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Derrick C
 Mar 11, 2021
Quality conversations, very pragmatic. the intro format could use a refresh it's too long and redundant for each episode

Jess
 Feb 16, 2021
Life is filled with challenges and the need to cope in a healthy way is even more challenging. I always receive valuable and applicable advice from these podcasts.


 May 14, 2020

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iHeart Radio 2022 Podcast Award Nominee - Best Spirituality & Religion Podcast

Practical Wisdom for a Better Life

Open-minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.


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469: Marilyn Nelson on Her Beautiful and Powerful Poetry
00:34:01

Marilyn Nelson is an American poet, translator, and children’s book author. She is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut and the former poet laureate of Connecticut.  

In this episode, Eric and Marilyn discuss several of her poems and the inspiration and meaning behind them

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Marilyn Nelson and I Discuss her Beautiful and Powerful Poetry and…

  • Her book, How I Discovered Poetry
  • “Mississippi” poem
  • Her book, A Wreath for Emmett Till
  • Her use of the unique poetry form of heroic crown of sonnets
  • “Rosemary for Remembrance” poem
  • “Let Me Gather Spring Flowers for a Wreath” poem
  • “Like His Gouged Eye” poem
  • How poetry comes out of silence and leads us back to silence
  • A life well lived includes the gifts of silence, contemplation, and self knowledge 
  • How we need to make an effort to find silence in a noisy world
  • Her book, Carver
  • “Professor Carver’s Bible Class” poem
  • Her book, Snook Alone, the story of a dog

Marilyn Nelson Links:

Marilyn’s Website

Facebook

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Roger Housden

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Jan 28, 2022
468: Johann Hari on Stolen Focus and Attention
01:03:47

Johann Hari is a writer and journalist. He has written for the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, and other newspapers and his TED talks have been viewed over seventy million times. His work has been praised by a broad range of people, from Oprah Winfrey to Noam Chomsky to Joe Rogan.

Eric and Johann discuss his book, Stolen Focus Why You Can’t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again

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Johann Hari and I Discuss Stolen Focus and Attention and…

  • His book, Stolen Focus Why You Can’t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again
  • His experience of spending 3 months with no internet or smartphone
  • The negative effects of consuming too much of social media
  • How the evidence is showing we are in an attention crisis
  • The deep forces at work that are damaging our attention
  • Understanding the two levels of response to the attention crisis; individual and collective
  • Cruel optimism is offering a simple solution to complex problems that may not work
  • The alternative to cruel optimism is bringing awareness to the many layers of the problem
  • How the human brain can only think about one thing at a time
  • The negative effects of multitasking, or the switch cost-effect 
  • The debate between being “pro” tech and “anti” tech
  • The damaging effects of the current business models of social media designed to steal people’s attention
  • How technology could be used to heal and aid your attention rather than steal it
  • How the current model of economic growth contributes to dwindling attention
  • His thoughts on the need for an attention movement to resist the forces invading our attention

Johann Hari Links:

Stolen Focus Book Website

Johann’s Website

Twitter

Instagram

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Johann Hari (2015 Interview)

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Jan 25, 2022
467: Joanna Macy on Work That Reconnects
00:52:58

Joanna Macy is an environmental activist, author, a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. She has written and co-authored many books, including translating much of Rilke’s work

Eric and Joanna discuss her translations of Rilke along with her important “Work That Reconnects”.

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Joanna Macy and I Discuss her Work That Reconnects and…

  • Her book translation, Letters to a Young Poet by Rilke
  • The joy she experienced translating the work of Rilke with her coauthor Anita Barrows
  • Having patience, curiosity and learning "to live the questions now" 
  • Asking ourselves how can we trust and be trusted
  • Her important work called "The Work That Reconnects"
  • Her three visions of living
  • "Business as Usual" refers to the growth economy and capitalism
  • "The Great Unraveling" refers to the world losing its coherence
  • "The Great Turning" is the slowing down the destruction of the world and building new ways of doing things
  • Her important activist work
  • Knowing what we can control, but still caring about what we can't control
  • How this work is a "celebration of the awareness of the great reciprocity at the heart of the universe"


Joanna Macy Links:

Joanna’s Website

Work That Reconnects

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Curiosity and Activism with Sophia Bush

The Questioning Mind with Stephen Mitchell


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Jan 21, 2022
466: Emma Gannon on Community and Connection in an Online World
00:57:55

Emma Gannon is a bestselling author, speaker, novelist, and the host of the number 1 creative careers podcast in the UK called “Ctrl Alt Delete”.  

Eric and Emma discuss her latest book, Disconnected: How to Stay Human in an Online World

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Emma Gannon and I Discuss Community and Connection in an Online World and…

  • Her book, Disconnected: How to Stay Human in an Online World
  • The belief that everyone is creative and need to feed their creativity
  • The joy and challenge when your creative work becomes your paid work
  • How our online and offline behaviors and interactions are often not aligned
  • Connection and how she compares humans to trees
  • The power of community and connection, both online and in-person
  • Noticing when spending too much time online leads to emotional disconnection
  • Understanding self-sabotage and noticing the feelings associated with that behavior
  • Finding the balance of striving to be successful and happiness
  • Her thoughts on cancel culture
  • Her first novel, Olive
  • The shame and guilt that women often feel for their life choices

Emma Gannon Links:

Emma’s Website

Twitter

Instagram

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How to Become Unlonely with Jillian Richardson

How to Find Joy and Community with Radha Agrawal

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Jan 18, 2022
465: Catherine Gray on The Lasting Joy of Being Sober
00:49:28

Catherine Gray is a Sunday Times Bestselling author of five books, including debut smash hit The Unexpected Joy of Being SoberShe’s sold well over a quarter of a million books and her books have now been translated into nine languages. She’s been sober since 2013. Catherine has also written about being single later in life and learning to appreciate the ordinary.  

Eric and Catherine discuss her latest book, Sunshine Warm: Unexpected Sober Joy That Lasts

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Catherine Gray and I Discuss The Lasting Joy of Being Sober and…

  • Her book, Sunshine Warm: Unexpected Sober Joy That Lasts
  • The power of getting more specific with your gratitude lists
  • Being several years removed from addiction and in the advanced stages of recovery
  • Understanding that addiction doesn’t have to define you, but that it’s always there
  • No longer defining herself as an alcoholic after several years of sobriety
  • Addiction can be the difference between what you intend to do and what you actually do
  • How addiction is a spectrum and not black or white
  • The issues with labeling yourself as an addict
  • What matters most is asking yourself if your life would be better without the substance or behavior
  • The challenge with addictions that are considered socially acceptable 
  • How most experts agree there isn’t such a thing as an addictive personality
  • Some people may have addictive tendencies based on various traits
  • Understanding that our perception of ourselves is what shapes our reality

Catherine Gray Links:

Catherine Gray

Twitter

Instagram

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Catherine Gray (2018 Interview)

Catherine Gray on Unexpected Joy (2019 Interview)

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Jan 14, 2022
464: Emily Balcetis on How to Focus and Accomplish Goals
00:57:29

Emily Balcetis is an Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University. She is the author of more than 70 scientific publications and her work has been covered in Forbes, Newsweek, Time, National Public Radio, Cosmopolitan, GQ, and many others. She has also received numerous awards for her work.  

Eric and Emily discuss her book, Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World

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Emily Balcetis and I Discuss How to Focus and Accomplish Goals and…

  • Her book, Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World
  • Her decision to tackle learning to play drums
  • The four tools of accomplishing a goal
  • What it means to materialize a goal
  • How our brains can’t be trusted to accurately assess our progress toward our goal
  • The importance of writing down and tracking progress 
  • Figuring out what we want to accomplish AND creating a plan of action
  • Foreshadowing obstacles that might get in our way and how you’ll deal with them increases your chances of success
  • The value of narrowing your focus of attention
  • How time is a big determinant of what goals we set and whether we reach those goals
  • Finding ways to connect your current self with your future self can make it easier to make tougher choices that lead to better outcomes later
  • How it sometimes makes sense to have a “wide bracket” or broader perspective
  • The power of framing and how what we see predicts what we do

Emily Balcetis Links:

Emily Balcetis

Twitter

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How to Change with Katy Milkman

Behavior Change with John Norcross

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Jan 11, 2022
463: Regina Louise on Strategies for Unconditional Self-Love
01:01:51

Regina Louise] is an American author, child advocate, and motivational speaker, who is best known for successfully navigating through more than thirty foster home placements as a ward of the California Juvenile Court system.

Eric and Regina discuss her book, Permission Granted: Kick-Ass Strategies to Bootstrap Your Way to Unconditional Self-Love

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Regina Louise and I Strategies for Unconditional Self-Love and…

  • Her book, Permission Granted: Kick-Ass Strategies to Bootstrap Your Way to Unconditional Self-Love
  • Growing up in difficult circumstances and still feeling her worth
  • How we can all benefit from a cleared-out heart 
  • Learning to grow through what we go through
  • Understanding that you can’t change the past, but you can reclaim your dignity and self-worth
  • Learning to be with the difficult feelings inside of us
  • Understanding that the tragedy she endured was not personal
  • How she learned to protect and value herself when her caregivers couldn’t
  • Her introjections leading to her growth
  • The tendency to feed the “less than” of herself
  • Taking responsibility for her own healing
  • Creating distance and making meaning of her past experiences

Regina Louise Links:

Regina’s Website

Twitter

Instagram

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Radical Self Love with Sonya Renee Taylor

Perfecting Self Love with Scott Stabile

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Jan 07, 2022
462: Stephen Guise on How to Form Elastic Habits
00:56:50

Stephen Guise is an international best-selling author, blogger, and entrepreneur. His books have been translated into 17 languages, including his latest book, Elastic Habits: How to Create Smarter Habits That Adapt to Your Day.

Eric and Stephen discuss his unique approach to creating good habits that are adaptable to your life and unique circumstances.

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Stephen Guise and I Discuss How to Form Elastic Habits and…

  • His book,  Elastic Habits: How to Create Smarter Habits That Adapt to Your Day
  • How bad habits fulfill some needs
  • An elastic habit is one that creates flexibility and more points of progress
  • How flexibility is strength when it comes to obstacles
  • Lateral flexibility is having several different options to achieve the same goal
  • Vertical flexibility is having the option to move the intensity of the activity up or down
  • The roles of the different levels: mini, plus, and elite
  • How to work with feelings and motivation in establishing habits
  • How to apply the lateral and vertical flexibility to habits 
  • Cues or triggers are what prompts you to do the behavior
  • The different types of cues or triggers: time. activity, daily, emotional, and window 
  • Intelligent tracking and why it’s important in establishing new habits
  • The process for creating and implementing “elastic” habits 

Stephen Guise Links:

Stephen’s Website

Twitter

Facebook

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Behavior Change with John Norcross

Tiny Habits for Behavior Change with BJ Fogg

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Jan 04, 2022
461: James Clear on Compounding Nature of Habits (Part 2)
00:33:44

James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CBS This Morning, Time, Entrepreneur, and he has taught in colleges around the world.  James is also the creator of the Habits Academy, the premier training platform for organizations and individuals that are interested in building better habits in life and work.  

In Part 2 of this interview, Eric and James discuss more specific ideas and concepts for establishing good habits and eliminating bad habits.

If you’d like to make 2022 a better year for you, bring clarity to what matters most, and discover the tools to help you become the person you really want to be, Eric can help you! To book a FREE, no-pressure 30-minute Discovery call to see if working with Eric is right for you, click here.

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James Clear and I Discuss the Compounding Nature of Habits and…

  • His book, Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
  • Habits are a response to the physical cues in our environment
  • Learning to make it obvious or reduce friction when trying to create good habits 
  • Habit stacking and priming your environment for success
  • Clarifying the action: “After _____, I will _____”
  • Getting specific with your actions (when, where)
  • How social environment affects the attractiveness of habits
  • Making habits easy and convenient
  • The two-minute rule for establishing good habits
  • A habit must be established before it can be improved
  • Optimize for the starting line rather than the finish line
  • Make it satisfying – how positive emotions cultivate good habits and negative emotions destroy them
  • Bring the long-term consequences into the short term
  • Reinforcing your identity by your actions

James Clear Links:

James’s Website

Twitter

Instagram

If you enjoyed this conversation with James Clear, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

James Clear (2015)

Tiny Habits for Behavior Change with BJ Fogg

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Dec 31, 2021
460: James Clear on Compounding Nature of Habits (Part 1)
00:37:33

James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CBS This Morning, Time, Entrepreneur, and he has taught in colleges around the world.  James is also the creator of the Habits Academy, the premier training platform for organizations and individuals that are interested in building better habits in life and work.  

In Part 1 of the interview, Eric and James discuss habits and how to set yourself up for short and long-term success when it comes to behavior change.

If you’d like to make 2022 a better year for you, bring clarity to what matters most, and discover the tools to help you become the person you really want to be, Eric can help you! To book a FREE, no-pressure 30-minute Discovery call to see if working with Eric is right for you, click here.

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James Clear and I Discuss the Compounding Nature of Habits and…

  • His book, Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
  • How habits are like the compound interest of self-improvement
  • Your outcomes are a lagging measure of your efforts
  • How bamboo growth is like habit growth
  • The importance of building a foundation of habits to see results
  • How work isn’t wasted, it’s stored
  • Focusing on systems rather than goals
  • How the outcome is a natural consequence of habits
  • How goals can create an artificial finish line
  • The role of identity in behavior change
  • How you choose to act leads to the kind of person you want to be
  • Learning to adopt a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset
  • How humans are learning machines
  • The 4 stages of habits: cue, craving, response, and reward
  • The 4 laws of behavior change: make it obvious, attractive, easy, and satisfying
  • To break a bad habit, invert the 4 laws of behavior change


James Clear Links:

James’s Website

Twitter

Instagram

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Dec 28, 2021
459: John Zeratsky on How to Make Time for What Matters
00:50:04

John Zeratsky was a designer in the tech industry and became obsessed with the idea of re-designing time. He’s also the author of multiple books and his work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Fast Company, and many others. 

In this episode, Eric and John discuss his book, Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day 

If you'd like to make 2022 a better year for you, bring clarity to what matters most, and discover the tools to help you become the person you really want to be, Eric can help you! To book a FREE, no-pressure 30-minute Discovery call to see if working with Eric is right for you, click here.

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John Zeratsky and I Discuss How to Make Time for What Matters and…

  • His book, Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day
  • Understanding the limits of will-power
  • Setting up our environment so it’s easier to make the right decisions
  • The two powerful forces that compete every day for our time
  • “The Busy Bandwagon” and the feeling you’re not in control of our time
  • “The Infinity Pools” of neverending options of distractions 
  • Questioning the “defaults” in our lives and finding ways to change our behavior
  • Creating a highlight for everyday
  • Structuring your day around your “highlight” 
  • Finding more meaningful moments
  • Taking back control of your time and energy
  • Creating barriers to distraction
  • The fundamentals of managing your energy
  • The importance of focusing on the process, not the outcome
  • Becoming aware of how our interaction with technology makes us feel

John Zeratsky Links:

John’s Website

Twitter

If you enjoyed this conversation with John Zeratsky, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Time Management for Mortals with Oliver Burkeman

Being a Procrastinator with Tim Pychyl

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Dec 24, 2021
458: Charlie Gilkey on How to Get Things Done
00:49:30

Charlie Gilkey is the author of Start Finishing: How To Go From Idea To Done. An Army veteran and near Ph.D. in philosophy, Charlie is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a company that helps professional creatives, leaders, and change-makers take meaningful action on work matters. He’s widely cited in outlets such as Inc. Magazine, Time, Forbes, The Guardian, Life Hacker, and more and his work will help you discover the path from the ideas in your head to the actions you take in your daily life and how to go about getting things done.

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Charlie Gilkey and I Discuss How to Get Things Done and…

  • His book, Start Finishing: How To Go From Idea To Done
  • How kindness towards others often brings out the best in everyone
  • The Tao Te Ching
  • Focusing on your input and letting go of the results
  • We don’t just improve by thinking about things, we improve by doing them
  • Creative constipation breeds toxicity 
  • We’re either creating something or destroying something
  • We don’t do ideas, we do projects
  • How doing our best work is often really hard
  • The myth: if it’s meant to be for us, it’s supposed to be easy
  • The myth that if it doesn’t come easy for you, you shouldn’t do it
  • Doing something until you’re good enough at it to decide whether or not you want to continue doing it
  • The 5 things that get in the way of doing our best work
  • Head Trash: Doesn’t matter if a thought is true or not – it matters if we believe it or not
  • The problem with automatically believing our thoughts
  • How discipline limits decision fatigue
  • How action expresses priority

Charlie Gilkey Links:

Charlie’s Website

Instagram

Twitter

Facebook

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Chris Bailey on Focus, Productivity, and Meditation

David Kadavy on Getting Started

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Dec 21, 2021
457: Arthur Brooks on What It Takes to Find Happiness
00:47:21

Arthur Brooks is a bestselling author, social scientist, and the President of the American Enterprise Institute. He teaches Leadership and Happiness at the Harvard School of Business.

In this episode, Eric and Arthur discuss happiness as well as his book,  Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From the Culture of Contempt.

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Arthur Brooks and I Discuss What It Takes to Find Happiness and…

  • His book, Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From the Culture of Contempt
  • The four extrinsic things that feed off fear are money, power, pleasure, and fame
  • The four intrinsic things that feed off love are faith, family, friendships, and meaningful work
  • How happiness requires meaning and having meaning requires challenge and/or difficulty
  • The three aspects of meaning are coherence, purpose, and significance
  • How writing out the thing you learned from a bad experience can bring meaning to it
  • Learning to find significance in the small things
  • How we need to stop living in the future and appreciate being in the present
  • The freeing idea that nobody really cares like we think they do
  • The more you judge others, the more you will feel judged
  • The therapy for feeling insecure is to stop judging and start observing
  • The link between humor and happiness
  • How we should reject grimness
  • Rejecting the expectations of the holidays can lead to more happiness


Arthur Brooks Links:

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Instagram

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Facebook

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Jonathan Rauch – The Happiness Curve

Ruth Whippman on The Complexity of Happiness

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Dec 17, 2021
456: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and John Britton on Right Brain Injury vs. Left Brain Injury
00:55:26

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist. In 1996, Jill experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain, causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. John Britton is a former anesthesiologist who suffered a right brain injury leaving him with only his left brain to function. After hearing Jill’s previous episode on this show, John contacted Eric and they thought it would be interesting to host a conversation with John and Dr. Bolte Taylor to discuss their respective experiences.

In this episode, Jill, John, Ginny, and Eric talk about what it’s like to experience the world through your right brain vs. your left brain and how they come together to make for whole-brain living. 

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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, John Britton, and I Discuss Right Brain Injury vs Left Brain Injury and…

  • The functions of and interaction between the right and left hemispheres of the brain
  • How the left brain governs past and future, me the individual, details, boundaries, language
  • That the right brain governs the present, the “we” collective, connections, expansive, and openness
  • The way the two hemispheres of our brain interact with one another in a healthy brain
  • How John experienced the world before, during, and after his right brain injury
  • The most helpful rehabilitation approach for John post his injury
  • Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s experience of her left hemisphere traumatic brain injury and her recovery story

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Dec 14, 2021
455: Ethan Kross on How to Harness the Chatter in Your Head
00:53:37

Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. He is an award-winning professor at the University of Michigan and the Ross School of Business and also the Director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. In addition to countless television appearances, Ethan’s research has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and many others. 

In this episode, Ethan and Eric talk about his book, Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters, and How to Harness It.

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Ethan Kross and I Discuss How to Harness the Chatter in Our Head and…

  • His book, Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters, and How to Harness It
  • How we have both emotional and cognitive needs when dealing with the “chatter” in our heads
  • Common triggers for internal chatter are uncertainty and lack of control
  • The three main categories of tools to work with chatter
  • Learning to zoom out and broaden our perspective
  • Distance self-talk is talking to yourself like you’d talk to another person
  • Temporal distancing (mental time travel) 
  • Expressive writing about negative experiences
  • Using your imagination to replay a past experience to gain objectivity
  • Harnessing our internal chatter rather than silencing it
  • How to think about thinking and what we can and cannot control
  • Being aware of how easy some of these tools are to implement
  • Creating if/then plans increases the likelihood you’ll remember to use the tools
  • Environmental tools and the benefits of getting outside in nature 
  • How cleaning and organizing our physical space impacts our mental state

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Dec 10, 2021
454: Jillian Richardson on How to Become Unlonely
00:53:58

Jillian Richardson is the founder of The Joy List, which is a newsletter with the mission of making New York City – and eventually the world – a less lonely place. She also hosts The Joy List Social, an event where you can show up by yourself and leave with a new friend. 

In this episode, Jillian and Eric talk about her new book, Unlonely Planet: How Healthy Congregations Can Change the World.  

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Jillian Richardson and I Discuss How to Become Unlonely and …

  • Her book, Unlonely Planet: How Healthy Congregations Can Change the World
  • Some of the barriers that get in the way of making friendships
  • Some strategies we can use to make friendships
  • Three relationship strengthening tactics
  • How to know when vulnerability slides into neediness
  • That looking for the “perfect” person or group of people can stump you in your search for meaningful connection
  • When you might want to reflect on your relationship to the idea of groups
  • Where to start when you’re lonely and want to connect with others
  • How to meet people if you’re an introvert
  • The importance of being kind to yourself in this process

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Dec 07, 2021
453: Oliver Burkeman on Time Management for Mortals
00:51:49

Oliver Burkeman is a British journalist and writer based in New York. He is well known not only for his amazing books, but he also wrote a popular weekly column on psychology called “This Column will Change Your Life” which was printed weekly between 2006 and 2020.  

Oliver joins Eric for a third time on the show, and in this episode, they discuss many things, including his new book, “Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals”

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Oliver Burkeman and I Discuss Time Management for Mortals and …

  • His book, “Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals”
  • How we invest more energy and focus on trying to escape certain feelings
  • Finitude and understanding that life is finite
  • Time and how we relate to it as something we have and use
  • The idea that we are time rather than we have time
  • Accepting the truth of your finitude allows you to live more in the present
  • Confusing meaningful with extraordinary
  • Cosmic insignificance therapy suggests that we reexamine the threshold of what makes a meaningful life
  • Our tendency to want to define and measure what is meaningful in life
  • How the pursuit of using time well can lead us to live in the future rather than being present
  • Asking ourselves if something is expanding or contracting to us
  • The modern attention economy and being aware if we are choosing where our attention goes
  • How the things that matter most to us can provoke unpleasant emotions that lead to seeking distractions
  • The problem isn’t how things are, but rather how we think they should be
  • Trying too hard to be present in the moment 
  • Accepting the impossibility of complete control 

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Dec 03, 2021
452: Jonah Berger on How to Change Anyone's Mind
00:45:30

Jonah Berger is a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He's an international bestselling author, a world-renowned expert on word of mouth, social influence, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors can catch on.

In this episode, Eric and Jonah discuss his book, The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind.

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Jonah Berger and I Discuss How to Change Anyone's Mind and …

  • His book, The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind
  • How people change
  • That most decisions that we make are shaped by other people
  • The major mistake most of us make when it comes to trying to change behavior in ourselves and others
  • How to create change by reducing the barriers and energy required
  • Feeling like we should do something vs because we want to do something
  • People's zones of acceptance and rejection
  • What it means to "highlight a gap" and how it can help us change
  • How the costs of change often come due before the benefits of change are experienced
  • What factors drive Identification vs Differentiation

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Nov 30, 2021
451: Mark Manson on Important Lessons in Life
00:36:55

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Mark Manson is an author and personal development consultant. His writing is a different take on the self-help genre that he calls self-help from a first-person perspective. Mark has been published and quoted on CNN, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Yahoo! News, The Sydney Morning Herald, and a variety of other publications. He is also the CEO and Founder of Infinity Squared Media LLC.

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Mark Manson and I Discuss Important Lessons in Life and …

  • Opportunity costs and being aware of the sacrifices
  • His most popular article, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*&
  • The misconception of confidence
  • The friendship test in romantic relationships
  • How he applies logic in his writing
  • Positive thinking and his issue with “The Secret”
  • How inspiration often comes from taking action
  • His “Do Something” principle
  • Mistaking happiness for pleasure
  • How true happiness comes from the meaning of our experiences
  • Our need to always be challenged in life
  • How our pursuits change as we get older
  • His article on Ken Wilbur, an American philosopher

Mark Manson Links:

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Nov 26, 2021
450: Iain McGilchrist on The Divided Yet Connected Brain
00:47:53

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Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, author, lecturer, and former Oxford Literary Scholar. He is committed to the idea that the mind and brain can be understood only by seeing them in the broadest possible context, that of the whole of our physical and spiritual existence, and of the wider human culture in which they arise – the culture which helps to mold, and in turn is molded by, our minds and brains.

Today Iain and Eric discuss his book, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

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Iain McGilchrist and I Discuss The Divided yet Connected Brain and …

  • His book, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
  • That creativity requires resistance
  • The differences between the two hemispheres of our brain
  • How distinctions are important but divisions are invented by us
  • The ways our brain hemispheres work together
  • That our world is currently dominated by left brain hemisphere thinking
  • The ways we might address the crises we face as a species and world
  • How he responds to the critics of a right brain/left brain theory
  • The ways in which our hemispheres are connected and work together
  • The difference between our two hemispheres isn’t as much what they do but how they do it
  • The 8 portals our brain uses to get information about the world
  • The 4 powers we have to arrive at truth

Iain McGilchrist Links:

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Nov 23, 2021
449: Jeremy Lent on the Integration of Science and Traditional Wisdom in Life
00:55:48

Jeremy Lent is an author and speaker whose work investigates the patterns of thought that have led our civilization to its current crisis of sustainability.

Today Jeremy and Eric discuss his new book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe

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In This Interview, Jeremy Lent and I Discuss the Integration of Science and Traditional Wisdom in Life and …

  • His book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe
  • The difference between want and intention 
  • Understanding the power of kindness toward the “negative” parts of us
  • His character, “Uncle Bob,” who represents the dominant worldview
  • Worldview is the lens through which we see and make sense of everything 
  • How humans pattern meaning into the world based on what our culture tells us
  • Cultural mindfulness frees us to open up to other possibilities
  • The idea that humans are selfish or have a “selfish gene” and how science refutes this
  • The self-organization of life: the different parts make the whole and the whole relates to the different parts
  • Human nature and how cooperation, not competition has led to the abundance of life on earth
  • Differences between Eastern and Western traditional beliefs in regard to human nature
  • The negative aspects of humans’ ability to cooperate
  • The Taoist notion of Wu-Wei (effortless action) and Yu-Wei (purposive action)
  • Integrating two elements of human consciousness; conceptual (left brain) and animate (right brain)
  • The most important relationship in life is the “I’ and the “self”
  • Chi is translated to matter and energy that make up the universe
  • Li is how Chi is organized
  • How the deep spiritual traditions from the past add richness to what modern science reveals
  • The realization that deep human intuitions are our internal validation of what science tells us about how the universe really is
  • Fractals and the holarchy or structure of life’s interconnectedness

Jeremy Lent Links:

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Nov 19, 2021
448: Jacob Nordby on Creativity as a Cure
00:59:19

Jacob Nordby is an author whose many quests have led him to a deep fascination with life in all of its weird splendor. He’s the founder of Manifesto Publishing House and he penned the award-winning novel, The Divine Arsonist, and a non-fiction book, Blessed Are the Weird: A Manifesto for Creatives.  

Today Jacob and Eric discuss his new book is, The Creative Cure: How Finding and Freeing Your Inner Artist Can Heal Your Life. 

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In This Interview, Jacob Norby and I Discuss Creativity as a Cure and …

  • His book, The Creative Cure: How Finding and Freeing Your Inner Artist Can Heal Your Life
  • How he defines creativity
  • How creativity can bring you back to your truest self 
  • Why he believes every human being is creative
  • The three enemies of creativity
  • The connection between spirituality and creativity
  • Feeling an inward longing to come home to yourself
  • Rebuilding his life after burning it to the ground
  • How imagination can work for us or against us
  • Allowing our thoughts and emotions yet not empower them
  • The three questions he answers every day
  • How to create more choice points in our daily lives

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Nov 16, 2021
447: Beth Jacobs on Original Buddhist Psychology
00:49:38

Beth Jacobs is a clinical psychologist in private practice and a former faculty member of the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. She is also a teacher in the Soto Zen tradition and incorporates Buddhist studies and meditation into her work as both a psychologist and a writer.  

In this episode, Eric and Beth discuss her book,  The Original Buddhist Psychology: What the Abhidharma Tells Us about How We Think, Feel, and Experience Life

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In This Interview, Beth Jacobs and I Discuss Original Buddhist Psychology and …

  • Her book, The Original Buddhist Psychology: What the Abhidharma Tells Us about How We Think, Feel, and Experience Life
  • Abhidharma is the structural layout of the Buddha’s original vision of the universe
  • Understanding the complex laws of how forces move together in the universe
  • The entity of “me” exists from the arbitrary framework we create for ourselves
  • The 5 skandhas are what is used to construct our reality: form, feelings, perceptions, habit formations, consciousnesses
  • Neuropsychology and the 17 steps of perception
  • Interdependent origination is the idea that everything is in motion and connected
  • How consciousness is just an interaction
  • The various lists of lists in the Abhidharma
  • Energy, mindfulness, and investigation 
  • The idea of gently removing our obstructions
  • Writing and meditation as powerful tools for awakening

Beth Jacobs Links:

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Nov 12, 2021
446: Austin Kleon on How to Stay Creative
00:53:56

Austin Kleon is a writer, artist, and speaker. Austin also speaks about creativity for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, and many others. He is the author of many books, including Steal Like an Artist, and Newspaper Blackout.

In this episode, Eric and Austin discuss his book, Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

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In This Interview, Austin Kleon and I Discuss How to Stay Creative and …

  • His book, Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
  • How his deep work has usually originated from a dark place
  • Life is about the balance between the light and dark in us
  • His long term pessimism and short term optimism
  • Making peace with things not ever getting easier and learning to enjoy the now.
  • How there are no perfect conditions in life so no sense waiting or worrying about what’s next
  • If/And statements and how life is not linear in that way
  • His reflection on the book her wrote 10 years ago
  • Trying to get back to the beginner’s mind
  • Seeking curiosity over wisdom
  • Ordinary life + extra attention = the extraordinary
  • Paying attention by drawing, writing, reading poetry, or walking
  • Trying to view things as an artist might
  • Forget the noun, do the verb
  • The importance of having a hobbies
  • How energy can be found in books and works of art

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Nov 09, 2021
445: Jon Acuff on Overthinking and Internal Soundtracks
00:55:21

Jon Acuff is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books. He’s also an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world, including FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and many others.  

In this episode, Eric and Jon discuss his new book, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking

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In This Interview, Jon Acuff and I Discuss Overthinking, Internal Soundtracks, and …

  • His book, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
  • How action eliminates overthinking and inaction breeds overthinking
  • The importance of deciding as few times as possible
  • Overthinking is when what you think gets in the way of what you want
  • Viewing our thoughts as repetitive soundtracks that become our playlist
  • “Pulling the thread” when processing your feelings
  • How fear gets a voice but doesn’t get a vote
  • Learning to identify your broken soundtracks
  • Evaluating your thoughts and asking is it true, is it helpful, is it kind?
  • Getting support from others can help retire your broken soundtracks
  • How we can’t stop overthinking but we can replace it with another thought
  • Viewing our thoughts as a dial that we can turn down and not a switch that we can turn off
  • Finding activities that get you out of your head
  • Flipping your broken soundtracks to the opposite
  • The important process of repeating new soundtracks
  • Finding ways to remind yourself of new soundtracks
  • Tying new thoughts to a symbol by making it personal, visible, and simple

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Nov 05, 2021
444: Sebastian Siegel on Love, Grace, and Grit
00:48:09

Sebastian Siegel is a British American screenwriter, director, author, and actor from Oxford, England. His new movie is Grace and Grit, based on the American philosopher Ken Wilber’s, 1991 memoir. John Mackey had to say about the new movie, “This movie will shake you, and maybe even awaken you in some way. This movie is a must-see, especially for anyone interested in love or consciousness.”

In this episode, Eric and Sebastian discuss his movie, Grace and Grit.

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In This Interview, Sebastian Siegel and I Discuss Love, Grace, Grit, and …

  • His new movie, Grace and Grit, a story of love beyond life
  • Ken Wilber’s memoir and brilliant body of work that inspired this film
  • The beautiful story of love and transformation 
  • How taking action is a catalyst in the growth of your different relationships
  • Knowing that we always have a choice in how we respond to what life gives us
  • What it means to have both grace and the grit to push through challenges in life 
  • How exercise and pushing beyond his physical limits is a spiritual practice for him
  • Remembering and cultivating awareness that every moment is a spiritual practice
  • His admiration of and inspiration from philosophers Alan Watts and Ken Wilber
  • The gentleness and gracefulness of Ramana Maharsi’s work about being in service to love
  • The metaphor of the bent finger of reaching out to God, within and through ourselves
  • The paradoxes woven into life

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Nov 02, 2021
443: Guy Winch on Emotional First Aid
00:42:15

Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, keynote and TED Talk speaker, and author whose books have been translated into twenty languages. In this episode, Eric and Guy discuss his book Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts.

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In This Interview, Guy Winch and I Discuss Emotional First Aid and …

  • His book, Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts
  • Understanding that we need to tend to our emotional wounds just as we would physical wounds
  • Building emotional resiliency by addressing these small wounds
  • How to treat the emotional wound of rejection
  • Identifying exactly what the hurt feelings are
  • How the brain registers physical and emotional pain in the same way
  • Learning to improve low self-esteem
  • Writing exercises to help deal with rejection and failure
  • How ruminating can easily become a habit and lead to depression
  • The dangers of rumination: stewing vs. doing
  • How rumination is vulnerable to distraction, engage your mind somewhere else
  • What works and doesn’t work in building self-esteem
  • Building self-compassion
  • The detective mindset vs. a harmful and self-critical mindset

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Oct 29, 2021
442: Jack Kornfield on Inner Freedom Through Mindfulness
00:50:55

Jack Kornfield is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide. He’s led international Buddhist teacher meetings and has worked with many of the great teachers of our time. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and his books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies. He is also a father, a husband, and an activist.

In this episode, Eric and Jack discuss his book, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are

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In This Interview, Jack Kornfield and I Discuss Inner Freedom Through Mindfulness and …

  • His book, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are
  • The first step to dealing with difficult emotions is seeing and accepting what’s there
  • How practicing mindfulness expands your window of tolerance 
  • Tools to help us remember the vastness
  • Remembering that our story is always changing
  • How we are bound to experience both the beauty and pain in life
  • The importance of compassion 
  • How there are many simple practices to transform our heart and mind
  • Choosing the best spiritual practices based on what we’re drawn to
  • His work with Father Greg Boyle, writer of Tattoos on the Heart
  • The possibility of seeing the Buddha-nature in every human being
  • The refuge in community and how we need each other
  • Trusting that we’re part of something bigger than ourselves
  • Learning to trust our inner knowledge, heart, and body
  • Accepting our fear and understanding that growth comes after fear
  • The doubting mind and our capacity to recognize it
  • Learning to not judge the thoughts that come up in meditation
  • His shift in life from actively getting things done into relaxing more and seeing how things turn out
  • How we all have the seeds of awakening within us

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Oct 26, 2021
441: Journey to Healing and Recovery with Brian Broome
00:53:02

Brian Broome is a poet, screenwriter, and instructor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh.  He has been a finalist in The Moth storytelling competition and won the grand prize in Carnegie Mellon University’s Martin Luther King’s Writing Awards.

In this episode, Eric and Brian discuss his book, Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir

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In This Interview, Brian Broom and I Discuss his Journey to Healing, Recovery, and …

  • His book, Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir
  • How he was raised in an environment where men are taught to be tough and masculine.
  • Understanding that parents are doing the best they can and having grace with them
  • How he learned more about his father after his death when writing his book
  • His journey to getting sober and healing from childhood wounds
  • What sobriety looks like for him now
  • Recognizing his defense mechanisms
  • Learning to not be ashamed of taking medication for anxiety and depression
  • How he started writing in rehab lead to becoming a therapeutic tool for him
  • Being ruled by shame and how all-consuming it was 
  • The ideas of masculinity that remain from his upbringing
  • His thoughts about masculinity not being a useful concept, but rather being human is what’s important
  • External support is important, but only you can save yourself

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Oct 25, 2021
440: Michael Taft on Deconstructing Yourself
00:51:34

Michael Taft is a meditation teacher and best-selling author of many books such as The Mindful Geek and Nondualism. He is also the host of the podcast, Deconstructing Yourself.

In this episode, Eric and Michael discuss spiritual practices and learning to deconstruct and reconstruct ourselves.

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In This Interview, Eric and Michael Taft Discuss Deconstructing Yourself and …

  • His podcast and blog titled “Deconstructing Yourself”
  • Learning to “untangle” the concepts and emotions that can overwhelm us
  • The importance of “reconstructing” ourselves after the “deconstructing”
  • Taking our meditation practice from the cushion into everyday life
  • Finding what is sacred to you and bringing more of it into your life
  • Defining and distinguishing between psychology and spirituality 
  • Thoughts and feelings and seeing their constructiveness
  • Vipassana practices and his work with Shinzen Young
  • Differences between early and later Buddhist practices and traditions
  • How real spirituality contends with the intense human condition

Michael Taft Links:

Michael’s Website

Deconstructing Yourself Podcast

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Oct 19, 2021
439: Jonathan Robinson on How to Explore Awareness
00:52:14

Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of many books, and a professional speaker. His work has been translated into 47 languages. Jonathan has made numerous appearances on the Oprah show and CNN as well as other national TV talk shows. He has spent over 35 years studying the most practical and powerful methods for personal and professional development and is also known for his popular podcast, Awareness Explorers.

In this episode, Eric and Jonathan discuss enlightenment as well as various techniques to explore our awareness.

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In This Interview, Eric and Jonathan Robinson Discuss How to Explore Our Awareness and …

  • His definition of enlightenment: a shift in identity from ego-personality to presence and awareness
  • Enlightenment is being at peace in the present moment
  • His humbling experience of speaking to Mother Theresa
  • Experimenting with and being willing to try different techniques to help shift your view
  • How having gratitude and saying “Thank You” many times a day can change your experience
  • Techniques and phrases for working with our judgmental mind
  • Learning to not take our views so seriously
  • How being more playful in our lives can bring the feeling of freedom
  • His powerful technique for happiness: not letting your mind take over when you’re enjoying something
  • The different forms of inquiry we can practice
  • Questions we can ask that can reorient ourselves from our problem seeking minds
  • Making a pain and pleasure list and scheduling things from your pleasure list

Jonathan Robinson Links:

Jonathan’s Website

Awareness Explorers Podcast

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Oct 15, 2021
438: Ryan Holiday on Everyday Courage
00:53:54

Ryan Holiday is one of the world’s foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He’s a sought-after speaker, strategist, and the author of many best-selling books.

In this episode, Eric and Ryan discuss his book, Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave

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In This Interview, Eric and Ryan Holiday Discuss Everyday Courage and …

  • His book, Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave
  • The 4 cardinal virtues that a good life depends on
  • Courage, both physical and moral, is the willingness to put yourself at risk
  • How fear gets in the way of courage
  • Learning to get specific with our fears
  • Courage is also about sharing our vulnerabilities with others
  • The importance of just getting started
  • How courage requires making decisions
  • Determining and gaining clarity on our personal values
  • Stoicism and how it encompasses the core virtues
  • Similarities and differences between Buddhism and Stoicism
  • Heroism goes beyond courage, doing something for the greater good or greater than oneself
  • How it requires courage to have belief and hope that things can change for the better
  • His courage to open a bookstore in the midst of the pandemic

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Oct 12, 2021
437: Kristoffer Carter on Permission to Glow
00:53:22

Kristoffer Carter is a spiritual teacher at the intersection of consciousness and business. He is a frequent speaker, author, and founder of This Epic Life, a website and podcast devoted to conscious living.  

In this episode, Eric and Kristoffer discuss his book, Permission to Glow: A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership.

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In This Interview, Eric and Kristoffer Discuss Permissions to Glow and …

  • His book, Permission to Glow: A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership
  • Developing a conscious awareness of our internal experience
  • How a meditation practice strengthens our ability to listen to the inner voice
  • The “frenemies” within us
  • Surrendering the ego and having trust in others
  • How he brings spirituality into his work with corporate leadership training 
  • Giving ourselves permission to claim our own power
  • “Permission to Chill” and pausing to see things as they are
  • The 3 phases of meditation
  • “Permission to Feel all the Feels” 
  • “Permission to Glow in the Dark” and befriending the darkness
  • “Permission to Glow in the Light” and connecting with others

Kristoffer Carter’s Links:

Kristoffer’s Website

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Twitter

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Oct 08, 2021
436: Dr. Rick & Forrest Hanson on Learning to Be Well
00:54:28

Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson are hosts of the popular podcast, Being Well. Rick is a psychologist who writes and teaches about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice, and together they address many of these issues on their podcast.

In this episode, Eric and Ginny discuss how to be well and experience psychological growth with Rick and Forrest.

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In This Interview, Eric, Ginny, Rick, and Forrest Discuss Learning How to Be Well and …

  • Their podcast, Being Well
  • The “dreaded experience” and how we organize our lives to avoid our fear, shame, vulnerability
  • How growth comes from facing and leaning into our dreaded experiences
  • Limiting beliefs and how our self-conception is 6 months out of date
  • Understanding that our brains are forecasting machines
  • Rick’s experience in a body massage skills workshop
  • Pausing to take in the positive experiences that come on the other side of facing the dreaded experiences
  • The assumptions that Forrest must be perfectly adjusted being the son of a psychologist
  • Nature versus nurture and how we all have wounds to deal with, no matter our upbringing
  • The upper reaches of potential 
  • Becoming comfortable with the experience of admitting fault is how we free ourselves
  • Asking where the forces of control are in our lives
  • Distinguishing between our internal and external forces
  • How our circumstances can be unfair, and yet our healing is our responsibility
  • We have a moral responsibility to decide which “wolf” we will feed 
  • The hope in knowing that all storms will pass 

Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson Links:

Rick’s Website

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Forrest’s Instagram

Forrest’s Facebook

Being Well on Instagram

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Oct 05, 2021
435: Luke Burgis on Mimetic Desires in Everyday Life
00:53:07

Luke Burgis is an entrepreneur who has founded and led multiple companies. He is currently Director of Programs at The Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at the Catholic University of America. He is also the founder and Director of Fourth Wall Ventures, an incubator that he started to build, train, and invest in people and companies that contribute to a healthy human ecology. 

In this episode, Eric and Luke discuss his book, Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life

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In This Interview, Luke Burgis and I Discuss Mimetic Desires in Everyday Life and …

  • His book, Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life
  • Human desires and how they apply to the wolf parable
  • Mimetic desire refers to how we imitate the desires of other people
  • How particular modeled desires come from a sense of lack
  • The importance of understanding that our desires are driven by imitation
  • Learning to exercise more freedom in what we desire
  • Desire is the energy of movement toward or away from something
  • Anti-mimetic desire is having the ability to not engage in what you desire
  • The differences between thin and thick desires
  • The paradox of desires and values: “Do we desire what we value or do we value what we desire?”
  • Recognizing the hierarchy of our values and evaluating our desires accordingly
  • A fulfillment story is sharing a personal story with someone else about something in your life that gave you enduring joy
  • Understanding the social nature of our desires

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Oct 01, 2021
434: Najwa Zebian on How to Build a Home for Your Soul
00:58:43

Najwa Zebian is an activist, author, speaker, and educator. Najwa recently launched a digital school, Soul Academy, and a podcast, Stories of the Soul.  Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Glamour, Elle, Huffington Post, and more. She’s well known for her TEDx Talk “Finding Home Through Poetry

In this episode, Eric and Najwa discuss her new book, Welcome Home: A Guide to Building a Home For Your Soul.

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In This Interview, Najwa Zebian and I Discuss How to Build a Home for Your Soul and …

  • Her book, Welcome Home: A Guide to Building a Home For Your Soul.
  • Her search for the feeling of home within herself
  • Learning to see herself through her own eyes and not other’s eyes
  • The feeling of being loved needs to come from within
  • How to balance being at home in yourself with your relationships with other people
  • Identifying your “guest list” who you’d welcome into your home
  • Being at home in yourself allows for the best connections with others
  • Being worthy of love is not based on pleasing others or working hard for it
  • Self-acceptance is about knowing who you are and not focusing on what other people think
  • Changing the question from “why can’t I have that” to “why don’t I have that” 
  • The self-fulfilling prophecy of what you believe is what you will live
  • Self-accountability and choosing your actions
  • Forgiveness is not a one-step thing, but a constant process of choosing to let go
  • The activities of the blank canvas mirror and the unveiling mirror
  • Finding clarity and asking yourself “what’s next?”
  • Choosing to speak to yourself kindly

Najwa Zebian Links:

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Sep 28, 2021
433: Carol Dweck on Fixed and Growth Mindset
00:27:37

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success.  She has held professorships at Columbia University and Harvard University, has lectured all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on Today and 20/20. 

In this episode, Carol and Eric discuss her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

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In This Interview, Carol Dweck and I Discuss Fixed and Growth Mindset and …

  • Her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
  • How in the growth mindset we believe in our ability to grow and change
  • In the fixed mindset we become afraid to not know or to fail
  • Listening to and accepting what our minds think
  • Learning to talk back to our default mindset
  • Recognizing that we have a choice of our mindset
  • How we can have a fixed and growth mindset in different areas of our lives
  • A growth mindset doesn’t say that there aren’t differences in skills and ability
  • How people with the fixed mindset are not inspired by role models
  • The mindset approach can be used in regards to personality
  • That teenagers that are taught the growth mindset are less likely to become depressed
  • Learning to use the growth mindset
  • In a growth mindset we can see criticism as feedback, as a way to change
  • Relationships grow better in a growth mindset

Carol Dweck Links:

Mindset Works

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Sep 24, 2021
432: Jonathan Fields on Discovering Your Sparketype
00:49:45

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. 

In this episode, Jonathan and Eric discuss his book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive

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In This Interview, Jonathan Fields and I Discuss How to Discover Your Sparketype and …

  • His book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive
  • The 10 impulses that underlie the drives that humans have
  • Why the words “life purpose” and “passion” often lead us down the wrong path
  • How very often in life there’s not A “right” answer
  • How to find out your Sparketype
  • The difference between primary, shadow, and anti sparketypes
  • Eric’s Sparketype
  • How to align your work with your Sparketype (without blowing up your life!)
  • How to figure out the answer to “what am I going to do with my life?”
  • How to step into the important work of self discovery

Jonathan Fields Links:

Jonathan’s Website

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Sep 21, 2021
431: Dr. Miles Neale on Gradual Path to Awakening
00:55:05

Dr. Miles Neale is among the leading voices of the current generation of Buddhist teachers and is a forerunner in the emerging field of Contemplative Psychotherapy. He is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, an international speaker, and a faculty member of the Tibet House (US) and Weill Cornell Medical College.  

