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With all the stress you have in your life, don't you wish it were good for you? Well, guess what? It can be. All you have to do is discover the level of stress that's right for you and embrace it. Easier said than done, right? It can be easier than you ever imagined.

In Optimal Stress, physician and celebrated stress-management strategist Carol Scott shows you a new way to view, organize, and shape your world and develop healthy responses to the stressors and demands in your ...

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Optimal Stress

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Overview

With all the stress you have in your life, don't you wish it were good for you? Well, guess what? It can be. All you have to do is discover the level of stress that's right for you and embrace it. Easier said than done, right? It can be easier than you ever imagined.

In Optimal Stress, physician and celebrated stress-management strategist Carol Scott shows you a new way to view, organize, and shape your world and develop healthy responses to the stressors and demands in your life. She gives you the tools that will help you identify the symptoms of stress, recognize its triggers, and sort through your stressors to distinguish the ones that serve your goals from the ones that get in your way.

Drawing on the personal stories of scores of women of all ages and walks of life as well as on her own experience with stress-related illness, Dr. Scott combines the latest in medical research with the realities of modern life. She helps you design the stress-management program that works for you.

Stress is not a feeling or a condition. It is a complex cause-and-effect process designed to help you adapt to changing surroundings and events. Dr. Scott shows you how to take advantage of its positive aspects, minimize its negative effects, and find the stress balance that works best for you.

So stop stressing out about stress. Read Optimal Stress and take it easy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470522851
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/23/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 686 KB

Meet the Author

Carol J. Scott, M.D., M.S.Ed., FACEP, is a stress-management strategist for organizations and individuals. Dr. Scott trained in internal medicine at Duke University and emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins. She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, coach, and consultant for such clients as Microsoft, McDonald's, Civil Service Employees Association NY (CSEA), IBM, Merrill Lynch, Discovery Communications, and Johnson & Johnson. She has spoken for the Florida, Pennsylvania, and California Governor's Conference for Women. She has been a keynote speaker at the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Work Life Congress. Her work has been featured in Fast Company and she has been cited in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. She has been heard on several radio shows, including the WOR Saturday Morning Show with Joe Bartlett, the Bev Smith Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and Doug Stephan's Good Day. She is married with two sons.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction

Part One Stop Stressing about Stress.

1 Understanding Stress and It Can Work for You.

2 Measuring the Risk: Stress, Health, and Wellness.

3 Women and Stress: The Unique Impact of Stress on Women and How to Reduce It.

4 What is Causing You Stress.

5 What's Really Important in Your Life: Defining Your Purpose, Pasions, and Priorities.

6 What Is in Your Way: Change, Emotions, and Putting it All Together.

Part Two Optimal Stress: Living in Your Beststress Zone.

7 Discovering Your BestStress Zone and Achieving the BestStress Balance.

8 Living in the BestStress Zone: Relationships, Roles, and Common Pitfalls.

9 Defending and Nurturing Your BestStress Zone: Self-Care Strategies, Relaxation, and The Power Pause.

Selected References.

Index.

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