Probably the very last thing you want to do when you are stressed is read a book…
Wouldn’t you rather Scream, Yell, Throw Things or Punch a Wall?
Maybe you’d rather Run Away, Act Out, have Crazy Wild Sex or Eat All the Food in your Fridge.
What if that one book could change your life? What if even one page could offer you the tools, secrets or the key to an astonishingly Happy and Carefree Life?
Then you would read it right? Lucky for you this book is in your hands! You are already half way there!!
First let’s look at Stress, is it your boss, your job, your spouse, financial strain, a health issue or are you just plain having a very bad day?
I love the line from “Crimes of the Heart” when the police ask the main character why she shot her husband she replies, “I was having a bad day… it was a very bad day!”
The line always makes me laugh – obviously we are not going to kill our perpetrators yet we can kill Stress.
We’ve sectioned this book up into easy, fun, informative and eye opening pages. So if you don’t have a two year old that is running like a maniac thru the aisles of Toys ‘R Us you can turn to the page that’s written just for you. That’s right! I know what is going on in your life. I’m kind of like a Santa Claus. I can see the good and the bad and I can bring you a gift that can change your life. Today, Tomorrow and Forever… Yes!!! You can be, Stress Free!!
My life has been an action adventure movie, some people run from virtual tigers and demons; I’ve lived a life of amazing stories, scenarios, changes and events. I’ve made it my life’s passion to take all that knowledge and wisdom and to share it — with you.
Many people laughed at my title…”Stress makes you Fat, Wrinkled and Dead” – only guess what? It does! I have lived a life of wonder and excitement and I have faced death square between the eyes. I’ve traveled the world and I’ve learned a lot along my pathway to the human experience and healthy living. I’ve picked up enough breadcrumbs along the way to know that “Fat, Wrinkled and Dead” live on the road and the pathway to Stress. There are other roads. So many beautiful ways to live this life and to enjoy this journey, I spent years slaying dragons and like David, the lessons were too great not to share. I realized as a doctor and as an educator that if I became an open book, I could write the ultimate book that contains all the secrets and the pathway to Wellness, Health and Stress Free Living. Periodically you’ll find that I’ll open the window to my own journey. This vulnerability allows me to uncover truths that have never been shared in a book before.
To learn how to face and vanquish death, stay fit and trim, live joyously and how to slay your own dragons, Read on…
There is a wealth of jewels waiting for you in these pages.
The Stress Epidemic
Did you know that studies showed Stress in over 1/3 of Americans? We live in a free country and we’re told we can be and do whatever we dream and still, we are, stressed. Not only stressed, our relationships are deteriorating, our divorce rates are through the roof and our work productivity has dropped to drastic rates. That’s insane!
We’re told the leading two causes of this wide spread epidemic are Financial Stress and Job Stress, creating stress levels that are rising off the charts. Remember when our ancestors came over on a boat and people were dying around them, forging new roads and new avenues of living with only pennies in their pocket, carrying only their hopes and their dreams and today we are more stressed, can that be true?
Looking at our news and community papers we learn that it’s commonplace to fight with those around us and even family members and people that we love.
We’ve seen the increasing emphasis in the medical world has changed its focus to the whole person. That means your emotions are linked to your illnesses and today rapid deadly diseases that are killing our spirits along with our bodies and our future like never before.
Studies as far back as 1950 conducted by acclaimed researcher, Thomas Holmes, suggested that people undergoing stressful situations such as divorce, death of a spouse, or loss of a job were more likely to develop tuberculosis and less likely to recover from it than those leading and living a stress free life. The study showed the direct coloration between the culmination of hardship or emotional havoc and how it directly dictates to our health and wellbeing.
Recent studies from advanced immunology and bio statistics suggest that stress may lead to decreased immune function and what we’ve come to know or term as clinical disease.
Could this be you?
Do you know that studies show:
47% of people report lying awake at night
Are you tossing and turning? Walking your hallways? Jumping on your computer? Taking meds to fall asleep? Is this you?
43% report irritability or anger
Have you snapped at your children, your spouse, your employees, your co-worker or even the waiter or waitress, salesclerk or just find yourself short-tempered, grumpy or downright mean sometimes?
43% report fatigue
Ah…this is a big one. How many times have you felt like you haven’t had enough sleep or that you were too tired to work out, have sex or be motivated to start a new project or even a new day?
40% report lack of interest. Have interest rates gone up, are the sidewalks in your neighborhood cracked or uneven, has your car dipped into potholes, have they taken away the grass in your child’s school or are you eating fast or processed food all because it’s easy, and just there. If you haven’t stepped up in your life to make a difference or to make a change this may be you!
34% report headaches. This is so prevalent in today’s world. If you look at commercials on television from the 50’s 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s etc. it is rare to find a commercial for a headache. Now we have multiple products to stop the pain wracking our brain and our mind from thoughts that are caused, you bet, by stress.
34% report feeling sad or depressed – even our kids today have a melancholy and sadness. The teen rate for suicide is at a frightening high and bullying, peer pressure and just disconnection from others, whether by computers, electronic devises, split families or the fast paced society of today is tearing our kids and our adults apart.
Loss of a job, money, a child or an illness can cause a wave of sweeping sadness that some people never recover from.
32% report feeling as if they could cry, but why don’t they? What holds back our emotions and our hearts?
27% report upset stomach or indigestion. I actually think this should be a much higher statistic from reflux, crohns, lactose intolerance, glutton allergies and on and on, not to mention the emotional distress our stomachs take the brunt of our unhappiness, failures, pain, sadness or duress.
From over eating or under eating anorexia, bulimia or just plain commercial fast food, our digestive tracts are on a rollercoaster or emotional chaos and stress.
This book covers the gamut of the whys, the problems and the solutions to the growing and widespread stress epidemic today. I’m sharing with you the best and most effective tools to overcome any type of stress. May this book be your guide and your own personal roadmap to wellness, health, freedom and emotional, success.
To Your Health and Happiness, Dr. Eliezer Ben-Joseph
Richard Lewis, M.A.