Into the Magic Shop

By Jim Doty

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Category: Self-Improvement

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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many were overwhelmed with stress, anxiety and depression. While this epidemic of stress has been growing over the past decade, it has been exacerbated by the pandemic and the divisive nature of political discourse. As a result, many people feel disconnected, inauthentic, and unhappy, while questioning the source of their unhappiness when they presumably have “everything”—an absence of compassion, for oneself and others, is often the source of the problem. Many of us don’t understand the nature of self-compassion nor the power of compassion to improve our lives and alleviate our suffering. By entering the “Magic Shop”, Jim will share his wisdom and introduce a variety of techniques to change the course of one’s life and share his own lessons learned through the exchange of untold stories of his guests. He will interview authors and experts in the fields of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, spirituality and religion, as well as individuals with unique points of view. He will also engage his listeners by answering their questions and also at times interview listeners who are willing to share their own stories of challenge and hardship.

Episode Date
Dr. Jana S. Borg: Navigating AI and Ethical Decision-Making
May 15, 2024
Chade-Meng Tan: "Laughing, Meditating, and Succeeding: A Conversation with Chade-Meng Tan"
May 01, 2024
Shauna Shapiro: Mindfulness: Medicine for the Mind
Apr 17, 2024
Jennifer Nadel: Compassion in Politics: A New Operating System for Societal Change
Apr 03, 2024
BJ Fogg: Unleashing the Power of Tiny Habits: A Conversation with BJ Fogg
Mar 20, 2024
Paul Gilbert: The Transformative Power of Compassion: Unraveling the Secrets of Emotional Regulation
Mar 06, 2024
Dr. Robert Waldinger: Investing in Relationships: The Key to a Fulfilling Life
Feb 22, 2024
Anna Deavere Smith: Addressing the ghosts of our past with empathy and understanding to forge a path toward a more equitable future.
Feb 14, 2024
Charlie Engle: From Addiction to Ultramarathons: An Unconventional Path to Redemption
Feb 07, 2024
Luis Gallardo: The World Happiness Foundation: Building a New Paradigm for Global Well-being
Jan 31, 2024
Tiffany Shlain: Understanding the Brain, Emotions, and Self-Compassion: Navigating Adolescence in the Digital Age
Jan 24, 2024
Emma Seppälä: Unleashing your inner power: The path to sovereignty
Dec 27, 2023
Dr. Dean Ornish: The Lifestyle Medicine Program: The Intersection of Spirituality and Physical Health
Dec 13, 2023
Lisa Kristine: Documenting the Unseen: A Photographer’s Mission Against Human Trafficking and Slavery
Dec 06, 2023
Robert Sapolsky: Finding Meaning in a World without Free Will
Nov 29, 2023
Dr. Dan Siegel: Evolving the notion of the self, from an isolated and separate Me to a relational, awe-embracing MWe (Me + We)
Nov 22, 2023
Neelama Eyres: Small acts, big impact: Insights from the Applied Compassion Training program
Nov 16, 2023
Eric Stanley: The Power of Spreading Positivity
Nov 08, 2023
Tamsin Woolley-Barker: The endangered generation: Indigenous peoples, climate change, and hope for the future.
Nov 01, 2023
Chip Comins: The Obligations of Wealthy Nations: Addressing Climate Change and Economic Inequality
Oct 18, 2023
Anthony Scaramucci: The destruction of the American Dream: Looking to the past to rebuild for the future
Oct 04, 2023
Yuria Celidwen: Visions of Hope. Intergenerational Wisdom for a Flourishing Planet
Sep 27, 2023
Amandine Roche: Courage And Compassion: One Woman’s Quest to Foster Peace and Relieve Suffering
Sep 20, 2023
Scott Barry Kaufman: Choose Growth: Transcending trauma, fear, and self-doubt
Sep 13, 2023
