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Curious and Curiouser Podcast

Oct 3, 2018

Is there an upside to stress? Is stress essential? These are the questions Tracey and Cayly are tackling today. They talk about the importance of discomfort and why we shouldn’t rescue our children from it,why stress is essential for building resilience, and why the way we talk about stress changes how it affects us physiologically.


Cayly also talks about her experience having frequent panic attacks while in grad school, and describes her approach to overcoming this obstacle. And Tracey offers advice on how to help kids deal with anxiety in a way that fosters confidence and self-assuredness.


They also explore how context matters, and discuss the idea that something can both contribute to and provide relief from stress depending upon the circumstances.


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The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal (


Kelly McGonigal Ted Talk:  Make Stress Your Friend (


Teens are Protesting In-Class Presentations in the Atlantic (


How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims (


Episode 68 on financial literacy for women (


Episode 12 on the stories we tell ourselves (




Piquing Our Curiosity:


DevaCurl Wave Maker (, Tracey’s favorite product for curly/wavy hair.