Quote from The 9 Steps to Emotional Fitness also by Warren Redman

One of the processes we use in Emotional Fitness is called the Lifescale. It consists of ten questions, which together helps us make sense of the balance we have between our satisfactions and frustrations in life. Each question has a key word that happens to begin with P, such as Pleasure and Pain, Peace or Pressure.

As a fan of cryptic crosswords and word games generally, as well as being a writer, I am fascinated by how we use words to express our feelings and beliefs. There is a power to the words we use that can change whole perspectives and ways of living.

If you care to try a definition of life (without being technical about it) you might find it daunting and even unrewarding. If you look at its meaning, you may get into so many hypothetical possibilities that you go around in circles. If, however, you take the particular perspective I offer here and use the first letter of life to stand for love, laughter, listening and learning, what happens?

Let me know. And while you’re at it, come up with other possibilities – for example, the four H’s in Human are Hope, Happiness, Health, and Heart.

In peace
Warren Redman

Author's Bio: 

Warren Redman trained in the UK as a psychotherapist, facilitator and coach and has developed his own unique style of Life Coaching which he calls Emotional Fitness Coaching. He is president of the Emotional Fitness Institute (formally the Centre for Inner Balancing), writing about, teaching and coaching people in success skills of Emotional Fitness. He is the author of fifteen books, including the Award-winning The 9 steps to Emotional Fitness, Achieving Personal Success and Recipes for Inner Peace.

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