Anxiety transforms from a crutch into an ally with this empowering self-help guide to mastering fear
Caroline Foran is not here to “cure” your anxiety. When crippling panic attacks upended her job, her health, and her life, she tried everything—from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to acupuncture, and yoga to medication. She found that there’s no such thing as a stress-free life . . . but, armed with the right tool kit, she could live with anxiety, and not spend her days running away from it.
In Own It., Caroline shares her hard-earned knowledge and kick-*ss strategies, including:
A panic attack rescue guide
The Assess & Address technique (how to get to the root of the problem)
The brain chemistry behind anxiety (and how to outsmart it)
How to break down the negativity bias.
Drawing on her lived experience, plus insights from mental-health professionals, Caroline will help you ditch your fear and anxiety—and own it!
About the Author
Caroline Foran is a number-one international bestselling author, motivational speaker, freelance lifestyle journalist, and cofounder of digital publishing venture GAFFInteriors.ie. She is the author of Own It.: Make Your Anxiety Work for You and You Got This: Face Your Fear, Find Your Confidence, and the host of Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast. She lives in Dublin with her husband, Barry.
“It’s fairly easy to read, filled with tips and chapter summaries on dealing with anxiety, and as such, may be especially useful for busy college students (who are no strangers to stress and anxiety).”—The Daily Californian
“Own It offers a frank and funny approach to the ins and outs of anxiety—what it is, why it happens, and how to manage it. I love Caroline Foran’s message of self-acceptance and leaning into mental illness rather than trying to outrun it. That she delivers this message with a healthy dose of curse words makes it even better. Highly recommended!”—Sarah Knight, New York Times–bestselling author of Calm the Fuck Down
“Stop panicking and read this book.”—Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Furiously Happy
Praise from Ireland “It seems like in the age of self-care, everyone is dealing with some level of anxiety. But Caroline Foran is here to tell readers that whether you find yourself bursting into tears on the daily, or experiencing mental roadblocks more than usual, there are ways to identify and change your lifestyle to better suit the stressors that are eating away at your brain. She would know, as an everyday woman who has once let her anxiety define her life. Devoid of any boring, professional healthcare jargon, Foran lays out baby steps you can take to ease yourself into a less anxiety-filled world.”—W Magazine
“[Caroline Foran's] personal take on how to live with anxiety is honest, thoughtful and perfect for millennials privately struggling with what can be a crippling condition.”—Sunday Business Post