Does anxiety rule your life? You're not alone!
In her book, Calm & Sense: A Woman's Guide to Living Anxiety-Free, Wendy Leeds empowers you to claim, reframe, and tame your anxiety.
Living a life of calm and joy isn’t some fairy-fairy idea. It’s something you create by taking persistent, consistent steps toward that goal every day. It’s about forgiving yourself for your mistakes, your past, and everything else you’ve been yelling at yourself about over the years.
It’s about having a plan in place for the tough days, and reminding yourself to celebrate the good days. It’s about putting yourself first, loving yourself and most of all, believing that you deserve and will have the calm, joy-filled life of your dreams.
And now you have the tools, the support and the plan to make your dreams come true, it’s time to, go out and create the life you were born to live.
When you have a tough day, come back to the book and read the passages that inspire you. When you’re anxious, come back and try a new technique or reread a passage that helped you last time.
As you open your arms and your heart to the adventures ahead, please know you’re not alone.
"An appealing guide to lessening anxiety and increasing overall wellness."
— Kirkus Reviews
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"In the pages that follow, readers can find simple and practical tools for coping with difficult circumstances. Even people who’ve had past experience with therapy are likely to find ideas in the book that they’ll find beneficial." Read complete review >>
Ashley L. Peterson, Mental Health at Home
"The book doesn’t feel like a therapist trying to educate you; rather, it has the feel of another regular person having a conversation with you, who just happens to have the knowledge and experience of a therapist."
Roberta Rosenthal Hawkins, MFA, PhD
"For those who endure chronic anxiety, even seemingly innocuous daily tribulations can take on giant, scary, insurmountable portions. Calm & Sense is a loving, gentle, often witty, and infinitely helpful path through one’s jungle of fears. As one might hope of any jungle guide, the authors compass is sure, her survival kit is well-stocked, and her cheerful, can-do spirit is reassuring and encouraging the whole way."
Peg Doyle, Food Becomes You
"This book is a must read for any woman struggling with anxiety. In it, Wendy Leeds shares her vulnerability, her humor, and her wisdom as she deconstructs the roots and growth of anxiety. Whether your anxiety stems from internal or external sources, this book provides a veritable potpourri of techniques and practices to explore, so there is sure to be something here that works for you."
As a three-time cancer survivor, Wendy Leeds is an expert on what it’s like to live with anxiety. As an experienced, licensed psychotherapist, Wendy’s mission is to help anxious women learn to acknowledge and ease their anxieties.
Wendy is the creator and host of the podcast Anxiety Connection, a one-stop resource where anxious people everywhere can come together for a sense of connection, understanding, and to get the latest information on what causes anxiety and how to manage it.
In addition to using traditional approaches to treating anxiety, Wendy has developed a number of her own innovative, powerful anxiety-busting tools: The B.E.A.R. (Breathe Exhale Affirm Relax) Technique which can be used to head off a potential panic attack; the B.E.A.R. Hug which can stop a panic attack that is already in progress, and the Wrist Wrap can be used to ease anxiety in any situation.
Wendy’s work empowers women to create the calm, centered lives they were born to live. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Tom, and their dog, Myles Standish.
To learn more about Wendy, see her bio on this site.
"Wendy Leeds did a brilliant job of helping me better understand the symptoms of anxiety and the many ways I've been running away from facing it. What I especially like about Wendy Leeds' work is she gives so many techniques for calming oneself. We're all different, but I am pretty sure that you will find a technique that works for you. Highly recommend."
"Calm & Sense provides a wealth of information for women on how to reduce anxiety without medication. Wendy Leeds, who knows what it's like to be anxious, provides many tools that are simple to learn and help you get the results you want. It's more than breathing and meditation, it's a holistic approach to healthy living."
"Wendy Leeds demystifies the complexities of anxiety and provides a practical manual. I particularly appreciate the hands-on tool kit including questionnaires and recommended physical exercises to successfully reduce anxiety. The breathing exercises are fun and effective, simply restoring inner peace."