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Sarah Wilson

The presentation by Sarah Wilson is now complete.

Did you happen to miss the presentation? Not to worry you have until Friday 5 March to watch the session!

So Be Kind to yourself and find an hour in your day to listen to Sarah Wilson talk about her own struggle with anxiety and how she has reduced anxiety in her life with simple tips and strategies. She also talks about the importance of building resilience to help with the ups and downs of life and how to turn anxiety into action!

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About Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson is a former journalist and TV presenter, author and activist. She wrote the New York Times bestsellers I Quit Sugar and First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, which Mark Manson described as “the best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read”.

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful - This international bestseller reframes anxiety and bipolar disease through a philosophical and spiritual lens and became both a #1 Amazon bestseller and New York Times bestseller.

One of the reasons I wrote First, We Make The Beast Beautiful was to start a new conversation about anxiety. Every chat we have about anxiety – with loved ones, friends, colleagues, strangers – brings us in closer, and making us feel less lonely, which, as I explain in The Beast, allows us to do anxiety once (rather than getting anxious about being anxious about being anxious…and all the bad spiral stuff)," said Sarah. 

Sarah pulls at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, and unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease that must be medicated into submission. Ultimately, she re-frames anxiety as a spiritual quest rather than a burdensome affliction, a state of yearning that will lead us closer to what really matters. Practical and poetic, wise and funny, this is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad sufferers of the world's most common mental illness to feel not just better about their condition but delighted by the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life.

Further information

For more information on the event, please contact Fiona Burridge, Be Kind Facilitator, bekind@maroondah.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 88 22 33. 

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  • Tuesday, 23 February 2021 - 7.00PM to 8.00PM
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