“Our world is unquestionably complex,” writes Henry Emmons in The Chemistry of Calm. “Much of the problem, though, lies not with how things have changed outside of us, but with our lack of a skillful means for dealing with a challenging world.”
Emmons’s book strives to give us those skills by offering start-right-now advice on how to quiet our runaway worries. Based on the eight-week Resilience Training Program Emmons developed, his guidance is holistic, covering nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, and the power of self-acceptance and generosity.
His book’s goal is to help readers “learn practical, integrative solutions that draw from new science, effective self-care, and solid spiritual practices” and thereby reclaim their peace of mind. And Emmons delivers on his promise.