The RadioDana Diaries

Diary Entry #2: Stress, The Numbers 4, 8 and 7, and My Anxiety House....

January 17, 2020 Dana Wright KMBZ Season 1 Episode 2
The RadioDana Diaries
Diary Entry #2: Stress, The Numbers 4, 8 and 7, and My Anxiety House....
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The RadioDana Diaries
Diary Entry #2: Stress, The Numbers 4, 8 and 7, and My Anxiety House....
Jan 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Dana Wright KMBZ

Hi friends! I have been very open the last few years about my anxiety issues. I am so excited about this week's edition of "The RadioDana Diaries" because I get to introduce you to a local therapist who has helped me tremendously. I first met Maribeth Blunt-Olson over a year ago after my oldest child, my son, left for college and took my right arm with him. I actually felt like a part of me was missing. I couldn't get out of bed. I couldn't stop crying. I was 24/7 CERTAIN, something TERRIBLE was happening. Or going to happen. Or had already happened and I just didn't KNOW it yet because the phone wasn't ringing. Make no mistake, I was born with anxiety. It has always been there, as long as I can remember. When I was a child, I didn't know what it was or what to call it. As I grew older, I learned to recognize it when it came knocking, and I gave it a name: It's a volcano. A sneaky little asshole volcano. When my son left, it unleashed an amygdala explosion that covered me and everyone around me. It was the first time in my life that I knew I needed to talk to someone. Enter Maribeth Blunt-Olson. She has an MBA AND a Masters in Counseling. I remember asking her, "can you get rid of this? Can we blow up the volcano? Can we hide it before my husband loses his mind, too?"

Here's what I know today. Maribeth couldn't kill the volcano- but she's helped me quiet it down. She introduced me to the numbers four and eight and seven, which you'll hear about in this podcast. She listened to my stories about my Anxiety Volcano and introduced me to something better called, "My Anxiety House." It was so helpful, I booked her to speak with a local mother/daughter organization I'm involved in. To this DAY, women will text me and say, "Hey, remind me how I track down the woman who drew that house?" Thank you for your continued support of the Diaries, which is another outlet to help keep my anxiety at bay.  It's still there - but it's further in the distance. Life is GOOD. Everyone is healthy. I have a family and a career that I love.  And I am so glad that you are here!

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Hi friends! I have been very open the last few years about my anxiety issues. I am so excited about this week's edition of "The RadioDana Diaries" because I get to introduce you to a local therapist who has helped me tremendously. I first met Maribeth Blunt-Olson over a year ago after my oldest child, my son, left for college and took my right arm with him. I actually felt like a part of me was missing. I couldn't get out of bed. I couldn't stop crying. I was 24/7 CERTAIN, something TERRIBLE was happening. Or going to happen. Or had already happened and I just didn't KNOW it yet because the phone wasn't ringing. Make no mistake, I was born with anxiety. It has always been there, as long as I can remember. When I was a child, I didn't know what it was or what to call it. As I grew older, I learned to recognize it when it came knocking, and I gave it a name: It's a volcano. A sneaky little asshole volcano. When my son left, it unleashed an amygdala explosion that covered me and everyone around me. It was the first time in my life that I knew I needed to talk to someone. Enter Maribeth Blunt-Olson. She has an MBA AND a Masters in Counseling. I remember asking her, "can you get rid of this? Can we blow up the volcano? Can we hide it before my husband loses his mind, too?"

Here's what I know today. Maribeth couldn't kill the volcano- but she's helped me quiet it down. She introduced me to the numbers four and eight and seven, which you'll hear about in this podcast. She listened to my stories about my Anxiety Volcano and introduced me to something better called, "My Anxiety House." It was so helpful, I booked her to speak with a local mother/daughter organization I'm involved in. To this DAY, women will text me and say, "Hey, remind me how I track down the woman who drew that house?" Thank you for your continued support of the Diaries, which is another outlet to help keep my anxiety at bay.  It's still there - but it's further in the distance. Life is GOOD. Everyone is healthy. I have a family and a career that I love.  And I am so glad that you are here!