The One You Feed - Learn Good Habits to Increase Mindfulness and Happiness and Decrease Anxiety and Depression
Summary: Conversations about Creating a Life Worth Living- Named Best of 2014 by iTunes. Open minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation. "This podcast saved my life"- Amy W.
Robert Thurman is the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism and he has recently written a book called Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dali Lama of Tibet. Whether you embrace the teachings of Buddhism or not, this episode will educate you on powerful approaches to growing in wisdom and it will also paint a beautiful picture of how the concepts of Tibetan Buddhism apply in today's world.
Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma and How You Act Today In the first of a new series, Eric talks with good friend and Ph.D. Jon Mills. Today we talk about a seminal paper in our understanding of how adverse childhood experiences can influence our lives decades later. We first explored this work in the conversation with Gabor Mate. More about the study can be found here.
Tim Urban is the author of a blog called Wait But Why. This episode will not only thoroughly entertain you but it will also help you implement a playful yet powerful approach to growing in wisdom.
We talk with Tim Urban about Consciousness and Procrastination. Meet the Instant Gratification Monkey and other characters from our internal zoo.
Florence Williams shares the scientific research behind the benefit to our mood and our health when we spend time in nature as part of our daily lives. Her book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative is full of practical, intuitive wisdom that can be applied regardless of your lifestyle or circumstances.
Danielle Laporte: Has your self-help become self-criticism?
Scott Stabile has lived through some very difficult things in his lifetime, from feeling shame about his sexuality to the murder of his parents when he was just 14 years old. He can verify that life can be very hard. Yet, he has gone on to live a life full of love, empathy, compassion, and forgiveness. Learn some very practical, applicable wisdom in this episode. You will leave the conversation armed with steps to take towards a happier life for yourself.
Have you ever wondered how emotions are made in our brains? This conversation with Lisa Feldman Barrett will explain this and more and as a result, you will be astounded. Full of scientifically backed concepts that you've probably never heard before, your view on how your brain manages how you feel at any given moment will be totally changed after hearing what this author and researcher has to say.
192: Sean Carroll: Theoretical Physics and the Meaning of Life
191: Spring Washam: Meditation, Ayahuasca, Trauma and Depression
Bonus: Eric Interviewed on Awesome at Your Job Podcast
190: Akshay Nanavati- Fear and Depression
189: Eric Barker: Success and Happiness
188: Gregg Krech: Procrastination, Taking Action and Mindfulness
187: Matthew Quick 3rd Time: Mental Health, Alcohol, Anxiety and Getting Healthy