Researchers at the University of Rochester, NY recently made the surprising discovery that money, looks, and fame don't actually make people happier. The researchers tracked 147 college graduates by investigating their goals and happiness a year after they had graduated. The students were then evaluated again one year later. The study showed that the acquisition of external goals not only didn't bring about the sense of happiness expected, but in many cases actually brought unhappiness. Students who achieved internally focused goals such as personal growth and strong relationships were significantly happier.

This is no surprise to Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, who has seen how a patient's state of mind can dramatically affect his or her medical outcome. According to Dr. Lombardo, Effectively coping with stress is a skill, just like playing golf. Some people are naturals, while most of us need training. But you can learn. You can have less stress and greater happiness in your life, regardless what is happening in your life. You just need to get the necessary tools, and the more you practice them, the easier and more effective they become.

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CREDENTIALS: Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D., M.S., P.T., is a highly sought-after expert in controlling stress. As a psychologist, physical therapist, professional speaker, author, coach, and media go-to person, she has helped hundreds of people better control their stress and lead more productive, healthy, and happy lives. Her latest book, The Happiness Prescription: Your Complete Rx from A-Z, teaches the necessary skills to lead a happier life. She has been featured in various major media outlets including CNN, Redbook, Self Magazine, Woman's Day, Arthritis Today magazine, CancerCare, and Reader's Digest. Her writings have been published in peer-review journals as well as print for the general public.

AVAILABILITY: Pennsylvania, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone

CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, (214) 236-9533 (PA);;