Introduction to my book “Make The Shift”

Introduction to my book “Make The Shift”
10 January 2020 Serena Sabala

I am so excited to be sharing with you an extract from my “Make The Shift – a proven method for busy professionals to transform their health, wellbeing, and confidence”: the kindle version is now available on Amazon. I hope you’ll make time to read it: can’t think of a better way to start the year and decade than by prioritizing your health and wellbeing.

In reading the title of this book you may be deceived in thinking that this is a book about fitness or nutrition: you may think that you’ll mainly discover tips on what exercises to do to get more lean and fit. You’re probably hoping to get some healthy recipes and meal plans to get you started on a healthy eating plan. Who knows, you may even be expecting to discover some “secrets” that will finally make a huge difference to your wellness journey and get you the results you’re hoping to achieve.

Let me give you some breaking news: this book is, before anything else, a book about Love.

When I say Love, I’m obviously not referring to the romantic kind of Love that first springs to mind: I’m talking about Love as the universal principle underlying our lives at the deepest level; I’m talking about what we believe to be the most powerful force in the Universe: what makes us who we are and motivates us at the deepest level. That which brings us together and brings out the best in us through life. That’s the Love I’m talking about. And let me tell you, that kind of Love as A LOT to do with your health and wellbeing. More than you can imagine. 

And yes, you will also get very many invaluable informations that specifically pertain to wellness: my intention is most definitely to exceed your expectations so don’t be alarmed. I will get to that point but what I feel sets us apart from any other approach to health and wellbeing is that we will get you to dig deep to the roots of your roadblocks and obstacles so that whatever new results you achieve can be yours for life because you won’t simply be doing things differently for a while, you will actually transform your habits and motivation from deep within. Our aim is not merely to change what you do and how: it is to change why. 

Sure, there will be ups and downs along the way, I’d lie to you if I said otherwise. But you will never go back to the way things were simply because you won’t be that person any longer. 

Having said all that, I’d like to start with a powerful exercise and I kindly ask you not to read on before you’ve completed it. This is so that you can get the greatest possible benefits from it.

So let’s put pen to paper and please write down below who you deem to be the most important person in your life: who do you love the most? whose needs do you put first above anyone else’s? who do you cherish the most and take the greatest care of each and every day?

I know this is a tricky question especially if you have more than one child as no parent can ever choose one child above the others so I’ll make an exception for you and allow you to write them all down but wherever possible, I invite you to choose one person above anyone else. 


Well done for making this touch choice! I know how hard it can be to choose just one person but I firmly believe we ALL have that one special individual that has the power to make everything better (or worse), that can fill you with joy within seconds (and sometimes even a bit of hate, when they don’t behave how we would like them to); the person who most often has a solutions for our greatest questions and doubts. The person that can keep you motivated when things get tough. The person that can make you feel loved and cared for even when nobody else is around. That special person that is most deserving of your unconditional love, attention, and care every single day because as long as they are cared for fully and completely, then you know all will be well in the end.

So keep that person’s name in mind and trust me when I say that this exercise will make sense as you read on. So let’s delve deeper now, starting from what the “Whole Shift” approach is all about and how it was born. I truly hope you enjoy the ride.

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