Angus Eye Tea: Anxiety, Depression, And Other Cheerful Topics

Angus Eye Tea: Anxiety, Depression, And Other Cheerful Topics
The no bull podcast about all things anxiety, depression & other cheerful topics.

When The World Is On Fire, Can We Turn To The Stars? Ft. Astrologer Crystal Warren | Hipster Witch
Mar 25 • 34 min
Hey, Heifers! Are your Hipster Witch senses tingling? The world is chaotic right now, so I thought it would be refreshing to focus our gaze on the skies. Astrologer Crystal Warren tells us all about astrology, if science can back it up, Zodiac signs,…
What Happens When You Ignore Self-Love?: Ft. Dr. Shainna Ali, author of The Self-Love Workbook
Mar 18 • 35 min
Hey, Heifers! I have an amazing guest on today’s episode, Dr. Shainna Ali! She is the author of The Self-Love Workbook and, you guessed it, we talk about self-love! We go from defining self-love, figuring out the difference between self-love and…
My Podfest Solo Adventure | Anxious Traveler
Mar 11 • 24 min
Hey, Heifers! I’m back from Podfest, a big ol’ podcast conference, and I am all of the following: tired, panicked, happy, tired, creative, overwhelmed, panicked, hungry. Experiences like these always leave me in a jumble of emotions and…
Have Mercy, March|Monthly Meltdown
Mar 4 • 25 min
Hey, Heifers! It’s March and I can already start tallying up the number of anxiety attacks I’ve had so far. Delightful! If you’re coming from Podfest, hello! We are so glad to have you as part of our herd. This episode is part of my goal series,…
I Read My Dog’s Tarot Because I’m Tired |Hipster Witch
Feb 26 • 23 min
Hey, Heifers! I’m fatigued from a stressful month and a very stressful weekend, so I decided it was time to whip out the Hipster Witch nonsense we love here on Angus Eye Tea. I let you vote on what I would tarot about and y’all chose my dog’s…
What Happens When You Can’t Give Your All?
Feb 19 • 24 min
Hey, Heifers! I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I can’t always live my life functioning at 100 percent. Anxiety and depression can hold me back, and I have to work around and with my mental health disorders. But ya know what? Sometimes,…
Does Self-Love Have Meaning Anymore?: My Quest For Inner Peace
Feb 12 • 35 min
Happy Valentines, Heifers! In the words of Ru Paul, “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” I’ve heard the words self-care and self-love so many times that it fills me with self-loathing. Do the terms even…
The Monthly Meltdown: Leap into February
Feb 5 • 25 min
The Monthly Meltdown is a series where I review my previous month’s goals, assess what did and did not work, and then plan out what I hope to accomplish in the oncoming month. The main focus is on bettering my mental health and hopefully inspiring…
The Fear of Success: Are You Sabotaging Yourself?
