Anxiety Diaries Podcast

Ep. 24: Adam Cayton-Holland on Tragedy Plus Time, Comedy, Mental Health, and the Healing Power of Birdwatching

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By Scott Neumyer
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Ep. 25: Autumn Calabrese on Healthy Eating, Exercising When Anxious, Her Beachbody Programs, and Battling Depression
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with celebrity trainer and best-selling author Autumn Calabrese. We discuss her incredible incredible Beachbody programs, her portion-control cookbook FIXATE™, healthy eating, exercising when anxious, and how she battled depression and anxiety herself. Full show notes: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/25
32:45
August 29, 2018
Ep. 24: Adam Cayton-Holland on Tragedy Plus Time, Comedy, Mental Health, and the Healing Power of Birdwatching
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with comedian and author Adam Cayton-Holland. We discuss his incredible new memoir TRAGEDY PLUS TIME, mental health, the state of comedy today, and the surprising healing power of birdwatching. Full Show Notes: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/24 www.anxietydiariespodcast.com
21:31
August 23, 2018
Ep. 23: KJ Dell’Antonia on How To Be a Happier Parent and Love (Almost) Every Minute
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with writer and podcaster KJ Dell’Antonia. We discuss her incredible new book HOW TO BE A HAPPIER PARENT, the anxiety she felt leaving her editorial position at The New York Times and becoming a freelancer, some tips on dealing with anxious children, and how happier parents lead to happier children. KJ Dell'Antonia is a writer and a regular contributor to The New York Times, where she wrote and edited the Motherlode blog from 2011 until 2016 and was a contributing editor to the Well Family section from 2016-2017. Prior to this, she was one of Slate's XX Factor bloggers and a contributor to Slate, where she covered parenting and a broad range of subjects, from legal issues to pop culture. She is also the co-host of the popular #AmWriting podcast. KJ lives in Lyme, New Hampshire, with her husband and four children. Full Show Notes: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/23
29:43
August 19, 2018
Ep. 22: Dr. Jen Esquer on the Connection Between Physical and Mental Health, @docjenfit Mobility Challenges, and How You Can Start Moving Your Body
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with Dr. Jen Esquer. We discuss her incredible commitment to teaching the importance of mobility, the connection between physical and mental health, how she grew her Instagram page to nearly half-a-million followers, her famous Mobility Challenges, and how you can start moving your body. Jen Esquer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and movement enthusiast. She treats patients privately in Los Angeles and has online programs called The Mobility Method and The Optimal Body that reach people globally. She uses her social platforms to push educational videos on how to maintain mobility, increase strength, and prevent pain throughout the body. As a former gymnast of 9 years and pilates instructor for 6 years, Jen is an avid mover who dabbles in AcroYoga, calisthenics, weight training, pilates and yoga. Full Show Notes: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/22
24:19
August 12, 2018
Ep. 21: The Worst Panic Attack I Have Ever Had
This week’s episode is about the story of the worst panic attack that I have ever had. I mean, it was just a really bad one for me, and a story that I think you all need to hear to know that you’re not alone in this mental health journey. I hope you find it helpful. Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/21 Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the podcast, please make sure you subscribe and take a moment to rate and review it on Apple Podcasts! You can find the podcast at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com or at imsoanxious.com, on Facebook and Instagram @anxietydiariespodcast and on Twitter @anxietydiarypod. You can check out our brand new podcast t-shirts at anxietysucksshirt.com to check it out!
