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Emotionally Fit with Dr. Emily Anhalt

Welcome to your gym for mental health with psychologist Dr. Emily Anhalt.

Staying emotionally fit takes work and repetition. That's why this podcast delivers short, actionable Emotional Push-Ups every Monday and Thursday to help you build a better practice of mental health. We'll also share surprising, sometimes-funny, sometimes-shocking conversations on Taboo Tuesdays, because the things we’re most hesitant to talk about are also the most normal. So join us to kickstart your emotional fitness. Let's flex those feels and do some reps together!

Emotionally Fit is brought to you by Coa, your gym for mental health.


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June 30, 2022
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Be a "Yes, And" Person with Class Operations Lead at Coa, Kailey Thompson

When was the last time you really played? In this Emotional Push-Up with Coa Class Operations Lead, Kailey Thompson, Dr. Emily explores the benefits of play and of taking a ‘yes, and’ approach to your work and relationships. Tune in to learn how you can incorporate more play in your life, and hear Dr. Emily and Kailey play one of their very favorite games.

June 28, 2022
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TABOO TUESDAY: Panic in Silicon Valley with VP of Marketing at GoodRX, Sunil Rajaraman

In 2016, Sunil Rajaraman wrote a satirical essay titled ‘This Is Your Life in Silicon Valley’ for the tech-heavy, San Francisco-based online magazine The Bold Italic. Within days the article was trending on social media with hundreds of comments and nearly a million page views. In this Taboo Tuesday, Sunil talks with Dr. Emily about the anxiety he experienced as a successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and how he’s learned to shift his relationship to it.

June 27, 2022
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The Importance of Unplugging with VP of Marketing at GoodRX, Sunil Rajaraman

Sunil Rajaraman, VP of marketing at GoodRx, joins Dr. Emily to discuss the importance of rest and why it can be difficult to unplug. Listen now as Dr. Emily and Sunil walk through how to maximize and protect our downtime without feeling guilty about it!

June 23, 2022
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Why Food is Love with Head of Emotional Fitness at Coa, Dr. Vaneeta Sandhu

In this Emotional Push-Up, Dr. Emily is joined by the Head of Emotional Fitness at Coa Dr. Vaneeta Sandhu, to explore the idea that our relationship with food may offer some insights into how we were loved and how we love now. Listen in to hear about how we can be more intentional about the food we eat and the ways we show and share love.

June 20, 2022
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Why "Always Trust Your Gut" Is Bad Advice with StudioPod Co-Founder, Julian A. Lewis II

StudioPod co-founder Julian A. Lewis II joins Dr. Emily in this Emotional Push-Up to talk about our gut instincts. While it’s considered standard sage advice to ‘trust our gut,’ Dr. Emily says there’s more to it than that. Listen now to hear why she says we should all be a little more discerning about what our guts are telling us.

June 16, 2022
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Build A Healthier Relationship with Social Media with Emmy Winner, Jesse Zook Mann

We all have complicated relationships with social media. In this Emotional Push-Up, Dr. Emily talks to Emmy-Award winning TV Producer and therapist-in-training Jesse Zook Mann about his own intentional approach to social apps and the steps we can all take to bring some emotional fitness to our digital lives.

June 14, 2022
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TABOO TUESDAY: Should You Talk About Mental Health on a First Date? with Director of Relationship Science at Hinge, Logan Ury

Bestselling author and Director of Relationship Science for dating app, Hinge, Logan Ury joins the show to explore talking about mental health and therapy on a first date. Logan also discusses vulnerability, pandemic dating trends, and her book How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love. Listen now to find out why opening up about your mental health might just be what gets you a second date!

June 13, 2022
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Ask for What You Want with Director of Relationship Science at Hinge, Logan Ury

Logan Ury, Director of Relationship Science at the dating app Hinge and bestselling author of How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love, joins Dr. Emily for an emotional push-up on asking directly for what you want and need.

June 9, 2022
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Champagne Problem Pity Party with VP of Marketing at SparkToro, Amanda Natividad

I invited Amanda Natividad of Spark Toro to a Champagne Problem Pity Party, and you’re invited too! Join us as we talk about our tendency to downplay our struggles and why there is room to empathize with others while still acknowledging our own pain.

June 7, 2022
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TABOO TUESDAY: Therapy and Basketball with All-Star, Kevin Love

Basketball All-Star Kevin Love joins the show to talk about starting therapy after dealing with a very public mental health crisis during the NBA playoffs in 2017. Kevin shares what motivated him to take care of his emotional fitness and sends a shoutout to other athletes who have inspired him. We also explore the stigmas in professional sports and why Kevin believes vulnerability actually creates stronger teams.

June 7, 2022
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When Strengths Become Struggles with Basketball All-Star, Kevin Love

What do we do when our greatest strengths turn on us and become our greatest weaknesses? Basketball All-Star Kevin Love knows a bit about that and talks with Dr. Emily Anhalt about how to turn it around in this emotional push-up!

June 7, 2022
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You Have More Tools & Choices Now with PR Expert, Courtney Hamilton

In this Emotional Push-Up featuring PR expert Courtney Hamilton, we explore how we can put ourselves in healthier situations and face what we’re afraid of head on.

May 24, 2022
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Ready to Get Emotionally Fit? - Trailer

Staying emotionally fit takes work and repetition. That's why this podcast delivers short, actionable Emotional Push-Ups every Monday and Thursday to help you build a better practice of mental health. We'll also share surprising, sometimes funny, sometimes shocking conversations on Taboo Tuesdays, because the things we are most hesitant to talk about are also the most normal. So join us to kickstart your emotional fitness. Let's flex those feels and do some reps together!

Dr. Emily Anhalt

Dr. Emily Anhalt is the co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Coa. As a psychoanalytic psychologist, she has spent the past decade working clinically with entrepreneurs and conducting extensive research about how people can improve their mental and emotional fitness.

Frustrated with the quick-fix attitude of mental healthcare in our culture, she wanted to create a mental health solution that honors the complexity of the human condition and the importance of clinical integrity. She has spoken around the world about proactive mental health and emotional fitness and has collaborated with some of the fastest-growing technology companies and VC firms in the world, including Google, Asana, Github, Unilever, and Bloomberg.