Books We Love
At With Anxiety in Tow, we’re all about reading. In fact, that’s probably what we’re doing right now. So consider this our list of must-reads. We don’t charge for this blog, so all of these books are page turners that we have read and loved for the sake of a great or resourceful read. Keep checking this section. We’ll be adding one book a week.
1. Uncovering Happiness By: Elisha Goldstein, PhD
If you’re interested in mindfulness, this book is definitely for you. Why we love it: Elisha Goldstein has a true way with words. When you’re reading this book, you feel as if he’s in your living room with you. Plus, this book is broken down into steps, so you can take it one section at a time. In other words, it’s definitely not overwhelming (as some self-help books can be). The tips in this book are truly life changing.
To learn more about Uncovering Happiness, click here.
2. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway By: Susan Jeffers
This is one of our all-time favorite books. That’s why we interviewed Mark Jeffers for this blog. Why we love it: The work of the late Susan Jeffers is timeless. She truly connects with readers in a way that makes you say “Wow…I can do this.” Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway teaches readers all about fear-and what to do about it. You’ll find yourself going back to it again and again.
To learn more about Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, click here.
3. The OCD Answer Book By: Patrick B. McGrath, PhD
If you (or a loved one) have been diagnosed with OCD, this is your go-to source for answers. The OCD Answer Book was designed as a quick reference guide for people with OCD and for individuals wanting to know more about this illness. In creating this book, McGrath polled patients, family, and friends to find out just what they wanted to know. His goal was simple: to set the record straight on what OCD is, how it is treated, and how to support individuals who suffer from this anxiety disorder. The OCD Answer Book has received the Self Help Seal of Merit from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
To learn more about The OCD Answer Book, click here.
4. The Traveler’s Gift By: Andy Andrews
While this book isn’t an “anxiety book” per se, it’s a must read for those looking to develop clarity, perspective, and resilience. After a sudden car accident, David Ponder finds himself traveling back in time to meet with some of history’s greatest leaders. The result is seven powerful life lessons we think everyone should examine.
To learn more about The Traveler’s Gift, click here.
5. Meditation Illuminated: Simple Ways to Manage Your Busy Mind By: Joy Rains
We found this book by accident. This book is based on Joy’s 30 years of meditation experience. A synthesis of many meditation teachings, it is broken down into easy to understand language (ie: it’s absolutely perfect for the beginning meditator). In addition, it teaches readers how to start small and grow a practice in time. Why we love it: Joy herself has struggled with a lifetime battle of anxiety. Through her meditation experience, she has learned to see her anxiety clearly so that she can make a conscious choice about how to respond to it.
To learn more about Meditation Illuminated, click here.