By Laurie Newkirk
Life can be hard.
How we treat ourselves either leads us to be resilient, happy and have healthy
relationships or leads us to be filled with worry, ‘should haves’ and a ‘what if’ fear about
There are an estimated 40 million Americans who struggle with anxiety, according to the
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). People often feel powerless
but we do possess the power to change our lives. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
who struggled with Polio, said, “Men are not prisoners of fate, but only of their own
In this presentation, you will learn tools to reduce anxious feelings, gain an
understanding of where anxiety comes from and explore ways to stop the negative
critical inner voice. Plus, activities and thoughts you can utilize in your day-to-day living
to become happier, healthier and more at ease.
Newkirk is the co-founder of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed website:
Motherrr.com. The site focuses on healing the adult daughter/mother relationship.
Newkirk has spent nearly 10 years studying the dynamics of intimate relationships
including one’s relationship with oneself. She has appeared on radio and TV talk shows,
taught workshops and received numerous awards for her writing.