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Understanding the Truth About Obesity and Weight Loss Drugs with Johann Hari
May 18 2024
Understanding the Truth About Obesity and Weight Loss Drugs with Johann Hari
In this episode, Johann Hari explores the complexities of obesity and weight loss drugs. He dives into the seemingly simple relationship between our food choices and innate biological responses. Reflecting on his upbringing, shaped by a diet of processed and junk food, Johann’s journey is intertwined with scientific revelations. His research and personal experience offers a thought-provoking narrative on the impact of modern diets on our bodies and minds.In this episode, you will be able to:Understand the long-term impact of weight loss drugs on your health and well-beingExplore the health risks associated with obesity and effective management strategiesUncover the role of GLP-1 receptor in appetite regulation and weight managementEmbrace body positivity and learn how to combat the stigma surrounding obesityCompare the pros and cons of bariatric surgery and weight loss drugs for effective weight managementJohann Hari is the author of three New York Times best-selling books: Chasing The Scream, Lost Connections, and Stolen Focus, which have been praised by a broad range of people, from Oprah to Noam Chomsky to Arnold Schwarzenegger. His books have been made into an Oscar-nominated film and an 8-part TV series with Samuel L Jackson. His TED talks have been viewed more than 90 million times. His newest book is Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight-Loss DrugsConnect with Johann Hari: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Magic Pill BookIf you enjoyed this conversation with Johann Hari, check out these other episodes:Stolen Focus and Attention with Johann HariLost Connections with Johann Hari Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How to Find Connection and Where You Belong with Sebene Selassie
Mar 22 2024
How to Find Connection and Where You Belong with Sebene Selassie
In this episode, Sebene Selassie shares insights on how to find connection and where you belong through spirituality. She discusses the concept of belonging as a sense of ease and connection on both social and spiritual levels. Sebene’s personal journey of feeling like an outsider and her search for wholeness and connection make her perspectives relatable and insightful. Her personal experiences and teachings offer a profound perspective on integrating interconnectedness into daily life and navigating the challenges of modern society.In this episode, you will be able to:Embrace ethical teachings for a fulfilling modern lifeOvercome unconscious bias through mindfulness for greater understandingCultivate belonging and connection through spirituality for a richer lifeIntegrate body awareness to deepen meditation practicesHarness the power of gratitude for personal growth and happinessSebene Selassie is a teacher, author, and speaker who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity, and spirituality. She is also a teacher on the 10 Percent Happier meditation app. Sebene began studying Buddhism 30 years ago and is a three-time cancer survivor of stage 3 and 4 cancer. Her book, You Belong: A Call for Connection is discussed in today’s episode.Connect with Sebene Selassi: Website | InstagramIf you enjoyed this conversation with Sebene Selassie check out these other episodes:Community and Connection in an Online World with Emma GannonThe Power of Finding Joy and Community with Radha Agrawal Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
When Mental Health Intersects with Spirituality with Dr. Lisa Miller
Mar 20 2024
When Mental Health Intersects with Spirituality with Dr. Lisa Miller
In this episode, Dr. Lisa Miller shares her journey into understanding where depression and mental health intersect with spirituality. Drawing from her early experiences as a psychotherapist and her groundbreaking epidemiological and MRI studies, Lisa highlights one perspective of certain types of depression and its transformative potential as an invitation to spiritual awakening and growth. She emphasizes the importance of nurturing one’s spiritual life to cope with life’s challenges, offering valuable insights for personal growth and self-discovery. Her perspective on emotional awareness in navigating inner emotional landscapes serves as a valuable resource for empowering listeners with a deeper understanding of the intricate relationship between mental health and spirituality.In this episode, you will be able to:Discover the different types of depression to gain a deeper understanding of mental health challengesExplore the role of spirituality in overcoming depression for a holistic approach to emotional well-beingCultivate awakened awareness for mental health to develop a more conscious and mindful relationship with your emotionsUnderstand the impact of existential yearning on personal growth to enhance your journey of self-discovery.Learn strategies for integrating spiritual and cognitive awareness to empower your emotional growth and well-beingDr. Lisa Miller is Professor and Founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is also a leading national expert in spirituality, health and thriving in development.  Dr. Miller has authored 100 peer review articles on spirituality and mental health in youth and family and is a grant funded clinical scientist, Fellow of the American Psychological Association and former President of the APA Society of Psychology & Spirituality.  She is Editor of The Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology & Spirituality and Editor-in-Chief of Spirituality in Clinical Practice (APA Journals).  Her newest book is The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired LifeConnect with Dr. Lisa Miller: Website | Depression and Spiritual Awakening Ted Talk Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How to Tap Into the Longings of the Heart with Sue Monk Kidd
