Are you stuck in a rut? Is anxiety or depression sucking the joy out of your days? Fed up with feeling crappy? In Caging the Anxiety Monster, writer, mother, and happiness enthusiast Cathy Donaldson describes how anxiety and depression upended her world, led her to the psych ward, and ultimately forced her to discover ways—and create some of her own—to confine her “anxiety monster” and keep the fiend under lock and key.
“Donaldson’s memoir will resonate with many readers, whether they’re dealing with anxiety or know someone who is. The story is at times heartbreaking but brimming with encouragement to get up and try again. Those of us with warm and tender hearts have a much harder time in this wacky world, particularly when life’s blows seem to hit one after the other. Readers will undoubtedly find strength in this deeply personal tale. It is a gift of hope.”—USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean
CATHY DONALDSON is a former newspaper reporter who now wears many hats, from communications consultant and media strategist to travel writer, editor, researcher, and photographer. She has contributed to numerous publications in Canada and the US, including the Boston Globe and the Halifax Chronicle Herald. She lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick, and the Travel Media Association of Canada.
Length: 114 pages