The One You Feed

The One You Feed

By iHeartPodcasts

Embark on a transformative journey with "The One You Feed" podcast, hosted by Eric Zimmer. Drawing wisdom from the old parable of the two wolves within us, this show explores growth and well-being. Through insightful interviews with thought leaders and experts in development, Eric delves into topics like mindfulness, resilience, and positive habits. Gain practical advice and reflective insights to navigate life's challenges and nurture your inner strength. "The One You Feed" is a valuable resource, offering inspiration and actionable strategies for a more fulfilling existence. Join Eric as he shares wisdom, fostering the growth of the positive wolf within you. Feed your curiosity and embark on a transformative path with "The One You Feed"!

Episodes

How to Embrace Original Love on the Path to Awakening with Henry Shukman

In this special episode, Henry Shukman and Eric engage in a meaningful conversation in front of a live audience at Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They discuss his new book, Original Love, and explore how to embrace this "original love" on the path to awakening. They also delve into the transformative power of mindfulness and the importance of seeking support of others on the path of healing and growth. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the transformative power of Original Love  Uncover the influence of shame on your self-perception and emotional well-being Explore Zen teachings that reveal a deeper human connection with all things Cultivate mindfulness as a gateway to awakening and experience inner peace and mental clarity Embrace the support and wisdom of community in your journey of personal growth and self-discovery To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/07/2459m 15s

How to Harness the Power of Rituals with Michael Norton

In this episode, Michael Norton shares how to harness the power of rituals in everyday life. He discusses the difference between rituals and habits that shed light on the transformative power of rituals. Michael's research and anecdotes emphasize the emotional and psychological benefits of engaging in rituals, underscoring their potential to enhance well-being and enrich your life. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the benefits of incorporating daily rituals for increased happiness and fulfillment Learn how to differentiate between rituals, habits, and compulsions, and harness the power of intentional practices Explore the emotional benefits of relationship rituals and how they can deepen connections Find out how rituals play a vital role in managing uncertainty and stress, and how they can be a powerful tool for maintaining emotional balance To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/07/2457m 35s

Stories of Finding Meaningful Work with Dan Heath

In this episode, Dan Heath shares incredible stories of finding meaningful work from guests on his podcast. With his unique writing experience on how to shape environments for better decisions, motivating emotional desires for change, and differentiating between self-regulation and self-control, Dan offers valuable insights into finding meaning in whatever work you do. In this episode, you will be able to: Create a supportive environment to make better decisions that align with core desires Find bright spots in the context of change that focus on positive outcomes to learn from Discover ways to find meaning and fulfillment in your work Learn the concept of narrow framing in decision-making, highlighting what's most important in your life To learn more, click here! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/07/2459m 9s

How to Bring Curiosity and Mindfulness Into Everyday Life with Noah Rasheta

In this episode, Noah Rasheta explores how to bring curiosity and mindfulness Into everyday life. He discusses secular Buddhism and how to integrate some of these ancient practices into your life. Discover how to infuse your day with increased awareness and presence for a fresh perspective on personal growth and well-being. In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace the power of curiosity and stay open to new possibilities Explore the fascinating world of secular Buddhism and its potential impact on your daily life Learn how to integrate meditation into your day for increased awareness and presence Uncover the power of consistently reflecting on thoughts and reactions to life Master the art of skillfully managing your emotions and thoughts for a more balanced and fulfilling life To learn more, click here! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/07/2458m 7s

How to Face Mortality and Live an Authentic Life with Alua Arthur

In this episode, Alua Arthur shares how to face mortality and live an authentic life. She discusses her journey of grappling with the societal constructs of a “good life” versus her inner desires for adventure and discovery. Through her personal experiences, she sheds light on the importance of acknowledging mortality and the need for comprehensive end-of-life planning. Her story captures the essence of life and the human experience, urging us to confront our fears and live authentically. In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace mortality and live fully by gaining insights on embracing life’s impermanence Explore the essential role of death doulas in providing compassionate end-of-life care and support Understand the profound impact of acknowledging mortality on making authentic and meaningful life choices Navigate the journey of grief while uncovering opportunities for personal growth and healing Gain practical advice and insights to effectively plan for the end of life, ensuring peace of mind and comfort for yourself and loved ones To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/07/2451m 53s

How to Uncover the Path to Self-Discovery and Healing with Dr. Sara Kuberic

In this episode, Dr. Sara Kuburic explores ways to uncover the path to self-discovery and healing. She offers a compelling perspective on the topic of embracing personal responsibility for healing. Drawing from her own transformative journey and experience as a therapist, Sara brings a depth of insight and understanding to the complexities of healing and self-discovery. In this episode, you will be able to: Explore how to overcome traumatic childhood experiences for personal growth and healing Understand the self-discovery process to unlock your true potential and live authentically Embrace personal responsibility for healing to create a fulfilling and empowered life Discover the impact of inauthentic self-expression and how it affects your well-being Learn how to navigate life’s choices and consequences with confidence and clarity To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/07/2455m 25s

Understanding Attachment Styles to Build Better Relationships with Thais Gibson

In this episode, Thais Gibson shares her wealth of knowledge and experience with attachment styles and how they affect personal relationships. You’ll discover how to transform your relationships and deepen connections with others by learning powerful techniques to reprogram your subconscious mind. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the impact of early childhood experiences on adult attachment styles Reprogram your subconscious mind with effective techniques for transforming personal relationships Differentiate between the subconscious and unconscious mind to gain insight into your attachment patterns Explore the role of core wounds in personal development and how they influence attachment styles in relationships Uncover the significance of understanding attachment styles in creating healthier and more fulfilling relationships To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/07/2449m 11s

The Power of Healing in Community with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

In this episode, Dr. Joy Harden discusses common mental health challenges and the power of healing in community. She brings her expertise to the forefront of culturally competent therapy and mental health discussions. With a focus on empowering individuals to navigate such challenges, she offers valuable insights into managing anxiety, finding a good therapist, and the importance of friendships in a healing journey. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the benefits of culturally competent therapy for personalized mental health support Discover practical techniques for managing anxiety through grounding exercises Explore the crucial role of friendships in maintaining good mental health and well-being Uncover effective strategies for finding a therapist who is the right fit for your mental health needs Recognize the impact of self-silencing on mental health and well-being, and how to address it To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/06/2456m 37s

How to Shift Your Mindset and Believe More is Possible with Cory Allen

In this episode, Cory Allen discusses how to shift your mindset and believe more is possible in your life. Cory brings a unique blend of wisdom and practicality to the realm of personal growth and self-awareness. He shares his insights on mindfulness and meditation, offering a fresh perspective on navigating the inner landscape. Through his work, he empowers listeners to embark on a journey of self-discovery and inner transformation, making complex spiritual concepts accessible and applicable to everyday life. In this episode, you will be able to: Overcome negative thinking patterns to take control of your mindset Develop self-awareness that can lead to a deeper understanding of yourself and others Master effective communication strategies to enhance your ability to express yourself authentically and connect with those around you Recognize and address assumptions that can significantly improve mental well-being Embrace incremental steps toward self-improvement leading to lasting positive changes and a greater sense of fulfillment in life To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/06/241h

The Path of Aliveness: Exploring Mindfulness and Awakening with Christian Dillo

In this episode, Christian Dillo discusses the path of aliveness, which includes mindfulness and awakening. He shares his realization of how sensorial experiences have a deep impact of attention and energy in our habits. Christian also delves deeper into the fundamental sense of aliveness underlying both our positive and negative states, sharing his insights on how to wisely approach mindfulness and awakening in life. In this episode, you will be able to: Deepen your mindfulness by engaging with sensory experiences on a whole new level Understand and interpret bodily sensations to enhance your spiritual practice Navigate through feelings of tiredness and discover how it can be a part of your spiritual journey Explore the concept of body fullness and its relationship with mindfulness in your daily life Balance your effort in spiritual practice to achieve a more harmonious and fulfilling experience To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/06/2453m 59s

Understanding the Science of the Mind with Paul Bloom

In this episode, Paul Bloom, delves into the importance of understanding the science of the mind. He explains the psychological benefits of balancing pleasure and values and also the impact of upbringing versus genetics on behavior. Paul's work captures the intricate nature of human motivation and the multifaceted aspects of what it means to be a good person. In this episode, you will be able to: Gain a deeper understanding of motivational pluralism in psychology and its impact on behavior Discover the significant role genetics play in shaping personality traits and behavior Uncover the psychological benefits of finding a balance between pleasure and core values Explore the impact of upbringing versus genetics on behavior and decision-making Learn effective strategies for managing depression and anxiety to improve mental well-being To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/06/2445m 48s

How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection with Charles Duhigg

In this episode, Charles Duhigg delves into how to unlock the secret language of connection through effective communication. His research uncovers how connection and communication are an important determining factor in one’s health, happiness, and success. With his expertise in communication and human behavior, Charles shares many valuable insights for individuals looking to strengthen their personal connections and relationships. In this episode, you will be able to: Master the art of deepening personal relationships for meaningful connections Uncover the impact of childhood experiences on your communication style for better understanding Enhance workplace communication skills for a more collaborative and productive environment Understand the different types of conversations you are entering for the most effective communication Learn effective strategies to ask deep questions that foster genuine connections To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/06/2452m 3s

Mind Over Matter: The Power of Mindfulness for Wellbeing with Ellen Langer

In this episode, Ellen Langer brings her extensive research and wisdom to the power of mindfulness for well-bring. Her unique perspective offers a refreshing take on mindfulness as a way of being, not just a practice. With a focus on self-awareness and open-mindedness, her work emphasizes the transformative power of mindfulness in improving decision-making skills and overall well-being. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the key differences between mindfulness and meditation, and how they can positively impact your daily life Uncover the profound impact of mindfulness on chronic diseases and how it can transform your well-being Explore the psychological effects of stress on health and learn strategies to cultivate a more mindful lifestyle Learn how the mind-body unity can significantly influence your health outcomes and overall well-being Gain practical strategies for improving mindfulness and well-being, empowering you to make more mindful decisions in your daily life To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/06/2457m 48s

A Journey to Self Discovery and Sobriety with Matthew Quick

In this episode, Matthew Quick shares his insights of his journey to self-discovery and sobriety. His experience in Jungian analysis provides a unique perspective for listeners. Matthew also offers his profound understanding of the role of the psyche in personal development, overcoming addiction, and navigating creative blocks. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand shame and its effect on interactions with others Explore the concept of individuation and self-awareness Balance intrinsic and extrinsic motivations in creative work Understand unconscious motivations behind addictive behaviors and the need for comfort and security Embrace the delicate balance between seeking external recognition and staying true to internal creative impulses To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/06/2451m 55s

The Beauty and Power of Friendship with Will Schwalbe

In this episode, Will Schwalbe shares some of his insights and experiences about forming deep friendships in adulthood. He discusses his latest book about an unlikely friendship that formed years ago and explores how their lasting connection is so powerful. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the lasting impact and deep connection of friendships Discover the power of finding shared values among the differences between friends Embrace the challenges when conflict arises among friends Grasp the healing power of vulnerability in strengthening relationships Learn the immense value of giving and receiving support in friendships To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/06/241h 17m

How to Cope with Burnout with Emma Gannon

In this episode, Emma Gannon offers a unique perspective on how to cope with burnout by embracing self-compassion. Her personal journey through burnout and the resulting year of introspection has equipped her with invaluable insights into prioritizing self-care and making meaningful life changes. With a focus on mental well-being and personal growth, Emma provides a refreshing and relatable voice in the realm of self-compassion strategies and burnout recovery. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover how mindfulness can transform your daily decisions a Uncover the powerful impact of self-compassion for overall well-being. Learn practical strategies for coping with burnout and reclaiming your energy and joy Find out how to infuse your life with joy by exploring hobbies outside of work Navigate the path to success and personal fulfillment with actionable insights To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/05/2457m 24s

How to Embrace Change for an Authentic Life with Najwa Zebian

In this episode, Najwa Zebian shares her profound understanding of how to embrace change for an authentic life. Her personal journey, marked by overcoming challenges and transforming pain into wisdom, inspires listeners to navigate life’s transitions with self-trust and compassion. In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace change to unlock authenticity and personal growth Overcome the fear of life transitions and thrive in uncertainty Build self-trust and leadership skills for a fulfilling life Navigate grief to find personal growth and inner strength Learn strategies for personal resilience and successful adaptation To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/05/241h

How AI Answers Life's Biggest Questions with Iain Thomas & Jasmine Wang

In this episode, Iain Thomas and Jasmine Wang discuss their work with artificial intelligence and how they used AI to answer life’s biggest questions. They explore the benefits and complexities of artificial intelligence and its unexpected human-like traits of large language models as well as the potential ethical implications. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the future and potential of AI to revolutionize culture Explore how AI generated responses on love, connection, and the present moment Discover the influence of AI-generated content on the evolution of creative industries Embrace the humanness embedded in AI in responses to spirituality and human connection To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/05/2459m 45s

How to Be the Love You Seek with Dr. Nicole LePera

In this episode, Dr. Nicole LePera explores how to be the love you seek as she delves into the profound impact of emotional connection with oneself on fostering authentic relationships with others. She explores the interconnected nature of thoughts, emotions, and bodily experiences, providing valuable insights into the complexities of trusting oneself. Nicole emphasizes the importance of integrating knowledge and action for personal transformation and explains the role of the nervous system in decision-making and stress management. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the power of building emotional connections with yourself to transform your life Uncover the impact of childhood trauma on adult relationships and gain insights into overcoming its influence Explore effective practices for developing heart consciousness and nurturing deeper self-awareness Learn how to differentiate intuition from trauma responses to make more mindful decisions Master strategies for expanding stress tolerance to navigate life’s challenges with resilience To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/05/241h 5m

You Might Also Like: ADHD Aha! from Understood.org

Today we’re doing something a little different.  I am sharing an episode of another podcast.  It’s called ADHD Aha! And it’s hosted by Laura Key.  It includes candid stories from people who share the moment it clicked that they, or someone they know, has ADHD. I wanted to do this because I know from talking to our audience that ADHD is something that many of you are experiencing. I hope you give it a listen, and if it resonates, give ADHD Aha! Podcast a follow. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/05/2425m 18s

Understanding the Truth About Obesity and Weight Loss Drugs with Johann Hari

In this episode, Johann Hari explores the complexities of obesity and weight loss drugs. He dives into the seemingly simple relationship between our food choices and innate biological responses. Reflecting on his upbringing, shaped by a diet of processed and junk food, Johann’s journey is intertwined with scientific revelations. His research and personal experience offers a thought-provoking narrative on the impact of modern diets on our bodies and minds. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the long-term impact of weight loss drugs on your health and well-being Explore the health risks associated with obesity and effective management strategies Uncover the role of GLP-1 receptor in appetite regulation and weight management Embrace body positivity and learn how to combat the stigma surrounding obesity Compare the pros and cons of bariatric surgery and weight loss drugs for effective weight management To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/05/2456m 58s

How to Unlock Your Inner Greatness with George Mumford

In this episode with George Mumford, we discuss how to unlock your inner greatness. Through his work with people from prestigious athletes to prisoners, George explores the surprising truths about mastering personal growth and self-awareness. You'll also discover ways to overcome self-limiting beliefs and learn to find balance and contentment in your life. In this episode, you will be able to: Master the art of self-awareness to unlock profound personal growth Overcome self-limiting beliefs and unleash your full potential Discover powerful strategies for reaching peak performance in all areas of life Learn to balance the pursuit of success with finding contentment in the present moment Harness the power of neuroplasticity and incremental improvement methods for lasting personal development To learn more, click here!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/05/2454m 47s

Understanding How the Brain Works with Lisa Feldman Barrett

In this episode, Lisa Feldman Barrett explores the science of how your brain really works. Eric and Lisa discuss a variety of practical strategies to improve your emotional well-being and resilience, based on the latest neuroscience research. Get ready to see your brain in a whole new light as you learn about the inner workings of your brain. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover how social interactions directly impact your nervous system and overall well-being Uncover the brain’s crucial role in regulating your body and maintaining balance Explore the significance of emotional granularity for enhancing your overall well-being and self-awareness Learn effective strategies for managing body budget deficits and improving your emotional resilience Understand the pivotal role of the predictive brain in shaping your everyday experiences and emotions To learn more, click here!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/05/2457m 56s

Exploring the Wisdom and Virtues of Our Founding Fathers with A.J. Jacobs

In this episode, A.J. Jacobs sets out on a journey of “living constitutionally” for a year! With a unique blend of humor and curiosity, A.J. and Eric dive into a discussion and exploration of the Constitution that offers many thought-provoking ideas to deepen the understanding of its historical significance and relevance in contemporary society. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the historical significance of Election Day and its impact on our democracy Explore the overlooked modern conveniences that can shed light on the conveniences we take for granted today Uncover the timeless virtues embodied by the Founding Fathers and their relevance to our understanding of the Constitution. Dive into the intriguing world of 18th-century traditions and their relevance in today’s context To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/05/241h 3m

How to Unlock Peak Performance with Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler’s journey towards understanding effective learning strategies took an unexpected turn during a period of profound illness. Struggling with his health challenges led him to delve into the concept of flow states, ultimately unraveling its transformative power. Through his personal ordeal and subsequent exploration, Steven not only gained insights into peak performance but also unearthed a universal truth about the human capacity for growth and resilience. His story serves as a compelling reminder of the untapped potential within each of us and the remarkable impact of effective learning strategies on our lives. In this episode, you will be able to: Unlock your peak performance potential and experience the power of flow states Cultivate passion and grit to fuel your journey to success and fulfillment Discover effective learning strategies to enhance your understanding and retention of new subjects Harness the role of attention and curiosity to dive deeper into your areas of interest Understand motivation and master the art of goal-setting for personal and professional growth To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/05/2453m 4s

Special Episode: Eric talks to Kids About Their Good and Bad Wolves!

In this very special episode, Eric meets with several students from a school in Colorado. Their counselor, Ms. Rebecca has shared and discussed the parable of the two wolves with her students, and with the parents’ permission, invited Eric to “interview” the students. You’ll discover just how early the bad wolf starts appearing in our lives. But even at this young age, they have their own ways of trying to ensure they feed their good wolf. Themes discussed in this episode: Dealing with dissatisfaction or discontentment Managing the inner critic Learning from our mistakes How comparison undermines self confidence and joy To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/04/2437m 11s

Rethinking Addiction and Identity with Catherine Gray

In this episode, Catherine Gray shares her insightful perspectives on gratitude practices and lifestyle adjustments for individuals transitioning from addiction to sobriety. Her emphasis on the transformative impact of sobriety on personal growth provides a valuable framework for understanding the complexities of recovery. With a focus on challenging limiting beliefs and embracing personal evolution, Catherine’s expertise resonates with those seeking to overcome addiction and cultivate positive lifestyle changes. In this episode, you will be able to: Cultivate a gratitude practice to go deeper into your personal transformation Explore the rewarding journey of transitioning from addiction to a fulfilling life of sobriety Uncover the profound impact of sobriety on your personal evolution and self-discovery. Learn to identify addiction as an experience rather than a defining characteristic, empowering your recovery journey Explore the potential of embracing empowering lifestyle changes for a more fulfilling future. FREE Meditation Guide! Discover the Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Seem To Stick With A Meditation Practice —And How To Actually Build One That Lasts: Click Here to Download NOW To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/04/2452m 10s

How to Cultivate Emotional Sovereignty Emma Seppälä

In this episode, Emma Seppälä shares insightful perspectives on how to cultivate emotional sovereignty. Drawing from her professional knowledge and personal experiences, she emphasizes the importance of self-awareness, courage, and developing a positive internal dialogue in navigating life’s challenges. She introduces the concept of sovereignty as a means of reclaiming agency and resilience in the face of uncertainty and chaos. Through practical insights and strategies, Emma delves into the detrimental effects of self-criticism, the significance of meeting one’s basic needs, and the transformative potential of cultivating a supportive relationship with oneself. In this episode, you will be able to: Master techniques for emotional regulation to take control of your well-being Overcome addictions with powerful strategies for lasting change Discover the impact of self-criticism on mental health and how to break free from its grip Cultivate emotional sovereignty to reclaim agency in your life and relationships Unlock the benefits of contemplative practices for heightened self-awareness and personal growth To sign up for FREE Good Wolf Text Reminders, click here! To learn more, click here!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/04/2458m 51s

How to Embrace Awareness and Let Go of Ego with Grace Shireson

In this episode, Grace Shireson explores ways to learn how to embrace awareness and let go of ego. She discusses the importance of observing the mind and understanding emotions. Grace’s interesting journey led her to confront the concept of ego in meditation, recognizing the subtle desire for perfection that could obscure the true essence of spiritual practice. In this episode, you will be able to: Gain clarity and peace by exploring the benefits of spiritual practice for heightened awareness Discover practical ways to overcome the ego and deepen your meditation practice Learn effective strategies for dealing with suffering and finding inner peace Uncover the stories of historical female figures in Zen Buddhism for inspiration and wisdom Explore how to apply Zen principles in modern life for greater mindfulness and resilience Habits That Stick Masterclass (FREE!): How to be remarkably consistent no matter what goal you set!: Click Here to to Watch the FREE Replay NOW To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/04/2452m 8s

How to Embrace Imperfection with Anne Lamott

In an episode, Anne Lamott explores a variety of themes including how to embrace imperfection, self-improvement, creativity, and the journey towards self-acceptance. Anne shares candid reflections on her personal struggles with perfectionism, shame, and the inner critic, offering valuable insights into the transformative power of self-compassion. She delves into the importance of unlearning harmful teachings from childhood, emphasizing the need to release the pressure of doing things perfectly and to embrace imperfection as a part of the human experience. Anne’s journey of faith and recovery also provides a unique perspective on navigating personal struggles and finding support in community. FREE Meditation Guide! Discover the Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Seem To Stick With A Meditation Practice —And How To Actually Build One That Lasts In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace imperfection to unlock personal growth and self-acceptance. Overcome perfectionism and self-criticism for a more fulfilling life. Discover the benefits of community in your recovery journey Find spirituality in sobriety to enhance your overall well-being Manage your inner critic as a writer to unleash your creativity To learn more, click here!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/04/2457m 8s

How to Improve Your Relationships with Cindy Stulberg

Cindy Stulberg discusses strategies on how to improve relationships, feel better and even beat depression. Her expertise in helping individuals navigate life transitions, overcome social isolation, and nurture relationships has made her a sought-after speaker and writer. With a warm and compassionate approach, Cindy provides valuable insights into the complexities of emotions and moods, shedding light on how they impact our well-being. Her work is deeply rooted in practical strategies that enhance emotional understanding and foster meaningful connections. How to Build Habits That Stick: Click here to learn more and get instant access to the FREE replay video. In this episode, you will be able to: Navigate life transitions and grief with resilience and grace Discover effective strategies to overcome social isolation and cultivate meaningful connections Learn how interpersonal psychotherapy can provide a path to healing from depression Master the art of building and improving personal relationships Uncover the key differences between feelings and moods for a deeper understanding of emotional well-being To learn more, click here!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/04/2443m 26s

A Soul Boom Discussion on Mental Health, Spirituality, and Connection with Rainn Wilson

In this episode, Rainn Wilson delves into the conversation tackling many topics including mental health, spirituality across traditions, and the importance of connection. He also explores the universal struggle between our lower and higher selves, shedding light on the battle within. You’ll also hear Rainn’s interesting personal anecdotes and spiritual insights that emphasize the significance of practices like meditation and connecting with nature. Every Tuesday starting April 9th, Rainn Wilson is releasing the Soul Boom podcast! Tune in each week to a series of intimate conversations that tickle the mind, heart and soul. Never too precious, yet unafraid to touch on the profound, Soul Boom digs into the core of the human experience: creativity, spirituality and psychology. Bringing to the conversation some of the most brilliant and heart-felt artists, thinkers and doers, Soul Boom guides the listener toward transformation on both a personal and societal level. Also, laughs.  In this episode, you will be able to: Uncover the benefits of meditation for enhancing mental well-being Explore the sacred in everyday life for a deeper sense of fulfillment Embrace the transformative impact of nature on wellness and spirituality Discover how spirituality and connection can lead to improved mental health Understand the role of spirituality in overcoming addiction for lasting recovery To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/04/241h 2m

How to Overcome Overthinking with Jon Acuff

In this episode, Jon Acuff explores how to overcome overthinking and shift your mindset to start taking action. You’ll discover surprising solutions to breaking free from the negative soundtracks that hold us back. You’ll discover practical strategies for rewiring your mindset and creating a more resilient, positive outlook. In this episode, you will be able to: Master overcoming overthinking with practical action steps that yield real results Discover the profound impact of isolation on mental health and strategies to combat its effects Uncover the power of setting goals as a tool to combat overthinking and create a positive mindset Reap the benefits of physical activity for mental clarity and improved overall well-being Learn how to develop positive thinking habits that promote resilience and a more optimistic outlook on life To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/04/2456m 2s

How to Manage Your Hunger Habit with Dr. Jud Brewer

In this episode, Dr. Jud Brewer discusses how to manage your hunger habit through updating reward values and other important strategies. He emphasizes the significance of mindfulness in navigating emotional eating and changing behaviors around eating. Dr. Brewer offers several practical strategies and valuable perspectives for individuals seeking to address unhealthy eating habits or addictions. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the power of updating reward values in habits for lasting behavior change Uncover the neuroscience behind habit formation and how it influences our daily choices Learn the art of mindful eating as a powerful tool for effective weight management Overcome food addiction by cultivating awareness and taking control of your eating habits Understand what it means to become disenchanted with unhealthy eating patterns Explore effective strategies for updating reward values in habits to create positive change in your life. To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/04/2456m 58s

How to Uncover the Heart's Wisdom with Sarah Blondin

Sarah Blondin, a renowned spiritual teacher, explores how to uncover the heart’s wisdom and find a path to self-healing. Through her work, Sarah delves into the depths of self-discovery, guiding individuals toward a path of inner wisdom and compassion. Her unique approach emphasizes the importance of embracing grace and learning to navigate life’s complexities with a focus on love and connection. In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace self-healing and personal growth to navigate difficult situations Discover the transformative role of grace and compassion in the healing path Take responsibility for your healing journey and unleash its powerful impact Integrate heart and mind to foster personal growth and achieve balance Explore the art of finding balance in creativity and self-care for a fulfilling life Sarah Blondin is a writer and videographer from British Columbia, Canada.  She’s also the creator and host of the well-known podcast “live awake“.  In this episode, Sarah and Eric discuss her book, “Heart Minded, How to Hold Yourself and Others in Love”, where she shares how we can learn to train our minds to listen and follow our hearts. To learn more, click here!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/03/2445m 41s

How Small Changes Lead to Big Rewards with Michael Easter

In this episode, Michael Easter defines the scarcity loop and its impact on human behavior, particularly in relation to addictive tendencies. Michael shares several compelling insights on how small changes can lead to big rewards. In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace the 2% mentality to unlock powerful daily habits and achieve long-term goals Discover the surprising benefits of choosing discomfort for sustainable personal growth and success Learn effective strategies for breaking free from the scarcity loop and cultivating abundance in life Uncover the remarkable impact of making small lifestyle changes on overall health and well-being To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/03/2459m 9s

