The Wisdom of Anxiety
In Sheryl’s long-awaited third book, The Wisdom of Anxiety dispels the myth that anxiety is a problem to be eradicated and presents her signature approach to healing anxiety from the root, which includes approaching it from the mindset that anxiety in all of its manifestations – worry, intrusive thoughts, insomnia, nightmares, physical symptoms – is a messenger from the unconscious pointing us toward areas of self that need our compassionate attention.
Hailed by Alanis Morissette as a “manifesto” for our times, The Wisdom of Anxiety gently yet skillfully guides the reader through their inner world, reducing shame and helping each person chart the unique course that will release them from the stronghold of anxiety and set them on a path toward freedom. Sheryl shows us that anxiety is the wound of our times and, as such, is an invitation not only to heal at an individual level but also to expand the consciousness of our world.
Catherine Ward Thomas
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD, Author of Wounds Into Wisdom and With Roots In Heaven
Linda Bloom, Co-author of 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last
The Conscious Bride
Sheryl’s groundbreaking and bestselling book on the underbelly of the wedding transition where she offers a roadmap to navigate the normal and necessary fear, grief, uncertainty, and vulnerability that most women feel as they relinquish their identity and lifestyle as a single person and prepare to become a wife.
In a culture that upholds the wedding and all that surrounds it as the pinnacle of joy in a woman’s life, women tend to hide their feelings underneath a veil of shame, where they morph into anxiety. When we can attend to these essential feelings at the root, we pave the way for not only a joyful and present wedding day but, more importantly, a healthy foundation on which to begin marriage.
John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Marion Woodman, leading Jungian analyst and best-selling author of Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride
Barbara De Angelis, author of Secrets About Life Every Woman Should Know
Christiane Northrup, M.D., best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
Robert Johnson, leading Jungian analyst and best-selling author of She: Understanding Feminine Psychology
Lindsay A. Reed, The Washington Post
The Wedding Planner
Sheryl’s companion book to “The Conscious Bride,” this is a unique planner and workbook that not only guides you toward creating a conscious wedding that reflects you and your partner’s unique vision and creativity, but also offers practical and effective exercises to attend to the emotional component embedded in the practical tasks. Released in 2003 after Sheryl’s multiple appearances on the Oprah Show, it remains the only planner on the market that helps women prepare emotionally for the wedding day and marriage.
The Wedding Planner encompasses issues such as how to deal with blended families, post-bridal blues, adjusting to marriage, and ways to celebrate the first year of marriage. Readers will be guided through every step, from the engagement to the wedding day, and are given guidance on how to make the often difficult and emotionally stressful transition from engagement to marriage. Sheryl encourages couples, particularly brides, to get beyond the million-dollar wedding photos presented in magazines and, instead, envision a ceremony, location, and style that truly reflects the core beliefs of the bride and groom and prepares them for the journey ahead.
Sheryl also gives the reader tools for staying in sync with their mate throughout the planning while learning how to compromise. The Planner will also serve as a keepsake journal that can be referred to throughout the wedding experience.