Finding wonder and humor in a journey to live free of anxiety
Out of anxious childhood beginnings, Bronwyn Wilson developed an anxiety disorder. She worried about things that would never happen. She traveled no further than the grocery store. She quit driving over bridges, riding in elevators, entering parking garages, going out at night, and refused to ever board an airplane. As she worried about possible dangers, her world grew smaller while physical ailments grew larger. Doctors couldn’t find a biological cause for her hives, dizziness, and intestinal issues. Searching for answers led her to ask, how has this happened? What is anxiety? Where does it come from? Where does it lead? In her memoir, Wilson travels through the Mediterranean using the new coping skills she has learned.
How does she handle dangling in a gondola high above the town of Funchal, Portugal? How will she cope when she discovers herself sliding down a mile-long road in a wicker basket? What happens when she wanders the streets of Barcelona searching for underwear?
Wilson’s story offers a message of hope and humor for those suffering from anxiety, or for those who know someone living with it, or for those simply wanting an inspiring read. In addition, she offers nine recovery steps that helped her break free of anxiety’s grip and led her to physical and emotional well-being.