Everything Isn't Terrible

Everything Isn't TerribleIn The Spirit Of You Are A Badass And The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F Ck, A Helpful And Humorous Guide To Shedding Our Anxious Habits And Building A Solid Sense Of Self In Our Increasingly Anxiety Inducing WorldLicensed Therapist And Mental Health Writer Dr Kathleen Smith Offers A Smart, Practical Antidote To Our Anxiety Ridden Times Everything Isn T Terrible Is An Informative And Practical Guide Featuring A Healthy Dose Of Humor For People Who Want To Become Beacons Of Calmness In Their Families, At Work, And In Our Anxious World Everything Isn T Terrible Will Inspire You To Confront Your Anxious Self, Take Charge Of Your Anxiety, And Increase Your Own Capacity To Choose How You Respond To It Comprised Of Short Chapters Containing Anecdotal Examples From Smith S Work With Her Clients, In Addition To Engaging, Actionable Exercises For Readers, Everything Isn T Terrible Will Give Anyone Suffering From Anxiety All The Tools They Need To FinallycalmdownUltimately, Living A Calmer, Less Anxious Life One That Isn T Terrible Is Possible, And With This Book You Ll Learn How To Do It

DR KATHLEEN SMITH is a licensed therapist and mental health writer who lives in Washington, DC She has written for popular publications such as Slate, Salon, New York Magazine, Lifehacker, Bustle, and Counseling Today, among many others She is an associate faculty member at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and hosts the show Family Matters, a production of the University of the

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Everything Isn't Terrible
  • Kathleen Smith
  • 10 November 2018
  • 9780316492539

10 thoughts on “Everything Isn't Terrible

  1. says:

    I wanted to write a book that I could hand to my therapy clients with a complete understanding of how I think about anxiety and what to do about it If you ve ever had a challenging relationship with a family member, struggled to stay calm in a romantic relationship, dealt with an anxious boss, or felt generally annoyed by people on the Internet, then this book is for you I m proud of this work, and can t wait for people to read it

  2. says:

    This is probably a helpful book for a very specific set of problems with a rather specific answer for all of them Basically, the author is a therapist who follows Bowen theory, which says that all of our problems are because of their existence in our relationships So if you re anxious or stressed or in a terrible marriage or miserable at work, it can all be fixed by being mature in your relationships in each sphere Each section starts out with Smith telling the story of a client who was in a miserable situation, and how she helped them see their part in it and react differently Then she has you ask yourself questions and talks about healthier ways to manage that kind of relationship It s good advice, but it kind of seems like the whole thing could be a well written blog post and then you could just go do the same thing in family social media friendship jobs I personally have had anxiety all of my life, since early childhood when I was badly bullied in school after school we moved at least once a year and I was tiny, nerdy, shy and dressed funny and dealt with some pretty serious childhood traumas and then traumas in adulthood I can t say that any of the advice in this book really seemed helpful for my personal anxiety This isn t the book to turn to when you have PTSD from domestic violence, the murder of a family member or multiple sexual assaults, for instance, or can t stop worrying about your child s terrifying health battles That said, there is some good advice here for handling interpersonal relationships, especially learning healthier ways to cope with unhealthy people.I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for purpose of review.

  3. says:

    This book is an excellent and helpful resource for anybody with problems Yep, it s that general I opened this book thinking it would be a book about anxiety, and it is, to a certain extentbut it s not about Generalized Anxiety Disorder It s universal than that although a pretty big chunk of the population has GAD, unfortunately so can help a wider variety of people.Basically, the book is about the Bowen method of approaching anxious problems The Bowen method focuses on how you interact with other people I d never heard of this before, and it was quite interesting to learn about Kathleen Smith does a great job presenting the ideas in an organized and easy to understand fashion The book is split into 4 sections about your anxious self, family, career, and world The one about self and family were the most insightful to me But maybe that s because I m a college student and haven t really tackled the whole career business yet We ll see in a couple years, I guess.Anyway, this book offered me a new way of looking at things and was written in an engaging, friendly, and nonjudgmental way I highly recommend it for anybody who feels like the world is a little too big, scary, and or overwhelming Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review I will be reading Kathleen Smith s other books soon

