ARC Review: Emotional Detox for Anxiety: 7 Steps to Release Anxiety and Energize Joy by Sherianna Boyle

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We are BACK with another self help book. This month is cruel. The anniversary of my mother’s stroke is coming up and I am feeling the weight of emotions. It’s been 11 years and she is still paralyzed and cannot speak. I miss how it used to be and every year it gets harder and I feel more and more isolated.

Ahem, sorry for the depressive bullshit but it’s the truth LOL.

My anxiety? It’s bad. Really really bad. It causes me stress, takes away my sleep, and honestly makes me wish there were a cure. If I could take a pill to cast it away I would, but alas life is not too kind.

I love reading self help books because they highlight an important fact: I am not alone.

These thoughts are not foreign, I’m not fabricating them, I am not suffering by myself. No, millions of people have anxiety and millions of people get through it everyday.

I am not alone.

One important piece I got from this book is that people with anxiety get into a habit of thinking their feelings are invalid or frivolous. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cast away my emotions because I believe I am over exaggerating. I learned that that is actually very bad lol. It’s the resistance to feeling that exacerbates your anxiety.

It is okay to feel, it’s okay to let go of what is telling you not to.

This book is pretty great, it goes into coping mechanisms which yup, I have em and the sources of anxiety such as genetic factors which *looks at father* definitely. The author has a method called C.L.E.A.N.S.E. which you can read more about when you read this book. Overall, I felt that this is a good guide and taught me a lot more about anxiety and the methods in which you can handle them. It provides you good skills to learn and grow from and I will definitely be purchasing this myself for whenever I feel hazy with stress and worry. Life is hard. It’s okay to want to feel better and be better.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for this copy of my ARC. All opinions are my very own.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ 5/5

Expected publication: December 24th 2019 by Adams Media

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14 thoughts on “ARC Review: Emotional Detox for Anxiety: 7 Steps to Release Anxiety and Energize Joy by Sherianna Boyle

  1. Oh Amanda my dear friend, I’m sending you all the love and hugs <33333 This is such an emotional and touching review. I'm so glad that you find comfort in books like this one. I truly think the power of books is transformative. So many times in my life I have found comfort from the words of others because as you say it shows us that we are not alone. That others walk similar paths to ourselves. Fabulous review my friend, simply fabulous <333333

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  2. Anxiety is a huge part of my life as well! I understand not thinking your feelings are valid — I only finally asked for help after a gigantic breakdown last year when I couldn’t hide it anymore.
    And it’s such a great relief to know that we’re not alone in this! On one hand, I do not wish this upon anyone but on the other, there’s nothing greater than finding someone who understands!
    Thank you for such an emotional review and I’m glad the book was helpful to you!
    I’m sorry about what has happened to your mother! Losing a connection to one’s parent is always heartbreaking, especially so early in your life.
    Sending all the love!

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    1. I am so sorry about your breakdown but i’m so happy you sought out help!! it took me to get to that point as well and it’s a battle but it’s one i’m not alone in.
      thank you so much. i’m glad I was and still am here to help her day to day. it taught me so much even though I had to grow up fast. πŸ₯°πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  3. “Life is hard. It’s okay to want to feel better and be better.”
    Girl, you making me wanna cry coz I’m feeling your review so hard right now! My mental health has been at a pretty low state lately and it’s been hard as hell. I feel like I need to pick up this book now too! This was a wonderful review and so heartfelt. I’m sending you all the positive panda vibes right now ❀️🐼❀️🐼

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    1. awww we can cry together!! I honestly cried writing this but it feels better at the same time.

      you will get through this πŸ’œ it’s hard but there is always an end and a light.

      i’m sending YOU all my love and good vibes as well dini panda πŸ₯°

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      1. Awwww amanda, you warm my heart! I could definitely use a good cry over a tub of ice cream right now so I think I’m going to do that tonight (with a movie that makes me sob) πŸ˜‚ Letting the tears and emotions out is defo cathartic!


  4. I am definitely there with you! My mental health has been suffering lately. This is a heartfelt review and I’m glad that this book helped. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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