Anxiety as an Ally: How I Turned a Worried Mind into My Best Friend
Publisher: Up To Something Publishing
ISBN 10: 0692401512
ISBN 13: 978-0692401514
After experiencing his first panic attack on New Year’s Day of 2003, Dan Ryckert began a 12-year process of learning how to channel panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder until they became driving forces in his life. Using anxiety as his ally, he was able to land dream jobs within the video game industry and vastly improve the quality of his personal life. In this candid recollection, you’ll learn about how he went from having panic attacks during college roll calls to speaking in front of large crowds with minimal interference from anxiety. More importantly, Ryckert details the methods in which he channelled these once-negative conditions until they became a driving force in his life and something he wouldn’t get rid of even if he was given the chance.
About the Author
Dan Ryckert is a podcast personality and producer at Giant Bomb. He formerly wrote for Game Informer magazine and the Lawrence Journal-World, and has struggled with anxiety disorders since the age of 18. Anxiety as an Ally is his fourth book.