Through July 31, I’m giving away free copies of my new book, Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear: Practical Ways to Find Peace. If you’d like a copy, simply comment on this or any other blog post between now and then. I’ll contact you via email for your mailing address. You can also enter to win by commenting on my Facebook page or mentioning the book on Twitter.
For some idea of what to expect, here’s an excerpt from the Introduction….
Do you ever find yourself fearful without really knowing why?
Do you worry about a thousand little things during the day?
Do certain situations cause your heart to race and your palms to sweat?
Do you sometimes feel like you’re smothering, like you can’t get enough air?
Do you all of a sudden feel light-headed, disconnected, and on edge?
Do you wake up in the morning tired and irritable?
Do you have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep?
Does the fear sometimes become so overwhelming that you’re afraid you’re going to die?
Do you avoid certain people, places, and situations because of how fearful they make you feel?
Do you find yourself thinking about all the things that could go wrong?
Anxiety is defined as “a painful or apprehensive uneasiness of the mind, usually over an impending or anticipated ill; a fearful concern or interest; an abnormal or overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it. Too many of us live out this definition in our lives. The opposite of worry and anxiety – assurance, calm, composure, confidence, contentment, ease, happiness, peace, security, tranquility – is foreign. We’d love to go there; we just don’t know the way.
Over my years in the counseling business, I’ve seen the toll anxiety takes on lives and health. I’ve seen anxiety partner with many other mental health, medical, and chemical dependency concerns, complicating recovery. I’ve seen fear of the future outweigh the horror of the present, resulting in paralysis and an inability to move forward.
I’ve also seen people meet their worries, fears, and anxieties head-on, helping them break through to recovery. I’ve seen the amazing courage of those who refused to cower any longer in a corner of their lives and reached out and up to personal victory. I’ve seen hope win out over despair, trust win out over fear, faith triumph over adversity. I’ve seen people win and gain back their lives.
Would you like to experience peace in your life – a peace you could count on?
Would you like to be able to face your fears and come out the winner?
Would you like to understand what all this fear and worry you feel is about?
Would you like to know how to overcome the panic and really enjoy life again?
Would you like to look forward to the future instead of creeping up on it with dread?
You weren’t created to live a life of worry, with fears and anxieties constantly hedging you in and draining you of happiness, joy, and peace. It’s time to step back from the edge and overcome your anxiety, worry, and fear.
For your free copy of Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear, comment on this blog post or via the Facebook or Twitter links below.