Show 324 - Dealing With Symptoms

It has been a while since I’ve mentioned this; the focus on the podcast is for folks that have been medically diagnosed with an anxiety condition or disorder. 

However, all are welcome. The over-stressed, the somewhat anxious or those that are up against it and don’t know what to do.

Everybody has anxiety. That is normal and necessary. We need it for our personal safety and awareness that there is a possible problem or danger. Anxiety’s job is to bring awareness. Not a good thing or a bad thing. 

For some of us, our anxiety alert system is out of whack. Our brain is on constant high alert. There are symptoms that are hard to control. That is the topic of this episode. How do you deal with your symptoms?

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

National Institute of Mental Health definition page on Anxiety Disorders. They also have downloadable booklets on:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) FAQ page on Anxiety, the types of anxiety, treatment options and additional resources.

American Lung Association video on Pursed Lip Breathing technique.

Harvard Health Page on Foods Linked to Better Brain Power.

ARP 216 has examples of books about the brain/gut connection aka nutrition.

Five Minute Meditation Practice via Greater Good in Action/UC Berkeley

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) meditations exercises in different languages.


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.