Stress-Proof

The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body--And Be More Resilient Every Day

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Author: Mithu Storoni

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143130471

Category: SCIENCE

Page: 288

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Experiencing short bursts of stress is an inevitable aspect of life in the 21st century. Emerging research is uncovering a delicate balance between two aspects of the brain that decides if a short stressful episode will turn into a systemic overload, eventually leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression, and other chronic health issues. This practical and groundbreaking guide reveals what happens in our brains and bodies when stress gets out of control-and what we can do to strengthen our natural defenses so that our minds remain sharp, clear, and resilient, no matter what life throws at us. Each chapter examines a stress agent-including inflammation, an out-of-sync body clock, cortisol, and emotional triggers-and presents simple ways to minimize effects with everyday changes in diet, lifestyle, behavior and exercise, The book tells you how to plan for a bad day, an afternoon slump, a stressful encounter, a bout of insomnia or jetlag, and other stress triggers with everyday changes in diet, lifestyle, behavior, and exercise, and includes surprising strategies involving music, eye movements, body temperature, and more. Translating complex scientific findings into straightforward and actionable advice, Stress-Proofis a game-changing book that moves our understanding-and wellness-forward in a meaningful way.

Stress-Proof

The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body--and Be More Resilient Every Day

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Author: Mithu Storoni

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704083

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Discover simple, science-based strategies for beating stress at its own game When’s the best time to exercise – and how much is too much? Which foods fortify the brain, and which do the opposite? How can we use music, movement, and motivation to boost our rational brain and keep our cool no matter what life throws our way? Short bursts of stress are an inevitable part of modern life. But how much is too much? Research is uncovering the delicate balance that can turn a brief stressful episode into systemic overload, eventually leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression, and other chronic health issues. This practical and groundbreaking guide reveals seven paths to fighting the effects of stress--to strengthen our natural defenses so that our minds remain sharp, and our bodies resilient, no matter what life throws at us. Each chapter examines a common stress agent—including inflammation, an out-of-sync body clock, cortisol levels, and emotional triggers—and presents simple ways to minimize its harmful effects with changes in diet, exercise, and other daily habits—including surprising hacks involving music, eye movements, body temperature, and more. Translating cutting-edge scientific findings into clear and simple advice, Stress-Proof is the ultimate user’s guide for body, mind and well-being.

The Stress-Proof Brain

Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

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Author: Melanie Greenberg

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626252688

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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“For people suffering from stress, this book is a godsend.” —Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion "Highly recommended for mental health professionals and consumer health readers looking to manage stress." —Library Journal (starred review) Modern times are stressful—and it’s killing us. Unfortunately, we can’t avoid the things that stress us out, but we can change how we respond to them. In this breakthrough book, a clinical psychologist and neuroscience expert offers an original approach to help readers harness the power of positive emotions and overcome stress for good. Stress is, unfortunately, a natural part of life—especially in our busy and hectic modern times. But you don’t have to let it get in the way of your health and happiness. Studies show that the key to coping with stress is simpler than you think—it’s all about how you respond to the situations and things that stress you out or threaten to overwhelm you. The Stress-Proof Brain offers powerful, comprehensive tools based in mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology to help you put a stop to unhealthy responses to stress—such as avoidance, tunnel vision, negative thinking, self-criticism, fixed mindset, and fear. Instead, you’ll discover unique exercises that provide a recipe for resilience, empowering you to master your emotional responses, overcome negative thinking, and create a more tolerant, stress-proof brain. This book will help you develop an original and effective program for mastering your emotional brain’s response to stress by harnessing the power of neuroplasticity. By creating a more stress tolerant, resilient brain, you’ll learn to shrug off the small stuff, deal with the big stuff, and live a happier, healthier life.

Success Under Stress

Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive when the Pressure's on

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Author: Sharon Melnick

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814432123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 9806

Identifies quick-fix methods for reducing work-related stress and increasing productivity both in and out of the office, including tips for keeping a cool head, turning self-criticism into self-confidence, and increasing focus.

Put More Time on Your Side

How to Manage Your Life in a Digital World (Second Edition, Revised and Updated)

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Author: Jan Yager

Publisher: Sound Wisdom

ISBN: 1937879534

Category: Self-Help

Page: 215

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SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED In Put More Time on Your Side: How to Manage Your Life in a Digital World, sociologist, business, and relationship expert Dr. Jan Yager helps you to become more efficient in a work world that is more demanding and 24/7 than ever before. In this concise and provocative book, you will learn: The #1 factor you can control to revolutionize your time management. How to deal with distractions and fragmentation. Coping with time wasters like over-scheduling, inadequate pacing, poor planning, procrastination, or perfection. How to master office relationships and politics to save time. Cultural considerations And lots more.

