I just finished reading ABC's Of Lighthearted Living... My Rx: Learn How Happy Leads To Healthy. Trust Your Self. Love Your Life. As soon as I put the book down, the first thing that popped into my mind was the slogan from an old Nissan commercial — “Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride.” These seven simple words packed with such a deep message capture the gist of what ABC’s is all about.
Drawing on her 30+ years as an Internal Medicine and Hospice physician as well as a lifetime of personal experience, the author, Dr. Margaret Mears, shares her wisdom on how to turn negatives into positives through 26 “prescriptions” she wrote for attaining more joy, better health and greater contentment out of life. Let's face it... with today's troubling economic situation and a future filled with uncertainties, isn't this something all of us could use right now?
Each Rx begins with a letter, starting with A is for Attitude and proceeding through the alphabet ending with Z is for Zebra (you’ll have to read the book to find out what this means). As a physician who addresses the complete patient, Dr. Mears maintains that optimal health and wellness can only be achieved when the mind, body, and spirit are in sync with each other. In addition to promoting a healthy eating plan and regular exercise, she encourages her readers to go a step further and find a passion to pursue, use imagination, experience joy, be grateful, laugh, and cultivate a new talent. She even extols the benefits of ridding our homes of the junk that clutters not only our living spaces but our minds as well. Through a medley of humorous, touching, and awe-inspiring short stories, anecdotes, and quotes, Dr. Mears reveals how we can improve the quality of our lives by changing the focus of our thoughts and actions.
Without a doubt, Dr. Mears wants us to understand that no matter what life throws at us, we can learn to discover the benefits, gifts, and positive outcomes that even the most dire circumstances can present us with.
This is a fast, enjoyable, light-hearted read. However, don’t be fooled into thinking it is just that. This book is filled with excellent information, thought-provoking, life-changing lessons and easy-to-practice remedies. Do yourself a favor. Pick up a copy of ABC’s. Follow Dr. Mear’s recommendations. Your life will begin to take you down new paths you never dreamed possible. Enjoy the journey.