The Superstress Solution by Roberta Lee, MD
The lovely ladies at FSB sent me a review copy of this new title (due for release January 12) to read and review.
Dr. Lee specializes in helping people cope with stress - and has coined the term "superstress" to talk about the stresses in this modern age of Blackberries and instant media, chronic sleeplessness and over committed schedules and crappy diets.
Yeah, we've all been there. ;-)
Dr. Lee does discuss some of the medical reasons for our stress, but most of this book is written in conversational style, filled with patient stories and reasons for stress in our lives, and how to best deal with it.
In the final chapters of the book, Dr. Lee provides a four week plan for eradicating stress from our lives, including diet, detox, exercise, and retraining our brains to better handle stress, even if we can't be rid of it entirely. Just reading her plan made me feel more centered and able to handle things!
There is also a questionnaire in the book to isolate your particular kind of stress (as well as on her website, which I found easier to take: http://www.superstresssolution.com/)
I found this an easy to read manual on handling stress - which we all have, regardless of our backgrounds - and liked the straightforward tone and inclusion of solutions that can really help anyone without having to buy expensive workout gear, go to a spa, or throw out everything in their fridge.
I can already think of a few people (Michelle, are you reading??) to recommend this title to - I'm glad I read it!
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