It’s pernicious . . . it’s diabolical . . . it creeps into every moment of our lives. It influences our relationships, impacts our physical body, works its way into our conversations, sparks non-nourishing behaviors, and forces us to do things we’d never want to do. It’s infectious; it’s relentless . . . It’s stress! We all know it. We all experience it. It’s the human condition—but through this book, you will learn to transcend it. Drawing on decades of experience working with individuals in extreme, high-pressure situations—including business leaders, world-class athletes, members of the military, Special Forces, and those in crisis—davidji will show you how to handle any type of stress that life throws at you. Just as he demystified the practice of meditation in his award-winning book Secrets of Meditation, here he will teach you proactive tools to breathe more easily, master your emotions, communicate more effectively, cultivate more nourishing relationships, and perform at a higher level. With his trademark easy-to-understand and entertaining writing style, davidji will transform your understanding of stress using time-tested techniques; cutting-edge science; real-world, practical applications; and in-the-moment stress busters. How you respond to the world around you determines the fabric of your life—and one read of destressifying will enhance your performance at work, at home, and in the face of daily surprises. This book will allow you to determine the speed at which life comes at you and guide you to deeper fulfillment, greater empowerment, and true peace of mind.
About the Author
davidji is an internationally recognized stress-management expert, meditation master, corporate-wellness trainer, public speaker, and author. After a 20-year career in finance, business, and mergers and acquisitions, davidji began a new journey to wholeness by apprenticing under Deepak Chopra for ten years as the Chopra Center COO and lead educator, and became the first dean of Chopra Center University. He now travels the world helping individuals awaken to the best version of themselves; his real-world techniques and guided meditations have been used by hundreds of thousands around the globe to destressify and take their lives to the next level. davidji has a deep passion for working with those in high-stress, high-pressure situations. Through the Blue Courage Awareness Training curriculum, his teachings are practiced in some of the largest precincts and police academies in the U.S. Each week, he hosts LIVE from the SweetSpot, now in its fifth year on HayHouseRadio.com®. Join the davidji SweetSpot Community at www.davidji.com
"This is a very high-powered book. Stressful thinking is wreaking havoc on the lives of so many in our fast-paced world. davidji offers a comprehensive course written in a language that you can grasp and apply immediately, all within the covers of one book. I loved it and am recommitted to in-the-moment destressifying."
— Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, #1 New York Times best-selling author of I Can See Clearly Now
"I love the genuineness and raw simplicity of davidji’s powerful message. His style is inclusive and inviting rather than exclusive and elitist. Bottom line: I want to have an outlook on life just like davidji."
— Laurent Potdevin, CEO, lululemon
"davidji is a master teacher who illuminates a better way to be human by bringing bleeding-edge research to life and showing practical ways to change your mind-set about stress."
— Shawn Achor, happiness researcher and New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage
"davidji’s fundamentally human approach gets at a simple truth: if we are happier, healthier, and more aware of our inner motivations, we will perform better in our jobs, be better parents or spouses, and be more present for our clients. This is true because, thanks to davidji’s guidance, we have a better understanding of what peace of mind is and how to achieve it."
— John W. Thiel, CEO, Merrill Lynch
"davidji is a wonderful teacher who brings joy and awareness to the world."
— Deepak Chopra, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of The Future of God
"davidji has written a powerful, practical, and inspiring manual to help us understand and radically transform our relationship to stress. Written with a brilliant blend of clarity, compassion, and wisdom, it enlightens the mind and uplifts the heart. I highly recommend destressifying as essential reading for anyone who wants to live a more peaceful and joyful life!"
— Dr. Barbara De Angelis, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Soul Shifts
"I’m a huge fan and a lucky friend. I love being in davidji’s great, robust, rich, delicious, deep, peaceful, funny, people- and animal-loving presence. He’s a wonderful teacher, and destressifying is a book we all need to read and embrace."
— Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author of the Crazy Sexy Cancer book series
"davidji is a divine teacher and a soulful leader. In his book destressifying, he offers a practical guide to managing stress with grace. In a world where stress has become an epidemic, this book is a must-read. davidji’s wisdom and tools will clear the blocks to the presence of peace we all long for."
— Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times best-selling author of Miracles Now and Super Attractor
"If I’d read this book as a beginning meditator, I’d have avoided a lot of false starts, perceptual errors, and backaches. Reading it now, many years into my own practice, I still found jewels that enriched and brightened my meditation and my life. davidji is a gentle, kind, patient, clever teacher whose words can help lighten your stress and facilitate your quest for greater wisdom."
— Martha Beck, New York Times best-selling author of Finding Your Way in a Wild New World