December 18, 2013
Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You
by Deborah Reber
Being overscheduled or overprogrammed can get overwhelming. It can lead to all kinds of stress, which is hard on mind and body. Reber's book can help. It's a practical how-to book to help teens relax and de-stress. Aimed primarily at girls, it can nevertheless be of use to boys as well. It has suggestions about time management, organization, and learning to say no. Reber then offers a variety of techniques for getting support from friends and family, finding perspective, and reconnecting with oneself. Quizzes, affirmations, and journaling ideas add an element of fun to the endeavors.