Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Inspiration for Climbing Out of Life's Stress-Pool

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If you often find yourself struggling with the stresses of finances, health, career, relationships, self-image, or family, then this humor-filled volume is just what you need. With simple, practical tips for attaining the peace you crave—the peace that passes all understanding—you’ll discover healing, refreshment, and revitalization for your spirit, body, and mind.

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Overview

If you often find yourself struggling with the stresses of finances, health, career, relationships, self-image, or family, then this humor-filled volume is just what you need. With simple, practical tips for attaining the peace you crave—the peace that passes all understanding—you’ll discover healing, refreshment, and revitalization for your spirit, body, and mind.

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Editorial Reviews

CBA Retailers - Elizabeth Wisz

Recommend this book for women's groups, for those looking for light reading with meaning, or as a gift for any woman who needs a spiritual facelift: a smile.
Book Reviews from an Avid Reader - Joan Nienhuis

This is a great collection of short meditations based on humorous stories from life, her own as well as others. Yet each stories contains a truth to help the reader deal with stress. This book is a delightful read.
Jodi's Book Reviews - Joanna Joy

Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Inspiration for Climbing out of Life's Stress-Pool by Debora Coty will have you laughing so hard, and sitting there wondering why you are stressed out to begin with. I absolutely loved this book; it is for anyone who finds their self-dealing with health issues, family problems, financial difficulties, etc. I thought this book was very humorous, I was laughing throughout the entire book, she has way of writing that draws you in and makes you laugh while you're actually learning something at the same time. The chapters in the book are short and at the end of each story there is a bible verse and questions, which I found to be truly thought provoking, as well as being very inspirational. She has a way of making you feel like you're talking to your best friend, understanding exactly what you are going through, she shares her own stories with you, which makes you laugh even harder. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to embrace God's grace while coping with life and the stresses it can bring to us, with a whole lot of laughter and inspiration to go with it. 
CBA Retailers

Recommend this book for women's groups, for those looking for light reading with meaning, or as a gift for any woman who needs a spiritual facelift: a smile.

— Elizabeth Wisz

Book Reviews from an Avid Reader

This is a great collection of short meditations based on humorous stories from life, her own as well as others. Yet each stories contains a truth to help the reader deal with stress. This book is a delightful read.

— Joan Nienhuis

Jodi's Book Reviews

Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Inspiration for Climbing out of Life's Stress-Pool by Debora Coty will have you laughing so hard, and sitting there wondering why you are stressed out to begin with. I absolutely loved this book; it is for anyone who finds their self-dealing with health issues, family problems, financial difficulties, etc. I thought this book was very humorous, I was laughing throughout the entire book, she has way of writing that draws you in and makes you laugh while you're actually learning something at the same time. The chapters in the book are short and at the end of each story there is a bible verse and questions, which I found to be truly thought provoking, as well as being very inspirational. She has a way of making you feel like you're talking to your best friend, understanding exactly what you are going through, she shares her own stories with you, which makes you laugh even harder. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to embrace God's grace while coping with life and the stresses it can bring to us, with a whole lot of laughter and inspiration to go with it. 

— Joanna Joy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616263461
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 399,071
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Debora M. Coty is a popular speaker, columnist, lifelong Bible student, internationally published freelance writer, and award-winning author of numerous books, including Too Blessed to Be Stressed, and More Beauty, Less Beast. She’s also an orthopedic occupational therapist, writing instructor, and tennis addict. Mother of two grown children, Debora lives and loves in central Florida with her husband, Chuck, and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway.

 

