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By harrisjensen - Posted on 03 February 2012

"The Power Over Stress" Teaches Stress Managment

Strategies That Help Fight Negative Thinking

It's Free On The Free Stuff Page That Is Getting More Than 20 Page Hits Per Day! Download it and share it with your friends by email!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

I checked the hit count on The Free Stuff Page this morning.  We got 10 inches of snow, I had several patients who couldn't make their visit, so I visited my web site...and surprise!  I saw The Free Stuff page got 2,449 page hits in the past 90 days.  Wow, and the hits come from people all over the world.  In the past, I've seen hits come from Europe, England, and countries all over the world including Brazil, as well as from all over the US. 

One item people check out there is the free book, "The Power Over Stress."  It is Book 1 in the list of attachments at the free stuff page at this link:

I thought I'd review that little book so people can know a little more about it.

Positive thinking is very weak, actually. The book is about optimism. When people are optimistic they hope for the best...and anticipate the worst and are ready for it, and ready to learn from it. That is different than just, simply, "hoping for the best."

Where I grew up, in North Dakota, people were often positive thinkers or pessimists.  The positive thinkers had read, sometimes, The Power Of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale.  That is a good book, and teaches people to also anticipate problems, with rational thinking and prayer.  I'm all for that.

But as a teen I'd lapsed into being pessimistic.  I looked at problems as being bigger than me, so I didn't believe in myself.

Then I met John Curtis.  He was my camp director at 15, a perfect gentleman and head of 20 staff members at Metigoshe Scout Camp.  And an optimist by nature.  Just the antidote for my pessimism.

That is where this book picks up.  I wrote it after taking pictures around the Scout Camp.  I went back to visit the camp with Professor Curtis and remenisce about the "good old days", and so I included pictures from that trip in the book.

I owe so much to the good professor!  I hope those who read the book get something out of it and learn that special kind of magic that optimistic thinking has for those who practice it.

(Here is a picture of me at my office on a warmer day)