The Upside of Stress

Upside of Stress coverNearly one-half of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist and internationally bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., delivers a startling message: Stress isn’t bad. In The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can in fact make us stronger, smarter, and happier — if we learn how to embrace it. This controversial and groundbreaking new book overturns long-held beliefs about stress. It brings together cutting-edge discoveries on the correlation between resilience — the human capacity for stress-related growth — and mind-set, the power of our beliefs to shape our reality. The Upside of Stress is not a guide to getting rid of stress, but a guide to getting better at stress by understanding it, embracing it, and using it. (Avery/Penguin)