Mutual Aid and Self-help guidebook for you, your family and friends with
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"Be the change that you wish to use in the world"
Do you think that you should
But you really don't feel like it?
So why do you
emotionally resist change despite
your best intentions? Just like
failed New Years' resolutions.
Would you like to break your unhealthy
develop effective motivation
to change, you must first learn
how to lower your emotional
resistance. Use the book Motivate
Healthy Habits: Stepping Stones
for Lasting Change as your guide
for yourself and family. Learn more about emotional resistance
Discover Your Path to Healthy
Talking the walk
is only stepping stones away
from walking the talk. Use the
Motivate Healthy Habits (MHH)
Become the researcher
of your own behavior change.
Learn how to move beyond:
change—increasing your knowledge,
having good intentions and
setting goals, to
your feelings, views, values
and why you do and do not
want to change.
Discover what it
takes for you to change your
To begin this process,
pick an unhealthy habit. Download a decision balance to clarify your issues about
change. Enhance your awareness
about how your feelings (or
avoidance of them), views, motives
and values influence your behavior
and your decision about change.
Before using the
decision balance on yourself,
to an interview of a smoker
who is highly resistant to change.
To learn more about how to initiate
dialogues about quitting with
such another person, visit our
Resource" area and
watch a video about communication
Women Making a Difference
in Men's Health
Are the men in
your life ambivalent about,
or resistant to changing their
unhealthy habits? Do they minimize
the risks and harms of these
behaviors? Are you more concerned
about their unhealthy habits
than they are? Does sharing
your concerns make any difference?
If not, you may be experiencing
the downside of caring-frustrations
and reoccurring conflicts that
go nowhere. Listen to Gandhi,
"Be the change that
you wish to see in the world".
Improve your own health habits
first before inviting family
members to use the MHH guidebook.
And if you change your family
role from a "health advisor"
to a "motivational guide",
you will be more effective in
helping your family make lasting
improvements in their health
more about the upside of caring
Workforces and Communities
the Motivate Healthy Habits (MHH) guidebook
to break your unhealthy habits. Develop
your own personal evidence about healthy
behavior change. Share your learning experiences
with family and friends. Learn about a
discount pack of books for your family.
Consider inviting the leaders of your
organizations (work, church, etc) to experience
the MHH learning process (using the guidebook
or the online course). Establish leadership
teams to create health-promoting organizations
that generate synergy between individual
and organizational change.