The endorsements describe this book as gentle and personal, and I would agree with that. Although I thought it might be helpful, the idea of reading a book on fear did make me a little nervous. Would it be too confronting? Would it shame me? But it did neither of those things.
This book aims to help you cope with persistent anxious thoughts. Chapters 3, 7 and 10 were my personal favourites. I think the part I’m going to remember most is: “Stay in today.” I do sometimes go down the path of worrying about my future, but Maria encourages me to hold onto what’s true here and now. “Breaking the Fear Cycle” is definitely worth a read if you struggle with fear and anxiety.