A guidebook for the journey from exhaustion to enlightenment
Chronic multitasking and ever-increasing demands on our time and energy have caused a neurochemically-based dependence on sources of stress and stimulation to provide fuel for our chaotic lifestyles. While this may boost performance in the short-term, studies have consistently shown that when stress hormones are elevated over time they create the worst form of internal wear and tear; decreasing productivity, wasting time, and even killing brain cells. As a result, modern society is tired and wired, suffering from physical exhaustion while mentally amped up, and unable to get adequate rest.
Stress in and of itself is not bad, and is actually utilized for growth when balanced with adequate recovery. The solution to stress addiction is to build in and prioritize optimal rest and relaxation on a holistic level—body, mind, and spirit—in order to consistently recharge and create a more resilient operating system.
Stressaholic shows you how to win the war on stress without limiting progress by creating an optimal performance pulse of stress and recovery for life.
- Explains the impact of chronic stress on the human operating system; body, mind, and spirit
- Shows how a simple shift in mindset can dramatically alter physiological responses to stress
- Reveals simple techniques for altering daily stress patterns to improve natural rhythms, creating a personalized performance pulse
With easy to implement tips and real-world examples of people and organizations that have turned stress into sustainable drive, Stressaholic will guide you on your journey from exhaustion to enlightenment!
About The Author
As a performance coach and keynote speaker, Heidi has trained thousands of individuals on practical ways to incorporate nutrition, exercise, and positive psychology strategies to improve their health, productivity, and performance. Her vast coaching experience and passionate coaching style help motivate individuals and teams to develop sustainable success at both a personal and professional level. Heidi is CEO and founder of SYNERGY, a coaching and consulting company that specializes in customized health and wellness solutions for individuals and organizations. In the Spring of 2011, Heidi authored her first book, SHARP: Simple Strategies to Boost Your Brainpower. Her follow-up release, The SHARP Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance (Wiley) hit #2 on the NY Times Best Seller List in Feb, 2013. Her latest book, Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship With Stress will launch in January, 2014.
From 2003 through 2011, Heidi worked as a trainer, coach, keynote speaker and consultant for The Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Florida. As an experienced speaker, Heidi has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit and the ESPN Women’s Leadership Summit. She is a fellow with The American Institute of Stress, and currently serves as editor of their publication, Contentment.
Heidi has fundraised, trained, and volunteered as a mentor and nutritionist for several non-profit organizations, including the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, Livestrong Foundation and the Challenged Athletes Foundation. She also is an advocate and speaker on topics related to eating disorders awareness and prevention, as well as a volunteer speaker for the Alzheimer’s Association.