By Priscilla Warner
By the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, The religion Club, Learning to respire was introduced at the Today exhibit to fantastic reviews.
Priscilla Warner has had an outstanding lifestyles: a supportive husband, a flourishing marriage, loving sons, and a bestselling ebook, The religion Club. regardless of all her luck and good fortune, she suffers from nervousness and panic assaults so debilitating that they go away her not able to respire. She’s attempted self-medicating—in highschool, with a hidden flask of vodka—and later, with prescription medications—daily doses of Klonopin with a gloomy chocolate chaser. After 40 years of hyperventilating, and an overpowering panic assault that’s the last word take-heed call, Warner’s mantra turns into “Neurotic, Heal Thyself.” A lively New Yorker, she units out to discover her internal Tibetan monk via meditating on a daily basis, aiming to rewire her mind and her physique and mend her frayed nerves. in this winding course from panic to peace, with its hairpin emotional curves and breathtaking drops, she additionally delves right into a wide selection of non secular and substitute overall healthiness practices, a few severe, and a few . . . no longer quite a bit.
Written with full of life wit and humor, Learning to respire is a significant try to heal from a painful situation. It’s additionally a existence raft of compassion and wish for individuals equally adrift or secretly worried, in addition to an enjoyable and encouraging guidebook for someone dealing with day-by-day demanding situations huge and small, someone who's additionally eager for a feeling of peace, self-acceptance, and realizing.