I just finished reading Kim Petrosino’s book "The Small Change Solution: A 52 Step Guide to Getting the Naturally Healthy Lifestyle You Want". Kimberly is a fellow Holistic Health Coach at Happy Healthy Heart, who I met at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Even though I finished the book, I will not loan it, or put it back on my bookshelf. It is the type of book you want to keep out forever on your night table, and refer back to it whenever you “mess up” on your healthy life journey. I would compare it to how a young child feels having a security blankie! Its there for you to remind you that you will be OK and you can do anything. It will keep you motivated and on track. The great thing about Kimberly’s book is that it is written in such a simple, honest and clear style. You feel like you are talking to your BFF while reading it. I believe this is because Kimberly wrote about changes she actually lived and implemented herself, so it is real, and doable. It is also very easy to read because you can read just a few chapters at a time, and try to implement them into habits before you move on.
While you might think this book is all about buying quinoa and eating vegetables, it is not. Kimberly addresses both primary and secondary foods in her book. Tips like creating goals, creating nighttime rituals, and revamping your social life all affect your secondary food choices. For most people until they can get their primary food choices (career, spirituality, relationships, self-care) in order, they will never be able to control their secondary food choices (actual food which they eat). Kimberly’s ability to address both of these types of foods is what makes her Small Change Solution so effective and so different from many other Health Books.
I think my favorite line in Kimberly’s book is
“Stop comparing yourself to others. The only person you need to be better than,is the person you were yesterday.”
I will surely be giving all of my Harmonious Health Coaching Clients a copy of Kimberly’s new book. The Small Change Solution is available in paperback and kindle on AMAZON.
Stay tuned for my interview with Kimberly coming soon on my
Harmonious Health Website www.suzyharmonioushealth.com as well as a guest blog post written by Kimberly in November which I will announce on my Facebook Page.