Overthinking. Chronic worry. Mentally obsessing and ruminating. Contemplating worst-case scenarios. Racing heart. Sweaty palms. No, I’m not describing a character in a horror film. I’m describing something that many of us deal with on a daily basis: Anxiety.
Anxiety is directly connected to our primitive human fear response, and is actually a way our brain is just trying to take care of us and keep us safe. But that notion isn’t so reassuring when we are stressing ourselves out non-stop about what others think of us, worry we accidentally left the flat iron on, or obsessively worry we might die on our way to work.
On this week’s show, I am thrilled to dial up an expert on the subject. LaToya Newton and I met at the end of 2020 and instantly bonded over our anxiety disorders, our strict religious upbringing, and our mutual love of a good “f” bomb. I wanted to bring her on the show to discuss her journey with anxiety and depersonalization (a specific symptom of anxiety), her specific tactics to curb anxious behavior, and how she has found her own personal power through speaking publicly about her struggles.
We dig into the different anxiety treatments available from CBT therapy to cannabis and everything in-between. We also look at the stigmas around dealing with mental health that LaToya dealt with as a Black woman and how masturbation can help stave off anxiety. Yes, I said what I said. This was a super fun interview and you won’t want to miss it.
This pod explores:
- LaToya’s personal story of dealing with depersonalization as a symptom of anxiety (and what that even means)
- Dealing with family and friends who tell you to “just pray about it” when you’re struggling with anxiety or mental health
- Multiple forms of therapy that can dramatically improve anxious tendencies (and we *may* also discuss masturbation as an anxiety relief tactic)
- LaToya’s personal “formula” for combatting anxiety and how you can create one for yourself
*FREE* HYPNOSIS MEDITATION ON FEAR + ANXIETY
READY TO RELEASE THAT PENT UP ANXIETY AND FEAR?
OF COURSE, YOU ARE!
I’ve been hearing that many of you have been battling some seeeerious anxiety due the craziness of recent current events. Anxious AF, amiright!? I feel you. I really do.
I wanted to create a resource to help you cope with the new crop of fears and anxieties that have been poppin’ up so I made an awesome hypnosis track for you! And no need to freak out about hypno… It’s basically just meditation with a goal. So, you won’t be clucking like a chicken or any of that booooshit.
So, clickety-click RIGHT HUURRR or click that image to the right and get your peace on! #yourewelcome
NEW *FREE* WORKSHOP
READY TO GET RID OF PERFECTIONISM, SELF-DOUBT, AND OVERWHELM?
OF COURSE, YOU ARE!
Is this the year you go from a people-pleasing, guilt-tripped perfectionist to a bold and boundaried badass? Um, yeah. I think it is!
If you’re DONE feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out because you’re constantly doing, doing, doing for everyone else, then you must grab your seat in this brand-new workshop! You’ll learn the exact five-step process I take my clients through so they can let go of all the stress and angst of striving for “perfect” and caring waaaaay too much what everyone else thinks.
It’s time to finally believe in yourself, find that self-confidence you crave, and start living your life for YOU. So, clickety-click RIGHT HUURRR or click that image to the right to get on The List! #yourewelcome
THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE
LaToya D. Newton is a quintessential Bronx girl – a healthy mix of Cardi B and Lena James (if you know you know). As the host of her podcast The Analog Girl, LaToya shares her experiences with anxiety recovery and her journey to emotional wellness. When LaToya is not raising awareness about anxiety, she can be found laughing at ridiculous memes on Instagram or watching episodes of ‘A Different World’. Join in on her journey by following her @the.analoggirl on IG and @the_analoggirl on Twitter.
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