THE BLOG
05/06/2008 09:11 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

My New Book is Available Today!

My new book, The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Change (And Loving Your Life More)--is available today in bookstores nationwide and online--it offers nine simple principles to help make any change easier.

Maybe you've been through a difficult breakup, received a troubling health diagnosis or lost your job. Perhaps you're a new parent, received a promotion or started your own business. Positive changes can also be made--have you quit smoking, lost some weight or become more green?

Whatever change has come into your life (or that you're hoping to make) this will help you through the transition.

In researching the book, I interviewed hundreds of people and recognized a pattern in what makes someone get through change with less stress and anxiety. I found that the things you do, say, and feel directly affect your reaction to change. I've seen that it's possible to become good at change, to embrace and even welcome the transitions that will inevitably arise. The First 30 Days includes real life stories of people who have lived through many types of change and clear action points that will help you move through the changes in your own life.

The First 30 Days is for anyone who has always wanted to make a change, but doesn't know how to start; it's for those who have tried over and over to initiate a change with little or no success and it's for people who are overwhelmed by the changes that have come into their lives. Its also for anyone who is helping a friend or loved on through a change. The book will not only kick start your life of change, but it will also help you reach your goals by keeping you focused and directed.

Get a copy for yourself and for a friend. I'll be heading out on a book tour shortly, and hope if I'm in your city that you'll stop by and tell me what you think! Thank you to all those who have helped make this happen. Each of you have added something to me and my life, and hence to this book.

Excerpted Praise for First 30 Days: A Guide to Any Change

New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra praised The First 30 Days as "an excellent guide....it helps to have an expert navigate through the ups and downs of life."

"The First 30 Days can help people change their lives" Richard Parsons, former CEO of Time Warner

"This book is full of practical information that will both inspire and inform. ... a must read." ---Cathie Black, New York Times bestselling author of Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life), president of Hearst Magazines

"This beautiful book is like having a compassionate friend guiding you through the beginning stages of any major change in your life. I loved it." ---Wayne Dyer, New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

"What could you do to start loving your life more? This book helps you answer that question and provides the tools you need to make it happen." ---Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy For No Reason, Chicken Soup For The Women's Soul; featured teacher in "The Secret"