Understanding Yourself In 'The Age Of Overwhelm'
North American Precis Syndicate
A new book can help ease your burden of overwhelm, restore your perspective, and give you strength to navigate whatever comes next. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—If you’re ever among the many Americans who feel
overwhelmed by work or school; family or community; caretaking for others or your
own health and well-being; or engagement in social justice, environmental
advocacy or civil service, you may be relieved to learn that just a few
subtle shifts can make a major difference.
To help, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, best-selling author of “Trauma
Stewardship,” offers concrete strategies to mitigate harm, cultivate
decency and equitableness, and act with integrity in her new book “The
Age of Overwhelm” (Penguin Random House).
“Each time in history has its challenges,” Lipsky writes, and
yet “there is this particular look in folks’ eyes today that has
prompted me to dedicate this book to those who are operating in a state of
overwhelm some of the time or all of the time.”
The first step toward overcoming being overwhelmed, she says, is to
separate what is and isn’t within your control; the second step is to
act on that which is in your power to change and relinquish what is not.
Combining New Yorker cartoons and sage advice, Lipsky moves readers
through the process of minimizing distraction and heightening intention. By
paring away the unnecessary, she advises, people do less of what erodes them
and more of what sustains them, asserting that only then can you be a force
for good in the world.
About The Author
Lipsky is globally recognized for her pioneering work on understanding the
effects of exposure to trauma. She draws from her own research, personal
observations and three decades of experience working with nearly every type
of civic and organizational venue—from small-town organizations to
massive international disaster scenes. The result is an inclusive,
encouraging and practical resource, one likely to resonate with people
“on the brink of mental, spiritual, physical and emotional
Lipsky is also the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship
Institute, where she works to raise awareness about the cumulative toll on
people exposed to suffering, hardship, crisis and trauma as they care for
humans, other living beings or the planet itself.
For further information or to order the book, go to https://www.amazon.com/Age-Overwhelm-Strategies-Long-Haul/dp/1523094737#customerReviews/.
“Best-selling author Laura van
Dernoot Lipsky offers concrete strategies to help readers mitigate harm, cultivate
decency and equitableness, and act with integrity in her new book “The Age of Overwhelm”
(Penguin Random House). http://bit.ly/2RBS6fo”
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