Angst

Donnie Davis and Stephanie Davis

A weekly show on the topic of anxiety, hosted by two people with anxiety.

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The Ups and Downs of Social Media
Apr 22 2024
The Ups and Downs of Social Media
In this episode of Angst, hosts Donnie and Stephanie dive into the impact of social media on mental health. They engage in a candid discussion about the double-edged sword of social media—outlining its potential to either exacerbate anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues, or to foster community, support, and opportunities for learning and professional development. Through personal anecdotes, they highlight the importance of intentional use, setting boundaries, and the real-life value of enhancing offline relationships to balance out the digital onslaught of today's connected world.00:00 Welcome to Angst: Podcasting from the Bedroom01:19 Meet the Hosts: Donnie and Stephanie Davis02:16 The Healing Power of Talking About Anxiety03:11 Stephanie's ADHD Revelation05:08 Navigating Anxiety and ADHD Together08:03 The Social Media Conundrum: Navigating Its Impact12:40 The Dark Side of Social Media on Mental Health17:42 The Positive Spin: Benefits of Social Media22:16 The Overwhelm of Social Media Advice25:28 Cyberbullying: A Digital Age Dilemma27:19 Reflecting on Childhood Exclusion and the Impact of Social Media29:52 The Dark Side of Social Media: Anxiety, Depression, and More36:22 Navigating Loneliness and FOMO in the Digital Age39:15 Body Image and Self-Esteem: The Unseen Effects of Social Media42:53 Relationship Strains and Social Media: A Modern Dilemma48:32 The Pros of Social Media: Networking, Entertainment, and Education54:02 Strategies for Healthier Social Media Use and Mental Well-beingAI responses can produce inaccurate information about people, places, or facts.Write to the AIDrink some water and take a walk!www.linkedin.com/in/donniedavis3www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-davis-10x/
Imposter State of Mind
Apr 8 2024
Imposter State of Mind
In this episode of Angst the Podcast, hosts Stephanie and Donnie Davis explore the topic of impostor syndrome, a condition where individuals doubt their accomplishments and fear being exposed as a fraud. They share personal experiences, discuss signs of impostor syndrome, and explore strategies for overcoming it. The conversation touches on the importance of self-awareness, setting realistic expectations, seeking support, and reframing failure. Additionally, they emphasize the power of self-affirmation, knowing one's strengths, and cultivating self-compassion. The episode concludes with a suggestion to use impostor syndrome to one's advantage, turning fears and doubts into motivating forces for growth.00:00 Welcome Back 02:04 Diving Into Imposter Syndrome: Understanding and Personal Struggles04:31 Exploring the Depths of Imposter Syndrome: Definitions, Doubts, and Discussions19:37 Imposter Syndrome in the Workplace: Sales, Success, and Self-Doubt26:55 Imposter Syndrome Beyond Work: Relationships, Academics, and Personal Growth33:06 Discovering Your Superpower: Embracing Personal Strengths33:28 The Power of Comfort in Conversations35:07 Learning from Others: The Value of Keeping Conversations Going37:23 The Journey of Self-Acceptance and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome38:08 13 Tips for Tackling Imposter Syndrome41:35 Embracing Failure and Self-Affirmations48:25 Creating Balance and Cultivating Self-Love53:59 Navigating Relationships with Communication55:30 Cultivating Self-Compassion and Seeking Support58:26 Using Imposter Syndrome to Your Advantage01:01:50 Opening Up About Insecurities and Offering Supporthttps://www.choosingtherapy.com/imposter-syndrome-types/Drink some water and take a walk!www.linkedin.com/in/donniedavis3www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-davis-10x/
What are we worried about?
Mar 25 2024
What are we worried about?
