Learning to Breathe

Learning to Breathe

My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life

Book - 2012 | Atria Paperback edition.
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By the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, The Faith Club , Learning to Breathe was launched on the Today show to brilliant reviews.

Priscilla Warner has had a great life: a supportive husband, a flourishing marriage, two loving sons, and a bestselling book, The Faith Club . Despite all her good fortune and success, she suffers from anxiety and panic attacks so debilitating that they leave her unable to breathe. She's tried self-medicating--in high school, with a hidden flask of vodka--and later, with prescription medications--daily doses of Klonopin with a dark chocolate chaser. After forty years of hyperventilating, and an overwhelming panic attack that's the ultimate wake-up call, Warner's mantra becomes "Neurotic, Heal Thyself." A spirited New Yorker, she sets out to find her inner Tibetan monk by meditating every day, aiming to rewire her brain and her body and mend her frayed nerves. On this winding path from panic to peace, with its hairpin emotional curves and breathtaking drops, she also delves into a wide range of spiritual and alternative health practices, some serious, and some . . . not so much.

Written with lively wit and humor, Learning to Breathe is a serious attempt to heal from a painful condition. It's also a life raft of compassion and hope for people similarly adrift or secretly fearful, as well as an entertaining and inspiring guidebook for anyone facing daily challenges large and small, anyone who is also longing for a sense of peace, self-acceptance, and understanding.
Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, 2012.
Edition: Atria Paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781439181089
Branch Call Number: 616.85223 War
Characteristics: 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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kbaker852
Jun 19, 2014

This book is a lovely novel abuot how to fina peace and calm wheenone can be found. I especially reccomend this book to thosewho meditate or are curious about meditation.

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TheMadTabby
Sep 02, 2012

I could dismiss some of the authors magical thinking up to chapter 14, where her sons both cut their hands in the exact same way because she opened a magical envelope that had belonged to her now dead father. That's where I stopped reading.

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ambr
Aug 22, 2012

Absolute crap

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