James Redfield is an American author, lecturer, screenwriter and film producer. His New York Times Best-Selling book Celestine Prophecy has sold over 23 million copies, ultimately becoming a movie. The Celestine Prophecy has become one of the most successful books of all time. This phenomenal novel spent over 3 years on the New York Times best sellers list. James has gone on to write several more books (another in the works) and is also the co-founder of celestinevision.com where he is active with the CP Community and Celestine Coaching. James and his wife, Salle, both natives of Alabama, reside in Florida.
CO- AUTHOR: PEGGY WILLMS
Peggy Willms has been a trend setter for 30+ years with her unique approach, tools and strategies shattering the “Norm” in the health, wellness, fitness, corporate, and medical fields. She is an author. certified personal trainer, sports performance nutritionists, personal and executive health, wellness and life coach. Peggy is also a radio, docuseries, and experiential wellness retreat host. She spent 20+ years in corporate wellness, and has managed of multi-million-dollar medical clinics. Her unique business and work-site wellness programs have earned her multiple awards. She has two sons who reside in Colorado and one grandson. She loves all things beach and sunshine and lives in Florida with her better half.
CO- AUTHOR: DR. MARKUS WETTSTEIN, MD
Dr. Wettstein has practiced endocrinology for nearly 30 years. He is a diabetes, metabolic and stress management specialist. He also works in energy medicine as a Licensed Bio-Well practitioner. Dr. W assists clients in improving their health and wellness measuring their energy field, stress level, health status, and energy reserve via electrophotonic imaging. Dr. W lives in Colorado with his wife, has three children and enjoys skiing and hiking.
Dr. Wettstein and I have been co-workers, co-authors, collaborators and close friends for over 12 years. Together, we bring over 60 years in the health, wellness and medical fields. Our passion is to help others improve the quality of their life through self-discovery, motivation, accountability and a variety of individualized modalities – not cookie cutter methods deemed suitable by any one prescription or method.
What is All Things Wellness?
In building the framework of this book, it made sense to create a framework based on Coach Peggy’s All Things Wellness wheel (ATW WheelTM) tool. The tool focuses on the whole spectrum of health, wellness, and well-being. Within the wheel, there are four quadrants (macro sections): Heart, Spirit, Mind, and Body. Therefore, we chose to use the four macro sections of the wheel as the four chapters in this book.
Within the four quadrants of the wheel, there is a deeper dive. Within those quadrants of the ATW WheelTM tool, there are six different spokes; a total of 24 spokes (micro sections). Each spoke represents a variety of lanes in your life such as coping skills, emotion, creativity, habits, home-work-play, nutrition, and sleep to name a few.
In order to balance your wellness and well-being, and not go sliding off your wellness path, the tool is designed to help you improve TWENTY FOUR areas of your health, wellness, and well-being. WOW, 24?! No wonder it is challenging to stay healthy, happy, wealthy, and wise when there are over two dozen areas to balance. Again, in order for your wellness wagon to stay on course, your wellness wheel must remain free of major punctures and flats, keep rolling, and remain in balance!
What is The Four-Fold Formula?
We mentioned the “formula” a bit in the Introduction. To reference the ATW WheelTM and its quadrants and spokes, we thought let’s use a metaphor in creating the title of this book – metaphors are fun. A formula…A recipe…
The Four-FoldFormula for All Things Wellness was born. The Four” represents the four chapters just like the ATW WheelTM has four quadrants: Heart, Spirit, Mind, and Body.
Each chapter includes six “ingredients” just like the wheel; a total of 24 for the whole book. Depending on content, each of our Contributing Authors’ stories fall beautifully into one of the four chapters based on one or more “ingredients” (spokes).
Getting back to The Four-Four Formula metaphor – the recipe. Let’s bake a cupcake. As you follow the recipe (formula), one of the first steps might be to separate the wet and dry ingredients. We are then instructed to keep adding more components to the recipe such as eggs, vanilla, milk, baking soda, baking powder, flour, etc.
You would agree, if you are missing even one single ingredient, you simply will not have that prize-winning cupcake, right?! Just like the wellness wheel, if we neglect one area of our health and wellness, we miss opportunities to reach our full potential. As well – with our book, The Four-Fold Formula, if we neglect sharing one true story, we reduce our chances of changing or saving lives.
Below is a highlight of the four sections of the ATW WheelTM. In each chapter, you will learn more about the six ingredients within each of the four chapters.
HEART (Love. Care. Share.): emotions, relationships (intimate and extended), stress management, self-care/self-love, coping skills, values and integrity
SPIRIT (Inner and Outer Expansion): purpose, beliefs and faith, rituals, creativity, talents and gifts, harmony
MIND (Thoughts Become Things): mindset (thoughts and behaviors), learning (intellectual), personal awareness and growth, habits (approaches, strategies, routines), home environment (organization and planning), work environment (finances, time management, education, and job satisfaction)
BODY (Your Vessel): Nutrition, Diet, Exercise, Sleep, Medical Care, Lifestyle
Welcome to The Four-Fold Formula for All Things Wellness.