Jan 29 • 25 min
Pardon my cold, Heifers! The good news is that I’m fully back to (semi) healthy Elaine status. Today, we’re going to have a chat about how annoying the fear of success is. Like, why wouldn’t I want to succeed? After some thought, it seems…
Why I Didn’t Settle On My Medication
Jan 22 • 23 min
Hey, Heifers! My medication change has had me all up in my feels lately, so today is a very casual chit-chat between you and me. I share how I feel like I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to discover my meds were wrong, how I…
How to “Come Out” With a Mental Health Disorder
Jan 15 • 30 min
Hey, Heifers! Do you feel pressured to tell people about your mental health disorder? Do you wish you could open up about it with your family/friends, but aren’t sure how? Are you worried about what people might think? Hi, I’m a podcast host and…
The Monthly Meltdown A Legendary January
Jan 8 • 25 min
Happy January, Heifers! Welcome to The Monthly Meltdown: the series where I review my goals for each month and see how much I failed! Make sure to download the at Email: [email protected] Follow us on and @AngusEyeTea. *** Wanna support the…
Please Be Kind, 2020: New Year’s Revelations
Jan 8 • 30 min
Happy New Year, Heifers! This year, I’m trying to be kinder to myself both physically and mentally. In this episode, I reflect on 2019 and then dive into what I wrote on mY dReAm BoArD. (I know, I’m hopeless, aren’t I?). Email:…
A Very Anxious Christmas
Dec 18, 2019 • 39 min
When Host Elaine Best catches a case of the bah-humbugs, a ghostly form of her friend, Kameron (ft. in ep “Dating Anxiety” and “Superstitions) takes her on a journey to Christmas Podst in the hopes of turning around Elaine’s pessimistic view…
How Adopting My Dog Helped My Anxiety and Depression
Dec 11, 2019 • 33 min
Hey, Heifers! It was about damn time I dedicated an entire episode to Fern, the dog wonder. Fern is my amazing rescue who is SUPER CUTE. She’s my mental health mutt that helps me get through the tough times, and I wanted to share some of those…
The Monthly Meltdown: Naughty and Nice Goals for December
Dec 4, 2019 • 28 min
IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME, HEIFERS. Yes, I’ve been listening to Christmas music since November. Shush, let me be. Each month, I review my previous month’s goals, assess what did and did not work, and then plan out what I hope to accomplish in the…
A Thank You to My Fears, Flaws, and Frustrations
Nov 27, 2019 • 18 min
Happy Thanksgiving, Heifers! Last year, I roasted my gratitude journal. This year, I decided to look ~inward~ and find the positives of some things that have just peeved me this year. This exercise was not easy, and while I made a huge list on my own,…
What I Wish I Knew In High School As An Anxious, Depressed Teen
Nov 19, 2019 • 34 min
Hey Heifers! The first thing I would have LOVED to know in high school was that I was anxious and depressed. Yep. I knew that I was experiencing those feelings, but didn’t equate it to a disorder. With a breadcrumb’s worth of self-esteem at…
Creativity And Depression: How To Find Your Muse When You’re Deep In Your Blues
Nov 12, 2019 • 24 min
Hey, Heifers! Depression can really put a damper on creative projects. Your mind feels numb, you’re focused on getting the simple tasks done…heck, you may not feel like you enjoy your creative endeavors anymore. I share with you what has…
The Monthly Meltdown: November Goals
Nov 6, 2019 • 32 min
Hey, Heifers! Welcome back to The Monthly Meltdown series! Each month, I review my goals and set new intentions for the coming month in the hopes of closing the gap between my mental health disorders and the functioning world around me. Pull our…
How NaNoWriMo Helps My Mental Health | National Novel Writing Month
Oct 30, 2019 • 30 min
Hey, Heifers! I’m trying to get my life together for November because I’m going to be participating in National Novel Writing Month! In November, I will attempt to write 50,000 in 30 days. Yeehaw! I talk about how NaNoWriMo helps my mental…
The Fear Of Ordering Food And How To Defeat It
Oct 23, 2019 • 27 min
Oh, Heifers. Food poisoning is so rude. Here I am, trying to ride the high of a podcast conference, and suddenly I’m riding the waves of nausea. When I finally got my taste of REAL FOOD, I was so overwhelmed with gratitude. It also reminded me…
My She Podcasts Live 2019 Experience (Anxious Traveler)
Oct 16, 2019 • 25 min
Hey, Heifers! Welcome to the podcast about anxiety, depression, and other cheerful topics. I attended my first ever conference last weekend for PODCASTING. It was such a blast, and I had so many thoughts and emotions that I had to record it. Which I…
Self-Worth And Selling Pics Of Your Feet: A Meditation ft. Arsonist/Spiritual Guide Eni Alé
Oct 9, 2019 • 20 min