16:17
August 9, 2018
Ep. 20: Jay Chandrasekhar on Mental Health, Super Troopers, Comedy, Mustache Shenanigans, and Harvey Weinstein
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with writer, actor, and director Jay Chandrasekhar. We discuss his recently released book MUSTACHE SHENANIGANS: MAKING SUPER TROOPERS AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN COMEDY, his latest film SUPER TROOPERS 2, how comedy can aid in mental health and make you feel less alone, the horror of Harvey Weinstein, and if we may see him helming a Marvel Cinematic Universe film at some point. Jay Chandrasekhar has spent the past two decades writing, directing, and acting in film and TV. With his comedy group, Broken Lizard, he has produced and directed beloved movies such as Super Troopers, Beerfest, and Club Dread. His latest film is Super Troopers 2, which is now available everywhere, and his recently released memoir Mustache Shenanigans is available wherever books are sold. Full show notes: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/20
26:49
July 28, 2018
Ep. 19: Jonathan Santlofer on The Widower’s Notebook, Dealing with Grief, and How to Keep Living
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with writer and artist Jonathan Santlofer. We discuss his incredible new book THE WIDOWER’S NOTEBOOK, how he deals with the grief of losing his wife so suddenly and unexpectedly, the ways in which grief manifests things like addiction, anxiety, and pain, and we also discuss how to keep on living after such a tragic loss. Full Show Notes: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/19
43:55
July 15, 2018
Ep. 18: 5 Things I Do To Make a Bad Day Better & Answering Listener Questions
This week’s episode is about the five things that I do to try to make a bad day better. I’ll tell you the things I actually do to try to turn those bad days into good ones, or at least make them manageable. Then I answer a listener’s question and share one listener’s emotional story of her first anxiety attack. Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/18 Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the podcast, please make sure you subscribe and take a moment to rate and review it on Apple Podcasts! You can find the podcast at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com or at imsoanxious.com, on Facebook and Instagram @anxietydiariespodcast and on Twitter @anxietydiarypod.
22:37
July 1, 2018
Ep. 17: Amanda Stern on Little Panic, Lifelong Anxiety, Etan Patz, and the Horror of Separating Children From Their Parents
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with writer Amanda Stern. We discuss her incredible new book LITTLE PANIC: DISPATCHES FROM AN ANXIOUS LIFE, how she deals with her lifelong anxiety, her connection to Etan Patz, and the absolute horror of separating children from their parents. Amanda Stern was born in New York City and raised in Greenwich Village. She’s the author of The Long Haul and eleven books for children written under the pseudonyms Fiona Rosenbloom and AJ Stern. In 2003, she founded the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series, a long-running and beloved event that became an essential part of the New York City literary landscape. She lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Busy. She is the author of the brand new book Little Panic: Dispatches From an Anxious Life, which is now available wherever books are sold. Show Notes: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/17
42:21
June 26, 2018
Ep. 16: Baylee Alana on Anxiety, Instagram, @anxietysupport, and Building a Mental Health Community
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with mental health advocate, storyteller, and the incredible person behind the @anxietysupport Instagram account, Baylee Alana. We discuss her own struggles with anxiety and OCD, building her enormous Instagram community, and mental health initiatives. Six years ago Baylee Alana was in need of a support system. Feeling the loneliness that can follow a new mental illness diagnosis, she sought out others who could relate to what she was experiencing. When she couldn’t find what she was looking for she decided to create it herself. @anxietysupport is now a safe community of over 100,000 people that embraces mental health and shamelessly speaking about what is often left unspoken. Baylee is a proud mental health advocate, storyteller, and self-care enthusiast whose mission is to let others know they are never alone. You can find her on Instagram @anxietysupport and www.trustmeigetit.com. Show Notes: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/16
41:38
June 17, 2018
Ep. 15: Why Does It Have To Be So Hard?
This week’s episode is a true anxiety diary. It is raw, open, and unfiltered look at why things have to feel so hard sometimes. In the wake of a very rough week for a lot of people, I had some thoughts that I had to get off my chest and some things I needed to share. I wanted you all to know that you’re not the only ones who have bad days. I do too. Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/15 Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the podcast, please make sure you subscribe and take a moment to rate and review it on Apple Podcasts! That really does help us out. You can find the podcast at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com or at imsoanxious.com, on Facebook and Instagram @anxietydiariespodcast and on Twitter @anxietydiarypod. Leave us a voice message or send us a text @ 732-903-4441. Email us at anxietydiariespodcast@gmail.com
17:09
June 10, 2018
Ep. 14: 5 Ways I Manage Anticipatory Anxiety
This week’s episode is all about the five ways I try to manage my anticipatory anxiety. These practical tips and tricks could also be useful for you when you’re dealing with anticipatory anxiety. They’re super simple, but also incredibly useful! Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/14 Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the podcast, please make sure you subscribe and take a moment to rate and review it on Apple Podcasts! You can find the podcast at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com or at imsoanxious.com, on Facebook and Instagram @anxietydiariespodcast and on Twitter @anxietydiarypod.
