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Beat the Blues: How to Manage Stress and Balance Your Life, Second Edition
Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RD

28 CPEUs
28 CPEUs

Manual with 1 Reporting Form, 224 pgs.
This entertaining and highly informative program is, according to one reviewer, the best Dr. Rinke has ever written. It provides you with proven easy-to-apply action strategies that will help you manage stress, and balance and improve the quality of your life.
You will learn how to:

  • conquer stress
  • energize yourself
  • make yourself happy
  • build lasting relationships
  • keep your life in balance
  • take really good care of your body
  • achieve inner peace
  • beat the holiday blues
  • live a happier, healthier and a more productive life

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For RDs/RDNs & DTRs/NDTRs for the Professional Development Portfolio

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28 CPEUs

Beat the Blues: How to Manage Stress and Balance Your Life, Second Edition
Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP

This CPE self-directed home study program will change all that!

© 2013 Wolf Rinke. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission from the author, except for brief quotations in reviews, is prohibited.


Lana Temme: "It helped me get through the day one of those days I felt really down. It is so well written, I couldn't put it down!"

Lauren Pia-Vavra: "Love the program. I read it from cover to cover. Now I am re-reading it. This program gave me the tools to make positive changes in my life at home and at work. This is now my reference book for a happier more balanced life."

Traci Krauth: "This was one of the most interesting programs I have ever done. I loved it!"

Sherry Vaughn: "Can't wait to do Winning Management & your other books! I read most of this to my husband while we're away on business together. We were dealing with difficult people. It was just what we needed to stay positive & encouraging. Thank you! "

Sally Spencer: "Easy to read, humor breaks really fun."

Laura Ritter: "I love your writing style-so personal; like you are writing just to me. … It should be read & reviewed regularly. I want to buy this book for my best friend who is not an RD."

Deborah Foley: "[This program] was well written, interesting and full of great suggestions to better your life. I especially liked the stories."

Grace M. Fuller: "I was reading your book every night in bed, I would laugh and find myself nodding as well as sharing with my husband your humor and words of wisdom. I cannot wait to pass this book to our three adult children who are just starting out in their own life's adventures….I plan to read this over & over."

Shana Pritchett: "This was my favorite of all the courses I have done this year."

Julie Stark: "[I used up all my post-it's marking pages that I wanted to refer back to… too much excellent information.] [This program] had a huge & positive impact on me… thank you.] [This program] is not only beneficial to professionals & those w/ "the blues"… it is a guide on how to live a life of integrity, kindness, & happiness. "

Carol Freeman: "Very positive, exactly what I needed and readable. Good tips for life and work; life balance."

Margaret Park: "Very motivational and easy to read. Applicable to even a stay-at-home mom!"

Carolyn Czerwinski: "The material is actually a pleasure to study!"

Mary Lynn Powers: "This is definitely just what I needed at this time in my life, both personally and professionally. Definitely a re-read! Thank you."

Melinda Tophan: "The course had great insights and helpful direction on how to manage time, health, relationships, and stress. The course kept my attention and I was able to complete it in a short amount of time. The course was also a great value."

Adell Goldstein: "Helpful and very beneficial and practical. It is excellently written and organized."

Eileen Hillesland: "Prompt service--staff answered questions well over the phone to get me started--well presented in book. Good info for me to use in lectures about nutrition and health issues.

Pam Berentsen-Maged: "Each morning I got the children off to school and started my positive morning refreshed with Wolf and Marcela. I am trying very hard to keep up my positive attitude."

Cheri Dickerson: "I would like to read the book again and take notecards for reference around my home. There was valuable advise and great ideas. I need all the help I can get."

Janyl Finnerty: "So inspirational! A 'feel good read.' I plan on reading this again and again!"

Carolyn Price: "Interesting and enjoyable."

Gina Conti: "The organized style. The writing style: light and entertaining. Loved the Blues Buster humor breaks.

Lori Ragsdale: "I loved the blues buster breaks. They were great and made the reading more enjoyable."

Sheila Wooden: "Very interesting and insightful. I could not put it down. This course was fun and enjoyable to complete."

Sharvari Desai: "Enjoyed reading and understanding how to manage stress and balance your personal as well as professional life."

Toni Freney: "The whole CPE, hard to put down, I will keep and always refer back."

Marla Lipman: "Loved the relevant stories, reflections and especially the humor breaks. Course gave me a lot of challenges to work on."

