Tom Bougsty, author of:
Healthy Sustainable Living: A Vision for the Future of Humanity,
Healthy Living: How to Create a Personal Health Plan and
Transform the World into a Healthy and Sustainable Future
At the first Earth Day I awakened to the realization that humans contribute to most of the problems in the world, and therefore, we can likely learn how to solve and prevent such difficulties in the future. To help understand these tendencies and develop our higher capabilities, I trained as a psychologist at Colorado State University. After my spouse, Pru Marshall, and I graduated with PhDs in 1980, we opened a psychotherapy and consultation practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming. We have one wonderful son, Skye Bougsty-Marshall.
During the process of writing a comprehensive book, Healthy Sustainable Living: How to Evolve our Consciousness, Embody our Spiritual Human Being Nature, and Co-create in Integrity with Reality, the Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement occurred. Although people sometimes risked their lives for change, their efforts at revolution often lacked a comprehensive vision and necessary practices to create systematic, transformational change. Therefore, I shifted my focus to writing a book to offer a positive, universal vision for humanity that included the necessary tools to evolve ourselves, societies, and humanity into more successful transformations. The new book was entitled, Healthy Sustainable Living: A Vision for the Future of Humanity.
To identify a universal vision, I examined fundamental human motivations in combination with the natural dynamics of evolution. People universally desire health (instead of sickness) and sustainability (rather than death). Similarly, successful evolution depends on a progression into increased complexity that includes greater health and sustainability for humans. The integration of these internal human motivations and the external evolutionary processes make healthy sustainable living a natural, universal vision from which to guide our future development. To achieve this vision, I introduced practical tools in the form of models and methods to help people create a blueprint for responsible choices on how to create a healthy sustainable future. In addition, I developed a global ethical system, based on the evolution of life, to protect against unintended destructive outcomes. As a consequence, the vision and tools introduce a relatively simple and responsible means to develop a healthy future across all levels of humanity, and simultaneously, intentionally avoid harm to others, the world, and to the evolutionary processes that support our lives.
To complement the Healthy Sustainable Living book, a second book on how people can personally develop healthy living was completed–Healthy Living: How to Create a Personal Health Plan. This book provides models and methods on how to achieve healthy living and identify higher purposes in life for the individual person. This integral model incorporates twelve universal dimensions of life that must function, interact cooperatively, and balance to create healthy living. Since the human brain only perceives one to six items consciously at one time, the model presents an evolutionary leap forward. People can finally perceive the major dimensions that separately contribute to health, examine the complexity of the interconnected relationships, and comprehend how all function together to generate health as a whole. As people improve their personal health, greater opportunities arise to apply these universal principles of healthy living to foster healthy sustainable future for all.
To facilitate all these changes to continue on our evolutionary path and avoid devolution, I have completed my newest book, Transform the World into a Healthy and Sustainable Future. This comprehensive book introduces systematic tools to evolve us into a future that benefits all, while we still have this opportunity. It provides 12 major course corrections that we need to make in order to succeed in the future on our evolutionary journey.
The book identifies limitations in our personal, societal, spiritual, and planetary functioning that propel us unintentionally toward devolution. It provides practical solutions to each of these problems, so we can finally take responsibility to live up to our untapped potentials and co-create a world that works for all. See the previous descriptions of this book on this website for further information regarding how to transform the world into a healthy sustainable future as our highest priority in all of human history.