Being Well Podcast: Dealing with Criticism, Anxiety, and Dysfunctional Family Systems: July Mailbag
July 17, 2023

On this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Forrest and Dr. Rick open up the mailbag and answer questions from listeners. They explore how we can thoughtfully take the input of other people, identify and meet our needs, deal with anxiety and the fear of failure, and approach a conversation about drug use with teenagers.

You’ll also learn strategies for reducing nighttime sleep anxiety, creating healthy boundaries, dealing with temperamental differences in a relationship, and finding peace and connection as a single person.

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Key Topics:

0:00: Introduction

1:35: How do you approach processing others’ observations? How can we be both accepting and discerning?

11:35: How do families tend to change over time? How can we maintain connection?

23:40: How do you approach navigating a fear of punishment?

33:15: How can we help teens navigate curiosity and peer pressure related to drugs, including psychedelics?

45:15: How do you manage anxious thoughts that come up before sleep?

48:00: How do you cultivate a sense that it’s good to set and maintain healthy boundaries?

51:10: How can you encourage behavioral changes in someone while respecting their experience and tendencies?

56:40: How can you be at peace with being on my own in a world full of couples and relationships?

1:00:40: Recap

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