I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a very sweet, happy new year.
In addition, I invite you to listen to this brief new year's greetings and announcement to get your invite to take the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge along with thousands of people around the globe.
By this, I mean that as your New Year's resolution, you're encouraged to either kick sugar and other sweets entirely or at least cut back on your consumption of the stuff for the month of January. (And I'm also including refined carbs.)
You can learn more about the Great Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge on Friday, Jan. 16 at 12 noon Eastern on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, when I'm joined by several other sugar opponents and authors, including Dr. Nancy Appleton, author of Lick the Sugar Habit, and Dr. Scott Olson, author of the new book, Sugarettes.
FYI, those of you you who've read my book SUGAR SHOCK! know that I issued a 21-day challenge in the book. In fact, in the past two years, I've heard heard from thousands of happy readers who took me up on it and found their life completely transformed by kicking sugar.
But I've never officially announced such a challenge even though it was on my list of things to do. Now that we're making New Year's resolutions, I have to admit that even though it was a priority item, I just never got around to completing this goal.
Because I always believe in giving people credit when it's due, I need to give thanks to Dr. Olson, a Colorado-based naturopath, whose challenge I chanced upon last week, thanks to Google alerts.
I was so impressed by Scott's passion and commitment to helping people give up sugar for a better life that I decided to join him in his challenge.
Even better, I invited him to join me in a special radio show with several of us sugar experts and a Worldwide Sugar-Out Challenge. (Collaboration is so much better than doing things on your own all the time!)
So join us! By the way, you don't even have to turn your back on sugar yet. Just join us on the Gab With The Gurus Radio Show on Friday, Jan. 16 at noon Eastern (or later, at your convenience) to learn why your life will be much better and healthier without sweets and refined carbs.
Also stay tuned for other exciting Gab With the Gurus Radio Shows. Hope you can join us for the first two radio shows of 2009:
- Join us for the first Gab With the Gurus Radio Show of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. Eastern when my guest is the acclaimed Dr. Mark Hyman, bestselling author, lecturer, practicing physician, leader in the emerging field of functional medicine and author of the fascinating new book, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First. You're in for a real treat, because Dr. Hyman will spend one full hour with you on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show to give you valuable information so that 2009 can be your best year yet. Not only that, but for the last third of the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, Dr. Hyman will answer your questions. Just use the Call-In Number: (347) 426-3366
- And listen to another inspiring radio show the following day to help you turn your Resolutions into Reality. My guest, the famous "Goals Guy" Gary Ryan Blair on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show on Wed., Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. Eastern, will give you valuable information so you don't fail at meeting your resolutions again. In the meantime, check out this exciting resolutions website, which is designed to help you make your dreams come true.
In addition, I'd like to invite you to join me at the 11-part Thrive (Don't Just Survive) in 2009 program, which will begin Wed., Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. You'll get a chance to be inspired, educated and encouraged by a Who's Who of health, wellness and empowerment experts. Here's the schedule for the groundbreaking teleseminar/webinar series:
Session 1: Wed., Jan. 7, 2009 — 5:30 pm Eastern
How to Lose W*eight In the New Year
With Jonny Bowden, Ph.D.,
Famous Nutrition & Weight-Loss Expert
Session 2: Wed., Jan. 14, 2009 — 5:30 p.m. Eastern
Fitness Secrets To Tone Up for the New Year
With Kevin Gianni, CPT, One of America's Top Fitness Experts
Session 3: Wed., Jan. 21 – 5:30 Eastern
Toss the Toxins & Get Healthy in the New Year
With Famed Nutrition & Fitness Expert J.J. Virgin, Ph.D.
Session 4: Wed., Jan. 28 – 5:30 pm Eastern
How to Tap Away Your Stresses In the New Year
With Rick Wilkes, LMT, EFT-ADV, Emotional Freedom Coach & EFT Pain Relief Specialist
Session 5: Feb. 4 at 5:30 pm Eastern
How to Tame Your Stressed-Out Tiger Nature
With Stress-Management Expert & Integrative Physician Jill R. Baron, M.D.
Session 6: Feb. 11 at 5:30 pm Eastern
Five Healthy Habits to Turn Your Life Around
With "Health Ranger" Mike Adams, editor of NaturalNews.com
Session 7: Feb 18 at 5:30 pm Eastern
How To Grow Your Soul & Become Spiritually Fit
With Canyon Ranch Spiritual Director Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D.
Session 8: Feb. 25 at 5:30 pm Eastern
Look & Feel Younger By Giving Sugar the Boot in the New Year
With Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C., Certified Health Counselor, Life Coach & Author of SUGAR SHOCK! (That's yours truly. : ] )
Session 9: Wed., March 4 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern
Hypnotize Your Way to Weight Loss
With Acclaimed Hypnotherapist Jim Katsoulis
Session 10: Wed., March 11 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern
Superfoods to Rev You Up & Heal You
With Renowned Expert (TBA)
Session 11: Date and time TBA
Secrets to Shed Your Clutter & Make Way for Fun, Joy & More
With "FlyLady" Marla Cilley, Founder of FlyLady on Yahoo & Bestselling Author of Sink Reflections and co-author of Body Clutter
Again, a sweet and happy new year to all of you.
Just a quick reminder. I just started a Gab With the Gurus Radio Blog, where you can get updates about all upcoming radio shows.