72 episodes

You know those types of friends that you can call and drop your deepest secrets on or your weirdest anxiety-ridden thoughts? We’re those types of friends. Hi, we’re Heike and Tessa aka Girls w/ Anxiety aka GWA. We aren’t doctors, medical professionals, or any of that jazz (therapy is amazing btw, you should go). We’re just two girls who don’t want other girls (or guys) to feel alone. We are here to be your friend. To let you know you’re not alone when you feel anxiety pulling at your heartstrings (and to talk about every other random thing that happens in life). We are a community… a thriving, loving, active community of people going through the same thing; we are girls with anxiety, here to give you the hug you need. #girlswanxiety

Girls w/ Anxiety Heike & Tessa

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 65 Ratings

You know those types of friends that you can call and drop your deepest secrets on or your weirdest anxiety-ridden thoughts? We’re those types of friends. Hi, we’re Heike and Tessa aka Girls w/ Anxiety aka GWA. We aren’t doctors, medical professionals, or any of that jazz (therapy is amazing btw, you should go). We’re just two girls who don’t want other girls (or guys) to feel alone. We are here to be your friend. To let you know you’re not alone when you feel anxiety pulling at your heartstrings (and to talk about every other random thing that happens in life). We are a community… a thriving, loving, active community of people going through the same thing; we are girls with anxiety, here to give you the hug you need. #girlswanxiety

    Comparing Ourselves to Our Old Selves

    Comparing Ourselves to Our Old Selves

    In this week's episode, we chat about how we compare ourselves to our old selves. How easy it is to fall back into those habits that we think feel safe, comfortable, and familiar, when really A. there not invited anymore, and B. it can hold us back in so many ways.  We also chat about navigating through comparing ourselves to others, and if we focus on ourselves (easier said than done, we know) it's great to do your own thing and do you. Appreciate others’ work but love yourself for your ideas and who you are, because we think you're pretty great!

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    Instagram: @girlswanxietypodcast, Heike @heikeleming, and Tessa @tessarooke

    Our email if you want to reach out and ask us any advice on anxiety or just to say what up: girlswanxiety@gmail.com

    xx GWA

    • 42 min
    OTG — Leaning Into Words and Taking Up Space

    OTG — Leaning Into Words and Taking Up Space

    In this episode, we’re on the go. Literally - OTG! This week, we invite you to experience a typical phone call or text conversation between your favorite GWA gals. Tessa with words and Heike with space.

    ***Side-note - Regretting You by Colleen Hoover is the book Tessa shared. But of course, in the truest OTG form,  she was cut off while driving those gorgeous Hawaiian roads. ***

    GWA on the fly ✨ Playlist

    Piecework Puzzle Playlist

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    Instagram: @girlswanxietypodcast, Heike @heikeleming, and Tessa @tessarooke

    Our email if you want to reach out and ask us any advice on anxiety or just to say what up: girlswanxiety@gmail.com

    xx GWA

    • 25 min
    OMFG, WE'RE BACK!

    OMFG, WE'RE BACK!

    We are back, we are back, WE ARE BACK! After a much-needed (longer than we anticipated) step away from the pod, we are back baby, and feelin' refreshed and ready to chat with you all! There is a ton to fill you in and this episode is just the tip of the iceberg, so listen along while we dust off our mics and get back into the groove.

    Welcome to Season Two, Episode One, OMFG, WE'RE BACK!

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    Instagram: @girlswanxietypodcast, Heike @heikeleming, and Tessa @tessarooke

    Our email if you want to reach out and ask us any advice on anxiety or just to say what up: girlswanxiety@gmail.com

    xx GWA

    • 40 min
    Resting & Celebrating

    Resting & Celebrating

    In this episode of GWA, we discuss how important it is to take time for yourself during the holiday season and as the year comes to an end. To find ease, grace, and kindness for yourself and others during this time. To keep those boundaries strong when we feel obligated to attend all the holiday functions...here's a little secret, you don't have to go if you're not feeling up to it. Cheers to all for surviving another year we all deserve a round of applause! Remember to rest when you need it and to celebrate when you want! We will talk to you next year!

    Oh yeah, and Heike got engaged!!!


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    Our email if you want to reach out and ask us any advice on anxiety or just to say what up: girlswanxiety@gmail.com

    xx GWA

    • 37 min
    Quigley Explains it All

    Quigley Explains it All

    In this episode of GWA, we had the lovely Quigley Goode on! She is a content creator, visual storyteller, educator, and founder of Soulcial Media, a wife, a mother,  a wearer of all hats. We covered all topics, you name it we talked about it. From anxiety and mental health to receiving positive and negative DM's on Instagram to being pregnant, giving birth, and finding your sex drive again. She might have even sung a little tune for us, you will just have to listen to find out. Quigley shared it all and we couldn't have been more grateful for having her own and lighting a fire under us to be our authentic selves. We hope you love this episode as much as we do and you get that little spark under you as well!

    Links below
    Follow Quigley Goode
    Instagram: @officiallyquigley
    Website: Officially Quigley
    Coaching Course: Soulcial Coaching Course
    TikTok: @officallyquigley


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    Instagram: @girlswanxietypodcast, Heike @heikeleming, and Tessa @tessarooke

    Facebook

    Our email if you want to reach out and ask us any advice on anxiety or just to say what up: girlswanxiety@gmail.com

    xx GWA

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Everything Will Work Out—Take a Step Back and Slowdown

    Everything Will Work Out—Take a Step Back and Slowdown

    In this episode of GWA,  Heike and Tessa talk about how easy it is to feel flustered when your plate is overflowing with to-dos.  When we put unwanted pressure on ourselves to get everything done all at once, but maybe just maybe if we step back and chill we can see that it's not the end of the world. Also, there is a discussion about how society and other people's opinions can start to trickle into our mindset and question our timeline. And you know what we say to that?! None of you're bleepin' business! Keep doing you and strutting down your own path, because in the end, everything will work out!

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    Please subscribe, rate, review!

    Follow us
    Instagram: @girlswanxietypodcast, Heike @heikeleming and Tessa @tessarooke

    Facebook

    Our email if you want to reach out and ask us any advice on anxiety or just to say what up: girlswanxiety@gmail.com

    xx GWA

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

mk1287 ,

Amazing! Relatable!

This podcast is the most relatable I’ve found so far! I listen to you ladies all the time! Thank you for your true life, down to earth, real life experiences and sharing your amazing anxiety filled journeys! 💕

sammyteees ,

Love!

I love these ladies and the honest conversations they are having about all things mental health! Their open discussions, vulnerability, and all around real-ness are refreshing, relatable, and so important! Feels like talking out your anxieties with friends and knowing you’re not alone. <3

JASCHNIT_ ,

The best 🥰

Listening to Heike talk about everyday life stuff and more makes me feel like I’m sitting down with a close girlfriend talking. Heartwarming, relatable, funny and just the best.

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