Seeking Serenity

Seeking Serenity

The 10 New Rules for Health and Happiness in the Age of Anxiety

Book - 2015
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Penguin Putnam
In a provocative and practical look at modern stress, Seeking Serenity offers an empowering new message: Stress can serve as a guide to living our happiest and healthiest lives.

In Seeking Serenity, stress columnist Amanda Enayati challenges our long-held assumptions about stress, painting a groundbreaking picture that separates myth from reality when it comes to what is commonly referred to as the plague of modern life. Weaving together stories, research from science, history, philosophy and diverse faiths, and everyday exercises, she crafts a fascinating tale that begins with the behind-the-scenes machinations of corporate villains and ends in the power of our stories to shape our realities.

We are living in an era of dramatic highs and lows, with lives that move at a pace and intensity impossible at any other time in history. These contradictions throw us off-kilter, out of harmony and balance, creating what we perceive as never-ending and destructive cycles of stress. But life itself has always beenand will always bea series of fluctuations: the good days, the bad days, the excruciating days. The key to mastering stress lies in the way we experience it.

Seeking Serenity presents ten 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 in the everyday by learning how to:
  • Shift our perceptions to interpret inevitable challenges in a way that serves us better;
  • Embrace a narrative that casts stress as a pathway to adaptation and growth; and
  • Commit to breaks, buffers, and protective practices that will minimize and neutralize the adverse impacts of toxic stress.
Drawing on extensive research and remarkable case studies, Seeking Serenity presents a clear and accessible action plan to achieving more joyful and productive lives, stronger communities and a better world.



Random House, Inc.
In a provocative and practical look at modern stress, Seeking Serenity offers an empowering new message: Stress can serve as a guide to living our happiest and healthiest lives.

In Seeking Serenity, stress columnist Amanda Enayati challenges our long-held assumptions about stress, painting a groundbreaking picture that separates myth from reality when it comes to what is commonly referred to as the plague of modern life. Weaving together stories, research from science, history, philosophy and diverse faiths, and everyday exercises, she crafts a fascinating tale that begins with the behind-the-scenes machinations of corporate villains and ends in the power of our stories to shape our realities.

We are living in an era of dramatic highs and lows, with lives that move at a pace and intensity impossible at any other time in history. These contradictions throw us off-kilter, out of harmony and balance, creating what we perceive as never-ending and destructive cycles of stress. But life itself has always been—and will always be—a series of fluctuations: the good days, the bad days, the excruciating days. The key to mastering stress lies in the way we experience it.

Seeking Serenity presents ten 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 in the everyday by learning how to:
  • Shift our perceptions to interpret inevitable challenges in a way that serves us better;
  • Embrace a narrative that casts stress as a pathway to adaptation and growth; and
  • Commit to breaks, buffers, and protective practices that will minimize and neutralize the adverse impacts of toxic stress.
Drawing on extensive research and remarkable case studies, Seeking Serenity presents a clear and accessible action plan to achieving more joyful and productive lives, stronger communities and a better world.

Baker & Taylor
"Achieve new levels of peace and mindfulness with this empowering and transformative look at stress. In Seeking Serenity, CNN Health columnist Amanda Enayati examines life in the modern age of anxiety and outlines ten revolutionary principles for livingstress free. With more demands than ever, most of us are overwhelmed with an unending stream of communication and constant pressure to do more, creating a destructive cycle of stress. In an enlightened new approach, Seeking Serenity shines the twin searchlights of modern science and spirituality on this perennial complaint and delivers the most effective ways to beat stress-and in doing so, the best way to live. Seeking Serenity shows readers how to take control of their lives and their anxiety throughten principles: belong, be happy, be resilient, be creative, be loving, be giving, be uncluttered, be healthy, be free, and be present. These groundbreaking principles connect the dots among a variety of disciplines and cultures, providing the first big-picture view of stress beyond a medical standpoint and including essential spiritual, philosophical, cultural, and personal perspectives. Drawing on extensive research and remarkable case studies, Seeking Serenity proves to be not just a fascinating journey through stress, but a clear, accessible action plan to achieve life's most elusive prizes: balance and bliss"--

Baker
& Taylor

Argues that certain kinds of stress can be motivating and provides ten principles to help transform everyday stress into a productive pathway to adaptation and growth.
Relying on findings of modern science and spirituality, CNN's Health columnist provides relief from the constant and destructive stress of modern lives by offering ten groundbreaking principles to find balance and bliss, including: belong, be happy, be resilient and be creative.

Publisher: New York : NAL New American Library, c2015
ISBN: 9780451471512
Branch Call Number: 155.9042 ENA
Characteristics: viii, 262 p. ;,24 cm.

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