Jeff welcomes to the SurgeonMasters podcast award-winning author, Karla McLaren, M.Ed.
Everyone is experiencing some level of anxiety during this global pandemic. While most people try to avoid anxiety at all costs, Karla suggests we embrace our anxiety!
Fear, panic, and anxiety are connected, but all different. It’s important to be able to identify what emotion you’re experiencing so you can know how to best deal with it.
What does Karla suggest we do to embrace our anxiety?
- Suggestion 1 – Identify which emotion you’re feeling. Each emotion has a different purpose and can be dealt with in a different way.
- Suggestion 2 – Embrace those emotions – whether it be panic, fear, or anxiety. Don’t resist – face them head on.
- Suggestion 3 – Practice self-care to balance out these intense emotions.
Most importantly, embrace your anxiety!
Karla McLaren, M.Ed.
Karla McLaren, M.Ed. is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and empathy pioneer. Her new book, Embracing Anxiety!, is out now. Her lifelong work focuses on her grand unified theory of emotions, which revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways into self-awareness, self-healing, and healthy empathy. She is the founder and CEO of Emotion Dynamics LLC and the creator of the online learning site EmpathyAcademy.org.