This month's episode of Brain Science features Thomas Metzinger, author of "The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self." Metzinger is a philosopher with a longstanding interest in Philosophy of Mind with a focus on incorporating the findings of neuroscience. We discuss the implications of the discovery that consciousness is a biological process generated by the interaction of the brain, body, and external world. Metzinger also emphasized the importance of considering altered states including dreaming, out of body experiences, and even virtual reality. Links and References: The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self, by Thomas Metzinger. Being No One: The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity, by Thomas Metzinger. Blanke, et al., "Stimulating Illusory Own-Body Perceptions," Nature, 419:269-270 (2002) O. Blanke & T. Metzinger,"Full-Body Illusion and Minimal Phenomenal Selfhood," Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience 13(1):7-13 (2009). T. Metzinger, "Out of Body Experiences as the Origin of the Concept of a 'Soul,'" Mind and Matter 3(1):57-84 (2005) Beyond the Body: An Investigation of Out of Body Experiences by Susan Blackmore Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for additional references and episode transcripts. Announcements: Please FOLLOW the Brain Science podcast channel on YouTube. The mobile app has been updated and is now called Brain Science Podcast. The app is free and MyLibsyn Premium subscribers can use it to access transcripts and other premium content. Dr. Campbell's arrived in Auckland, New Zealand on August 10, 2023. She is working at Tōtara Hospice. Please reach out if you live in New Zealand or Australia. Please subscribe or follow Brain Science in your favorite audio app and please share it with others. Get free gift "5 Things You Need to Know about YOUR Brain when you sign up for the free Brain ScienceNewsletter to get show notes automatically every month. You can also text brainscience to 55444 to sign up. Support Brain Science by buying Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty by Virginia "Ginger" Campbell, MD. (Autographed copies are available) Learn more ways to support Brain Science at https://brainsciencepodcast.com/premium Connect on Social Media: Mastodon: https://neuromatch.social/@docartemis Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brainsciencepodcast Contact Dr. Campbell: Email: email@example.com
For most of us, the arts are a great source of pleasure. But could making art actually be good for your brain and body? Susan Magsamen is the founder and director of the International Arts + Mind Lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she studies how the brain and biology change when we participate in the arts. She's the author of Your Brain on Art, a new book making a powerful and persuasive case for the medicinal benefits of art. She wrote the book with Ivy Ross, Vice President of Design for Google's hardware division, and both authors joined David Malone to tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thank you for joining us for this enlightening and inspiring No Labels, No Limits podcast episode with Dr. Tamara Rosier. With a Ph.D. and extensive experience in statistics, Dr. Rosier overcame dyscalculia, showcasing immense determination. Her diverse roles span college administration, teaching, leadership consulting, and ADHD coaching, granting her unique insights into ADHD's impact.As the visionary behind the ADHD Center of West Michigan, Dr. Rosier empowers individuals, parents, and families with effective tools. Her book, "Your Brain's Not Broken," offers strategies for navigating ADHD's emotional aspects.During our interview, we chat about Dr. Rosier's inspirational journey and: Understanding ADHD, symptoms, diagnosisEmotional Impact of ADHD, characteristics, traitsWork of the ADHD Center of W. Michiganand Strategies for Navigating ADHDLearn more and connect with Dr. Tamara Rosier here:ADHD Center of West Michigan Website: www.miadhd.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrainNotBroken Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamara-rosier-phd/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.tamararosier/ Author's website: tamararosier.com Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
https://Art2Life.com - I cannot believe the 100th Episode of the Art2Life podcast is finally here! When I started this thing a little over two years ago, I didn't really know what it would be about. But as we've taken this journey together, the theme of finding your way as you go has become central to not only this show but Art2Life as a whole. So I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane with my good friend James Higgins. James is a yoga instructor and spiritual guide for many while also being an artist, visionary, and world traveler. Join us as we look back at the last 100 episodes with clips and conversations designed to inspire you along your personal art journey. ================================ LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN… Embracing the struggle and going all in on your art practice [3:38] Creating the space to figure yourself out [11:22] Finding our way back from the shadow realm [16:05] The correlation between freedom and self-expression [20:59] Tackling comparison and knowing when to move on [28:26] Becoming the best version of yourself [34:47] The reciprocal nature of the art-making process [42:16] Getting out of the messy middle [47:34] Bringing it back to our childlike essence and developing a quality “come from” [50:32] Announcing the contest winner [1:01:01] Creating confidence and final thoughts [1:03:59] ================================ RESOURCES MENTIONED Finding Your Way As You Go - Nicholas Wilton - Ep 1: https://www.art2life.com/2021/11/10/finding-your-way-as-you-go-ep-1/ Live Like an Artist - Austin Kleon - Ep 3: https://www.art2life.com/2021/11/10/live-like-an-artist-with-austin-kleon-ep-3/ How Breakthroughs Occur – Marjorie Thompson – Ep 13: https://www.art2life.com/2022/01/19/how-breakthroughs-occur-marjorie-thompson-ep-13/ How I Do This – Robert Szot – Ep 14: https://www.art2life.com/2022/01/26/how-i-do-this-robert-szot-ep-14/ Finding Your Style – Nicholas Wilton – Ep 34: https://www.art2life.com/2022/06/15/finding-your-style-nicholas-wilton-ep-34/ Don't Be a Baby and Keep Making Your Art – Jerry Saltz – Ep 54: https://www.art2life.com/2022/11/02/dont-be-a-baby-and-keep-making-your-art-jerry-saltz-ep-54/ Your Brain on Art – Ivy Ross and Susan Magsamen – Ep 74: https://www.art2life.com/2023/03/22/your-brain-on-art-ivy-ross-and-susan-magsamen-ep-74/ Becoming More Alive – Brandi Stanley – Ep 36: https://www.art2life.com/2022/06/29/becoming-more-alive-brandi-stanely-ep-36/ Life to Art – Nicholas Wilton – Ep 90: https://www.art2life.com/2023/07/12/life-to-art-nicholas-wilton-ep-90/ How to Move Towards Authenticity – Rick Scott – Ep 80: https://www.art2life.com/2023/05/03/how-to-move-towards-authenticity-rick-scott-ep-80/ How to Create Confidence – Susie Moore – Ep 72: https://www.art2life.com/2023/03/08/how-to-create-confidence-susie-moore-ep-72/ ================================= CONNECT WITH JAMES HIGGINS Website: https://jameshigginsyoga.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameshigginsyoga/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p/James-Higgins-Yoga-and-Meditation-100063630728421/ ============================= CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE: Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life
On this episode, Ginger talks with Certified Motivational Speaker Camie Lynn, who helps people overcome life trauma. Camie Lynn shares about having a child on a ventilator in the ICU, dealing with infidelity and divorce, and healing from childhood truama. She's no longer settling. She's found her voice and is sharing her story boldly. Camie Lynn's Song: The Champion by Carrie Underwood Camie Lynn's Book Recommendations: Shift Into A Higher Gear by Delatorro McNeal; Unf**k Your Brain by Faith G. Harper; Atomic Habits by James Clear FB/TikTok/IG: Camie.Lynn gingerfitchett.com Cover Art: Joseph Vosges Intro/Outro: Malaga by EZE
Your Brain is an Amazing, Constantly Changing Architectural Wonder!In today's episode, we'll look at how fearfully and wonderfully made you are, learn about the scaffolding (microtubules) and gardeners (microglia) that God gave you to help form the connections between neurons to constantly reshape your brain. Did you know that you can make new connections in your brain within 30 minutes of directed thought, and that within one month of learning to calm your mind, you can increase emotional regulation capacity by over 20%? Join me for "Microtubule Tuesday" and learn how to actively shape your brain to become more resilient, healthier, feel better, and be happier.Scripture: Ephesians 4, Deuteronomy 6, Psalm 46:10, John 15:2PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to the show wherever you listen!Book Mentioned: Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality by Dawson ChurchClick here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!Music by Tommy Walker(Music shared on The Dr. Lee Warren Podcast is authorized under BMI license #61063253 and ASCAP license #400010513 )
In this episode, I describe how your brain and body are fundamentally wired to perceive and respond to music and how those responses can be leveraged to improve your mood, allow for processing sad emotions and enhance learning and performance throughout your lifespan. I explain the data on how music can increase motivation for cognitive or physical work, what music has been shown to enhance cognitive performance, and whether silence or music is more effective in enhancing focus while studying. I also discuss how specific music can rapidly reduce anxiety and certain prescription medications. I explain how listening to certain types of music can improve various health metrics (e.g., heart rate). Finally, I discuss how music helps to enhance neuroplasticity (rewiring of brain connections), thereby improving learning and memory. Whether you sing, play an instrument or enjoy listening to music, this episode provides numerous science-informed tools for using music to enhance productivity, mood, emotional states, and overall enjoyment of life. For the full show notes, including articles and other resources, visit hubermanlab.com. The Brain Body Contract Tickets: https://hubermanlab.com/tour Code: "Huberman" Thank you to our sponsors AG1: https://drinkag1.com/huberman Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/huberman ROKA: https://roka.com/huberman InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/huberman Momentous: https://livemomentous.com/huberman Timestamps (00:00:00) Music & Your Brain (00:03:32) The Brain Body Contract (00:04:12) Sponsors: Eight Sleep & ROKA (00:07:09) Music & Emotions; Brain & Body Interpretation (00:13:03) Music & Intent; Babies, Music & Movement (00:19:19) Tool: Health Metrics & Music, Breathing & Heart Rate (00:29:54) Sponsor: AG1 (00:30:50) Music, Brain & Predictions (00:38:07) Music & Brain: Novelty, Arousal, Memories (00:44:22) Tool: Movement; Motivation & Faster Music (00:50:49) Tool: Cognitive Work & Binaural Beats (00:54:11) Silence or Music for Studying?, White Noise, Binaural Beats (00:58:47) Tool: Retain Information & Internal Dialogue (01:00:53) Tool: Focus, Work Breaks & Music (01:04:11) Physical Exercise, Performance & Music (01:07:37) Sponsor: InsideTracker (01:08:43) Music & Shifting Mood (01:14:41) “Happy” vs. “Sad” Music, “One-Hit Wonders” & Artificial Intelligence (01:19:30) “Bass Face”; Music, Movement & Facial Expressions (01:22:46) Tools: Shift to Happy Mood with Music; Sad Mood Catharsis (01:27:30) Tool: Music & Reducing Anxiety, “Weightless” (01:31:16) Playing Instruments, Singing & Brain Connectivity (01:39:58) Music & the Brain (01:42:14) Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, YouTube Feedback, Momentous, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac Disclaimer
ABOUT Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross:Susan's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-magsamen-6345918/Ivy's Profile: linkedin.com/in/rossivyWebsites:Website: www.yourbrainonart.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourbrainonartbook/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/your-brain-on-art/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089357061217&mibextid=LQQJ4d BIO - Susan Magsamen:Susan Magsamen is the founder and executive director of the International Arts + Mind Lab (IAM Lab), Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics, a pioneering initiative from the Pedersen Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her body of work lies at the intersection of brain sciences and the arts—and how our unique response to aesthetic experiences can amplify human potential. Magsamen is the author of the Impact Thinking model, an evidence-based research approach to accelerate how we use the arts to solve problems in health, well-being, and learning. In addition to her role at IAM Lab, she is an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins and serves as co-director of the NeuroArts Blueprint project in partnership with the Aspen Institute.Prior to founding IAM Lab, Magsamen worked in both the private and public sector, developing social impact programs and products addressing all stages of life—from early childhood to the senior years. Magsamen created Curiosityville, an online personalized learning world, acquired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2014 and Curiosity Kits, a hands-on multi-sensory company, acquired by Torstar in 1995.An award-winning author, Magsamen has published eight books including The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonder, The 10 Best of Everything Families, and Family Stories.Magsamen is a Fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts and a strategic advisor to several innovative organizations and initiatives, including the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, the American Psychological Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Brain Futures, Learning Landscapes, and Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America. BIO - Ivy Ross:Ivy Ross is the Vice President of Design for the Hardware organization at Google. Over the past six years, she and her team have launched 50+ products winning over 240 global design awards. This collection of hardware established a new Google design aesthetic that is tactile, colorful, and bold. A winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, Ivy's innovative metal work in jewelry is in the permanent collections of 12 international museums. Ivy has held executive positions ranging from head of product design and development to CMO and presidencies of several companies, including Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Bausch & Lomb, and Gap. Ninth on Fast Company's list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2019, Ivy believes the intersection of arts and science is where the most engaging and creative ideas are found. SHOW INTRO: Welcome to season five of the next level experience design podcast. It's kind of amazing when I think of it… now five seasons… wow.This season will be no different than the previous ones where we continue to have great discussions with visionary leaders from various industries and professions. These dynamic dialogues based on our acronym DATA - design, architecture, technology, and the arts crosses over disciplines but maintains a common thread of people who are passionate about the world we live in and human's influence on it, the ways we craft the built environment to maximize human experience, increasing our understanding of human behavior and searching for the New Possible.As we jump into this new season thanks go to VMSD magazine. You will find the archive of the NXTLVL experience design podcast on VMSD.com. VMSD is the publisher of VMSD magazine and brings us, in the brand experience world, the International Retail Design Conference. The IRDC is one of the best retail design conferences that there is bringing together the world of retailers, brands and experience placemakers every year for two days of engaging conversations and pushing the discourse forward on what makes retailing relevant.Thanks also goes to Shop Association the only global retail trade association dedicated to elevating the in-store experience. SHOP Association represents companies and affiliates from 25 countries and brings value to their members through research, networking, education, events and awards. Check then out on SHOPAssociation.orgOK, let's dig in... With our first interview of the season with two remarkable women Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross whose recent book “Your Brain on Art has garnered huge attention since its recent release. But first a few thoughts on art and making...