February 14, 2020
Are we really supposed to celebrate our mistakes? Ed and Renee are here to pump the breaks on that runaway mistake-party. Check out this awesome episode for a quick course correction on the value of our errors.
February 7, 2020
And, we're back! In this season 2 premier, Ed and Renee return to the root of the show, anxiety, with some strategies for identifying its good, its bad, and its awesome. If you're wondering what on earth could be good, let alone 'awesome,' about such a difficult emotion, you're just a click away from learning. Support the show (
December 13, 2019
Ed and Renee conclude season one by reflecting on the show, and sharing a few quick thoughts about their mental preparation for the fast-approaching holiday season.
December 6, 2019
Being grateful works wonders on our emotional well being, and Ed and Renee have some tools for helping everyone grow their gratitude skills.
November 22, 2019
Ed and Renee break down the pains and pressures of popularity, explain how working to be popular might actually be a good thing, and offer tools to help kids navigate their emotions and find a place of belonging in any social structure.
November 15, 2019
Join Ed and Renee for an exciting look at boredom, its causes, its cures, and its value.
November 8, 2019
Anxiety creates a physical, sometimes scary reaction in our bodies, but Ed and Renee have plenty of tools to help us fight back.
November 1, 2019
Learn the real cost of sleep deprivation, how we can change our own sleep habits, and how we can help our kids get the rest that's essential to their development.
October 18, 2019
Ed and Renee explore the challenges of compassionate parenting, how we can make space for ourselves to rejuvenate, and give us examples of how we can show up as our best, most loving selves.
October 11, 2019
The Dear Anxiety team touches on confidence in social situations, in relationships, and in yourself.
October 4, 2019
Ed and Renee take on homework by sharing tools for finding motivation and discovering the "why" of homework.
September 27, 2019
This episode includes heartbreaking letters from parents with struggling children, success stories from listeners who are making positive changes, and new strategies for dealing with mental wellness challenges.
September 20, 2019
Ed and Renee walk us through ways to calm and comfort our anxious family members and friends without escalating their experience or trying to match their emotions ourselves.
September 13, 2019
Separation anxiety is a normal response to being away from a parent or a child, but we all need to endure being apart, and Ed and Renee have tools to help.
August 30, 2019
Ed and Renee talk through three different types of mindsets: optimistic mindset, growth mindset, and stress mindset.
August 23, 2019
Renee and Ed explain what it means to be original, to listen to your inner voice, and follow your heart.
August 16, 2019
Renee interviews Dr. Justin Coulson, a respected parenting expert who is sought after for his advice on family life, relationships, and well-being.
August 9, 2019
Ed and Renee explain post-traumatic growth, and demonstrate skills to help kids find the positive hidden in the negative, while also allowing them space to feel their hurt.
August 2, 2019
Ed and Renee are here to share some tips for helping your kids find meaning, and maybe they'll help you find some yourself.
July 26, 2019
Ed and Renee demonstrate tools for finding the balance between blind optimism and bitter pessimism, and teach us all how to be realistic optimists.
July 19, 2019
In this episode, we discover the differences between belonging and fitting in, and we learn the meaning of real acceptance.
July 12, 2019
When we think about the future, we often see uncertainty, and the result is worry and anxiety. Your hosts have great tools for managing what-ifs, and focusing on what really matters.
June 28, 2019
Ed and Renee dive back into what researchers call "intentional delay," and explain how self-compassion plays a huge role in getting things done faster.
June 21, 2019
Renee and Ed discuss the stressful cost of the over-scheduling phenomenon, and share ideas about what you and your kids can do about it.
June 14, 2019
Renee and Ed help us identify different kinds of cognitive distortions, or "thought holes," show us how we can think more accurately, and they host a game show with fabulous prizes.
June 7, 2019
It's a love fest for Ed and Renee, as they discuss some scientific reasons for showing ourselves more love, and offer some tools more making it easier to be inwardly affectionate. Also, Ed sings!
May 31, 2019
Renee is in conversation with Dr. Tamar Chansky, who discusses hallmark signs of anxiety, tips for role playing, and games to help your child understand what their worry is telling them.
May 24, 2019
Renee and Ed explain what exactly frustration is, why we feel it, and how the feeling of frustration is really just the tip of an emotional iceberg.
May 17, 2019
Renee recounts her battles with sleep, Ed ponders whether he's slept enough to be considered human, and together they share nine tools, strategies, and bits of wisdom to help you and your child when it comes to nighttime battles.
May 10, 2019
Ed and Renee discuss the hard, disruptive impact of social anxiety on our lives and on the lives of our kids, and they introduce some interventions for managing it.
May 3, 2019
Ed and Renee help us understand what loneliness really is, what it is not, and how we can help ourselves, and our loved ones, navigate this dangerous and painful state of mind.
April 26, 2019
Social comparison can make you feel inadequate, like a failure, or just plain bad about yourself, but Ed and Renee know ways to turn the tide and feel empowered once again.
April 19, 2019
Renee is in conversation with Dr. Laura Markham, who shares strategies for diminishing anxiety, anger, and fear in your child, and in yourself, too.
April 12, 2019
Overwhelmed? Ed and Renee have come bearing tools for getting control of our countless responsibilities, and our emotions.
April 5, 2019
If mistakes help us learn, why do so many of us avoid them? Ed and Renee describe exercises to actually encourage failure, risk-taking, and a growth mindset.
March 29, 2019
In this episode, we learn some tricks for cultivating happiness, optimism, and positivity, and also skills for hanging on to them once we find them.
March 22, 2019
Mobile devices certainly have our attention, but at what cost? Learn why when it comes to technology, sometimes it's not about getting the right answers, but about asking ourselves the right questions.
March 15, 2019
Ed and Renee debunk meditation myths, share the real science, and guide us through practices we can incorporate into our daily lives.
March 8, 2019
Ed and Renee have experience battling depression, and they say that even if you haven’t yet found the ability to talk to another person, you can always start by talking back to the voice of depression itself.
March 1, 2019
Ed and Renee propose that one of the best ways to manage our anxiety and stress is to, well, change the way we think about our anxiety and stress.
February 22, 2019
Ed and Renee have plenty of experience with pervasive negative thoughts, and they’re here with strategies for … allowing them? How can that be right? Listen and find out!
February 15, 2019
There's actually a science to procrastination! Learn why putting things off has nothing to do with being disorganized, and what we can do to get things done without delay.
February 8, 2019
Renee shares her personal experience with panic attacks and, together with Ed, discusses the science of these very real, very painful events that affect millions.
February 1, 2019
Our personal body image is often connected to how we feel about ourselves, and Ed and Renee know tools for changing your perceptions of both.
January 25, 2019
We're often our own worst critics, but Ed and Renee have some tools for changing critical self-talk into self-compassion.
January 18, 2019
Let's teach kids to transform their anger into a positive catalyst for change!
January 9, 2019
Everyone is talking about anxiety as a bad thing, but what if you can use it to your advantage? Join Ed and Renee in this launch episode of Dear Anxiety.
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