Friday, May 15, 2015

14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier- Stress Challenging you? Challenge it instead! {Book Review}

meQuilibrium 
14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier 
256 pages 
A bit about this book: 
   You can't annihilate stress. But you can learn to manage it peacefully- and you don't' need to radically change your life to do so. 
   The powerful author team who crafted this book has the research to prove it-with more than a half dozen studies to date showing the programs efficacy Marrying the whole person,systemic approached of integrative medicine with the science of resilience and the tenets of positive psychology, the authors created a method that attacks stress on every level. This three-prolonged approach gets at it roots, so stress can't flourish but you can. 
  This book isn't about getting rid of stress- that's just not reality. Instead it's about shifting your response to it. In just 14 days, the authors teach you a new way to response and , in turn, a new way to live. Discover. 
   

   About the Authors:

 Disclosure:  This book was given to me
for the sole purpose of my review.

All reviews are my own.
Jan Bruce, prior to founding meQuilibrium, was managing director and publisher at Martha Stewart Living’s WholeLiving.com/body+soul magazine. Earlier she served as CEO and cofounder of Integrative Medicine Communications, the leading digital brand in science-based complementary medicine.

Andrew Shatté, Ph.D., founder and president of the training and consulting company Phoenix Life Academy, is a leading expert in resilience and how to boost it. He is a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Executive Education and a former professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and he currently serves as a research professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona.

Adam Perlman, M.D., M.P.H., is a recognized leader in the field of integrative medicine and a respected researcher and educator in the field of complementary and alternative medicine and wellness. His research has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and the New York Times. In 2011, he became the executive director for Duke Integrative Medicine.
This book is much more powerful then it appears at first glance. I am no stranger to stress When I saw this book up for review, I thought why not, it could be a very useful tool.  As I begin to read this book, I thought could this really help me react differently to how I respond to stress.  The answer is YES! This book makes you very aware of how you react and really makes you think about their steps. At first I had a hard time getting through it but once I was about halfway through it begin to spark more interest.  As I read through I learned about thinking traps and how to avoid them.  This book is very well written and helps you change your perspective. Knowledge is key to understand and this book gives you depth and detail of why you feel this way, how you feel this way, and what ways to help you feel better.