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Best podcasts about Matt Walker

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Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
Matt Walker – Learning from Adversity and Creating a Winning Recipe

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 122:59


Today I'm joined by Madison Saracen's lead rider, Matt Walker. Matt is a super analytical racer with a highly dedicated focus on performance. Matt isn't the most outspoken rider, but when we do hear from him, you know it's worth listening to. We chat about the last couple of years for Matt where a series of ups and downs have seen him battle injury, take an overall and secure his first elite World Cup win. Hear how Matt feels about being considered an underdog, how he approached finding the missing performance in 2021, what he does to stay motivated and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Matt Walker. You can follow Matt on Instagram @mattwalkerdh and follow the team @madisonsaracen. Supporting Partners Stashed Products If you want to upgrade your bike storage to something that's convenient, easy to access, yet still saves you space, then the Stashed SpaceRail is the one for you. Due to it's incredible popularity, there are no discounts right now, but we do have something special for Downtime Listeners. If you spend £200 or more on a SpaceRail system before the end of February 2023, then Downtime listeners get a free set of pedal wraps in their choice of size, worth up to £20 (or choose a beanie or pedal wrap clip). Just add the pedal wraps to your cart and use the code DOWNTIME at the checkout over on stashedproducts.co.uk. There is also free global shipping until the end of Jan 2023 on orders over £250. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 2 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast. It expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage or you can purchase EP1, or EP2 on their own too. Merch If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Newsletter If you want a bit more Downtime in your life, then you can join my newsletter where I'll provide you with a bit of behind the scenes info on the podcast, interesting bits and pieces from around the mountain bike world, some mini-reviews of products that I've been using and like, partner offers and more. You can do that over at downtimepodcast.com/newsletter. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don't forget to follow it. Each episode will get delivered to your device as soon as it's available and it's totally free. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/follow. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Boris Beyer

Lexman Artificial
Matt Walker on Collusion Investigations and the Warming Effect

Lexman Artificial

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 5:14


Matt Walker talks about the current collusion investigations and the effect that warm temperatures might have on the spread of superinfections.

Lexman Artificial
Matt Walker from Cive on Ess Style of Violin Playing

Lexman Artificial

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 4:29


Matt Walker from Cive tells Lexman about the history and characteristics of the ess style of violin playing.

英语每日一听 | 每天少于5分钟
第1667期:Tea and coffee for life

英语每日一听 | 每天少于5分钟

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 2:35


Let's face it – most of us can't resist a cup of tea or coffee sometimes. They're a perfect pick-me-up and comforter. But there are alternative beverages, so why have we chosen these as our go-to drinks to soothe our hectic lives? And which one is superior?让我们面对现实吧——我们大多数人有时无法抗拒一杯茶或咖啡。它们是完美的提神剂和被子。但是有替代饮料,那么为什么我们选择这些作为我们的首选饮料来舒缓我们忙碌的生活呢?哪个更好?Let's start with tea – it's the second most consumed drink in the world. For many – especially the British – having a ‘cuppa' is a daily ritual. The caffeine contained in it helps wake you up in the morning, and throughout the day we'll make a brew to distract us from our work or to be sociable. And according to some scientists, habitual tea consumption can have some health benefits. Andrew Steptoe, a professor from University College London's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, told BBC Food that drinking black tea “may speed up recovery from the daily stresses in life… but we do not know what ingredients of tea were responsible for these effects on stress recovery and relaxation”.让我们从茶开始——它是世界上第二大消费饮料。对于许多人来说——尤其是英国人——喝杯茶是一种日常仪式。它所含的咖啡因有助于在早上叫醒您,而且我们会在一整天内冲泡咖啡来分散我们的工作注意力或促进社交。根据一些科学家的说法,经常喝茶对健康有好处。伦敦大学学院流行病学和公共卫生系教授安德鲁·斯特普托 (Andrew Steptoe) 告诉 BBC Food,喝红茶“可能会加快从生活中的日常压力中恢复过来……但我们不知道茶的哪些成分对这些影响负责压力恢复和放松”。Coffee is tea's ‘trendier' rival. Its popularity has grown over the years, and this is reflected in the number of coffee shops we see around – places to hang out, do business or catch up with friends. Coffee can taste great and can be served in many ways, but it's sometimes how you have it that can be seen as a status symbol or the preserve of hipsters! Of course, it gives you a strong caffeine hit – roughly double of that contained in tea. However, too much can lead to anxiety. Sleep scientist Matt Walker told the BBC that caffeine can decrease the amount of restorative deep sleep you have.咖啡是茶的“更时髦”的竞争对手。它的受欢迎程度多年来一直在增长,这反映在我们周围看到的咖啡店数量上——闲逛、做生意或与朋友聚会的地方。咖啡味道好极了,饮用方式也多种多样,但有时您喝咖啡的方式会被视为身份的象征或时髦人士的专利!当然,它会给你带来强烈的咖啡因冲击——大约是茶中所含咖啡因的两倍。然而,太多会导致焦虑。睡眠科学家马特·沃克 (Matt Walker) 告诉 BBC,咖啡因会减少您恢复性深度睡眠的时间。But some scientists say drinking coffee – and green tea – can also be good for us. Researchers at Osaka University linked drinking a daily cup of coffee with a lower risk of death among both stroke survivors and healthy people, while drinking seven or more cups of green tea was associated with a lower risk of death among both heart attack and stroke survivors. So, whether we turn to coffee or tea for its taste, its image or as a lifestyle choice, it could be a lifesaver!但一些科学家表示,喝咖啡和绿茶对我们也有好处。大阪大学的研究人员认为,每天喝一杯咖啡可以降低中风幸存者和健康人的死亡风险,而喝七杯或更多绿茶可以降低心脏病发作和中风幸存者的死亡风险。因此,无论我们转向咖啡或茶是因为它的味道、形象还是作为一种生活方式的选择,它都可能是我们的救命稻草!词汇表pick-me-up 提神的东西hectic 忙碌的,繁忙的ritual 习惯,日常活动sociable 合群的,喜欢社交的habitual 惯常的,习惯性的health benefit 给健康带来的好处stress 精神压力relaxation 放松hang out (与某人)消磨时光,“泡” 在某个地方catch up 叙旧,唠家常status symbol 社会地位的象征hipster 潮人anxiety 焦虑lifestyle choice 生活方式选择lifesaver 帮上大忙的事物或人

Behind the Bearcat
Season 4 Episode 14: Dr. Matt Walker

Behind the Bearcat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 34:00


This week Hannah and Travis talk with Dr. Matt Walker, Director of the School of Communication and Mass Media at Northwest, about his academic journey, how he became the Director of the School, and how he became the name reader at the Northwest commencement ceremonies. Remember to subscribe for more videos and learn more about the podcast at https://www.podpage.com/behind-the-bearcat/.

Misforstået
Vågn veludhvilet

Misforstået

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 25:24


Kender du det at være veludhvilet? I denne episode fortsætter vi vores snak om søvn,  men med fokus på hvad man kan gøre for at optimere sin søvn. Referencer:Why we sleep af Mathew WalkerThe Matt Walker podcast (Podcastvært Matt Walker)https://www.sleepdiplomat.com/podcastLink til soveråd: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/sleep/art-20048379Musik: Yuliana Wijaya fra https://www.yulianamusicstudio.com

Misforstået
Sov godt

Misforstået

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 26:04


Kender du det at være overtræt? I dag taler vi om søvnen og hvad der sker med os i løbet af natten, når vi sover. Vi taler om døgnrytme og sovepres og om søvnens vigtighed i forhold til at vi fungerer optimalt.ReferencerWhy we sleep af Matthew WalkerThe Matt Walker podcast (Podcastvært Matt Walker) https://www.sleepdiplomat.com/podcastMusik: Yuiliana Wijaya fra https://www.yulianamusicstudio.com

The Energizing America Podcast
EP 53: The Pressures of Owning Your Own Company w/ Matt Walker

The Energizing America Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 54:31


For more information about Walker Inspections, check them out here: https://walkerinspectionllc.com/Want to learn more about Wescom Inc? https://wescominc.com/

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life
Christopher Barnes on Sleep and Work

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 44:40


My sleep hasn't been great for years. I never have trouble falling asleep, but I wake after about 5 hours and then have trouble getting back to sleep.  I average about 7 hours of sleep a night, sometimes more, sometimes less. A few years back, after hearing author Matt Walker talk about his book, Why We Sleep on a podcast (watch his TED Talk), I went down the rabbit hole (not for the first time) on ways to improve my sleep. I'm happy to report, that it many ways, it has gotten better and my relationship to sleep has as well.  I write this as a preface for why the topic of this episode is so important to me. Sleep is important for mental and physical health, and for the quality of our work product, our relationships, and the broader work environment as we'll here from my guest, Professor Christopher Barnes. Christopher Barnes is a Professor of Management and the Michael G. Foster Endowed Professor of Management at the Foster School of Business. His recent research over the past few years focuses on sleep and its impact on work, ethics, decision making and work place engagement. His research has been featured in the Foster Business Magazine, Harvard Business Review, and a TEDx Talk I've long wanted to have Professor Barnes on the podcast, somewhat selfishly, because of my own interest in -- and challenges with sleep. In April of 2022, I invited him to present to faculty and staff as part of my work on the Health, Wellness and Professional Development Committee at Foster, and after that, I knew I what he had to say would be important to my listeners. We discussed how sleep hygiene can improve sleep: Stick to a schedule for wake time and bed time. Avoid alcohol, caffein and nicotine too close to be time, up to 12 hours prior for caffein. Use your bed for just two things, sleep and sex.  Don't stare into your smart device screen before bedtime, We briefly touch on his research on Blue-light filtering glasses, and we discussed one reputable supplier, Swanwick Sleep. I'll add: keep your bedroom dark and cool. Consider lowering the lighting in your house in the hour or two before bed Get bright  (preferably natural) light upon waking. For those of us in the PNW, you might want to get a "happy light" for these dark winter months, and use it for 20 minutes upon waking. (I have one from Verilux.) Some other important resources: If you suffer from insomnia or sleeplessness, the best experts now recommend avoiding sleeping pills. From my reading, the jury is out on Melatonin except at low doses for short periods of time (like around dealing with a time change). One reason why sedatives and melatonin aren't great is that while they will bring on sleep, they disrupt the best kind of sleep for your brain, deep wave sleep. I learned about this from Matt Walker, so if you want to learn more, follow the links in the first paragraph, or check out this three-part podcast.  The gold standard is now Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, or CBT-I. You can even get apps and online programs to that deliver CBT-I therapy, some are actually FDA Approved. Chris mentioned Sleepio.  There is also a free email based program from Insomnia Coach that I found helpful.  There are some supplements that can help with sleep, but you should talk to your doctor about taking anything regularly for help with sleep, whether it is over the counter, or prescription. Chris also mentioned Arrianna Huffington's book, The Sleep Revolution (you can watch a talk she gave for Talks At Google, or read an interview with her), Dr. Nathaniel Watson (also at UW) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. There is also a great recorded talk from the Whole U Speaker Series with Dr. Michael Vitiello on Getting a Good Night's Sleep.

Lexman Artificial
Why Wear Disulphide Vests? Dear listeners, it

Lexman Artificial

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 5:49


Lexman and Matt Walker discuss the benefits of wearing garments made from disulphide materials, how crematoriums work, and the surprisingly musical history of Dietrich Paxton.

Mis propias finanzas
Por Qué Dormimos - Matt Walker

Mis propias finanzas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 62:40


Lexman Artificial
Overflowing Matt discusses subdominance theory with Lexman

Lexman Artificial

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 5:31


Matt Walker, a.k.a. Overflowing Matt, is one of the most popular and well-known figure in the world of subconscious subdominance theory. In this episode, Lexman and Matt discuss the origins and reality of subdominance, the different ways it manifests in human behavior, and how to achieve and maintain a powerful subconscious mind.

PG-ish
242. Do this to be a better parent, featuring Matt Walker

PG-ish

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 15:39


Today's episode is a throwback to episode 96, because the topic is so important that it deserves to be addressed again. We all know the feeling of not getting enough sleep—we wake up groggy, frustrated, and less patient with our kids and with life. But lack of sleep takes much more toll on our bodies and minds than we might realize. Sleep diplomat and professor Matt Walker explains that sleep is non-negotiable, because the less sleep we get, the shorter our lives are likely to be. When we start practicing better sleep habits, our brains remember more, our bodies fight disease better, and our lives can be not only better but longer—and that's something our kids will thank us for. Sponsors and discounts: Pique Teas — use code PGISH for 5% off and free shipping House of Wise — use code PGISH for 10% off Organifi Our Favorite Things—A Resource Guide! Show links: Watch the full clip. Learn more at www.sleepdiplomat.com. Read Why We Sleep. As always, I'd love to hear from you! Subscribe, leave a review, or follow PG-ish on IG @pgishparenting, or you can always find me at www.pgishparenting.com.

Lexman Artificial
Guest Matt Walker from Rotorua News

Lexman Artificial

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 3:09


Matt Walker from the website Rotorua News joins Lexman to chat about the health benefits of barrenwort, Rendzina and Rotorua's shield volcanoes.

Broken Drift Productions
Fast Fest Facts | Big Pine Comedy Festival 2022 | Jess Miller And Jackie Gold

Broken Drift Productions

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 14:41


Host, Matt Walker, interviews comedians, Jess Miller and Jackie Gold live at the Big Pine Comedy Festival in May 2022 at Mic Drop Comedy!

The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi
Dr Oz Garcia | How This Doctor Overcame Debilitating Long Haul Covid Symptoms KKP: 476

The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 71:03


Today, I am blessed to have here with me Oz Garcia. He is recognized as a leading authority on age reversal and healthy aging. As “nutritionist to the stars” Oz is the go-to nutritionist for A-List celebrities and Fortune 100 CEOs.  His unique and customized approach to nutrition and anti-aging coupled with more than 30-years of experience has made Oz one of the most recognizable names in the industry. He has lectured all over the world and has been a pioneer in the study of nutrition and anti-aging. Oz is the bestselling author of four books: The Food Cure for Kids, The Balance, Look and Feel Fabulous Forever, and Redesigning 50: The No-Plastic-Surgery Guide to 21st-Century Age Defiance (HarperCollins).  He has been voted best nutritionist by New York Magazine and is frequently called upon by some of the most respected names in medicine and news media for his up-to-the-minute views on nutrition and its role in aging and longevity. Oz has been featured in prestigious publications like Vogue, Elle, Travel and Leisure, W Magazine, and The New York Times.   He has also made numerous network and cable television appearances, including NBC's The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America on ABC, 20/20, 48 Hours, The View, The Doctors, Access Hollywood and Fox News. In this episode, Oz speaks about balancing mTOR and autophagy when building muscle, staying fit, and extending your life. After suffering from debilitating migraines, Oz discovered the power of fasting to cure his severe health symptoms. Tune in as we chat about how unprocessed trauma gets stored in the body, recovering from long-haul Covid symptoms, and the importance of a good night's sleep to recover, retain memories, and reduce stress.   Get Oz Garcia's Book After Covid: https://amzn.to/3EQD9Ch Message me on Instagram www.instagram.com/thebenazadi with the word ENERGY to learn more about coaching from me. / / E P I S O D E   S P ON S O R S  Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order. Upgraded Formulas Upgraded Magnesium & Charge Electrolyte Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use KK15 at checkout for 15% off your order.  Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list. [08:00] Balancing mTOR and Autophagy To Build More Muscle and Stay Fit  After getting Covid, Oz lost 40 pounds of muscle. Luckily, Oz took supplements that helped him build and repair his cells. As you get older, you need to balance building and repairing times.  If you eat too often, there will be consequences and health problems.  You will build better muscle mass if you learn how to back off of eating.  Oz Garcia recommends reading The 7 Principles of Stress: Extend Life, Stay Fit, and Ward Off Fat--What You Didn't Know about How Stress Can Reboot Your Mind, Energy, and Sex Life: https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Stress-Extend-Fat-What-Reboot/dp/1623171814/benazadi-20 [10:40] Debilitating Migraines: How Oz Garcia Used Fasting To Cure His Health Problems  Oz read the book The Miracle of Fasting: Proven Throughout History for Physical, Mental, & Spiritual Rejuvenation: https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Fasting-Throughout-Spiritual-Rejuvenation/dp/0877900396/benazadi-20 Oz used to suffer from migraine headaches. After reading the book, Oz did a two-day water fast during a migraine. The fast got rid of his migraine, making him feel incredible!  Next, Oz did a three-day carrot juice fast. Later, it became routine to do seven-day fasts.  As Oz started evolving his points of view, he would go to the sauna and have an even deeper detox.  [22:45] Therapeutic Peptides Can Help Normalize Your Brain Chemistry  Certain peptides actually will regulate the brain chemistry of somebody who's overweight or obese. Oral peptides can be taken that profoundly affect normalizing brain chemistry.  With the right peptides, the body can regulate appetite and sugar.  Learn more about peptides from Jay Campbell: https://jaycampbell.com/ [39:20] Unprocessed Trauma Gets Stored In The Body Through Neurological Tissues  Trauma builds up, and it lives in neurological tissue. Some theorists would tell you that trauma lives in different body parts, and we hold that somatically in muscles and ligaments. Trauma accumulates throughout a lifetime.  PTSD is an extreme expression of trauma.  Covid left Oz with a lot of trauma and PTSD.  [42:10] Long Covid: Recovering From These Exhausting Symptoms Oz suffered from intense joint pain after Covid.  Plus, he also had insomnia.  Severe exhaustion was the biggest problem Oz had after Covid.  So, Oz tried to rebuild his energy back. He had to teach himself how to breathe all over again.  Learn more about Wim Hof: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/ [48:40] Sleep Strengthens Your Memories and Helps Repair Your Body  Want to know how to improve your sleep? Oz says to check out Matt Walker: https://www.sleepdiplomat.com/ If you're going to recover from Covid, you must get religious about your sleep practice.  Your body will repair during sleep, and that's the only time you will recover.  Going to bed earlier in the night and getting up earlier in the morning have a terrific effect on every aspect of your biology. Memory consolidation takes place during deep sleep.  Your room needs to be cold when you are sleeping.  AND MUCH MORE!   Resources from this episode:  Check out Oz Garcia: https://ozgarcia.com/ Get Oz Garcia's Book After Covid: https://amzn.to/3EQD9Ch Follow Oz Garcia Twitter: https://twitter.com/ozgarcia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ozwellness/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ozgarciahealth The 7 Principles of Stress: Extend Life, Stay Fit, and Ward Off Fat--What You Didn't Know about How Stress Can Reboot Your Mind, Energy, and Sex Life: https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Stress-Extend-Fat-What-Reboot/dp/1623171814/benazadi-20 The Miracle of Fasting: Proven Throughout History for Physical, Mental, & Spiritual Rejuvenation: https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Fasting-Throughout-Spiritual-Rejuvenation/dp/0877900396/benazadi-20 Jay Campbell: https://jaycampbell.com/ Wim Hof: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/ Matt Walker: https://www.sleepdiplomat.com/ Join the Keto Kamp Academy: https://ketokampacademy.com/7-day-trial-a Watch Keto Kamp on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUh_MOM621MvpW_HLtfkLyQ Message me on Instagram www.instagram.com/thebenazadi with the word ENERGY to learn more about coaching from me. / / E P I S O D E   S P ON S O R S  Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order. Upgraded Formulas Upgraded Magnesium & Charge Electrolyte Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use KK15 at checkout for 15% off your order.  Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list. *Some Links Are Affiliates* // F O L L O W ▸ instagram | @thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2B1NXKW ▸ facebook | /thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2BVvvW6 ▸ twitter | @thebenazadi http://bit.ly/2USE0so ▸ tiktok | @thebenazadi https://www.tiktok.com/@thebenazadi Disclaimer: This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Ben Azadi disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. 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Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
Brain Fact Friday on ”Exploring Consciousness: Using Neuroscience to Expand Our Awareness”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 14:26


Welcome back to The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast where we bridge the gap between theory and practice, with strategies, tools and ideas we can all use immediately, applied to the most current brain research to heighten productivity in our schools, sports environments and modern workplaces. I'm Andrea Samadi and launched this podcast to share how important an understanding of our brain is for our everyday life and results. Like you, I'm interested in learning and applying the research, to our everyday life. On this episode we will cover: How can being “mindfully aware in the present moment” benefit us? An overview of the Levels of Consciousness that take us from coma, unaware, to full wakefulness and awareness. How to expand our level of awareness through effective study (using the most current neuroscience research). Break down this complex idea of consciousness, so we can all improve an area on the map, moving us towards full awareness. Use this understanding to better understand ourselves and others. This week's Brain Fact Friday came to me this week while on a training call with Mark Waldman, in his neurocoaching program, that consists of all of the students he has worked with over the years[i] all over the world. Some students have been certified, and share their knowledge with others, like Michael Kirton, an Australian clinical psychologist and author who specializes in child development, mental health issues and trauma, and he often joins the calls to share how he is making an impact in his community with the understanding of mindfulness based coaching, training or therapy. I tune into these calls as I'm always looking for something new to share on the podcast, that we could all use to improve our results. This week, were talking about what it means to be “mindfully aware in the present moment” that Jon Kabat-Zinn coined in his definition of mindfulness to be the “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally”[ii] which Waldman says is a key secret for experiencing optimal health and wellbeing.  We covered an overview of Brain Network theory on EP #48 and the importance of being able to mindfully shift between our imagination, (DMN) awareness (SN) and thinking (EN) to increase our creativity and results, while reducing stress.  The funny thing I've noticed with writing these episodes, and implementing what I'm writing, I've got to say that when I'm in a high stress situation, the last thing I'm thinking about is being “mindfully aware” in the present moment. But with time, small things like learning to breathe properly while experiencing stress, that we learned from Rohan Dixit, on EP #228[iii] is putting me miles ahead of where I used to be without a mindfulness-based stress reduction strategy. While I wish I had the opportunity to study and learn directly with monks deep in the Himalayas, like Rohan Dixit did before he founded Lief Therapeutics, and invented a wearable device that tracks HRV in real-time to help us to learn how to breathe when we are stressed, interviewing those who've taken the time to do the research, and then sharing this research on the podcast, is my next best option. We've all heard of the research that backs up how important these brief moments of mindfulness can be, whether it's in our everyday life, or even in the classroom, during learning, as Professor Kimberly Shonert-Reichl's research (from The University of British Columbia) shows that these brief moments “promote curiosity, creativity and pro social behavior.”[iv] The key to being mindfully aware is to focus on the present moment, instead of what's happened in the past, or what we think might happen in the future, and learn to breathe, or focus on our breath, which brings our mind into this present moment. While on this training call with Mark Waldman, a new student asked “what about when I'm dreaming” where's my level of awareness here?” and we could go down many rabbit holes for hours, on this topic and while Waldman refocused the new student on this complex question, I glanced at the September issue of National Geographic on my desk,  on “The Brain” that covers “the complex neural networks that make the brain so unique” and Chapter 4 of this series, covers “The Easy Problems of Consciousness” which was obvious from our call, that many of us, including this new student, finds this topic anything BUT easy, as we wonder how our conscious awareness works, what it is, and how an understanding of this awareness can benefit us in some way. Which brings us to this week's Brain Fact Friday. DID YOU KNOW THAT “consciousness is the most astonishing act our big, complex, interconnected brains pull off when working properly and scientists are only just beginning to understand it?”[v] (National Geographic, The Brain). I thought about the new student in our group asking about our awareness level when we are dreaming, and of what we have been covering on this podcast, and it became clear to me that this was a very important question and topic. It didn't take me long to find some research that covered this question with an article called “Are There Levels of Consciousness”[vi] published by Tim Bayne in 2016 that are in line with what I was reading in the most recent National Geographic publication from September 2022. What Are the Different Levels of Consciousness? To bring light to this complex question, (what are the different levels of conscious awareness that our brain experiences) the only way I know how to break it down, is by mapping it out. Drawing something out helps me to see the bigger picture, especially when ideas are complex, or even noted to be “a mystery that some of the greatest minds have been unable to solve.”[vii] This idea of being consciously aware, or thinking in the present moment, is complex, (because consciousness studies are still trying to find answers to the hard problems, like “where does my inner experience come from” (Page 74, National Geographic) but I'm hoping that this visual will give us all a new perspective of the different levels of consciousness we can experience, and provide us all with a frame of reference to “think” about. If you look at the diagram in the show notes, that came from my interpretation of “The Easy Problems of Consciousness” from National Geographic's article on the Brain, you can see how our levels of consciousness can go from low awareness, like when we are in a coma, under general anesthesia, that we have not investigated at all on this podcast. (YET). This is a fascinating area to explore, and I will on a later episode, since I do wonder how on the earth can we stay awake for brain surgery. The next level of consciousness, is that time just before sleep, where we experience drowsiness, called a hypnagogic state of consciousness.[viii] We've covered sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming on the podcast with our interview with Dr. Baland Jalal[ix], bringing us into the next level of consciousness: sleep, that is one of the top 5 health staples we've covered often, beginning with Dr. Shane Creado, from EP #72[x] on “Sleep Strategies That Will Guarantee Us a Competitive Advantage.” We've also quoted English scientist and professor of neuroscience and psychology, Matt Walker and his research from his best selling book, Why We Sleep, on a Brain Fact Friday earlier this year on “Science Based Tricks to Improve Productivity.”[xi]   The final stage of consciousness is full wakefulness or awareness, that Chantel Pratt's book, The Neuroscience of You dives into, as well as this whole idea of Mindful Awareness that we opened this episode with. I think you can see from the topics that we cover on this podcast, that besides understanding our sleep, or messages in our dreams, or health tips to improve our productivity, I'm most interested in ways we can all expand our conscious awareness, and become a better version of ourselves, with an understanding of our brain and how it works. How about you? Have you ever wondered, Who am I? Why am I here? What's my purpose? These are all deep questions but Jon Kabat-Zinn, the father of mindfulness would say that these questions (like who are you) are “more important than the answer.”[xii] The key here, is that expanding our level of awareness is a crucial component of our work in this thing we call life, so that we can better understand ourselves, and others, and provide the best service we can in our lifetime. It's the message in Chantel Pratt's recent book, The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain is Different and How to Understand Yours[xiii], where she says that even after writing this book, she's still trying to expand her awareness of who she is. Even my mentor, the late Bob Proctor, would say that “awareness is everything” and he could talk for hours about the importance of our conscious awareness or our ability to sit, think and expand our awareness even a dot, saying that this small shift could change the world—or at least your world to start with. He'd often say that our “results are an expression of our awareness” reminding us to open up the keyhole, and expand our level of awareness when we are stuck, or to keep “thinking” to move us forward. Never stop thinking, learning and expanding. Invest the time to develop YOU, (your awareness) and this could take our entire lifetime. So, the question (“Who am I?”)  is more important than the answer. It requires our conscious thought and thinking is the highest function we are capable of, and it's very difficult. Most people think the same thoughts over and over again, which isn't thinking at all, but like a hamster spinning on a wheel, or playing old movies in our head. How to Expand our Awareness and Break Through to New Levels: Have you ever been stuck and you can't seem to find the answer to your problem? I know we all have. The fastest way to expand our thinking, and find new solutions, is to ask someone who has achieved what you want to do, (because it's easy for them to connect the dots looking backwards) as they can give you thousands of ideas, showing you that there's not just one way to get to where you are going. Thinking new thoughts, opens up our awareness (even if it's just a dot) to new ideas, and possibilities, but how do we do this? How Do We Expand Our Level of Awareness? On Today's episode, I have just one strategy, and that's to expand our awareness through study. If you look at the diagram I drew, look and see where your area of interest is.  You can see where mine is from the episodes we are covering. STUDY: Find the podcasts that you connect with (for those listening, thank you for choosing mine), read books, study people who are winning, and glean whatever you can from what you are learning to expand your conscious awareness. What I love seeing is people who break through what seems to be impossible, or where most people would give up.   For a minute, let's review this week's Brain Fact Friday. On today's episode we covered: How being “mindfully aware in the present moment” can benefit us? An overview of the Levels of Consciousness that take us from coma, unaware, to full wakefulness and awareness. How to expand our level of awareness through effective study (using the most current neuroscience research). Break down this complex idea of consciousness, so we can all improve an area on the map, moving us towards full awareness. Use this understanding to better understand ourselves and others. Reminder—for this week's brain fact Friday DID YOU KNOW THAT “consciousness is the most astonishing act our big, complex, interconnected brains pull off and scientists are only just beginning to understand it?”[xiv] (National Geographic, The Brain). After looking into this a bit, I learned that “some scholars reckon the puzzle of consciousness is something the human mind is incapable of solving” but Daniel Dennett, Philospher and Cognitive Scientist from Tufts University (MA) says that this line of thinking is “culpably wrong. It isn't impossible at all. It's just that we have to buckle down and do it.”[xv] Imagine going back to 1973 (I was only 2) but let's go back in time and I'm going to explain to you that there's this thing called the internet, that's in the ether. I send you something, and you get it pretty much at the same time as I sent it to you. You'd think I was crazy. But not now that our level of awareness has been expanded, and we use the internet every day to function in this society. While we might never understand why we have consciousness, we can continue to study, learn and expand our conscious awareness, (on this topic and others)  and like Cognitive Scientist Daniel Dennett suggests, “buckle down” and do whatever it is we are working on. Whether it's something as difficult as breaking down something so complex as our consciousness, or something less complex, it just takes our effort, and continual study to blast through to new levels of awareness, and results. Wishing you success in whatever it is you are working on. Like that new student in our neuroscience course, keep asking questions, and searching for answers, and I'll see you next week. REFERENCES: [i] Certified Neurocoaches with Mark Robert Waldman https://www.markrobertwaldman.com/students-2/ [ii] Jon Kabat-Zinn defining Mindfulness by Mindful Staff Jan 11, 2017 https://www.mindful.org/jon-kabat-zinn-defining-mindfulness/ [iii] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #228 with Rohan Dixit, Founder of Lief Therapeutics on “Meaasuring HRV in Real-Time for Stress Releif From the Inside Out.” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/rohan-dixit-founder-of-lief-therapeutics-on-measuring-hrv-in-real-time-for-stress-relief-from-the-inside-out/ [iv] Enhancing cognitive and social-emotional development through a simple to administer mindfulness-based school program for elementary school children by Kimberly Schonert-Reichl Published 2015 https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2014-56463-002 [v] Page 74, Chapter 4, The Brain by Julia Sklar, National Geographic https://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Brain-Editors/dp/1547859121/ref=asc_df_1547859121/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=598244665656&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9016464077537371621&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030091&hvtargid=pla-1672909059785&psc=1 [vi] Are There Levels of Consciousness? Published by Tim Bayne June 2016 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136466131630002X [vii] What is Consciousness Published on YouTube Sept. 10, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir8XITVmeY4 [viii] What is Hypnagogia, the State Between Wakefulness and Sleep? By Raj Dasgupta,MD Published Oct. 26, 2020 https://www.healthline.com/health/hypnagogia [ix]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #224 with Dr. Baland Jalal on “Sleep Paralysis, Lucid Dreaming, and Premonitions: Expanding our Awareness into the Mysteries of the Brain”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/harvard-neuroscientist-drbaland-jalalexplainssleepparalysislucid-dreaming-andpremonitionsexpandingour-awareness-into-the-mysteries-ofourbrainduring-sl/ [x] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #72 with Dr. Shane Creado on “Sleep Strategies That Will Guarantee a Competitive Advantage”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/dr-shane-creado-on-sleep-strategies-that-will-guarantee-a-competitive-advantage/ [xi] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #217 on “Science-Based Tricks to Improve Productivity and Never Forget Anything” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-on-science-based-tricks-to-improve-productivity-and-never-forget-anything/ [xii] Jon Kabat-Zinn defining Mindfulness by Mindful Staff Jan 11, 2017 https://www.mindful.org/jon-kabat-zinn-defining-mindfulness/ [xiii] https://www.amazon.com/Neuroscience-You-Every-Different-Understand/dp/1524746606 [xiv] Page 74, Chapter 4, The Brain by Julia Sklar, National Geographic https://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Brain-Editors/dp/1547859121/ref=asc_df_1547859121/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=598244665656&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9016464077537371621&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030091&hvtargid=pla-1672909059785&psc=1 [xv] What is Consciousness Published on YouTube Sept. 10, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir8XITVmeY4 TIME STAMP 1:31/12:42

Rebellious Wellness Over 50
This Sleep Coach Ditched Ambien for Better Sleep

Rebellious Wellness Over 50

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 33:03


My guest this week, Morgan Adams is a double certified sleep coach. Here's how she got started.  “I was desperate to get a good night's sleep after an unexpected crisis rocked my world in my mid-thirties. As a Pharma rep, I didn't have the luxury of “sleeping in” after staring at the clock all night. That's when I got my hands on a popular, physician-prescribed sleeping pill—because when you work in the Pharma field, it's not hard to score a pill for any ill.”  This all-too-common scenario — woman can't sleep, doc says “I have just the thing”—resulted in reliance on Ambien, pharma name, Zolpidem. According to medlineplus.gov, “Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Zolpidem belongs to a class of medications called sedative-hypnotics.  They go on to say, “Zolpidem may cause serious or possibly life-threatening sleep behaviors. Some people who took zolpidem got out of bed and drove their cars, prepared and ate food, had sex, made phone calls, sleep-walked, or were involved in other activities while not fully awake. After they woke up, these people were unable to remember what they had done.” Morgan goes on to say, “I didn't know that sleeping pills inhibit your ability to experience restorative sleep. Taking the pills may help you become unconscious, but sedation is not the same as sleep. I would wake up groggy, oftentimes to an empty box of cookies I didn't remember eating, and trudge through the morning until last night's pill would wear off. It's a miracle I never got behind the wheel in these fugue states.” So begins our conversation on how to sleep deeply and restoratively, without using prescription medications long term.  Once Morgan made the decision to get off Ambien, she wanted to spread the word about these potentially dangerous meds and help other women find alternatives.  We discussed the difference between deep sleep and being knocked out using Ambien and other sedative hypnotics.  There are two main types of sedative-hypnotics – benzodiazepines and Z-drugs. Common benzodiazepines include Xanax (alprazolam), Librium (chlordiazepoxide), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam). Common Z-drugs include Ambien (zolpidem), Lunesta (eszopiclone), and Sonata (zaleplon). Thanks for this to https://www.healthinaging.org/tools-and-tips/ask-expert-sedative-hypnotic-drugs-and-related-medications (HealthInAging.org) We now know, in part thanks to the work of Matt Walker and colleagues, that of all the lifestyle habits we must pay attention to age in good health, none is as critical to the process as is sleep. Some of Morgan's tips mirror mine in https://rebelliouswellnessover50.com/power5/ (The Power of 5 work.) If you don't sleep well it's time to take stock of every single choice you make throughout the day. So much influences our sleep including, what and when we eat, blood sugar levels, how much or how little we move, stress, what we do or don't do to prepare for sleep, the lighting and temperature in our pre-sleep environment. Speaking of blood sugar, Morgan uses and recommends a https://www.nutrisense.io/?code=MORGANA (continuous blood sugar monitor from NutriSense.)What's that? It's a small device you stick onto your arm that monitors blood sugar levels throughout the day and night. The data is collected to an app on your phone. The idea is to see what foods, activities, and environmental influences push blood sugar levels up higher than normal or keep them high when they should come down to base level. I've not yet tried one but it's on my list to do before the end of the year. Why would you try one? If your insomnia is due to high blood sugar levels, even in part, and you know what's driving it, you can adjust what you are doing.  Morgan also swears that her https://ouraring.com/ (Oura ring) has made a big difference in how she sleeps. It provides all kinds of data on your...

The Habit Queen
Episode 110: Optimize your routine for the most amazing sleep

The Habit Queen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 18:57


Insomnia? Restless? Daily munchies? Chronic fatigue? My dear, you might need more sleep! Or better quality sleep. Instead of popping more melatonin and energy drinks, tune into this episode and learn from my 10-year-long experiment of beating insomnia and now sleeping like a queen. Matt Walker book "Why We Sleep" Swanwick glasses Ooler sleeping system (they have an amazing sale 3-4 times a year)

Music (ed) Matters
Episode 124: Episode 124 - Matt Walker and Choir Director Corner Cross-Over

Music (ed) Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 66:42


We always love a little collaboration, so when Matt Walker, host of the “Choir Director Corner” Podcast reached out to do an interview and use it as a cross-over, we ran with it! Matt has tons of fantastic resources over on his website and his episodes range in helpful tips and tools you can use right now to insightful interviews. In this episode, Matt interviews “Music (ed) Matters” host, Dr. Emily Williams Burch - they talk about all the directions choir can take you and how they both ended up where they are right now. Catch more of the “Choir Director Corner” Podcast and learn more about Matt over at https://choirdirectorcorner.com/.Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rf4MBR2mojs. Order your copy of Dr. Burch's book, “The Business of Choir”: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/the-business-of-choir-book-g10713. Join us over at Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters for monthly meet-ups, monthly bonus episodes, special content and more!Support the companies that make The Music (ed) Matters Podcast possible: —Kaleidoscope Adventures - find your adventure today, kaleidoscopeadventures.com/.  Including the June 2023 Festival and PD Weekend in Myrtle Beach with Alex & Emmy and their choirs!— The Kinnison Choral Company - check out their quality resources - or get your tracks made today - at KinnisonChoralCo.com. **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell**Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

Rebellious Wellness Over 50
Why Sleep Must Become Your Healthy Aging Priority

Rebellious Wellness Over 50

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 19:59


So you think you know how a lack of deep sleep affects you? Unless you follow someone like https://www.sleepdiplomat.com (Matt Walker), the preeminent neuroscientist specializing in sleep, or one of his colleagues around the world, you may miss out on information that will encourage you to make sleep a priority. And increase the likelihood of aging in good health. It's no secret that as we age, regular, sound, sleep seems to elude us unless everything is Goldilocks perfect. Not too hot, not too cold, not too much on our minds, the creaky back isn't complaining, and on and on. But, as you'll find out in this episode, it's possible to improve your sleep, though it's not likely to happen overnight. (Couldn't help myself) Why dedicate a shortie to sleep when the internet is full of blog posts and articles on the subject? Because the negative impact of under-sleeping, as researchers call it, is in short supply. But it's information that can make a difference in how you age, so here we go. Let's start with one of Matt's many thoughts on sleep. “Sleep is the greatest life support system you could ever wish for. It's a remarkable health insurance policy. It is largely democratic. It's free and it's largely painless." The greatest life support system... He doesn't say it's a good idea, that it's one of the ways we stay healthy, he says it's the greatest, and goes on to say it is the foundation upon which all other good health habits rest. We now know that lifestyle accounts for 70% to 80% of our health and risk of disease. Sleep de-risks us more powerfully than what we eat or how we move. (Those things are mighty important, but sleep trumps their effects.) And, without proper, deep sleep most nights of the week, it will be harder to lose weight, control cravings, have the energy to move, and stay sharp throughout the day. To get specific about the weight loss thing, when you under-sleep, 6 hours or less per night, are not as efficient the next day when exercising. When dieting or calorie restricting and under-sleeping, you lose muscle rather than burn fat. Cortisol plays a role with insulin close behind. And those two hormones in this instance, are related to stress. Managing stress during the day and or de-stressing before you go to sleep will make a big difference. Sleep hygiene--creating a routine that you follow every night leading up to sleep-- is an important tool in your better sleep toolbox. It includes things like checking your bedroom for light, temperature, comfort, and noise. (I go into all of them in the podcast) What about sleeping pills like Lunesta and Ambien? Nix them. You have a https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20120227/sleeping-pills-called-as-risky-as-cigarettes (higher risk of death,) https://www.alzinfo.org/articles/caregiving/sleeping-pills-may-increase-your-dementia-risk/ (higher risk of dementia )if you use them regularly. According to Dr. Walker, "Ambien isn't like sleep. You're confusing sleep with a lack of consciousness. These drugs are termed sedative hypnotics. "so like hitting you over the head and you're unconscious, it does not give restorative sleep." Matt says.These drugs can also be addictive. But what if you suffer from insomnia? Get help from a professional if the sleep hygiene tips and herbal supplements like https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-melatonin/art-20363071 (melatonin) don't work. There are different kinds of insomnia and each has particular types of therapy to resolve. https://sleepeducation.org/patients/cognitive-behavioral-therapy/ (Here's the best place to start to find a professional specializing in insomnia therapy. ) That link will take you to a site that describes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, in detail. Listen to one of https://youtu.be/5MuIMqhT8DM (Matt's TED talks, Sleep is your superpower) If you want to learn more about my Power of 5 mini email course, everything a woman over 50 needs to know to create...

Coaching Mind's Podcast: Mental training plans for athletes
#85 Overwhelmed, Exhausted, Burned out, and 3 Ways You Can Take Back Control

Coaching Mind's Podcast: Mental training plans for athletes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 33:01


Full disclosure to start this post...this is not advice from some expert who has everything figured out. This is simply a look into a very difficult time in Ben's life, some ways he dealt with anxiety, and some of the lessons he has learned from feeling overwhelmed. Here is the link to the blog post on this topic: BLOG LINKLink to the Focus Cycle: Controlling your mind and body in Big Moments book that Ben wrote that is referenced in this episode.Link to Dr. Matt Walker's book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the power of sleep and dreams we referred in this episode.Interested in having a conversation with Ben about how he can help you with the mental side of your game? Here is a link to schedule a free consultation

Lexman Artificial
Matt Walker and Lexman Talk Eternization

Lexman Artificial

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 5:48


Lexman chats with Matt Walker about his experiences as an organist and obstetrician. They also discuss the concept of eternization and the implications it may have on the future of medicine.

The PulpMX.com Show
Show #515 - Cameron McAdoo, Dylan Wright, Travis Preston, Matt Walker, Donnie Luce with Keefer, JT and Max Steffens In-Studio

The PulpMX.com Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 322:20 Very Popular


It's been a while since we've covered a proper #gate ordeal but man did we ever tonight. #claimgate stemming from the Deegan bike claim and ultimate reversal which took place at Loretta Lynn's Amateur National last week took up a good bit of our discussions. We got perspectives from Donnie Luce of Yamaha Amateur racing, Matt Walker and everyone in studio covering all the angles. Dylan Wright was also on to talk about his dominating season in Canada. Cameron McAdoo was back racing at Unadilla and he came on to talk about getting back in the swing of things. Travis Preston comes on to rib Keefer about his LL results. We have JT and Max Steffens in for the Fly 2023 gear unveiling as well!!

Lexman Artificial
The Genevan Revolution: The Subalterns

Lexman Artificial

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 3:13


In the early seventeenth century, a group of working-class men led a revolt against their aristocratic rulers. Known as the Genevan Revolution, their victory saw the introduction of democracy in Switzerland. In this episode, Lexman talks to Matt Walker about the subalterns who participated in the revolution and their fight for social equality.

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
UPDATE: One Year Later on ”My Personal Review of the Fisher Wallace Wearable Sleep Device for Anxiety, Depression, and Sleep Management”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 13:23


Welcome back to The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we cover the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (for schools) and emotional intelligence training (in the workplace) with tools, ideas and strategies that we can all use for increased results. I'm Andrea Samadi, an author, and educator with a passion for learning specifically on the topics of health, wellbeing and productivity, and launched this podcast to share how important an understanding of our brain is for our everyday life and results--whether we are a teacher in the classroom, or in the modern workplace. For today's episode, I wanted to look back over the past 3 years and cover the most asked question that I receive via email, which stems from EPISODE #120 from last April 2021, on “My Personal Review of the Fisher Wallace Wearable Medical Device for Anxiety, Depression, Sleep and Stress Management”[i] which remains our most listened to episode of all time. We do have all of our past interviews that you can watch on YouTube[ii] and I would like to review our Top 25 in the near future (as chosen by YOU) because this is one very powerful list, with some surprises, and others who have remained at the top of the list every time I look.  Until then, I thought I'd answer the most asked question that comes in to me via email since it has to do with this most downloaded episode. It's no surprise that EPISODE #120 of “My Personal Review of the Fisher Wallace Wearable Medical Device” has had over 5,500+ downloads since we know that there has been “a global increase in depression and anxiety with tens of millions of additional cases reported globally in 2020”[iii] and from the emails I've received, it's clear that people are searching for answers. The question that I've answered the most since publishing that episode is: “Do you still use the Fisher Wallace Device that you reviewed last year? If so, why?” If you want to review our interview with Kelly Roman, the CEO of Fisher Wallace[iv] that markets this wearable medical device, that's cleared by the FDA, for depression, insomnia and anxiety, I'll link our interview from last February 2021[v] in the show notes and you can learn directly from Kelly Roman on why this device was described by Forbes as “one of four technologies innovating mental health.” But to answer this question: I absolutely, 100% still use the Fisher Wallace wearable device, every day for two 20 minute intervals. ***It's important to note that this is not a paid endorsement of the product. When I interviewed Kelly Roman, I had not yet tried the device, and during the interview I mentioned that my brain scan with Amen Clinics showed signs of sleep deprivation,[vi] and I didn't know how exactly I should fix that, other than “get more sleep.” At the end of the interview, Kelly offered to send me a device to try and see what I noticed, and I agreed.  While the details of this interview I had to review to remember, I didn't forget that I I didn't plan on wearing the device past the trial period. I remember thinking “I'll see what happens” and just couldn't imagine that this device would become a part of my daily routine along with my morning meditation. ***Also, another important reminder that I am not a medical doctor, and none of the advice, ideas or strategies I offer on this podcast should be taken as medical advice. Back to the question…Do you still use the Fisher Wallace device, and why? When I went back and reviewed the interview myself, I remember that I had never heard of a wearable device that was designed for anxiety, depression and insomnia. Even though these devices are not new, Kelly Roman shared with me that they actually originated from Russia in the 1960s and were called “electrosleep” devices, yet I still had never heard of a device like this for home use. While I knew my sleep could use improving, I definitely didn't suffer from insomnia, that neuroscientist Matt Walker dives deep into on his most recent podcast where he reminds us that insomnia, the most common sleep disorder affects ½ people and is classified when we have either “difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep or not feeling refreshed or restored by our sleep the next day.”[vii]   None of these were me, but I had been measuring my sleep for months before trying the device and knew I could improve the time I was waking up at night, without knowing it, (which is called our WASO score- or wakefulness after sleep onset) so I took Kelly up on his offer to try the device to see if it could help me to stay asleep longer. He was right with how simple and easy it was to try it out. While my device was gifted to me, I would have gladly paid the $500 fee to try it out.  I recently saw for people who are on their mailing list, the price was to just a couple of hundred dollars since this interview, and remains at a discounted price on their website. Kelly did mention that the more products they sold, the more they could reduce the pricing to make this wearable device comparable to something like the Whoop that we've talked about often.  The device arrived 2 days after the interview, via FEDEX and I began my clinical trial testing the product at home, using a FITBIT. RECAP of 2021 RESULTS: Sleep Results After Using the Fisher Wallace Device for Five Weeks I took this study seriously, and measured sleep each night for 5 weeks, with one week establishing my baseline. When I sent Kelly Roman my results, he suggested that I look at each week using the device, compared to the baseline of 5 hours and 28 minutes of sleep.  In week 1 there was not much change due to that one night I worked late, week 2 showed an increase in 35 minutes of sleep, Week 3 an increase of 23 minutes, week 4, an increase of 42 minutes, and week 5, the same increase of 42 minutes above the baseline.  According to Kelly Roman, 20 minutes of sleep increase is what he says would be the gold standard minimum that doesn't seem like a lot but allows for improved REM sleep and over time he says reduces sleep debt.   This was powerful to hear that my study showed an increase of much more that this gold standard of 20 minutes' improvement showing me that the device worked better than I realized before I had shown Kelly these results. When asked, “what results did you get from your trial?”, I share this fact, and just tell people to try it out, and see what it does for you. If you like it, keep using it, if not, they have a very simple, hassle free 30-day return. 85% of those who try the device, end up keeping it in the end, like I did. RECAP of 2021 RESULTS: Mood and Anxiety I did notice some other improvements in addition to sleep, and I know the device also helps to improve your mood, anxiety and depression. While depression does run in my family, and it's something I am fully aware of, it's not something I've encountered any symptoms with to date, and I think this might that I'm aware of the fact this runs in my family, so I maintain a certain amount of exercise to keep the endorphins and neurotransmitters flowing. I mentioned to Kelly in the interview that the device could save someone's mental health if they didn't have access to exercise, were in a wheelchair, elderly or disabled as it's a healthier way to calm the mind and entrain the Alpha Brain state that is attained with meditation. Studies show the device helps to increase serotonin and melatonin, while decreasing cortisol, the stress hormone. While using the device in the initial experiment, I also noticed that I had more patience, was less high strung or anxious, and was calmer with my day-to-day activities. This change was noticed immediately and along with an increase of energy, I was able to complete more tasks, in less time, and felt less stressed before going to sleep. FAST FORWARD: From April 2021 to July 2022 Over a year later, I still use the device, like I mentioned, it's a part of my morning routine. It can be used at any time of the day to calm the brain. Kelly Roman did suggest using it before bedtime it you want to improve insomnia. I chose to add it to my morning routine because I didn't have the symptoms of insomnia, just wanted to improve overall sleep health. Sleep (AFTER) Where am I now, a year later? From 50% range to 60 and 70% While I no longer use the FITBIT, and can't do a side by comparison like my home study, I now use the Whoop device, and can easily look at where my sleep was showing up when I began using this device in April 2021. Whoop gives you a sleep score every day that shows how much time you were awake, in light sleep, deep sleep and REM sleep and it took me some after the study for significant changes to show up, but by November of 2021, my low sleep score in the 50s jumped up to the 60s and 70s and a 70% sleep score is the parameter that WHOOP gives if you are getting “enough sleep” based on the amount of strain you have in your day, to properly recover your body. Just from looking at the graphs in the show notes, you can see the lighter days represented lower sleep performance and darker days represented higher sleep performance. The darker days (higher sleep performance) started to become more often after with time, and improved sleep became more consistent. To me, my sleep has clearly improved but it did take some time to jump from 50% scores using to scores in the 60s and 70s. FIGURE 1: April 2021-January 2022 Sleep scores jumped from high 50s to mid 70s   FIGURE 2: February 2022- June 2022 Sleep scores remained in the 60-70% range. Mood and Anxiety (AFTER): One of the reasons I kept using the device was that I just felt more even keeled with it. During the interview Kelly Roman mentioned that the device “helps to increase serotonin (the neurotransmitter that mediates satisfaction, happiness and optimism) and melatonin (a hormone associated with the sleep-wake cycle), while decreasing cortisol (the stress hormone)” so it made sense to me why I felt a calming effect. Kelly further explained that the device “helps to modulate the Default Mode Network and regulate the parasympathetic nervous system” which is quick and simple way to destress the brain and body. CONCLUSIONS: Using the device has a similar effect as meditation, calming the brain in two 20 minute sessions. While everyday life stressors seem to be easier to combat with daily meditation, I'm not planning on give up another tool that can help me to stay calm during stressful times. So, when asked “Do you still use the Fisher Wallace device” my answer is 100% yes. It's something I plan to continue using. While I can clearly see that I'm not the model for perfect sleep, (that I can attain only while on vacation) I think that for something that targets improvements for “the most common sleep disorder that impacts 1 out of 2 people” (Matthew Walker) it's worth giving it a shot. If you want to learn more about this device, go to their website and click on the research tab to see their most recent studies.https://www.fisherwallace.com/pages/research If you would like to try the device, just go to their website and do some research of your own. If you do try the device, I'd love to know what results YOU noticed. Send me an email and let me know. I'll see you later this week.   REFERENCES: [i]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Podcast EPISODE #120 on “My Personal Review of the Fisher Wallace Wearable Medical Device”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/personal-review-of-the-fisher-wallace-wearable-medical-device-for-anxiety-depression-and-sleepstress-management/ [ii] Watch ALL Past Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODES here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb5Z3cA_mnKhiYc5glhacO9k9WTrSgjzW [iii] Global Increase in Depression and Anxiety Oct. 21, 2021 by Karen O'Leary https://www.nature.com/articles/d41591-021-00064-y [iv] https://www.fisherwallace.com/ [v] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #108 on YouTube with Kelly Roman, CEO of Fisher Wallace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCtbngfXoYg [vi]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Podcast EPISODE #84 PART 3 “How a SPECT Image Brain Scan Can Change Your Life”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/how-a-spect-scan-can-change-your-life-part-3-with-andrea-samadi/ [vii] Matt Walker Podcast Insomnia PART 1 https://themattwalkerpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1821163/10976547-26-insomnia-part-1  

The Human Potential Podcast
Holistic Health Coaching & Serving Clients Well with Nancy Accetta - Equinox Fitness Certified Personal Trainer & Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach

The Human Potential Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 92:50


Nancy Accetta, MHS, has been promoting health and fitness in various settings for almost 30 years.   Nancy is a highly experienced Equinox Fitness Certified Personal Trainer and an Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach.   Tune in to this episode to hear all about Nancy's career path, personal health & fitness journey, valuable personal finance & retirement planning tips, how she is helping so many people with their health journeys, and so much more.   Episode links & resources: Coach Nancy Accetta || OPTAVIA | Facebook | Instagram Sam Candler's episode (The Human Potential Podcast) Roman Rodriguez's episode (The Human Potential Podcast) Equinox OPTAVIA Muscle & Fitness Magazine IFBB Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen Cuisineart Barista Express Asics Kayano Running Shoe Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams (book by Matt Walker, PhD) Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art (book by James Nestor) Ninja Selling: Subtle Skills, Big Results (book by Larry Kendall) The Go Giver: A Little Story About A Powerful Business Idea (book by Bob Berg & John David Mann) LastPass Password Manager 1Password Password Manager LifeLock (Identity Theft Protection) Add A Legacy Contact For Your Apple ID George Kinder's Three Questions For Life Planning 11 Personal Finance Tips For Movement, Health, & Healing Pros Retirement Plans For Self-Employed Personal Trainers Human Potential Personal Finance

City Arts & Lectures
An Expert's Guide to Sleep with Matt Walker

City Arts & Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 76:18 Very Popular


A conversation on the science of sleep and how we can improve it for better health with Dr. Matt Walker. Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at UC Berkeley and the director of the Center for Human Sleep Science whose research examines the impact of sleep on human health and disease. He is the author of Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreaming and over 100 scientific research studies on everything from sleep's effects on memory, diet and motor skills to the consequences of sleep deprivation. Indre Viskontas is a cognitive neuroscientist with the University of California, San Francisco and a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has published groundbreaking work on the neural basis of memory and creativity, and co-hosts the popular science podcast Inquiring Minds. This program was recorded at the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco on June 10, 2022.

The Inside Line Podcast - Vital MTB
TRILL WILL - The Inside Line

The Inside Line Podcast - Vital MTB

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 89:50


Will Washam, also known as Trill Will, is on the Inside Line podcast today. If you've raced a Downhill Southeast, watched one of their race replays or attended a recent National Champs gravity event, you have heard him making the calls as commentator. We talk about his journey into mountain biking, finding his way into announcing duties over the years and more.Thanks to jensonusa.com for supporting The Inside Line. They have their Independence Day sale going on right now with big savings on bikes, components and riding gear. Summer is here, so make sure you and your bike are ready for shredding. Use coupon code InsideLine, all one word, at check out and receive 10% off qualifying items.Maxxis tires are stacking wins this year with Richie Rude winning the latest EWS, Jesse Melamed winning the week before, Vali Holl taking a Crankworx DH win in Innsbruck and Matt Walker winning the Leogang World Cup downhill. Hit up maxxis.com to find the mountain bike tire that best suits your riding style and conditions and maybe you'll be on the podium at your next race, too.Santa Cruz bicycles just launched the new Hightower 29er trail bike with 145mm of rear travel, internal frame storage and 5 size options. Hit our site to see our first ride review with our tech editor Jason Schroeder ripping the trail in Oakridge, Oregon, or hit up www.santacruzbicycles.com to learn more about this do-it-all trail smasher! Don't forget, they offer free, lifetime bearing replacement on their full-squish frames, too!

The LIFERS Podcast
72. LIFERS - Matt Walker

The LIFERS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 96:51


Is Matt Walker Chicago's most prolific drummer? Or as Gabe says, “The Skunk Baxter of drums”? Maybe. In any case, we love the guy and on this episode we talk about his pretty amazing career as drummer for (among others) Cupcakes, Filter, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, and fucking Morrisey!!! Also discussed: Michael Shannon, Sons Of The Silent Age, having Sinead O'Connor as a houseguest, favorite Bowie Songs, good parenting, and crumbling in the presence of Chrissie Hynde. It's a good one.

The Inside Line Podcast - Vital MTB
ROB WARNER - The Inside Line Archives

The Inside Line Podcast - Vital MTB

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 99:50 Very Popular


We're going to take a trip back in time to 2018 with a previously aired Inside Line featuring Rob Warner. If you didn't know, after this 2022 season, Red Bull will no longer produce the Live webcasts of World Cup Downhill and Cross Country as the UCI sold those rights to the Discovery channel through 2030. Upon hearing the news, I asked Rob if he would still be involved as race commentator, hopeful for a "yes" answer because he has been such an integral part of what makes those shows so exciting to watch. This was his reply, "after this year, it's highly unlikely I'll be commentating on any UCI MTB World Cups for the foreseeable future." and he left it at that. With that answer, I thought it was a great time to revisit our interview from 4 years ago to showcase just how much passion he has for what he does.Thanks to jensonusa.com for supporting The Inside Line. They have their Independence Day sale going on right now with big savings on bikes, components and riding gear. Summer is here, so make sure you and your bike are ready for shredding. Use coupon code InsideLine, all one word, at check out and receive 10% off qualifying items.Maxxis tires are stacking wins this year with Richie Rude winning the latest EWS, Jesse Melamed winning the week before, Vali Holl taking a Crankworx DH win in Innsbruck and Matt Walker winning the Leogang World Cup downhill. Hit up maxxis.com to find the mountain bike tire that best suits your riding style and conditions and maybe you'll be on the podium at your next race, too.Santa Cruz bicycles just launched the new Hightower 29er trail bike with 145mm of rear travel, internal frame storage and 5 size options. Hit our site to see our first ride review with our tech editor Jason Schroeder ripping the trail in Oakridge, Oregon, or hit up www.santacruzbicycles.com to learn more about this do-it-all trail smasher! Don't forget, they offer free, lifetime bearing replacement on their full-squish frames, too!Engage time travel....now.

Lexman Artificial
The Friendship Connection

Lexman Artificial

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 6:11


In this episode, Lexman and Matt Walker discuss the importance of friendship. They talk about the different types of friendships and how they are important to our lives. They also talk about the bond that can form between two people when they are friends. Finally, they share a poem inspired by their discussion about friendship.

The Joe Wicks Podcast
28. Dr Matt Walker: Why we sleep

The Joe Wicks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 45:13


The UK's favourite fitness coach is back with series three of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life's little challenges. It might be starting the morning in an ice bath or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new. This week, Joe is finding out more about sleep: something which Joe has come to understand as the foundation of everything else in life: eating healthily, exercising regularly, and helping with relationships and stress. Joe discusses all of this and much more with the scientist Dr Matthew Walker. He's the founder of “The Centre for Human Sleep Science” at the University of California and he wrote the bestselling book Why We Sleep. Together they chat about everything from how sleep affects diet and mental health, to what's going on in the brain when we dream, and Matt's top tips for better sleep. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won't stop until you're fit and happy. Producer: Eliza Lomas Editor: Dimitri Houtart A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

Lexman Artificial
Boding and Bremerhaven

Lexman Artificial

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 2:23


Matt Walker from the website Deep Sea News stops by Lexman Artificial to chat about Bremerhaven, Germany's busiest port and the consequences of its exponential growth.

Dukes of Dice
Dukes of Dice - Ep. 277 - Practice

Dukes of Dice

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 75:51


This episode the Duke Sean is joined by Matt Walker and Eugene Chavez to review Quined Games' Carnegie (6:28). Click here to     Twitter: @dukesofdice Facebook: /dukesofdice Dukes of Dice YouTube ChannelSubscribe on iTunes Thanks to our awesome sponsor - please give them a visit:  Game Toppers  

Not Just A Pony Ride
31. What Motivates A Consistent Volunteer?: A Volunteer Panel

Not Just A Pony Ride

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 31:38 Very Popular


Consistent, reliable volunteers make our jobs as instructors and therapists so much easier.  It takes the stress off of scheduling, constantly asking people if they're coming and relieves the worry of if we will have enough people to get it all done! So what motivates volunteers to be so consistent? In this episode we hear from 3 volunteers at HETRA about why they continue to make volunteering a priority.  What keeps them coming back? How did they get started with us? Hear more about how you can integrate these easy things into your center to start or keep building your pool of consistent volunteers! A special thank you to Matt Walker, Jaelynn Bremer and Carol Clark for their time in producing this episode. Hear more on the webinar “Finding and Keeping High Quality Volunteers” at https://hetra.org/programs/hetra-university/register-for-webinars.html This episode is sponsored in part by Equi-Force. Find out more at www. equi-force.org This episode is also sponsored in part by Equicizer. Find out more at www.equicizer.com

Talkin Bass in PDX
Ep 55 Matt Walker talking Bass on Talkin Bass in PDX.

Talkin Bass in PDX

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 45:15


This episode of Talkin Bass in PDX I get the monthly update from Gregg Marshall of OKBF. For more information on Oregon Kayak Bass Fishing the web address is https://kayakfishingnorthwest.com/ I have a great interview with Matt Walker, he as a great Bass story. For information on Peeler Custom Rods https://www.peelerfishing.com/ use code Fish2catch. For show feedback email Don Clark at gonefishingpdx@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/don-clark50/support

KentOnline
Podcast: Canterbury man reacts after his picture was shared in an appeal to track down suspected fly-tippers

KentOnline

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 17:40


A Canterbury dad has spoken out after his picture was posted online in a bid to track down suspected fly-tippers. Liam Blackwell says his children are being picked on in school after the image was circulated by Canterbury City Council. Hear what he's had to say at the reaction from the authority. Also in today's podcast, research has found you can book a flight to some European cities for less than the price of train ticket from Kent to London. Commuters have to pay as much as £65 a day if they're travelling from somewhere like Ashford to get to work. That's twice as expensive as a seat on a plane to Barcelona - which we found online for just £30. We've got reaction from campaign group We Own It. A report's revealed what life's like inside a prison housing some of Kent's most notorious killers. Wayne Couzens, David Fuller and Michael Stone among those being held at HMP Frankland - a Category A jail in County Durham. The KentOnline Podcast has been told how a new programme in Kent will hopefully stop young people from ending up in county lines drug gangs. It's called Catch22 and is all about preventing vulnerable youngsters from being targeted - hear from one of the people in charge. And, Kent get their T20 blast campaign under way tonight. The defending champions welcome Somerset to Canterbury - hear from captain Sam Billings and coach Matt Walker.

Making Up The Numbers
Fort William World Cup

Making Up The Numbers

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 102:04


The DH World Cup is back in Fort William & George is onsite, roaming the pits & talking to the riders ahead of the race. Starring (in order of appearance): Meghan Flanagan, Will Longden, Jordan Williams, Matt Walker, Taylor Vernon, Adam Brayton, Thibaut Daprela, Eleonora Farina & Olly Morris, Brook MacDonald, Luke Williamson, Luca Shaw, Jordi Cortes, Jack Reading, George Gannicott, Dan Bladon, Joe Krejbich, Joe Breeden, Dean Lucas, David Trummer, Abby Hogie, Charlie Hatton, Remi Thirion, KJ Sharp, Greg Williamson & Amaury Pierron.  The Making Up The Numbers podcast is sponsored by: Hope Technology www.hopetech.com @hopetech J-Tech Suspension www.j-techsuspension.co.uk @jtechsuspension Revolution Bike Park www.revolutionbikepark.co.uk @revolutionbp Ride Southern Spain www.ridesouthernspain.com @ridesouthernspain Schwalbe www.schwalbe.com @schwalbetyresuk Singletrack www.singletrackworld.com @singletrackmag #downhill #mtbpodcast #dhworldcup #downhillmtb #mtbracing #dh #mtb

The Flipped Lifestyle Podcast
We Help Matt Grow His Podcast and Get More Members!

The Flipped Lifestyle Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 49:47


Hey y'all! Today's guest on The Flipped Lifestyle Podcast is community member Matt Walker!  Matt has a master's degree in vocal performance and has been a choir director for over 15 years! He had a desire to help choir directors and wanted to have a greater impact on choral music education. Matt started searching for resources for professional development and sharing what he found with colleagues. This led him to eventually start ChoirDirectorCorner.com! This is Matt's website that “provides practical resources, collaboration and support to help choir directors save time and frustration, conquer rehearsal challenges and arrive at a successful performance.” One day when he was on his riding mower, Matt was listening to a podcast about online business and heard Shane talking about memberships. He joined the Flipped Lifestyle Community, started a membership for his audience, and is now up to 58 members!! On this podcast, we talk about how to stop listening to the naysayers and, instead, listen to the people who are interested in what you have to say. We talk about pushing past plateaus in your membership and strategies on how to grow your podcast! Learn more about Matt and his business at ChoirDirectorCorner.com! In today's episode you'll learn: How to get past impostor syndrome Stop listening to the naysayers How to keep growing your online business after it plateaus How to shift to a marketing strategy after your membership grows Focus on what you can control How to raise prices in your membership How to grow your podcast To hear the rest of this coaching call, join The Flipped Lifestyle Community! We would love to have you as a member of The Flipped Lifestyle Community!  We believe you have God-given talents and experiences you can use to start an online business!  All you need is 100 people to pay you $50/m online to make $5,000/m, $60,000/y!  Let us help you start a membership of your own. Click here to learn more: https://flippedlifestyle.com

Artists w/ EM
Halei Parker

Artists w/ EM

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 65:51


Today our guest is Halei Parker (she/her). A Houston Texas native, University of North Texas & University of California, San Diego alumna, clown, chalk artist, teacher, visual storyteller, and costume designer. We discuss the pay gap of woman and AFAB people, mansplaining, being talked down to, and the experience of being a female costume designer. Check her out on Instagram @haleipie @haleiparkerdesign https://www.haleiparker.com/ Check out my Instagram accounts: @empersico @artistswithem @emicoproductions

The LIFERS Podcast
64. LIFERS - Tamar Berk

The LIFERS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 96:44


We love Tamar Berk — and now you're going to love her, too. Tamar came up in the ‘90s Chicago scene with her band Starball, but her finest work would have to be the pair of excellent solo records she released in 2021 and ‘22. On this episode we try to figure out how that happened. We also talk about mean scenes, moving to (and moving out of)Portland, Matt Walker, finding your voice, Rush, being in a family of functioning musicians, The Countdown, her daughter's band The Inflorescence, working with Ron Nevison, “Athena” vs. “Eminence Front”, Steve Malkmus, the things kids say these days, and (unfortunately) Gary Coleman comes up again.

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
Brain Fact Friday on ”The Neuroscience of Dreams: Expanding Our Self-Awareness”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 15:44


Everything you've got in your life is an expression of your level of awareness (Bob Proctor) and when you change your level of awareness, everything starts to shift. It's fascinating. Today's podcast I'm going to share how my awareness expanded as I began researching for an upcoming interview and what's absolutely amazing about this experience, is that “once the mind has been expanded, it will never go back to its original state. Awareness is not something you lose.” (Bob Proctor). On this episode we will cover: ✔︎ Why lifelong learning is important for expanding our levels of awareness. ✔︎ What we all should know about dreaming and the brain. ✔︎ Review of our sleep cycle and REM sleep. ✔︎ Tips for remembering our dreams. ✔︎ Opening our mind up for new ways to improve creativity, business ideas, and sports training with our dream world. For returning guests, welcome back, and for those who are new here, I'm Andrea Samadi, author, and educator, with a passion for learning, understanding difficult concepts, and breaking them down so that we can all use and apply the most current research to improve our productivity and results in our schools, sports environments, and modern workplaces. On today's EPISODE #211, “The Neuroscience of Dreams: Expanding Our Self-Awareness” I'm going to cover how an understanding of neuroscience connected to our dreams, could open up doors of possibility in our lives. This topic is not one that I was planning on covering, but as my awareness expanded while researching for an upcoming interview, I thought back to when some other topics that many people perceived as “weird”, are now readily accepted in our schools and workplaces, and perhaps, as new research and studies evolve, this topic could provide us with a new way of creative problem solving, or ways to generate new ideas in the business world, or even a new tool for mental rehearsal in the sports world. Before we get into this episode, I do want to start out by thanking you, the listener for tuning in. While writing this episode, I woke up to an email from Anuj Agarwal, the founder of Feedspot, who ranks podcasts based on content, followers, and traffic, letting me know that we had made ranking for The Best 30 Neuroscience Podcasts.[i] For those who have listened to our earlier episodes, you'll know that I didn't set out to go in this direction of Neuroscience, (it wasn't even on my roadmap) but we ended up here by chance, when an educator urged me to go in this direction almost 10 years ago.  So to hit this achievement, in a relatively new field of study for me, without a background in science (other than the fact I did teach 9th grade Biology for a semester), it's a true honor, and I'm beyond grateful to continue to host this podcast, and that you are finding these episodes as helpful as I am. This is the reason why I thought about launching this podcast in the first place—to show that anyone can learn and apply these skills, backed by science, whether you have a science degree or not. This cutting-edge research is important for all of us to know, understand and apply and I'll be researching in this field anyway, so I figured, I might as well share what I'm learning on this platform. With our analytics, I can see where listeners are tuning in from by Country, and do appreciate all the messages you send to me on social media, letting me know that you listen and what you are learning.  I can now put some faces to the downloads, as I got to recently meet Sarah Eaton, from Queensland, Australia, who works with the Australian Government, and Ellie Mercado from Ossining, NY working in the field of education with social and emotional learning among many others who tag me on posts, and let me know this information is helpful and important. We do have a Facebook Group[ii], if you do want to stay connected to others around the globe as well. Moving on now to this week's episode, and Brain Fact Friday, where I want to make a connection to an upcoming interview later next week, but in the meantime, I hope this episode will help us to expand our level of awareness when it comes to our dreams.  My mentor, the late Bob Proctor (who I know I talk about often) was always saying “Stop looking at life through the keyhole. Open up the door and expand your level of awareness”[iii] by changing your paradigms. You can go back to episode 66 and 67[iv] to review the importance of changing our paradigms to break through to new levels of awareness, that will help us to reach new heights in our personal and professional lives, which is what happened to me while preparing for an upcoming interview.  I noticed that some of my paradigms, or beliefs started to change, as I began to connect the science to what I was learning, expanding my awareness in a way that it will never be the same again.   As you can see from past episodes, it is very important to me to stick to the most current neuroscience research with this podcast, and I do aim to steer clear of pseduoscience, and fads, but pick topics to help make a difference for us in our modern workplaces, whether it's through the science of reading, or productivity, and this time, my paradigm or beliefs were challenged. Which is what learning is all about. I was introduced to Dr. Baland Jalal's work from his team, who emailed me his Harvard Bio[v], letting me know his field of research and the topics we could cover on the podcast. I wrote back immediately, as I saw Harvard, neuroscience, researcher connected to sleep, and Dr. Rama 2011, TIME Magazine 100 most influential people in the world. (I've heard Dr. Jalal use the short form of his name, so I'll take the easier way out here as I don't think I'll get it right even with some practice). Even though I read the email intro quickly, I knew Dr. Jaland was someone I wanted to learn more about, especially as we covered the importance of sleep on many previous episodes, and dreams on EPISODE #104[vi] with Sleep Scientist Antonio Zadra and his book When Your Brain Dreams: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep, but I had no idea that Dr. Jalal's work was going to open up my level of awareness to where it had never been before, allowing me to cover some topics that I normally would think of as “too weird” for this podcast, and in turn, change some of my beliefs around sleep.   Dr. Jalal says that “dreams are one of the great mysteries of science. In their bizarre complexity they can reveal deeper truths about who you are at the most basic level. Keep on dreaming.” So now my mind is opening up and I wonder: Why do we dream what we dream? What's happening in our brain when we are dreaming? What's the purpose of dreaming: are there things we could learn from our dreams? Mathew Walker, the author of Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams covers these questions on his podcast[vii] and he has said “perhaps it was not time that heals all wounds, but rather time spent in dream sleep” which is REM sleep, and this made me think: What else could I learn about dreams, to open up new levels of awareness, new insights maybe that could help increase peace and understanding in my world that I could share with you to do the same? What could we learn from Dr. Jalal's work on sleep paralysis as the "top-rated expert in sleep paralysis in the world?" And what is sleep paralysis? Could learning more about our dreams expand our thinking, like Proctor would say, helping us to see the world in a different way, instead of just peering through the keyhole, with a limited view? After all, it was Proctor who taught me to log my dreams (he taught me to write them down the minute I would wake up) and I've been doing this since 1999, (off and on), and although I thought I knew what dreams were all about, when I began researching Dr. Jalal's work, I realized just how little I really knew about dreams. What about you? I know we all know how important our sleep is, but for something we spend 1/3 of our life doing, (sleeping) Baland-1how much thought do you put into your dreams? Other than writing down my dreams, and glancing at them from time to time to learn common themes, lessons, or ideas, this is an area that I think I could explore more with.   Is there something I'm missing with this time? Could I learn something about my dreams, or use this “dream-time” to my advantage in a way that I could improve the other 2/3 of my life? Mathew Walker, calls sleep “our superpower”[viii] and reminds us how important sleep is for learning, memory and productivity, and that “when we wake up, we are (actually) wiser” and that “it's not time that heals all wounds, but time spent in dreams that provides emotional convalescence.” (Matt Walker, Podcast 3 on DREAMS).   What's your experience with dreams? Are you too busy to even think about them? If you do—do you remember them? Do you know why we forget them? Have you ever had this weird feeling that you were paralyzed and couldn't move while sleeping? Have you ever had visions of places you've never been while dreaming and wondered what they are? Are they real, or imagined? The Stages of Sleep and REM Sleep: We will dive deep into these questions on our interview with Dr. Baland Jalal, but in the meantime, I wanted to give you something to think about to expand our awareness and get us thinking about dreams until then to prime our brain for what we will learn, and this begins with a quick review of what our sleep cycles look like. I never really thought about improving my sleep cycle until I reviewed the Fisher Wallace medical device on EPISODE 120[ix] but did you know that we have sleep cycles (about 5 of them that last about 90 minutes if we are sleeping 8 hours). Stage 4, our REM sleep or where our dreams occur happens at the end of each sleep cycle and is the longest in the last sleep cycle right before we wake up. We are dreaming all night, but “95% of our dreams we don't remember when we wake up” (Dr. Jalal) because “we need serotonin to transfer them to our long-term memory”[x] Did you know: When we are in REM sleep (and dreaming) that our body is paralyzed? What part of the brain controls this paralysis and Why it's important that we don't move in REM sleep? SLEEP PARALYSIS: Until researching Dr. Jalal, I didn't know that we were paralyzed in REM sleep, but I also have FELT sleep paralysis before. I just didn't know there was a name for it. Then I heard Dr. Jalal's explanation of sleep paralysis[xi], (and he described it exactly as I experienced it) and I would have to say this is not something I would ever admit I've felt. You know, it's one of those things you'd rather leave out when someone says “hey, how did you sleep” and you've had an experience like this, I'd personally rather skip this conversation and just say “oh it was great” with that look on my face that will tell you there was nothing great about i. It's got to be one of the weirdest experiences, but Dr. Jalal explains what is happening, the importance of our brain paralyzing our body during sleep, and connecting our brain to this “weird” phenomenon that expanded my awareness to what else I could learn about dreaming and REM state. I also thought, if I had this experience, and so did Dr. Jalal, and then the guy interviewing him on the podcast I was watching, Ranveer,[xii] also had the same experience, how many other people listening could relate, and learn something new with this new angle of the neuroscience of sleep. To make the most out of our upcoming interview with Dr. Jalal, I encourage you to learn more about your sleep to expand your level of awareness. Do you know how much sleep you get? Do you know how much time you spend in REM sleep each night? Do you remember your dreams? To remember your dreams so that you can gain deeper levels of insight about yourself, here are some suggestions: Make an intention that you will remember what you were dreaming about when you wake up. This might take some time, but with focused effort, see what happens. Wake up, and write down your dream immediately, or you will forget. Either write them down on a notepad beside your bed, or on your phone. Start looking for patterns in your dreams. Before our interview with Dr. Jalal, later next week, we will dive deeper into lucid dreaming, or “knowing you are dreaming while you are dreaming”[xiii] to see what fMRI scans reveal about our ability to control our dreams, interact with people in our dreams, and even travel to a different location within our dreams. All of this is fascinating, as science now steps in to validate some of the practices that many of us have heard of over the years, and brings light to what exactly is happening when we wake up, and wonder “what on the earth just happened?!” My goal with these episodes are to take what I would have once thought of as the weirdest experiences I've ever had while sleeping, and demystify them with brain science. Of course, I'm going to ask Dr. Jalal to share his insights and research with us, so we can learn what might be of importance to think about with our dream time, and how this new awareness could be of benefit to us in the future. I'm hoping that he can shed some light on what we can learn from our dreams that we can take into the 2/3 of our waking hours, that could improve our creativity, performance and results. To close out this episode and review this week's Brain Fact Friday: DID YOU KNOW: “that dreams can reveal deeper truths about who you are at the most basic level?” (Dr. Baland Jalal). I hope this episode expanded your awareness like it did mine about the possibilities that our dreams could provide for us in the future. See you next week as we dive into our brain, stress and the workplace, and our upcoming interview with Dr. Jalal to open up our awareness in ways that science will show us that there are many benefits to keep on dreaming! Have a good weekend. REFERENCES: [i] https://blog.feedspot.com/neuroscience_podcasts/ [ii] https://www.facebook.com/groups/2975814899101697/ [iii] How to Shift Your Paradigm by Bob Proctor Published on YouTube July 26, 2019  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWL0w9-oiqg [iv] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #67 on “Expanding Your Awareness with Lessons Learning from Bob Proctor's Seminars” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/expanding-your-awareness-with-a-deep-dive-into-bob-proctors-most-powerful-seminars/ [v] Dr. Baland Jalal https://psychology.fas.harvard.edu/people/baland-jalal [vi] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #104 with Antonio Zadra on “When Brains Dream” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/sleep-scientist-antonio-zadra-on-when-brains-dream-exploring-the-science-and-mystery-of-sleep/ [vii] The Mathew Walker Podcast https://themattwalkerpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ [viii] Sleep is your superpower TED 2019 by Mathew Walker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH-MGqokk_Y [ix] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #120 “Personal Review of the Fisher Wallace Medical Device for Anxiety, Depression, Sleep and Stress Management”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/personal-review-of-the-fisher-wallace-wearable-medical-device-for-anxiety-depression-and-sleepstress-management/ [x] The Neuroscience of Dreams by Dr. Baland Jalal Published on YouTube Feb.13, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WBL-51kIkc [xi] Happy Hour Podcast Why is Sleep Paralysis Always Scary? Published on YouTube June 21, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eisGABFcn9w [xii] The Ranveer Show Published on YouTube July 30, 2021 Neuroscientist Explains Scary Secrets of Your Brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ_7h-OijAQ&t=24s [xiii] How Lucid Dreaming Works Published on YouTube Jan. 21, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH-MGqokk_Y  

Sutras (and stuff)
S3 E6: Matt Walker

Sutras (and stuff)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 15:42


In this episode, I talk with Matthew Walker, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Yale-NUS, about ancient philosophy, therapeutic arguments, reading practices, and the Bhagavad Gita. Further Resources Matt Walker's website: https://sites.google.com/site/mattwalker2000/home Aristotle on the Uses of Contemplation: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/aristotle-on-the-uses-of-contemplation/14962F5B7153012A256FB48B5A27CCE8 Aristotle https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle/ Zhu Xi https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/zhu-xi/ Emotions in Indian Philosophy https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/concept-emotion-india/ Music Credits: Brittle Rille by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3460-brittle-rille License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

Parental Development
Let Me Sleep

Parental Development

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 34:22


In this episode we talk through the importance of sleep for us and our kids, and how to promote better sleep habits.Sleep hygiene is important to set the stage for positive sleep behaviors and prepare our minds and bodies for sleep, making that transition a little easier. This includes monitoring food and drink intake before bed, limiting screens, and making sure beds are only used for sleeping; not punishment.Sleep training is often a big argument in the parenting world, and there are many models and suggestions out there, making it hard to know what to do. Listen to this episode or this episode for more information on the importance of attachment and how to keep this in mind when considering sleep training your kids.For more information on sleep, check out this podcast episode with sleep expert, Dr. Matt Walker.Subscribe, rate, and review us on Podchaser, Apple,  or wherever you listen to podcasts!We're planning a Q&A episode!! Send us your questions to info@parentaldevelopment.com!!Follow us on social media to join the conversation!!!FacebookInstagram

What's Up Fool? Podcast
Ep 382 - Matt Walker

What's Up Fool? Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 100:35


Our friend, comedian Matt Walker returns to the show to talk about serial killers, the Chris Rock/Will Smith incident and stories of L.A. as always. LINKS Matt Walker - @FunnyMatt (IG) Felipe Esparza - @FelipeEsparzaComedian (IG) Rodrigo Torres - @RodrigoTorresJr (IG) Martin Rizo - @ComicMartinRizo (IG) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Super Legit Podcast
043 - This is our very special Matt Walker musical episode

Super Legit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 67:57


Matt Walker is here! Seriously, do you need to know more? The extremely talented musician and improviser responsible for our fantastic intro and outro music joins the crew for live music, scintillating conversation, and SCENES! Sing along, laugh along, live along, love along, oh no, we've devolved into a tacky poster.  Cast: Jen Burton, Sean Michael Boozer, Michael Heiman, Stephen C. James, Jarrett Lennon Kaufman, Chris Sanders, Josh Spence  Guest: Matt Walker Ads: Wub, Wub, Yea Dawg (Improvised by Michael Heiman)  Original release date: 3/30/22  Intro and outro music credit to Matt Walker  Various sound effects and music from https://freesfx.co.uk/  Additional music and sound credits:  Matt Walker's track list:  Old Rag Picking Up Stuff Condensation We Are All Bones EDM Detection Mode by Kevin MacLeod  Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode  License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license 

Salty Dog Blues N Roots Podcast
ELECTRO Blues N Roots - Salty Dog (March 2022)

Salty Dog Blues N Roots Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 120:55


Salty Dog's ELECTRO Podcast, March 2022 Visit: www.salty.com.au A fair taste of the vault this time with the ELECTRO show tone hounds, and some new vibe too! Great cuts from Ray Beadle, 'Sir' Oliver Mally, Layla Zoe, Junior Watson, Matt Walker, Mississippi Heat, Rod Stewart, Ry Cooder, Peter Bradley Adams, Paul Oscher, Revelators, Jimi Hocking, Low Reed, Bod Dylan, Beth Hart, Small Faces, Duke Robillard, Kutcha Edwards, Albert Cummings, Kim Wilson. ----------- ARTIST / TRACK / ALBUM ** Australia 1. ** Ray Beadle / Ain't Goin' Out Like That / Live At The Brass Monkey 2. "Sir" Oliver Mally's Blues Distillery / Don't Know What To Do / Blue Raindrops 3. Layla Zoe / Pull Yourself Together / Live at Spirit of '66 4. Junior Watson / Whole Lot of Lovin' / Nothin To It But Do It 5. ** Matt Walker N Ashley Davies / All By Myself / I Listen To The Night 6. Mississippi Heat / Batty Crazy / Madeleine 7. Rod Stewart / Cut Across Shorty / Gasoline Alley 8. Ry Cooder / How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live / Show Time 9. Peter Bradley Adams / Lorraine / A Face Like Mine 10. Paul Oscher / Blues and Trouble / Cook Cat 11. ** Revelators / Ride On / The Adventures of the Amazing Revelators 12. ** Jimi Hocking / Tell Me Where, Tell Me When / To The Moon So Blue 13. Lou Reed / Foot of Pride / Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert 14. Bob Dylan / Price of Love / Springtime on New York - Bootleg Servies No 16 15. Sir Oliver Mally Group / Drowning On Dry Land / Trying To Get By 16. Beth Hart / Good Times Bad Times / A Tribute to Led Zeppelin 17. Small Faces / Tin Soldier / The Immediate Years 18. Duke Robillard / Gambler's Blues / Guitar Groove-A-Rama 19. ** Kutcha Edwards / The More Things Change / Circling Time 20. Albert Cummings / Movin' On / Someone Like You 21. Kim Wilson / Don't Bite The Hand That Feed You / That's Life

The Megyn Kelly Show
Alcohol and Caffeine, Naps, and the Science of Sleep, with Dr. Matt Walker | Ep. 284

The Megyn Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 99:12


It's Wellness Week at the Megyn Kelly Show. Megyn Kelly is joined by Dr. Matt Walker, sleep expert and author of "Why We Sleep," to talk about the science of why we get tired at night and feel rested, the effect of melatonin and sleep aids, how caffeine and alcohol affect our sleep, the science of dreams and nightmares, how sleep helps with our memory, how better sleep leads to better sex (and vice versa), and more.Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MegynKellyTwitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow

Making Up The Numbers
Matt Walker & Izabela Yankova

Making Up The Numbers

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 109:47


We're on the cusp of the 2022 DH World Cup Season and there's much to talk about… Joining George and Jack as co-host for 2022 is Emilie Siegenthaler who retired at the end of the 2021 Season after an illustrious 14 year career including 16 World Cup podiums. Their guests on this episode are 2020 World Cup Champion Matt Walker & 2021 Junior Women's World Champion & World Cup Champion Izabela Yankova.  Social stuff if you'd like to follow: @mattwalkerdh @madisonsaracen @izabelayankova @iamspecialized The Making Up The Numbers podcast is sponsored by: Hope Technology www.hopetech.com @hopetech J-Tech Suspension www.j-techsuspension.co.uk @jtechsuspension Revolution Bike Park www.revolutionbikepark.co.uk @revolutionbp Ride Southern Spain www.ridesouthernspain.com @ridesouthernspain Schwalbe www.schwalbe.com @schwalbetyresuk Singletrack www.singletrackworld.com @singletrackmag #downhill #mtbpodcast #dhworldcup #downhillmtb #mtbracing #dh #mtb