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Best podcasts about mortals

Latest podcast episodes about mortals

Skyrim Book Club
Dremora Stories About Mortals

Skyrim Book Club

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 5:37


RedeemerCast
The Home of God is Among Mortals

RedeemerCast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 22:25


The Home of God is Among Mortals The Sixth Sunday of Easter May 22, 2022 Father Kenny Benge, Interim Rector Church of the Redeemer, Nashville www.Redeemer-Nashville.net

Break the Dice: The Improvised Campaign
The Cocktail of Catastrophe

Break the Dice: The Improvised Campaign

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 44:01


Greetings, Mortals! Our heroes Phalen and Phinaeus find themselves aboard a giant floating ice bar - but, as it turns out, they are not alone. A lovely (?) lady from Phalen's past is also aboard...and she may have sinister plans for her estranged husband and his new rabbity friend. Break the Dice is an improvised podcast in the style of a classic D&D adventure. Support the Podcast on Patreon Hang with us on our Discord Buy Bearded Merch & See Our Live Shows Follow Us on Twitter Like Us on Facebook Check Out Our Insta Enter our Giveaway courtesy of Mox Boarding House Our performers: Game Master / Allen Voigt: Instagram: @prettgoodstories Phaelan Maerdock / MJ Marsh: Instagram: @mj_marsh_ Phineaus Phlash / Maria Bartholdi: Twitter and Instagram: @MissMariapants NPC / Tyler Michaels King: Website: TylerMichaels.com, Insta: @tylermichaelsking, Twitter: @tylermichaels NPC / Joe Rapp:  Twitter and Instagram: @fakejoerapp NPC / Tyler Mills: Twitter: @tydmills Special guest: Lucas Vonasek Accompanist / Jack Barrett: Website: jackbarrettmusic.com, Instagram: @jackbarrettmusic Some background ambiance courtesy of: Tabletop Audio // Support them on Patreon

The Story Box
Oliver Burkeman Unboxing | Four Thousand Weeks Time & How To Manage It Well

The Story Box

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 58:17


The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand weeks.Nobody needs telling there isn't enough time. We're obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, work-life balance, and the ceaseless battle against distraction; and we're deluged with advice on becoming more productive and efficient, and “life hacks” to optimize our days. But such techniques often end up making things worse. The sense of anxious hurry grows more intense, and still the most meaningful parts of life seem to lie just beyond the horizon. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks.Oliver Burkeman is a feature writer for The Guardian. He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association's Young Journalist of the Year Award and has been short-listed for the Orwell Prize. He wrote a popular weekly column on psychology, "This Column Will Change Your Life," and has reported from New York, London, and Washington, D.C. His books include Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals and The Antidote: Happiness for People who Can't Stand Positive Thinking. Get Four Thousand Weeks Here: Amazon US Amazon AUSPre-order my new book 'The Path of an Eagle: How To Overcome & Lead After Being Knocked Down'. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thestorybox. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks
EP.54: LIFE IS SHORT, TO-DO LISTS ARE LONG: OLIVER BURKEMAN ON TIME MANAGEMENT FOR MORTALS

Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 52:07


This podcast is about your relationship to time.  My guest is Oliver Burkeman. Oliver is a journalist and author. He writes and publishes a twice-monthly email newsletter called "The Imperfectionist." You can find The Guardian column he wrote from 2006 to 2020 online. It's titled "This Column Will Change Your Life." He's also the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking, and his most recent book is Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals. It is also the topic of the podcast.  Four Thousand Weeks explores concepts of time and time management, arguing that our modern attempts to optimize our time leave us stressed and unhappy. The book's first sentence is: "The average human lifespan is absurdly, terrifyingly, insultingly short." (About 4,000 weeks, on average; thus the title.). It is not your classic time-management book and in it, he explores the most profound questions we have in life.  In the book and on this podcast, Oliver prompts us to question the very idea that time is something you use in the first place."  Some of our talking points.  On what he's learned about happiness What we should seek besides happiness  Defining personal growth  The importance of frustration tolerance  How we relate to time  The problems with time management Optimizing the wrong things  To-do list and apps and the trap of planning The challenges of prioritizing  Practical tips on project management  And Oliver certainly helped me sort through my struggles with allocating my time, so I found the conversation very useful. I think you will, too.  For show notes and more, visit www.larryweeks.com   

Free Time with Jenny Blake
093: How to Sell Your Online Business with Alexis Grant

Free Time with Jenny Blake

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 52:26


Could you sell your business? Would you even want to once it's optmized enough to make selling an option? Today I'm discussing the practical and emotional considerations of selling an online business with my longtime friendtor, Alexis Grant.  More about Lexi:  Alexis is the founder and CEO of They Got Acquired, a media company telling the stories of “small” acquisitions. She has sold two companies herself—a digital marketing agency to The Penny Hoarder as a full acqui-hire, and The Write Life to a third party. She lives with her husband and two young kids in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Web DM Talks
Between Two Turns 01 - James Introcaso

Web DM Talks

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 49:27


It's the premiere of our new interview show Between Two Turns! Join Web DM CEO Emma Lambert as she chats with MCDM Line Editor and Arcadia Managing Editor James Introcaso! Hear about Pants, Turducken, and how to balance your Real World Job with Freelance TTRPG Work!Follow Emma on Twitter - https://twitter.com/EmmaWroteFollow James on Twitter - https://twitter.com/jamesintrcocasoArcadia - https://shop.mcdmproductions.com/collections/arcadiaMCDM on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/mcdm"Flee, Mortals!" on Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattcolville/mcdm-monster-bookGet our book! The Weird Wastelands Pre-Order Store is now Open! https://weird-wastelands.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders Backer surveys out now! GET MORE WEB DM! https://www.patreon.com/webdm We've got a bonus podcast that you can get every single week where we go into way more topics! Over 200 episodes available now. Plus ad-free show audio, and discord and live hangouts for select tiers! #dnd #dungeonsanddragons #ttrpg Facebook - http://bit.ly/2oGKLOgTwitter - https://twitter.com/WebDMshowInstagram - web_dm

Undercommon Taste
Run Away! A Review of MCDM's ”Flee, Mortals!” Preview - Undercommon Taste Episode 85

Undercommon Taste

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 63:43


This week, we take a look at the free preview released by MCDM for their newest project, "Flee, Mortals! The MCDM Monster Book". There's a ton of great stuff in even so small a package, so we don't get through all of it, but we do start into creating a scenario with the provided goblins that helps to showcase what some of these creature variants can do to un-boring your game. You can find the PDF of the free sample here: https://files.mcdmproductions.com/FleeMortals/FleeMortalsPreview.pdf And can watch Matt Colville talk about the project here: https://youtu.be/LhJeOOGiWGM   Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/UndercommonTaste Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ucthomebrew Join us on Instagram: instagram.com/undercommontaste Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/undercommontaste  Chat with us on Discord: https://discord.gg/64R7ze3fBV Watch us live on Twitch: twitch.tv/undercommontaste Find our shorts on Tiktok: tiktok.com/@undercommon_taste Our theme song is Massacre Anne, written and performed by Mary Crowell, and used with permission. You can find Mary's work online at marycrowell.bandcamp.com, or on Patreon at patreon.com/DrMaryCCrowell. Our logo was illustrated by David Sutherland. You can find David's work online at instagram.com/wilex_73, or on DeviantArt at deviantart.com/davidsutherland.

Uniquely Brilliant Podcast
Episode 161 First and Equal

Uniquely Brilliant Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 31:34


On this episode of Uniquely Brilliant, Diana Bader and Becky Berry discuss putting ourselves first and equal to the needs of others.   When we forget to treat our needs as equal to the needs of others in our lives, we become stressed and frustrated. We prioritize their needs over our own and shortchange things like rest and relaxation. We also neglect enforcing our boundaries which puts on the highway to exhaustion.   Becky and Diana discuss the tricky areas of honoring our time and our money.   Diana reminds us that money is an exchange of energy. And it's easy to find ourselves in debt, overspending, or giving our money to others. When we're not mindful about money matters, we feel drained.   Becky shares her struggles with managing her calendar (aka her time). She forgets to do things like schedule enough times between clients and allow time for rest. When we overcommit by doing too many things or by not taking breaks, we can feel frustrated and overwhelmed.   Becky brings up a favorite Uniquely Brilliant discussion topic: Essentialism. She's reading another book relating to essentialism: 4,000 Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman. The concepts in the book echo the concepts of Essentialism: setting priorities, saying no, and enforcing boundaries.   Some tips on putting our needs first and equal:   Establish boundaries. When we set and enforce boundaries around the time we want to spend communicating with others or on social media, it helps us maintain our positive energy.   Ask for help. It's important to be bold when we ask for what we need. If we need to reschedule an appointment, ask for it. As Diana mentions, oftentimes we don't even know what our needs are and that's ok! When we figure them, it's okay (actually, it's critical) to put our needs at least equal to the needs of others in our lives.   Additional Uniquely Brilliant episodes on essentialism: Episode 130: Essentialism and Coronavirus https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/uniquelybrilliant/id/13999148   Episode 88: Essentialism https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/uniquelybrilliant/id/5585187 ©2022 Cronecast Podcast Network | Music ©2015 Max Brodie

GEORGIA GOSSIP INC. PRESENTS THE DON NICOLEONE SHOW, THE WOMAN OF THE HOUR
IT'S TIME FOR THE EL'S HOLY TABLET'S SHOW: BTTB S4E32 "THE MORTALS"

GEORGIA GOSSIP INC. PRESENTS THE DON NICOLEONE SHOW, THE WOMAN OF THE HOUR

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 254:00


THE EL'S HOLY TABLET SHOW IS BROADCASTED LIVE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT AT 9 PM EST ON WGAG RADIO!! TO SPEAK LIVE ON THE SHOW CALL 1.515.605.9828 OR 1.425.569.5274 THE HOLY TABLET SHOW SEASON 4 BACK TO THE BEGINNING EPISODE 32 CHAPTER SIX: "BEHAYMAW THE HUMAN BEAST" TABLET 10: "THE MORTALS" THE EL'S HOLY TABLETS IS WRITTEN AND RECEIVED BY DR. MALACHI Z. YORK. THE EL'S HOLY TABLETS PREDATES THE BIBLE AND THE KORAN AND IT'S AN UP TO DATE SCRIPTURE THAT'S EXPLAIN EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED, IS HAPPENING, AND WILL HAPPEN!!!  

Gnomecast
Gnomecast #139 – Flee from James Introcaso!

Gnomecast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 42:19


Jared is joined by very special guest James Introcaso, Lead Designer of MCDM Productions, to discuss “Flee, Mortals!”, the MDCM monster book for 5e. They talk design process and decisions, […]

Shaggy and The Creep Podcast
Episode #112: The Demo Gods Will Touch Mortals Tonight!

Shaggy and The Creep Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 153:45


Episode #112: The Demo Gods Will Touch Mortals Tonight! by Shaggy and The Creep

PG-ish
216. You have 4000 weeks, featuring Oliver Burkeman

PG-ish

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 18:36


As a parent, you have so much to do and think about—but do you ever stop to wonder if you're really filling your time with what's important? You may actually be robbing yourself of the gift of chasing goals, dreams, and hobbies, because you say you don't have time.  As author Oliver Burkeman explains, time is limited. The average person has about 4,000 weeks to live—and while it's easy to get distracted with all the things and long to-do lists, it will be more worthwhile to live wholeheartedly (and maybe even allow yourself to rest along the way!). Now is the time to decide what matters most and take action, so that you can show up as a better parent and show your kids how to live fully as well. Don't forget to check out Our Favorite Things—A Resource Guide! Watch the full clip. Learn more at oliverburkeman.com.  Read Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals. 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.

DnDiscussions
Episode 65 – Wizard’s bought D&D Beyond and Demon Monster Fixer

DnDiscussions

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 70:44


Ryan and Ben discuss Wizard's of the Coast's acquisition of D&D Beyond along with some of their wants and hopes. Then take another attempt at some monster fixing Lemurs and Imps. Community Pages: D&D Direct; Flee, Mortals!

Coffee with Butterscotch: A Game Dev Comedy Podcast

This week, we talk about hidden information, player choice, and doing less. Things are often different than what you think they're going to be, and that's okay! But if you mistake activity for progress, you've fallen into a guaranteed trap. The discovery of the things you shouldn't do might just be the most valuable discovery of all. Questions answered (abbreviated): - RoninGameDev: Is LevelHead's full screen fake? - RoninGameDev: Does Adam being CEO change the pressure at all? In those moments of panic or doubt, does the fact that Adam is driving the direction of the studio help you not worry? Things mentioned: - Elden Ring - Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman To stay up to date with all of our buttery goodness subscribe to the podcast on Apple podcasts (apple.co/1LxNEnk) or wherever you get your audio goodness. If you want to get more involved in the Butterscotch community, hop into our DISCORD server at discord.gg/bscotch and say hello! Submit questions at https://www.bscotch.net/podcast, disclose all of your secrets to podcast@bscotch.net, and send letters, gifts, and tasty treats to http://bit.ly/bscotchmailbox. Finally, if you'd like to support the show and buy some coffee FOR Butterscotch, head over to http://moneygrab.bscotch.net.

