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Why Worry?: Stop Coping and Start Living

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Discover practical strategies to permanently overcome stress and worry from a scientist with first hand experience on how to truly thrive.

  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 w
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Atria Books/Beyond Words
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Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was well written, and easy for me to understand. I have successfully used some of the tips in my personal, and work life. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that find themselves struggling with worry and negative thinking.
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
i have an autoimmune condition that affects my thinking and memory terribly.
at one point not being able to care for myself, the anxiety that comes along with that is very severe.
this book was SO helpful to me and i started a journal of some of the tips so I could flip back and remember them when i have a hard time. i usually sell my read books on amazon, but i wanted to keep this one for future reference or to lend to someone in need one day. im so glad i found this book.
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent book I am a constant worrier kids, work, etc. This book helped me thru some of my challenges and gave me some steps and solutions that are working. I am very thankful to a friend that suggested I read this. Thx again.
Jan 14, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A combination of cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation exercises and diet Why Worry provides techniques to overcome everyday angst.
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I started reading this for my Reflection Leave last year with the intent of building coping skills for stress-reduction and inner peace, and an introduction to mindfulness. I just finished it for this year's Reflection Leave and loved it! I knew I was a worrier, but I didn't realize how negative my thinking was. Just acknowledging that fact was a giant first step in overcoming my issues. My insight was that I tended to overreact and "terribilize" issues (which was learned from my family.) The au ...more
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I found this book to be a clear and easy to understand aid to help me recognize when worry is becoming destructive. I found various strategies to control and tame the worry monster. I can now recognize when my imagination and "trash talking" are magnifying or creating a situation that doesn't exist or is in reality not as bad as I have convinced myself it was. I think it was a worthwhile read...even if a person only walks away with one or two aids. It is a positive step to take to come out from ...more
Nov 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
just found out i won this, thanks goodreads. i hope it helps, no one worries more than i do!

while the book described my worries very well i was not able to find anything i could use to stop the worrying. it was worth a try and my time to see if it would help. i'll try not to worry about it and the poor review im giving. i will donate it to the battered womens shelter and hope someone else can get more use out of it

thanks for trying
Apr 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Sadly, this is the first book I have finished in the year 2016.
The good news is this had some good tools for dealing with anxiety and worry.
The end got really good with fascinating information about brain research and the impact stress has on our minds and bodies. It also had great information about the affect meditation and mindfulness has on our health.

A little textbooky with the summaries at the end of each chapter with what you were supposed to learn.
Feb 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: self-help
Pretty good strategies and advice are included in this book. I am a chronic worrier, so I can completely relate to the problems described in this book. However, I would've liked a more how-to in the chapters, but I thought it was a pretty good read.
Nicole Brown
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book that helps people understand their worry and anxiety. Teaches you how to identify, and deal and treat the symptoms.
This book helped me alot!
Dec 09, 2012 rated it liked it
This is definitely a helpful and interesting book - would not be a bad thing to read and reread throughout life
Kathleen Marie Smith
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Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
Sound advice but reduced to sound bite proportions. I can't imagine making this work without doing some meditation as groundwork.
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Kathryn Tristan has written and coauthored more than 120 articles in leading health publications under her professional name, Liszewski, as well as published articles in mainstream publications, such asParade 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 ...more
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