449: How to Make Anxiety Your Superpower | Dr. Wendy Suzuki

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Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drwendysuzuki449

Dr. Wendy Suzuki (IG: @wendy.suzuki) is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University and a celebrated international authority on neuroplasticity.

She was recently named one of the top ten women changing the way we see the world by Good Housekeeping and regularly serves as a sought-after expert for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Shape, and Health.

Wendy is the author of Good Anxiety and Healthy Brain, Happy Life.

If you struggle with anxiety, Wendy will show you how to turn it into a superpower, working for you instead of against you.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is good anxiety?
  • Understanding clinical anxiety vs. everyday anxiety
  • Why anxiety levels are increasing as a whole
  • Wendy’s personal struggle with anxiety
  • The gifts and superpowers that come from anxiety
  • Appreciating the moments
  • Wendy’s morning tea meditation ritual
  • How to use social media in a positive way
  • The effects of exercise on the brain
  • Following a basic Meditteranean diet
  • The most powerful tool is human connection
  • Finding time for more balance in life
  • Wendy’s wake up call to get back into shape
  • Social isolation and anxiety
  • 3 easy steps to harness your anxiety
  • The what-if list
  • The power of mindful conversation
  • Enjoying moments of micro-flow
  • Wendy’s favourite green smoothie
  • Empathy is a superpower
  • Practicing compassion gives you a hit of dopamine
  • The best way to learn, is to teach

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Related links:

Dr. Wendy Suzuki - Good Anxiety (book)

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Dr. Jud Brewer on Unwinding Anxiety (#397)

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