The Anxiety Advantage Season 01 Episode 01 - To Be Anxious is To Be Human artwork - podcast by Yang-May Ooi

Fear can feel overwhelming. Anxiety can cripple us. When we are afraid, we can lash out and behave in horrible ways. When we are anxious, we can feel paralyzed. Our thoughts go round and round in our heads. We are tense, on edge. 

But can we let go of the fear that is destructive – and instead, harness its energy – or use the stillness that anxiety gives us – so that we can thrive in the face of fear, uncertainty and doubt? Is it possible to transform anxiety for good?

Writer and podcaster, Yang-May Ooi, talks about the mission of The Anxiety Advantage podcast – to explore how we can thrive in an age of anxiety. 

To Be Anxious is To Be Human – Yang-May Ooi AXAV0101 ¦ The Anxiety Advantage [podcast] Season 01 Episode 01 

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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 and multimedia project exploring how we can thrive in the age of anxiety – conceived and presented by writer and podcaster Yang-May Ooi. ¦

Author: Yang-May Ooi

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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