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50 Ways to Worry Less Now by Gigi Langer
Author: Gigi Langer, PhD
Narrator: Robin Waters
Length: 5 hours 30 minutes
Publisher: Possum Hill Press
Released: Sep. 20, 2019
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help
Do you want to stop dreading the future or reliving past disappointments?
Thirty years ago, Gigi Langer was a prisoner of her worries who used alcohol, romance, and professional accomplishments to soothe her frayed nerves. When she stopped drinking, she began applying tools from therapy, recovery programs, scientific research, and a variety of philosophical and spiritual teachings to overcome her anxieties and stress.
Worry Less Now offers four life strategies and 50 eclectic tools to dissolve the whispered lies of negative self-talk. Although many books address negative thinking, very few give the reader step-by-step directions on how to defeat it. Others simply advocate a single approach.
With candor and humor, Langer describes a wide variety of strategies that helped her and others defeat dysfunctional relationships, perfectionism, addiction, and worry about loved ones. As an award-winning writer and professor, Langer skillfully shares compelling stories and exercises that empower readers to:
-MANAGE life’s most difficult challenges with calm wisdom
-CREATE relationships that blossom and thrive
-FULFILL your dreams without limitations
-SERVE others in their personal growth
Regardless of the situation, you’ll be able to gain peace, clarity, and wisdom.
Gigi Langer holds a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education and an MA in Psychology, both from Stanford University. During her 25 years at Eastern Michigan University, she won several awards for her teaching, and (as Georgea M. Langer) wrote four books for educators.
Before her doctoral studies, Gigi competed in show jumping, hitchhiked across Spain, and taught middle school French and Spanish (where she met and married her first husband).
In her second marriage, she continued her adventures by studying and giving riding lessons in Hawaii and Germany. After moving to Michigan, Gigi married again and soon found herself facing a third divorce along with a growing alcohol and marijuana problem.
Since then, Gigi has applied strategies from recovery, therapy, and a variety of scientific and spiritual approaches to overcome her addictions and self-defeating patterns. She’s now a pillar of the recovery community and an award-winning teacher educator and author. Gigi’s retreats, workshops, and presentations have helped thousands of people succeed in their work and personal lives.
As a person in recovery, Gigi hasn’t had a drug or drink for 33 years, although she does occasionally overindulge in Ghirardelli chocolate and historical novels. She lives happily in Michigan with her fourth husband (of 30 years) and her cat, Murphy.
Robin Waters grew up in Southern California and left home early to get professional theatrical training and pursue her dream. In her early twenties, she found a new passion–holistic health–and shifted her focus to become a wellness educator.
She currently lives in Canada where she stays busy writing, demonstrating how to cook healthy food, and leading workshops and women’s circles. She loves cuddling and reading out loud with her son and daughter. Now that they are older, she has returned to her first loves of narrating and performance. There is something magical about connecting with others through voice and sharing the human experience with good storytelling and characters.
Partnering with Gigi to produce this book was a gift, as it was a beautiful combination of her two passions. She has spent a lifetime overcoming worry/anxiety, and finding herself through expression and connection. She hopes this audiobook brings you more inner peace and is a comfort on your journey toward a vibrant life.
This starts off with the raw self-disclosed confessions of Gigi detailing a time in her life most might be embarrassed to share with the world. I was really taken aback by her story at first it was raw and emotional and it fulled her onto the path she now takes. That being said 50 Ways to Worry Less couldn’t have come a better time for me. The plights of depression have left me with anxiety and turned me into a worrier.
The audio was accompanied by a companion PDF which I found for me was an essential tool to look back to if you were say listening to the audio in the car or the like. There is a quiz at the beginning which allows you to check in with your worry level it was good to come home and sit down and take after listening to it in the car,.
The tools mentioned in the audio are not magical and wont change you over night, and they are tools that you can apply to all aspects of your life. 50 Ways to Worry Less is one that I will come back to time and time as I progress on my journey to worry less, and I am so thankful to have been given an opportunity to review this, and for me and my own personal goings on this is the perfect tool for me right now.
Robin Waters has nice easy listening voice that fitted well with this topic and a voice that I could listen to over and over again. The prodcution was crisp and clear, without any background noise and it flowed seamlessly.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Gigi Langer. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Prize: 2 Coaching Sessions + Paperback Copy
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