“We’ve created a life for ourselves that our bodies cannot exist in, and it’s costing us our marriages, it’s costing us our kids, it’s costing us our nation.”

In this episode of the True Grit and Grace podcast, host Amberly Lago welcomes Dr. John Delony, a best-selling author, mental health expert, and expert in counseling crisis response.

Dr. John Delony holds two PhDs, one in counselor education and supervision and the other in higher education administration. Before joining Ramsey Solutions in 2020, John spent two decades in crisis response, walking with people through severe trauma. Now at Ramsey Solutions, John writes, speaks and teaches on relationships, mental health, anxiety and wellness.

He also serves as co-host of The Ramsey Show, the second-largest talk show in the nation that’s heard by 18 million weekly listeners, as well as host of The Dr. John Delony Show. In 2022, John’s book” instantly became a #1 national bestseller. You can also find John featured on DailyMailTV, Fox Business and The Minimalists Podcast.

In this inspiring episode, they discuss his upcoming book, “Building a Non-Anxious Life,” and delve into topics such as navigating tough decisions, improving relationships, and prioritizing mental well-being. Dr. Delony shares his insights on resilience and offers practical advice for managing anxiety and stress. They discuss important topics related to anxiety such as addiction, social media, exercise and sleep.

Tune in for inspiration and empowerment in managing anxiety and enhancing your life.


–  Exploring addiction as a symptom (5:15)
– The connection between social media and societal anxiety (8:05)
– Parenting advice for kids interested in social media (16:55)
– Consequences of avoiding anxiety triggers (20:45)
– Understanding why anxiety serves as a bodily alarm (28:55)
– The importance of sleep in bridging despair and hope (41:05)

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