In Search of Balance: Keys to a Stable Life

In Search of Balance: Keys to a Stable Life

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by Richard Swenson
     
 

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In Search of Balance by Richard A. Swenson, MD, author of the best-selling book Margin, helps us understand the dangers of living in a fast-paced world and gives us hope for recovering a foundational sense of equilibrium. Dr. Swenson offers not only important organizing principles for making sense of our priorities but also scores of practical tips for…  See more details below

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In Search of Balance by Richard A. Swenson, MD, author of the best-selling book Margin, helps us understand the dangers of living in a fast-paced world and gives us hope for recovering a foundational sense of equilibrium. Dr. Swenson offers not only important organizing principles for making sense of our priorities but also scores of practical tips for finding rest and contentment in a world that emphasizes materialism and busyness. His advice is grounded in the daily realities we all experience, but his wisdom has been honed by the big-picture perspective of an exhaustive study of the stresses of modern life. Let Dr. Swenson be your gentle guide for reaching a new stage of personal balance.

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Swenson scored a best seller with Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives; his latest is also geared toward helping adults reorder their priorities to find more purpose and joy in their lives. Swenson denounces uncontrolled profusion (e.g., bigger houses, lavish weddings) as the cause of uncontrolled stress and imbalance in most of the population. He counsels the reader to resist escalating norms and to weigh positives and negatives on such things as allowing interruptions, taking on discretionary burdens, and social networking. While his recommendations are quite good, he spends well over half the book laying out the dilemma of imbalance and less space on solutions. Those who want to commiserate over a changing world and get off the treadmill will enjoy this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617472596
Publisher:
The Navigators
Publication date:
02/27/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Richard A. Swenson is a futurist, physician-researcher, award-winning educator, and best-selling author of Margin and The Overload Syndrome . He has given thousands of presentations, both nationally and internationally, to a wide variety of career, professional, educational, medical, religious, governmental, and management groups as well as members of the United Nations, NASA, Congress, the Pentagon, and the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Swenson and his wife, Linda, live in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

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