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Anxiety Diaries

A podcast about mental health, incredible people, and much more. Created and hosted by Scott Neumyer. Website: @anxietydiariespodcast Facebook: @anxietydiarypod Call us at 732-903-4441 or email us at anxietydiariespodcast@gmail.com to ask questions, leave us a voice memo, or tell us your story.

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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. She lives in Sydney, rides a bike everywhere, is a compulsive hiker, and is eternally curious. She is the author of the brand new book First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety, which is now available wherever books are sold. You can find her at www.sarahwilson.com and follow her on Twitter @_sarahwilson_ and Instagram @_sarahwilson_. You can also find her on Facebook right here. Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/13 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.

31mins

26 May 2018

Rank #1

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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.

21mins

6 May 2018

Rank #2

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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. And you can listen to her daily podcast Let Me Google That on Anchor.fm. You can pick up her book ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS wherever books are sold. Other books mentioned on the podcast this week include: A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles by Mary Elizabeth Williams First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the podcast, please take a moment to rate and review it in iTunes!

1hr 10mins

5 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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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!

10mins

10 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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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

17mins

10 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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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. Previously, Amber helped launch six best-selling books as Chief Evangelist of Seth Godin's publishing experiment and started an "accelerator for your life" called The Bold Academy. She lives in Brooklyn and around the world with her fiancé, Farhad. She is the author of the forthcoming Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential, which is in stores everywhere May 15. You can find her at www.amberrae.com and www.choosewonder.com and follow her on Twitter @heyamberrae and Instagram @heyamberrae. 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.

34mins

13 May 2018

Rank #6

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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.

22mins

1 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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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. 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. Full show notes for this episode can be found at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/12. © 2018 Scott Neumyer No audio may be used from this podcast episode without express consent of Scott Neumyer and Anxiety Diaries Podcast. Embedding is fine.

1hr 17mins

20 May 2018

Rank #8

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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. 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

42mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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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!

32mins

15 Apr 2018

Rank #10