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MOOD with Lauren Elizabeth
104: How To Optimize Your Brain and 7 Neuroscience Secrets to Becoming Happier with Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D.

MOOD with Lauren Elizabeth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 80:46


Welcome back to MOOD! This week I sat down with Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D., and we geek out over Neuroscience and all things brain health. As always we discuss my best mood, worst mood, and mood boosters of the week!  For more: https://www.instagram.com/moodwithlaurenelizabeth/ https://instagram.com/laurenelizabeth https://laurenelizabeth.co/ NEW MERCH: shoplaurenelizabeth.com Geneva Group: https://bit.ly/3IvOuH3

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.20.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 59:57


Magnesium is essential for the immune system, including in the fight against cancer University of Basel (Switzerland), January 19, 2022 Previous studies have shown that cancerous growths spread faster in the bodies of mice when the animals received a low-magnesium diet – and that their defense against flu viruses was also impaired. However, there has so far been little research into how exactly this mineral affects the immune system. Now, researchers have discovered that T cells can eliminate abnormal or infected cells efficiently only in a magnesium-rich environment. Specifically, magnesium is important for the function of a T cell surface protein called LFA-1. (NEXT) More lycopene linked to longer lives for people with metabolic syndrome University of Nebraska Medical Center, January 16, 2022 Higher blood levels of lycopene may reduce the risk of mortality in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Lycopene is an antioxidant that is present in red- and pink-colored fruits and vegetables. As well as being used as a food coloring, it is also used in supplements and functional foods and beverages. New data published in Nutrition Research suggests that higher serum levels of lycopene were associated with greater survival times for people with metabolic syndrome, compared to low serum levels. (NEXT) Too much sugar during adolescence may alter brain's reward circuits European Journal of Neuroscience, January 19, 2022 A new study in rats may provide significant insights into the long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence. The study shows that the enjoyment of such foods later in adulthood is reduced in those who over-consumed early in life. Investigators found that this decrease in reward relates to reduced activity in one of the key hubs of the brain's reward circuitry, called the nucleus accumbens. Such long-lasting alterations could have important implications for reward-related disorders such as substance abuse or eating disorders. (NEXT) Unveiled the epigenetic mechanism by which vitamin D modulates the tolerance of the immune system Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (Germany), January 19, 2022 In autoimmunity, the mechanisms that guarantee that our defense system does not attack our own body - tolerance to oneself - does not work properly. Multiple sclerosis, which affects one in every 1,000 people in Spain, is a serious autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath of some types of neurons, causing progressive neurological disability. Dr. Esteban Ballestar, leader of the Epigenetics and immune diseases group at the Josep Carrreras Leukaemia Research Institute, and Dr. Eva Martínez-Cáceres, leader of the Immunopathology group at the IGTP-Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, have recently published in the prestigious journal Cell Reports the mechanism by which vitamin D activates the tolerance program of dendritic cells. (NEXT) Study links poor sleep in seniors to more severe arteriosclerosis University of Toronto, January 19, 2022 Poor sleep quality in older people is associated with more severe arteriosclerosis in the brain as well as a greater burden of oxygen-starved tissue (infarcts) in the brain, both of which can contribute to the risk of stroke and cognitive impairment, according to the newest findings reported in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke. The relationship between cardiovascular disease and so-called "fragmented" sleep has been studied in the past, but this is the first study to look specifically for an association between sleep fragmentation and detailed microscopic measures of blood vessel damage and infarcts in autopsied brain tissue from the same individuals. Fragmented sleep occurs when sleep is interrupted by repeated awakenings or arousals. In this study, sleep was disrupted on average almost seven times per hour. Researchers found that greater sleep fragmentation was associated with 27 percent higher odds of having severe arteriosclerosis. Moreover, for each additional two arousals during one hour of sleep, researchers reported a 30 percent increase in the odds that subjects had visible signs of oxygen deprivation in their brain. (OTHER NEWS) America's New Class War Chris Hedges, January 18, 2022 There is one last hope for the United States. It does not lie in the ballot box. It lies in the union organizing and strikes by workers at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber, Lyft, John Deere, Kellogg, the Special Metals plant in Huntington, West Virginia, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the Northwest Carpenters Union, Kroger, teachers in Chicago, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona, fast-food workers, hundreds of nurses in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States. Over four million workers, about 3% of the work force, mostly from accommodation and food services, healthcare and social assistance, transportation, housing, and utilities have walked away from jobs, rejecting poor pay along with punishing and risky working conditions. There is a growing consensus – 68% in a recent Gallup poll with that number climbing to 77% of those between the ages of 18 and 34 – that the only way left to alter the balance of power and force concessions from the ruling capitalist class is to mobilize and strike, although only 9% of the U.S. work force is unionized. Forget the woke Democrats. This is a class war. The Democratic Party will not push through the kind of radical New Deal reforms that in the 1930s staved off fascism and communism. Its empty political theater, which stretches back to the Clinton administration, was on full display in Atlanta when Biden called for revoking the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, knowing that his chances of success are zero. Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, along with several of the state's voting rights groups, boycotted the event in a very public rebuke. They were acutely aware of Biden's cynical ploy. When the Democrats were in the minority, they clung to the filibuster like a life raft. Then Sen. Barack Obama, along with other Democrats, campaigned for it to remain in place. And a few days ago, the Democratic leadership employed the filibuster to block legislation proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz. The Democrats have been full partners in the dismantling of our democracy, refusing to banish dark and corporate money from the electoral process and governing, as Obama did, through presidential executive actions, agency “guidance,” notices and other regulatory dark matter that bypass Congress. The Democrats, who helped launch and perpetuate our endless wars, were also co-architects of trade deals such as NAFTA, expanded surveillance of citizens, militarized police, the largest prison system in the world and a raft of anti-terrorism laws such as Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) that abolish nearly all rights, including due process and attorney-client privilege, to allow suspects to be convicted and imprisoned with secret evidence they and their lawyers are not permitted to see. The squandering of staggering resources to the military — $777.7 billion a year — passed in the Senate with an 89-10 vote and in the House of Representatives with a 363-70 vote, coupled with the $80 billion spent annually on the intelligence agencies has made the military and the intelligence services, many run by private contractors such as Booz Allen Hamilton, nearly omnipotent. The Democrats long ago walked out on workers and unions. The Democratic governor of Maine, Janet Mills, for example, killed a bill a few days ago that would have allowed farm workers in the state to unionize. On all the major structural issues there is no difference between the Republicans and the Democrats. The longer the Democratic Party does not deliver real reforms to ameliorate the economic hardship, exacerbated by soaring inflation rates, the more it feeds the frustration of many of its supporters, widespread apathy (there are 80 million eligible voters, a third of the electorate, who do not cast ballots) and the hatred of the “liberal” elites stoked by Donald Trump's cultish Republican Party. Its signature infrastructure package, Build Back Better, when you read the fine print, is yet another infusion of billions of government money into corporate bank accounts. This should not surprise anyone, given who funds and controls the Democratic Party. The rapacious pillage by the elites, many of whom bankroll the Democratic Party, has accelerated since the financial crash of 2008 and the pandemic. Wall Street banks recorded record profits for 2021. As the Financial Times noted, they milked the underwriting fees from Fed-based borrowing and profited from mergers and acquisitions. They have pumped their profits, fueled by roughly $5 trillion in Fed spending since the beginning of the pandemic, as Matt Taibbi points out, into massive pay bonuses and stock buybacks. “The bulk of this new wealth—most—is being converted into compensation for a handful of executives,” Taibbi writes. “Buybacks have also been rampant in defense, pharmaceuticals, and oil & gas, all of which also just finished their second straight year of record, skyrocketing profits. We're now up to about 745 billionaires in the U.S., who've collectively seen their net worth grow about $2.1 trillion to $5 trillion since March 2020, with almost all that wealth increase tied to the Fed's ballooning balance sheet.” Kroger is typical. The corporation, which operates some 2,800 stores under different brands, including Baker's, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry's, Gerbes, Jay C Food Store, King Soopers, Mariano's, Metro Market, Pay-Less Super Markets, Pick'n Save, QFC, Ralphs, Ruler and Smith's Food and Drug, earned $4.1 billion in profits in 2020. By the end of the third quarter of 2021, it had $2.28 billion in cash, an increase of $399 million in the first quarter of 2020. Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen made over $22 million, nearly doubling the $12 million he made in 2018. This is over 900 times the salary of the average Kroger worker. Kroger in the first three quarters of 2021 also spent an estimated $1.3 billion on stock buybacks. Class struggle defines most of human history. Marx got this right. It is not a new story. The rich, throughout history, have found ways to subjugate and re-subjugate the masses. And the masses, throughout history, have cyclically awoken to throw off their chains. (NEXT) Was Peter Daszak Working For The Central Intelligence Agency? Kanekoa, January 18, 2022 “We found other coronaviruses in bats, a whole host of them, some of them looked very similar to SARS. So we sequenced the spike protein: the protein that attaches to cells. Then we… Well, I didn't do this work, but my colleagues in China did the work. You create pseudo particles, you insert the spike proteins from those viruses, see if they bind to human cells. At each step of this, you move closer and closer to this virus could really become pathogenic in people. You end up with a small number of viruses that really do look like killers." This statement was said by EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak at a 2016 forum discussing “emerging infectious diseases and the next pandemic”. Daszak, who received more than $118 million in grants and contracts from federal agencies, including $53 million from USAID, $42 million from DOD, and $15 million from HHS, appeared to boast about the manipulation of “killer” SARS-like coronaviruses carried out by his “colleagues in China” at the now infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology. According to investigative research done by independent-journalist Sam Husseini and The Intercept, much of the money awarded to EcoHealth Alliance did not focus on health or ecology, but rather on biowarfare, bioterrorism, and other dangerous uses of deadly pathogens. EcoHealth Alliance received the majority of its funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a State Department subsidiary that serves as a frequent cover for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Their second largest source of funding was from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is a branch of the Department of Defense (DOD) which states it is tasked to “counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks.” The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a long history of acting as a contract vehicle for various CIA covert activities. With an annual budget of over $27 billion and operations in over 100 countries, one former USAID director, John Gilligan, once admitted it was “infiltrated from top to bottom with CIA people.” Gilligan explained that “the idea was to plant operatives in every kind of activity we had overseas; government, volunteer, religious, every kind.” From 2009 to 2019, USAID partnered with EcoHealth Alliance on their PREDICT program which identified over 1,200 new viruses, including over 160 coronavirus strains; trained roughly 5,000 people around the world to identify new diseases; and improved or developed 60 research laboratories. What better way for the CIA to collect intelligence on the world's biological warfare capabilities? Dr. Andrew Huff received his Ph.D. in Environmental Health specializing in emerging diseases before becoming an Associate Vice President at EcoHealth Alliance, where he developed novel methods of bio-surveillance, data analytics, and visualization for disease detection. On January 12, 2022, Dr. Andrew Huff issued a public statement (on Twitter) in which he claimed, Peter Daszak, the President of EcoHealth Alliance, told him that he was working for the CIA. Dr. Huff continued, “…I wouldn't be surprised if the CIA / IC community orchestrated the COVID coverup acting as an intermediary between Fauci, Collins, Daszak, Baric, and many others. At best, it was the biggest criminal conspiracy in US history by bureaucrats or political appointees.” In February 2020, Daszak told University of North Carolina coronavirus researcher Dr. Ralph Baric that they should not sign the statement condemning the lab-leak theory so that it seems more independent and credible. “You, me and him should not sign this statement, so it has some distance from us and therefore doesn't work in a counterproductive way,” Daszak wrote. More unredacted emails have revealed that while these scientists held the private belief that the lab release was the most likely scenario, they still worked to seed the natural origin narrative for the public through the papers published in Nature Medicineand The Lancet. If Dr. Andrew Huff is telling the truth, Fauci, Collins, and Daszak might be covering up the lab origin not only for themselves, but also for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Government.

10% Happier with Dan Harris
413: The Science of Depression | Sona Dimidjian

10% Happier with Dan Harris

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 62:23


This episode features one of the world's leading experts in depression and how meditation can help. Dr. Sona Dimidjian is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the director of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This episode explores the seasonal impacts on depression, the research on how meditation can help depression, and what she calls “behavioral antidepressants.” Content Warning: There are a number of references to suicide in this conversation. Be sure to check out TPH's newest show, Childproof, available wherever you get your podcasts. Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/sona-dimidjian-413See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
Think and Grow Rich Book Review PART 3 ”Putting Our Goals on Autopilot with Autosuggestion and the Imagination”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 23:37


Welcome back to PART 3 of Making 2022 You Best Year Ever with EPISODE #193 on “Making Your Goals Automatic by Putting Autosuggestion into Practice with Your Imagination“ as we continue our deep dive into Napoleon Hill's Classic book, Think and Grow Rich, that has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. On this episode, you will learn: ✔︎ Review PART 1 and 2 to Reinforce the First 3 Chapters of Think and Grow Rich. ✔︎ Chapter 4: How to Use Autosuggestion to Set Your Goals on Autopilot. ✔︎ Chapter 5: Why We Must Acquire and Know How to Use Specialized Knowledge to Reach High Levels of Success ✔︎ Chapter 6: Why Imagination is Everything. For those new, or returning guests, welcome back to Season 7 of our Podcast. I'm Andrea Samadi, author, and educator from Toronto, Canada, now in Arizona, and like many of you who tune in, have been fascinated with learning, understanding, and applying the most current brain research to improve productivity in our schools, our sports, and workplace environments. This month, I decided to share my notes with you on a book that I have been studying every January since 2018, with Paul Martinelli, who has studied this book for most of his career. It was the book that my mentor Bob Proctor has studied for his entire life, over 57 years, and a book that some of the wisest people in the world have studied. If you have been following our episodes of Napoleon Hill's Classic book, you will recall how PART 1 began with a reminder from Grant Cardone that “in order to get to the next level of whatever it is that you are doing, you must think and act in a wildly different way than we previously have been.”[i]  We outlined all of the 15 principles that we will be diving into and in PART 2 we looked at the importance of positive thinking, being crystal clear with what we want, and choosing faith over fear in pursuit of our goals. Before I began recording these episodes, I didn't know how many it would take to cover these chapters thoroughly, but if you are like me, and just want to learn, keep listening and see if you can add anything new to your goal-setting/achieving process. We really could keep going all year, as each principle we could talk about for an entire month. Therefore, I think it's important to revisit this book, every year, as we are working on new goals, to continue to improve our own process, and take our understanding of each principle, to a new level. Whatever it is you are working on—a new job or position at work, or smaller steps to a huge vision that you have, it's normal to be skeptical of anything new, especially when the ideas are so abstract. At first glance the title of this book sounds crazy. Think and Grow Rich! Sounds a bit out there. The only reason I am covering this book on this podcast, is because it is such a classic, and has the ability to  challenge anyone's “thinking” and the principles have been used successfully from some of the wisest people in the world. I have met many people while working in the speaking industry who had successfully created beautiful lives with these principles, and they kept coming back to deepen their study, awareness and understanding. It's a process. When I read about how Jim Carrey[ii] used these ideas when he first came into the film industry, visualizing his first $10M check, I wasn't surprised at all.   For this episode we will move into chapter 4 on Autosuggestion, Chapter 5 on Specialized Knowledge, and Chapter 6 on Imagination. What I'm noticing is how these chapters all work together, like my mentor Proctor says, “like the colors of the rainbow” as we think back to PART 1 of this book study and remember this whole process began with the realization that we must think about what we want (or desire as Hill would say) with a high degree of clarity, increasing our awareness of the world,  adding an unwavering belief and expectation around the attainment of what we want, (by choosing faith over fear, overcoming all obstacles) and then put this worthy goal on autosuggestion by repeating the 6 steps from the Desire Chapter twice a day (reading and writing out our vision).   If I were to want to STOP and FREEZE at any moment of these 15 principles, it would be right here, with the importance of understanding chapter 4 on autosuggestion because if we think about it, for anyone who has attained ANY level of success in their life, it began in their mind first and is best said with this poem by Walter D. Wintle. “If you think you are beaten, you are If you think you dare not, you don't, If you like to win, but you think you can't It's almost a cinch you won't. If you think you'll lose, you've lost For out in the world we find, Success begins with a fellow's will It's all in the state of mind. I'm really starting to think that the “secret” in these pages lays somewhere with our ability to “think” and now Hill introduces the term autosuggestion or a way of self-conditioning our non-conscious mind. Sounds deep, but exciting, at least I think it is. I'm sure this is why this book is the #6th bestselling book on Amazon, but I wonder how many people read the book this way and put this much thinking into each chapter. I definitely didn't until Paul Martinelli walked me though each chapter of the book. REVIEW WHAT WE'VE LEARNED in PART 1 and PART 2 to reinforce what we've covered before adding a new layer. KNOW WHAT WE WANT: Begin with identifying what you really want. Clearly defined goals written as if you have already attained your goal. I'm so happy and grateful now that---and write out what you want by a certain date. ADD FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS: Engage your emotions, feelings, and expectation which has a magical power that continues to drive what you are seeking, towards you, and you towards it. GET YOUR SENSES INVOLVED: Use all of your 5 senses to see yourself in attainment of your goal, feel it, even put something in your physical surroundings that you can touch like I did years ago when I put a small cactus in my room in Toronto, to help me to visualize moving to this new location. This small cactus helped me to imagine (beyond my senses) the beautiful landscape and mountains of AZ when I looked outside of my window in Toronto, and could only see snowbanks, frost and icicles. THE POWER OF REPETITION: Write and repeat what you want twice a day, with whatever method works for you. Grant Cardone uses a legal notepad, I read my goals out from where they are written on my wall, and write them on a notepad, and have seen others using letterboards where they have to take the time to write out their goals using letters, or whiteboards they can write on and erase their every day. ACT AS IF WHAT YOU WANT IS YOURS: When someone asks you what you are working on, your language is imperative for the direction of where you are going. Do you say “I'm trying for xyz” or “I'm in the process of achieving xyz” that gives a whole different level of confidence. Whenever I hear someone say they will “try” something, it's a clear indicator it's not even on their radar. There's no such thing as “try.” You are either doing something, or you're not. CHOOSE FAITH OVER FEAR: When you keep moving, past all obstacles, you will notice that new people, circumstances and situations will come your way to help you. There is no such thing as “something for nothing.” This only comes with hard work and perseverance. Which leads us to the next step in the process with Chapter 4: Autosuggestion or “Self-Suggestion” (Chapter 4, Page 69, TAGR). This chapter is best described with a quick lesson on how the mind works. I first wrote about this in my first book, The Secret for Teens Revealed[iii] (page 71) Lesson 2: What is Your Mind? I first learned this concept while working with Proctor in the seminar industry, and it really did change the way that I think. The idea of creating order in our mind with the image of the stickperson originated from Dr. Thurman Fleet in 1934 and is a way of thinking of our mind. If you look at the image in the show notes labelled A, B and C of the stickperson. Our conscious mind (A) in the diagram, is the part of our mind that we use when we are consciously doing something like reading, studying, learning, solving problems, or playing sports. ***Non-Conscious Mind (B)[iv] is the part of our mind that accepts whatever enters it. This is an extremely powerful concept and since I learned this BEFORE I had children, I was very careful of not playing the news around the kids, even when they were babies. We know that watching and listening to the negativity on the news is not good for us, as it all seeps into our mind when it's in this submissive state (or a baby's mind that is wide open to whatever you put into it) and this can change how we feel. That's because what we are hearing is going right into our non-conscious mind and impacting our body and in turn, as adults, impacting our results. If you have young children, you can use this to their advantage by guarding their mind from negativity and adding positivity when you can, by whispering in their ear before they go to bed at night something powerful like “you will achieve all of your goals and live a wonderful happy life” as you send them off to sleep. Always be mindful of what you have playing in the background of your home. With this principle of autosuggestion, it really does matter. It's also important to think about this when we sit down to eat. Our mind goes into a submission state, when it's not thinking, and anyone else's negative thoughts can go straight into our non-conscious mind. It's very important that we are careful who we surround ourselves with, as their thoughts can impact our mood, for this reason. We have all “felt” this happen, and this image explains why. Our Body (C): I know that you will know that our thinking and attitude can impact our health, since our body inherits what our mind expresses. Healthy thoughts, put our body in the best environment for health and conversely, when we dwell on negative situations, that can stress our body and can cause dis-ease. A healthy dose of optimism can go a long way with coping with life's stressful situations. Just by looking at the stickperson diagram, we can see how autosuggestion is one way to access our non-conscious mind so that we must be in integrity of what we are thinking, and feeling, creating the results we want. When our thoughts and feelings are lined up, it's called PRAXIS and is the first step towards putting this principle into action. By repeating your goals twice a day, eventually, with time, you will believe what you are saying, build faith, and it's the belief mixed with faith that will drive your behavior moving forward. REVIEWING YOUR HIGHER FACULTIES: Before we move onto the next chapter, Chapter 5, on Specialized Knowledge, I think it's important to bring up one of the BIG IDEA'S I learned from working with Bob Proctor, who has been reading this book for his entire life (over 57 years). If you go back and listen to EPISODE #67[v], you will see BIG IDEA #4 where I explain the importance of learning to live beyond our 5 senses (or what we can see, hear, smell, taste and touch) that can be limiting. We can access new information, deeper flashes of insight, higher levels of creativity, if we learn to live with our 6 intellectual faculties that operate beyond our 5 senses for a competitive advantage. Napoleon Hill thought that intuition (or the sixth sense as he calls it) and imagination are so important that he added them to his chapters or principles that we will dive into in later episodes. Intuition is a mental tool that gives us answers, by picking up the energy or feeling from another person or situation. Sometimes we feel we just know the answer, or we have a gut feeling. That is our intuition at work, and we must learn to develop and listen to it. With practice, we can learn to trust our intuition and become confident with that which we feel or know. Then, we can move confidently toward that which we want without any doubt, because we've used this higher faculty that instills a level of trust within  ourselves. Chapter 5-Specialized Knowledge To further hone in on what we want, chapter 5 reminds us to add an understanding of specialized knowledge which separates you from everyone else, making you special with the knowledge you have acquired. In chapter 5 we learn that knowledge (general or specialized) must be “organized and intelligently directed” (CH 5, page 79, TAGR) “and is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if it is organized into definite plans of action and directed to a definite end.” This makes sense when we think about everything we learn in school (general knowledge) that has no use unless we apply and use it in some way (specialized). Hill explains this is the “missing link in all systems of education … the failure of educational institutions to teach their students HOW TO ORGANIZE AND USE KNOWLEDGE AFTER THEY ACQUIRE IT.” (CH 5, Page 80, TAGR). Henry Ford even said that he has a row of buttons on his desk that he can push to find out answers to anything he wants (general knowledge) and that any “person is educated who knows where to get knowledge when needed, and how to organize that knowledge into definite plans of action. Through the assistance of his Master Mind, Henry Ford had at his command all the specialized knowledge he needed to enable him to become one of the wealthiest men in America.” (Ch.5, Page 81, TAGR). If you think about this principle and what it means, I think about why some books become best sellers, and others are still great, but are missing something. Think about Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People that we covered on EPISODE #68[vi] on The Neuroscience of Personal Change. Why was Covey's book so successful and named the number 1 most influential book of the 20th century, selling more than 40 million copies in 50-plus languages[vii]. I think one of the reasons was that it contained specialized knowledge (The 7 Habits) in a framework that showed us how to organize and use it, after we read the book. We are taught what to do with each habit, with clear steps on how to implement this new and specialized knowledge into our life to manage ourselves, and others. Next, think about another book, Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now[viii] that might still be an incredible book, but it was missing something. If you have read this book, you might be able to recall something about it, or that Tolle worked with Oprah on a series to teach these concepts, or you might remember specifics about the book, but was there a framework to help you to apply what the book was teaching us? Can you remember anything about it? There were incredible lessons in this book, but they were not organized in a framework to help people to use and apply them. “Knowledge is not power until it becomes organized in definite plans and action.” (Ch 5, Page 80, TAGR) and Hill reminds us that just because Henry Ford had little formal education, it didn't mean that he was not “educated.” The word educate comes from the Latin word “educo” that means to “educe, to draw out, to develop from within. An educated person is not necessarily one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. Educated people have developed the faculties of their mind (that we reviewed with BIG IDEA #4 above) so that they may acquire anything they want, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.” (CH 5, Page 80, TAGR). How to Use Specialized Knowledge to Reach New Heights? How good are you at what you do? Are you continually looking to improve your talent? When you can take someone who has developed their talent in a way that comes natural to you, but amazes others, you have developed something unique. This must be improved, honed and further developed to continue to grow, expand and meet with success. Do you see how each principle in this book is a part of a formula? It's a process… Be sure that whatever your idea or goal is, that you continue to grow and refine it, adding more and more specialized knowledge to what you are building, which brings us to the last piece of the formula in this episode. Chapter 6-Our Imagination. The final part of this episode is when we add our imagination to the mix, to think beyond what we can see, and into the unknown world where our unattained vision lays. Imagination is Everything[ix] according to author Earl Nightingale. All great inventions are created in two separate places: the mind of the inventor and the physical world when the inventor creates it. Our lives reflect how well we use our imagination, because when we hit one plateau of success, it will be our imagination that will take us to what's next. When we create our crystal-clear vision, that we read and write twice a day, we are activating our imagination to do this.  When we write and read our vision in detail it activates cells of recognition in our brain that when we imagine what we write, eventually our brain will accept and recognize what we are telling it, and it will go from feeling like a crazy pipe dream, to eventually something that you can see yourself doing. Then one day, what you imagined, becomes your reality. Think of all the inventions over the past 50 years that changed how we live our lives. Someone had to think of how the world has changed in the past 10 years with the image in the show notes showing how Amazon has almost no stores, Uber owns almost no cars, Facebook creates no content, Airbnb owns no real estate, Netflix is not a TV channel and Bitcoin has no physical coins. All of these ideas began in someone's imagination, and are transforming the world. Did you know that in 2020, Jeff Bezos' annual salary from Amazon was “$81, 840 which qualities as middle-income wage in his home state of California.”[x] Bezos' increase in wealth came in 2020 mostly from Amazon stock prices. He is now said to “make more in one second than most people make in one week. He makes about $8.9 billion per month, $2.5 billion per week, or $321 million per day”[xi] Which brings us to one of the most famous quotes of this book. Napoleon Hill writes “If you are one of those people who believe that hard work and honesty will bring you riches, perish the thought. It is not true. Riches, when they come in huge quantities are never the result of hard work! Riches come, if they come at all, in response to definite demands, based on the application of definite principles, and not by change or luck.” (Chapter 6, Page 108, TAGR). I'm sure we can all see how the Pandemic causes many of us to shop online, which meant there was a demand for what Bezos had created and Bezos was prepared and ready when this demand hit and I'm sure he had a clear pathway for his vision that wanted to build. REVIEW OF PART 3 To sum up this episode, and prepare for Chapter 7 on Organized Planning, Chapter 8 on Decision, and 9 on Persistence, don't forget to review the important steps in PART 1 and 2 that we went over in the past 2 episodes. Next, Review how our mind thinks: with the concept of the stick person so we can see how repeating and writing out our goals is an easy way to put them on autosuggestion. Learn to live beyond our five senses: (or what we can see, hear, smell, taste and touch) that can be limiting. Revisit episode #67 and pay attention to the definition of intuition and imagination, since Hill felt they were important enough to list both of these in his 15 principles. Keep Learning: by thinking of how you will continue to acquire and organize specialized knowledge that will take you to new levels with your craft. Let Your Imagination Soar: Hill suggests reading the entire book first but coming back to this chapter “to put your imagination to work” (Ch. 6, Page 100, TAGR). Remember this is all a part of a process. If it seems like there are many ideas stacked together, just keep reading, and thinking and each time you put in some more thought to the potential of these ideas, your awareness will expand, giving you a new level of confidence for whatever you are working on. See you in a few days with the next 3 chapters. RESOURCES: Chapter 4: Autosuggestion Published on YouTube July 28, 2018  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYOc329tEYQ Chapter 5: Specialized Knowledge Published on YouTube July 28, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV9KVZ0sQ7Q REFERENCES: [i] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #190 PART 1 “Making 2022 Your Best Year Ever”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/think-and-grow-rich-book-review-part-1-how-to-make-2022-your-best-year-ever/ [ii] What Oprah Learned from Jim Carrey October 12, 2011 https://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/what-oprah-learned-from-jim-carrey-video [iii] The Secret for Teens Revealed by Andrea Samadi, Published September 15, 2008 https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Teens-Revealed-Teenagers-Leadership/dp/1976820030 [iv] ***If you have heard of the term sub-conscious mind used where I say non-conscious, it's just because I have substituted non-conscious as a more recent term for what we used to call the subconscious mind. [v]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #67 “Expanding Your Awareness with a Deep Dive into Most Important Concepts Learned from Bob Proctor Seminars: https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/expanding-your-awareness-with-a-deep-dive-into-bob-proctors-most-powerful-seminars/ [vi]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #68 “The Neuroscience of Personal Change: With Stephen R. Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”  https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/the-neuroscience-of-personal-change/ [vii] How Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits Guides Leaders in Times of Challenge and Uncertainty by Marcel Schwantes, https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/stephen-covey-the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people-leaders.html [viii] The Power of Now by Eckert Tolle August 1, 2004 https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808 [ix] Imagination is Everything YouTube by Earl Nightingale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e25hRhKPm4M [x] Mind-Blowing Facts About Jeff Bezos' Wealth Published July 27, 2021 by Dawn Allcot https://www.yahoo.com/now/5-mind-blowing-facts-jeff-182204262.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAABJswqzQ-kSEQG-_kMdVZLAFZZRj0X13NDhrKwPFWjvxnht_QzHjo0yPUi5ydMf8G33y7o8SmqRJeHTVTOo3ADKOGRmSXd2d5DGyWiTinM0qb-IoVUVzkXxHpDA0NIvj8BS3hF9mHF5OGCxjC8Fuf_ikfLkGkmENcWHExq_zvzrR [xi] IBID

Arts & Ideas
New Thinking: Mental Health Research

Arts & Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 40:52


Drama and gaming are being used in a pair of projects exploring adolescent mental health. Dr Daisy Fancourt finds out why this meeting of the arts and science might unlock new ideas for treatments and discovers the different ways in which young people are participating in the projects. Professor Eunice Ma is the Provost of Falmouth University and is co-leading a new project called ATTUNE. This will look at the way adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can affect adolescents' mental health with the aim of developing new approaches to prevention and care. Edmund Sonuga-Barke is Professor of Developmental Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at King's College London and is leading a new project called RE-STAR which aims to help young people with neuroatypicalities such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). You can find information about the projects on this link https://www.ukri.org/news/24-million-investment-into-adolescent-mental-health/ The podcast is made in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, part of UKRI. You can find a playlist called New Research on the website for Radio 3's Free Thinking programme and all the episodes are available as Arts & Ideas podcasts. Producer: Phoebe McFarlane

Ten Laws with East Forest
Shane Mauss - Real Reality (#194)

Ten Laws with East Forest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 101:42


In the age of podcasting, more people might be familiar with Shane as a regular guest on Duncan Trussell's Family Hour, Pete Holmes ‘You Made It Weird'.  He's had appearances on other huge podcasts like Bertcast, WTF, Wisky Ginger, and This Past Weekend.Favorite topics include: psychology, biology, evolution, cognitive biases, behavioral economics, mating, animal behavior, neuroscience, psychedelics and consciousness.Shane's newest project Mind Under Matter combines passions for comedy, science, philosophy, and art into one show.  He has been interviewing scientists each week since 2014 for the Here We Are Podcast.In 2019 He released the documentary Psychonautics.In 2021 Shane joined artist Ramin Nazer to form Mind Under Matter.https://www.shanemauss.com/ Check out the new platform JourneySpace.com - offering online live facilitated journeys.  NEXT JOURNEY - February 12th with a world premiere of new East Forest Journey music  - SIGN UP TODAY.Join our East Forest COUNCIL on Patreon.  Monthly Zoom Council, podcast exclusives, live-streams, and more. Listen to East Forest music:  "IN" - the latest studio album  from East Forest - LISTEN NOW: Spotify / AppleListen to East Forest guided meditations on Spotify & AppleTour - Catch East Forest live.Order a vinyl, dad hats, sheet music, original perfume oils, and more: http://eastforest.orgPlease rate Ten Laws with East Forest in iTunesAnd on Spotify★★★★★Sign up to learn about new retreats, shows in your area, and to join the community.Stay in the flow:Mothership:  http://eastforest.org/IG:  https://www.instagram.com/eastforest/FB:  https://www.facebook.com/EastForestMusic/TW:  https://twitter.com/eastforestmusicJOIN THE COUNCIL - PATREON: http://patreon.com/eastforest

Your Brain at Work
How Adopting a Growth Mindset Transformed Microsoft

Your Brain at Work

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 57:38


Microsoft has undergone a massive culture transformation in recent years with “growth mindset” being the driving force behind every major decision and change they've made. The goal for senior leadership from the outset was to evolve from a culture of “know-it-alls” to a culture of “learn-it-alls.” They sought to enrich how they engaged their 181,000 employees around the world and encourage continuous curiosity, learning, and growth. This shift in mindset has permeated the organization in so many ways – from business strategies to employee behaviors. It has become integral to Microsoft's leadership principles, performance practices, allyship efforts, hiring strategies, career conversations, feedback processes, and more. In this Season 6 finale of Your Brain at Work LIVE, Priya Priyadarshini (General Manager, Employee Career and Development, Microsoft) joins us to share the amazing story of this journey. Learn how leaders at Microsoft were able to create stronger connections between teams through the pandemic and how the organization's growth mindset translated to bigger impacts on industries and the marketplace.

Face to Face Ministries Podcast
E112 - Dr. Curt Thompson MD | Being Known

Face to Face Ministries Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 50:16


We're back from a short hiatus with holidays and moving with author and Christian Psychiatrist, Dr. Curt Thompson, MD. Curt provides fresh perspective and insight into one of the most powerful human desires, to be known. Curt is also host of the "Being Known" Podcast which explores the intersection of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) and Christian spiritual formation. Find out more at curtthompsonmd.com.

