Ep. 47 – My Journey with Anxiety

The Calm Collective Podcast Host Cassandra Eldridge

We’re back and with a brand new season – season 3. I’m so proud of this podcast and all that it’s taught me and pushed me to explore. Never in a million years did I think I would ever be comfortable enough to spill my heart out on anything else other than paper (or a computer screen) and alas, here we are, approaching season 3 at the beginning of a brand new decade. And as far as I can tell, we’re just getting started.

While this podcast will always and forever focus on the 3 basics that I’m incredibly passionate about: mindfulness, simplicity and grief, as humans that are constantly evolving – so is my message and my own personal story. I want to honor that completely with this podcast, and to share with all of you what this trip around the sun looks like for me – the highs, the lows and even the ordinary.

My girlfriend Devin sent me this quote earlier this morning and the timing felt kismet. This is what it said:

“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful.  And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.” 

I found it to be so simple, yet so profound – and that’s what I hope this podcast is for all of you. Simple yet profound. A place where you can go to be understood, and leave feeling empowered and inspired, held and seen. That’s my main mission here, and I can’t wait for what’s to come.

One of my best friends and soul sisters, Kate, who you’ve heard on the podcast before (you can catch her here, here and here) will be joining in more frequently as a soft co-host and I have so many feelings around this I could burst. She’s one of my favorite people to talk about life with – as her view on the world and humanism as a whole is so lovely, nurturing and honest. So if you haven’t already, subscribe here on iTunes or follow along on Spotify so you can stay up to date on the latest episodes of this upcoming season.

In the meantime, Episode 47 is live and I’m talking all about my journey with physical anxiety. For the past several months, I’ve been in the midst of some deep discomfort when it comes to panic attacks, a bought with depression and some serious soul searching. It’s been painful, but to say I’m grateful for all of it is the understatement of the century. In today’s chat we’ll uncover:

  • Where I’ve been the last few months
  • My experience with physical anxiety
  • Separating anxiety from grief
  • The tools that have helped me flow through it
  • My experience with therapy
  • Reliance on our inner circles
  • Creating healthy boundaries and high-vibe atmospheres
  • and much, much more

Ready? Here we go..

Click here to listen on Spotify.


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