In this episode of Angst, hosts Donnie Davis and Stephanie explore a variety of personal worries and concerns, ranging from distracted driving to the impact of worrying on health and well-being. They engage in a candid discussion about everything from the trivial worries of daily life to deeper concerns about personal growth, self-sabotage, and societal pressures. Additionally, Donnie introduces 'Operation Sexy,' a personal journey towards achieving a more fit and confident version of himself, which sparks a conversation about motivations for self-improvement and the definition of attractiveness. The episode also touches on the importance of addressing personal and family health and the societal issue of addiction. Overall, it's a mix of light-hearted banter and serious reflection on personal development and societal concerns.00:00 Welcome Back to Angst: The Podcast00:36 Engaging with Our Listeners: Follows, Reviews, and Shares01:34 The Perils of Distracted Driving02:09 Today's Topic: Worrying, Self-Sabotage, and Imposter Syndrome03:39 The Worry List: A Deep Dive into Our Anxieties09:36 Ghosts, the Dark, and Paranormal Fears13:10 Practical Worries: Fire Alarms and Donut Days16:35 Health, Hygiene, and the Hazards of Nail Salons21:23 Navigating the Complexities of Worry and Gender Differences22:14 The Emotional Labor of Women: Gifts, Family, and Monthly Struggles23:28 Understanding Each Other: Communication and Empathy in Relationships26:21 The Unique Worries of Parenthood and Personal Appearance28:06 Safety Concerns and the Importance of Being Prepared30:19 Time Management and the Quest for Downtime36:41 Operation Sexy: A Journey Towards Self-ImprovementDrink some water and take a walk!www.linkedin.com/in/donniedavis3www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-davis-10x/
Facing Anxiety: Triggers and Coping Mechanisms
Mar 6 2024
Facing Anxiety: Triggers and Coping Mechanisms
Steph and Donnie discuss the topic of anxiety triggers on this episode of Angst. They enumerate and describe various triggers such as caffeine intake, lack of sleep, unbalanced diet, medications, self neglect, work environment, social events, financial concerns, upcoming exams, messy home environment, negative self-talk, and personal triggers. They also share tips on how to identify and cope with these triggers, emphasizing the importance of speaking more positively to oneself, reducing social media intake, increasing healthy physical habits, and adopting emotional regulation tools such as deep breathing and mindfulness. The hosts also recognize the struggles of dealing with anxiety and encourage their listeners to take small steps towards healthier habits.00:00 Introduction and Podcast Kickoff00:37 Discussing Personal Style and Rent the Runway01:33 Half Marathon Experience and Reflections06:20 Transitioning to the Main Topic: Anxiety Triggers06:29 Personal Struggles with Anxiety07:16 The Impact of Diet and Self-Sabotage on Anxiety14:09 The Role of Medications in Anxiety23:34 Work Environment and Anxiety26:33 Health Issues and Anxiety27:16 Social Events and Anxiety28:01 The World's Largest Cookie Exchange: A Personal Nightmare29:17 The Cookie Exchange: A Deep Dive into the Risks31:25 Revisiting the Cookie Exchange: A Potential Reconciliation32:23 Anxiety Triggers: Conflict and Public Speaking33:02 The Impact of Conflict Resolution in Childhood34:39 The Struggles of Public Speaking39:18 The Role of Environment and Self-Talk in Anxiety53:01 The Power of Positive Self-TalkDrink some water and take a walk!www.linkedin.com/in/donniedavis3www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-davis-10x/
Understanding and Overcoming People-pleasing Tendencies
Feb 26 2024
Understanding and Overcoming People-pleasing Tendencies
This week, Donnie and Stephanie discuss the characteristics, causes, and implications of people-pleasing, a behavior often linked with anxiety and low self-esteem. The conversation covers the 14 signs of being a people-pleaser, and potential causes like trauma, co-occurring personality disorders, fear of conflict, and low self-esteem. The hosts emphasize the importance of learning to say 'no', setting boundaries, self-care and seeking professional help when required. Notably, they reveal that women are more likely to become people-pleasers, stemming from societal pressures to be nice, nurturing, and self-sacrificial.Link to the referenced article:https://www.choosingtherapy.com/people-pleaser/00:00 Introduction and Social Media Engagement01:13 Podcast Production Challenges and Solutions02:02 Journey of Half Marathon Training02:36 The Emotional Impact of Long Distance Running03:13 The Excitement and Anxiety of Race Day04:33 Reflections on Personal Growth and Achievements06:29 The Struggles of Being a People Pleaser30:38 The Pitfalls of People Pleasing31:05 The Impact of Low Self-Esteem31:51 The Power of Self-Love32:21 The Importance of Self-Talk35:05 The Dangers of Always Agreeing36:23 The Fear of Being Selfish39:18 The Struggle with Overcommitment40:49 The Pressure to Be Nice All the Time45:26 The Consequences of Being Taken Advantage Of48:04 The Challenges Women Face53:43 The Importance of Setting Boundaries57:18 The Need for Professional Help58:31 Conclusion: The Importance of Self-Love and BoundariesDrink some water and take a walk!www.linkedin.com/in/donniedavis3www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-davis-10x/
