Are you stressed? Bigger than swine flu, and infinitely more deadly, stress is the emotional pathogen that eventually touches us all. It is the modern pandemic, costing the world billions of dollars every year, and seems to have a hand in almost every disease, from insomnia to cancer, flatulence to strokes. As Hans Selye, the pioneer of stress research, so aptly said, "Everyone knows what stress is, but nobody really knows." If you are stressed, then you know what it feels like. Yet we don't often understand the source of our stress, or what that stress is doing to us, physically, emotionally or spiritually. And we usually don't know how to fix our stress either, to take control back and reduce our stress levels, or harness the stress to help us live fuller lives.This book is about learning what stress is, and what causes stress. But more importantly, this book is about helping you take control again. It is about understanding your stresses. It will take you through a process of deciding what is important, and setting SMART goals, to enable you to make real and lasting change in your life. It will empower you to take hold of the reigns of your health and well-being, and to enjoy the peace of a life of manageable stress.This book is not a sure-fire, quick-fix, seven step process that will adjust your aura or realign your chi. It is not meant to be a new set of curtains for your crumbling psyche. But it will help you rebuild your coping skills and overcome old stressors, future problems, and the inevitable failure that comes with making long-term life changes.Immunize yourself against the emotional pathogen of stress. You will live a healthier, productive and more meaningful life, where you will truly experience life abundantly!
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