Are you a nurse, doctor or healthcare professional?  Do you experience off-the-charts stress?  STOP! 21 STOPs to Reduce Stress and Enhance Joy, is an award winning book designed to provide you with insights and tools to do a behavioral tune-up so that you can get on the road to living a life on purpose, whether that is your mission as a healthcare professional or some other purpose in your life.



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“Eric Parmenter’s generous and wise guide will show you how to remove
the deadwood and make room for new life to grow!”

Marshall Goldsmith, PhD – Best-selling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and Triggers, named to the Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers

“All too often, we seek happiness by adding new actions to our calendars when we should be subtracting them. STOP! looks at our frantic lives with fresh eyes, offering guidance to help us focus on our top priorities.”

Adam Grant, PhD – Tenured professor at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, New York Times best-selling author of Originals and Give and Take, and named to the Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers

"STOP! is about what to START to gain control of your life and find well-being. Pragmatic, well written, and real . . . a wonderful reminder and guide for life’s real challenges."

Dave Ulrich –The Rensis Likert Professor at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, named to the Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers, and ranked #1 most influential person in HR by HR Magazine

“Eric Parmeter’s book contains great advice in succinct vignettes that one might offer to a young family member or a good friend when you wish the very best for them.  Be a friend to yourself and take in the simple and easy chapters. It is never too late to get in the habit of these good habits . . . that can make a tremendous difference in the quality of your life.”

C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD – Chief Executive Officer, Vanderbilt Health System

“Eric Parmenter’s book STOP! is really about how individuals and organizations can perform at their best. Eric’s storytelling brings the concepts of our Corporate Performance Athlete initiative to life and teaches the importance of defining and focusing on our top priorities to achieve breakthrough performance.”

Frank Williams – CEO, Evolent Health

“In an age of go, go, go—where more is lionized and ‘yes’ is the norm—Eric Parmenter says, ‘Enough!’ STOP! challenges our basic assumptions regarding the inherent value of activity. It’s an engaging and inspiring call to discover joy, well-being, and purpose by learning to say ‘no.’ STOP! is a must-read for anyone seeking greater productivity and better performance through the paradoxical pursuit of less.”

Gene Harker, PhD, MD – Author of Leadership Insight

“Every college freshman needs to read this book their first semester. STOP! is the best book they will read during their college career. I’ve put it on my required book list for my Strategies in Stress Management course.”

Andie Rowe – Adjunct Professor, Strategies in Stress Management, American University

“Life has become a 24-hour onslaught of e-mail, text, Twitter— in both our private and work lives. There seems to be no break from the stress! Eric Parmenter’s book is a welcome reminder to us all that we can, and should, step back from all of this and regain our control. It also gives useful ideas not just about what to STOP! but what to start instead.”

Michael Gibbs, Ph.D – Clinical Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Hi, my name is Eric Parmenter and my purpose to help healthcare professionals find their purpose and to live a life of joy and well-being, which is why I wrote STOP!

I work in the healthcare industry as an executive and consultant with a mission to change the health of the nation by changing the way healthcare is delivered. Far too many healthcare workers, from nurses to doctors to administrators and hospitality folks are burned out and overwhelmed with stress and poor health. But so are the patients they serve. I also design health benefit plans that are true partnerhips between healthcare providers and employers.

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