***Disclaimer: I am a speaker at heart! These notes are either transcripts of the podcast or notes I made in preparation. For The Stress Club study, it will mostly be bullets with page numbers. Since you have the option to get the book free (details in episode, link bottom of page here), you'll be able to follow! Please forgive the inevitable grammar errors 😘
Welcome friend to Consider Yourself Hugged episode 60: Today’s Hug: Session 1 – Stress Club Study for Women. Click here or pic to listen!
I’m Dr. Tami West, here every week to bring you tips on living a life that brings you mental and emotional wellbeing.
This week starts week 1 of a 10-week book study of my book, The Stress Club. Each week we'll do basically one chapter.
Questions to Think About:
1. What steps/books/classes have you taken before now to manage your stress? How have they helped you?
2. What do you hope to accomplish by reading this book?
We need a revolution!
o Who am I addressing? p. xiii
o Stress considered normal but killing us, part of life but we've got to manage, debilitating yet helpful. What??
o 3 missing pieces during our time: The word stress, concept of women’s language, our identities as women
Ch. 1: Frogs in Pots
o Virginia seminar and the concept of “must be nice!”
o Statistics show we’re stressed and getting worse! Can’t imagine what next year’s will be like with Covid19.
o P. 9 - What the Club is all about – Frogs in Pots!
o P. 11 - Why my study is so difficult to wrap your mind around
o P.14 – The women in my study
Ch. 2: The Fungus on the Floor
o How had I reached this point?! p.
o Were complicated, like messes of necklaces – p. 20 (lumping anxiety and stress together)
o Dr. Ed Deiner -p. 22 Happiness Formula
o My genetics - ~ 50% mom & dad
o Circumstances of life - ~8-15% Divorce, bullying, neighborhood trash, filth, poverty, health department, septic tank, pets
o Choices - ~42% - I’m calling it half!
And sadly, as always, that’s our time for today. I am praying every day for our country, our leaders, everyone’s roles, and people affected. I hope you’ll join me in doing that AND in staying mentally and emotionally healthy.
As always, Please pass the show link along to a friend or two and subscribe, download, and review wherever you are listening. And head over to tamiwest.com to get info if you’d like me to speak at your next event and also you’ll find the promised links and info. And I’d love for you to follow me on Facebook and all those other crazy social media outlets; links are in the show notes. If you’re a woman and you haven’t joined my private FB group The Stress Club, please do that now! It’ll be your daily sources for exiting the life of stress! Link is in the show notes
Thank you so much for listening and growing our special community!
I pray that each day you remember to love, to serve, to feel worthy, to grow, to connect, to change, and to be the best person you can be for yourself AND for the other humans in your world!
And until next time, Consider Yourself Hugged 😘🤗