On Edge

Author: Andrea Petersen
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0553418580
Size: 33.79 MB
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A celebrated science and health reporter offers a wry, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety. A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been experiencing panic attacks since childhood. With time her symptoms multiplied. She agonized over every odd physical sensation. She developed fears of driving on highways, going to movie theaters, even licking envelopes. Although having a name for her condition was an enormous relief, it was only the beginning of a journey to understand and master it—one that took her from psychiatrists’ offices to yoga retreats to the Appalachian Trail. Woven into Petersen’s personal story is a fascinating look at the biology of anxiety and the groundbreaking research that might point the way to new treatments. She compares psychoactive drugs to non-drug treatments, including biofeedback and exposure therapy. And she explores the role that genetics and the environment play in mental illness, visiting top neuroscientists and tracing her family history—from her grandmother, who, plagued by paranoia, once tried to burn down her own house, to her young daughter, in whom Petersen sees shades of herself. Brave and empowering, this is essential reading for anyone who knows what it means to live on edge.

My Journey Through Time

Author: Pauline Parkin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450279703
Size: 23.59 MB
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At the age of seventeen, Pauline Parkin fell in love with an American soldier who was serving in her native England. After a brief courtship, they married. An emotional upheaval ensued when the teenage bride left her home and family in England to begin her new life in the United States. Now, she shares her story in My Journey through Time. Evoking both tears and smiles along the way, Pauline offers an in-depth look at the times of her life. Dealing long-distance with the illnesses and, ultimately, deaths of her parents, Pauline shares the range of feelings that she experienced as she and her husband built their new lives together in her new country. Then, abruptly their lives change as well, and their marriage comes to an end. The end of her marriage leaves her struggling with two children. Without family support or work experience, she boldly reinvents herself as head of the household. As a single mother, her determination enables her to work two jobs and long hours, sometimes fourteen-hour days. Pauline’s life story offers a moving and inspiring testament to the strength of the human spirit.

A Way Out

Author: Michelle Balge
Publisher: Michelle Balge
ISBN: 1775094227
Size: 68.88 MB
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A Way Out gives an unfiltered look into the life and thoughts of a young woman, Michelle, experiencing depression and social anxiety. She shares her experiences in a way that allows others to go along for the ride with her: the highs, the lows, and the amusingly unexpected. Beyond the haunting honesty, A Way Out delivers heart, humour, and hope.

Journey Of The Soul

Author: Doris Klein
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781580511124
Size: 12.75 MB
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Journey of the Soul presents the best of Doris Klein's portfolio. The internationally recognized artist gathers twenty-five images with accompanying text that engage and inspire us. The images resonate deeply within the human spirit. The text stands side-by-side with her art to help us uncover and embrace the Spirit's mystery and power. The artwork inspires us. The text mines the layers, and together they present an integrated experience that transforms.

Sacred Questions

Author: Kellye Fabian
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1631469304
Size: 52.63 MB
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As Christians, we believe that Jesus has invited us into a new kind of life with him—one that is full, free, and for others. And yet many of us don’t actually experience this promised life. We continue to act out of fear, withhold grace, refuse forgiveness, drown in worry, return to old habits, tolerate distraction, and harbor a desire to be right. While inspirational stories abound in our world and fill the devotional books on our shelves and apps on our phones, inspiration does not equal transformation. Transformation only happens when we open ourselves in God’s presence and align with His work in us and the world. But many of us just don’t know how to do this or where to begin. This book provides a way. Sacred Questions invites readers into a daily personal practice of reading Scripture and responding to questions arising from the text about God, themselves, and others. Guiding readers over a yearlong journey into an open posture and daily heart examination and reflection, the book helps them see themselves more clearly, understand more about who God is, break patterns of sin, and grow in forgiveness and love. One day at a time, readers learn how to partner with God in their transformation into Christlikeness and live the full, free, and others-centered life Jesus offers.