Hey, Heifers! Today, I’m joined by a special guest: renowned Spiritual Guide Eni Alé. She treats us to one of her famous fables (which sounds eeirly similar to the unsolved murder of her grandmother) and guides us through a meditation…
The Monthly Meltdown: Awktober Goals
Oct 2, 2019 • 23 min
*GIVEAWAY* Happy Awktober! I love making my monthly goals and tracking my progress. However, I’m super unorganized. I ended up with an extra planner and thought, hey, let me give this to one of the Heifers! Plan your way through the busiest time of…
How To Make An Anxiety Prep Kit
Sep 25, 2019 • 40 min
Hey, Heifers! We have first aid kits for our physical wounds, so why not have something on hand for the mental/emotional injuries we get? Today, I walk you through how I have prepped my own version of an anxiety first aid kit, as well as how to…
What The Health: Struggling With My Depression
Sep 18, 2019 • 27 min
Hey, Heifers! I had a moment where a friend suggested I go back to therapy, and for some reason that opened the flood gate of emotions I’d apparently been bottling up. Even when I actively focus on my habits that show me I’m falling into a depressive…
How Your Anxiety Can Be Your Best Superpower
Sep 11, 2019 • 29 min
Anxiety sucks, and it seems to stain every aspect of life. But have you ever considered what positive things your anxiety has brought into your life? Hey! Don’t throw your trash at me! Listen, I know. I know. Anxiety? Be positive? I…
The Monthly Meltdown: I’m Scared Of My September Goals
Sep 4, 2019 • 30 min
Hey, Heifers! Dorian tried to thwart my upload, but fear not - I powered through! Today, we’re gettin’ into those sweet, sweet monthly goals. Did I augment my August? Will September be sick? Make sure to share what goals you have planned this…
Accidental Grief: From Car Troubles To Lost Friends
Aug 28, 2019 • 32 min
Heyyyyyy, Heifers! Today’s episode was, uh, unexpected. I just had a bad week. But, it was “normal” bad - not brought on by a slew of random panic, or waking up with a tight chest, or even feeling a slow drift from myself. It was normal! Like, my car…
Anniversary Episode: Did My 2017 Japanese Palm Reading Come True?
Aug 21, 2019 • 39 min
Hey, Heifers! And HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. It’s been 365 days since the first episode of Angus Eye Tea launched, which is what one year means. Fascinating! To celebrate, I let you choose which story I’d share, and the winner was the palm reading I…
The Monthly Meltdown: I Set Steamy Goals For August
Jul 31, 2019 • 25 min
Hey, Heifers! And welcome to The Monthly Meltdown! You may not know it, but you’ve actually experienced MM before. That’s right, I Rick Roll’d you into a series. All my monthly goal planning episodes will now be part of the ‘Monthly Meltdown’ where I…
Summertime SADness: Fear Of Missing Out
Jul 24, 2019 • 28 min
Hey, Heifers! What are you up to? Oh… Oh, okay. Yeah, I saw you were hanging out, I just figured you’d have invited me - no, yeah, it’s fine! Really!!! It’s so fine!!!!!!!!!!!!! Between gorgeous vacations, exceptional job promotions, and stunning…
Summertime SADness: “Beach Body” Blues
Jul 17, 2019 • 26 min
Body image makes the world spin, fall off its axis, and float far, far away. Today, I tell you about my body image during the summer and how it’s less than ideal. I tell you about my struggles with accepting my “beach” body and see what I can do…
How Travel Can Fight Your Summer Blues: What I Can Remember From My Vegas Trip (Summertime SADness Series)
Jul 10, 2019 • 32 min
It’s loud, it’s bright, and it never sleeps - and no, it’s not an infant. It’s V-V-V-VEGAS. Yes, heifers, I went to VEGAS, the city that is the least comforting place for anyone with anxiety, let me tell you. I took a trip on a whim with my friend to…
How To Survive July: Conquer With Me (Summertime SADness Series)
Jul 3, 2019 • 29 min
Hey, Heifers! It’s GOAL PLANNING TIME! I review my June and WHAT A MONTH GUYS. Some weird stuff happens, like an ill-fated cycling class and a crappy time at Goodwill…make sure to follow us on and @AngusEyeTea! I asked to be an Ambassador…
WTF Is Summer Seasonal Depression?: The Summertime SADness Series
Jun 26, 2019 • 25 min
Howdy, Heifers! Today, we kick off a new series - Summertime SADness! In this first episode, I’ll talk about what summer-onset SAD looks like for me and ~where it all began.~ Make sure to subscribe so you can catch the next episode in the…
I’m A Cranky, Old Woman: Getting Older And Reviewing 2019 So Far
Jun 19, 2019 • 31 min
Hey, Heifers! It’s me, your GRANDMA. Jk, I’m not THAT old but UGH. Birthdays are such a reflective time for me, and since my bday falls six months into the year, I thought this would be a great opportunity to reflect on 2019 thus far, being 24, and…
Chaotic Gemini Sets Goals For June: Plan With Me!
