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From Fear To Faith – Pre-order Your Copy Now!


 

Catholic Speaker, Author and Anxiety Expert Gary Zimak announces that his latest book (From Fear To Faith: A Worrier's Guide To Discovering Peace) is now available for pre-order.

As I travel around the country offering my step-by-step approach to overcoming anxiety, I often get asked the same question…

“Is this written down anywhere?”

I am pleased that I can finally say “yes”! My latest book, From Fear To Faith: A Worrier’s Guide To Discovering Peace will be available in August 2014 and can now be pre-ordered at a special limited time discount by using the following link:

Please share this post with all the worriers you may know. They’ll thank you for it!

Get Ready, Alabama…Here I Come!


 

Catholic Speaker and anxiety expert Gary Zimak will be visiting Alabama to discuss moving from fear to faith.

Catholic speaker and Marian authority Gary Zimak will be visiting Alabama to discuss his book Listen To Your Blessed Mother

It’s time for me to hit the road again! I’m looking forward to giving two talks in Birmingham, AL on April 29 and May 2. I’ll be speaking on two of my favorite topics: overcoming anxiety and The Blessed Mother. If you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by and say “Hi”!

Are You Tired Of Living In Fear? Help Is On The Way!


 

Catholic Speaker and Author Gary Zimak announces his latest book, From Fear To Faith: A Worrier's Guide To Discovering Peace

Are you tired of living in fear? Are you looking for a step-by-step approach to experiencing peace in your daily life? My latest book, From Fear To Faith: A Worrier’s Guide To Discovering Peace will be available in August of 2014. Pre-ordering will begin soon.

Stay tuned for more information!

The “Pray, Hope And Don’t Worry Tour 2014″ Is Coming To North Jersey!


 

Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak will be bringing his "Pray, Hope and Don't Worry Tour 2014" to the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ.

On Thursday, April 10, I’m looking forward to bringing my “Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry Tour 2014″ to the Archdiocese of Newark. I’ll be speaking at Sacred Heart Parish in Lyndhurst, NJ at 7:30 PM. For more details, check out the parish website. If you live in the North Jersey area, stop by and say “hi”. After the talk, I’ll be signing copies of “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible” and “Listen To Your Blessed Mother” and I’d love to meet you!

Give Up Worrying For Lent…It’s Easier Than You Think!


 

Catholic Speaker, author and leading anxiety expert Gary Zimak offers a simple suggestion for how to eliminate worry.

As I travel the country speaking about how to overcome anxiety, one question comes up repeatedly…

“How can I stop worrying?”

For many anxious individuals, a life without worry seems like an impossibility. The good news is that eliminating worrying is not only possible, but it is a very achievable goal. And that statement is coming from someone who has been a severe worrier for most of his life. In fact, not only have I suffered from anxiety from when I was a child, but I have been to the emergency room several times suffering from severe panic attacks. Therefore, if I can overcome worry so can you!

Here’s what you need to remember. Worrying is a choice. Unlike fear, it is not an emotion. We can’t control fear, but we can control worrying. Every time that we begin to worry about something, it involves a conscious (although for some of us it can become subconscious) decision on our part. Therefore, instead of choosing to worry (when we’re afraid), we can choose to pray, or read the Bible, or go to Mass, or spend time with Jesus in adoration. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Whenever I’m tempted to start worrying, I can just as easily turn to the Lord instead. It also makes sense from a practical point of view. Worrying accomplishes nothing, but prayer always produces results.

Lent is the perfect time to try putting this into practice. And yes, I did say “try”. For many of us, worrying has become a habit. As a result, it will take some work to eliminate it from our lives and we will probably fail more than we succeed. But don’t give up. With God’s help, it is a winnable battle. Why not try it with the next problem that you encounter? Just one time. Try it and see how you feel. If you succeed then you can try it for the next problem, and the next. Before you know it, you’ll be giving up worrying for Lent. And, by the way, if you’re tempted to feel that it’s impossible to give up worrying, remember the words of the angel Gabriel to the Blessed Mother:

“…for nothing will be impossible for God.” (Luke 1:37)

Want To Move From Fear To Faith? Join Me On Catholic Answers Live!


 

Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak will be appearing on Catholic Answers Live on March 14 to discuss how to overcome anxiety.

Need some help making the journey from fear to faith? No problem! Tune in to Catholic Answers Live on Friday, March 14 at 6 PM Eastern. I’ll be on for the full hour discussing my new book “From Fear To Faith: A Worrier’s Guide To Discovering Peace” (coming in August) and taking listener calls. If your local Catholic radio station doesn’t carry the show, you can listen live HERE.

Pray, Hope And Don’t Worry Comes To Philadelphia!


 

Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak will be giving a talk on overcoming anxiety at St. Bede the Venerable Parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

On Wednesday, March 12 at 7 PM, I’ll be speaking at St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland, PA. The topic will be one of my favorites, “Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry”, and I’ll be offering simple advice on how to overcome anxiety with the help of Jesus Christ. After the talk (which will last one hour), I’ll be signing copies of my books, “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible” and “Listen To Your Blessed Mother”. If you live in the Philadelphia area, I hope you’re able to stop by. I’d love to meet you!

