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Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person's Guide to Optimal Health and Performance Paperback – August 30, 2011
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"This book offers a fresh approach to living a flourishing life, and ought to be on the bookshelves of anyone who wants a smart, evidence-based workbook that will walk you through every part of your daily life and show you how to challenge and improve your habits." - Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, Author of Creating Your Best Life
"Go ahead, dive into this book! Using the latest in scientific research, the authors give you actionable steps to attack your weaknesses from a point of strength. You will have fun and make changes by reading this book, and that's a rare joint result." - Senia Maymin, Editor-in-Chief, Positive Psychology News Daily
"SaS works because YOU get to be involved. The focus is on what you will do, not what you won't. Hallelujah! I promise just owning this book will make you feel better." - Amy Tardio, Huffington Post contributor
"Chock full of humor, stories, science, and just plain good sense, this book has a light touch and a weighty message. An astonishingly powerful book to help make real change as easy as it can get." - James Pawelski, PhD, Director of Education, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania
From the Back Cover
Smarts and Stamina is a highly practical workbook that will help you leverage your strengths to have lasting impact on your quality of life at work and play. The 50 sets of health-building activities are grounded on scientific research. By following the powerful, customizable step-by-step process, you can
* Feel in the prime of your life
* Learn how to change and change how you learn
* Choose good health habits and make them stick
Discover your own personal pathway to physical energy, mental focus, and emotional resilience. This book is not just an enjoyable process helping you become healthier; it is a true lifestyle game changer.
"This book has a light touch and a weighty message. Low on stamina for change? Use your smarts and team up with Marie-Josée Shaar and Kathryn Britton, who have written an astonishingly powerful book to help make real change as easy as it can get and still be real change." James O. Pawelski, Ph.D., Director of Education and Senior Scholar, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania
Top Customer Reviews
If you are serious about your health and are looking to ignite change, this is a must read book.
Marie- Josée and Kathryn explain in plain English the powerful interconnections and dynamics systems that determine how we live.
In a friendly tone, without overwhelming the reader with scientific theory, but satisfying the need of data, they offer a reliable path to trigger progressive change.
This book removes the excuses we create to rationalize why we do not take care of ourselves. No mysteries, no magic... effective simple interventions that inevitably produce positive results.
Margaret H. Greenberg, co-author of Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business, with a foreword by Tom Rath
I work with students who are highly competitive and in many cases overextended in their studies and training and over the years have been concerned with how young people can learn to create balance in their life so that their pursuit of success is complemented or even shaped by intentional self-care. For many of my students, taking time off to rest or having sufficient daily sleep was not a reality they could entertain and even went as far as thinking that this would only cause them to do less well in their studies. In setting out to develop some resource material for my overworked students to whom performance anxiety is just a regular part of their day, I found “Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance: by Marie-Josee Shar and Kathryn Britton. The book had exactly what I was looking for and what my students needed (I think what we all need).
The message of the book and the information presented were so clear – that in order to perform at our peak, to fully express our potentials, our body also needs to be at it’s the optimal condition to do these things.Read more ›
What I love about "Smarts and Stamina" is that it's positive short bursts of what I can do (and pretty much anyone can do!) to improve my food consumption, sleep, mood and movement. This book really distills the important things down to some practical easy basics. Of course, it still takes attention - but when something is important to you, you choose to focus on it, even if it's only a few minutes a day.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking to make important incremental changes that will add up over time to a whole new better you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Wellness Coach, I am always looking for tools and resources to help clients stay engaged in healthy lifestyle behaviors. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Susan F. Grace
This was gifted to me by a dear friend. It is a great book, well written with simple yet effective suggestions to improve your life and health.Published 17 months ago by DancNmom
Smarts and Stamina is a great wellness based resource tool, which focuses on four key components of health: sleep, food, mood and exercise. Read morePublished 17 months ago by My Home Town
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has such a friendly tone and short digestible chapters. The research based nature showed how applicable everything was. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Leslie Reid
I started reading Smarts and Stamina a few weeks ago, and it is AMAZING. I love the workbook format, and I am very impressed with how well expressed the data-based ideas are. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lilly Bradford
I bought the book for a class. I'm pleased with the resources and activities in the book to be used in wellness coaching. I would recommend this book to newer coaches.Published 23 months ago by patti