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Paola Sur

Paola Sur

Jacksonville, Florida

Paola B. Sur is an award-winning author, originally from Colombia. Mother of two, blogger, and a lover of fiction fantasy, coffee, and soccer.

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Paola's experiences as a mom living with anxiety started the blog series Momxious, which later developed into The Anxious Mom Manifesto, attracting hundreds of followers into her social media accounts who felt Paola's experiences were incredibly relatable. Her first novel El Lago de los Milagros is an Award-Winning Book at the International Latino Book Awards 2017, a finalist in the categories of Best Fantasy Novel, and Best First Book/Children and Youth. The Lake of Miracles obtained second place at the Latino Books into Movie Awards, a finalist in the Fantasy Category. Paola recently published Shorty Tales, a collection of short bilingual stories intended to promote multi-language learning through storytelling experiences. Also, she published her most recent fantasy novel Un Mundo Increíble.

Paola’s work has appeared on Ser Padres, Mundo Hispánico, Scary Mommy, and First Coast Magazine, and she was Editor-in-Chief of Muévelo Magazine. She earned a Master of Arts in Communication from Georgia State University in 2011. Currently, she lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and kids.
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The Anxious Mom Manifesto

18 Lessons to Control Your Anxiety Monster

An original, provocative, and honest take on motherhood, anxiety, and facing one’s own monsters. Within The Anxious Mom Manifesto, Award-Winning Author Paola B. Sur reveals personal stories, experiences, and tips of her journey as a mom living with anxiety, encouraging an open conversation about mental health and motherhood. A blog turned into a book; a book turned into a movement.

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You want to hide. You cry. But you don’t understand why. "Am I about to die?" You can't explain this. Where is this monster coming from? That’s precisely what anxiety is, a monster that you try to defeat every day. How can you defeat such a monster while trying to be the best mother you can be?

The Anxious Mom Manifesto is an honest and relatable story of a mom that managed to turn her monster into a master with the help of 18 declarations that became her mantras; filled with tips and life lessons that mothers can use too to control their anxiety on a daily basis, all while juggling motherhood and life.

Using personification, illustrations, pop-cultural references, and a variety of methods, The Anxious Mom Manifesto encourages mothers to start their own path to heal, knowing that they are not alone and that motherhood and mental health matter today more than ever.

According to the World Health Organization, worldwide about 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental disorder, primarily depression. In developing countries, this is even higher, i.e. 15.6% during pregnancy and 19.8% after childbirth. In severe cases, mothers’ suffering might be so severe that they may even commit suicide. In addition, affected mothers cannot function properly. As a result, the children’s growth and development may be negatively affected as well. Also, 1 in 7 new moms struggle with anxiety and depression during the perinatal period. The pandemic is exacerbating those struggles and overall mothers with children of all ages have been vocal about their mental health concerns.

Maternal mental disorders are treatable. This is one of the reasons Paola created Momxious, a platform created to offer encouragement, motivation, support, and guidance through content and products for moms with anxiety including this book. When you buy this book and support Momxious content, you will be supporting a movement that seeks to end the stigma of motherhood and mental health.

A blog turned into a book; a book turned into a movement. Join the Momxious tribe.

Why support this book?

  • 2K Mailing list, 800 FB Momxious Followers, a community growing responding to an increasing interest in subjects about motherhood and mental health.
  • This book inspires and motivates readers to overcome anxiety in their own terms.
  • Invites readers to change stigmas related to motherhood and mental health.
  • Features real and relatable experiences as opportunities to practice and learn.
  • Fosters self-empowerment to improve the motherhood experience.

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  • Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers Author: Karen Kleiman (Author) Molly McIntyre (Illustrator) List Publisher: Familius Pub Date: March 1, 2019/ This book has incredible illustrations as a central role in the story, in a similar way than my book has. But is targeted to new mothers specifically, whereas my book is intended for mothers of young children and even older.
  • Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms Author: Shonda Moralis  Publisher: The Experiment Pub Date: January 3, 2017/ Coming from a psychotherapist perspective makes this book informative, very practical and valuable. It focuses on Mindfulness, a practice that can help mothers with their overall mental health. I touch mindfulness a bit in my narrative but I provide other methods and points of view, looking to motivate and encourage my readers to find their own path.


Mothers who are looking for a happier motherhood experience while taking care of their mental health, particularly those interested in finding methods to manage anxiety effectively.

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  • Ksenia Bocharova
    on Nov. 11, 2020, 3:29 p.m.

    I'm excited to support you in your journey. Can't wait to read it. Best wishes!

  • Ella Agamez
    on Nov. 16, 2020, 7:44 p.m.

    I can't wait to get my Manifesto!!
    Love your books!