Episode 78

Ask The Doctor: Stress Edition—Exactly How to Identify and Eliminate Stress In Your Life with Dr. Samantha Boardman

Get instant and long-lasting stress-relief.

Today is all about STRESS. My guest today is Dr. Samantha Boardman, who did her undergrad at Harvard before getting her MD Cornell and going back for a masters in Applied Positive Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She now has a thriving psychiatry practice in New York City and a brand new book called Everyday Vitality: Turning Stress into Strength, which is available wherever books are sold.

I wanted this to be the most comprehensive, helpful episode on stress ever. On this episode, we talk about:

  • What stress is, and how to know if that’s what you’re feeling
  • The 2 most science-backed ways to actually feel restored and relaxed in your off time
  • How to actually figure out what your values are—and adjust your life to live by them
  • Exactly what to do in real-life stressful situations, like working a job that you hate or having a chronic illness
  • Science backed ways to deal with stress RIGHT now, in less than 5 minutes
  • The best type of workout for stress
  • The daily practices we should all incorporate to keep stress levels low
  • How to stop doom scrolling and develop a less stressful relationship with the news
  • How to become comfortable with uncertainty
  • The 5-second antidote to jealousy
  • An easy mindset shift to feel way calmer about politics and eco-anxiety
  • How stress can impact weight gain, and how to mitigate that
  • How to deal with stress caused by family relationships and boundary issues
  • How to help family members who are stressed
  • How to make your gratitude practice 100x more effective
  • The one stress-relieving practice we should all be doing daily—but aren’t

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the episode, so tag me (@lizmoody) and Dr. Boardman (@positive_prescription) with anything you’re learning, feeling, or thinking! Enjoy!!

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