Ruth Klein Interviewed in O, The Oprah Magazine

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You know that too much stress isn’t good for your health, but it turns out too little isn’t ideal, either. Here’s how to keep the pressure on—without boiling over.

There are things we’re guaranteed in life, says health educator Carol J. Scott, MD: “Death, taxes, and stress.” And that can be a good thing—the stress part, that is. Because while chronic stress—the kind that never seems to let up—can set off dangerous inflammation in the body, increasing your risk for heart disease, obesity, and breast cancer, it turns out that in small doses, stress is actually healthy.

Short-term stress triggers the production of protective chemicals and increases activity in immune cells that boost the body’s defenses; think of it as having your own personal repair crew. “A burst of stress quickly mobilizes the this ‘crew’ to damaged areas where they are likely to be needed,” explains Firdaus Dhabhar, PhD, director of research at the Stanford University Center on Stress and Health.

As a result, your brain and body get a boost. A quick surge of stress can stave off disease: Studies suggest that it strengthens the immune system, makes vaccinations more effective, and may even protect against certain types of cancer. Small amounts of stress hormones can also sharpen your memory. In 2009, University of Buffalo researchers found that when rats were forced to swim—an activity that stresses them out—they remembered their way through mazes far better than rats that chilled out instead.

The key, of course, is balance. Too little stress and you’re bored and unmotivated; too much and you become not just cranky but sick. “It’s important to pay attention to your stress thermometer,” and to stay below the boiling point, explains life coach Ruth Klein, author of The De-Stress Diva’s Guide to Life.

–Melinda Wenner Moyer

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Ruth interviewed in Reader’s Digest
Are You Too Busy to Get Organized?
Productivity Expert Ruth Klein Has The Answer

Are you too busy to get organized? The 36 million U.S. readers of Reader’s Digest turned to time management pro and best-selling author Ruth Klein for smart answers, and so can you! In today’s fast-paced, high-stress world, declaring “I’m too busy to get organized” is becoming a common lament from those who find themselves buried beneath piles of paperwork, unfinished tasks and the relentless tick-tock of too few hours in a day.

“High-powered executives, entry-level workers and busy homemakers alike are increasingly feeling overwhelmed by the high-speed pace of our culture,” says time management expert and best-selling author Ruth Klein, whose clients range from solo entrepreneurs to the Fortune 500.

“For too many people, smart time management tools can help them get back control of their days, but far too often the response is: ‘Who has time to get organized?’ But there are quick ways to get back on track in just a few minutes each day,” Klein says.

The July issue of Reader’s Digest featured “take-control” tips from Klein, an award-winning business owner and author of Time Management Secrets for Working Women and four other books on business and time management topics.

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Ruth featured in “O” Magazine
Ruth Klein’s Time Management Expertise

Ruth Klein, America’s De-Stress Diva™, shared her time management expertise with the readers of O, the Oprah Magazine, on how to win back more hours in your day.

The best-selling author and internationally renowned business and lifestyle consultant was quoted on how to save time each morning and throughout every day for today’s over-scheduled, increasingly over-worked men and women.

She advised readers in a interview featured in May’s editions not to listen to the news when they first wake up, but to instead spend the start of every day on an efficient morning routine that begins with meditation or a quick walk for exercise, getting ready for work and mentally preparing for a productive day.

Constantly going over a to-do list inside your head during the day also is a no-no, according to Klein, owner of the award-winning California-based business, The Marketing/Time Source, and best-selling author.

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Ruth Interviewed in The Industry Source Magazine, Sept./Oct 2010 Edition

The Industry Source magazine is a trade-publication for small-business owners and entrepreneurs in the beauty industry. The mission of The Industry Source magazine is to enhance business expertise through practical tips and the hottest trends presented by experts in all aspects of business ownership and leaders in the professional beauty industry. For more information on The Industry Source magazine, visit theindustrysourcemag.com.

Ruth Klein featured in Forbes Magazine – “Should You Offer Incentives In A Recession?”

Ruth Klein, Integrative Brand Strategist and Productivity Coach, shares her thoughts in the article “Should You Offer Incentives In A Recession.” In the article Ruth states:

“While incentives may play well in a recession, offering smaller concessions year round is a better long-term strategy for many small businesses, says Ruth Klein, a branding consultant based in Santa Monica, Calif. Better yet, try differentiating another way. One popular trend among retailers: giving to a popular charity. “If I’m deciding between two brands of sneakers at equal price and see that one company donates 10% of the proceeds to breast cancer, I’d be more likely to buy that pair,” says Klein. “People aren’t just looking for the cheapest price; they want to feel good about their purchase too.”

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