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Sunday, July 20, 2014

From Stress to Stillness: Tools for Inner Peace by @GinaLake #ReviewShare #SelfHelp #TBR

From Stress to Stillness: Tools for Inner PeaceFrom Stress to Stillness: Tools for Inner Peace by Gina Lake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

From Stress to Stillness takes an unusual approach to examining the origins and dissolution of stress. The book is written with a mixture of personal anecdotes and scientific or psychological research, while maintaining a simple and straightforward writing style that will appeal to the average reader.

Gina Lake delves into the explanation how each person's inner ego causes stress by instilling fear, doubt, and dissatisfaction through a distorted lens of reality. In simple terms, the ego is the voice in your head that tells you a small mistake means total failure or makes you worry that a future event will go poorly before it even happens.

It contributes to low self esteem and also distracts you with greed for material or social gains. Gina talks about how negative emotions are on the Stress Channel, whereas you want to be on the Stillness Channel with emotions like calmness, satisfaction and confidence.

As a person with high energy, it makes sense to me how important it is to connect with my thoughts so my energy is channeled in the right path. The energy is always within me, so I need to control the path it takes.

Interestingly, while many books in this genre attempt to teach ways to "reprogram" thinking to end all negative thoughts, Gina's focus is different. Gina's techniques for reducing stress involve a lot of work on becoming self-aware as you learn ways to recognize the difference in your true self and your ego.

Gina's techniques are useful no matter your level of dedication so you can go at your own pace as you learn to stay in-the-moment and slowly change your lifestyle. I noticed that the benefits started right away as I applied her techniques and I'm confident they will continue to grow as they are used more often!

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.

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