Whole Brain Thinking: Wisdom, Love and Magic!
Summary: Welcome to Whole Brain Thinking: Wisdom, Love and Magic! with your host Dr. Margaret Cochran. Everything you think, everything you feel or imagine - this is what the show is about - you! Dr. Cochran will show you how to make sense of the worlds of linear science and felt experience and understand their impact on your everyday life.
Think about it, the most horrible piece of profanity you can hurl at anyone involves using a crude and insulting medieval term for sexual intercourse and forcibly inserting it (yes, double entendre intended) in a phrase about raping the person on whom our insult is focussed! It's time for some sexual healing and to that end Dr. Cochran talks with sexuality educator, consultant and author Deborah Roffman about her wonderful new book, 'Talk To Me First".
What would you risk in the name of love and to find out the Truth? Well, meet someone who found out. Dr. Cochran talks with a very brave and loving man indeed, Timothy Kurek, author of 'The Cross in the Closet'.
Lots of people have theories about learning, however what does the data say? Not just empirical ivory tower data, but real life, real time, in the trenches kind of data. One of the most important duties as a parent, and as a society, is to educate our young. And you know that when we compare ourselves internationally we are pretty bad at it. Why? Because we refuse to learn ourselves! Dr. Cochran discuss this dilemma and it solutions with editor and journalist Paul Tough author of a brilliant new book, 'How Children Succeed'.
Most of us just focus on attempting to understand the 'rocks' in our heads, there seem to be a lot of those! But not so with Professor of Geomorphology, author and as Dr. Cochran refers to him, 'Geophilosopher' and master storyteller, Dr. David Montgomery. The topic of conversation this week is Dr. Montomery's latest book, 'The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood'. In which he explores the artificial rift that has been created between science and religion.
For some, school is a wonderful event full of fun and exploration. For others it's pure hell! Why is this and what can be done to change negative learning experiences into positive ones? Dr. Cochran talks with author and educator Barbara Arrowsmith-Young about her new book, 'The Woman Who Changed Her Brain'. If you or someone you love has had learning difficulties or you are en education professional you won't want to miss this conversation!
Most of us are familiar with the field of Predictive Astrology, but did you know that there is such a thing as Karmic Astrology? Well, there is. Don't you hate it when your Dogma gets run over by your Karma? Well fear not, Dr. Cochran's guest this week can explain how that works as she is Marguerite Manning, Karmic Astrologer, radio host and author of, 'Sign Language: Decoding Your Contract With The Universe'.
Well that's bad news, all things considered, because words make our realities and our relationships what they are, for good or for ill. Communication, which is one of life's most important skills, is frequently poorly modeled by our parents and is often not taught in school. So a little help in this area would not go amiss. Dr. Cochran's guest this week can offer just this sort of assistance as he is Dr. Andrew Newberg, author of 'Words Can Change Your Brain'.
What is too much, too hard or too scary to cope with? Suppose that you had to face the unthinkable and the unbearable, what exactly do you imagine would happen? Dr. Cochran talks with Dr. Gordon Livingston, author of 'The Thing You Think You Cannot Do'.
Have you ever had the experience of looking into the eyes of the chimpanzee or gorilla at the zoo, or if you're really lucky on safari, and thought, "those eyes looked remarkably like my eyes", and "those hands look remarkably like my hands", and "those genitals looked remarkably like…" well you get the idea. If you have both these thoughts and wondered,"where do I come from?" you are not alone. For answers join Dr. Cochran and her guest Dr. Ian Tattersall author of, 'Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins'.
Not so hot you say, well, if that's the case the show will help. Terrific you say, well, if that's the case the show can make it 'terrifiker' (new word just for you, like it?) This week Dr. Cochran talks with Mary Helen Bowers, professional ballerina, fitness guru and author of 'Ballet Beautiful.'
What kinds of things do you think you need to know to make a relationship work? In a situation involving important and complex issues it’s good to have some help and a ‘how-to’ manual comes in pretty handy as well. To that end Dr. Cochran talks with Dr. Victoria Fleming about her book, ‘You Complete Me, And Other Myths That Destroy Happily Ever After’.
Have you got sludge and gunk in your neurotransmitter fluids? Are your synapses wonky and your neurons misfiring? Yeah, that happens, but fortunately there is a manual that can help guide you when your 'check brain needs service' light comes on. And it was written by Dr. Cochran's guest, neuroscientist and University of Wisconsin professor Dr. Richard Davidson, author of 'The Emotional Life Of Your Brain'.
So when you ask, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” and it just fogs up on you and says, “Access Denied”, that can really do bad things to your self esteem. This week Dr. Cochran talks with Karen Miller, beauty expert and creator of KEM cosmetics. Karen is knowledgeable, down to earth and has lots of tips for how to improve any ‘mirror image’ problems you may be having.
But, what is the real truth about dementia, strokes and Alzheimer’s disease? Is prevention possible or are we all victims of genetics? This week Dr. Cochran talks with award winning science journalist Judith Horstman, author of, 'The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind'
If you circled the first, good for you! If you circled the latter, don't panic there is help at hand. Dr. Cochran talks with Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner, psychologist and author of, 'You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You'