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Dear Anxiety Episodes

Episode 20: Social Anxiety – Truths, Myths, and How To Work Against It

Ed and Renee discuss the hard, disruptive impact of social anxiety on our lives and on the lives of our kids, and they introduce some interventions for managing it.

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Episode 19: Passing Through the Not-So-Great State of Loneliness

Ed and Renee help us understand what loneliness really is, what it is not, and how we can help ourselves, and our loved ones, navigate this dangerous and painful state of mind.

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Episode 18: The Pain of Social Comparison

Social comparison can make you feel inadequate, like a failure, or just plain bad about yourself, but Ed and Renee know ways to turn the tide and feel empowered once again.

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Episode 17: Dr. Laura Markham on Anxiety, Anger, and Connections

Renee is in conversation with Dr. Laura Markham, who shares strategies for diminishing anxiety, anger, and fear in your child, and in yourself, too.

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Episode 16: Overcoming Overwhelm

Overwhelmed? Ed and Renee have come bearing tools for getting control of our countless responsibilities, and our emotions.

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Episode 15 – Failing Better: Mistakes and our Mindsets

If mistakes help us learn, why do so many of us avoid them? Ed and Renee describe exercises to actually encourage failure, risk-taking, and a growth mindset.

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Episode 14: Happiness, Optimism, and other Skills

In this episode, we learn some tricks for cultivating happiness, optimism, and positivity, and also skills for hanging on to them once we find them.

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Episode 13: Social Media, Screen Time, and Families

Mobile devices certainly have our attention, but at what cost? Learn why when it comes to technology, sometimes it’s not about getting the right answers, but about asking ourselves the right questions.

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