In this episode, Miles and Eric discuss his book, Gradual Awakening:  The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human

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In This Interview, Dr. Miles Neale and I Discuss Gradual Awakening and…

  • His book, Gradual Awakening:  The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human
  • How a person’s mythology is held in the unconscious with the framework that was formed in childhood
  • Shadow work is diving deep into the unconscious or the inner child
  • The process of going from understanding our behavior to changing it 
  • How processing emotions need to be included in behavior change
  • The importance of establishing a new framework in the complex inner work
  • Becoming fully human is complex and requires commitment
  • The gradual and direct paths to awakening experiences
  • How awakening requires a new framework within the psyche
  • The importance of understanding the complexities of psychedelics
  • The paradigm of the current wellness movement and materialism
  • How we can miss the power of many transformative techniques 
  • Aligning ourselves with the greater good

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Sep 17, 2021
430: Maia Szalavitz on The Case For Harm Reduction
00:57:02

Maia Szalavitz is an American reporter and New York Times best-selling author who has focused much of her work on the topic of addiction. She has won awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Drug Policy Alliance, the American Psychological Association and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology for her 30 years of groundbreaking writing on addiction, drug policy and neuroscience.

In this episode, Maia and Eric discuss her book, Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction.

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In This Interview, Maia Szalavitz and I Discuss The Case for Harm Reduction and…

  • Her book: Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction
  • What “harm reduction” means in the case of addition
  • The truth behind why we have the drug policies that we currently have
  • Differentiating between the terms dependence and addiction
  • The real problem of addiction being the compulsive behavior that’s ruining your life
  • The role of moderation in substance use in people in recovery
  • How to know whether or not moderation or abstinence is right for you
  • The problem with a binary approach to drug use
  • The harm reduction recovery approach as any positive change
  • The difficult but crucial role of being a beginner to learn what’s right for you

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Sep 14, 2021
429: Bob Thurman on How to Find Bliss
00:51:11

Bob Thurman is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University. He’s also the President of the Tibet House US, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization. He’s also the President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies.  

In this episode, Bob and Eric discuss his book, Wisdom is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life

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In This Interview, Bob Thurman and I Discuss How to Find Bliss and …

  • His book:  Wisdom is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life
  • How our civilization is based on fear
  • The wisdom in the bliss view is that reality is good and that you get back what you put into it.
  • The Four Friendly Fun Facts he renamed from the four noble truths
  • How altruism strengthens our sense of self-worth
  • To be noble means you become more “we” oriented than “me” oriented
  • The deepest level of reality is love, abundance, energy
  • First Friendly Fact is to take responsibility to understand our ultimate reality or we will suffer
  • Second Friendly Fact is the diagnosis- to understand that we are not the center of everything
  • Third Friendly Fact is the prognosis or needing to unlearn and opening ourselves to what we really are
  • Fourth Friendly Fact is the “therapy” or the eightfold path of how we can open our own minds to find freedom and bliss
  • Our tendency to see things as absolute rather than relative
  • Investigation is the real practice of Buddhism and meditation is a tool
  • Realistic mindfulness is noticing what’s going on in the real world
  • The three types of wisdom are born of learning, unlearning, and freedom

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Sep 10, 2021
428: Eric & Chris on Friendship
01:19:16

In this very special episode hosted by our very own Ginny, we dive deep into the longtime friendship of Eric and Chris. They share how their friendship began many years ago, how they began the podcast together, and answer some great questions submitted by our wonderful Patreon supporters.

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Ginny Interviews Eric & Chris Where They Discuss Friendship and …

  • How their friendship began
  • Their shared love of music
  • Eric and Chris describe each other’s best qualities
  • Their shared sense of humor and how they laugh at themselves
  • How Eric hired and fired Chris, twice
  • Their favorite memories of attending Waterboys concert and going backstage
  • How they shelter their friendship when working together 
  • The life-changing gift that Chris gave to Eric
  • Their ease in sharing important things in life with each other
  • How their dark moments can be their funniest moments
  • What makes them best friends
  • Their friendship through the ups and downs of each other’s recovery
  • The importance of understanding and not judging in the darkest moments
  • The pros and cons to working with people you love


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Sep 07, 2021
427: Nedra Glover Tawwab on How to Set Boundaries
00:46:07

Nedra Glover Tawwab is a New York Times bestselling author, licensed therapist, and sought-after relationship expert.  Nedra helps people create healthy relationships by teaching them how to implement boundaries.

In this episode, Nedra and Eric discuss her book, Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself

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In This Interview, Nedra Glover Tawwab and I Discuss How to Set Boundaries and …

  • Her book, Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself
  • Boundaries are defined as something needed to feel comfortable in relationships and in life
  • Her exploration of boundaries in her work and personal life
  • How the things that we keep talking about likely need boundaries
  • The importance of setting boundaries early in relationships
  • Being yourself and honoring your own boundaries
  • Porous boundaries are when we are passive and afraid to express them
  • Rigid boundaries are when boundaries become walls
  • Healthy boundaries have flexibility based on different situations
  • How setting boundaries can be uncomfortable but necessary
  • Healthy and unhealthy approaches to setting boundaries
  • The 3 steps to set a boundary: be clear, be direct, and deal with your discomfort
  • Working through conflicting boundaries with others
  • The difference between ultimatums and threats 

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Sep 03, 2021
426: Greg McKeown on How to Make Life Easier
00:59:05

Greg McKeown is an author, public speaker in leadership, and business strategist. Greg often speaks on how to live and lead as an essentialist. He has dedicated his career to discovering why some people and teams break through to the next level—and others don’t. His writing has appeared or been covered by The New York TimesFortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Harvard Business Review. He is the CEO of McKeown Inc. whose clients include Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Twitter, and Yahoo!.

In this episode, Eric and Greg discuss his book, Effortless: Make it Easier to Do What Matters Most. 

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In This Interview, Greg McKeown and I Discuss How to Make Life Easier and …

  • His book, Effortless: Make it Easier to Do What Matters Most
  • The power of gratitude – and how it literally cannot be overpracticed
  • The practice of saying something you’re grateful for after every time you complain
  • What it means to live in the gain vs. live in the gap
  • Asking yourself, “what if there’s no other way than this to grow in this life?”
  • The many ways we make life harder than it needs to be
  • That holding a grudge is a primary way of making life harder than it is
  • The power of asking the question: “What did I hire this grudge to do? Is it doing it?”
  • The way conditions on forgiveness still trap you overtime
  • Using words to create the future relationships I want
  • The role and power of Deep Listening

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Aug 31, 2021
425: Therese Borchard on Strategies for Depression
00:39:02

Therese Borchard is the author of Beyond Blue and The Pocket Therapist. She blogs for Everyday Health and is an Associate Editor and a regular contributor to Psych Central. She writes about her own struggles with depression.

In this episode, Eric and Therese discuss her book, Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes

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In This Interview, Therese Borchard and I Discuss Strategies for Depression and …

  • Her book, Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes
  • Her struggle with treatment-resistant depression
  • How she combined a holistic and traditional approach to treating her depression
  • Avoiding important conversations when hungry, angry, lonely, and tired (HALT)
  • The importance of connecting with others who share the same challenges
  • Why there are not more depression support groups
  • The difference between mental health and 12 step culture
  • Learning to live with the messiness of life and accepting things as they are


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Therese’s Website

Project Hope and Beyond

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Aug 27, 2021
424: Bela Koe-Krompecher on Life, Recovery, and Music
00:50:49

Bela Koe-Krompecher is a writer, social worker, professor, lecturer, and owner of long-time established record label, Anyway Records. He was Eric’s sponsor in AA at one point and he, Eric, and Chris have been friends for a very long time. 

In this episode, Eric and Bela discuss his book, Love, Death, and Photosynthesis.

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In This Interview, Bela Koe-Krompecher and I Discuss Life, Recovery, Music and …

  • His book, Love, Death, and Photosynthesis
  • How he is able to care about people but not carry their burdens
  • His two now-deceased best friends who struggled with mental illness and substance abuse
  • His history with substance abuse, mental illness, and the path of recovery
  • The types of support people need in their lives in order to change
  • How childhood trauma can impact the way people build trust
  • The term “recovery-capitol”
  • Having faith in your choices
  • The way he prioritizes living a life of non-judgement of others
  • When you want to pull away, lean in
  • The role of music in his life

Bela Koe-Krompecher Links:

Bela’s Website

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Aug 24, 2021
423: John Mabry on Shamanism and Spirituality
00:39:29

John Mabry is a United Church of Christ pastor and is the Director of the Spiritual Direction Program at Chaplaincy Institute. He is the lead singer of 2 bands in the Bay area and is the author of many novels and books on theology, spirituality, and spiritual guidance. 

In this episode, Eric and John discuss his book, Soul Journeys: Christian Spirituality and Shamanism as Pathways for Wholeness and Understanding

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In This Interview, John Mabry and I Discuss Shamanism, Spirituality, and …

  • His book, Soul Journeys: Christian Spirituality and Shamanism as Pathways for Wholeness and Understanding
  • How life is messy for everyone and how we’re not seeing everyone’s entire picture
  • His Shamanic journey experience of finding wisdom and healing
  • The upper, middle, and lower worlds as part of a shamanic journey
  • His spirit animal, the panther
  • How practice and training our imagination can form relationships with spiritual realities
  • The importance of leaving room for mystery
  • How our culture reinforces that only what can be measured and explained is real
  • Using the word trust rather than believe
  • His morning practice of imaginative prayer
  • His exploration into the different spiritual traditions and finding where his heart lives

John Mabry Links:

John’s Website

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Aug 20, 2021
422: Katy Milkman on How to Change
00:52:39

Katy Milkman is a Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, host of Charles Schwab’s popular podcast “Choiceology with Katy Milkman”, which explores key lessons from behavioral economics about decision making, and the former president of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. She’s also the co-founder and co-director of the Behavior Change for Good Initiative.

In this episode, Eric and Katy discuss her book, How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

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In This Interview, Katy Milkman and I Discuss How to Change and …

  • Her book, How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
  • The biggest barriers to change (and how to overcome them)
  • The importance of recognizing the choices you’re making when you’re actually making them
  • The benefit of making it fun to do what’s needed to accomplish goals
  • How to combine intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to maximize the benefit
  • The non-linear nature of change
  • The key to sustained habits
  • How important it is to apply both flexibility and discipline to habits

Katy Milkman Links:

Katy’s Website

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Aug 17, 2021
421: Dr. John Kaag on How to Find Zest in Life
00:53:32

Dr. John Kaag is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts. He has written extensively on academic philosophy but his work has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Paris Review, and Harper’s Magazine.  

In this episode, John and Eric discuss his new book, Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life.

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In This Interview, Dr. John Kaag and I Discuss How to Find Zest in Life and …

  • His book, Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life
  • William James’s philosophy of sick souls
  • James’s important message of not being alone in having a sick soul
  • How having a “maybe” means there is possibility
  • The theory of emotions and how the body keeps score
  • Habits are a tool that allows us to negotiate our world in an easier way
  • The downside to habits is that they can make us less aware and go on autopilot
  • The danger of midlife
  • Being able to expand our consciousness and view of the world 
  • Confusing the immediate for the important and meaningful
  • Realizing that your will can only take you so far 
  • How you can orient yourself to the circumstances you are faced with
  • Having zest for life is what makes it significant 
  • How we tend to repeat actions when we are in midlife, making it difficult to see the newness
  • How his brush with death caused him to seek the zest in life
  • Learning to find zest in the commitment is the task of life
  • Finding the balance between habit and novelty

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Aug 13, 2021
420: Jessica Hagy on How to Be Fearless
00:49:26

Jessica Hagy is an artist and writer of many books which have been translated into over a dozen languages. Her blog, Indexed, won a Webby award. She is a visual storyteller and her simple, brilliant drawings illustrate the connections between things.  

In this episode, Jessica and Eric talk about her book,  How to Be Fearless: In 7 Simple Steps.

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In This Interview, Jessica Hagy and I Discuss How to Be Fearless and …

  • Her book, How to Be Fearless: In 7 Simple Steps
  • That inside every fear is a hope
  • Dwell on what you want instead of what worries you
  • How envy isn’t shameful, it’s powerful
  • How her diagrams boil things down to their essence
  • Ways we can build hope within ourselves
  • How one small accomplishment motivates you towards your next 
  • Resourcefulness as finding treasure everywhere
  • That intense emotions aren’t a problem, they can be our power
  • The importance of making plans to make progress
  • The relationship between isolation and fear


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Aug 10, 2021
419: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor on Whole Brain Living
00:51:07

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist. In 1996, Jill experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain, causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight documents her experience with her stroke and her 8-year recovery and it spent 63 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Her new book is Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters that Drive Our Life.

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In This Interview, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and I Discuss Whole Brain Living and …

  • Her book, Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life
  • The wolf parable as it relates to the right and left hemispheres of the brain
  • The differences between the right and left brain and how they work together
  • Losing her left brain function as a result of a stroke and being left with just the present moment
  • The division between the science of the left brain and the spirituality of the right brain
  • The function of the amygdala in the left and right hemispheres
  • Four different “characters” of the brain
  • How we can change the habitual patterning of our circuitry 
  • Mindfulness is choosing purposefully to train our automatic responses
  • A “brain huddle” is bringing the four characters together as a team
  • B.R.A.I.N. huddle:  breath, recognize, appreciate, inquire, navigate
  • Our lives are a collaboration of our whole brain

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor Links:

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Aug 06, 2021
418: Adyashanti on Spiritual Awakening
00:49:26

This is Adyashanti’s fourth time as a guest on the show! He’s an American spiritual teacher who offers talks, online study courses, and retreats in the U.S. and abroad. He’s also the co-founder of the Open Gate Sangha Meditation Center and is the author of many books, including the one he and Eric discuss in this episode, The Direct Way: Thirty Practices to Evoke Awakening.

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In This Interview, Adyashanti and I Discuss Spiritual Awakening and …

  • His book, The Direct Way: Thirty Practices to Evoke Awakening
  • The evolution of his innate competitive nature and its role in his spiritual growth
  • That we tend to go towards our strengths in any situation, regardless of whether or not it’s what the situation actually calls for
  • How he describes spirituality
  • His teacher’s instruction to him: “Always and only teach from your own experience.”
  • His answer to the question What do you trust?
  • The Spiritual Heart
  • The difference he sees in awakening and enlightenment
  • The damaging myths of awakening

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Aug 03, 2021
417: Johann Hari on Lost Connections
00:59:14

Johann Hari is the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream, which has been adapted into a feature film. Johann was twice named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International UK He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. His latest book is Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions, 

In this episode, Johann and Eric discuss his book that proposes a more holistic, societal look at the causes and treatment of depression.

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In This Interview, Johann Hari and I Discuss Lost Connections and …

  • His new book, Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions
  • The two kinds of human connection
  • Intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external) motivations
  • “Junk” values
  • The more you’re driven by extrinsic values, the more likely you’ll suffer from anxiety and depression in your life
  • Our society drives us to live in this extrinsic way
  • The whole point of advertising is to make us feel inadequate and our problems can be solved by buying
  • Extrinsic motives can crowd out the more fulfilling intrinsic motives
  • The 9 causes of depression and anxiety
  • The need to look more holistically at anxiety and depression than just a chemical imbalance
  • The loneliest culture that has ever been
  • The importance of addressing the deep environmental factors/reasons why we’re so depressed and anxious
  • Our sense of home and sense of belonging
  • The problems manifested by being isolated and alone and the benefit of being part of a “tribe”
  • Realizing that you’re not the only one who struggles and feels the way you do
  • Grief and the diagnosis of depression
  • Just having a chemical imbalance means your pain doesn’t have meaning
  • Depression and not having your needs met
  • Following the pain to its source
  • Pathologizing Depression

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Jul 30, 2021
416: Sonya Renee Taylor on Radical Self Love
00:50:23

Sonya Renee Taylor is a former national and international poetry slam champion, author, educator, and activist. She is also the founder of The Body Is Not An Apology, which is a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation.

In this episode, Sonya and Eric 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

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In This Interview, Sonya Renee Taylor and I Discuss Radical Self Love and …

  • Her book, The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love
  • Natural Intelligence says that we come here already wired to become the highest version of ourselves
  • How she defines our “body” and how to uncover our issues which are the result of damaging societal messages
  • How we can heal our issues with our body
  • How to remove the obstructions that tell us we’re not enough, clearing the way to radical self-love
  • The role of inquiry and insight on the path to radical self-love
  • That even after profound insights, it can take a while for us to live these harmful conditionings out of our system
  • The three “peaces”
  • The metaphor of the acorn and the oak tree
  • The four pillars of practice
  • The collective nature of this journey

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Jul 27, 2021
415: Rainn Wilson & Reza Aslan on Spiritual Journeys
00:53:31

Rainn Wilson is a well-known actor, comedian, podcaster, producer, and writer. He’s also a former guest of The One You Feed, and this time, he is with Reza Aslan, Reza is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, and is the best-selling author of Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Rainn and Reza host the popular podcast, Metaphysical Milkshake.

In this episode, Rainn & Reza discuss spirituality, religion, and this journey called life.

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In This Interview, Rainn Wilson & Reza Aslan and I Discuss Spiritual Journeys and …

  • Their new podcast, Metaphysical Milkshake
  • Happiness, positive psychology, and Dr. Martin Seligman’s work
  • How increased joy and well being comes from acts of service
  • Realizing that what you are seeking is already within you
  • The spiritual act of pausing rather than reacting
  • Rituals as a form of remembering
  • Beliefs are meaningless if we don’t practice regularly
  • The journey to find God is internal, not outside of us
  • Esoteric and exoteric properties of religion
  • Faith and doubt and how they are meant to go together


Rainn Wilson & Reza Aslan Links:

Metaphysical Milkshake – YouTube

Rainn’s Website

Reza’s Website

Rainn’s Twitter

Reza’s Twitter

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Jul 23, 2021
414: Mingyur Rinpoche on Falling in Love With the World
00:52:12

Mingyur Rinpoche is a much-loved and accomplished Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher. When not attending the monasteries under his care in Inda and Nepal, Rinpoche spends time each year traveling and teaching worldwide. 

In this episode, Mingyur Rinpoche talks about his book, In Love With The World: A Monks Journey Through The Bardos of Living and Dying.

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In This Interview, Mingyur Rinpoche and I Discuss How to Fall in Love with the World and …

  • His book, In Love With The World: A Monk’s Journey Through The Bardos of Living and Dying
  • The power of choosing where we place our attention
  • How the opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available
  • Why it’s important to differentiate between yourself and your emotions
  • What his father told him about his panic attacks as a young child
  • Object-oriented meditation vs. Subject-oriented meditation
  • The power of letting feelings come and go while resting in awareness, which is something bigger
  • The only reliable liberation from suffering 
  • That it’s our preoccupation with a problem that nails it in place
  • How to work with difficult feelings and situations in life so that we suffer less
  • His 4-year wandering retreat
  • The lesson he learned: If you love the world, the world loves you back
  • His near-death experience

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Jul 20, 2021
413: Sophia Bush on Curiosity and Activism
00:54:56

Sophia Bush is an American actress, activist, director, and producer. She starred as Brooke Davis in the WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill and as Erin Lindsay in the NBC police procedural drama series Chicago P.D. She hosts the podcast, “Work in Progress” and is also well known for her philanthropy work and social activism.

In this episode, Eric and Sophia share a meaningful conversation about a variety of things including spirituality, nature, curiosity, maturity, growth, and activism.

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In This Interview, Sophia Bush and I Discuss Curiosity, Activism, and …

  • The dangerous idea of trying to be perfect and ignoring the bad feelings 
  • Seeing the “flat” versions of others and not the whole person
  • How her work is what she does, but not who she is
  • Her desire to make connections with real people
  • The ebb and flow of balancing her work and personal life
  • Nature and the environment as her house of worship
  • Spirituality and how it allows her to relinquish her desire for control
  • The wisdom in spiritual traditions
  • Maturity is learning to be okay with not having answers
  • Her capacity to be more tender and curious 
  • Asking what we can do to change policies and systems
  • Everyone has a part to play in activism on important topics
  • How anxiety and self-criticism show up in her life
  • Her collection of affirmations and evidence of the truth
  • Making space for fear and leaning into the truth from trusted people

Sophia Bush Links:

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

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Jul 16, 2021
412: Philip Goldberg on Perspectives and Spiritual Practices
00:42:20

Philip Goldberg is a skilled public speaker, meditation teacher, and an ordained Interfaith Minister. He also leads tours to India and cohosts the popular podcast, “Spirit Matters Talk.”

In this episode, Eric and Philip discuss his book, Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage

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  • His book, Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage
  • How a spiritual practice gives us a foundation for managing life’s challenges
  • His experience of seeking equanimity over the years
  • The importance of practicing meditation daily
  • Incorporating practices before meditation, such as movement or yoga pose
  • Practices for after meditation when you’re in a deeper, quieter place
  • Learning to pay attention and shift our thoughts from the extremes
  • How resilience comes from regularly practicing these approaches
  • Spiritual perspective expands your view from a bigger place
  • Scientific perspective of finding the awe and vastness of time and space
  • Historical perspective of looking at world conditions throughout history
  • Perspective from asking what we can learn from this experience
  • Perspective of human interconnectedness

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Jul 13, 2021
411: Christopher Keevil on Finding Zen in the Ordinary
00:48:08

Christopher Keevil is an ordained Zen teacher who has been practicing since 1991 and teaching since 1998 in the lineage of his teacher, Zen Master Bo Mun. He is also the Managing Director and founder of Wellspring Consulting and is the founder and host teacher of Garden Oak Sangha.

In this episode, Eric and Christopher discuss his book, Finding Zen in the Ordinary: Stories and Reflections

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  • His book, Finding Zen in the Ordinary: Stories and Reflections
  • Learning to live life by choosing to be here and now
  • Paying attention in the present moment and seeing what’s here without judgment
  • Meditation tips for beginners
  • Meditation practice is training to become present
  • His process of writing and finding deeper meaning
  • Visualizing spiritual growth as a helix that has movement and cycles
  • How our deeper self can move us to take action
  • Having both faith, doubt, and courage in life 
  • The emotional imperative of “I am” is a mirage

Christopher Keevil Links:

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Jul 09, 2021
410: Resmaa Menakem on Racialized Trauma
00:44:37

Resmaa Menakem is a therapist with decades of experience who is currently in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He specializes in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy, and violence prevention. He has also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert in conflict and violence. 

In this episode, Eric and Resmaa discuss his book, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies.

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  • His book, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies
  • His definition of Trauma: Something that happened too much, too soon, too fast, or too long without something that was reparative
  • A sense of stuckness as an indicator of Trauma
  • Racialized Trauma
  • Looking at White and Black Body Trauma
  • White body supremacy
  • Being nice vs. being anti-racist
  • Tuning into our bodies to heal racial Trauma
  • Collective healing
  • The power of not jumping to intellectualizing the wounds that need healing

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Jul 06, 2021
409: Rutger Bregman on Human Nature and Hope
00:53:55

Rutger Bregman is one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. A historian and author, Rutger has published several books on history, philosophy, and economics. His book, History of Progress, was awarded the Belgian Liberales Prize for best nonfiction book of 2013.

In this episode, Eric and Rutger discuss his book Humankind: A Hopeful History, where they delve into the scientific, historical, and philosophical components of human nature.

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In This Interview, Rutger Bregman and I Discuss Human Nature, Hope, and …

  • His book, Humankind: A Hopeful History
  • Asking the scientific questions and the philosophical questions
  • The opposing theories of basic human nature
  • Evolutionary biology and the survival of the friendliest
  • Collective intelligence is what makes humans special
  • The paradox of humans being the kindest and also the cruelest species
  • His rules for a realistic view of human nature: when in doubt, assume the best
  • The broken systems that are created for the small percentage rather than the largest percentage of people
  • Pygmalion effect is the power of expectations; we become what we think we will become
  • Important distinctions between empathy and compassion
  • Understanding that changing the world begins with changing ourselves

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Jul 02, 2021
408: Jacqueline Suskin on Poetry in Everyday Life
00:49:53

Jacqueline Suskin is a poet, educator, and author of many books and collections. She is best known for her project Poem Store, where she composes improvisational poetry for patrons who choose a topic in exchange for a unique verse. Poem Store has been her main occupation since 2009 and has taken her around the world writing nearly 40,000 spontaneous poems. Her new book is Every Day is a Poem: Find Clarity, Feel Relief, and See Beauty in Every Moment.

