Nicky Cullen
4 min readNov 3, 2021

No problem can’t be overcome if one is willing to do what it takes to overcome it. Of course, that’s not to say it will be easy. Or that it should be.

For some, anxiety recovery is a relatively straightforward process. For others, it will be their equivalent of Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Everest. Maybe even tougher. After all, Hillary had a specific goal laid out in front of him as well as the best training available back then to ensure success. Not to mention his victory wasn’t a solo effort with Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, alongside him every step of the way.

We weren't meant to go alone.

And on that vein, I’ll go out on the limb and say conquering anxiety — for some — can be as remarkable a feat as conquering Everest. The crazy thing is nobody in their right mind would try to conquer Everest alone, yet most try to conquer anxiety alone. And in doing so, fail. The same way they’d fail if they tried to summit Everest alone.

It took me more than a decade to find relief from my anxiety. Now, with six years of experience working directly in the field supporting others, I have come to learn there is an awful lot potentially contributing to an individual’s stress and anxiety.

That said, below, you will find a list of that which you might want to tend to if anxiety is causing distress in your life:

  • Diet
  • Fitness
  • Gut health
  • Water intake
  • Loneliness
  • Spine-health
  • Hormone imbalances (for example, thyroid)
  • Unresolved childhood trauma
  • Unresolved trauma
  • PTSD
  • cPTSD
  • A range of mental health issues
  • Work
  • Bullies
  • Blaming others
  • Asshole bosses
  • Asshole colleagues
  • Asshole friends
Nicky Cullen

Stress Coach | Helping legend overcome anxiety and stress. 👉 linktr.ee/nickycullendotcom