Ep.1 Why I Eat Ice Cream When Feeling Anxious or Sad

In this episode I discuss the definition of buffering and how it can affect us when we feel overwhelmed or anxious. I talk about how even seemingly positive actions, like working or exercising, can be buffering. I explain how the first step is always awareness.  We dive into how our primitive brain knows how to push our buttons and the difference between our primitive brain and our prefrontal cortex. We talk about the definition of an urge, why we have so many of them and how to deal with them. I also discuss why giving into these urges makes it worse for the next time the urge arises.