In this episode, Eric and Jacqueline share a meaningful conversation about the beauty of poetry and how it is accessible to everyone simply by bringing awareness and cultivating awe in our everyday lives.

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In This Interview, Jacqueline Suskin and I Discuss Poetry in Everyday Life and …

  • Her book, Every Day is a Poem: Find Clarity, Feel Relief, and See Beauty in Every Moment
  • How darkness can be a beautiful teacher
  • Poetry bridges the gap between pain and greater possibility
  • Listening to peoples’ stories and being able to reflect what they’re feeling through her poems
  • How poetry and art reflect the energy needed to make important choices in life
  • The word awe contains both fear and wonder
  • How we can learn to cultivate awe in our lives
  • Learning to see things in the way a poet does
  • The heart of poetry is curiosity, observation, and connecting small things to large things
  • Learning to choose meaning in your life
  • How writing things down clarifies things for yourself
  • Our senses are tools we can use as an entry point into discovery
  • The poem she created on the spot about The Parable of the Two Wolves:


Jacqueline Suskin Links:

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Jun 29, 2021
407: Krista Tippett on Being Human
00:47:29

Krista Tippett is the host of On Being, the Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life. What does it mean to be human and how do we want to live? Krista is the author of “Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters” and “Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit.”

In this episode, Eric and Krista talk about what it means to be human and the importance of learning to listen when asking the big questions in life.

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In This Interview, Krista Tippett and I Discuss Being Human and …

  • Her work as a journalist trying to bring humanness to the stories
  • How science and religion ask different questions 
  • Listening is a spiritual virtue that we need to cultivate
  • The big question of what it means to be human
  • Loving and living life’s questions
  • Paradox and ambiguity of human existence
  • Having a reverence for mystery
  • Depression as a black pandora’s box
  • The things that go wrong for us become part of our gifts to the world
  • The path to spiritual genius is through being fully human
  • Spirituality is the inner work that accompanies the outer work of our lives
  • Humor as a spiritual virtue
  • How she has never met a wise person who does not laugh often

Krista Tippett Links:

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Twitter

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Facebook

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Jun 25, 2021
406: Seifu Singh-Molares on Spiritual Direction
00:42:40

Reverand Seifu Singh-Molares is the Executive Director of Spiritual Directors International and an ordained Zen Buddhist Priest. He’s a practicing Spiritual Director and Companion and motivational speaker. In a previous life, he was an executive at Microsoft where he successfully grew international groups and divisions and provided leadership to multicultural teams around the world.

In this episode, Eric and Seifu talk about the role of a Spiritual Director or Spiritual Companion in helping us find our way on our own spiritual path.

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In This Interview, Seifu Singh-Molares and I Discuss Spiritual Direction and …

  • That we have choices and we become our intentions
  • What the terms Spiritual Direction or Spiritual Companion means
  • The role of deep listening in Spiritual Direction
  • The intimate infinite
  • The difference between a Spiritual Companion and a Priest or Reverend
  • What goes on during a Spiritual Direction session
  • The role of relaxing into the unknowing to find our own way
  • Learning to live into and love the questions of our life
  • Finding authenticity in the world’s great religions
  • The mystery of the truth that love permeates the universe
  • What the word spiritual means to him
  • The role of music in his spiritual journey
  • His experiential shamanic education

Seifu Singh-Molares Links:

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SDI World

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Jun 22, 2021
405: Jonah Sachs on Unsafe Thinking
00:53:25

Jonah Sachs is an author, speaker, and viral marketing trailblazer who helped spur the 21st-century values revolution, which brought the ideas of social change to the forefront of business and popular culture. Jonah’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and many others. He also pens a column for Fast Company, which named him one of today’s 50 most influential social innovators.  

In this episode, Eric and Jonah talk about the ways he encourages and challenges us to think differently in an effort to bring forth important social change.

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In This Interview, Jonah Sachs and I Discuss Unsafe Thinking and …

  • His book, Unsafe Thinking: How To Be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most
  • His organization “One Project” and its important mission
  • How his unique storytelling approach creates a compelling narrative for important social change
  • What individuals can do to contribute to change
  • The radical act of volunteering more and working for pay less
  • The safe thinking cycle is relying on your old patterns of thinking
  • What fear and stress do in our brain
  • Learning to use fear as a way to empower yourself
  • How stepping out into the uncomfortable zones is what leads to change
  • Motivational synergy is about focusing on both the intrinsic motivational factors and extrinsic motivation to keep it going
  • Creative work and understanding the trap of intuition
  • Cultivating intuition by continuing to explore new ideas and ways of thinking
  • How redefining problems can lead to new solutions

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Jun 18, 2021
404: Scott Stabile on Perfecting Self-Love
00:54:18

Scott Stabile has amassed a sizable following on social media with his inspirational and provocative quotes, essays, and videos. His previous work includes Big Love, Just Love, Iris, and the Li’l Pet Hospital series. He also wrote a feature film entitled Oogieloves In The Big Baloon Adventure. He’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and runs empowerment workshops nationally and internationally.

In this episode, Eric and Scott talk about self-love; the myths about it, the things that stand in the way of it, and how we can cultivate more of it. 

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In This Interview, Scott Stabile and I Discuss Perfecting Self-Love and …

  • His game-changing realization that he can show up with love for himself no matter which wolf he’s feeding
  • How he’s releasing self-judgment and what he’s then left with
  • That our thoughts create our feelings and it’s worthwhile to explore that within ourselves
  • How we can become addicted to our misery
  • Expansion as a healthy and healing coping mechanism
  • His beautifully extreme practice of self-love
  • How he cultivates peace and ease in his life through his choices
  • Knowing for ourselves that we can feel our feelings and survive them
  • The truth that we all have divine, creator energy within us, the same energy that created planets and stars is within us
  • The relationship between our thoughts and our emotions
  • The big impact of realizing the ways we are already loving ourselves throughout our day
  • That the reason we want the things we want is because of how they will make us feel and how we can give ourselves the gift of these feelings now
  • The things we can do to create more joy and connection in our life

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Jun 15, 2021
403: Valerie Mason-John on Recovery Through Buddha's Teachings
00:49:53

Dr. Valerie Mason-John is a public speaker and master trainer in the field of conflict transformation, leadership and mindfulness. Valerie is the award-winning author of 8 books, and the co-author and co-founder of Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction. Since its publication, it has won the Best USA Book Award 2014 and Best International Book Award 2015 in the self-motivational and self-help category. 

In this episode, Eric and Valerie discuss: Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction

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In This Interview, Valerie Mason-John and I Discuss Recovery Through Buddha’s Teaching and …

  • Their book,  Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction
  • Their history of addiction to drugs, alcohol, and disordered eating
  • Their traumatic history leading to multiple addictions
  • Thinking of expansive values at the center of our lives
  • How addiction is an adaptive behavior to soothe ourselves
  • The first 3 steps of their recovery process are based on the 4 noble truths
  • How we can’t avoid pain, but we can learn to avoid suffering
  • How we can become addicted to our “stinking thinking”
  • Meditation helps regulate the central nervous system
  • What it means to seek refuge in dealing with addiction
  • How the Buddha achieved freedom from the prison of the mind
  • Dharma teachings that point us to the truth and freedom
  • The benefit of Sangha or community in overcoming addiction

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Jun 11, 2021
402: Jay Michaelson on Enlightenment by Trial and Error
00:46:27

Jay Michaelson is a columnist for The Daily Beast and a frequent commentator on MSNBC and NPR. Jay is also a teacher and an editor at Ten-Percent Happier, a leading meditation platform. He has written several books on contemplative practice.

In this episode, Eric and Jay discuss his book, Enlightenment by Trial and Error: Ten Years on the Slippery Slopes of Jewish Spirituality, Postmodern Buddhism, and Other Mystical Heresies

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In This Interview, Jay Michaelson and I Discuss Enlightenment by Trial and Error and 

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Jun 08, 2021
401: Grace Schireson on Practical Zen
00:49:46

Grace Schireson is president of Shogaku Zen and received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She founded two practice centers and a retreat center under the Central Valley Zen Foundation.

In this episode, Eric and Grace discuss her book, Naked in the Zendo: Stories of Uptight Zen, Wild-Ass Zen, and Enlightenment Wherever You Are

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In This Interview, Grace Schireson and I Discuss Practical Zen and …

  • Her book, Naked in the Zendo: Stories of Uptight Zen, Wild-Ass Zen, and Enlightenment Wherever You Are
  • How we need to recognize our ego
  • The importance of seeing our existence within the large space of awareness
  • “WITBOW” (Wishing It To Be Otherwise) is a formula for suffering
  • The essential koan “When nothing will do, what will you do?
  • Awareness is recognizing your true self and your connection to the entire universe
  • Mindlessness is just pure awareness and no ownership
  • The 4 stages of developing awareness
  • The important lesson of making mistakes often and publicly

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Jun 04, 2021
400: Chris Bosh on Playing the Inner Game
00:46:52

Chris Bosh is a NBA Hall of Famer, eleven-time All Star, two-time NBA Champion, and Olympic Gold Medalist. Chris had his playing days cut short in their prime by a freak medical condition but he hasn’t let that stop him. 

In this episode, Eric and Chris discuss his book, Letters to a Young Athlete.

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In This Interview, Chris Bosh and I Discuss Playing the Inner Game and …

  • His book, Letters to a Young Athlete
  • What inspired him to write this book
  • The way his career ended and the surprising impact it had on his soul
  • How your “what” can be taken away but your “why” cannot
  • Digging in and getting to your deeper why
  • The role of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations
  • The difference between ego and confidence
  • How he handles criticism
  • The context and impact of daily habits

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Jun 01, 2021
399: Radha Agrawal on How to Find Joy and Community
00:38:20

Radha Agrawal is the co-founder and CEO of Daybreaker, the early morning global dance and wellness move-ment in 30 cities and five continents. She recently launched the science-backed platform, DOSE by Daybreaker, a first-of-its-kind membership and community to practice JOY with the goal of making “practicing joy” as ubiquitous as practicing yoga and meditation.  

Eric and Radha discuss her book, Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life about the importance of finding community and practicing joy every day.

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In This Interview, Radha Agrawal and I Discuss How to Find Joy and Community…

  • Her book, Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life
  • How having poor social connections is harmful to your health
  • Her work connecting joy and belonging
  • Problems with labeling ourselves as an introvert or extrovert
  • How our bodies remember what our minds may not
  • Honoring the balance of internal joy and collective joy
  • How we can feel safer to live in our trauma stories
  • Understanding how joy is a daily practice
  • To increase our joy, we must get out of our heads
  • Her joy practices, including dancing while sober and blindfolded
  • Breathwork and moving meditation
  • What the brain does with music and dancing 
  • Practicing being in joy across different ages and generations
  • Auditing your life and finding what brings you joy

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May 28, 2021
398: Dr. Chris Niebauer on Neuropsychology and the Thinking Mind
00:44:42

Dr. Chris Niebauer holds a Ph.D. in cognitive neuropsychology, specializing in the differences between the left and the right sides of the human brain. He is currently a professor at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses on consciousness, mindfulness, left and right brain differences, and artificial intelligence.  

In this episode, Eric and Chris discuss No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism

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In This Interview, Dr. Chris Niebauer and I Discuss Neuropsychology and the Thinking Mind…

  • His book, No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism
  • How the “Mind 1.0 program” is an outdated program that we’re all running on
  • We don’t update this “program” because we don’t know it’s there
  • Understanding the concept of self and the idea of who we think we are
  • Our thinking mind is not accurate, but we think our thoughts are reality
  • More thinking doesn’t solve a thinking problem
  • Differences between left and right brain thinking
  • Disconnecting the thinking mind from consciousness in meditation
  • Realizing the limitations of the thinking mind
  • How the thinking mind is not who you are and is geared to finding problems
  • Recognizing that consciousness is far more vast than the thinking mind
  • Neuropsychology function is to tell us who we’re not
  • Buddha’s teaching of everything changes
  • How perception is a biological function

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May 25, 2021
397: Angus Fletcher on Inventions in Literature
00:55:48

Angus Fletcher is a Professor of Story Science at Ohio States Project Narrative, the world’s leading academic think-tank for the study of stories. He has dual degrees in neuroscience and literature and received his Ph.D. from Yale. He also taught Shakespeare at Stanford and has published several books and dozens of peer-reviewed articles on the scientific workings of novels, poetry, film, and theater.  

In this episode, Eric and Angus discuss his book, WonderWorks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature, and how we can use literature to bring wisdom, love, courage, creativity, and curiosity into your life.

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In This Interview, Angus Fletcher and I discuss Inventions in Literature and…

  • His book, WonderWorks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature
  • His unique and opposing view to parables
  • Life is about learning to be more skilled at being who we are
  • How literature affects the brain
  • His definition of invention in reference to literature
  • Literature is the first technology for spirituality
  • How reading in school lean into our primary responses from literature
  • His inspiration and hero, Mayou Angelou 
  • The dilemma of sharing our wisdom with children 
  • Affirming the underlying emotions and values in our livesGrowth in life is changing the external things
  • Our life is like a plant that grows into its place in the sun, the garden of life
  • Commitment is an act of courage
  • Feelings aren’t what define usHow being human is really hard
  • How literature can help with regulating emotions
  • A story is a journey that we don’t need to know where we’re going
  • How literature is the most important thing ever invented
  • Life is about an organic process of growth
  • Feeling ironic about and laughing at yourself brings you out of yourself
  • The default mode network and how it’s a place of spontaneous creativity

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May 21, 2021
396: George Saunders on Writing and Transformation
00:55:26

George Saunders is the author of eleven books including, Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the inaugural Folio Prize in 2013 (for the best work of fiction in English) and the Story Prize (best short story collection). He has received MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, the PEN/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. George also teaches in the Creative Writing Program at  Syracuse University.

In this episode, Eric and George discuss his book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain.

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In This Interview, George Saunders and I discuss Writing and Transformation and…

  • His book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
  • That we are not powerless to decide what kind of person we’ll become
  • Some key Cognitive Distortions from which we all suffer
  • The Darwinian Confusions that we have
  • Living with the Ego while also renouncing the Ego
  • The question of can people change and if so, how?
  • How and why small adjustments do matter in the grand scheme of things
  • The exponential impact of setting an intention
  • The way he maintains a beginners mind amidst repetition
  • The “urgent patience” he’s cultivated within himself
  • The “cousins” of meditation
  • Valuing and blessing our own reactions to what we read
  • How to know when we should trust ourselves

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May 18, 2021
395: Susan Piver on The Four Noble Truths of Love
00:48:30

Susan Piver is a New York Times bestselling author of 9 books and a renowned Buddhist teacher. Her book, The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships walks us through the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism as they apply to relationships.

In this special episode pulled from our archive, Susan and Eric discuss her interpretation of the four noble truths and how she applies this wisdom to love and relationships.

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In This Interview, Susan Piver and I discuss The Four Noble Truths of Love and…

  • Her book, The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships
  • The emotions underneath fear, hatred, and greed
  • Depression being a calcified sadness
  • The four noble truths of love
  • Feeling your feelings without the story and ask yourself what it feels like in your body and environment
  • Differences between anger and irritation in the body
  • How enormous space opens up when we drop expectations
  • The threefold path: Precision, Openness, Going beyond
  • The role and importance of good manners and honesty in relationships
  • Opening to the other person as they are in a relationship
  • Intimacy in relationships has no end
  • How you can’t think your way into intimacy or inspiration – they come when you make the space
  • Passion between two people will constantly arise, abide, and dissolve
  • Relax with what is and space will open up
  • Her interpretation of the concept of non-attachment/detachment
  • A spiritual practice frees people up to feel everything in the moment, as it is
  • Your life IS the spiritual path
  • In meditation we’re not trying to get anywhere, we’re trying to BE somewhere
  • Meditating In’t about focusing on something but rather, bringing the brain down from some dreamworld into reality in the moment

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May 14, 2021
394: Paul Mc Carroll on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
00:53:15

Paul Mc Carroll is an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety specialist, therapist, and mental health trainer from Belfast, Ireland. As someone who once struggled greatly with OCD, Paul’s story is unique: he now works as a mental health trainer in the hospital in which he was once a patient. He uses his story to inspire hope, reaffirm that recovery is possible, and help clients to stop struggling and start living. 

In this episode, Paul and Eric discuss OCD, including what it is, what it’s like to suffer from it, and various treatment options that exist that can help someone to heal from this disorder.

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In This Interview, Paul Mc Carroll and I discuss Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and…

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • His experience suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) beginning in his teenage years
  • His truth and life story of “the wounded becomes the healer”
  • The Japanese proverb, “Fall down 7 times, get up 8” as it relates to recovery being non-linear
  • What to do with intrusive thoughts when they show up
  • The difference between extreme worry and OCD
  • Ruminating thoughts
  • Treatments for OCD
  • How somatic mindfulness ties into OCD
  • Ways to relate differently to our thoughts so that we suffer less

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May 11, 2021
393: Sebene Selassie on Belonging and Connection
00:49:46

Sebene Selassie is a teacher, author, and speaker who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity, and spirituality. She is also a teacher on the 10 Percent Happier meditation app. Sebene began studying Buddhism 30 years ago and is a three-time cancer survivor of stage 3 and 4 cancer. Her book, You Belong: A Call for Connection is discussed in today's episode.

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In This Interview, Sebene Selassie and I Discuss Belonging and Connection and...

  • Her book, You Belong: A Call for Connection
  • Belonging is the feeling of not being separate from anything
  • The absolute and relative truth of belonging
  • Navigating our imbalances and aversions
  • How separation begets domination, which leads to clinging to being right
  • The comparing mind measures everything as better than, less than, or equal to
  • How our society is structured for comparison and competition
  • Our thoughts are often not our own, but come from our culture
  • The challenge of recognizing our unconscious bias
  • Embodiment practice is bringing mindfulness to your bodily sensations
  • Differences between thinking about the body and actually feeling the body
  • The different phrasings of the 5 Buddhist Precepts

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May 07, 2021
392: Dr. Edith Eger on Life Lessons
00:49:23

Dr. Edith Eger is a Holocaust survivor who went on to graduate with a PhD from the University of Texas. She is a prolific author and maintains a busy clinical psychology practice. She is also frequently invited to speaking engagements around the world.  Eric and Dr. Eger discuss her book, The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life

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In This Interview, Dr. Edith Eger and I Discuss Life Lessons and…

  • Her book, The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your LifeI
  • If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love others
  • How she views her experience in Auschwitz as an opportunity for discovering her inner strength
  • The prison of victimhood
  • Looking at things from different perspectives 
  • How we are hungry for affection, attention, and approval
  • The opposite of depression is expression
  • The prisons of guilt and shame
  • The prison of judgment 
  • Having spiritual freedom 

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May 04, 2021
391: Special Episode: Knowing vs. Doing (cont.)
00:29:38

In this special episode, Eric discusses the obstacles that get in the way of us bridging the gap between what we know and what we do and how to overcome these obstacles so that our lives really transform.

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In This Episode, Eric Discusses The Obstacles that Get in Our Way and…

  • The obstacle of thinking we need to make big changes 
  • Having a clear plan
  • Triggers are any stimulus that impacts behavior
  • Time-based triggers
  • Preceding event triggers
  • Location-based triggers
  • Random triggers (ex. using an app for reminders to do an action)
  • Emotional state triggers 
  • Having too much information makes it harder to apply our knowledge
  • Changing the ratio of learning new things to applying what we learn
  • The Spiritual Habits program teaches you how to practice and embody spiritual principles, or things that are important to you, in a way that will transform your life.

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Apr 30, 2021
390: Lisa Feldman Barrett on Lessons About the Brain
00:57:53

Lisa Feldman Barrett is among the top one percent most cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She also received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019, the APS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2018, and the APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in Psychology in 2021. She is the author of many books including the one discussed in this episode, Seven and a Half Lessons About The Brain.

In this episode, Eric and Lisa Feldman Barrett discuss key findings about how our brains work and how these findings can help us live a healthier, happier life. 

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In This Interview, Lisa Feldman Barrett and I Discuss Lessons About the Brain and…

  • Her book, Seven and a Half Lessons About The Brain
  • The ways that humans regulate one another contributing to the wellbeing or burdening one another
  • That we are the caretaker of other people’s nervous systems
  • The fact that we are all also responsible for ourselves
  • We are responsible for certain things not necessarily because they’re our fault, but because we’re the only one’s who can change them
  • Difference between responsibility and culpability
  • The brain’s most important job
  • The biggest predictor of illness in adulthood
  • What makes you more vulnerable to stressors later in life
  • That brains specialize in predicting rather than reacting
  • Things we can do to make the quality of our day to day experience feel better
  • Flexibility being the key to resilience

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Apr 27, 2021
389: David Kundtz on The Art of Stopping
00:39:29

David Kundtz is a former director and presenter of Inside Track seminars and a former clergyman turned author. David has sold more than 113,000 books in English, Spanish, and Japanese and has also established a psychotherapy practice in Berkeley, CA. Eric and David discuss his book, The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going

In this episode, Eric and David talk about what it means to practice “stopping” in life, including the three components and the many benefits of stopping.

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In This Interview, David Kundtz and I Discuss the Art of Stopping and…

  • His book, The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going
  • Stopping is doing nothing as much as possible in order to wake up, remember who you are and what you want.
  • Stopping allows you to be still in order to access the wisdom within us
  • The “mountain of too much” 
  • How stopping allows us to make a distinction between what is important and not important.
  • The numbness of moving through life and not experiencing it
  • How slowing down helps you to remember
  • True relaxation is one of the gifts of stopping
  • The 3 components of stopping
  • Stillpoints are opportunities to stop, breathe, and remember
  • Using your creativity to bring meaning to your still points
  • Making triggers to help you remember your still points
  • Stopping is a form of meditation
  • How spending time in nature is compatible with stopping 

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Apr 23, 2021
388: Marianne Williamson on a New Revolution
00:43:40

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, Marianne has been one of America’s most known public voices having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Bill Maher, and many others. She was also a presidential candidate in the most recent election. Seven of her 12 published books have been New York Times Bestsellers and today she talks about her book, A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution.

In this episode, Eric and Marianne Williamson discuss the ways forward to create positive change in our society and our world, in the midst of all the difficulties that surround us. 

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In This Interview, Marianne Williamson and I Discuss A New Revolution and…

  • Her book, A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution
  • How the ego is so loud and the spirit is quiet
  • That a common mistake we make when we’re younger is that we don’t take life seriously enough
  • The path forward from where we find ourselves today
  • What to do when you encounter someone of a different point of view 
  • That once you start asking the deeper questions, the deeper answers will come
  • The starting point for getting involved in creating change
  • How to remain involved in actively changing the broken parts of the system
  • That we need to display as much conviction behind our love as some display behind their hate
  • The invitation to rise to the challenges before us
  • Healing the polarization of today’s political climate

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Apr 20, 2021
387: James Nestor on The Science of Breathing
00:50:51

James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Outside Magazine, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and many more. Eric and James discuss his NY Times bestseller book, “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art”

In this episode, Eric and James Nestor discuss the science of breathing, the importance of nasal breathing as opposed to mouth breathing, and the tremendous health benefits of breathing well.

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In This Interview, James Nestor and I Discuss the Science of Breathing and…

  • His book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
  • How breath is the missing pillar of good health  
  • His experience of participating in a study where he did only mouth breathing for 10 days
  • The detrimental effects of mouth breathing such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea and snoring
  • Understanding that the nose is the first line of defense for our bodies
  • His experience of only nasal breathing and how the negative effects of mouth breathing were immediately reversed
  • The best breathing is gentle breath in for 5-6 seconds and gentle breath out for 5-6 seconds
  • Good breathing increases the connections between the different areas of the brain
  • Breathing slower and exhaling longer can help with anxiety or panic attacks
  • How lung capacity can improve with healthier breathing habits
  • How we get more energy from the air than good nutrition
  • The different breathing methods and techniques are like interval training for your lungs
  • Breathing well is vital to good health and longevity and is as important as eating well and exercise

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Apr 16, 2021
388: Knowing vs. Doing: Overcoming the Obstacles that Get in Our Way
00:10:47


This is the first episode in a special mini-series in which Eric explains the obstacles that get in the way of us bridging the gap between what we know and what we do and how to overcome these obstacles so that our lives really transform. 


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Apr 14, 2021
386: Lenuta Hellen Nadolu on Courage and Survival
00:38:26

Lenuta Hellen Nadolu is a loving mother, a successful entrepreneur, and, as you’ll find out in this interview – a survivor. Most recently, Helen was a guest speaker at a United Nations High Commissioners For Refugees Charitable Event in Support of Women and Girls in The Democratic Republic of Congo. 

In this episode, Eric and Hellen discuss her new book, Give Me Courage: The Inspiring True Story Of Survival and Escape

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In This Interview, Lenuta Hellen Nadolu and I Discuss Courage and Strength …

  • Her book, Give Me Courage: The Inspiring True Story Of Survival and Escape
  • Her experience growing up in a struggling communist country
  • Meeting her future husband, the doctor who cared for her mother in the hospital
  • The extraordinary circumstances under which she was able to marry her husband
  • Her move to Africa in consideration of her daughter
  • The love, care, and, respect she found in Ghana
  • When her husband decided to marry a 2nd wife
  • Her experience as the first white woman to divorce a black man in the Ghanian court 
  • Why she decided to pack her bags, take her children and fly illegally – smuggling her children – out of Ghana
  • Her dream of giving her children a life free of the racist abuse they had experienced
  • The psychic who told her where to what country she would move 

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Apr 13, 2021
385: Eiman Al Zaabi on Finding Grace
00:43:32

Eiman Al Zaabi is a Muslim spiritual teacher who integrates the principles of harmony, beauty and unity into her teachings. Eiman is a facilitator and transformational coach who helps individuals transform their relationships and careers, heal from past trauma, and live authentically.  

In this episode, Eric and Eiman discuss her book, Finding Grace: Daily Comfort for Uncertain Times

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In This Interview, Eiman Al Zaabi and I Discuss Finding Grace and…

  • Her book,  Finding Grace: Daily Comfort for Uncertain Times
  • Empowering herself by exploring self-help and energy healing
  • Her journey of evaluating her universal truths and what violates these truths
  • Staying in integrity with beliefs while discovering new alternative practices
  • Values are things that we are drawn towards
  • Differences between values and morals
  • The law of evolution is about your own personal growth and self-actualization
  • The law of awakening is about the spiritual journey
  • Disconnection is when you betray yourself and are not living in alignment with who you are
  • Moving from information to transformation
  • Surrender is going through a spiritual journey of finding your source of divine
  • What it means to surrender in your daily life
  • Where our control ends is where the divine takes over
  • Information toxicity depletes our ability to make good decisions
  • The core self, the contextual self, and the developmental self
  • Allowing the inner self to exhibit itself in the outer self

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Apr 09, 2021
384: Bruce Feiler on Life Transitions
00:48:22

Bruce Feiler is the author of 7 New York Times best-sellers and he’s also the presenter of two primetime series on PBS as well as the inspiration for the drama series on NBC, Council of Dads. Bruce’s two TedTalks have been viewed millions of times.

In this episode, Eric and Bruce discuss his book, Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change At Any Age

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In This Interview, Bruce Feiler and I Discuss Life Transitions and…

  • His book, Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change At Any Age
  • That our lives are fairy tales – and fairy tales all have difficulties in them
  • His quest to help other people tell their life’s stories
  • The myth of a linear life course and how we suffer because we expect linearity
  • Life quakes
  • How he defines a life disruptor vs. a life transition
  • The three phases of a life transition
  • The skill of rewriting your story after a life quake
  • The importance of telling our stories
  • Identity transitions
  • “Don’t shield your eyes when the scary parts start because that’s when the heroes are made.”
  • How we all can be and need to be the heroes in our own stories

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Apr 06, 2021
A Teaching, a Song, and a Poem - 4/3/21
00:13:31

Teaching: Deconstructing Emotions

Song: Monster Ballad by Josh Ritter 

Poem: Of Being by Denise Levertov 

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Apr 03, 2021
383: Caroline Myss on Intimate Conversations with the Divine
00:40:39

Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. She is the former host of the TV Series “The Journey with Caroline Myss” on the Oxygen Network, and a guest on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday.

Eric and Caroline discuss her book,  Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance, and Grace

If you are interested in learning more about how to integrate and embody spiritual principles into the moments of your daily life, Eric teaches people how to do just that in his 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program.  Click here for a free 30-minute call with Eric to learn more.    

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In This Interview, Caroline Myss and I Discuss Intimate Conversations with the Divine and…

  • Her book, Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance, and Grace  
  • Her spiritual journey of understanding the nature of God 
  • Learning that we are not here for life to serve us, but for us to serve life
  • The great transformation of the shedding of separatism and the emergence of holism
  • Our struggles with knowing what we believe or have faith in
  • Lacing faith in yourself makes it impossible to have faith in anything else.  
  • Having faith and trust are essential to our well being
  • How there is no logic to mystical matters 
  • Humans are designed to sense vulnerability in other people
  • “Upper level” thoughts are about our mutual survival
  • “Lower-level” thoughts are about our personal survival
  • How prayer can help keep the dark, “reptilian” thoughts at a distance
  • Forgiveness is not a rational thing, but the first thing we must do for ourselves
  • How healing requires a stage of holy witness
  • Forgiving is letting go of the internal rage and for that person
  • We are born to learn about the creative power of our soul
  • The text of life is about learning that what we give is better than what we take

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Apr 02, 2021
382: Michael Brody-Waite on Leading in Life
00:49:10

Michael Brody-Waite is a recovering addict, acclaimed speaker, entrepreneur, award-winning three-time CEO, and leadership coach.  

Eric and Michael discuss his book,  Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How to Lead Like Your Life Depends on It,. This interesting discussion dives deep into the principles used to recover from drug addiction and how they can be applied to lead successfully in both our personal and professional lives

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In This Interview, Michael Brody-Waite and I Discuss Leading in Life and…

  • His book, Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How to Lead Like Your Life Depends on It 
  • How everyone is a leader, even if it’s just leading ourselves
  • The parallels between active addiction and behavior in the corporate environment.
  • How the problem is often being addicted to hiding yourself
  • Learning to practice the principles from recovery in real life
  • The importance of surrendering the outcome
  • Learning to practice rigorous authenticity
  • Challenging yourself on doing the uncomfortable work
  • Learning to remove the “masks” we wear to avoid showing our true selves 
  • Helpful tools for when you’re avoiding difficult conversations
  • Learning how to be comfortable with the discomfort
  • The value of being in community with others who are working on the same things

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Mar 30, 2021
381: James Hollis on Living Between Worlds
00:42:16

James Hollis is an American Jungian psychologist. He is a public speaker and the author of 16 books. He runs a private practice as a Jungian Psychoanalyst and is the Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center.

Eric and James have an interesting conversation about his newest book, Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times, his work with depth psychology, and what it means as we go through different passages in life.

If you are interested in learning more about how to integrate and embody spiritual principles into the moments of your daily life, Eric teaches people how to do just that in his 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program.  Click here for a free 30-minute call with Eric to learn more.   

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In This Interview, James Hollis and I Discuss Living Between Worlds and…

  • His book, Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times
  • Depth Psychology is trying to engage and work with the unconscious 
  • Looking at the patterns in your life and working backward to see what produces behavior
  • How dreams represent self-regulatory dimensions of the psyche
  • As we have conversations with the external world, we must have one with our internal world
  • Self is the guiding energy that tries to heal your wounds 
  • Self is the natural motive towards wholeness and development
  • A passage is when something has died and you’re in between
  • The first half of life is asking what the world is asking of me?
  • The second half of life is asking what the soul is asking of me?
  • Meaning is a by-product of being in the right relationship with one’s own soul
  • Asking yourself what your fears make you do or keep you from doing?
  • Investigating the archaic fear that is keeping us stuck
  • The psyche’s agenda of growth and development
  • The psyche’s agenda of self-healing
  • The purpose of dreams

James Hollis Links:

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If you enjoyed this conversation with James Hollis on Living Between Worlds, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Navigating the 5 Givens in Life with David Richo

Becoming Wholehearted with Koshin Paley Ellison

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Mar 26, 2021
380: Toni Bernhard on Living with Chronic Illness
00:48:54

This is Toni Bernhard’s second time as a guest on the show and we’re so glad to have her back. She is a former law professor at the University of California, a practicing Buddhist for 25 years, and the author of many books including the one she and Eric discuss in this episode, How to Be Sick: Your Pocket Companion.

Eric and Toni talk about her experience living with chronic illness, what she has learned and what she now has to teach others about how they might suffer less amidst their own experience with chronic pain and other long term health conditions.

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In This Interview, Toni Bernhard and I Discuss Living with Chronic Illness and…

  • Her book, How to Be Sick: Your Pocket Companion
  • How we can feel our emotions without necessarily feeding them
  • That pushing feelings away in aversion just makes them stronger
  • Repressing emotions intensifies them
  • Her own experience with chronic illness
  • The three components of pain
  • Examining the meanings that we give things 
  • The liberating Zen teaching of “Don’t know mind”
  • What to do when things don’t go our way
  • Why it can be so hard to be kind to ourselves
  • That being sick is part of being alive, not because you’re not doing something wrong

Toni Bernhard Links:

Toni's Website

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Mar 23, 2021
379: Alex Jamieson and Bob Gower on Conversations for Radical Alignment
00:47:01

Alex Jamieson is a holistic weight loss and nutrition and lifestyle coach who has appeared on Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, CNN, Fox News, USA Today, and People Magazine. 

Bob Gower is a consultant who helps organizations become future-ready and more effective. He has worked with leaders at organizations from multinationals like Chanel, Ford, and GE all the way to non-profits like New York Public Radio and The Studio Museum in Harlem. 

In this episode, Eric, Alex, and Bob discuss the 4 prompts that can be used in any conversation to produce a better outcome for all people involved.

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As a Spiritual Director and Transformation Coach, Eric works with people to establish healthy habits for a better, more fulfilling life. If you’re curious to learn more about how you might work with him, click here to book a free (absolutely no pressure to sign up!) 30-minute consultation call with him. 

In This Interview, Alex Jamieson and Bob Gower and I discuss Conversations for Radical Alignment and…

  • Their book, Radical Alignment: How to Have Game-Changing Conversations That Will Transform Your Business and Your Life
  • How their son’s diagnosis of dyslexia and ADHD got them both involved in positive psychology
  • That we actually calm our nervous system when we speak our concerns out loud
  • How helpful it can be to get specific about our fears
  • The fact that we need to feel good physically to talk about important things
  • The tools that helped them process emotions better
  • The conversation formula of Intentions, Concerns, Boundaries, and Dreams
  • Why, in a relationship, you should absolutely go to bed angry
  • That the point of their method is to make more of the relationship iceberg visible
  • The importance of inviting someone to a conversation (without saying “We need to talk”)
  • Their suggestion to “Listen with compassion and curiosity and speak with courage and vulnerability.”

Alex Jamieson and Bob Gower Links:

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Understanding Emotions with Susan David

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Mar 16, 2021
A Teaching, a Song, and a Poem - 3/13/21
00:11:48

Teaching:  "Don't Believe Your Thoughts"

Song: The Ghost of Rockschool by Belle and Sebastian 

Poem:  Everyday Grace by Stella Nesanovich 

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Mar 13, 2021
378: Steven Kotler on The Art of Impossible
00:52:43

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. The author of 13 books, 9 of which best sellers, Steven is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into 40 languages, and has appeared in over 100 publications.

In this episode, Eric and Steven discuss his book, The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer. They break down the idea of “impossible” into its component parts that, when cultivated, come together to propel us towards states of flow and otherwise unattainable performance in any area of life. 

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In This Interview, Steven Kotler and I discuss The Art of Impossible and…

  • His book, The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer
  • The fact that you “go where you look”, i.e. where you put your attention is where you end up
  • His experience having Lymes Disease and his mystical experience when surfing one day
  • The two types of impossible
  • The neurobiology involved in the state of peak performance called “flow”
  • How we can increase our motivation, learning, and creativity
  • The fact that more “meaningful” does not always mean more “pleasant”
  • The importance of getting very good at being uncomfortable when working towards our “impossible” goals
  • Exercises people can do to find their curiosity
  • That passion lies at the intersection of multiple curiosities
  • An unexpected way to cultivate grit
  • The five steps to learn anything
  • Learning means being uncertain
  • The process of “crawl, walk, run”

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Mar 09, 2021
377: John Perkins on How Perception Creates Reality
00:46:07

John Perkins is an author and activist whose 10 books on global intrigue, shamanism, and transformation have been on the New York Times Best Seller list for more than 70 weeks, sold over 2 million copies, and are published in at least 35 languages. John was formerly a chief economist at a major consulting firm advising the World Bank, United Nations, the U.S., and other governments. He is now the founder and board member of the Pachamama Alliance and Dream Change, non-profit organizations that partner with indigenous people to protect the environment and offer global programs to change the destructive ways of industrial societies.

In this episode, Eric and John discuss his book, “Touching the Jaguar: Transforming Fear into Action to Change Your Life and the World”, and the importance of understanding how our perceptions create our reality.

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In This Interview, John Perkins and I discuss How Our Perception Creates Reality and…

  • His book, Touching the Jaguar: Transforming Fear into Action to Change Your Life and the World
  • His past role as an “economic hit man
  • A “death” economy is based on the perception of maximizing short term profits, regardless of the social and environmental costs
  • The difference between capitalism and predatory capitalism
  • How he learned the meaning of “touching the jaguar” (facing your fears)
  • How changing your perception changes your reality 
  • A “life” economy is about maximizing long term benefits for people and the environment
  • His work with the indigenous communities in the Amazon and how they came together after being “enemies”
  • Understanding our power and our role as consumers and what we can do to contribute to a life economy
  • Asking ourselves 5 important questions about contributing to a life economy: 
  • 1. What do I most want to do with my life?
  • 2. How do I do this in a way that helps other people?
  • 3. What’s holding me back?
  • 4. How does “touching the jaguar” change your perceptions?
  • 5. What actions do I take?

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Mar 02, 2021
376: Adrienne Bankert on How to Choose Kindness
00:48:11

Adrienne Bankert is an Emmy award-winning national news correspondent for ABC News, covering some of the most historic headlines of the past decade. She calls herself a “tour guide” – coaching and mentoring, teaching and speaking across the U.S. Her new book is called, Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You With Anyone

In this episode, Eric and Adrienne talk about what it means to be kind – how to practice it, cultivate it within yourself, and how it can serve as your beacon and guide no matter the circumstances that come your way.

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In This Interview, Adrienne Bankert and I discuss How to Choose Kindness and…

  • Her book, Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You With Anyone
  • How helping others discover their purpose can also help you discover your own
  • That kindness helps us turn away from self-focus and towards a focus on the needs of others 
  • The way kindness can be at the core of our identity
  • Choosing kindness even when you don’t feel it
  • How to grow in kindness
  • Ways to respond kindly to people who are unkind to you
  • Her favorite stories of kindness
  • That kindness can be an anchor to us when we’re struggling or lost
  • Practical ways to practice kindness

Adrienne Bankert Links:

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Feb 23, 2021
375: Ralph De La Rosa on The Energy of Emotions
00:54:50

Ralph De La Rosa is a psychotherapist in private practice and a seasoned meditation instructor. His work has been featured in The New York Post, CNN, Tricycle, GQ, SELF, Women’s Health, and many other publications and podcasts. Ralph regularly leads immersive healing retreats at Omega Institute, Spirit Rock, and Kripalu. His newest book is Don’t Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak Outs.

In this episode, Eric and Ralph talk about the energy of emotions and how bringing awareness and compassion to our strong emotions creates resilience within us.

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In This Interview, Ralph De La Rosa and I discuss The Energy of Emotions and…

  • His book,  Don’t Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak Outs 
  • How we are hard-wired for anxiety, fear, and anger
  • Compassion is needed for the negative energies within us
  • The two kinds of suffering, the one you turn toward and the other your turn towards
  • Turning away from suffering and turning towards suffering
  • Allowing our anger to come up, then mindfully speak for that anger
  • Bringing awareness to strong emotions
  • Listening and acknowledging your inner critic helps the anger move on
  • The internal family systems (IFS) model of identifying all the parts of us here
  • How emotions are a living energy within you
  • Giving form and naming these emotions brings clarity
  • The inner critic is a defensive energy that is trying to keep us safe
  • How suffering points us to compassion
  • Meditation is a training in remembering (to remember)
  • Setting reminders on your phone or post-it notes on the mirror are tools to bring meditation practice into our daily lives
  • Radical non-pathology is viewing symptoms as your body’s way of trying to working something out and not as problems.
  • Curiosity is an extension of our basic wholeness
  • Self is an ecosystem, where every part works together to produce longevity and vitality
  • How everything in our world is trying to reflect ourselves back to us
  • Understanding that anger is intelligent and how we have the power to not pass on our anger

Ralph De La Rosa Links:

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Ralph De La Rosa on the Mind as Your Teacher (2018)

Understanding Emotions with Susan David 

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Feb 16, 2021
374: Lodro Rinzler on Meditation for Anxious People
00:51:49

Lodro Rinzler is the co-founder of MNDFL meditation studios, has taught meditation for 20 years in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and is the award-winning author of 7 books. He has spoken across the world at conferences, universities, and businesses as diverse as Google, Harvard University, and the White House.

In this episode, Eric and Lodro talk about his new book, Take Back Your Mind: Buddhist Advice for Anxious Times and they walk through many practical strategies to employ on the spot when you’re feeling stressed or anxious to help you come back to a sense of “okay-ness” in the present moment.

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In This Interview, Lodro Rinzler and I discuss Meditation for Anxious People and…

  • His book, Take Back Your Mind: Buddhist Advice for Anxious Times
  • The difference between anxiety and stress
  •  Useful vs Not Useful thinking
  • What to do when thoughts come up during meditation
  • The question “Is this helpful?”
  • The question “Is this useful?”
  • Discovering what happens when we unhook from anxious thoughts
  • How to deliberately experience “30 seconds of contentment”
  • Dispelling the myth that your mind is too busy to meditate
  • Buddhists connecting our faith as being rooted in our direct experience
  • How turning a boat one degree at a time leads to a completely different land
  • Working with your mind vs your mind working you
  • Meditating without judging ourselves
  • Learning to be with difficult emotions through meditation
  • Saying to yourself, “It’s ok to feel this”
  • What it means to drop the story and feel the feeling
  • Asking yourself, “What can I enjoy right now?”
  • What it means to have a “thought party”
  • The idea of “basic goodness”
  • The metaphor of going to get a box of cereal from the grocery store when you already have a cupboard full 

Lodro Rinzler Links:

lodrorinzler.com

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Feb 09, 2021
373: Stephen Nachmanovitch on Improvising in Life
00:52:27

Stephen Nachmanovitch performs and teaches internationally as an improvisational violinist and at the intersection of music, dance, theatre, and multimedia arts. Stephen has presented masterclasses and workshops at Julliard and many conservatories and universities. 

In this episode, Stephen and Eric discuss his new book, The Art of Is: Improvising as a Way of Life, which is an exploration of the creative process, especially the social dimensions of the creative process and a philosophical meditation on living, living fully, and living in the present.

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In This Interview, Stephen Nachmanovitch and I Discuss Improvising in Life and…

  • His book, The Art of Is: Improvising as a Way of Life
  • That creativity is absolutely worthless without an ethical foundation
  • The ethics of creativity
  • Buddhism and creativity
  • Why improvisation is so important to him
  • His interest in the creative process across all fields
  • That the template for improvisation is conversation
  • The role of listening and equality in improvisational music
  • The relationship between impermanence, imperfection, and improvisation
  • The relationship between chivalry and the phrase “yes, and…”
  • That play isn’t what you do, it’s how you do it
  • The relationship between discipline and freedom
  • Art as the act of balancing
  • How self correction is a lot easier without the added burden of guilt
  • The metaphor of a child learning to walk and the approach of “positive feedback only”
  • What it means to “stamp out nouns”
  • That when you create something that’s “original” it means, simply, that you are the origin

Stephen Nachmanovitch Links:

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Power of Poetry with Ellen Bass

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Feb 02, 2021
372: Dr. Stuart Eisendrath on Mindfulness for Depression
00:45:55

Dr. Stuart Eisendrath is the founding Director of the University of California San Francisco Depression Center where he served as the Professor of Psychiatry. His newest book is When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression. This book aims to take the reader through steps they can utilize to gain relief from depression and anxiety.

In this episode, Dr. Eisendrath and Eric discuss his new book about how mindfulness can help alleviate depression when anti-depressants aren’t enough.

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, click here.

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In This Interview, Dr. Stuart Eisendrath and I discuss Mindfulness for Depression and…

  • His book, When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression
  • Changing the relationship with depressive thoughts from dominating presence to peaceful coexistence 
  • Learning to interpret our thoughts in a different way
  • Dealing with self-criticism
  • Ruminating and how being stuck in the downward spiral leads to more depression
  • The simple meditation practice of counting each breath 
  • When the thoughts are creating an internal storm
  • How the most powerful thoughts are usually our own ideas that we’re applying in the present
  • Determining the difference between facts and thoughts
  • False evidence and the importance of gathering more information to see if it’s true
  • Asking if there are other explanations to explain these feelings
  • The trap of depression: thinking we’ll act when we feel better and how we actually feel better once we act.
  • Taking action when we don’t feel like it
  • The importance of movement and being active when depressed
  • Happiness equals achievements divided by expectations
  • How depression can create distorted views 
  • Changing perspective by focusing on very small actions
  • Replacing the thought of “I should…” with “it would be nice if…”
  • How mindfulness brings us into the present moment
  • How depressive thoughts are about the past and anxious thoughts are about the future
  • Resistance amplifies emotional pain and increases suffering
  • Thinking of feeling depressed as the weather 

Dr. Stuart Eisendrath Links:

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Jan 26, 2021
371: Maggie Smith on Writing for Healing
00:55:47

Maggie Smith is a poet whose work has been widely published, anthologized, and has appeared in Best American Poetry, the New York Times, The New Yorker and elsewhere.  Her latest book, Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change, a collection of essays and quotes, is a national bestseller. 

In this episode, Maggie and Eric discuss this new book and how for her, writing poetry is having a conversation with herself, problem solving, and healing on paper. 

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, click here.

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In This Interview, Maggie Smith and I discuss Writing for Healing and…

  • Her book, Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change
  • The dark time in her life that gave birth to her growth
  • How hope is imaginative and necessary if you’re to come out of difficulty
  • The role of endurance in healing
  • Gratitude as a practice even in the darkest times
  • That big life changes are often identity issues that cause us to ask “who am I now?”
  • Another meaning to the phrase “it’s always something!”
  • The reality that we pave the path of the future one step at a time
  • Her experience as a recovering pessimist
  • The difference between her poetry and her essays
  • The role of setting in her poetry
  • How it never feels good in the long run to have done the wrong thing
  • Post Traumatic Growth

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Jan 19, 2021
370: Dr. Jud Brewer on Habits to Heal Anxiety
00:53:05

Dr. Jud Brewer is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the science of self-mastery. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University. 

In this episode, Eric and Dr. Jud talk about his book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind and they explore something called the Habit Loop, using it to understand and heal difficult emotions like anxiety.

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, click here.

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In This Interview, Dr. Jud Brewer and I discuss Habits for Healing Anxiety and…

  • His book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind
  • Reward-Based Learning
  • Trigger, Behavior, Result
  • The Habit Loop
  • Addiction defined as continued use despite adverse consequences
  • Habits: Set and Forget
  • How if we don’t pay attention to how rewarding the habit is right now, we can’t change the behavior
  • How to heal anxiety as well as emotional eating using the Habit Loop
  • The role of curiosity in healing anxiety
  • Learning to be with difficult emotions and learning to allow them to pass
  • How to remember to be mindful throughout the day

Dr. Jud Brewer Links:

drjud.com

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Jan 12, 2021
369: Mirabai Starr on the Divine Feminine
00:47:51

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. Her latest book is called, WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics.

In this episode, Eric and Mirabai explore the intersection of interspirituality and the divine feminine – specifically, as it shows up in her life and in the life of the women mystics whose stories she tells.  

It’s *finally* a new year! While there’s no doubt that 2021 will have its challenges, there is so much you can do to make it a wonderful year for you on a personal level. 

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, click here.

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In This Interview, Mirabai Starr and I discuss the Divine Feminine and…

  • Her book, WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics
  • A few of her favorite women mystics
  • The Divine Feminine Energy
  • Belief structures that no longer serve us well
  • Being engaged in the world as a spiritual practice
  • How drawing from many spiritual traditions is like digging one well with many different tools
  • The way she has created her spiritual practice over time
  • Feminine wisdom teachings
  • The morning rituals that start her day
  • The practice of the Sabbath
  • The link between creativity, spirituality, and mysticism

Mirabai Starr Links:

mirabaistarr.com

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Jan 05, 2021
368: Koshin Paley Ellison on Becoming Wholehearted
00:53:13

Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison is a Zen teacher and co-founder with his partner, Sensei Chodo Robert Campbell, of the New York Zen Center of Contemplative Care. He’s also an author, a Jungian psychotherapist, and a Certified Chaplaincy Educator. 

In this episode, Koshin Paley and Eric discuss his newest book, Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up, and how we can live in such a way that we integrate all of the parts of ourselves into a loving, wholehearted being.

As we approach a new year, there’s no doubt that 2021 will have its challenges, but there is so much you can do to make it a wonderful year for you on a personal level. 

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, click here.

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In This Interview, Koshin Paley and I discuss Becoming Wholehearted and…

  • His book, Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up
  • The comment from a stranger that helped shape his path
  • The problem with being a “lone wolf”
  • How to work with your preferences in a skillful way
  • The importance of being open to learning from whatever is happening
  • Learning to see your friends and enemies as equals
  • The bridge of compassion
  • His practice to cultivate unconditional love
  • Wholehearted as integrating oneself and one’s life
  • Life as a journey of endlessly unfolding
  • “Good enough” community and sangha
  • Learning to be at one with our own pain because it is the place of freedom

Koshin Paley Ellison Links:

zencare.org

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Dec 29, 2020
367: Wim Hof on Mind Over Matter
00:50:36

Wim Hof is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. Wim has set world records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice and still holds the record for a barefoot half marathon on ice and snow. He attributes these feats to the technique outlined in his book, The Wim Hof Method.

In this episode, Wim and Eric talk about how we can cultivate strength, resilience, and healing within ourselves using the three techniques outlined in his method. 

As we approach a new year, there’s no doubt that 2021 will have its challenges, but there is so much you can do to make it a wonderful year for you on a personal level. 

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, click here.

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In This Interview, Wim Hof and I Discuss Mind Over Matter and…

  • His book, The Wim Hof Method
  • How he developed his indomitable spirit at 12 years old
  • Why he chooses discomfort over comfort every day
  • The role of hormetic stress in awakening our inner strength
  • Our innate capacity to deal with disease
  • The three components of The Wim Hof Method
  • How we can engage in daily cold exposure 
  • Breathing techniques to support the immune system
  • The science that supports The Wim Hof Method

Wim Hof Links:

wimhofmethod.com

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Dec 22, 2020
366: Dr. Aziz Gazipura on Transforming Your Inner Critic
00:51:50

Dr. Aziz Gazipura is a clinical psychologist and one of the worlds leading experts on social confidence. After being stuck in shyness and social anxiety himself for almost 10 years, he became determined to find a way to social freedom. 

In this episode, Eric and Aziz discuss his book, On My Own Side: Transform Self Criticism And Self Doubt Into Permanent Self Worth And Confidence. They dive into the connection between our inner critic and social anxiety and talk about how to transform your inner world into one that is supportive and ultimately freeing. 

As we approach a new year, there’s no doubt that 2021 will have its challenges, but there is so much you can do to make it a wonderful year for you on a personal level. 

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, click here.

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!

In This Interview, Dr. Aziz Gazipura and I Discuss Transforming Your Inner Critic and…

  • His book, On My Own Side: Transform Self Criticism And Self Doubt Into Permanent Self Worth And Confidence
  • Misconceptions about what it means to be on our own side or practice self-compassion
  • What it means to run on “clean” or “dirty” fuel when it comes to how we motivate ourselves
  • Why self-affirmations often don’t work very well
  • Internal family systems
  • How to work skillfully with our inner critic
  • When reason doesn’t eliminate the feeling inside of us
  • That there is no fundamental protection from all pain, danger, and loss
  • The role of empathy when addressing our inner critic
  • That the inner critic represents fear within us
  • The 5 steps to tame your inner critic
  • Taking time to decide who is the head of your “Inner household”
  • The internal mantra of “We can handle what comes our way”
  • Cultivating the skills that allow us to step into our uncomfortable emotions

Dr. Aziz Gazipura Links:

socialconfidencecenter.com

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Dec 15, 2020
365: Sonia Roberts on Spirituality and Anti-Racism
00:41:30

Sonia Roberts is an educator, writer, creator, and activist. Sonia writes about racism, spirituality, parenting, and much more in her Spiritually Speaking blog. Her first book is White Ally: A Guide To Cultivating A Deeply Spiritual Anti-Racism Practice. 

In this episode, Eric and Sonia explore the intersection of transformational inner work within ourselves and transformational outer work in the world, specifically when it comes to practicing anti-racism.

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In This Interview, Sonia Roberts and I Discuss Spirituality and Anti-Racism and…

  • Her book, White Ally: A Guide To Cultivating A Deeply Spiritual Anti-Racism Practice
  • The intersection of transformational inner work within ourselves as well as transformational outer work in the world
  • Transforming suffering into something beautiful
  • Yogas ten guidelines, the Yamas and Niyamas 
  • Instances when it’s not necessarily beneficial for Black people to share their personal stories of experiences with racism
  • The way that yoga and meditation practices can be instrumental in facilitating social change
  • The ethical components that underlie yoga
  • The practice of gratitude amidst privilege
  • Identifying the places of your privilege and subsequently acting in service of those who are marginalized
  • The idea of intent vs. impact in matters of race and racism
  • The difference between being shamed and being held accountable

Sonia Roberts Links:

awakenedlovewarrior.com

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Dec 08, 2020
364: Paria Hassouri on Parenting a Transgender Child
00:45:54

Paria Hassouri is a pediatrician, writer, transgender rights activist, wife and mother of three children. Her personal essays have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Huffington Post, and many more.

In this episode, Eric and Paria talk about her book, Found In Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change. Her story of understanding, accepting, and ultimately supporting her daughter as a transgender girl is so honest and beautiful and inspiring. 

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!

In This Interview, Paria Hassouri and I Discuss Parenting a Transgender Child and…

  • Her book, Found In Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change
  • The question, “Am I acting out of love or am I acting out of fear?”
  • The story of her middle child coming out as a trans girl
  • The process she went through of educating herself about transgender children and teenagers
  • The factors that ultimately guided her towards supporting her child’s transition
  • The change that shifted her outlook and her child’s outlook for the future
  • Her journey through denial, anger, acceptance, support, and ultimately celebration about her child’s transition
  • Her internal struggle about her child’s transition
  • The power of finding people who have been through what you’re going through
  • The stories we make up about our identities – and how they can change

Paria Hassouri Links:

pariahassouri.com

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Dec 01, 2020
363: Cory Allen on Cultivating Mindfulness
00:50:25

Cory Allen is a writer, musician, meditation teacher, and creator of the podcast, The Astral Hustle, which focuses on how to live better with leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience, and philosophy. Cory believes that the more we understand ourselves, the less we suffer.

In this episode, Cory and Eric discuss his book, Now Is The Way: An Unconventional Approach To Modern Mindfulness.

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In This Interview, Cory Allen and I Discuss Cultivating Mindfulness and…

  • His bookNow Is The Way: An Unconventional Approach To Modern Mindfulness
  • The role of our actions in determining who we are
  • How to differentiate between helpful and unhelpful negative thoughts and emotions
  • The most effective way to widen the gap between stimulus and response
  • The watching mind and the doing mind
  • Why the notions of emptiness and non-self needn’t be scary
  • The answer to the question, “Does my life even matter?”
  • How we assign meaning rather than find meaning in life
  • What it means to dilute strong emotions or ruminating thoughts when they arise

Cory Allen Links:

www.cory-allen.org

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Nov 24, 2020
362: Bina Venkataraman on Effectively Thinking Ahead
00:51:37

Bina Venkataraman is an American journalist, author, and science policy expert. She is currently the Editorial Page Editor of The Boston Globe and a fellow at New America. Bina is a frequent public speaker whose appearances have included the TED mainstage, NPR, Aspen Ideas, MSNBC, CNN, and university campuses around the world. Bina formerly served as Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation in the Obama White House and she also advised the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in responding to the Ebola epidemic, promoting patient access to cancer therapies, and reforming public school science education. 

In this episode, Bina and Eric discuss her book, The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age, and how we can live in the present in such a way that we also create the future that we’d like to inhabit.

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!

In This Interview, Bina Venkataraman and I Discuss Effectively Thinking Ahead and…

  • Her book, The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age
  • How to make decisions about the future
  • The untold story of the marshmallow test
  • How most people don’t look past 15 years in the future
  • Tools for more effectively imagining the future
  • Tools for more effectively planning for the future
  • Being present while also orienting for the future
  • When we’re more likely to make bad decisions
  • The role of implementing impulse buffers
  • When an “if/then” strategy can be most helpful to you
  • How our past informs our view of the future
  • Social movements that influence lasting change

Bina Venkataraman Links:

writerbina.com

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Nov 17, 2020
361: Life Through Poetry with IN-Q
00:47:21

IN-Q is an award-winning poet, best-selling author, and multi-platinum songwriter. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He’s inspired audiences around the world through his live performances and storytelling workshops. Many of his recent poetry videos have gone viral with over 70 million views combined.

When IN-Q reads or recites his poetry, it is a moving, powerful experience. In this episode, he reads several of his poems and he and Eric talk about many aspects of life and how he expresses those aspects through his poetry. 

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In This Interview, IN-Q and I Discuss Life Through Poetry and…

  • His book, Inquire Within
  • How it’s easier to hate than to create but creating is a lot more satisfying
  • That for him, poetry is either purging or praying or both
  • How we’re all storytellers
  • That everything is a spiritual practice
  • How we’re afraid to be a student at something, to look foolish, but if we never look foolish, we’ll never be brilliant
  • His poem, Inquire Within
  • The way spirituality is logical for him
  • The role that gratitude plays in his life
  • How his work holds paradoxes
  • His poem, Problems
  • The ways enlightenment can sneak into our lives
  • His two definitions of hope
  • Seeing the difficult reality while also holding hope for better

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Nov 10, 2020
360: Ella Frances Sanders on Musings on a Vast Universe
00:44:13

Ella Frances Sanders is an internationally-bestselling author and illustrator of three books. Her third book, Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe, was the recipient of the 2019 Whirling Prize for Prose and has been translated into many languages.

In this episode, Eric and Ella have a delicious conversation about this lovely book that contains all sorts of interesting facts and beautiful illustrations about our universe and how we as humans relate to such things.

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In This Interview, Ella Frances Sanders and I Discuss her Musings on a Vast Universe and…

  • Her book, “Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe”
  • Her take on the wolf parable and how it’s about choosing possibility over panic
  • How moving slowly helps us notice a lot of what’s good
  • Our relationship to plants and to the sun
  • How giving plants human characteristics helps us connect and care about them
  • The challenge in understanding the scale of things
  • We see things through filters without thinking about it
  • How science works with laws and things that we know are true
  • Our choices are affected by how we are influenced by the world around us 
  • How the universe is moving toward ultimate chaos
  • Our memories are susceptible to alterations and get filtered through the present moment
  • How we are only remembering the last time we remembered
  • Stressful situations can affect memory
  • The half-life of facts is the amount of time it takes for a fact to become untrue

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Nov 03, 2020
359: Special Episode: Resilience During Challenging Times
01:01:04

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, devastating natural disasters, contentious elections, and instances of heartbreaking violence and injustice, challenging times continue. To help you strengthen your resilience, we’re releasing this special episode which features all-new interviews with 4 previous guests of the show. The guests of this special episode are Ellen BassParker PalmerSpring Washam, and Ralph De La Rosa.

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In This Interview, We Discuss Resilience During Difficult Times and…

  • How art can help us connect with our inner experience during challenging times
  • Ellen Bass’ motto to cultivate resilience: “work more, worry less”
  • That if we can get the step small enough, there’s always a positive step we can take to help
  • The impact of taking care of ourselves on other people
  • The importance of cultivating gratitude for small things
  • When our hearts are broken open, they grow larger
  • Learning to value small actions
  • The motto: “if you can’t get out of it, get into it
  • The importance of literally changing the channel to limit our intake of distressing news
  • How to be in the world but not of the world
  • Working with fear skillfully
  • How mind and body parallel themselves
  • Making time to allow, be with, and be in our emotions
  • The importance of metabolizing and digesting our emotions
  • How we’re designed to go through stress and bounce back

Other Links:

Ellen Bass

Parker Palmer

Spring Washam

Ralph De La Rosa

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Special Episode #3: How to Work with Anger

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Oct 27, 2020
358: Dr. Shauna Shapiro on Transformative Mindfulness
00:44:06

Dr. Shauna Shapiro is a professor, best-selling author, clinical psychologist, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. She has published over 150 journal articles and 3 critically acclaimed books translated into 16 languages. Her most recent book is called, Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy.

In this episode, Eric and Shauna Shapiro talk about how we can cultivate transformative mindfulness through daily practices that nurture kindness and compassion towards ourselves.

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In This Interview, Dr. Shauna Shapiro and I Discuss Transformative Mindfulness and…

  • Her book, Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy
  • How she first learned the idea that what you practice grows stronger
  • Why your attitude and how you pay attention is so important when it comes to mindfulness
  • 3 pillars of mindfulness
  • What she learned from studying shame
  • The effectiveness of self-compassion
  • The ways mindfulness prepares the mind for learning
  • The difference between mindfulness and meditation
  • What your mood in the morning and your mood in the evening says about your longevity
  • The question you can ask yourself in the morning to prime your mind to look for the good throughout the day
  • The ways mindfulness can lose its transformative power
  • Self-improvement vs Self-liberation
  • How perfection is the antithesis of evolution
  • The benefits of a regular meditation practice
  • Her practice of “Good Morning, I Love You”

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Oct 20, 2020
357: Raising an Aging Parent with Dr. Ken Druck
00:50:09

Dr. Ken Druck is a leading mental health expert in the areas of civility, relationships, and aging. Ken writes regularly for the national press and he is the author of several books including the one discussed in this episode, Raising an Aging Parent: Guidelines for Families in the Second Half of Life.

In this episode, Eric and Dr. Ken Druck talk about caring for an aging parent, finding meaning after great loss, helping ourselves receive the love that’s offered to us, and how to live through the difficult nature of the difficult situations we will face in our lives. 

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In This Interview, Dr. Ken Druck and I Discuss Raising an Aging Parent, and…

  • His book, Raising an Aging Parent: Guidelines for Families in the Second Half of Life
  • Standing in the ashes of your “Plan A” in life
  • The tragedy of the death of his daughter
  • The choice to make your pain the central organizing principle of your life or choosing a life where purpose and meaning are the central organizing principles
  • Our wholeness coming out of brokeness
  • How aging is grieving the loss of our younger self and accepting yourself as you are today
  • Living in a “both-and” rather than an “either-or” world
  • That when we care for an aging parent, we’re giving life back to the parents that gave life to us
  • Giving our parents the good things we have in our hearts to give as they face some of the biggest challenges of their lives
  • The importance of being a healthy caregiver and not becoming a “slave caregiver”
  • Figuring out what is “enough” as a caregiver
  • Allowing ourselves to receive the love as our parents offer it, rather than waiting for the way we want it
  • Figuring out what stands in the way of us receiving other people’s love, gratitude, and generosity
  • Showing ourselves compassion in moments of difficult decisions
  • The work and legacy of an aging parent
  • Putting our house in order

Dr. Ken Druck Links:

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Oct 13, 2020
356: Julia Cameron on Finding Your Creativity
00:50:42

Julia Cameron is an American teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, and much more. She is best known for her book, “The Artist’s Way.

In this episode, in addition to discussing her book, “The Artist’s Way,” Eric and Julia talk about finding your creativity and her famous practice known as “Morning Pages.”

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In This Interview, Julia Cameron and I Discuss Finding Your Creativity and…

  • Her book, “The Artist’s Way
  • Her many strategies for feeding her good wolf
  • Creative recovery is the process of tracking back to our original selves
  • Creativity as a spiritual practice
  • “Morning Pages” is her daily practice of writing 3 pages longhand about anything that is on your mind first thing in the morning
  • The importance of writing no more or no less than the 3 pages.
  • Morning pages are aimed at moving out of inertia into action.
  • Learning to write past our inner critic is how we train ourselves to move past fear
  • Cloud thoughts are the thoughts that drift into your consciousness that are not connected to anything
  • Morning pages are your tough love friend and are not meant to be reread
  • Creativity can come from happiness as well as pain
  • The reward for paying attention is a sense of well being that counters loneliness
  • “Artist Dates” are expeditions out of your house that you find delightful or brings you joy
  • The myth that artists are born and not made
  • How perfectionism stands between you and your creativity
  • The process of creativity is more important than the end product
  • Moving past perfectionism with your morning pages
  • Walking is another important creative tool 
  • The secret doubt is our skeptical sense that a higher power isn’t interested in us.
  • The voice of guidance is kind, intuitive, truthful, and supportive

Julia Cameron Links:

juliacameronlive.com

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Oct 06, 2020
355: James Kingsland on the Neuroscience of Behind Our Reality
00:48:03

James Kingsland is a science and medical journalist with 25 years of experience working for publications such as New Scientist, Nature, and, most recently, The Guardian. On his own blog, Plastic Brain, he writes about neuroscience and Buddhist psychology. 

In this episode, Eric and James Kingsland discuss his book, Am I Dreaming: The Science of Altered States from Psychedelics to Virtual Reality and Beyond.

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In This Interview, James Kingsland and I Discuss the Neuroscience Behind Our Reality, and…

  • His book, Am I Dreaming: The Science of Altered States from Psychedelics to Virtual Reality and Beyond
  • What the best neuroscience tells us about how the brain works
  • That we don’t see the world directly, objectively as it is
  • Our experiential reality as a combination of what we expect to see and the feedback from what our senses are telling us is there
  • Prediction Error Coding
  • How the brain mainly pays attention when you surprise it
  • That the Buddha discovered that we see a conditioned view of the world
  • The types of things that go wrong in the brain
  • Viewing mental illness and addiction through the prediction functionality of the brain
  • How altered states can help when things go wrong in the brain
  • Expanded the flexibility of the brain
  • What happens in the brain during sleep and dreaming 
  • His experience with hypnosis
  • Active Inference

James Kingsland Links:

Plasticbrainblog.com

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Sep 29, 2020
354: Judith Grisel on the Neuroscience of Addiction
00:48:34

Dr. Judith Grisel is a professor of Psychology at Bucknell University. Judith is a behavioral neuroscientist with a particular interest in addiction. Her work includes trying to determine what is different about people who develop drug addictions before they ever try a drug. 

In this episode, Judith and Eric discuss her book, “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction” where she shares her personal experience of overcoming addiction as well as her passion for research into the neuroscience of addiction.

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In This Interview, Judith Grisel and I Discuss the Neuroscience of Addiction, and…

  • Her book, Never Enough:  The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction"  
  • Channeling her strong will and enthusiasm for addiction into recovery 
  • Focusing on what she wanted rather than what she didn't want
  • The complexity of addiction is there are so many factors that lead to it
  • Nature via nurture as well as the inherited risks of addiction
  • The increased risk of teenagers with addictive disorders when using drugs or alcohol while the brain is still developing.
  • The neural states associated with addiction also come from our history, culture, socialization, communication, and even microbiomes.
  • The "debt of addiction is accrued when borrowing good feelings from the future is due"
  • Mechanisms of what happens in the brain when abusing substances
  • Tolerance is when the brain adapts and counteracts the effects of the drug
  • Dependence is when you no longer like yourself without the drug
  • Younger adults may be more prone to addiction, but also more resilient.
  • Her experience of receiving tough love from her parents that ultimately led to recovery.
  • How isolation causes addiction and addiction causes isolation
  • Connection is crucial in the process of recovery


Dr. Judith Grisel Links:

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Sep 22, 2020
353: Brad Warner on Hardcore Zen
00:52:44

Brad Warner is an ordained Zen teacher and the author of many books, including There is No God and He is Always With YouZen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, and Hardcore Zen, Brad is the creator of the “Hardcore Zen” blog and YouTube Channel and is also a punk rock bass player in the band, Zero Defex. He has published work in Buddhist magazines Shambala Sun, Buddha Dharma, and Tricycle as well as rock magazines such as Alternative Press, Maximum Rock and Roll, and Razorcake.

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In This Interview, Brad Warner and I Discuss Hardcore Zen and …

  • His book, “Letters to a Dead Friend About Zen”
  • Absolute truth and relative truth
  • The Buddhist precepts – there are no universal rules that apply to everything
  • The universe is a living entity that is affected by our actions
  • Why he wrote this book for his friend who died
  • Iceberg metaphor – what can be seen is what we know about ourselves, but we also have unseen and unknowable parts of ourselves.
  • His thoughts on Buddha being a genius
  • The Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha
  • A goal of not having a goal is also a goal
  • Being in a goal-oriented society
  • Seeing things as they are and realizing that we’re wrong
  • The challenge of accepting our current reality as how it's supposed to be and not how we want it to be.
  • Working with our desires for things to be a certain way

Brad Warner Links:

hardcorezen.com

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Sep 15, 2020
352: Kelly Wilson on Being Liberated from Anxiety
00:51:46

Kelly Wilson, Ph.D., is a Professor of psychology at the University at Mississippi. He is Past President of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and winner of the University of Mississipi’s prestigious Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award. Dr. Wilson is one of the co-developers of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has written several books, including Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong: A Guide to Life Liberated from Anxiety.

In this episode, Kelly Wilson and Eric discuss his approach to helping others to become liberated from their anxiety.

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In This Interview, Kelly Wilson and I Discuss Being Liberated from Anxiety and…

  • His book, Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong: A Guide to Life Liberated from Anxiety.
  • Anxiety is not as a disease or that we’re broken
  • His past view of vulnerability as being the enemy
  • His theory that 1 out of 2 people has experienced some form of suffering or hardship in their life
  • How labels can obscure a person
  • Before talking about acceptance, it’s important to understand what matters.
  • His approach to this therapy is about the direction towards what you love rather than just eliminating symptoms.
  • Your suffering may be due to how it’s being carried, not that it’s being carried.
  • Facing our difficulties is how we come to understand what courage and sacrifice look like
  • Values and vulnerability as a starting place in therapy
  • Identifying what would make the hardest thing worthwhile
  • When we don’t know our values, identify where it hurts
  • If the burden could be lifted, what would you allow?
  • Reclaiming what we value by taking redemptive action
  • The next right thing is acknowledging where you’ve been wrong
  • Committed action is just the next action that brings you back to who you want to be
  • It’s all about moving in the right direction, not the distance

Kelly Wilson Links:

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Sep 08, 2020
351: Spring Washam on Deep Transformation
00:54:28

Spring Washam is a well-known meditation and dharma teacher based in Oakland, California. She is a founding member and core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center located in downtown Oakland. She is the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys an organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom. In addition to being a teacher, she is also a healer, facilitator, spiritual activist, and writer. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices into diverse communities and is committed to enriching the lives of disenfranchised people everywhere.

