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UPLIFTED: 12 Minutes to More Joy, Faith, Peace, Kindness & Vitality

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12-Minutes to More
Joy, Faith,Peace,
Kindness & Vitality

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Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

UPLIFTED: 12-Minutes to More Joy, Faith, Peace, Kindness & Vitality offers you the keys to achieving your heartfelt goals through sound healthy living suggestions and motivation as well as the positive steps that I call the ‘12-Minute Action Steps’ that will bring you closer to the ideal life you've always dreamed of having. It also offers my renowned 21-day "favorable" program to foster more positive habits and let go of self-sabotaging habits; foods that bolster and deflate mood; the health benefits of gratitude and kindness; and a life-enriching Workbook as a way to get to know ourselves better; and countless tips to get you on the fast-track to a successful, peaceful, and joyful life.

Quote from UPLIFTED

The human body is an amazing machine and requires attention, regular maintenance and loving care to run as efficiently as possible. My upbeat, motivating and practical book, UPLIFTED, teaches you how to both honor your body and keep our mind uplifted and positive no matter what’s going on in your life and the world. You hold the key to vibrant living.

Here's an interview with Ric Bratton on This Week in America on UPLIFTED: Creating a Life with Optimal Wellness, a Victorious Mindset & Much Less Stress. Among many topics, I offer life-enriching tips on how to have an indescribable feeling of buoyant inner joy, please and confidence, and how to unlock your inner healing powers to conquer illness, extend life and have the courage of a lion. To listen now, please click HERE.

UPLIFTED can mean so many things – floating along on a transparently golden summer day, an inner lightness that buoys you up through any mood, or a sense of being lifted along by a higher power in which we have complete trust. In this instructive manual, written from my heart to yours and based on scientific research, I show you how to achieve this enlightened state of UPLIFTMENT by attending to the whole-person trinity of mind, body, and spirit. Through diligently applying the principles set out in this magnificent book, the result gives you an indescribable feeling of buoyant inner power and confidence.

If we are honest, most of us want to continuously improve our lives – learn the art of living, find our own unique path on a quest to live a more effective and enjoyable life as we seek deeper answers to problems we encounter and question large philosophical issues we wish to better understand. By drawing from the great minds of history, as well as a range of literary, spiritual, and contemporary sources, I present the you with nuggets of wisdom to savor, first by opening every chapter with two intriguing quotations, and then by closing each chapter with more thoughtful insights, with an abundance of time-tested guidance in-between.

This book isn't meant to just feed the mind and help you feel uplifted in some temporary fashion. It's a practical plan for daily action to create an enduring result in your life. In other words, the book is full of recommendations that are all created to leave you in a healthier, more vibrant state of mind, body, and spirit. By considering the foods you eat; by being kinder and more compassionate to all you meet; by watching the words you speak and write; by keeping your word with yourself and others; and by assessing your higher consciousness, while simplifying your life, and returning to a connection with nature, you will feel stronger, more relaxed, and eager to take on the challenges in your life. This book is supremely insightful in explaining the subtle wisdom that supports all these life changes and enrichments to bring you to peak living.

Excerpt from the FOREWORD by David Craddock, MA (Oxon)

“Busy lives inevitably create a hectic pace of life. Experiencing beauty, feeling wonder, and breathing in deeply of nature's blessings, unfortunately, often falls to the bottom of our to-do lists. Susan’s uplifting and inspiring book helps us reconsider our objectives and priorities, our aspirations and ambitions, our goals and dreams, reassess how we use our time, and what we value in order to live a more fully realized life. ‘The secret to creating these transforming changes,’ writes Susan, ‘is that they're made one step at a time, and in 12-minute practicable segments and 21-day favorable commitments; they build on one another, so that nothing becomes a burden. They become manageable steps to take your life forward, until their cumulative effect manifests major changes of significance.’