Jun 12, 2019 • 24 min
Hey Heifers! It’s GEMINI SEASON MWHAHAHAHAHAHA. I’m a June baby and I LOVE THE POWER I HOLD RIGHT NOW. Except hold the power, I’m facing a lot of summer seasonal depression right now. I’m feeling a lot of #feels, my little cows. This month, I…
Spring Clean Your Emotional Baggage: Dealing With Negative Thought Patterns
May 30, 2019 • 57 min
Hey, Heifers! This episode mentions self-harm, body image, and disordered eating as a heads up. This is the second part of an interview I did with my friend, Lauren, who helped me start this whole Spring Cleaning process! In this ep, we focus on our…
Spring Clean Your Relationships: Toxic People And Abusive Partners
May 22, 2019 • 41 min
Heads up! This episode will be talking about emotionally and verbally abusive relationships, body image, and deep anxiety/depression. If you aren’t feeling that right now, please go check out any of my other episodes or the MILLIONS of podcasts at…
Spring Clean Your Life: Repairing My Trash Lifestyle And Mini-Hoarder Home
May 15, 2019 • 36 min
Hey, Heifers! It’s time to Spring Clean your LIFE. You’re about to learn a dirty, little secret about me in this episode…I’m sort of a mess. And no, I’m not talking about emotionally (this podcast’s existence already backs that up, obviously). I’m…
The Monthly Meltdown: MAYbe I’ll Get It Right This Time
May 8, 2019 • 29 min
Hey, Heifers! Welcome to May - a new month where I can try to better myself. In this episode, I’ll rehash my April goals and walk you through what I’m hoping to achieve in May. The main goal is bELieEVIng IN yOURselF. So fun and EASY, right? ***…
My Struggles With Bottled Up Anger
May 2, 2019 • 27 min
Hey, Heifers! Through the years, I’ve been known to keep my emotions locked up tight. Conflict, rage, injustice - these are the three swirling emotions that simmer within me the most. They are not pleasant, and it’s taken me a very long time to learn…
Should I Tell My Workplace About My Mental Health Disorder?
Apr 24, 2019 • 37 min
Hey, Heifers! Are you unsure if you want to disclose your mental health to your work/school/coven? Today, I share my experiences with “mental health coming out” in the workplace and see if there is a best-way to go about it.
