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.

Physical

Emotional

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

Spiritual

  • 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:

“LET’S DO THIS!”

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Phil,

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!

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Phil December 5, 2011 at 11:39 am

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

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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.

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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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