Thank you for your interest in Marcy McKay’s When Life Feels Like a House Fire: Transforming Your COVID-19 Stress.
Long version: If you’ve struggled with anxiety, disrupted sleep, foggy brain, loss of time, the inability to focus since the Coronavirus upended the world – it’s not your imagination. Your physical aches and pains are real, too. Maybe you’ve suffered low-grade to full-blown depression. Maybe you’ve turned to bad behaviors to cope, like overeating or no appetite at all, overdrinking, hours of binge-watching TV or scrolling through social media. This doesn’t include possible tensions with family, friends and strangers over masks, politics, protests and much more.
There is a scientific reason and root cause behind your COVID-19 stress, anxieties and behaviors, but it’s not what you think. The answers are connected to the past.
These coping strategies have kept you from living your best life, even before 2020. The book has worksheets, exercises and assignments in the book to help you discover the root cause behind your anxieties.
Marcy McKay shares what she learned after her family experienced a house fire in 2017, and her life unraveled. Sending her on a journey to Humpty Dumpty herself back together again. What she learned changed her forever, making her the perfect guide on how to thrive during a crisis.
Uncover your stress patterns to enjoy more health, happiness and success, even amidst a global pandemic … because life shouldn’t feel like a house fire.
Short version: Uncover your unique stress patterns that are keeping you from living your best life. Learn how to transform your anxiety so that you don’t just survive during COVID-19, but thrive, so that you enjoy more health, happiness and success.
Long version: Since 1996, Marcy McKay has worked with non-profit boards, businesses and individuals on how to work and play better together in the sandbox of life. Her life turned upside down after her family experienced a house fire in 2017, sending her on journey to Humpty Dumpty herself back together again. Marcy is an award-winning novelist, corporate speaker, teacher and life coach. She’s married with two twenty-something kids, who all still like her (most of the time).
Short version: Marcy McKay is an award-winning novelist, corporate speaker, teacher and life coach.
“I read this book all in one sitting. Informative … funny. I loved this, and think you will, too.”
Melissa Hallmark Kerr, PhD, co-founder of Brain Savvy
“Marcy has gracefully personalized and documented the importance in taking care of the mind-body connection, as well as how our life’s experience plays into stress, trauma and anxiety.”
Erin K. Bishop, MA, A Breath of Wellness
“When Life Feels Like a House Fire is current and useful as we navigate our new normal. A great resource and an easy read.”
Terry Bentley Hill, attorney and founder, #StopMindingYourOwnBusiness
“Marcy hits the nail on the head. Every. Single. Time. Run, don’t walk, to grab the nearest workbook for When Life Feels Like a House Fire. I bought a copy for all my closest friends and family.”
Bobbye Marrs, author of I Am My Beloved’s
“Marcy McKay gives it to you straight. She offers actionable items and solutions.”
Robert, a reader from Australia
“I’ve loved all of Marcy’s McKay’s novels. Now, I love her nonfiction, too. You feel like you’re sitting in a coffee shop with her, and she’s explaining your life to you.”
Tonja, a superfan
“When Life Feels Like a House Fire is fun, entertaining, and helpful. Thanks you for this user-friendly sensation.”
Sam Ferris, a neuroscience geek
Sample Interview Questions
1. What inspired you to write When Life Feels Like a House Fire?
2. How long did it take you to write it?
3. Why is it important for a person to understand their stress patterns?
4. What are you top tips for changing your stress patterns?
5. . Can you share anything about your current work-in-progress?
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