What is stress—and how do I manage it?Why is stress different for women than it is for men?How does stress impact my body, mind, and spirit?Am I at risk for stress-related health problems?What are my treatment options?How can I reduce stress—naturally? THE WOMEN'S GUIDE TO STRESS RELIEF IN 7 EASY STEPS includes: A COMPLETE STRESS MANAGEMENT PLAN—Simple, stress-reducing techniques that can help you reduce, manage, and even eliminate stress in your life—and put you on the path toward peace and calm. Includes checklists for self-examination and tips for avoiding triggers. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH—what medical professionals have learned about stress: the anatomy and natural process of stress; how it affects you and your health; and why you should find new ways to keep it at bay. STRESS-RELATED HEALTH CARE—how to lower risks to your heart and cardiovascular system, hormones, stomach and digestion, and immune system. DAY-TO-DAY STRESS-BUSTER TIPS for reducing stress levels at home and at work—from communing with nature, social event-planning, and creative self-expression to breathing therapy, guided imagery, and the most important practice of all: sleep. Dozens of women share their ideas. PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT OPTIONS—when and where to seek professional assistance, therapy, or medication.