CarePages founder has written a book about coping with stress
November 27th, 2016
The Chicago entrepreneur who started CarePages, a web site for hospital patients and their families, has co-written a book on how to deal with stress.
“Start Here: Master the Lifelong Habit of Wellbeing” could be a good go-to book for dealing with post-election angst or holiday anxieties. It’s also being shared among attorneys at Kirkland and Ellis and consultants at Deloitte.
The book is full of tips on how to cope with stress, “which sometimes is heightened by family dynamics, the feeling of loneliness and even the concern over financial pressures,” says author Eric Langshur.
He knows about stress.
In 1998, his now healthy son was born without a left heart ventricle. Through all the hospital procedures and stays, Langshur shared updates on a website with family and friends.
That was the beginning of the CarePages, which was bought by AOL co-founder Steve Case in 2007.
Langshur never forgot about the stress, anxieties and “the constant stream of to-do’s.”
He set out to study how to deal with stress and teamed up with Nate Klemp, a philosophy grad from Stanford, to start Life Cross Training consulting company and write the book.
“There’s a lot out there” about how to live a better life, says Langshur, adding he wanted to write a book that combined “the greatest thinkers and cutting-edge science and then put it in a set of practices.”