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Optimal Stress 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0470068519
ISBN-10: 0470068515
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From the Inside Flap

With all the stress you have in your life, don't you wish it were good for you? Well, guess what? It can be. All you have to do is discover the level of stress that's right for you and embrace it. Easier said than done, right? It can be easier than you ever imagined.

In Optimal Stress, physician and celebrated stress-management strategist Carol Scott shows you a new way to view, organize, and shape your world and develop healthy responses to the stressors and demands in your life. She gives you the tools that will help you identify the symptoms of stress, recognize its triggers, and sort through your stressors to distinguish the ones that serve your goals from the ones that get in your way.

Drawing on the personal stories of scores of women of all ages and walks of life as well as on her own experience with stress-related illness, Dr. Scott combines the latest in medical research with the realities of modern life. She helps you design the stress-management program that works for you.

Stress is not a feeling or a condition. It is a complex cause-and-effect process designed to help you adapt to changing surroundings and events. Dr. Scott shows you how to take advantage of its positive aspects, minimize its negative effects, and find the stress balance that works best for you.

So stop stressing out about stress. Read Optimal Stress and take it easy.

From the Back Cover

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"Dr. Scott has broken down all the important pieces to stress and what it does to your mind, body, and spirit. This is a great book to help you live and stay in your best stress zone. Kudos for such an important book for understanding and dealing with stress without drugs!"
—Ruth Klein, M.S., author of The De-Stress Diva's Guide to Life

If you're one of the many women juggling the issues and demands of self, home, family, health, and the workplace, stress is one of the most important emotional and physical problems you face every day. The reality is that life can often be hectic, tough, demanding, mind-numbing, and energy-sapping. You can't avoid many situations and events, but you can learn to embrace them and use them in creating a specific plan. The key lies in understanding what stress is and transforming harmful reactions into healthy responses.

Optimal Stress offers a new way to view, organize, and shape your world so that you have a healthy response to any stressor or demand in your life. Its approach helps you develop a crucial understanding of what stress is, what it is not, and, most important, how to find the right stress-health balance for you.

You'll gain a clear understanding of the three key principles that govern the way you experience stress, recognize the negative stressors that are most harmful to you, and learn how to:

  • Distinguish the biological, behavioral, psychological, and emotional components of stress

  • Recognize, identify, and cope with the symptoms of stress

  • Measure your risk for stress-related illness

  • Cope with the unique impact of stress on women and reduce it

  • Understand how both good and bad stress can work for you

  • Develop self-care strategies to nurture and defend yourself against harmful stress

  • Learn how to relax at home or work in ten minutes or less

Don't let stress overwhelm you. Discover Optimal Stress and regain balance in your life.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470068515
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470068519
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,852,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Just what I needed to begin dealing with my own personal issues. Identifying my 3 P's-- my purpose, passion and priorities --was ideal in helping me to cope. I highly recommend this book. I wish there was a workshop to attend. I hope that she will speak in my area soon.
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I truly enjoyed the book and the CD "Power Pause" by Dr. Scott. I had a chance to hear her speak at the Texas Women's Conference and I didn't realize that so much of what I deal with everyday like "being cold all the time" was also a symptom of how my body deals with stress. I loved the way the book gave exercises so that I could make immediate changes to how I deal with stress right now. I think that everyone could benefit from this book. Let's tell Oprah and share it with the rest of the world.
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By VMC on December 7, 2009
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This book is informational,yet easily understandable. Most interesting are the self assessment tools and what to do after self assessment. Many women are too busy taking care of everyone but themselves and Optimal Stress lets us know that we need to learn to manage the many stresses we face on a daily basis and teaches us how to balance our lives. I plan to give this book as a gift to several of my friends who continually stay stressed.
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