Knock fear out of the driver’s seat and take control of your own life through simple, proven strategies.
There always seems to be plenty to worry about, and worry we do—from nagging concerns to full-blown anxiety. It’s time to stop worrying and instead create a more peaceful, powerful, and purposeful life.
Kathryn Tristan’s hands-on, solution-oriented book empowers you to break free from constant fear, worry, and anxiety. She shows how to eliminate automatic doomsday thinking and take back control of your own life. This no-nonsense approach draws from a variety of disciplines to offer a comprehensive guide for rewiring your brain that includes restructuring how you think, easy relaxation exercises, simple lifestyle changes, and transformative spiritual practices. Through personal anecdotes and inspiring true stories, including self-assessment quizzes and the latest science, you’ll discover the secrets to a worry-free existence, including how to:
• recognize and eliminate inner trash talk and negative thinking;
• create outlook makeovers to slash stress and worry;
Kathryn Tristan has written and coauthored more than 120 articles in leading health publications under her professional name, Kathryn Liszewski, as well as published articles in mainstream publications, such as Parade and Psychology Today. She is a member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and the American Association of Immunologists. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she is a research scientist on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine.
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (December 4, 2012)
“Why Worry? is just what the doctor ordered for all those who suffer from the devastating effects of constant fear and worry. Written by a compassionate scientist who has overcome the problem herself, Why Worry? offers instantly accessible solutions that really work!" —CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
“The experiences of my own life have taught me to never give up, to remain positive, and most importantly, to believe in yourself and your ability to overcome obstacles. This book not only inspires you to move beyond your fears, it provides simple and concrete ways to do it.” —CATHY TURNER, two-time Olympic gold medalist in short track speed skating
“Not many people are talented enough to find their way out of the deep woods of anxiety as thoroughly and directly as Kathryn Tristan has done. Her success in overcoming anxiety demonstrates the power of the mental tools she has discovered.” —CAROL S. NORTH, MD, MPE, professor of Psychiatry and Surgery/Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
"[Why Worry?] will help those of all gradations on the stress continuum."
– Library Journal
"This book brings fresh hope and help for those suffering from anxiety and panic. The holistic and light approach makes you feel as if your best friend, who overcame her own struggles, is helping you do the same. If you are struggling with anxiety, I recommend that you read this book."
– Susan Jeffers, PhD, author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and Life is Huge!