Meeting My Anxiety

Children - General
35 Pages
Reviewed on 10/28/2019
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Author Biography

Elisa lives in the beautiful Croton on Hudson, New York, with her two boys, Joe and Jackson. Elisa is a passionate reader, editor and sunset chaser. This is her first book.

Artist Joycelyne Guerra is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Illustration. Joycelyne specializes in ink and graphite images, gouache and watercolors. She is a very versatile artist who enjoys illustrating portraits, animals, and plants. To see more of her work, visit her website,, or follow her on Instagram @joycelyne.guerra.

    Book Review

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.