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    467: Joanna Macy on Work That Reconnects

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 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 workEric and Joanna discuss her translations of Rilke along with her important “Work That Reconnects”.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!Joanna Macy and I Discuss her Work That Reconnects and…Her book translation, Letters to a Young Poet by RilkeThe joy she experienced translating the work of Rilke with her coauthor Anita BarrowsHaving patience, curiosity and learning "to live the questions now" Asking ourselves how can we trust and be trustedHer 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 thingsHer important activist workKnowing what we can control, but still caring about what we can't controlHow this work is a "celebration of the awareness of the great reciprocity at the heart of the universe"Joanna Macy Links:Joanna's WebsiteWork That ReconnectsWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Joanna Macy you might also enjoy these other episodes:Curiosity and Activism with Sophia BushThe Questioning Mind with Stephen MitchellSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    466: Emma Gannon on Community and Connection in an Online World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 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 WorldBut 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!Emma Gannon and I Discuss Community and Connection in an Online World and…Her book, Disconnected: How to Stay Human in an Online WorldThe belief that everyone is creative and need to feed their creativityThe joy and challenge when your creative work becomes your paid workHow our online and offline behaviors and interactions are often not alignedConnection and how she compares humans to treesThe power of community and connection, both online and in-personNoticing when spending too much time online leads to emotional disconnectionUnderstanding self-sabotage and noticing the feelings associated with that behaviorFinding the balance of striving to be successful and happinessHer thoughts on cancel cultureHer first novel, OliveThe shame and guilt that women often feel for their life choicesEmma Gannon Links:Emma's WebsiteTwitterInstagramWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Emma Gannon, you might also enjoy these other episodes:How to Become Unlonely with Jillian RichardsonHow to Find Joy and Community with Radha AgrawalSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    465: Catherine Gray on The Lasting Joy of Being Sober

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 49:28

    Catherine Gray is a Sunday Times Bestselling author of five books, including debut smash hit The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober. She'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 LastsBut 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!Catherine Gray and I Discuss The Lasting Joy of Being Sober and…Her book, Sunshine Warm: Unexpected Sober Joy That LastsThe power of getting more specific with your gratitude listsBeing several years removed from addiction and in the advanced stages of recoveryUnderstanding that addiction doesn't have to define you, but that it's always thereNo longer defining herself as an alcoholic after several years of sobrietyAddiction can be the difference between what you intend to do and what you actually doHow addiction is a spectrum and not black or whiteThe issues with labeling yourself as an addictWhat matters most is asking yourself if your life would be better without the substance or behaviorThe challenge with addictions that are considered socially acceptable How most experts agree there isn't such a thing as an addictive personalitySome people may have addictive tendencies based on various traitsUnderstanding that our perception of ourselves is what shapes our realityCatherine Gray Links:Catherine GrayTwitterInstagramWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Catherine Gray, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Catherine Gray (2018 Interview)Catherine Gray on Unexpected Joy (2019 Interview)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    464: Emily Balcetis on How to Focus and Accomplish Goals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 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 WorldBut wait – there's more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It's that simple and we'll give you good stuff as a thank you!Emily Balcetis and I Discuss How to Focus and Accomplish Goals and…Her book, Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the WorldHer decision to tackle learning to play drumsThe four tools of accomplishing a goalWhat it means to materialize a goalHow our brains can't be trusted to accurately assess our progress toward our goalThe importance of writing down and tracking progress Figuring out what we want to accomplish AND creating a plan of actionForeshadowing obstacles that might get in our way and how you'll deal with them increases your chances of successThe value of narrowing your focus of attentionHow time is a big determinant of what goals we set and whether we reach those goalsFinding ways to connect your current self with your future self can make it easier to make tougher choices that lead to better outcomes laterHow it sometimes makes sense to have a “wide bracket” or broader perspectiveThe power of framing and how what we see predicts what we doEmily Balcetis Links:Emily BalcetisTwitterWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Emily Balcetis, you might also enjoy these other episodes:How to Change with Katy MilkmanBehavior Change with John NorcrossSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    463: Regina Louise on Strategies for Unconditional Self-Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 61:51

    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-LoveBut 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!Regina Louise and I Strategies for Unconditional Self-Love and…Her book, Permission Granted: Kick-Ass Strategies to Bootstrap Your Way to Unconditional Self-LoveGrowing up in difficult circumstances and still feeling her worthHow we can all benefit from a cleared-out heart Learning to grow through what we go throughUnderstanding that you can't change the past, but you can reclaim your dignity and self-worthLearning to be with the difficult feelings inside of usUnderstanding that the tragedy she endured was not personalHow she learned to protect and value herself when her caregivers couldn'tHer introjections leading to her growthThe tendency to feed the “less than” of herselfTaking responsibility for her own healingCreating distance and making meaning of her past experiencesRegina Louise Links:Regina's WebsiteTwitterInstagramWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Regina Louise, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Radical Self Love with Sonya Renee TaylorPerfecting Self Love with Scott StabileSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    462: Stephen Guise on How to Form Elastic Habits

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 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.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!Stephen Guise and I Discuss How to Form Elastic Habits and…His book, Elastic Habits: How to Create Smarter Habits That Adapt to Your DayHow bad habits fulfill some needsAn elastic habit is one that creates flexibility and more points of progressHow flexibility is strength when it comes to obstaclesLateral flexibility is having several different options to achieve the same goalVertical flexibility is having the option to move the intensity of the activity up or downThe roles of the different levels: mini, plus, and eliteHow to work with feelings and motivation in establishing habitsHow to apply the lateral and vertical flexibility to habits Cues or triggers are what prompts you to do the behaviorThe different types of cues or triggers: time. activity, daily, emotional, and window Intelligent tracking and why it's important in establishing new habitsThe process for creating and implementing “elastic” habits Stephen Guise Links:Stephen's WebsiteTwitterFacebookWhen you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!If you enjoyed this conversation with Stephen Guise, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Behavior Change with John NorcrossTiny Habits for Behavior Change with BJ FoggSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    461: James Clear on Compounding Nature of Habits (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 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.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!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 OnesHabits are a response to the physical cues in our environmentLearning to make it obvious or reduce friction when trying to create good habits Habit stacking and priming your environment for successClarifying the action: “After _____, I will _____”Getting specific with your actions (when, where)How social environment affects the attractiveness of habitsMaking habits easy and convenientThe two-minute rule for establishing good habitsA habit must be established before it can be improvedOptimize for the starting line rather than the finish lineMake it satisfying – how positive emotions cultivate good habits and negative emotions destroy themBring the long-term consequences into the short termReinforcing your identity by your actionsJames Clear Links:James's WebsiteTwitterInstagramIf you enjoyed this conversation with James Clear, you might also enjoy these other episodes:James Clear (2015)Tiny Habits for Behavior Change with BJ FoggSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    460: James Clear on Compounding Nature of Habits (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 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.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!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 OnesHow habits are like the compound interest of self-improvementYour outcomes are a lagging measure of your effortsHow bamboo growth is like habit growthThe importance of building a foundation of habits to see resultsHow work isn't wasted, it's storedFocusing on systems rather than goalsHow the outcome is a natural consequence of habitsHow goals can create an artificial finish lineThe role of identity in behavior changeHow you choose to act leads to the kind of person you want to beLearning to adopt a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindsetHow humans are learning machinesThe 4 stages of habits: cue, craving, response, and rewardThe 4 laws of behavior change: make it obvious, attractive, easy, and satisfyingTo break a bad habit, invert the 4 laws of behavior changeJames Clear Links:James's WebsiteTwitterInstagramCalm App: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life through meditations and sleep stories. Join the 85 million people around the world who use Calm to get better sleep. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolf 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 FoggSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    459: John Zeratsky on How to Make Time for What Matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 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.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!John Zeratsky and I Discuss How to Make Time for What Matters and…His book, Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every DayUnderstanding the limits of will-powerSetting up our environment so it's easier to make the right decisionsThe 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 behaviorCreating a highlight for everydayStructuring your day around your “highlight” Finding more meaningful momentsTaking back control of your time and energyCreating barriers to distractionThe fundamentals of managing your energyThe importance of focusing on the process, not the outcomeBecoming aware of how our interaction with technology makes us feelJohn Zeratsky Links:John's WebsiteTwitterIf you enjoyed this conversation with John Zeratsky, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Time Management for Mortals with Oliver BurkemanBeing a Procrastinator with Tim PychylSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    458: Charlie Gilkey on How to Get Things Done

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 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.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!Charlie Gilkey and I Discuss How to Get Things Done and…His book, Start Finishing: How To Go From Idea To DoneHow kindness towards others often brings out the best in everyoneThe Tao Te ChingFocusing on your input and letting go of the resultsWe don't just improve by thinking about things, we improve by doing themCreative constipation breeds toxicity We're either creating something or destroying somethingWe don't do ideas, we do projectsHow doing our best work is often really hardThe myth: if it's meant to be for us, it's supposed to be easyThe myth that if it doesn't come easy for you, you shouldn't do itDoing something until you're good enough at it to decide whether or not you want to continue doing itThe 5 things that get in the way of doing our best workHead Trash: Doesn't matter if a thought is true or not – it matters if we believe it or notThe problem with automatically believing our thoughtsHow discipline limits decision fatigueHow action expresses priorityCharlie Gilkey Links:Charlie's WebsiteInstagramTwitterFacebookUpstart: The fast and easy way to get a personal loan to consolidate, lower your interest rate, and pay off your debt. Go to www.upstart.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Charlie Gilkey, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Chris Bailey on Focus, Productivity, and MeditationDavid Kadavy on Getting StartedSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    457: Arthur Brooks on What It Takes to Find Happiness

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 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.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!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 ContemptThe four extrinsic things that feed off fear are money, power, pleasure, and fameThe four intrinsic things that feed off love are faith, family, friendships, and meaningful workHow happiness requires meaning and having meaning requires challenge and/or difficultyThe three aspects of meaning are coherence, purpose, and significanceHow writing out the thing you learned from a bad experience can bring meaning to itLearning to find significance in the small thingsHow we need to stop living in the future and appreciate being in the presentThe freeing idea that nobody really cares like we think they doThe more you judge others, the more you will feel judgedThe therapy for feeling insecure is to stop judging and start observingThe link between humor and happinessHow we should reject grimnessRejecting the expectations of the holidays can lead to more happinessArthur Brooks Links:Arthur's WebsiteInstagramTwitterFacebookNovo Nordisk - Explore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management. To learn more, visit truthaboutweight.comIf you enjoyed this conversation with Arthur Brooks, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Jonathan Rauch – The Happiness CurveRuth Whippman on The Complexity of HappinessSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    456: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and John Britton on Right Brain Injury vs. Left Brain Injury

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 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. But wait – there's more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It's that simple and we'll give you good stuff as a thank you!Dr. 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 brainHow the left brain governs past and future, me the individual, details, boundaries, languageThat the right brain governs the present, the “we” collective, connections, expansive, and opennessThe way the two hemispheres of our brain interact with one another in a healthy brainHow John experienced the world before, during, and after his right brain injuryThe most helpful rehabilitation approach for John post his injuryDr. Jill Bolte Taylor's experience of her left hemisphere traumatic brain injury and her recovery storyDr. Jill Bolte Taylor Links:Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's WebsiteTwitterFacebookCalm App: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life through meditations and sleep stories. Join the 85 million people around the world who use Calm to get better sleep. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolfTalkspace is the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. It's therapy on demand. Visit www.talkspace.com or download the app and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month.If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and John Britton, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Whole Brain Living with Dr. Jill Bolte TaylorThe Divided Yet Connected Brain with Iain McGilchristLessons About the Brain with Lisa Feldman BarrettSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    455: Ethan Kross on How to Harness the Chatter in Your Head

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 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.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!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 ItHow we have both emotional and cognitive needs when dealing with the “chatter” in our headsCommon triggers for internal chatter are uncertainty and lack of controlThe three main categories of tools to work with chatterLearning to zoom out and broaden our perspectiveDistance self-talk is talking to yourself like you'd talk to another personTemporal distancing (mental time travel) Expressive writing about negative experiencesUsing your imagination to replay a past experience to gain objectivityHarnessing our internal chatter rather than silencing itHow to think about thinking and what we can and cannot controlBeing aware of how easy some of these tools are to implementCreating if/then plans increases the likelihood you'll remember to use the toolsEnvironmental tools and the benefits of getting outside in nature How cleaning and organizing our physical space impacts our mental stateEthan Kross Links:Ethan's WebsiteTwitterInstagramNovo Nordisk – Explore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management.If you enjoyed this conversation with Ethan Kross, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Overthinking and Internal Soundtracks with Jon AcuffScott GorntoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    454: Jillian Richardson on How to Become Unlonely

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 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. But wait – there's more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It's that simple and we'll give you good stuff as a thank you!Jillian Richardson and I Discuss How to Become Unlonely and …Her book, Unlonely Planet: How Healthy Congregations Can Change the WorldSome of the barriers that get in the way of making friendshipsSome strategies we can use to make friendshipsThree relationship strengthening tacticsHow to know when vulnerability slides into needinessThat looking for the “perfect” person or group of people can stump you in your search for meaningful connectionWhen you might want to reflect on your relationship to the idea of groupsWhere to start when you're lonely and want to connect with othersHow to meet people if you're an introvertThe importance of being kind to yourself in this processJillian Richardson Links:Jillian's WebsiteTwitterInstagramUpstart: The fast and easy way to get a personal loan to consolidate, lower your interest rate, and pay off your debt. Go to www.upstart.com/wolfFeals: Premium CBD delivered to your doorstep to help you manage stress, anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. Feals CBD is food-grade and every batch is tested so you know you are getting a truly premium grade product. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping by becoming a member at www.feals.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Jillian Richardson, you might also enjoy these other episodes:How to Find Joy and Community with Radha AgrawalBelonging and Connection with Sebene SelassieSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    453: Oliver Burkeman on Time Management for Mortals

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 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”But wait – there's more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It's that simple and we'll give you good stuff as a thank you!Oliver 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 feelingsFinitude and understanding that life is finiteTime and how we relate to it as something we have and useThe idea that we are time rather than we have timeAccepting the truth of your finitude allows you to live more in the presentConfusing meaningful with extraordinaryCosmic insignificance therapy suggests that we reexamine the threshold of what makes a meaningful lifeOur tendency to want to define and measure what is meaningful in lifeHow the pursuit of using time well can lead us to live in the future rather than being presentAsking ourselves if something is expanding or contracting to usThe modern attention economy and being aware if we are choosing where our attention goesHow the things that matter most to us can provoke unpleasant emotions that lead to seeking distractionsThe problem isn't how things are, but rather how we think they should beTrying too hard to be present in the moment Accepting the impossibility of complete control Oliver Burkeman Links:Oliver's WebsiteTwitterOliver's PostsCalm App: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life through meditations and sleep stories. Join the 85 million people around the world who use Calm to get better sleep. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Oliver Burkeman, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Oliver Burkeman on Modern Time Management (2019)Oliver Burkeman (2014)Living Between Worlds with James HollisSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    452: Jonah Berger on How to Change Anyone's Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 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.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!Jonah Berger and I Discuss How to Change Anyone's Mind and …His book, The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's MindHow people changeThat most decisions that we make are shaped by other peopleThe major mistake most of us make when it comes to trying to change behavior in ourselves and othersHow to create change by reducing the barriers and energy requiredFeeling like we should do something vs because we want to do somethingPeople's zones of acceptance and rejectionWhat it means to "highlight a gap" and how it can help us changeHow the costs of change often come due before the benefits of change are experiencedWhat factors drive Identification vs DifferentiationJonah Berger Links:Jonah's WebsiteTwitterInstagramBest Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you enjoyed this conversation with Jonah Berger, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Mimetic Desires in Everyday Life with Luke BurgisEffectively Thinking Ahead with Bina VenkataramanSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    451: Mark Manson on Important Lessons in Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:55

    Stressed by Holiday Expectations?Join Eric and The One You Feed Community for a FREE online gathering on November 30th at 8pm Eastern Time. (Recording will be available for 72 hours)In this free live event, Eric will teach a Spiritual Habit that will allow you to release these types of stress and touch into a deeper feeling of wholeness, peace, steadiness, and presence. Register Now!In case you're just recently joining us, or however long you've been a listener of the show, you may not realize that we have over 7 years of incredible episodes in our archive! We've had so many wonderful guests that we decided to handpick one of our favorites that may be new to you, but if not, is definitely worth another listen! 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.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!Mark Manson and I Discuss Important Lessons in Life and …Opportunity costs and being aware of the sacrificesHis most popular article, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*&The misconception of confidenceThe friendship test in romantic relationshipsHow he applies logic in his writingPositive thinking and his issue with “The Secret”How inspiration often comes from taking actionHis “Do Something” principleMistaking happiness for pleasureHow true happiness comes from the meaning of our experiencesOur need to always be challenged in lifeHow our pursuits change as we get olderHis article on Ken Wilbur, an American philosopherMark Manson Links:Mark's WebsiteInstagramTwitterFacebookIf you enjoyed this conversation with Mark Manson, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Everyday Courage with Ryan HolidayLove, Grace, and Grit with Sebastian SiegelSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    450: Iain McGilchrist on The Divided Yet Connected Brain

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 47:53

    Stressed by Holiday Expectations?Join Eric and The One You Feed Community for a FREE online gathering on November 30th at 8pm Eastern Time. (Recording will be available for 72 hours)In this free live event, Eric will teach a Spiritual Habit that will allow you to release these types of stress and touch into a deeper feeling of wholeness, peace, steadiness, and presence. Register Now!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.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!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 WorldThat creativity requires resistanceThe differences between the two hemispheres of our brainHow distinctions are important but divisions are invented by usThe ways our brain hemispheres work togetherThat our world is currently dominated by left brain hemisphere thinkingThe ways we might address the crises we face as a species and worldHow he responds to the critics of a right brain/left brain theoryThe ways in which our hemispheres are connected and work togetherThe difference between our two hemispheres isn't as much what they do but how they do itThe 8 portals our brain uses to get information about the worldThe 4 powers we have to arrive at truthIain McGilchrist Links:Iain's WebsiteTwitterFacebookUpstart: The fast and easy way to get a personal loan to consolidate, lower your interest rate, and pay off your debt. Go to www.upstart.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Iain McGilchrist, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Whole Brain Living with Dr. Jill Bolte TaylorLessons About the Brain with Lisa Feldman BarrettSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    449: Jeremy Lent on the Integration of Science and Traditional Wisdom in Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 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 UniverseBut 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, 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 UniverseThe difference between want and intention Understanding the power of kindness toward the “negative” parts of usHis character, “Uncle Bob,” who represents the dominant worldviewWorldview 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 usCultural mindfulness frees us to open up to other possibilitiesThe idea that humans are selfish or have a “selfish gene” and how science refutes thisThe self-organization of life: the different parts make the whole and the whole relates to the different partsHuman nature and how cooperation, not competition has led to the abundance of life on earthDifferences between Eastern and Western traditional beliefs in regard to human natureThe negative aspects of humans' ability to cooperateThe 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 universeLi is how Chi is organizedHow the deep spiritual traditions from the past add richness to what modern science revealsThe realization that deep human intuitions are our internal validation of what science tells us about how the universe really isFractals and the holarchy or structure of life's interconnectednessJeremy Lent Links:Jeremy's WebsiteJeremy's BlogTwitterFacebookNovo Nordisk – Explore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management.If you enjoyed this conversation with Jeremy Lent, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Neuroscience Behind our Reality with James KingslandMike McHargue (Science Mike)Science and the Sacred with Sasha SaganSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    448: Jacob Nordby on Creativity as a Cure

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 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. 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, 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 LifeHow he defines creativityHow creativity can bring you back to your truest self Why he believes every human being is creativeThe three enemies of creativityThe connection between spirituality and creativityFeeling an inward longing to come home to yourselfRebuilding his life after burning it to the groundHow imagination can work for us or against usAllowing our thoughts and emotions yet not empower themThe three questions he answers every dayHow to create more choice points in our daily livesJacob Nordby Links:Jacob's WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookTalkspace is the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. It's therapy on demand. Visit www.talkspace.com or download the app and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month.Feals: Premium CBD delivered to your doorstep to help you manage stress, anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. Feals CBD is food-grade and every batch is tested so you know you are getting a truly premium grade product. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping by becoming a member at www.feals.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Jacob Nordby, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Finding Your Creativity with Julia CameronWriting for Healing with Maggie SmithSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    447: Beth Jacobs on Original Buddhist Psychology

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 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 LifeBut wait – there's more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It's that simple and we'll give you good stuff as a thank you!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 LifeAbhidharma is the structural layout of the Buddha's original vision of the universeUnderstanding the complex laws of how forces move together in the universeThe entity of “me” exists from the arbitrary framework we create for ourselvesThe 5 skandhas are what is used to construct our reality: form, feelings, perceptions, habit formations, consciousnessesNeuropsychology and the 17 steps of perceptionInterdependent origination is the idea that everything is in motion and connectedHow consciousness is just an interactionThe various lists of lists in the AbhidharmaEnergy, mindfulness, and investigation The idea of gently removing our obstructionsWriting and meditation as powerful tools for awakeningBeth Jacobs Links:Beth's WebsiteNovo Nordisk – Explore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management.If you enjoyed this conversation with Beth Jacobs, you might also enjoy these other episodes:How to Find Bliss with Bob ThurmanInner Freedom Through Mindfulness with Jack KornfieldSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    446: Austin Kleon on How to Stay Creative

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 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 BadBut 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, Austin Kleon and I Discuss How to Stay Creative and …His book, Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and BadHow his deep work has usually originated from a dark placeLife is about the balance between the light and dark in usHis long term pessimism and short term optimismMaking 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 nextIf/And statements and how life is not linear in that wayHis reflection on the book her wrote 10 years agoTrying to get back to the beginner's mindSeeking curiosity over wisdomOrdinary life + extra attention = the extraordinaryPaying attention by drawing, writing, reading poetry, or walkingTrying to view things as an artist mightForget the noun, do the verbThe importance of having a hobbiesHow energy can be found in books and works of artAustin Kleon Links:Austin's WebsiteTwitterInstagramUpstart: The fast and easy way to get a personal loan to consolidate, lower your interest rate, and pay off your debt. Go to www.upstart.com/wolfCalm App: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life through meditations and sleep stories. Join the 85 million people around the world who use Calm to get better sleep. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Austin Kleon, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Finding Your Creativity with Julia CameronWriting as a Path to Awakening with Albert Flynn DeSilverSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    445: Jon Acuff on Overthinking and Internal Soundtracks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 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 OverthinkingBut 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, Jon Acuff and I Discuss Overthinking, Internal Soundtracks, and …His book, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to OverthinkingHow action eliminates overthinking and inaction breeds overthinkingThe importance of deciding as few times as possibleOverthinking is when what you think gets in the way of what you wantViewing our thoughts as repetitive soundtracks that become our playlist“Pulling the thread” when processing your feelingsHow fear gets a voice but doesn't get a voteLearning to identify your broken soundtracksEvaluating your thoughts and asking is it true, is it helpful, is it kind?Getting support from others can help retire your broken soundtracksHow we can't stop overthinking but we can replace it with another thoughtViewing our thoughts as a dial that we can turn down and not a switch that we can turn offFinding activities that get you out of your headFlipping your broken soundtracks to the oppositeThe important process of repeating new soundtracksFinding ways to remind yourself of new soundtracksTying new thoughts to a symbol by making it personal, visible, and simpleJon Acuff Links:Jon's WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookYouTubeNovo Nordisk – Explore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management.If you enjoyed this conversation with Jon Acuff, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Perfecting Self-Love with Scott StabileNeuropsychology and the Thinking Mind with Dr. Chris NiebauerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    444: Sebastian Siegel on Love, Grace, and Grit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 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.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, Sebastian Siegel and I Discuss Love, Grace, Grit, and …His new movie, Grace and Grit, a story of love beyond lifeKen Wilber's memoir and brilliant body of work that inspired this filmThe beautiful story of love and transformation How taking action is a catalyst in the growth of your different relationshipsKnowing that we always have a choice in how we respond to what life gives usWhat 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 himRemembering and cultivating awareness that every moment is a spiritual practiceHis admiration of and inspiration from philosophers Alan Watts and Ken WilberThe gentleness and gracefulness of Ramana Maharsi's work about being in service to loveThe metaphor of the bent finger of reaching out to God, within and through ourselvesThe paradoxes woven into lifeSebastian Siegel Links:Sebastian's WebsiteGrace and GritInstagramBest Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Skillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Sign up via www.skillshare.com/feed and you'll get a FREE one-month trial of Skillshare premium membership.Talkspace is the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. It's therapy on demand. Visit www.talkspace.com or download the app and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month.If you enjoyed this conversation with Sebastian Siegel, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Perfecting Self-Love with Scott StabileHow to Find Zest in Life with John KaagSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    443: Guy Winch on Emotional First Aid

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 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.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, Guy Winch and I Discuss Emotional First Aid and …His book, Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday HurtsUnderstanding that we need to tend to our emotional wounds just as we would physical woundsBuilding emotional resiliency by addressing these small woundsHow to treat the emotional wound of rejectionIdentifying exactly what the hurt feelings areHow the brain registers physical and emotional pain in the same wayLearning to improve low self-esteemWriting exercises to help deal with rejection and failureHow ruminating can easily become a habit and lead to depressionThe dangers of rumination: stewing vs. doingHow rumination is vulnerable to distraction, engage your mind somewhere elseWhat works and doesn't work in building self-esteemBuilding self-compassionThe detective mindset vs. a harmful and self-critical mindsetGuy Winch Links:Guy's WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagramIf you enjoyed this conversation with Guy Winch, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Jonathan Rottenberg on DepressionTasha Eurich on Growing Self AwarenessSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    442: Jack Kornfield on Inner Freedom Through Mindfulness

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 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 AreBut 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, 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 AreThe first step to dealing with difficult emotions is seeing and accepting what's thereHow practicing mindfulness expands your window of tolerance Tools to help us remember the vastnessRemembering that our story is always changingHow we are bound to experience both the beauty and pain in lifeThe importance of compassion How there are many simple practices to transform our heart and mindChoosing the best spiritual practices based on what we're drawn toHis work with Father Greg Boyle, writer of Tattoos on the HeartThe possibility of seeing the Buddha-nature in every human beingThe refuge in community and how we need each otherTrusting that we're part of something bigger than ourselvesLearning to trust our inner knowledge, heart, and bodyAccepting our fear and understanding that growth comes after fearThe doubting mind and our capacity to recognize itLearning to not judge the thoughts that come up in meditationHis shift in life from actively getting things done into relaxing more and seeing how things turn outHow we all have the seeds of awakening within usJack Kornfield Links:Jack's WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagramIf you enjoyed this conversation with Jack Kornfield you might also enjoy these other episodes:Effortless Mindfulness with Loch KellyTara BrachSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    441: Journey to Healing and Recovery with Brian Broome

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 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 MemoirBut 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, Brian Broom and I Discuss his Journey to Healing, Recovery, and …His book, Punch Me Up to the Gods: A MemoirHow 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 themHow he learned more about his father after his death when writing his bookHis journey to getting sober and healing from childhood woundsWhat sobriety looks like for him nowRecognizing his defense mechanismsLearning to not be ashamed of taking medication for anxiety and depressionHow he started writing in rehab lead to becoming a therapeutic tool for himBeing ruled by shame and how all-consuming it was The ideas of masculinity that remain from his upbringingHis thoughts about masculinity not being a useful concept, but rather being human is what's importantExternal support is important, but only you can save yourselfBrian Broome Links:Brian's WebsiteFacebookInstagramNovo Nordisk – Explore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management.If you enjoyed this conversation with Brian Broome, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Masks of Masculinity with Lewis HowesLeading in Life with Michael Brody WaiteSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    440: Michael Taft on Deconstructing Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 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.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, 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 usThe importance of “reconstructing” ourselves after the “deconstructing”Taking our meditation practice from the cushion into everyday lifeFinding what is sacred to you and bringing more of it into your lifeDefining and distinguishing between psychology and spirituality Thoughts and feelings and seeing their constructivenessVipassana practices and his work with Shinzen YoungDifferences between early and later Buddhist practices and traditionsHow real spirituality contends with the intense human conditionMichael Taft Links:Michael's WebsiteDeconstructing Yourself PodcastTwitterTalkspace is the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. It's therapy on demand. Visit www.talkspace.com or download the app and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month.Calm App: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life through meditations and sleep stories. Join the 85 million people around the world who use Calm to get better sleep. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Michael Taft, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Michael Taft Interview (2015)Paths of Spiritual Awakening with Henry ShukmanSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    439: Jonathan Robinson on How to Explore Awareness

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 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.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, 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 awarenessEnlightenment is being at peace in the present momentHis humbling experience of speaking to Mother TheresaExperimenting with and being willing to try different techniques to help shift your viewHow having gratitude and saying “Thank You” many times a day can change your experienceTechniques and phrases for working with our judgmental mindLearning to not take our views so seriouslyHow being more playful in our lives can bring the feeling of freedomHis powerful technique for happiness: not letting your mind take over when you're enjoying somethingThe different forms of inquiry we can practiceQuestions we can ask that can reorient ourselves from our problem seeking mindsMaking a pain and pleasure list and scheduling things from your pleasure listJonathan Robinson Links:Jonathan's WebsiteAwareness Explorers PodcastFacebookUpstart: The fast and easy way to get a personal loan to consolidate, lower your interest rate, and pay off your debt. Go to www.upstart.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Jonathan Robinson, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Dorothy Hunt on The Heart of AwarenessMary O'Malley on Practical AwakeningSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    438: Ryan Holiday on Everyday Courage

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 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 BraveBut 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!Enrollment for the Spiritual Habits Group Program is now open through October 12. Click here to learn more and signup!In This Interview, Eric and Ryan Holiday Discuss Everyday Courage and …His book, Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the BraveThe 4 cardinal virtues that a good life depends onCourage, both physical and moral, is the willingness to put yourself at riskHow fear gets in the way of courageLearning to get specific with our fearsCourage is also about sharing our vulnerabilities with othersThe importance of just getting startedHow courage requires making decisionsDetermining and gaining clarity on our personal valuesStoicism and how it encompasses the core virtuesSimilarities and differences between Buddhism and StoicismHeroism goes beyond courage, doing something for the greater good or greater than oneselfHow it requires courage to have belief and hope that things can change for the betterHis courage to open a bookstore in the midst of the pandemicRyan Holiday Links:Ryan's WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookFeals: Premium CBD delivered to your doorstep to help you manage stress, anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. Feals CBD is food-grade and every batch is tested so you know you are getting a truly premium grade product. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping by becoming a member at www.feals.com/wolf If you enjoyed this conversation with Ryan Holiday, you might also enjoy these other episodes:How to be Fearless with Jessica HagyConscious Leadership with Eric KaufmannSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    437: Kristoffer Carter on Permission to Glow

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 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.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!Enrollment for the Spiritual Habits Group Program is now open through October 12. Click here to learn more and signup!In This Interview, Eric and Kristoffer Discuss Permissions to Glow and …His book, Permission to Glow: A Spiritual Guide to Epic LeadershipDeveloping a conscious awareness of our internal experienceHow a meditation practice strengthens our ability to listen to the inner voiceThe “frenemies” within usSurrendering the ego and having trust in othersHow 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 areThe 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 othersKristoffer Carter's Links:Kristoffer's WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterLinked InNovo Nordisk – Explore the science behind weight loss and partner with your healthcare provider for a healthy approach to your weight management.If you enjoyed this conversation with Kristoffer Carter, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Kristoffer Carter (2014)Tasha Eurich on Growing Self-AwarenessTransformative Mindfulness with Shauna ShapiroSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    436: Dr. Rick & Forrest Hanson on Learning to Be Well

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 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.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!Enrollment for the Spiritual Habits Group Program is now open through October 12. Click here to learn more and signup!In This Interview, Eric, Ginny, Rick, and Forrest Discuss Learning How to Be Well and …Their podcast, Being WellThe “dreaded experience” and how we organize our lives to avoid our fear, shame, vulnerabilityHow growth comes from facing and leaning into our dreaded experiencesLimiting beliefs and how our self-conception is 6 months out of dateUnderstanding that our brains are forecasting machinesRick's experience in a body massage skills workshopPausing to take in the positive experiences that come on the other side of facing the dreaded experiencesThe assumptions that Forrest must be perfectly adjusted being the son of a psychologistNature versus nurture and how we all have wounds to deal with, no matter our upbringingThe upper reaches of potential Becoming comfortable with the experience of admitting fault is how we free ourselvesAsking where the forces of control are in our livesDistinguishing between our internal and external forcesHow our circumstances can be unfair, and yet our healing is our responsibilityWe 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 WebsiteRick's FacebookForrest's WebsiteForrest's InstagramForrest's FacebookBeing Well on InstagramBest Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Peloton: Now you can get a Peloton bike for $400 off! And of course, the bike is an incredible workout, but did you know that on the Peloton app, you can also take yoga, strength training, stretching classes, and so much more? Learn all about it at www.onepeloton.com. If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Dr. Rick Hanson (2018)Dr. Rick Hanson (2015)Being Human with Krista TippettSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    435: Luke Burgis on Mimetic Desires in Everyday Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 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 LifeBut wait – there's more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It's that simple and we'll give you good stuff as a thank you!Enrollment for the Spiritual Habits Group Program is now open through October 12. Click here to learn more and signup!In This Interview, Luke Burgis and I Discuss Mimetic Desires in Everyday Life and …His book, Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday LifeHuman desires and how they apply to the wolf parableMimetic desire refers to how we imitate the desires of other peopleHow particular modeled desires come from a sense of lackThe importance of understanding that our desires are driven by imitationLearning to exercise more freedom in what we desireDesire is the energy of movement toward or away from somethingAnti-mimetic desire is having the ability to not engage in what you desireThe differences between thin and thick desiresThe 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 accordinglyA fulfillment story is sharing a personal story with someone else about something in your life that gave you enduring joyUnderstanding the social nature of our desiresLuke Burgis Links:Luke's WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookCalm App: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life through meditations and sleep stories. Join the 85 million people around the world who use Calm to get better sleep. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Luke Burgis, you might also enjoy these other episodes:How to Find Zest in Life with Dr. John KaagFinding Zen in the Ordinary with Christopher KeevilSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    434: Najwa Zebian on How to Build a Home for Your Soul

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 60:13

    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.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, 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 herselfLearning to see herself through her own eyes and not other's eyesThe feeling of being loved needs to come from withinHow to balance being at home in yourself with your relationships with other peopleIdentifying your “guest list” who you'd welcome into your homeBeing at home in yourself allows for the best connections with othersBeing worthy of love is not based on pleasing others or working hard for itSelf-acceptance is about knowing who you are and not focusing on what other people thinkChanging 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 liveSelf-accountability and choosing your actionsForgiveness is not a one-step thing, but a constant process of choosing to let goThe activities of the blank canvas mirror and the unveiling mirrorFinding clarity and asking yourself “what's next?”Choosing to speak to yourself kindlyNajwa Zebian Links:Najwa's WebsiteTwitterInstagramSkillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Sign up via www.skillshare.com/feed and you'll get a FREE one-month trial of Skillshare premium membership.If you enjoyed this conversation with Najwa Zebian, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Finding Grace with Eiman Al ZaabiIntimate Conversations with the Divine with Caroline MyssSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    433: Carol Dweck on Fixed and Growth Mindset

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 28:59

    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.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, Carol Dweck and I Discuss Fixed and Growth Mindset and …Her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of SuccessHow in the growth mindset we believe in our ability to grow and changeIn the fixed mindset we become afraid to not know or to failListening to and accepting what our minds thinkLearning to talk back to our default mindsetRecognizing that we have a choice of our mindsetHow we can have a fixed and growth mindset in different areas of our livesA growth mindset doesn't say that there aren't differences in skills and abilityHow people with the fixed mindset are not inspired by role modelsThe mindset approach can be used in regards to personalityThat teenagers that are taught the growth mindset are less likely to become depressedLearning to use the growth mindsetIn a growth mindset we can see criticism as feedback, as a way to changeRelationships grow better in a growth mindsetCarol Dweck Links:Mindset WorksTwitterInstagramTalkspace is the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. It's therapy on demand. Visit www.talkspace.com or download the app and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month.If you enjoyed this conversation with Carol Dweck, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Brandi Lust on Growth via the Present MomentEmma SeppalahSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    432: Jonathan Fields on Discovering Your Sparketype

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 51:03

    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. 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, Jonathan Fields and I Discuss How to Discover Your Sparketype and …His book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come AliveThe 10 impulses that underlie the drives that humans haveWhy the words “life purpose” and “passion” often lead us down the wrong pathHow very often in life there's not A “right” answerHow to find out your SparketypeThe difference between primary, shadow, and anti sparketypesEric's SparketypeHow 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 discoveryJonathan Fields Links:Jonathan's WebsiteTwitterInstagramUpstart: The fast and easy way to get a personal loan to consolidate, lower your interest rate, and pay off your debt. Go to www.upstart.com/wolfPeloton: Of course the bike is an incredible workout, but did you know that on the Peloton app, you can also take yoga, strength training, stretching classes, and so much more? Learn all about it at www.onepeloton.comIf you enjoyed this conversation with Jonathan Fields, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Jonathan Fields (2016)Jonathan Fields (2014)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    431: Dr. Miles Neale on Gradual Path to Awakening

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 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 HumanBut 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. Miles Neale and I Discuss Gradual Awakening and…His book, Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully HumanHow a person's mythology is held in the unconscious with the framework that was formed in childhoodShadow work is diving deep into the unconscious or the inner childThe process of going from understanding our behavior to changing it How processing emotions need to be included in behavior changeThe importance of establishing a new framework in the complex inner workBecoming fully human is complex and requires commitmentThe gradual and direct paths to awakening experiencesHow awakening requires a new framework within the psycheThe importance of understanding the complexities of psychedelicsThe paradigm of the current wellness movement and materialismHow we can miss the power of many transformative techniques Aligning ourselves with the greater goodDr. Miles Neale Links:Miles's WebsiteInstagramYouTubeIf you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Miles Neale, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Awakening in Life with Ryan OelkeSpiritual Awakening with AdyashantiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    430: Maia Szalavitz on The Case For Harm Reduction

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 58:40

    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.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, 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 AddictionWhat “harm reduction” means in the case of additionThe truth behind why we have the drug policies that we currently haveDifferentiating between the terms dependence and addictionThe real problem of addiction being the compulsive behavior that's ruining your lifeThe role of moderation in substance use in people in recoveryHow to know whether or not moderation or abstinence is right for youThe problem with a binary approach to drug useThe harm reduction recovery approach as any positive changeThe difficult but crucial role of being a beginner to learn what's right for youMaia Szalavitz Links:Maia's WebsiteTwitterFeals: Premium CBD delivered to your doorstep to help you manage stress, anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. Feals CBD is food-grade and every batch is tested so you know you are getting a truly premium grade product. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping by becoming a member at www.feals.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Maia Szalavitz, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Maia Szalavitz on a Different Lens of Addiction (2017)Judson Brewer on Addiction and the Craving MindSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    429: Bob Thurman on How to Find Bliss

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 52:42

    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 LifeBut wait – there's more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It's that simple and we'll give you good stuff as a thank you!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 LifeHow our civilization is based on fearThe 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 truthsHow altruism strengthens our sense of self-worthTo be noble means you become more “we” oriented than “me” orientedThe deepest level of reality is love, abundance, energyFirst Friendly Fact is to take responsibility to understand our ultimate reality or we will sufferSecond Friendly Fact is the diagnosis- to understand that we are not the center of everythingThird Friendly Fact is the prognosis or needing to unlearn and opening ourselves to what we really areFourth Friendly Fact is the “therapy” or the eightfold path of how we can open our own minds to find freedom and blissOur tendency to see things as absolute rather than relativeInvestigation is the real practice of Buddhism and meditation is a toolRealistic mindfulness is noticing what's going on in the real worldThe three types of wisdom are born of learning, unlearning, and freedomBob Thurman Links:Bob's WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterBest Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you enjoyed this conversation with Bob Thurman, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Robert Thurman on Buddhism and The Dalai LamaPaul Hannam on The Wisdom of Groundhog DaySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    428: Eric & Chris on Friendship

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 82:39

    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.But wait – there's more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It's that simple and we'll give you good stuff as a thank you!Ginny Interviews Eric & Chris Where They Discuss Friendship and …How their friendship beganTheir shared love of musicEric and Chris describe each other's best qualitiesTheir shared sense of humor and how they laugh at themselvesHow Eric hired and fired Chris, twiceTheir favorite memories of attending Waterboys concert and going backstageHow they shelter their friendship when working together The life-changing gift that Chris gave to EricTheir ease in sharing important things in life with each otherHow their dark moments can be their funniest momentsWhat makes them best friendsTheir friendship through the ups and downs of each other's recoveryThe importance of understanding and not judging in the darkest momentsThe pros and cons to working with people you loveEric and Chris Links:Friendship Playlist on SpotifyInstagramFacebookTwitterSkillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Sign up via www.skillshare.com/feed and you'll get a FREE one-month trial of Skillshare premium membership.Calm App: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life through meditations and sleep stories. Join the 85 million people around the world who use Calm to get better sleep. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Eric and Chris, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Mike Scott of The WaterboysEric and Chris Get Interviewed for the 100th EpisodeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    427: Nedra Glover Tawwab on How to Set Boundaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 47:28

    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 YourselfBut 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, Nedra Glover Tawwab and I Discuss How to Set Boundaries and …Her book, Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming YourselfBoundaries are defined as something needed to feel comfortable in relationships and in lifeHer exploration of boundaries in her work and personal lifeHow the things that we keep talking about likely need boundariesThe importance of setting boundaries early in relationshipsBeing yourself and honoring your own boundariesPorous boundaries are when we are passive and afraid to express themRigid boundaries are when boundaries become wallsHealthy boundaries have flexibility based on different situationsHow setting boundaries can be uncomfortable but necessaryHealthy and unhealthy approaches to setting boundariesThe 3 steps to set a boundary: be clear, be direct, and deal with your discomfortWorking through conflicting boundaries with othersThe difference between ultimatums and threats Nedra Glover Tawwab Links:Nedra's WebsiteInstagramFacebookUpstart: The fast and easy way to get a personal loan to consolidate, lower your interest rate, and pay off your debt. Go to www.upstart.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Nedra Glover Tawwab, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Conversations for Radical Alignment with Alex Jamieson and Bob GowerBeing Heart Minded with Sarah BlondinSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    426: Greg McKeown on How to Make Life Easier

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 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 Times, Fortune, 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. 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, Greg McKeown and I Discuss How to Make Life Easier and …His book, Effortless: Make it Easier to Do What Matters MostThe power of gratitude – and how it literally cannot be overpracticedThe practice of saying something you're grateful for after every time you complainWhat it means to live in the gain vs. live in the gapAsking 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 beThat holding a grudge is a primary way of making life harder than it isThe 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 overtimeUsing words to create the future relationships I wantThe role and power of Deep ListeningGreg McKeown Links:Greg's WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterIf you enjoyed this conversation with Greg McKeown, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Finding Zen in the Ordinary with Christopher KeevilMelody Warnick on Loving the Place You LiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    425: Therese Borchard on Strategies for Depression

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 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 GenesBut 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, Therese Borchard and I Discuss Strategies for Depression and …Her book, Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad GenesHer struggle with treatment-resistant depressionHow she combined a holistic and traditional approach to treating her depressionAvoiding important conversations when hungry, angry, lonely, and tired (HALT)The importance of connecting with others who share the same challengesWhy there are not more depression support groupsThe difference between mental health and 12 step cultureLearning to live with the messiness of life and accepting things as they areTherese Borchard Links:Therese's WebsiteProject Hope and BeyondFacebookTwitterIf you enjoyed this conversation with Therese Borchard, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Brent Williams on Recovering From DepressionMark Henick on Suicide and DepressionSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    424: Bela Koe-Krompecher on Life, Recovery, and Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 52:45

    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.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, Bela Koe-Krompecher and I Discuss Life, Recovery, Music and …His book, Love, Death, and PhotosynthesisHow he is able to care about people but not carry their burdensHis two now-deceased best friends who struggled with mental illness and substance abuseHis history with substance abuse, mental illness, and the path of recoveryThe types of support people need in their lives in order to changeHow childhood trauma can impact the way people build trustThe term “recovery-capitol”Having faith in your choicesThe way he prioritizes living a life of non-judgement of othersWhen you want to pull away, lean inThe role of music in his lifeBela Koe-Krompecher Links:Bela's WebsiteTwitterInstagramTalkspace is the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. It's therapy on demand. Visit www.talkspace.com or download the app and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month.If you enjoyed this conversation with Bela Koe-Krompecher, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Writing for Healing with Maggie SmithImprovising in Life with Stephen NachmanovitchSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    423: John Mabry on Shamanism and Spirituality

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 41:23

    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 UnderstandingBut 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, John Mabry and I Discuss Shamanism, Spirituality, and …His book, Soul Journeys: Christian Spirituality and Shamanism as Pathways for Wholeness and UnderstandingHow life is messy for everyone and how we're not seeing everyone's entire pictureHis Shamanic journey experience of finding wisdom and healingThe upper, middle, and lower worlds as part of a shamanic journeyHis spirit animal, the pantherHow practice and training our imagination can form relationships with spiritual realitiesThe importance of leaving room for mysteryHow our culture reinforces that only what can be measured and explained is realUsing the word trust rather than believeHis morning practice of imaginative prayerHis exploration into the different spiritual traditions and finding where his heart livesJohn Mabry Links:John's WebsiteFacebookCalm App: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life through meditations and sleep stories. Join the 85 million people around the world who use Calm to get better sleep. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with John Mabry, you might also enjoy these other episodes:How Perception Creates Reality with John PerkinsGregg SwansonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    422: Katy Milkman on How to Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 56:10

    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. 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, 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 BeThe biggest barriers to change (and how to overcome them)The importance of recognizing the choices you're making when you're actually making themThe benefit of making it fun to do what's needed to accomplish goalsHow to combine intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to maximize the benefitThe non-linear nature of changeThe key to sustained habitsHow important it is to apply both flexibility and discipline to habitsKaty Milkman Links:Katy's WebsiteTwitterPeloton: Of course the bike is an incredible workout, but did you know that on the Peloton app, you can also take yoga, strength training, stretching classes, and so much more? Learn all about it at www.onepeloton.comFeals: Premium CBD delivered to your doorstep to help you manage stress, anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. Feals CBD is food-grade and every batch is tested so you know you are getting a truly premium grade product. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping by becoming a member at www.feals.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Katy Milkman, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Tiny Habits for Behavior Change with BJ FoggBehavior Change with Dr. John NorcrossSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    421: Dr. John Kaag on How to Find Zest in Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 54:35

    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.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. John Kaag and I Discuss How to Find Zest in Life and …His book, Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your LifeWilliam James's philosophy of sick soulsJames's important message of not being alone in having a sick soulHow having a “maybe” means there is possibilityThe theory of emotions and how the body keeps scoreHabits are a tool that allows us to negotiate our world in an easier wayThe downside to habits is that they can make us less aware and go on autopilotThe danger of midlifeBeing able to expand our consciousness and view of the world Confusing the immediate for the important and meaningfulRealizing that your will can only take you so far How you can orient yourself to the circumstances you are faced withHaving 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 newnessHow his brush with death caused him to seek the zest in lifeLearning to find zest in the commitment is the task of lifeFinding the balance between habit and noveltyDr. John Kaag Links:John's WebsiteTwitterBest Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. John Kaag, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Unsafe Thinking with Jonah SachsMaking Time for What Matters with John ZeratskySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    420: Jessica Hagy on How to Be Fearless

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 50:40

    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.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, Jessica Hagy and I Discuss How to Be Fearless and …Her book, How to Be Fearless: In 7 Simple StepsThat inside every fear is a hopeDwell on what you want instead of what worries youHow envy isn't shameful, it's powerfulHow her diagrams boil things down to their essenceWays we can build hope within ourselvesHow one small accomplishment motivates you towards your next Resourcefulness as finding treasure everywhereThat intense emotions aren't a problem, they can be our powerThe importance of making plans to make progressThe relationship between isolation and fearJessica Hagy Links:Jessica's WebsiteTwitterInstagramUpstart: The fast and easy way to get a personal loan to consolidate, lower your interest rate, and pay off your debt. Go to www.upstart.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Jessica Hagy, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Jessica Hagy (Interview from 2014)Poetry in Every Day Life with Jaqueline SuskinSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    418: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor on Whole Brain Living

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 53:03

    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.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. 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 LifeThe wolf parable as it relates to the right and left hemispheres of the brainThe differences between the right and left brain and how they work togetherLosing her left brain function as a result of a stroke and being left with just the present momentThe division between the science of the left brain and the spirituality of the right brainThe function of the amygdala in the left and right hemispheresFour different “characters” of the brainHow we can change the habitual patterning of our circuitry Mindfulness is choosing purposefully to train our automatic responsesA “brain huddle” is bringing the four characters together as a teamB.R.A.I.N. huddle: breath, recognize, appreciate, inquire, navigateOur lives are a collaboration of our whole brainDr. Jill Bolte Taylor Links:Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's WebsiteTwitterFacebookPeloton: Of course the bike is an incredible workout, but did you know that on the Peloton app, you can also take yoga, strength training, stretching classes, and so much more? Learn all about it at www.onepeloton.comIf you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Neuropsychology and the Thinking Mind with Dr. Chris NiebauerLessons About the Brain with Lisa Feldman BarrettSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    419: Adyashanti on Spiritual Awakening

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 51:24

    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.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, Adyashanti and I Discuss Spiritual Awakening and …His book, The Direct Way: Thirty Practices to Evoke AwakeningThe evolution of his innate competitive nature and its role in his spiritual growthThat we tend to go towards our strengths in any situation, regardless of whether or not it's what the situation actually calls forHow he describes spiritualityHis teacher's instruction to him: “Always and only teach from your own experience.”His answer to the question What do you trust?The Spiritual HeartThe difference he sees in awakening and enlightenmentThe damaging myths of awakeningAdyashanti Links:Adyashanti's WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookBiOptimizers: Just 2 capsules of their Magnesium Breakthrough taken before bed gives you all 7 forms of magnesium so that you sleep better at night. Go to www.magbreakthrough.com/wolf and use the promo code WOLF10 at checkout to save 10%.If you enjoyed this conversation with Adyashanti, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Adyashanti on Living in the Service of Truth (Part 1)Adyashanti on Living in the Service of Truth (Part 2)Awakening in Life with Ryan OelkeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    417: Johann Hari on Lost Connections

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 62:00

    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.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, Johann Hari and I Discuss Lost Connections and …His new book, Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected SolutionsThe two kinds of human connectionIntrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external) motivations“Junk” valuesThe more you're driven by extrinsic values, the more likely you'll suffer from anxiety and depression in your lifeOur society drives us to live in this extrinsic wayThe whole point of advertising is to make us feel inadequate and our problems can be solved by buyingExtrinsic motives can crowd out the more fulfilling intrinsic motivesThe 9 causes of depression and anxietyThe need to look more holistically at anxiety and depression than just a chemical imbalanceThe loneliest culture that has ever beenThe importance of addressing the deep environmental factors/reasons why we're so depressed and anxiousOur sense of home and sense of belongingThe 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 doGrief and the diagnosis of depressionJust having a chemical imbalance means your pain doesn't have meaningDepression and not having your needs metFollowing the pain to its sourcePathologizing DepressionJohann Hari Links:Johann's WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookTalkspace is the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. It's therapy on demand. Visit www.talkspace.com or download the app and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month.Calm App: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life through meditations and sleep stories. Join the 85 million people around the world who use Calm to get better sleep. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Johann Hari, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Johann Hari (2015)Recovering from Depression with Brent WilliansSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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