How to Find Connection and Where You Belong with Sebene Selassie

In this episode, Sebene Selassie shares insights on how to find connection and where you belong through spirituality. She discusses the concept of belonging as a sense of ease and connection on both social and spiritual levels. Sebene’s personal journey of feeling like an outsider and her search for wholeness and connection make her perspectives relatable and insightful. Her personal experiences and teachings offer a profound perspective on integrating interconnectedness into daily life and navigating the challenges of modern society. In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace ethical teachings for a fulfilling modern life Overcome unconscious bias through mindfulness for greater understanding Cultivate belonging and connection through spirituality for a richer life Integrate body awareness to deepen meditation practices Harness the power of gratitude for personal growth and happiness To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/03/2452m 37s

When Mental Health Intersects with Spirituality with Dr. Lisa Miller

In this episode, Dr. Lisa Miller shares her journey into understanding where depression and mental health intersect with spirituality. Drawing from her early experiences as a psychotherapist and her groundbreaking epidemiological and MRI studies, Lisa highlights one perspective of certain types of depression and its transformative potential as an invitation to spiritual awakening and growth. She emphasizes the importance of nurturing one’s spiritual life to cope with life’s challenges, offering valuable insights for personal growth and self-discovery. Her perspective on emotional awareness in navigating inner emotional landscapes serves as a valuable resource for empowering listeners with a deeper understanding of the intricate relationship between mental health and spirituality. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the different types of depression to gain a deeper understanding of mental health challenges Explore the role of spirituality in overcoming depression for a holistic approach to emotional well-being Cultivate awakened awareness for mental health to develop a more conscious and mindful relationship with your emotions Understand the impact of existential yearning on personal growth to enhance your journey of self-discovery. Learn strategies for integrating spiritual and cognitive awareness to empower your emotional growth and well-being To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/03/241h 8m

How to Tap Into the Longings of the Heart with Sue Monk Kidd

Sue Monk Kidd’s journey into the core of her spiritual life began with a profound realization about attention. As she delves into a parable, she was struck by the idea that what we pay attention to ultimately shapes and defines us. This insight sparked a deep reflection on the pivotal role of attention in her spiritual path. In this episode, Eric and Sue discuss some of the themes of her latest novel, including how to tap into the longings of the heart. They also explore how these common themes from her work show up in our everyday lives.In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace the largeness within yourself and unlock your true potential for personal growth and fulfillment Understand the personal genius within everyone and discover how it can propel you towards success and happiness Overcome fear and harness the power of being seen and heard in a way that aligns with your authentic self Nurture creativity as a form of motherhood, fostering new ideas and inspiration to bring forth into the world Experience the transformative power of confronting pain, and learn how it can lead to profound healing and spiritual growth To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/03/2441m 49s

How to Embrace Uncertainty and Navigate Life Transitions with Paul Agostinelli

In this episode, Paul Agostinelli offers a shift in perspective on approaching life with a sense of profound responsibility and empowerment. Paul and Eric dive into the concept of karma, the interconnectedness of all beings, and the impact of self-centered tendencies on individual and collective well-being. Through his experiences and teachings, Paul invites others to embrace uncertainty and explore ways to navigate life transitions in a more meaningful way. In this episode, you will be able to: Gain insight into the profound concept of karma in Buddhism and its relevance to daily life decisions Explore the powerful impact of actions and thoughts on life outcomes Learn effective strategies for navigating life transitions, making choices, and embracing change with confidence and clarity Discover new ways to define spirituality that is meaningful to you Uncover the secrets to integrating professional and spiritual growth, finding harmony and purpose in career decisions and personal development To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/03/241h 2m

The Paradoxes of Self Improvement with Heather Havrilesky

In this episode, Heather Havrilesky delves into the complexities of modern life paradoxes. She shares her journey of self-discovery and acceptance, emphasizing the struggle of balancing the “good wolf” and the “bad wolf” within oneself. Heather shares her insights into the relentless pursuit of self-improvement and the societal pressure for perfection. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the secrets to navigating complex modern life paradoxes Learn how to find guidance in the midst of life’s challenges Uncover the path to achieving transformative self-acceptance Understand the keys to emotional well-being in today’s fast-paced world To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/03/2447m 1s

How to Embrace the Mystery of the Human Spirit with Parker Palmer

In this episode, Parker Palmer explores ways to embrace the mystery of the human spirit as he shares his profound insights on embracing wholeness. He discusses the importance of nurturing positive qualities within ourselves and the responsibility we have in shaping our micro-environments. He also emphasizes the powerful impact of finding genuine connections and supportive people in your life. Parker’s journey to the depths of depression and the valuable role of authentic friendships during those tough times will leave you feeling inspired. In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace personal development and authenticity to unlock your full potential Experience the transformative power of meaningful relationships in your life Discover the impact of genuine connections and support on your mental well-being Learn how to navigate mental health struggles with grace and resilience Nurture the positive qualities with ourselves and what we bring to the world To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/03/241h 4m

How to Understand Yourself and Others Better with Anne Bogel

In this episode, Anne Bogel uncovers some important truths about the field of personality analysis and self-awareness. She shares how viewing things through the lens of personality can help to understand yourself and others better. This conversation explores the impacts of personality traits on individual behavior and decision making and focuses on how leveraging these traits can lead to positive behavior change. In this episode, you will be able to: Unlock your potential with personalized growth strategies Discover the power of understanding your personality traits Embrace the importance of self-awareness and acceptance for positive change Gain valuable insights and leverage the Enneagram for behavioral growth Learn how to set achievable goals for continuous progress in your personal growth journey To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/03/2446m 19s

How to Recover the Person You Were Meant to Be with Paul Churchill

In this episode, Paul Churchill shares his personal journey to sobriety as he learned to recognize and address his struggles with alcohol addiction. He delves into the complexities of moderation versus abstinence, highlighting the challenges and failures he encountered along the way. Paul also emphasizes the importance of seeking help and support on the journey to recover the person you were meant to be. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the power of mindset in achieving sobriety and transforming your life Discover the crucial role of community support in overcoming alcohol addiction Explore the impact of labels and identities in your recovery journey Learn the importance of seeking help and support on your sobriety path. Uncover valuable insights into alcohol addiction and recovery that foster self-awareness and inspire positive change To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/02/241h 3m

How to Master Internal Triggers and Regain Control of Your Attention with Nir Eyal

In this episode, Nir Eyal dives deep into how we can learn to master internal triggers and regain Control of your attention. Nir explains how the underlying motivation behind every action is the desire to escape discomfort. Learning to distinguish between traction and distraction is a powerful first step in overcoming the universal struggle of staying focused in a world full of distractions. You’ll find many new insights and discover several practical strategies to keep your attention on where it matters in this conversation! In this episode, you will be able to: Master time management and boost productivity with proven strategies Learn to identify and master internal triggers for improved focus and concentration Discover the importance of intentional planning for achieving success in all areas of your life Overcome distractions and cultivate a proactive mindset for enhanced performance Implement effective strategies for staying focused and on track daily, leading to greater accomplishments and satisfaction To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/02/2449m 8s

How to Be Enough as You Are with Scott Stabile

Scott Stabile’s journey towards self-acceptance and self-love began with a simple yet powerful realization. He learned to acknowledge the small actions in his daily life that reflected self-care and love. This awareness and acknowledgement of these moments of self-love allowed him to shift his mindset and energy towards self-compassion. Scott’s shares the importance of recognizing and appreciating the seemingly mundane acts of self-care, which ultimately lay the foundation for fostering a deep sense of self-acceptance and love. In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace self-compassion and acceptance to transform your mindset and behavior Navigate the difficult emotions of envy and jealousy to unlock your personal growth potential Face difficult conversations that can lead to creating deeper connections Cultivate self-love and authenticity to live a more fulfilling life Manage overwhelming thoughts and emotions to find inner peace and clarity To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/02/241h 1m

The Power of Practicing Joy and Finding Community with Radha Agrawal

In this episode, Radha Agrawal explains the transformative power of finding joy and community in our lives. She shares practical strategies for increasing joy, such as integrating movement and dance into daily routines and finding activities that bring joy. You’ll also discover the significance of collective joy and how finding connections through community can be so transformative. In this episode, you will be able to: Implement practical strategies to increase joy and overall happiness Explore the transformative power of community and connection Learn how collective joy raises vibrations and enhances well-being Discover how belonging through various avenues enriches life experiences Understand the detrimental effects of isolation and loneliness To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/02/2442m 20s

Uncovering the Truth About People Pleasing with Dr. Aziz Gazipura

In this episode, Dr. Aziz Gazipura shares how we can begin uncovering the truth about people-pleasing behaviors. He explains the difference between kindness and niceness and why it’s important to understand the distinction between them.  You’ll also discover ways to embrace the power of compassionate communication for a better relationship with yourself and others. In this episode, you will be able to: Unleash your potential and boost self-confidence Differentiate between niceness and true kindness Embrace authenticity and express your true self Discover the power of inner wisdom over external validation Harness the mind’s power to take intentional action To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/02/241h 1m

How to Find Your Way to Healing, Hope, and Peace with Seth Gillihan

Seth Gillihan, a renowned clinical psychologist and author, offers a fresh take on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Drawing from his personal journey of overcoming health challenges and embracing mindfulness, Seth explains how to find your way to healing, hope, and peace. Through his candidness about his own struggles, he provides valuable insights to life's common challenges. His work emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and acceptance, offering guidance and a path forward for navigating the complexities of lifeIn this episode, you will be able to: Embrace uncertainty to unlock new opportunities for happiness Reduce suffering through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and reclaim peace of mind Shift thoughts and actions with mindfulness Take effective action by embracing the “Think, Act, Be” approach Integrate mindfulness into everyday life for enhanced well-being and peace To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/02/241h 1m

What Can Be Found When Losing Sight with Andrew Leland

Andrew Leland shares a deeply personal story of losing his vision due to retinitis pigmentosa. He shares some of the challenges and necessary adjustments that come with acquiring with his gradual disability. With courage and humor, Andrew navigates the complex emotional terrain of coming to terms with his changing abilities and sheds light on what can be found when losing sight. In this episode, you will be able to: More deeply understand the journey of acquiring a disability Understand the nature of identity and how it changes throughout stages of life Develop compassion and curiosity for those with with unique challenges Identify what it means to balance independence and interdependance Foster better communication for those living with differing abilities To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/02/2453m 27s

Embracing Life’s Complexities with Curiosity and Questions with Pádraig Ó Tuama

In this episode, Pádraig Ó Tuama shares what it means to learn to begin embracing life’s complexities with curiosity and questions. He delves into the profound impact of time, highlighting the wisdom that comes from shared experiences. Pádraig’s insightful anecdotes about meeting others who have navigated similar struggles emphasize the transformative power of empathy and connection. Through his poetry, he invites readers to contemplate the layers of meaning and significance in their own lives, fostering a sense of introspection and self-awareness. In this episode, you will be able to: Unlock the transformative power of poetry in your life Understand the nuances of conflict resolution with deeper understanding Embrace life’s complexities by getting curious and asking questions Explore the deep connection between belief, God, and religion Harness the power of truth-telling for personal growth and success To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/02/2449m 36s

Special Episode: Exploring The Different Paths to Recovery

In this special episode, Eric is joined by Laura Cathcart Robbins, Carl Erik Fisher, and Holly Whitaker to share their personal experiences with addiction and recovery. Their discussion explores the complex definitions of recovery, challenging the conventional norms and emphasizing the need for a broader and more inclusive approach. In this episode, you will be able to: Explore the distinction between sobriety and recovery for a more holistic approach to healing Understand the personal experiences with addiction and recovery to broaden your perspective Learn how to measure progress in recovery, empowering yourself with tools to track personal growth Explore diverse perspectives on the use of medications in addiction treatment for a more informed understanding Gain understanding of Dry January in the recovery journey, uncovering potential benefits and insights To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/01/241h

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Jessica Hagy

Jessica Hagy's interesting and unique work explores the concept of visual grammar and the power of expression through diagrams. Her pursuit of self-discovery expanded as she delved into the world of online connections, finding encouragement and support from strangers, ultimately reshaping her perspective. Through her experiences, she discovered the profound impact of embracing vulnerability and learning how to get out of our comfort zones. She shares how seeking supportive communities is a vital component in navigating life's challenges.  In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace vulnerability and unlock your true potential for personal growth Discover the power of finding a supportive community for navigating life’s challenges Learn to truly be your true self in a noisy world and find meaningful connections Strive for the greatest good by embracing self-discovery and authenticity Harness the power of the internet as a tool for personal growth and self-improvement To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/01/2428m 49s

Learning to Find Comfort in Discomfort with Light Watkins

In this episode, Light Watkins discusses important principles from his latest book, Travel Light: Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life.  He emphasizes the importance of making choices that align with the expansive feeling to embody one’s most authentic self, and embracing discomfort for personal growth. Light’s engaging storytelling style captures the essence of his spiritual journey and his message of seeking internal happiness rather than external validation serves as a powerful reminder for individuals on their life journey. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the power of spiritual minimalism and unlock your path to personal growth Embrace discomfort to uncover hidden strengths and accelerate personal development Take action and experience the transformative power of giving to others Learn the art of embracing discomfort to unlock new levels of personal growth Seek diverse advice to unlock new perspectives and accelerate personal development To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/01/2454m 32s

How to Overcome Perfectionism and Create Your Best Work with David Kadavy

In this episode, David Kadavy discusses how to overcome procrastination and create your best work. He provides valuable insights on unlocking true passions through curiosity and experimentation and highlights the importance of finding a balance between exploiting existing knowledge and exploring new possibilities. In this episode, you will be able to: Uncover unexpected opportunities by tapping into creativity Conquer your inner barriers and embrace true passions Ignite curiosity and spark innovation through experimentation Achieve balance by exploring new paths while exploiting current strengths Dive into the journey of self-discovery through the power of curiosity To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/01/2440m 25s

The Well-Nourished Life: Tips for Mindful Eating and Living with Andrea Lieberstein

In this episode, Andrea Lieberstein explores what it means to have a well nourished life and learning to eat and live mindfully. Discover the transformative power in healing our relationship with food and learn to understand the difference between emotional and physical hunger. Andrea shares practical strategies to reduce emotional eating and foster a healthier approach to nourishment and also explains various triggers and patterns that contribute to unhealthy eating habits. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Embrace mindful eating for a healthier relationship with food Discover the power of self-compassion to tackle the challenges of emotional eating Cultivate awareness and mindfulness for a more fulfilling life Learn to develop a balanced and positive connection with food Explore creative outlets for overall holistic well-being To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/01/241h

Mastering Change When Everything is Changing with Brad Stulberg

For Brad Stulberg, the idea of rugged flexibility became a central theme in his understanding of change and resilience. In this episode, Brad and Eric explore what mastering change when everything is changing looks like. They also discuss practical strategies to navigate life’s challenge with rugged flexibility to live a more meaningful life.In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the power of embracing change and adaptability for personal growth and success Uncover the secrets to navigating change and finding deeper meaning in life’s transitions Learn how to strike a perfect balance between determination and adaptability to thrive in any situation Unlock the key to shifting your perception of time during challenging moments and emerging stronger Explore the importance of rugged flexibility and its impact on resilience and mental strength To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/01/241h

The 4 Principles of Real Self Care with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin

Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, a psychiatrist, shares her journey of discovering the true essence of self-care. Drawing from her experiences with patients feeling overwhelmed by the wellness industry’s commodified approach, she unravels the concept of “faux self-care.” Pooja articulates the four principles of real self-care and the ever-changing nature of this internal process. In this episode, you will be able to: Define and discover the transformative power of real self-care Learn to set healthy boundaries for genuine self-care Overcome the societal challenges to prioritize your self-care Explore the intersection of self-care and activism for personal and social change Embrace the importance of values in nurturing authentic self-care practices To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/01/241h 4m

How to Create Elastic Habits that Adapt to Your Day with Stephen Guise

Stephen Guise is a leading expert in habit formation, renowned for his practical and adaptable approach to building positive behaviors. As the author of “Mini Habits” and “Elastic Habits,” he has revolutionized the way we view and implement habits, emphasizing the power of flexibility and resilience. With a deep understanding of the complexities of behavior change and a knack for relatable storytelling, Stephen effortlessly combines practical strategies with real-life experiences, making his insights both actionable and enjoyable. His work is a testament to the idea that small changes can lead to remarkable transformations, and his expertise is invaluable for anyone seeking sustainable habit formation in the midst of a busy, ever-changing world. In this episode, you will be able to: Master the art of elastic habits for adaptable positive behaviors Discover the power of flexibility in forming lasting habits Learn to adjust habits based on motivation and changing circumstances Unlock the importance of cues in developing strong habits Learn how to track and evaluate your habit performance effectively To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/01/2457m 21s

Reframing the Past to Liberate Your Future Self with Ben Hardy

Learn how psychologist Dr. Benjamin Hardy confronts and conquers life’s hurdles to achieve his future self’s aspirations. This episode offers plenty of practical strategies for transforming obstacles into opportunities for your personal growth and development. In this episode, you will be able to: Uncover the psychology behind intentional transformation for lasting change Learn effective strategies for setting achievable goals Discover the power of post-traumatic growth and the art of reframing challenges Connect with your future self to gain insight and direction for your personal journey Conquer obstacles and turn your goals into reality with practical, actionable methods To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/01/241h 9m

Learning to Take Action for a Meaningful Life with Gregg Krech

Gregg Krech, a renowned Zen teacher, shares his enlightening journey where he was introduced to the concept of bringing the practice of Zen Buddhism into daily life. This pivotal moment occurred when he had the opportunity to work with Tiknat Han, a Zen teacher, in the 1980s. Han emphasized the importance of integrating mindfulness and intentional action into everyday tasks, beyond the traditional contemplative practices. Krech discusses how intentional living and mindful action can significantly impact mental wellness, resonating with individuals seeking practical strategies for mental health improvement. In this episode, you will be able to: Learn practical strategies for maintaining good mental health to thrive in everyday life Recognize the importance of acknowledging the “bad wolf within” to unlock personal growth and well-being Take action to effectively manage depression and anxiety Explore Japanese approaches to psychology, including Morita Therapy, Kaizen, and Naikan, for new perspectives on mental well-being Discover the powerful tool for maintaining good mental health that can transform your daily life To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/12/2334m 46s

How to Change: Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be with Katy Milkman

Katy Millkman’s journey into behavior change strategies began with a desire to understand the internal barriers to change. She delved into research and discovered the importance of recognizing obstacles and the strategic approaches to overcoming them. Her insights highlight the significance of enjoying the pursuit of goals, emphasizing the need for tailored strategies rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Through her relatable and engaging approach, Katy inspires individuals to embrace flexibility and resilience in their pursuit of personal growth and behavioral transformation. In this episode, you will be able to: Implement practical behavior change strategies for lasting success Overcome present bias and learn to make better decisions Discover effective incentives and motivation for behavior change Use commitment devices to beat procrastination and boost productivity Understand the non-linear nature of behavior change for better results To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/12/2353m 27s

The Neuroscience Behind Achieving Your Goals with Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler’s journey towards understanding effective learning strategies took an unexpected turn during a period of profound illness. Struggling with his health challenges led him to delve into the concept of flow states, ultimately unraveling its transformative power. Through his personal ordeal and subsequent exploration, Steven not only gained insights into peak performance but also unearthed a universal truth about the human capacity for growth and resilience. His story serves as a compelling reminder of the untapped potential within each of us and the remarkable impact of effective learning strategies on our lives. In this episode, you will be able to: Unlock your peak performance potential and experience the power of flow states Cultivate passion and grit to fuel your journey to success and fulfillment Discover effective learning strategies to enhance your understanding and retention of new subjects Harness the role of attention and curiosity to dive deeper into your areas of interest Understand motivation and master the art of goal-setting for personal and professional growth To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/12/2351m 11s

How to Let Your Light Shine with Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzales

Ali, Atman, and Andres shared their story of discovering yoga and how they were deeply influenced by their godfather’s profound journey. Their godfather, a former Black Panther, shifted his focus from revolutionary change to inner evolution, finding solace and purpose in yoga during the 1960s. This pivotal shift shaped the foundation of their upbringing, instilling a deep connection to yoga and its transformative power. Their father’s guidance to pursue entrepreneurship led to the formation of the Holistic Life Foundation, cementing their commitment to empowering individuals through yoga and mindfulness. In this episode, discover the profound impact of yoga on personal growth and societal change, illustrating the universal potential for self-discovery and positive transformation. In this episode, you will be able to: Cultivate mindfulness for emotional resilience Empower teachers and leaders with yoga and mindfulness for holistic support Explore the holistic benefits of yoga for overall well-being Harness the transformative power of pranayama for inner balance Embrace mantra meditation for healing and positive manifestation To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/12/231h

How to Find Peace and Balance in Managing Anxiety with Sarah Wilson

In this episode, Sarah Wilson expounds on how we can learn to create space, go slow, and appreciate the beauty of one’s struggles, rather than aiming for a quick fix. Coupled with the proper use of medication and therapy, these strategies can offer a comprehensive approach to learning how to find peace and balance in managing anxiety. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the impact of anxiety on mental health and well-being Learn about the benefits and limitations of medication and therapy in managing mental health challenges Engage in a nuanced conversation about mental health, exploring its complexities and varied experiences Take responsibility for anxiety by exploring practical strategies such as slowing down Create space in anxiety management by discovering techniques for finding peace and balance in everyday life To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/12/2344m 51s

The Art of Letting Go and Getting Clear on Values with The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn and TK Coleman, known as The Minimalists, discuss the concept of letting go and personal empowerment. Joshua shares his personal journey of realizing the detrimental effects of consumerism and the pursuit of material possessions. As he lived the corporate dream with excess items, he felt stressed and anxious beneath the surface. This realization sparked a transformation, leading him to question how his life could be better with less. Through this conversation, you’ll discover the importance of intentional decision-making and the value of letting go of what is not important. In this episode, you will be able to: Define minimalism in the context and spirit of letting go Streamline your life for vitality and balance Embrace discomfort to fuel your personal evolution Unleash your best self through intentional actions Challenge your beliefs to make intentional, empowered decisions To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/12/231h 4m

How to Follow Your Heart Path with Howard Martin

Howard Martin defines heart intelligence and how it is a critical aspect of our lives, raising us above problems and chaos, allowing us to tap into direct knowingness and surpass mediocrity. By incorporating heart intelligence into our daily lives, we unlock more holistic and intuitive ways of navigating the world around us. Learning to follow your hearth path empowers individuals and organizations alike, enabling us to make better decisions based on our values and contribute to more meaningful and fulfilling lives. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the impact of heart intelligence on your daily life Understand heart rate variability and how it impacts your emotions Unlock the importance of making conscious choices in your life Connect with your authentic self through heart intelligence Harness the power of heart-centered living for personal growth To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/12/2336m 33s

Discovering Your Inner Resilience and Strength with Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo is a highly acclaimed author, poet, and spiritual guide who has gained significant recognition for his profound insights on faith in life and resilience. With a wealth of experience, Mark has dedicated his life to exploring the complexities of the human condition and offering guidance on navigating life’s challenges. His teachings on choice points and the power of conscious decision-making have resonated with countless individuals seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. Through his books and teachings, Mark has established himself as a trusted authority in the realm of personal growth and transformation. In this conversation, you’ll discover how to cultivate resilience and unwavering faith in the face of life’s obstacles. In this episode, you will be able to: Uncover the path to embracing fear and discovering your authentic self Learn how to counteract life’s fast pace and embrace the power of reflection Discover the significance of choice points in navigating life’s challenges with strength and resilience Cultivate unwavering faith in life and enhance your resilience in the face of adversities Explore the art of maintaining porous boundaries in relationships for a healthier and more balanced life To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/12/231h 5m

BONUS! Eric Zimmer on The Puzzler Podcast with AJ Jacobs!

Special Bonus Episode! Eric joins his friend, AJ Jacobs, on his new podcast called "The Puzzler! "Finally, your daily puzzle fix—in audio form! Every day, in 10 minutes or less, New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs and his celebrity guests will puzzle–and laugh–their way through new spins on old puzzle favorites, like anagrams and palindromes, as well as quirky originals such as “Ask Chat GPT” and audio rebuses.  Plus, Chief Puzzle Officer Greg Pliska joins A.J. each week to present new puzzles from the Puzzle Lab. And there’s a daily Extra Credit Puzzler for our Puzzlers at home. (Answers revealed in the following episode.)  Listen and Subscribe Here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/12/2312m 49s

How to Manage Your Inner Critic and Social Anxiety with Ellen Hendriksen

Ellen Hendriksen’s personal journey offers a refreshing perspective on how to manage social anxiety and the inner critic. Ellen’s insights into the inner workings of social anxiety, such as the damaging effects of avoidance and the critical role of the inner critic are incredibly powerful. In this episode, you’ll find actionable and practical strategies that are sure to empower anyone who struggles with social anxiety or an overly active inner critic! In this episode, you will be able to: Overcome social anxiety and thrive in social settings Challenge negative thoughts and transform your mindset Embrace emotions with self-compassion and find inner peace Create structure in social situations for confidence and ease Take initiative in conversations and learn to build strong connections. To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/12/2341m 7s

How to Unlock Your Potential with Anthony Trucks

In this episode, Eric talks with Anthony Trucks as they delve into the world of personal growth and mindset transformation. Discover how Anthony overcame adversity and pushed past his limitations to become the person he aspired to be. Anthony unpacks common myths of personal transformation and reveals the truth behind personal growth and mindset development. In this episode, you will be able to: Cultivate a positive mindset and unlock your full potential for personal growth Learn the power of being present and intentional in every aspect of your life Discover strategies to overcome limitations and push past challenges, pushing you towards success Build inner strength and consistently improve yourself, creating a solid foundation for growth. Develop the mindset and skills to embrace fear, preparing you for future opportunities Discover the keys to building resilience and bouncing back stronger from setbacks in life Learn how to embrace uncertainty and navigate change with confidence and adaptability. To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/11/231h 6m

How to Let Go of Expectations and Transform Disappointment into Growth with Christine Hassler

Christine Hassler, a renowned author and life coach, shares her insights on how to let go of expectations and transform disappointment into growth. Drawing from her own experiences, Christine discusses the concept of expectation hangovers and how they can leave us feeling lost and unsure of how to move forward. She explains that an expectation hangover occurs when life doesn’t go as planned or when we don’t achieve the desired outcome we were hoping for. By embracing our emotions and making choices that serve our well-being, Christine believes that we can navigate disappointment with resilience and thrive in the face of adversity. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the keys to effectively managing disappointment and overcoming expectation hangovers Unlock the power of choice in overcoming challenges and achieve personal growth on emotional, mental, behavioral, and spiritual levels Learn how to ride the waves of your emotions without suppressing or controlling them, allowing for authentic healing and growth Shift your focus from external forms to desired feelings and learn how to create a life that aligns with your true desires Gain resilience and thrive in the face of adversity, navigating challenges with confidence and grace To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/11/2350m 47s

Why a Grateful Mindset Matters with Kristi Nelson

What if gratitude could transform your life? In this captivating conversation, delve into the difference between gratitude and gratefulness as Kristi Nelson shares her personal journey of cheating death and finding a “fidelity to life.” With her profound realization about the importance of appreciating the little things, Kristi explains the difference between gratitude and gratefulness. She also encourages listeners to recognize that every moment is a gift and to celebrate the simple act of being alive. In this episode, you will be able to: Unlock the life-changing power of gratitude and discover how it can transform your mindset and daily life Learn the key distinctions between gratitude and gratefulness, and how cultivating both can lead to a greater sense of fulfillment and happiness Embrace uncertainty and learn to unlock a newfound sense of peace and fulfillment Discover how cultivating gratitude can lead to increased happiness and contentment Shift your perspective from obligation to opportunity to seize the most out of every situation To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/11/2346m 22s

The Questions of Self-Help and Happiness with Ruth Whippman

In a world filled with easy answers and simplistic solutions, Ruth Whippman challenges the notion that happiness can be found through a singular path. But as she delves into the complexities of human experience and the dangers of the self-help industry, she leaves us with a question: How can we navigate the complexities of life without succumbing to the allure of simple answers? In this episode, you will be able to: Gain a fresh perspective on the self-help industry and discover new insights on personal growth Explore the intricate relationship between happiness and personal responsibility Learn to critically evaluate studies on happiness, uncovering the limitations and understanding the bigger picture Cultivate a healthy skepticism in seeking answers, allowing you to navigate the complexities of self-improvement with confidence Unlock the secrets of raising children in a complex world, equipping you with valuable strategies and insights for nurturing happy and resilient kids To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/11/2343m 38s

How to Master the Art of Learning with Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik, a renowned brain coach and expert in accelerated learning shares how anyone can master the art of learning to optimize personal growth and transformation. In this episode, Jim shares his inspiring journey of overcoming severe learning difficulties after a traumatic brain injury at a young age. Jim’s passion for unlocking the full potential of the human brain led him on a path of personal growth and through his own struggles, he has discovered the power of resilience and the ability to turn adversity into advantage. You’ll learn practical strategies for optimized learning, and understand the importance of mindset, motivation, and methods in our pursuit of progress. In this episode, you will be able to: Unlock your brain’s full potential and accelerate your learning progress with brain optimization techniques Harness the power of mindset to transform your learning experience and achieve remarkable results Discover effective strategies for accelerated learning that will supercharge your ability to acquire and retain knowledge Embark on a personal growth journey and unlock your true learning potential through self-improvement and continuous learning Learn the importance of self-care in enhancing your learning abilities and nurturing your overall well-being To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/11/2354m 29s

How to Craft a Meaningful Life with Emily Esfahani Smith

Emily Esfahani Smith describes what it means to craft a meaningful life by using the concept of four pillars: belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. She illustrates that by fostering a sense of belonging in our relationships, finding purpose in our goals, imbuing our life experiences with narrative coherence, and achieving transcendence through deeper connections, we can enrich our lives with meaning. These elements are not just about attaining personal satisfaction, but also about playing active roles in improving the environments around us. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the difference between happiness and meaning and how it can lead to a more fulfilling life Explore the four essential pillars of a meaningful life and learn how to integrate them into your daily routine Grasp the power of belonging as a pillar of meaning and how it can bring deeper connections and purpose to your life Unlock the key to finding purpose and learn ways to align your actions with your true values and passions Delve into the concept of transcendence and how it can elevate your life to a whole new level of meaning and fulfillment To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/11/2339m 55s

How to Unlock the Power of Deeper Connections with David Brooks

In this episode with David Brooks, we discuss how effective communication is vital in managing relationships and having difficult conversations. It’s about more than just voicing our thoughts; it involves carefully articulating our intentions and motivations, while also maintaining a respectful tone and safe environment. By embracing these skills and moving beyond surface-level dialogue, we can better understand others and resolve disputes in a more productive and empathetic manner.In this episode, you will be able to: Unlock the power of deep connection and experience the fulfillment it brings in your relationships Master the art of effective communication to navigate difficult conversations with more ease Discover ways to support others struggling with depression and addiction, and make a positive impact in their lives Explore the link between perception and reality, and gain a deeper understanding of how our beliefs shape our experiences Delve into what it means to truly know others and unlock the potential for more meaningful and fulfilling relationships To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/11/231h 5m

How to Navigate Your Spiritual Path Through Self-Inquiry with Adyashanti - Part 2

In Part 2 of the conversation with Adyashanti, we delve more into the world of spiritual exploration and and discuss how to navigate your spiritual path through self-inquiry. By embracing self-inquiry, individuals can uncover the illusions and patterns that hinder their spiritual growth and cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness and personal understanding. We also explore why it's so important to practice gratitude as well as strategies for building a meditation practice. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand how spiritual striving can get in the way of meaningful meditation practice Learn how to embrace the mystery of just being Practice strategies to build a sustainable meditation practice Investigate your relationship with failure and the expectations you have for yourself Realize the importance of practicing gratitude to enhance relationships and well being To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/11/2351m 44s

How to Find Balance Between Struggle and Growth with Lama Rod Owens

Lama Rod Owens, a renowned Buddhist teacher and author, shares his journey of self-discovery and the importance of finding the balance between struggle and growth in our lives. As he delved into the ancient wisdom of Buddhism, he realized that the love and care he cultivated for himself was the foundation for his ability to share that love with others. Lama Rod’s teachings remind us that true change begins with individual work and self-awareness, which then ripples out to positively impact our relationships and communities. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the hidden benefits of struggle and how it can enhance personal growth Find out how to balance contracting and expansive activities to ensure a well-rounded and fulfilling lifestyle Uncover the secrets to pursuing meaningful work that aligns with your passions and values Learn practical self-care strategies to prioritize your well-being and maintain balance in your daily life Explore the transformative power of struggle and how it can lead to personal growth and positive change To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/10/2356m 34s

How to Navigate Your Spiritual Path Through Self-Inquiry with Adyashanti

In this special 2 part episode with Adyashanti, we delve into the world of spiritual exploration and and discuss how to navigate your spiritual path through self-inquiry. By embracing self-inquiry, individuals can uncover the illusions and patterns that hinder their spiritual growth and cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness and personal understanding. In this episode, you will be able to: Gain profound insights about awakening and enlightenment that will deepen your spiritual exploration Understand the crucial role of a teacher in your spiritual journey, and how their guidance can ignite your awakening Learn valuable techniques for letting go of attachments and creating a consistent spiritual practice to enhance your personal growth Discover how to strike a balance between seeking guidance from others and trusting your own intuition and discernment on your path Explore the power of self-inquiry as a transformative tool for deepening your spiritual exploration and gaining personal understanding. To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/10/2345m 52s

How to Master Mindfulness with Shauna Shapiro

In this episode, Shauna Shapiro, a renowned expert in mindfulness and clinical psychology, shares some of the science behind mindfulness and the power of intentions. Her inspiring journey of healing and self-discovery, coupled with her studies in neuroscience and psychology, reinforced the idea that whatever we practice grows stronger and fueled her passion to help others cultivate self-compassion and gratitude. Shauna shares that by choosing kindness, gratitude, and joy, we can carve new neural pathways and experience a profound shift in our well-being. In this episode, you will be able to: Explore the transformative power of mindfulness to unlock a greater sense of peace and clarity in your life Cultivate self-compassion and gratitude to boost your well-being and foster a positive outlook on life Learn the importance of setting intentions and how it can guide you towards living a more purposeful and fulfilling life Discover effective strategies for building habits that support mindfulness, allowing you to cultivate a regular practice in your daily life Understand the deep connection between empathy and compassion, and how nurturing both can lead to a more compassionate mindset and stronger relationships with others To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/10/231h 1m

From Negativity to Empowerment: The Art of Positive Thinking with Michelle Gilean

Michelle Gilean is a highly respected figure in the field of positive psychology and mindset. With a background in national news broadcasting, she recognized the overwhelming prevalence of negative news and its impact on individuals’ well-being. Seeking to address this issue, Michelle studied under Dr. Martin Seligman, the renowned founder of positive psychology, and delved into the science behind a happiness mindset. Michelle’s book, “Broadcasting Happiness,” offers practical strategies for cultivating a positive mindset and creating positive change in both personal and professional settings. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the impact of negative news on your mindset and learn how to protect your well-being Uncover the secret to focusing on solutions instead of dwelling on problems for a new perspective Harness the remarkable influence of positive thinking and unlock your full potential for success and happiness Tap into the power of optimism and cultivate a mindset that empowers you to overcome challenges and achieve your goals Learn how to choose progress over negativity and create a life filled with positivity, fulfillment, and growth To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/10/2342m 23s

Exploring the Healing Potential of Spirituality with Abraham Verghese

In this episode, Abraham Verghese shares his unique perspective, shaped by his personal experiences and observations, that sheds light on the transformative power of spirituality in the healing journey. Through his writings and teachings, he emphasizes the need for compassion, kindness, and a human connection in medicine, recognizing that true healing goes beyond physical cure. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the transformative power of spirituality in your healing journey Uncover the role of human connection in healthcare and its impact on your well-being. Explore the influence of technology on medicine and its implications for your health Tap into the power of fiction to enrich your life and deepen your understanding Rediscover the joy of reading and its positive effects on your overall happiness To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/10/231h 2m

How to Embrace the Wisdom of the Women Mystics with Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr is a highly respected author and speaker known for her expertise in spirituality and the wisdom of women mystics. With a particular focus on embracing feminine wisdom in spirituality, Mirabai has extensively studied the teachings and lives of women mystics from various traditions. Mirabai’s insights offer a fresh perspective on spirituality in modern times, encouraging seekers to engage with the realities of the world while nurturing their spiritual growth. In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace the fierce and tender wisdom of women mystics Uncovering new perspectives and insights from the divine feminine on your spiritual journey Navigate the delicate balance of interspirituality and cultural respect to expand your understanding of spirituality Cultivate a deep and holistic spiritual practice by integrating multiple spiritual paths Find peace and personal growth in the face of challenges, using pain as a catalyst for spiritual growth and transformation To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/10/2347m 47s

How to Think More Clearly and Make Better Decisions with Shane Parrish

In this episode, Shane Parrish explains how we can learn to think more clearly and make better decisions that lead to better outcomes. He explores the power of the stories that we tell ourselves and the choices we make based on those stories. Shane highlights how ordinary moments can lead to disastrous outcomes if we don’t pause and reflect on our decisions. By shifting our focus from proving ourselves right to prioritizing the best outcome, we can overcome blind spots and cultivate more effective decision-making skills. In this episode, you will be able to: Gain a fresh perspective on personal growth and unleash your full potential Unlock the power of adopting the persona of someone you admire and watch your life transform Build your own personal board of directors and tap into their wisdom for better decision-making Develop self-accountability and set higher standards in all areas of your life for greater success Overcome blind spots and make better decisions by shifting your perspective and gaining a deeper understanding of yourself To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/10/2358m 35s

How to Navigate Relationships and Personal Growth with Mark Groves

Eric is joined by Mark Groves, a renowned expert in personal growth and transformation. With a laid-back and relatable approach, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his work. As a speaker, writer, and relationship coach, Mark has helped countless individuals navigate the complexities of love, self-awareness, and personal development. His insights on topics such as healthy shame, sobriety, and the power of choice have resonated with audiences worldwide.  In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the power of personal growth and transformation to unlock your full potential Trust your intuition and embrace life-changing decisions that lead to growth and fulfillment Learn how to set healthy boundaries and prioritize self-care without abandoning yourself in relationships Explore the role of grief in the transformative journey, allowing for healing and integration of past mistakes Understand the significance of reliability and self-reliance in personal growth, fostering independence and empowerment To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/10/2358m 11s

The Value of True Friendship with Ginny Gay & Brandi Lust

Eric is joined by Ginny Gay and Brandi Lust where discuss the power of normalizing our human experiences and how it can dissolve shame and create meaningful connections between us. In this episode, they share the value of friendships and how they are a cornerstone to human connection. They also explore what it means to be a highly sensitive person (HSP) and unearth some of the challenges as well as strengths of being an “HSP”. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the transformative power of authentic connections in friend relationships Learn the importance of authentic communal experiences and how they contribute to your personal growth and well-being Understand what it means to be highly sensitive person and how to harness it as a strength rather than a weakness Find out how practicing self-care and being present in relationships and conversations can nurture and strengthen your connections Normalize difficult emotions and experiences, and discover how vulnerability and openness can deepen your relationships To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/10/231h 6m

How to Start Living Effortlessly and Focus on What Matters Most with Greg McKeown

In this conversation with Greg McKeown, we discuss how you can learn to reshape your perspectives towards life and bring a fresh approach to dealing with everyday challenges. Greg explores why it's important to embrace gratitude and prioritze what truly matters. His comprehensive approach to life and work has inspired countless individuals to create better, smarter, and easier strategies for growth and success. In this episode, you will be able to: Learn to cultivate deep listening skills that effortlessly align your life Acknowledge the far-reaching ripple effects of expressing gratitude daily Dive deep into the essence of forgiveness and its impact on releasing long-standing grudges Merge insights derived from Eastern and Western philosophies, amplifying your body of wisdom Uncover how language shapes your mindset and plays a pivotal role in living with ease To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/09/231h

Empowering Families in the Journey of Recovery with Dr. Jeff Foote

Dr. Jeff Foote is a clinical psychologist making impactful strides in the areas of addiction support and recovery. His work underscores the importance of understanding the nuances of addiction that empowers families in a loved one’s journey of recovery. Jeff’s approach lies in building bridges of communication and forging stronger connections within families confronted by substance use issues. The effective model, ‘invitation to change,’ is designed to uproot stigmas, foster better comprehension of addiction, and ultimately contribute to a transformative and supportive recovery journey. In this episode, you will be able to: Explore groundbreaking approaches to treating addiction and post-traumatic stress Understand the impact of genuine compassion and acceptance in supporting a loved with grappling with addiction Shift your perception of addiction, seeing it no longer as a flaw but as an aspect of human behavior Master effective communication tools that give support and comfort to loved ones struggling with anxiety or addiction Witness how families can be a beacon of positive change, crucially supporting the road to recovery To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/09/231h 2m

How to Find Your True Path with Paul Millerd

In this conversation, Paul Millerd explores the significance of aligning one’s career with personal values to be able to follow your own unique and true path. Paul shares how often people get stuck in jobs that don’t resonate with their true selves, leading to dissatisfaction and burnout. By understanding and prioritizing personal values over societal expectations or financial gains, individuals can guide their career paths towards fulfilling and meaningful work, thereby promoting greater satisfaction and well-being. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Acknowledge the necessity of stepping beyond pre-set boundaries to unmask your true potential Get comfortable with the unknowns while progressing in life’s journey Identify the impact of connecting your work with your deepest passions and beliefs Learn to interrogate societal expectations in order to prioritze to your own values and passions Get acquainted the process of self-realization for living a life that embodies who you truly are. To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/09/231h

The Power of Listening and Interconnectedness with Jane Hirshfield

In this episode, Jane Hirshfield shares her extraordinary capacity for deep introspection and exploration of interconnectedness. You’ll hearJane read some of her beautiful poetry and discover how through her words, she is able to make profound connections between human experiences and the larger universe.In this episode, you’ll be able to: Experience the enlightening potential of appreciating small daily joys and how they can heighten your overall happiness Explore the art of embracing life’s curveballs while learning to capitalize on these difficult situations for personal growth Discover the captivating power of poetry as a medium for personal transformation and sharpened perception Foster a heightened sense of interconnectedness, enabling you to dissolve boundaries and enrich your understanding of self Acquire the skills to navigate through tough periods with grace, hope, kindness, and resilience To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/09/231h 2m

How Mindfulness Can Free the Inner Critic with Ginny Gay

In this episode, Eric and Ginny explore ways to work with and free the inner critic through mindfulness. Ginny shares her story of struggle and growth on her path to becoming a mindfulness teacher and explains the many benefits of practicing mindfulness as a way to quiet the inner critic, which leads to living with more joy and less suffering. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Accept the crucial need to turn toward difficult feelings rather than turn away from them Understand that where the wound is, the healing can begin Differentiate the inner critic from our inner conscience Recognize the various ways the inner critic can show up Identify different ways to practice mindfulness in your life Understand the important connection between mindfulness and meditation Define spirituality in your own way that is meaningful to you To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/2357m 14s

A Message of Hope through Addiction and Recovery with Macklemore

In this episode, Macklemore shares his journey with addiction and the added challenges of relapsing. Through his music and in this conversation, he expresses the value of any progress in recovery, starting over, and the importance of being honest with yourself and others by seeking support in recovery. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Understand more deeply the struggles and challenges of addiction Grasp the power of being honest with yourself and others about your addiction Realize the importance of self-care practices in sobriety Understand the significance of having support in a recovery community Tap into the vast potential for transformation and growth in recovery To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/09/2334m 4s

How to Embrace Mindfulness on the Path to Personal Growth with Dan Harris

In this episode, Dan Harris underscores the importance of mindfulness in fostering personal growth. As a self-proclaimed “meditation evangelist,” Dan explores how by practicing mindfulness, we become more aware of our thoughts and emotions, which allows us to shape our attitudes and reactions consciously. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Learn how mindfulness becomes a cornerstone in the journey of personal transformation Grasp how the power of selecting thoughts and emotions can shape your reality Cultivate the practice of self-compassion Survey a range of routes for self-improvement, underscoring practices like meditation, loving-kindness, and self-compassion. Understand the nature of panic and anxiety, and how to skillfully work with it To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/2352m 44s

How Relationships Shape Our Happiness and Well-Being with Robert Waldinger

In this episode, Robert Waldinger shares how relationships shape our happiness and well-being. He discusses what the research shows about what truly makes us happier and improves long-term health. and explains ho cultivating meaningful connections and relationships actually leads to greater happiness and overall fulfillment in life. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Explore the crucial role of relationships and social bonds in building a rewarding life Learn how to harness your presence and attention to cultivate important social skills and connections Realize the importance of self-acceptance and honoring individual preferences in the landscape of relationships Appreciate the significance of continuous research like the Harvard Study of Adult Development in illuminating the key determinants of happiness and well-being Unearth the profound significance of relationships and interpersonal connections in nurturing a satisfying life To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/09/2359m 49s

How to Live the Questions of Life with Krista Tippett

In this episode, Krista Tippett invites us to unlock the power of questions and discover the profound beauty of embracing uncertainty. She explores the idea of investigating the stories we tell ourselves, the narratives that shape our understanding and interpretation of the world. In this episode you’ll be able to: Discern the importance of nurturing the good nature inside you for personal growth Uncover how harnessing the power of questions can help you embrace the unknown Learn how to navigate through uncertainty and make decisions that lead to positive change Understand the critical role you play in facing the existential challenges brought about by the ecological crisis Delve into how spirituality intersects with our collective participation in life To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/2351m 15s

Insights on Mental Health, Identity, and Resilience with Andrew Solomon

In this conversation, mental health advocate Andrew Solomon challenges societal norms and explores the complex relationship between depression and identity. Andrew also strives to uncover the delicate balance between suffering and growth in his thought-provoking exploration of the complexities of mental health. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Uncover why resilience and personal control are integral to overcoming adversities Gain an understanding of the multifaceted nature of depression as both a medical condition and a way of self-perception Understand the profound implications of social media on the mental wellness of today’s younger generation Learn the necessity of a broader vocabulary to accurately represent non-traditional family dynamics Discern the interconnected impacts of neglect, poverty, and foster care on mental health To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/08/231h 6m

How to Strengthen Resilience with Linda Graham

In this episode, Linda Graham explains the neuroscience behind resilience and shares some of her teachings on how to strengthen resilience. As she immersed herself in her work on resilience, she realized that all emotions, deemed good or bad, were catalysts to action. She also came to realize the transformative power of mindful compassion towards these emotions. By shifting the brain's functioning to a more receptive, open, and allowing state, we can begin to foster a growth mindset that leads to increased resilience.   In this episode, you'll be able to: Discover tactics to build resilience and learn to navigate life's trials with less stress and more grace Uncover the power attached to perception and attitude to cultivate a growth mindset Embrace positive emotions and embrace how this practice rewires your mind for resilience through neuroplasticity Discover the complex relationship between early attachments and resilience strength Learn to implement resilience-building tools in your everyday life To learn more, click here! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/2341m 39s

The Path to Presence and Mindful Living with Prince EA

Prince EA is a modern-day sage who inspires millions with wisdom gleaned from various spiritual traditions and practices. He uses his experiences and challenges with depression to inform and empower his audience. His unique expressions of vulnerability and honesty continue to connect with people worldwide, inspiring them to live a more mindful life. His explorations in spirituality have not only provided him with much-needed solace and also ignited a journey to help others in their quest for peace of mind. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Learn the intricate role of conscious living and making deliberate choices in shaping your life Attain practical tools for nurturing mindfulness, guiding you to stay present in each moment Learn strategies for managing depression and fostering better mental health Explore the intersection of spirituality, meditation, and mindful living, and why it’s a valuable approach in today’s fast-paced world Discover how welcoming uncertainty and developing a beginner’s mind can lead to new forms of personal growth To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/08/2353m 49s

How to Get Unstuck with Adam Alter

In this episode, Adam Alter shares valuable strategies for learning how to become unstuck and break through common barriers in life. He emphasizes the importance of seeking new perspectives and thinking differently to break through mental and emotional blocks. He also highlights the connection between physical movement and creative inspiration, explaining how it stimulates the brain and unlocks fresh ideas. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Discover powerful strategies to unblock personal growth hurdles and pave a clear path toward your goals Uncover the surprising relationship between physical movement and creativity Recognize the unspoken value of failure and how it can lead to unforeseen successes Immerse in the importance of broadening your horizon and embracing new perspectives to clear mental roadblocks Learn how and why exploration and exploitation for fostering both personal and professional growth To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/231h 3m

How to Embrace Your Authentic Self with Carmen Rita Wong

Carmen Rita Wong shares her personal journey of unearthing her shifting identities and how she learned to cultivate compassion towards herself and others. She discovered how to embrace the opportunities for personal growth that arose from her childhood trauma and inner conflicts. Her story will inspire you to see how growth and transformation are possible, even in the face of adversity. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Dive into the transformative power of understanding and compassion when facing internal battles Discover the fine line between understanding and forgiveness, and realize how acknowledging others’ actions doesn’t shift your personal accountability Unveil the complexities of human nature and explore how our upbringing shapes us Find the balance between dealing with past influences and fully owning up to one’s decisions To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/08/231h 1m

How to Unleash the Power of Happiness and Success with Emma Seppala

Emma Seppala reveals how to unleash the power of happiness and success that leads to overall well-being. She explains how to apply the proven science behind the transformation that leads to new levels of success, fulfillment, and contentment. In the episode, you'll be able to: Discover how managing energy, not time, can exponentially boost your productivity Realize the extraordinary effectiveness of breathwork in enhancing emotional resilience Challenge the traditional success notions to make happiness your ultimate job satisfaction indicator Appreciate the key role compassion plays in fostering healthy relationships Question societal norms to redefine success for a more fulfilling life To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/2329m 18s

How to Integrate Behavior Change with Your Values with Spencer Greenberg

Spencer Greenberg and Eric discuss how to integrate behavior change with your values. They explore the importance of focusing on the process rather than the end goal and share practice strategies for forming habits that will help you live according to your values. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Identify the underlying values that lead to your decisions, and build a strategy around them Recognize the crucial role regular self-reflection plays in cultivating these improved practices Understand the significance of prioritizing the process, not just the end goal in forming habits Navigate the next steps when facing conflicting values Understand the various frameworks for behavior change and the ten conditions for change To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/08/231h 2m

Why Anxiety is Good For You with Tracy Dennis-Tiwary

Tracy Dennis Tiwary is a renowned emotion scientist and clinical psychologist. Her expertise in emotions, particularly anxiety, gives us a refreshing perspective on how we perceive our fears and hopes. By breaking down the elements of anxiety and explaining its adaptive purpose, she provides effective strategies for managing stress and anxiety. As she explores the link between anxiety and hope, Tracy highlights the importance of emotional agility in prioritizing mental health and fostering resilience. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Uncover the unexpected advantages of embracing your stress Challenge the common misconceptions about success Discover tactics to navigate stressful situations and learn to cultivate resilience Identify and tackle the root causes of your stress and anxiety Understand the importance of fostering a culture that supports mental wellness Harness the hidden potential in stress and turn it into fuel for personal growth To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/231h 5m

What Puzzles Can Teach Us About Life with A.J. Jacobs

Embark on a mind-expanding journey with author AJ Jacobs as he unravels the paradox of personal growth through puzzles! While challenging assumptions and finding joy in the process, A.J. explores the fascinating conflict between perseverance and giving up too easily and how this applies to solving actual puzzles and the puzzles of life. In this episode, you'll be able to: Unearth the potential of puzzles to develop your cognitive skills and problem-handling capabilities Find the balance between curiosity and empathy in facilitating smoother disagreements resolution Discover how setting goals and undertaking profound quests can lend purpose to your life Sharpen your capacity to notice finer details for a fuller and more satisfying life experience Gain insights into the fine equilibrium between persistence and knowing when to step back To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/08/231h 3m

How to Tame Your Inner Critic with Dr. Aziz Gazipura

Learn to tame your relentless inner critic and unleash your self-confidence as clinical psychologist Aziz Gazipura guides you through an empowering journey of defying doubt, stepping into discomfort, and taking bold action to silence the negative voice within. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Adopt strategies for silencing self-doubt and boosting self-belief Delve into the significance of fostering emotional awareness and acceptance Learn how stepping out of your comfort zone can be a transformational growth strategy Discover how insights on how consistent action can cripple the hold of doubt and the inner critic Unravel the connection between your thoughts and emotions in shaping your experiences. To learn more:  click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/2350m 34s

How to Explore Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit with Lyanda Haupt

Lyanda Haupt shares what it means to explore life at the crossroads of science, nature, and spirit. With a rich academic background in biology, Haupt’s work seeks to break the barrier between science and the average understanding of environmental realities. Through her compelling narratives and insightful perspectives, listeners are offered a gateway into a realm of spirituality deeply intertwined with the natural world. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Discover the intricate connection between the realms of science, nature, and spirituality and why it matters in your daily life Uncover methods to nurture a deeper, more immersive bond with the natural world around you Understand the pivotal role of hope and resilience amid change and uncertainties Find out how to create equilibrium in your life by connecting your inner world with the natural world. Learn why feeding your inner “good wolf” is vital during periods of trials and tribulations, and how to do it effectively To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/07/231h 5m

How to Own our Struggles and Find Healing with Minaa B.

