There is plenty of evidence that suggests that exercise helps with anxiety and depression, but as with everything, the devil is in the details. Without structure, purpose, and a plan, performing intense workouts can actually increase anxiety because of the amount of stress being put on the body. Instead, try performing a majority of easy, […]
I have seen so many posts on social media telling people to “get over your fear,” “stop being afraid,” or “let the fearful do their thing, I’ll do me.” It makes me cringe. So, I thought I’d share the one simple secret to getting over fear so we can put an end to this once […]
I’ve recently finished writing a book about my evolving relationship with an anxiety disorder. In it, I dive deep into my addiction to alcohol, my recovery, and my quest to qualify for the Ironman World Championship (have I told you about that?) while discovering that some of the most debilitating traits of anxiety can also […]
Surrender is such a far-reaching term. I mean, it could refer to a vanquished combatant laying down his arms in front of his victor, or it could refer to a person sitting in the lotus position trying to let go of their bullshit while listening to ambient music. In terms of psychological well-being, surrender is […]
I want to control everything. It’s an obsession of mine. I feel like if I don’t have control, my anxiety will go haywire. Does anyone else feel this way? Unfortunately there is very little that we have control of in this world. Fortunately what we do have control of can become a superpower.
I get it. Anxiety sucks. I hate the irrational fear, the debilitating panic attacks, the constant butterflies, the demoralization that comes with being too afraid to take chances. Did I miss anything? Of course I did. Your experience may vary. Everyone has their own experiences with anxiety, each very personal, and they’re all horrible. In […]