10 Essentials For Healthy Living

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10 Essentials For Healthy Living

by: Phil Holleman

During my time of major depression, I enlisted the services of a nutritionist to help me with my loss of appetite. What I learned from her not only helped while I recovered, it also has carried over into my bold new life.

In order to live a truly healthy life, we have to build a solid foundation. Whatever is placed on a weak foundation, like sand, will ultimately start to crumble and ultimately collapse. However, whatever is built on a strong foundation, like rock or concrete, should last for a long, long time.

10 essentials for living have been shared with me. Some of you may be aware of these essentials; some of you may not.

I think learning about these essentials is a great place to start for those of us who want to break the chains of unhealthy living. Over the next few weeks, I am going to take each one of these essentials and examine them so you and I can gain a good understanding as to how we can apply them to our lives.

I’m on this ride with you. I have been negligent, but like you, am ready to start the journey and experience wellness.

Without further ado, I give all of us the essentials, placed in the three aspects of our lives: Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual.



  • Give and receive love.
  • Be forgiving.
  • Practice gratitude.
  • Develop acceptance.


  • Develop a relationship with God.

I’m excited to learn more about the essentials, and I hope you will come along for the ride. In the immortal words of Kyle Busch, NASCAR driver, in a commercial:


Yours in good health,

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Phil Holleman spent over 11 years struggling with major depression. During that time, he learned how important it is to live a healthy life. He created ABoldNewLife.com to help others who are on their journey to experience wellness.

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Robert Seth December 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

Phil, this is a great new direction. I really like it! it also ties in well with the old one. I really look forward to your next 10 posts when you explore each one of these in detail. Take care and blessings with your new direction.


Phil December 7, 2011 at 11:09 am

Thanks Robert! I’m really excited about where things are going. It will be fun to start practicing what I’ll be preaching.


Janice Dempsey December 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Phil, I have told you before how depressed I once was and I’m so thankful that I got my life back… even though I have still had a few rough days, they are nothing like what I lived through many years ago…. I thank you for the information you give us… I save it and then I have it to fall back on when I need motivation. So thankful Traci introduced you to me, its always a blessing to have such a wonderful friend and confidant….. God Bless you for what you do.


Phil December 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Thanks Janice! I’m really excited about what’s going to happen. I really appreciate all of the support you give me.


Lori Sue Luster December 5, 2011 at 11:26 am


Your new direction is Great! So simple, but extremely important! Regulating my sleep is something I have been working on lately. Getting a routine going here at home. Earlier in my twenties, when I worked outside the home, the routine was set for me — and now I can see that I resented that a routine was “forced” on me. Not being self-aware, I would subconsciously sabotage. I have been fortunate to actually land jobs (2) where I worked from home, as a contemporary worship leader, emailed my work to the church from home, worked on songs and the songlist at home and conducted a weekly rehearsal with the band. I actually got to use my music degree! Eventually, the depression/anxiety got so severe, I had to taper off my involvement in the church and eventually quit. I wandered aimlessly, trying to cope with the depression and THANK GOD, I received the help I needed at the MAYO clinic in Minnesota. Job-wise, I am seeking a new direction. After MUCH thought and research, I have started my own business which I can do from home. I love the list of subjects you will be discussing… this is a big step for me and I can use all the support I can get!

Thanks so much!


Phil December 5, 2011 at 11:39 am

Congratulations on starting your own business. You’re on your way to owning your life.


Sharon O'Day December 5, 2011 at 7:22 am

Phil, I’m so fortunate not to have to deal with depression, but know so many people do. Thank you for this straightforward list of the foundational pieces of well-being (BTW, they pertain to ALL of us!). I look forward to watching you develop them in future posts.


Phil December 5, 2011 at 8:00 am

Thanks for your nice comment, Sharon! I chose to move the direction of A Bold New Life to overall health, which is critical to everyone.


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