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Author: Scott Neumyer

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A podcast about mental health, incredible people, and much more. Created and hosted by Scott Neumyer.




Website: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com

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Call us at 732-903-4441 or email us at anxietydiariespodcast@gmail.com to ask questions, leave us a voice memo, or tell us your story.

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This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with celebrity trainer and best-selling author Autumn Calabrese. We discuss her incredible incredible Beachbody programs, her portion-control cookbook FIXATE™, healthy eating, exercising when anxious, and how she battled depression and anxiety herself. *Support this Podcast* Celebrity trainer, best-selling author, and working mom Autumn Calabrese has created  breakthrough fitness programs 21 Day Fix®, 21 Day Fix EXTREME®, 80 Day Obsession®, The Master's Hammer and Chisel® and Country Heat®. She’s revolutionized the Beachbody fitness model with her simple approach to healthy eating. Together with her chef brother, Bobby Calabrese, she authored the portion-control cookbook, FIXATE™ and hosts the cooking show by the same name that streams on Beachbody® On Demand. FIXATE features simple, delicious recipes, all perfectly portion-controlled and easy to make. Her goal as a health and fitness expert is to motivate and inspire people to make the lasting changes that will serve them and their families for the rest of their lives. You can find Autumn at www.autumncalabrese.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @autumncalabrese. You can also find her on Facebook right here. Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/25 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. You can check out our brand new t-shirts at anxietysucksshirt.com!
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with comedian and author Adam Cayton-Holland. We discuss his incredible new memoir TRAGEDY PLUS TIME, mental health, the state of comedy today, and the surprising healing power of birdwatching. *Support this Podcast* Adam Cayton-Holland is a national touring headliner who was named one of 25 “Comics to Watch” by Esquire magazine and one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety. Along with his co-horts in the The Grawlix comedy troupe, Adam created, writes and stars in truTV’s “Those Who Can’t,” in which Adam plays Spanish teacher and bon vivant Loren Payton. He has appeared on CONAN, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Happy Endings, Deadbeat, Flophouse, Hidden America and @midnight. He was also featured on the Nerdist, Comedy Bang Bang and Sklarbro County podcasts. Cayton-Holland has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs, SXSW, and Bridgetown Comedy festivals, and helms his own comedy extravaganza in Denver, the High Plains Comedy Festival. He has also performed at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Adam has three albums, “I Don’t Know If I Happy,” “Backyards,” and “Adam Cayton-Holland Performs His Signature Bits,” all available on iTunes, and his first book, Tragedy Plus Time, is due to be released by Touchstone Books in 2018. Adam lives with his wife Katie and a purebred Chesapeake Retriever named Annabel Lee. He once threw out the opening pitch at a Colorado Rockies game and people have described him as “genial,” and “with decent teeth.” His memoir is called Tragedy Plus Time, and is in stores everywhere now. 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 Adam at www.adamcaytonholland.com or at www.tragedyplustimebook.com and follow him on Twitter @CaytonHolland and Instagram @caytonholland. You can also find him on Facebook right here. Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/24 The mental health podcast that I mention in the episode is Boyz Do Cry, and I highly recommend taking a listen to their show. 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.
This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with writer and podcaster KJ Dell’Antonia. We discuss her incredible new book HOW TO BE A HAPPIER PARENT, the anxiety she felt leaving her editorial position at The New York Times and becoming a freelancer, some tips on dealing with anxious children, and how happier parents lead to happier children. *Support this Podcast* KJ Dell'Antonia is a writer and a regular contributor to The New York Times, where she wrote and edited the Motherlode blog from 2011 until 2016 and was a contributing editor to the Well Family section from 2016-2017. Prior to this, she was one of Slate's XX Factor bloggers and a contributor to Slate, where she covered parenting and a broad range of subjects, from legal issues to pop culture. She is also the co-host of the popular #AmWriting podcast. KJ lives in Lyme, New Hampshire, with her husband and four children. Her latest book is called How to Be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute, and is in stores everywhere on August 21. 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 KJ at www.kjdellantonia.com  or at www.howtobeahappierparent.com and follow her on Twitter @kjdellantonia and Instagram @kjda. You can also find her on Facebook right here. You can find the #AmWriting podcast on any of your preferred podcast platforms. Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/23 The New York Times story that I wrote in 2015 (which KJ edited) is called “I Told the World We’d Raise an Only Child. I Was Wrong.” You can find it here. 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.
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. *Support this Podcast* 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 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. You can check out our brand new podcast t-shirts at anxietysucksshirt.com!
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  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. You can check out our brand new podcast t-shirts at anxietysucksshirt.com to check it out!
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 Troopers 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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! That really does help us out. You can find the podcast at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com or at imsoanxious.com, on Facebook and Instagram @anxietydiariespodcast and on Twitter @anxietydiarypod. Leave us a voice message or send us a text @ 732-903-4441. Email us at anxietydiariespodcast@gmail.com
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 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.
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 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.
Royce White Uncensored

Royce White Uncensored

2018-05-2001:17:07

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. 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. Full show notes for this episode can be found at www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/12. © 2018 Scott Neumyer No audio may be used from this podcast episode without express consent of Scott Neumyer and Anxiety Diaries Podcast. Embedding is fine.
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. 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.
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.
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 Times, Real Simple, CNN.com, Shape, Glamour 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/ 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
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. 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
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.com, Playboy.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
Waiting for 97

Waiting for 97

2018-04-2110:19

This is the first mini episode of Anxiety Diaries! These shorter mini episodes will fall in between the normal, longer episodes, and will discuss tips, tricks, and anecdotes from my own anxiety journeys. This mini episode discusses what happens when you have to wait...for a very long time. 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
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