Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at NYU, studies the (surprisingly) positive effects anxiety can have on our health when we learn how to manage it. Dr. Suzuki shares tools from her latest book, “Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion,” that can help you reframe your anxiety, counterbalance fear-based thinking, and tap into a deep sense of compassion for others.
Most people say, “I want to get rid of all the stress in my life” or “I don’t want any anxiety in my life.” But, as Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki explains, we all need good anxiety. Anxiety is the fire that drives us forward.
As the Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, Dr. Suzuki is known for her research on our ability to form and retain new long-term memories, but after experiencing her own issues around anxiety and weight gain, she changed course. Now she studies the connection between anxiety and aerobic exercise and its positive impact on our memory and cognitive abilities. The tools she shares from her books, “Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion” and “Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain & Do Everything Better,” are incredibly impactful and easy to implement.
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