54 episodes

Worry, anger, stress, perfectionism, body image: if you feel it, we want to talk about it. This is a show for humans of all ages about the difficult emotions we all struggle with. We share research-based solutions for the greater mental wellness of your whole family. You’ll learn tools for improved mindfulness, communication, self-awareness, and we hope you’ll laugh with us along the way. Join hosts Ed Crasnick, a comedian and Emmy Award winning writer, and Renee Jain, positive psychology guru and the founder of GoZen!

Dear Anxiety GoZen!

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 180 Ratings

Worry, anger, stress, perfectionism, body image: if you feel it, we want to talk about it. This is a show for humans of all ages about the difficult emotions we all struggle with. We share research-based solutions for the greater mental wellness of your whole family. You’ll learn tools for improved mindfulness, communication, self-awareness, and we hope you’ll laugh with us along the way. Join hosts Ed Crasnick, a comedian and Emmy Award winning writer, and Renee Jain, positive psychology guru and the founder of GoZen!

    Introducing 'Dear Anger': Ed and Renee are BACK!

    Introducing 'Dear Anger': Ed and Renee are BACK!

    Hello, Dear Anxiety fans! It's been a long time, but we're thrilled to announce that Ed and Renee are BACK. If you love Dear Anxiety, make sure you check out the all new Dear Anger podcast. Screaming and yelling, fighting and arguing, tantrums and hissy fits: anger finds its way into every home, classroom, and workplace. Ed and Renee are ready to talk about it, and their fans will find the same tools, research-based solutions, and laughs they learned to love in Dear Anxiety. Subscribe now, wherever you get your podcasts!


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    • 2 min
    Coaching Kids Through Frustration

    Coaching Kids Through Frustration

    Kids don't often mask their emotions, and frustration is no exception. From throwing the puzzle across the room, to slamming school books closed, to sitting and pouting on the bench at the baseball game, kids (and some adults) are very comfortable showing us their low tolerance for frustration. So how do we help them through it? Ed and Renee have plenty of ideas about how we can boost our kids', and our own, willingness to push through difficult and frustrating tasks. 
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    • 30 min
    Authenticity in Yourself and in Your Friendships

    Authenticity in Yourself and in Your Friendships

    What does it mean to be authentic? Co-host Ed Crasnick concedes early on that he has no idea, and in doing so, proves that he himself is truly authentic. In this episode, Ed, together with Renee Jain, explore what it means to be authentic, to be genuinely comfortable with yourself and your abilities, and to be transparent and honest in our friendships and interactions. 
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    • 38 min
    Party Survival Guide

    Party Survival Guide

    From awkward conversations and embarrassing moments, to outright anxiety about where to stand or with whom to talk, succeeding at parties can be a challenge for everyone, and you know that Ed and Renee have never backed away from a healthy challenge! Packed with tools for starting and ending conversations, breaking into groups, and winning people over with your wit, this episode is your ultimate survival guide for parties, dances, and other social events. 
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    • 39 min
    Using Emotional Resilience Against Bullies

    Using Emotional Resilience Against Bullies

    Few campaigns rival the strength and popularity of anti-bullying efforts, and justifiably so. It's important to project our kids. But what if there was a different approach, or one of at least equal importance? "If we victim-proof kids, we bully-proof schools," says Brooks Gibbs, award winning resilience educator and author of Raise Them Strong. In this episode, Ed and Renee visit portions of a recent interview with Brooks, and talk through conflicts, apologies, emotional resilience, and "dealing with jerks."
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    • 32 min
    Mistakes We Make While Making Mistakes

    Mistakes We Make While Making Mistakes

    By now you've likely heard about the value of growth mindsets, and if you've head about growth mindsets, you've likely heard about the importance of mistakes. "Teach your child to celebrate their mistakes, then watch them learn and flourish!" Hold on a sec... Ed and Renee are here to pump the breaks on that runaway mistake-party. First of all, not all mistakes are the same. Second, too much focus on the mistakes themselves is the opposite of helpful! Check out this awesome episode for a quick course correction on the value of our errors. 
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

WW Baker ,

Simple and profound

I first found this podcast hoping it would help me parent my child who struggles with anxiety. Listening to it I realized I have struggled my whole life with anxiety and never knew what to call it. It's helped me understand myself and how to manage my anxiety, and when I am in a better mental state I am a better parent, wife, and human being. Ed and Renee are both so easy to listen to, and I just love this podcast ❤️

Vnbbjklhg ,

Live these two

These 2 hosts are so easy to listen to and I’m in my 50’s and wish they had been around a long time ago as I have not developed the skills they talk about to get me through social situations! I’m going to share this with my teenage kids and hope they listen as they struggle with social situations too.

Gwen 💖💖💖💖 ,

I’m in my 20s with Anxiety

This helps me and I was dealing with a lot of traumatic events and I don’t have a therapist because I was kicked out of the mental health office I went to go for mental health and I see how people are really evil. I don’t trust many people again and I was just getting over my anxiety.

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