Join licensed therapist and author Minaa B as she navigates the complexities of owning our struggles to find healing. In this conversation, she explains the power of self-care practices and community support in overcoming trauma and achieving wholeness. In this episode, you’ll be able to: Uncover the vital role emotional maturity plays in personal healing journeys Grasp how building a strong community can fast-track your healing process Dive into the profound impact of racism on personal growth and mental health Acknowledge internalized oppression and the role of self-reflection in dismantling it Recognize the significance of setting boundaries and advocating for yourself in all relationships To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/07/231h 7m

How to Manage the ADHD Brain to Unleash Creativity with Andy J. Pizza

Andy J. Pizza is a creative genius who learned to not only accept the challenges of living with ADHD but to embrace the many wonderful qualities that come with it. With compassion and curiosity, Andy discovered how to navigate a path for his neurodivergent thinking to uncover and share his wonderful gifts with the world. In this conversation, Andy and Eric discuss how he learned to manage the ADHD brain to unleash his creativity as well as... Ways to use explore art and its inherent ability for self-expression and self-approval How our upbringing and surrounding environments affect our personal development journey Understanding the impact of ADHD on creativity and how it can open new realms of personal growth Learning to appreciate the critical role authenticity and taste play in nurturing creativity Recognizing that failure is a vital element in fostering a personal growth mindset To learn more, click here! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/07/2358m 6s

How to Discover What Matters Most in Life with Tami Simon

In this episode, Tami Simon shares what it means to be true to yourself and how to discover what matters most in work, life, and love. We also discuss… How we all have inherent goodness inside us Realizing there’s no destination in life but an unending journey  Learning to find balance in our internal and outer experiences Understanding that our body’s feedback will indicate when things are out of balance The five keys to living in integrity and being true to ourselves How being supported helps us to have the courage to bridge the gap between knowing and doing Learning to stay open and experience what expanded awareness feels like To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/07/2334m 35s

Special Episode: Finding Hope on the Path to Sobriety

Eric is joined by special guests Gillian Tietz, Laura Cathcart Robbins, and Paul Churchill where they share their experiences in early sobriety. While each of their journeys is unique, there is also a shared understanding of what it’s like in those first days of recovery. This episode will provide helpful insights, inspiration, and hope from those who have lived through such painful experiences and have come out on the other side to share what they've learned, including... Their similar and unique experiences in the early days of sobriety How gratitude plays an important role in recovering from an addiction Recognizing the shared emotions and feelings when suffering from an addiction Learning to be honest and vulnerable with people you trust Uncovering the hope that life will get better The importance of finding a supportive community Self-examination and discovering why you are reaching Paying attention to what triggers you How you can’t outthink an addiction, but use your past experiences to think forward To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/07/231h 4m

How to Find More Free Time with Jenny Blake

In this episode, Eric and Jenny explore the concept of heart-based decision-making in business and in life. They also delve into ideas about redefining success, learning to trust and follow your intuition, as well as getting comfortable with awkwardness and discomfort.We also discuss How to Find More Free Time and… Defining heart-based business and heart-based living Understanding that stress is a systems problem How we can create systems to combat decision fatigue The importance of learning to let go of control The often missing and important metric of time to-revenue ratio Examining the energetic time blueprint Learning to trust and follow intuition Why we need to embrace imperfection To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/07/2357m 35s

How to Build Better Relationships (Work and Personal) with Michael Bungay Stanier

In this episode, Michael Bungay Stanier explains keystone conversations and why this is vitally important in building the best possible relationships, both at work and in your personal life. Discover how these seemingly small conversations can lead to stronger, more collaborative, and more fulfilling connections. You’ll also learn: How any working or personal relationship can be made better Why it takes courage to initiate the invitation to work on a relationship that is important to you The 3 core elements of a relationship: safety, vitality, repairability Defining keystone conversations and why they’re so important in improving relationships How there is an important tension between safety and vitality How to look at problems in growth made instead of problem mode Why it’s important to make it safe to ask questions The importance of actively engaging in relationships so it doesn’t stagnate To learn more, click here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/07/231h 3m

Why Spending Time in Nature Makes us Happier and Healthier with Florence Williams

In this episode, Florence Williams shares the profound benefits of being outdoors and in nature, offering you a fresh perspective on self-care and a path toward increased well-being. Discover the scientific evidence that proves how spending time in nature makes us happier, healthier, and even more creative. In this episode, you'll be able to... Recognize the many benefits of spending time in nature and how they're backed by scientific evidence That 15 minutes in a forest environment can reduce our cortisol levels Understand the concept of Nature Deficit Disorder as we are consumed with modern-day conveniences Understand why being in nature can be better than meditation for some people Learn why it's important to pay closer attention and connect to our surroundings Discover why spending time in nature affects different parts of the brain Understand the potent effects that being in nature has on your emotional and mental well-being. Learn new ways to engage in nature, even in urban landscapes To learn more, click here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/2335m 24s

How to Embrace Uncertainty with Suleika Jaoaud

When Suleika Jaouad received a devastating leukemia diagnosis at the age of 22, her life took a very unexpected turn into adulthood. Viewing her long hospital stay from the lens of a journalist, Suleika began a daily diary, ultimately fashioning her own reflective world. Through her writing, she found not just a lifeline, but a sense of purpose and agency, living out the essence of post-traumatic growth. Suleika's commitment to actively seeking meaning amidst her significant health challenges is an inspiration for anyone dealing with uncertainty in life. In this episode, you'll be able to: Understand how transformation comes with hardship and unpredictability Appreciate the role of vulnerability and love in conquering life's hurdles Discover how doing something creative can be the key to unlocking suffering Know the significance of developing a network built on loving support and empathy Learn how to skillfully navigate the ‘in-between’ spaces in life’s journey To learn more, click hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/06/231h 3m

How to Embrace Mindfulness in Everyday Life with Rohan Gunatillake

Rohan Gunatillake shares how his love of stories allowed him to discover the power of inhabiting different characters and exploring themes of his own life through their tales. This discovery led him to create a wonderful podcast that blends storytelling and meditation for a more meaningful experience for his listeners. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover ways to incorporate mindfulness into daily life without disrupting your schedule Learn to notice and use your reactions to anything that moves you (good or bad) to go deeper within Recognize both the benefits and limitations of meditation apps Learn to let go of expectations that meditation should look a certain way Bring creativity into your mindfulness practice to fuel your creative passions To learn more, click here:See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/06/2351m 29s

How to Simplify Your Life and Find More Fulfillment in Your Work with John Kaag

John Kaag is a renowned philosopher and author who brings fresh insights into the timeless wisdom of Henry David Thoreau. With impressive academic achievements under his belt, including teaching writing at Harvard and serving as a professor at UMass Lowell, John possesses a unique perspective on Thoreau’s philosophy regarding work and intentional living. Drawing inspiration from his own life’s journey and the challenges of balancing personal fulfillment with professional obligations, John invites us to explore new ways of finding meaning and purpose in their work. In this episode, you will be able to: Explore how seeking purpose and meaning in your work enhances overall fulfillment Learn from Thoreau’s ideals on the balance between work, personal development, and conscious living Shift your relationship with work by placing emphasis on your core values and beliefs Embrace a simpler lifestyle that fosters a sense of satisfaction unencumbered by material expectations Engage in continuous self-discovery to refine your values and manifest a rich, authentic life. To learn more, click here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/06/231h

How to Respond to Abuse of Power: Practical Advice for Survivors Pt. 2 with Ginny Gay & Brandi Lust

If you have ever been in a situation where another was willing to harm you for their own benefit, then abuse has happened and that person has become an abuser. In this episode, we talk about the process leading up to this abuse, helping listeners to identify warning signs. We also offer practical advice that empowers survivors to take back control and find healing after abuse has occurred. In this second of a two-part conversation on abuse of power, join us to learn how to establish healthy boundaries, find supportive communities that enable growth, and reclaim your power. Listen to part 1 here.  In this episode, Ginny and Brandi help listeners to:  Gain awareness of the impact that abuse of power can have on personal and societal well-being Examine the ways language is used to dismantle trust and identify techniques to counteract this  Grasp the importance of setting boundaries to counter abusive behavior and promote healthier relationships Identify how surrounding yourself with supportive communities enables healing and positive growth Learn to reclaim your authenticity by overcoming the effects of abuse and cultivating self-empowerment To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/06/2352m 28s

How to Find Joy, Wisdom, and Wonder in Nature with Mark Coleman

In this episode, Mark Coleman shares the many benefits of spending time in nature and explores several mindfulness practices that cultivate joy, wisdom, and wonder in your life!   You'll discover: How we need to practice paying attention to what’s right in our lives rather than what’s wrong How mindfulness is always in service of wisdom, understanding, and freedom Why we need to widen our lens to be able to see what else is “here” How nature invites us to be in the present moment in a joyful and effortless way Defining mindfulness simply as clear awareness and the capacity to be present Understanding how multitasking diminishes our attention How nature teaches us about knowing and being known Grasping the reality of impermanence in nature and in our lives To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/06/2358m 6s

How to Respond to Abuse of Power: Our Stories of Survival, Pt. 1 with Ginny Gay & Brandi Lust

Abusers seek to isolate their victims and implement tactics to keep them silent and thinking that it’s “all in their head” or somehow their fault. However, when we talk about our experiences as victims of abuse, any false sense of shame is lifted and the experience is normalized; abuse becomes easily recognizable— and something we know how to stop. In this first of a two-part conversation, Ginny and Brandi share their personal stories of living through abuse, and how they survived. They share how community support and self-trust can help you overcome the effects of abuse of power and reclaim your voice. In This Episode, Ginny and Brandi Discuss: Why unacknowledged power is the root of abuse What solutions can help us challenge authority and encourage support within communities Why addressing power dynamics is key to sustaining positive relationships Ways to pinpoint warning signs of abusive behavior and take appropriate action How to embrace the process of healing after enduring abuse Why community is so important in navigating and resolving abuse or trauma-based scenarios To learn more, click here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/06/231h

The Search for Meaningful Work with Bruce Feiler

With a wealth of experience in collecting life stories, Bruce Feiler has become an expert in identifying personal values in the search for fulfilling and purpose-driven work. As a best-selling author and engaging speaker, he inspires his audiences to dig deep, unearth their own personal stories, and chase their dreams rather than follow someone else’s path. In this episode, Eric and Bruce Discuss the Search for Meaningful Work and… Defining “workquakes” and developing strategies for navigating career transitions How to determine your personal values to pursue more meaningful work  Understanding the power of making unorthodox decisions, fostering individuality and creativity. How to embrace change and extract happiness and meaning from evolving situations Recognizing the impact individual decisions can have on personal growth and empowerment To learn more, click here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/06/2359m 24s

How to Navigate Grief: Myths, Truths, and Practical Advice (Part 2)

After the loss of someone we love, we’re inevitably faced with the question, “How do I live with this grief?” In this episode of “Something to Normalize,” Ginny and Brandi offer some answers to this question. Through research and personal experiences with grief, they share strategies, powerful bits of wisdom, and practical tools they’ve discovered. They also discuss how they’ve applied these tools in their own lives, and what was most helpful in their process. This is the second in a two-part series on grieving. Click here to listen to part 1.  In This Episode, Ginny & Brandi Discuss: How grief is more than just the loss of a person; it is also the loss of our identity as it relates to that person  What opportunities grief offers us— like forming a new relationship with the memories of a loved one How rituals can have an important role in helping us process our grief Ways to navigate the ever-changing nature of grief To learn more, click here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/06/2356m 44s

Real Wisdom for Navigating Mental Health with Ken Duckworth

Dr. Ken Duckworth is not only an expert in the mental health field but he has experienced firsthand the challenges of having a loved one suffering from mental illness. This experience inspired his work with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), advocating for awareness, research, and better access to mental health care. Ken continues to work to fight the shame and isolation surrounding mental health conditions and to promote openness and compassion in the journey toward wellness.  In this Episode, Eric and Ken Discuss Real Wisdom for Navigating Mental Health and... Understanding the significance of community support in overcoming mental health hurdles How to recognize the power of self-determination in mental health recovery journeys The importance of understanding the impact of family history on understanding mental illness Navigating the complexities of the mental healthcare system and tapping into available resources Foster open mental health conversations by hearing personal stories and experiences Grasping the value of a strong support network for mental well-being Learning to unleash your potential for self-directed growth in mental health recovery Demystify the mental healthcare landscape to find valuable resources Encouraging inclusive mental health discussions through shared personal narratives To learn more, click hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/05/231h 3m

How to Navigate Grief: Our Stories of Love and Loss (Part 1) with Ginny Gay & Brandi Lust

In this special two-part episode of Something to Normalize, Ginny and Brandi each share their stories of losing someone central to their lives and the grief that followed. Grief can be a complex, unpredictable, overwhelming, and isolating experience. And there are so many misconceptions about what it “should” be like. What’s worse than grieving the loss of someone you love and then feeling isolated or wondering if the way you’re grieving is somehow wrong? In this episode, Ginny and Brandi explain how there’s no wrong way to grieve. We can accept our experience, and find a bridge of connection so that we’re not alone in navigating this universal, human experience.  In This Episode, Ginny & Brandi Discuss: What it means to say that grieving is a non-linear process What grief can look like when the relationship was complicated  How to offer compassionate support to grieving loved ones through active listening and empathy The wide range of emotions that are possible during the grieving process Myths and misconceptions about grief, including the “stages of grief”  The intrinsic bond between grief, love, and impermanence To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/05/2352m 18s

Why We Need a Different Approach to Mental Health & Wellness with Dr. Tom Insel

Dr. Thomas Insel, a highly respected mental health expert, found inspiration in an honest comment from a frustrated family member. He was speaking to a group of mental health advocates about the advances in research and treatment when a man stood up to tell him that their family’s house was on fire, and Insel was only discussing the chemistry of the paint. This striking remark compelled Insel to reevaluate his priorities and look for ways to make a real impact on mental health care. He went on to work at Google, where he believed technology could help scale the proven therapies and treatments he had been researching. In this episode, Eric and Dr. Insel discuss why we need a different approach to mental health and… How to recognize the essential role personalized mental health care plays in improving well-being. How to determine the powerful influence of peer support and professional interventions in mental health recovery. Understanding the benefits of adopting an outcomes-focused mental health policy. Unraveling the challenges of addiction and the need for effective understanding and treatment approaches. The urgent need to assess the opportunities of incorporating mental health treatment into other health care programs for holistic care. To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/05/231h 4m

How to Turn Shame Into Connection: Why Normalizing Helps Us with Ginny Gay & Brandi Lust

Have you ever felt like this? That showing vulnerability is weakness, that asking for help is a sign of incompetence, or that everyone else has the very thing you’re struggling with all figured out? These misconceptions can lead us to isolate ourselves and feel shame about our own struggles. Ginny and Brandi are here to share the power of normalizing our human experiences and how it can dissolve shame and create meaningful connections between us. This is the first episode of a special 5-episode series we’re releasing called “Something To Normalize”.   Embracing the universality of human experiences that lead to deeper connections  Defining what it means to “normalize” something and how powerful it can be Recognizing and learning to tackle the risks associated with normalizing detrimental behavior and attitudes Harnessing the strength in vulnerability and cultivating spaces for open honesty Talking about difficult experiences as an antidote to shame Opening up about personal journeys while safeguarding your growth with healthy boundaries To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/05/231h 6m

The Power of Intentionality in Life with Quan Barry

Eric and Quan Barry discuss the power of intentionality in life and art and some of the important themes that show up in her writing. Quan shares her insights on the importance of consciously feeding our thoughts and actions in positive ways. The conversation delves into the importance of creativity, the role of gratitude in personal growth, and the challenges of staying open to new experiences, as well as... How attention is a form of deep listening  The importance of living a deliberate life  How we can be satisfied and content AND still desire more The distinction between intention and ambition The importance of setting and keeping intentions for the path you are on Differentiating between setting intentions and setting goals Learning to trust your own voice and remaining open to other’s feedback Finding the nuance in labeling and defining oneself How a common fear is uncertainty and losing control The value in not being afraid to make mistakes To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/05/2353m 28s

How to Harness Brain Energy for Mental Health with Dr. Chris Palmer

Dr. Chris Palmer is a psychiatrist with a wealth of personal experience and professional expertise in the field of mental health. Having faced mental health challenges himself, Dr. Palmer has a unique understanding and empathy for those who struggle with mental illness. His determination to make a difference in the lives of others is fueled by witnessing his own mother’s battle with mental health and the impact it had on their family. Grounded in both personal and professional experience, Dr. Palmer’s insights into mental health have the potential to provide valuable guidance for those seeking solutions to their own challenges. In this episode, you’ll learn how to harness your brain energy for mental health and… The distinct categories of mental illness: normal depression and anxiety, extreme forms of threat, trauma or stress, and brain disorders How to uncover the connection between adverse childhood experiences and long-term brain disorders that may provide insights for prevention and treatment How understanding the link between metabolism and mental illness can redefine mental health treatment How external factors affecting mitochondrial play a role in overall brain function and wellness How to optimize your mental health with your approach to diet, exercise, and medication Follow us @one_you_feed to add some nourishing content to your daily scrolling! You’ll find encouraging posts that support you in feeding your good wolf, as well as some fun behind-the-scenes videos of the show and Eric and Ginny’s day-to-day life. We hope to see you there! To Learn More, Click HereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/05/231h 16m

How to Find Healing in Nature with Ralph De La Rosa

Ralph De La Rosa explains how there is an important connection between nature and mindfulness. He encourages listeners to engage with nature in mindful presence and open their hearts to the natural healing force of the environment. In this episode, you’ll learn how connecting with nature can be a simple yet impactful way to improve mental and emotional health, and also… How connecting to nature fosters healing and resilience Why spending time in nature more readily draws our attention to mindfulness Understanding the framework of Internal Family Systems (IFS) Why engaging with our internal parts can bring healing and transformation How the earth has a natural compassionate presence that is necessary for healing The benefits of slowing down and being open to mindful presence while in nature Learning to hold and bring compassionate presence to our difficult experiences Understanding the window of tolerance and how it can grow and expand To Learn More, Click Here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/05/2359m 13s

How to Embrace Challenges for Positive Change with Nikki Eisenhauer

Nikki Eisenhauer suggests that practicing mindfulness, being present in the moment, and consciously minimizing distractions such as excessive scrolling can help reduce inner chatter. She mentions the need for repetition and consistency in making these lifestyle changes, as well as replacing old, unhelpful habits with new ones that encourage a serene, focused state of mind. You'll Also Discover: How to take control of your personal journey by embracing responsibility and fostering growth Mastering the power of stillness and its impact on your well-being Learning to acknowledge and utilize the gift of high sensitivity to enrich your life experience. How to distinguish between your inner voices to make choices that resonate with your wisest self Learning to work with the obstacles on your way to wellness and finally overcome them To learn more, click here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/05/231h 3m

A Journey to Sobriety with Laura Cathcart Robbins

Meet Laura Cathcart Robbins, an inspiring writer and speaker who advocates for representation and inclusivity in addiction recovery for people of color. Laura has transformed her personal journey into a message of hope and resilience that has touched the lives of countless individuals. Her powerful storytelling, vulnerability, and candid approach to her writing have made her a sought-after personal essayist and author of a captivating memoir. Laura's passion for promoting empathy and understanding within the recovery community is evident in her dedication to fostering inclusivity, making her a remarkable guest and champion for change. In this episode, we discuss: Learning to distinguish between intuition and instinct How she was able to claim her recover for herself as opposed to for others Finding the creative outlet of writing and reading to help her connect with her authentic self How she found herself at the intersection of race, privilege, and addiction Understanding the importance of inclusivity and representation in overcoming addiction For more info, click here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/05/231h 4m

Special Episode: Tribute to Mary Oliver

April is National Poetry Month and we put together this special episode to pay tribute to the late poet, Mary Oliver.  Special guests James Crews, Danusha Lameris, Ross Gay, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, and Ginny Gay will read one of their favorite Mary Oliver poems and share why the poem is meaningful to them.  Whether you are a fan of Mary Oliver's work or are just learning about her for the first time, we hope you'll be inspired by some of the beautiful poetry in this episode!   For more on this episode, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/04/2331m 12s

How to Live Without a Script with Martha Beck and Rowan Mangan

Get ready to dive into a conversation with Martha Beck and Rowan Mangan, two inspiring individuals known for their incredible ability to guide others towards living an unscripted life. Together, they make a dynamic duo that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to embrace your own unscripted life. In This Episode, You'll Learn: How to distinguish between intuitive and habitual responses that lead to making more informed decisions in your life. Understanding what it means to be living in a left-brain dominant culture and how you can adapt to thrive. How to develop a stronger sense of embodied presence that enhances your overall well-being and success. What the role of improvisation is in this age of constant change? The importance of embracing a “don’t know” mind and rejecting shame To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/04/2359m 6s

How to Embrace Life's Paradoxes with Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer

In This Episode, You'll Learn: Learning to not resist the pain and grief of a terrible loss to find healing What it means to trust in life, even when the worst thing comes true How poetry embraces life’s greatest paradoxes Asking the question “is this the path of love?” Using the word “Hello” as a way to greet what’s going on within her How to embrace the unknown and cultivate trust during life's unpredictable moments Learning to boost personal growth and mindfulness with the help of powerful mantras How to can unlock potential for inner change by embracing curiosity and openness Ways to leverage life's triggers as opportunities for self-discovery and introspection To Learn More, click hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/04/2359m 39s

How to Connect More Deeply Through Our Senses with Gretchen Rubin

In This Episode, You'll Learn: How to utilize our five senses to more deeply connect with the world Why exploring the world through your senses to experience life more vividly and playfully. How sensory experiences are a meaningful way to connect with others. Keeping a “5 Senses Journal” as a useful tool as a form of appreciation How to elevate everyday moments with heightened sensory awareness techniques. Why sharing impactful sensory memories with others can foster deeper connections Understanding how sensory environments shape behaviors and decision-making processes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/04/231h 3m

How to Find Solace in Discomfort with Danusha Laméris

In This Episode, You'll Learn: How we can discover unique ways to approach discomfort and uncertainty that leads to personal growth and creativity. Recognizing the significance of small acts of kindness and acknowledging progress in life. Why finding simple beautiful things can be powerful and can help us through grief or difficult times  How humor can be the bridge that connects joy and grief Learning to be present with ordinary things broadens our appreciation for them How being willing to ask questions and going deeper can bring clarity and understanding The importance of remembering that the “not knowing” can be where good things happen Sacred envy and how it is tied to your deepest values that can push you toward what’s uncomfortable Delving into our fears, desires, and values as we chase after personal aspirations. Exploring the intricate dance between hope and resilience during ever-changing situations. To Learn More, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/04/2359m 1s

How to Find Peace Amidst Emotional Storms with Maggie Smith

In This Episode, You'll Learn: Why it's important to keep asking questions, even when the answers may keep changing The challenge of going through a big life change and not expecting clear answers How looking back through your past can bring clarity to where you are and who you are now Staying open and curious when life is challenging is what keeps you from being stuck. Learning to work with and quiet the loud inner critic Why investigating and taking responsibility for your own role in relationships is so important. How we hold every version of ourselves throughout life Understanding that having realstic expectations in relationships can bring forth peace How writing about your own life experiences can give you new insights and understanding The importance of allowing yourself to feel and process difficult emotions To learn more, click here! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/04/2352m 35s

How to Connect More Deeply With the World with James Crews

In This Episode, you'll learn: How poetry and writing can be a spiritual practice Recognizing the feeling of joy and aliveness that comes from ordinary moments How inspiration can come from the practice of just showing up Why fear is a regular companion on any creative journey The importance of nurturing our inner life and spirit How self compassion is about embracing whatever comes up within you Why it's important to create a regular practice for whatever brings you joy  How poetry can hold both the sorrow and joy at the same time How poetry helps navigate a deeper understanding and knowledge of ourselves and the world.  Why embracing vulnerability and curiosity enhances creative growth To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/04/231h 1m

How to Incite Joy with Ross Gay

In This Episode, You'll Learn How his “delight” project was about learning to pay attention Discovering that joy and delight are abundant if you are looking and paying attention Defining joy and all that accompanies this profound emotion How talking about joy and gratitude helps with the difficulties in life The importance of laughter and how it connects us to joy Why we need to slow down and listen to our bodies How busyness is a way of avoiding or escaping  How writing can be a tool for self discovery and gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves To learn more, click hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/04/2357m 7s

How to Practice Self Compassion with Dr. Shauna Shapiro

In This Episode, You'll Learn: Why your attitude and how you pay attention is so important when it comes to mindfulness Understanding the 3 important pillars of mindfulness: intention, attention, attitude How have a mindfulness practice prepares the mind for learning Why shame stifles our ability to learn and grow How we can learn to remember to practice mindfulness by developing daily habits The question you can ask yourself in the morning to prime your mind to look for the good throughout the day Distinguishing between self-improvement vs self-liberation How our intention is a direction, not a destination Understanding that perfection is not possible, but transformation is The 5% principle and the benefit of taking very small action How to practically implement intentions The wide range and many benefits of having a regular meditation practice Her practice of “Good Morning, I Love You” To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/03/2344m 14s

What We Can Learn from the Wisdom of Harriet Tubman with Spring Washam

In This Episode, You'll Learn … Why we need to honor the history of our ancestors like Harriet Tubman How struggle and hardship are universal and also necessary to learn and grow How Spring came to explore and write about the spiritual nature of Harriet Tubman The lesson and legacy of Harriet and how we can learn to break free from the “prisons” of our mind Defining internal, outer. and ultimate abolitionism and the significance of each phase How the north star symbolizes a guiding light of hope and freedom How understanding our nation’s history can help bring more compassion and awareness to what’s happening in current times Why we need to remember that negative media can skew our perception of the world and not realize how much goodness there is The beautiful story of Sujata about the harmonizing of feminine and masculine energy To Learn More, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/03/231h 5m

How to Navigate the Complexities of Caregiving with Kathy Fagan

In This Episode, You'll Learn: Exploring the complexity of emotions within us and how our choices feed into that: How to navigate caregiving and its unique challenges How can we better understand the multiplicity of feelings and desires inside of us How the process of writing can allow you to process and find distance from tough emotions The challenges in accepting aging and mortality How paying attention is critical in both creative endeavors and in life The importance of staying curious and unafraid to face sorrow How can we explore the nuances of trust and care in relationships To Learn More, click hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/03/2352m 26s

How to Find Clarity, Courage, and Compassion with Koshin Paley Ellison

In This Episode, You'll Learn How to investigate suffering and learn how to work with it in a fresh way Why we need to explore the impact of greed, shame, and other "giants" in our daily lives Understanding the power of apology and how it can help us move away from shame and toward freedom How to start bring our actions in alignment with our values to guide your spiritual path Learning to how to acknowledge your trauma and also take responsibility for healing To Learn More, click here  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/03/231h 4m

Why We Need to Practice Self Compassion with Kristin Neff

In This Episode, You'll Learn: How has science proves that practicing self-compassion is more beneficial than self-criticism How touch can be used as a way to activate the body's natural responses to self-compassion Exploring the myths of self-compassion and how it is a powerful antidote to shame How we can use our relationships with close friends as a template to be more compassionate with ourselves Why it's helpful to discover our "inner ally" as opposed to our "inner enemy" The importance of practicing mindfulness to cultivate self compassion To learn more, click here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/03/2339m 27s

How to Find Real Life in Stories with George Saunders

In This Episode, You'll Learn: How slowing down the mind and increasing concentration leads to freshness in the creative process Why we need to pay attention to both our natural and habitual tendencies Why there is power in moments of uncertainty and how we can one navigate them How fear and doubt are common struggles when trying to create something meaningful How specificity leads to higher levels of thinking and less reactive behaviors To Learn More, click hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/03/2355m 22s

How to Nourish Your Inner Life with Dr. Jan Lundy

In this Episode, You'll Learn: How a deeper spiritual life bring us inner freedom Defining the term “overculture” and how we’re impacted by this strong voice Why many people struggle with the various spiritual traditions How we can learn to trust our own connection to the sacred Why there is often a feeling of relief when we find and go deeper on our spiritual path How we can discern between the good and bad voices that influence us Why “spiritual sampling” can be troublesome How distractions are the biggest barriers to finding our deepest self To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/03/231h 6m

How to Create a Spiritual Principal Centered Life with Eric Zimmer

In the episode, you'll learn: Eric shares his story of his lowest points of addiction that led him to recovery How shame is usually at the center of the addiction cycle Why a fundamental aspect of AA is finding meaning in helping others How one can define spirituality as connecting to what matters most to you in your life Defining and practicing some of the core principles to live a good life The challenges of being present is how we relate to our thoughts about the present moment Why finding the "middle way" and avoiding extremes can be so helpful Why it's so important to go beyond thinking and start taking action to get meaningful results Understanding deeply that difficult feelings come with being human How we don't find meaning, but rather make meaning in life To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/03/231h 5m

How to Navigate the Path of Grief with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

In this Episode, You'll Learn: How there are many different forms of grief Why we need to surrender to our grief and turn toward painful feelings How there are many painful emotions that exist under the "grief umbrella" The challenge of surrendering to grief in a culture that constantly pushes for happiness and avoidance of pain. How we can strengthen our ability to cope with grief by continuing to allow it in The importance of finding emotional support when grieving Why animals provide the best emotional support How providing emotional support to someone grieving includes just being with them and holding space for their grief To learn more, click here!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/03/231h 5m

How to Manage Family Relationships with Nedra Glover Tawwab

In this episode with Nedra Glover Tawwab, you'll learn: Why it’s important to connect who you are and who you were in relation to your family How we can learn to recognize unhealthy relationships in our family dynamics How shame limits our ability to be honest with ourselves and others Why we need to unlearn certain ideas of what love means How to manage a relationship with someone who won’t change The difference between changing behavior and changing personality How can we move away from unhealthy patterns and learn to love ourselves To learn more, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/03/231h 2m

How to Find and Follow a Healing Path with Henry Shukman

In this Episode, You'll Learn: The importance of being with and opening up to pain to find healing Why working with a spiritual teacher can be an important part of a healing path How awakening experiences are doorways we must walk through to find spiritual growth The value of community in a spiritual journey How to discover the deep experience of life's ordinary moments What Zen and poetry have in common What it means to come home to and discover a deeper part of ourselves To learn more about Henry Shukman, click here!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/02/2344m 56s

How to Live in the Light with Deepak Chopra

In this episode, Deepak and Eric discuss his new book, Living in the Light: Yoga for Self-Realization. How awareness can be defined by what it is and what it isn't The purpose of meditation and the value it can bring to your life Why it's important to understand that there is no good or bad meditation The ancient teachings of yoga and how the different yoga poses are shifts in awareness Defining the different types of yoga and their meanings To learn more about Deepak Chopra, click here See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/02/2343m 13s

How to Practical Radical Self Love with Sonya Renee Taylor

In this episode, we discuss radical self-love: what it is, why we struggle to practice it, and the pathways to cultivate it so that we become the highest version of ourselves.  You'll also learn: How radical self love is defined and how it differs from self esteem or self confidence Why we need to uncover our issues with self love that result from damaging societal messages How to bring inquiry, the thinking, doing, and being proces,s that leads to insight and healing How it takes repetition and practice to clear the obstructions of self love The three “peaces” we need to bring into our life How we can learn to let go of the story of "not enoughness" by recognizing it's not real The four pillars of practice of radical self love and the practices within each pillar How we can participate in the collective nature in this journey to self love To learn more about Sonya Renee Taylor, click here! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/02/2353m 5s

How to Overcome Parental and Workplace Burnout with Dr. Jacqueline Kerr

In this episode, you'll learn: How to defining burnout and learning how to identify symptoms of burnout Why the stereotypes of men and women in their family roles can be damaging The importance of mothers giving themself permission to take breaks from their children What leaders and organizations can do to avoid burnout in their workplaces How change needs to happen on the individual, organization, and society levels to combat burnout To learn more about Jacqueline Kerr, click here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/02/231h 10m

Why Silence is Powerful in a World of Noise with Leigh Marz & Justin Zorn

Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn discuss their book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, explore the different types of noise we all experience in our lives, and why we need to find silence amidst all the noise. In This Episode, You'll Learn: How silence can bring us to place of expansion and openness rather than contraction Remembering that silence is always here and accessible and is more than just the absense of noise Understanding the three types of noise: auditory, information, and internal How we can practice noticing the noise around us and adjust our reaction to it Important strategies for dealing with the infinitie informatioal noise in the world Why we need to learn Feeling into what truly brings us quiet, what signals alert us that we’re taking in too much noise! To learn more about Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/02/231h 1m

How to Find Inner Calm and Happiness with Gretchen Rubin

In This Episode, You'll learn: Why outer order contributes to inner calm and how we can use this to create a sense of energy and focus. Why monitoring our existing behavior can be a useful strategy How creating"Ta Da" lists (things we have accomplished) can be energizing and encouraging Why it's important to create safeguards for when you slip so that you can keep going How we can have an emotional attachment to our possessions and strategies to let go of things Take Gretchen's 4 Tendencies Personality Quiz To Learn more about this episode and Gretchen Rubin, click here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/02/231h 8m

What Brings Healing, Strength, and Connection with Dani Shapiro

In This Episode, You'll Learn: How discovering a family secret led to a deeper understanding of herself The myth that what we don’t know can’t hurt us Exploring how every choice or decision we make impacts our lives and the lives of those around u How there is strength that comes from being able hold both the good and bad things in life at the same time Embracing the idea that love can transform anything The beauty of having both intimate personal connections and also a connection with the vast universe To learn more about Dani Shapiro, click hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/02/231h 5m

How to Focus on the Most Important Things with Charlie Gilkey

In This Episode You'll Learn: How we can learn to align our inner and outer stories to create changes we want Why we need to give ourselves permission to dream and see what's possible The imporance of identifying the story that's keeping you from seeing what's possible How we can learn to structure our work and life so that we can enjoy it Implementing the "5 Project Rule" so you're able to focus on the right things To learn more about Charlie Gilkey, click hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/02/231h 5m

How to Break Free from Achiever Fever with Claire Booth

In this Episode, You'll Learn: What “achiever fever” is and the negative health effects that are linked to it How we often tie happiness and self worth to achieving and how to shift that perspective Why the inner critic often shows up and how we can learn to effectively deal with it How we can recognize our powerful default behaviors, learn to pay attention to how they distract us How to learn to worry less by accepting what we can’t change and practicing letting go To learn more about Claire Booth, click hereSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/01/2343m 29s

The Journey of Life Through Songs with Frank Turner

In This Episode, You'll Learn: How his songs represent some of his values, like kindness and how we need to remember to be more kind in our interactions with each other. Learning persistance and his drive to keep going and never give up when faced with difficulty. Why he wrote the song, Get Better, which is about resilience and remembering there is always somewhere to go The importance of meaningful friendships in life How life will always have challenges and we can make the choice to continue on, knowing it will get better To learn more about Frank Turner and his work, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/01/2342m 43s

How to Make Great Relationships with Dr. Rick Hanson

In this Episode, You Will Learn... The fundamental quality of recognizing the good in and having compassion for ourselves and how it's foundational in how we show up in relationships Recognizing tension in relationships and developing practices to help you determine what to do or say and when Asking yourself to choose harmony or truth in conflicts and how if you routinely choose one, you can end up with neither. Why it's important to admit fault and how it's a strength, not a weakness Using wise speech is about how we say something and it can have more impact than what we say The useful strategy of making small agreements that can improve larger issues in a relationship To learn more about Dr. Rick Hanson and his work, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/01/231h 12m

How to Eat for Better Mental Health with Dr. Drew Ramsey

In this Episode, We Discuss How to Eat for Better Mental Health and… The emerging field of nutritional psychiatry and why it's so important Simple strategies to enhance mental health and prevent mental health problems How exercising and eating well are the most powerful antidepressants Why healthier brains lead to less conflict, more love, and more laughter Why we tend to overcomplicate nutrition when it is actually quite simple To learn more about Drew Ramsey and his work, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/01/2350m 3s

How to Make Lasting Changes in Your Life with John Norcross

In this episode you'll learn: Why motivation and will power are overrated when trying to make lasting changes Why you must understand the 5 stages behavior change and match your activity to the proper stage How slips up are inevitable and are perfect opportunities to learn How to use conflicting energy sources -the pushing away from unwanted behavior and pulling toward a desired behavior Why self monitoring and tracking progress increases your chances of success To learn more about John Norcross and his interesting work,  click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/01/2340m 58s

How to Calm Your Mind and Be Productive with Chris Bailey

In this Episode, you'll learn: How we often feed the wrong wolf without even realizing it What some of the hidden sources of stress are in modern day society How many stressors have become so familiar, we don't even recognize the stress they cause How we can learn to bring more calm into our lives by practicing being present Why calming our minds leads to more productivity and less anxiety To learn more about Chris Bailey and his interesting work,  click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/01/231h 7m

Special Episode: 4 Different Journeys to Sobriety

  In this special collaborative episode with Eric Zimmer, Gillian Tietz, Casey McGuire Davidson, and Dave Wilson (aka Sober Dave), they each share... 1. The reasons they kept drinking and why they weren't ready or felt they could give it up. 2. The strategies or methods they used to get started on their recovery journey and how that evolved during the different stages of their recovery. 3. The importance of finding a supportive community, either in person or online, and understanding that recovery is not one size fits all- you must find what works for you and in your life. To learn more about our guests on this special episode. click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/01/231h

How to Make Lasting Changes in Eating and Exercise with Michelle Segar

1. How can having conscious awareness of our thoughts related to eating well and exercise enable us to make different choices? 2. What is a motivation bubble and how can it lead to lasting changes in behavior? 3. How the “POP” decision tool works and strategically guides attention from decision traps and leads to making the Joy Choice! “The Joy Choice is the perfect imperfect option that let’s us do something instead of nothing and harmonizes exercise and eating within our full self. ” – Michelle Segar To learn more about this episode and Michelle Segar. click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/01/231h 4m

How to Overcome Procrastination with Tim Pychyl

In this episode, you will learn:1. What is the connection between procrastination and health?2. How can we use implementation intentions to deal with self regulation failure?3. What is the importance of not wasting our lives with procrastination? “It is in the getting on with life that makes our lives and that procrastination, in a very real sense, is an existential issue of not getting on with life itself.” - Tim Pychyl To learn more about this episode and Time Pychyl, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/12/2241m 12s

How to Work with the Craving Mind with Dr. Jud Brewer

Key Concepts: The roles of rewards and punishments and the importance of understanding how the habit loop cycle works in adjusting behavior. Understanding cravings and addictions and strategies that can be used to work through our habitual behavior patterns. How bringing awareness and curiosity is a crucial component in training our mind to deal more effectively with cravings. To learn more about this episode and Dr. Jud Brewer. click here!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/12/2242m 33s

How to Create Atomic Habits for a Better Life with James Clear (Part 2)

Key Concepts in This Episode: 1. Physical environment plays a huge role in supporting the habit(s) we are trying to create or eliminate.  We can improve our environment by making the habit more obvious and reducing friction (or making it less obvious and increasing friction for those we are trying eliminate). 2.  Social environment is also an important factor in how it affects our behavior when it comes to creating good habits.  By finding a social environment that provides a sense of belonging and friendship, we can increase the attractiveness of habits that leads to more motivation and better outcomes. 3.  The best place to start is making new habits easy and convenient by scaling them down to something very small, such as the "2 minute rule".  The goal is to establish the habit by first showing up and doing the small action consistently.   Once the habit is established, it can then be improved and becomes easier to maintain To learn more about this episode and James Clear, click here! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/12/2232m 15s

How to Create Atomic Habits for a Better Life with James Clear

Key Concepts in This Episode: 1. Habits are the compount interest of self improvement in that the positive effects compound over time. You may not see change right away, but consistent effort is what brings lasting results and real change. 2. More important than goals, your systems are what lead to your success or failure when trying to change your behavior. Systems are a collection of habits leading to every outcome so paying attention to the process rather than the final goal is a critical component 3. True behavior change is an identity change. (I want _____ as opposed to I am ____). Identity and behavior are closely linked and taking small consistent actions is the best method for shaping identity and becoming the person you want to be. To learn more about this episode and James Clear, click here!   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/12/2234m 21s

Why You Need to Connect with Your Future Self with Dr. Benjamin Hardy

In this episode, we discuss: 1. How our thoughts and actions can shape our lives 2. The importance of paying attention to what we feed our mind 3. How our personality is not as fixed as we may think For More Show Notes, click here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/12/221h 9m

How Identity Can Affect How You Deal with Depression or Mental Illness with Kimi Culp

In this episode, Eric and Kimi discuss her journey to healing and how the role of identity can be helpful (or not so helpful) when dealing with depression or mental illness. Kimi Culp is a TV and film producer and is the host of the award winning  ALL THE WISER podcast.  Kimi’s unique specialty is identifying and developing stories with soul. She has traveled the world interviewing hundreds of people and creating content that motivates people to live a happier, more fulfilling life.  But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! How Identity Can Affect How You Deal with Depression with Kimi Culp How her internal narrative shifted when she started talking about her mental illness The power of knowing we’re not alone in our struggles Owning the truth of who we are and also not letting it be your entire identity Understanding that we are many parts of the whole being The healing journey and how identity can take a more prominent role at the beginning The nuances of identifying what is depression How labeling depression can be helpful, but overidentifying with that label can be harmful The importance of adult friendships Comparative suffering  Gratitude and how it is a powerful tool Her collaborative book, A Letter to My Dog Links: Kimi’s Website Kimi’s Podcasst, All the Wiser Instagram Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Kimi Culp, please check out these other episodes: Life Lessons with Dr. Edith Eger Gabe Howard on Mental IllnessSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/12/221h 1m

How to Meet Yourself with Dr. Nicole LePera

Dr. Nicole LePera is an author and clinical psychologist in private practice.  She was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University, The New School for Social Research, and the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. She i the author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Book, How To Do The Work. In this episode, Eric and Nicole discuss her latest book How to Meet Yourself:  The Workbook for Self-Discovery But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Dr. Nicole LePera and I Discuss How to Meet Yourself and… Her book, How to Meet Yourself:  The Workbook for Self-Discovery Her personal and professional journey of getting and helping others get “unstuck” Understanding the power of our unconscious mind and our habitual nature How logic will not override the comfort and familiarity of our habits The critical step of setting an intention for a small manageable change How we can move from self betrayal to self trust by starting small and being consistent The importance of taking responsibility for yourself rather than blaming outside circumstances The shared human experience of shame of not being good enough that we often carry Becoming conscious of our habits and patterns How we need to tune into the body to find our intuition to find clarity Discovering our values and knowing what’s important to us The integral part of safety in beginning your journey Breathwork as a foundational practice to get to safety Grounding in the present moment is about paying attention and honoring our reactions The different ways of grounding ourselves such as being in nature, moving our body, or listening to music The “Daily Consciousness Check-In” as a foundational practice to activate conscious awareness Self witnessing is learning how to live in the active state of awareness Cycles of emotional addiction is the repetitive emotional experiences we often have Links: Dr. Nicole’s Webiste: The Holistic Psychologist Instagram Facebook YouTube By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Nicole LePera, please check out these other episodes: How to Create Emotional Agility with Susan David Hilary Jacobs Hendel: How to Process EmotionsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/12/221h 11m

Why We Need to Find Awesome with Neil Pasricha

Neil is the the author of nine books and journals including: The Book of Awesome, a spinning rolodex of simple pleasures based on his 100-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things, The Happiness Equation, originally written as a 300-page love letter to his unborn son on how to live a happy life, He also hosts an Apple “Best of” award-winning podcast called 3 Books where he is on an ‘epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. and he also shares his current writing on this blog and in a series of newsletters. In this episode, Eric and Neil discuss his latest book,   Our Book of Awesome:  A Celebration of the Small Joys That Bring Us Together   In This Interview, Neil and I Discuss.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/12/221h 10m

How to Embrace the Important Elements of Life with Nickolas Butler

Nickolas Butler is the author of many novels, including the internationally best-selling and prize-winning Shotgun Lovesongs, which has been optioned for film development and has been translated into ten languages. Nickolas is the recipient of many literary prizes and commendations and has published articles, reviews, short stories, and poetry in publications such as: Ploughshares, Narrative, and The New York Times Book Review, to name a few.  Eric and Nickolas discuss a few of his novels as well as how we can learn to embrace the important elements of life. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Nickolas Butler and I Discuss How to Embrace the Important Elements of Life and… His novels, Godspeed and Shotgun Lovesongs The fear and doubt he faces in his creative life Comparing our lives to others How we take for granted the basic things that previous generations worked hard for His relationship with his father and grandfather The differences in generations and what he hopes to teach his kids Trying to find empathy and understanding with those you don’t agree with The complexities of parent-child relationships  Why he writes essays for his local newspaper His idea of choosing a tree and practicing gratitude for that tree How friendships are special and unique human relationships Links: Nick’s Website Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Nickolas Butler, please check out these other episodes: What We Can Learn from our Bad Wolf with Matthew Quick How to Find Meaning and Live a Good Life with Jonathan FieldsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/12/2259m 36s

How to Find Hope and Kinship with Father Greg Boyle and Fabian Devora

Father Gregory Boyle is an American Jesuit priest and the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program in the world. He has received the California Peace Prize and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In 2014, the White House named Boyle a Champion of Change. He received the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics. He is the acclaimed author of Tattoos on the Heart, Barking to the Choir, and his latest book,  Forgive Everyone Everything. Fabian Debora is the artist and illustrator of the book, Forgive Everyone Everything. His work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and abroad.  Fabian served previously served as a counselor and the Director of Substance Abuse Services & Programming and a mentor at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles and is now the Executive Director of Homebody Art Academy. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Father Greg Boyle & Fabian Debora and I Discuss How to Find Hope and Kinship His book, Forgive Everyone Everything The organization he founded, Homeboy Industries, to rehabilitate gang members Hope and how our focus must not be on outcomes How life is about removing the blindfold to see the goodness within us Joy is the love of being loving Equanimity and learning to not grasp at our pain Defining kinship as deep connection with others How we need to acknowledge privelege Fabian’s journey of recovery and his work with Homeboy Industries How his art represents his journey and lived experiences How he tells a story through his art His responsibility of an artist to combat stereotypes How he maintains hope amidst tragedy The legacy that he hopes to create for his family and community How kinship is a circle where everyone belongs Links: Father Greg’s Website Instagram Twitter Fabian's Website Fabian's Instagram By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Father Greg Boyle and Fabian Debora, please check out these other episodes: Human Nature and Hope with Rutger Bregman Donna Hylton on Healing and HopeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/11/2255m 8s

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29/11/223m 25s

Why We Need to Rethink Mental Health with Eric Maisel

Eric Maisel, PhD, is the author of more than 40 books, including Why Smart People Hurt, Making Your Creating Mark, The Future of Mental Health, The VanGogh Blues, Mastering Creative Anxiety, and Creativity for Life. Dr. Maisel is at the forefront of the movement to rethink mental health. He writes the Rethinking Psychology blog for Psychology Today. Eric and Dr. Maisel discuss his books Overcoming Your Difficult Family:  8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation and The Future of Mental Health But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Eric Maisel and I Discuss Why We Need to Rethink Mental Health and … His books, Overcoming Your Difficult Family:  8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation and The Future of Mental Health Defining the skills needed to understand and deal with family dynamics Learning the best anxiety management tool for you, such as deep breathing or visualization The powerful device of visualizing the “calmness switch” within you Understanding that there is one of many possibilities to deal with challenges His book, Mastering Creative Anxiety Depression The importance of identifying what’s important to us and living our life purposefully  Stigmatization of mental health and how it promotes pharmaceutical  Understanding there is more help to treat depression than just medication and psychiatry His models of personality: Original Personality, Formed Personality, Available Personality Links: Eric’s website Twitter Instagram By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Eric Maisel, please check out these other episodes: Challenges of Mental Health Diagnoses with Sarah Fay Gabe Howard on Mental HealthSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/11/2243m 58s

How to Practice Gratitude for Year-Round Benefits

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Nicole LePera, A.J. Jacobs, Martha Beck, Susan Cain and Cory Allen as our guests on this special “Thanksgiving” episode all about gratitude! Research from Harvard Medical School shows that “gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness.  Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships."  We know that it’s good to give thanks but so many of us struggle to make it a regular practice and this episode will teach you how to do so and why it is worth prioritizing! But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Our Special Guests and I Discuss How to Practice Gratitude and … Dr. Nicole LePera – how she defines gratitude and why it’s important How verbally stating or writing can activate feelings of appreciation Our tendency to pay attention to what we lack rather than what we have Shifting from “I have to” to “I am grateful for the opportunity” A.J. Jacobs – how practicing gratitude is a way to not take things for granted The hedonic treadmill and the “I’ll be happy” when trap His active practice of texting his mom every day what he’s grateful for How the more specific the better when it comes to expressing gratitude Martha Beck – how she was impacted when she first read about the benefits of gratitude How engaging in your senses is a good way to practice gratitude Her 3:1 gratitude practice – for every negative experience, think of 3 positive ones Reveling in what the soul yearns for sharpens a gratitude practice Susan Cain – how she notices and savors beautiful things How we need to both accept the beauty and the difficult realities of our existence The best gateway to gratitude is discovering what elevates us How she teaches her kids gratitude Cory Allen – how what we associate with gratitude is what makes us feel grounded and safe How he goes deeper into gratitude How gratitude comes from being present and getting curious The benefits of practice gratitude for its own sake Links: Dr. Nicole Lepera A.J. Jacobs Martha Beck Susan Cain Cory Allen By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed these conversations about  Gratitude, please check out these other episodes: How to Make Life Easier with Greg McKeown How to Explore Our Awareness with Jonathan RobinsonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/11/221h

How to Manage Emotional Eating

Julie Simon is a licensed psychotherapist, life coach and certified personal trainer with over 30 years of experience in helping overeaters and imbalanced eaters mend their relationship with their feelings and ultimately themselves. She’s also the founder of the popular Los Angels based 12-week emotional eating recovery program. Eric and Julie discuss her book, When Food is Comfort: Nurture Yourself Mindfully, Rewire Your Brain and End Emotional Eating. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Julie Simon and I Discuss How to Manage Emotional Eating … Her book, When Food is Comfort: Nurture Yourself Mindfully, Rewire Your Brain and End Emotional Eating. The most common cause of emotional overeating is difficulty regulating our emotions, moods, thoughts, and behaviors When we disconnect from our emotions, we don’t learn necessary skills to regulate Attunement and attachment in early childhood that create neural pathways When we’re under the influence of emotional part of the brain, we’re not capable of reasoning The 7 skills involved in inner nurturing The importance of exploring our emotions and bodily sensations Our tendency to move away from unpleasant emotions by focusing on our thoughts How emotions present in the body first (before we have words for them) Real recovery is experiencing and moving through emotions Learning to practice soothing behaviors to restore ourselves to calm The goal is not to distract ourselves, but to calm ourselves enough to work on regulation skills How self validation is not condoning the behavior, but acceptance and self compassion Julie Simon Links Julie’s Website Facebook Twitter By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Julie Simon check out these other episodes: Emotional Agility with Susan David Mindful Eating with Andrea LiebersteinSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/11/2243m 33s

How to Find Meaning and Live a Good Life with Jonathan Fields

Jonathan Fields is a father, husband, award-winning author, executive producer, and host of one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world, The Good Life Project. He also speaks globally to groups and organizations and his work has been featured widely in the media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Oprah Magazine, and many others.  Eric and Jonathan chat about a few different topics relating to how we can bring more meaning and fulfillment into our daily activities that lead to living a good life. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Jonathan Fields and I Discuss How to Find Meaning and Live a Good Life … How people can bring more meaning and enjoyment to their day job The challenges and importance of setting boundaries for work time Learning to shift focus on how to be more effective rather than putting in more time The idea of investing in yourself when considering career or other life changes Jonathan’s “sparketype” framework Asking the question “How can I be a light in other people’s lives” in both professional and personal lives The process of change and how we can equip ourselves to handle forced change Finding the sweet spot of what motivates us and our approach to behavior change based on our personality How identifying our values can make behavior change more effective and sustainable Building flexibility and creating tolerance in your goals knowing perfection isn’t possible Knowing why we want to change is a critical component to making change and understanding Dealing with low moodspath to personal change Learning to be happy love yourself in your current state while you can also look to change Jonathan Fields Links Jonathan’s Website Instagram Twitter By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Jonathan Fields check out these other episodes: Discover Your Sparketype with Jonathan Fields How to Lead a Happier Life with Dr. Laurie SantosSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/11/221h

How to Embrace Sobriety with Gillian Tietz

Gillian Tietz is the host of Sober Powered, a top 50 mental health podcast, and the founder of Sober Powered Media, a podcast network of top mental health shows. She has a master’s in biology and worked in research labs in the Boston area. Getting sober in 2019 inspired her to start her podcast to help others understand why addiction happens and how to develop the coping skills they need to stay sober. After 2 years of consistent, hard work she left her career in biochemistry to start her network.  Eric and Gillian discuss her journey to sobriety and how she shares what she has learned with others on her podcast, Sober Powered. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Gillian Tietz and I Discuss How to Embrace Sobriety and … Her podcast, Sober Powered How she learned that watching TV did not support the life she wanted The start of her journey to sobriety Struggling with emotions that lead her to destructive habits Her struggles with body image Realizing how drinking caused her mental health to deteriorate How alcohol enhanced the problems she was trying to hide from Learning to accept that moderating drinking wasn’t possible The idea of harm reduction and the controversial opinions Finally seeking professional help when at the start of the quarantine How she wanted to start the podcast to share what she had learned to help others The value of finding support from sober communities on social media How we often don’t see the cause and effect of drinking when you’re in it The effects that alcohol has on the brain and mental health Post acute withdrawal and how the brain needs to learn to re-regulate without alcohol Gillian Tietz Links Gillian’s Website Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Gillian Tietz check out these other episodes: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober with Catherine Gray The Magic of Being Sober with Laura McKowenSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/221h 7m

What We Can Learn By Thinking Like a Kid with Scott Hershovitz

Scott Hershovitz is the Thomas G. and Mabel Long Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. He directs the University’s Law and Ethics Program and he co-edits Legal Theory.  Scott writes about law and philosophy. His academic work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, The Yale Law Journal, and Ethics, among other places. In addition, he writes occasional essays about philosophy for the New York Times.  Before joining the Michigan faculty, he  served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court and an attorney-advisor on the appellate staff of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. Eric and Scott discuss his new book, Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy withMy Kids But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Scott Hershovitz and I Discuss What We Can Learn By Thinking Like a Kid and … His book, Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids Defining philosophy as the art of thinking How kids are natural philosophers and ask interesting questions Learning to think critically about our own ideas Distinguishing between what we think we should do and what we want to do The story of the Ship of Theseus and how we can compare it to our own identity How identity can be used as a tool in how we see ourselves in the world in both a negative and positive way Relativism and how we each get our own truth Epistemic bubbles and echo chambers  What we can learn when we talk to people who think differently than us  How we can look at other people with both objective or participant attitudes, depending on the circumstances Tempering our perspectives when we learn about others’ circumstances Scott Hershovitz Links Scott’s Website Twitter By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Scott Hershovitz check out these other episodes: What We Know But Don’t Believe with Steve Hagen Everyday Courage with Ryan HolidaySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/11/221h 4m

How to Stay Motivated with Ayelet Fishbach

Ayelet Fishbach, PhD, is the Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business . She is the past president of the Society for the Science of Motivation and the International Social Cognition Network. She is an expert on motivation and decision making. Dr. Fishbach’s groundbreaking research on human motivation has won the Society of Experimental Social Psychology’s Best Dissertation Award and Career Trajectory Award, and the Fulbright Educational Foundation Award. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Ayelet Fishbach and I Discuss How to Stay Motivated and … Her book, Get It Done:  Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation The myth of motivation is that we are failures Changing our situations is the most important step in staying motivated Setting goals for our real life situations, not our ideal situations Finding empathy for our future self Intrinsic motivation predicts sustained engagement  Choosing powerful goals that seem exciting and not a chore Approach goals as opposed to avoidance goals How assigning numbers to goals can be powerful The importance of framing our goals Why will power alone does not work Strategies for managing competing goals Remembering that we don’t have to act on our thoughts or ideas The middle problem when it’s hard to see progress and stay motivated Using time brackets for your goals  Why some goals never become habit The role of incentives in achieving goals How important it is to track progress Ayelet Fishbach Links Ayelet’s Website Instagram Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Ayelet Fishbach check out these other episodes: Tiny Habits for Behavior Change with BJ Fogg How to Change with Katy MilkmanSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/11/2258m 21s

