State Change: End Anxiety, Beat Burnout, and Ignite a New Baseline of Energy and Flow

Robin Berzin. Simon Element, $28 (320p) ISBN 978-19-821-7680-8
“A more impassioned, empowered, energetic, and healthier life is possible, no matter who you are,” writes Berzin, a doctor and founder of holistic health start-up Parsley Health, in her spirited debut. Berzin aims to foster a greater mind-body connection—convenience, technology, and overconsumption (namely, of sugar), she suggests, have all created barriers to a healthy life. Berzin’s route of getting brains and bodies back in sync is focused on instances she calls “state changes,” which are moments of “setting a new normal” and finding a baseline of happiness. Berzin supplies tools to achieve these moments, offering ways to eat healthier (eat a lot of plants and cut back on processed food), asking questions to foster a better understanding of one’s body (“When did you last feel well?”), providing tips to combat technology addiction (set a one-hour time limit for social media), recommending meditation, and even dispensing info on psychedelic therapy. Things culminate in her 30-day “Plan to Reset Your Mind and Mood,” which involves vitamins, exercise, and plenty of sleep. Berzin’s tips are practical, and she doesn’t skimp on details. Readers feeling burned out will find this a balm. (Jan.)
Reviewed on : 11/22/2021
Release date: 01/01/2022
Genre: Lifestyle
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