Thursday, January 15, 2009

Better Body for Life - Croix Sather

Better Body Better Life Program

"Your past may have influenced who you are, but you are responsible for who you become. Learn how even little choices can make BIG differences". "Losing body-fat is emotional, mental and motivational,as well as physical". Croix Sather, Holistic Fitness Practitioner

Croix Sather is a Holistic Fitness Practitioner certified by the National Endurance and Sports Trainers Association. This training certified him as a personal trainer, Mind-Body Fitness Specialist, Mental Skills Training Specialist, and Sports Yoga Trainer.

Croix also practices the philosophies shared in this book, and lives a healthy life without dieting.

I met Croix Sather just before the Toastmasters 2007 International Convention in Arizona during the "Get Paid To Speak" Boot Champ Camp. What we both had in common was getting up early and working out in the pool. Great way to start ANY DAY! (I use to be a certified Aquatics Instructor)

Croix lives in the Toastmaster District 53 (which covers the western side of Massachusetts).

As the 2008-2009 Lt. Governor of Education and Training I invited Croix to attend my District 31 Fall 2008 Conference to speak at a Round Table.
Croix is so upbeat and extremely generous as I later learned from our District 31 Prison Club Coordinator, George Manoogian who shared that Croix handed him a check for $150.00 to donate towards our prison clubs! That was a pleasant surprise. Thanks Croix - YOU ROCK!


Croix brought a smile to my face when he emailed me this link and although I have no idea how he found it I bet some of you can recognize my "friends faces" and maybe even your own!

Click on it and enjoy searching for your face! Hope you smile like I did! Thanks again Croix!


Contact Croix Sather,



Distinguish from the suffix -holism, which describes addictions.
Holism (from ὅλος holos, a Greek word meaning all, entire, total) is the idea that all the properties of a given system (biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic, etc.) cannot be determined or explained by its component parts alone. Instead, the system as a whole determines in an important way how the parts behave.

The general principle of holism was concisely summarized by Aristotle in the Metaphysics: "The whole is more than the sum of its parts" (1045a10).

Reductionism is sometimes seen as the opposite of holism. Reductionism in science says that a complex system can be explained by reduction to its fundamental parts. For example, the processes of biology are reducible to chemistry and the laws of chemistry are explained by physics.

On the other hand, holism and reductionism can also be regarded as complementary viewpoints, in which case they both would be needed to get a proper account of a given system.


Holistic Medicine

Holistic Medicine is defined by the Canadian Holistic Medical Association as follows.

Holistic medicine is a system of health care which fosters a cooperative relationship among all those involved, leading towards optimal attainment of the physical, mental emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health.

It emphasizes the need to look at the whole person, including analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual and lifestyle values. It encompasses all stated modalities of diagnosis and treatment including drugs and surgery if no safe alternative exists. Holistic medicine focuses on education and responsibility for personal efforts to achieve balance and well being.

Suzan Walter, President of the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA), put together an excellent summary of the principals of Holistic Health. The summary can be found on the AHHA Web Page. For those unfamiliar with Holistic Medicine, I strongly encourage reading this short summary.


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