“It's not easy to start a new life-changing program or to give up old habits. Fortunately, UPLIFTED: 12-Minutes to More Joy, Faith, Peace, Kindness & Vitality is a nurturing guide, a book with true heart and with wonderful, enthralling stories from Susan's life experiences and also work with her clients worldwide. She even included two Humor Time Intermissions with really funny jokes and stories. Before you finish Chapter 1, you will be captivated by this book and won't want to put it down. Following Susan’s advice reminds us of listening to an old friend reaching across the kitchen table to share both common sense and uncommon wisdom. This book is practical to read and delightfully pleasant to follow. I am keeping a copy on my bedside table to read from before I go to sleep each night. If we commit ourselves to the wise guidance that Susan proffers us on each page of this book, we will find that in a short time we’ll feel stronger, happier, healthier, and more serene, restored, ready to soar, and totally UPLIFTED!”

To purchase autographed copies from “yours truly” (Susan) for you and your family/friends, which include a bookmark and a note card from me, please see the information below and put in your order. You can also order copies from your local bookstore or Amazon.


Health is the first muse and sleep is the condition to produce it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.
~ Mark Twain

What People Are Saying about UPLIFTED

"I have had the great pleasure of knowing Susan for decades, since she was a young child, barely walking, and I can tell you for certain that she is one of the most positive, humorous, and kind people you could ever meet. I’ve read many of her books and I have to say that this one, UPLIFTED, is now my favorite. In her typical reader-friendly, motivating, and inspiring writing style, Susan tells us how to be more hopeful, positive, and vibrantly healthy even when uncertainty and stress may be our constant daily companions. As a medical doctor, I appreciate her holistic approach to living more healthfully that fosters vitality no matter one’s age, not just physically, but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. If you would like some practical, effective ways to feel more uplifted each day; if you desire to be healthier, kinder, or more peaceful; if you want some insightful guidance on how to live a more balanced, successful life; or if you simply want to enrich your experience of living, making your life a great adventure and celebration, then Susan’s empowering UPLIFTED book is just for you!"
~ Peter W. Brown, MD — Los Altos, CA

"Books that I love become more than ink on paper; they become good friends. This powerful and life-transforming book, Uplifted, is sure to become one of my very best friends forever. Long after books are read, even sitting on the shelf, their vibrations continue to bless, heal, enrich, and nurture me. For decades I have been producing and hosting radio programs, and for 15 years, Susan has been a monthly guest on my radio show, This Week in America. She is the only person I’ve ever invited on my program monthly because she’s that good and my listeners around the world can’t seem to get enough of her joyful, upbeat, and bright personality. Her enthusiasm, experience, and her vast knowledge in the fields of holistic health, nutrition, fitness, human potential, and mental well-being are great gifts to my listeners. Her wit, wisdom, and humor blend in a way to create a truly contagious field of joyous energy. And these same characteristics about Susan’s personality shine through on every page of this wonderful book. She makes you wish you were her next-door neighbor so you could visit with her in person, and go for walks or visit in her home over some tea or fresh juice. Susan has a way of living the principles she speaks and writes about in this book that causes others to follow her way of healthy living. In UPLIFTED, it feels as if an angel of light has been dropped into our midst to bless us, just when the world needs it the most, in ways that will last for a long time. If we all lived as Susan suggests, America and the world could close most of its hospitals and jails and become nations at peace with each other. It’s a beautiful and outstanding guide to living a life that is rooted in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual vitality, no matter one’s age.  UPLIFTED is definitely essential reading."
~ Ric Bratton — Founder and Host, This Week in America

"Every chapter is this book is uplifting to read, the writing style engaging and the message of the book insightful and profound and yet easy to assimilate and understand. It is inspiring to think of all the ways that it is possible to apply the myriad of suggestions that Susan offers to your life right away. She reminds us that it is often the little things, the small revelations, the simple random acts of kindness, that make a great deal of difference in handling life’s struggles, whether disappointment or frustration, sadness or loss or any other struggle. I appreciate the beautiful way that she phrases her thoughts, the uplifting quotations, the illuminating stories, the powerful insights and Bible passages, and the many life-enriching recommendations that will stir you into action and help you regain a sense of balance and perspective to your life. “Everything good and positive that broadens our appreciation and appetite for life”, says Susan, “should be one of our lifetime goals”. The reality of her faith-based lifestyle is truly inspiring, and, in the Workbook, she encourages us to examine our life very carefully so that we can know ourselves better and aspire to a more rewarding and fulfilling life. There are over 100 easy-to-apply ‘Action Steps’ in which we can all participate in only 12 or fewer minutes. Like favorite hymns, her many quotations will become familiar and comfortable, useful, timely, and uplifting. As you find yourself thinking, “Susan has written this just for me” you will feel an extraordinary surge of energy, joy, and peace. UPLIFTED is sure to bring you inspiration and ideas, energy and unlimited possibilities, and motivation that will enrich the quality of your life."
~ Olin Idol, ND, CNC, Vice President of Health, Hallelujah Diet

