Dear Anxiety

Recent Episodes

Episode 52: Authenticity in Yourself and in Your Friendships

Ed and Renee explore what it means to be authentic, to be genuinely comfortable with yourself and your abilities, and to be transparent and honest in our friendships and interactions.

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Episode 51: Party Survival Guide

Packed with tools for starting and ending conversations, breaking into groups, and winning people over with your whit, this episode is your ultimate survival guide for parties, dances, and other social events.

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Episode 50: Using Emotional Resilience Against Bullies

In this episode, Ed and Renee visit portions of a recent interview with Brooks Gibbs, and talk through conflict, apologies, emotional resilience, and “dealing with jerks.”

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About Dear Anxiety

Worry, anger, stress, perfectionism, body image: if you feel it, we want to talk about it. Dear Anxiety is a show for humans of all ages about the difficult emotions we all struggle with. We share research-based solutions for the greater mental wellness of your whole family. You’ll learn tools for improved mindfulness, communication, self-awareness, and we hope you’ll laugh with us along the way. Join hosts Ed Crasnick, a comedian and Emmy Award winning writer, and Renee Jain, positive psychology guru and the founder of GoZen!

The Dear Anxiety Team

Renee Jain

Host Renee Jain is founder and Chief Storyteller at GoZen!, and is recognized as a pioneer in marrying technology and child psychology. Through her writing, product invention and development, masterclasses for parents, and children’s advocacy, she works to build the emotional intelligence of kids, including resilience, empathy, kindness, and critical thinking. Renee is a certified life coach, and holds an MA in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She's also a wife and a mom, and can often be found reading a comic book, doodling or sipping a cup of coffee in a quiet nook.

Ed Crasnick

Host Ed Crasnick is an Emmy winning writer and a creator, performer, producer and development exec. You may have seen him on or run into him in the hallways of: The Sopranos, Hot in Cleveland, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Just Shoot Me, Ellen, and Conan, among others. Ed has also hosted several programs on Television and Radio, including a weekly talk/variety show uniting self help experts and entertainers called The Self Help Comedy Hour. Ed’s mission is to live free and happy, help others and get his hair back.

Lee L. Krecklow

Producer Lee L. Krecklow is the Narrative Engineer at GoZen!, and is also the father of three and an accomplished fiction writer. He’s the author of the novel The Expanse Between, and his stories appear regularly in literary journals. In 2017, Lee won the Million Writers Award for his short piece The Son of Summer and Eli, which is the story of a troubled marriage as seen from the perspective of a 4-year-old. His education includes focuses in journalism and film, and he lives with his family in the Milwaukee area, where he cheers relentlessly for the Brewers.