"The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination, and the energy to get started."
~ Norman cousins
I recently came across an article about Snyder's Hope Theory. According to positive psychologist, Charles Richard "Rick" Snyder, his theory states that there are three main components to hopeful thinking:
- Choosing a positive goal - the expectation that the future will be better than the present.
- A pathway - a road you can travel to get to this brighter future.
- Agency - the belief that you can travel that path and get to that goal.
"Why is hope important? Well, life is difficult. There are many obstacles. Having goals is not enough. One has to keep getting closer to those goals, amidst all the inevitable twists and turns of life. Hope allows people to approach problems with a mindset and strategy-set suitable to success, thereby increasing the chances they will actually accomplish their goals."
Scott barry kaufmann, PH.D.
Of course, I immediately thought of the most common New Year's resolution on most people's minds right now- to get healthy, get in shape, or lose a few pounds - and how the Nutritional E-Cleanse Program is a perfect "pathway" to achieving that goal.
Many "detox" or "cleanse" programs involve water or juice fasting, drinking only "shakes", or taking "supplements" that, admittedly, make it pretty easy and convenient to give your digestive system a break and facilitate losing a few pounds. BUT, once you complete the program, unless you create some new eating habits, you will end up right back where you started.
"Recently detox diets have crossed into the mainstream, thanks to celebrity endorsements and marketing campaigns that suggest they lead to quick-and-easy weight loss and symptom relief. What's not being written about detox diets is that once you stop one, your weight and symptoms quickly return. It's time to move away from the quick fix detox diet focus and instead develop lifelong strategies to achieve and maintain optimal weight, health, and well-being. The goal of an effective detox program is to lower our body burden of toxins and keep them lower into the future."
~ Dr. Jeffrey A. Morrison
The Nutritional E-Cleanse Program not only provides information about the "nutritional bandits" that rob us of our health to support you in letting them go for a gentle and effective detox, it also focuses on teaching participants to consume a natural “real food” diet of fresh organic vegetables & fruits, gluten-free whole grains, nuts & seeds, legumes, and good quality protein and fats, and the importance of eating varied and balanced meals for greater nutrition and blood sugar balance - the keys to optimal health. This approach allows the body to cleanse and build health at the same time. And, the really good news is that, when the program is over, you have the information and tools you need for a more healthy way of eating for the rest of your life!
Now you may be saying, "but the New Year's E-Cleanse Program has already started". Well, since the program begins with nine days of "pre-cleanse preparation" for the two week "cleanse", it's not too late to join and catch up with the guided group program. AND, a new feature is that your membership to the program will provide the entire content of education, inspiration, recipes, and fun to you until March 31st, making it available for those who want to start at a later date or go at a slower pace independently.
I’m SO ready to kick off the New Year with a healthy fresh start! I invite you to give your health a boost and join me for the New Year's Nutritional E-Cleanse Program and 23 days to a healthier you!
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Happy, Healthy Living!
JoAnn Newton is a Holistic Nutrition Educator and Master Massage Therapist with a private practice in Graton, CA.
Passionate about helping people transform their health through holistic nutrition, she facilitates a 23 day online Nutritional E-Cleanse Program seasonally with coaching, compassion, and humor.