232: Sarah Wilson - Normalizing Anxiety • The Impact Of Gratitude On Your Brain • Just Walk
By Dr. Jesse Chappus & Marni Wasserman: Health & Wellness Experts
Sarah Wilson (@_sarahwilson_) is a New York Times bestselling author, former journalist and founder of IQuitSugar.com, Australia’s largest digital wellness site. Most recently she published First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, A New Story of Anxiety, which has been a bestseller in Australia and will be published in the US and Canada today and in the UK two days later. Sarah campaigns against consumerist waste. On the side, she enjoys eating, hiking, ocean swimming, bike riding, not owning very much, and living life light. Sarah has lived out of two suitcases for almost 8 years. In this episode, we discuss: Taking 3 years to buy her first couch It's difficult to make decisions when you have anxiety Minimizing decision making with routines The first time Sarah remembers experiencing anxiety A lot of people with anxiety have heightened sensitivity to noise, touch, or smell Breaking the anxiety cycle What is anxiety? Maybe there's some beauty to anxiety Normalizing anxiety Extreme anxiety: acute physical (panic attack) vs. chronic (anxiety spiral) Living in the city recreates the anxious experience Anxious symptoms in children Reaching outwards when we are anxious is one of the worst things we can do Sitting in your shit When it's appropriate to not "aim too high" The impact of gratitude on your brain Dealing with uncertainty The difference between anxiety and depression The impact of our food choices on anxiety Inflammation in your gut = inflammation in your brain When anxiety is running high... meditation can actually make some people more anxious Just walk Meditation will work even if you're crap at it Has anxiety played a role in Sarah's success? What's it been like releasing the new book and sharing her vulnerable anxiety story How to support loved ones with anxiety Where Sarah is currently at on her anxiety journey You can be anxious and have a good life Show sponsors: Switch Grocery <== 10% off all Switch Grocery products & free shipping over $149 Sunwarrior <== 10% off all Sunwarrior products & free shipping over $100 Perfect Keto <== 20% off all Perfect Keto products and they ship worldwide (free shipping in the US)* Raw Elements <== 10% off all Raw Elements products - Apply the code TUHP at checkout (free shipping over $100) Related links: Sarah Wilson - First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety (book)* Sarah Wilson - The Anti-Anxiety Diet: A Two-Week Sugar Detox That Tackles Anxiety (For Good) (book)* Sarah Wilson - I Quit Sugar (book)* Sarah Wilson - The I Quit Sugar Cookbook* Sarah Wilson - I Quit Sugar for Life (book)* Sarah Wilson - I Quit Sugar Slow Cooker Cookbook* Sarah Wilson's website Follow Sarah Wilson on Instagram Listen to Sarah Wilson previously on TUHP (episode #196) Dalai Lama (books)* Martha Beck (books)* Brené Brown (books)* Listen to Dr. John Demartini previously on TUHP (episode #221) Listen to Gretchen Rubin previously on TUHP (episode #207 & #37) Gretchen Rubin (books)* Eckhart Tolle (books)* Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to follow our show on Spotify. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook group (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Our favourite social media platform is Instagram. Follow our adventures. 5. Download our Habits app for iOS. You choose the healthy habits you want to implement and maintain and our app will help keep you on track. Download Habits app*. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!