More information can be found on the parish website.

Overcoming Anxiety – My New Pinterest Board Is Now Available!


 

Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak announces his new Pinterest board designed to help you overcome anxiety

Let’s face it, anxiety is a serious problem for many individuals. Although the self help guides urge that we just put “mind over matter” and stop worrying, that’s generally not possible for the majority of serious worriers. As many of you know, the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to reach out to my fellow “worriers” and share some advice that I’ve discovered over the years. Generally speaking, the best piece of advice I can give you is to grow closer to Jesus and that will bring you peace. While it sounds good, some of you will ask (justifiably), “how do we do that?”

In an effort to help you and to assure you that we’re in this together, I have just created a board on Pinterest designed to help you overcome anxiety in your life. I will continue to update it with a collection of items that will help you to move away from anxiety and toward Jesus. I urge you to follow this board and share it with your friends. You can experience peace in your life, my friends. Jesus will help you and so will I!

Follow Gary Zimak’s board Overcoming Anxiety on Pinterest.

Here’s One Of The Reasons I’m Grateful For My Struggle With Anxiety


 

Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak addressing the St. Maria Goretti Altar Rosary Society at the annual Ladies Candlelight Dinner in Carmel, Indiana

Here’s a nice article about yours truly written by Kevin Cullen for The Catholic Moment, the newspaper of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. Kevin was in attendance on the night that I spoke at the annual Saint Maria Goretti Ladies Candlelight Dinner and he did a great job covering the highlights of my talk. I have already heard from someone who wasn’t at the talk, but was comforted by the message in the article.

I am extremely grateful to be able to travel around the country sharing the “Good News” of Jesus Christ. I’m also grateful for my lifelong struggle with anxiety because it has brought me closer to Jesus and allows me to relate to and help my fellow “worriers”. While I was employed as a computer programmer, I never thought I would be working for the Lord on a full time basis. Now that I’m doing it, however, I can’t picture myself doing anything else!

How To Stop Worrying About Your Children


 

Catholic author Gary Zimak offers advice on how to stop worrying about our children

If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance that you spend a great deal of time worrying about your children. After all, isn’t that what parents are supposed to do? Although you might feel like it’s impossible to stop worrying, it really is quite possible. I know, I know…it’s very difficult. As a father of two teenage girls, I can relate. As someone who’s been a chronic worrier for most of his life, I can relate. As someone who makes a living speaking about overcoming anxiety, however, I can assure you that you can do it. With God, ALL things are possible!

Let’s look at some steps you can take to stop worrying about your children:

Take Action – This one is so simple that it often gets overlooked. If there is something that you can do to help or protect your children, do it! A trip to the doctor, a visit with the teacher or a discussion with bully’s parent can often be enough to correct the problem and eliminate a great deal of stress.

Let Go – Whether we like it or not, some things in life are beyond our control. This is a source of incredible frustration for those of us who tend to be anxious. Whether we’re talking about our children or other issues, we need to do what we can and then let God do the rest. Let’s face it, God loves our children even more than we do and He knows what’s best for them. Letting go and letting God do His job can bring us great peace!

Take One Day At A Time – In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus clearly instructs us to “not worry about tomorrow” (Matthew 6:34). Although it’s not an easy habit to break, we should take His words seriously and try to focus on today. While we may struggle at first, it gets easier. Trust me! If you find yourself worrying about what may happen in your child’s life tomorrow (or the day after that), say a quick prayer and try to focus on today’s issues. You can then deal with tomorrow’s issues tomorrow (if and when they become today’s issues).

Pray – As parents, we should be praying for our children every day. We often overlook the power of prayer, instead focusing on doing “more important” things. That is a big mistake. Jesus prayed often and, in fact, it was the last thing that He did before being taken into captivity. Prayer is always effective (Matthew 7:7-11), worrying is never effective!

Accept The Church’s Gifts – As Catholics, we are blessed to have the Sacraments, sacramentals, devotions and the Bible to help us gain grace and grow closer to the Lord. The closer we get to the Lord, the more peace we will feel. This peace can allow us to relax, even in the midst of the most serious problems.

Stop Trying So Hard - Sometimes we spend so much time trying to stop worrying that we become even more anxious. We worry about our children because we love them and want to protect them. As a result, it’s difficult not to worry about them…unless we have help. Instead of focusing all of your energy on “not worrying”, concentrate on Jesus. Prayer, reading the Bible and spending time with Him in the Sacraments or adoration can have an amazing effect. Before you know it, you’re worrying will decrease or disappear.

While it is easy for parents to fall into the worrying habit, it can be overcome. With a little work and lots of help from the Lord it is entirely possible. When it comes to your children, St. Padre Pio has some great advice:

“Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry!”