Foreword Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch ix Introduction xi 1 Understand Your Operating System 1 2 Balance Your Brain 39 3 Engage Your Heart 67 4 Focus Your Mind 85 5 Energize Your Body 113 6 Strengthen Your Community 143 7 The SHARP Solution Plan 159 Final Thoughts 171 Notes 173 For More Information 181 Index 185
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