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati: Overcoming trauma and the path of liberation
Sep 06, 2023
Sophia Swire: Serendipity and a Path of Compassion
Aug 30, 2023
Rick Doblin: Compassion, psychedelics and beyond. Part 2 of 2
Aug 23, 2023
Rick Doblin: Compassion, psychedelics and beyond.
Aug 16, 2023
Robert Thurman: Buddhism, Compassion and Bliss
Aug 09, 2023
Jamil Zaki: The Hopeful Skeptic
Aug 02, 2023
Lara Love Hardin: The Many Lives of Mama Love
Jul 26, 2023
Shauna Shapiro: The Power of Mindfulness and Choosing Our Response
Jul 19, 2023
Dacher Keltner: The Power of Awe and Compassion to Change Your Life
Jul 12, 2023
Koshin Paley Ellison: Practicing Self Love on the Path to Healing
Jul 05, 2023
David Aaker: How Purpose-Driven Branding Builds Compassion
Jun 28, 2023
Marianne Williamson: The Critical Importance of Compassion in a Democracy
Jun 21, 2023
Thich Nhat Hanh Part 2: How to be More Compassionate & Live Longer
Jun 07, 2023
Thich Nhat Hanh Part 1: Why Understanding Suffering Leads to Compassionate Behavior
May 24, 2023
Tenzin Priyadarshi Part 2: Lessons on Wisdom, Compassion & How to Lead a Life
May 10, 2023
Tenzin Priyadarshi Part 1: Why He’s Running Toward Mystery
Apr 26, 2023
Chip Conley: What it Means to be a Modern Elder
Apr 12, 2023
Shep Gordon Part 2: The Power of Mentorship for Personal Fulfillment
Mar 29, 2023
Shep Gordon Part 1: The Unfamous Man Who Made Everyone Famous
Mar 15, 2023
Dr. Phil Zimbardo Part 2: The Stanford Prison Project: How Good People can do Evil Things
Mar 01, 2023
Dr. Phil Zimbardo Part 1: The Importance of Being of Service to Others
Feb 15, 2023
Jody Stern: Why Compassion is Key to a Better Healthcare System
Feb 01, 2023
Dr. BJ Miller Part 2: How to Prepare for Death
Jan 18, 2023
Dr. BJ Miller Part 1: Why Preparing for Death Helps You Live a Fuller Life
Jan 04, 2023
James Kirby: Why Compassion Can Change the World
Dec 21, 2022
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Part 2: How to Find Compassion to Connect Us All
Dec 07, 2022
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Part 1: Life is a Journey from an Ugly ‘I don't know’, to a Beautiful ‘I don't know’
Nov 23, 2022
Shri Kamlesh D. Patel (Daaji): The Heartful Approach to Spirituality & Consciousness
Nov 09, 2022
Eckhart Tolle Part 2: The Transformational Power of Learning to Live in the Now
Oct 12, 2022
Eckhart Tolle Part 1: The Transformational Power of Learning to Live in the Now
Sep 28, 2022
Stephen Fry: Suffering, Capitalism & What it Means to be Human
Sep 14, 2022
David Eagleman: A neuroscientist discusses time, perception and consciousness
Aug 15, 2022
Tara Swart: How to Get What You Want Out Of Life By Setting Intentions
May 04, 2022
Khaled Hosseini: War and The Refugee Crisis: A Perspective
Apr 27, 2022
Frank Ostaseski: What Death Can Teach Us About Living
Apr 20, 2022
Sharon Salzberg: Healing Pain and Changing Your Life with Mindfulness
Apr 13, 2022
Lynne Twist: The power of a life of service
Apr 06, 2022
Silvia Vasquez-Lavado: the courageous girl not letting her past define her
Mar 30, 2022
Rick Hanson: How to Reach the Upper Echelons of Human Potential
Mar 23, 2022
Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas: The power of humor and why it can change everything
Mar 16, 2022
Jon Hamm: How a Hollywood A-lister defines success
Mar 02, 2022
David DeSteno: What religion can teach us about living a longer, healthier, happier life
Feb 23, 2022
Marianne Williamson: Why we need to say the quiet part out loud
Feb 13, 2022
Sam Harris: What is the Illusion of Self?
Feb 02, 2022
Dr. Gabor Maté: Understanding the Nature of Addiction
Jan 27, 2022
Werner Erhard: Discovering the Man Redefining What’s Possible
Jan 19, 2022
Dean Ornish: How to Eat Well, Move More, Stress Less, Love More
Jan 09, 2022
Hunter Biden: Overcoming Addiction and Learning to Love the Beautiful Things
Dec 02, 2021
Introducing Into the Magic Shop
Oct 13, 2021