Navigating Social Life as an Introvert
Feb 19 2024
Navigating Social Life as an Introvert
Navigating Introvert Hangovers: Donnie and Stephanie discuss a seldom-discussed concept known as 'introvert hangovers.' These are periods of mental and physical exhaustion that introverts experience after spending prolonged periods in social settings. The hosts offer strategies on how to cope with such situations, emphasizing undertakings like spending time alone, practicing physical and emotional self-care, setting time limits for social interactions, and learning to tactfully decline unnecessary social events. They encourage listeners to embrace their introverted qualities and not to force themselves into social contexts that may lead to burnout. An important theme highlighted is the need for understanding and support from friends and family in helping introverts navigate their periods of 'hangover.'00:00 Introduction and Welcome Back00:51 The Shania Twain T-Shirt Story03:09 The Overpriced Coffee Incident06:26 The Introvert Hangover Explained12:45 Personal Experiences with Introvert Hangovers19:23 Signs of an Introvert Hangover21:47 Tips for Managing an Introvert Hangover22:43 The Struggles of Weekly Video Production22:55 The Unexpected Backup: Using Phone Video23:17 15 Tips for Coping with Introvert Burnout23:42 The Importance of Alone Time and Self Care24:28 The Challenge of Emotional Self Care25:07 The Power of Quiet and Journaling25:51 The Debate on Physical Activities and Hobbies27:06 The Role of Meditation and TV Time30:02 The Art of Saying No and Setting Boundaries38:05 The Importance of Understanding and Space for Introverts40:55 Final Thoughts on Introvert HangoversDrink some water and take a walk!www.linkedin.com/in/donniedavis3www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-davis-10x/
The Intersection of Career, Control, and Personal Growth: Chuck Yates' Perspective
Feb 5 2024
The Intersection of Career, Control, and Personal Growth: Chuck Yates' Perspective
Confronting Anxiety with Chuck Yates on AngstIn this episode of Angst, hosts Donnie Davis and Stephanie Davis engage in a heartfelt conversation with their guest, former Kane Anderson partner and prominent figure in the energy industry, Chuck Yates. Chuck discusses his journey from a high-achieving professional known for his work ethics to a podcaster renowned for his humor, authenticity, and vulnerability on topics like anxiety, stress, mental health, and job layoffs. He shares his views about the illusion of control and its impact on anxiety, reflecting on his transition from being a 'prominent businessman' to embracing a multi-faceted life post-job loss. Chuck also opens up about the significance of 'shame hates words,' reflecting on the power of open communication in combating shame and anxiety. In addition, he details the Youth Development Center's impactful work and his plans with Digital Wildcatters regarding AI-driven search engine solutions for the energy industry.00:00 Introduction and Guest Presentation00:33 Discussing Nicknames and Micro-Celebrity Status00:54 Reflecting on Past Conversations and Life Advice01:20 Exploring the Concept of Four Marriages in Life02:57 Understanding Life Transitions and Autobiography05:06 Discussing the Seven Year Cycle and Life Changes07:26 Exploring the Illusion of Control and Anxiety09:57 Reflecting on Personal Experiences with Anxiety22:26 Discussing the Impact of Shame and the Power of Words25:06 Personal Stories and Encounters with Strangers28:53 Meeting Chuck Yates and First Impressions30:04 The Genuine, Kind, and Generous Chuck Yates30:33 The Importance of Sharing and Community31:44 The Retreat: A Safe Space for Sharing and Support32:17 The Unexpected Turn of Chuck's Podcast37:45 The Impact of Job Loss and the Freedom it Brings38:15 The Importance of Work-Life Balance and Personal Fulfillment38:37 The Role of Digital Wildcatters and the Future of Energy42:35 The Value of Time Off and Family Engagement56:44 The Youth Development Center: Making a Difference in Houston59:50 Wrapping Up: Looking Forward to Future EndeavorsDrink some water and take a walk!www.linkedin.com/in/donniedavis3www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-davis-10x/
Overcoming the Struggles: A Candid Journey with Jeremy Funk
Jan 22 2024
Overcoming the Struggles: A Candid Journey with Jeremy Funk
Combating Anxiety, Advocating Authenticity, and Driving Success with Jeremy FunkThis enlightening episode welcomes Jeremy Funk, owner of Funk Futures and the host of 'What the Funk' podcast, as he openly discusses his experiences with anxiety and substance addiction. He reflects on how his Jewish heritage and personal relationships influenced his perspectives on money and societal success. He walks through his rehabilitation journey and its transformative impact, particularly his experience at the Hoffman Institute. Shifting focus, Jeremy introduces Funk Futures, his company dedicated to sales recruiting and digital content marketing, emphasizing the company's core values of mindfulness, gratitude, and authenticity. The episode wraps up with Jeremy's heartfelt acknowledgment of the hosts' personal growth and his joy in helping others find their authentic selves and career freedom.00:00 Introduction and Guest Arrival00:42 Getting to Know Jeremy Funk01:14 Jeremy's Personal Life and Friendship05:05 Jeremy's Childhood and Family Background08:10 Jeremy's Jewish Identity and Experiences10:42 Jeremy's College Life and Early Career16:50 Jeremy's Perspective on Wealth and Success23:34 Jeremy's Struggles with Anxiety and Addiction41:39 Journey to Rehab: A New Perspective42:37 The Power of Therapy: EMDR Explained44:53 The Impact of Sobriety on Relationships46:49 The Struggles and Triumphs of Sobriety01:01:12 The Hoffman Institute: A Journey of Self-Discovery01:12:40 The Power of Mindfulness and Authenticity in BusinessDrink some water and take a walk!www.linkedin.com/in/donniedavis3www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-davis-10x/
Protect your Energy
Jan 15 2024
Protect your Energy
Season Two Premiere: The Importance of Protecting Your EnergyDonnie and Steph kick off season two talking about their experiences and developments through their hiatus, new plans for the show, improved recording techniques, and call for a camera sponsor. Similarly, they share their recent trip to Broken Bow, Oklahoma, which turned out to be a disappointing experience due to a misalignment in energy and vibe. The deep dive in this episode is about the importance of protecting one's energy, offering personal examples from their life as illustrations. They emphasize making choices that honor personal energy and well-being, sharing their philosophy of prioritizing personal peace and emotional health over social obligations.00:00 Welcome Back to Season Two00:37 Discussing Anxiety and Personal Growth01:32 Technical Challenges and Seeking a Camera Sponsor05:42 Exciting Guest Lineup for the New Season07:05 Career Updates and New Beginnings10:35 The Power of Cold Plunging14:24 Protecting Your Energy: An In-depth Discussion17:54 The Importance of Environment and Vibes19:32 The Excitement Before the Trip20:02 Arriving at the Destination20:14 First Impressions and Discomfort20:47 The Quest for Bucky's Nuts21:35 The Unsettling Town Vibes24:29 The Decision to Leave Early25:22 The Unexpected Turnaround27:29 The Final Verdict and Departure29:23 The Importance of Protecting Your Energy30:41 The Power of Choice36:06 Conclusion and ReflectionsDrink some water and take a walk!www.linkedin.com/in/donniedavis3www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-davis-10x/
Love, Laughter and Life: A Christmas Special
Dec 18 2023
Love, Laughter and Life: A Christmas Special
Reflecting on the Holiday Season and Looking Forward to the New YearHosts Stephanie and Donnie are discussing their personal happenings and a particular emphasis on the impact of 'cold plunging'. They continue to outline how the practice has done wonders for their creativity and focus. The duo also brings up their experiences with the holiday season, talking about the stress that often accompanies it and the importance of making it a point to enjoy the holidays rather than feeling pressured to meet unrealistic expectations. They express gratitude for their audience as they wrap up the episode and the year, addressing the podcast's journey in 2023 and their anticipation of the upcoming year.00:03 Reunion and Catching Up00:36 Addressing the Elephant in the Room01:14 Observations and Anecdotes02:08 Video Recording and Listener Love02:37 Reflecting on the Episode with Sable04:15 The Show's Purpose and Accessibility04:58 Future Plans and Guest Suggestions05:18 Holiday Season and Show Break Announcement08:00 New Job Announcement and Unemployment Experience09:03 Cold Plunge Experience and Benefits16:57 Cold Plunging: A Trend or a Lifestyle?18:22 Building Your Own Cold Plunge: A DIY Guide18:55 The Fear of Deep Freezers: A Safety Discussion20:08 Embracing Self-Love and Acceptance20:26 Exploring Somatic Breathwork Sessions21:16 The Unspoken Responsibilities in a Relationship25:35 The Art of Gift Giving: A Personal Touch25:53 Reclaiming Your Holidays: A Guide to Stress-Free Celebrations31:52 Reflecting on the Podcast Journey: A Year in ReviewDrink some water and take a walk!www.linkedin.com/in/donniedavis3www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-davis-10x/