"The human body is an amazing machine and requires attention, regular maintenance, and loving care to run as efficiently as possible. This wonderful book teaches us how to both honor our body and keep our mind uplifted and positive. But it’s so much more than what to eat (and not eat), how to exercise for best results, when to reinvigorate the body, and why to live by the golden rule. Susan enlightens us on how to believe in possibilities; be courageous in our daily lives; live in the now; move more toward love; remain calm in the midst of uncertainty; reduce daily stress and anxiety; create joy in the middle of chaos; dream big and achieve goals; become a magnet for blessings and miracles; use affirmations to uplift sadness; foster fulfilling relationships; brighten our day first thing in the morning; and much more. I have had the pleasure of knowing Susan for many years and I can say for certain that she is one of the most joyful, kind, faith-filled, loving, peaceful, and upbeat people I’ve ever met. She definitely walks her talk. Whenever we visit, I always feel uplifted afterwards — the theme of this book. Her message is about the art of living fully and using beauty, grace, and inspiration to illuminate our lives. UPLIFTED shows us how we can nurture ourselves by what we feed our mind, and how we can all live with divine connection and timing as we endure, persevere, prevail, and thrive. Susan’s 12-Minute Action Steps are genius because we can all find this small chunk of time daily to uplift ourselves and others. Because of the healing and health wisdom permeating every page of this glorious book, my life has been greatly enriched. If you want to find warmth, affirmation, encouragement, and optimism, this is the book for you. If you need guidance on joy, love, courage, wholeness, grief, risk, loss, growth, and success, this book will be your godsend. If you simply want to read some of the most inspiring quotation ever to guide you on your physical and spiritual journey, UPLIFTED will be your gift. With courage and confidence, Susan will take you on a delightful physical, mental, and spiritual journey, helping to restore you to serenity, grace, and positivity."
~ Myran Thomas, LA Esthetique Wellness

Hitch your wagon to a star.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you. . .

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.

~ Rudyard Kipling


UPLIFTED is also available in a beautiful "Special Edition" printed book format that makes this an impressive present for you and your loved ones, which will be delivered to the address of your choice.

Each copy of the Special Edition book will be personally autographed by yours truly (Susan) to you or to any of your friends or family members, and each book comes with a beautiful notecard to you from me and a lovely ribbon bookmark. Just give me the name(s) for each personal autograph. If you give me your telephone number and/or email address, I'll contact you, as well, to say that the book is on the way.

The cost for this Special Edition autographed book is $50.00 for each book. This includes Shipping & Handling, if the address is within the USA. Add an additional $25, if the book needs to be sent outside the USA, anywhere else in the world.

Send the name of the book (UPLIFTED: 12 Minutes to More Joy, Faith, Peace, Kindness & Vitality) along with your payment (Cashier's Check or Money Orders ONLY in US Funds—always available at your bank) to: Health Unlimited, PO Box 49215, Los Angeles, CA 90049, to the attention of . . . Autographed Books. All books are sent with loving gratitude and best wishes to you and the other recipients on your list.

Remember, the gift of health is the best gift you can give yourself and others.

Food for Thought Quotations about Books & Reading

If you cannot read all your books...fondle them---peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances. ~ Winston Churchill

Books are such a great way to spend time with your children, open lines of communication with your children, and just build that strong foundation. ~ Victoria Osteen

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. ~ Harper Lee

Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book. ~ Jane Smiley

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. ~ Anna Quindlen

Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. ~ Nora Ephron

She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. ~ Annie Dillard

A word after a word after a word is power. ~ Margaret Atwood

Books were my pass to personal freedom. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. ~ Benjamin Franklin

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. ~ B. F. Skinner

What I like best is a book that's at least funny once in a while. What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though. ~ J. D. Salinger

The greatest luxury I know is sitting up reading in bed. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson