First We Make the Beast Beautiful

First  We Make the Beast Beautiful

New York Times Bestseller "Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read.” – Mark Manson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck The Chinese believe that before you can conquer ...

Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: Dey Street Books

ISBN: 0062836781

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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The New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar transforms cultural perceptions of the mental health issue of our age—anxiety—viewing this widespread condition not as a burdensome affliction but as a powerful spiritual teacher that can deepen our lives. While reading psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison’s groundbreaking account of bipolar disorder An Unquiet Mind, Sarah Wilson discovered an ancient Chinese proverb that would change her life: To conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful. Wilson, a bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur, had spent years struggling with her own beast: chronic anxiety. And the words of this proverb would become the key to understanding her condition. First, We Make the Beast Beautiful charts Wilson’s epic journey to make peace with her lifetime companion, and to learn to see it as a guide, rather than as an enemy. With intensive focus and investigatory skills, Wilson examines the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism of her own experiences. Pulling at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, she unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease that must be medicated into submission, and re-frames it as a divine journey—a state of yearning that will lead us closer to what really matters. Practical and poetic, wise and funny, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad souls who dance with this condition to embrace it as a part of who they are, and to explore the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life.
Categories: Psychology

First We Make the Beast Beautiful

First  We Make the Beast Beautiful

'I loved this book.' MATT HAIG __________ If you have anxiety, this book is for you. If you love someone who is anxious, this book is for you.

Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473555686

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'I loved this book.' MATT HAIG __________ If you have anxiety, this book is for you. If you love someone who is anxious, this book is for you. I Quit Sugar founder and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson has lived through high anxiety - including bipolar, OCD and several suicide attempts - her whole life. Perhaps like you, she grew tired of seeing anxiety as a disease that must be medicated into submission. Could anxiety be re-sewn, she asked, into a thing of beauty? So began a seven-year journey to find a more meaningful and helpful take on anxiety. Living out of two suitcases, Sarah travelled the world, meeting with His Holiness The Dalai Lama, with Oprah's life coach, with major mental health organizations and hundreds of others in a quest to unravel the knotted ball of wool that is the anxious condition. She emerged with the very best philosophy, science and hacks for thriving with the beast. First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is a book with a big heart, paving the way for richer, kinder and wiser conversations about anxiety. __________ 'Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read.' MARK MANSON, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Anatomy of Anxiety

The Anatomy of Anxiety

Journal of Environmental and Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/291541. 3. Wilson, Sarah. (2018). First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey through Anxiety (New York: Dey Street), 165. 4. Thompson, D. (2021).

Author: Ellen Vora

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781398702844

Category: Medical

Page: 255

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'A redeeming way to look at the condition, as not merely a burden but ultimately a blessing ... unexpectedly moving ... validating and hopeful' Guardian 'An incredible paradigm shift in how we view anxiety' Dr Nicole LePera, author of international bestseller How to Do the Work Anxiety. It's all in your head, right? Wrong. Psychiatrist Dr Ellen Vora challenges the conventional view of anxiety as a mental disorder, suggesting instead that much of what we call anxiety begins in the body. Rather than our troubled thoughts creating physical symptoms, she argues that many types of anxiety are the result of states of imbalance in our bodies, whether blood sugar crashes, caffeine highs or sleep deprivation. Her clinical observation shows this type of anxiety is far more preventable than we may realise, responding almost immediately to straightforward adjustments to diet and lifestyle. Backed by the latest scientific research and Dr Vora's own clinical work, The Anatomy of Anxiety offers a fresh, much needed look at mental health, offering actionable strategies for managing our moods. She further argues that other forms of anxiety, when listened to and honoured instead of suppressed, can be seen as a course correction to help nudge us back to a more balanced life. In her groundbreaking book, Dr Vora walks beside us through a healing process to reframe our relationship with anxiety, creating a more joyful and fulfilled life.
Categories: Medical

Spiritual Rebel

Spiritual Rebel

In her book First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety, Sarah Wilson provides a spot-on description of the experience of anxiety: “The tortuous human experience of having a fretful, frenzied mind that trips along ...

Author: Sarah Bowen

Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781948626057

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Spirituality that draws on ancient wisdom and modern pop culture to help anyone connect with their true calling "A lighthearted, upbeat take on questions that have churned within human minds for millennia."―Spirituality & Health Book Review “With a balance of careful scholarship and refreshing irreverence, Spiritual Rebel offers a treasure map to the best of the wisdom traditions.”―Mirabai Starr, author of Wild Mercy “A must-read for anyone seeking to find or deepen their spiritual path.”―Francesco Mastalia, author of Yoga: The Secret of Life *** Bringing together insights from a wide range of traditions―from Taoism to Jediism to Yoga to Science to Christianity and more―Spiritual Rebel encourages readers to explore their own personal spiritual style and life purpose. Mining the world’s philosophical, scientific, and wisdom traditions, Spiritual Rebel offers a three-week program of unconventional spiritual practices. Each day readers choose from a variety of creative activities to try out including forest bathing, meditation with animals, visio divina, kirtan, sacred reading, and visiting spiritually charged locations, just to name a few. Throughout the book, Sarah divulges juicy tidbits from her own spiritually rebellious journey. A preacher’s kid originally inspired by the Force of Star Wars, she confesses her challenges with her birth religion, descent into addiction, and recovery into a life where everything can be sacred. Combining pop culture with ancient wisdom, Spiritual Rebel draws on the interfaith wisdom of Wayne Teasdale, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Dr. Andrew Newberg, A.H. Almas, David Spangler, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Neil deGrasse Tyson, John Muir, Dr. Qing Li, Sarah Wilson, Leonard Felder, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, Diane Berke, Thich Nhat Hanh, Madeleine L'Engle, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Krishna Das, Phyllis Curott, Belden C. Lane, Albert Einstein, and many others. An indispensable guide for seekers, those in spiritual communities, agnostics, atheists, mystics, and the spiritual-but-not-religious, Spiritual Rebel is for anyone who desires meaningful experiences without having to commit exclusively to one path or fear they might be “doing it wrong.” The diverse collection of interspiritual practices and resources will inspire the Force within you, by whatever name you call it.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

This One Wild and Precious Life

This One Wild and Precious Life

New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson shows you how in this radical spiritual guidebook, the book we need NOW. Many of us are living with the sense that things are not right with the world and are in a state of spiritual PTSD.

Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062963185

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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As seen in USA Today's hottest releases and The Washington Post's 10 New Books Spotlight “Sarah Wilson is a force of nature – quite literally. She has taken her pain and grief about our sick and troubled world and alchemized it into action, advocacy, adventure, poetry, and true love.” — ELIZABETH GILBERT Wake up and reclaim your one wild and precious life. New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson shows you how in this radical spiritual guidebook, the book we need NOW. Many of us are living with the sense that things are not right with the world and are in a state of spiritual PTSD. We have retreated, morally and psychologically; we are experiencing a crisis of disconnection—from one another, from our true values, from joy, and from life as we feel we are meant to be living it. Sarah Wilson argues that this sense of despair and disconnection is ironically what unites us—that deep down, we are all feeling that same itch for a new way of living. Drawing on science, literature, philosophy and the wisdom of some of the world’s leading experts, and her personal journey, Wilson offers a hopeful path forward to the life we love. En route, she shows us how to wake up and reconnect with life using “wild practices” that include: · Hike. Embrace the “walking cure” as great minds throughout history have. · Go to your edge. Do what scares you and embrace discomfort daily. · #Buylesslivemore. Break the cycle of mindless consumption and get light with your life. · Become a soul nerd. Light up your intellect with the arts. · Get “full-fat spiritual”. Have an active practice and use it to change the world. · Practice wild activism. Through sustained, non-violent protest we can create our better world. The time has come to boldly, wildly imagine better. We are being called upon, individually and as a society, to forge a new path and to find a new way of living. Will you join the journey?
Categories: Psychology

Self Love

Self Love

You're feeling anxious. You just are. No need to berate yourself for this; it will only make you more anxious. —Sarah Wilson, author of First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety Everyone has experiences with ...

Author: Devi B. Dillard-Wright

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781507214299

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Embrace the power of self-love with these 120 calming, thought-provoking reflections designed to boost self-compassion, understanding, and authenticity. Loving yourself isn’t always easy. There is so much negativity around—criticism, impossibly high standards, perfectionism—it is easy to lose sight of how wonderful you really are. But with a little self-love, you can get back on track. In Self-Love, you’ll find 120 reflections that will help you cultivate and strengthen self-love. From recognizing the power of your body to forgiving yourself for past mistakes, this simple yet empowering guide will provide the tools to reconstruct how you view yourself. Each reflection comes with a short exercise that will help you actively build self-love and not just view it as an abstract concept. From self-loathing to self-compassion, you deserve to love yourself and celebrate the greatness within. So open your mind, take a few deep breaths, focus on the desire to change and you will learn to love yourself more than you ever have before.
Categories: Self-Help

Big Feelings

Big Feelings

21. Sarah Wilson, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey through Anxiety (Sydney, NSW: Pan Macmillan, 2019), 58. 22. Jill Bolte Taylor, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (New York: Plume, 2016), 153.

Author: Liz Fosslien

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781838858520

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 317

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'This book will restore your sense of control – and make you feel less alone in the world' ADAM GRANT Big Feelings addresses anyone intimidated by oversized feelings they can’t predict or control, offering the tools to understand what’s really going on, find comfort and face the future with a sense of new-found agency. Weaving surprising science with personal stories and original illustrations, each chapter lays out strategies for turning big emotions into manageable ones and will help you understand: - how to end the cycle of intrusive thoughts brought on by regret, and instead use this feeling as a compass for making decisions - how to identify what’s behind your anger and communicate it productively, without putting people on the defensive - how to spot the warning signs for burnout and take the necessary steps to balance your life - why you might be suffering from perfectionism even if we feel far from perfect, and how to detach yourself-worth from what you do
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Anti Anxiety Diet

The Anti Anxiety Diet

But more important, this is a moment to congratulate yourself and to reflect on your journey and whether the new way ... As I said at the outset, and as I go into more depth about in First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, it is possible to ...

Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473561007

Category: Self-Help

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A two-week sugar detox that tackles anxiety. Why are we so anxious? Why are more of us more anxious than ever before? The most recent and compelling science tells us that anxiety is not merely a chemical imbalance in the brain, it’s a result of inflammation and a dodgy gut. Which means that anxiety has a lot to do with our lifestyle choices, particularly what we’re putting in our mouths. If you’re eating more than six teaspoons of sugar a day, then no wonder you’re anxious. But there are some simple swaps you could make to help ease and soften your anxiety. Ditching processed food and eating more whole foods leads to better mental health. And the most direct way to make this switch is to quit sugar. In The Anti-Anxiety Diet, sugar addiction expert Sarah Wilson explores how the anxiety fix doesn’t have to be medication. It could be putting in place a few simple, sensible and life-enhancing dietary and daily habit change-ups. This is a little book about what to eat if you want to feel well. Packed with delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes and colour photos it’s a simple two-week plan to soothing the anxiety beast.
Categories: Self-Help

Unfuck Your Anxiety

Unfuck Your Anxiety

Using Science to Rewire Your Anxious Brain Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN ... First We Make The Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson Sarah Wilson's personal journey with anxiety led her to do tons of research and interviews and share ...

Author: Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN

Publisher: Microcosm Publishing

ISBN: 9781621066736

Category: Self-Help

Page: 89

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Anxiety is a survival skill gone haywire. It happens when our brain is working so hard to protect us that it forgets to notice that the danger has passed. It feels like choking, stifling, smothering, tingling, panicking our brains cut out and we start to make bad decisions all normal anxiety reactions. Dr. Faith G. Harper, author of the bestselling Unfuck Your Brain and This is Your Brain on Depression packs a ton of knowledge and help into this practical manual. She helps us understand the history and science of anxiety, realize when it's become a serious problem, know the difference between anxiety and other conditions, and cope with it in the moment as well as addressing it long term. This book is a lifesaver for panic attacks, breaking out of flight-fight-freeze responses, similar and co-occurring conditions, and for chronic anxiety. Straightforward, funny, kind, and judgment free, it includes a wide range of tips, exercises, and medical interventions. It's also good for people who aren't burdened by daily anxiety but want to cope better with the tough life situations we all face. Read this book and breathe!
Categories: Self-Help

I Quit Sugar for Life

I Quit Sugar for Life

I Quit Sugar, Sarah Wilson helped tens of thousands of Australians to kick the habit. In I Quit Sugar for Life, Sarah shows you how to be sugar-free forever.

Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 174261373X

Category: Cookbooks

Page: 232

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I Quit Sugar, Sarah Wilson helped tens of thousands of Australians to kick the habit. In I Quit Sugar for Life, Sarah shows you how to be sugar-free forever. Drawing on extensive research and her own tried and tested methods, Sarah has designed a program to help families and singles.
Categories: Cookbooks