"Outwitting Stress: A Practical Guide to Conquering Stress Before Your Crack, released in February by The Lyons Press (softcover, 256 pages, $14.95), couldn't have come out at a better time."--The Topeka Capital-Journal
From the Back Cover
It's a fact of modern-day life: No one lives without stress. Our whirlwind world of increasing work expectations, family obligations, financial strains, and chronic shortages of time can be overwhelming. Dual-income families juggle time, children, and money in a never-ending high-wire act, and responsibilities for both young children and aging parents can put a tremendous strain on even the most calm and stable among us. Consider these statistics: This country's divorce rate is 49 percent; heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States; Americans spend $11.3 billion per year to cope with stress; 54 percent of adults are being treated for depression; job stress is estimated to cost U.S. industry $300 billion annually; more than nineteen million Americans ages eighteen to fifty-four have anxiety disorders.
Americans must learn to reduce the stress in their lives or learn to live with stress in productive ways-and Outwittng Stress will help you do just that. Creative ideas have been culled from experts in many fields, from CEOs, attorneys, and service-industry specialists, from parents and grandparents, athletes and marriage therapists, psychologists, coaches, bosses, clergy, and cops.
Chapters include "Identifying the Problem"; "Practical Ways to Outwit Stress"; "Stress in the Workplace"; "Stress, Sex, and Dating"; "Stressbusters for Marriage"; "Stress and Parenting"; "Stress and Finances"; "Outwitting Travel, Traffic, and Unexpected Delays"; "Outwitting the Stress of Illness, Death and Dying"; "How to Deal with Living in a Sometimes Ugly World"; and "Can Medicine Help?"
No one should be without this innovative, effective approach to outwitting stress.