The best students come from homes where education is revered: where there are books, and children see their parents reading them. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Choose to THRIVE
Open Up to Vitality, Prosperity & Equanimity
Ever wonderful why even the most physically fit people feel off-kilter at times and lose that joy of living? Overwhelmed by life? Always wishing they could look better and thrive more from day to day? To be truly healthy, people need to do more than eat a colorful, whole-foods diet, get enough shut-eye and jog around the block. They also need to be mentally and spiritually balanced — calm, focused, energized and joyful — something author Susan Smith Jones, PhD has been practicing and teaching for over 35 years.
“Getting back to basics” is the foundation of Susan’s most helpful and comprehensive book, Choose to THRIVE. Her easy-to-follow program is an indispensable and refreshing change from most health and self-improvement books that only focus on one particular aspect of health. Balance is the key and Susan keeps the reader focused on the long-term results that come from a healthy lifestyle. Whether people are looking for the best superfoods to restore youthful vitality, easy ways to minimize stress and feel joyfully alive, or just want to simplify life, feel confident, achieve heartfelt goals, prosper and achieve success and flourish in your life, Choose to THRIVE is the book with it all.
Excerpt from David Craddock’s Foreword
I have one word of warning for you. Once you read Choose to THRIVE, you’ll be inspired to make major lifestyle changes for the better. So, get yourself ready—for a healthier and more joyful, peaceful new you will emerge once you’ve met this glorious Renaissance lady. I love this book because Susan’s sage advice, practical tips and buoyant, vivacious personality sparkle forth on every page. And from my personal experience of working with Susan for almost a decade, and seeing her first-hand interact with others, I can say for certain that Susan has never met a stranger and can speak with anyone from all walks of life. She has a calm and peaceful demeanor, the humor of a comedian, the curiosity of a child, the wisdom of a favorite grandparent and the non-judgment of a best friend—all rolled into one. Choose to THRIVE will also bless your life, as it has for me many times over, in countless ways and put you on the path to high-level vitality, success, prosperity, equanimity and a balanced, joy-filled life. Enjoy!
To read David’s entire Foreword for Choose to THRIVE, please click HERE.
To listen to the book’s Foreword in audio format, click HERE.
This book shows you how to live a balanced life and how to tie the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of life together to create a holistic approach to successful living. It’s within your God-given power to choose. If you want to create positive changes in your life, it is you who must first choose to be the shining example of that change.
If you want a more peaceful home life, community and world, your priority must first be to seek peace within yourself. If you want a happy life and more friends, then be a happy and friendly person to all you meet on your life’s journey.
If you want to see your family and loved ones healthy and fit, then you must first show by example and make that deliberate choice to be healthy and fit. The motto is this: “Be the Change” and the gleaming ideal of what you wish to see in your life and world. It starts with YOU!
Susan tells us that health and happiness are the direct results of the countless choices that we make in life—how we eat, exercise, think, play, pray and rest. The strength of our faith, the level of our confidence and our overall perspective on life play a major role in our joy of living. Our attitudes determine our experience of life, love and health. Knowing which choices are the healthy choices is what this book addresses.
Excerpt from David Craddock’s Foreword
“In Be the Change, Dr. Susan explores the essential elements necessary to create a faith-filled and God-centered life that is rich with the positive choices for you to make and the dynamic results for you to experience. You’ll learn the importance of welcoming each day with an optimistic, grateful, enthusiastic and expectant attitude, and how it’s always our responsibility to choose and within our power to decide to live a blessed and fulfilling day. She shows you how health and happiness are so much more than just feeling fine, but are, as she writes in the book, ‘a quality of life, a joy and radiance for living such that every day, each and every moment, is a celebration.’ This book is for anyone who wants to create a life filled with vitality, passion, confidence, faith, success and joy. Who doesn’t want those qualities to infuse their daily activities and lives? This reader-friendly, health-enhancing and beautifully designed book makes a wonderful gift for family and friends. Kudos, Susan, and thank you for giving us another motivating and empowering literary masterpiece. This is truly a book to uplift.”
