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Nov 4, 2010

We live amidst a tremendous amount of stress. Witness the drug store and supermarket aisles filled with hundreds of products aimed at relieving stress-related symptoms. On top of that, add the prescription medications for anxiety, depression, headaches, fatigue, and a laundry list of gastrointestinal disturbances. We worry about our families, our health, jobs and finances. At times, our sleep is disturbed. Many of us fight that seemingly never-ending battle of the bulge. Our lives are hectic, and much of the time we feel exhausted, unhappy or fearful. We also have to deal with world affairs, war and terrorism. Dr. Alan Gettis, author of The Happiness Solution, has gathered a collection of about 100 parable-like stories that are a marriage between cognitive behavioral therapy and Zen wisdom. Dr. Gettis will discuss how stories such as these can help you to * Identify obstacles to feeling better, * Simplify rather than complicate, * Experience life differently, * Let go of anxiety, insecurity, and unhappiness, and * Obtain peace of mind. You'll learn about how The Happiness Solution is an invitation to find joy, purpose and meaning and about how it is a celebration of spirit, determination and the ability to not only land on your feet, but to also evolve, transcend, and be truly happy.