TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface ix
1: Optimal Living 360, the Basics    1
Core Assets in Life: ASPIRES
Life Currencies
Return on Investment (ROI)
Making the Most of Life
Learning from Experience
Now or Never

2: Core Assets for Integrative Decision Making    13
Your Personal Life Asset Allocation
What Is Integrative Decision Making?
You’re the CEO—You Decide
The Courage to Execute Your ROI Decision
Obey the Law of Diminishing Returns
Keep Ahead of the Game with CAPS

3: Hold on to Your Assets: Your ROI on Safety    29
A Quick Look at the World of Safety
Keep an Eye on Your Health with Preventive Screenings
At-Home Health Checks
Gender-specific Screening
Skin Safety
Minding Your P’s: Poop, Pee, and Poot
Avoid the Addictions
The Safer Workout
Identity Theft and Cyber Security
CAPS for Your ROI on Safety

4: Where You Live: Your ROI on Physical Health    65
Setting Foot on the Path to Good Health
Nutrition and Dieting
The Herbal Path
Exercise: Move Your Body
CAPS for ROI on Physical Health

5: Affairs of the Mind: Your ROI on Intellectual, Emotional, and Mental
Health    111

Educate to Liberate
Mental Rest Is Best, Get Your Sleep
Don’t Mess with Stress
Self-Esteem: Who Do You See in the Mirror?
A Word About Intuition
CAPS for ROI on Intellectual, Emotional, and Mental Health

6: Love and Happiness: Your ROI on Relationships    137
Life Shared Is a Life Fulfilled
Why Make the Real Relationship Effort?
First Steps to Good Communication
When the Going Gets Tough
Learning to Listen
Getting Intimate
CAPS for ROI on Relationship Health

7: What Money Can Buy: Your ROI on Economic Health   157
The Many Faces of Money
Get a Job
Needs, Wants, and Whims
The Specter of Debt
Investing: Taking the Calculated Risk
Keeping What You Have: Your Financial Safety
Giving Back via Charity
CAPS for ROI on Economic Health

8: How God Is Good: Your ROI on Spirituality    191
Growing into (and out of) Religion
The Battles for Beliefs
Getting the Most from Spirituality
When Religion Goes Wrong
CAPS for ROI on Spirituality

9: Make Time Matter: Your ROI on Life    215
Time Management—The Basics
Put It All Together

About the Author 227

Preface ix
1: Optimal Living 360, the Basics    1
Core Assets in Life: ASPIRES
Life Currencies
Return on Investment (ROI)
Making the Most of Life
Learning from Experience
Now or Never

2: Core Assets for Integrative Decision Making    13
Your Personal Life Asset Allocation
What Is Integrative Decision Making?
You’re the CEO—You Decide
The Courage to Execute Your ROI Decision
Obey the Law of Diminishing Returns
Keep Ahead of the Game with CAPS

3: Hold on to Your Assets: Your ROI on Safety    29
A Quick Look at the World of Safety
Keep an Eye on Your Health with Preventive Screenings
At-Home Health Checks
Gender-specific Screening
Skin Safety
Minding Your P’s: Poop, Pee, and Poot
Avoid the Addictions
The Safer Workout
Identity Theft and Cyber Security
CAPS for Your ROI on Safety

4: Where You Live: Your ROI on Physical Health    65
Setting Foot on the Path to Good Health
Nutrition and Dieting
The Herbal Path
Exercise: Move Your Body
CAPS for ROI on Physical Health

5: Affairs of the Mind: Your ROI on Intellectual, Emotional, and Mental
Health    111

Educate to Liberate
Mental Rest Is Best, Get Your Sleep
Don’t Mess with Stress
Self-Esteem: Who Do You See in the Mirror?
A Word About Intuition
CAPS for ROI on Intellectual, Emotional, and Mental Health

6: Love and Happiness: Your ROI on Relationships    137
Life Shared Is a Life Fulfilled
Why Make the Real Relationship Effort?
First Steps to Good Communication
When the Going Gets Tough
Learning to Listen
Getting Intimate
CAPS for ROI on Relationship Health

7: What Money Can Buy: Your ROI on Economic Health   157
The Many Faces of Money
Get a Job
Needs, Wants, and Whims
The Specter of Debt
Investing: Taking the Calculated Risk
Keeping What You Have: Your Financial Safety
Giving Back via Charity
CAPS for ROI on Economic Health

8: How God Is Good: Your ROI on Spirituality    191
Growing into (and out of) Religion
The Battles for Beliefs
Getting the Most from Spirituality
When Religion Goes Wrong
CAPS for ROI on Spirituality

9: Make Time Matter: Your ROI on Life    215
Time Management—The Basics
Put It All Together

About the Author 227