• Fear: Feel It, Face It, and Grow
Once it was normal for Mark Edick to live his life in fear always running, always reacting, and usually acting out in destructive ways. Through learning how to live in the principles of his recovery, he found that fear can be felt, faced, and used in healthy and productive ways. The author gets to root of his fears and explains how he was able to view his fear in a new, more positive light and use it as a tool to shape the life he always wanted, but did not think he could attain. Fear is a narrative reflection of the author's understanding of fear and how he learned to subdue and use it to his advantage. His down-to-earth approach and his examination of destructive thought processes bring fear in its many facets into focus.

“Whether you spend time in the rooms of a twelve-step fellowship or have wondered what can be gained through such a recovery program, Mark Edick offers a rich compendium of learning in Fear: Feel It, Face, It, and Grow. With his thoughtful voice of recovery that is full of wisdom, honesty, humor, and hope, Mark helps readers see constructive ways to honor their fears and to live and work with them in order to have a life with more freedom, strength, and serenity. Readers will benefit tremendously from Mark’s self-awareness that is ever-present, as well as his loving and meaningful relationship with his sponsor. The learning that Mark offers extends way beyond not drinking or using. As Mark says, ‘the things I’ve learned aren’t just life-savers; they are life-creators.’ I agree.”
Nancy L. Johnston, MS, LPC, LSATP
Author of Disentangle: When You’ve Lost Your Self in Someone Else

“When you live your life in fear, every day can be the hardest place in the world to be, but it doesn’t have to be this way. No one knows this better than author Mark Edick. Drawing on his own experience, as well as the experience of others, Mark openly discusses how fear was a significant part of his life and how he learned to cope with the complexity of fear. Mark gathers his experiences in recovery and gives hope to those who feel anxious, depressed, and fearful and gives them strength to continue onward and to see what they have to look forward to when they get to the other side.”
Catherine Kania, LMSW, ACSW
Mental Health Therapist

“The fact that you are reading these words say enough about your interest in this topic: in his second book in the recovery genre, author Mark Edick offers a colloquy, a meditation, a reflection, a deeply personal negotiation with the emotion of fear. So what’s keeping you from reading? Could it be fear?”
Michael Stratton, LCSW

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
Edick follows up on 2010's Becoming Normal: An Ever-Changing Perspective with this earnest and tender memoir of his struggle to take control of a life governed by fear. He notes that fear is essential to human survival, but that in some people it creates a paralysis that keeps them from living. Edick used drugs and alcohol to cope, but his book is also addressed to those who deal with fear by simply avoiding risk. He details his years of overcoming substance abuse with reminders about the myriad stages to recovery, including the danger of becoming too confident in one's successes: "My ego can take control and tell me I deserve to have life handed to me on a silver platter. After all, I quit using, didn't I?" The importance of a sponsor is stressed throughout, as well as the support of friends and family, and faith in a Higher Power, as Edick learned in a 12-step program. The author does not claim to be a professional therapist, but rather a normal man who was unable to function because of fear and self-doubt. His recovery is ongoing and his story should provide both inspiration and comfort to individuals dealing with the specter of fear themselves, or those whose loved ones live in its shadow.


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Fear: Feel It, Face It, and Grow

  • Product Code: Fear: Feel It, Face It, and Grow
  • Authors: Mark Edick
  • ISBN: 978-1-936290-72-7
  • Page: 210
  • Format: TP
  • Language: 1
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $19.41

  • Ex Tax: $17.95

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