9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Anxiety Guy

So I ran through a few emails last night, and a few people who have gained some interest in The Anxiety Guy ‘mission’ as I like to call it would like to know a little bit more about the man behind all the cool posts on anxiety disorders. So I decided to put together a few of my absolute favourite things to do (post anxiety disorder of course) and share them with you, the very people who are my inspiration behind the mission of helping people deal with anxiety naturally. So let’s do this!

9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Anxiety Guy:

1) I Love To Consume Very Large Amounts Of Sushi With My Baby Boy Any time, Any Place

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2) I Love Traveling The Globe and Make Funny Faces In Pictures Because They Still Make Me Uncomfortable

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3) I Can’t Go More Then 2 Days Without Watching Another Episode Of Covert Affairs

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4) There’s Nothing I Enjoy More Then When Things Go Bang In The Sky!

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5) I Start Every Morning Of My Day With A Power Mix Of Apple, Ginger, Beet And Carrot Juice



6) My Abolute Favourite Snack In The Whole Wide World Is Salted Seaweed Strips

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7) My Absolute Favourite Snack In The Whole Wide World THAT I CAN’T EAT Is Bacon ):

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8) In My Spare Time I LOOOOVE Making Strange And Interesting Cake Designs (yes, that’s supposed to be a minon from Despicable Me)

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9) Finally, I love Bringing The Child In Me Out To Play As Much As I Can Each And Every Day (my fiancee on the left)

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So there you have it, a few quick and quirky facts about how I go about my days. This list of 9 things actually gave me some real nice insight into what kind of a person I used to be, and who i’ve become and I definitely recommend you do the same. See if you can put a list of 9 things you enjoy doing more then anything together, and see if you’re being true to yourself and doing those things on a daily basis. I hope you enjoyed the ‘getting to know The Anxiety Guy’ a little better post, and I welcome all your comments and questions in the section below. 

Have an inspired Wednesday everyone.


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An Inspirational Sunday Selfie

“One day you will look back at this life you are living wrapped up in fear, and say thanks to the universe for putting me  through that. The experiences and tools you will have gained from ending your anxiety disorder will build your character, and your belief to new heights you never imagined”

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Have an excellent Sunday everyone.

The Wake Up Call That Was Robin Williams Death

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What a sad sad tragedy…

Strange thing was that we who dedicate our lives to learning more and trying to help others through depression and mental health, are not too surprised by the tragic news of Robin Williams Death.


Simply because there are two types of people that suffer from chronic depression, those who seek attention from others and those are serious about it. This doesn’t mean that one type is more serious then the other though, both types of people require immediate attention and a solid knowledgable support group.

Boy did he hide it well though…

Whether he was making others laugh wildly or making others shed a tear through an emotional moment in his movies, this was Robin Williams escape. For brief moments throughout the day severe depression stayed clear for him, but it was in those moments off screen that begs the question?

Could Robin Williams suicide have been avoided?

When someone as iconic as Robin Williams passes, the questions start flowing. But the biggest question for me as someone who is passionate about helping others with this epidemic is could this have been avoided? He had all the money in the world and had depression treatment options that most of us wouldn’t be able to afford, he had access to all the latest and greatest anti-depressant and depression therapies if he needed. Depression is a worldwide phenomenon, and people are making bizzilions of dollars from keeping others depressed. I believe there is no one walking this planet who has not gone through a dose of depression at least once in his or her lifetime.

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My take on this tragic event is yes, it could have been avoided. Call me crazy but the bottom line is this: We as a society need to increase our knowledge on the significant differences between myths, and reality concerning depression in all it’s aspects. Many people truly believe that depression is incurable, yet there are inspirational people who walk this earth such as an Anthony Robbins who has been faced with hundreds of clients on the brink of suicide due to severe depression, and I’m told has never lost even one. Depressed individuals are extremely sensitive, and don’t need to be reminded of how rosy the world is.

A depressed state of mind affects all areas of life and can be a living hell, I would know after many years of dealing with depression myself. But the mind needs a focus, a target. Without a clear focus the mind wanders and this is where goals come into play. Achieving a goal gives a person a sense of self-esteem, and a deep feeling of satisfaction.

Feeling good because we have done something creditworthy is a fantastic medicine

The feeling elevates our minds, it fills us with joy and vigor. When we feel those good feelings about ourselves and become reassured about our capabilities, it removes negativities from our minds. This helps the fight against depression to a great extent. Let’s always remember that one of the biggest causes of depression is lowered self-respect. The depressed individual thinks of himself or herself as useless. But when the same person begins to set goals for him or herself and begins achieving them, that sense of lowered self-respect goes away.

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My personal favourite.

This paves the way for a rise in self-esteem

I can’t tell you how important this can be in the fight against depression, it won’t bring back Robin Williams but a massive loss can have different meanings attached to it. We all can learn more, and do more for people who are currently dealing with depression. We can help them set small goals (because setting high goals and not reaching them only makes the depressed indiviual feel worse). We can read the goals they’ve set with them from time to time, we can go over them and plan and implement strategies to achieving those small goals.

There is much we can do still, let’s not brush this issue aside. Let’s understand that we lost a great man in Robin Williams, someone I truly looked up to growing up. But the true loss will come if we don’t learn from the lessons of his death.


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Change Starts With Acceptance

As you can see through the new look of  The Anxiety Guy blog, i’m a firm believer that anxiety is simply driven by fear. Fear of a feeling, fear of a situation or maybe even fear of a person. The lists of fears can go on forever, and the potential danger of where that fear can take us is what keeps the anxiety and panic within us alive and well. In the end, there is no instant cure, there is no anxiety medication that can take your fears away. But remember:

Fear Is Learned

As easy as fear is learned, it can also be unlearned. But everything starts with acceptance. Once you’ve accepted that all power is from within, and is therefore under your own control you can begin your natural journey back from panic and anxiety. Secondly you need to begin getting knowledgable about your condition, become an expert at how panic attacks work, how your brain functions, how your body changes when adrenaline comes into play and so on. Knowledge is power, and with knowledge comes great confidence.

Believe in yourself, and believe in the message brought to you here…



Once You Grasp This Idea, Everything Changes…


It took me a while to realize that I did have a choice. A choice of how I reacted to the paralyzing fearful and anxious thoughts that were sprinting from one to another in my head. To gain power back from your panic and anxiety cycle you made need to step into a world of the unkwnown for the time being, this world is anything but familiar. But with unfamiliarity new doors will open up for you, and through this process confidence is boosted and anxiety is lessened.