MAGIC BRAIN KICKS by Dr. Maria Hoffacker
Konzerte der Zukunft – The Changency mit Sarah Lüngen & Katrin Wipper #101

MAGIC BRAIN KICKS by Dr. Maria Hoffacker

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 53:42


Plant a SEEED – Konzerte der Zukunft. Wie können sie aussehen? Wie können wir die großen Konzerte, die wir alle lieben, nachhaltig feiern und gestalten? Sie sagten, ihr Ziel ist: „Make Coldplay play again“ und gründeten eine Nachhaltigkeitsagentur für die Musikbranche, „The Changency“. In dieser Podcast-Episode erzählen Sarah Lüngen und Katrin Wipper,  wie aus einem kleinen Samen einer Projektarbeit im bta Nachhaltigkeitsmanagementkurs eine erfolgreiche Gründung gewachsen ist. Ihre Herzen schlagen für Musik und Klimaschutz.​ Egal ob Künstler:innen, Booking Agenturen, Veranstaltende, Labels oder Managements –  sie freuen sich über jeden Menschen, der die Musikindustrie gemeinsam mit uns nachhaltiger und fairer gestalten möchte. „The Changency steht für Empowerment und Enthusiasmus. Wir möchten der Katalysator für den Wandel hin zu einer klimafreundlichen und nachhaltigen Musikindustrie sein. Unsere Vision ist es, Teil der besten Party der Stadt zu sein: Eine Party, die es schafft, die Leidenschaft und Strahlkraft der Musik mit einer besseren, gerechteren Lebensweise für Alle zu verknüpfen. Eine Nachhaltigkeit, die Spaß macht, Chancen bietet und durch kreative Ideen Lösungen aufzeigt. Motivation statt Resignation ist unser Motto!“ Foto: The Changency - Nadine Kunath Links zu The Changency (Sarah Lüngen & Katrin Wipper): Webseite: https://www.the-changency.de/ Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/63f09eca59ab/smells-like-green-spirit Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.changency/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/79945006/admin/ Das Video zum Podcast findest du auf meinem YouTube Kanal: LINK https://www.drmariahoffacker.com/Video101   ✌️Überall, Wo es Podcasts gibt: MAGIC BRAIN KICKS

Leave Your Mark
Skill Acquisition and Flow State the Passion of Chris Bertram

Leave Your Mark

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 72:17


EP 248 features the Senior Director of Applied Neuroscience at EXOS, Chris Bertram.  Chris is also an Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV).  Chris specializes in creating environments that are designed to maximize learning, build resilience, and optimize performance under pressure. His academic and professional focus is in the area of skill acquisition and flow state with an emphasis on the nature of expertise and elite-level performance. Chris has published more than 70 scientific articles across the spectrum of human performance and has been featured in the Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, the New York Times as well on the Golf Channel.  His work has encompassed a wide array of high-performing individuals including PGA Tour winners, collegiate National Champions, Olympic Champions, X-Games Champions, military leaders, special forces operators, as well as corporate leaders of Fortune 500 companies. Above all his accomplishments he is a father to his two girls Kelsey and Maggie, and husband to Kara. We had a great conversation about his life and his passion, enjoy!

The Thomistic Institute
How Is My iPhone Changing Me? Neuroscience and Thomistic Psychology | Prof. Joshua Hochschild

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 70:34


This lecture was given at West Virginia University on November 5, 2021. For information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Joshua Hochschild is the Monsignor Robert R. Kline Professor of Philosophy at Mount St. Mary's University, where he also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan's De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio's Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he's been elected to serve as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

Healing Ground Movement
Changing our Brains Through Hypnosis with Guest Dr. Elizabeth Michas

Healing Ground Movement

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 53:44


Dr. Elizabeth Michas is the Founder/CEO of MindWorks Psychology and an expert in the neuropsychology of rapid resolution of anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, and heartbreak. She has made it her life mission to illuminate the neuroscience of change and transformation, to help others rapidly recover from emotional pain and optimize their brains for life and love. In today's episode, Dr. Elizabeth talks about hypnosis, how it is a very powerful tool in creating a transformational change in our brain, and how it helps accelerate healing. Today's episode is sponsored by: Healinggroundmovement.com/resources Join the Movement! Healinggroundmovement.com Healing Ground Movement on Instagram Healing Ground Movement on Facebook Healing Ground Movement on Pinterest Healing Ground Movement on LinkedIn Like what you learned? Donate to show your appreciation!  Mentioned in This Episode: Drelizabethmichas.com  Dr. Elizabeth Michas on Facebook Dr. Elizabeth Michas on LinkedIn The Brain that Changes Itself by Norma Doige Introduction to Neuroplasticity for Stress Management PDF.

The Peter Attia Drive
#191 - Revolutionizing our understanding of mental illness with optogenetics | Karl Deisseroth M.D., Ph.D.

The Peter Attia Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 149:23


View the Show Notes Page for This Episode Become a Member to Receive Exclusive Content Episode Description: Karl Deisseroth is a world-renowned clinical psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author of Projections: A Story of Human Emotions. In the episode, Karl explains his unique career path that led to the development of optogenetics—a revolutionary technique that uses specialized light-sensitive ion channels to precisely control the activity of select populations of neurons. Karl provides a concise overview of how optogenetics works and how it can be used to better understand mental illness, to identify the neurons responsible for specific behaviors, and to guide development of new treatments. Karl uses his experience as a practicing psychiatrist to provide deep insights into depression, anxiety, autism, and personality disorders and explains the role of optogenetics in mapping out brain regions responsible for common mental health afflictions. We discuss: Karl's journey through medical school and interest in the brain [5:00]; A profound medical school experience that changed Karl's career path to psychiatry [17:30]; Karl's commitment to research and challenges overcome early in his career [27:00]; The state of psychiatry and mental health therapies when Karl started his lab in 2004 [33:15]; Neuroscience 101: fundamentals of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology [38:15]; Traditional techniques for identifying the brain regions involved in specific behaviors [47:15];   Intro to optogenetics and how to get a gene into a neuron [51:15]; How viruses helped make optogenetics possible [1:01:45];   How optogenetics was used to investigate the effects of dopamine neurons [1:15:45]; Appreciating the power of optogenetics [1:22:00]; Investigating and treating anxiety with optogenetics [1:26:45]; Autism and autism-related anxiety, and the potential of optogenetics in treating autism [1:38:00]; Optogenetics as a powerful tool for the discovery and creation of medical treatments [1:45:00]; Karl's inspiration to write his book, Projections [1:48:00]; Mania and bipolar disorder: evolutionary basis, symptoms, and the high prevalence in North America [1:52:45]; Depression: evolutionary basis and insights from optogenetics [2:03:15]; The effects of trauma early in life [2:18:45]; and More. Sign Up to Receive Peter's Weekly Newsletter Connect With Peter on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & YouTube

Huberman Lab
The Science of Setting & Achieving Goals | Episode 55

Huberman Lab

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 114:07


In this episode, I discuss the science of setting, assessing, and pursuing goals. I explain the neural (brain) circuits that underlie goal setting and pursuit. Then I describe nine science-supported tools anyone can apply toward their goals. I explain when and how to use goal visualization, when to use multitasking and how to use specific rewards to improve the likelihood of reaching your goals. I also explain why envisioning failures and their consequences are effective and how to set goals of the appropriate level of challenge. I also explain how the molecule dopamine is used to gauge our progress toward milestones and long-term overarching goals and how to leverage dopamine for goal pursuit. Finally, I explain a unique tool called 'space-time bridging' that can be used to support all aspects of goal setting, assessment, and pursuit. This episode ought to be useful for anyone seeking to improve their performance in work, school, exercise, athletics, or personal development.   Thank you to our sponsors: LMNT - https://www.drinkLMNT.com/huberman  Athletic Greens - https://www.athleticgreens.com/huberman  ROKA - https://www.roka.com - code "huberman"   Our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/andrewhuberman    Supplements from Thorne: http://www.thorne.com/u/huberman    Social: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab  Twitter - https://twitter.com/hubermanlab  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hubermanlab  Website - https://hubermanlab.com  Newsletter - https://hubermanlab.com/neural-network    Links: The 85% Rule for Optimal Learning - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12552-4   Effects of Narrowing Visual Attention on Goal Pursuit Behavior - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0146167219861438     Timestamps: 00:00:00 The Neuroscience of Goals 00:01:56 Tool 1: Learn Fast(er) by the 85% Rule  00:06:04 LMNT, Athletic Greens, ROKA 00:13:55 Brain Circuits for Setting & Pursuing Goals 00:21:52 Determining the Value of Goals  00:24:33 Psychology of Goal Setting: Assessing Value, Action Steps 00:30:29 Peripersonal Space vs. Extrapersonal Space 00:35:39 Visually Focusing on a Goal Line Improves Performance 00:43:50 How Vision Improves Performance: Blood Pressure 00:51:55 Tool 2: Use Focal Vision to Initiate Goal Pursuit 00:54:40 Tool 3: Use Aged Self-Images to Self-Motivate  00:59:33 Tool 4: Visualization of Goals is Only Helpful at the Start  01:02:05 Tool 5: Visualizing Failure is the Best Ongoing Motivator 01:07:26 Tool 6: Make Goals Moderately Lofty  01:13:05 Tool 7: Avoid Goal Distraction; Focus on 1-2 Major Goals Per Year 01:15:57 Tool 8: Ensure Specificity of Goals, Weekly Assessment 01:19:57 Dopamine, Motivation & Pleasure in Seeking Goals 01:22:43 Dopamine Reward Prediction Error, Controlling Dopamine 01:34:26 How Dopamine Influences Vision & Vice Versa 01:38:10 Interim Summary of Goal-Pursuit Steps 01:39:50 Tool 9: Space-Time Bridging  01:49:59 Summary 01:51:50 Subscribe, Sponsors, Patreon, Supplements: Thorne, Instagram, Twitter, Newsletter Please note that The Huberman Lab Podcast is distinct from Dr. Huberman's teaching and research roles at Stanford University School of Medicine. The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Huberman Lab Podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed.   Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac - https://www.blabacphoto.com 

Brass & Unity
#75 - Nick Ige

Brass & Unity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 109:29


Nick is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Ranger Battalion and current undergraduate student at Harvard University studying Neuroscience. His goal is to study the use of psychedelic medicine when treating traumatic brain injuries and depression. Nick is a mental health and veteran education advocate who hopes to bring psychedelic treatment for soldiers with PTSD into mainstream medicine. @the_flyinghawaiian Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3opNURn - - - - - - - - - - - - - SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Good F*cking Design Advice - 10% off with code UNITY - www.gfda.co Combat Flip Flops - 25% off with code UNITY - https://combatflipflops.com Brass & Unity - 20% off with code UNITY - http://brassandunity.com Daisy May Hats Co - 15% off with code BRASS - https://daisymayhats.com - - - - - - - - - - - - - SHOP B&U Jewelry & Eyewear: https://brassandunity.com - - - - - - - - - - - - - Follow #brassandunity - - - - - - - - - - - - - CHARITY Honour House - https://www.honourhouse.ca Vet Solutions - https://vetsolutions.org Heroic Hearts - https://www.heroicheartsproject.org Warrior Angels Foundation - https://warriorangelsfoundation.org All Secure Foundation - http://allsecurefoundation.org

Your Brain at Work
What We Get Wrong About Inclusion

Your Brain at Work

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 50:54


The Rambling Runner Podcast
#402 - Coach's Corner with Megan Roche, M.D. and Jacob Puzey: What Marathoners Can Learn from Ultra Runners

The Rambling Runner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 69:02


The first Coach's Corner episode of 2022 is here and it features two legends: Megan Roche, M.D. and Jacob Puzey. In this episode we discuss what marathoners can learn from ultra runners and what closely held beliefs in the marathon road running community aren't necessarily gospel in the ultra world. Here are some topics we discuss: Running on pavement versus various types of trail Lengths of long runs and/or weekend doubles  Embracing fun and exciting challenges Effort focused versus time/pace focused Nutrition on the run Megan Roche, M.D.: Megan was the 2016 USATF Trail Runner of the Year at the ultra and sub-ultra distances. She is a five-time national champion, a North American Mountain Running Champion, and a six-time member of Team USA. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in Neuroscience and received her M.D. from Stanford Medical School. Megan and her husband, David Roche, created the Some Work All Play Adventure Team where they coach some of the best athletes in the world and dedicated amateur runners. Jacob Puzey: Jacob coaches runners from all over the world of all ages and abilities — from newbies to national champions — and loves helping his athletes reach new heights in their running performance. Jacob is revered for his unique ability to understand family and work demands and address those challenges within a training cycle. Jacob is just as accomplished as a runner. As part of a marathon buildup in 2011, Jacob signed up for a trail 50K, accidentally won that race, and has since set numerous course records on both road and trail courses throughout North America. Sponsors: This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, a wellness company that mixes mushrooms and adaptogens with coffee, cacao, latte, protein powder. They have a special offer for the Rambling Runner audience. Receive 10% off your Four Sigmatic order. Just go to www.foursigmatic.com/RAMBLINGRUNNER or enter code RAMBLINGRUNNER at checkout. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ83E0U8M4V7klqZB8BF3wA Rambling Runner Podcast Community Corner private Facebook group - www.facebook.com/groups/125544686229661 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Yogahealer Podcast
An Evolutionary Perspective on The Intermittent Fasting Revolution: The Brain Science with Mark Mattson

Yogahealer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 51:45


Podcast Intro: Most of us believe that eating three meals a day with a few snacks is the typical, healthy way to eat. But that is not always the case. Human bodies and minds developed to function well in circumstances where food was only available intermittently. In the primitive era, when we examine our ancestors' eating habits, we can see that intermittent fasting was common—but eating three meals a day was not. In fact, Dr. Mark Mattson, a well-known neuroscientist, demonstrates that intermittent fasting is not only normal but also beneficial to our health.  Intermittent fasting has become increasingly fashionable in recent years, and scientists have been studying its long-term implications on physical health. In this episode, Dr. Mark Mattson joins us to talk about his studies on metabolic switching, calorie restriction, and the cognitive benefits of intermittent fasting. He also provides information for physicians and parents, as well as practical guidance on how to follow an intermittent fasting eating pattern. What you'll get out of tuning in: What is intermittent fasting? How does intermittent fasting affect the body and brain? What can someone expect to experience when they adopt an intermittent fasting eating pattern? Links/CTA: The Intermittent Fasting Revolution by Mark P. Mattson Diabetes in Control - Mark Mattson Highlights: Obesity impairs cognition and increases the risk for some psychiatric disorders and dementias. Maternal and paternal obesity predisposes offspring to poor cognitive outcomes by epigenetic molecular mechanisms. Neural signaling pathways that evolved to bolster cognition in settings of food insecurity can be stimulated by intermittent fasting and exercise to support the cognitive health of current and future generations. Metabolic switching stimulates neural signaling pathways that bolster cognition. Timestamps: 02:48 - 03:15 - Cultural Evolution and Human Brains Size Changes in the last 10,000 Years 04:29 - 05:04 - Food over Consumption 38:28 - 40:41 - How Pharmaceutical Drugs are Advertised and Perceived by the General Public Quotes: “Similar to exercise, intermittent fasting takes time to adapt so that you'll actually feel very good. Many people, if they get in shape, they'll feel really good as long as they keep exercising. If they stop, their mood will start to go down.”  “Physical exercise and intermittent fasting have similar effects on the brain and body. Obviously, exercise has a more beneficial effect on your muscles and cardiovascular system. Then, from the standpoint of the brain, those intermittent fasting and exercise, improve learning and memory and protect the brain against dysfunction during aging” “Based on many studies, fasting for 16 hours is enough to engage or stimulate cells to go into this stress resistance, conserve resources mode. So people have breakfast, lunch and dinner and a snack. They're not fasting for 16 hours because the only time they're not eating is when they're sleeping.” Guest Bio: Mark Mattson Mark Mattson is the former Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging and is now on the faculty of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research has advanced an understanding of the cellular signaling mechanisms that control the formation and plasticity of neuronal networks in the brain, and cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain aging and neurodegenerative disorders. His research has also elucidated how the brain responds adaptively to challenges such as fasting and exercise, and he has used that information to develop novel interventions to promote optimal brain function throughout life. Dr. Mattson is among the most highly cited neuroscientists in the world with more than 900 publications and 180,000 citations. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has received many awards including the Metropolitan Life Foundation Medical Research Award and the Alzheimer's Association Zenith Award.

The Thomistic Institute
Neuroscience and the Soul: The Mysteries of Neuroscience | Dr. Paul LaPenna

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 60:25


This lecture was delivered on October 30, 2021 at Yale University as part of "Scientism and Human Nature: A Conference." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. LaPenna is a neurologist in Greenville, SC. He treats a wide variety of neurological conditions including epilepsy, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, and dementia. He is also a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, VA.

Lead To Succeed
Neuroscience - What Can It Teach Us About Leadership? With Tom Flatau

Lead To Succeed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 28:37


Our guest, Tom Flatau, is an accredited brain and behavioural specialist and CEO of Twi. Tom works with business leaders and teams globally to improve business performance by understanding how we can change our brain to become more effective leaders.   Tom's interest and understanding of neuroscience started at an early age when he was told that his brother is the intelligent one. This left a niggle that Tom wrestled with, the impact of which fostered his interest in neuroscience and how it impacts leadership and team dynamics. We also discuss: The scientific evidence of a growth mindset and why it matters in business Why we must exercise our brain and the type of exercise it needs Unconscious bias – its impact on leadership and team performance Creating awareness of unconscious bias and how to balance it ----more---- Tom mentions his upcoming webinar – Click Here - to find out more about it. ----more---- Do You Want to take your leadership and business to the next stage of success? If your goal is to grow your business and you're feeling stuck or you'd like to become a more successful leader, book a consulting session with Rebecca Jenkins and gain a fresh perspective and clear guidance to overcome challenges and reach your goals. Rebecca has over 25 years experience of in leading and growing companies. Having previously grown a business £55 million in sales revenue before selling to a FTSE 250 organisation. Rebecca now works with large and small businesses to achieve transformational growth. Click here to book a complimentary business strategy session Thank you for listening, please leave a review and subscribe for more leadership insights or email us at email@RJEN.co.uk with any questions. If you're ambitious to grow your business take a look at the free resources at RJEN.co.uk.  

The Optimal Body
171 | Breaking Down the Neuroscience of Pain, Trigger Points and Manual Therapy with Dr. Alex Anderson

The Optimal Body

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 52:52


Dealing with recurrent, current chronic pain? Is pain all in the mind? Wondering how different techniques are helping your pain? We have Dr. Alex Anderson, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, on to break down the shifts in pain science and why pain is important. Using the biopsychosocial model, Dr. Alex addresses pain through a biomedical perspective, and how psychosocial factors can affect pain perception too. Then, she dives into chronic pain and how pain is interpreted in the brain through inputs of threat stimuli. Discussing chronic pain modulation, she dives into the physiology of Fibromyalgia and how plasticity in the brain makes pain plastic too! Finally, she provides insight into how manual therapy techniques modulate pain, specifically looking at joint mobilizations, trigger points, and dry needling. Let(s dive into the science of pain! Feeling your low back? Grab your Coba Board. Get your glutes activated optimally during deadlifts and squat variations and get a great full-body resistance workout by activating the core activating and firing up the upper body. Load up the body effectively and safely with your very own lightweight and easily storable Coba Board, using code 'OPTIMAL' to get 15% off at checkout (affiliate code). What You Will Learn in this Interview with Dr. Alex Anderson 4:07 - Consent on pain education 6:23 - Shifts in pain science & do we need to get rid of pain? 9:51 - Contributors to pain 12:35 - How the Central Nervous System works 14:46 - Brain & Physiology of Chronic Pain 18:54 - Fibromyalgia 20:21 - Plasticity of pain 23:39 - How do manual therapy techniques and tools help pain? 26:30 - What is manual therapy doing physiologically in the body? 32:18 - What are Joint Mobilizations? 33:47 - Dry Needling 39:27 - How do trigger points form? 43:03 - How does acupuncture differ from dry needling? 45:00 - How Dr. Alex is exploring her pain 49:58 - Learn more with Dr. Alex Items mentioned: Dr. Alex's Website Dr. Alex's Instagram To learn more about Dr. Alex and view full show notes, please visit the full website here: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode170/ Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven't done so already, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a quick rating and review of the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tobpodcast/message

Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development & Minimalism
2224: Do You Know How to Set Goals and Achieve Them by The Neuro Gym Team of MyNeuroGym on Neuroscience

Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development & Minimalism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 9:39


The NeuroGym Team tells us how to set goals and achieve them Episode 2224: Do You Know How to Set Goals and Achieve Them by The Neuro Gym Team of MyNeuroGym on Neuroscience NeuroGym applies scientifically-proven methods and technologies for helping people expand their mental and emotional power to reach their fullest potential. Their Mission is to be the leading provider of life transforming technology, products and services to help individuals and corporations maximize their performance and potential. The original post is located here: https://blog.myneurogym.com/setting-goals-for-goal-achievement  Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com  Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalLivingDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Knucklehead Podcast
How To Learn From Your Mistakes

Knucklehead Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 21:47


Mistakes happen all the time, they're inevitable. They've always been part of being human, since time immemorial. Though mistakes are often seen as negative, they can actually be positive learning opportunities. We all make them. Whether they're big or small, what matters is what we learn from them. In today's edition of the Knucklehead Podcast, our guest, Joseph O'Connor shares some of the knucklehead moments that he has learned from, why people are hesitant to take risks, and what role coaches play in helping individuals. Joseph O'Connor is an internationally recognized author, trainer, executive coach and consultant. He is a leading author and trainer in coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Systemic thinking. Co-author with Andrea Lages, Joseph wrote the book Coaching the Brain: Practical Applications of Neuroscience to Coaching. Enjoy! In This Episode2:33 - Joseph's knucklehead moments that he has learned from 5:21 - How red flags can only be seen in hindsight 7:43 - Joseph's conclusion on the way he operates 10:57 - What makes humans averse to risk 13:29 - Why coaches are not advisors 17:37 - What inspired Joseph to incorporate neuroscience into his coaching Favorite Quotes00:01 - "I think it took me time to learn that in order to have a successful enterprise, it's a long haul. It's a much longer haul than I thought it would be and that I wanted it to be. And therefore, I think I called time on it ‘too soon' in the sense that I didn't give it a chance." - Joseph O'Connor 4:50 - "We all make mistakes. I think that the trick is not to make the same one twice." - Joseph O'Connor 8:14 - "In the way that I operate, I was a bit like a cook that when you cook the meal, not interested in eating it. So I put a lot of thought into these projects and once they came, I'm going to the next one without seeing through the one that I started. This left me with half-realized dreams, half-realized ideas, and companies that could have been something." - Joseph O'Connor 11:33 - "Human beings are very risk-averse. We hate losing more than we like winning. So we tend to drop out rather than go for it." - Joseph O'Connor 13:29 - "A coach is not an advisor. They're there to help the person make their own decision and to provide a time for reflection. God knows these days, you don't have much time to reflect on your own thinking." - Joseph O'Connor 20:30 - "I think I've made more mistakes by saying yes to things than by saying no. With just so much going on, the skill of being able to be really clear about your priorities and being able to say no to something even though it may be attractive is really great and it keeps focus and keeps you out of trouble." - Joseph O'Connor Engage with Joseph O'ConnorLinkedInCoaching the Brain WebsiteCoaching the Brain on Amazon Grab your COVID 19 survivor T-shirt HERE Reach out to Justin Szerletich to get in touch with Knucklehead Media GroupLinkedInTwitter  Connect with Knucklehead Media GroupWebsiteFacebookTwitter • Knucklehead Media Group is your “push button” for podcasts. We help companies and organizations tell their story using podcasts and best practices for content distribution. Home to some of the top podcasts across multiple categories, captivating coursework on gaining traction with your show, and consulting to those companies BOLD enough to get some wins. We believe your mistakes set the foundation for your success, those stories help customers beat a pathway to your doorstep, and the myths from bringing business online shouldn't hold you back from getting yours. Click here for more episodes of the Knucklehead Podcast

Professional Christian Coaching Today
Brain Science for Beginners #328

Professional Christian Coaching Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 39:00


If neuroscience seems intimidating to you, then listen in to learn why brain science is so important to coaching and how it can enhance your coaching presence. Also, glean what you can do to bring simple concepts from neuroscience into your coaching practice; so your clients can receive the value of understanding what beliefs may be blocking their success. But that's not all!   Come to understand how 3 key areas of the brain greatly impact things like creativity, decisions, and change so your clients can get the most out of their coaching sessions and outcomes   Learn how people relate in regard to their brain function and emotional intelligence, so you can integrate a coach approach to how you interact with others   Apply basic working knowledge of neuroscience into your practice and watch your credibility as a coach soar   About Michael Pfau Michael Pfau is Founder and President of Crossways Life Coaching, LLC. Michael is an author, speaker, coach, mentor and trainer.  He holds a Master's degree in Education and has over 4,200 hours of coaching business and individual clients. Michael partners with Christians in mid-life around career development, performance, and transitions. He also mentors new coaches around skill and business development. He developed an interest in Neuroscience through the work he does to help clients get unstuck, which often centers around mindsets and beliefs. Along with his own coaching practice, Michael serves as an instructor for the Professional Christian Coaching Institute and the Life Calling Institute. You can learn more about Coaching and The Brain by visiting www.crosswayslifecoaching.com/resources/braincoaching/.   

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.10.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 59:29


  https://www.globalresearch.ca/video-dr-sucharit-bhakdi-these-vaccines-are-killing-the-young-and-the-old-they-are-killing-our-children/5765866 Natural Herbal HPV "Cure" Discovered Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (India), January 5, 2022 Despite the widespread belief that HPV infection is a singularly lethal force against which we only have vaccination defend ourselves, both ancient herbal medicine and our body's inherent immune defenses have newly been confirmed to have significant power against it. A groundbreaking study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention reveals that vaccination and watchful waiting are not the only recourse against HPV infection. The study is believed to be the first of its kind to find an effective and safe therapeutic intervention for the clearance of established cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Moreover, the study confirmed that HPV infection is self-limiting and clears on its own in 73.3% of the untreated placebo group within 37 days. (NEXT) Proper exercise can reverse damage from heart aging University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, January 8, 2022 Exercise can reverse damage to sedentary, aging hearts and help prevent risk of future heart failure - if it's enough exercise, and if it's begun in time, according to a new study by cardiologists at UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources. To reap the most benefit, the exercise regimen should begin by late middle age (before age 65), when the heart apparently retains some plasticity and ability to remodel itself. And the exercise needs to be performed four to five times a week. Two to three times a week was not enough, the researchers found in an earlier study. (NEXT) Aspartame Is Linked To Leukemia And Lymphoma In New Landmark Study On Humans Natural Health Federation, December 28, 2021 As few as one diet soda daily may increase the risk for leukemia in men and women, and for multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men, according to new results from the longest-ever running study on aspartame as a carcinogen in humans. Importantly, this is the most comprehensive, long-term study ever completed on this topic, so it holds more weight than other past studies which appeared to show no risk. And disturbingly, it may also open the door for further similar findings on other cancers in future studies. (NEXT) Rhodiola defeats chronic fatigue in just one week Uppsala University (Sweden),  January 5, 2022 The ancient Vikings reportedly utilized it for its refreshing powers. The Sherpa mountain people relied on it to help them scale the heights of Mount Everest. Rhodiola rosea, an herb grown in Arctic areas of Asia and Eastern Europe, is relatively little known in modern times – but, it probably should be. Recent scientific studies have consistently shown that rhodiola causes significant improvement in fatigue symptoms – and starts working in less than a week. (NEXT) Trial affirms arginine benefit in erectile dysfunction Università Federico II di Napoli (Italy), January 3 2022. A trial reported  in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation added evidence to a benefit for supplementation with the amino acid L-arginine among men with erectile dysfunction (ED). The findings suggest that L-arginine could serve as an alternative to PDE5 inhibitor drugs used to treat ED which are not always effective or can be associated with side effects. Fifty-one men received two grams L-arginine three times per day and 47 received a placebo for three months. (NEXT) Using smells to boost learning during sleep The authors confirm that the strategic use of aromas while learning and during sleep might improve exam performance — even outside of the laboratory University of Freiburg (Germany), December 24, 2021 In a nutshell, the recent study concludes that if we smell an aroma while we take on new knowledge and then sleep next to a source of that same odor, we will find it easier to recall the information at a later date. To investigate, the scientists recruited 54 students from sixth grade classes in Germany. They asked these participants to keep rose scented sticks next to them while they learned English vocabulary at home. A week after the students first encountered the vocabulary during a school class, they sat an exam. The scientists split half of the students into four experimental groups: Group 1: No exposure to any odor cues. Group 2: Exposure to rose scent while learning at home and during the vocabulary test. Group 3: Exposure to rose scent while learning at home and during each night before the test but not during the test. Group 4: Exposure to rose scent while learning at home, every night before the test, and during the test. (NEXT) (ARTICLE) Woke Culture's Reality Deficit Disorder Richard Gale & Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, January 7, 2022 If anti-racial wokeness is true, then the more deeply we probe and investigate it, the truer it should appear. This was one of William James' fundamental principles when he made efforts to turn the psychology of his day into a valid science. If James' methodology had not been obliterated by the rise of behaviorism in 1910, psychology would be completely different today. We might actually be treating and curing people of mental disorders without prescribing life-long medications. On the other hand, if DiAngelo's hypothesis is false, the more deeply one investigates, which includes introspection, the more false it will appear. That is where robust inquiry comes in: to determine what is simply true regardless of whatever your personal unsubstantiated and biased beliefs about it might be. What you believe has absolutely no impact upon whether something is true or not. This is also basic Buddhist epistemology that has been repeatedly replicated by contemplatives for several millennia. Neuroscience, including its gross failures and tendencies towards metaphysical realism, has more to tell us about the inherent dangers in White Fragility's doctrine. First, modern brain science has not produced an iota of evidence to confirm that the mind and consciousness are solely a product or output originating in neuron and synaptic activity. None. Contrary to the evidence, most neuroscientists and evolutionary biologists nevertheless embrace this opinion as a settled matter. But it is ridiculous to believe that evolution somehow dragged along our ancient single-celled ancestors until some point was reached when a conscious mind -- a “nothing” that is not observable, not measurable, not quantifiable, without atoms or photons, mass, electric charge or spin – mysteriously arose out of something, such as genes and biomolecular phenomena. Therefore cognitive scientists pretend to know something about the mind and consciousness when in fact they haven't a clue. Although DiAngelo is not stating that socialized racism among Whites is genetically determined, the trajectory of her argument has the potential to lead towards that conclusion. She does consider systemic White racism as being unconscious. Therefore she has moved her social theory into psychology. Since modern psychology today is becoming increasingly informed by the neurosciences, which in turn is being informed by evolutionary biology, it is only a small leap away to find her theory complementing genetic determinism as a means to explain Whiteness' conditioned racism. If her socialized determinism, and that of the neuroscience and evolutionary biology fields, are correct, then it would break the fundamental physical laws of energy conservation and causal efficacy. In effect, DiAngelo is saying White people have no choice. It's socialized chemistry or its socialized chemistry; either way its socialized chemistry.  In effect, DiAngelo is admitting that her own perceptions about reality are fundamentally flawed. Why is that? Dr. Donald Hoffman has been a professor of neuroscience at the University of California at Irvine for over three decades. He has an impeccable background having studied artificial intelligence at MIT. But unlike the vast majority of his colleagues, Hoffman broke ranks and passed beyond neuroscience's 19th century mechanistic base and dared to study modern quantum physics and relativity theory. Theoretical physics is almost anathema in human biological research and medicine, which is why these soft sciences have made so little progress to improve human health and well-being. Hoffman has performed hundreds of thousands of simulations comparing different species and their chances for survival based upon their ability to perceive and comprehend reality more accurately or not. His discoveries are startling and utterly revolutionary. Hoffman discovered, across the board, species that best perceive reality go extinct more rapidly than competing species that only perceive what is necessary for them to remain fit and survive. During an interview following a TED Talk, Hoffman stated, “according to evolution by natural selection,” – and here he is limiting himself solely to evolutionary biological theory and not the various competing theories about the nature of consciousness – “an organism that sees reality as it is will never be more fit than an organism of equal complexity that sees none of reality but is just tuned to fitness. Never.” In other words, evolution has nothing to do with perceiving reality more clearly, but only to be more fit in order to adapt, survive and procreate. And now physicists are even telling us that the primal cause behind all physical objects may be consciousness itself, which has no association whatsoever with natural selection. For example, Professor Edward Witten, regarded as “the world's smartest” physicist at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, has been compared to Newton and Einstein. Witten doesn't believe science will ever understand consciousness. “I think consciousness will remain a mystery,” Witten stated during a lecture, ”I have a much easier time imagining how we understand the Big Bang than I have imagining how we can understand consciousness.” Or we can listen to Stanford University theoretical physicist Andre Linde: “The current scientific model of the material world obeying laws of physics has been so successful that we forget our starting point as conscious observers, and conclude that matter is the only reality and that perceptions are only helpful for describing it. But in fact, we are substituting the reality of our experience of the universe with a conceptually contrived belief…” One may feel our critique is too abstract with little or no practical application; however to at least conceptually understand race in terms of our sensory perceptions can have enormous benefits to cut through and lessen the false semblances that arise from reality deficit disorder that winds up producing books such as White Fragility. Moreover, contrary to DiAngelo's arguments, British journalist Melanie Phillips offers a clearer understanding for why we should not rely upon the pundits of anti-racial wokeness to save us from ourselves. Despite disagreeing with Phillips on many of her other socio-political positions, she correctly identifies the fundamental flaws being voiced by arrested development wokeness across our campuses and within the corporate wing of the Democrat party. First, it is unable to establish a hierarchy of values and morals. For example, if one refuses to say that any lifestyle or culture is better than another, then it cannot be said that liberalism is better than conservatism or any other ideology.  Consequently, faux liberalism cannot legitimately defend the very principles upon which it defines itself: racial and gender equality, freedom of speech and religion, justice and tolerance, and class struggle.  It contradicts its own principles and follows DiAngelo's footsteps to remove the dignity of the individual, which in the past was at the heart of authentic liberalism and once served as its moral backbone. What we are witnessing therefore in Woke liberalism – and in DiAngelo's reinvention of racism -- is “the strong dominating the weak,” and this is an ill-liberal ideology that is already showing signs of having catastrophic consequences in classrooms and the workplace. Finally, if DiAngelo's theory is correct, then all Whites, without exception, in American history, were unconsciously transmuted into racists starting at the time of their birth. What is her proof? Is there any scientific evidence to support this outrageous claim? Did she consider the lack of sensitivity towards other peoples and races who were victims of racial identity and violence, such as the Jews who experienced genocide at hands of their Nazi overlords? And what would she say against those Whites who have fought against racism throughout the American experience, such as the Abolitionists in the US and UK who put their bodies at great risk?  In principle she is labeling them too as racist despite their fighting, protesting and even dying as committed anti-racists. Many Whites have embraced other races and cultures with open arms; however, DiAngelo wants us to believe this legacy was a sham, because in some strange voodoo way they were unconsciously racist. Is this not the height of hubris and arrogance?

The Rich Roll Podcast
The Awakened Brain: Lisa Miller, PhD On The Neuroscience Of Spirituality

The Rich Roll Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 125:42


The many benefits to cultivating a spiritual practice are obvious to those with experience—but it's a pursuit too long dismissed by skeptics and scientists. That is, until now.Recent research in neuroscience, genetics, and epidemiology now establish that humans are not only universally equipped with a capacity for (and inclination towards) spirituality, but that our brains, when so awakened, become more resilient and robust—and our lives more meaningful and content.Here today to discuss the emerging and fascinating ‘science of spirituality' is the woman who helped pioneer it, Lisa Miller, PhD.A generational leading psychologist on the benefits of spirituality, Lisa is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her doctorate in psychology. She is currently a professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is the Founder and Director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute,the first Ivy League graduate program and research institute in spirituality and psychology.Dr. Miller is widely published in leading academic journals, has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and Weekend Today as an expert, and her first book, The Spiritual Child was a New York Times bestseller. Her latest work (and the focus of today's discussion) is The Awakened Brain, a groundbreaking exploration of the neuroscience of spirituality that sets a bold new paradigm for health, healing, and resilience.My exchange with Dr. Miller is centered on the intersection of hard science and spirituality—what neurology, neurobiology, genetics, epidemiology, and psychiatry can tell us about the mental health benefits of cultivating your own awakened brain.I think you will find her work fascinating, full of counterintuitive findings and practical advice on the many concrete ways to access your own innate spirituality—and more importantly, how this can be deployed to enhance things like grit, optimism, and resilience.In addition, we explore the many ways you can leverage the awakened brain to insulate yourself against addiction, trauma, and depression.Ultimately, this is a conversation about how to build a life of greater joy and enhanced personal fulfillment to better thrive and contribute to the greater well-being of all.To read more, click here. You can also watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.An intellectual delight from start to finish, I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Dr. Miller, and I sincerely hope you enjoy the listen.Peace + Plants, See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast
146 | Why Not Me Mindset with Jim Crider

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 55:22


How are you making your big life decisions? How often are we just running towards the next outcome in life. I find it often when I look back in my life that I didn't slow down enough before making a big decision in my life. Today I am talking with Jim Crider and he has a great story of having setting himself up right and spending the time to know where he wants to go.  Jim Crider is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and the CEO of Intentional Living FP. Jim tells every client he works with that his job is to help them live the life they want to live. He understands that money is simply a tool, a resource that is there to help his clients live their dream lives. His role is to guide, to live where his clients' lives and money intersect, and to help his clients make intentional decisions. Through thousands of hours of study, tens of thousands of conversations with clients, and countless financial and life goals planned for, Jim and the team at Intentional Living FP know and anticipate the planning opportunities their clients will face, and they serve as a guide to their clients as they navigate the inevitable decisions to be made. When he isn't helping people make financial decisions that will help them spend time doing the things they enjoy with the people they love, Jim is busy being a husband, an outdoor adventurer, and a dad to 3 boys under the age of four! Topics Covered: Getting out of that place you just don't feel life is working Why not me mindset Understanding money goals Working through money stories in our life The lie that more money will make us less stressed Working through the fearless nature of kids everyday Breaking the rules when designing your life Episode Sponsor: http://cnrmstudies.org/?utm_source=Military_Veteran_Dad&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Sleep+Study (Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM)) How to connect with guest https://www.linkedin.com/in/criderjim/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/jim.crider.14 (Facebook) https://twitter.com/JimCriderTX (Twitter) https://www.intentionallivingfp.com/team (Website) Thank you for Listening to the Episode! Be sure to subscribe on https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-military-veteran-dad-podcast/id1448127126 (Apple), https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9taWxpdGFyeXZldGVyYW5kYWQubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M (Google), https://open.spotify.com/show/2I1mwoZ0VaR9tLdCwwxsg2 (Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at ben@militaryveterandad.com. Follow Ben on Social Media to stay up to date on Military Veteran Dad – https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.killoy (Facebook) | https://twitter.com/BenKilloy (Twitter) | https://www.instagram.com/militaryveterandad/?hl=en (Instagram) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-killoy/ (LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the https://www.facebook.com/groups/militaryveterandad (Military Veteran Dad) Facebook Group. Be sure to check out all the http://www.freedadcourse.com/ (free courses) available to help come home to a better tomorrow. Heads Up: My episodes may contain affiliate links! If you buy something through one of those links, you won't pay a penny more, but we'll get a small commission, which helps keep the lights on. Thanks! Support this podcast

Your Life In Process
Dopamine Nation: The Neuroscience Of Our Everyday Addictions With Dr. Anna Lembke

Your Life In Process

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 57:29


Our world is increasingly designed to addict us. What is happening in our brains when we are hooked and what can we do about it? In this episode, Dr. Anna Lembke and Dr. Diana Hill explore the neuroscience of addiction, and how we've become addicted to everything from sex, to food, to our smartphones. Anna and Diana also share their personal experiences with addiction and effective strategies to help you get your life and your brain back into balance.  About Dr. Anna LembkeAnna Lembke, MD is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. A clinician scholar, she has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and commentaries. She sits on the board of several state and national addiction-focused organizations, has testified before various committees in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, keeps an active speaking calendar, and maintains a thriving clinical practice. She is the author of Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop, recently appeared on the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, is her new book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence was an instant New York Times bestseller. Episode Segments[00:00] - Introduction [00:28] - About Anna Lembke [02:44] - The Neuroscience of Addiction [10:29] - How Addiction Definitions Have Changed [14:32] - What Makes You At Greater Risk For Addiction? [18:48] - Are We Addicted to Productivity? [20:56] - How To Get Unhooked [25:36] - Why Give It 30 Days [29:28] - How Do We Prevent Technology Addiction in Kids? [39:11] - What Is Self-binding? [45:46] - Dr. Lembke's Personal Recovery [49:01] - Pressing On the Pain Side with Hormesis [54:41] - Your Daily Practice [56:42] - Connect With The Podcast Key TakeawaysThere are common biological and psychosocial processes that underlie addictions Pain and pleasure are co-located in the brain. Pain and pleasure work on opposite sides of a balance. When we press on the pleasure side of the balance, our brain adapts by increasing the pain side of the equation. We feel awful, which then triggers us to seek out more pleasure. You can become addicted to any substance or behavior that releases dopamine. Most things in our modern world have been “drugified” to increase dopamine release. Two strategies to reset your dopamine brain balance are a 30-day detox and self-binding. Technology overuse at a young age can lead to kids missing out on important developmental tasks like moving their bodies, social skills, enjoying time in nature, and distress tolerance. Relevant Resources Mentionedhttps://drdianahill.com/extras/ (Download your Daily Process for Episode 2 Here) Read https://bookshop.org/books/dopamine-nation-finding-balance-in-the-age-of-indulgence/9781524746728 (Dopamine Nation by Anna Lembke) Check out Diana's https://drdianahill.com/the-sweet-spot-with-paul-bloom/ (Interview with Paul Bloom), author of The Sweet Spot https://drdianahill.com/ (Get your free ACT Daily Vision Board at drdianahill.com)  Read about https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/striving-thriving/202111/why-choosing-pain-may-be-key-meaningful-life (Why Choosing Pain May Be a Key to a Meaningful Life) Thank you for listening to Your Life in Process! If you have any questions or feedback you can email me, send me a voice message at (805) 457-2776, or message me on http://instagram.com/drdianahill (Instagram). Remember when you become psychologically flexible, you become free. Subscribe for free on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/your-life-in-process/id1596820706 (Apple Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/1Kpkt3xGpyZm5UQYMKu4Uo (Spotify), https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0veW91ci1saWZlLWluLXByb2Nlc3Mv (Google Podcasts) Follow Diana on https://www.youtube.com/drdianahill (YouTube) Follow Diana on...

The People's Scientist
Do Horror Films Make Us More Resilient?

The People's Scientist

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 26:25


In Episode 117 of The People's Scientist podcast, the first episode of 2022, I add in a new section called "Forgeone Facts" and start off with some Neuroscience based strategies to help form new habits and to help break old habits as the new year begins. I continue on in the episode discussing a study published a few months ago that concludes individuals who are fans of horror movies, ranked better in regard to their mental health and preparedness during the pandemic. Is there any logic to that? Tune in to find out! Want to buy me a coffee to say thanks for the episode? You can do so via Venmo or Patreon below.Venmo ID: Steph-CalPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/DrSCaligiuriFollow me on social media to see the papers I cite in this week's episode:IG: Dr.SCaligiuriFB: ThePeoplesScientistTwitter: DrSCaligiuriLinkedin: Stephanie CaligiuriTikTok: Dr.SCaligiuri See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast
The Science of Hope and Justice with Sará King

The Lion’s Roar Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 15:02


Wellbeing and social justice are one and the same, according to neuroscientist Dr. Sará King. Pamela Ayo Yetunde asks about The Science of Social Justice, her illustrative Systems-Based Awareness Map, and the implications of the framework that has the power to change how you understand yourself, your community, and even political events such as the January 6 insurrection.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.07.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 60:40


  Richard Gale & Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, January 7, 2022 During the past two years, the rise in wokeness and its cancel culture has shocked the sensibilities and moral fabric of the nation. It has fuelled divisions between races, class and economic status, levels of education and political allegiances. However, the anger that wokeness has carried into civil discourse is a symptom of a much deeper causal factor buried in the national psyche; that is, America's pervasive “reality deficit disorder (RDD).” This is a condition that has proliferated across the American landscape since the Age of Enlightenment and the 19th century's advent of scientific materialism as a secular religion.  The proponents of modern behaviorism and the neurosciences are likewise saturated with RDD. The Woke self-congratulating experts and false prophets are its public face.  These are plastic liberal intellectuals who have found reinforced their sense of self-righteousness by spreading the post-modern gospel of Robin DiAngelo's 2018 bestseller White Fragility. Despite the widespread adulation DiAngelo has received from liberal educators, the mega-corporate elite, and the left media, she has managed to jockey herself away from the deep scrutiny her writings and lectures deserve.  An exception is Jonathan Church, author of Reinventing Racism, who brilliantly exposes DiAngelo's flaws and deconstructs her façade of her impartial objectivity.  Church takes a more philosophical offensive to shed light on DiAngelo's implicit biases and contradictions that in turn distort the very ideas she attempts to proselytize. While we agree wholeheartedly with Church's polemic, we would take a more cognitive approach and state that DiAngelo's racial theories of irredeemable Whiteness as an inherent social construct have no basis in reality whatsoever. White Fragility reads like a tantrum by an author with a third-rate intellect who is deeply confused about her own gender and racial identity. “All white people,” DiAngelo wants us to believe, “are invested in and collude with racism.” If you were born White then racism is built into your socialized development and behavior regardless whether your family background is exemplary of racial justice or not. There can be no escape from this curse, DiAngelo suggests, no redemption or purification by fire regardless of how much penitence, public service or charity you perform for the greater good. We wonder whether she would include the indigenous blond hair, blue-eyed Finno-Ugric peoples inhabiting the northern forests and tundra of Scandinavia and Russia's Kola Peninsula as being socially structured and therefore colluding in the world's racism. The author reminds us of someone who has read every published book about chocolate and thus feels qualified to write one of her own despite never having tasted chocolate. Philosophy and postmodern sociology in general, notably the modern philosophies of science and mind, often suffer from this mental affliction. They write books about other philosophers' books who in turn wrote books about their predecessors' scribbling. Right-wing critics of wokeness and certain factions within postmodern Critical Race Theory likewise indulge in a similar cognitive hallucination built upon feeble-minded pre-Galilean superstitions. Their perceptions about themselves and the world, their righteous anger and biases, are similar to dreamscapes, phantoms they have conjured and which can have dire long-term consequences to the welfare of innocent victims prejudiced and canceled by their vitriol and condemnation. There have always been conflicting ideologies, cherished beliefs and inflamed emotions towards racial discrepancies, social order and justice or how the nation should be governed. But today these cognitive afflictions, masquerading as passions and righteous causes have disintegrated into tribalism. This is now fomenting new class and racial distinctions and struggles as well as media turf wars. No one can accurately predict where this collective reality deficit disorder will lead ultimately but it certainly won't contribute to a positive advancement of human well-being. It repeats the old adage of garbage in, garbage out. “The greatest need of our time,” the Trappist monk Thomas Merton wrote in his Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, “is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds and makes all political and social life a mass illness. Without this housecleaning we cannot begin to see. Unless we see we cannot think.”  Merton believed that this “purification must begin with the mass media.”  We would suggest it also begins with our educational institutions. Teachers who embrace White Fragility's social folly and logical fallacies need to introspectively gaze and observe the destructive ataxia nesting in their own minds.  If anyone wonders why the nation is so angry, screaming and protesting, one reason is because the failed neoliberal experiment, the culture of political nepotism, a captured and biased media, and a thoroughly corrupt judiciary have created this horror show. And DiAngelo seemingly wants to gather tinder to keep racial conflagrations burning. "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous," Martin Luther King lamented, "than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." It is our deep ignorance about not first knowing ourselves and appreciating our intrinsic interconnections with each other and the environment that perpetuates the suffering around us. These deeper existential relationships can potentially outsmart and surpass the benefits Critical Race Theory has to offer. Underlying any social structure is to be found cognitive causal relationships. This includes our attachments to whatever accomplishments and failures we experience in our lives through racial identity, which may lead to a reality deficit with all of its superiority complexes, apathy and depression. First, there is sufficient empirical science to reach a consensus that we are a culture that has become habituated to mistaking its unfounded perceptions about itself and the world as reality-based. This applies to our cognitive conceptions of Whiteness, Blackness, Yellowness, etc. Church makes this clear; DiAngelo's use of the term Whiteness is “nebulous” and “vague.”  He points out that her logic falls into a Kafka Trap, referring to Kafka's novel The Trial when an unassuming man is dragged into court and accused for an unspecified crime; subsequently his unwavering denial is itself interpreted as absolute proof that the accusation is true. “Yes, all white people are complicit with racism,” writes DiAngelo, “People will insist that they are not racist… This is the kind of evidence that many white people used to exempt themselves from that system. It is not possible to be exempt from it.” Consequently, for DiAngelo, Whites can only speak about their “whiteness” in terms of how it reinforces an implicit racism within the social system. But from a neuro-scientific perspective, all colored racisms are skewed perceptions of reality. For example, when we gaze into a deep azure sky we immediately assume there is physical blue over our heads. However, there are no blue-colored photons reaching our retinas. Rather, our brains receive the emitted photons and through a complex channeling of information from the eye to the visual cortex. The brain then Photoshops the color azure and projects it through our glance into the empty space of the sky. The same is true whether we gaze at a verdant forest canopy, a fiery sunset, the fluorescent, shimmering hues of a fanning peacock's feathers or observing an African, Asian or European person crossing the street. There is nothing mysterious behind this; it is visual brain science 101. No neuroscientist questions this visual phenomenon.  We reify the sensory stimuli the brain receives from the objective world and then grasp and cling to these as being factually real. Theoretically race may be understood as only a conventional or relative appearance arising to our mental perceptions. No absolute objective claims can be made about it; therefore, there cannot be any absolute analyses or one-size-fits-all solutions for confronting racism either. In striking contrast to White Fragility's cognitive deficiencies, we may consider an argument posed by the great Jewish German existentialist Martin Buber. Buber speaks of an I-You relationship when we engage with another person as another subject instead of as an object. There's a subject there, and that subject is every bit as real as the subject over here. For example, as much as I might care about my own well-being, then so does another person. To transcend White Fragility's divisions and its many shortcomings, which relate to others as I-Its -- as mere objects -- we simply need to be aware of Buber's advice, and become fully engaged with that reality. Buber highlights this as a profoundly existential problem in modern society. It is debilitating.  It is dehumanizing, although for DiAngelo and the cancel culture preserving racial I-It relationships is not only valid but essential. When we regard others simply in terms of whether the color of their skin is appealing or unappealing, pleasant or unpleasant, superior or inferior, and so forth we are bifurcating impressions that have no substance in reality. We are simply treating other sentient beings as if they have no more sentience, no more subjectivity, no more presence from their own side than a robot or computer. But that seems fine for DiAngelo and her tragic dehumanizing dogma. If DiAngelo were unintelligent or had severe brain damage, we might understand and would certainly sympathize. But she -- and we would argue many of those who would carry White Fragility's banner into school classrooms -- are likely very educated people. That is the calamity and the clear evidence for the deep-seated spiritual impoverishment when a person is viewed as nothing more than the race of their physical bodies. If anti-racial wokeness is true, then the more deeply we probe and investigate it, the truer it should appear. This was one of William James' fundamental principles when he made efforts to turn the psychology of his day into a valid science. If James' methodology had not been obliterated by the rise of behaviorism in 1910, psychology would be completely different today. We might actually be treating and curing people of mental disorders without prescribing life-long medications. On the other hand, if DiAngelo's hypothesis is false, the more deeply one investigates, which includes introspection, the more false it will appear. That is where robust inquiry comes in: to determine what is simply true regardless of whatever your personal unsubstantiated and biased beliefs about it might be. What you believe has absolutely no impact upon whether something is true or not. This is also basic Buddhist epistemology that has been repeatedly replicated by contemplatives for several millennia. Neuroscience, including its gross failures and tendencies towards metaphysical realism, has more to tell us about the inherent dangers in White Fragility's doctrine. First, modern brain science has not produced an iota of evidence to confirm that the mind and consciousness are solely a product or output originating in neuron and synaptic activity. None. Contrary to the evidence, most neuroscientists and evolutionary biologists nevertheless embrace this opinion as a settled matter. But it is ridiculous to believe that evolution somehow dragged along our ancient single-celled ancestors until some point was reached when a conscious mind -- a “nothing” that is not observable, not measurable, not quantifiable, without atoms or photons, mass, electric charge or spin – mysteriously arose out of something, such as genes and biomolecular phenomena. Therefore cognitive scientists pretend to know something about the mind and consciousness when in fact they haven't a clue. Although DiAngelo is not stating that socialized racism among Whites is genetically determined, the trajectory of her argument has the potential to lead towards that conclusion. She does consider systemic White racism as being unconscious. Therefore she has moved her social theory into psychology. Since modern psychology today is becoming increasingly informed by the neurosciences, which in turn is being informed by evolutionary biology, it is only a small leap away to find her theory complementing genetic determinism as a means to explain Whiteness' conditioned racism. If her socialized determinism, and that of the neuroscience and evolutionary biology fields, are correct, then it would break the fundamental physical laws of energy conservation and causal efficacy. In effect, DiAngelo is saying White people have no choice. It's socialized chemistry or its socialized chemistry; either way its socialized chemistry.  In effect, DiAngelo is admitting that her own perceptions about reality are fundamentally flawed. Why is that? Dr. Donald Hoffman has been a professor of neuroscience at the University of California at Irvine for over three decades. He has an impeccable background having studied artificial intelligence at MIT. But unlike the vast majority of his colleagues, Hoffman broke ranks and passed beyond neuroscience's 19th century mechanistic base and dared to study modern quantum physics and relativity theory. Theoretical physics is almost anathema in human biological research and medicine, which is why these soft sciences have made so little progress to improve human health and well-being. Hoffman has performed hundreds of thousands of simulations comparing different species and their chances for survival based upon their ability to perceive and comprehend reality more accurately or not. His discoveries are startling and utterly revolutionary. Hoffman discovered, across the board, species that best perceive reality go extinct more rapidly than competing species that only perceive what is necessary for them to remain fit and survive. During an interview following a TED Talk, Hoffman stated, “according to evolution by natural selection,” – and here he is limiting himself solely to evolutionary biological theory and not the various competing theories about the nature of consciousness – “an organism that sees reality as it is will never be more fit than an organism of equal complexity that sees none of reality but is just tuned to fitness. Never.” In other words, evolution has nothing to do with perceiving reality more clearly, but only to be more fit in order to adapt, survive and procreate. And now physicists are even telling us that the primal cause behind all physical objects may be consciousness itself, which has no association whatsoever with natural selection. For example, Professor Edward Witten, regarded as “the world's smartest” physicist at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, has been compared to Newton and Einstein. Witten doesn't believe science will ever understand consciousness. “I think consciousness will remain a mystery,” Witten stated during a lecture, ”I have a much easier time imagining how we understand the Big Bang than I have imagining how we can understand consciousness.” Or we can listen to Stanford University theoretical physicist Andre Linde: “The current scientific model of the material world obeying laws of physics has been so successful that we forget our starting point as conscious observers, and conclude that matter is the only reality and that perceptions are only helpful for describing it. But in fact, we are substituting the reality of our experience of the universe with a conceptually contrived belief…” One may feel our critique is too abstract with little or no practical application; however to at least conceptually understand race in terms of our sensory perceptions can have enormous benefits to cut through and lessen the false semblances that arise from reality deficit disorder that winds up producing books such as White Fragility. Moreover, contrary to DiAngelo's arguments, British journalist Melanie Phillips offers a clearer understanding for why we should not rely upon the pundits of anti-racial wokeness to save us from ourselves. Despite disagreeing with Phillips on many of her other socio-political positions, she correctly identifies the fundamental flaws being voiced by arrested development wokeness across our campuses and within the corporate wing of the Democrat party. First, it is unable to establish a hierarchy of values and morals. For example, if one refuses to say that any lifestyle or culture is better than another, then it cannot be said that liberalism is better than conservatism or any other ideology.  Consequently, faux liberalism cannot legitimately defend the very principles upon which it defines itself: racial and gender equality, freedom of speech and religion, justice and tolerance, and class struggle.  It contradicts its own principles and follows DiAngelo's footsteps to remove the dignity of the individual, which in the past was at the heart of authentic liberalism and once served as its moral backbone. What we are witnessing therefore in Woke liberalism – and in DiAngelo's reinvention of racism -- is “the strong dominating the weak,” and this is an ill-liberal ideology that is already showing signs of having catastrophic consequences in classrooms and the workplace. Finally, if DiAngelo's theory is correct, then all Whites, without exception, in American history, were unconsciously transmuted into racists starting at the time of their birth. What is her proof? Is there any scientific evidence to support this outrageous claim? Did she consider the lack of sensitivity towards other peoples and races who were victims of racial identity and violence, such as the Jews who experienced genocide at hands of their Nazi overlords? And what would she say against those Whites who have fought against racism throughout the American experience, such as the Abolitionists in the US and UK who put their bodies at great risk?  In principle she is labeling them too as racist despite their fighting, protesting and even dying as committed anti-racists. Many Whites have embraced other races and cultures with open arms; however, DiAngelo wants us to believe this legacy was a sham, because in some strange voodoo way they were unconsciously racist. Is this not the height of hubris and arrogance?

Precisione: The Healthcast
Tapping into the Vagus Nerve

Precisione: The Healthcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 37:14


Guest Name and Bio: Dr. Peter Staats Dr. Staats was founder of the Division of Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he was the director for 10 years. In that capacity he was the first academic anesthesiologist with surgical privileges and one of the youngest division chiefs at that University. Dr. Staats is internationally recognized for his work in developing and implementing minimally invasive and non invasive procedures for chronic pain, and other medical disorders. He is currently Chief Medical Officer of National Spine and Pain Centers, the largest network of pain physicians in the United States, Co Founder and Chief Medical Officer of electroCore the leader in non-invasive neuromodulation, a medical advisor for Survivorcorp and the Wounded Warrior Project Dr. Staats received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and completed his residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was the founding chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists task force on chronic pain, is a past President of the North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Southern Pain Society. He is currently President of the World Institute of Pain and continues to serve as Chief Medical Officer for National Spine and Pain Centers, the largest network of pain physicians in the United States. Dr. Staats has written or co-edited 14 books and over 450 articles, abstracts, monographs, and book chapters on pain medicine in publications that include the Journal of the American Medicine Association, Pain, Anesthesiology, Lancet Neurology and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. His work has been highlighted on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, Newsweek, and CNN. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. He has received numerous awards including the physician of the year and the lifetime achievement awards from the New York, New Jersey, and West Virginia branches of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Best Doctors in America, Top Doctors, and New Jersey Top Doctor, and the lifetime achievement awards from the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience and the North American Neuromodulation society. What you will learn from this episode: 1) What is the vagus nerve and why is it important 2) How can the vagus nerve impact inflammation 3) What is the role of vagus nerve stimulation in Covid-19 4) What is wrong with current methods of pain management 5) How you can treat recurrent headaches via the vagus nerve How to learn more about our guest: www.ElectroCore.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Staats Please enjoy, share, rate and review our podcast and help us bring the message about precision health care to the world!

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
Think and Grow Rich Book Review PART 1 ”How to Make 2022 Your Best Year Ever”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 23:23


“In order to get to the next level of whatever you're doing, you must think and act in a wildly different way than you previously have been. You cannot get to the next phase of a project without a grander mind-set, more acceleration, and extra horsepower.” Grant Cardone, author of the 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure [i] MAKING 2022 YOUR BEST YEAR EVER: WITH CHANGE I chose this quote to launch this episode, and our 7th Season of The Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast with Grant Cardone,[ii] who I've been watching for years before he starred on Undercover Billionaire[iii] when I saw him working with (at that time) 16 year-old Caleb Maddix[iv], teaching this young man, who is now in his 20s, how to truly make an impact on the world and live his life with a success mindset. Since the day I watched him coaching this teen, I realized he has a heart for helping our next generation to become successful, while inspiring the rest of the world with his 10x Rule book, countless programs that focus on financial education, and encouraging anyone who will listen to shift their mindset to make 2022 their Best Year ever. To do that, Cardone reminds us that we must all THINK differently and “change what we did last year.” For those new, or returning guests, welcome back to Season 7 of our Podcast and Happy New Year! I'm Andrea Samadi, author, and educator from Toronto, Canada, now in Arizona, and like many of you who tune in, have been fascinated with learning, understanding, and applying the most current brain research to improve productivity in our schools, our sports, and workplace environments. I wanted our first episode to launch our 7th Season to be different from past years. Instead of releasing an episode with goal setting or achieving tips, I challenge you to do something different this year. We all know that in order to achieve different results in 2022, we must CHANGE and I'm pretty sure we all have a list of things that we want to do differently to really make a mark on this year, but to make sure I was on track, I thought I'd better check in with what Uncover Billionaire, Grant Cardone is suggesting we change this year, since his results are proof that he knows what he's talking about. Cardone suggests in order to make this change, we must keep 6 things in mind that will drive us towards our goals.  We must have: Discipline: By waking up early, watching the sunrise, and getting to bed early. This practice gives you 2 extra hours to launch your day, which translates into an extra month a year to work on your dreams or yourself. It will also help you to become highly motivated and will be a driver for your year, boosting our Confidence: To further drive what you are doing and help you to fill up your calendar with meaningful work where you will create your Action Plan with Activity: and be open to listening to Feedback: From the marketplace (or your network) on how you can improve. Surrounding Yourself with Your Network: Of other like-minded, successful people who will encourage you/holding you accountable. And there is only one outcome-- Success: This is Our Duty/Obligation. We Must WIN/SUCCEED in 2022. To truly make an impact on this year, so it's our best year ever, I think we should all take a look at what Cardone suggests and do whatever it takes so that we achieve our end result (or whatever it is we are working on) at the end of this year.  But how exactly do we do this? Make 2022 Your Best Year Ever by Studying the Best-Selling book Think and Grow Rich[v] I challenge you to practice Cardone's TIP #1 with me, and develop discipline by waking up early, and study the #6th All-time Amazon Best-Seller, Think and Grow Rich with me this month. This is a book that has sold over 15 million copies worldwide, that has timeless principles used by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century, and I hope that together, we will uncover some new ideas that will bring us all new results in 2022. I've been launching my year this way since 2019, with Paul Martinelli, who co-founded and built The John Maxwell Team[vi], by diving deep into the many secrets within Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich book from someone who has studied and taught the principles within this book for his entire career. It was this book, that my mentor Bob Proctor[vii] was inspired by, and often opened up and quoted during his career teaching and speaking about wealth principles around the world, as he carried the same weathered copy around with him, reading, studying, as his bible, that he would open up first thing in the morning, and then again before he went to bed. During the six years I worked with Bob, I knew this book was important to him, and there were times it sat in the middle of the table we were sitting at, and we all just knew not to touch it. I remember looking at it, thinking “what else could he really be learning from this book?” as the pages looked like they were about to fall out, and disintegrate. Napoleon Hill talks about a “secret” that is hidden within the pages of this book, and I have a few ideas of what I think the secret is. Bob would never tell us what the secret was, and would say “if I tell you, then you won't look for it yourself” which is probably true. Bob Proctor's original copy of Think and Grow Rich. I used to think that the secret was that “all achievements begin with an idea” and we just have to gaffe this idea with a pencil, write it down, and act on it, (using the 6 steps that Napoleon Hill suggests in the Desire chapter) or someone else will surely launch it. But each time I studied the book, and the author's preface, that describes this secret, I thought about it again, and each year, come up with a NEW idea or perception of what I think the “secret” is.  Bob would say that books will have new meaning each time you read them because you change each year, and you see something in yourself that wasn't there the last time you read it. When you finish the book, and this book study with me, I wonder what you think the secret is in the book? HOW TO READ THINK AND GROW RICH-WITH EFFORT You've got to put some effort into this book study. It took me until 2019 to read this book properly. You know what I mean. You can read a book, flip through the table of contents, skim their meaning, grab some ideas, write them down, even apply them to your life, but then you put the book away, and don't think about the ideas ever again. This is not the way to read this book, and it wasn't until Paul Martinelli started teaching it to me, that I saw HOW to read Think and Grow Rich properly, uncovering the secret for myself, and finally putting it use, the way I think Napoleon Hill intended. I think.  If Bob has been studying this book for more than 50 years (reading it twice a day), then I think I'm only scratching the surface of how it's intended to be read and applied. KEEP THE BOOK ON YOUR DESK SO THAT YOU READ AND IMPLEMENT THE IDEAS YOU LEARN This book is always on my desk and opened often and I do highly suggest that you purchase a copy that you keep on your desk so you can refer to the pages on your own, and participate in the activities that I will suggest as we go through the important concepts of these 16 principles that really do have incredible power. I put a tab so I can quickly find the 6 steps to put any idea on auto-suggestion from the DESIRE Chapter (they are also written on my wall) and I practice them daily, and know all about the 30 Major Causes of Failure (so I can avoid them) in the Organized Planning Chapter, with my own #31 added to the end. It was the successful founder of US Steel (the first corporation in the world with a market capitalization of over $1 billion, Andrew Carnegie,[viii] who encouraged the young reporter and author of the book, Napoleon Hill, to uncover why some of the most successful people in the world, became that way, using the principles that Hill would use to create this book. Carnegie thought it was a shame that many of the top leaders in the world, like Thomas Edison or Henry Ford, would go to their grave without sharing their knowledge and success strategies to help others. This book will change your thinking, open up the door to new ideas, help you to create new habits and results. This is why I host this podcast, because like Hill, I think it's important to share the most current research, and any success strategies (for free) so that we can all benefit from this information and apply it to our work and personal lives, since we just weren't taught these concepts in school. I'm grateful that this year, I was reminded of this book by my friend Hans Ajay[ix], who let me know he was studying certain chapters to launch his year. There are many ways to study this book, to make the principles seep into your mind subconsciously, and thanks to Ajay, I decided it was time to look at my notes over the past few years and share them on the podcast to launch 2022 with a new angle. In this podcast series, I will review all chapters of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich, with my notes added, after years of study, and hope these ideas will challenge you to do things differently this year, perhaps with more intention, and that you continue to study this book for years to come. I was so excited to see that even before I had released this episode, some of my social media posts have inspired some of the top leaders in my network, like Matt Stewart,[x] from Scotland, who runs the EntrepreneurMe programs with our next generation of entrepreneurs in the school market, to consider re-reading the book this year.  I hope that you will join us, so that we can all make the change needed to make 2022 our best year ever, together. In this series you will learn:   ✔︎ How to apply the 15 success principles to your life, used by the most successful leaders of the 20th century like Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford. ✔︎ How to harness the power of your non-conscious mind, when you can create new habits, that you put on autopilot, and work for you, instead of against you. ✔︎  Create a clear vision of what you want to create in your life in 2022 to make it a year that is pivotal for the next few years to come. ✔︎  Create the mindset needed to attain this vision with a 6-step plan of how to do it. Try something new this year and see if diving deep with me into the pages of Think and Grow Rich can make a difference for you, like it has made for millions of people all over the world, who have taken the principles seriously. THINK AND GROW RICH PART 1: INTRODUCTION/THOUGHTS ARE THINGS/ Author's Preface and Introduction “What Exactly is The Secret?” The book begins with the mention of this money-making “secret” that's contained within the book's pages and how Carnegie believed this “secret” should be taught in all schools and colleges and if it were taught properly would “revolutionize the entire educational system and that the time spent in school could be reduced to less than half.” (vi, Think and Grow Rich, 2003 edition). As you read through this book, you'll be reminded of this secret in the pages that jump out at you and every chapter mentions it. I first thought this “secret” was that we must have an idea, and write it down, something that we really want. Then I thought about the VERY first thing Bob Proctor said to me when he met me was after finding out I was a school teacher, in Toronto, and he asked me “What I Really Wanted” to do with my life, and back then, the late 1990s, I definitely didn't have a clear picture of my goals written out to go through with him step by step (like I do now). I was taken back a bit, because no one ever asked me anything like this before. Hill says that “the secret will stand out to you when you are ready for it” and when it appears, you will recognize it. I didn't have a clear picture of what I wanted back then but do now. If  you've been following this podcast, you'll agree that it's clear that I want to make an impact on the field of education by bringing together simple neuroscience, with social and emotional learning skills, to help make life easier for future generations with these evidence-based strategies. I wrote down that I wanted to become an expert in the field of educational neuroscience years before I had taken a neuroscience course or understood the structure and function of the brain.  I would never have gone on a podcast back then sharing my vision with the world and if you were sitting next to me, and this was written in my notebook, I'm sure I would never let you see that I had written that and might even hide it from anyone who might be looking. Does this resonate with you? What do you think? Where are YOU in this process of what you REALLY want? Can you paint a clear picture of it for anyone who asks? If you look at the image in the show notes (sorry I didn't write neater, I didn't think I would ever share these notes) you will see that we must first THINK to create an IDEA. Hill called the book Think and Grow Rich, and if there is a secret in this book, I now think it's that “there's work required, to actually think” and begin this entire process.  If you aren't sure of what your vision is, and it's not yet clear, then sit quietly somewhere and use your imagination and intuition to think for a while. Stuck With Your Vision? Ask Yourself These Questions: What do others say you are good at? What do you enjoy doing that you would do even if you weren't paid for it. Think of an area of life where you are dissatisfied. How would you like this area to improve? It's normal to want to be, do, have more in your life so that you can extend your services and help more people with your services. You can't see your own potential, but you can be made aware of it. I think it's really important to tell people where they are excelling in life, so they know what you see, that they might not be able to see themselves.   Once you have a vision, write it down and follow these steps for: Applying the Power of Thought: What's your VISION? If I was to ask you “what do you really want?” would you be able to describe your plan clearly and confidently to me? Or would you hesitate, like I did when Proctor first asked me this question.  Do you have CLARITY around this vision? It's not an accident that Brendon Burchard, author of the New York Times Best Seller, High-Performance Habits, found that CLARITY[xi] was one of the habits that research found moved the needle more than any of the other habits for those who are high-performers vs non-performers, meaning that when you have clarity, you are more likely to make decisions that support your vision. Become crystal clear about who you are, and what you want, and you will be able to answer this question quickly and with confidence. The clearer your vision, the less doubt, fear and confusion you will have. What's your BELIEF around your vision? Your belief will drive your behavior and help get you out of bed in the morning and keep moving towards what you envision. Do you believe that you will receive your vision? Are you ready/prepared for it? When you are laser focused on your vision, it will be all that you can see. I talked about “Using the Reticular Activating System to Set Your Intent and Achieve it”[xii] earlier this year, that explains how there is a part of our brain (RAS) that will help you to achieve whatever it is that you are focused on (good or bad) so you might as well use this part of your brain to your advantage. Do you EXPECT that your vision will come true? Expectation hooks you up with what you want and brings it closer to you. Have you ever heard that what you seek, is also seeking you? You will move towards it, and it will move towards you. Remember—you can be hooked up to what you want, but if you don't expect it, you won't bring it towards you. You also cannot force this, or it will not come. Force negates. You seek something first, then it seeks you. What is your vision? What is your goal? Are you prepared? There is no such thing as something for nothing. You must do the work. Be sure to review EPISODE #67[xiii] on “Expanding Your Awareness with Lessons Learned from Bob Proctor's Seminars” especially with BIG IDEA #5 how we bring an idea from our mind (spiritual realm) and bring it to fruition (physical realm) actually making it happen. When I asked Bob about the quantum world that Dr. Dan Siegel[xiv] talks about in our interview, where there is this plane of possibility where we can create anything, Bob answered with “I believe the physical realm that we live in and the spiritual world, are all connected, like the colors of the rainbow.” When we take an idea, it comes in from spirit, hits our intellectual mind, and it's up to us whether we move it into form.  Have you ever had an idea that you thought was brilliant, and you never did anything with it, and then suddenly you see someone else has created it? That's because there is only one mind, and that we can all tap into these ideas.   This is how ALL ideas happen. They start in the mind of the person who creates it, and then after dedicated work, they hit their target, and people watching might say “Oh wow, that person is so lucky” not realizing the work that went into the attainment of the goal. There are usually years of hard work, persistence, of failures, wrong turns, course corrections, but all starting with that clear vision or idea with an end goal or target. “Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.” How? Over time, we become better at what we do. Never let it rest, until we perfect our craft. Keep going and remember “if a person is not prepared when the opportunity arises, it will only make them look foolish.” (Earl Nightingale). HOW TO CREATE YOUR VISION FOR AN IMPROVED 2022: To review the INTRO and CHAPTER 1 of Think and Grow Rich, remember that to achieve NEW results in 2022, we must do something differently than we did in prior years. I hope that you continue to listen to this deep dive into Think and Grow Rich, and wake up early, with me, improving our discipline and confidence levels with this new habit. EXAMPLE of ANDREA'S VISION: Grant Cardone reminds us that “Average is a Failing Formula.” (page 70 10x Rule) and he suggests that we write our goals down in the morning/night as if we have already achieved them. Here's my FIRST vision of wanting to become an expert in educational neuroscience from January 2019, 6 months before I launched this podcast. I hadn't even bought the new template for my website when I wrote this and was going to call the podcast Social and Emotional Learning Meets Neuroscience. I had no idea where this idea would lead to, but knew whatever it was, that it needed to have Neuroscience and SEL meshed together somehow. Figure out what it is that you REALLY want, something that's much bigger than you, (that you might not want others to see because it's so big to you) and then believe that you can have it. When I wrote this, I had no idea this podcast was going to become the top Top 15 Best SEL Podcasts for 2021, and Top 20 Best Neuroscience Podcasts for 2021 and would feature some of the leading experts in neuroscience, education and the brain, but I believed this vision was possible even when I didn't know what an RSS feed was  (that I now know drives ALL podcasts out to the world). What's YOUR vision? Do you have it written down? Did this episode give you some ideas on making 2022 your best year ever? Please do what Matt did and take a picture of you studying with me and let me know you have learned. It will help motivate others to do the same. Remember: “All achievements begin with an idea.” (Napoleon Hill) and then you expand and refine your ideas as you progress towards them. I'll see you in the next couple of days where we will move onto DESIRE, FAITH and THE 6th SENSE. REFERENCES: [i] Grant Cardone, The 10XRule https://www.amazon.com/10X-Rule-Difference-Between-Success/dp/0470627603 [ii] Grant Cardone Make 2022 Your Best Year Ever published on YouTube Dec. 30, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5QGEBkxuL0 [iii] Undercover Billionaire starring Grant Cardone https://www.amazon.com/Undercover-Billionaire-Season-2/dp/B091J1WPJL [iv] Andrea Samadi interviews Caleb Maddix (Jan 4, 2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFKA6CPt_sI&list=PLb5Z3cA_mnKiiOxLqeDi_Jd2eG15S-ALF [v] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_and_Grow_Rich [vi] See Paul Martinelli's work over the years as co-founder of the John Maxwell Team https://www.facebook.com/paul.martinelli/videos/1287039331710834/ [vii] The Secret to Think and Grow Rich Revealed by Bob Proctor Published on YouTube April 11, 2019  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU-_vjDssVA [viii] Andrew Carnegie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Carnegie [ix] Hans Ajay https://www.instagram.com/hansajayb/ [x] Matt Stewart https://www.instagram.com/entrepreneurme/?ref=badge&hl=en [xi] Brendon Burchard on How to Find Clarity https://brendon.com/blog/how-to-find-clarity/ [xii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast BONUS EPISODE  “Using the Reticular Activating System to Set Your Intent and Achieve it” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-on-using-the-reticular-activating-system-to-set-your-intent-and-achieve-it/ [xiii]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/ [xiv] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #28 with Dr. Daniel Siegel on “Mindsight: The Basis for Social and Emotional Learning” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/clinical-professor-of-psychiatry-at-the-ucla-school-of-medicine-dr-daniel-siegel-on-mindsight-the-basis-for-social-and-emotional-intelligence/

The Dissenter
#570 Brian Knutson: The Neuroscience of Emotions, and Economic Decision-Making

The Dissenter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 70:35


------------------Support the channel------------ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thedissenter PayPal: paypal.me/thedissenter PayPal Subscription 1 Dollar: https://tinyurl.com/yb3acuuy PayPal Subscription 3 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/ybn6bg9l PayPal Subscription 5 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/ycmr9gpz PayPal Subscription 10 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/y9r3fc9m PayPal Subscription 20 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/y95uvkao This show is sponsored by Enlites, Learning & Development done differently. Check the website here: http://enlites.com/ Dr. Brian Knutson is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Stanford University. His research focuses on the neural basis of emotional experience and expression. In this episode, we talk about affective neuroscience. We start by discussing what it is, and the kinds of questions it deals with. We talk about affect, emotions, and what they correspond to in the brain. We discuss if is makes sense to distinguish between emotions and feelings. We talk about the areas in the brain that play a role in emotion processing. We discuss the role emotions play in decision-making. We talk about how affect influences preferences and beliefs. We ask if emotions vary cross-culturally. We then get into aspects related to financial decisions, including the relationship between future self-continuity and savings, financial risk-taking, and gain and loss learning. We discuss if there are individual differences in these domains, and if economic decisions vary across the lifespan. Finally, we talk about what neuroscience adds to the picture of psychology and economics. -- A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY PATRONS/SUPPORTERS: KARIN LIETZCKE, ANN BLANCHETTE, PER HELGE LARSEN, LAU GUERREIRO, JERRY MULLER, HANS FREDRIK SUNDE, BERNARDO SEIXAS, HERBERT GINTIS, RUTGER VOS, RICARDO VLADIMIRO, CRAIG HEALY, OLAF ALEX, PHILIP KURIAN, JONATHAN VISSER, JAKOB KLINKBY, ADAM KESSEL, MATTHEW WHITINGBIRD, ARNAUD WOLFF, TIM HOLLOSY, HENRIK AHLENIUS, JOHN CONNORS, PAULINA BARREN, FILIP FORS CONNOLLY, DAN DEMETRIOU, ROBERT WINDHAGER, RUI INACIO, ARTHUR KOH, ZOOP, MARCO NEVES, COLIN HOLBROOK, SUSAN PINKER, PABLO SANTURBANO, SIMON COLUMBUS, PHIL KAVANAGH, JORGE ESPINHA, CORY CLARK, MARK BLYTH, ROBERTO INGUANZO, MIKKEL STORMYR, ERIC NEURMANN, SAMUEL ANDREEFF, FRANCIS FORDE, TIAGO NUNES, BERNARD HUGUENEY, ALEXANDER DANNBAUER, FERGAL CUSSEN, YEVHEN BODRENKO, HAL HERZOG, NUNO MACHADO, DON ROSS, JONATHAN LEIBRANT, JOÃO LINHARES, OZLEM BULUT, NATHAN NGUYEN, STANTON T, SAMUEL CORREA, ERIK HAINES, MARK SMITH, J.W., JOÃO EIRA, TOM HUMMEL, SARDUS FRANCE, DAVID SLOAN WILSON, YACILA DEZA-ARAUJO, IDAN SOLON, ROMAIN ROCH, DMITRY GRIGORYEV, TOM ROTH, DIEGO LONDOÑO CORREA, YANICK PUNTER, ADANER USMANI, CHARLOTTE BLEASE, NICOLE BARBARO, ADAM HUNT, PAWEL OSTASZEWSKI, AL ORTIZ, NELLEKE BAK, KATHRINE AND PATRICK TOBIN, GUY MADISON, GARY G HELLMANN, SAIMA AFZAL, ADRIAN JAEGGI, NICK GOLDEN, PAULO TOLENTINO, JOÃO BARBOSA, JULIAN PRICE, EDWARD HALL, HEDIN BRØNNER, DOUGLAS P. FRY, FRANCA BORTOLOTTI, GABRIEL PONS CORTÈS, URSULA LITZCKE, DENISE COOK, SCOTT, AND ZACHARY FISH! A SPECIAL THANKS TO MY PRODUCERS, YZAR WEHBE, JIM FRANK, ŁUKASZ STAFINIAK, IAN GILLIGAN, LUIS CAYETANO, TOM VANEGDOM, CURTIS DIXON, BENEDIKT MUELLER, VEGA GIDEY, THOMAS TRUMBLE, AND NUNO ELDER! AND TO MY EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS, MICHAL RUSIECKI, ROSEY, JAMES PRATT, MATTHEW LAVENDER, SERGIU CODREANU, AND BOGDAN KANIVETS!

No Labels, No Limits podcast
218 - Healing Through Neuroscience with Sarah Peyton

No Labels, No Limits podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 41:35


We have the privilege of speaking with another amazing guest on the No Labels, No Limits podcast. Sarah Peyton is an author, international speaker, and neuroscience educator dedicated to helping transform our brains into kinder, cozier places to live. She believes in the power of resonance to change the world.  Our conversation weaves around how she helps people see that our brains make sense and that those things we've thought of as emotional difficulties or character defects are actually very normal reactions to relational, cultural, and intergenerational trauma. Further on that topic, Sarah says, "When our brains are mean to us, it's not truth, it's trauma." I ask Sarah to share a bit about how we can erode our own self-confidence. We may often think we are broken, that we have character flaws, when in actuality we make perfect sense, given the challenging experiences of aloneness, isolation, relational trauma, and more that characterize most modern, capitalist colonial cultures. Sarah says, "One of the things I'm often asked is 'how does learning about neuroscience help us heal?' Once we start learning about neuroscience we find out how emotional trauma creates self-blame and isolation and gets in the way of gentleness with the self." Listen in as we uncover concepts behind healing through neuroscience.Learn more and connect with Sarah here:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empathybrain/Twitter: https://twitter.com/resonantselfYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPJ_wotaL-ZoZefuLdgEGkQInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahpeytonauthor/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-peyton-5979903www.sarahpeyton.com Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Raising The Nuts
Online Dating and Marmalade

Raising The Nuts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 52:48


On this episode of Raising The Nuts, we have a conservation with our friend Ben aka "NeuroNerd" about a range of topics including online dating, marmalade, and pediatric neuroscience.

Book Dreams
Ep. 87 - What Dreams Are Made of, with Sidarta Ribeiro

Book Dreams

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 37:39


What are dreams made of? What role can they play in predicting the future, and why? To what extent have they shaped the past? What can we glean when we know the content of our dreams, and what does science have to say about why that is? And should we all be taking naps? In this Book Dreams episode on–you guessed it–a book on dreams, Brazilian neuroscientist and dream researcher Sidarta Ribeiro offers answers to these questions and more. Author of The Oracle of Night: The History and Science of Dreams, Sidarta discusses with Julie and Eve the profound impact dreams have had on the history and evolution of humanity. He says, “Dreams are an integral part of our past. And if we are to have a future, they must be rescued.” Sidarta also talks about why a connection to dreaming has been lost for many people today and what can be done to restore it. Sidarta Ribeiro is the Founder and Vice Director of the Brain Institute at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil where he currently serves as the Professor of Neuroscience. He received a PhD in animal behavior from Rockefeller University. His research topics encompass: memory, sleep and dreams, neuroplasticity, symbolic competence in non-human animals, computational psychiatry, and psychedelics. Find us on Twitter (@bookdreamspod) and Instagram (@bookdreamspodcast), or email us at contact@bookdreamspodcast.com. We encourage you to visit our website and sign up for our newsletter for information about our episodes, guests, and more. Book Dreams is a part of Lit Hub Radio and the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy. Since you're listening to Book Dreams, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about literature, writing, and storytelling like Storybound and The History of Literature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mind & Matter
David Roberson: Pain Drugs, NSAIDs, Opioids, Oxycodone, Heroin, Fentanyl & the Neuroscience of Pain | #52

Mind & Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 103:26


Nick Jikomes talks to Dr. David Roberson, a neuroscientist and co-founder of three ongoing biotech companies: Nocion Therapeutics, Blue Therapeutics, and Blackbox Bio. David is an expert in the neuroscience of pain and the conversation focuses mainly on pain: how does our brain sense and perceive pain? Why does pain sometimes become chronic, and last for a long-time? How do various classes of pain drugs work to relieve pain? They  discuss NSAIDs and opioids, including oxycodone, heroin, and fentanyl, as well as some interesting novel pain drugs currently in development. A portion of the podcast has a visual component, where David shows some of the technology he has helped develop that allows for automated, high-throughput measurements of animal behavior to detect and measure pain. Towards the end, they also discuss how this tech could be used for the characterization of novel psychoactive drugs and psychedelics. USEFUL LINKSSign up for the weekly Mind & Matter newsletter[https://mindandmatter.substack.com/?sort=top]Download the podcast & follow Nick at his website[https://www.nickjikomes.com]Athletic Greens, comprehensive daily nutrition (Free 1-year supply Vitamin D w/ purchase)[http://www.athleticgreens.com/mindandmatter]Organize your digital highlights & notes w/ Readwise (2 months free w/ sub)[https://readwise.io/nickjikomes/]Learn more about our podcast sponsor, Dosist[https://dosist.com]Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nickjikomes)

AMiNDR: A Month in Neurodegenerative Disease Research
243 - Autophagy & Proteostasis in Alzheimer's Disease: October 2021

AMiNDR: A Month in Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 34:18


New year, new papers! Join Kate for your monthly update on all things proteostasis and autophagy as they relate to both AD pathology and potential new therapeutic interventions. In today's papers, we'll journey through the endolysosomal system, say "Hi" to some new chaperone families, and even discuss the interplay between AD and other distinct neurodegenerative diseases. Enjoy!  Sections in this episode:  Autophagy & Proteostasis Pathology (4:42)  Targeting Proteostasis/Autophagy Machinery (28:48) -------------------------------------------------------------- You can find the numbered bibliography for this episode by clicking here, or the link below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/135C2fAXAPF4-_c4huLXuhj59VW1SDeN-/view?usp=sharingTo access the folder with all the bibliographies for 2021 papers so far, follow this link (it will be updated as we publish episodes and process bibliographies), or click the following link below:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1N1zx_itPkCDNYE1yFGZzQxDDR-NiRx3p?usp=sharingYou can also join our mailing list to receive a newsletter by filling this form. --------------------------------------------------------------Follow-up on social media for more updates!Facebook:  AMiNDR  Twitter: @AMiNDR_podcastInstagram: @AMiNDR.podcastYoutube: AMiNDR PodcastLinkedIn: AMiNDR PodcastEmail: amindrpodcast@gmail.com  -------------------------------------------------------------- Please help us by spreading the word about AMiNDR to your friends, colleagues, and networks! Another way you can help us reach more listeners who would benefit from the show is by leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. It helps us a lot and we thank you in advance for leaving a review! Our team of volunteers works tirelessly each month to bring you every episode of AMiNDR. This episode was scripted and hosted by Kate Van Pelt, edited by Michelle Grover, and reviewed by Marcia Jude and Anusha Kamesh. The bibliography was generated by Anjana Rajendran and the wordcloud was created by Sarah Louadi (www.wordart.com). Big thanks to the sorting team for taking on the enormous task of sorting all of the Alzheimer's Disease papers into episodes each month. For October 2021, the sorters were Jacques Ferreira, Christy Yu, Kate Van Pelt, Eden Dubchak, Kira Tosefsky, Dana Clausen, Ellen Koch and Elyn Rowe.Also, props to our management team, which includes Sarah Louadi, Ellen Koch, Naila Kuhlmann, Elyn Rowe, Anusha Kamesh, Jacques Ferreira, and Shruti Kocchar for keeping everything running smoothly.Our music is from "Journey of a Neurotransmitter" by musician and fellow neuroscientist Anusha Kamesh; you can find the original piece and her other music on soundcloud under Anusha Kamesh or on her YouTube channel, AKMusic.   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMH7chrAdtCUZuGia16FR4w   -------------------------------------------------------------- If you are interested in joining the team, send us your CV by email. We are specifically looking for help with sorting abstracts by topic, abstract summaries and hosting, audio editing, creating bibliographies, and outreach/marketing. However, if you are interested in helping in other ways, don't hesitate to apply anyways.  --------------------------------------------------------------*About AMiNDR: *  Learn more about this project and the team behind it by listening to our first episode: "Welcome to AMiNDR!"  

Pretty Pretty Podcast
Dangerous Minds: Your Unconscious Motivation Patterns

Pretty Pretty Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 42:12


There is only one thing that will make the results you want in 2022 (and beyond) inevitable, and that's your unconscious motivational pattern.This drives every single decision you make and being fundamentally motivated by fear and inadequacy will always stand in between you, the life you desire and are truly capable of making.There are so many misconceptions and flat-out miscalculations about the driving forces of our unconscious mind so I'm clearing it all up. Tune in to discover the brain patterns that are keeping you from going after those gigantic goals from massive desire + play and how to loosen the hold of your mental constructs so that you have exquisite awareness of your own thoughts and  a Supreme degree of problem solving skills to create any f*cking result you want in your life.If you want to never again waste time fixing the wrong things and activate the biggest, most delicious, expansive expression of yourself in the world, apply for personalized 1:1 Coaching.This is where you'll get my brain, presence and experience and it's going to change the trajectory of your entire life, so that you don't have to spend another day suffering, worrying, not being in the present moment. INSIDE THIS EPISODE:The hardest part of reprogramming your unconscious mind Setting goals from insecurity vs powerThought Control vs. Thought PlayI wrote a book!!!  Cultivating a Bendy Brain: a gorgeous guide to neuroplasticity. She's thicc. How you can get a hard-copy! Blowing up every single thing your brain was taught about WHO you're supposed to be to be successful,Episode 39: Reticular Activating SystemEpisode 41: Why Willpower Is THE WorstFollow me on IG for the Thought Control vs Thought Work skit

Beyond The Balance Sheet Podcast
Lights, Camera, Anxiety: Impact of Fame on Mental Health With Dr. Jason Schiffman

Beyond The Balance Sheet Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 23:35


Dr. Jason Schiffman is the founder and Director of Camden Center, a nationally recognized center of excellence for treating mental health and addictive disorders. First, Jason explains whether or not celebrities struggle differently than the rest of us and how the support system of a celebrity differs from the general public. Later, Dr. Schiffman discusses the complexities and benefits of group therapy for someone who is in the public eye. Tune in as we speak about the importance of vulnerability to building the foundation of emotional wellbeing.   IN THIS EPISODE:   [02:30] Do celebrities struggle differently than the rest of us?  [08:50] How does the support system of a celebrity differ from the general public? [15:35] The problems related to having celebrities in group therapy.  [21:35] The importance of vulnerability to building the foundation of emotional wellbeing.   KEY TAKEAWAYS:   The drive that can lead to a sufficient amount of work ethic to become famous is the same thing that can drive you to develop shame-related emotions. Support happens from anyone who really authentically cares about that person.  Putting a celebrity in a group therapy session can cause problems in terms of the dynamic between that person and the other group members.  To improve your psychological wellbeing, you need to find the strength to be vulnerable.    LINKS MENTIONED:   Website www.camdencenter.com https://oconnorpg.com/podcasts/lights-camera-anxiety-impact-of-fame-on-mental-health-with-dr-jason-schiffman   BIO:   Jason Schiffman, MD, MA, MBA, is the founder and Director of Camden Center, a nationally recognized center of excellence for the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders located in Los Angeles and San Francisco.  He earned his Medical Doctorate and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) and completed his residency in psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior where he served as chief resident of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Program. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Schiffman founded the UCLA Dual Diagnosis Program where he continues to serve as Medical Director. Dr. Schiffman is a diplomate of the National Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is also board certified in Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Schiffman has extensive research experience in molecular biology and is the author of numerous scientific publications in this field. He is a nationally recognized expert on addiction and co-occurring mood, anxiety, and trauma related disorders, and has written extensively on the subjects of addiction, anxiety, and trauma in both the academic and popular press. One of Dr. Schiffman's primary interests is the development of novel healthcare systems for the treatment of psychiatric and addictive disorders. His goal in establishing Camden Center was to create a facility where patients could receive world-class treatment that resulted in true recovery. Toward this end he developed the Camden Model of care, which identifies and treats both the symptoms and causes of mental health disorders through diagnostic evaluation, feedback-based treatment planning, and the matching of patients with individualized, multidisciplinary teams of expert clinicians.

The FitMind Podcast: Mental Health, Neuroscience & Mindfulness Meditation
#85: Stephen Macknik, PhD & Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD - Neuromagic & Illusion

The FitMind Podcast: Mental Health, Neuroscience & Mindfulness Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 54:07


Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde and Dr. Stephen Macknik are neuroscientists who specialize in the science of magic and illusion. Both are professors of ophthalmology, neurology, and physiology & pharmacology at the Downstate Medical Center. Together they pioneered the study of various aspects of magic such as perception, cognitive illusion, and attentional misdirection. On this episode, we discuss how magic tricks fool the brain, why everyday life is an illusion, what neuroscientists and magicians can learn from each other and much more. FitMind Neuroscience-Based App: http://bit.ly/afitmind Website: www.fitmind.co Show Notes 0:00 | Intro to Stephen Macknik, PhD & Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD 8:00 | How Magic Hacks Our Minds 13:00 | What Neuroscientists Learn from Magicians 15:54 | What Magicians Learn from Neuroscientists 17:24 | Testing Attention Manipulation  22:25 | Cognition & Calculation 25:36 | How Our Brains Construct Reality 28:27 | Vision Produces Our Changing Realities 29:53 | Microsaccades Explained 32:58 | Brain on Autopilot 35:50 | Expertise as an Unconscious Process 40:46 | Magic for Kids vs. Magic for Adults 43:43 | Is Magic Still Enjoyable When You Know the Tricks? 48:24 | Rapid Fire Questions

Discover with Dr. Dan | Proactive Health
#64: Max Gomez of Breathwrk | The Power of Breathing

Discover with Dr. Dan | Proactive Health

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 35:44


Max Gomez was in therapy when he thought of the idea for Breathwrk, an app that helps users to harness the power of their breath to achieve both relaxed and activated states. Max graduated from USC in Neuroscience and serves as Breathwrk's co-founder and CEO. He often struggled with anxiety, but found that after working on his breathing he was able to greatly reduce the stress he often felt, which led him to start his company. Max shares some interesting information about the effects mouth breathing vs nose breathing can have on your health and even facial bone structure, and then how breathing can be one of the most powerful tools for pain management. His journey from being healthy and starting a company 1:20The science behind breathing 11:05HRV (Heart Rate Variability) 16:59ADHD and focus 18:15Breathing through your nose correlates with better bone structure and intelligence 21:39Breathing and pain management 27:01The Breathwrk app 29:31The future of breath science 33:14Find out more 34:35“Basically what he was diaphragmatic breathing, and then slowly elongating my exhale and I remember being on his couch and it was the first time in months that I actually felt like my anxiety at the moment was starting to decrease. My heart rate was lowering, my blood pressure was lowering, I felt more calm, and I felt in control for the first time of my mind and my body in such a long time.” 4:21​​https://www.breathwrk.com/https://feelbrilliant.com/

Becoming Your Best | The Principles of Highly Successful Leaders
Episode 310 - The Neuroscience of Meditation, Sleep, and the Brain

Becoming Your Best | The Principles of Highly Successful Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 30:38


Watching her mother create beautiful pieces on a white canvas and her father, a self-made real estate agent, flipping houses with ease, Ariel Ganter learned early in her life she could create whatever she wanted and live her life without having "a real job."  Pursuing her desire to help people have a better life, Ariel got in touch with a brain-computer interface system, EEG, capable of reading brain waves and providing real-time feedback on brain activity. Fast forward many years, Ariel would use EEG to develop a technology capable of helping people untangle their busy minds with the power of mindfulness. Ariel Garten is the Founder and Chief Evangelism Officer at IteraXon Inc, responsible for creating MUSE, The Brain Sensing Band. MUSE makes meditation easier by sensing the brain activity and sending that information to a phone or tablet, providing the user with real-time audio feedback to help take the guesswork out of meditation. In this episode, Ariel shares bits of her past and her parents' influence in becoming who she is today. We talk about her almost 20 years-long journey to create MUSE, how the brain sensing band works, and how it makes people's lives better. Ariel kindly explained why meditation is so good for us, how many meditation types are available, and how long it takes to start seeing the results of meditating consistently. We also talk about how our brain works while sleeping, the MUSE digital sleeping pill, and much more.  Tune in to Episode 310 to learn about the benefits of meditation and proper sleeping, and what we can do to improve them.  Some Questions I Ask: Tell us about your background, including any points in your life that significantly impacted you (5:38) Tell us about meditation. What is it? How do you do it, why it works, and what happens in the brain when we meditate? (8:51) Do you have a favorite type of meditation that you'd like to do? (14:09) In This Episode, You Will Learn: From trying to help people control things with their minds to teaching people how to manage their minds (6:24) For how long should someone meditate to start seeing positive results (12:55) How our brain works during sleep (15:20) About MUSE digital sleeping pill (20:26) What trauma does to our brains (27:02) Resources: MUSE website MUSE Instagram MUSE YouTube MUSE Twitter MUSE Facebook Connect with Ariel: LinkedIn Becoming Your Best Resources: Becoming Your Best Website Becoming Your Best University Website Becoming Your Best Library See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Fit 2 Love Podcast with JJ Flizanes
Ep. 606: Whole Brain Living with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Fit 2 Love Podcast with JJ Flizanes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 59:31


Next Level Astrology Course starting Jan 12th!  http://jjflizanes.com/nextlevel   Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist. In 1996 she experienced a severe hemorrhage (AVM) in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight, documenting her experience with stroke and eight-year recovery, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list and is still routinely the #1 book in the category Stroke in the Amazon marketplace. Dr. Jill is a dynamic teacher and public speaker who loves educating all age groups, academic levels, as well as corporations and not-for-profit organizations about the beauty of our human brain. She focuses on how we can activate the power of our neuroplasticity to not only recover from neurological trauma, but how we can purposely choose to live a more flexible, resilient, and satisfying life. In 2008 Dr. Jill gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, which now has well over 27.5 million views. Also in 2008, Dr. Jill was chosen as one of Time magazine's “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was the premiere guest on Oprah Winfrey's “Soul Series” webcast. Her new book, Whole Brain Living – the Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life is a #1 release on Amazon in categories ranging from Neuroscience to Nervous System Diseases and Stroke.   JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and the host of several podcasts including People's Choice Awards nominee Spirit, Purpose & Energy. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, a best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life and The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame. Named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine, JJ has been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, and Women's Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, the CW and KTLA. Grab a free copy of the Invisible Fitness Formula at http://jjflizanes.com/book        

Health & Wealth
Ep. 111: Whole Brain Living with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Health & Wealth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 59:36


Next Level Astrology Course starting Jan 12th!  http://jjflizanes.com/nextlevel   Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist. In 1996 she experienced a severe hemorrhage (AVM) in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight, documenting her experience with stroke and eight-year recovery, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list and is still routinely the #1 book in the category Stroke in the Amazon marketplace. Dr. Jill is a dynamic teacher and public speaker who loves educating all age groups, academic levels, as well as corporations and not-for-profit organizations about the beauty of our human brain. She focuses on how we can activate the power of our neuroplasticity to not only recover from neurological trauma, but how we can purposely choose to live a more flexible, resilient, and satisfying life. In 2008 Dr. Jill gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, which now has well over 27.5 million views. Also in 2008, Dr. Jill was chosen as one of Time magazine's “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was the premiere guest on Oprah Winfrey's “Soul Series” webcast. Her new book, Whole Brain Living – the Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life is a #1 release on Amazon in categories ranging from Neuroscience to Nervous System Diseases and Stroke.   JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and the host of several podcasts including People's Choice Awards nominee Spirit, Purpose & Energy. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, a best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life and The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame. Named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine, JJ has been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, and Women's Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, the CW and KTLA. Grab a free copy of the Invisible Fitness Formula at http://jjflizanes.com/book        

Spirit, Purpose & Energy
Ep. 327: Whole Brain Living with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Spirit, Purpose & Energy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 59:36


Next Level Astrology Course starting Jan 12th!  http://jjflizanes.com/nextlevel   Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist. In 1996 she experienced a severe hemorrhage (AVM) in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight, documenting her experience with stroke and eight-year recovery, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list and is still routinely the #1 book in the category Stroke in the Amazon marketplace. Dr. Jill is a dynamic teacher and public speaker who loves educating all age groups, academic levels, as well as corporations and not-for-profit organizations about the beauty of our human brain. She focuses on how we can activate the power of our neuroplasticity to not only recover from neurological trauma, but how we can purposely choose to live a more flexible, resilient, and satisfying life. In 2008 Dr. Jill gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, which now has well over 27.5 million views. Also in 2008, Dr. Jill was chosen as one of Time magazine's “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was the premiere guest on Oprah Winfrey's “Soul Series” webcast. Her new book, Whole Brain Living – the Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life is a #1 release on Amazon in categories ranging from Neuroscience to Nervous System Diseases and Stroke.   JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and the host of several podcasts including People's Choice Awards nominee Spirit, Purpose & Energy. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, a best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life and The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame. Named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine, JJ has been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, and Women's Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, the CW and KTLA. Grab a free copy of the Invisible Fitness Formula at http://jjflizanes.com/book        

Learn True Health with Ashley James
471 Using Neuroscience & Leveraging Your Mirror Neurons Dr. Joan Ifland, Ph.D. in Addictive Nutrition Shares Her Breakthrough Program For Healing, Recovering From & Ending Food Addiction, Binging, Overeating & Emotional Eating with Her Online

Learn True Health with Ashley James

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 134:04


Go to TakeYourSupplements.com to speak with a holistic health coach so you can get on the right nutrient protocol for your needs and health goals! Joan's Websites: Join the Online Addiction Reset Community: https://www.processedfoodaddiction.com Free evidence-based handouts: www.foodaddictionresources.com Food Addiction Books: www.foodaddictionbooks.com Food Addiction Reset: www.foodaddictionreset.com

EXPANDED Podcast with Lacy Phillips
Ep. 179 - Best of 2021 - EXPLAINED Self-Esteem & Worthiness

EXPANDED Podcast with Lacy Phillips

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 58:48


Want to feel deserving of the life you desire in 2022? In celebration of our best episodes of 2021, we are re-sharing this incredible conversation EXPLAINED episode, where we deep dive on a crucial theme of manifestation: Self-Worth & Self-Esteem! Today Lacy, Dr. Tara and Jessica host a roundtable discussion about the energetics and neuroscience  behind these topics.No matter where you are in the manifestation process these are hugely important topics to understand. Today's episode will go over how to create space for yourself, and in the process develop deservingness and cultivate magnetism! They also touch on sleep states, generational trauma, Lacy's pregnancy manifestations and the neuroscience behind Expanders. Enjoy! Find the Complete Show Notes Here -> https://tobemagnetic.com/expanded-podcast In This Episode We Talk About:Energetic and neuroscientific definitions of self-esteem and worthinessHow deservingness is related to manifestation and magnetismThe brain activity behind self-esteemGenerational trauma and experiences passed down geneticallyHow TBM work can help find the necessary baseline of self-worth Tips for parents on finding time to do manifestation workDifferent sleep states and different types of consciousnessesLacy's manifestation process while pregnantThe importance of humility instead of blaming othersNeuroscientific background of expandersBeing your own expander through reflecting on your past successThe Motivation and how to quickly find expansion Resources: Holiday Sale for The Pathway Membership - The sale will end at midnight PST on 12/31*Join us in The Manifestation Challenge this December - Only available in The PathwayNewsletterText Us: +1-213-423-5226 - (texting is only for US, Canada, & Puerto Rico) Forget New Year's Resolutions, start manifesting for 2022 right now.*Join Us for The Manifestation Challenge Starting December 1st inside The Pathway Membership - Limited Time Holiday Sale for New Pathway Members!*The sale will end at midnight PST on 12/31. In The Episode:Holiday Sale for The Pathway Membership - The sale will end at midnight PST on 12/31*Join us in The Manifestation Challenge this December - Only available in The PathwayUnblocked Shadow Shadow and Inner Child Integration DIThe Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden (Book)Psycho-social stages of DevelopmentThe Source - Dr. Tara Swart (Book)DI QuizUnblocked RemedyThe Motivation Where To Find Us!@ToBeMagnetic@JessicaAshleyGill@DrTaraSwart SubmitSubmit to Be a Process GuestLeave a Review 5-star review for a chance to win a 1-year membership to The Pathway 2.0. Then tune into future episodes to hear your review announced! If you win send us a message on Intercom hi@tobemagnetic.com to claim it.

Finding Mastery
Dr. Antonio Damasio: Narrowing the Gap Between the Body and the Mind

Finding Mastery

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 75:40


This week's conversation is with Dr. Antonio Damasio, a Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy, and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Trained as both neurologist and neuroscientist, Antonio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of brain processes underlying affect and consciousness. His work on the role of emotions and feelings in decision-making has made a major impact in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. Antonio is considered one of the most eminent psychologists of the modern era - you may be familiar him with from his previous appearance on Finding Mastery - episode 168.Antonio is brilliant... When I speak with him, I find myself on the edge of my seat - my mind expanded and my heart thumbing with excitement for what he's about to share.I wanted to have Antonio back on to discuss his recent work, which addresses the evolutionary development of mind – the intersection between feelings, consciousness, the mind and the nervous system – and how a deeper understanding can lead to a robustness of flourishing. His newest book: Feeling and Knowing: Making Minds Conscious is fantastic!----Please support our partners!We're able to keep growing and creating content for YOU because of their support. We believe in their mission and would appreciate you supporting them in return!!To take advantage of deals from our partners, head to http://www.findingmastery.net/partners where you'll find all discount links and codes mentioned in the podcast. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.