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Time Management

Pressure Creates Both Diamonds and Volcanoes 9

1 Superwoman Has Left the Building (Health Awareness) 10

2 Martha on Steroids (Setting Priorities) 16

3 Can I Hear Me Now? (Self-Talk) 21

4 Shoving the Envelope (Finding Balance) 26

5 Papa God, Mama Earth (Discovering a Deeper Shade of Green) 30

6 All Stressed Up and Nowhere to Break Down (Coping with Loss) 35

7 Calendar Constipation (Simplify) 41

8 As You Wish (Intentional Submission) 47

9 Gray: The New Blond (Worry)52

10 Striving for a Low-Strife Life (Family Organization) 57

Section 2 Develop a Sense of Humor

Defeating the Joy-Sucking Dully-Funks 63

11 The Back Forty: Years, Not Acres (Becoming a Packing Granny) 64

12 The Ever-Laughing Life (Humor in the Trenches) 69

13 Chocolate Makes My Jeans Shrink (Food Choices) 73

14 Cobwebs in My Mop Bucket (Managing Messiness) 78

15 Humility Becomes You (Pride) 82

16 Smiles to Go Before I Sleep (Sleep Deprivation) 86

17 Things My Mother Never Told Me (Menopause) 91

18 You Can Run but You Can't Hide (God's Mercy) 97

19 Cheesecake: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore (Nutrition) 102

20 Girls Just Need to Have Fun (Stress Relief) 106

Section 3 Cultivate Relationships

No Woman Is an Island (But She Can Dream!) 113

21 Romancing the Drone (Romance) 114

22 Nuts in the Batter (Dealing with Difficult People) 119

23 Family Heir-Loons (Creating Legacy) 124

24 Latitude for Gratitude (Living Gratefully) 129

25 Chic Chat (Nurturing Girlfriends) 134

26 Ah, Sweet Sistah-Hood! (Siblings) 139

27 Teddies to Toasters (Marital Intimacy) 144

28 Pacifiers to Puberty (Mothering) 149

29 Minding My Earth Suit (Physical Maintenance) 154

30 Heart Matters (Finding Peace) 160

Section 4 Focus on Faith

Marinating in Faith Produces the Choicest Priority Cuts 165

31 Darth Wader (Resisting Temptation) 166

32 Luther's Legacy (Unconditional Love) 172

33 Dead Last (Courage) 177

34 Kneels on Wheels (Prayer) 182

35 Everyday Miracles (God's Sovereignty) 187

36 Lost and Found (Faith) 192

37 Feed the Fever (Worship) 198

38 Taking the Plunge (Trust) 202

39 Crossing Home Plate (Life after Life) 207

40 Keep the Faith, Baby (Dependence on God) 213

Acknowledgments 219

Visit with the Author 221

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    Laugh =-Out-Loud Funny!

    Here's an idea for a down day: Get into your most comfy pajamas and your old friendly bathrobe, slip your feet into your softest slippers, pour up a steaming cup of cocoa (or tea), head to a quiet place by yourself , curl up with your feet tucked under you, pull out Too Blessed to be Stressed and indulge your heart and your mind.

    Mrs. Coty has graced us ladies with a book that is as fun to read as it is helpful. Part pep-talk, part humor (think laugh-out-loud funny), filled with heart-touching stories and woman-to-woman guidance, Too Blessed to be Stressed is also loaded with Scriptural truths and guidance. You'll be comforted and learn as you do so.

    Mrs. Coty gives us the tools to manage our time, coaches us as we work on developing a sense of humor (perhaps even one as off-beat as the writer's), guides us as we work on our relationships and, most importantly, helps us to work on our faith in God by focusing on the Sovereignty of God and teaching us to worship Him.

    I did encounter a problem in that I do not feel it is completely appropriate to call the Father "Papa God". Because of that, I would give the book four stars.



    DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of this book from LitFuse for purposes of review. I was not required to give a positive review, only a fair and honest one. My opinions are my own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2012

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    A Mom's Choice Award Recipient!

    Too Blessed to Be Stressed is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

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    Are you too stressed to read this book??

    If you think that you are way too stressed to have time to read this book then it IS for you. The books is small, the chapters are short and it is a quick, witty read. This book is the perfect size to just toss in your purse and read while you are at red lights (joke) ummm....I mean read while you have a few minutes of waiting time no matter where you are or what you are doing.

    The book has four sections with forty small chapters. The sections are Time Management, Develop a Sense of Humor (no, really), Cultivate Relationships and Focus on Faith. I love the sections and then each mini-chapter is broken down into specific topics so that you can quickly go to the one you need to read at that moment. The author also provides thought provoking questions with most of the chapters, too.

    For example, one of the mini-chapters "Nuts in the Batter" is one worth reading. It addresses the "not so friendly" neighbor in all of us. She describes it as selfish behavior that grates our last nerve raw. It is something we've done or had done to us that just sits and festers or causes us to react and then regret later. Very insightful tips and scripture is given to point our selfish behavior to something worth giving our energy to. The humor really flows in the chapter which helps to aleave stress, too. The author pointed out that we don't have to WIN at everything. We don't have to dominate everything. When we do there is loss of respect, friendship, peace and relationships. As much as some of us try and avoid difficult people in our life (I know that I do this) we need to know that they are often in our life for unseen purposes. To end the chapter "Remember, even nutty lumps in the batter add flavor!"

