What would your life be like if your health, mind, and body were all working together, doing what they are supposed to? Burnout is no longer a simple term for the result of working long hours with no sleep. Instead, it’s one of the largest epidemics of working professionals. People are more stressed than ever before, and an increasing number of individuals are asking themselves how they can not only survive longer, but live a better and more fulfilling life.

Go from Stressed to Strong is about the war with the unhealthy habits of the stressful journey of life. Laurie A. Watkins is living proof that stress can be commanded to take a hike. She provides readers with practical and proven tools she designed along with health and wellness experts to get on the path to higher performance in a 24/7 world.

Prompted by Watkins’ own experiences while working inside the world of two presidential campaigns and other high-performing, stressful working environments, she shares her own stories as well as stories from prominent men and women across a wide range of industries on their experiences and how they came out stronger on the other side. Bestselling author, podcast and t.v. host Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” professional speaker and Army veteran Dan Nevins, two-star Michelin-rated chef José Andrés, 2020 Presidential Candidate U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), and former NASA Deputy Director Lori Garver are some of the many voices featured.

Motivational and hopeful by turns, Go from Stressed to Strong is for anyone with a busy lifestyle who thinks they can’t fit in being healthy—whether a CEO, a service industry worker, a CPA during tax season, or a full-time parent. Watkins reveals how to handle specific challenges to health—sleep deprivation, poor diet, alcohol, and stress. In doing so, Laurie encourages readers to settle for more, living life to the fullest potential.

"The best asset we have for making a contribution to the world is ourselves. If we under invest in ourselves, we damage the very tool we need to operate at our highest point of contribution. This is brilliantly illustrated in Go From Stressed to Strong where Laurie masterfully combines sound principles with captivating stories. She shows how we can tap our own mighty resources, adding to both the quality and quantity of our lives, no matter the circumstance. This wonderful book will leave you feeling strong!"

Greg McKeown Author of the New York Times bestselling books, “Essentialism” and “Effortless”

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reader reviews

Laurie is a go-getter. Staying fit is a big part of how she goes – and gets things done.

Bill Nye The Science Guy, TV Show Host, and Author New York & Los Angeles, California

"Laurie’s book is an incredibly well-written masterpiece! I’ve read it twice already and the positive habits I’ve developed as a result of the book have drastically improved my day-to-day life. Laurie proves that accountability, positive habits, and priority-setting are the key elements of success and happiness, and then she demonstrates how to improve your life, and the lives of those around you, through simple, achievable life tweaks."

Megan Olmstead Attorney, Washington, D.C.

"Laurie is a constant source of inspiration in my life! She is someone who generously shares her boundless energy, joy and faith with everyone she meets. Her friendship and guidance have played a significant role in my improved health, fitness and general well-being."

Heather Kay Bank Regulator, Toronto, Ontario

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