How to Learn From People You Disagree With & Ways to Turn Down Your Anxiety


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How many times have you heard that - “We live in a fast-paced world?” Yet, in many ways we set that pace for ourselves. We like to do things quickly. So, this episode begins with a look at things that would go a lot better for all of us if we just slowed down a little. Source, Debbie Mandel, author of “Addicted to Stress”

Politics has gotten downright nasty. It seems people on opposite sides of a political issue can’t have a civil discussion about their differences anymore. Why is that? More importantly, how do we fix this so we can discuss our differences without accusing the other person of being stupid, uninformed or crazy for holding the beliefs they do? Here to help is Monica Guzman a journalist who is on a crusade to depolarize the conversation and get people talking in way that helps us understand why people have the opinions they do and how to express our own opinions without offending those who disagree. Monica is author of the book I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times (

It would appear that anxiety is rampant. People just seem a lot more anxious than they used to. Of course not all anxiety is bad. We need to worry about some things. Yet many of the things we worry about happening are never as horrible as we anticipate. So how do we control our anxiety, so it doesn’t control us? That’s what Ellen Vora is here to discuss. Ellen is a psychiatrist and author of the book The Anatomy of Anxiety (

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