In Search of Balance

Keys to a Stable Life

Most of us live lives of “quiet desperation,” as Henry David Thoreau put it, except we’re no longer so quiet about it. When exactly did “all stress, all the time” replace the “green pastures and still waters”? And what can we do about it? We try to manage all the details thrown our way, but we lack a sense of calm and steadiness at the center. Richard A. Swenson, MD, author of the best-selling book Margin, helps us understand the dangers of living in a post-balance world and gives us hope for recovering a foundational sense of equilibrium

Dr. Swenson offers not only important organizing principles for making sense of our lives but also scores of practical Rx’s for recovering our balance. Having worked out his principles as a physician, author, and speaker, Dr. Swenson gives advice that is grounded in the daily realities we all experience. But his wisdom has been honed by the big-picture perspective of an exhaustive study of the stresses of modern life and progress, the forces that relentlessly give us “more and more of everything faster and faster.”

Let Dr. Swenson be your gentle guide for reaching a new stage of personal balance through In Search of Balance.

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Reviews

Phyllis Wallace:
I've interviewed 1,200 people in the last twelve years, and nobody sees the future like Richard Swenson! Read this book. It may catch you off balance, but it will change your future!

Kerby Anderson:
I have benefited from the previous books by Richard Swenson on margin and overload, so I was excited to hear about In Search of Balance. In the midst of the aggressive progress of our age, we are no longer in tune with the rhythm of God's creation. Richard Swenson warns us about profusion and provides practical help in connecting balance (equilibrium) with margin (capacity).

Patricia Katz:
Thanks to Dr. Swenson for continuing to raise his voice in support of a more sane, more satisfying, more sustainable world. Overload and imbalance are neither desirable nor inevitable. Pushing back will move us forward. In Search of Balance offers both insights and strategies to take us to a better place.