Jul 2, 2019
I begin this episode by sharing a quick, thoughtful exercise that’s useful when you’re tired of chasing your tail with anxious, fraught thinking. It’s called “A Codependent’s Checklist for Navigating Hard Times”,
☐ Am I being preachy?
☐ Am I being ‘helpful’?
☐ Am I being charming for my own gain?
☐ Am I trying to force a solution?
☐ Am I zoned out and trying to avoid reality?
☐ Do I feel unsafe?
☐ Have I asked for help if I need it?
☐ Have I forgotten I’m not in charge?
☐ Do I still think I can figure my way out of this mess?
☐ Have I forgotten to meet my own needs?
☐ What do I actually need right now?
☐ What am I afraid of right now?
Why not pull out a notebook and give these questions a shot. They don’t have to take long at all … you do know the answers, I assure you.
While we’re at it, do you want to deal with your anxiety? Gina Ryan, host of The Anxiety Coaches podcast has your back in this episode’s interview. As a nutritionist and anxiety thought leader in Maui, Hawaii, she finds many subtle and important connections between food, anxiety and our general level of well-being. But that’s not all … Gina and I got into all sorts of interesting material here.
Enjoy … And, hey, don’t forget to breathe!
Gina is an Anxiety Coach and Nutritionist who struggled with general anxiety, panic and agoraphobia for over 20 years. She is also host of The Anxiety Coaches podcast. Gina consults as the nutritionist for Hawaii's only residential Eating Disorder Center and was the nutritionist for an Intensive Outpatient Center for 8 years. Using her knowledge and wisdom of the mind-body and spirit to help clients clear their food related anxiety, obsessions and compulsions.