by Amanda Enayati —
Enayati, a former lawyer at a big firm feeling stressed all the time, finally made a change when the diagnosis of late-stage breast cancer — and miraculous recovery — caused her to re-evaluate her life and career.
In a provocative and practical look at modern stress, she offers an empowering new message: Stress can serve as a guide to living our happiest and healthiest lives — if we learn to experience and use it in ways that encourage positive change, productive thought, creativity and mindfulness.
In this book, Enayati challenges our long-held assumptions about stress, painting a radical picture that separates myth from reality.
Weaving together stories, scientific research, history, philosophy and wisdom from diverse faiths, she crafts a fascinating history of stress.
She uncovers the origins of our modern view of stress and shows how stories have the power to shape our realities.
The book presents 10 revolutionary principles developed from the emerging science of stress and reinforced by literature, philosophy and age-old spiritual wisdom that help us to differentiate between destructive and constructive stress, and to master stress by learning to shift our perceptions to interpret challenges in a way that better serves us.
Drawing on extensive research and case studies, Enayati presents a clear and accessible action plan to achieving more joyful and productive lives, stronger communities and a better world.
$25.95 hardcover — New American Library, Penguin Group, 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 2, April/May 2015.