Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wellness Wednesday: "A Course in Weight Loss."


Each Wednesday we share health and awareness information that is fruitful (pun intended) and beneficial with all of you.  'Tis it is season for holiday office parties, eggnog, merry spirits and good eating, we all are indulging more in our favorite holiday eats and treats and may have added a few holiday inches to our waistlines. 

 In order to combat the threat of holiday plumpness or for your New Year's resolution aspirations, may we suggest to you Marianne Williamson's book, A Course in Weight Loss.  Recommended by Oprah, this book is not simply discussing how you should drop those unwanted pounds, but more of a spiritual journey.  Williamson provides 21 spiritual lessons that will enable you to lose the weight forever by encouraging you to shift  your relationship with your body.  She inspires  you to not focus on how quickly you lose the weight, but on the holistic approach in which the weight is lost.

“If your ‘weighty thinking’ does not change, then even if you lose weight you’ll retain an overwhelming subconscious urge to gain it back. It’s less important how quickly you lose weight, and more important how holistically you lose weight;you want your mind, your emotions, and your body to all ‘lose weight.’ Weight that disappears from your body but not from your soul is simply recycling outward for a while but is almost certain to return. It’s self-defeating, therefore, to struggle to drop excess weight unless you are also willing to drop the thought-forms that initially produced it and now hold it in place.”-Marianne Williamson

Although weight loss is not my current aspiration, I am motivated to read this book because of my curiosity between the spiritual connection and weight loss.  I see it as an opportunity to focus on changing your thinking, which can be applied to other things as well.

For more information about the author and the book, please visit  Purchase this book where ever books are sold! Enjoy!

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