18:21
June 3, 2018
Ep. 13: Sarah Wilson on Anxiety, Quitting Sugar, and Making the Beast Beautiful
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with journalist, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson. We discuss her incredible new book FIRST, WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL: A NEW JOURNEY THROUGH ANXIETY, how she deals with anxiety, interesting ways that your body could be making you anxious, and what quitting sugar has done for her (and millions of other people). Sarah Wilson is a journalist, entrepreneur, and the New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar. She is the former editor of Australian Cosmopolitan, and she blogs on philosophy, anxiety, minimalism, toxin-free living, and anti-consumerism at sarahwilson.com. Wilson was ranked in Greatist.com’s 100 Most Influential Health Experts in 2015 and as one of the top 200 Most Influential Authors in the world in 2017 and 2018. Full show notes: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/13
31:22
May 26, 2018
Ep. 12: Royce White Uncensored
This week’s episode features a lengthy, in-depth conversation with professional basketball player Royce White. We discuss a wide variety of topics including his thoughts on mental health, Lebron James, Kanye West, Kevin Love, Barack Obama, Colin Kaepernick, DeMar DeRozan, Slavery, winning back-to-back NBL championships, and a possible return to the NBA. I first wrote about Royce in 2013 with my award-winning essay “I Am Royce White: Living and Working with Anxiety Disorder” for SB Nation. You can find Royce at www.anxiousminds.org and www.thelastrenaissance.com and follow him on Twitter @Highway_30 and Instagram @last.renaissance.man. You can find the podcast at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com or at imsoanxious.com, on Facebook and Instagram @anxietydiariespodcast and on Twitter @anxietydiarypod. Full show notes: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/12
1:17:06
May 20, 2018
Ep. 11: Amber Rae on Choosing Wonder over Worry
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with author, artist, and speaker Amber Rae. We discuss her incredible new book CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY, her unique way of handling anxiety, and how she got her very fitting name. We’re also giving away a copy of her book on the podcast! Listen to the episode to find out how to enter! Called a “Millennial Motivator” by Fortune and "The Brené Brown of Wonder” by Mind Body Green, Amber Rae is an author, artist, and speaker whose work invites you to live your truth, befriend your emotions, and express your gifts. Her writing blends raw, personal storytelling with actionable aha! moments and has reached more than 5 million people in 195 countries. Her public art has spread to more than 20 countries, and she's spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple, Amazon, and Unilever. Amber has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Fast Company, BBC, ABC World News, Tim Ferriss's blog, and more.
34:04
May 13, 2018
Ep. 10: 5 Things I Do When I’m Anxious (That You Can Do Too)
This week’s episode is all about the five things I do when I’m anxious. These practical tips and tricks could also be useful for you when you’re suffering from anxiety. They’re super simple, but also incredibly useful! Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the podcast, please make sure you subscribe and take a moment to rate and review it on Apple Podcasts! You can find the podcast at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com or at imsoanxious.com, on Facebook and Instagram @anxietydiariespodcast and on Twitter @anxietydiarypod.
21:22
May 7, 2018
Ep. 9: Kate Rope Explains How To Be Strong as a Mother and Take Care of YOU!
This week’s episode features a lengthy, in-depth conversation with journalist and author Kate Rope. We discuss her incredible new book STRONG AS A MOTHER, mental health during pregnancy and parenthood, and much more. We’re also giving away a copy of her book on the podcast! Listen to find out how you can enter for a chance to win! (Winner must live in the US or Canada to receive their copy of the book, as those are the only two regions releasing on May 1.) Kate Rope is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in many publications and online outlets including the New York Times, Real Simple, CNN.com, Shape, Glamour UK, BabyCenter, Parade, and Parenting.   She is author of the forthcoming Strong as a Mother: How to Be Happy, Healthy and (Most Importantly) Sane From Pregnancy to Parenthood: The Only Guide to Taking Care of YOU! (May 2018) and coauthor of The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
43:31
May 1, 2018
Ep. 8: Geoff Kleinman on Post Concussion Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, and Medical Marijuana
This week’s episode features a lengthy, in-depth conversation with writer, educator, and entrepreneur Geoffrey Kleinman. We discuss what happened when he suffered a concussion two years ago and the terrifying aftermath of Post Concussion Syndrome that he’s had to endure since. We also chat about depression, medical marijuana, family, and much more. Geoff Kleinman was the creative force behind the popular drinks site DrinkSpirits.com from 2008 to 2017. He also created and managed DVDTalk.com from 1998-2007 when it was acquired by Internet Brands. His writing has been featured in Whisky Advocate, Playboy Magazine, Black Book Magazine, and more publications. He’s currently at work on a new project: The Medicated Show, a practical guide to Medical Marijuana, which can be found at www.medicatedshow.com You can find Geoff at www.geoffreykleinman.com, watch his Post Concussion Syndrome series on YouTube at youtube.com/geoffk, and find him on Twitter @geoffk.
