Reviews & Endorsements for Four Quadrant Living
Excerpt from the Foreword by Dick Bolles
"This is not just a book about how to improve your health. I wouldn’t trust it, if it was. This is a book about how to do Life. Those two—health and life—are inseparable. Anyone who writes about health, and doesn’t realize that, still has a lot to learn."
— Dick Bolles, author, What Color Is Your Parachute? (10,000,000 copies sold)
(5 Stars) “Four Quadrant Living is a touchstone for this century. Colman’s techniques are didactic, feasible, and clear-cut; Colman has a compelling claim in the much abiding, and much larger, conversation for a holistic way of life. The book is easy-going, and its neatly packaged affirmations and natural headway are necessary for any nightstand or bookshelf nearest you.”
“Four Quadrant Living’s small-step approach to improving life is notably appealing. Colman packs plenty of sensible suggestions into this slim book. What might come off as judgmental in less-deft hands is here more like gentle advice from a close friend.”
"The author shares a bounty of knowledge, encouraging a whole-body approach to maintaining health and stressing the importance of having fun along the way...Colman’s galvanizing, four-pronged approach to maximal wellness creates a simple reminder on how far a flourishing mind and body can go."
"Four Quadrant Living by Dina Colman is a book everyone should read. It may be in the category of health books, but it takes a far broader approach than books that simply focus on the body and its health. Dina Colman shows readers that health consists of much more than simply having a healthy and fit body. Many tips in this book could help people to make little changes in their lives than can have a very positive effect."
"Would you like your life to be both healthier and happier? Dina Colman's guidance will get you there. Her voice is clear, wise and reliable. Heed it and you'll be on your way to true wellness."
— John Robbins, author of Diet For A New America, and co-founder of the Food Revolution Network
“Four Quadrant Living is a simple, clear introduction to an Integral lifestyle, with recommendations covering all four quadrants (behavioral, psychospiritual, communal, and systemic). These basic dimensions are present in all humans, and are there whether we know it or not, want it or not—and we can treat them in ways that lead to health, or ways that lead to illness. Dina Colman includes practices and exercises (and advice in general) that will help insure the result is health, not illness, and a life filled with more joy, vitality, strength, wellness, and happiness. If you’re looking for a way to improve your life, this is a terrific place to begin.”
— Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision
"Dina Colman’s Four Quadrant Living is as close to being an “owners manual” for being a mindful human being as I’ve ever seen. Living a holistic life in this day and age is not just a good idea, it’s a prerequisite if you want to live a healthy, balanced life. We all have the choice to live a higher quality of life than we do, and this book serves as a great check list for how to create that level of life experience we all crave. Dina is precise and practical in her explanations and suggestions. Four Quadrant Living is nothing short of a great “reset” button to keep your everyday life on track and moving in the direction of high quality living. If everyone lived the way Dina suggests, none of us would recognize the planet we currently live on. For me, it would be a dream come true."
— Danny Dreyer, author of Chi Running, Chi Walking and Chi Marathon, founder of Chi Living
"Dina Colman provides the top-level strategy to do the right things the right way to change your life."
— Guy Kawasaki, author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, former chief evangelist of Apple
"Once in a while a book comes along that helps a generation of readers access a new way of living—not by implementing major changes, but by making minor tweaks that change everything. This is such a book. In the most accessible and inviting language, Dina Colman has assembled a small book of simple but profound wisdom, complete with the suggestions needed to bring about the changes she suggests. Whether you are just starting out on the journey to simplify your life and find more meaning, or you are deeply involved a spiritual practice, this book offers tools for everyday living that all of us need to be reminded of now and then. It’s a book that feels like a conversation with a close friend from the moment you open it, and is one that many readers will keep by their bedside for years to come. I know a few dozen people I’d like to give this to, and I bet you will too."
— Sarah Susanka, author of The Not So Big House series and The Not So Big Life
"I highly recommend Four Quadrant Living. This book is filled with hundreds of practical ways to find balance in your life on all levels. While it is easy to just read quickly, to actively pursue these recommendations could supply a lifetime of self-reflection and improvement."
— Elizabeth Lipski, author of Digestion Connection and Digestive Wellness
"Four Quadrant Living is a guide for taking charge of the style in which we live our lives. It is about lifestyle medicine. As Dina Colman wisely points out, contrary to common belief, our genes only rarely determine our destiny. However, what we think, how we live our lives, the relationships we nurture, and the environment we live in, all have surprisingly powerful effects on our health. This practical, easy-to-read book is a must read if you want to take charge of your health."
— Len Saputo, author of A Return to Healing, founder of Health Medicine Center
“For millennia, sages, mystics and wisdom keepers have reminded us of the importance of the four quadrants of life. In today’s world of countless distractions and cyber cacophony, Dina’s book, Four Quadrant Living, is a wonderful and refreshing synthesis of great wisdom, fruitful experience and good common sense which we would all do well to follow.”
— Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., author of Managing Stress and Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water
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