Laura McKowen & Holly Whitaker

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Laura McKowen & Holly Whitaker

  • Episode 113: Allison Micco & Anxiety

Episode 113: Allison Micco & Anxiety

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Join Laura McKowen and Holly Whitaker on HOME Podcast as they discuss anxiety with guest Allison Micco. Learn about her journey, insights, and tips for coping with anxiety. Listen now on
81 minutes

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Allison Micco Shares Her Journey with Anxiety on HOME Podcast

There's something that is inherently shameful about acting not in alignment with ourselves, and there's something that is inherently shameful about that, even if we said something totally harmless, if it's something that we wouldn't have said.
HOME Podcast with Laura McKowen and Holly Whitaker is known for tackling life's big questions through the lens of addiction recovery, and Episode 113 featuring Allison Micco on anxiety is no exception. In this episode, Allison shares her personal journey with anxiety, from struggling with it long before knowing what it was, to being prescribed medication that later led to addiction. She candidly talks about the root of her anxiety, including its connection to alcohol, and provides incredible insight into a condition that affects so many.
One of the main takeaways from this episode is the universality of anxiety and how it can manifest in various forms, from panic disorder to social anxiety to OCD. Allison shares how it feels to be in the grip of anxiety and how it can be a deeply shameful experience, even for saying things that we wouldn't have said. She also emphasizes the importance of recognizing symptoms of anxiety and seeking help when needed.
Throughout the episode, Laura and Holly discuss various approaches to treating anxiety, including mindfulness, self-care, and different supplements. They also discuss the impact of caffeine and other substances on anxiety and how they can either trigger or alleviate symptoms. Allison shares some great resources and tools for coping with anxiety, including the use of CBD oil and the benefits of practicing yoga and meditation.
What sets this episode apart is the hope and inspiration it offers to those struggling with anxiety. Allison's journey shows that it is possible to overcome anxiety and lead a fulfilling life. Her insights into the human experience and the universality of anxiety offer comfort and support to anyone dealing with this condition. As Holly says at the end of the episode, "We're all in this together."
If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, this episode is a must-listen. It offers a wealth of information and insights into this complex condition, as well as hope and inspiration for those seeking relief. Listen to Episode 113: Allison Micco & Anxiety now on and start your journey towards healing and recovery.