42:35
April 27, 2018
Ep. 7: Joel Keller on Depression, Family, and How Wil Wheaton Saved Him
This week’s episode features a lengthy, in-depth conversation with journalist Joel Keller. We discuss his career, his battles with mental illness, and how he manages it while raising a young daughter. It’s a great conversation and one worth listening to! Joel Keller (@joelkeller) writes about food, entertainment, parenting and tech, but he doesn’t kid himself: he’s a TV junkie. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Salon, VanityFair.com, Playboy.com, Fast Company’s Co.Create and elsewhere. You can find Joel at www.joelkeller.com and on Twitter and Instagram @joelkeller. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the podcast, please make sure you subscribe and take a moment to rate and review it in iTunes! You can find the podcast at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com, on Twitter @anxietydiarypod, and on Facebook and Instagram @anxietydiariespodcast
53:19
April 22, 2018
Ep. 6: Waiting for 97
This is the first mini episode of Anxiety Diaries! These shorter mini episodes will fall in between the normal, longer episodes, and will discuss tips, tricks, and anecdotes from my own anxiety journeys. This mini episode discusses what happens when you have to wait...for a very long time. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the podcast, please make sure you subscribe and take a moment to rate and review it in iTunes! You can find the podcast at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com, on Twitter @anxietydiarypod, and on Facebook and Instagram @anxietydiariespodcast
10:18
April 22, 2018
Ep. 5: Life Is Worth Living
This week’s episode features an interview with Jaclyn, Callie, and Shalyn Kennedy, the sisters behind the non-profit organization Life Is Worth Living. The interview discusses the amazing work they started in the aftermath of a family tragedy, their charitable clothing line, and the importance of talking about suicide and mental health awareness. You can find Life Is Worth Living online at www.lifeisworthlivingbck.com and on Instagram and Facebook @lifeisworthlivingbck. All proceeds from their clothing line goes towards various mental health-related initiatives. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Make sure you subscribe and if you enjoyed the podcast, please take a moment to rate and review it in iTunes!
32:09
April 16, 2018
Ep. 4: Life Inside My Mind
This week’s episode is all about the newly released book LIFE INSIDE MY MIND: 31 AUTHORS SHARE THEIR PERSONAL STRUGGLES. It includes an excerpt from podcast host Scott Neumyer's essay "This Thing Inside Me." You can find LIFE INSIDE MY MIND wherever books are sold. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the podcast, please take a moment to rate and review it in iTunes!
10:20
April 10, 2018
Ep. 3: Abby Norman on Chronic Pain, Mental Health, and Doctors Who Don’t Believe Women
This week’s episode features a long, wide-ranging interview with author and science writer Abby Norman. We talk about chronic pain and illness, doctors who don’t believe women, mental health, and so much more. Abby Norman is a science writer based in New England. Her work has been featured in Harper’s, The Independent, Literary Hub, Atlas Obscura, Medium, and others. She’s been interviewed and profiled by NPR,  Playboy, Glamour, The New York Times, Forbes, and many other international media outlets. Her debut book, ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS: A QUEST TO MAKE DOCTORS BELIEVE IN WOMAN’S PAIN, has been praised by The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, Book Riot, Bust Magazine, Bitch Magazine, and others. She’s the host of a daily podcast, Let Me Google That, on Anchor.fm and lives on the coast of Maine. You can find Abby online at www.abbynormanwriter.com, on Twitter @abbymnorman, and Instagram @abbymnorman.
1:10:17
April 5, 2018
Ep. 2: Frozen
This week's episode is about what happens when an anxious parent projects their own insecurities onto their child. Including a very special interview.
10:13
April 4, 2018
Ep. 1: The Boss
This week's episode is about creator and host Scott Neumyer's first anxiety attack and where we go from here. Show Notes: - I Am Royce White: Living and Working with Anxiety Disorder
15:26
April 4, 2018
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