****************When I was about 9 years old and my mom had me in an after school art program at a local painting studio near my childhood home. Thursdays, as it would turn out, became the single time of the week where the outside world disappeared and I entered into a place of pure creativity and innovation which many years later I would discover was called “flow.”Even to this day Thursdays seemed to hold a special body memory for me of calm and an internal sense of both peace and joy. Thursdays somehow carry a different energy from me that I think was implanted in my body all those years ago where my creative passion was fully expressed.For years I would paint on Thursdays and that turned into a passion that became a profession as an architect. I wasn't great at math or physics but I was pretty confident about my skills in art and I knew that there was something specific about the feeling that I had in going to this small art studio that was because of the things I was doing as well as the place that I was doing it in. So studying architecture was always grounded in this idea for me of creating places that moved people emotionally. It didn't matter to me too much whether you loved it or hated it, although I would have preferred you loved it. But my goal was always to connect to people on an emotional level to find the right combination of materials and finishes space volumes and textures and all those other things that we have in our architects toolbox and how we moved through and experience space from a mind – body emotional perspective.I think early on I developed an aesthetic mindset. I seemed to have a high level of curiosity, a love of play and open-ended exploration, a keen sensory awareness and a drive to engage in activities as a maker or beholder. Through my architecture studies at McGill University I discovered principles of experience rooted in ritual and that there was a very different physical and emotional feeling connected to participating in ritual versus simply watching them. I was always very interested in how people participated in space. How they participated in the making of their experiences because I always believed that in making we brought something unique to the world that humans were capable of doing better than any other creatures on the planet. I developed a keen interest in ontological design - basically put - that the things we make return the favor by in part making us who we are. Our neurobiology reacts to the environment around us and so our mind body state is directly influenced by what we experience in the built environment. Our brains are in a feedback loop of making and being made by experience.The Irish poet John O'Donoghue once said “art is the essence of awareness” and I find that particularly relevant to how we experience the places that we build and how we interact with them. What I learned as a young artist on Thursday afternoons was that somehow in the making of things I became acutely aware of my mind body state as well as my surroundings.As I started to create and design retail places it seemed that everywhere I walked the world around me became more relevant I was tuning in to everything that I could see and hear. When in the middle of trying to solve a design challenge, I seemed to tune into things that might not have otherwise been apparent to me.What I found interesting was that this attunement to the environment around me also grew a connection between my sensory experiences and my appreciation of art. As I engaged more fully in the environment around me and the various kinds of arts I also learned more about myself. During the recent pandemic I turned to painting to help navigate the uncertainty and ambiguity of a global crisis that had left everything that I had believed to be true and a path that I had created for myself professionally in flux. Art it seemed became the grounding mechanism that calmed my nervous system that brought joy amidst uncertainty.Over the past few decades as a creative architect I've become acutely aware that the environment around us has a profound effect on our mind body state, our sense of well-being, our feelings of joy, community, connection, belonging, relevance. Being exposed to the arts provided context and meaning, a way for me to understand where I stood in the grand scheme of things. And art also gave me a sense of agency of being able to have a sense of control and to bring things into the world that had never been there before.And so, because of all of these understandings I have a deep appreciation for the book recently published by Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross called “Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us.”This book is wildly successful because I believe it is a writing whose time has come. It brings forward the ideas that the arts are fundamental to who we are as people and that long before we had written language we danced around fires sang songs, made drawings on walls and shared the meaning of our lives with each other by being in community, in relationships, participating in rituals and making. And so, it's not surprising that the arts in all of its forms visual, literary, dance, sculpture and others are part of who we are as individuals and as members of a broader human whole.When I bought this book I thought that it would help me understand the neuroscience of what was happening in my brain as I stood in front of a painting. But it did more than that. It helped to unpack why I was led to feel certain ways about my experience of art in general including paintings, dance, musical theater, poetry, a good movie and a great book.It was chock full of examples and great research on how the arts are used in healing practices and health care industry to augment patient recovery. It looked at how the arts are being used in education, though not nearly enough, to enhance learning.Your brain on Art also brought me greater understanding about making music and how memories are tied to our experiences of hearing music. That's why it's likely you can clearly remember tunes from your childhood and tag them to early childhood experiences. Or why your playlists from your high school years probably are still able to be recalled with ease. And why I can remember the high school dance and my girlfriend at the time and the song Lucky Man by Emerson Lake and Palmer and that kiss.The book dives into understanding arts and the neurodivergent brain and play and how these are critical to our development.And if all of that wasn't quite enough it digs into the idea of how the arts support flourishing and asks the question - What constitutes a good life? I did not know that there is a burgeoning subfield of neuroscience and psychology now dedicated to identifying and understanding the neural mechanisms that contribute to a state of flourishing. And Your Brain on Art brings to light some of the neuroscience related to creativity, awe and wonder.Your Brain on Art is a collaborative effort between two remarkable women who together combine neuroscience and creative vision into a must-read book.Susan Magsamen has over 35 years of experience in developing effective learning programs rooted in the science of learning and is an active member of the brain sciences research, arts, education and social impact communities. She currently serves as Executive Director of the International Arts and Mind Lab, Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics at the Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University where she is also a faculty member. She is also the senior advisor to the Science of Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She works with both the public and private sectors using arts and culture evidence based approaches in areas including health, child development, workforce innovation, rehabilitation and social equity.Ivy Ross is the Vice President of Design for the Hardware organization at Google. Over the past six years, she and her team have launched 50+ products winning over 240 global design awards. This collection of hardware established a new Google design aesthetic that is tactile, colorful, and bold. She is a winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and her innovative metal work in jewelry is in the permanent collections of 12 international museums. Ivy has held executive positions ranging from head of product design and development to CMO and presidencies of several companies, including Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Bausch & Lomb, and Gap. Ninth on Fast Company's list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2019, Ivy believes the intersection of arts and science is where the most engaging and creative ideas are found. ABOUT DAVID KEPRON:LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/david-kepron-9a1582bWebsites: https://www.davidkepron.com (personal website)vmsd.com/taxonomy/term/8645 (Blog)Email: david.kepron@NXTLVLexperiencedesign.comTwitter: DavidKepronPersonal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidkepron/NXTLVL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nxtlvl_experience_design/Bio:David Kepron is a multifaceted creative professional with a deep curiosity to understand ‘why', ‘what's now' and ‘what's next'. He brings together his background as an architect, artist, educator, author, podcast host and builder to the making of meaningful and empathically-focused, community-centric customer connections at brand experience places around the globe. David is a former VP - Global Design Strategies at Marriott International. While at Marriott, his focus was on the creation of compelling customer experiences within Marriott's “Premium Distinctive” segment which included: Westin, Renaissance, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Design Hotels and Gaylord hotels. In 2020 Kepron founded NXTLVL Experience Design, a strategy and design consultancy, where he combines his multidisciplinary approach to the creation of relevant brand engagements with his passion for social and cultural anthropology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies. As a frequently requested international speaker at corporate events and international conferences focusing on CX, digital transformation, retail, hospitality, emerging technology, David shares his expertise on subjects ranging from consumer behaviors and trends, brain science and buying behavior, store design and visual merchandising, hotel design and strategy as well as creativity and innovation. In his talks, David shares visionary ideas on how brand strategy, brain science and emerging technologies are changing guest expectations about relationships they want to have with brands and how companies can remain relevant in a digitally enabled marketplace. David currently shares his experience and insight on various industry boards including: VMSD magazine's Editorial Advisory Board, the Interactive Customer Experience Association, Sign Research Foundation's Program Committee as well as the Center For Retail Transformation at George Mason University.He has held teaching positions at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.), the Department of Architecture & Interior Design of Drexel University in Philadelphia, the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (L.I.M.) in New York, the International Academy of Merchandising and Design in Montreal and he served as the Director of the Visual Merchandising Department at LaSalle International Fashion School (L.I.F.S.) in Singapore. In 2014 Kepron published his first book titled: “Retail (r)Evolution: Why Creating Right-Brain Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World” and he is currently working on his second book to be published soon. David also writes a popular blog called “Brain Food” which is published monthly on vmsd.com. ************************************************************************************************************************************The next level experience design podcast is presented by VMSD magazine and Smartwork Media. It is hosted and executive produced by David Kepron. Our original music and audio production by Kano Sound. The content of this podcast is copywrite to David Kepron and NXTLVL Experience Design. Any publication or rebroadcast of the content is prohibited without the expressed written consent of David Kepron and NXTLVL Experience Design.Make sure to tune in for more NXTLVL “Dialogues on DATA: Design Architecture Technology and the Arts” wherever you find your favorite podcasts and make sure to visit vmsd.com and look for the tab for the NXTLVL Experience Design podcast there too.
Our guest today is the brilliant Uma Naidoo, MD, a Harvard board-certified psychiatrist, professional chef, author, and nutrition specialist. Dr. Uma's book is called This is Your Brain on Food. It's a full guide to the surprising foods that fight things like depression, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, and more. Morning Microdose is a podcast curated by Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, the hosts and founders of Almost 30, a global community, brand, and top rated podcast.With curated clips from the Almost 30 podcast, Morning Mircodose will set the tone for your day, so you can feel inspired through thought provoking conversations…all in digestible episodes that are less than 10 minutes.Wake up with Krista and Lindsey, both literally and spiritually, Monday-Friday.If you enjoyed this conversation, listen to the full episode here.
Today, I am speaking with Susan Magsamen, founder and executive director of the International Arts & Mind Lab, Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics - a pioneering initiative from the Pedersen Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins and serves as the co-director of the NeuroArts Blueprint Initiative in partnership with the Aspen Institute. Susan's is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us. It is a journey through the science of neuroaesthetics that offers proof of how our brains and bodies are transformed when we participate in the arts and aesthetic experiences.
What do technology, AI and the Arts have in common? In part 2 of an interview with Susan Magsamen, founder and director of the International Arts and Mind Lab Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Ms. Magsamen talks with BrainStorm host Meryl Comer about how technology and AI are best used to advance the evolving science of neuroaesthetics. Neuroaesthetics is an expanding field of research aimed at the intersection of psychological aesthetics, biological mechanisms, and human evolution. Ms. Magsamen is also co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, Your Brain on Art, How the Arts Transform Us. Produced by Susan Quirk and Amber Roniger.Support the show
Dr. Diane McIntosh thinks you should take a hard look at your sleeping habits. In the new installment of Your Brain, we dive into the profound impact of sleep on our physical, mental and emotional well-being. We discuss cultivating healthy sleep habits, fighting off insomnia and optimizing the quality of our rest.
“Legacy isn't something you leave, it's something you live.” These are just some of the wise words from this week's guest, Mandy Lehto, who shares strategies for letting go of being a hard-o-holic, nexting, navigating mid-career pivots, and busting all manner of other “not enough” scams. More About Mandy: Mandy Lehto is a speaker, writer and coach with a Doctorate from Cambridge University and in her former career she was a director at a global investment bank. Mandy is the host of Enough, the podcast, a show for recovering perfectionists and overachievers. When Mandy isn't coaching leaders, she's parenting her two musical teenagers with her husband, or walking Herbie, her toy poodle, on Wimbledon Common.
This episode of Brain Science features the return of molecular biologist Seth Grant. We briefly review his decades of research into the complexity of the protein structure of the synapse and then we focus on his most recent paper, which describes how the life-span of synapse proteins appears to change as animals age. Grant reflects of the significance of this finding both for animal research and human medicine. Papers discussed in this episode: Bulovaite, E., Qiu, Z., Kratschke, M., Zgraj, A., Fricker, D. G., Tuck, E. J., Gokhale, R., Koniaris, B., Jami, S. A., Merino-Serrais, P., Husi, E., Mendive-Tapia, L., Vendrell, M., O'Dell, T. J., DeFelipe, J., Komiyama, N. H., Holtmaat, A., Fransén, E., & Grant, S. G. N. (2022). A brain atlas of synapse protein lifetime across the mouse lifespan. Neuron, 110(24), 4057–4073.e8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2022.09.009 Cizeron, M., Qiu, Z., Koniaris, B., Gokhale, R., Komiyama, N. H., Fransén, E., & Grant, S. G. N. (2020). A brainwide atlas of synapses across the mouse life span. Science (New York, N.Y.), 369(6501), 270–275. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aba3163 Seth Grant has previously appeared on Brain Science several times including BSP 51, BSP 101, BS 137, BSP 150 and BS 176. Announcements: Please FOLLOW the Brain Science podcast channel on YouTube. The mobile app has been updated and is now called Brain Science Podcast. The app is free and MyLibsyn Premium subscribers can use it to access transcripts and other premium content. Dr. Campbell arrived in New Zealand on August 10, 2023. Please reach out if you live in New Zealand or Australia. Please subscribe or follow Brain Science in your favorite audio app and please share it with others. Get free gift "5 Things You Need to Know about YOUR Brain when you sign up for the free Brain ScienceNewsletter to get show notes automatically every month. You can also text brainscience to 55444 to sign up. Support Brain Science by buying Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty by Virginia "Ginger" Campbell, MD. (Autographed copies are available) Learn more ways to support Brain Science at https://brainsciencepodcast.com/premium Connect on Social Media: Mastadon: https://neuromatch.social/@docartemis Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brainsciencepodcast Contact Dr. Campbell: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today I want to share a re-run episode that covers a subject that is very relevant in my own life right now, as I am heading back into another semester of school while juggling all other parts of my life, MULTITASKING. David Rock in Your Brain at Work (2009) talks about multitasking being like trying to keep multiple actors on stage at the same time, all of whom demand the limelight. Multitasking impacts your working memory, drains your mental resources and affects how well you encode information into long-term memory. Stick with me for today's episode where we'll dive multitasking, why we do it, and the concept of getting into a flow state. This is all about getting out of the rat race and working with the power of our mind. Connect With Me: https://www.stretchintosuccess.com/ratracereboot/ Watch/Listen to the Show on: Youtube: / @ratracerebootwithlauranoel7460 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RatRaceReboot Podbean: https://infogtu.podbean.com/ #Multitasking #RatRaceReboot #Mindset #LawOfAttraction #StretchIntoSuccess #ParadigmShift
On today's episode, Dennis talks with Doctor of Psychology and Author, Dr. David Bonanno David started as a traumatized kid with no answers, and even after twenty-six years of therapy, seventeen different psychiatric medications, and even earning a doctorate in psychology, he still didn't get a cure for his condition. By working with thousands of traumatized people (they're everywhere, at every age), he finally figured out how traumatized brain and body re-adaptation works! This led him to create a treatment method that can help patients in ways that traditional psychology can't. David has dealt with so much pain, suffering, and loss in my life that now he made it my life's mission to help others regain their lives. Today Dennis and Dr. Bonanno discuss his career, how he navigated through his life of trauma, the realization that he had PTSD, how the human mind works, why we get in our own way when trying to better ourselves, relationships and how the human mind ticks. Contact Dr. David Bonanno here: https://www.doctorbonanno.com/ Check out "Your Brain is a Robotcat" book here: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Brain-RoboCat-Understand-Response/dp/B0BMF17K4W If you like what you are hearing and want to stay in the loop with the latest in Street Cop Training, please follow our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StreetCopTraining Don't forget to subscribe and rate the podcast, it truly helps! Sign up for classes here: https://streetcoptraining.com/course-list/Follow our podcast here: https://streetcoptraining.com/street-cop-podcast/ or https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/street-cop-podcast/id1538474515
We're here to talk about 'menstrual generosity'. AKA the link between your menstrual cycle and how generous you feel! LINKS Read ‘What Generosity Does to Your Brain and Life Expectancy' from US News Health Read ‘Women more generous at certain times of the month, study says' from Yahoo Follow @thespace_podcast on Instagram Watch @thespace_podcast on TikTok Follow @novapodcastsofficial on Instagram CREDITS Host: Casey Donovan @caseydonovan88 Writer: Amy Molloy @amymolloy Executive Producer: Anna HenvestEditor: Adrian Walton Listen to more great podcasts at novapodcasts.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
ADHD is often misunderstood, even in the medical field today. In this episode, Dr. Tamara Rosier, ADHD coach of over 10 years and founder of the ADHD Center of West Michigan, helps answer the question: can you live a normal life with ADHD?Dr. Rosier shares her experience as a woman with ADHD. She explores different ADHD types, practical lifestyle tips that often help regulate ADHD symptoms, and when someone might want to seek medical attention for symptoms in today's modern world. After more than a decade of providing ADHD coaching to others and living a neurodivergent life herself, Dr. Tamara Rosier published one of the top-rated books for ADHD called Your Brain's Not Broken. Listen to this episode to hear her share many important insights about ADHD that aren't often talked about. Discussed in this episode:Dr. Rosier's experience with adult ADHDWhat understanding do we really have about ADHD in the medical world?Interesting themes that research reveals on the neurotypical brain vs ADHD brainConsiderations about ADHD medicationIs ADHD genetic?Understanding and living with someone who has ADHDThe role of sleep and nutrition for the ADHD brain Tips for living with ADHD on a daily basisDemystifying the term “adult onset ADHD” When to seek medical attention and treatment for ADHD symptoms “Women with ADHD tend to over-function and mask their sensitivity. It's really difficult to get the respect we need.” - Dr. Tamara Rosier Related to this episode:Get Dr. Rosier's book: Your Brain's Not BrokenConnect with Dr. Rosier on LinkedIn, Instagram, and FacebookADHD Coaching Organization: www.adhdcoaches.org ADHD Center of West Michigan: www.miadhd.comListen to more episodes on Mental HealthIf you want to support this women's health podcast, leave a review for Fempower Health on iTunes or Spotify.Spread the awareness and share this episode with someone you know!Support and connect with our women's health community:Subscribe to the Fempower Health Podcast for new episodes every TuesdayVisit us online at www.fempower-health.com Sign up for our weekly newsletter for the latest announcements, news, and researchFollow us on Instagram,
Our ideas about climate change are filtered through layers of Stuff, and for us in the West quite a lot of that Stuff is inseparable from being gits to other countries for centuries. We've nabbed land, exploited populations and perhaps most enduringly of all, seen the world as basically being for 'us' to do with as we want. That Stuff dies hard, and, this episode's guest argues, shapes how we think even about what climate change is, never mind how and in whose interests to solve it. Joining Dave this ep is Dr Ayesha Siddiqi, lecturer in human geography at the University of Cambridge. Ayesha's a postcolonial geographer, which means she 1) is clever and 2) understands how the impacts of things like climate change overlap with legacies of politics, power and security. Most usefully of all for this episode at least, she talks warmly and accessibly about the need to decolonise research and the Western framing of climate change. So: learn stuff. Owl noises: -- 06:33 - the wet bulb test, and why it's scary. -- 40:40 - the Matthew effect of accumulated advantage, and why Matthews have it even easier than Daves. Your Brain on Climate is a podcast about human psychology vs the climate crisis: what we think, why we think it, and how it all adds up to a planet-sized emergency. Contact the show: @brainclimate on Twitter, or email@example.com. Support the show on Patreon: www.patreon.com/yourbrainonclimate. The show is hosted by me, Dave Powell, who you can find @powellds on Twitter. Original music by me, and I twiddle all the production knobs too. Show logo by Arthur Stovell at www.designbymondial.com.
Anne Bartolucci is my guest for this next episode of the Creative Spirits Unleashed Podcast. She's the author of a book called, "Better Sleep for the Overachiever." Our conversation touched on lots of the parts of that book title. We talked about sleep, but the more prominent theme was what it means to be an overachiever. I count myself as an overachiever. I've been that way my entire life. You'll find in this conversation Anne is as well. We are both a couple of “experts” talking about what it is to be an overachiever, along with the benefits and costs of having that personality type. One of the costs, of course, is lack of sleep. But the other thing we do as overachievers is to be hard on ourselves. We are perfectionists; we fear failure, we like to get everything right, and we hate making mistakes. Throughout this conversation, we had a vibrant discussion about what to do about those mindsets and how to make things a little better for ourselves. Here's more about Anne: Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., D.B.S.M. is a licensed psychologist, certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist, and professional speaker who has taught workshops and classes for several writing, medical, and psychological organizations. She is a USA Today bestselling author with over twenty novels and novellas in print under her pen name Cecilia Dominic and two nonfiction books including Better Sleep for the Overachiever (2020; AIBHS) as herself. Recently, she combined her loves of writing, sleep, and psychology in her new online teaching and coaching venture, Psych Up Academy: Compassionate, Psychology-Based Solutions to Get Out of Your Own Way, Work with Your Brain, and Live Your Dreams. I'm sure you're going to enjoy this conversation. If you like this conversation, please rate it and share it on the podcast platforms. I love your comments as well. I want to get the word out there because if we can all have a little more peace of mind, we will have a better world.Topics:What made you choose sleep as a career? (1:54)Sightseeing and ear training. (10:34)What is a proving mindset? (16:04)How do you break the emotion away from the thoughts? (21:34)The key to helping overachievers let go. (25:09)It's never too late. (29:50)The fear of failure. (36:43)The difference between improving mindset vs. proving mindset. (40:40)What happens when you get through the first 30 seconds? (46:42)The shadow self and the principle of life. (53:15)How to let go of perfectionism. (57:41)What Is Psychopath Academy? (1:02:51)How to encourage people to take advantage of courses. (1:06:42)How do you get out of your own way?Contact InformationWebsite: https://psychupacademy.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-bartolucci/Facebook: https://facebook.com/psychupacademyInstagram: https://instagram.com/psychupacademy
Art for Art's sake is about to become passe with the emerging science of neuroaesthetics, an expanding field of research aimed at the intersection of psychological aesthetics, biological mechanisms, and human evolution. Susan Magsamen, founder and director of the International Arts and Mind Lab Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine talks with BrainStorm host Meryl Comer about the health and healing benefits when we participate in the arts. Ms. Magsamen is also co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, Your Brain on Art, How the Arts Transform Us. Support the show
Tony answers a listener's question about the uncertainty of coming out of a controlling relationship and suddenly recognizing you can be anything you want to be and not knowing where to begin. He then takes on the concept of a “Bridge Partner.” Finding your way through life's relational complexities often introduces us to pivotal figures who can be considered "bridge partners." These unique individuals act as connectors, helping us transition from one emotional or relational state to another. Their role is invaluable; they guide us from places of uncertainty, emotional vulnerability, or even pain to a clearer understanding of ourselves, our desires, and our worth. But for those in emotionally immature/narcissistic relationships, “bridge partners” can be a lifeline but also cause tremendous guilt and shame. What is the difference between a “bridge partner” and an “affair partner?” How can a “bridge partner” help someone recognize what they are missing in a relationship? And what happens when two “bridge partners” have an opportunity to be in a committed relationship? Will their shared experiences be enough to move them further down a path of emotional maturity, or will the fact that both partners are coming out of unhealthy relationships only complicate a new relationship? Or c) all of the above? Bridge partners, though temporary, offer tremendous growth potential. They help you confront and challenge your understanding of relationships and personal values. But it's essential to tread with caution. Sometimes, our search for emotional connection can lead us to situations or people that might not be in our long-term best interest. Understanding complex phenomena like the Coolidge Effect or the reasons behind seeking connections outside committed relationships can provide clarity. Still, throughout this journey, it's paramount to remember that it's alright to wait to have all the answers. Embracing change, accepting oneself, and being authentic in our relationships are the cornerstones of actual growth and fulfillment. Tony referenced the article Harvard Scientist Explains What Porn Does to Your Brain https://intellectualtakeout.org/2016/07/harvard-scientist-explains-what-porn-does-to-your-brain/ Find all the latest links to podcasts, courses, Tony's newsletter, and more at https://linktr.ee/virtualcouch Please go sign up, subscribe, and follow Mackie Overbay, along with her co-host, Tony Overbay's new podcast "The Mind, The Mirror & Me," brought to you by The Virtual Couch Podcast Network, available wherever you listen to podcasts. You can hear the trailer here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mind-the-mirror-me/id1701226687?i=1000623563728 And follow Tony on the Virtual Couch YouTube channel for a sneak preview of his upcoming podcast "Murder on the Couch," where True Crime meets therapy, co-hosted with his daughter Sydney. You can watch a pre-release clip here https://youtu.be/-RkRq8SrQy0 Subscribe to Tony's latest podcast, "Waking Up to Narcissism Q&A - Premium Podcast," on the Apple Podcast App. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/waking-up-to-narcissism-q-a/id1667287384 Go to http://tonyoverbay.com/workshop to sign up for Tony's "Magnetize Your Marriage" virtual workshop. The cost is only $19, and you'll learn the top 3 things you can do NOW to create a Magnetic Marriage. You can learn more about Tony's pornography recovery program, The Path Back, by visiting http://pathbackrecovery.com And visit http://tonyoverbay.com and sign up to receive updates on upcoming programs and podcasts. Tony mentioned a product that he used to take out all of the "uh's" and "um's" that, in his words, "must be created by wizards and magic!" because it's that good! To learn more about Descript, click here https://descript.com?lmref=bSWcEQ
Today on the Lion40 Podcast I talk to Dr. Jerome Lubbe, a South African-born Congolese immigrant who came to the States on asylum status as a refugee with a hundred bucks, two suitcases, a bipolar grandmother, and a parrot. He tells us tells how coming from nothing and his own health issues, has shaped his leadership journey as patient, provider, parent, and partner. Dr. Jerome is now a practicing clinician, CEO and founder of Thrive Neuro Health, and creator of The Brain-Based Enneagram. As a clinician, brain coach, teacher, trainer, and mentor he is often referred to as “The Personal Trainer for Your Brain” and “An Identity Rehab Specialist”.
