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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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Ep. 12: 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.

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Full show notes for this episode can be found at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/12.

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Ep. 11: 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.

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You can find the podcast at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com or at imsoanxious.com, on Facebook and Instagram @anxietydiariespodcast and on Twitter @anxietydiarypod.

Ep. 10: 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.

Ep. 9: Kate Rope Explains How To Be Strong as a Mother and Take Care of YOU!

This week’s episode features a lengthy, in-depth conversation with journalist and author Kate Rope. We discuss her incredible new book STRONG AS A MOTHER, mental health during pregnancy and parenthood, and much more.

We’re also giving away a copy of her book on the podcast! Listen to find out how you can enter for a chance to win! (Winner must live in the US or Canada to receive their copy of the book, as those are the only two regions releasing on May 1.)

Kate Rope is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in many publications and online outlets including the New York TimesReal Simple, CNN.com, ShapeGlamour UK, BabyCenter, Parade, and Parenting

She is author of the forthcoming Strong as a Mother: How to Be Happy, Healthy and (Most Importantly) Sane From Pregnancy to Parenthood: The Only Guide to Taking Care of YOU! (May 2018) and coauthor of The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

Kate serves on the advisory board of the Seleni Institute and as an advisor of the Georgia Chapter of Postpartum Support International. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.

You can find her at www.katerope.com and follow her on Twitter @katerope and Instagram @strongasamotherbook.

The New York Times article we discuss in the episode can be found here: https://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/preparing-to-lose-my-mind-after-giving-birth/

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Ep. 8: 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.

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Ep. 7: Joel Keller on Depression, Family, and How Wil Wheaton Saved Him

This week’s episode features a lengthy, in-depth conversation with journalist Joel Keller. We discuss his career, his battles with mental illness, and how he manages it while raising a young daughter. It’s a great conversation and one worth listening to!

Joel Keller (@joelkeller) writes about food, entertainment, parenting and tech, but he doesn’t kid himself: he’s a TV junkie. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Salon, VanityFair.comPlayboy.com, Fast Company’s Co.Create and elsewhere.

You can find Joel at www.joelkeller.com and on Twitter and Instagram @joelkeller.

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