Are You LIVING Together Or, DYING Together?
By Dr. Wanda Ross Padilla, RELATIONSHIP/Wellness EXPERT!
PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER, HOLISTIC LIFE/WORKPLACE COACH, WORKSHOP/RETREAT TRAINER
DR. WANDA’S BOOK WAS A FINALIST IN THE 2012 NEW MEXICO/ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS! OUT OF OVER 300 SUBMISSIONS OF BOOKS BY AUTHORS IN MANY CATEGORIES, DR. WANDA’S BOOK WAS ONE OF THREE IN THE CATEGORY OF “SELF-HELP” selected as a FINALIST.
“I loved how you wrote the book, it was like sitting down with you having a personal conversation while eating lunch. Not only does it give us a road map on on how your healing/recovery goes, you provided so many resources/avenues to latch onto…lots of choices. The book is awesome!” M.S. Buffalo, NY
“I just finished your wonderful book! I liked your idea of each person becoming so empowered as to become his or her own Life Coach. You provided the tools!” E.S. Plantation, FL
“The book has been my “Spiritual Mentor!” C.C. Miami, FL
“I could not put your book down. I want copies for my friends.” D.H. Albuquerque, NM
“Your book is wonderful. I want copies for each of my adult children…I have nine of them!” A.M. Santa Fe, NM
The title of this book is the question Dr. Padilla has asked the vast majority of her clients over the many years that she has been a Holistic Life Coach. Relationships are the KEY to everything; therefore, “toxic” relationships can and will negatively impact your career, your health and your overall well-being. A toxic relationship whether it is an intimate relationship, your relationship with family, friends or your business colleagues can and will kill you mentally, emotionally, spiritually and yes, physically. It will also age you prematurely.
In this book, which is written in clear, practical language for the layperson, Dr. Padilla starts by sharing her story in Part 1, which is a story which could have had a very different ending if she had not put forth the effort to transform her life. She urges the reader to “use SKILLS and not PILLS” (words of Dr. Daniel Amen, Brain Specialist) to make your life really work. She offers you HOPE, INSPIRATION and “lessons learned”. She also offers you the tools (skills) as a roadmap, which will get you the life you want and deserve.
Part 2 of this book clearly outlines for the reader seven powerful tools she uses not only in her Coaching practice, but also in her own personal life. Dr. Padilla’s life and relationships offer a testimony that these tools work “if you work them”. EMPOWERING others is her theme. In Part 2, Dr. Padilla clearly outlines seven powerful tools, which are tools from the ancient masters. They all have modern day insights psychologically and spiritually. She knows the struggles of being in a toxic relationship. She wants you to learn from her life and then from the ancient masters and teachers on how to have relationships in which everyone (from roommates, to relatives) can truly LIVE. While her focus in the book is on the relationship between two people who have made a commitment to each other, the same tools work for ALL relationships in your life. The book will help you to get to know yourself first and then get to know the significant others in your life. Only then will you treat them THE WAY THEY WANT TO BE TREATED.
Part 3 of the book succinctly outlines her formula for staying energetic and fit at any age. Her size 6 body ( vitality! Energy!) is the EXAMPLE