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Book Review: ‘Find Peace One POP at a Time’ by Roland Griffith

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older every year. Yet only some 37 percent of those suffering from anxiety disorders actually seek treatment, say experts. It’s also not uncommon for people to suffer from both anxiety disorders and depression, as entrepeneur, humanist and author Roland Griffith did. In his new book, Find Peace: One POP at a TimeGriffith not only chronicles his own journey battling this double whammy, he offers readers some powerful strategies for overcoming anxiety and depression.

The book entails a life-changing, systematic approach that was based on Griffith’s own study and research. It has to do with breaking free of old habits, such as negative thoughts, which he found, not surprisingly, can lead to overwhelming, negative feelings. But the revelation here is that there’s an effective way to interrupt that endless negative chatter — by training the mind to snap back into the present. Griffith calls it grabbing a “Piece of Peace” — or POP.

Over time, with practice, readers master the skill of replacing their negative thoughts with positive ones, allowing themselves to experience more POPs. They start to notice simple pleasures again — that first cup of morning coffee, talking with friends, working in the yard, playing golf, walking in the evening. Every time their mental chatter increases in volume, they know how turn it back down. And soon, every day becomes a good day.

While Griffith cautions that his method is not meant to be a quick fix, it can be put into practice right away, with tangible results happening even in the short term. As readers get better at defusing the power of their negative thoughts and at challenging the sense of their irrational concerns and ideas, they will feel a difference. Granted, there are countless factors behind anxiety disorders and depression, from genetics and brain chemistry to life events and personality. But Find Peace offers a way out of the grim tape loop of worry and sadness. Quietly and systematically, simply by focusing on the present, Griffith helps readers bring more peace, joy, and hope back into their lives.

For more about Roland Griffith, visit rolandgriffith.com

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