Dungeon Master's Block
249: Minions (feat. James Introcaso)

Dungeon Master's Block

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 50:52


DM Mitch and DM Neal sit down with the truly amazing James Introcaso and talk about adding minions to your game in the most epic ways possible. Flee, Mortals! Kickstarter Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunes dungeonmasterblock@gmail.com Music provided by Argofox: AlmightyZero - Rise Again https://youtu.be/sQy8FV9ELxc Episode edited by: Neal Powell

Dungeon Master of None
BONUS Flee, Mortals! With James Introcaso

Dungeon Master of None

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 53:02


James Introcaso, Lead Designer of MCDM Productions, joins DMs Matt and Rob to chat about a new monster-focused book, Flee, Mortals!, and designing for 5e D&D.  Flee, Mortals! Kickstarter and Preview MCDM Productions

Making a Monster
Giant spider chucking goblins in the MCDM monster book

Making a Monster

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 42:37


How does it square with your heroes when the bad guys treat their animals better than the good guys? What if your villain pets the dog? Read the transcript and get more from the show: https://scintilla.studio/monster-war-spider-mcdm/ Get stat blocks, bonus content, and other monstrous perks: https://my.captivate.fm/www.patreon.com/scintillastudio (www.patreon.com/scintillastudio) Join the conversation: https://my.captivate.fm/www.twitter.com/SparkOtter (www.twitter.com/SparkOtter) Meet my guests: James Introcaso: https://twitter.com/JamesIntrocaso (https://twitter.com/JamesIntrocaso) Flee, Mortals! The MCDM Monster Book: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattcolville/mcdm-monster-book (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattcolville/mcdm-monster-book) Music by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com

Sly Flourish's Lazy DM Prep
WOTC Buys D&D Beyond, D&D Direct Announcement, Flee Mortals Kickstarter, Volo's Vetted Vendors – Lazy D&D Talk Show

Sly Flourish's Lazy DM Prep

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 58:25


Mike talks about all things D&D! Contents 00:00 Show Start 00:41 D&D News: Sly Flourish Bundle of Holding 02:02 D&D News: WOTC Buys D&D Beyond 08:56 D&D News: D&D Direct Announcements Coming Thursday 21 April 2022 10:05 Kickstarter Spotlight: Flee Mortals by MCDM 29:30 Product Spotlight: Volo's Vetted Vendors 33:06 Patreon Question: Seeding Future Quests Without Starting Them 36:41 Patreon Question: Handling Augury 39:00 Patreon Question: Manging Sources and Books for Game Prep 41:40 Patreon Question: Handling Curses That Remove Curse Doesn't Fix 45:15 Patreon Question: Running a Rebellion 48:13 Patreon Question: Uncomfortable Roleplaying NPCs 50:27 Patreon Question: Passing Complex Lore to Players 53:06 Patreon Question: Handling Mounts in Combat 55:03 Patreon Question: Strong Starts and Cold Opens Links Sly Flourish Bundle of Holding! Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter Support Sly Flourish on Patreon Buy Sly Flourish Books Mastering Dungeons Video on D&D Beyond Acquisition D&D Beyond Acquisition Announcement D&D Beyond Acquisition Press Release D&D Direct Event & Product Announcements Flee Mortals Kickstarter Volo's Vetted Vendors

Break the Dice: The Improvised Campaign

Greetings, Mortals! After meeting the Tribe of the Sail on their adventure to save the frozen northland, our heroes Phalen Maerdock and Phineaus Phlash drop their guard. But were they wise to do so? With Phalen now in peril, Phineaus must don the mantle of the lone hero and race to save his newfound friend. But will he succeed? Or will he succeed too well?  Break the Dice is an improvised podcast in the style of a classic D&D adventure. Support the Podcast on Patreon Hang with us on our Discord Buy Bearded Merch & See Our Live Shows Follow Us on Twitter Like Us on Facebook Check Out Our Insta Enter our Giveaway courtesy of Mox Boarding House Our performers: Game Master / Allen Voigt: Instagram: @prettgoodstories Phaelan Maerdock / MJ Marsh: Instagram: @mj_marsh_ Phineaus Phlash / Maria Bartholdi: Twitter and Instagram: @MissMariapants NPC / Tyler Michaels King: Website: TylerMichaels.com, Insta: @tylermichaelsking, Twitter: @tylermichaels NPC / Joe Rapp:  Twitter and Instagram: @fakejoerapp NPC / Tyler Mills: Twitter: @tydmills Accompanist / Jack Barrett: Website: jackbarrettmusic.com, Instagram: @jackbarrettmusic Some background ambiance courtesy of: Tabletop Audio // Support them on Patreon

Two for Tea with Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose
Episode 124 - Oliver Burkeman - Time Management for Mortals

Two for Tea with Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 71:35


Visit Oliver's website: https://www.oliverburkeman.com/ Follow Oliver on Twitter: https://twitter.com/oliverburkeman Oliver's most recent book ‘Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals': https://www.amazon.com/Four-Thousand-Weeks-Management-Mortals/ Oliver's book ‘The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking': https://www.amazon.com/Antidote-Oliver-Burkeman-author/ Oliver's book ‘HELP!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done': https://www.amazon.com/HELP-Become-Slightly-Happier-More-ebook/ References Samuel Johnson's 1751 essay on procrastination, ‘Idleness and anxious and miserable state': https://www.johnsonessays.com/the-rambler/no-134-on-procrastination/ Iona's Letter correspondence with Nir Eyal on technology and distraction: https://letter.wiki/conversation/266 Nir's book ‘Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life': https://www.amazon.com/Indistractable-Control-Your-Attention-Choose/ Visakan Veeraswamy's appearance on Two for Tea: https://soundcloud.com/twoforteapodcast/76-visakan-veerasamy-a-friendly-ambitious-nerd Ethan Strauss's article ‘Pity the Zoomer Athlete': https://houseofstrauss.substack.com/p/pity-the-zoomer-athlete?s=r ‘How to Live on 24 Hours a Day' by Arnold Bennett: https://www.amazon.com/How-Live-Hours-Day-Literature-ebook The Pomodoro Technique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique Timestamps 00.00 Opening and introduction. 1:47 Iona reads from Samuel Johnson's 1751 essay on procrastination, ‘Idleness and anxious and miserable state'. How it relates to Oliver's book ‘Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals'. 8:45 Procrastination as a timeless phenomenon, though technology and social media make it worse. Our desire to “not focus”. 9:46 A précis of ‘Four Thousand Weeks'. What leads us astray in our relationship with time? Do we try to avoid the unpleasantness of “finitude” - the knowledge that our time is limited? Are we just trying to avoid discomfort? 14:15 The feeling of “irreparable loss” when we waste time - and the cycle of feeling guilt at this, thus leading to more avoidance and procrastination. How do we navigate this cycle of distraction? 20:53 What is the escape from this cycle? Is there one? Or must we just accept its absurdity to gain liberation? 24:29 The pleasures of doing versus the pleasures of having done (dance vs academia). Do we vacate value from the present to the future? And: a diversion on the proprietary and Nir Eyal on distraction. How has our attention changed over the decades and centuries - has it gotten better or worse? 39:01 Is the self a “road to hell”? Self-improvement and efficiency vs absorption in something larger. Is the self overrated? 44:00 The problem with productivity hacks and self-improvement. The real route to freedom. One of Iona's mantras: you don't have to wait until tomorrow. 50:10 On neglecting the right things. 52:24 On FOMO, being a generalist vs a specialist, and trade-offs. 1:01:35 More on procrastination and how to beat it: theory vs practice. The Pomodoro Technique, setting maximums, and more. But beware: never think of such exercises as allowing you to transcend limitation - this is impossible. 1:07:47 Oliver reads a passage from ‘Four Thousand Weeks'. 1:10:42 Last words and outro.

Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast
Your Best Time Management: Knowing What to Let Go with Oliver Burkeman

Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 47:54


There is a fresh – rather freeing – perspective when it comes to “time-management” that can relieve us from stressing over our inboxes and to-do lists. Our guest, Oliver Burkeman, is just the one to have discovered it because he wrote a column for the Guardian for 10 years about time management. And then one day realized that much of the schemes and advice for managing time were nonsense. Instead, the solution to our overwhelming dilemma with time starts somewhere we might never look. This conversation is both freeing and fun. Oliver is the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done (2011), a collection of his columns for the Guardian newspaper. We go deeper into his new book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals and his insights about how to reach a fulfilling and meaningfully productive life. Let's jump into how to have a fully productive life! [00:01 - 10:10] Opening Segment Oliver introduces Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals How we think and feel about time The need to do social and psychology research Analyze time management techniques and productivity systems Why people should sacrifice projects, goals, and causes to nurture relationships The urgent vs the important The role of social media on your life You should understand the news are not your life [10:11 - 29:57] Your Best Time Management: Knowing What to Let Go Each day is something you have to go through to a more fulfilling future Have a winning mindset and feel the truth of each situation See the value on the moments you're actually living Oliver explains the rocks in the jar parable Make time for the things that really matter The challenge is to decide what rock you won't put on the jar Be on the outlook for things you are doing daily Spend your time with people you have the deepest relationships with and projects you care about the most Time is precious Oliver's insights about time management Start doing new things and value the ones you're already doing Keep in mind that every experience in life is either a good time or a good story There is a place on the internet created to bring out our best impulses and our collective genius. Visit Goodness Exchange and get unlimited access to exclusive news and bonus content! [29:58 - 44:09] Every Moment Is the Last Time Oliver shares the role of planing People who compulsively plan are trying to get some kind of certainty The challenge is to hold plans incredibly loosely You don't want to design a timetable for the day. Be flexible. The struggle people have to turn the future into something predictable Cultivate the thought of being curious about what's going to occur instead of needing one thing to occur Go easier with yourself and your people You should never marry an outcome We're full of things we do for the last time Be present with things that are happening [44:10 - 47:53] Closing Segment Olivier's last thoughts and advice Don't worry about big plans, do the next achievable plan How to connect with Oliver and his work Links below Give a review and rating, and share this episode with others Final announcements Tweetable Quotes: “Letting go of certain ambitions. We got through our lives trying to stuff all the rocks into the jar. You were never going to get them all in the jar.” - Oliver Burkeman “Time is precious. Find value, meaning, and wonder in almost everything you're doing.” - Oliver Burkeman “What if it makes more sense to say we are time, not that we have time.” - Oliver Burkeman Resources Mentioned: Books: The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done Connect with Oliver on Twitter. Head to OliverBukerman.com and have access to all the incredible content he has written and sign up for The Imperfectionist! Conspiracy of Goodness Links: The Goodness Exchange https://goodness-exchange.com/ The Goodness Exchange - Become a member! https://goodness-exchange.com/pricing/ Goodness Exchange Social Media Links: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/goodness_exchange/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/exchangegoodness Twitter https://twitter.com/goodnessxchange LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/goodness-exchange/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjBu-o4CG6V7PGq8QOANEg

Next in Foreign Policy
Freedom in the World with Amy Slipowitz

Next in Foreign Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 36:43


This week Grant and Zoe were joined by Amy Slipowitz the research manager of Freedom in the World at Freedom House. They discuss the report, its methodology, recommendations, and how it all gets pulled together. In the final segment, Zoe talks about Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals; Amy discusses the protests in Sri Lanka and Seinfeld; and Grant Haver denounces the Patriarch of Moscow. If you are under 40 and interested in being featured on the podcast, be sure to fill out this form: https://airtable.com/shr5IpK32opINN5e9 Note: All participants are speaking in their personal capacity.

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before
CNLP 486 | Oliver Burkeman on How Being a Productivity Geek Failed Him, Why You Probably Won't Make a Dent in the Universe and Better Time Management for Mortals

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 79:11


Four Thousand Weeks author, Oliver Burkeman, talks about what's wrong with traditional time management strategies, how being a productivity geek had a counterproductive result in his life, why...Read the whole entry... »

CKCC Radio: Home of Club Kayfabe's Community of Podcasts
J-Bunny's Music Hub Episode 68: Rob Youells (Generation Kill, Evolution Empire, ex-Fragile Mortals, ex-Dirt Church) 3-21-2022

CKCC Radio: Home of Club Kayfabe's Community of Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 53:21


After his band Evolution Empire's set at the Grammercy Theatre in New York City, J-Bunny has a conversation with drummer Rob Youells.  They discuss how he came to join the band Generation Kill, the band's project with Darryl "DMC" McDaniels called Fragile Mortals, and also discuss a bit about the band The Pain Method, which featured 3 current and former members of Generation Kill in its lineup.  We cover a bit about why the members spun off to form the new band and how he and Jason Trenczer ultimately rejoined Generation Kill.  We also discuss how Evolution Empire came about, how the band's tour with (hed) PE, Drowning Pool, and Ill Nino has been, and discover that Rob was in the band Dirt Church, which J-Bunny had seen in the NJ scene a few times back in the early 2000s.  Rob also talks about his time as an actor and bodybuilder, and makes some recommendations of ways to stay in shape. Podcast intro "Rock Intro 3" courtesy of audionautix.com. "Into the Black" appears on Generation Kill's album MKUltra and "Under the Gun" is the latest single from Evolution Empire. Both songs were included with the permission of Rob Youells.

Actually Autistic
What fools these mortals be! Autism and the Court Jester

Actually Autistic

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 9:55


A brief discussion about the connection between Autistic traits and jesters

Big Ideas - ABC RN
Mortals and the fear of death

Big Ideas - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 54:05


Make the most of your life and be at peace with death. Easy to say but hard to do. Death is not a topic we're encouraged to talk about but its shadow shapes many of the things we do. Can you have a happier life if you let go of death anxiety?

The 1% Podcast hosted by Shay Dalton
Oliver Burkeman: Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It

The 1% Podcast hosted by Shay Dalton

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 59:25


For 14 years, our guest for this week's The 1% Podcast wrote a weekly piece for The Guardian entitled: “This Column Will Change Your Life”.    If that doesn't pique your interest, Oliver Burkeman has gone on to write three books to assist us with some of life's biggest challenges. ‘Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done' was published in 2011, with ‘The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking' published in 2012.   It's Oliver's third book though, entitled: ‘Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals', that has garnered significant praise since being published in 2021 – and reinforced the author's reputation as a thought-provoking writer on the so-called “search for happiness”, the limits of modern-day productivity, and how our relationship with time actually tells us more about ourselves than we've ever realised.

Break the Dice: The Improvised Campaign
The Periapt of Partial Aptitude

Break the Dice: The Improvised Campaign

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 35:36


Greetings, Mortals! Welcoming a respite from the cold and snowy winds, our heroes Phaelan Maerdock and Phineaus Phlash kick back on the sandy shores of a mysterious island in the northern reaches of the Shattered Lands. But is this cabana a trap? And who can help them when chased down by a threatening red-eyed snowstorm with an Irish accent?  Break the Dice is an improvised podcast in the style of a classic D&D adventure. Support the Podcast on Patreon Hang with us on our Discord Buy Bearded Merch & See Our Live Shows Follow Us on Twitter Like Us on Facebook Check Out Our Insta Enter our Giveaway courtesy of Mox Boarding House Our performers: Game Master / Allen Voigt: Instagram: @prettgoodstories Phaelan Maerdock / MJ Marsh: Instagram: @mj_marsh_ Phineaus Phlash / Maria Bartholdi: Twitter and Instagram: @MissMariapants NPC / Tyler Michaels King: Website: TylerMichaels.com, Insta: @tylermichaelsking, Twitter: @tylermichaels NPC / Joe Rapp:  Twitter and Instagram: @fakejoerapp NPC / Tyler Mills: Twitter: @tydmills Accompanist / Jack Barrett: Website: jackbarrettmusic.com, Instagram: @jackbarrettmusic Some background ambiance courtesy of: Tabletop Audio // Support them on Patreon Enter our Monthly Giveaway courtesy of our Sponsor Mox Boarding House

The Podcast by KevinMD
A physician's new rules of time management

The Podcast by KevinMD

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 16:19


"Pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist, woman, mother, wife, friend, mentor. I can't remember a time when I wasn't trying to “work smarter, not harder” to get it all done and feel good about myself, only to begin climbing the mountain with a fresh list the next day. My goals were simple: peace of mind and a sense that I was in control of my life and doing a good job for all the people who needed me. Just a little more effort, better organization, and I would be there. As a physician coach, I find that the topic of work-life integration is always at or near the top of the list of issues for clients. Reading Oliver Burkeman's excellent book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals made me do some critical thinking. Although we act as if time is a commodity, it has no tangible essence. It can't be owned. And though we constantly behave as if it's unlimited, we know better, especially as physicians. All we really have is the present moment. What is it we're really trying to manage? And, equally importantly, what sense of failure do we inflict on ourselves with our continuing unsuccessful attempts to fit more than 24 hours of activities into each day?" Laura Berenstain is a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist and physician coach. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "The new rules of time management." Did you enjoy today's episode? Rate and review the show so more audiences can find The Podcast by KevinMD. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app to get notified when a new episode comes out. Reflect and earn 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME for this episode. Also available in Category 1 CME bundles. Powered by CMEfy - a seamless way for busy clinician learners to discover Internet Point-of-Care Learning opportunities that reward AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Learn more at about.cmefy.com/cme-info

Big Ideas
Mortals and the fear of death

Big Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 54:05


Make the most of your life and be at peace with death. Easy to say but hard to do. Death is not a topic we're encouraged to talk about but its shadow shapes many of the things we do. Can you have a happier life if you let go of death anxiety?

Marthyalokam Malayalam Podcast
#334 Spending Meaningful Time

Marthyalokam Malayalam Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 38:45


One of the popular books last year was Oliver Burkeman's Four Thousand Weeks. Time Management for Mortals. This podcast is not about the book but about Meaningful Time Spent. Malayalam Translation: രാത്രി, തെരുവ്, വിളക്ക്, മരുന്നുകട – അലെക്സാണ്ടർ ബ്ലോക്ക് Here are the Agile Scrum Course if you are interested in taking it Malayalam Course Link: https://youtu.be/Yti_4QqcR-M English Course Link: https://youtu.be/riaOQwUO7Hw Also please listen and subscribe to my English podcast 'Penpositive Outclass' https://anchor.fm/penpositive Connect on Social Media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/pahayan Malayalam Blog: https://marthyan.com/ Website: https://malayalampodcast.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pahayanmedia Telegram: https://t.me/pahayanmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/pahayanmedia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pahayanmedia English Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pahayan/message

Break the Dice: The Improvised Campaign
The Orb of Blueish Green

Break the Dice: The Improvised Campaign

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 38:11


Greetings, Mortals! A snowy chill has befallen the northern reaches of the Shattered Lands as our heroes Phaelan Maerdock and Phineaus Phlash attempt to solve the mystery of the ever-encroaching ice. Will their new acquaintances in the snow owl tribe be able to shed some light on their frosty, red-eyed foe? Or will a cavalcade of insults from the mouth of a bard put their adventure on ice? Break the Dice is an improvised podcast in the style of a classic D&D adventure. Support the Podcast on Patreon Hang with us on our Discord Buy Bearded Merch & See Our Live Shows Follow Us on Twitter Like Us on Facebook Check Out Our Insta Enter our Giveaway courtesy of Mox Boarding House Our performers: Game Master / Allen Voigt: Instagram: @prettgoodstories Phaelan Maerdock / MJ Marsh: Instagram: @mj_marsh_ Phineaus Phlash / Maria Bartholdi: Twitter and Instagram: @MissMariapants NPC / Tyler Michaels King: Website: TylerMichaels.com, Insta: @tylermichaelsking, Twitter: @tylermichaels NPC / Joe Rapp:  Twitter and Instagram: @fakejoerapp NPC / Tyler Mills: Twitter: @tydmills Accompanist / Jack Barrett: Website: jackbarrettmusic.com, Instagram: @jackbarrettmusic Some background ambiance courtesy of: Tabletop Audio // Support them on Patreon Enter our Monthly Giveaway courtesy of our Sponsor Mox Boarding House

Just Winging It: Dads Podcast
127 // This Is It

Just Winging It: Dads Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 57:50


So much of parenting focuses on raising future adults. And so much of our own energy is focused on producing a more desirable future rather than fully experiencing this moment. It's no wonder then, that time flies by. Patrick and John pickup where they left off, digging further into "Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals," by Oliver Burkeman to see if they can learn a thing or two about how to slow down, do less, and accept that this is it.

A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica
How We're Thinking About Creativity and Shoeless Households

A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 53:11


It's time for an update on how we're doing with our (non-work-related) creative practices, and—hey, while we're at it—we'll go ahead and share some thoughts on what it's like to live in a shoe household vs. a shoeless one.    Claire's creative resources: Wendy MacNaughton's DrawTogether podcast, The Artist's Way (plus this New Yorker interview with the author Julia Cameron), and Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman.   Erica's creative resources: Jami Attenberg's #1000wordsofsummer and Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts by Matt Bell.   Share your creativity thoughts and feelings (and shoes-in-the-house musings) at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or @athingortwohq.   Get more recs in your inbox with a Secret Menu membership!   Try professional counseling with BetterHelp and get 10% off your first month with our link. Understand your reproductive health with Modern Fertility—$20 off your test with our link. Support your business of any size with Shopify. Get a free 14-day trial with our link. Get your birth control online with The Pill Club, which will make a $10 donation to Bedsider.org when you use our link. YAY! Produced by Dear Media

Let's Talk Family Enterprise
33: Harnessing Conflict

Let's Talk Family Enterprise

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 34:41


Introduction Welcome to Let's Talk Family Enterprise, a podcast that explores the ideas, concepts and models that best serve Family Enterprise Advisors in supporting their clients. All views, information and opinions expressed during this podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Family Enterprise Canada.   Description Steve Legler speaks with Nicole Garton, FEA, about her recent book, Harnessing Conflict: How Family Businesses Can Survive and Thrive. They talk about the well-publicized Stronach and Rogers cases, and how and why FEAs can help their family clients get out in front of conflict while it is still manageable and use it to make their families even stronger as a result.   Guest bio Nicole Garton, B.A., LL.B, LL.M., C.Med, FEA, TEP, is a lawyer, mediator and parenting coordinator of family law, wills and estates matters. In her dispute resolution practice, Nicole focuses on the restructuring of families resulting from separation and divorce and wills and estate challenges. In her solicitor's practice, Nicole advises on all aspects of estate planning and administration, including the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements and trusts, as well as applications for probate and letters of administration. You can find out more about Nicole Garton on the BC Heritage Law website and her LinkedIn.   Key Takeaways [0:26] Steve welcomes Nicole Gartner and asks her to share a little bit about her current research interest and the family that has been making the news rounds. [4:10] The Goldilocks spot of conflict management is real and can yield great benefits, Nicole shares how FEAs are an integral part of walking the line between destructive and productive conflict. [6:14] Nicole shares some constructive tips to help FEAs better help navigate the stages of conflict with the families they serve. [8:56] Getting family members to keep talking is key to making sure conflicts don't fester. Nicole talks about integrative and distributive conflict and shares some governance best practices. [12:28] Getting back to basics, Nicole shares one of the more important aspects of conflict negotiation as well as how to integrate game theory into your family advisory practice to reframe the idea of failure. [16:16] The three-circle model points us in the right direction; serving the whole family system is key. [17:02] Nicole shares her experience reading through the affidavits from the Stronach family trials. [21:26] Finding resolution often passes through the idea of finding a win for everyone, Nicole shares how this relates to the Rogers dispute. [25:27] Nicole shares an entertaining piece of the Rogers litigation. [27:44] Avoiding airing your laundry in public is about doing work upfront. FEAs need to learn to recognise when conflict is brewing and what experts to call in when they do. [30:31] Rogers mediation dispute fun fact! [31:47] Nicole shares her book recommendation as well as a piece of advice from an advisor to other advisors. [34:00] Steve thanks listeners for taking time to tune in, and invites them to subscribe!   Share your thoughts with us at fea@familyenterprise.ca   Mentioned in this episode The Let's Talk Family Enterprise podcast is brought to you by Family Enterprise Canada. Harnessing Conflict: How Family Businesses Can Survive and Thrive by Nicole Garton Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury and Bruce Patton The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman   More about Family Enterprise Canada Family Enterprise Canada (FEC) FEC on Facebook FEC on Twitter FEC on LinkedIn

WPL Book Drop
Episode 33: New Library Director David Eckert Visits with Becky About the Library

WPL Book Drop

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 20:49


​​In the episode, new Library Director David Eckert makes his first appearance on the podcast to talk about the library.   Titles discussed:  Elmet by Fiona Mozley    The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia   Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica
How We're Thinking About Creativity and Shoeless Households

A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 53:15


It's time for an update on how we're doing with our (non-work-related) creative practices, and—hey, while we're at it—we'll go ahead and share some thoughts on what it's like to live in a shoe household vs. a shoeless one.    Claire's creative resources: Wendy MacNaughton's DrawTogether podcast, The Artist's Way (plus this New Yorker interview with the author Julia Cameron), and Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman.   Erica's creative resources: Jami Attenberg's #1000wordsofsummer and Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts by Matt Bell.   Share your creativity thoughts and feelings (and shoes-in-the-house musings) at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or @athingortwohq.   Get more recs in your inbox with a Secret Menu membership!   Try professional counseling with BetterHelp and get 10% off your first month with our link. Understand your reproductive health with Modern Fertility—$20 off your test with our link. Support your business of any size with Shopify. Get a free 14-day trial with our link. Get your birth control online with The Pill Club, which will make a $10 donation to Bedsider.org when you use our link. YAY.   Produced by Dear Media

What's Your Problem?... with Mark Steadman
How do you make your interviews sound natural?

What's Your Problem?... with Mark Steadman

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 29:20


Nirish Shakya has conversations with guests about human-centred design, and wanted to talk to me about how we can make our conversations sound natural, but also engaging. And how do we let our guests do most of the talking?Links Design Feeling Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, by Oliver Burkeman This episode is brought to you by Unmute, a program for social entrepreneurs, changemakers and people who have a sense that something isn't quite right. If you know someone who should have a podcast, but has been struggling with imposter syndrome or even knowing where to begin, you can send them to podcode.co/unmute.

Guide From The Perplexed
Episode 1: The Journey Begins...

Guide From The Perplexed

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 58:13


JD Stettin and Mordecai Rosenberg record a conversation around the theme of Letting Go.Books Referenced:Letting Go: The Pathway to Surrender by David HawkinsFour Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver BurkemanThe Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver BurkemanThe Silva Mind Control Method by Jose SilvaThe Power of Now by Eckhart TolleWriters/Thinkers Referenced:Marie KondoAlan WattsByron KatieWim HofRam DassTara BrachChimamanda Ngozi AdichieTimestamps: 0:30-9:00 What is Letting Go, Enlightenment, Happiness 9:00-15:00 Basic Human Desires15:00-19:00 Voice of God19:00-26:00 Why are we recording this podcast?26:00-32:00 Lonely vs. Doing Things Together32:00-39:00 Moving Forward / Getting Somewhere39:00-51:00 Human Experience51:00-54:00 Holding On is Letting Go

New Books Network
Oliver Burkeman, "Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals" (FSG, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 58:42


The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand weeks. Nobody needs telling there isn't enough time. We're obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, work-life balance, and the ceaseless battle against distraction; and we're deluged with advice on becoming more productive and efficient, and "life hacks" to optimize our days. But such techniques often end up making things worse. The sense of anxious hurry grows more intense, and still the most meaningful parts of life seem to lie just beyond the horizon. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks. Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman delivers an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management. Rejecting the futile modern fixation on "getting everything done," Four Thousand Weeks (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021) introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude, showing how many of the unhelpful ways we've come to think about time aren't inescapable, unchanging truths, but choices we've made as individuals and as a society--and that we could do things differently. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Psychology
Oliver Burkeman, "Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals" (FSG, 2021)

New Books in Psychology

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 58:42


The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand weeks. Nobody needs telling there isn't enough time. We're obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, work-life balance, and the ceaseless battle against distraction; and we're deluged with advice on becoming more productive and efficient, and "life hacks" to optimize our days. But such techniques often end up making things worse. The sense of anxious hurry grows more intense, and still the most meaningful parts of life seem to lie just beyond the horizon. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks. Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman delivers an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management. Rejecting the futile modern fixation on "getting everything done," Four Thousand Weeks (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021) introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude, showing how many of the unhelpful ways we've come to think about time aren't inescapable, unchanging truths, but choices we've made as individuals and as a society--and that we could do things differently. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/psychology

Perm Pod
Four Thousand Weeks E53

Perm Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 27:33


Drs. Angie Reynolds, Laura Ryan, and Pavlos Papavasiliou debrief the book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

Idea List Podcast
Have We Reached the End of Philosophy? Self, Soul, and the Science of Consciousness

Idea List Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 18:41


Think out 1,000 or 10,000 years; it's obvious to everyone that human civilization (if it lasts) will make unimaginable leaps in science and technology in that time. On the other hand, there's a general sense (judging from the way we imagine the future) that our worldview won't (or shouldn't) change in any meaningful way. Is that really true? This podcast looks at the idea that I think most desperately needs an update, our collective understanding of selfhood. The update I lay out is actually quite an ancient idea; it just needs to be dusted off and re-examined in light of new science and a new era. Here are some places it's appeared before, most notably in Hinduism and Sikhism: Upanishads- 2000 or more years old, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upanishads Advaita Vedanta- 1500 years old, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advaita... Guru Granth Sahib- ~500 years old, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Gr... Alan Watts, “We are God playing Hide and Seek with Itself”, https://youtu.be/tmFxDy8S8Lo?t=194 Bertrand Russell on Heraclitus, ~500 B.C.: “"Mortals are immortals, and immortals are mortals, the one living the other's death and dying the other's life." There is unity in the world, but it is a unity formed by the combination of opposites. "All things come out of the one, and the one out of all things."” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Histo... Many other traditions in this vein are discussed in Huxley's “The Perennial Philosophy”, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Per... Bill Hicks: https://youtu.be/VnwFmaLiKl4?t=88 Virginia Woolf: https://www.themarginalian.org/2020/0... Erwin Schrödinger in "Mind and Matter" https://books.google.com/books/about/... The Pew Research studies mentioned early in the podcast are: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank... https://www.pewforum.org/2018/05/29/a... 0:00 Introduction 0:51 Reexamining selfhood 5:18 Who am I? 9:33 Why should this all matter to you? (Excerpt from Schrödinger's "Mind and Matter"): "The reason why our sentient, percipient and thinking ego is met nowhere within our scientific world picture can easily be indicated in seven words: because it is itself that world picture. It is identical with the whole and therefore cannot be contained in it as a part of it. But, of course, here we knock against the arithmetical paradox; there appears to be a great multitude of these conscious egos, the world however is only one... There are two ways out of the number paradox, both appearing rather lunatic from the point of view of present scientific thought (based on ancient Greek thought and thus thoroughly 'Western'). One way out is the multiplication of the world in Leibniz's fearful doctrine of monads: every monad to be a world by itself, no communication between them; the monad 'has no windows', it is 'incommunicado'. That none the less they all agree with each other is called 'pre- established harmony'. I think there are few to whom this suggestion appeals, nay who would consider it as a mitigation at all of the numerical antinomy. There is obviously only one alternative, namely the unification of minds or consciousnesses. Their multiplicity is only apparent, in truth there is only one mind. This is the doctrine of the Upanishads. And not only of the Upanishads. The mystically experienced union with God regularly entails this attitude unless it is opposed by strong existing prejudices; and this means that it is less easily accepted in the West than in the East."

The dotcomedy Podcast
Episode 5.3 Effing Mortals

The dotcomedy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 98:50


The .comEDY team is back live in the .comEDY studios. We get in to a whole lot of things this week so join in and have fun with the .comEDY team DJMarcus, Joey, Kandyce August, and our special guest Piankhi Zimmermen on the .comEDY Podcast.

You Are Not A Frog
Defining Your Own Success In Life

You Are Not A Frog

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 53:35


We all have our own take on what success looks like. Throughout our careers, we've conditioned ourselves to work extra hard to get to where we want to be, but many professionals who have reached high levels of success seem to be unhappy. Is this really what success looks like? There is no one definition for success. We're all different — from our talents and skills down to the priorities we have and the trajectory of our careers. You have the freedom to define success on your own.In this episode, Dr Claire Kaye joins us to talk about the importance of honesty and clarity in defining our own success. We may think that achieving certain goals will make us happy, but evidence shows us it's the other way around. It's only when we're happy that we can be successful. We also discuss how to overcome common barriers to our happiness and success such as fear, guilt, and uncertainty.If you want to know how to live a happier and more successful life, stay tuned to this episode.Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:Discover how to redefine success on your own terms Find out how you can prioritise your own happiness Learn about the common blocks we have around change, and how you can alter your mindset. ResourcesConnect with Dr Claire Kaye: LinkedIn | Website | Facebook | InstagramWe are now working with GP fellowship programs, trainers, and groups to help people feel happier! Bookings are now open for Autumn 2022 and a few slots are left for Spring 2022. You're Not A Frog Episode 71: Create a Career You'll Love with Dr Claire KayeYou're Not A Frog Episode 88: How to Ditch the Saviour Complex and Feel More Alive with Rob BellFour Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman The Happy Secret to Better Work by Shawn AchorThe Happiness Advantage by Shawn AchorGet access to the THRIVE Weekly Planner to design your ideal working week! Episode Highlights[04:39] How Does Dr Claire Define Success? [09:33] Success and Passion [12:12] Why It's Important to Find Happiness First[16:11] It's Not About the Goal[23:16] How to Plan Your Success[28:57] How to Stay on Your Plan [32:11] Common Blocks Towards Success[36:27] Change Your Mindset [37:47] Change is Not Failure[44:59] What to Do When You're Overwhelmed[48:26] Find Clarity [51:59] Dr Claire's Top Three TipsEnjoy This Podcast?For more updates and episodes, visit the You Are not A Frog website. You can also tune in on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.Support the show (https://youarenotafrog.com)

YA at Heart
Cardan & Crew- The Cruel Prince 1-8

YA at Heart

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 56:46


Jumping into the world of Faerie! Mortals and magic and faerie court, oh my! Discussion on chapters 1-8.

Never Born, Never Died
Not to Be in the Mind Is Everything (Bodhidharma: The Greatest Zen Master - 10)

Never Born, Never Died

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 128:33


Beloved Bhagwan Using the mind to look for reality is delusion. Not using the mind to look for reality is awareness. Freeing oneself from words is liberation. Remaining unblemished by the dust of sensation is guarding the dharma. Transcending life and death is leaving home. Not suffering another existence is reaching the way. Not creating delusions is enlightenment. Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom. No affliction is nirvana. And no appearance of the mind is the other shore. … In the light of the impartial dharma, mortals look no different from sages. The sutras say that the impartial dharma is something that mortals can't penetrate and sages can't practice. The impartial dharma is only practiced by great bodhisattvas and buddhas. To look on life as different from death or on motion as different from stillness is to be partial. To be impartial means to look on suffering as no different from nirvana because the nature of both is emptiness. By imagining they're putting an end to suffering and entering nirvana, arhatas end up trapped by nirvana. But bodhisattvas know that suffering is essentially empty. And by remaining in emptiness, they remain in nirvana. Nirvana means no birth and no death. It's beyond birth and death and beyond nirvana. When the mind stops moving, it enters nirvana. Nirvana is an empty mind. … An uninhabited place is one without greed, anger or delusion. … Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist. Mortals keep creating the mind, claiming it exists. And arhats keep negating the mind, claiming it doesn't exist. But bodhisattvas and buddhas neither create nor negate the mind. This is what's meant by the mind that neither exists nor doesn't exist. The mind that neither exists nor doesn't exist is called the middle way. … When your mind doesn't stir inside, the world doesn't arise outside. When the world and the mind are both transparent, this is true vision. And such understanding is true understanding. …

Never Born, Never Died
Dead Men Don't Bleed (Bodhidharma: The Greatest Zen Master - 09)

Never Born, Never Died

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 169:10


Beloved Bhagwan, Bodhidharma's “Wake-up Sermon”. The essence of the way is detachment. And the goal of those who practice is freedom from appearances. The sutras say, “Detachment is enlightenment because it negates appearances.” … The three realms are greed, anger and delusion. To leave the three realms means to go from greed, anger and delusion back to mortality, meditation and wisdom. … The sutras say, “Buddhas have only become buddhas while living with the three poisons and nourishing themselves on the pure dharma.” The three poisons are greed, anger and delusion. The great vehicle is the greatest of all vehicles. It's the conveyance of bodhisattvas, who use everything without using anything, and who travel all day without traveling. Such is the vehicle of buddhas. The sutras say, “No vehicle is the vehicle of buddhas.” … The sutras say, “The cave of five aggregates is the hall of Zen, the opening of the inner eye is the door of the great vehicle.” What could be clearer? Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting or lying down, everything you do is Zen. To know that the mind is empty is to see the buddha. The buddhas of the ten directions have no mind. To see no mind is to see the buddha. To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity. To transcend motion and stillness is the highest meditation. Mortals keep moving while arhats stay still. But the highest meditation surpasses that of both mortals and arhats. People who reach such understanding free themselves from all appearances without effort and cure all illnesses without treatment. Such is the power of great Zen.

Pivot Podcast with Jenny Blake
267: Tracking Wonder with Jeffrey Davis

Pivot Podcast with Jenny Blake

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 44:06


Are you tuned into radio station WRRY, playing your "downer mind's" favorite hits? If so, Jeffrey Davis is here to help you shift from worry into wonder. Today we're talking about his new book, Tracking Wonder: Reclaiming a Life of Meaning and Possibility in a World Obsessed with Productivity (Sounds True, November 2021). Ask yourself instead each morning: What am I devoted to? What am I curious about today? More about Jeffrey: Jeffrey Davis is an author, team culture consultant, educator, and CEO of Tracking Wonder Consultancy. For over 25 years, he's inspired thousands of change-makers, leaders, and creatives to unlock their best ideas through the pursuit of curiosity, innovation, and wonder. In addition to Tracking Wonder, he **is also the author of Obsessed with Productivity (Sounds True, November 2021), The Journey from the Center to the Page (Monkfish Publishing) the poetry collections City Reservoir (BarnBurner Press) and Coat Thief (Saint Julian Press), and other books. He lives with his wife and two daughters in a farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York. ❤️ Enjoying the show? Pivot Podcast is listener supported—consider donating to become a podcast BFF Insider and you'll get access to a monthly Q&A call with Jenny and private feed.