What We Can Learn From Our Bad Wolf with Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook—which was made into an Oscar-winning film—and eight other novels. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, was an LA Times Book Prize finalist, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a #1 bestseller in Brazil, a Deutscher Jugendliteratur Preis 2016 (German Youth Literature Prize) nominee, and selected by Nancy Pearl as one of Summer’s Best Books for NPR. The Hollywood Reporter has named him one of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Matthew Quick and I Discuss What We Can Learn From Our Bad Wolf and … His book, We Are the Light What drew him to Jungian analysis and his ideas on synchronicity His healing journey and what he learned about himself Learning to face his pain from a sober light Losing access to a creative part of him when he stopped drinking How his work with his analyst replaced the alcohol in his life The importance of community What the term “father hunger” means His unique relationship with his analyst How he learned to redeem his father The important themes he covers in his latest novels Doing the hard work in the second half of life The respect he has developed for the craft of novel writing Matthew Quick Links Matthew’s Website Sign Up for Matthew’s Monthly Personal Letter (MPL) By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Matthew Quick, check out these other episodes: Matthew Quick - 2017 Interview Matthew Quick - 2016 Interview Living Between Worlds with James Hollis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/11/2255m 7s

How to Begin Your Journey to Wholeness with Parker Palmer

Parker J. Palmer, is the founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal. He is a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He has reached millions worldwide through his nine books, including Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, A Hidden Wholeness, and Healing the Heart of Democracy. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Parker Palmer and I Discuss and … His book, Hidden Wholeness: A Journey Towards an Undivided Life What the idea of “the Soul” means to him His experiences with depression and the lesson he’s learned from it What “the divided life” is The importance of having both community and solitude The idea of “The Circle of Trust” The importance of letting another person work their way to the answer themselves His book, Healing the Heart of Democracy The important role that conflict brings to our form of government The Five Habits of the Heart Eustress is the positive effect of tension The two ways that the heart can break How those with different viewpoints can find common ground The Courage and Renewal Center Parker Palmer Links Parker’s Website Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Parker Palmer, check out these other episodes: The Divided Yet Connected Brain with Iain McGilchrist Jonathan RauchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/10/2254m 34s

How to Find Wellness in Indigenous Wisdom with Chelsea Luger & Thosh Collins

Chelsey Luger is a writer and wellness advocate originally from North Dakota, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and descendant of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She got her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, concentrating on comparative histories of global Indigenous cultures, and later earned an M.S. in Digital Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She is the co-founder of Well For Culture. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine, and other outlets. Thosh Collins is a photographer, board member for the Native Wellness Institute, and co-founder of Well For Culture. He is On Akimel O'odham, Seneca-Cayuga, and Osage, born and raised on the Salt River Reservation. He serves on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Land Board, and remains politically and culturally active within his community. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Chelsea Luger & Thosh Collins and I Discuss How to Find Wellness in Indigenous Wisdom and ... Their book, The Seven Circles:  Indigenous Teachings for Living Well Beginning everything with gratitude is a key to our wellness journey Accepting the challenges and finding balance Chelsea's story of the dust storm and teaching resilience Focusing on solution based thinking for indigenous cultures to heal and thrive Expanding the common narrative of indigenous cultures to show resilience rather than brokenness Understanding the harm of cultural appropriation Keeping their cultural and spiritual practices private and sacred The seven circles include our connections to food, sleep, movement, ceremony, sacred space, community, and land. How the symbol of the medicine wheel represents interconnectedness of mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional Finding ways to integrate the circles of wellness Connecting to land is about remembering that we are not separate from nature Noticing and acknowledging the natural elements of this earth Adapting a subsistence world view How connecting emotion to day to day rituals creates the element of ceremony Chelsea Luger & Thosh Collins Links Chelsea & Thosh's Website Instagram Twitter By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Chelsea and Thosh, check out these other episodes: Deep Transformation with Spring Washam What is Wellness Culture with Fariha Roisin  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/10/221h 9m

How to Bring Zen Into Everyday Life with Shozan Jack Haubner

Shozan Jack Haubner is the pen name of a Zen monk whose essays have appeared in The Sun, Tricycle, Buddha, Dharma, and The New York Times, as well as in the best Buddhist Writing series. Jack is the winner of a 2012 Pushcart prize and is the author of Zen Confidential Confessions of a Wayward Monk and Single White Monk. He is also the host of the YouTube channel Zen Confidential. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Shozan Jack Haubner and I Discuss How to Bring Zen Into Everyday Life and … His transition from monastic life to real world life Realizing that his growth has taken a different path after leaving the monastery Trusting in life, even when it’s really challenging The differences between the personal and intimate Noticing the moments of waking up that happen in daily life The challenges he experienced when in a leadership role His relationship with his dad Understanding the meanings of self and no self Shozan Jack Haubner Links Shozan Jack’s Youtube Channel Twitter Patreon Page By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Shozan Jack Haubner, check out these other episodes: Shozan Jack Haubner on No Self (2017) Shozan Jack Haubner (2014 Interview)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/10/221h 2m

How to Discover Your Way of Being Through the Enneagram with Susan Piver

Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the award-winning “How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life”, “The Wisdom of a Broken Heart”, “Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation”, and “The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships”.  Susan has been a practicing Buddhist since 1993 and graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004. She is an internationally acclaimed meditation teacher, known for her ability to translate ancient practices into modern life. Her work has been featured on the Oprah show, TODAY, CNN, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and others.  In 2013, she launched the Open Heart Project, the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world with 20,000 members. Her newest book is “The Buddhist Enneagram: Nine Paths to Warriorship.” In this episode, Eric and Susan discuss her newest book, The Buddhist Enneagram: Nine Paths to Warriorship But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Susan Piver and I Discuss How to Discover Your Way of Being Through the Enneagram and … Her book:  The Buddhist Enneagram: Nine Paths to Warriorship Defining the enneagram as 9 paths or ways of being How the enneagram can be used in a variety of ways based on the person Defining warrior as one who is not afraid of oneself How it’s best to take multiple tests to best determine your enneagram type The subtypes of the enneagram and how they’re often easier to identify Patience is required to utilize the deep system of the enneagram How the enneagram defines our “cocoon” and also our way out of it The arc of transformation that includes the passions and the virtues How the enneagram leads us to compassion for ourselves and others How we should “feel the energy” of a number rather than declare our number Asking what does this mean to me, today Susan Piver Links Susan’s Website for The Open Heart Project Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Susan Piver, check out these other episodes: The Four Noble Truths of Love with Susan Piver (2021) Eli-Jaxon Bear on Your True SelfSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/10/2251m 16s

How to Work Through Fear and Depression with Paul Gilmartin

Paul Gilmartin is a stand-up comedian, podcast host, and television personality best known as the long time host of TBS’ Dinner and a Movie.  Since 2011, Paul has been the host and executive producer of the podcast, Mental Illness Happy Hour. In this episode, Eric and Paul discuss his strategies and practical approaches to deal with fear and depression. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Paul Gilmartin and I Discuss What How to Work Through Fear and Depression and … His podcast, Mental Illness Happy Hour How we all have something that we worship that orients our actions Learning to be truly and deeply vulnerable How there is no instant gratification in spirituality Living a fear based life and addictive behaviors Reconnecting with the body’s instincts Getting curious about the thoughts that come up during meditation The difference between self reflection and self obsession Strategies for moving away from self obsessing Finding himself stuck in the paralysis of perfection The importance of taking a break from the world when you need it The opposing forces of fear and hope Moving through his fears and depression How acting according to his values keeps him connected to his higher power His spiritual growth includes facing his everyday fears Learning to see past our mental barriers and realize what we’re capable of Paul Gilmartin Links Paul’s Website Twitter Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Paul Gilmartin, check out these other episodes: Paul Gilmartin (2014 Interview) Discovering Spiritual Truths with Pete HolmesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/10/2243m 45s

How to Lead a Happier Life with Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University.  She is the host of the podcast The Happiness Lab and is an expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. Her course, “Psychology and the Good Life,” teaches students what the science of psychology says about how to make wiser choices and live a life that’s happier and more fulfilling. Dr. Santos has been featured in numerous news outlets including the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and more. She has won numerous awards both for her science and teaching from institutions such as Yale and the American Psychological Association. In this episode, Eric and Dr. Laurie Santos discuss the psychology of happiness and strategies on how to lead a happier life. Join Eric and Ginny in person for a Spiritual Habits Workshop at Omega in Rhinebeck, NY! For more details, visit oneyoufeed.net/omega But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Dr. Laurie Santos and I Discuss How to Lead a Happier Life and … Her podcast, The Happiness Lab The research she does with dogs How animals are excellent guides on how to be present The power of doing little things and doing them often Focusing on the small things can help keep our “stories” accurate and positive Gratitude and delight practices are useful strategies to create happiness The impact of sound and learning to notice pleasant sounds Shifting our attitude of how we spend our time  (get to rather than have to) Understanding the scientific benefits can provide motivation to change behavior Self compassion helps to find the happy medium of being too harsh or easy on yourself Getting curious about our resistance to creating good habits How noticing and meditating on the rewards of a positive behavior hacks the brain systems Knowing that behavior change is easier when our environment supports the behavior Loneliness and how our intuitions are often wrong when trying to overcome it Dr. Laurie Santos Links Dr. Laurie’s Website Twitter Instagram By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr, Laurie Santos, check out these other episodes: Ruth Whippman on The Complexities of Happiness Jonathan Rauch on The Happiness CurveSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/10/221h 7m

What Creation Spirituality Means with Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, Episcopal priest, and activist. He holds a doctor in the History and Theology of Spirituality In this episode, Eric and Matthew discuss his book: Matthew Fox: Essential Writings on Creation Spirituality. Registration for The Well Trained Mind Program is now open!  Learn the foundations of mindfulness and create a more fulfilling spiritual practice in Ginny’s live virtual program that starts on October 9.  Visit oneyoufeed.net/mindfulness to learn more! But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Matthew Fox and I Discuss What Creation Spirituality Means and … His book,  Matthew Fox: Essential Writings on Creation Spirituality. Creation spirituality is about the sacredness of nature and our existence Dualism as the fall of humanity How it’s easy to forget to savor the beauty of existence Accepting the “both/and” rather than “either/or: Learning to fall in love the world around us The 4 paths of creation spirituality Creativity is what distinguishes postmodern from modern science The importance of cultivating creativity in a spiritual journey How art can be a meditation How both creating and taking in art is being an artist Compassion is about sharing both the joy and sorrow with one another Hildegard’s tent of wisdom Matthew Fox Links Matthew’s Website Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Matthew Fox, check out these other episodes: Matthew Fox (Interview from 2016) Creative Spiritual Practices with Clark StrandSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/10/221h 2m

How to Feel Lighter with Yung Pueblo

Diego Perez is a meditator and New York Times bestselling author who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he has an audience of over 2.7 million people. His writing focuses on the power of self-healing, creating healthy relationships, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. In this episode, Eric and Yung Pueblo discuss his latest book, Lighter: Let Go of the Past, Connect with the Present, and Expand the Future Registration for The Well Trained Mind Program is now open!  Learn the foundations of mindfulness and create a more fulfilling spiritual practice in Ginny’s live virtual program that starts on October 9.  Visit oneyoufeed.net/mindfulness to learn more!540 Yung Pueblo and I Discuss How to Feel Lighter and … His book, Lighter: Let Go of the Past, Connect with the Present, and Expand the Future Human Habit vs. Human Nature What it means to live from compassion and self-awareness The anxiety and sadness that grew in him, starting in his childhood in poverty The life-changing moment that caused him to turn everything around That your initial reaction is usually your past trying to work its way into your present How he has gone about burning away the patterns that cause him misery His motto of “if this is helping you heal yourself, do it” Repetition in the positive sense The impact of gambling with his life in order to avoid his emotions  What to do and not do when you find yourself in a low mood The power of first letting whatever is happening to just be  Why it’s important to notice when a goal is slipping into a craving Yung Pueblo Links Diego’s Website Instagram By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Yung Pueblo, check out these other episodes: Life Through Poetry with IN-Q The Art of Poetry and Prose with David WhyteSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/10/221h 1m

How to Create Emotional Agility with Susan David

Susan David is a psychologist on faculty at Harvard Medical School. She’s also the co-founder and co-director of The Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital and is CEO of Evidence-Based Psychology. Have you ever gotten hooked by a difficult emotion? In other words, have you ever felt compelled to act on a strong feeling without having any space to think about your action first? If so, you will find really helpful wisdom in this episode that you can take, apply today and live a more skillful, open-hearted life. In this episode, Eric and Susan David discuss her book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life Registration for The Well Trained Mind Program is now open!  Learn the foundations of mindfulness and create a more fulfilling spiritual practice in Ginny’s live virtual program that starts on October 9.  Visit oneyoufeed.net/mindfulness to learn more! Susan David and I Discuss How to Create Emotional Agility and … Her book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life How emotions are a guidance system and aren’t good or bad Learning  That emotions can help us adapt and thrive The thinking “unless I’m happy all the time, something is wrong” Emotional agility is when we connect with our values and move forward in action Emotional rigidity is when we believe the negative voice in our head and are reactive or on autopilot How we get “hooked” when we accept our thoughts as facts Strategies for getting “unhooked”  Recognizing our patterns and being curious and compassionate about how we’re reacting Understanding that tough emotions are part of life Shifting thing from “I am ____ ” to “I notice that I’m feeling_____” Choice points:  do I move towards or away from my values? Our values are quality of action Social contagion describes how we catch other peoples’ behaviors and emotions The power of keeping our values front of mind A meaningful life comes with discomfort How our difficult emotions are signposts for our values Premature cognitive commitment is when we decide before we think Susan David Links Susan’s Website Twitter Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Susan David, check out these other episodes: How to Handle Emotions with Hilary Jacobs Hendel How to Cope with Big Feelings with Liz FosslienSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/09/2243m 40s

How to See the Dharma in Western Literary Classics with Dean Sluyter

Dean Sluyter is an award-winning author who has taught meditation since 1970, from maximum security prisons to the Guatemalan rainforest. He’s a student of Eastern and Western sages from multiple traditions and has completed numerous pilgrimages and retreats in India, Tebet, Nepal, and the West.  In this episode, Eric and Dean discuss his latest book, The Dharma Bums Guide to Western Literature: Finding Nirvana in the Classics, which reflects his lifelong exploration of the awakening process as well as his years as a prep school English teacher. Registration for The Well Trained Mind Program is now open!  Learn the foundations of mindfulness and create a more fulfilling spiritual practice in Ginny’s live virtual program that starts on October 9.  Visit oneyoufeed.net/mindfulness to learn more! But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Dean Sluyter and I Discuss How to See the Dharma in Western Literary Classics and … His book, The Dharma Bums Guide to Western Literature: Finding Nirvana in the Classics The role (or lack thereof) of efforting in meditation The difference between awareness and mind  What it means to “relax your grip” or “let it be” during meditation The Dharma and the Infinite in The Cat and the Hat  That dualism is the way the world appears to us when viewed through the thinking mind How to find the fragrant emptiness at the core of our minds, beyond all thoughts That only the infinite can give us infinite joy, in the finite world – having can’t match our yearning. The nature of desire is that it replicates itself Kindness in Huckleberry Finn That the kingdom of heaven is spread upon the earth, within and all around us Dean Sluyter Links Dean’s Website Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Dean Sluyter, check out these other episodes: Dean Sluyter Interview (2019) Inventions in Literature with Angus FletcherSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/09/2259m 20s

How to Have Healthier Relationships with Yourself and Others with Jillian Turecki

Jillian Turecki is a certified relationship coach, teacher, and writer who for the last 20 years has taught others how to transform their relationship with themselves and others.  Jillian is also the host of the podcast, Jillian on Love.   In this episode, Eric and Jillian discuss her work coaching and teaching people how to develop healthier relationships with themselves and others. Registration for The Well Trained Mind Program is now open!  Learn the foundations of mindfulness and create a more fulfilling spiritual practice in Ginny's live virtual program that starts on October 9.  Visit oneyoufeed.net/mindfulness to learn more! But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Jillian Turecki and I Discuss How to Have Healthy Relationships with Yourself and Others and … Her podcast, Jillian on Love Recognizing that our minds create stories that we can easily get caught up in. The importance of understanding issues in a relationship aren’t just about the other person, but as much about yourself Taking responsibility for your love life is not about blaming yourself How we need to love ourselves before we can love others well Important medicine for relationships:  accountability, forgiveness, and truth The biggest problems in a relationship is trying to change the other person and relying too much on the other person to make you happy Asking “how can I change to help you change?” When a relationship is failing, we often go into survival mode and neglect to see our role in the relationship How we need to keep acknowledging our appreciation to our partners Our “emotional home” is the pattern of what we do when we’re stressed How all of our emotional patterns come from fear The critical role of cC\ommunication in relationships Remembering that we should be listening more and talking less How you think about your partner’s intent when feeling hurt or angry Jillian Turecki Links Jillian’s Website Jillian’s Podcast Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Jillian Turecki, check out these other episodes: Dr. Sue Johnson on Navigatin Romantic Relationships Cindy Stulberg on RelationshipsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/09/221h 2m

How to Free Yourself from the Inner Critic Through Mindfulness with Ginny Gay

Ginny Gay is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher and has worked with Eric to create content here at The One You Feed for the past 8 years. Prior to that, she spent 13 years in the corporate world where she thought climbing the corporate ladder equated to success in life. Instead, that approach ultimately led her to a place of severe burnout, addiction, anxiety, and depression. Now, she knows that for her, success in all aspects of life comes from living from a place of authenticity and integration where meaningful work and relationships are the fruit and contribution to the world.  Ginny loves creating courses, programs, workshops, and written content to help people live life more skillfully and help them navigate the difficulties that come from the inherent challenges of being human so that they can experience more peace, purpose, and joy in their daily lives. In this episode, Eric and Ginny discuss her story of struggle and growth, how to work with the inner critic and what it means to practice mindfulness. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!   Ginny Gay and I Discuss How to Free Yourself from the Inner Critic Through Mindfulness and … The way not wanting to experience internal pain can drive us to act in potentially harmful, problematic ways Her experience in a fundamentalist Christian church Her experience hitting the glass ceiling in the corporate pharmaceutical industry The circumstances surrounding her addiction and burnout  How she was able to believe in growth through difficulty during the worst time in her life The key learnings that helped her transform her life from the ground up The radical shift she made that saved her life The power of naming things as they show up inside of us The corrosive impact of the inner critic How to differentiate the inner critic from our helpful inner conscience Where the inner critic comes from The various ways the inner critic shows up in us How to free yourself from the inner critic What mindfulness really means The benefits of practicing mindfulness The connection between mindfulness and meditation Her definition of spirituality Her mindfulness program, The Well Trained Mind Ginny Gay Links FREE 3-Part Mindfulness Training: How to Quiet the Inner Critic The Well Trained Mind Program By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Ginny Gay, check out these other episodes: Mindfulness in Nature with Mark Coleman Transforming Your Inner Critic with Dr. Aziz GazipuraSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/09/2255m 37s

How to Find Healing From Trauma with Dr. Gabor Mate

Dr. Gabor Maté is a highly sought expert on a wide range of topics such as addiction, stress, and childhood development.  He has written many books, of which several are best-sellers, including the award-winning “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” , “Close Encounters with Addiction”, and “When the Body Says No:  Exploring the Stress-Disease Culture.”  Gabor’s work has been published internationally and in more than 30 languages. In this episode, Eric and Dr. Maté discuss his book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Dr. Gabor Mate and I Discuss How to … His book,  The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture Defining the myths of normal How the increasing anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues are a result of toxic culture Stress and trauma can begin for a child in utero, at childbirth, and throughout childhood The modern stresses of our world contributes to a toxic culture How parents pass down their traumas to their children Defining trauma as a psychic wound that happens inside of you The healing process is the recovery of self Understanding the clash between attachment and authenticity How emotions and immune systems are part of the same system The importance of understanding the important link between emotions and physical health Trauma imposed self beliefs are the main obstacles of healing Remembering that healing is a lifelong process The 4 A’s of healing:  authenticity, agency, acceptance, and anger (healthy)  Dr. Gabor Mate Links: Dr. Gabor Mate’s website Twitter Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr, Gabor Maté, check out these other episodes: Dr. Gabor Mate’s Interview from 2016 Healing Trauma with Dr. James GordonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/09/221h 2m

How to Choose Growth with Scott Barry Kaufman & Jordyn Feingold

Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., is a cognitive scientist and humanistic psychologist exploring the depths of human potential. He is a professor at Columbia University and director of the Center for Human Potential. Dr. Kaufman has authored 10 books and is host of The Psychology Podcast. In 2015, he was named one of “50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world” by Business Insider.   Jordyn H. Feingold, MD, MAPP, MSCR is a resident physician in psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC, well-being researcher, and positive psychology practitioner. Her research and clinical interests involve protecting and promoting health care worker and patient well-being and incorporating positive psychology approaches into health care delivery. In this episode, Eric talks to Scott and Jordyn about their book, Choose Growth: A Workbook for Transcending Trauma, Fear, and Self-Doubt But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!   Scott Barry Kaufman, Jordyn Feingold, and I Discuss How to Choose Growth and … Their book, ChooseGrowth: A Workbook for Transcending Trauma, Fear, and Self-Doubt How practicing what is uncomfortable will lead to growth Understanding the relationship between security and growth The importance of the word “yet” and how it creates a belief that change is possible How growth is about finding the balance between doing and being Healthy transcendance includes fusing the connection of self with the world The self actualization process and getting in touch with our potential Learning to embrace our character strengths as our super powers How we can improve our weaknesses by using our top strengths The importance of defining our values and what matters most to us Closing the gap between how we’re living and the values that we hold Scott & Jordyn Links: Scott’s Website Scott’s Twitter Facebook Jordyn’s Twitter Jordyn’s Website By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Scott Barry Kaufman and Jordyn Feingold, check out these other episodes: Living a Transcendant Life with Scott Barry Kaufman (2020) Fixed and Growth Mindset with Carol DweckSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/09/2251m 20s

How to Build Resilience with Steve Magness

Steve Magness is a world-renowned expert on performance, well-being, and sustainable success.He is coauthor of the best selling Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. In his coaching practice, Steve works with executives, entrepreneurs, and athletes on their performance and mental skills. He also serves as a consultant on mental skills development for professional sports teams, including some of the top teams in professional sports.  In this episode, Eric and Steve discuss his book, Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness.  But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Steve Magness and I Discuss How to Build Resilience and … His book, Do Hard Things:  Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness Asking ourselves if our inner voice is fair, rather than good or bad How we handle difficult things better when we feel secure and supported Defining toughness as navigating discomfort to make the best decision you can Understanding the importance of confidence in toughness Quiet internal confidence is about being realistic in our ability and the difficulty of the task at hand. How doubt is a necessary component of confidence A central component of internal confidence and motivation is seeing progress How consistency and taking small steps is what matters most Accurate appraisal of both the challenges we face and our internal feelings Understanding that feelings are the body’s communication system The importance of awareness and contextualization when dealing with feelings and emotions Dealing with the two types of inner dialogue – integrated and confrontational Learning to shift your self talk to 2nd or 3rd person voice How stress narrows our perspective and amplifies negative feelings Steve Magness Links: Steve’s Website Instagram Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Steve Magness, check out these other episodes: Strengthening Our Resilience with Linda Graham Lisa Feldman Barrett on EmotionsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/09/221h 3m

How to Discover New Ways of Living with Shauna Niequist

Shauna Niequist is the New York Times Best Selling author of many books such as Present Over Perfect, Bread and Wine, Cold Tangerines, and others. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.  In this episode, Eric and Shauna discuss her book, I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet: Discovering New Ways of Living When the Old Ones Stop Working. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Shauna Niequist and I Discuss How to Discover New Ways of Living and … Her book, I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet: Discovering New Ways of Living When the Old Ones Stop Working Why the word hospitality is important to her What self-compassion means to her and how she practices it Seeing out beauty as an act of prayer, worship, and resistance Putting herself in the path of joy and beauty, giving herself the greatest chance to find them How to practice being easily delighted It’s ok for the joy of something to be that it feels like play Seeing people different from you is a reminder that you can change and find a new way of being How radical and freeing it is to consent to the reality of the way things are The value of adding to our toolkit of ways we can help ourselves when we are struggling What it means for her that sometimes saying no is in service to a much better yes  Shauna Niequist links: Shauna’s Website Instagram By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Shauna Niequist, check out these other episodes: Radical Self Love with Sonya Renee Taylor Poetry and Life Lessons with Maggie SmithSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/09/2252m 56s

How to Write Haiku and Other Spiritual Practices with Clark Strand

Clark Strand is an American author and lecturer on spirituality and religion.  He is a former Zen Buddhist monk and was the first Senior Editor of Tricycle:  The Buddhist Review.  He is also the author of many books including The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary and Seeds of a Birch Tree:  Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey In this episode, Eric and Clark discuss a few of his books in addition to his exploration of the many spiritual traditions. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Clark Strand and I Discuss Haiku and Other Creative Spiritual Practices and … His book, Waking Up to the Dark:  The Black Madonna’s Gospel for an Age of Extinction and Collapse His exploration of many spiritual traditions Self power and other power The circular notion of spiritual life rather than linear notion of progress How a bead/rosary practice represents the circular nature of spirituality The “hour of God” or “hour of the wolf” when awake in the night Haiku and the tradition and forms of this type of poetry Translation of haiku is “playful verse” How profound meanings can come through from this playful art from Clark Strand links: Clark’s Website Instagram By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Clark Strand, check out these other episodes: The Divine Feminine with Mirabai Starr Being Heart-Minded with Sarah BlondinSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/09/221h 6m

What is Wellness Culture with Fariha Roisin

Fariha Roisin is an Australian Canadian writer whose work frequently covers her identity as a queer, south Asian Muslim woman as well as self-care and pop culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Village Voice,and other publications. She has written a book of poetry (How To Cure A Ghost), a journal (Being In Your Body), and a novel (Like A Bird). In this episode, Eric and Fariha discuss her non-fiction book, Who Is Wellness For? An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who It Leaves Behind. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!   Fariha Roisin and I Discuss Wellness Culture and … Her book, Who Is Wellness For? An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who It Leaves Behind The way her severe childhood trauma has shaped her entire life That we are shaped by the trauma of our families and ancestors The factors that weave into how we need to heal The importance of looking at and into the darkness for ourselves Being alive IS the journey of self-discovery to show up as a fairer, kinder version of yourself How discomfort is undervalued That unraveling is the nexus for change in life The difficult path of healing will give you your life if you follow it How achieving or ascension can be a trauma response What it means to become a more whole version of yourself – where every part of you is allowed The idea of taking only what you give How healing requires being present with yourself  Fariha Roisin links: Fariha’s Website Fariha’s Newsletter Instagram By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Fariha Roisin, check out these other episodes: How to Overcome Childhood Trauma with Michael Unbroken Donna Hylton on Healing and HopeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/08/2251m 27s

