When my latest cookbook, It's All Good, was nearly complete, I was still searching for someone to write the foreword. Because the book included amazing recipes based on a particular healing diet I had been prescribed by my physician, I immediately thought of Dr. Habib Sadeghi. Not only did he understand the medicinal qualities of whole foods, but also the spiritual partnership we have with the earth that provides them to us. I was extremely grateful when Dr. Sadeghi agreed, and even more so when I recently received the opportunity to return the favor and write the foreword to his incredible new book, Within.
What struck me immediately about Within is that it’s so universal. Yes, it focuses on the goal of losing weight, but it does so with principles that can be applied to anything we want to achieve. It’s really a life map instead of a diet. In fact, it isn’t a diet at all because he never mentions food or even exercise. The world doesn’t need another carb counting lecture. It’s really a healing workout for the soul, and that seems only fitting since people often call him the Old Soul Doctor.
They say that over a lifetime, everyone has at least one story or experience that will break your heart. If that’s true, then Dr. Sadeghi has enough for three lifetimes. He’s an old soul not because of what he’s been through, but because of how he survived and thrived on the other side of those difficulties. In Within, he shares the tools he used to get through those experiences and the wisdom he earned in the process.
That’s why I was so proud to write the foreword to Within. Who hasn’t wanted to change their life in some significant way and felt totally lost as to how to make that happen? Dr. Sadeghi isn’t a motivational guru. Even better; he’s somebody who’s “been there”. If direct experience is the only real teacher in life, then Dr. Sadeghi has a PhD in getting your life off life support. You’ll feel his compassion on every page and he never talks down to the reader. Instead, he approaches every subject with the same intuitive empathy that makes him so successful as a physician.
I highly recommend Within, no matter what kind of change you’re seeking in your life. Just be prepared for a paradigm shift in the way you think and feel that only comes from fearlessly “stepping into your loving”.