Episode 13: Anxiety, and Walking Towards Fear.

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorder

In this episode, Jason talks about the spectrum of feelings related to anxiety, that aren’t always just being in a state of panic. Using the example of a caveman facing a bear, he talks about the approach of walking towards fear and how it helped him deal with some of his greatest fears, including one that almost everyone feels and on that may be a big surprise. This post may contain affiliate links, thank you!


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Jason’s Weekly Gratitude

  • All of the fear and pain and anxiety he’s felt over the years (you read that right)

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Episode 12: Anxiety, Triggers, and Self-Care

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorder

In this episode, Jason lets us in on a secret about the episode. He also starts to talk about different types of triggers and how the reaction to each is different. Finally, he gives tips on making self-care a priority and how he tries to make sure it happens, even with a busy schedule. This post contains affiliate links, thank you!


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Jason’s Weekly Gratitude

  • Just getting the show out

  • Friends & family who reached out for support

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Episode 11: Anxiety, Surviving Today, and Setting Goals

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorder

In this episode, Jason talks about setting several types of goal setting including some to survive for the next few seconds, some to help build yourself up, and some to really challenge your fears. He even talks about his BHAG. This post contains affiliate links, thank you!


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Episode 10: Anxiety, Support, and Being an Anxiety Ally

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorder

In this episode, Jason talks about the do’s and don’ts of supporting someone with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. He lists some of the biggest mistakes he sees people make when trying to be helpful, what you shouldn’t say to someone with mental health struggles, and his top 10 things to do to actually be helpful.

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Top 10 Things You Can Do To Be An Ally

1. Listen
2. Be patient
3. Tell someone you care
4. Play the long game
5. Give a hug (with consent)
6. Be the safe person
7. Educate yourself
8. Speak up
9. Don’t Judge
10. Listen – I know I already listed this but it’s so important I listed it twice.

Jason’s Gratitude this week

• Everyone who is at least trying to be helpful

Episode 9: Anxiety, Having Kids, and Being a Parent

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorderIn this episode, Jason talks about being away for a bit, about imposter syndrome, and about the anxiety and added pressures of raising completely independent and healthy human beings. Along with the fear of messing it all up, there’s the added distress of potentially passing on anxiety to your kids and giving them the curse we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemies. From Infant to adult, raising kids while suffering through anxiety adds an entirely different level of stress and anxiety.

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Imposter Syndrome video

Imposter Syndrome Article, Psychology Today

Jason’s Gratitude this week

    • His family

    • Thank you, Nikki!

Episode 8 : Anxiety, Technology, & the Digital Diet, Part 1

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorderIn this episode, Jason talks about anxiety, putting himself on a digital diet, eliminating the negative and focusing on the positive. Jason also shares some of his favorite sites and apps to help with anxiety, depression and just stress in general.

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Tech for Mental Health:

Episode 7 : Anxiety, Sanctuary, and New Year’s Resolutions

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorder

In this episode, Jason talks about anxiety, creating your own sanctuaries and an alternative to new years resolutions. While the new year is a time for change, it’s also the perfect time to reflect on everything you’ve survived and that’s something to be proud of.

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Jason’s Gratitude this week

      • Making it through the year in one piece.

    His recent life preservers are:

Episode 6 : Anxiety, Escape, and Running Away

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Looking for Spoons Podacast, a podcast about living with anxiety disorderIn this episode, Jason talks about feeling the need for escape, how to build an escape plan for anxiety situations, and the urge to run away. He also talks a bit about the horror that is holiday shopping and gives an update on the company holiday party.  Spoiler alert: he survived.

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Jason’s Gratitude this week

      • Amazon and online shopping (because shopping at a mall during Christmas is hell.)

    His recent life preservers are: