On this episode, I reflect on one of the most important reads of the year for me — Kelly McGonigal’s book, The Upside of Stress. A psychologist and yoga teacher, Kelly’s book is filled with compelling research about how the way we think about stress may be more harmful for our health than stress itself!
I offer three important takeaways from the book including:
* The Challenge Response as a way to prime us for stressful events
* The Tend & Befriend Response as a way to help us reach out and connect to others
* How we can get better at stress
RECOMMENDED & RELATED LINKS
The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It, by Kelly McGonigal
The Big Brain Benefits of Meditation , by Kelly McGonigal
Change Your Stress Response, by Kelly McGonigal
David Szesztay — Coffee Shop
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