Setting yourself for the new year, today's episode will be a real feast as our guest heretic is Sarah Knight, author of Calm The F**k Down. Besides the beeps, you can also hear about topics such as recognizing the signs you may be suffering from anxiety, are alcohol and drugs really the answer to combating it, and how we can control anxiety without burying your feelings. This will be the last episode of the year, and perhaps for a while longer as Adrienne branches out into a few new ventures, so be sure to sign up for her newsletter to stay abreast of her activities (including a retreat to help you relax and remain calm).
Sarah Knight’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, has been published in more than twenty languages, and her TEDx talk, “The Magic of Not Giving a Fuck,” has more than four million views. All of the books in her No Fucks Given Guides series have been international bestsellers, including Get Your Shit Together, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for sixteen weeks. Her writing has also appeared in Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Red, Refinery29, and elsewhere. After quitting her corporate job to pursue a freelance life, she moved from Brooklyn, New York, to the Dominican Republic, where she currently resides with her husband, two feral rescue cats, and a shitload of lizards.
Highlights from today's episode:
01:44 ~ The beginning of solving any problem is acknowledging the problem.
08:03 ~ Don’t worry, it’s going to be okay.
14:57 ~ How to know if you may be suffering from anxiety.
17:26 ~ Self-medicating through anxiety.
19:57 ~ Different lives and expectations.
25:13 ~ Fear, risk assessments, and making changes.
31:28 ~ Are Americans risk-averse?
36:08 ~ Taking charge of your autonomy.
38:38 ~ People that are disproportionately affected by anxiety.
42:18 ~ How to not let the freak outs affects us without burying our feelings, aka, “Emotional Puppy Crating.”
48:34 ~ Conjuring a storm out of thin air.
50:54 ~ I hear you. I hear you.
54:26 ~ There’s never a bad time to start making that change.