We're very excited to something big: our official Press Release for Living Wellness for Growth Groups! Our book was published in February, but it recently won the Gold Evergreen Metal for the Living Now Book Award!
About the Award
Four years ago, the Evergreen Book Medals were launched to commemorate world-changing books published since the year 2000. We all seek healthier, more fulfilling lives for ourselves and for the planet, and books are important tools for gaining knowledge about how to achieve these goals for ourselves, our loved ones, and for Planet Earth. Divided into five categories, these books are honored for their contributions to positive global change.
We're so honored that Living Wellness for Growth Groups won the GOLD Evergreen Metal for the Health and Wellness category!
Weight Loss and Wellness Go Hand in Hand
Not everyone recognizes the link between nutrition, fitness, and faith, but longtime personal trainer Ashley Darkenwald is an exception. In her award-winning new book Living Wellness for Growth Groups, she takes readers on a journey of self-discovery toward exceptional health through freedom of mind, balanced living, and an abundant relationship with God.
Darkenwald explains that her nutrition, fitness, and faith-focused workbook transforms lives through a self-discovery process unlike any other fitness program or self-help study available because it addresses whole body wellness: body, mind, and spirit.
A core focus of the book is joining together in life-giving growth groups to give and receive support. In fact, Darkenwald contends that this community aspect is one of the pieces missing in so many wellness journeys.
She comments, “Practicing wellness within a community encourages, motivates, and holds people accountable, leading to lasting, positive change that exercise alone can’t give. My business partner and book contributor Dawn Brommer and I live this truth every day.”
Accordingly, Darkenwald invites small group leaders, personal trainers, and every individual who is passionate about health to bring Living Wellness for Growth Groups into their churches and communities to inspire their friends and families to live more abundantly.
She concludes, “There is so much unnecessary disease and suffering in the world. I deeply desire to see every person living his or her most abundant life, here and now!”
Living Wellness for Growth Groups won the Evergreen Award in the Health and Wellness category. The original Living Wellness book (2014) won a gold medal from Midwest Book Awards in the Education category.
“As a former fitness professional, I so appreciate a comprehensive approach to health (mind, body, spirit). Ashley Darkenwald has created a health resource that’s easy to understand, absolutely attainable, and applicable to our everyday lives. If you’re in need of a fresh start or you have questions about nutrition, exercise, or even establishing new healthy habits, take the time to work your way through the pages of this book. You’ll be glad you did.” ~ Susie Larson, talk radio host, national speaker, author of Your Powerful Prayers
Living Wellness for Growth Groups by Ashley Darkenwald; Beavers Pond Press; Nonfiction; Mind/Body/Spirit; Health & Wellness; Soft Cover ISBN 978-1-59298-743-6 $36.95
Author: Ashley Darkenwald, MS, CPT, PES, loves pizza! And ice cream with peanut butter, and chocolate chip cookies … Years ago, Ashley realized she was addicted to sugar and junk food and that she was paying the price with weight struggles, allergies, adult acne, and joint pain. Ashley started a journey to discover what it means to live a balanced, abundant life full of colorful nutrition, functional fitness, and deep spirituality. Today, Ashley is passionate about sharing her health secrets with everyone. With more than twelve years as a certified personal trainer and as an award-winning author, business owner, and mother of three, Ashley continues her journey of lifelong learning with her newest exciting book, Living Wellness for Growth Groups.
More About the Living Now Book Awards
"The Living Now Book Awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books that enhance the quality of our lives, from cooking and fitness to relationships and mature living. The awards are open to all books written in English and intended for the North American market. The gold, silver and bronze medalists in this year’s Living Now Book Awards offer a list of books representing some of the fastest-growing segments of book publishing today, and the Living Now Book Awards publicize the importance of these books to readers and their vitality in the marketplace." Learn more here!
Blessings on your wellness journey from our hearts to yours :)
The Living Wellness Team
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or treat any illnesses or disease. Please always check with your doctor before beginning any new nutritional or fitness program or before making any nutritional/fitness changes.