The Anger Myth: Understanding and Overcoming the Mental Habits That Steal Your Joy

Rowman & Littlefield. Apr. 2024. 208p. ISBN 9781538180945. $30. SELF-HELP
Transformational coach, inspirational speaker, and retreat leader Roberts (12 Steps to Mind-Blowing Happiness) dispels the myths about anger. She first breaks down what anger is, what causes it, and how the lies of anger rob people from experiencing joy. She provides pathways for readers to remove anger from their lives. She’s candid about her own struggles with anger and the lies she freed herself from to embrace her full potential. The journey begins with “What’s your anger quotient?,” a short scorable quiz. This assessment helps individuals identify how anger personally impacts them. Her process is broken down into three parts. Part one is “The Myth,” which includes “the eight primary anger triggers” and provides real-life examples for each. After each example she asks, “Why is this anger a lie?” and offers answers. Part two is “The Five-Step Solution Time and Reframe,” which includes anger myth-buster exercises and practices. Part three, “The Side Effects,” includes healthy venting, meditation, creativity, and experiencing the good life.
VERDICT An excellent resource with attainable outcomes. Roberts delivers another outstanding guide that can be life-changing for those who struggle with anger issues.
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