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Olivenhain author releases children's book on anxiety

Olivenhain author releases children's book on anxiety

Sally J. Pla was prepared to face her first San Diego Comic-Con International a few years ago, despite her crippling anxiety. Unfortunately — or fortunately? — the Olivenhain woman broke her leg and was unable to attend.

Pla, an author who was diagnosed with sensory processing issues, considered the mishap to be a blessing in disguise so she wouldn't have to face the large crowds. But, she added, the event also inspired her to help others who may have similar feelings of anxiety.

"I would get sensory overload and constant stomach aches," she said. "Things were really bewildering for me. I never saw that in fiction. Today, if you look at the numbers, one in 68...

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