Play Meets Anxiety and Depression

When battling burnout or even something as serious as anxiety or depression, constantly seeking ways to fix yourself might not be the best strategy. Taking care of yourself by having fun can help retrain your brain, improve your mental health, make you more productive and it might even help you to become an inspiration to others.

Discover comedienne and vegan cooking instructor Megan Sadd’s strategy for how to focus on joy. In her battle with depression, Megan turned down good money and set off on an adventure she calls the #30dayfunchallenge that’s been going viral. Consider this your invitation – your challenge – to join in the fun.

Join the #30dayfunchallenge!

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How the success-first mindset can be poisonous
  • The journey that led Megan to create the #30dayfunchallenge
  • That anxiety and depression don’t have to become your prison
  • How bringing fun even to the mundane chores of life can lead to bolder expressions of fun and joy
  • How documenting your commitment to start incorporating play in your life helps you move from a burned out workaholic to an inspiration to others
  • That having a supportive community – even one online – can help you keep your commitment to making change a priority
  • How when we think we’re living for others selflessly, we’re more likely living for the validation of others – but letting yourself be “selfish” by letting yourself play can make you a better person with more to give to the world
  • Read Megan’s blog post: “I Quit Using Anti-Depressants and My Life Has Never Been Better
  • Watch Charlie Hoehn’s TEDx talk, The Power of Play

Listen Now!


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  1. Linda

    What a great interview. You both were very inspiring.

    • karastewart

      Thank you, Linda!


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