How To Not Have A Handle On Your Life: The Helpful Ramblings Of A Crazed Woman
Apr 17, 2019 • 34 min
Hey, Heifers! I’m doing fine, really. So fine. Everything’s a-okay! I’m a tad exhausted from work and life, so I figured I should take today’s episode at a slower pace. By slower pace, this meant I should talk at a hyper-speed, apparently,…
My Anxiety Attack About Being An Imposter (April Fools Series)
Apr 10, 2019 • 35 min
*Gasps for air* HI HEIFERS! This week has…SUCKED. My anxiety flared up like a ginger’s sunburn on a beach vacation and it was incredibly hard to pull this episode together. In fact, about half-way through, you’ll learn that I actually start having…
April Fools: I Cure Your Anxiety With These New Goals
Apr 3, 2019 • 28 min
Happy April, Heifers! Take in all the new pollen around you and EMBRACE spring. It’s a new month, which means it’s time to reflect on how my March Goals went and start hitting the pavement on my April goals. Make sure to leave a review and follow us…
Intermission: Travel Update & Relaxing Music
Mar 27, 2019 • 7 min
Hey, Heifers! I’m on the road (well, I’m actually off the road. I am in the air) this week, so no full episode today. I did put together a few ditties of “calming” music because I’m currently stuck at my brother’s apartment for nine hours before our…
Am I A Witch Now?: What Happened At My First New Moon Cleanse
Mar 20, 2019 • 32 min
Namaste, Heifers! Tibetan Bowl Singing. Manifesting dreams. Yoga flow. It sounded fun, weird, and hipster witchey. Hear the grand tale of how I ended up attending a “New Moon Cleanse” at a local meditation studio and what fun things I encountered…
Underestimate Me: The Revealing Truth About Being A Dwarf (ft. Falkie’s Fitness)
Mar 13, 2019 • 38 min
Hey, Heifers! Today, I interviewed Jon Falkenburg, owner of Falkie’s about ALL HIS DIRTY SECRETS. Just kidding. Kind of. Jon is an entrepreneur, fitness fanatic, friend…and he also happens to be 4”1. Jon talks to us about what it was like…
Shamrock Your Goals: Let’s Conquer March
Mar 6, 2019 • 30 min
Hey, Heifers! It’s a new month which means it’s a new chance to make ourselves completely over with realistic goals. YAY. I recap how my February goals went and then dive into the brand new, fancy, flashy habits I’m trying out for March. One thing…
UpDATE: I Finally Faced My Fear (Dating Anxiety Pt. 2)
Feb 27, 2019 • 23 min
Hey, Heifers! A couple of weeks ago, I uploaded an episode about “dating anxiety” and how horrific I am at dating. Think panic attacks and hiding in bathrooms. Well, it looks like the Universe heard my complaints and decided to play with me… Want to…
My Teeth Are Falling Out!: Breaking Down Stress Dreams
Feb 20, 2019 • 37 min
Hey, Heifers! Today, we’re going to talk about STRESS DREAMS. They’re so fun and thrilling. And to think, all those horrible things came from YOUR head. How creative of you! I walk you through some of my most common stress dreams and then, like the…
Dating Anxiety
Feb 13, 2019 • 39 min
Hey, Heifers! Do you wanna grab a coffee some time? We can sit in a cafe, stare into each other’s eyes, and then I’ll burp as a defense mechanism to ruin the moment. Today, Kameron and I tell our tales of love, dating, and mishaps. Follow us on and !
Let’s Plan A Freak Out Free February
Feb 6, 2019 • 27 min
Hey, Heifers! It’s a new month, and that means I need to try to make myself into an entirely new and better person in 28 days. Sounds doable! I actually attempt to set three main goals for this month that will make my life better - I just don’t want…
Sunday Scaries
Jan 30, 2019 • 28 min
It’s that weird stress you get before each Monday comes - the fear and horror of having to return to your work/school life. Responsibilities whisper to you in the shadows, and you can no longer hide from them. How do you even begin to cope with such…
A Year Of Disaster
Jan 23, 2019 • 19 min
Why plan out your year when you can have Fate tell you? Listen to my 2019 readings go from mediocre to a dumpster fire. Wanna see if these predictions come true? Subscribe! Ha, yeah. Yeah, I did that. Make sure to check out our website,…
Secrets & Announcements!
Dec 5, 2018 • 8 min
Change is afoot, Heifers! Get pumped.
Prepping For 2019: Goal Setting, Sticky Notes, And Mayhem
Nov 28, 2018 • 34 min
Hey, Heifers! Oops, I’m a day late. Don’t you love that? NaNoWriMo is killing me right now, so I focused on that instead. And I’m still behind so that def worked out. Enjoy this episode of goal setting and all sorts of nonsense!
THANKS BUT NO THANKS: Roasting My Old, Dumb Gratitude Journal
Nov 20, 2018 • 27 min
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, HEIFERS. In honor of thanks or whatever BS, I decided to pull out my old af gratitude journal I tried to keep. Queue depressing lists of things I thought were great but were really just me being whiny and wanting Nutella and pizza….
