Bat­tling anx­i­ety

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Ageing With Attitude -

First, We Make the Beast Beau­ti­ful, a new story about anx­i­ety, by Sarah Wilson, €16.99 HAV­ING helped 1.5mil­lion peo­ple around the world to quit sugar, with her busi­ness built on sev­eral self-help books, the au­thor opens up in this latest tome about her life­long strug­gle with anx­i­ety. Her bat­tle — which man­i­fested in in­som­nia, bu­limia, OCD, bipo­lar dis­or­der and sev­eral sui­cide at­tempts — played out be­hind the scenes of her jour­nal­ism ca­reer which in­cluded be­ing a for­mer edi­tor of Cos­mopoli­tan magazine.As you can ex­pect, this is beau­ti­fully writ­ten and heart-warm­ingly hon­est. The book is based on her seven-year quest to un­ravel the knot­ted ball of wool that is the anx­ious con­di­tion with her meet­ing His Ho­li­ness The Dalai Lama; with Oprah’s life coach; with ma­jor men­tal health or­gan­i­sa­tions, and with hun­dreds of oth­ers.

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