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Reviewed by Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo for Readers' Favorite
In the beginning of Meeting My Anxiety by Elisa Silverglade Rader, there is a definition of the word “anxiety,” basically, a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease. The author shows how anxiety in a person makes you feel like a total mess: your hair, your skin, your clothes, your body, for example, screaming loudly as if with a megaphone. Anxiety often leads to paranoia, thinking you are being talked about, which can then cause an upset stomach. However, thinking about this nervousness after a while, maybe after a little research on this subject, helps you to take deep breaths, over and over. Seeing that anxiety can be controlled, your anxiety drama subsides and you see your true self and your worth. Finally, the anxiety makes an exit.
Meeting My Anxiety by author Elisa Silverglade Rader shows all of the ugly sides of anxiety. The illustrations by Joycelyn Guerra show all of the awkwardness of anxiety. The author shows how if you look hard enough, you can find a way to deal with your anxiety, simply by looking at it for all its worth and educate yourself. By picking up this book and reading it, you can do just that, learning to take deep breaths. This book is very different, descriptive, and makes you really think. The simple act of taking deep breaths is really all it takes.