My Routine Is Ruined & FINALLY Living In A Place For One Solid Year
Nov 13, 2018 • 35 min
L O L Heifers, I’m not even sure how I managed to get this together, but here it is! Basically, everything in my life kinda did a 180 and I had to run to catch up while I was already wearing ankle weights (love a confusing metaphor!). And then I…
Perfectionism Crapping On My Creativity & NaNoWriMo
Nov 6, 2018 • 44 min
Hey, Heifers! November means National Writing Month, no shaving, voting, and hell, let’s throw some arson in there for fun as well. Today, we’re gonna have a sit down chat about perfectionism. Ah, the art of not being able to let something go…
Uprooting Yourself ft. Taylor Alexander (A Nobody)
Oct 30, 2018 • 75 min
HEY HEIFERS. Taylor and I go way back to ye olde days of college. The cool thing about Taylor is that he comes from a SMALLL town in South Carolina - had the courage to go to a college where he knew NO ONE, and then BUSTED OUT of the South to go to…
My WORST Therapist
Oct 23, 2018 • 42 min
Hey, Heifers! Therapy is so great, but finding a therapist can be daunting. This is a tale of one of the therapists I tried out. This is also the tale of how bad off I was in 2016, or maybe it was 2017 - I never really seem to figure out what year of…
Feeling “Not Enough” ft. Naked Mole Rats
Oct 16, 2018 • 38 min
Hey, Heifers! Today, I blab at you all about not feeling enough and why that’s such BS. I mean, easier said than believed, but it is. Hope you enjoy naked mole rats and long tangents!
Coffee Jitters & Mental Health: Bean There, Done That
Oct 9, 2018 • 51 min
In honor of PSL season, my Heifers, today we dive into the dark beauty of coffee. Caffeine can supremely ruin your day if you have anxiety or depression. It can also make it amazing. It can also make you have a panic attack. How grande! I tell you my…
My dog rolled in llama sh*t and other tales from Adventure August
Oct 2, 2018 • 48 min
Solo-travel. Depression. Fecal matter. August was one hell of a month, my Heifers, and I’ve survived to tell the tale. As you may have heard, I challenged myself to go on an “adventure” every weekend in the month of August. Since I have issues…
Meditation & Forcing Adventure Into My Life
Sep 18, 2018 • 46 min
It was only time. This is a mental health podcast, after all. By the Laws That Be, I had to make an episode giving meditation a serious go. Hear about how many people barged in on me trying to find my zen, as well as my crazy and most likely…
Dealing With Post-Travel Depression
Sep 12, 2018 • 66 min
Hey, Heifers! Today, we’re going to dive into post-travel depression - a.k.a. that down feeling you get when you come back from a vacation, trek, quest, the grocery store, etc. Life can feel like oatmeal when you return to your daily…
Superstitions - ft. Kameron (she’s a nobody)
Sep 4, 2018 • 58 min
Hello, friends! Today, I sit down with my friend Kameron (well, we crashed on the floor, technically) as we talk about how our superstitions both fuel and calm our anxieties. Fern also makes her first active debut in the podcast and tries to ruin…
How To Survive Your Day
Aug 28, 2018 • 47 min
Sometimes, you have to cry in the bathroom at work.
Gym Phobia: The Blood, Sweat, & Literal Tears Of Exercising In Public
Aug 23, 2018 • 34 min
I recently made myself get a gym membership. Why? Because I am a gym sloth and would like to be more like a gym rat (though the sloth is more fun and less gross tbh). And secretly why? It’s the best “quick fix” I have to my anxiety and depression.…
Anxiety Almost Killed This Podcast
Aug 21, 2018 • 17 min
Welcome to Angus Eye Tea! The podcast about…ANXIETY (and all other sorts of nonsense). Today, we embark on a new chapter in our lives as I start this podcast and you listen to it. Sure, I’ve done more of the heavy lifting here, but I’ll share my triumph…