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.
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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.
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Reviewed by Keyla Damaer for Readers' Favorite How to Calm the Hell Down and Be Happy by Ilene Angel is a self-help book about stress management. There are funny moments when the author talks about her various attempts to release stress with yoga. I bet lots of people found themselves in that situation. Throughout the book, she explains all the methods she tried, which ones worked and which didn't (stress balls, nature sounds, essential oils, massages, prayers and yoga, of course) giving also an explanation of the whys. Step by step, the reader is taken through the author's process towards a better awareness of herself and her fears, mostly the fear of death. Her conclusions about the issue are rationalized and well represented. A funny read with an ironic approach to life. My favourite part of How to Calm the Hell Down and Be Happy is when the author talks about stuff: the number of things we keep in our houses. We all have too much stuff we never use. Maybe we did in the past, but we'll never use it again. She makes a number of examples of things that most people certainly have in abundance: photographs and memories, for instance. But the list could go on and on. According to the author, this accumulation of stuff has nothing to do with usefulness, but it has everything to do with something deeper and I couldn't agree more. I recommend reading this book. I don't know if it will help people to feel calmer and have a happier life. It's too soon to tell if it worked for me, but she's right about a bunch of things.