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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Jul 13, 2021

We begin this episode with an essay I wrote about a mindset that afflicts of us all from time to time—scarcity. Whether it’s time or money, you’ve probably been there. I share the discoveries I learned after reading an excellent book (linked below) about it.

My guest, Shann Vander Leek, co-host of the popular Anxiety Slayer podcast, has a lot to say about anxiety. Specifically, how it weaves its way in to our psyches and refuses to let go until it’s damn good and ready. Among other things, we explored in our chat whether anxiety could actually be contagious? And why SO MANY PEOPLE are more anxious than ever in the US. (Hello Pandemic!)

Among other things, I learned:

  • How screen time and COVID have brought us here
  • What happens we get on our screens
  • The link between anxiety and sensitive people
  • Grounding activities for remembering who you are
  • Grounding activities you can even do in a business meeting
  • How our harshness affects us
  • Meditation and its impact on anxiety
  • Breathing exercises to bring you back down

Shann’s a wonder and this is a very rich episode. Enjoy!


Not Enough Time or Money? Could it Be the Scarcity Trap

The Scarcity Trap book

The Anxiety Slayer Podcast

Shann Vander Leek’s book, Life on Your Terms

Shann’s website

Shann & Ananga’s Guided Meditations for Anxiety Relief

The Magnesium Miracle book

Shann’s interview with Dr. Carolyn Dean


The Podcast Anxiety Slayer was created back in 2009 by Shann Vander Leek after she teamed up with musician Ananga Sivyer. Shann Vander Leek is also the founder of This Sacred Life™ A popular podcast supporting women in the throes of life-altering transformation with high-profile interviews with sovereign, spiritual women. She’s also the author of Life on Your Terms, and co-author of seven more best-selling books for women.