First We Make the Beast Beautiful

New York Times Bestseller "Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read.” – Mark Manson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck The Chinese believe that before you can conquer ...

First  We Make the Beast Beautiful

The New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar transforms cultural perceptions of the mental health issue of our age—anxiety—viewing this widespread condition not as a burdensome affliction but as a powerful spiritual teacher that can deepen our lives. While reading psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison’s groundbreaking account of bipolar disorder An Unquiet Mind, Sarah Wilson discovered an ancient Chinese proverb that would change her life: To conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful. Wilson, a bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur, had spent years struggling with her own beast: chronic anxiety. And the words of this proverb would become the key to understanding her condition. First, We Make the Beast Beautiful charts Wilson’s epic journey to make peace with her lifetime companion, and to learn to see it as a guide, rather than as an enemy. With intensive focus and investigatory skills, Wilson examines the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism of her own experiences. Pulling at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, she unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease that must be medicated into submission, and re-frames it as a divine journey—a state of yearning that will lead us closer to what really matters. Practical and poetic, wise and funny, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad souls who dance with this condition to embrace it as a part of who they are, and to explore the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life.

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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Sarah Wilson
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-24 - Publisher: Dey Street Books

The New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar transforms cultural perceptions of the mental health issue of our age—anxiety—viewing this widespread condition not as a burdensome affliction but as a powerful spiritual teacher that can deepen our lives. While reading psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison’s groundbreaking account of bipolar
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Sarah Wilson
Categories: Anxiety
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-28 - Publisher:

Sarah Wilson - bestselling author and entrepreneur, intrepid solver of problems and investigator of how to live a better life - has helped over 1.2 million people across the world to quit sugar. She has also been an anxiety sufferer her whole life. In her new book, she directs her
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Sarah Wilson
Categories: Anxiety
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-16 - Publisher: Corgi

'I loved this book.' Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes On a Nervous Planet 'Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read.' Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck If you have anxiety, this book is for
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Sarah Wilson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-26 - Publisher: Random House

'I loved this book.' MATT HAIG __________ If you have anxiety, this book is for you. If you love someone who is anxious, this book is for you. I Quit Sugar founder and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson has lived through high anxiety - including bipolar, OCD and
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Sarah Wilson
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-24 - Publisher: Dey Street Books

The New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar transforms cultural perceptions of the mental health issue of our age—anxiety—viewing this widespread condition not as a burdensome affliction but as a powerful spiritual teacher that can deepen our lives. While reading psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison’s groundbreaking account of bipolar