Thirty years ago, I used alcohol, romance, and professional accomplishments to soothe my frayed nerves. After I quit drinking, I found I had a serious thinking problem! Over time, I discovered effective tools from therapy, recovery programs, scientific research, and a variety of philosophical and spiritual teachings to find peace, wisdom, and hope–no matter what is going on in my life!
Formerly crowned the “Queen of Worry,” I’ve resigned my post and now live happily with my wonderful husband, Peter, and my cat, Murphy. Although I haven’t had a drug or drink for over 30 years, I do occasionally overindulge in Ghirardelli chocolate and historical novels.
I hold a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education and an MA in Psychology, both from Stanford University. As a professor at Eastern Michigan University, I won several awards for teaching, and (as Georgea M. Langer) co-authored books and articles for educators.
Langer speaks from hard-won experience in her valuable, heartfelt manual on curbing excessive worrying. Her frank and empathetic tone will comfort readers, as will the practical steps she teaches.
Even though I have been in recovery for more than four decades, and didn’t think another self-help book would make it to my treasured list, I was wrong. This book is a winner.
Discover tactics to dissolve the negative beliefs underlying your worries.
Most people won’t really try something new unless they’re convinced their old way isn’t working. What’s not working in your life? Which whispered lies are seducing you into thinking that, if you could control everything around you, you could finally be happy?
You’ll need a source of power to overcome your self-defeating thinking. Consider various conceptions of positive power and select ones that work for you.
Whether it’s a vision of how you want to act in a specific situation or a dream you’d like to fulfill, you’ll be empowered to create a goal for your new life. Then you’ll commit to do the work necessary to reach that goal–or something even better.
See how growth occurs in layers, and how the right tools show up just in time. If you suffer from low self-worth or grew up in a dysfunctional family, you’ll find several helpful ideas.
You’ll read how I applied honesty, power, choices, and several new growth tools to overcome a terrifying challenge to my marriage.
Cultivate peace of mind; achieve clarity to fulfill your dreams, and give and receive love throughout the rest of your life.
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