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Proactive Stress Management

Optimizing Your Position in the River of Life

Published by Dave Chong at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 Dave Chong

Cover Photography by Filipe Faria

Cover Design by Tara Okuma

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All other illustrations used with permission from Microsoft (in accordance with section 8.1 of the Microsoft Services Agreement).


To Irving Zola (1935-1994), whose river story inspired this book.


Dave is a faculty member in health sciences, teaching courses in Stress Management, Wellness, Health Assessments, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, and Research Methods. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Promotion & Education, a Master’s in Exercise & Wellness, and certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, the Wilderness Medicine Institute, and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: A True Story

Chapter 2: The Relevance of Stress

Chapter 3: Proactive Stress Management

Chapter 4: The Rest of Your Life Starts Now


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