How to Calm the Hell Down and Be Happy: Practical Wisdom from a Recovering Worrier

How to Calm the Hell Down and Be Happy: Practical Wisdom from a Recovering Worrier

by Ilene Angel

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Overview

Is stress keeping you up at night? Do you want to be calmer, but don't know where to begin? Do you contemplate trying yoga and meditation while your inner voice is saying, "Never gonna happen?" Then How to Calm the Hell Down and Be Happy is for you. For the skeptic who wouldn't be caught dead in the self-help section, How to Calm the Hell Down and Be Happy is the first of its kind survival guide from the world's leading (recovering) worrier. After years of worrying about, well, everything, Ilene Angel embarked on a necessary journey to transform her life into a calmer and happier one. But after trying many of the commonly recommended remedies for stress relief and anxiety, she found herself frustrated by the lack of anything resembling meaningful change. So she began asking herself questions, like "What would I need to believe to be calmer and happier?" And "What do I need to let go of to get there?" The result is How to Calm the Hell Down and Be Happy: Practical Wisdom from a Recovering Worrier. It combines profound, life-changing concepts with humor, because no one said transformation can't be funny.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543943474
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 1,031,126
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Whether it's through a book, a hit song, a published column, or a groundbreaking blog, Ilene Angel has been inspiring people for much of her life. She's an award-winning songwriter and one-third of the band The Inspire Project, whose catchphrase "passion, purpose and possibility" says a lot about what she herself embodies. For nearly a decade, her writing appeared regularly in HuffPost, and she now writes for Thrive Global and Medium.com. She has recently begun broadening her horizons to include public speaking about the topics on which she writes and sings. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and studied opera at The Juilliard School. How to Calm the Hell Down and Be Happy is her second book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Willingness 5

Yoga 9

Time 10

Learning to Walk 13

Yoga - Part 2 16

Should I Be Worried About This? 17

What a Wonderful World 22

The Quick Fix 28

How Hard Can Breathing Be? 38

Pssst… 40

Sleep 41

Yoga - Part 3 43

The New Math 44

No News Is Good News 47

The Blessed Blissful Silence 50

How Can You Listen to a Voice You Didn't Know You Had? 53

Who Do You Think You Are? 61

What's the Payoff? 68

Passion and Purpose 72

Yoga - Part 4 75

The To-Do List of the Master Worrier 76

Visualization 81

Meditation 87

Stuff 92

Yoga-Part 5 100

Things That Go Bump in the Night 101

Do That Thing with Your Hands 103

How to Survive the Holidays Without Imploding 105

Money, Money, Money 108

Talking to Yourself 115

Yoga - Part 6 120

Exercise That's Not Yoga 122

Failure 125

Faith 127

Surrender 129

Learning to Say "Yes"

Learning to Say "No"

Knowing When to Say "Yes" and When to Say "No" 132

Yoga - Part 7 135

But Enough About Me 136

The Heart of the Matter 140

How Not to Kill Anyone in the Heat of the Moment 144

The Yoga Wrap-Up 146

God - What's in a Name? 147

Grief 153

Prayer 158

Say What You Need to Say 165

The Takeaway 167

Acknowledgements 169

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