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5 Powerful Books to Read for Overcoming Stress and Anxiety

Published on 2018-04-30 05:00:42 by haley

5 Powerful Books to Read for Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Have you ever noticed your heart racing? Or experienced a sleepless night? Maybe you’re distracted by worries about a major project that’s coming up at school or work. People with anxiety feel like this 24/7. It’s a tough topic to discuss, but statistics show that anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the US. Nearly 20% of the popular suffers from anxiety--and it’s a growing issue facing college students. Even if you don’t experience some form of anxiety yourself, chances are you know a loved one who does. Fortunately, there are many approaches to treatment. You don’t have to enter therapy if you want to learn how to overcome stress and anxiety. Here are 5 great books to check out first: Badass Ways to End Anxiety & Stop Panic Attacks by Geert Verschaeve 5 Powerful Books to Read for Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Have you ever been offered advice on how to treat anxiety? Often you’ll hear people suggest breathing techniques, prescription medicines, and learning mindfulness. These might help the average person calm down, but for someone with anxiety, treatment becomes more complex. Readers have described this book as life-changing. The author spent nearly 15 years dealing with the crippling effects of intense anxiety and panic attacks. In this time, he learned the best approach for ending anxiety was a mix of science and retraining your brain with techniques. If you want practical advice full of compelling examples, you’ll enjoy this read. Verschaeve draws you into his story in a way that feels like he’s speaking directly to you.   Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind by Jennifer Shannon, LFMT 5 Powerful Books to Read for Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Looking for a quick read? You’ll probably love this book. It takes the psychology-based ideas of CBT and breaks down technical terms into a guide that’s easy to understand. You’ll be able to empathize with others who do experience constant worrying, even if you don’t deal with it yourself. Written by a psychotherapist, this book offers a humorous outlook on easing anxiety with cognitive behavior therapy (or CBT). Jennifer Shannon provides exercises and fun illustrations to help you challenge the thoughts that make you anxious. In fact, you might discover how “the monkey mind” affects you more often than you realized.  

The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What To Do Instead by Kristen Ulmer

5 Powerful Books to Read for Overcoming Stress and Anxiety This book is less focused on anxiety as a mental illness and more on the emotions of fear--something we ALL deal with at some point in our lives. Kristen Ulmer was once known as one of the best extreme skiers in the world for over a decade. She writes from the perspective of performing incredibly dangerous feats...daily! Extreme athletes seem superhuman when you watch them execute crazy tricks, so it’s really interesting to read about fear from Kristen’s point of view. She explores a mindfulness tool called “Shift” to teach you how to embrace fear and transform your relationship with the feeling. It’s a fresh way to look at how accepting fear can take you places in life you never imagined.   My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind by Scott Stossel 5 Powerful Books to Read for Overcoming Stress and Anxiety If you’re looking for straight-up advice, this isn’t the book for you. However, I wanted to include it for those of you who have friends or family who are trying to figure out how to overcome anxiety. This bestselling memoir is well-researched and written from a personal perspective. It’s one of those reads that you won’t be able to put down. The author shares his emotional and gripping story on how phobias crippled him throughout life. You’ll leave with a deep understanding of how anxiety affects you (or your loved ones).   Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal: A Creative Way to Let Go of Anxiety and Find Peace by Lori Deschene 5 Powerful Books to Read for Overcoming Stress and Anxiety This interactive journal is perfect for creatives who want a hands-on way to deal with their stress. You won’t find a novel here, but it’s a fun workbook that’s made to help you relax and live in the present. Written by the author of the popular website Tiny Buddha, this journal is jam-packed with inspiration that includes quotes, prompts, questions, and pages you can even color and doodle on.. According to the American Art Therapy Association, creating artwork offers a ton of benefits--it doesn’t have to be good either. If you’ve ever struggled to practice meditation, coloring is also considered an excellent way to achieve stress relief from mindfulness.


The six best travel books

Published on 2018-04-04 09:09:55 by bill

This may nоt be уоur typical list of travel books but these books inspired me to расk my bags and visit distant lаndѕ. Whеnеvеr you are in need of inspiration, you can pick any of these books uр аnd get mоtіvаtеd to travel and explore all over again!

Travels by Michael Crichton

The ассlаіmеd author chronicles his travels as a young student as he battled the mаnу сhаllеngеѕ travellers today don't have to contend wіth. Hіѕ jоurnеу takes him up Kilimanjaro and around the world with both laughter and tears.

Eat, Pray, Lоvе bу Elizabeth Gilbert

Before it was an inspiring movie this was аn іnѕріrіng book. You can literally taste the delicious Italian food аnd fееl thе spirituality as the protagonist seeks "the meaning of life" on a jоurnеу through Italy, Indіа аnd Bаlі. The book hаѕ great descriptions of the foods she tries and the cultures ѕhе еnсоuntеrѕ.  

Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson

This іѕ juѕt оnе оf Bill Bryson's entertaining travel books. It's one of those books whеrе уоu find yourself laughing out loud, even if you're reading on the bus! The аuthоr has a hilarious sense of humor and always ѕееѕ the funnу ѕіdе of foreign cultures and sites. Anоthеr of Bryson's great books іѕ Smаll Island which takes a quirky look at Britain.

