The creator and co-author of 101 Ways to Conquer Teen Anxiety and two forthcoming humor nonfiction books, Jon pursued his alchemy of nonfiction writing devoted to assisting people with life-altering adversities through cringe-worthy, cathartic and insightful works that tackle various hardships in an approach not utilized elsewhere. As an active and gregarious guy who rebounded from 13 sports-related surgeries, anxiety and a cancer diagnosis on his birthday, Jon is an expert at sourcing the meaning when things go sideways, while helping others to leverage their innate ability to adapt and overcome intense difficulty. He holds an M.A. from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and has spent years studying, utilizing and sharing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, which he is able to discretely convey in clever laymen style. Jon can be reached via his authoring site at StateOfAnxiety.com.