The format also was really unique. Written as a 40 day guidebook to better health, Dr. Scott Morris, the medial and spiritual leader of the Church Health Center in Memphis, has created an easy to use guidebook. Each week begins with a testimony, a story from someone who has made changes in their life, but the cool thing about these stories, is they have not all reached their goals, but have made progress and are working hard to make the changes they want to see. Then each day begins with a morning reflection. Followed by a few areas for some short journaling, you can also track your physical activity. Then there are some guiding questions for daily practices in the areas of work, emotional life, family and friends, movement, faith life and nutrition. Each day is a 4 page spread, starting with a morning reflection/meditation, followed by the daily practices sections and then an evening wrap up. This book will be one someone could work through again and again and make more progress towards a balanced life each time. They will find a balance between mind, body and spirit. This was an amazing book that anyone looking to live life and live it to the full could benefit from reading.

(Note: I received an electronic galley of this book through NetGalley, courtesy of Barbour Publishing Inc. As per my general disclaimer, free books have no impact on my review.)

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