Monday, April 8, 2013

Freefall to Fly--ABreathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning by Rebekah Lyons

Freefall to Fly a Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning by Rebekah Lyons.
Ms. Lyons very openly tells of her life from college graduation to marriage to quitting her job and having her 3 children which was a mostly controlled happy life for her and her family.  She and her husband then plan a move to New York City with the family.  Rebekah then starts to spiral down into a dark hole of depression which even with help from family and friends she seems unable to climb out.  Rebekah tells of her father’s difficulties with mental health and admits that this has been a fear of hers.  This book is about her problems with panic attacks, anxiety and depression and how she learns to cope her way out of the hole and become whole again.
I liked this book.  Very candid discussions are had on her decision making and how difficult her life was during this time.  She had very few friends at the beginning because of the recent move and much relied on the strong support of her husband.  She had the 3 very little children one of whom has Down syndrome which of course added to her stress and work load though through this book she never complains about her family rather she credits them for the support for which they gave.  This is a good book for anyone facing or has a family or friend with depression/anxiety issues and needs to learn how to cope with them.
I was provided this book by Handlebar for this review.

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