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Balancing the Stress-Filled Life

Contact: Adam Cothes, 360-802-9758

ENUMCLAW, Wash., June 11 /Christian Newswire/ --  Depression. Stress. They've become the catchwords of the 21st century woman. From stay-at-home moms to corporate executives, women are increasingly suffering symptoms caused by unrelenting stress.

Women's lives are out of balance, says Sharie Neal, president of a life and home-management company, Influence, Inc. When Neal "listened to the hearts and peered into the homes of women," she heard about-and observed-the effects an unbalanced life wreaks on a woman's physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

"Something has to be done," she decided. Neal, who lives in the Philadelphia region, began teaching seminars and wrote "The Christian Woman's Guide to a Blessed Life," a book that teaches practical personal management principles.

"Women have the unique ability to effect change," she says. "Christian women impact the world when they take responsibility for the internal as well as external quality of their lives, family, and home."

Neal's book details principles for how women can:

·         Regain control over their attitudes, behavior, and choices

·         Structure and manage their personal life, family, and home

·         Impact the family, church, and community with God

A balanced life is possible, asserts Neal. It begins with learning to be flexible and refusing to be governed by others' expectations, by one's personal circumstances, or by one's emotions. In other words, we need to learn to say "no."

When woman keep their motivation in check, align their priorities with God's revealed will, and manage the areas for which they are responsible, they "stand free to live the abundant life Christ provides."

Sharie Neal has over 20 years experience developing and leading ministries that encourage women, children, and families. A popular workshop seminar and retreat speaker, Sharie is passionate about "lifting and launching" people to reach their potential in Christ. She is co-founder and president of Influence, Inc., an expert management company that helps individuals, families, churches, and communities build strong foundations.

Sharie studied at Temple University, is a Certified Biblical Counselor, and holds an Advanced Church Ministries certificate from the Evangelical Training Association.

Sharie has been married to Charles M. Neal since 1978. They are the parents of two adult sons and one teenage daughter. They reside in the Philadelphia area and attend Christian Stronghold Church, where Sharie is a member of the Women's Leadership Board.

For a review copy or to schedule an interview, contact Adam Cothes.