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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.

Her vision is to empower others to continue to move and live a pain-free, active lifestyle.

You can find Jen at www.docjenfit.com and follow her on Instagram @docjenfit. You can also find her on Facebook right here.

Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/22

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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

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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 TroopersBeerfest, 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.

You can find Jay at www.jay-chandrasekhar.com and follow him on Twitter @jaychandrasekha and Instagram @jaychandrasekhar. You can also find him on Facebook right here.

Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/20

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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.

Jonathan Santlofer is a writer and artist. His debut novel, The Death Artist, was an international bestseller translated into 17 languages, and is currently in development for screen adaptation. His fourth novel, Anatomy of Fear, won the Nero Award for best novel of 2009. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. He is the author of the recently published It Occurs to Me That I Am America.

His paintings and drawings are included in collections at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Newark Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, and more.

He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, and serves on the board of Yaddo, the oldest arts community in the US.

His latest book is a memoir entitled The Widower’s Notebook, and is now available wherever books are sold. To grab the audiobook for free (and a 30-day free trial of the Audible service), head over to www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/audible.

You can find Jonathan at www.jonathansantlofer.com and follow him on Twitter @jsantlofer and Instagram @jonathansantlofer. You can also find him on Facebook right here.

Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/19

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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

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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. To grab the audiobook for free (and a 30-day free trial of the Audible service), head over to www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/audible!

You can find her at www.amandastern.com and follow her on Twitter @amandastern and Instagram @alittlestern and @littlepanicbook. You can also find her on Facebook right here. You can follow Busy on Instagram @busyinbk. If you want to send Amanda your worries, you can do so at littlepanic@amandastern.com

Here is a link to Amanda’s Facebook post that we discuss in the episode.

You can find her Anxiety Resources here and her brother’s creation The Breathing App right here.

Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/17

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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 on her brand new website www.trustmeigetit.com.

Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/16

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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

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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

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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.

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

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