Author Talks: Make anxiety your ally

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McKinsey & Company
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May 20, 2022

How can we reclaim our relationship with anxiety, so it works for, and not against, us?

In this edition of Author Talks, McKinsey Global Publishing’s Daniella Seiler chats with Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Hunter College and founder of Wise Therapeutics, about her new book, Future Tense: Why Anxiety is Good For You (Even Though It Feels Bad) (Harper Wave, May 2022). Though anxiety has become a largely universal experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Dennis-Tiwary says it’s still misunderstood—and in need of a mindset shift. Rather than a bug or malfunction, she argues that anxiety is a useful and even transformative human feature that can help us create, innovate, and find meaning.

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