Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 01, 2011
Julie Donley’s new book titled “Does Change have to be so H.A.R.D.?” provides answers for people who are struggling through adversity and change. Through her years of experience as a psychiatric nurse and personal coach as well as her own hardships and triumphs, Julie discovered that there is an easier way to approach change. Be it addiction, weight loss, divorce, debt, changing jobs or developing a great relationship, change is only as hard as we make it out to be. “Hard or easy, it’s how you think about it,” Julie says.
In her book, Julie uses the acronym H.A.R.D. to explain why change is so difficult: people find themselves enslaved by Habits, Attachments, Resistance and Discouragement. In the end, they often lose the fight. This is why 40-70% of marriages fail, 50-90% of people relapse from addictions and 95% of people who lose weight regain it and then some. She then provides eight strategies for making change easier to manage: Commitment, Vision, Develop Character, A New Environment, Action, Celebrate Successes, Enjoy the Journey, and Adopt Empowering Beliefs. She explains how the mind works to maintain the status quo. While change requires hard work, by using these strategies, people can learn to master the process of change.
“People facing seismic changes in their life have the power to change things for the better but often hide behind a wall of fear, self-doubt and negative mental conditioning,” Julie says. “In order to change something in your life – be it weight loss, overcome an addiction, improve a relationship, experience happiness at work – you must bring down that wall to release your power and take charge. Once you start believing in your ability to change, you can create powerful, positive habits that allow you to be fully who you are and enjoy your body, work and relationships.”
“Does Change have to be so H.A.R.D.?” is now available on Amazon and in bookstores. Donley is already working on a companion workbook which will provide readers with steps to put the strategies into practice. Through her company, Nurturing Your Success, Donley provides resources and coaching to help others struggling with challenging circumstances overcome adversity and thrive through change.
Other projects include:
- Companion workbook to “Does Change have to be so H.A.R.D.?”
- A book on taming your fear
• A book on taming stress and reducing overwhelm
Future projects include:
- Books on attracting your ideal mate and creating an amazing relationship.
Editor Note: Julie Donley is available for interviews
Online press kit: http://www.JulieDonley.presskit247.com
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