In this episode, Spring Washam and Eric talk about how we can foster deep transformation within ourselves and our world.

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In This Interview, Spring Washam and I Discuss Deep Transformation and…

  • Her book, A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment
  • Balancing action and contemplation
  • Focusing on what you are fighting for (not just what you’re fighting against)
  • Her constant, daily practice of forgiveness
  • Uprooting greed, hatred, and delusion to heal her heart and mind
  • Her profound experiences of interconnectedness 
  • Why she takes things far less personally now but still feels the pain of life
  • The deep shift in the heart that transforms someone into an antiracist
  • Her Sunday program: The Church of Harriet Tubman & The Underground Railroad Crew
  • Connecting to our ancestors and learning from history
  • How no one is exempt from the 10,000 joys and the 10,000 sorrows of life
  • The way faith in a bigger, loving force can lead to beautiful transformation when pain in life happens to us
  • The lawful unfolding of the universe
  • Waking up to our innate Buddha nature
  • Transforming difficulty into growth
  • Giving our suffering meaning for transformation
  • Dropping into the body to feel the energy and find the blocks in the heart
  • Getting curious when we feel triggered 
  • Being afraid of our feelings blocks our transformation
  • Meeting our numbness with loving self care
  • Developing self-compassion and compassion for others
  • Separation being at the core of many of our wounds
  • That our whole journey is about letting go

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Sep 01, 2020
350: Ibram X. Kendi on Being an Antiracist
00:33:14

Ibram X. Kendi is an American author, historian, and scholar of race and discriminatory policy in America. He is the Director for the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University and he received the National Book Award for Non-Fiction for his book, Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History Of Racist Ideas In America. In this episode, Ibram X. Kendi and Eric talk about his recent book, How To Be An Antiracist.

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  • His book, How To Be An Antiracist
  • How he defines the word “racist”
  • The problem at the core of racism
  • How to determine if a policy is racist or antiracist
  • Racial discrimination
  • Differentiating between people and policies
  • The importance of viewing individual behaviors
  • How mistakes impact people of different races

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Aug 29, 2020
349: Sasha Sagan on Science and the Sacred
00:55:01

Sasha Sagan is a writer who has also worked as a television producer, filmmaker, editor, and speaker. Sasha’s writing has appeared in New York Magazine, O Magazine, Literary Hub, and others. Her latest book is called, For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals For Finding Meaning In Our Unlikely World.

In this episode, Sasha Sagan and Eric talk about bringing a sense of sacredness to a scientific world, maintaining our awe and wonder, and the role and importance of ritual in our lives.

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  • Her book, For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals For Finding Meaning In Our Unlikely World
  • Maintaining our sense of awe even as we discover the explanations for things
  • Sitting with the discomfort of not knowing to foster wonder
  • Following our curiosity and having questions as we follow the threads to discovery
  • Going through the right of passage of an existential crisis
  • The fact that things end makes them precious
  • How so much of ritual is processing change
  • Ritual being a 3 step path from a state of separateness to a state of togetherness
  • The wisdom in having rituals that mark time
  • Creating rituals
  • The positive and negative of our human tendency to find patterns
  • Tolerating ambiguity
  • The need for nuance
  • Interconnectedness

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Aug 25, 2020
348: Albert Flynn DeSilver on Writing as a Path to Awakening
00:44:06

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. He is the author of several books of poems, a memoir titled “Beamish Boy (I am not my story): A Memory of Recovery and Awakening”, and the book discussed in this episode:  Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life

In this episode, Albert Flynn DeSilver and Eric talk about using writing, poetry, and contemplative practices as a way to guide us on the path to awakening to our true selves.

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In This Interview, Albert Flynn DeSilver and I Discuss Writing as a Path to Awakening and…

  • Attention and action are needed to transcend our conditioning
  • Awakening means waking up to the reality of existence, that we are not our minds
  • Waking up to our true nature as opposed to conditioned nature
  • How writing is a creative act that can wake us up to full potentiality or higher truth
  • Writing and meditation as contemplative practices that support each other.
  • Poetry is a way to talk about that which can’t be spoken of
  • How reading poetry is a very different and visceral reading experience
  • Writing with a sense of curiosity and exploration
  • Freewriting exercises – setting up to write what’s there, internally and externally
  • Realizing we are in collaboration with all of the energy around us
  • Using prompts for writing for awakening practice
  • Gaining perspective and distance from the voices in our head
  • Setting yourself up for success with intentionality
  • The paradox of being “the greatest invention ever” and “completely insignificant”

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Aug 18, 2020
347: Josh Johnson on Humor and Healing
00:56:23

Josh Johnson is a comedian and an Emmy-nominated writer. He is currently a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and a former writer and performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Josh was named New York’s Funniest Comic at the New York Comey Festival in 2018.

In this episode, Josh Johnson and Eric talk about comedy and how humor can facilitate healing, understanding, and our connection with one another. 

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  • The duality of being human
  • Using humor as a coping mechanism that can facilitate healing
  • How when you laugh you feel no pain
  • That levity can strip something of its power over us
  • What it means to be truly content
  • The role of comedy in his life
  • The relationship between objectivity and comedy
  • How he’d rather try and fail on stage than not try something out of fear
  • The prevalence of mental health issues in comedians
  • The way humor can change our perspectives
  • How he approaches depressive episodes in his own life
  • How skewed our feedback can be based on who surrounds us

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Aug 11, 2020
346: Understanding Emotions with Susan David
00:46:18

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. Along with speaking and consulting, Susan is also the author of Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life.

In this episode, Susan David and Eric examine how we can experience, interpret, talk about, and relate to our emotions so that we live a life that is more intentional and deeply rooted in what we value. 

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  • Her book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life
  • The problem of going on autopilot through our habitual actions
  • The problem of going on autopilot through the habits of our internal world
  • The benefits of taking time to think about what we value and then examining our habitual patterns to find ways they might be out of alignment
  • That we own our emotions, they don’t own us
  • Values as qualities of action
  • Engaging with choice points in life Actions as votes towards the person we want to be
  • The mistaken view of emotions as good or bad
  • Emotions as signposts for the things we care about
  • That emotions are data, not directives
  • How to decipher whether emotions are old habitual patterns or present-day valuable signals
  • Asking, “Is my believing this emotion opening me up to thrive or shutting me down into something small?”
  • Being compassionate and curious with difficult emotions
  • Hearing yourself when you describe your emotions
  • Utilizing emotion granularity to more accurately label and better understand emotions
  • The skill of noticing our emotions so that they don’t define us
  • Differentiating emotions from thoughts
  • Emotions during times of uncertainty
  • Gentle acceptance as a prerequisite to change

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Aug 04, 2020
345: A.H. Almaas on Discovering our Essence
00:47:07

A. H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali. He is the founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization which is a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology theories. He has authored eighteen books about spiritual realization, including the Diamond Heart series, The Pearl Beyond PriceThe Void, The Alchemy of Freedom, and his newest book, Love Unveiled: Discovering the Essence of the Awakened Heart.

In this episode, A.H. Almaas and Eric explore how to use curiosity, inquiry, courage, kindness, and love to discover our true nature, which he refers to as our “essence”. It is a deep and freeing approach to achieve healing and wholeness within ourselves. 

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  • His newest book, Love Unveiled: Discovering the Essence of the Awakened Heart
  • The Diamond Approach
  • What he means when he talks about our “essence”
  • The difference between personality and essence
  • Seeing our children’s essential nature and loving them for it
  • The Theory of Holes
  • The role of inquiry in feeling your emotion
  • Accessing your emotions by seeing what’s in the way of feeling them
  • Principles that ground us in inquiry so we might see the totality of our experience in the present moment
  • The difference between and integration of psychology and spirituality
  • The result of staying with our direct, immediate experience
  • How wanting to change ourselves interferes with our ability to study and learn about ourselves
  • Including our desires in our inquiry
  • That “allowing things to be exactly as they are” is the highest teaching there is
  • Becoming consistently curious about what’s happening
  • How to learn to stay with emotional pain
  • The similarities between sadness and kindness
  • Inquiring about our essence 

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Jul 28, 2020
344: Sarah Blondin on Being Heart Minded
00:49:28

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.

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  • Her book,  Heart Minded, How to Hold Yourself and Others in Love.”  
  • Listening to the longing that guides us to the dark place
  • How grace is like the wind that comes from within lifting us up from the mire
  • Creating a mainline to the heart will move you forward, but we must learn to be aware of it.
  • How taking responsibility for our pain becomes our strength
  • Seeing from the perspective of the heart and learning to see beyond the pain
  • Feeling and giving yourself permission begins the healing process
  • Addressing and not avoiding your afflictions
  • Becoming empowered to stop choosing to go to the dark place comes with time and practice
  • Bringing the mind down to the heart
  • How the unharnessed mind is frantic and is an ungrounded companion
  • The call of the heart is living and leading with love
  • The heart gives us a strength to help us maneuver difficult times
  • Training the mind to start following the heart’s agenda
  • As the heart grows, it infiltrates our consciousness and moves us into a more harmonious state.
  • Creating boundaries for yourself when suffering and struggle show up
  • “Inner hospitality” comes from learning how to stay and allowing your feelings to move in then out.
  • How achievements and pursuits hold little value compared to what we create within ourselves

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Jul 21, 2020
343: Mini Episode: On and On it Goes (Coronavirus Update)
00:13:25

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In this mini-episode, Eric discusses the importance of having a spiritual practice so that you can have a strong foundation from which to build upon in your life. This has never been more important than right now as we face the seemingly unending coronavirus crisis we are currently in.

  • The realization in his recovery that he didn't have anything sustainable or grounding in his life
  • Discovering a spiritual life when you don't believe in God in the traditional sense
  • Finding spiritual principles such as acceptance, mindfulness, generosity, kindness, and love as a way to orient his life.
  • Learning to make these principles the center of your life
  • Liminal space as waiting space
  • Using this space as a fertile ground where transformation can happen
  • Learning to engage with what is here, right now.
  • Using this time as an opportunity to let go and surrender to a greater potential
  • Choose growth over stagnation
  • Choose thriving or surviving
  • Learning the key spiritual principles and changing our habits to incorporate these key principles in our daily lives.  

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Jul 16, 2020
343: Justin Michael Williams on Meditation and Activism
00:53:35

Justin Michael Williams is an author, a top 20 recording artist, and a transformational speaker who is using music and meditation to wake up the world. With over a decade of teaching experience, Justin has become a pioneering voice of color for the new healing movement. Between his podcast, keynotes, and motivational online platforms, Justin’s teachings have now spread to more than 40 countries around the globe. His new book is, Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us.

In this episode, Eric and Justin Michael Williams explore the connection between meditation and activism, which is to say, the work we do to heal ourselves and then the work we go do to help heal our world. 

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  • His new book, Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us
  • The role, place, and importance of inner work and outer work
  • That out of all the healing modalities he’s tried, meditation has had the biggest impact on his life
  • How it’s not always our thoughts that create our reality
  • That awareness calls us to get up off of our meditation cushion and take action
  • That the real reason we meditate is to become more alive
  • That we meditate not to disconnect but to reconnect
  • That actions create our world
  • The two things that co-create our reality: What happens to us and our reaction to it 
  • That privilege isn’t about what you’ve gone through, it’s about what you haven’t had to go through
  • De-colonizing the oppression that lives within us and de-colonizing the external structures that hold us back in the world
  • Calling people forward vs calling people out
  • How we can’t shame people into long term change
  • The type of meditation he teaches: Freedom Meditation
  • That the guru is within you

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Jul 14, 2020
342: Ellen Bass on the Power of Poetry
00:48:30

Ellen Bass is a poet, non-fiction author, and teacher. She is the author of many collections and books including Like a BeggarThe Human Line, and Mules of Love. Ellen’s poems also appear frequently in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and many other journals. She’s been awarded three Pushcart Prizes, The Lambda Literary Award, The Pablo Neruda Prize, and The New Letters Prize. Ellen also teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Pacific University. Her newest collection of poetry is entitled Indigo. This is Ellen’s second time as a guest on the show.

In this episode, Ellen and Eric discuss the power of poetry – how it can change us and deepen our experience of and attention to the world around us. Ellen reads some of her incredibly beautiful poetry and as a result, we are indeed changed.

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  • Her new book of poetry, Indigo
  • How gratitude and love help her combat fear
  • Her practice as a poet is to take suffering and make art
  • The poem that took her 12 years to write
  • That worthwhile things are hard to do – even for experts
  • Wanting to be changed after writing or reading a poem
  • Her poem, Taking My Old Dog Out To Pee Before Bed
  • Her poem, Enough
  • What she thinks about when she hears someone else read her poetry as well as how poetry is to be read and heard “out loud”
  • Her poem, The Long Recovery
  • Trying not to resist the life we have and instead, hurl ourself more deeply into it
  • Great poets and their poetry teach us to observe the world more closely and see it as sacred and beautiful
  • Her poem, Any Common Desolation

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Jul 07, 2020
341: Lisa Mosconi on Eating for Brain Health
00:52:26

Lisa Mosconi holds a PhD degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine and is a certified Integrative Nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner. At Weil Cornel Medical College in New York, she is the Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative in the Department of Neurology, Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, and Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious medical journals and is the author of 2 books, both of which she and Eric discuss in this episode: Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power and The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women To Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.

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In This Interview, Lisa Mosconi and I Discuss the Eating for Brain Health and…

  • Her books, Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power and The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women To Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
  • How the foods we eat contribute to our brain health
  • Neuronutrition: the science of how to nourish our brain via the foods we eat
  • How in our health, genes load the gun but lifestyle pulls the trigger
  • Foods you eat have an almost immediate impact on the health and function of your brain
  • The damage that results to your brain from eating a Western diet
  • The brain health benefits of a Mediterranean diet
  • The importance of drinking water – especially to support your brain
  • That the human brain is 80% water and therefore is very sensitive to dehydration
  • The most important foods and nutrients for brain health
  • The beneficial role in the brain of Omega 3 fatty acids in addition to antioxidants
  • Nutritional benefit of whole foods vs supplements
  • Detrimental nature of regular consumption of processed food
  • That health should not be a privilege of the wealthy
  • The energy production and protective roles of estrogen in the brain
  • The unique properties of women’s health and women’s brains
  • How to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia through the foods you eat
  • What women can do to support their brains  
  • The detrimental nature of chronic stress on women’s brains

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Jun 30, 2020
340: Jamia Wilson on Allyship and Activism
00:55:35

Jamia Wilson is a feminist activist, writer, and speaker. As director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York and the former VP of programs at the Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a leading voice on women’s rights issues for over a decade. Her work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, the Today Show, CNN, Elle, BBC, Rookie, Refinery 29, Glamour, Teen Vogue, and The Washington Post. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black, the introduction and oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World, Step Into Your Power: 23 Lessons on How to Live Your Best Life, ABC’s of AOC, and the co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Advocacy, and Activism for All.

In this episode, Jamia and Eric discuss many aspects of how we can work to develop a deeper understanding of one another, specifically in the realm of racism. Through a path that involves deep listening, allyship and activism, we can find our way to a better world together.

The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here.

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In This Interview, Jamia Wilson and I discuss Allyship, Activism, and…

  • Her book, Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Advocacy, and Activism for All
  • How to disagree with people and get comfortable with conflict
  • Her experience with racism
  • When it can be a mistake to give people the benefit of the doubt
  • The way your lived experience can impact your worldview
  • White Allyship
  • Deep Listening
  • The importance of involving the people closest to the problem when finding a solution
  • White fragility
  • The processes of learning and unlearning as lifelong processes
  • Recognizing that we can have privilege in some areas and not in others
  • A beginners guide to White Allyship
  • Simple steps to take for local activism

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Jun 23, 2020
339: James Gordon on Healing Trauma
00:54:17

Dr. James Gordon is an American author and psychiatrist known for mind-body medicine. Dr. Gordon is internationally recognized for using self-awareness, self-care, and group support to heal population-wide psychological trauma. He is the founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine as well as the director of Mind Body Studies and clinical professor at Georgetown Medical School at Georgetown University. In this episode, he and Eric discuss his book, The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma.

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In This Interview, Dr. James Gordon and I Discuss Healing Trauma and…

  • His book, The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma
  • The two common and dangerous misconceptions about psychological trauma
  • That trauma comes to everyone sooner or later
  • How everyone can access the path to healing after trauma
  • Post Traumatic Transformation
  • The antidote to the fight or flight response
  • Ways to experience your own ability to shift feelings of anxiety to calm
  • The best time to start healing trauma
  • How to heal population-wide psychological trauma
  • His wartime work of healing trauma
  • Mind-body medicine
  • Techniques and expressive meditation for healing trauma
  • The role of drawing in dealing with trauma
  • The wise guide technique for accessing wisdom and healing trauma

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Jun 16, 2020
338: Ruth King on Healing Racism (Re-release)
00:49:27

We’re re-releasing another episode this week as we continue to be in the midst of a crisis point of racial injustice here in the United States. Ruth King is another leading voice on this important issue and we hope that you find wisdom and healing in her words.

We hope you’ll take some time to pause, listen to what she has to say, and consider the ways in which you might take some action to further healing and justice at whatever scope and scale you are able. 

To that end, we’ve created a small resource guide to point you in a few directions that we think might be helpful as you look to further educate yourself on what action steps to take. 

Donate to or get involved with:

Southern Poverty Law Center- The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. https://www.splcenter.org/  

NAACP Legal Defense Fund- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. https://www.naacpldf.org/

Campaign Zero- Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide. https://www.joincampaignzero.org/

Ideas of other ways to get involved:

Sign the petition for George Floyd- Yes millions have signed and so can you.- https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd

I found this to be a great article that had lot’s of action to take- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

So many of the changes we need to see regarding police brutality have to happen at the local level. That is good news because it’s easier to get involved and have more impact. This page has Campaign Zero’s list of issues by city and state:

There are so many books out there but here are some books that come highly recommended:

“White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

“How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi

“Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt 

“Raising White Kids” by Jennifer Harvey 

“So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo 

“The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement” by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris 

“The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin

“Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

“They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement” by Wesley Lowery

“The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear” by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and William Barber II

“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander

The End of Policing- Alex S. Vitale (free book)

In This Interview, Ruth King and I Discuss Healing Racism and …

  • Her book, Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From The Inside Out
  • The value of being curious about the good and bad wolves inside of us
  • Racism being a heart disease that is curable
  • Her open heart surgery at the age of 27
  • Rage being an exit route
  • Rage being energy moving through the body
  • Habitual patterns of racism being a layer on top of the real issue that we can’t tolerate – they are defense mechanisms
  • Racial affinity groups
  • 6 hindrances
  • The structure of racism
  • Racism vs Prejudice
  • Racist vs Racism
  • Understanding our own experience with racism and talking about it
  • What it’s like to be “membered”
  • Individual vs group identity
  • Diversity within the body of color

Ruth King Links

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Jun 09, 2020
337: Austin Channing Brown on Racial Justice (Re-Release)
00:53:22

Austin Channing Brown is a writer, speaker, and practitioner who helps schools, nonprofits, and religious organizations practice genuine inclusion. She is passionate about the advancement of racial justice and reconciliation and her words will most certainly move you to action. In her work, she shares her experiences as a black woman who “navigates whiteness on a regular basis”. After listening to this interview and reading her book, your mind and heart will be broadened towards understanding and inclusion – regardless of where you are on that spectrum today. 

We’re re-releasing this episode because as we’re in the midst of a crisis point of racial injustice here in the United States, Austin Channing Brown is a leading voice on racial justice and her wisdom and perspective can benefit us all. 

We hope you’ll take some time to pause, listen to what she has to say, and consider the ways in which you might take some action to further healing and justice at whatever scope and scale you are able. 

To that end, we’ve created a small resource guide to point you in a few directions that we think might be helpful as you look to further educate yourself on what action steps to take. 

Donate to or get involved with:

Southern Poverty Law Center- The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. https://www.splcenter.org

NAACP Legal Defense Fund- –https://www.naacpldf.org/–  The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. 

Campaign Zero- https://www.joincampaignzero.org/– Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.

Ideas of other ways to get involved:

Sign the petition for George Floyd- Yes millions have signed and so can you.

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

So many of the changes we need to see regarding police brutality have to happen at the local level. That is good news because it’s easier to get involved and have moe impact. This page has Campaign Zero’s list of issues by city and state:

There are so many books out there but here are some books that come highly recommended:

“White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

“How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi

“Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt 

“Raising White Kids” by Jennifer Harvey 

“So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo 

“The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement” by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris 

“The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin

“Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge

“They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement” by Wesley Lowery

“The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear” by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and William Barber II

“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander

In This Interview, Austin Channing Brown and I Discuss Racial Justice and…

  • Her book, I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in A World Made for Whiteness
  • The importance and value of anger
  • How we can fight the monsters without becoming the monsters
  • That anger reveals something is wrong
  • White fragility – sadness and anger
  • Naming the things that can come in the way of a discussion, before the discussion happens
  • Realising racial bias
  • Transformation comes after a moment of realization
  • The idea of “whiteness being normal”
  • Books to read to gain an understanding of racial injustice
  • Disunity in Christ
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race
  • How to look for opportunities to talk with others about topics of racial injustice
  • Check out “Be the Bridge”
  • The white confessional being a shortcut to true reconciliation
  • Skipping the confessional story and moving straight to the action step you’ll take next
  • What reconciliation means to her
  • Racial justice and reconciliation
  • Radical Reconciliation
  • How reconciliation should revolutionize the relationships we have with each other
  • The celebration of blackness that is throughout the book
  • Cultural misappropriation

Austin Channing Brown Links

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Jun 03, 2020
336: Nir Eyal on Becoming Indistractable
00:53:11

Nir Eyal is an author whose writing on technology, psychology, and business has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, and many other renowned publications. Previously, he taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Design School. In this episode, Nir and Eric discuss his new book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here.

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In This Interview, Nir Eyal and I discuss Becoming Indistractable and…

  • His book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
  • How what we pay attention to determines our quality of life
  • The importance of being in control of how you spend your time and attention in life
  • When it comes to being distracted, there are the blamers, the shamers, and the claimers
  • That the root cause of distraction is uncomfortable sensations
  • Time management is pain management
  • How you can’t stop emotions but you can respond to them
  • The 4 key steps of becoming indistractable
  • Traction and Dis-traction
  • How anything can become a distraction
  • That you can’t call something a distraction unless you know what you are distracted from
  • The tyranny of the to-do list
  • Deciding with intent when you’re going to do something
  • Timeboxing
  • Mastering our internal triggers: Learning to work with our uncomfortable emotions
  • The 3 reasons we get distracted
  • The antidote to impulsive behavior
  • Using an identity to help us become indistractable

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May 26, 2020
335: Laura McKowen on the Magic of Being Sober
00:50:49

Laura McKowen is an author, award winning blogger and host of Spiritualish, a show that provides an irreverent take on self help. She has been featured on WebMD, the New York Post, Bravo, the Today Show, and more. Laura also hosts sold out retreats and courses teaching people to say Yes to a bigger life. In this episode, she and Eric discuss her newest book, “We are the Luckiest, the Surprising Magic of a Sober Lfie”

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here.

Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year.

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In This Interview, Laura McKowen and I Discuss the Magic of Being Sober and…

  • Her book, We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life
  • Addiction isn’t about will power or being bad
  • How we as humans are “magnificent monsters” in that we all have light and dark inside of us
  • Being in a liminal space is where transformation takes place.  
  • Looking at challenging times and asking “What is this trying to teach me?”
  • Embracing the mystery of not knowing
  • How addiction demands everything
  • Having a “split mind” – the conflict of wanting to drink and knowing that you shouldn’t
  • The cognitive dissonance between who we think we are and what we’re doing
  • Being afraid of how you’ll feel when you’re not drinking
  • Understanding that sobriety gets better, then it gets worse, then it’s different
  • Her experience with AA and the positive and negative aspects of this recovery program
  • The importance of dealing with the physical body in recovery
  • The fear of “aloneness” and not having a home within ourselves 
  • Dealing with the ongoing struggle and need to be fixed or saved by someone
  • Learning to not being afraid of herself and starting to build self esteem and dignity

Laura McKowen Links:

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May 19, 2020
334: Scott Barry Kaufman on Living a Transcendent Life
00:49:10

Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive scientist interested in the development of intelligence, creativity, and personality. He applies a variety of perspectives to come to a richer understanding and appreciation of all kinds of minds and ways of achieving greatness. In this episode, he and Eric discuss his book, Transcend: The New Science of Self Actualization. They discuss many ways in which we can go beyond coping and, instead, set our sights a bit higher to thrive in our day to day life, regardless of the circumstances. Scott Barry Kaufman shows us how the ordinary life is always, at its heart, the extraordinary life.

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here.

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In This Interview, Scott Barry Kaufman and I discuss Living a Transcendent Life and…

  • His book, Transcend: The New Science of Self Actualization
  • That the way you frame a question can influence how you feel
  • How to take the leap towards growth so that your focus is no longer on simply coping
  • The idea of spending our days in transcendent ways 
  • What it means to cope
  • The detrimental path of Experiential Avoidance 
  • The importance of integrating everything that’s happening right now within yourself
  • How to view your personal growth opportunities while others are suffering
  • The difference between those who are creative amidst uncertainty and those who struggle to be creative in the same conditions
  • Being open to embracing new experiences by letting go of the need for control
  • Going right to the heart of the fears that you have so that you can make peace with them
  • That we don’t grow all at once and in a linear way


Scott Barry Kaufman Links:

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May 12, 2020
333: Sue Monk Kidd on The Longings of Our Heart
00:44:47

Sue Monk Kidd was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia, a place that deeply influenced the writing of her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees. Her 1990 book, When the Heart Waits, has become a touchstone on contemplative spirituality. Sue serves on the Writers Council for Poets & Writers, Inc and is well known for her work in feminist theology. Her new book is a novel called, The Book of Longings.  

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

For a free video in which Eric teaches you 3 perspectives you can take to help you navigate these challenging times, go to www.spiritualhabits.net

Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year.

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In This Interview, Sue Monk Kidd and I discuss Longings of our Heart and…

  • Her book, The Book of Longings
  • That what you pay attention to will either devour you or save you because we become what we pay attention to
  • The particular genius that dwells in every person
  • How she first decided that she wanted to write fiction when she was in her 40s
  • Asking the prayer that’s at the bottom of your heart
  • How being visible and being audible in the world is a choice to express the largeness that’s inside each of us
  • That we can nurture the largeness in another person, even if the largeness is inconvenient for us
  • God as an essence that lives everywhere, the being-ness in our midst
  • The many ways we conceptualize and thereby connect with God
  • Why suffering results in increased kindness in some while it hardens others
  • The role of vulnerability in our personal growth
  • When her therapist told her that the pain won’t kill you but the running from it might.
  • What it means to “let life be” when both beautiful and terrible things happen
  • Radical acceptance
  • How the path to healing is right through the wound
  • Facing our pain so our soul can metabolize it and we can move through it and move on
  • What it means to be a mother beyond having actual children
  • The middle places in life where the waiting and the work happens
  • Her writing process
  • The silence beneath her words
  • Her life as a prayer
  • How letting go is not a one-time thing
  • That life is like a spiral

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May 05, 2020
332: Henry Shukman on Paths of Spiritual Awakening
00:49:36

Henry Shukman is a poet, writer, and Associate Zen Master who lives in New Mexico where he teaches at Mountain Cloud Zen Center. He has published eight books to date of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. He writes regularly for Tricycle, The New York Times, and other publications. In this episode, Eric and Henry discuss his beautifully written book, One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, a Zen Memoir.

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

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Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year.

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In This Interview, Henry Shukman and I discuss Paths of Spiritual Awakening and…

  • His book, One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, a Zen Memoir
  • How to work with the 3 poisons that we all have: Greed, Ill Will, Delusion
  • Opening up to pain (rather than turning away from it) so that we can heal
  • His experience with dysthymia 
  • The awakening experiences he has had in his life
  • Learning how to be with his pain and wounds in order to heal
  • A major myth of meditation
  • How he knew he was ready to work with a spiritual teacher
  • His realization that awakening experiences are doorways and we must then step onto the paths they open up to in order to continue our spiritual growth
  • The value of community in spiritual growth
  • The trouble with thinking you have to do things alone
  • Discovering for ourselves the deep experience of the ordinary moments of our lives
  • The wisdom of cherishing the normal and finding beauty in ordinary things
  • Poetry as the practice of paying very close attention to things
  • The different levels of love

Henry Shukman Links:

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Apr 28, 2020
331: Special Episode: Tips for Living in Close Quarters
00:50:33

Many of us are staying at home right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic and if you live with people, chances are you have had moments of feeling irritated, frustrated, or annoyed as a result of being cooped up in close quarters together. This special episode has all-new interviews with 5 previous guests of the show, each offering you tips to help you navigate the difficult feelings and situations that come with spending so much time at home with loved ones. The guests of this special episode are Susan Piver, Lodro Rinzler, Rosalind Wiseman, Ralph De La Rosa, Rick Hanson


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In This Episode, We discuss Tips for Living in Close Quarters and…

  • That we are all subject to unbidden moods in these circumstances
  • How to grow closer through experiencing the ups and downs together
  • Resisting the urge to solve the “problem” of difficult feelings
  • To be with each other we need to be comfortable being with ourselves
  • Strategies to help you avoid snapping at your loved ones 
  • Turning towards your feelings rather than your thoughts 
  • How we’re face to face with our own minds right now
  • Feeling what we feel without judgment and without a storyline
  • What to do when you feel highly triggered 
  • The simple question we can ask ourselves before acting on a feeling
  • What to do to prepare before having a difficult conversation with someone you live with
  • How humor can help
  • Ways to cultivate a warmer heart
  • That listening is being prepared to be changed by what you hear
  • A helpful structure for family or household meetings
  • How we can prepare for difficult emotional experiences
  • Taking ownership of our own emotions
  • How to relate to our irritation
  • Remembering the people you live with are suffering, too
  • The phrase, “Like me, you, too, ____”
  • How to reduce the way we take things personally
  • The neuroscience of why tuning into internal bodily sensations works

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Lodro Rinzler

Rosalind Wiseman; ‘Rosalind’s “Tiny Habits:

Ralph De La Rosa

Rick Hanson

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Apr 21, 2020
330: Dr. Christian Conte on Radical Anger Management
00:53:20

Dr. Christian Conte is one of the country’s most accomplished mental health specialists in the field of anger and emotional management. He specializes in working in the prison system with people convicted of violent crimes. In this episode, he and Eric discuss his book, Walking Through Anger: A New Design for Confronting Conflict in an Emotionally Charged World. If this conversation about radical anger management rubs you the wrong way in the beginning, we invite you to get curious about your reaction and stay with the conversation – you may feel and think differently by the end of the episode.

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here.

Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year.

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In This Interview, Christian Conte and I discuss Radical Anger Management and…

  • His book, Walking Through Anger: A New Design for Confronting Conflict in an Emotionally Charged World
  • Working with our own anger 
  • The relationship between our ego and our anger
  • Anger management
  • That our expectations influence our experience of the world
  • Hindsight bias
  • How anger is a wonderful motivator
  • That if we loosen our grip on being right, we can humble ourselves to receive other perspectives
  • The metaphor of only being able to see one side of the box
  • Switching to a position of curiosity 
  • That certainty is an emotion, not a cognition
  • Leading humility and curiosity lessens the intensity of a situation
  • By saying, “here’s what I’m seeing, please teach me about what you’re seeing”, you can change the energy of the conversation
  • How we can drain our own limbic system in the midst of feeling angry
  • What it means that our mind wants to match our body
  • Why he recommends that we go to bed angry (instead of following the old adage that says otherwise)
  • That when we understand something intellectually, we think we’ve mastered putting it into practice in our lives
  • That extreme language produces extreme emotions
  • How we’re not disturbed by things – we’re disturbed by our view of things
  • That certainty is at the heart of a lot of anger

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Apr 14, 2020
329: Mini Episode: Allowing Yourself to Feel Everything and Post Traumatic Growth
00:11:09

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

In this mini episode, Eric shares helpful advice and many suggestions on how to deal with strong emotions during this global pandemic. He also offers a hopeful message about the personal growth that can come from such challenges.

  • Allow yourself to be where you are
  • Lower your expectations if you need to
  • Be kinder to yourself and practice self compassion (see Kristin Neff episode)
  • Journaling can be a helpful practice
  • Post traumatic growth - turning adversity into something better
  • Allowing ourselves to explore thoughts and feelings can help not only cope, but create meaning in our lives
  • 7 areas of growth that can come from adversity
  • The importance of routine and structure in our days


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Apr 11, 2020
329: Mark Nepo on Connecting to What Matters
00:48:26

Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher and cancer survivor who has taught in the fields of poetry, health, and spirituality for 40 years. Mark is a New York Times #1 selling author who has published numerous books and audio projects. In this episode, Eric and Mark discuss his book, The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters. This episode is a tonic to the suffering that we are facing right now in the midst of a pandemic. This conversation offers some of the most liberating wisdom that, when connected to, releases us from the grip of fear so that we are living from a place of presence, peace, and connecting to what matters. 

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here.

Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year.

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In This Interview, Mark Nepo and I discuss Connecting to What Matters and…

  • His new book, The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters
  • The value in cooperating, listening and working with things (rather than trying to bend them to our will)
  • That “sin”, as literally translated, is the same as “opaque” or, “not seeing”
  • That when we lose sight of the vastness to which we belong, succumbing to our narrow condition, we paint everything with the color of our trouble
  • How the surface of the ocean is what’s choppy and as we go down below the surface, we connect with the depth that is less tumultuous
  • “Rightsizing” our perspective on troubles by putting them in a larger perspective of vastness and wholeness
  • How to move at the pace of what is real: synchronizing the moving pace of mind, heart, and body 
  • That the power of reading out loud is like the difference between reading sheet music and hearing it in our heads vs. actually playing the music
  • That we meditate not to be great meditators, but to be clear vessels
  • How we’ve become “addicted to the noise of things falling apart”
  • That things are always simultaneously falling apart and coming together
  • We are challenged to honor what we’re going through while at the same time remembering that what we’re going through doesn’t define us
  • Asking “What is actually happening?” so we might identify right action
  • Waiting for the cloud of fear to pass so that you can decipher what is actually dangerous 
  • How in the modern world we have catastrophized our relationship to the unknown
  • That the unknown can produce love and beauty just as it can produce difficulty and hardships
  • The truth that there is no “there”, there’s only “here”
  • That often, when you can’t leave a difficult situation, you realize that everything you need is right here
  • The menacing assumption that life is somewhere other than where we are
  • That out of fear, we make a god of survival. But without thriving, what’s the point?

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Apr 07, 2020
328: Adreanna Limbach on Befriending our Difficult Feelings
00:48:59

Adreanna Limbach is a head-teacher at MNDFL Meditation Studios in New York City. Adreanna’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Women’s Health, Refinery 29, and Yoga Journal. Her new book is, Tea and Cake with Demons: A Buddhist Guide to Feeling Worthy. In this episode, Adreanna and Eric talk about how to be more skillful in the ways in which we relate to our “demons” – in other words, how we can go about befriending difficult feelings. 

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here.

Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year.

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In This Interview, Adreanna Limbach and I discuss Befriending our Difficult Feelings and…

  • Her book, Tea and Cake with Demons: A Buddhist Guide to Feeling Worthy
  • How difficult it was for her to write her book
  • How hard it is to create anything
  • The value of tenacity
  • The story her book is based on
  • How our demons, or difficult feelings, can be very personal but they all look a lot alike
  • The unskillful ways that we deal with our difficult feelings
  • Asking our demons “what do you have to teach me?”
  • How questions open things while answers shut them down
  • Identifying your “exit” when you’re feeling uncomfortable in your own skin
  • The 4 Noble Truths of Buddhism

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Mar 31, 2020
327: Special Episode: How to Work with Anger
00:46:24

So many of us are feeling angry for a myriad of reasons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. To help us better understand and work with our anger, Eric reached out to several previous guests of the show to ask them if they would be willing to talk with him for a special edition of The One You Feed Podcast about anger. They all generously agreed at a moment’s notice and this episode featuring 4 “mini-interviews” is the result. These are all new conversations with previous guests, Rick HansonHilary Jacobs HendelRuth King, and David Richo.

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

In This Episode, We discuss How to Work with Anger and…

  • That anger is a natural and normal response
  • Utilizing anger rather than letting anger utilize us
  • How anger can feel good in the moment but it corrodes over time
  • Finding peace when confronted with the truth of uncertainty
  • Mindfully noticing and naming our anger
  • Anger being triggered by perceived danger and it readies us for a fight
  • The danger of blocking our anger
  • That we feel anger as energy that wants to get out
  • Using fantasy to release the energy of anger 
  • When calm, making a list of “state-changers” for yourself
  • Noticing our coping strategies in the face of things we can’t control
  • The critical choice of what to do with the energy of anger
  • Being informed by our anger instead of reacting out of it
  • Channeling the energy in constructive ways rather than damaging ways
  • Getting curious about what the anger is trying to tell us – rather than focusing on what it’s saying about other people
  • Getting fiercely clear about rather than ablaze in the fire of our anger
  • When we’re in the anger, we lose touch with how it’s impacting our bodies
  • Setting the intention of doing no harm 
  • That fear is often underneath anger
  • Not acting out of anger because it can be abusive

Links to Other Episodes:

Rick Hanson

Hilary Jacobs Hendel

Ruth King

David Richo

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Mar 27, 2020
326: Special Episode: Crisis Strategies for Mental and Emotional Health
01:17:34

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

As the COVID-19 pandemic intensified earlier this week, Eric reached out to several previous guests of the show to ask them if they would be willing to talk with him for two special edition episodes of The One You Feed Podcast. They all generously agreed at a moment’s notice and this episode is the second of those two episodes. These mini-interviews are with 6 leaders in the realms of mental health and spirituality. Eric talks with each of them about how to deal with difficult thoughts and offers practical strategies for emotional health during these challenging times. These are all new conversations with previous guests, Parker PalmerMirabai Starr, Lewis HowesSteven C. HayesScott Stabile, and Sharon Salzberg.

In This Special Episode, We discuss Strategies for Emotional Health and…

  • Turning our attention to those who are vulnerable and need our help
  • The connection between anxiety and uncertainty
  • Accepting the truth that there are many things we cannot control
  • Being attentive to what we can control
  • How reflecting on and learning from suffering can be therapeutic
  • That dissolution is a good thing: You’ve lost an illusion and you’re that much closer to reality
  • How to abide in a space of not knowing
  • The paradox of actively helping the situation by doing less, staying put and slowing down
  • Reorienting to what we really need vs. our tendencies towards overconsumption
  • How to be mindful and Feed Our Good Wolf during a time of crisis
  • That constantly seeing crisis media alerts is like seeing a car crash every 2 minutes – we benefit from placing boundaries on how often we consume media coverage 
  • Creating meaning amidst suffering
  • How psychological flexibility can help us move through difficulty
  • How to move through a crisis so that you come out of it with post-traumatic growth
  • Ways to work with your anger towards others during this crisis
  • Ways to work with your fear about this crisis
  • The helpful pillars of self-care that can really support us in crisis
  • Looking for ourself in others to bring empathy 
  • What it means to connect to our hearts and souls
  • The importance of giving yourself grace and forgiveness during a crisis
  • How loving-kindness meditation can help us
  • How staying home can mimic the effects of a reflective retreat
  • A guided meditation from Sharon Salzberg


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Lewis Howes

Steven C. Hayes

Scott Stabile

Sharon Salzberg

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Mar 24, 2020
325: Special Episode: How to Work From Home
00:51:25

As the COVID-19 pandemic intensified earlier this week, Eric reached out to several previous guests of the show to ask them if they would be willing to talk with him for a special edition of The One You Feed Podcast. They all generously agreed at a moment’s notice and this episode is the result. These mini-interviews are with 4 experts on the subject of human behavior and Eric talks with each of them about how we might go about structuring our time, environment and mindset on living and working from home. These are all new conversations with previous guests, David Kadavy Charlie GilkeyChris Bailey, and Liz Fosslien

You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help

In This Episode, We discuss…

  • How to set boundaries for yourself in your time, space, and mind
  • The Pomodoro Method
  • Ways to divide your physical space for work
  • Setting up mental boundaries to get into and out of a work mindset
  • Misdiagnosing distractions when they’re actually challenges of competing priorities
  • Pre-work, lunchtime, and post-work routines
  • Making your environment work for you
  • That your environment matters more than your willpower over the long term
  • How to be productive while in crisis mode
  • Replacing your commute-to-work time with self-care activities
  • Best practices for consuming the news while working from home
  • How it’s ok to feel feelings during this difficult time
  • Best practices for managing people 
  • Deciding the next day’s priorities at the end of the previous day
  • Not letting praise be something that gets lost while working virtually
  • Emotionally proof-reading your messages before sending


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Mar 20, 2020
324: Kristin Neff on Self Compassion
00:45:12

Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Educational Psychology. With her partner Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically-supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion that is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. She co-authored The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook as well as the book, Teaching the Mindful Self Compassion Program: A Guide For Professionals. In this episode, Kristin and Eric dive into the topic of self-compassion and discuss what it is and isn’t. Kristin also shares how to practice self compassion as well as leads listerns through a self-compassion practice. 

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In This Interview, Kristin Neff and I discuss Self Compassion and…

  • Her book, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
  • That what we practice grows stronger
  • The science of contemplative practice
  • What self-compassion is
  • Treating yourself with the same kindness you’d show to a dear friend 
  • Starting with mindfulness
  • The connectedness of compassion 
  • The fact that we suffer unites us as human beings
  • Quintessential question, “What do I need?”
  • Myths of self-compassion and how it is a powerful antidote to shame
  • The Inner Ally vs. Inner Enemy
  • Constructive self-criticism
  • How to practice and the physiology of self compassion.
  • The self-compassion break 
  • Why and how self-criticism harms us

Kristin Neff Links:

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Mar 17, 2020
324: Mini Episode: Fear: How to Cope in Uncertain Times
00:16:47

Eric talks about how to best deal with fear during these uncertain times

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Mar 15, 2020
323: Norman Fischer on Spiritual Growth through Imagination
00:46:53

Norman Fischer is a poet, author, Zen Buddhist teacher and priest. He’s a graduate of Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop and he’s been publishing poetry since 1979. He’s the author of 17 books of poetry, 6 books of prose on Zen and religion as well as numerous articles and essays. In this episode, Eric and Norman discuss his book, The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path.

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In This Interview, Norman Fischer and I discuss Spiritual Growth through Imagination and…

  • His book, The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path
  • Redefining imagination and discovering it’s prevalence and role in life
  • The role of imagination in spiritual paths
  • How we don’t see the world exactly as it is, but rather through filters
  • Loosening our grasp on what we think of as absolute reality
  • Constructing useful stories in our mind rather than living by our default stories
  • The essential ways in which imagination enriches the experience of our lives
  • When we realize we are making our lives for ourselves, we have the power to make it differently
  • The Bodhisattva: A Buddha in training
  • Compassion, Love and Service for the benefit of others
  • The Bodhisattva Path
  • The myth of separateness and the truth of interconnection and love
  • That holding two (seemingly contradictory) ideas in our mind at one time offers us depth perception
  • How ideals can inspire us rather than put pressure on us
  • The disease of perfectionism
  • How to engage in “Joyful Effort” when you don’t feel very joyful and don’t have much effort to spare
  • Patience: Just keep going and be of benefit to others
  • Turning toward what’s arising: facing it, embracing it, breathing into it and going forward with it
  • The problematic nature of favoring one’s own suffering over the suffering of others

Norman Fischer Links:

normanfischer.org

Poems by Norman Fischer

Essays by Norman Fischer

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Mar 10, 2020
322: Kamla Kapur on Transformative Powers in Life
00:47:39

Kamla Kapur is an award winning author, poet and playwright. She was born and raised in India and studied in the United States. Kamla now divides her time between living in the remote Indian Himalayas and in San Diego, California with her husband. She holds a Master’s Degree in Literature from Kent State University in Ohio and she studied Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. Kamla was on the faculty of Grossmont College in San Diego for 18 years and her stories, poems, and plays have been published in many prestigious Indian and American journals. In this episode, she and Eric use her new book, Rumi: Tales of the Spirit: A Journey to Healing the Heart, as a jumping off point to discuss the transformative powers we experience through various life experiences.

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In This Interview, Kamla Kapur and I discuss Transformative Powers in Life and…

  • Her book, Rumi: Tales of the Spirit: A Journey to Healing the Heart
  • The deep wound to Rumi’s heart that transformed him and brought forth his treasured body of work that we now know and love
  • How suffering can be our greatest tutor and guide in life
  • The idea of expansion and contraction in our lives
  • That when your heart breaks, it breaks open 
  • How suffering can open us up to being more aware and connected to our higher selves
  • That those who transform as a result of their suffering are open to a different way of thinking as a result of the difficult things that happen to them
  • The transformative powers of hope, joy, and love
  • Rumi’s stories of characters embracing suffering
  • How all suffering has the power to awaken us
  • The transformative power of suffering
  • The transformative power of acceptance
  • How Rumi says, “When the candle of your youth dims, you have to light the candle of the spirit.” 
  • Actively ascending to our aging
  • The awe and wonder of existence and the mystery of life that we as humans can perceive

Kamla Kapur Links:

kamlakkapur.com

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Mar 03, 2020
321: Ryan Oelke on Awakening in Life
00:56:38

Ryan Oelke is the co-founder of Buddhist Geeks and is the founder of Awakening In Life. Ryan is a meditation teacher with an MS.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and has 18 years of experience in meditation. He is also a certified teacher in Judith Blackstone’s Realization Process. In this episode, Ryan and Eric discuss using Radical Curiosity and embodying our experiences to Awaken In Life.

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In This Interview, Ryan Oelke and I discuss Awakening in Life and…

  • Practicing Radical Curiosity
  • Coming home to yourself as you are in this moment
  • Being radically open to what is happening to fully see it
  • How nothing collapses consciousness faster than judgment
  • How being curious implies being engaged with the subject matter
  • Awakening in Life
  • Life as the opportunity to awaken
  • Ways to integrate spiritual principles into the moments of our life
  • Cultivating capacity through formal practice
  • How to use the little moments that might otherwise be “thrown away” during the day
  • That focusing on embodying our experience enables it to become more deeply our own
  • How awakening in life is a responsive, integral path
  • A prescriptive path/model vs. a responsive path/model
  • Having a deep trust in your own experience 
  • Metta Dharma
  • That the entire point of waking up in life could be to have an appropriate response.


Ryan Oelke Links:

ryanoelke.com

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Feb 25, 2020
320: Stephen Mitchell on the Questioning Mind
00:45:45

Stephen Mitchell is an author and translator who has dedicated much of his life to Zen practice. Eric and Stephen have an in depth discussion about the questioning mind as well as his work of translating many famous texts, including the Tao Te ChingBhagavad Gita, and Rilke’s “Letters To a Young Poet”. Stephen has also co-authored many books with his wife, Byron Katie, who is a former guest on the show. 

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