How to Cultivate Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is one of the worlds best know Buddhist teachers and a leader in meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas). She is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. In this episode, Eric and Sharon discuss her book Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you Sharon Salzberg and I Discuss How to Bring Lovingkindness to Your Life … Her book, Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace. Lovingkindess is the fundamental sense of connectedness to ourselves and each other Compassion is recognizing the universal vulnerability of ourselves and each other The fundamental teaching of “everyone wants to be happy“ Remembering that it’s never to late to make a change How the mind is naturally radiant and pure The “visitors” that obscure our mind The essential question of asking what we really need to be happy How mindfulness is about training to find “the place in the middle” Balancing repression and indulgence in our emotions Whether Buddhism teaches that desire is the core problem Making decisions from a “climate of wisdom” The four types of enemies (outer, inner, secret, and most secret) How to deal with these enemies The importance of setting intentions Watching our thoughts like an elderly person watches children in a park How the difference between happiness and misery depends on where we place our attention. Sharon Salzberg links: Sharon’s Website Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Sharon Salzberg, check out these other episodes: Discovering Our Essence with A. H. Almaas Inner Freedom Through Mindfulness with Jack KornfieldSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/08/2239m 35s

How to Embody Awareness with Martin Aylward

Martin Aylward has practiced meditation intensively since the age of 19, spending four years in Asian monasteries and with Himalayan hermits. He’s been teaching worldwide since 1999, leading retreats and courses in mindfulness, meditation, and inner freedom. Martin co-founded the Mindfulness Training Institute with Mark Coleman, which runs year-long professional mindfulness teacher training in Europe and the U.S. In this episode, Eric, Ginny, and Martin discuss his book, Awake Where You Are: The Art of Embodied Awareness. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Martin Aylward, Ginny, and I Discuss How to Embody Awareness and … His book, Awake Where You Are: The Art of Embodied Awareness The habits of “Grabby Mind”, “Resistant Mind”, and “Check Out Mind” The good news that can learn to meet our experience more kindly and more spaciously How aging can be humiliating or humbling depending on how much we try to hold on to our younger self-image The distinction between what is true vs. what is useful to focus on How to recognize and work with the deficient age gap The way our life experiences are stored in our bodies Sometimes meditation isn’t quite psychological enough. It can help dissolve inner states in the moment but further understanding is needed in order for them to really resolve Waking up, growing up, showing up, cleaning up No rehearsal, No replay Inhabiting this moment is the best way to prepare for the next moment Martin Aylward links: Martin’s Website Twitter Instagram By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Martin Aylward, check out these other episodes: Mindfulness in Nature with Mark Coleman The Heart of Awareness with Dorothy HuntSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/08/221h 1m

How to Lose Regret and Choose Fulfillment with Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is the only two-time Thinkers 50 Award for #1 Leadership Thinker in the World. He has been ranked as the world’s #1 Executive Coach, a Top Ten Business Thinker for eight years, and was chosen as the inaugural winner of the Lifetime Award for Leadership by the Harvard Institute of Coaching. Marshall is the author or editor of 41 books, that have sold over 2.5 million copies, translated into 32 languages, and listed as bestsellers in 12 countries.  In this episode, Eric and Marshall discuss his book, The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Marshall Goldsmith and I Discuss How to Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment, and … His book,  The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment The every breath paradigm in learning to lose regret Understanding the importance of asking for helping Some of the barriers that hold us back Differences between being comfortable and being fulfilled Problems that arise when we are too attached to outcomes The 3 A’s:  action, ambition, aspiration How both finding meaning and enjoying the process leads to happiness Obligations and how they relate to our values The practice of daily questions that takes 3 minutes Remembering that aking change is easier when you have support The value in asking”Did I do my best to….”questions as they force you to take responsibility How it’s more challenging to make the effort in our personal life than our professional life Marshall Goldsmith links: Marshall Goldsmith website Twitter Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Marshall Goldsmith, check out these other episodes: Conscious Leadership with Eric Kaufmann Mimetic Desires in Everyday Life with Luke BurgisSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/08/2251m 3s

How to Become Whole Through the Bittersweet with Susan Cain

Susan Cain is an author who has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TedTalk has been viewed over 30 million times and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks. Susan is the author of the book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, which spent seven years on the New York Times Best Selling List and has been translated into 40 languages.. In this episode, Eric and Susan discuss her new book, Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Susan Cain and I Discuss How to Become Whole Through the Bittersweet and … Her book, Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole Why some people really love sad music  How brokenness points in the direction of transcendence How to know if you tend towards a bittersweet state of mind Why do some people turn pain into something beautiful and in other cases people are broken by life’s difficulties The way of “even so” Union between souls when sorrow is shared Understanding the messiness and unpredictability of grief The mystery of bittersweet  The divine nature of longing How longing is different from craving Being open to great states of transition as gateways in our life Moving on vs. Moving forward Poignancy  What it means to turn in the direction of beauty Susan Cain links: Susan’s Website Twitter Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Susan Cain, check out these other episodes: Life Transitions with Bruce Feiler The Longings of our Heart with Sue Monk KiddSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/08/2250m 59s

What's Next? Our Future Stories with David Christian

What does the future hold? And how do we make sure we're making the best decisions for ourselves? In today's episode with David Christian, you will discover answers to these questions and much more! "What are the skills involved in trying to think about the future? To construct future stories that are closer to the truth than other future stories? Because if we don't do that. We die." - David Christian David Christian is a distinguished Professor of History at Macquarie University and Director of the school's Big History Institute.  David co-founded the Big History Project with Bill Gates and has delivered keynotes at conferences around the world, including the Davos Economic Forum.  His Ted Talk has been viewed millions of times and he is the author of many books and articles. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Also From the Interview with David Christian... His book, Future Stories:  What's Next The questions leading him to write about the future How we are always thinking about and telling ourselves stories about the future Thinking about the philosophy and science of time The two metaphors of time being like a river and a map How time is an important concept for complex entities Punctuated equilibrium refers to trends from the past to predict changes in the future How time is experienced in 3 ways:  natural, psychological, and social time The best predictions of the future depend on finding the most powerful trends of the past The four possible scenarios for the future of humanity David Christian links: David's Website Twitter Ted Talk By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with David Christian, check out these other episodes: Big History of Everything with David Christian (2019) What We Know But Don't Believe with Steve Hagen  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/08/2259m 55s

How to Overcome Unconscious Bias with Jessica Nordell

Jessica Nordell is an award-winning author, science writer, and speaker known for blending rigorous science with compassionate humanity. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and many others. She is the recipient of a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television, was named a Best New Poet by Tracy K. Smith, and was a 2022 featured speaker at SXSW. In this episode, Eric and Jessica discuss her book, The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue tathe conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Jessica Nordell and I Discuss How to Overcome Unconscious Bias and… Her book, The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias What bias is and how prevalent it is Her personal experience being on the receiving end of another person’s bias Homophily The implecations of prejudice being a habit and a result of conditioning How labels and categorizing plant seeds of bias Ways to lessen the impact of categories on our perspectives Why being “color blind” can be so harmful to people (despite the well-meaning approach) Taking on more and broader perspectives helps us better understand the world Seeing the groups we don’t belong to as just as complex as our own group The fundamental attribution error The role of empathy in dissolving biases Hyper-objects Jessica Nordell links: Jessica’s website Twitter Instagram By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Jessica Nordell, check out these other episodes: The Element of Choice with Eric Johnson How to Change Anyone’s Mind with Jonah BergerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/08/2255m 41s

The Challenges of Searching for Happiness with Josh Peck

Josh Peck is an actor, comedian, podcast host and author who began his career as an actor in the late 90s, originally rising to prominence for his role in the sitcom Drake and Josh. He has had a successful acting career ever since, appearing in films like The Wackness and 13. He is also the voice of Eddie in the Ice Age franchise. In this episode, Eric and Josh discuss his book, Happy People are Annoying But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue tathe conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Josh Peck and I Discuss The Challenges of Searching for Happiness with Josh Peck and… His book, Happy People are Annoying How we can be self centered even when we don’t think highly of ourselves How any asset in excess can become a defect Learning to let go of the thing that feeds your ego His unhealthy relationship with food What doing drugs felt like to him Learning there was nothing from the outside world that would fix his inner self Entering the twelve step community How addiction creates suffering for the entire family unit Religion and spirituality is about reimagining ancient truth The challenge of learning to enjoy things fully,even if it doesn’t work out Asking what are you willing to let go of that stands between you and happiness Why he titled the book “Happy People are Annoying Josh Peck links: Twitter Instagram By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Josh Peck, check out these other episodes: Discovering Spiritual Truths with Pete Holmes Paul Gilmartin on Mental Illness Happy HourSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/08/2246m 32s

Fierce Love with Sonya Curry

Sonya Curry is an entrepreneur, educator, founder of the Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman, as well as the co-host of the Raising Fame Podcast. She is the mother of Stephen, Sydel, and Seth Curry and often speaks of her experiences as a mother, educator, and Christian, sharing testimony about her faith in parenting and education.  In this episode, Eric and Sonya discuss her book, Fierce Love: A Memoir of Family, Faith, and Purpose. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue tathe conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Sonya Curry and I Discuss Fierce Love and… Her book, Fierce Love: A Memoir of Family, Faith, and Purpose The phase of her life when she was sure she didn’t want to get baptized in the Christian church How she had “everything” as the wife of an NBA player, and still wasn’t fulfilled What brought her to a relationship with God Looking at her life as a series of chapters The Montessori pillars she carries with her today that informs how she lives The subtle ways unhealthy comparison starts in us very early in life How she handles the rivalry that comes up between her sons from time to time She shares her story of having an abortion and why she did that largely for her daughter Her experience as an empty-nester The experience she had at a vegan meditation and yoga center That God delivers us through things, rather than out of them Sonya Curry links: Instagram By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Sonya Curry, check out these other episodes: Faith, Identity, and Finding a Voice with Dante Stewart Courage and Survival with Lenuta Hellen NadoluSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/08/2258m 50s

Become 10% Happier Through Meditation with Dan Harris

Dan Harris is best known for his work on ABC News, Nightline and Good Morning America.  He is the author of the book, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story In this episode, Eric and Dan discuss his original skepticism of meditation and the benefits he discovered from developing a regular meditation practice. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue tathe conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Dan Harris and I Discuss Learning to Be 10% Happier Through Meditation and … His book,  10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story How the mind can be trained for compassion and happiness Exercising the brain just like the body The science of meditation How we all have an inner voice or narrator in our head The scientifically proven benefits of meditation Our tendency to focus on the bad things and ignore the good. Finding the line of when to push forward or back down The happiness set point theory. Motivation coming from happiness versus pain How a certain amount of stress is necessary Dealing with failure and setbacks His experience of discovering awareness in the present moment Meditation as a mechanism of learning mindfulness The practice of meditation is about remembering Dan Harris links: 10% Happier Website Dan’s Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Dan Harris, check out these other episodes: Dan Harris and Oren Sofer on Mindful Communication Meditation for Anxious People with Lodro RinzlerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/07/2235m 2s

Rachel Krantz on Non-Monogomy and Spiritual Growth

Rachel Krantz is one of the three founding editors of Bustle, the recipient of the Peabody Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights International Radio Award, The Investigative Reporters and Editors Radio Award, and The Edward R. Murrow Award for her work as an investigative reporter for YR Media. Rachel is also the host of Help Existing, a new interview podcast offering help with different aspects of existence. In this episode, Eric and Rachel discuss her book, Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-Monogomy. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue tathe conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Rachel Krantz and I Discuss Non-Monogomy, Spiritual Growth and … Her book, Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-Monogomy The difference between Non-Monogomy from Polyamory What made her want to try a polyamorous relationship The key insights her teacher, a Buddhist monk, helped her realize about her attachment tendencies What it means to have compassion with boundaries Her surprising experience with jealousy and how it encapsulates so many of the things that humans struggle with  When leaning into difficult emotions turns from being helpful to masochism The questions – What are the symptoms of the love you have in a relationship? How important rest is in the pace of life The difference between intuition and fear Asking will this decision cause more or less suffering? Defining gaslighting How she learned to love herself Rachel Krantz links: Rachel’s Website Instagram Twitter By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Rachel Krantz, check out these other episodes: How to Set Boundaries with Nedra Tawwab Navigating Romantic Relationships with Dr. Sue JohnsonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/07/221h 9m

Mary O'Malley on How to Fall in Love with You

Mary O’Malley is the author of many books and a speaker and has studied with Patricia Sun, Steven Levine, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Adyashanti, and more!  Since the early 1980’s she has been writing books, speaking to groups, leading retreats, and working with people all over the world.   In this episode, Eric and Mary O’Malley discuss how to bring awareness and attention to our heart and learn to fall in love with ourselves. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue tathe conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Mary O’Malley and I Discuss How to Fall in Love with You and … Learning to embrace the difficult makes it lose its power Noticing what is here brings awareness and openness Our minds are a tool for maneuvering reality, but are not reality How our challenges will be our teachers if we let them Understanding that our heart is connected to everything and is the doorway to freedom Her course, “Falling in Love With You” How your home is your heart The pathways back to YOU What you try to control, controls you One of our core addictions is fixing ourselves The difference between meeting and feeling our feelings How attention heals The importance finding curiosity in your immediate experience Mary O’Malley links: Mary’s Website Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Mary O’Malley, check out these other episodes: Mary O’Malley (2016 Interview) Byron Katie on The WorkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/07/221h 2m

Kute Blackson on The Magic of Surrender

Kute Blackson is an inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. Born in Ghana, West Africa, Kute’s multicultural upbringing as the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father has spanned four different continents. His unique lineage lay the foundation for his approach to breaking down barriers and unlocking an individual’s true gifts and greatness. He now speaks at countless events around the world, is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, and was the winner of the 2019 Unity New Thought Walden Award.  In this episode, Eric and Kute Blackson discuss his book, The Magic of Surrender: Finding the Courage to Let Go. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Kute Blackson and I Discuss The Magic of Surrender and … His book, The Magic of Surrender: Finding the Courage to Let Go The importance of connecting with who we really are underneath the patterns and stories we’ve built as we grow up Is what I believe about myself and what I believe about life fact or a story? The value of a guide or coach to help you see things about yourself that you may not be seeing How all lessons are repeated until learned That meeting ourselves with compassion allows us to let go of outdated coping mechanisms The difference between surrendering and succumbing to our feelings All feelings remain present until fully felt When you take the label off the feeling, it’s an energy and sensation that can be experienced in your body How grief can actually break our hearts open to a new way of being, a new dimension of love and strength  What surrender is and isn’t Kute Blackson links: Kute’s Website Instagam Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Kute Blackson, check out these other episodes: Permission to Glow with Kristoffer Carter Finding Grace with Eiman Al ZaabiSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/07/221h

Carl Erik Fisher on The History of Addiction

Carl Erik Fisher is an addiction physician, bioethics scholar, and author  He is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University and also hosts the podcast “Flourishing After Addiction” In this episode, Eric and Carl Erik Fisher discuss his book, The Urge:  Our History of Addiction. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Carl Erik Fisher and I Discuss The History of Addiction and … His book,  The Urge:  Our History of Addiction. Recognizing the paradigm of disordered choice in addiction The different approaches to understanding choices for addicts Psychological flexibility and how Society’s categorical views of treatment approaches to addiction Placebo effects in treating addiction The dangers of labeling “good” drugs and “bad” drugs Drug policies and why there is no simple formula for treating addiction How addiction is part of the human condition Defining recovery capital Understanding there are many different pathways to recovery The step care model and one size fits all model of recover The spiritual practice that he developed in recovery Knowing that the key to overcoming addiction is to try Carl Erik Fisher links: Carl Erik Fisher’s Website Instagam Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Carl Erik Fisher, check out these other episodes: Recovery Through Buddha's Teachings with Valerie Mason-John Maia Szalavitz on a Different Lens on Addiction See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/07/221h 2m

Debbie Millman on Why Design Matters

Debbie Millman is a writer, designer, educator, artist, brand consultant and host of the podcast, Design Matters.  Debbie was named one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company Magazine and one of the most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA.  She is the author of 7 books, including her most recent, Why Design Matters:  Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People In this episode, Eric and Debbie Millman have an interesting discussion about why design matters in every aspect of your life.. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Debbie Millman and I Discuss Why Design Matters and … Her book, Why Design Matters:  Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People Her slow process of shedding shame from her traumatic past Finding her way back to creative work after pursuing security Taking small steps and practicing every day can bring forth hope Design is about intention and decision making about everything Learning to deal with rejection and to perseverance How confidence comes after you do something many times Expecting things to be hard and messy Debbie Millman links: Debbie’s website Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Debbie Millman, check out these other episodes: How to Stay Creative with Austin Kleon Creative Thinking and Action Through Designs with Sarah Stein GreenbergSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/07/221h

Christian Jarrett on The Science of Personality

Christian Jarrett is the author, editor or contributor to ten books, spanning psychology, neuroscience, self-help and productivity.  He is recognized as a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. and is the Deputy Editor of Psyche, a global digital magazine that illuminates the human condition through psychology, philosophical understanding and the arts. Eric and Christian discuss his latest is Be Who You Want: Unlocking The Science of Personality Change. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Christian Jarrett and I Discuss The Science of Personality and … His book,  Be Who You Want: Unlocking The Science of Personality Change How some traits are genetic but don’t entirely influence our personality Deliberate actions can short circuit our innate tendencies How cognitive and physical exercise builds confidence and encourages open mindedness The link between mood and personality Defining mood as the temporary state of how you feel How extroversion and introversion personalities are affected by habit The 5 main traits of personality:  openness to experience, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, neuroticism The maturity principle and how personality traits change as we age How those who are more open and resilient are less prone to dementia Social investment theory refers to how the roles we take on in life shape our personality Will power and the ego depletion theory The importance of being realistic and honest with ourselves when wanting to change Christian Jarrett links: Christian’s website Psyche Digital Magazine Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Christian Jarrett, check out these other episodes: Kevin Mitchell on the Genetics of Personality Neuropsychology and the Thinking Mind with Chris NiebauerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/07/2243m 26s

Martha Beck on The Path to Your True Self

Martha Beck is a bestselling author, life coach, and speaker who specializes in helping individuals and groups achieve greater levels of personal and professional success. She is the author of nine nonfiction books and one novel, and has been a longtime contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine.  Her most recent book is The Way of Integrity:  Finding the Path to Your True Self  Eric and Martha discuss how to live in integrity and find the path to your true self. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Martha Beck and I Discuss The Path to Your True Self and … Her book, The Way of Integrity:  Finding the Path to Your True Self\ How what we often want is influenced by our culture Asking ourselves what we yearn for as opposed to what you want The repetitive cycle of thoughts that cause fear How our culture reinforces the fear  Learning to move from fear to curiosity How humor and using your senses can turn down our fear The dilemma of when our nature conflicts with our culture Psychological suffering comes from the thoughts we choose to believe Why suffering is needed to make us pay attention and can actually be our ally Understanding that we have different “internal parts” that make up our whole self (Ref. to Richard Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems Her New Year’s resolution to not lie for a year and the healing that she found Navigating her way out of the Mormon religion How switching our identity to a material self to a limitless state of being brings joy Learning to imagine the good that will come from facing our discomfort The power of small, incremental, and repetitive actions to change your life Martha Beck links: Martha’s website Instagam Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Martha Beck, check out these other episodes: Byron Katie on The Work Richard Schwartz on Internal Family SystemsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/07/221h 4m

Oliver James on Breath and Body Work Practices

Oliver James is a body-led psychotherapist and breathworker known for integrating breath, movement, and body work to support personal transformation and self exploration. Eric and Oliver discuss his book, 21 Breaths:  Breathing Techniques to Change Your Life But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Oliver James and I Discuss Breath and Body Work Practices and … His book,  21 Breaths:  Breathing Techniques to Change Your Life Defining body led psychotherapy and how it connects breath and movement How our bodies hold trauma and stress Discovering a practice that works for you The importance of patience and slowing down Learning to notice discomfort and remembering to practice breathwork His trademarked “Geometric Breathing” of visualizing shapes as you breathe The importance of nose breathing as opposed to mouth breathing Oliver James links: Oliver’s website Instagam Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Oliver James, check out these other episodes: The Science of Breathing with James Nestor Wellness and Breathwork Practices with Josh TrentSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/07/2256m 28s

Michael Unbroken on How to Overcome Childhood Trauma

Michael Unbroken is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, coach, speaker, and advocate for survivors of childhood trauma.  He is the host of The Think Unbroken Podcast that features experts, researchers, psychologists, therapists, and change-makers in the trauma and CPTSD healing space. In this episode, Eric and Michael discuss his book, Think Unbroken:  Understanding and Overcoming Childhood Trauma, But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Michael Unbroken and I Discuss How to Overcome Childhood Trauma and … His book, Think Unbroken:  Understanding and Overcoming Childhood Trauma, The day he decided to change his life and stop being the victim Taking radical responsibility for who you are and your choices How it takes doing difficult things to build confidence When he realized he was letting himself down just as others had let him down The greatest tool to have is the mindset of no excuses, just results Learning to discover your identity after childhood trauma The importance of writing down who you want to be Gaining clarity on your values guides your choices Challenging the narrative of who you believe you are His willingness to try the many tools and modalities to see what worked for him  The benefits of hiring a coach in addition to therapy The power of finding and being part of a community Being kind to ourselves and learning from our mistakes Michael Unbroken links: Michael’s Website Instagam Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Michael Unbroken, check out these other episodes: Jonice Webb on Childhood Emotional Neglect Charles FennyhoughSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/06/2257m 20s

Lauren Zander on How to Work with Your Inner Dialogue

Lauren Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, public speaker and co-founder and chairwoman of The Handel Group. Her book, Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life, is what she and Eric discuss in this episode. Lauren has an incredibly useful approach to uncovering your limiting inner dialogue so that you can truly catapult yourself forward in life.  In this episode, Eric and Lauren discuss several strategies to work with your inner dialogue. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Lauren Zander and I Discuss How to Work with Your Inner Dialogue and … Her book, Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. Getting conscious of the unconscious parts of yourself Her life-changing moment at 19 How much of what is plaguing us is our inner dialogue Recognizing the strategist in your head How over 80% of our thoughts are negative and are on repeat The chicken, the brat, and the weather reporter within us How your linneage, beliefs and theories create our inner dialogue Steps to managing thought patterns Learning to make and keep promises to yourself Giving ourselves consequences to change our behavior How helpful having an accountability partner is Lauren Zander links: handelgroup.com Twitter Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Lauren Zander, check out these other episodes: Mark Manson Danielle LaPorteSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/06/2245m 43s

David Whyte on The Art of Poetry and Prose

David Whyte is a poet and author who also leads the Many Rivers Organization and Invitas, the Institute for Conversational Leadership, which he founded in 2014. David is the author of many poetry collection and prose books, including his newest book, Still Possible In this episode, Eric and David discuss several of David’s beautiful poems from his latest collection, as well as some of his older work. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! David Whyte and I Discuss The Art of Poetry and Prose and… His book, Still Possible His poem, Your Prayer The metaphor of a doorway, and how it can be a barrier or an opening in your life Beautiful forgetting and how we can get out of and then into ourselves How depression is a form of stuckness Asking yourself how invitational you are to the people in your life His book, The Three Marriages How poetry is the art of saying things you didn’t know you knew His poem, The Road to Santiago How our reluctances are doorways to connection to other people Anxiety and how it is a kind of staticness How not knowing is great intimacy The importance of silence and rest David Whyte links: David’s Website Twitter Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with David Whyte check out these other episodes: Beautiful and Powerful Poetry with Marilyn Nelson The Power of Poetry with Ellen BassSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/06/2258m 51s

Radhule Weininger on Heart Medicine to Find Peace and Freedom

Radhule Weininger, MD, PHD, is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and meditation teacher. She leads meditation groups in Santa Barbara and retreats globally, at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center, Spirit Rock, Insight LA, the Esalen Institute, and the Garrison Institute. She is the author of HeartMedicine: How to Stop Painful Patterns and Find Peace and Freedom. In this episode, Eric and Radhule discuss psychological and spiritual healing of LRPPs (Long-standing Recurrent Painful Patterns that stem from trauma. But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Radhule Weininger and I Discuss Heart Medicine and How to Find Peace and Freedom and... Her book, HeartMedicine: How to Stop Painful Patterns and Find Peace and Freedom. "LRPP's" Long-standing Recurrent Painful Patterns of hurt. How LRPPs often originate from trauma in our past Understanding that there are no shortcuts to healing, it takes constant tending How LRPPs can also find meaning and purpose in our lives The obsessive and habitual components of LRPPs Learning to tap into the different types of awareness Psychological and spiritual healing and how they go hand in hand The steps to begin healing our LRPPs Finding a self compassion practice and making it a new habit Allowing mystery into the healing process How our heart can become the doorway to the great mystery Radhule Weininger links: Radhule's Website Mindful Heart Programs Radhule's Meditations Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Radhule Weininger, check out these other episodes: Work That Reconnects with Joanna Macy Inner Freedom Through Mindfulness with Jack Kornfield See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/06/2254m 18s

Richard Schwartz on Internal Family Systems

Richard Schwartz began his career as a systemic family therapist and an academic and has developed Internal Family Systems (IFS) in response to clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves. He focused on the relationships among these parts and noticed that there were systemic patterns to the way they were organized across clients. Dr. Schwartz found that when the clients’ parts felt safe and were allowed to relax, they would spontaneously experience the qualities of confidence, openness, and compassion that he came to call the Self. He also found that when in that state of Self, clients would know how to heal their parts. Richard is a featured speaker for national professional organizations and has published many books and over fifty articles about IFS. In this episode, Eric and Richard discuss his book, No Bad Parts:  Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model But wait, there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Richard Schwartz and I Discuss Internal Family Systems and… His book, No Bad Parts:  Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model Defining Internal Family Systems (IFS) Understanding that we all have multiple “parts” within us The parallels of family therapy work to internal family systems Identifying the “Self” among our different parts IFS work is trying to understand what burdens each of our parts is carrying How the Self can take an active leadership role over our parts The roles that our parts take on:  exiles, managers, firefighters  How our parts can transform into powerful allies to bring healing Four goals of IFS:  Transforming, Restoring Trust, Bringing Harmony, Becoming more Self The 8 C’s – Creativity, Compassion, Confidence, Clarity, Connectedness, Curiosity, Calm, Courageous Trailheads refers to thought patterns or impulses that lead to the part from where it’s emanating How IFS is a type of spiritual practice in learning to access more of your Self The problems with positive thinking in working with your parts Richard Schwartz links: Richard’s Website (IFS Institute) Twitter Instagram Facebook By purchasing products and/or services from our sponsors, you are helping to support The One You Feed and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Richard Schwartz, check out these other episodes: The Energy of Emotions with Ralph De La Rosa (2021) The Mind as Your Teacher with Ralph De La Rosa (2018) Understanding Emotions with Susan DavidSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/06/2255m 8s

