The Dan Leigh Show 003: Treating Anxiety with Lifestyle Changes

I give you an introduction to my book “Tame Your Anxiety.” The book is based around my belief that anxiety problems are mostly caused by habits and lifestyle. We have a lot to deal with in our modern world, and a lot of what we deal with causes us anxiety!

In this episode, I give you a taste of the different “life areas” I cover in the book. Diet, exercise, breathing, mindfulness and more are covered. The idea is to form new habits that support healthy anxiety levels. An added bonus is that you will improve many aspects of your life simultaneously as you work to improve your anxiety. By learning to breathe properly, your overall health will improve. By reducing the amount of processed foods in your diet, you will most likely lose weight and feel more vital.

By forming new, beneficial habits you will crowd out the harmful habits that are supporting your chronic anxiety.

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The Dan Leigh Show 002: What Is OCD and Do You Have It?

Like many OCD sufferers, I did not realize I have OCD until I had struggled with it for nearly a decade. How, you ask, could someone have a crippling disorder for that long and not know what it was?

Well, there are several reasons. First of all, living with OCD just became my “normal.” I knew something was wrong with me, but I developed ways of coping with it, and soldiered on. It was only when I bought the book Brain Lock by Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz that I was able to diagnose myself with OCD. In the book, he tells a lot of detailed stories about his patients and what he went through. I read those stories and identified with them so much that I knew I must have OCD. That lead to me reading more books on the disorder, and listening to a podcast called The OCD Stories. All of this further confirmed my self-diagnosis.

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The Dan Leigh Show 001: Introduction and What To Expect

In the first ever episode of The Dan Leigh Show, I tell you a bit about myself, and let you know what to expect from the show.

I plan to start off with 10 to 15 minute episodes, each one devoted to a specific topic or question. I might branch off into having guest interviews later on, and if I do that then the shows will need to be longer. There is no way I could fully interview a gust in 10 to 15 minutes! But, for the time being I want to focus on shorter solo episodes.

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