My fascination with “habits” began while giving a series of workshops on “The Five Habits of Health to Achieve a Healthy Weight and Vibrant Life.” It would be my first attempt to make this kind of presentation and I was thrilled that it was held at a cardiologist’s office. The five habits of health I referred to were: healthy weight, healthy eating, healthy sleep, healthy motion, and healthy mind (relaxation/stress reduction.)
I wanted my presentation to be interactive, so I bought all kinds of equipment from Amazon such as a lectern, a large easel, flip charts, and different colored Sharpie markers. It made sense to first talk about “habits” in general before delving into the five habits of health, so I did some research just on “habits” and came across some very interesting information. I read several books on the subject but my favorite one, and the one that inspired me to write a book about “habits” is Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habits.
I plunged into this topic with complete passion and I am still riding on this wave as I continue with my writing. The book is well in progress and I will share the publishing date soon.
It’s a wonderful thing to find passion in your life, whether it’s with a person you want to share the rest of your life with, meaningful work, or a sport or a hobby that you truly enjoy.
My passion for writing had laid dormant for many years. When I was a cardiac operating room nurse I had written medical articles for peer reviewed journals. Then I had the idea of writing a text book about the role of the cardiac operating room nurse. I sent a query letter to Lippincot and Mosby, two major publishers for scientific and medical literature. Much to my surprise and delight, they wanted me to send them a proposal and sample chapters. I remember how excited I was, but my excitement soon died when I realized that my ideas were a pie in the sky. My zest for writing laid buried for many years like a kindled fire, ready to emerge.
I am happy, I am writing, and I can’t wait to share it with you all.