Stress Less cover A Wall Street Journal Top 5 Health and Wellness Book for 2010

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Author appearances

Thea has discussed her book at the following locations. More to come!

Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA

Thursday, March 3, 6 p.m.
The Commonwealth Club

595 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Friday, March 4, 7 p.m.
Books Inc.

1760 4th Street, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, March 26, 10:30 a.m.
Buck Institute

8001 Redwood Blvd., Novato, CA
Registration is required
by phone: 415-209-2030
by email:

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Can stress age us?

Based on Nobel Prize-winning research, this landmark book on stress and aging shows us how to slow—and even turn back—the real biological clock.

Gray hair, wrinkles, jowls, papery skin, forgetfulness, extra weight around the belly. We all recognize the signs of aging and think we know what causes them. But what if we’ve been wrong? In Stress Less, prominent health and science journalist Thea Singer explores groundbreaking scientific research that compellingly—and directly—links stress and aging, all the way down to our cells. With the help and expertise of Nobel Prize-winning scientists and leading researchers in stress and aging, she reveals that the true culprit behind aging—chronic stress—damages every part of the body, from our hair follicles to the very core of our being, our DNA.

From symptoms we all see and feel to the erosion of our telomeres—the absolute tips of our chromosomes—this damage restricts the amount of weight we can lose, affects our energy levels and mood, and can even determine how long we live. Examining a variety of stressors—from sleep deprivation and pessimism to over-exercising and dieting—Singer not only helps us recognize our own triggers, but also provides step-by-step instructions for how to limit and reverse the damage.

For every problem stress causes, Stress Less has a solution. By giving us the tools to slow aging on a cellular level, this innovative book provides lasting ways for us to look younger, feel better, and stress less.

What the reviewers are saying:

Stress Less is a wonderfully engaging compilation of all the most recent scientific findings about stress. Full of wise suggestions, fascinating studies, and impressive examples, it’s a book that could change your life and your health. It’s done both for me.”

–Martha Beck, New York Times bestselling author of Finding Your Own North Star

“We can modify our responses to stress, which benefits not only our well-being but even our genes. In Stress Less, Thea Singer shows us how. Do more, age less. Highly recommended.”

–Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute,
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, author, The Spectrum

“This book is a gem. Beautiful science and practical, helpful, life-changing information.”

–Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers:
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

Stress Less is a very readable and practical guide to counteracting stress that should be read by men as well as women. The book is also full of up-to-date scientific information.

–Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., author of The End of Stress As We Know It.