Living in Balance: A Dynamic Approach for Creating Harmony and Wholeness in a Fragmented World

Joel Levey, Author, Michelle Levey, Joint Author, Dalai Lama, Introduction by
Joel Levey, Author, Michelle Levey, Joint Author, Dalai Lama, Introduction by Conari Press $17.95 (352p) ISBN 978-1-57324-032-1
Reviewed on: 12/29/1997
Release date: 01/01/1998
Cofounders of InnerWork Technologies, the authors give seminars on stress management and mind/body health to corporate, medical, sports and government organizations. Beginning with the idea that ""dynamic balance seems to be a central organizing principle of every living system in the universe,"" the Leveys teach readers to ""live in balance and wholeness"" despite the pressures of today's world. They stress the balancing of rest and activity, as well as attention to self and to others, to the universal and the personal (or ""inner and outer"" worlds), and stillness and motion. Their material is presented attractively and written clearly, mixing breathing and visualization exercises with theory that the authors have broken down into understandable, memorable charts and lists that highlight their most important points. The Leveys coin the apt term ""learningful"" to describe the zone of optimal performance, where working toward challenging goals is balanced with rest and recovery, and where the extreme ""danger zones"" of burnout and ""rustout"" are avoided. Applying their quest for balance to areas including mind, body, spirit, emotions, family, work and community, the authors offer a helpful guide for ""walking the tightrope of daily life."" West Coast author tour. (Jan.)
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