Need To Chill?

By Dawn Raffel

Learning to Breathe
This won’t help you with the Fahrenheit, but if you’re like me and you get strung out about actually getting out the door to go on vacation, then you might want to pick up the paperback of Priscilla Warner’s savvy book Learning to Breathe: My Year Long Quest to Bring Calm to My Life.  Warner is like a terrific, funny friend who freaks out a lot.  After decades of suffering from not-funny anxiety and panic attacks, she set out to rewire her brain, trying meditation and a host of other mind-body remedies on her way to being a self-styled “monk in a minivan.” What makes her book different is that she’s earthy and accessible, not woo-woo.