C.S Keith: "I found the self study program to be inspiring and motivating. I will use it as a reference and reread sections as needed. I have already begun to share some of the information with my co workers- particularly the parts on having a positive outlook."

Venerine Farrell: "I liked the whole book- It has been very helpful in every aspect of my life, but I mainly like the chapter on making yourself happy."

Amelia Murphy Bell: "The Blues Buster Humor Breaks! Practical suggestions that work. Really made me feel better quickly!"

Donna J McNeill: "Fun to read, in-depth research to document data. Again, I laughed out loud at some of the stories while others made me feel warm and cozy. I learned a lot."


Welcome to Beat the Blues, a self-directed accredited learning program.

This program is designed to help you manage stress and balance and improve the quality of your life. It is also designed to help you earn 28 level 2 continuing professional education units (CPEUs).

To get the most out of this self-directed accredited learning program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

Step 1: Review the objectives.

Step 2: Read and study the program.

Step 3: Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions at the end of the program.

Step 3: Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the program. If you scored at least 80% correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPE) REPORTING FORM in front of the program. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate chapters in the program until you score at least 80%.

To receive your well-deserved 28 CPEUs you must complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and:
Submit it on-line at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
Or fax to: (410) 531-9282,
Or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, 721 Valley Forge Road #486, Valley Forge, PA 19481

Upon receipt of your CPE Reporting Form, we will email you a Certificate of Completion within 2-5 days.

Enjoy practicing the strategies outlined in this program! They will help you beat the blues once and for all. If you have questions or suggestions, please write or call me.

Enjoy Beating the Blues!
-Wolf J. Rinke


As a result of studying and applying the concepts presented in this self-directed accredited learning program, you will be better able to:

  • Distinguish between the Blues, depression and other anxiety disorders
  • Identify the causes of the Blues
  • Explain the Mind-body connection
  • Apply specific strategies to energize yourself
  • Deal more effectively with difficult times
  • Recognize the downside of acting like a "victim"
  • Discover the power of psychoneuroimmuniology
  • Develop a positive "explanatory style"
  • Preserve psychological health in negative situations
  • Recognize the symptoms of stress and its negative impact on the quality of your life
  • Distinguish between acute, episodic acute, chronic and traumatic stress
  • Apply specific strategies that will help you manage stress
  • Get rid of worries
  • Discover the power of hope
  • Apply action strategies that will enable you to make yourself happy
  • Start each day with an attitude of gratitude
  • Master the PIN technique
  • Take advantage of every "Moment of Truth"
  • Chase your passion-not your pay
  • Discover the health benefits of laughing
  • Get more of what you want
  • Apply action strategies that will enable you to build positive and lasting relationships
  • Repair broken relationships
  • Deal more effectively with conflict
  • Network more effectively
  • Improve the quality of your life by exercising and eating right
  • Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • Improve the quality of your sleep
  • Establish and maintain priorities to achieve work-life balance
  • Manage time more effectively
  • Overcome procrastination
  • Avoid perfectionism
  • Keep your life in balance
  • Apply specific principles that will enable you to achieve inner peace
  • Beat the holiday blues
  • Live a happier, healthier and more productive life.


Blues... Schmooze ... Gezooze ... What's the Big Deal?
What Causes the Blues?
Blues and the Mind-body Connection
It's All in Our Head
Pills Won't Cure What Ails You
Tuesday September 11,2001(9/11)
The 9/11 Aftermath
Blues Buster Action Steps for Difficult Times
You Are Not a Victim
Fake It Till You Make It
Blues Buster Action Steps for Developing a Positive Explanatory Style
What If You Fake It And Still Don't Make It?
How Bad Are Things?
Symptoms of Stress
The Three Most Powerful Stress Reduction Techniques Ever
Blues Buster Action Strategies to Conquer Stress...
Get Rid of Worries
Worry Busters
Keep Hope Alive
Nicole's Story
Take a Pity Break
What is Happiness?
What' sin It for You?
How to Get Started?
Focus on the Good Stuff.
Focusing on the Good Stuff Works Because
Blues Buster Action Steps to Focus on the Good Stuff
Chase Your Passion--Not Your Pay
Laugh Already
Give More of What You Want
Love Someone
Do It Often and In Small Doses
How to Destroy a Relationship
How to Build a Positive Lasting Relationship
How to Fix a Marriage on the Rocks
Get Out of an Abusive Relationship Now
Reconnect With Loved Ones
Nine Blues Buster Action Steps for Re-Connecting with Friends and Family
Keep Your Net Working
Fifteen Steps to Build a Powerful Professional Network
Get a Physical
What'sin It for you?
Start With an Exercise Lite Program
Take It to the Next Level--Exercise
Eat Right
Why Do You Want To Lose Weight?
Sleep Well
The Paris Story
Take Action
Balance the Basics
Technology May Be Hurting More Than Helping
Know Thy Time
The Rubber Band Approach to Time Management
How to Get the Most Out of Every 24 Hours
Get Into the Zone
Principles for Achieving Inner Peace
How to Beat the Holiday Blues
Commit Random Acts of Kindness
Be More Inclusive
Change Your Response
Give the Gift of Active Listening
Do It in Moderation
Make Yourself Laugh


