So many lives are driven by fear. Fear is the force behind life-shaping decisions and everyday moments, from love to finances and work. We're hardwired to regard fear as a negative, destructive force, the fuel for our anxieties, nightmares, depression and dysfunction. But what if instead of running away from fear, we listened to what it's trying to tell us? When fear combines with awareness, it becomes not our enemy, but our ally. 


Dr. Carla Marie Manly is a clinical psychologist and wellness expert  who makes her home in Sonoma County, California. With a holistic,  body-mind-spirit approach, Dr. Manly specializes in the treatment of  anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Blending  traditional psychotherapy with alternative mindfulness practices, such  as yoga and meditation, Dr. Manly knows the importance of creating  healthy balance, awareness, and positivity in life.

Her first book, Joy From Fear,  released on April 1, 2019 offers page after page of real-life examples,  insights, easy-to-use tools, and life-changing exercises. Coining the  term transformational fear, Dr. Manly illuminates the  importance of embracing fear’s messages for a transformed life filled  with freedom and lasting happiness.