Fighting Stress

The content this week contains thoughts on fighting stress as Fall begins and we make the final push to the end of 2017.

It may just be our experience but “mindfulness” is in the news just about every day. Some recent notable publications are: 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story by Dan Harris and Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Dan Goleman and Richard Davidson.

Harris’ story is interesting because of his avowed skepticism about “woo-woo” stuff like meditation and how some bad choices forced him to reconsider and ultimately find a balance between his ambition and a higher level of inner peace. Dan Goleman is expected to do his usual, excellent job explaining the science behind meditation and mindfulness, uncovering “the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it.”

Fighting stress is up to you because the difference between healthy, productive stress and unhealthy, debilitating stress is typically a matter of your perspective and your motivation to do something about it. Either of the resources above can help and so can we–just let us know.

The quotes:
“It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.” ~ Honore de Balzac

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” ~ Peter Marshall

Honore de Balzac Quotes. (n.d.). RetrievedSeptember 18, 2017, from Website : quotes/quotes/h/ honoredeba119742.html

Peter Marshall (unknown) from https://www. 244301

As always, let us know if we can help…