On Here’s to Your Health with host Dr. Karla Calumet, they discuss some of the contents of this book with emphasis on how to create more confidence, high self-esteem, trust, faith and success in our lives. Susan talks about how she serendipitously met the actress Julie Andrews right after seeing “The Sound of Music” at the movie theater. You will also learn about her God-centered way of life. To listen now, click HERE.
To read the entire Foreword for Be the Change, click HERE.
Tactics to Build the Exercise Habit and Enrich & Energize Your Workouts
Modern living has channeled the average person in the USA and the UK into an increasingly sedentary existence. We human beings, however, were designed and built for movement, and our bodies have not adapted well to this reduced level of activity.
Yes, what we put into our bodies with nutrition is of utmost importance, but how we move our bodies is equally as important. If you do exercise regularly, you may have to cope with lack of enthusiasm at one time or another. How can you stay motivated to workout? “Just do it” was one of Nike’s rallying slogans of the late ’90s, but sometimes it can be tough to live up to. Sooner or later, a lack of motivation, boredom or burnout will enter the picture.
Invest in Yourself with Exercise is the perfect book if you want to make transformative changes in your level of fitness, reshape your body, say good-bye to excess fat, make your workouts enjoyable and rewarding and see results quickly. Susan’s well-designed physical fitness program can add years of fulfillment, vibrant health and peace of mind to your life.
“In the pages of this informative and uplifting book, you’ll learn from Susan:
• The importance of exercise for overall high-level wellness • How to get the most from your workouts and stay motivated to exercise • Tips to prevent exercise boredom, burnout and injury • The best exercises to look younger, bolster energy and lose weight • Surefire ways to fight excess fat by mastering your metabolism • Why prayer-walking enhances mental and spiritual health • How to turn dreams into reality—the power of choice and commitment
Plus so much more. As Susan told me often in our training sessions, ‘An investment in yourself and in your health is the best investment you can make.’ This book will inspire, motivate and empower you, too.”
Welcome to the wonderful world of sprouts. These remarkable gifts of nature are pure, fresh, nutrient-rich and alive with their vital force intact. If you’re interested in experiencing healing, optimal health and vitality, then make sprouts — the food for the future — part of your healthy-giving kitchen and lifestyle. Sprouts have been the cornerstone of Susan’s wellness program since she was a teenager and, ever since, she’s been known as “The Sprout Lady.”
Think about it this way: What food can you easily produce and enjoy whether you are 3 years old or 93, vegan or carnivore or are living in an inner-city high-rise or on an isolated island? What food is grown indoors with no soil, is harvested in two to seven days, and is loved by children and adults alike? What can supply your family with fresh vegetables year-round, regardless of the season? What food is edible raw or cooked, and is delicious either eaten all by itself or included in an exciting array of recipes? The answer is SPROUTS.
Excerpt from David Craddock’s Foreword:
“In the pages of the Kitchen Gardening, you will learn how to become competent on everything related to sprouting: how to grow sprouts; why sprouts are so salubrious; which sprouts are most nutrient-rich; ways to incorporate sprouts and microgreens into meals and snacks morning, noon and night; how raw foods revitalize the body from the inside out and so much more. You’ll even learn about the Essene, a community where Jesus and his family were known to live and their secrets to living 120 years… and in robust health, to boot. It’s astonishing to me that in only 2-7 days, we can grow nutrient-rich sprouts in a corner of our kitchen, and for only pennies per batch and a couple minutes of our time daily. No matter one’s weather conditions outside, or location in the world, in any size kitchen, you can find space to grow a garden and become an expert at sprouting within a week or two. In most cases, all you need is one guard-size glass jar. I am proud to call myself a kitchen gardener, thanks to Susan’s wisdom and guidance in this book. This is the most reader-friendly, beautifully designed in full-color and comprehensive book on the ABCs of sprouting ever, and it will be indispensable in your healthy living program, too. It makes a wonderful gift for family and friends and for anyone who wishes to create a healthier, happier and more rewarding life.”
To read the Foreword for Kitchen Gardening, click HERE.
To read a Sampler of the book’s pages, click HERE.