Today we welcome Caroline Leaf to the podcast. Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and Logopaedics. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health and the formation of memory. Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, and Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. Her latest book is called How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Caroline Leaf about managing the mind. The world is a crazy place and our minds can get disorderly trying to keep up with it! But according to Dr. Leaf, to have a messy mind is to be human. We don't have to pathologize our emotions and thoughts. Instead, we can embrace them and implement strategies that allow us to better direct ourselves. Dr. Leaf shows us how to make sense of the messy mind and the scientific research behind those steps. We also touch on the topics of self-compassion, consciousness, trauma, and neuroplasticity. Website: drleaf.com & mentallyresilientkids.comInstagram: @drcarolineleaf Topics02:10 Dr. Leaf's background and expertise08:23 Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess16:14 Managing the mind23:47 Emotions are warning signals 30:26 Intrusive rumination34:40 Detox from trauma42:24 The Neurocycle 46:22 Where CBT works best 49:13 Dr. Leaf's research
The Summit of Greatness is back! Buy your tickets today – summitofgreatness.com – Born in South Africa, Dr. Caroline Leaf is the bestselling author of such books as Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, and Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. Since the 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input.During her years in clinical practice and her work with thousands of underprivileged teachers and students in South Africa and the USA, she developed her theory Geodesic Information Processing theory of how we think, build memory, and learn into tools and processes that have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD), autism, dementias and mental ill-health issues like anxiety and depression.In this episode you will learn,How our brains are wired for love and its impact on attracting a healthy romantic partner.The influence of childhood trauma versus a solid foundation in shaping our ability to find love.Gender differences in how the male and female brains are wired for love.Exploring whether our current wiring for love is different from our innate nature.Strategies for healing ourselves before entering a relationship.For more information go to www.lewishowes.com/1481For more Greatness text PODCAST to +1 (614) 350-3960More relationship building advice from some of our favorite relationship experts:Esther Perel: https://link.chtbl.com/1291-podFaith Jenkins: https://link.chtbl.com/1221-podMatthew Hussey: lewishowes.com/944
Dr. Caroline Leaf is the author of How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess: A Guide to Building Resilience and Managing Mental Health. “Dr. Leaf provides a clear and effective five-step plan to teach your child how to manage their mind and become emotionally healthy. With deep understanding and compassion, Dr. Leaf offers simple, easy-to-use strategies for caretakers to help children to recognize feelings and respond in a healthy way—replacing toxic thoughts with brain-building practices and developing resilience that will serve them throughout their lives.” This is a fascinating conversation that I invite you to share with other parents. *This is a podcast interview for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be medical or mental health advice. Seek out your trusted provider for care for yourself or your child. While on the show notes page, I'd love for you to join our newsletter. You'll receive more inspiration and tips to love yourself and live your best midlife. You'll also get a FREE copy of Michele's Book, Design a Life You Love (available for a limited time). WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: Why Dr. Leaf wrote this book now to help parents help their children manage their mental health. Why we need to embrace the “mess” and not let children feel like their brains are broken. What the Neurocycle is, the specific steps, and how to implement it. What are ‘Thought Trees' and how can they help kids understand how experiences impact their brains and bodies. How can we fix the youth mental health crisis and what role her book plays in helping the next generation. ‘Brain-ee,' a cartoon superhero and how parents can use this character to help children understand the journey of mental health, and much more! RESOURCES MENTIONED Join Michele's Newsletter Michele on Instagram Michele's Book Website: Dr. Leaf's Book Website Dr. Leaf's Website Dr. Leaf on IG Book: How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess: A Guide to Building Resilience and Managing Mental Health Neurocycle App on App store ABOUT THE GUEST Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist, audiologist, clinical and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. During her years in clinical practice and her work with thousands of underprivileged teachers and students in her home country of South Africa and in the USA, she developed her theory (called the Geodesic Information Processing theory) of how we think, build memory, and learn, into tools and processes that have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD), autism, dementias and mental ill-health issues like anxiety and depression. She has helped hundreds of thousands of students and adults learn how to use their mind to detox and grow their brain to succeed in every area of their lives, including school, university, and the workplace. Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, and many more. She teaches at academic, medical and neuroscience conferences, and to various audiences around the world. Dr. Leaf is currently conducting clinical trials using the 5-step program she developed while in private practice to further demonstrate the effectiveness of mind-directed techniques to help relieve mental ill-health problems such as anxiety, depression and intrusive thoughts. The primary aim of these trials is to make mental health care more affordable, applicable, and accessible worldwide, and to reduce the stigma around mental health. Thank you for listening to the show!
Can hormone therapy cause dementia? Hormone Therapy (HT) is under the spotlight this month. Considered the ‘gold standard' for many women to treat myriad menopause symptoms, as well as help mitigate some of the long-term health issues caused by menopause, a new study attempts to create a connection between that hormone therapy and an increased risk of dementia. But many experts are shedding some doubt on the study, especially when compared with earlier research. It's confusing and concerning! GRUFFtalk host Barbara Hannah Grufferman has a short but detailed discussion with Dr. Margaret Nachtigall about what the study tells us, what some of the weak points are, how the findings compare to previous research, and most importantly . . . what the current recommendation is. Here are some important links that are referenced in this episode: New York Times Article About the New Research (note: may include a paywall to read): https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/10/well/live/hormone-therapy-menopause-dementia-alzheimers.html CNN Article About the New Research: https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/28/health/hrt-dementia-risk-wellness/index.html Dr Lisa Mosconi (Expert on Brain Health) TedTalk: https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_mosconi_how_menopause_affects_the_brain?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare Past Episodes of GRUFFtalk focusing on brain health: Your Brain on Menopause with Dr. Margaret Nachtigall: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grufftalk-how-to-age-better-with-barbara-hannah-grufferman/id1623436268?i=1000585467956 Seven Small Steps to a Better Brain: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grufftalk-how-to-age-better-with-barbara-hannah-grufferman/id1623436268?i=1000567955786 Connect with Barbara Hannah Grufferman: Website: https://www.barbarahannahgrufferman.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraHannahGruffermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barbarahannahgrufferman/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist, audiologist, clinical and cognitive neuroscientist. Since the 1980's she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, How to Clean Up Your Mental Mess, and many more. She teaches at academic, medical and neuroscience conferences, churches, and to various audiences around the world. Dr. Leaf's brand new book “How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess" is available today, August 8th, wherever books are sold.Topics-Understanding the 5 step neurocycle -How to use the neurocycle with your child-Understanding how to anxiety and depression-A simple activity for calming an anxious child-“Parenting isn't about what our child does, it's about how we respond”If you found value in this episode be sure to share it with your friends and leave a review on your podcast app. Also head over to our brand new YouTube channel and give us a like, follow, and subscribe so you can be notified when the newest podcast drops!Enjoy a FREE LMNT sample pack by using link www.drinkLMNT.com/mindsetadvantage
My guest today, Sarah Hill PhD, is an award winning research psychologist and professor with expertise in women, health, and sexual psychology. We discuss her latest book, "This is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences." For all my men out there don't run for the exits. If you are connected to a woman this is important for you to understand as well. With Sarah's extensive expertise in neuroscience and psychology, she brings a fresh perspective to the conversation surrounding birth control-challenging and expanding our understanding of its impact on women's minds and bodies. Not to mention the influence on partner picking while dating versus going off chemical birth control and starting a family. Is there data suggesting that you may pick otherwise if you were not on some form of chemical birth control? Sarah is an esteemed professor and researcher, delving deep into the effects of birth control on the female brain. She is here to share her fascinating findings and shed light on the intimate connection between hormones, mental health, and our overall well-being. I have three daughters, Sarah has one daughter and we discuss what recommendations we would make for ourselves and for them. All women need to be armed with helpful scientific information so they are able navigate the many decisions and choices they need to make throughout the various phases of their life. Enjoy Connect with Sarah Website: www.sarahehill.com Book: This is your Brain on Birth Control. Instagram: @sarahehillphd Connect with Gabby @gabbyreece | Linktree For the full show notes visit gabriellereece.com/podcast The Gabby Reece Show talks to top experts with the goal of extracting the best information you will need to navigate the universe of health, fitness, relationships, parenting, and business. Gabby keeps it simple but gets to the heart of the conversation with the hopes of providing you with realistic takeaways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Be intentional about your next phase. Design it. Sign up for the Design Your New Life in Retirement Group Coaching Program – starts on 9/21 – Very Early Bird Pricing ends 8/15 – Learn More here Should you delay retirement and keep working? This podcast looks at all aspects of retirement - including not retiring. Let's face it, retirement's not for everyone. And many people are choosing to work longer, for a variety of reasons. For some it is financially driven. But for others it's because they love what they do, enjoy the people they work with and have a sense of mission and purpose in their work. Scott MacKillop shares why he's choosing to continue to work - and how he also enjoys his family life and a variety of interests outside of work. Scott MacKillop joins us from Colorado. __________________________ Bio Scott MacKillop is the CEO of First Ascent Asset Management in Denver, Colorado. After 40 years in the financial services industry, he's still driven by seeing if he can do things better and make a difference in the industry. A graduate of Stanford University and George Washington University's Law School, he began his career working as an intern at the Securities and Exchange Commission while in law school and then practiced law in Washington, DC for a little over 15 years, specializing in securities law, ERISA and venture capital transactions. Scott has published over 100 published articles and papers and has delivered over 100 industry conference speaking engagements. He was born in California and grew up in Silicon Valley (before it was called Silicon Valley), has lived on the East Coast and in the South, and in Denver since 1997. In addition to hanging out with his wife and kids, Scott plays lead guitar for the band at his church, loves hiking and has summited 30 “14ers " (mountains 14,000 feet and higher). __________________________ For More on Scott MacKillop First Ascent Asset Management __________________________ Retire Smarter. Don't Miss an Episode – Follow on Apple Podcasts or Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | iHeartRadio | TuneIn | RSS __________________________ Podcast Episodes You May Like Independence Day - Steve Lopez Is Working Into Retirement Good for Your Brain? – Dawn Carr If You Love Your Work, What Challenges Will You Face in Retirement? – Michelle Pannor Silver Are You Ready for The New Long Life? – Andrew Scott ___________________________ Wise Quotes On Balance "The first thing I, I learned is that there's really no way to perfectly balance work in life. It's an aspirational goal, but you have to accept the fact that there's only 24 hours in a day. And if you're like me, there's way too many things that you'd like to do and so you're never going to be able to fit it all in. So you have to try to screen out as many things as possible to really just focus on your priorities and not let yourself get distracted. Embrace the fact that you're not going to get everything right. You're going to have days when you go, Oh, I spent too much time doing work and not enough time doing things with my family. And there'll be other times when you see it the other way. So just don't stress about that. Do your best to stay focused. And you have to think about it, because it's not going to happen by itself. There's nobody that's going to tell you when it's time to go do your fun things and stop working. So you have to be very intentional about it. I think the key is just recognizing that it's hard to get that exactly right. But I have found, interestingly, that time seems a little bit expandable to me. So if I have relatively few things to do, I'm going to fill up the day. If I have more things to do, somehow or another, I can still get those in." On Guitar Lessons "I also play guitar. I play in a band. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area back in the sixties. And so there were were a lot of pretty cool musical influence...
Karl Staib of Dig to Fly shares 5 games for your brain to make your work more fun Episode 1040: 5 Games for Your Brain to Make Your Work More Fun by Karl Staib of Dig to Fly on Enjoying Your Job Karl Staib is an author that seeks out growth at every turn. It's why he writes. He wants to process his thoughts and emotions, learn from them and share them with the world. He grew up in a little town in Pennsylvania called Pipersiville. He moved to Austin, TX in this mid twenties and now he is living in San Antonio with his wife and two boys. If you enjoy his writing, he encourages you to reach out to him at DigToFly.com. He wants to hear about how you've learned to grow from your own struggles. When his father passed it was focusing on gratitude that helped him get through one of the most difficult times in his life. It taught him the importance of bringing gratitude to every single situation. Whether it's a difficult situation like his father's death or amazing one like drinking ice cold tea by the river with his son. That's why he wants to bring more gratitude into the workplace. His work inside a fortune 500 company that regularly ranks in top 10 for best place to work has shown him the importance of gratitude and how it increases productivity and communication. If you want to learn more just go to DigToFly.com. He is also a big fan of traveling, meditation, Yoga, hikes in lush terrain and his family. The original post is located here: https://digtofly.com/5-games-for-your-brain-to-make-your-work-more-fun/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalStartUpDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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We are on the cusp of an explosion of cheap, consumer-ready neurotechnology - from earbuds that gather our behavioral data, to sensors that can read our dreams. And it's all going to be supercharged by AI. This technology is moving from niche to mainstream - and it has the same potential to become exponential. Legal scholar Nita Farahany talks us through the current state of neurotechnology and its deep links to AI. She says that we urgently need to protect the last frontier of privacy: our internal thoughts. And she argues that without a new legal framework around “cognitive liberty,” we won't be able to insulate our brains from corporate and government intrusion.RECOMMENDED MEDIA The Battle for Your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology by Nita FarahanyThe Battle for Your Brain offers a path forward to navigate the complex dilemmas that will fundamentally impact our freedom to understand, shape, and define ourselvesComputer Program Reveals What Neurons in the Visual Cortex Prefer to Look AtA study of macaque monkeys at Harvard generated valuable clues based on an artificial intelligence system that can reliably determine what neurons in the brain's visual cortex prefer to seeUnderstanding Media: The Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhanAn influential work by a fixture in media discourseRECOMMENDED YUA EPISODES The Three Rules of Humane TechTalking With Animals… Using AIHow to Free Our Minds with Cult Deprogramming Expert Dr. Steven HassanYour Undivided Attention is produced by the Center for Humane Technology. Follow us on Twitter: @HumaneTech_
On Today's EPISODE #299 we will cover: ✔ A Deep Dive into Dr. Carolyn Leaf's 5 Scientifically Proven Steps to Clean Up Our Mental Mess, So We Can Help Ourselves, Others and Our Children (Preparing for Dr. Leaf's NEW Book Coming Out August 8th). ✔ What to Expect in the 63 Day Neurocycle (from her APP) from Andrea's Experience of Breaking Down Her Own Toxic Thoughts. ✔ How This Scientifically Proven Process Breaks Down a Toxic Thought, and Reconceptualizes It into Something Healthy and Manageable. ✔ An Overview of the 5 Steps You Will Use to Manage Your Mind. ✔ What Tools and Strategies Stanford Professor Dr. Andrew Huberman suggests for improving anxiety and stress in our lives. ✔ Andrea's Thoughts on implementing these strategies for improved mental and physical health, with tools to create balance on a daily basis. Welcome back to The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we connect the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (that's finally being taught in our schools today) and emotional intelligence training (used in our modern workplaces) for improved well-being, achievement, productivity and results—using what I saw as the missing link (since we weren't taught this when we were growing up in school), the application of practical neuroscience. I'm Andrea Samadi, an author, and an educator with a passion for learning and launched this podcast 5 years ago with the goal of bringing ALL the leading experts together (in one place) to uncover the most current research that would back up how the brain learns best, taking us ALL to new, and often unimaginable heights. As we have now hit more than halfway through this year, I want to look back to where we started in January. We opened up January 2023 and SEASON 9 with an episode that focused on “prioritizing our mental and physical health, improving self-awareness and resiliency”[i] with a quote from Julie Smith, and her book Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? She said “To me, working on maximizing our mental health is no different to working on our physical health.” Today, we are going to show just how true Julie Smith's concept of being mindful of our physical AND mental health is, and look at some strategies that we can all use immediately, for difficult times, so that we ALL keep our mental health at the forefront, with ideas for how we can use our mind to become resilient to stress. For today's episode #299, we are going back to the Basics, and reviewing EP #106[ii], from February 2021, where we covered a review of Dr. Carolyn Leaf's Neurocycle APP[iii] (that's scientifically designed to help manage and reduce anxiety, depression and mental ill-health by 81%) along with her book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, that we covered when we interviewed Dr. Leaf on a BONUS EPISODE[iv] back in 2021. I continue to release her episode every year, as her 5 STEP process to identifying, and breaking up toxic thoughts is unlike anything I've ever seen or tried myself. If anyone ever asks me “what do you recommend for getting rid of those ruminating thoughts, those worries, stresses or anxieties” that ALL of us feel at some point in our life, I always send over Dr. Leaf's interview, and let them know about her APP that's now called The Neurocycle APP, based on applying these 5 steps. Why Am I Revisiting Our Mental Health Now? After our last EP #298 with my friend and Neurocoach, Grace Reynolds[v], I mentioned that my girls were struggling with going back to school, and my youngest in particular, with a new school, no friends there, and an entirely new routine. I tried some of Grace's strategies with her to help bring her brain back to calm, but I quickly realized that I needed more help for her. I thought back to Dr. Leaf's episode, and wished she has steps for me to follow that I could walk my 12 year old through, so I went back to the Neurocycle APP on my phone, and thought that it might be a good time for me to revisit the 5 STEPS that she suggests can clean up ANY mental mess, helping us to manage thoughts that make us anxious, or depressed, and eliminate ANY toxic thoughts, showing us how to take control of them, manage them, and break them down so that they don't have any control over us. We've all got these thoughts in our head, whether it's work worries, financial worries, family worries, I'm sure everyone can write down a bunch of CRAP they need to get out of their head. It's really quite an experience and I thought I'm definitely past due for cleaning up my own mental mess. I opened up my APP that I haven't used since the last time I had a problem I wanted to eliminate, and right there on the home page was an alert about Dr. Leaf's new book, coming out in days, called How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess: A Guide to Building Resilience and Managing Mental Health[vi] which covers scientifically-proven steps to help children ages 3-10 overcome unhealthy thinking habits and manage their mental health. My wish was granted. In days, I'll have her new book, (it's coming out August 8th) and I'll share anything NEW she covers with how to help our children with their worries, keeping their minds peaceful, but until then, I've started a NEW 63-day Cycle, which is what Dr. Leaf recommends for eliminating ANY toxic thought that you have, anything that you know is taking away from your peace of mind, to see how I could work on my current worries, and be a stronger version of myself for my family. When we can understand the 5 steps ourselves as parents, or teachers, and role model the way with our thoughts and behaviors, it's the first step towards showing our kids that there is nothing wrong with anxiety. It's not a bad thing. It's a signal to show us that we need to do something differently. Dr. Leaf said that she uses this system herself, and it's the way she manages her mind. If you look at Dr. Leaf you might think she looks somewhere in her 40s with her age, but it you follow her work, she goes back in time with her research, and shares she is around age 60. When we can manage our stress from the inside out, it does show up on the outside. She shares “I truly believe that mental mess is something we all experience often,” and that it isn't something we should be ashamed of. This is my profession, and I still have to clean up my mind daily. The events and circumstances of life aren't going anywhere; people make a lot of decisions every day that affect us all, suffering of some sort for you and your loved ones is inevitable. That said, I wholeheartedly believe that although the events and circumstances can't be controlled, we can control our reactions to these events and circumstances. This is mind-management in action!” So for today's EP #299, I want to revisit my REVIEW of Dr. Leaf's 5 STEPS for Managing Our Mental Mess, and prepare for her NEW book coming out How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess: A Guide to Building Resilience and Managing Mental Health.[vii] This book is on pre-order right now, coming out August 8th. If you do pre-order a copy, go to her website and register your order, and you will receive some bonuses, like a video that will prepare your kids for going back to school. This is JUST what I needed last week. I've pre-ordered my copy and highly suggest you look at her new book, if you are like me, with young children, noticing the effects of stress, and anxiety on their developing brains. I hope you find this episode helpful, as I'll share NEW strategies that go much deeper than what we've ever done before with cleaning up our minds, with Dr. Leaf's 5 Step Approach to reducing our own anxiety, and improve our own self-regulation. Finally, we will look at strategies that Stanford Professor and neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman suggests we do in addition to Dr. Leaf's 5 steps, to make sure we are taking ALL the steps we can to increase our resilience to stress. Finally, once we've mastered these steps ourselves, we can role model the way for others in our life, like, our children, so they can do the same. CLEANING UP OUR MENTAL MESS IN 5 STEPS Today, in order to go deeper into the 5 steps than I covered in my first review of Dr. Leaf's program[viii] back in 2021, I'm going to offer insights from actually doing the FULL 63 days (which Dr. Leaf calls a Neurocycle) three times. I did one full cycle to eliminate, and better manage a problem that I'd say was once my biggest fear, and it's not at all anymore now that I look at my notes, and then use the APP to understand something about myself on a deeper level, more than any counseling that I've ever paid for, attended, and done the work for. What happens with this 63 day Neurocycle process is that once we identify a problem we want to “clean up” from our mind, we'll go through these 5 steps every day, for 63 days, and in this process, we conceptualize whatever it is that gives us an emotional charge. It never goes away, but whatever it is that brings you worry and anxiety, over time, will lose its energy and power over you, so that in essence are able to control your thoughts, keeping them healthy, instead of them controlling you, and bringing you dis-ease. Dr. Leaf's Neurocycle app, costs $14.99USD/month which is much less than any time I've actually paid a mental health expert for assistance. I'm not paid to endorse Dr. Leaf, I just interviewed her, and fully believe in her process. You can go through the steps in her APP, or even watch the steps herself from her YouTube channel[ix]. NOTE: Remember, I am not a medical doctor, and if you are struggling with your mental health, please do consult with a medical doctor. On this episode I'm not offering medical advice, but am sharing the results I've personally obtained from using the 5 STEP approach that Dr. Leaf suggests, from my point of view, in her book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess and using her Neurocycle APP. My hope is that it can help others, who might find themselves stuck, with some NEW ideas and strategies that I've used myself to access peace of mind, during times of high stress in my own life, with the goal that next, I'll be able to help my family to use these stress reduction strategies in their life, or for anyone who might be listening, and want to try them out for themselves. 63 DAYS TO BREAK DOWN A TOXIC THOUGHT The whole idea is that Dr. Leaf, from her years of research, suggests it takes 63 days to get rid of, and completely break down and eliminate a toxic thought. Day 1-21 you identify the thought you want to work on, (you'll know which one gives you the most emotional charge when you write out all of your worries) and you'll go through the 5 steps every day to deconstruct the thought, and reconstruct it into something you understand and can manage. Day 22-42 you go through the 5 steps only, growing new thoughts around the toxic one, and Day 42-63 you finally break the “cycle” and form NEW thoughts, that support the future you want to see. It sounds pretty simple and straight forward, but I've got to share that it's a bit messy. CLEANING UP OUR MENTAL MESS IN 63 DAYS In our interview, she held up a dead, rotten looking tree, showing us that this is what our toxic thoughts look like, (in our mind) and I'm not one consciously think negative thoughts, knowing how damaging they are to our brain and results, but this image took it all to a new level for me with this dead tree. Anytime we are stuck ruminating on something negative, (either consciously-when we will know we are going down the wrong path, or even unconsciously, like what happened to me when I noticed feeling this sinking feeling in my stomach that something just wasn't right in our world) the dead tree is a good visual to think of. How on the earth could we possibly expect to build positive results with negative thoughts floating through our minds, causing negative feelings, actions and results? These negative thoughts further impact our conditions, circumstances and even our future environments. It's not something I want personally, or for anyone else, so when I noticed I was beginning to worry, and feel anxious with some things happening with our girls, that are a normal part of them growing up, and I knew these worries were beginning to impact my behavior, (I was more snippier than usual with them) I knew it was time for me to start a NEW 63 day Neurocycle and nip these worries in the bud, before they grew into something more difficult to control. I knew it was time to clean up my own Mental Mess. I'm on DAY 4/63 of the program now, and since this is my 4th time running through a 63-day cycle, I wanted to share my thoughts along the way, to help others who might be thinking about beginning this process. I'll link some resources in the show notes resource section of where to begin. I highly suggest watching the interview I did with Dr. Leaf on EPISODE #106[x] to get some background information of this 5-step process, and even her interview with podcaster Ed Mylett[xi] who brings some humor to the 5-step process from a guy's point of view. The Neurocycle APP puts everything into practice and brings the 5-steps to life. Here's My Experience of Using the APP to Clean Up My Mental Mess INTRO TO THE APP: I opened up the APP, and 63 days feels like a long way away, but if you can break down the journey into stages (1-21 where you identify what issue you want to DETOX from your mind and begin to deconstruct it, and then reconstruct it into something healthier, 22-42 where you practice the 5 steps and reinforce new, healthy thoughts, and finally days 42-63 where you break the cycle of negative thinking and find FREEDOM in your mind) where you notice you'll be able to manage your thoughts, and life, so much better. You go from having doubts, worries, and fears, to understanding, and eventually to FREEDOM and peace of mind. Here's how I felt throughout my 63 days. DAY 1: I felt anxious, with a problem I wanted to solve immediately. It was difficult to focus on my work, as the problem was on my mind. Dr. Leaf's dead toxic tree was enough of a visual for me to want to change my toxic thoughts, and get them out of my head. I also felt an anxious feeling in my stomach, and knew I wasn't my best self. DAY 2: The first part is all about brainstorming what's on our mind. If I thought about the CRAP BOARD I talked about in our previous EPISODE, it's here we list out all of Conflicts, Resistances, Anxieties and Problems on a piece of paper. I did this myself, and actually did it with my daughter, to pinpoint what was stressing her out so much. Pinpointing what's bothering you the MOST is eye-opening, as you look at other things that cross your mind, and put them on the back-burner, so to speak. Now we are going to pick the one that's the most pressing. I've now identified the ONE thought I'll work on for 63 days. Most of us will be able to list a whole bunch of things that are on our mind, taking up space. You'll want to pick just ONE. At this point I already know how I feel when this problem comes across my mind, and I've started to apply strategies to calm my mind when I feel stressed out about it. The work of deconstructing this problem has begun. DAY 3: Now I've learned to pause and breathe when stressed with a strategy Dr. Leaf calls THINK/FEEL and CHOOSE. With time, this self-regulation strategy becomes automatic and when I THINK and FEEL something that makes me uneasy, I have the ability to CHOOSE how I respond or react to it, listening closely to what she says are “warning signals” in my body. Alpha waves increase as I dig deeper into my mind, and gain understanding in this process. I'm very clear with the emotions I feel, the behaviors I choose, and I'm using my own mind to gain some perspective of what this all means to me, and what are the root causes of it all. DAY 6: I'm beginning to change my perspective of the toxic thought, getting closure to it all, as I'm beginning to see where it came from in the first place. DAY 7: I can actually gather some insight, understanding and feel empowered as I've broken up a toxic thought with my own mind. After 7 days I can say I felt hope, or empowerment and had created a vision for the future I wanted as the toxic thought is now being restructured in my brain and turned into something useful. I'm thinking of her dead tree coming alive a bit. DAY 14: Dr. Leaf mentions is a BENCHMARK DAY as you might experience what she says is like a “mastery mirage” or that “Oh, I've got this feeling” and you want to stop here. DON'T STOP, or you'll undo all of the work you've done up to this point, and you'll need to start over at day 1. The toxic thought isn't dead just yet. Keep going, learning, thinking and reflecting. It's here you might need an accountability partner to keep going, but find some way to take this process seriously and keep moving, and doing the “mental” work to break free from whatever it is that's bothering you. I just wrote down what day I was on in my notebook out of 63 days, showing me that I wasn't finished yet. DAY 14-16: Somewhere around here I felt persistence, resilience, strength and power about the thought that was once toxic and troubling. I can look back to Day 1 and remember how I felt, knowing this process does work. I know that I'm nowhere near where I was 2 weeks ago with this toxic thought. DAY 20: I can now see the BIG PICTURE and the future that was bright as the toxic thought no longer bothers me. This is an incredible experience to get to and know that we used our own mind to clean itself. DAY 21-24: Were the most powerful. I won't write here why, you'll have to do the work and see for yourself, but it was here that came deep understanding, healing and strength that would change me forever. DAY 25-63: Was a process of going through the 5 STEPS daily, and reconceptualizing the toxic every day until you build it into something else that's healthier. I did cover in the 5 STEPS in our REVIEW of Dr. Leaf's Book[xii], but here they are again here: IMAGE CREDIT: Dr. Carolyn Leaf's 5 STEPS for Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess in her Neurocycle APP. STEP 1: Gather Awareness (of what's bothering you). We've all heard of the importance of knowing our emotions, or when we name what's bothering us, or when we name it, we can tame it[iv]. What about those worries that we name, and they don't go away? This is where I used the Neurocycle APP and this is something I will continue to use to clean up my own mental mess, cleaning up those bigger worries that I know are impacting my results. STEP 2: Reflect and Analyze: Answer, Ask and Discuss Some Questions to Find the Root Cause of Your Emotions or What's Bothering You. This is how we pull thoughts from our non-conscious mind to our conscious mind, where it becomes weaker. It's no longer suppressed but acknowledged. Use your mind to ask yourself questions, and it will be interesting to see what comes up. This process takes time, reflection and daily effort. Our emotions are unique signals to learn how to cope with challenges, but over time, negative ones will damage our brain with consistent worry. We want to find our way to growing the positive emotions, and weakening the negative ones. Since I'm on my 4th time doing this process, I can say that the ROOT CAUSE of ALL my worries, are pretty much the same issue. This activity will increase your self-awareness. STEP 3: Write out what you discover from step 2. Begin to capture what's bothering you and see if you can come up with root causes, or why you think this worry is on your mind. Learn to write in pictures, add color, shapes. Learn how to write in a metacog formula[v] digging into your nonconscious mind, bringing what's buried in there, to your conscious mind for you to deal with it. It's here you will create self-regulation strategies to turn your worries into something that no longer holds you back. STEP 4: Recheck and Edit What You Have Written Down. Re-read what you have written and see what comes up. Can you add more to your answer to help make more sense of it? Dig deeper, look for patterns, triggers and keep looking for the root cause of the problem. As you gain more understanding of what's bothering you, you are now what Dr. Leaf says is called “conceptualizing” the toxic thought into something you can manage. STEP 5: Practice and Apply Through Active Reach. Look at what you have written and see if you can come up with an action statement to practice what you have learned from your introspection. You will read out your daily Aha Moment 7x a day to remind yourself what you are re-shaping. This last step is something positive and motivating to remind you of your NEW awareness around this thought. The APP even has a reminder that will pop up on your phone to help you to consolidate this new thought into your mind in this process. It will make you smile when you are going about your busy day, long after you've done this work. It's here you'll notice a shift in energy about the problem. I started to see mine differently here looking at it from a distance. DIVE DEEPER INTO YOUR RESULTS The Neurocycle APP has this NEW feature that measures how well you are managing your mind. You can click on the RESULTS tab and see a score for your Autonomy, Awareness, Toxic Thoughts and Isolation, Toxic Stress, Barriers and Challenges, Empowerment and Life Satisfaction based on answering questions after each day of using the app. This score will help you to dive deeper into your mental health and see where there is room for improvement along the way. What's NEXT? Now that I know how to identify and change my own toxic thinking, I'd like to teach this process to my girls, so they can keep their minds free and clear of their mental mess. Dr. Leaf's book for kids comes out August 8th (next Tuesday) so reviewing her 5 STEPS will be helping for ANYONE who wants to apply these steps themselves and then help others to do the same. Before I review this episode with some additional strategies, I do have to say that going through these 5 steps isn't going to be easy. I'm in my 4th cycle of 63 days, and in the very beginning, when you are writing down something that make you uneasy (a toxic thought) it will make you FEEL uneasy. The work is real, and so are the emotions that you will be breaking down. I had to find strategies to help me to center myself, and get out of the fight/flight part of my anxious brain, to the rest and digest parasympathetic side. There's no way around a problem, Dr. Leaf says the only way is “through” and I'll have to agree. When doing these 5 steps, find ways to incorporate self-care into your day. Be good to yourself. To make sure I was putting my mind in the BEST frame for doing this deep work, I looked at what other strategies we could use to help calm our mind as we are cleaning up our Mental Mess, and I found a list from Dr. Andrew Huberman's podcast. On Dr. Huberman's EPISODE on “Tools for Managing Stress and Anxiety[xiii]” he suggests: What Does Dr. Huberman Suggest? 1. BREATHING: Practice the physiological sigh[xiv] by consciously engaging in a double inhale followed by a long exhale to regulate heart rate and induce relaxation. Incorporate deliberate breathing techniques, such as longer and more vigorous exhales, to regulate heart rate and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. Dr. Leaf incorporates breathing into her Neurocycle steps, helping us to prime our brain for learning. I saw the importance of taking deep breaths when I interviewed Rohan Dixit and his Lief Therapeutics[xv] wearable HRV device. This device, that connected to my stomach with sensors, taught me to breathe and in turn, lower my HRV. 2. SUPPLEMENTS: Explore non-prescription compounds like melatonin, L-theanine, and ashwagandha for potential stress modulation. While I'm not anti-alcohol, I do have a new awareness of the damaging impact of this toxin on our brain, since Dr. Huberman's episode where he covers this in depth[xvi], I've been drinking HOP WTR[xvii] to help calm my nerves as an alternative to alcohol, especially when I need my mind clear and focused, or while learning new information. When life needs your full awareness, I highly suggest finding a healthy substitute that will help you to continue to build brain health in this process. I find this drink to be relaxing, and it does still relieve stress, probably as it contains Ashwagandha that's best known for its stress relieving properties. 3. PRIORITIZE SLEEP[xviii] AND MAINTAIN OPTIMAL HEART RATE VARIABILITY (HRV) for overall health. I've been working on this area for a long time now, (since 2019) and finally seeing improvements[xix]. It's a process, involving many factors (physical and mental health) and optimizing all areas of health come one step at a time. You can see from my WHOOP (wearable tracker) data that my sleep performance struggles to reach the 70% mark (the suggest number for sufficient sleep) unless I'm on vacation. This is mostly due to the fact that I prioritize early morning works outs, for the benefits I receive there, so sleep is always my work in progress. Finding the balance we need with our physical and mental health is a process. We've covered improving HRV on a few episodes, and I've been watching this number like a hawk for the past year. This past month, I've finally seen a huge jump in HRV scores that I attribute mostly to the Qualia Senolytics[xx] supplement that I started to use after interview Dr. Greg Kelly from Neurohacker Collective, and drinking more Hop Wtr. In February of this year, my HRV was averaging around 65 ms, and now it's averaging 84 ms, a 30% increase since February which is a huge jump that could go even higher if only I could get consistent sleep at night. These are my experiences for improving sleep and HRV, and know there are many other suggested strategies that we'll keep our eye on and cover in the future. 4. BUILD RESILIENCE: Engage in activities that raise the stress threshold, such as cold showers or intense exercise, while learning to calm the mind. This is a new practice for me and does come in handy when you travel to a place with no hot water once you've mastered cold water immersion. To conclude and review this week's Brian Fact Friday, of a deeper dive into Dr. Carolyn Leaf's Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess Book and Neurocycle APP, I highly suggest that if you have something you want to work through, something that's on your mind bothering you, and distracting you from being your best self, read Dr. Leaf's How To Clean Up Your Mental Mess book, and grab her Neurocycle APP, even if it's just for a few months to go through one 63 day cycle. You can always quit the APP, and come back to it at a later date, like I did. Then fine tune your mindset and resilience practice with Dr. Huberman's tips for managing stress and anxiety. You don't have to do it all at once, and you can see from what I'm measuring that balancing our mental and physical health will always be a “work in progress”, especially cleaning up our mental mess, so we can be the best version of ourselves, inspiring others to do the same. Since stress, anxiety and depression are at an all-time high in the world today, and if we as parents, teachers and coaches can equip ourselves with evidence-based strategies that work, we will be building a stronger, more resilient future for our next generation. Neurohacker Collective just posted this week that “people with higher baseline vagal tone (from practices like breath work, cold exposure, exercise, meditation, taking probiotics, laughter, singing and relaxation exercises) have shown higher levels of subjective well-being, and positive emotions (better self-regulation and self-control).” With that, I'll close out this episode, and see you next week, with EPISODE 300 with a surprise guest, my Mom, who will join my husband, Majid Samadi, and I, to cover some mindset success strategies that she's used over the years, many that we have discussed on the podcast. See you next week! RESOURCES: Neurocycle APP https://www.neurocycle.app/ Andrea interviews Dr. Leaf https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/worldrenownedneuroscientistdr-caroline-leaf-oncleaningup-your-mentalmess5-simplescientifically-proven-stepsto-reduceanxiety-and-toxic-thinking/ Watch Dr. Leaf's 5 STEP PROCESS on her YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf All About Dr. Leaf's NEW Book for Children ages 3-10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1lb2_zaibg PRE-ORDER her new book How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess by Dr. Caroline Leaf COMING AUG 8th, 2023 https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/ The Vagus Nerve: What it is and how to stimulate it for increase stress resilience by Sara Adaes, Ph.D. October 22, 2022 https://neurohacker.com/the-vagus-nerve-what-it-is-and-how-to-stimulate-it-for-increased-stress-resilience?utm_source=social&utm_medium=insta&utm_campaign=quote_card_vagus_high_tone_positive_emotions REFERENCES: [i]Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #268 “Prioritizing our mental and physical health, improving self-awareness and resilience” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-prioritizing-mental-health-in-2023-improving-self-awareness-and-resilience/ [ii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #106 with Andrea Samadi "Review of Dr. Leaf's Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess Book and App" https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/book-and-app-review-of-neuroscientist-and-best-selling-author-dr-caroline-leafs-cleaning-up-your-mental-mess-coming-march-2-20201/ [iii] https://www.neurocycle.app/ [iv] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/worldrenownedneuroscientistdr-caroline-leaf-oncleaningup-your-mentalmess5-simplescientifically-proven-stepsto-reduceanxiety-and-toxic-thinking/ [v] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/grace-reynolds-on-mindfulness-neurocoaching-the-quickest-and-easiest-path-to-post-traumatic-growth/ [vi] https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/ [vii]How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess: A Guide to Building Resilience and Managing Mental Health Dr. Carolyn Leaf Published August 8, 2023 https://www.amazon.com/Help-Child-Clean-Their-Mental/dp/0801093414 [viii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #106 with Andrea Samadi "Review of Dr. Leaf's Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess Book and App" https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/book-and-app-review-of-neuroscientist-and-best-selling-author-dr-caroline-leafs-cleaning-up-your-mental-mess-coming-march-2-20201/ [ix] Dr. Caroline Leaf YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf [x] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #106 with Andrea Samadi "Review of Dr. Leaf's Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess Book and App" https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/book-and-app-review-of-neuroscientist-and-best-selling-author-dr-caroline-leafs-cleaning-up-your-mental-mess-coming-march-2-20201/ [xi] Ed Mylett interviews Dr. Carolyn Leaf on her 5 Step Approach for Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess https://www.edmylett.com/podcast/dr-caroline-leaf-manage-your-mental-mess [xii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #106 with Andrea Samadi "Review of Dr. Leaf's Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess Book and App" https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/book-and-app-review-of-neuroscientist-and-best-selling-author-dr-caroline-leafs-cleaning-up-your-mental-mess-coming-march-2-20201/ [xiii] Dr. Andrew Huberman “Tools for Managing Stress and Anxiety” https://hubermanlab.com/tools-for-managing-stress-and-anxiety/ [xiv] Breathing Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety by Dr. Andrew Huberman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSZKIupBUuc [xv]Neuroscience Meets SEL EPISODE #248 with Rohan Dixit, Founder of Lief Therapeutics https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/rohan-dixit-founder-of-lief-therapeutics-on-measuring-hrv-in-real-time-for-stress-relief-from-the-inside-out/ [xvi] What Alcohol Does to Your Brain and Body by Dr. Andrew Huberman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkS1pkKpILY [xvii] Hop Wtr https://hopwtr.com/?gad=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw2qKmBhCfARIsAFy8buIrjK0UDxciFCwMs-rG6l6qHJ2SyQrmnYnDS92vJeDgDZU8JNzZ6w8aAiacEALw_wcB [xviii]Neuroscience Meets SEL Review of the Fisher Wallace Device (One Year Later). https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/update-one-year-later-on-my-personal-review-of-the-fisher-wallace-wearable-sleep-device-for-anxiety-depression-and-sleep-management/ [xix]Neuroscience Meets SEL Review of Heart Rate Variability https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-review-of-heart-rate-variability-the-most-important-biomarker-for-tracking-health-recovery-and-resilience/ [xx]Neuroscience Meets SEL EPISODE #285 with Dr. Gregory Kelly from Neurohacker Collective on Qualia Senoltyics https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/dr-gregory-kelly-from-neurohacker-collective-on-how-to-beat-aging-and-stress-with-qualia-senolytics/
Hello and welcome to Entangled! The podcast where we explore the science of consciousness, the true nature of reality, and what it means to be a spiritual being having a human experience. I'm your host Jordan Youkilis, and today I'm joined by Dr. Fred Travis as part of the miniseries on Maharishi Vedic Science. Dr. Travis is Chair of the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science at Maharishi International University, Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, & Cognition. In this episode, Dr. Travis describes the points of contention regarding the nature of consciousness between Vedic science and Western science, including the explanatory gap. We next discuss the states of consciousness and the different physiological characteristics of each. From there, Dr. Travis explains the different types of intelligence, the different types of meditation, and how to know if you've experienced Transcendental Consciousness. We then dive into the ongoing paradigmatic revolution from materialist to consciousness-based cosmology. We next consider whether consciousness is non-localized and how medicine will change when we switch to a consciousness-based paradigm. From there, we discuss TM vs. psychedelics and the phenomenon of unconstrained cognition. We end the conversation discussing the collective consciousness, field effects of consciousness, and their implications for the viability of World Peace. Outros available for this and all episodes available at entangledpodcast.substack.com. Music from the show available on the Spotify playlist “Entangled – The Vibes”. Please enjoy!Music: Intro: Ben Fox - "The Vibe". End music: Family Kush – “Brain Zap”.Recorded: 01/26/23. Published: 07/31/23.Outro: "Neuroscience & Consciousness: Explaining the Explanatory Gap" (starts at 1:05:57).Check out the resources mentioned:* Dr. Travis's Website: http://drfredtravis.com/* Maharishi International University: https://www.miu.edu/* Center for Brain, Consciousness & Cognition: https://research.miu.edu/center-for-brain-consciousness-and-cognition/* Your Brain is a River not a Rock by Dr. Fred Travis: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Brain-River-Not-Rock/dp/1469937212* One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness by Dr. Tony Nader: https://www.amazon.com/One-Unbounded-Ocean-Consciousness-Questions/dp/B09NP8VL8W* “Testing the field Paradigm of Maharishi's Vedic psychology” by Dr. Fred Travis: https://www.proquest.com/openview/f2583c79fb0354344491673df482f33a/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y* “Idealism, Panpsychism, Oneness and Multiplicity” with Dr. Tony Nader and Dr. Philip Goff: * “Relation between Psychedelic and Transcendental Experiences” by Dr. Fred Travis: https://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ijps/article/view/0/47981* “Psychedelics, Meditation, and Self-Consciousness” by Raphael Milliere, Robin Carhart-Harris, et. al.: This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit entangledpodcast.substack.com
Blood glucose, or blood sugar, is your body's main energy source. Although blood sugar is a critical part of your physiology, more is not better. Elevated blood sugar is a component of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, conditions that affect millions of Americans. But even if you have normal blood sugar, keeping your levels in check is a powerful way to ensure optimal health both today and in the future. Today you're going to learn from the most renowned experts in the world on how your blood glucose levels impact nearly every aspect of your health, including risk for chronic diseases, your daily quality of life, inflammation levels, and metabolism. You'll also learn the science of balancing your blood sugar through nutrition, exercise, and research-backed hacks. This powerful compilation features some of the brightest minds in the space of optimizing glucose levels, including Dr. Casey Means, Jessie Inchauspé, and more. You're going to learn about the link between frequent glucose spikes and diseases like dementia and heart disease. You'll hear about the importance of glucose stability for the aging process, mitochondrial function, and many other processes in the body. Taking charge of your blood sugar levels is one of the most impactful things you can do for your health, and I hope this episode arms you with the information you need to feel empowered. In this episode you'll discover: How the rates of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes have increased in recent decades. The negative consequences of a glucose spike. How a blood sugar rollercoaster impairs your mitochondria. The connection between blood sugar and inflammation. What glycation is, and how balanced blood sugar can help you reduce it. The link between a carbohydrate-rich diet and Alzheimer's disease risk. How your A1C level correlates to brain shrinkage. The number one way to turn on BDNF and grow new brain cells. How consistently high blood sugar levels can damage your tissues. The total amount of sugar that should be in the human bloodstream. Why low insulin levels are the key to burning fat. The science of autophagy, and the role fasting plays in regulating blood sugar. Which major illnesses are related to dysregulated blood sugar levels. How many Americans have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. The link between glycemic variability and heart disease. Which breakfast foods are the worst for your blood sugar. Strategies for balancing your plate. The #1 macronutrient for healthy blood sugar management. How processed foods can disrupt your body's inner guidance system. Why eliminating liquid sugar can quickly improve your health. How building muscle can help your body eliminate excess glucose. The surprising role vinegar can play in regulating blood glucose levels. How consuming fiber before a meal can reduce glucose spikes. Items mentioned in this episode include: Levels.link/model -- Join today and get 2 free months with a one-year membership! Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off + free shipping! EatSmarterCookbook.com -- Preorder your copy today! Get Clear Skin & Reduce Body Fat with These Hacks with Jessie Inchauspé – Episode 681 Your Brain's Silent Killers with Dr. David Perlmutter – Episode 268 The Truth About Collagen & Sugar Bombs with Dr. Cate Shanahan – Episode 297 The Truth About the US Healthcare System with Cynthia Thurlow - Episode 625 How to Improve Your Metabolic Fitness with Dr. Casey Means – Episode 548 Shift Your Focus from Weight Loss to Muscle Gain with JJ Virgin – Episode 643 What Would Happen If You Quit Sugar for 30 Days – Episode 553 Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It by Gary Taubes The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan by Dr. David Perlmutter Eat Smarter Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud Download Transcript
This episode is our first review of neurotransmitters since episode 8 way back in 2007. We start with some basics of neuron function and brain anatomy, but the meat of the episode is a discussion of neurotransmitters and how they work. The key idea is that a simple molecule, such as dopamine, can have a wide variety of effects because of the existence of multiple receptors. This episode is appropriate for listeners of all backgrounds, but might be a little challenging for new listeners. It will be a review episode for longtime listeners and those with backgrounds in neuroscience. Links and References: Essentials of Modern Neuroscience by Franklin Amthor, W. Anne Burton Theibert, David Standaert, and Erik Roberson; 1st ed. 2020 Molecular & Cell Biology For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Rene Fester Kratz BS 118: Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain (2008) by David Bainbridge BS 169: Glial Cells with Doug Fields BS 186: The Spike with Mark Humphries BS 197: Neuroscience For Dummies 3rd Edition by Frank Amthor The War of the Soups and the Sparks: The Discovery of Neurotransmitters and the Dispute Over How Nerves Communicate by Elliot Valenstein Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for additional references and episode transcripts.In Announcements: Please FOLLOW the Brain Science podcast channel on YouTube. The mobile app has been updated and is now called Brain Science Podcast. The app is free and MyLibsyn Premium subscribers can use it to access transcripts and other premium content. Dr. Campbell's move to New Zealand has been delayed, but she hopes to be in Auckland by August, 2023. Please reach out if you live in New Zealand or Australia. Please subscribe or follow Brain Science in your favorite audio app and please share it with others. Get free gift "5 Things You Need to Know about YOUR Brain when you sign up for the free Brain ScienceNewsletter to get show notes automatically every month. You can also text brainscience to 55444 to sign up. Support Brain Science by buying Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty by Virginia "Ginger" Campbell, MD. (Autographed copies are available) Learn more ways to support Brain Science at https://brainsciencepodcast.com/premium Connect on Social Media: Mastadon: https://neuromatch.social/@docartemis Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brainsciencepodcast Contact Dr. Campbell: Email: email@example.com
Mindful breathing exercises are a simple, effective, and fast way to shift our mindset and improve physical and mental well-being when practiced regularly. Link to episode transcript: https://tinyurl.com/mpt4rr5x How to Do This Practice: Find a comfortable position to start the practice, maintain a good posture and close your eyes. Take a deep breath in for a count of four. Hold that breath, feeling it in your lungs and body for another count of four. Push the air outwards, exhaling for a count of six. Repeat this exercise as many times as you would like. Today's Happiness Break host: Dacher Keltner is the host of the award-winning podcast, The Science of Happiness and is a co-instructor of the GGSC's popular online course of the same name. He's also the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the UC, Berkeley. Check out Dacher's most recent book, Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life: https://tinyurl.com/4j4hcvyt More resources from The Greater Good Science Center: What Focusing on the Breath Does to Your Brain: https://tinyurl.com/3u8h53pw Is the Way You Breathe Making You Anxious?: https://tinyurl.com/mryr2jup A Five-Minute Breathing Exercise for Anxiety and Mood: https://tinyurl.com/3ve66u2k How Four Deep Breaths Can Help Kids Calm Down: https://tinyurl.com/5xr2sb99 What does mindful breathing do for you? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the hashtag #happinesspod. Find us on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/taub93tp Help us share Happiness Break! Rate us on Spotify and copy and share this link: https://tinyurl.com/taub93tp We're living through a mental health crisis. Between the stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, burnout — we all could use a break to feel better. That's where Happiness Break comes in. In each biweekly podcast episode, instructors guide you through research-backed practices and meditations that you can do in real-time. These relaxing and uplifting practices have been shown in a lab to help you cultivate calm, compassion, connection, mindfulness, and more — what the latest science says will directly support your well-being. All in less than ten minutes. A little break in your day.
Jocelyn Brady is a writer, edutainer and behavioral design consultant who thrives at the intersection of comedy, storytelling and unraveling the mysteries of the human brain. When she's not being the Bill Nye of the brain (as the creator and host of Tiny Tips, the Internet's favorite way to Brain), Jocelyn applies her certified Brain Coaching and Tiny Habits chops to help creative visionaries play to their brains' greatest potential.In her past life—as an award-winning copywriter, Creative Director and agency CEO—Jocelyn led narrative strategy and international storytelling training for some of the world's biggest brands. She also produced and co-hosted Party Time, a standup comedy and storytelling show featuring talent who went on to write or perform for Conan, Colbert and Comedy Central. All while managing to keep her two cats and houseplants alive.Jocelyn's first book, tentatively titled Your Brain is a Magical Asshat, is slated for publication next year.Jocelyn online: https://www.scribestorystudios.com/Rewrite your BS: betterbrainstories.comIG and YouTube: Jocelthem (IG https://www.instagram.com/jocelthem/ and Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGQAm7AlSKTAyZI83f5XxaQ)LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jocelynbrady/
What secrets do the brain hold? It's the most complex part of the human body and it can sometimes be difficult to understand our own thoughts and feelings. That's why TELUS Talks with Tamara Taggart is launching a new miniseries called Your Brain. Once a month, Diane McIntosh will join Tamara to demystify different parts of the brain and their many functions. As a highly respected psychiatrist, author and member of the TELUS team, Diane shares her knowledge of emotional trauma, PTSD and how to begin healing from traumatic events.
Today we're building on 319: Who's Sitting in the Board Room of Your Brain? With Adrian Klaphaak . . . and 328: Accessing Your True Self Through IFS, full Pivot x Career Pathfinder podcast episodes (Spotify playlist). If you are looking for a little support and guidance on finding your purpose, or best next step, check out Adrian's Career Pathfinder Program and apply promo code PIVOT for a special offer on his group training. If you'd like to work with him one-on-one, he just opened up a few new spots—book a free consultation here. More about Adrian: Adrian Klaphaak is a coach, purpose guide, entrepreneur, and founder of A Path That Fits Career and Life Coaching. His coaching approach is holistic—a constant balance between getting results and a quest for meaning and fulfillment. He describes himself as “a deep seeker with a constant itch to make things happen.” ✅ Try This Next: Be curious. Imagine your “not good enough” exiled part, and start a dialogue. At what age did it form? Ask: What do you want me to know about you? You can even journal around this, as if you're writing a play. Ex: “Write from your core self to this part: I see you ____, and I can tell you're feeling bad about yourself. Can I come hang out for a little bit?” Bonus challenge:
At the table this week, the fellas discussed the following: (7:24) Should you tell someone you have feelings for them? Even if they have significant other? (16:28) Would you live in a house where someone had been murdered? (27:52) Creating A Replica Body for Your Brain (36:30) Things a girl should know about you before moving in together? Thanks for the love and support! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theblt/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theblt/support
Do you suspect your child has ADHD? Don't miss today's show with Dr. Tamara Rosier. She is the author of “Your Brain's Not Broken: Strategies for Navigating Your Emotions and Life with ADHD.” She runs the ADHD Center of West Michigan and is president of the ADHD Coaches Organization.In this episode, we cover:Understanding ADHDWhat is ADHD? What are the symptoms? Are foster, adoptive, and kinship kids more prone to ADHD?How to tell if our child's behavior is ADHD or caused by the trauma they've experienced? Treating ADHDImportance of early diagnosing and intervention. To medicate or not?Should you take a medication break/holiday? Parenting Challenges with Raising a Child with ADHD: Managing expectations.Emotional management is key.Stop comparing your child and yourself to other parents and their “perfect” kids.Self-control/Impulsiveness.Sticking to an activity - the challenge of finding the balance between encouraging a child to persist and letting go.Why can my child focus on a video game but take 3 hours to finish a 30-minute homework assignment? And what can I do about it? What to let go and what to not. Don't sweat the small stuff. Looking for the Positives of ADHDADHD is not a disorder but rather a trait or neurological difference.Strength of divergent thinking. Tips for parents raising a child with ADHD.This podcast is produced by www.CreatingaFamily.org. We are a national non-profit with the mission to strengthen and inspire adoptive, foster & kinship parents and the professionals who support them. Creating a Family brings you the following trauma-informed, expert-based content:Weekly podcastsWeekly articles/blog postsResource pages on all aspects of family buildingPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamilySupport the showPlease leave us a rating or review RateThisPodcast.com/creatingafamily
In today's episode I'm joined by the brilliant Kara, listen and learn as we call BS on many of the traditional rules of time that keep us overworked, busy and close to burnout but actually less productive. We talk about what we've inherited in terms of time structures and norms to give you the option to pause and think - is this for me?! This is a highly informative episode, we recommend re-listening and taking notes. If you're interested in finding out how we could bring Time Hacking to your team, community or organisation, email email@example.com and request info. And you'll want to stay connected with Kara, you can do so here: Website: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karaloewentheil/ Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unf-ck-your-brain/id1229434818 Kara Loewentheil, J.D., is a Master Certified Coach, Host of the top-rated podcast UnF*ck Your Brain, and creator of The Clutch, a feminist monthly coaching program that has helped tens of thousands of women across the world liberate themselves from the inside out. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she did what every Ivy League feminist lawyer should do: Quit a prestigious academic career to become a life coach! (Her Jewish parents have almost recovered.) But the risk paid off. Her podcast, UnF*ck Your Brain, which combines evolutionary biology, cognitive psychology, and feminist theory in concrete and practical teachings and tools, has more than 40 million downloads and has been featured in publications like the New York Times, Elle UK, Refinery 29, and Glamour. Kara specializes in teaching a step-by-step system that identifies and removes internalized oppression and creates new and unshakeable self-confidence. In addition to running a multiple seven-figure business, she recently signed a major deal with Penguin Life to author her first book, Enough Already, coming out in 2024.
Lo is joined by Unf*ck Your Brain podcast host and Master Certified Life Coach Kara Loewentheil for a candid conversation on the power of putting yourself first and how to stop being a people pleaser. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Kara was on the law professor track when she decided to pivot from her plan and change careers. She was passionate about helping women realize their full potential so she became a life coach. From taking the leap of faith on her new career, to making the decision to not have children, Kara opens up about her parents concerns and the outside opinions she dealt with. She ultimately had to do what was best for her. Kara's advice is rooted in both cognitive psychology and feminism. She shares why people pleasing is ingrained in women during our formative years and gives the methods to break this cycle. Lo and Kara open up about how to set healthy boundaries in your personal and work relationships and explain why toxic positivity can hurt you rather than help you in the long run. There are so many great takeaways for life in this episode. Buckle up puta... you're in for a healing ride on this one! You are here for a reason Question Of The Week: Have you been on a Bachelorette trip? Was it good? was it bad? Where did you go? Lo wants the deets for next weeks episode. Please drop your answer in the review section of Apple Podcast. Want more Lo Life? Join the cult...this is good cult though! The Official Lo Life Facebook Group HERE Please rate, follow and leave a review to keep this hot mess express going strong. Follow your host Lo on Instagram @stylelvr and make sure to drink some water puta... we know you're thirsty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices