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The path to success in golf has many roads to the finished product. At the professional level, the toolbox is full of a variety weapons; Analytics, strokes gained stats, technology, launch monitors, nutrition, fitness, psychology and more mold golfers into ultimate golfing machines. Veteran golf broadcaster Will Haskett tackles them all, plus their impact on fantasy sports, wagering, rankings and history.
 
Welcome to the Anxiety Road Podcast, the involuntary journey finding treatment options for people that have anxiety or panic attacks and related disorders. This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in the podcast is intended to be a substitute for medical or mental health treatment.
 
We explore what it is to be a man without dogmas, outside of hegemony, outside of media driven ideas of what it is to be a man. Instead of starting with an idea of what it is to be a man, such as men are from mars, or men are at their essence warriors and gladiators, or rely on trite platitudes, The Inner Dimensional Man podcast aims to discuss deeply personal and authentic ideas through dialogue. Rather than rely on simplistic definitions of manhood to box us in, The Inner Dimensional Man m ...
 
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Of all of the modern advancements in the game of golf, especially at the professional level, the acceptance of and investment in physical training has been a major part of the revolution. Naysayers on the PGA Tour are being passed by stronger, fitter and healthier peers. Aging players are getting longer and staying stronger. Why? Because of the wor…
 
An iceberg belief is a self-limited thought. And one of the strange things about it is that some of those self-limiting thoughts can come from your family, broadcast and social media or your culture. Anxiety and anxiety symptoms can amp up or bring to the surface some of those embedded thoughts. Those thoughts can pop up as you watch a video. A car…
 
Still in vacation mode but have plenty to talk about. Part of today's episode deals with digital and health literacy. Well, truthfully I try to sneak it in whenever I can. Digital Literacy is "is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technic…
 
Golf's major season is jammed packed, and the winners are living up to the hype. Fresh off the heels of not one, but two US Open championships, Golf/NBC analyst Paige Mackenzie joins the pod to break it all down. What wins by Jon Rahm and Yuka Saso mean to the sport. Is a traditional USGA setup the way to identify a champion? How does all of the da…
 
So many people do not accept that athletes and entertainers are real people with issues. Being an athlete or rich person does not exempt you from being human. You have to deal with like depression, anxiety or being an introvert being in the public realm. Broke or rich, having an anxiety disorder is rough. Depression is also no joke. But both are tr…
 
Golf has been changed by Phil Mickelson winning the PGA Championship at the age of 50. How? It has offered us a way to study his path, his process, and connect with his success to bring good golf to our games. Who better to discuss this trailblazing win than another trailblazer. Suzy Whaley is an accomplished player and coach, and - as the first wo…
 
In this episode, a quick look at what is self-calming and self-medication. Words are tricky. In this context, I’m speaking about a psychological concept of self-medication to seek relief from emotional or mental health symptoms. There is another meaning of the term about the necessity of self-treatment when you do not have access or can't afford he…
 
The short answer is no. It is a medical condition. It can be treated 99.5 times out of a 100. But many people do not know that they have an anxiety disorder or seek treatment. Some of the reasons for this is what they are being told in certain houses of faith. The good news is that is slowly changing. More faith based institutions are working with …
 
With the PGA Championship here, all eyes are on Kiawah. Who has the best chance at winning? How does one tournament in 2012 inform course fit and history? Who has the best value? How do you merge European Tour stars into the field? All of these are discussed with the Courchene brothers of Data Golf. They lend their expertise and also share some of …
 
Medication is one, but not the only treatment option when it comes to anxiety. In this episode, a description of what Benzodiazepines Medication are, some of the names and resources to check out. In housekeeping news, thank you all that have stuck with me. I found out that the new software and microphone I was using had a distortion. I couldn't hea…
 
How golfers could learn from... axe throwing??? Golf is a repetitive sport. Trying to repeat the same motion, in the same manner. The same golf swing must battle doubt, nerves and failure. Understanding and overcoming those is a major key to success. The same can be said in the very new sport of axe throwing. Ryan Smit picked up an axe in early 201…
 
In the episode, I mentioned that your symptoms are not the enemy. They ain’t your friend either. Symptoms are a way for your brain and body to communicate with you. Your symptoms do not use words. They do not do that noun conjunction verb. They are good at telling you there is a problem. They are lousy at telling you why there is a problem. They tr…
 
Golf on the PGA Tour is not the only place where you will find players and coaches unearthing every morsel of data and information to get better. The embracing of stats, technology and fitness is rapidly improving the women's game, including at the college level. Justin Silverstein leads the powerhouse program at USC, and pulls back the curtain on …
 
If your symptoms or your condition plays havoc with your ability to function you have a problem. It does help to know. Truth is, It doesn't matter how it got started. How you are going to handle it or get it treated is your decision. In this episode, a look at some but not all of the causes of an anxiety disorder. Knowing what you have can take the…
 
I truly don't know what to say. There needs to be some healing infusions and I don't have any. But I can say many of us are trying not to be overwhelmed or discouraged by hate based carbon units. It is hard. But we can do it. Are ancestors taught us that and we have to hold on waiting for our time to make changes. Not to wait on them. Make them. In…
 
I had wanted to do a show about writing anxiety. Then I got hit with a wave of brain fog. Pea soup thick. Three full days of trying to think around and over it. No can do. I can find items for the show. I knew what I wanted to talk about. I just couldn't put the words together. So this is a pebble in the road with a book recommendation. Dr. Brewer …
 
I generally don't talk about famous people unless they self-declare their illness or there is a compelling reason. Not in a million years did I think that I would have something to say about Ernest Hemingway. I knew he was a writer. I knew that he seem to love adventure and liked the ladies both within and outside of the bonds of matrimony. And tha…
 
You can find ways to deal with your symptoms. For some of us, there is medication. It isn't for everybody. Or you may choose to use a coping skill or relaxation technique. it isn't for everybody. What is important to know is that you have choices on how you want to handle your symptoms. In this episode, a look at some of my process and a few resour…
 
Is there a sport that breaks down the intricacies of the process more than golf? The swing is dissected to takeaway, positions, angles, heights, impact, balance, finish and any other number of factors. Added technology has increased those measurements. What is available? What are we learning? How are the best professionals looking at their swings? …
 
One of the great things about WandaVision is that there was a shared communal place for joy, life and grief. Now the comic book nerd in me is huffing and puffing about conflating three different story arcs in the series. I normally don't like it but WandaVision gets a special dispensation for just how well it can be done. This episode is about grie…
 
So, I’m going to lay out a more realistic approach or tips to help folks deciding to walk out the door. I got my sources. I got some real-life experience and not much more than that. There are folks on Twitter who are struggling on how to make the right decision for them. As it often happens, there are jerk faces who will pop in and state that you …
 
There is a lot going on. People are going to need to start thinking about re-entry into their world. Those those of us that have anxiety conditions and disorders that can be ruff. What you want to do might conflict with what you are able to do. If you've been on long term lockdown, your brain might put up a fuss about being outside. I speak from ex…
 
The first time Ward Jarvis came on the podcast, he said Brendon Todd was close to winning. Todd then won back-to-back PGA Tour events. Jarvis joins the pod again to discuss the mental side of the game, infusion with stats, growth, perspective and more. We use it all to discuss Max Homa winning, Tony Finau not, Jordan Spieth's return, Koepka's Alpha…
 
Not having a great time but I'm ok. Not like I don't have stuff to do but currently in that vortex of when is the other thing that I think is gonna happen? And in the middle of the vortex are the old symptoms making a bum rush for the gate. So this episode is a bit more narrative. It is about an experience that I had when I though I was doing the r…
 
Loneliness is a 365 day thing but it stings a bit more on February the 14th. Chronic loneliness is when you have long term feelings of isolation. You ain't go nobody and you feel it in your soul. You don't have to be a natural sad sack to feel this way. Some of the loudest party animals are also chronically lonely. For some people it is longing for…
 
Of all of the finely tuned elements in golf, the one still being figured out may be fitness. How do golfers fuel their strength gains? How do the best setup a week of eating to maximize performance? What in-round snacks and drinks are used to keep a golfer at his best? Jamie Greaves has been working with golfers of all levels with their fitness and…
 
A few years ago, I read an article about the tradition of the prisoners' last meal. And then how it ended in many states. One of the stories involved a man requesting a single olive as his last meal. That is all that he wanted. He looked at it, held it and then consumed it. To me, that is an example of a mindfulness practice. In this episode, I'll …
 
Okay, this episode is personal. One of the earliest stops in my golf journey was as a club professional in northeast Indianapolis. I met a young kid (6 at the time) through his family and junior clinics. Today, Johnny Watts is three years removed from an all-everything college career and trying to make it in pro golf. We catch up to talk improvemen…
 
Emetophobia is the fear of vomiting. That fear can be so strong that it dictates where you go, what you eat or who you trust to handle your food. Some mental health professionals think that it could be connected to obsessive compulsive disorder. In this episode, a look at some of the resources you can access about the phobia and what you can do abo…
 
You can't be for or against stress. You can't fight stress. You can learn that it is a normal body process. What is important to know is that good stress is a way to learn and improve on how you handle life situations. Bad stress is an opportunity to be aware of a problem and start the process of handling it. In this episode, a very simplified look…
 
Increased strength and athleticism in golf has become the biggest non-equipment gain in the modern sport, with professional golfers becoming highly tuned athletes first in many cases, and then golfers second. Why? The proof is in the results, with speed and power directly correlating to success. How does that trickle down to the average golfer? How…
 
I want to repeat the call to action. Your call to action this week is to begin making intentional choices on what goes into your body. You are not going to heal your body in a day. But each day that you replace a fizzy drink with clean water is a good day. Restoration first and then the healing will come. If you need support contact the National Su…
 
A detailed conversation with Ben Crane and how he found success on the PGA Tour. The value of knowing your strengths. Understanding more about those strengths through data. The power of a good team and what those closest to a golfer should be doing. Is golf one-dimensional? What makes a good putter? First tee reality checks. Stats to ignore and oth…
 
This episode is for people that post questions on answer boards and get questionable responses. Or no response at all. Mainly because the questions gets asked so many times. This is a journey of stop, go, fail and try again. I hear you. Your symptoms of anxiety are interfering with your life. You don’t want mumbo-jumbo, you want answers. What speci…
 
Loneliness can come and go. But if it is on-going then that could be a form of chronic loneliness. Chronic loneliness can also intermix with anxiety and depression. That is never a good thing. I removed mention of Anna Magnani from the episode but she is another person that can make you reconnect to feelings and emotions. Anna Magnani was fierce. S…
 
This is a quick episode on needle phobia. I don't give as much wiggle room as I normally do. Your health is a stake. If you have dental pain and need treatment that you refuse to do, that is painful. On many levels. Having needle phobia that is stronger than tooth pain is serious. It affect not just your mouth but other body systems as well. If you…
 
Golf is divided right now on what to do with equipment. Pros hit it too far and amateurs chasing the same distance are doing a disservice to the game. Are they? Is Bryson's bulk year really that big of a story or just a part of the evolution of the sport we've seen throughout history? How do we look at this debate objectively? Maybe we don't at all…
 
In this episode, a look at a device that might help you with symptom management and up your pattern breathing skills. For those of you reluctant to take medication or are looking for other ways to handle your symptoms, this could be an option. I want to make sure that folks know about a new talk show series from Taraj P. Henson called Peace of Mind…
 
2020 will be a year defined by world-changing events. One of them is the continuation of the movement for racial equality and acceptance. Golf has a complicated history with race, and its inherent inequalities make it a perfect sport to discuss societal problems and how we can improve to make the world better. But how? Damon Hack has been a steady …
 
In this weeks show I fess up to eating chocolate cookies, a look at the website and videos from MedCircle.com and a look at some of the essential oils that can be helpful to handle anxiety symptoms. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Aromatherapy is sometimes used for insomnia, but we don’t know whether it’s…
 
Hard to believe in a stop-and-start year of professional golf that the final PGA Tour event is here, which gives us a great chance to reflect and project. Who fits El Camaleon this week? Who is trending into the next year? We take a look at the numbers from 2019 and 2020 to show who is rising, a few who are falling and make some bold predictions fo…
 
It has been a hard couple of weeks. Last week I had a public panic attack. If you are looking for a how to do it episode then I invite you to check out some of my prior episodes. The short version is that sometimes you think you get it but then you find out that you don't have it. That something from long ago can jack you up. The good news is that …
 
One of the suggested treatment options is medication. Traditionally in the U.S. that meant going to the drug store/pharmacy. Now, that X=the unknown is catching up with us, very soon you will be able to make a tele-heath appointment with a mental health provider. That person will provide you a prescription for medication. You log onto Amazon.com an…
 
The Masters is both behind us and in front of us, and the golf world got treated to a tour de force from Dustin Johnson, putting an exclamation point on his spot as the top player in the world. We recap his recent run, his historical place in the sport and how his week impacted the storylines around the final major of 2020. We also introduce our au…
 
Will the wait be worth it for the 2020 Masters? The golf world thinks so. What makes a Masters winner? How will a wet forecast and November impact the favorites, if at all? How many guys truly can win? How do we analyze the favorites? Who are the value plays this week? All of this is discussed from front to back on the pod, including a chat with Re…
 
The dictionary says that feeling numb is a lack of sensation. Those of us with anxiety disorders are usually feeling something. Until we don’t. Let’s say something big happened and everybody around you is celebrating. But you are not a part of it. Even if it is something that you really wanted. You are separated from the experience. There are a cou…
 
The polarization in golf right now about how the game should be played misses the point. The best play the game, attack the game and practice the game with a balanced, multi-faceted approach. Josh Gregory continues his chat this week about how he works with players on the PGA Tour to improve. We talk about practice games, learning from stats and em…
 
On one of the BBC web pages is an video about a man who started walking to control his panic attacks. it turned into a mission and career. I admire his determination and his ultimate goal of doing that in other countries of the world. I'm trying to hold my space in the here and now. Not as easy as it sound. But it is important. Find your peace wher…
 
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