The I-Way to Well

Mapping the Seven Selves of Health Motivation
Today, pro-health messages are in ubiquity. From every corner of the digital domain, images of "desirable" others are indelibly etched into our collective psyche. From the hot fitness model plastered all over the magazine rack to the supplement-using, mortality-defying "ageless" wonder--each are socially accepted cultural icons that dominate the mainstream health media. For some (but not all) of us, these external motivators--that is, people, places, or things that motivate us--possess the seemingly mystical power to energize, galvanize, and instill hope in us when there is none.Yet unbeknownst to us, the moment that we begin to internalize the perceived "power" of these motivators begins a downward spiral into dependence that leads us to ask the question: "What happens when that symbol of health salvation becomes, dare we say... less motivating? "Hence, our mission: To shift the motivational paradigm away from the forces "out there" that have limited staying power toward the more potent, enduring, and sustainable motives that are already very much "in here."

Joshua Garrin Joshua Garrin holds a Ph.D. in health psychology, an M.S. in cognitive psychology, and a B.S. in general psychology and journalism. Following the completion of his doctorate in 2014, Joshua was the recipient of Walden University's Harold L. Hodgkinson Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research for his inquiry on health beliefs, outcome expectancies, and stress appraisal in college seniors. In addition, Joshua is the recipient of Walden University's 2015 Presidential Alumni Research Dissemination Award for having published his award-winning dissertation research via multiple literary channels. As a health psychologist, Joshua's interests focus on the intrinsic motives that underlie sustained health behavior change--seven of which serve as the conceptual framework discussed in his new book, The I-Way to Well: Mapping the Seven Selves of Health Motivation (Motivational Press)--now available for purchase here at Amazon and through retailers worldwide. Joshua is also a certified health professional through the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, and the Institute of HeartMath. As a fitness professional, Joshua has a deep appreciation for educating others on the acute responses and chronic adaptations to nutritional choices and physical activity. As a health coach and self-regulation practitioner, Joshua embraces a biopsychosocial, person-centered approach to empowering others to stop allowing external influences to control their health and, instead, to start grabbing the controls and manifesting their health "destiny".

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