The Resilience Workbook

Essential Skills to Recover from Stress, Trauma, and Adversity

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Author: Glenn R. Schiraldi

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626259429

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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What is resilience, and how can you build it? In The Resilience Workbook, Glenn Schiraldi—author of The Self-Esteem Workbook—offers invaluable insight and outlines essential skills to help you bounce back from setbacks and cultivate a growth mindset. Why do some people sail through life’s storms, while others are knocked down? Resilience is the key. Resilience is the ability to recover from difficult experiences, such as death of loved one, job loss, serious illness, terrorist attacks, or even just daily stressors and challenges. Resilience is the strength of body, mind, and character that enables people to respond well to adversity. In short, resilience is the cornerstone of mental health. Combining evidence-based approaches including positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and skills for regulating stress, The Resilience Workbook will show you how to bounce back and thrive in any difficult situation. You’ll learn how to harness the power of your brain’s natural neuroplasticity; manage strong, distressing emotions; and improve mood and overall well-being. You’ll also discover powerful skills to help you prevent and recover from stress-related conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, anger, and substance abuse disorders. When the going gets tough, you need real, proven-effective skills to manage your stress and heal from setbacks. The comprehensive and practical exercises in this workbook will help you cultivate resilience, stay calm under pressure, and face all of life’s challenges.

Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You

Retrain Your Brain to Conquer Fear and Build Resilience

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Author: Marc Schoen

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0142180742

Category: Psychology

Page: 259

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Explains how everyday occurrences are triggering limbic-brain reactions that originally evolved to warn of immediate danger, and shares simple techniques for alleviating stress, improving decision making, and taking healthy risks.

The Mindful Workplace

Developing Resilient Individuals and Resonant Organizations with MBSR

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Author: Michael Chaskalson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111997691X

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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This book offers a practical and theoretical guide to the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the workplace, describing the latest neuroscience research into the effects of mindfulness training and detailing an eight-week mindfulness training course. Provides techniques which allow people in organizations to listen more attentively, communicate more clearly, manage stress and foster strong relationships Includes a complete eight-week mindfulness training course, specifically customized for workplace settings, along with further reading and training resources Written by a mindfulness expert and leading corporate trainer

The Silenced Child

From Labels, Medications, and Quick-Fix Solutions to Listening, Growth, and Lifelong Resilience

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Author: Claudia Gold

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738218391

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Drawing on neuroscience, Buddhism, and child development, Claudia Gold reveals listening to be at the heart of human growth and healing.

The End of Stress

Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain

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Author: Don Joseph Goewey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582704910

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 1145

"Alleviating stress leads to success. Stress debilitates and even damages the brain, inhibiting you from living your fullest, most successful life. Every level of life, from career to family to your golf score, is all about higher brain networks functioning at optimum. In The End of Stress, Don Joseph Goeweybrings a simple, straightforward solution that literally switches the brain's auto-pilot from habitual stress and anxiety, to one that's calm and wired for success. By utilizing the latest research inneuroscience and neuroplasticity, Goewey offers a 4-step process that has been tested through webinars and seminars in high stress environments with chief executives, managers, engineers, and even blue collar construction workers. The End of Stress givesyou easy to apply tools to transcend stress and build the brain structure and chemistry to bring you your best day every day"--

Head Strong

The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks

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Author: Dave Asprey

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062652435

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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From the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and author of the bestselling The Bulletproof Diet comes a revolutionary plan to upgrade your brainpower—in two weeks or less. For the last decade, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover the latest, most innovative methods for making humans perform better—a process known as "biohacking." In his first book, The Bulletproof Diet, he shared his biohacking tips for taking control of your own biology. Now, in Head Strong, Asprey shows readers how to biohack their way to a sharper, smarter, faster, more resilient brain. Imagine feeling like your mind is operating at its clearest and sharpest, and being able—possibly for the first time in your life—to do more in less time? What it suddenly became easier to do the very hardest things you do? Or if you could feel 100% confident about your intellect, and never again fear being the person in the room who just isn’t smart enough, or can’t remember something important? How would you treat people if the mood swings, short temper, and food cravings that disrupt your day could simply disappear? In Head Strong, Asprey shows us that all of this is possible—and more. Using his simple lifestyle modifications (or "hacks") to take advantage of how the structure of your brain works, readers will learn how to take their mental performance to the next level. Combining the latest findings in neuroscience and neurobiology with a hacker-inspired "get it done now" perspective, Asprey offers a program structured around key areas of brain performance that will help you: Power the brain with exactly what it needs to perform at its best all day long Eliminate the sources of "kryptonite," both nutritional and environmental, that make the brain slower. Supercharge the cellular powerhouses of our brains, the mitochondria, to eliminate cravings and turn up mental focus. Reverse inflammation to perform better right now, then stay sharp and energized well into your golden years. Promote neuron growth to enhance processing speed and reinforce new learning—hotwiring your brain for success. Asprey’s easy to follow, two-week program offers a detailed plan to supercharge brain performance, including: which foods to eat and which ones to avoid, how to incorporate the right kinds of physical activity into your day, a detox protocol for your home and body; meditation and breathing for performance, recommended brain-boosting supplements; and how to adjust the lighting in your home and work space to give your brain the quality light it thrives on. A better brain—and a happier, easier, more productive life—is within reach. You just need to get Head Strong.

