Chill, zone out, veg out, flake out, hang loose, lay back, get mellow. There's no need to stay stressed when you can find a little calm advice in the books, videos, and sound recordings available at the library!
By Laurel House and Sharon House
"The midlife crisis, the family crisis, the career crisis, the relationship crisis -- nowadays everything seems to be a crisis. We are often too overwhelmed to enjoy the simplest things that make us truly happy. But now the professionals who bring contentment to the world's most famous people show you how to blissfully pamper yourself in this beautifully designed, fully illustrated guide to the sumptuous pleasures that should be a part of everyone's daily lives. The Guru's Guide to Serenity ... may very well be the saviors of our sanity. Celebrities have the means to find these pleasures, and mother-daughter team and Hollywood insiders Sharon and Laurel House have culled the secrets of the world's most exclusive experts, trainers, chefs, spas, and resorts to show readers how to create the kind of soothing treatments superstars love.
"Some of the gurus' remedies you will discover in this beautiful, comforting book include: Irresistible at-home massage techniques from Michelle Kluck, massage therapist to Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd. Fitness tips from Kathy Kaehler, celebrity trainer and the Today show's exercise expert. Recipes for soothing spa treatments like Chocolate Fondue Facial Mask from Manhattan's elite Glow Skin Spa."
"An array of easy-to-learn techniques that turn stressed out moments into opportunities for relaxation. Readers learn how to stretch inconspicuously, breathe more deeply, enjoy lighthearted diversions, and develop calming attitudes--strategies that ultimately boost health and happiness."
"A psychiatrist offers ten detailed prescriptions for harnessing one's positive energy to replace fatigue with physical and emotional vigor."
"100 ten-second exercises that will counteract everyday muscle tension and spasms brought on by stress and sedentary lifestyles, including a head-to-toe catalogue of 'emergency therapies' that are fast, effective, and ready to be used whenever pain strikes."
"Good stress...is the kind that motivates and excites and yields good results on the job or at home. Bad stress...diminishes ones performance and manifests itself in career dissatisfaction, deteriorating health, and procrastination. [This book] clearly maps the differences between the two types of stress and offers strategies and action plans for getting rid of the bad stress and focusing on making the most of good stress."
"Quick and easy tactics for relaxing and reviving the mind, body, and spirit. Stress expert Bob Losyk gives you the tools to identify the causes of stress in your life and shows you which stress-busting techniques best fit your lifestyle and schedule. Based on a wide range of influences--including nutrition and diet, meditation and breathing techniques, and relaxation exercises--you'll develop your own effective, personalized stress-fighting regimen."
"50 workable tips and tools, such as bodywork, diet and herbal relief, exercise, counseling, and creative outlets to take back control of your health and improve the quality of your life--for good!"
"...offers 50 fun ideas to relieve daily stress, such as the Yoga Yawn, Instant Coffee Bend, Tumble Dry Meditation and Line-Up Loosening. Use yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and even spa-type treats to stay serene in traffic, while fighting crowds at the mall or even while out for dinner and a movie."