Mar 15 2024
How to Tap Into the Longings of the Heart with Sue Monk Kidd
Sue Monk Kidd’s journey into the core of her spiritual life began with a profound realization about attention. As she delves into a parable, she was struck by the idea that what we pay attention to ultimately shapes and defines us. This insight sparked a deep reflection on the pivotal role of attention in her spiritual path. In this episode, Eric and Sue discuss some of the themes of her latest novel, including how to tap into the longings of the heart. They also explore how these common themes from her work show up in our everyday lives.In this episode, you will be able to:Embrace the largeness within yourself and unlock your true potential for personal growth and fulfillmentUnderstand the personal genius within everyone and discover how it can propel you towards success and happinessOvercome fear and harness the power of being seen and heard in a way that aligns with your authentic selfNurture creativity as a form of motherhood, fostering new ideas and inspiration to bring forth into the worldExperience the transformative power of confronting pain, and learn how it can lead to profound healing and spiritual growthSue Monk Kidd was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia, a place that deeply influenced the writing of her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees. Her 1990 book, When the Heart Waits, has become a touchstone on contemplative spirituality. Sue serves on the Writers Council for Poets & Writers, Inc and is well known for her work in feminist theology. Her new book is a novel called, The Book of Longings.  Connect with Sue Monk Kidd: Website | Instagram | FacebookIf you enjoyed this conversation with Sue Monk Kidd, check out these other episodes:Parker J. PalmerTara Brach Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How to Embrace Uncertainty and Navigate Life Transitions with Paul Agostinelli
Mar 13 2024
How to Embrace Uncertainty and Navigate Life Transitions with Paul Agostinelli
In this episode, Paul Agostinelli offers a profound shift in perspective to approach life with a sense of profound responsibility and empowerment. Paul and Eric dive into the concept of karma, explore the interconnectedness of all beings, and the impact of self-centered tendencies on individual and collective well-being. Through his experiences and teachings, Paul invites others to embrace uncertainty and explore ways to navigate life transitions in a more meaningful way.In this episode, you will be able to:Gain insight into the profound concept of karma in Buddhism and its relevance to daily life decisionsExplore the powerful impact of actions and thoughts on life outcomesLearn effective strategies for navigating life transitions, making choices, and embracing change with confidence and clarityDiscover new ways to define spirituality that is meaningful to youUncover the secrets to integrating professional and spiritual growth, finding harmony and purpose in career decisions and personal developmentPaul Agostinelli is a Zen Buddhist Sensei and founder of Zen at Work. He co-founded three startups and led strategy for several others. In addition to leadership at Zen Work and Eon Zen, Paul currently serves on the faculty and board at Willowfarm Contemplative Caregiving Center. Since 2019, he has led the mindfulness program at Red Mountain Colorado Treatment Center for Teens.Connect with Paul Agostinelli: Website | Facebook | Eon Zen Sangha Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Paradoxes of Self Improvement with Heather Havrilesky
Mar 8 2024
The Paradoxes of Self Improvement with Heather Havrilesky
In this episode, Heather Havrilesky delves into the complexities of modern life paradoxes. She shares her journey of self-discovery and acceptance, emphasizing the struggle of balancing the “good wolf” and the “bad wolf” within oneself. Heather shares her insights into the relentless pursuit of self-improvement and the societal pressure for perfection.In this episode, you will be able to:Discover the secrets to navigating complex modern life paradoxesLearn how to find guidance in the midst of life’s challengesUncover the path to achieving transformative self-acceptanceUnderstand the keys to emotional well-being in today’s fast-paced worldHeather Havrilesky writes the popular advice column Ask Polly for New York Magazine’s The Cut. She is the author of the memoir Disaster Preparedness and the new advice book How to Be a Person in the World. She writes The Best Seller List column for Book Forum and has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, and many other publications.Connect with Heather Havrilesky: Website | Twitter | InstagramIf you enjoyed this conversation with Heather Havrilesky, check out these other episodes:How to Embrace Life’s Paradoxes with Rosemerry Wahtola-TrommerTasha Eurich on Growing Self-Awareness Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How to Embrace the Mystery of the Human Spirit with Parker Palmer
