You worry. I worry. We all do….
There’s a lot for women to feel worried and anxious about, if you’re paying attention to the world today.
Exploring the worries and stress with curiosity and compassion allows you to truly know yourself and live more authentically. And, you will discover someone who is strong, capable and resilient, come what may.
Battling with your worries can make sleep difficult, can make it hard to feel fully present, grounded and really hard to focus on tasks. The struggle keeps you from trusting your inner wisdom and intuition and leaves you feeling like you’re not fully living your life. I know, I’ve been there.
I’m Elizabeth Cush and I’m a licensed clinical professional counselor in Annapolis, MD, and the creator and host of the Woman Worriers podcast. I’ve struggled with anxiety and worry most of my life. Over the last 15 years I’ve learned to work with the anxiety when it shows up, to trust my inner wisdom, and to speak up and be heard.
I want to help you build a caring, compassionate relationship with your anxiety and unleash the warrior within.
It’s time to stop battling against yourself and start using your power to meet the challenges of everyday with energy, purpose, and bravery.
Drawing as a Path to Self-Discovery
If you’ve ever felt like you couldn’t find the words to express your anxiety, listen to this week’s episode of Woman Worriers, as host Elizabeth Cush welcomes Tori Press, creator of the popular Revelatori cartoons on Instagram and author of the new book I am Definitely probably Enough (I Think): Revelations on the Journey to Self-Love.
How to Be Healthy and Happy Without Dieting
Do you wince a little when you get out of the shower and look in the mirror? Listen to this week’s episode of Woman Worriers, as host Elizabeth Cush welcomes Rebecca Scritchfield, a dietitian, exercise physiologist and author of "Body Kindness: Transform your health from inside out and never say diet again."
Try Journaling for Insights and Stress Relief
If you’ve ever wondered about journaling, this episode of Woman Worriers is for you. Hosts Elizabeth Cush talks about the hows and whys of journaling and offers some tips for getting started.
Re-Release: Hormones, PMS and Brain Fog
Are you really at the mercy of your hormones? Find out in this episode of Woman Worriers, as host Elizabeth Cush interviews Dr. Sarah McKay, neuroscientist and author of The Women’s Brain Book: The Neuroscience of Health, Hormones and Happiness.
You Have All You Need to Be Happier
How can you celebrate when you’re so worried? That’s a question a lot of us are asking this holiday season. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush offers tips for finding joy during the holidays and throughout the winter.
Building Resilience Through Supportive Communities
The anxieties and uncertainties that so many of us have felt this year have hit immigrant communities especially hard. In this week’s episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Carmen Román, talk about supporting and building resilience in the LatinX community—with insights that can apply to all of us.
“My parents were the listeners of the community.” — Carmen Román
“Choosing a psychologist is like choosing a good, comfortable pair of shoes, because you are going to walk in the path of growth so you want that comfortable company.” — Carmen Román
“Choosing a psychologist is like choosing a good, comfortable pair of shoes.” — Carmen Román
“What I am seeing with my clients is a lot of uncertainty.” — Carmen Román
“The Latino community is really struggling.” — Carmen Román
“It really took us all by surprise to be feeling that unsafe in this country.” — Carmen Román
“This year has been hitting us hard—all of us.” — Carmen Román
“It’s a time to feel companionship. Podcasts give you that companionship.” — Carmen Román
“Another resource that is very valuable in this time is the application Insight Timer.” — Carmen Román
A pandemic that disproportionately affects Hispanic and Black communities… A surge of anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States… Political turmoil… Economic pressures… And wildfires raging through California. To say it has been a challenging year doesn’t even come close. And yet the members of at least one Spanish-speaking support group have faced the year with gratitude and joy. This week, Woman Worriers podcast host Elizabeth Cush, LGPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., welcomes the facilitator of that group, Carmen Román, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist licensed in California and Mexico. They talk about the anxieties facing the LatinX communities, and Román shares her insights and observations about how therapy and peer support builds the kind of resilience that enables individuals to survive and thrive while facing adversity.
Listen and learn:
How a casual invitation led to a life-changing decision for a college applicant The importance of listening in a community What to look for in a therapist Why naturalized citizens are feeling anxiety similar to undocumented immigrants The increased stressors that service workers face How people who had two years of therapy responded to participating in a group that formed when the pandemic lock-downs began—and how their experience differed from individuals who had less time in therapy What kinds of activities the group engaged in and what opportunities for communication they explored How group members learned to obtain services, even when faced with challenges How gratitude and a sense of perspective support resilience How traumatized individuals who had only had some therapy responded to the challenges posed by the pandemic The surprising observations that Román made about technology use and health and how they differed among groups How learning what others are experiencing can help us feel grateful, even when we’re in a difficult situation Some concrete ways to build resilience What transference of knowledge is and how it can help you move forward Why podcasts can be so helpful right now Where to find mental health resources in English and Spanish Where to find a free seven-day course on emotional freedom
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This podcast is terrific, with both anxiety-related topics as well as other valuable ways to grow as a person. Elizabeth is a wonderful host who gets her guests to open up about their personal journey as well as the difficult childhood experiences they’ve overcome. Inspiring and helpful!
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Love this podcast! It is soooo helpful. The interviews are great. Biz’s personal stories are awesome. Each episode offers a lot to chew on. As someone who deals with anxiety, this is a great resource.
Wonderful and SO Helpful!
This is SUCH a wonderful podcast - I love Elizabeth’s warm, sensitive way of sharing herself and her wisdom here. Listening to her journey is very powerful as a therapist. She brings herself to each episode and I can so relate to that plus there are so many great topics! I’m definitely recommending her to my clients!