Dear Anxiety Podcast Episodes

Episode 30: Being a Realistic Optimist

Ed and Renee demonstrate tools for finding the balance between blind optimism and bitter pessimism, and teach us all how to be realistic optimists.

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Episode 29: Belonging, Fitting In, and Acceptance

In this episode, we discover the differences between belonging and fitting in, and we learn the meaning of real acceptance.

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Episode 28: Stuck in the What-If Loop

When we think about the future, we often see uncertainty, and the result is worry and anxiety. Your hosts have great tools for managing what-ifs, and focusing on what really matters.

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Episode 27: Further Procrastination Exploration

Ed and Renee take a deeper dive into what researchers call “intentional delay,” and explain how self-compassion plays a huge role in ending procrastination.

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Episode 26: Escaping The Over-Scheduling Trap

Renee and Ed discuss the high price of the over-scheduling phenomenon, and share ideas about what you and your kids can do about it.  

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Episode 25: Spotting Thought Holes

Renee and Ed help us identify different kinds of cognitive distortions, or “thought holes,” show us how we can think more accurately, and they host a game show with fabulous prizes.

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Episode 24: Self Love is All You Need

It’s a love fest for Ed and Renee as they discuss some scientific reasons for showing ourselves more love, and offer some tools, too, to make it easier to be inwardly affectionate. Also, Ed sings!

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Episode 23: Renee Jain Interviews Dr. Tamar Chansky

Renee is in conversation with Dr. Tamar Chansky, who discusses hallmark signs of anxiety, tips for role playing, and games to help your child understand what their worry is telling them.

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