Belinda Kirk on Anxiety, Adventure and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone - The Anxiety Advantage podcast hosted by Yang-May Ooi

Do you often feel frozen with anxiety? Are the stresses of every day life bringing you down and maybe even making you ill? You are not alone. Explorer Belinda Kirk has experienced all that and champions adventure as a way to wellbeing – and a way to becoming more courageous in our every day lives. She joins Anxiety Advantage podcast host Yang-May Ooi to talk about how adventure is not just for men with beards clogged with ice but for everyone, most especially any of us struggling with anxiety. She shares her personal story of being frozen with anxiety a lot of the time as a teenager and how a Duke of Edinburgh adventure changed her life. 

Anxiety and Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone  – Belinda Kirk AXAV0203 ¦ The Anxiety Advantage [podcast] Season 02 Episode 03

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The Anxiety Advantage with Yang-May Ooi Season 02 Episode xx  ¦ Anxiety and Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone  – Belinda Kirk  ¦ AXAV0203


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I am not an expert on anxiety. I have no medical or therapy-type qualifications. I am a writer – and like many people, I have struggled with anxiety. My purpose in these podcasts is to explore with curiosity how these very human feelings affect all our lives. Views expressed by my guests are entirely their own and do not represent my views. These podcasts come out of my personal experience and perspective – and I do not claim to speak for everyone who may be living with anxiety. The content of these podcasts is for informational purposes only.  If you are affected by anything in these podcasts, please seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified professional. 



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The Anxiety Advantage is a podcast exploring how we can thrive in the age of anxiety – conceived and presented by writer and podcaster Yang-May Ooi. ¦

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Yang-May Ooi is a writer & podcaster. Her creative work includes The Flame Tree and Mindgame (novels), Bound Feet Blues (theatre & family memoir), The Anxiety Advantage and Creative Conversations (podcasts). ¦
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