How to Build a Non-Anxious Life with Dr. John Delony

This week's episode centers around Dr. John Delony's new book "Building a Non-Anxious Life." John shares his personal struggles with anxiety and the realization that writing the book necessitated changing his life to align with its teachings.

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In this book, he outlines a roadmap to a non-anxious life, emphasizing daily choices like choosing reality, connection, freedom, mindfulness, health, healing, and belief. These choices are likened to spokes on a wheel, helping to address the root causes of anxiety.

We also discuss the importance of struggle and hardships in personal growth, the concept of belief beyond self-centeredness, and the societal shift towards seeking information over action.

Dr. John Delony is a bestselling author, mental health expert and host of The Dr. John Delony Show. John has two PhDs and over two decades of experience in counseling, crisis response and higher education. He is the author of the bestselling books Own Your Past, Change Your Future and Redefining Anxiety. His new book, Building a Non-Anxious Life, was released in October 2023. John has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Today and has been featured in the Real Simple and Fast Company magazines as well as HuffPost. He has also been a guest on The Minimalist Podcast, The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast and the Mind Pump Podcast. John’s goal is to help people navigate tough decisions, improve their relationships, and believe they’re worth being well. Follow John on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and Twitter.

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This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. I know there are a lot of uncertainties happening in the world right now. And when it comes to worrying about the future or even dwelling too long in the past, it can take a toll on your present day. It can affect your relationships, your work, your health habits and it can be a good idea to talk with a counselor to sort through your thoughts, feelings and actions. And if you’re thinking now is the time to get started with therapy, consider BetterHelp. BetterHelp provides affordable, private online counseling and will match you with a professional, licensed therapist.

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