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Stress Wisely: How to Be Well in an Unwell World
Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Page Two Books / Hardcover / Jun 2023
9781774582626 (ISBN-10: 1774582627)
Stress & Relaxation
price: $32.00
336 pages
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It’s time to make stress your ally, not your enemy.

Stress is inherent to the human condition. When not properly understood, stress can wreak havoc on our mental and physical health, our relationships, and our lives. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In Stress Wisely, award-winning psychology scholar and resiliency expert Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe explains how we can be strategic in stressful times by challenging everything we’ve been told about stress—and wielding its power in our favour.

With her signature honesty, humor, relatability, and intimacy, Dr. Robyne draws on her vast research and real-world experiences in wellness, stress, and resiliency to help you navigate the chaos in the wisest way possible.

Through smart strategies and awareness-raising exercises grounded in science and the eight touchstones of wellness—physical, emotional, intellectual, social environmental, occupational, financial, and spiritual—Dr. Robyne teaches you how to make your nervous system your ally in every stage of your life (yes, even in the most challenging circumstances).

Life is joyful, complicated, messy, and downright hard at times, AND you are capable to navigate it all. In Stress Wisely, get ready to learn, unlearn, and integrate smart stressing principles for a healthier, more meaningful, and purpose-filled life that is waiting for you. Better days are ahead.


“Really honest, kind, and above all else, useful. Thank you for helping us make sense of it all.”
Phil M. Jones, bestselling author of Exactly What to Say

“We are living through the most significant global health crisis in our time. Yet there is hope if we apply the new ideas that Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe shares with us. She weaves together knowledge, ancient wisdom, and deep practice to elevate our mental, emotional, and spiritual lives with clear and powerful strategies so that you can stop the negative stress cycle and return to joy, happiness, and thriving.”
Greg Wells, PhD, bestselling author of The Ripple Effect and Rest, Refocus, Recharge

“Using research, personal experiences, and her incredible ability to make science relatable and digestible, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe looks at the individual puzzle pieces of wellness and how they fit into the big picture of life.”
Heather Moyse, speaker, founder of The Possibility Playground, 2x Olympic gold medallist, and author of Redefining ‘Realistic’

“Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe’s valuable perspective on prioritizing the power of connection and personal recovery will inspire you to become an unstoppable force for wellness in your community.”
Riaz Meghji, keynote speaker and author of Every Conversation Counts

“Rich with heartfelt stories and original research, Stress Wisely is candid yet comforting, nuanced yet holistic, scholarly yet colloquial, and timely yet timeless. It’s a sprawling journey that oscillates between micro and macro contexts, uplifting and challenging wellness seekers from every walk of life.”
Hamza Khan, future of work expert and author of Leadership, Reinvented

About the Author:

A sought-after, thought-provoking, and truly transformative international speaker and scholar, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning education and psychology instructor, resiliency expert, and author of Calm Within the Storm. Hanley-Dafoe learned resiliency from the ground up, as a person who has experienced significant obstacles yet forged a comeback; as a result, her work is both relatable and accessible. She lives in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, Jeff, and their three children: Hunter, Ava Lesley, and Jaxson.

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