Calm Instead of Clamor: How to Control the Natural Gift of Fear by J. Traveler Pelton Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

A new path to overcoming anxiety takes center stage in author J. Traveler Pelton’s book, “Calm Instead of Clamor: How to Control the Natural Gift of Fear”. 


The Synopsis

In today’s world, people are frightened, anxiety is at an all-time high and lowering the stress of daily life can seem impossible. J. Traveler Pelton LISW-S, wrote Calm Instead of Clamor in order to try and stem the anxiety that seems endemic in our society. Today’s fear is rooted in many things, the present pandemic, the climate, the economy, family problems, past trauma, or spiritual despair. This book will show you a path, clear and simple, to get your anxiety under control. Using time-proven and clinically correct exercises, Traveler leads you step-by-step to a quieter, more fulfilling life. Your new life will feature less stress, more serenity, and joy instead of panic, clamor, and fear. Isn’t it time you did something to help yourself find quiet in your soul and mind? You are so worth it! Claim your calm!

The Review

The author does a good job here of striking a balance between psychology and Christian Science and beliefs. While many of you know I myself am not religious, I found the author’s candor and approach to be memorable and attainable from various angles and belief systems. While many Christians will feel a special connection to the author’s words, the nature of fear and how it impacts us all is felt in every chapter, and the author does a great job of exploring this from more than just her religious background. 

This book did a wonderful job of implementing these calming techniques while tying it all into the real-world effect that COVID-19 has had on us all. The pandemic’s isolation and fear have amplified so many of our own personal fears that anxiety has never been more prevalent in our world. The author does a great job of not only acknowledging this but showcasing both personal, religious-based thinking with practical and helpful techniques that will help many dealing with their own anxieties. 

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The Verdict

A heartfelt, unique, and calming self-help style book that delves into the root of our fears and finds the means to calm ourselves, author J. Traveler Pelton’s “Calm Instead of Clamor: How to Control the Natural Gift of Fear” is a must-read. The author has a way of connecting with readers on a personal level and offers a wide variety of calming exercises that readers from all backgrounds will be able to implement. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

J. Traveler Pelton was born in West Virginia in the last century. She is active in her home church and was the Nation’s Mother for her tribe for several years. She is still wife to Dan after 47 years (He is so long-suffering!), mother of six adults, a grandmother of nine, a Clinically Licensed Independent Social worker in private practice, a retired adjunct professor of social work at her local university, and an avid reader. She lives on a mini-farm with her husband, seven alpaca, a flock of spoiled chickens, five Siamese cats, four Pomeranians, a talkative Amazon parrot named Gizmo, and her aviary of canaries. Traveler enjoys the intersection of fantasy, possibility, creativity, and speculation. Join her on the other side of the imagination tree. She’ll be sitting there waiting for your visit.


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