Pressure to perform perfectly can come from many places—society, the people around us and, very often, from inside ourselves. Perfectionism can add to our anxiety and stress. It can keep us from trying new things for fear of failure. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks with Sharon Martin, a San Francisco Bay-area counselor and author of the Happily Imperfect blog and The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism. They share insights into how perfectionism holds us back and offer strategies to help you overcome perfectionist behaviors and bring your life into balance.
Can mindfulness help your marriage? In this episode of Woman Worriers Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Susan Piver, meditation teacher and author of The Four Noble Truths of Love, about the Buddhist perspective on relationships.
Exploring your story can help you put the past in a new perspective. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush shares her story of sexual abuse and talks about how telling it helped her heal.
If you have ever wondered whether you have a story inside you, this episode of “Woman Worriers” is for you. Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Marisa Goudy, a writer and writing coach, about helping women find their voices and the healing power of writing.
If you’ve ever wondered whether you might be an introvert, this episode of “Woman Worriers” is for you. Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Nicole Burgess, LMFT, an empowerment mentor for introverted women, about what it means to be an introvert, how anxiety impacts you if you are introverted, and how introverted women can take care of themselves.
If dieting leaves you discouraged—maybe even a little depressed—this episode of Woman Worriers will give you hope. Host Elizabeth Cush talks with Jenna Hollenstein, a nutrition therapist, about the damage that the “diet culture” has done and how mindful eating can help us get in touch with the wisdom of our bodies.
In the midst of the holiday season — and all the activities and emotions that entails — give yourself the gift of being in the present moment. Elizabeth Cush, host of Woman Worriers, offers a mindfulness exercise to help you feel more grounded.
The holidays are upon us — and for many they bring anxiety or sadness. Even if you love the holidays, you can feel overwhelmed. Elizabeth Cush, host of Woman Worriers, offers tips for taking care of yourself during this often stressful season.
Many women struggle emotionally after the birth of a child. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Kat Kaeni, a psychologist from Claremont, Calif., who specializes in maternal mental health, about postpartum mood disorders and how to get help for the anxiety or depression.
Women aren’t the only worriers. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Dr. Ellis Edmunds, a clinical psychologist who often treats men with anxiety, about how practicing mindfulness can help you enrich and grow your relationships.
In times of stress, how great would it be to retreat to a place where you feel where you feel calm? Elizabeth Cush, host of Woman Worriers, offers a guided imagery meditation to help you create that safe space.
Will life really be harder for me after #MeToo? In this episode of “Woman Worriers,” Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Robert Cox, of Life Recovery Consulting, about how the white patriarchal response to women’s accusations of abuse and sexual assault is impacting survivors and victims — and what needs to change.
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, intimate partner violence affects more than 12 million people in the United States every year. In recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Woman Worriers host Elizabeth Cush interviews Rae Leonard, of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Abuse and Domestic Violence Program, about resources for victims of domestic abuse.
Recent headlines have raised many questions about sexual assault reporting. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush explores why more women don’t come forward immediately — if at all — when they are sexually assaulted.
Sometimes motherhood can feel overwhelming. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Elizabeth Bonet, a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety and perinatal mood disorders, about new moms, anxiety and depression — and how hypnosis can help.
Have you been trying to conquer your fear and anxiety? Maybe it’s time to stop. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Kristen Ulmer, a former extreme skier who is now a master facilitator, fear specialist and author of The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead.
If you’re always in tune with the vibe around you, and often overwhelmed by it, your brain may be wired differently. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews April Snow, a psychotherapist, about what it’s like to be a highly sensitive person (HSP) and how HSPs can manage the anxiety and overwhelm that come hand in hand with the trait.
If you’ve ever wondered how those other mothers seem to keep it all together, this week’s episode of the Woman Worriers podcast is for you. Host Elizabeth Cush interviews Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, a parent coach and author of Shame-proof Parenting: Find your unique parenting voice, feel empowered, and raise whole, healthy children.
Relationship skills don’t always come naturally. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Rebecca Wong, LCSW, a relationship therapist, about relationships, intimacy, anxiety, building healthy boundaries, communicating effectively, bringing mindfulness into the moment and more.