The Art of the Bible

Illuminated Manuscripts from the Medieval World

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Author: Scot McKendrick,Kathleen Doyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500239476

Category:

Page: 336

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For two millennia the Bible has inspired the creation of art. Within this legacy of remarkable art and beauty, illuminated biblical manuscripts offer some of the best evidence for our understanding of early Christian painting and artistic interpretations of the Bible. This beautiful and important new book, compiled and written by two internationally renowned experts, immerses the reader in the world of illuminated manuscripts of the Bible. Through its pictures we are transported across 1,000 years of history, passing chronologically through many of the major centres of the Christian world. Starting in Constantinople in the East, the journey moves on to Lindisfarne in the North, to imperial Aachen, back to Canterbury, then to Carolingian Tours in western France. Later we view some of the riches of Winchester, Mozarabic Spain, Crusader Jerusalem, the Meuse valley, northern Iraq, Paris, London, Bologna, Naples, Bulgaria, the Low Countries, Rome and Persia. Our journey ends in Gondar, the capital of imperial Ethiopia. Fortyfive remarkable books - each a treasure in its own right - provide our itinerary through time and across continents. Together they enable us to explore and revel in the extraordinary art and beauty of illuminated biblical manuscripts, some of the finest but least-known paintings from the Middle Ages.

The Upside of Stress

Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It

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Author: Kelly McGonigal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101982934

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 8572

This book shows readers how to cultivate a mindset that embraces stress, and activate the brain's ability to learn from challenging experiences.

Rewire Your Anxious Brain

How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry

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Author: Catherine M Pittman,Elizabeth M Karle

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626251150

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Do you ever wonder what is happening inside your brain when you feel anxious, panicked, and worried? In Rewire Your Anxious Brain, psychologist Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle offer a unique, evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety based in cutting-edge neuroscience and research. In the book, you will learn how the amygdala and cortex (both important parts of the brain) are essential players in the neuropsychology of anxiety. The amygdala acts as a primal response, and oftentimes, when this part of the brain processes fear, you may not even understand why you are afraid. By comparison, the cortex is the center of “worry.” That is, obsessing, ruminating, and dwelling on things that may or may not happen. In the book, Pittman and Karle make it simple by offering specific examples of how to manage fear by tapping into both of these pathways in the brain. As you read, you’ll gain a greater understanding how anxiety is created in the brain, and as a result, you will feel empowered and motivated to overcome it. The brain is a powerful tool, and the more you work to change the way you respond to fear, the more resilient you will become. Using the practical self-assessments and proven-effective techniques in this book, you will learn to literally “rewire” the brain processes that lie at the root of your fears.

Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

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Author: Matthew Walker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501144316

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 874

"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.

Yoga Body, Buddha Mind

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Author: Cyndi Lee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101007419

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 4995

In Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, the first book to give readers the best of both inextricably linked practices, Cyndi Lee -- author of the bestselling series OM Yoga in a Box -- shares her twenty years of experience as a practicing Tibetan Buddhist and one of the country's most famous yoga instructors. This easy-to-use guide shows readers of all yoga levels how to combine the basic tenets of Buddhism and meditation with yoga practice. Her book offers simple meditation programs and exercise sequences that can be done just about anywhere, in addition to more advanced and rigorous regimens. Written in the same personal, comfortable, and charismatic style that Cyndi Lee has brought to her classes, Yoga Body, Buddha Mind is a comprehensive how-to guide for spiritual well-being and the ultimate enlightening experience.

The Coddling of the American Mind

How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

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Author: Greg Lukianoff,Jonathan Haidt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735224900

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.

Emotional Agility

Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life

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Author: Susan A. David

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592409490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 6565

"The counterintuitive approach to achieving your true potential, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as a groundbreaking idea of the year"--

The Little Book of Stress Relief

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Author: David B. Posen

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781552979181

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 6071

A practical guide to help change fundamental thinking and habitual lifestyle choices, organized into 52 short chapters, one for each week of the year. Detailed but accessible advice and tips to improve life quality.

The Body Keeps the Score

Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

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Author: Bessel A. Van der Kolk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0143127748

Category: Medical

Page: 443

View: 7146

Originally published by Viking Penguin, 2014.