The Unofficial Guide to Beating Stress

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9780028634920: The Unofficial Guide to Beating Stress

The dictionary definition of stress includes anything that stimulates and increases awareness. So there's no getting rid of it: stress is always there, in both personal and professional lives. The trick is to learn how to handle it -- readers need to know how to make that adrenaline rush work for rather than against them! The ability to handle life's crises can mean the difference between health problems and psychological burnout and the exhiliration of meeting stressful situations -- and people -- head on and besting them. The Unofficial Guide to Beating Stress offers readers savvy tips on:

  • Telling the difference between good stress and bad stress
  • Staying clear of high-stress foods
  • Working out adrenaline surges at the gym or dance studio
  • Warding off the physical damages of stress through massage, chirpractic, and osteopathic techniques
The Unofficial Panel of Experts members include: Paul J. Rosch, M.D., F.A.C.P., President of The American Institute of Stress!

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The Unofficial Guide series delivers critical, unbiased information that other books can't or won't reveal -- the inside scoop. Our goal is to provide the reader with the most accessible, useful information possible -- information that is unbiased by affiliation with any organization or industry. As a result, we tell the readers the truth whether those institutions like it or not.

To be absolutely certain that each and every Unofficial Guide provides the most authoritative, up-to-date information available, a minimum of three "official" experts comprising the "Unofficial Panel" painstakingly reviews the book to ensure factual accuracy of all data.

Each Unofficial Guide delivers comprehensive coverage of necessary and vital information; savvy, sophisticated tone that's readable; sensible, applicable facts and secrets that only an insider knows; special back reference sections: Glossary, Resource Guide, Recommended Reading List, Important Documents; Important Statistics; Detailed Index.

About the Author:

About the Author Pat Goudey started her professional publishing life in 1970 working as an editorial assistant in the text book division at Prentice-Hall, Inc., and later became a print journalist and non-fiction writeróreporting, editing, and working on graphic arts for Fidelity Investment's Community Newspapers, Inc. in Massachusetts. She later wrote articles and personality profiles for the All American Crafts group of magazines in New Jersey. In addition to writing and editing, Pat did a two-year stint as assistant to the general manager of the 240-seat Foxborough Regional Center for the Performing Arts in Massachusetts, helping to create, produce, and promote a year-round schedule of professional plays, concerts, and community events. Before that, Pat spent five years as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) in northwestern New Jersey, where she taught emergency first aid skills to ambulance crews, balancing the demands of an on-call schedule with making a home for her husband and two young sons. With her mother, Marie Tedford, Pat co-authored The Official Price Guide to Old Books in 1994. The book is now going into its fourth edition. Pat has used proven techniques to manage her own stress and create an occasional island of calm in a frenzied world. She first learned about stress and its effects on body and mind as a student at Iowa Wesleyan College and Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she majored in psychology. Now a full-time freelance writer living with her husband in Vermont, Pat has made a study of many of the stress management programs that inundate our popular culture, coming at us through print and electronic media, the world of medicine and healing arts, religious and spiritual disciplines, even our cookbooks. She has boiled the information down to the essentials presented in this book to help you find the techniques that work best in your busy life.

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