    This book would be great for a book club. It would really get the women talking. It would also make a wonderful gift.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

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    Feel the blessings, not the stress

    Stress is everywhere and it seems hard to avoid. Yet, we have an anchor to help us feel calmer in our daily world. In her new boo, "Too Blessed to be Stressed," Debora Coty shares helpful tips through humor, stories, and Scripture. There are four sections that enable readers to quickly identify the reading they need. The encouragement found in this book will help you count the blessings in your life, rather than the tribulations. Come on and take a more humorous look at situations and dilemmas. Let go of the stress!

    I have enjoyed this book since receiving it from free from Litfuse for review. It has made me laugh, think, and count blessings. Too many times the world encroaches on our peace, but Ms. Coty will help bring you back to a place where you can feel power to overcome the problems. I think this book will make a great addition to any library and I will be purchasing copies for gifts.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    funny and inspiring

    As followers of Christ, we are all too blessed to be stressed. But we are stressed. In her new devotional book Too Blessed To Be Stressed by Debora M. Coty, she shares ways to destress in these areas.

    ?Time Management ~ organization, setting priorities, finding balance, loss, and worry
    ?Developing a Sense of Humor ~ becoming a packing granny, food choices, finding humor in the trenches, pride, lack of sleep, menopause, stress relief, and nutrition
    ?Cultivating Relationships~ difficult people, being grateful, siblings, intimacy, mothering, and finding peace
    ?Faith ~ temptation, courage, love, prayer, faith, worship, trust, life after death, and dependence on God
    From her blog, the author shares the birth pangs of this funny woman's devotional.
    "2008 was my Debbie Do-Over year. One morning I woke up and realized that if I lived to be 100, I truly was middle-aged and it was time to either do something about my appearance or quit grousing about it.

    So I got Invisiline braces to harness my unicorn tooth and lost 40 lbs through Weight Watchers. Going from size 14 to size 2 was a real trip and I learned some interesting things along the way. Like it's hard to find petite clothes that aren't cut down to your navel and up to your eyeballs. All the crazy details are chronicled in my book, Too Blessed to Be Stressed.

    And if you don't feel precious to God when you're large, you won't when you're small. How utterly wonderful that Papa God equally loves the chrysanthemum and the buttercup."

    I laughed out loud, chuckled, did a lot of head nodding in agreement, and closed the cover realizing that I am one of many women who are just too hard on themselves sometimes. Containing forty devotionals, each begins with a scripture verse and ends with a thought-provoking quote and questions for the reader. Her devotionals are full of personal stories she shares with a lot of humor.

    With an off-beat wit, she addresses heart needs of women to bring healing, refreshment, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith. I believe ladies church or mother's groups would benefit from this truth wrapped humor book

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

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    Time To De-stress, Laugh and Live Life Fully

    Debora M. Coty in her new book, "Too Blessed To Be Stressed" published by Barbour Publishing Inc. gives us inspiration for climbing out of life's stress-pool.

    Stress is something we all deal with and some of us deal with stress almost continuously or at least that may be how it feels. Sometimes it feels as if the stress will never go away. However, Debora M. Coty has answers to help defeat the stress in our lives.

    "Too Blessed To Be Stressed" has simple, practical steps for attaining the peace that we crave as we struggle with the stresses of finances, health, career, relationships, self-image and family. Ms. Coty provides the means to discover healing, refreshment, and revitalization for your own spirit, body and mind through heart-changing real life stories, biblically based insights, and short chapters for on-the-run convenience. Want to know the best way to beat stress? Laugh. Read this book and I guarantee you will laugh. Long and hard, you will laugh, you'll have to as Ms. Coty tells very funny stories as she delivers the truth that will set us free.

    Topics are arranged into four different sections: Time management, Develop a Sense of humor, Cultivate relationships, Focus on Faith . This book will help change your thinking by providing you the truth you need. The chapters in the book are short and at the end of each story there is a bible verse and questions. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has to deal with stress and needs some help to do it.

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    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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