Is Anxiety More Prevalent in Males?
This week, Morgan chats with Mental Health Advocate and Anxiety Expert, Mark Metry on the topic of social anxiety. Mark is a Forbes featured TEDX speaker, a global top 10 podcast host of the Social Anxiety Society and a best selling author of Screw Being Shy, but there was once a time where he couldn't even make eye contact with people due to suffering from immense social anxiety.
In this enlightening talk, Mark goes in depth about growing up in the inner city as a first generation immigrant and how racial bullying in school affected his self esteem and began making him closed off to the world. After spending years being overweight and depressed, he went on a self healing journey with the help of psychotherapy, gratitude, healthy habits and developing hobbies such as writing and podcasting. Morgan and Mark discuss the how social anxiety affects your mind and body in cognitive distortions and how it hijacks your entire nervous system, but how diet and lifestyle changes can set the foundation for long term results in a positive direction.