  4. says:

    Everything Isn t Terrible by Dr Kathleen Smith couldn t have come at a better time I am experiencing significant life changes and have been looking for some guidance, and this book helped conquer some of my insecurities and provided concrete, easy to understand information and steps to find calmness and let go of anxiety.I might as well have highlighted the whole book as there were so many wonderful analogies and gems of wisdom on each page.I was able to get to a place where I noticed that I focus too much on other people and not enough on myself For me, I identified that focusing on another person is when I try to motivate them, worry about them, guess what they are thinking, and doing things for them they can do for themselves.You do have to read the book in small bits and reflect and think about what the author presents and the questions she poses to grasp the information fully and incorporate the strategies into your daily life The examples, information, and exercises have you pulling deep within yourself to expose areas of your life and areas inside yourself that are not working or may cause stress and anxiety This is a book where you have to be honest with yourself to do the work and make a change.Everything Isn t Terrible is a great book to have on your shelf and refer to it often to live a calmer life HachetteBooks NetGalley

  5. says:

    Everything Isn t Terrible is a interesting and informative book It has some great advice and techniques for dealing with anxiety I would but this book for people I know.

  6. says:

    Great book for processing handling your anxiety Longer review to come.Thanks to NetGalley and Hachette Books for providing this ARC.

  7. says:

    3.5 stars.When life gets crazy and stressful, I find myself needing some time to just take a breath and calm down This little book has a good mix of practical ways to help feel less anxious and insecure There are chapters devoted to family, friends, relationships, work, and even social media As someone who has struggled with anxiety for much of my life, I appreciated that the author made this book accessible and humorous There are practical ideas and methods in the book to confront anxiety I learned a few things about myself while reading this book I learned that I need to work on managing myself in stressful situations rather than trying to change people and emotions within a certain situation..This book is available on December 31st, just in time for a new decade If you read this book, you may just find some ways to implement the ideas that are discussed in the book for a little bit less anxiety in your life I can t change the world But I can work on how I react to things in my world..Thank you to NetGalley and Hachette Books for my copy All opinions are my own.

  8. says:

    Too vague and no real substance

  9. says:

    I am a big fan of self help books in general but I am especially drawn to the idea of confronting our own anxieties In Everything Isn t Terrible, author Kathleen Smith presents an approachable explanation of the Bowen theory of therapy which involves not only looking at ourselves as individuals but also at our relationship systems Because when we feel anxious, we often try to make other people change We try to calm everyone else down so we can finally relax But if you can work on managing yourself in these relationships, it s likely that your family, your workplace, and even the greater world will calm down a little too Smith uses this approach in the work she does with her therapy clients and shares valuable examples in her writing regarding this methodology then gives us questions and ways to put these ideas into practice.I really enjoyed this hands on approach and how interactive this book felt while reading it The writing is accessible and also shares things we can implement into our lives in a large variety of relationships and circumstances.I love the idea that while we cannot always change the circumstances we are in, we can change how we react to them By changing yourself, you change the equation Thank you to NetGalley and Hachette Books for an advanced copy All opinions are my own.

  10. says:

    Kathleen Smith shares her experience with and knowledge of the Bowen method of therapy This therapy helps address anxiety in all different types of relationships family, friends, love, community and career by asking that we observe, evaluate, and interrupt our own automatic responses to things in relationships that make us anxious.I found this book to be very helpful in showing how we can calm ourselves and change the dynamics of a problematic relationship or interaction by understanding the part we play in the situation, taking responsibility for that, and offering other ways to respond appropriately The book is also well organized, and easy to understand I think everyone would benefit from reading it We all have parts of our lives that could be improved, this book offers some practical information on how to do so.My thanks to NetGalley and Hachette Books for allowing me to read a copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review All opinions expressed here are my own.

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