Meghan O'Rourke on The Challenges of Chronic Illnesses

  Meghan O’Rourke is a journalist, poet, and New York Times Bestselling author.  Her work often tackles challenging subjects like grief, illness, and more. Her previous books include the best-selling memoir The Long Goodbye, and the acclaimed poetry collections Sun in Days, Once, and Halflife. Meghan is passionate about advocating for those living with chronic illness and is the recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship and many other awards. Today, Eric and Meghan discuss her book The Invisible Kingdom:  Reimagining Chronic Illness Get Text Messages from Eric that will remind and encourage you to help stay on track with what you’re learning from the week's episodes released on Tuesdays and Fridays.  To sign up for these FREE text message reminders, go to oneyoufeed.net/text. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Meghan O'Rourke and I Discuss The Challenges of Chronic Illnesses and... Her book,  The Invisible Kingdom:  Reimagining Chronic Illness Her experiences of illness and various diagnoses The importance of validating a diagnosis of chronic illness How diagnosis is just the small part of chronic illness The common stigma of "invisible" illnesses Her fears of her illnesses being in her head The many complex factors that make up autoimmune illnesses How different bodies will react to diseases in very different ways Her frustrations and problems with conventional medicine The different type of care from alternative medicine practitioners The challenges of functional or alternative medicine The role of emotions and how they interact with physical illness Understanding how expectations can shape our biology How the world responds to those suffering with chronic pain and illness The role of fear and how it accompanies chronic pain and other symptoms What healing from chronic illness actually means Meghan O'Rourke links: Meghan's website Twitter Instagram Facebook When you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed.  Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Meghan O'Rourke, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Living with Chronic Illness with Toni Bernhard Neuroplastic Pain with Yoni Ashar  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/06/221h 1m

Cory Allen on Mindfulness and Understanding Identity

Cory Allen is a writer, musician, and the creator of the podcast, The Astral Hustle.  He focuses on how to live better with leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience, and philosophy.  In Cory’s first appearance on the show, he discussed his book Now is the Way.   Today, Cory and Eric discuss mindfulness, identity, and much more! In this episode, Eric and Cory Allen discuss Get Text Messages from Eric that will remind and encourage you to help stay on track with what you’re learning from the week’s episodes released on Tuesdays and Fridays.  To sign up for these FREE text message reminders, go to oneyoufeed.net/text. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Cory Allen and I Discuss Mindfulness, Understanding Identity, and… How we are always reacting to our situations Mistaking our reactions for who we are Understanding our identity and where it comes from What we’re really looking for when we seek material wealth The pull of not feeling satisfied and constantly seeking satisfaction Differentiating our identity and our wanting Overwhelm is what leads to difficulty overwriting our impulses The value of meditation and mindfulness to calm the body The importance of exercise and nourishing the body How exercise and meditation complement each other The power of assertiveness when facing the challenge of change Self discipline is about giving yourself freedom from being controlled His work creating binaural beats and the effects of the vibrational sounds Cory Allen links: Cory’s Website Twitter Instagram Facebook When you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed.  Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Cory Allen, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Cultivating Mindfulness with Cory Allen (2020) Transformative Mindfulness with Shauna ShapiroSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/06/221h 8m

Sarah Stein Greenberg on Creative Thinking and Action Through Design

Sarah Stein Greenberg is the Executive Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.  Sarah helps lead the d. school, an interdisciplinary institute at Stanford that nurtures innovators and spreads design thinking.   In this episode, Eric and Sarah Stein Greenberg discuss her book, Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways. Get Text Messages from Eric that will remind and encourage you to help stay on track with what you’re learning from the week’s episodes released on Tuesdays and Fridays.  To sign up for these FREE text message reminders, go to oneyoufeed.net/text. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Sarah Stein Greenberg and I Discuss Creative Thinking and Action Through Design and… Her book, Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways. How design includes systems and experiences in both personal and professional realms The importance of tuning in to the emotional needs and signals when addressing problems or issues The curse of knowledge or expertise Keeping an open mind and not jumping to the first solution  Being open to feedback as opposed to seeking validation An important tool in design is seeking feedback early and often Starting with a “beginner’s mind” is critical in design Learning to see things in a new and different way How reflecting on our experiences can unlock new insights  The exercise:  “What?, So What?, Now What?” The practice of blind contour portrait to locate and turn off the inner critic Learning to suspend judgment in the generative process How creative work involves trying new ideas knowing they’re not good “I Like, I Wish” practice allows us to reflect and reframe an experience The “tether” practice includes sitting for 3 hours to observe and record what you’re seeing Sarah Stein Greenberg links: Sarah’s Website Twitter When you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed.  Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Sarah Stein Greenberg, you might also enjoy these other episodes: How to Stay Creative with Austin Kleon Creativity as a Cure with Jacob NordbySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/06/2255m 38s

Eric Johnson on The Elements of Choice

Eric Johnson is the Director of the Center for Decision Sciences, Columbia Business School at Columbia University.  His research examines the interface between behavior decision research economics and the decisions made by consumers, managers, and their implications for public policy, markets, and marketing.   In this episode, Eric and Eric Johnson discuss his book, The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters Get Text Messages from Eric that will remind and encourage you to help stay on track with what you’re learning from the weeks’ episodes released on Tuesdays and Fridays.  To sign up for these FREE text message reminders, go to oneyoufeed.net/text. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! Eric Johnson and I Discuss The Elements of Choice and… His book,  The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters How are choices are influenced Choice architecture is how choices are structured for people How we often don’t realize we are affected by choice architecture “Sludge” is bad nudging or dark patterns of choices A plausible path is making a better choice easier to make How the order of options can affect our decisions The role of memory when it comes to making decisions Screening and how it’s used in choice architecture Default options and how they may affect decisions Eric Johnson links: Eric’s Website Twitter When you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed.  Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with Eric Johnson, you might also enjoy these other episodes: How to Change Anyone’s Mind with Jonah Berger Mimetic Desires in Everyday Life with Luke BurgisSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/05/2259m 36s

The Practices of Daily Life with Dan Millman

Dan Millman is a former world champion gymnast, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor.  He is the author of 13 books, including The Way of the Peaceful Warrior which was made into a feature film starring Nick Nolte.  His most recent book written with his daughter Sierra is The Creative Compass:  Writing Your Way from Inspiration to Publication.   In this episode, Eric and Dan Millman discuss his book, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior   In This Interview, Dan and I Discuss ... His book, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior How to get moving in the right direction The importance of starting small  The danger of an all-or-nothing mentality How daily life is a practice  Wisdom is gaining insight into the consequence of our actions that guide our life The four purposes of life  How life is like school with lessons to learn The conventional and transcendental realms His book The Creative Compass that he co-wrote with his daughter The importance of trusting the process of your life unfolding See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/05/2238m 47s

Bayo Akomolafe on Finding a Home

Bayo Akomolafe is a widely celebrated international speaker, post-humanist thinker, poet, teacher, public intellectual, essayist, and the author of two books – one of which he and Eric discuss in this episode. In this episode, Eric and Bayo discuss These Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letters To My Daughter On Humanity’s Search For Home.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Bayo Akomolafe and I Discuss Finding a Home and…His book, These Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letters To My Daughter On Humanity’s Search For HomeThe most beautiful thing in the world to him right nowHis observations of his young autistic sonThe limitations created when we name somethingThe way insanity is viewed in his Nigerian cultureFinding home in the middle of the mess of lifeHow everything is “becoming” in every momentWhy he describes himself as a recovering psychologist and a fugitiveThe healing journeyBayo Akomolafe links:Bayo’s WebsiteTwitterWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Bayo Akomolafe, you might also enjoy these other episodes:How to Build a Home for Your SoulFinding Grace with Eiman Al ZaabiSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/05/221h

Jonice Webb on Childhood Emotional Neglect

Jonice Webb is the pioneer of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)™ awareness. She is a licensed psychologist and has enriched and kindled the discussion of this overlooked and under addressed topic by writing the first self-help book dedicated to CEN recovery titled “Running on Empty: Overcoming Your Childhood Emotional Neglect”In this episode, Eric and Jonice discuss Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN), how it affects us as adults, and how to heal ourselves.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Jonice Webb and I Discuss Childhood Emotional Neglect and…Her book,  “Running on Empty: Overcoming Your Childhood Emotional Neglect”Defining and understanding what Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)How it’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility to find healingThe subtle layers of emotional neglect from childhood that we may not rememberCEN isn’t about what parents did, but rather what they didn’t doSymptoms and signs of CEN include discomfort and confusion with feelings and emotionsHer work is trying to get people to reconnect with their feelingsI.A.A.A. – Identify, Accept, Attribute, Act are the steps to process or deal with a feelingHow writing can be a powerful coping technique when processing emotionsVertical and horizontal questioning The first step to healing is owning and understanding emotional neglectThe Emotional Neglect QuestionnaireLearning to change your relationship with your emotions Applying your newfound skills in your relationshipsThe difference between minimizing and managing your feelingsThe importance of positive self-talkJonice Webb links:Jonice’s WebsiteFacebookTwitterWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Jonice Williams, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Energy of Emotions with Ralph De La RosaUnderstanding Emotions with Susan DavidSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/05/2249m 17s

500th Episode: Feeding Your Good Wolf with Listeners of the Show!

This is our 500th episode (!!!) and to celebrate the milestone, we decided to do something a bit different. In this episode, Eric and Chris reminisce about the very first episode of the show, and then we hear from many listeners of the show! We hear what the parable means to them, stories of their struggle and transformation, and what the show has meant to them. We would not still be doing the show if not for you, our dear listeners, and we thought it would be wonderful to feature you in this special episode. Let us know what you think about this special episode – if you like it, we’d love to do more! But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!When you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Eric & Chris on FriendshipThe One You Feed – First Episode with George WatskySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/05/221h 1m

Caroline Williams on The Science of Movement

Caroline Williams is a science journalist and editor. She’s a consultant for and a regular contributor to New Scientist. Her new work has also appeared in The Guardian, the Boston Globe, BBC Future, and BBC Earth among others.In this episode, Eric and Caroline discuss her book, Move: How the New Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind Free.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Caroline Williams and I Discuss The Science of Movement and…Her book,  Move: How the New Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind FreeHow moving our bodies can affect the many parameters that affect how we feelMeditation is a way to tune in to our body and how we’re feelingHow our brains were originally meant to inform us how and where to move in the worldHow physical activity positively affects our brains and mental healthInteroception is the sense of the internal state of our bodyThe powerful effects of physical movement on our thoughts and feelingsWalking at a moderate pace turns down the thinking brain and increases creativityHaving a strong core and good posture can improve the way we feelStrength training and its powerful effect on self-esteemThe benefits of dancing Breathwork and how breathing exercises affect the bodyCaroline Williams links:Caroline’s HomepageTwitterInstagramWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Caroline Williams, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Episode 135: Michelle SegarThe Science of Breathing with James NestorSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/05/221h 5m

Kevin Mitchell on The Genetics of Personality

Kevin Mitchell is an author and an Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin. His research is aimed at understanding the genetic program specifying the wiring of the brain and its relevance to variation in human faculties. Kevin is also the author of the science blog, Wiring the Brain, and a number of books and publications.In this episode, Eric and Kevin discuss his book, Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Kevin Mitchell and I Discuss the Genetics of Personality and…His book, Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We AreThe missing third component in the Nature vs. Nurture debateInnate Underlying Traits in the Brain: Extroversion, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Openness to ExperienceThe relationship between genetics and neurobiologyWhat “neurons that fire together, wire together” actually meansThe difference between Personality Traits and Character TraitsThe impact of parenting on underlying Personality TraitsHow people differ in the amount of “free will” that they haveThe connection between genetics and addictionThat we become ourselves throughout lifetimeKevin Mitchell links:Kevin’s WebsiteTwitterWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Kevin Mitchell, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Integration of Science and Wisdom with Jeremy LentNeuropsychology and the Thinking Mind with Chris NiebauerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/05/2257m 22s

Carlin Quinn on Education for Racial Equity

Carlin Quinn is the founder and current director of Education For Racial Equity. She is also a coach, facilitator, therapist, equity consultant to organizations, communities, and individuals interested in dismantling systems of oppression and co-creating cultures of equity, mutual liberation and rooted in compassion and non-violence. In this episode, Eric and Carlin discuss her important work in bringing awareness to and helping others to engage in racial equity work.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Carlin Quinn and I Discuss Education for Racial Equity and…Understanding internalized and unconscious racismMoving out of our good/bad binary into curiosity keeps us open to learningHow our ignorance of systemic racism is incredibly harmfulThe importance of white people tending to their own trauma and also staying present in racial equity workBecoming aware of what we are triggered by and asking who we become when triggeredHer program with Resmaa Menaken, “Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism“Defining “bodies of culture” as identified by ResmaaThe fear and ambivalence in engaging in racial equity workChoosing to engage in equity practices in your life, with your children, and with your friendsThe need for educating ourselves both individually and communallyCarlin Quinn links:Carlin’s WebsiteFoundations in Somatic Abolitionism ProgramInstagramWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Carlin Quinn, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Racialized Trauma with Resmaa MenakemDeep Transformation with Spring WashamSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/05/221h 4m

Massimo Pigliucci on How to Live a Happy Life

Massimo Pigliucci is a Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York, former co-host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast, and former editor in chief for the online magazine Scientia Salon. His research interests include the philosophy of science, the relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism. He’s the author and editor of many books, including the one discussed in this episode: A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living. In this episode, Eric and Massimo discuss what Stoicism teaches us about how to live a good and happy life.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Massimo Pigliucci and I Discuss How to Live a Happy Life and…His book, A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for LivingWhat the term Stoicism meansThe Cardinal Virtues of practical wisdom, courage, justice, and temperanceOrigins of the Serenity PrayerHow the judgments we have are ultimately in our controlComing to acceptance with our own death and then continuing on with life in the present momentThe Dichotomy of ControlThe Discipline of Desire and Aversion in StoicismThe most important characteristic of a person in lifePhilosophical JournalingMassimo Pigliucci links:Massimo’s WebsiteTwitterWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Massimo Pigliucci, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Applied Stoicism with Professor William B. IrvineEveryday Courage with Ryan HolidaySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/05/2256m 45s

Emily White on How to Deal with Loneliness

Emily White is a former lawyer turned writer. She is the author of Lonely, Learning to Live With Solitude. She has written for the Daily Mail,  the New York Post, the Huffington Post, and The Guardian. Her latest book is called Count Me In: How I Stepped Off the Sidelines, Created Connection, and Built a Fuller, Richer, More Lived-in Life.In this episode, Eric and Emily discuss how to deal with loneliness and strategies for finding belonging.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Emily White and I Discuss How to Deal with Loneliness and…Her book, Count Me In: How I Stepped Off the Sidelines, Created Connection, and Built a Fuller, Richer, More Lived-in Life.Understanding loneliness and the difference between depression How “social depression” lifts when you connect with othersBelonging is feeling welcome and neededHow it takes time and effort to find belongingFinding belonging in something you valueThe difference between public belonging and private belongingEmily White links:Emily’s HomepageTwitterExplore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management, visit truthaboutweight.comWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Emily White, you might also enjoy these other episodes:How to Become Unlonely with Jillian RichardsonCommunity and Connection in an Online World with Emma GannonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/04/2241m 8s

Liz Fosslien on How to Cope with Big Feelings

Liz Fosslien regularly leads interactive, scientifically-backed workshops about how to create a culture of belonging, help remote workers avoid burnout, navigate different work styles and effectively harness emotion as a leader. Her work has been featured by The New York Times, Ted, The Economist, and NPR. She is also the co-author and illustrator of The Wall Street Journal bestseller, No Hard Feelings along with the book discussed in this episode, Big Feelings: How to Be Ok When Things Are Not Ok.In this episode, Eric and Liz discuss really specific, practical ways to cope with various Big Feelings.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Liz Fosslien and I Discuss How to Cope with Big Feelings and…Her book, Big Feelings: How to Be Ok When Things Are Not OkThe myths of Big FeelingsMyths about UncertaintyTools to help cope with PerfectionismEmotions are often a response to stimuli we’re taking in and a result of our brain chemistryHow to stop “anxious fixing”The helpful phrase “I’m a person learning to….”How extreme language produces extreme emotionsNaming your inner perfectionist Finding a non-perfectionist role modelThe red flag of thinking “I’ll be happy when…”How envy can reveal what you value, and then thinking about your willingness to live the life that leads to thatHow to just make it through when you’re in the worst of it in lifeLiz Fosslien links:Liz’s WebsiteTwitterInstagramWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Liz Fosslien, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Embracing Emotions at Work with Liz Fosslien (2019)Befriending Difficult Feelings with Adreanna LimbachSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/04/2255m 53s

Laura McKowen on Community and Support in Sobriety

Laura McKowen Founder and CEO of The Luckiest Club, a global sobriety support organization, and host of Tell Me Something True podcast. Laura has been published in The New York Times, and her work has been featured in The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, the TODAY show and more and is the bestselling author of We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life,In this episode, Eric and Laura discuss her important work in building a sobriety support community.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Laura McKowen and I Discuss Community and Support in Sobriety and…Her tendency for people pleasingThe use of fawning as a coping mechanismRecognizing codependency in relationshipsWhy she loves reading fictionHer creation of “TLC” – The Luckiest Club as a sobriety support communityHow there’s sanity and discernment in communityUnderstanding that it’s not your fault, but it is your responsibilityLiving your own values versus someone else’s values and choosing your actions accordinglyTaking on the mission of learning the role we are meant to play in lifeLaura McKowen links:Laura’s WebsiteThe Luckiest Club Online Sobriety CommunityTell Me Something True PodcastInstagramExplore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management, visit truthaboutweight.comWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Laura McKowen, you might also enjoy these other episodes:The Magic of Being Sober with Laura McKowen (2020)The Freedom of Sobriety with Veronica ValliSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/04/2256m 53s

William Irvine on Applied Stoicism

William Irvine, a professor at Wright State University, thinks, teaches, and writes about philosophy. He is the author of many books and publications including the one he and Eric discuss in this episode, The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient.In this episode, Eric and Bill discuss what it means to live and practice Stoicism.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Professor William B. Irvine and I Discuss Applied Stoicism and…His book, The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More ResilientThree sources from which your desires can arise The limitations of our rational brainTechniques for harnessing negative emotions and using them for good purposesThe practice of stoicismThat as humans, no matter what we have we will take it for grantedRemembering that for everything we do, there will be a last timeA better goal in life than being happyThe role and benefit of having a grand goalThe trichotomy of controlWilliam Irvine links:Bill’s WebsiteBill’s WritingsWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with William Irvine, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Everyday Courage with Ryan HolidayConscious Leadership with Eric KaufmannSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/04/2255m 26s

La Sarmiento on Suffering to Acceptance

La Sarmiento has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1998. They are the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington’s BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Sanghas, a mentor for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program and Cloud Sangha, a contributor to the Ten Percent Happier app, and a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader Training Program. In this episode, Eric and La discuss how to move from suffering to acceptance and belonging through mindfulness practices. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! La Sarmiento and I Discuss Suffering and Acceptance and… Finding connection and acceptance with someone who has very different beliefs Their feeling of not belonging in the dominant culture When they decided to claim their belonging Their important work helping teens  How they intentionally doesn’t prepare her Dharma talks ahead of time The questions to ask when suffering  How being mindful doesn’t mean doing it right, it’s being aware of what you’re doing Taking refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and Sangha helps them to remember to mindful The practice of learning to be more comfortable with being uncomfortable How the dominant culture needs to better understand inclusion and assimilation How their dog Casey opened her heart La Sarmiento links: La’s Website Facebook Explore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management, visit truthaboutweight.com Novo Nordisk - Explore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management, visit truthaboutweight.com When you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you! If you enjoyed this conversation with La Sarmiento, you might also enjoy these other episodes: How to Build a Home for Your Soul with Najwa Zebian Parenting a Transgender Child with Paria HassouriSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/04/2253m 31s

Alex Riley on Emerging Perspectives on Depression

Alex Riley is an award-winning science writer. In 2019 he received a Best Feature award from the Association of British Science Writers for his reporting on the Friendship Bench, a project that began in Zimbabwe in 2006. Alex’s articles have been published by New Scientist, Mosaic, Nautilus Magazine, the BBC, and others.In this episode, Alex and Eric talk about his new book, A Cure for Darkness: The Story of Depression and How We Treat It.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Alex Riley and I Discuss Emerging Perspectives on Depression and…A Cure for Darkness: The Story of Depression and How We Treat ItEric’s telltale sign he’s in a depressive episodeThe cause of Alex’s most recent depressive episodeEric and Alex’s experiences taking SSRIs for depressionHow he makes the decision to come on and off antidepressantsHis experience of psilocybin treatment for depressionThe role of nutrition in supporting his mental health and wellnessA working definition of depressionThe connection between depression and “thinking too much”The “P” factor – an idea that all mental illnesses are fundamentally connected at their rootThe winners curseEric’s experience with LSD earlier in lifeAlex Riley links:Alex’s WebsiteTwitterWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Alex Riley, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Strategies for Depression with Therese BorchardRecovering from Depression with Brent WilliamsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/04/2259m 35s

Maggie Smith on Poetry and Life Lessons

Maggie Smith is a poet and author of the national bestsellers Goldenrod and Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change, as well as Good Bones, The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, and Lamp of the Body. Maggie’s poems and essays are widely published and anthologized, appearing in Best American Poetry, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, the Washington Post, The Guardian, and elsewhere.In this episode, Maggie Smith joins Eric and Ginny for a conversation about her poetry and learning about ourselves through life’s experiencesBut wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Maggie Smith and Ginny and I Discuss Poetry and Life Lessons and…Allowing feelings to come and waiting them outHer black and white thinking and working with her judgmentAsking what’s really at stake and what is the cost of saying yes instead of noKeeping our inner critic in checkHow we can learn to parent ourselvesThe suffering that comes from judging our feelings that come upHer Keep Moving Journal with many writing promptsThe lessons we can only learn from living through the tough timesHer poem, GoldenrodHer desire to capture what she’s observing by writing it downHow she processes and gets at things on paperHer poem, The HumThe importance of turning up the self-compassion and turning down the self-criticism Her poem, WildMaggie Smith links:Maggie’s WebsiteTwitterInstagramExplore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management, visit truthaboutweight.comWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Maggie Smith, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Writing for Healing with Maggie Smith (2021)Finding Your Creativity with Julia CameronSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/04/2251m 49s

Brandon Beachum on Different Perspectives on Spiritual Growth

Brandon Beachum is a podcaster, entrepreneur, writer, philosopher, and truth seeker. He’s the host of the Positive Head podcast which has amassed over 20 million downloads and reached #2 in the Spirituality category in Apple Podcasts. Brandon recently launched a new late-night style consciousness-elevating talk show called Optimistic, as well as his first book, The Golden Key: Modern Alchemy to Unlock Infinite Abundance.In this episode, Eric and Brandon discuss various perspectives on and avenues towards profound spiritual growth and how they show up in our everyday lives.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Brandon Beachum and I Discuss Different Perspectives on Spiritual Growth and…His book, The Golden Key: Modern Alchemy to Unlock Infinite AbundanceUnpacking the idea of toxic positivityHow we won’t always be happy with what is happening, but we can feel at peace with itThe different views Eric and Brandon have about The Law of AttractionHow we co-create our realityThe growth that can come from our strugglesThe role and importance of intention in one’s lifeHow incremental steps can have a big impact over timeThe importance of supportive conditions in order for us to grow Brandon Beachum links:Brandon’s WebsiteGolden Key Audiobook or eBook: FREE with code: oneyoufeedTwitterInstagramFacebookWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Brandon Beachum you might also enjoy these other episodes:Spiritual Growth with Norman FischerNoah Levine (Against the Stream)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/04/221h 8m

Max Lugavere on Genius Foods to Protect Your Brain

Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. Max appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show,and in The New York Times and People Magazine. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others. In this episode, Eric, Ginny, and Max discuss his book, Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for LifeBut wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Max Lugavere, Ginny, and I Discuss Genius Food to Protect the Brain and…His book, Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for LifeHis mom’s diagnosis of dementia in her late fiftiesHis focus on learning and discovery of “genius foods” that help to protect the brain The health benefits he experienced after eliminating grains from his dietHow evidence shows that “genius foods” are crucial for brain healthGenius foods include extra virgin olive oil, fatty fish, berries, grass-fed beef, and dark leafy greensThis healthy diet leads to improvement in cognitive processing speed and executive functionThe common overconsumption of sugar and its negative health effects How fiber isn’t an essential nutrient but still offers health benefits like satiation and reduction of inflammationUnderstanding the gut microbiomeHow eating the right foods helps to protect our delicate brains against oxidative stress The dangers of consuming highly processed oils and transfatsHow the human body can’t properly digest gluten The increased health risks associated with chronically elevated blood sugarMax Lugavere Links:Max’s WebsiteMax’s Podcast: The Genius LifeTwitterInstagramFacebookWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Max Lugavere you might also enjoy these other episodes:Eating for Brain Health with Lisa MosconiLessons About the Brain with Lisa Feldman BarrettSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/04/221h 3m

Danté Stewart on Faith, Identity, and Finding a Voice

Danté Stewart is a speaker and a writer whose work in the areas of race, religion, and politics has been featured on CNN and in The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Sojourners, The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, Comment, and elsewhere. He received his BA in sociology from Clemson University and is currently studying at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In this episode, Eric and Dante discuss his book, Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American EpistleBut wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Danté Stewart and I Discuss Faith, Identity, Finding a Voice, and…His book, Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American EpistleLearning to care for ourselves as a whole person and not just the individual parts of usHow it’s easy to allow our work to mask who we really areHis experience of spending time in and assimilating to the predominantly white church and cultureThe tension he felt between his different social identitiesThe paradox of being visible and invisible when you’re a marginalized personHow he needed to learn to give voice to his psychological pain, struggle, and rageThe issue with current value systems and social constructs that view white dominance as the normHow he has learned that there isn’t just one answer, but many answers to how we can become a better version of ourselves both as individuals and communitiesHis CNN article, “We Redefined Blackness as a World and a Gift”Art is about taking intangible dreams and making them tangible out in the worldFinding wholeness is about trying to make sense of the past in order to create a better futureHow his writing is how he can give voice to what he’s feelingComparison is the thief of creativityThe importance of creating as it is what makes us come aliveDanté Stewart links:Danté’s WebsiteTwitterInstagramWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Danté Stewart you might also enjoy these other episodes:Racialized Trauma with Resmaa MenakemDeep Transformation with Spring WashamSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/03/2252m 2s

Tara Mohr on How to Lessen Fear and Self Doubt

Tara Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being. She helps women play bigger in sharing their voices and bringing forward their ideas in work and in life. Tara is the author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead, named a best book of the year by Apple’s iBooks and now in paperback. In the book, she shares her pioneering model for making the journey from playing small–being held back by fear and self-doubt–to playing big, taking bold action to pursue what you see as your callings.In this “From the Archive” episode, Eric and Tara discuss strategies to deal with our inner critic and live a bigger, more meaningful life.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!Tara Mohr, and I Discuss Mindfulness in Nature and…Her book, Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and LeadHow the inner critic often shows up differently for men and womenLearning to witness but not take direction from the inner criticFinding your inner mentor by visualizing your future wise selfAsking “what am I making this mean?”The hiding strategies we often useInstead of asking if you’re ready, ask what life is asking of you right now?The 6 criteria of the “The Leap”Sustainable change is not about willpowerSuccess architecture is how we set up our lives with routines to support the change we want to makeThinking that being hard on ourselves is the way to change behaviorTara Mohr links:Tara’s WebsiteTwitterInstagramWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Tara Mohr, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Transforming Your Inner Critic with Dr. Aziz GazipuraThe Energy of Emotions with Ralph DeLaRosaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/03/2240m 45s