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, an accredited provider of quality pre-approved CPE self-study programs for nutrition professionals available at www.easyCPEcredits.com. Another division (www.WolfRinke.com) has been custom designing and delivering stimulating keynote presentations, interactive problem solving funshops, and highly effective consulting, coaching, and educational services since 1988. He specializes in building peak-performance teams and organizations, and providing one-on-one executive coaching that leads to dramatic improvements in performance and productivity.

Dr. Rinke is a. . .

  • Highly effective management consultant and executive coach with more than 30 years of hands-on management and leadership experience.
  • Certified speaking professional (CSP*) who is internationally known for his ability to energize, entertain, and empower. (*CSP--a credential earned by fewer than 500 professional speakers worldwide)
  • Widely published author of numerous CPE programs and bestselling books such as MAKE It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love, and Business; Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations; Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness; and Leadership--Helping Others to Succeed.
  • Noted management, leadership, and personal development expert, ranked by Executive Excellence magazine among “the top 100 minds” in the field of personal and leadership development along with Tom Peters, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Covey, and others.
  • Media personality featured on CNN and more than 300 other TV and radio shows.
  • Highly decorated, retired lieutenant colonel of the US Army Medical Specialist Corps.
  • Former adjunct associate professor of management at Johns Hopkins and U. of Maryland.

Some of the organizations that have benefited from Dr. Rinke’s services include:
Am Red Cross * ARAMARK * Baxter * BCE Emergis (Canada) * Bristol-Myers Squibb * Centre for Leadership-Ontario (Canada) * Cigna * Delta Air Lines * Dept of Health & Human Svcs * Dole *Dong Energy (Denmark) * Duke Power * EAC (Singapore) * Giant TMC (Malaysia) * Institute for Management Studies * ISS A/S (Denmark) * Manor Care * Marriott * Maryland Bankers Assn. * MBNA Bank * Merck * Michelin * Mississippi Power Co * Motorola * NCR * NCI * Natl Health Corp * Natl Restaurant Assn * Natl Speakers Assn * NORTEL * Office of Personnel Mgt * Ontario Hospital Assn (Canada) * Perez Companc (Argentina) * Pierce Leahy * Rockwool (Denmark) * SAP AG (US & Germany) * Sargento Foods * Select Service Partner A/S (Denmark) * Seneca Foods * ServiceMaster * Sinar Mas Group (Indonesia) * Sodexho * Sysco * Texas Instruments * Toms Gruppen A/S (Denmark) * UCB Pharma * US Air Force * US Army * US Foodservice * US Navy * Veterans Admin * Warner Bros. * Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories plus many others throughout North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.

Several of his popular CPE programs available at www.easyCPEcredits.com include:

  • Time Management: How to Stretch the Time Rubber Band
  • Win-Win Negotiation: Fail-Safe Strategies to Help You Get More of What You Want
  • Knock ‘em Alive Presentation Skills: How to Make an Effective Presentation for 1 to 1,000
  • Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations
  • How to Maximize Professional Potential and Increase Your Earning Power in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • The Power of Communication: How to Increase Your Personal and Professional Effectiveness
  • Manage Electronic and Traditional Meetings and Correspondence More Effectively
  • Delegation and Coaching: High Impact Strategies for Doing More with Less
  • Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness
  • Leadership: Helping Others to Succeed
  • Motivational Strategies to Boost Team Performance
  • Develop a Positive Attitude: Live a Healthier and More Productive Life

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