The Sun Also Rises by Earnest Hemingway

I wonder hоw mаnу trаvеlеrѕ have gone to the Pamplona's running of the bulls because of this book. I certainly would wаnt to. Hemingway's classic tale of the bullfighting aficionados conjured up the ѕоundѕ, ѕmеllѕ and spirit of this unique Spanish festival.

The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux

Having bееn forced tо read Theroux's The Mosquito Coast at university, which put me off ever trаvеllіng tо Cеntrаl America, I then discovered his other nоvеlѕ. Theroux travelled by train from the UK to Japan and his account of this jоurnеу became a сlаѕѕіс travel book. His 4 month trip took him on many of thе mоѕt famous rail routes in the world including the Trаnѕ-Sіbеrіаn Railway. He went on to write оthеr grеаt train journey books.

Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen

OK so thіѕ іѕn't аn obvious travel book choice, as it focuses on food, but the setting and the dеlісіоuѕ Frеnсh fооd described in the book inspired me to visit Dеnmаrk. Bаbеttе arrives as a refugee in a remote village on Jutlаnd, Denmark. 14 уеаrѕ later she wins the lоttеrу and dесіdеѕ to spend all her winnings on preparing a French fеаѕt fоr the аuѕtеrе and modest community. Incredible French flavors and austere Danish lаndѕсареѕ ѕееm like a world away.    


Hello world!

Published on 2018-02-28 02:47:45 by bill

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!


Sample Page

Published on 2018-02-28 02:47:45 by bill

This is an example page. It's different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this:

Hi there! I'm a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my website. I live in Los Angeles, have a great dog named Jack, and I like piña coladas. (And gettin' caught in the rain.)
...or something like this:
The XYZ Doohickey Company was founded in 1971, and has been providing quality doohickeys to the public ever since. Located in Gotham City, XYZ employs over 2,000 people and does all kinds of awesome things for the Gotham community.
As a new WordPress user, you should go to your dashboard to delete this page and create new pages for your content. Have fun!


Great Christmas books for 2017

Published on 2017-12-20 02:10:35 by bill

I know the holiday is rapidly approaching, and if you are like me you are scrambling to find a good gift for a friend or someone in your family. Fear not, for Textbook Nova is here and we want to remedy your situation. So kick back with some egg nog while we take you on a sleigh ride through all the fantastic books that make wonderful gifts.

For Kids and Children

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/514-JxbSZKL.jpg A full length Harry Potter book might be a little overwhelming for some kids, but a cookbook based on the recipes from the story won't be! Any child who has an interest in the Harry Potter universe will surely like to see all the creative recipes they can make in their own kitchen. Who knows, maybe you will spark interest in a new cooking hobby for someone!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/512PxXsTebL.jpg There is no doubt in my mind that everyone reading this list right now has one time or another read this book. Maybe you remember your mom or dad reading it to you when you were little. Either way this book brings fond memories to a lot of people and is a Christmas classic. There's no way to go wrong when gifting this book (or just about any book from Dr. Seuss).

The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination

The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination I don't know one single kid that doesn't like Legos; they just aren't out there! This Lego book is highly rated and will surely make those kids with a creative spirit jump for joy. Our imaginations are important tools for us to develop, and you can catalyze that growth with fantastic gifts like this book.

For Teens and Young Adults

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) If you haven't read any of the Harry Potter books, you are definitely missing out. J.K. Rowling has created a fantasy universe that follows the story of a young wizard and his friends as they adventure through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is the complete set all seven books from the series, so anyone  you gift this to will be able to relive the magic of the story.

The Manual to Manhood

The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive Maybe you know a young boy that is quickly growing into a man, but hasn't quite yet learned the subtle lessons in life. This book will help teach boys (or girls) the skills they will want to have in all sorts of different situations. Heck, some of my adult friends could probably use this book too... it's too bad they never had anyone gift it to them when they were younger.

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Women in Science features fifty of some of the most important women to contribute in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These STEM fields are much too often associated only with men, but it would be inaccurate to think that women haven't contributed just as much or possibly even more! This book is a fantastic book for any young woman in your life that aspires to do great things in this world.

For Adults

Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual

Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual If you work in a technology or entrepreneurial related field haven't heard of John Sonmez by now, it's probably about time you did. This book offers techniques anyone can use to live a more productive and satisfying life. For a software developer, sometimes the hardest things to do are dealing with clients, coworkers, or managers; but John can show you the way. Not only can this book help you to develop those relationships, but he can teach you how to manage your time, money, and health in effective ways also. Anyone who receives this book for Christmas this year will definitely be extremely grateful.

Learn Better

Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything One important skill that a lot of people are still trying to master is the art of learning, and this book can help. Often times we think of learning as memorizing facts and burning them into your memory, but that's not the most effective way. When we learn to teach ourselves better it helps in many different ways in our lives. These key steps and habits will help anyone to "learn how to learn" and they will thank you for it!

Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1

Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1 Just released earlier this month, Year One is a Science Fiction novel about an apocalypse that completely destroys half the word and cripples all our important governments and systems. In this land of anarchy everything is up for grabs and the main characters can only count on each other for survival as they travel west to safe haven. We hope this list helped you with your Christmas shopping this year. Let us know on our social media pages if you have any other suggestions.