Mar 6 2024
How to Embrace the Mystery of the Human Spirit with Parker Palmer
In this episode, Parker Palmer explores ways to embrace the mystery of the human spirit as he shares his profound insights on embracing wholeness. He discusses the importance of nurturing positive qualities within ourselves and the responsibility we have in shaping our micro-environments. He also emphasizes the powerful impact of finding genuine connections and supportive people in your life. Parker’s journey to the depths of depression and the valuable role of authentic friendships during those tough times will leave you feeling inspired.In this episode, you will be able to:Embrace personal development and authenticity to unlock your full potentialExperience the transformative power of meaningful relationships in your lifeDiscover the impact of genuine connections and support on your mental well-beingLearn how to navigate mental health struggles with grace and resilienceNurture the positive qualities with ourselves and what we bring to the worldParker J. Palmer is a writer, speaker, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality, and social change. He is the founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal. Parker is the author of ten books-including several award-winning titles including On the Brink of Everything, Healing the Heart of Democracy, The Heart of Higher Education, The Promise of Paradox.Connect with Parker Palmer: Website | Twitter | FacebookIf you enjoyed this conversation with Parker Palmer, check out these other episodes:How to Begin Your Journey to Wholeness with Parker Palmer (2022)The Divided Yet Connected Brain with Iain McGilchrist Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How to Master Internal Triggers and Regain Control of Your Attention with Nir Eyal
Feb 23 2024
How to Master Internal Triggers and Regain Control of Your Attention with Nir Eyal
In this episode, Nir Eyal dives deep into how we can learn to master internal triggers and regain control of your attention. Nir explains how the underlying motivation behind every action is the desire to escape discomfort. Learning to distinguish between traction and distraction is a powerful first step in overcoming the universal struggle of staying focused in a world full of distractions. You’ll find many new insights and discover several practical strategies to keep your attention on where it matters in this conversation!In this episode, you will be able to:Master time management and boost productivity with proven strategiesLearn to identify and master internal triggers for improved focus and concentrationDiscover the importance of intentional planning for achieving success in all areas of your lifeOvercome distractions and cultivate a proactive mindset for enhanced performanceImplement effective strategies for staying focused and on track daily, leading to greater accomplishments and satisfactionNir Eyal is an author whose writing on technology, psychology, and business has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, and many other renowned publications. Previously, he taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Design School. In this episode, Nir and Eric discuss his new book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Connect with Nir Eyal: Website | Instagram | XIf you enjoyed this conversation with Nir Eyal, check out these other episodes:Chris Bailey on Focus, Productivity and MeditationHow to Overcome Procrastination with Tim Pychyl Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How to Be Enough As You Are with Scott Stabile
Feb 20 2024
How to Be Enough As You Are with Scott Stabile
Scott Stabile’s journey towards self-acceptance and self-love began with a simple yet powerful realization. He learned to acknowledge the small actions in his daily life that reflected self-care and love. This awareness and acknowledgement of these moments of self-love allowed him to shift his mindset and energy towards self-compassion. Scott shares the importance of recognizing and appreciating the seemingly mundane acts of self-care, which ultimately lay the foundation for fostering a deep sense of self-acceptance and love.In this episode, you will be able to:Embrace self-compassion and acceptance to transform your mindset and behaviorNavigate the difficult emotions of envy and jealousy to unlock your personal growth potentialFace difficult conversations that can lead to creating deeper connectionsCultivate self-love and authenticity to live a more fulfilling lifeManage overwhelming thoughts and emotions to find inner peace and clarityScott Stabile has amassed a sizable following on social media with his inspirational and provocative quotes, essays, and videos. His previous work includes Big Love, Just Love, Iris, and the Li’l Pet Hospital series. He’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and runs empowerment workshops worldwide. His latest book is Enough As You Are.Connect with Scott Stabile: Website | Instagram | Scott’s Substack Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Uncovering the Truth About People Pleasing with Dr. Aziz Gazipura
Feb 13 2024
Uncovering the Truth About People Pleasing with Dr. Aziz Gazipura
In this episode, Dr. Aziz Gazipura shares how we can begin uncovering the truth about people-pleasing behaviors. He explains the difference between kindness and niceness and why it’s important to understand the distinction between them. You’ll also discover ways to embrace the power of compassionate communication for a better relationship with yourself and others. In this episode, you will be able to:Unleash your potential and boost self-confidenceDifferentiate between niceness and true kindnessEmbrace authenticity and express your true selfDiscover the power of inner wisdom over external validationHarness the mind’s power to take intentional actionDr. Aziz is the world’s leading confidence expert. He teaches people how to learn confidence so they can eliminate self-doubt, master conversations, accelerate in their careers, and create deeply fulfilling relationships. Dr. Aziz completed his doctoral training at Stanford and Palo Alto Universities and is the founder of the Center For Social Confidence. He has a large online following with his podcast and YouTube videos and is the author of six best-selling books. His latest book is Less Nice, More You: Stop Hiding & Become The Most Bold, Authentic Version Of You NowConnect with Dr. Aziz Gazipura: Website | Instagram | Shrink for the Shy Guy PodcastIf you enjoyed this conversation with Aziz Gazipura, check out these other episodes:How to Tame Your Inner Critic with Dr. Aziz GazipuraSocial Anxiety with Dr. Ellen Hendrikson Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How to Find Your Way to Healing, Hope, and Peace with Seth Gillihan
Feb 9 2024
How to Find Your Way to Healing, Hope, and Peace with Seth Gillihan
Seth Gillihan, a renowned clinical psychologist and author, offers a fresh take on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Drawing from his personal journey of overcoming health challenges and embracing mindfulness, Seth explains how to find your way to healing, hope, and peace. Through his candidness about his own struggles, he provides valuable insights to life's common challenges. His work emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and acceptance, offering guidance and a path forward for navigating the complexities of lifeIn this episode, you will be able to:Embrace uncertainty to unlock new opportunities for happinessReduce suffering through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and reclaim peace of mindShift thoughts and actions with mindfulnessTake effective action by embracing the “Think, Act, Be” approachIntegrate mindfulness into everyday life for enhanced well-being and peaceSeth Gillihan, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, author, online instructor, and host of the Think Act Be podcast. He specializes in mindful cognitive behavioral therapy for conditions like anxiety, depression, and overwhelming stress. Seth’s books include Retrain Your Brain, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple, A Mindful Year, and Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.Connect with Seth Gillihan: Website | Think, Act, Be PodcastIf you enjoyed this conversation with Seth Gillihan, check out these other episodes:Psychological Flexibility with Steven C. HayesElisha Goldstein, Ph.D-Mindfulness and Depression Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What Can Be Found When Losing Sight with Andrew Leland
Feb 6 2024
What Can Be Found When Losing Sight with Andrew Leland
Andrew Leland shares a deeply personal story of losing his vision due to retinitis pigmentosa. He shares some of the challenges and necessary adjustments that come with acquiring with his gradual disability. With courage and humor, Andrew navigates the complex emotional terrain of coming to terms with his changing abilities and sheds light on what can be found when losing sight.In this episode, you will be able to:More deeply understand the journey of acquiring a disabilityUnderstand the nature of identity and how it changes throughout stages of lifeDevelop compassion and curiosity for those with with unique challengesIdentify what it means to balance independence and interdependanceFoster better communication for those living with differing abilitiesAndrew Leland is the author of The Country of the Blind: A Memoir at the End of Sight , which was longlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. It was also named by Publishers Weekly as one of the ten best books of the year. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Quarterly, and The San Francisco Chronicle, among other outlets. From 2013-2019, he hosted and produced The Organist, an arts and culture podcast, for KCRW; he has also produced pieces for Radiolab and 99 Percent Invisible. He has been an editor at The Believer since 2003.Connect with Andrew Leland: Website | InstagramIf you enjoyed this conversation with Andrew Leland, check out these other episodes:What Puzzles Can Teach Us About Life with A.J. JacobsEffectively Thinking Ahead with Bina Venkataraman Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Embracing Life's Complexities with Curiosity and Questions with Pádraig Ó Tuama
Feb 2 2024
Embracing Life's Complexities with Curiosity and Questions with Pádraig Ó Tuama
In this episode, Pádraig Ó Tuama shares what it means to learn to begin embracing life’s complexities with curiosity and questions. He delves into the profound impact of time, highlighting the wisdom that comes from shared experiences. Pádraig’s insightful anecdotes about meeting others who have navigated similar struggles emphasize the transformative power of empathy and connection. Through his poetry, he invites readers to contemplate the layers of meaning and significance in their own lives, fostering a sense of introspection and self-awareness.In this episode, you will be able to:Unlock the transformative power of poetry in your lifeUnderstand the nuances of conflict resolution with deeper understandingEmbrace life’s complexities by getting curious and asking questionsExplore the deep connection between belief, God, and religionHarness the power of truth-telling for personal growth and successPádraig Ó Tuama is the host of On Being’s Poetry Unbound and the author of Poetry Unbound; 50 Poems to Open Your Life. He is a poet with interests in language, violence, power and religion. Feed the Beast is his most recent collection with Kitchen Hymns, a volume of original poems, and an essayed poetry anthology Poetry Unbound; Poems on Being with Each Other both forthcoming in 2024.Poems mentioned in this episode:Lost by David WagonerHaving Confessed by Patrick KavanaghThis is a Hymn by Lorna GoodisonConnect with Pádraig Ó Tuama: Website | InstagramIf you enjoyed this conversation with Pádraig Ó Tuama, check out these other episodes:How to Embrace Life’s Paradoxes with Rosemerry Wahtola-TrommerHow to Live the Questions of Life with Krista Tippett Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Jessica Hagy
Jan 26 2024
How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Jessica Hagy
Jessica Hagy's interesting and unique work explores the concept of visual grammar and the power of expression through diagrams. Her pursuit of self-discovery expanded as she delved into the world of online connections, finding encouragement and support from strangers, ultimately reshaping her perspective. Through her experiences, she discovered the profound impact of embracing vulnerability and learning how to get out of our comfort zones. She shares how seeking supportive communities is a vital component in navigating life's challenges.In this episode, you will be able to:Embrace vulnerability and unlock your true potential for personal growthDiscover the power of finding a supportive community for navigating life’s challengesLearn to truly be your true self in a noisy world and find meaningful connectionsStrive for the greatest good by embracing self-discovery and authenticityHarness the power of the internet as a tool for personal growth and self-improvementJessica Hagy is an artist and author of How to Be Interesting and How to Be Fearless. Her blog, Indexed, won a Webby award. She is a visual storyteller and her simple, brilliant drawings illustrate the connections between things.Connect with Jessica Hagy: Website | Instagram | TwitterIf you enjoyed this conversation with Jessica Hagy, check out these other episodes:How to Be Fearless with Jessica HagyPoetry in Every Day Life with Jaqueline Suskin Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learning to Find Comfort in Discomfort with Light Watkins
Jan 23 2024
Learning to Find Comfort in Discomfort with Light Watkins
In this episode, Light Watkins shares important principles from his latest book. He emphasizes the importance of making choices that align with the expansive feeling to embody one’s most authentic self, and embracing discomfort for personal growth. Light’s engaging storytelling style captures the essence of his spiritual journey and his message of seeking internal happiness rather than external validation serves as a powerful reminder for individuals on their life journey.In this episode, you will be able to:Discover the power of spiritual minimalism and unlock your path to personal growthEmbrace discomfort to uncover hidden strengths and accelerate personal developmentTake action and experience the transformative power of giving to othersLearn the art of embracing discomfort to unlock new levels of personal growthSeek diverse advice to unlock new perspectives and accelerate personal developmentLight Watkins has been a meditation and spiritual teacher for more than 20 years. He facilitates workshops and retreats around the world, and gives talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and leadership. He is the author of manty bestsellers including The Inner Gym, Bliss More, and Knowing Where to Look,  and also hosts a weekly podcast called The Light Watkins Show. His latest book is Travel Light: Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled LifeConnect with Light Watkins: Website | Instagram | TwitterIf you enjoyed this conversation with Light Watkins, check out these other episodes:How to Embrace Mindfulness on the Path to Personal Growth with Dan HarrisHow to Let Go of Expectations and Transform Disappointment into Growth with Christine Hassler Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.