In a provocative and practical look at modern stress, Seeking Serenity offers an empowering new message: Stress can serve as a guide to living our happiest and healthiest lives. In Seeking Serenity, stress columnist Amanda Enayati challenges our long-held assumptions about stress, painting a groundbreaking picture that separates myth from reality when it comes to what is commonly referred to as the plague of modern life. Weaving together stories, research from science, history, philosophy and diverse faiths, and everyday exercises, she crafts a fascinating tale that begins with the behind-the-scenes machinations of corporate villains and ends in the power of our stories to shape our realities.
We are living in an era of dramatic highs and lows, with lives that move at a pace and intensity impossible at any other time in history. These contradictions throw us off-kilter, out of harmony and balance, creating what we perceive as never-ending and destructive cycles of stress. But life itself has always been - and will always be - a series of fluctuations: the good days, the bad days, the excruciating days. The key to mastering stress lies in the way we experience it.
Seeking Serenity presents 10 revolutionary principles developed from the emerging science of stress and reinforced by literature, philosophy, and age-old spiritual wisdom that help us to differentiate between destructive and constructive stress and to master stress in the everyday by learning how to:
Shift our perceptions to interpret inevitable challenges in a way that serves us better
Embrace a narrative that casts stress as a pathway to adaptation and growth
Commit to breaks, buffers, and protective practices that will minimize and neutralize the adverse impacts of toxic stress
©2015 Amanda Enayati (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC