Praise for Stress Less:

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


“With lyricism and wit, Thea Singer plumbs revolutionary science to reveal the latest ways to slow aging—from the inside out. Stress Less will change the way you see the world, and yourself in it.”

–Pamela Redmond Satran, author of How Not to Act Old.


“Well-written and accessible, Stress Less gives readers insight into the many ways that people can control their own aging. Singer summarizes a wide array of empirical studies in an accessible yet scientifically accurate fashion, which she spices up with her own personal reflections. Readers can take brief diagnostic tests to find out their own levels of stress and, just as importantly, can learn simple and specific ways to reduce the stress in their daily lives through such empirically validated methods as exercise, diet control, sleep management, and social support. Enjoyable, informative, and perhaps even life-saving, this book is a must-read for midlife women seeking to live longer and better.”

–Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst,
and author, The Search for Fulfillment: Revolutionary New Research That Reveals
the Secret to Long-Term Happiness.


“Thea Singer has done a marvelous job researching, translating, and disseminating the scientific knowledge on an extremely important, difficult, and debated topic: the new science of stress and aging. She has a great way of expressing complex concepts—not just succinctly and to the point but also with humor and panache. What an instructive—and enjoyable!—read.”

–Zofia Zukowska, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center


Stress Less is a contemporary, complete, and accurate summary of how the body deals with stress. Written with wit and humor, the book offers advice that applies to both women and men of all ages, and could well serve as a companion for introductory courses for future doctors and scientists.”

–William Thomas Thach, Jr., M.D., Professor of Neurobiology in the
Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Neurology, and Physical Therapy,
Washington University School of Medicine