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“Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions—not outside.” —Marcus Aurelius. Social anxiety disorder or severe shyness can be overcome with exposure therapy. This means placing yourself in performance and social situations. People with social anxiety, will fear/ dread these situations and/or completely avoid them. Avoidance isn’t an effective strategy in reducing anxiety in the long-term. Exposure training is usually done with… Read More

“I think some people have the burden of intelligence” Joe Rogan is a UFC commentator, comedian, podcaster and holds a bunch of other successful titles that come with being a celebrity. Portraying intelligence as a burden seems counter-intuitive. Generally, everybody wants to consider themselves intelligent in some form. One might ponder, what’s so bad about intelligence? Why wouldn’t I feel better about getting a higher score on my SAT? Yet there is… Read More

Comedians Bring Humour to Anxiety Comedians are modern-day philosophers. A line of work, revolving around controversy. Because they go up on stage in front of audiences. We view them as earthly superhero. Immune to feeling anxiety. Fortunately for humanity, they’re as relatable as they come. In particular, feelings of anxiety. 1.) Dave Chappelle keeps Sane in a Normal World First up is Dave Chappelle. He speaks on social anxiety. And the act… Read More

Andrew Schulz is a writer, entrepreneur, and a stand-up comedian approaching stardom. His brutal, yet logical approach to tough topics, gives life lesson for audiences to learn from. While pushing them into fits of laughter. 1.) Speaking out In public can be scary, yet rewarding “As a comedian, I am at the low spectrum of brave” – Andrew Schulz Near the beginning of the Ted-Talk Andrew Schulz sets the tone of how… Read More

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