The ABCs of Sprouts & How They Supercharge Vitality — Part 1
Susan extols the virtues of sprouts in this radio interview on This Week in America. As she enthusiastically opines, sprouts are nature’s little miracles. In his poetry collection entitled Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman wrote, “The smallest sprout shows there is really no death.” You start with a small, dry, hard seed. Add air and a little water and watch as new life emerges as if by magic from the dormant seed. Vibrant with life and bursting with energy, its tiny size belies the extraordinary activity that takes place while growing. In mere hours, and at a cost to you of just pennies, its delicate shoot proceeds to provide the most vital food imaginable. After listening to this motivating interview, not only will you want to purchase Susan’s book Kitchen Gardening, but you will be ready to start your adventure into the wonderful world of sprouting. And even if you don’t want to grow sprouts at home, you’ll be inspired to add store-bought sprouts, these gems of nature, into your healthy diet. To listen now, click HERE.
The ABCs of Sprouts & How They Supercharge Vitality — Part 2
Continuing the discussion and giving a different perspective on the health benefits of sprouts and how to grow them, Susan joins Dr. Karla Calumet on her radio program Here’s to Your Health. You will learn about the best seeds to sprout, where to purchase them, seven reasons to cultivate homegrown sprouts, simple tips to start kitchen gardening immediately, why fresh sprouts should be the cornerstone of a healthy diet and so much more. To listen now, click HERE.
Using Superfoods, Spices, Natural Remedies and Stress-Less Living to Revitalize Your Body & Life
Holistic health and culinary expert Dr. Susan Smith Jones has created an easy-to-follow wellness program just for you!
A comprehensive food and nutrition resource and step-by-step healthy eating and stress-reduction guide, The Curative Kitchen & Lifestyle shows us that vibrant health starts in the kitchen by choosing the most essential healing foods.
Many of us make the wrong choices every day by consuming foods that were never intended for our miraculous bodies. Susan shows us how to make the appropriate food and other lifestyle choices to reduce our risks of premature aging, heart disease, common forms of cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and compromised vision and mental functions . . . while losing body fat and lowering stress at the same time.
• Learn which foods will reverse aging and maximize your energy; • Enhance salubriously your meals, snacks and dining-out repertoire; • Use colorful foods, herbs and spices as medicine and natural remedies; • Quell stress, soothe indigestion and assuage other common complaints; • Reinvigorate your body’s immune system and create vibrant health;
Accelerate Fat Loss, Supercharge Your Energy & Rejuvenate Body & Mind
Holistic health and fitness expert, Dr. Susan Smith Jones, has created a total body/mind, easy-to-follow weight loss program just for you!
A comprehensive lifestyle resource and step-by-step slim-down guide, Living on the Lighter Side is sure to appeal to anyone who is serious about shedding extra pounds, firming up, and taking years off both their looks and their outlook.
As a personal growth coach and motivator extraordinaire, Susan has made outstanding contributions in the fields of anti-aging and longevity, optimum wellness, natural remedies, and human potential. This definitive volume is the culmination of more than 30 years of teaching at UCLA, ongoing research, and personal experience working with clients worldwide.
• Lose 20 to 30 pounds in 3 months by eating more, not less; • Jump-start your metabolism; • Increase your stamina and energy; • Accelerate fat burning and tone up your body; • Reignite self-esteem, confidence, and a positive body image;
Feeling physically, emotionally and spiritually off-kilter? Lost some joy of living? Overwhelmed by life? Want to look and feel younger? Wish you could heal your body and experience vibrant health? Maybe all you need to do is to get back to the basics with Susan Smith Jones, PhD.
“Susan Smith Jones has been a popular, frequent guest on my talk show radio programs for years, and we often talk about how to reduce stress, live a balanced life, and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit.
Now she has put all of this valuable material into a succinct gem-of-a-book. Healthy, Happy & Radiant . . . at Any Age is your gateway to vibrant health and youthful vitality. It’s the antidote for stress, fatigue and an unhappy life. Anyone searching for guidance on how to minimize stress and create radiant health will find her 20 simple tips sound and easy-to-follow, and her approach refreshing and welcome.
Her material takes us deeper into the intricacies of how ongoing stress affects our lives and how our bodies work so we can become empowered and create optimum health—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This book is as timeless in its content as it is essential reading for everyone worldwide.”