In Seach of Balance by Richard A. Swenson, MD, author of the best-selling book Margin, helps us understand the dangers of living in a fast-paced world and gives us hope for recovering a foundational sense of equilibrium.
Dr. Swenson offers not only important organizing principles for making sense of our priorities but also scores of practical tips for finding rest and contentment in a world that emphasizes materialism and busyness. His advice is grounded in the daily realities we all experience, but his wisdom has been honed by the big-picture perspective of an exhaustive study of the stresses of modern life.
Let Dr. Swenson be your gentle guide for reaching a new stage of personal balance. Want to use the book in a group? See the free online discussion guide below.
By Glenn Randall - May 20, 2010
From the introduction of this masterpiece to its brilliant conclusion, author Richard Swenson compels the reader to evaluate their priorities. Having read his other works related to this same topic (Margin, Overload Syndrome), I was expecting merely an updated version with newer data for 2010. I got a lot more than that! Swenson's challenge to our overburdened and overstretched society comes from his passion to help people before its too late (for them!). As a pastor, I counsel often with people whose bloated schedules have left them feeling lost in the shuffle. Stress has caused them to lose any sense of meaning in their marginless lives. Usually, a catastrophe is required before one or the other partner wakes up, although it is often too late to salvage marriage, family, or spirit. My favorite quote in this book comes from Chapter 5, "How to Couple Balance [Equilibrium] with Margin [Capacity]. It comes from author Marty Nemko, who says, "Don't give 110%. I have a client who gives... read more
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By K. Courtney - March 13, 2010
I bought this book because I wanted to understand stress and manage it better. I am an instructor so I tend to work long hours mentally and not so much physical work. This book helped me to buy back some personal time that just seemed to slip away. Its a good book, easy to read and quite helpful because it's realistic approach is evident in just about any one's life today. Jeffco
By Patti Chadwick "Patti Chadwick" - March 29, 2010
The subject of this book is a hot-topic in today's world...how do we find balance amidst all our responsibility and the busyness of this life. This was full of helpful tips and advice on how to reach that balance and find the time for what is really important to you. The author also stresses how finding this balance is the key to good mental, physical, and spiritual health. It was an easy read and very helpful.