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34: Are You Ready to Slay Your Anxiety?! How to Manage It, Stay Grounded, & Start Living for Today!

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Stressed about your future and feel like you’re spiraling? Think you are experiencing panic attacks? Can’t stop worrying and overthinking every conversation? Tired of having anxiety consume your life?

This week, Zuri chats with Dr. Alicia Hodge, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating anxiety-related disorders. Dr. Alicia shares how we can identify anxiety, provides expert tips on how to navigate it — especially when social media is triggering us (we’re looking at you, Instagram!)

Dr. Alicia breaks down the different types of anxiety disorders, the warning signs on when you should seek a therapist, and how we can set boundaries with friends and family (because those initial convos can be tense AF!)

If you’re ready to shift your perspective and slay the dragon that is anxiety, you don’t want to miss this episode!

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The Hot Happy Mess Party Trick of the week:

This week's Party Trick is the new book by, Boundaries Expert, Nedra Glover Tawwab, who you may remember from our FIRST episode of the podcast, 'How To Be Happy.'

Her NYT's bestselling book is called, "Set Boundaries, Find Peace: a Guide to Reclaiming Yourself." Nedra provides some simple yet powerful ways to establish healthy boundaries in all aspects of life. Order yours now!

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Dr. Alicia Hodge is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders. She has significant experience in helping women to shift their perspectives, which has changed their lives. Dr. Alicia received her Doctorate and Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford. She also holds a Masters's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. Her mission and work center's around assisting people to overcome limiting beliefs in order to reach their goals.

Connect with Dr. Alicia: Instagram | Website | Twitter

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Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

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