317: Sarah Wilson on Anxiety

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Sarah Wilson is a New York Times Bestselling author, journalist and founder of iquitsugar.com. She has published 15 I Quit Sugar books in 46 countries and in 2017 and 2018, she was ranked as one of the Top 200 Most Influential Authors In The World. At 29, Sarah was the Editor and Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine Australia and she has also been the host of Master Chef Australia. Her newest book is, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety and it is this that she and Eric discuss in this episode.

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In This Interview, Sarah Wilson and I Discuss Anxiety and…

  • Her book, First, We Make The Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety
  • Where the mind goes, energy flows
  • The idea of disconnection and reconnection in mental health
  • How to know when the line into disordered anxiety has been crossed
  • Understanding the role of medicine for anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses as well as the role of struggle in our inner life.
  • The importance and role of therapy while also taking medication for mental disorders
  • The dynamic, changing nature of actively supporting mental wellness
  • Stopping the cycle of getting anxious about being anxious
  • Sitting in your suffering and ride it out rather than trying to beat or escape it
  • The slow approach for dealing with Anxiety
  • How walking can help Anxiety
  • Ways handwriting can help Anxiety
  • Ways space can help Anxiety
  • Spiritual idea of contraction vs expansion
  • Asking yourself “Will this enlarge or contract my life?”

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