About the Book
From holistic health advocate and internal medicine specialist Dr. Margaret Mears, ABC’s of Lighthearted Living . . . My Prescription will treat you with twenty-six proven happiness principles arranged from A to Z. These principles will give you joy, inspiration, and confidence to live lightheartedly and overcome the challenges you are facing.
Filled with stories from Dr. Maggie’s over thirty years of medical practice, the book will show you the resilience of the human spirit and teach you how to find the bright side in every situation.
Delighting, empowering, and genuinely hopeful, ABC’s of Lighthearted Living . . . My Prescription will show you that happiness and health go hand in hand.
“I wrote this book in hopes that each reader can gain happiness for themselves, and in doing so, create greater health as well as develop habits that are rewarding, lifelong. I learned much from listening to my patients with their amazing attitudes, behaviors, and courage. They conquered afflictions that wanted to settle into their bodies. I want to pass that knowledge on, in hopes of bringing joy, purpose, and excellent health to you, the reader.”—Dr. Margaret Mears
“Nice work! This book is filled with truth, heart, and wisdom, which can help your survive life’s many difficulties.”
—Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles
“This book packs a wallop of fun along with a fresh way to view life! Dr. Mears has an uplifting and inspiring message. Each letter of the alphabet has its own ‘gift’ for readers that can help heal their spirit, mind and body. The artwork throughout this gem of a book is playful and delights the soul.”
—Sulana Stone, Amazon customer
“Mear’s ABC of Lighthearted Living . . . puts the ups and downs of living into a healthy and entertaining perspective. The author’s short and insightful stories provide a great read for busy people who need a lift to start their day. The graphics are colorful and clever.”
—M. A. Bauernfeind, Amazon customer
“Maggie, this is an awesome book. I so admire you. I have been noticing change in me, thought it was depression. But I see how I have stopped participating in life. Looking at my life through the eyes of age. I'm only to ‘G’ but feel you wrote this book for me. Have a lovely day.”
—J.C., Scottsville, AZ
It's so comfortable to stay home in this heat. One doesn't notice the box. I have lost all focus lately & get little accomplished. Noticing how my life. And attitude and joy have diminished. Your book is an "ah ha". A wake up call. Bless you!
—Chloe G., AZ
Hello, I am sending this email in praise of the book "ABC's of Lighthearted Living...My Prescription" by Margaret Mears, M.D.. A must read for anyone caught up in the hustle and bustle of the every day world. For anyone that has lost a little bit of themselves along lifes journey. A gentle effective reminder of how to regain balance and well being. I will share with you, my words I sent Dr. Margaret Mears. M.D.. "Thank You! "ABC's of Lighthearted Living...My Prescription" is just the "Rx" I needed. I was stagnant. Your book is just what I needed to be "me" again. The authentic "me". Since reading your book, I have joined a gym, got rid of clutter, improved my diet and changed my thinking and attitude, which has allowed my confidence and courage to shine. "ABC's of Lighthearted Living...My Prescription" is right up there with "The Secret", "The Four Agreements as well as the teachings of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Dr. Chopra. Kudos! I am grateful your book found it's way into my hands and my heart."Thank You, Peace and Good Health.
—Kellie G., Las Vegas
Congratulations on your awesome book. It is so uplifting and perfect for everyone who is looking for happiness along with good health. Loved all the true stories that changed peoples lives. Thank you so much for this wonderful book!
One of your greatest fans...
This book is one everyone should read. It is filled with wonderful ideas for living a healthy, happy and positive life. Dr. Mears is an excellent writer with a great sense of humor and much wisdom. I’m sure anyone who reads this wonderful book will agree.
Well, I am here to tell you that there is a huge world out there just waiting for you to show up again. It is eager to show you its wonders, to enchant you, engage you, take you back to that state of energy known as awe and wonder.
We must allow ourselves room to fail and have it be perfectly OK. Sly Stallone, in a recent interview with James Tipton, said he purposely chooses activities to explore where he feels a mite uncomfortable. He has to stretch a little so he can expand who he is, not just as an actor, but as a person. Then he gives himself permission for that venture to fall through. In the process, he related, he's learned a whole lot; he's discovered if the venture, relationship or new role is for him. And moreover, with his 'it's all right to fail' umbrella open, he doesn't have to beat himself up but can remain upbeat about the whole experience.
It seems to me that being open means facing and overcoming what may be our own personal demons, fears, and taking that first courageous step. It can mean considering other ways, when we never were willing to do that before.
John, a delightful patient, had developed a serious eye condition, retinitis pigmentosa, which rendered him blind by the age of thirty. Now, at forty-two, he visited my office with Luke, his loyal guide dog, to say goodbye. John and his wife had been patients for about five years and were now moving to Colorado, so that he could attend law school. They had been in to have me sign papers so that the university would purchase him a Braille computer. I could imagine how difficult it would be to move to a new home, learn to maneuver around a new apartment, and cope with the daily tasks that the sighted community takes so much for granted.
What we can do as adults is to relearn to recognize the signs of becoming unbalanced, so we can do something about our situation before it affects the very fabric of our lives.
I see us as whole beings, not just physical ones. We need to balance the four parts of our SELF: Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Emotional.
All sorts of statistics are available online about sex: Thousands of studies from around the world; universities, sex therapy publications, educational “how-to-do-it properly” articles (says who?) Research. Masters and Johnson.
My focus is not on these but rather on where sex fits in with happiness. Let’s face it: We are all winners in the ‘What is sex all about anyway?’ question.
How else did we get here? We were created.
Two people had great sex.
We came to be.
How awesome is that?
Fortunately, many of the studies on happiness that are related to having sex, are excellent, educational and encouraging.
Many benefits noted in my research. At last count, I am up to 15 health benefits from sexual intimacy especially.
As a physician for many years, I was often asked questions: “Well, Doc, is it safe for me to have sex now or will I drop dead?”
Thank God, we were taught some reassuring facts about it, because I was one young, ignorant medical student in this area.
I can remember clearly, having to give my reports about physical exams done on patients, which took about forty-five minutes. Had to be done in great detail. When I came to the exam of genitalia, I was lost. The professor asked me,
“Was the penis normal- sized?”
“How the heck do I know? I don’t have a clue,” was my answer, standing there rather forlorn, in front of a group of about twenty medical students (male). That was only the beginning!
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