Spiraling is an “optimistic” anxiety podcast. Co-hosts Katie Dalebout and Serena Wolf have candid conversations about how anxiety affects their lives and share how they’re managing it. In each episode, two anxious friends share what they’re spiraling about that week—from awkward interactions to business decisions and how to treat an unfortunate chest zit—followed by a deep-dive into different facets of anxiety and anxiety management. Filled with heart, insight, and an appropriate amount of profanity, this podcast is a love letter to anyone struggling with anxiety, reminding them that they are not alone, they are not weird or damaged, and they don’t owe anyone an explanation for their mental health.
22-I need an extra carry-on for my anxiety: the travel anxiety episode
In this episode, we discuss our experience traveling with anxiety and while both of us thought we weren't anxious travelers the more we talked it out we realized our anxiety did come into play on the road. We talk about the items, tools, and strategies we put in place to help with that plus share our highs, and spirals.
21-"Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the most anxious of them all?" Navigating Vanity, Body Image, and Illness with Anxiety
In this week's episode we vulnerably discuss our tumultuous relationships with our bodies including illnesses, vanity, skin, and hair. We talk about how the physical impacts the mental and emotional in terms of anxiety and what tools and mindset shifts are helping us. Plus we share some of our goofiest spirals and of course high, higher, highest.
20-"You still love me, right?": Managing anxiety in relationships—from family members to colleagues (and everyone in between)
This week we talk about how our anxiety manifests in different relationships, from family to romantic and how we navigate that. We get into tools and experiences that have helped us, as well as sharing our highs and spirals as usual.
19- Social [media] spiral
In this episode, serena and katie talk about their social media and how it impacts self-worth, career, and of course mental health. Plus spirals and highs.
18- Dust Yourself Off and Try Again: Managing Setbacks and Failure as an Anxious Human
This week we talk about our setbacks and failures, personally and in our careers, what they've taught us, and how we cope with them from a mental health perspective.
17- we can't decide on a title: Decision Making & FOMO Anxiety
In this episode we're talking about indecision, how we make decisions big and small, and FOMO! We get into baby decisions (like what to wear or what to eat), medium decisions, and HUGE life decisions like getting married or leaving a job.
Positive Health-Care Talk
Other than the disclaimer of these kind two women, I am a health care professional (CBT) :). I have to say it is really helpful to listen to both of you. I think you give some great inside on how it feels to be anxious and how to deal with it. I especially like the easy-going approach. It is destigmatizing.