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Eric Zimmer|Wondery
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388: Marianne Williamson on a New Revolution
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, Marianne has been one of America’s most known public voices having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Bill Maher, and many others. She was also a presidential candidate in the most recent election. Seven of her 12 published books have been New York Times Bestsellers and today she talks about her book, A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution. In this episode, Eric and Marianne Williamson discuss the ways forward to create positive change in our society and our world, in the midst of all the difficulties that surround us.  But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, Marianne Williamson and I Discuss A New Revolution and…Her book, A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American RevolutionHow the ego is so loud and the spirit is quietThat a common mistake we make when we’re younger is that we don’t take life seriously enoughThe path forward from where we find ourselves todayWhat to do when you encounter someone of a different point of view That once you start asking the deeper questions, the deeper answers will comeThe starting point for getting involved in creating changeHow to remain involved in actively changing the broken parts of the systemThat we need to display as much conviction behind our love as some display behind their hateThe invitation to rise to the challenges before usHealing the polarization of today’s political climateMarianne Williamson Links: Marianne’s Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Feals: Premium CBD delivered to your doorstep to help you manage stress, anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. Feals CBD is food-grade and every batch is tested so you know you are getting a truly premium grade product. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping by becoming a member at www.feals.com/wolf Talkspace is the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. It’s therapy on demand. Visit www.talkspace.com or download the app and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month. If you enjoyed this conversation with Marianne Williamson on a New Revolution, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Deep Transformation with Spring Washam Improvising in Life with Stephen Nachmanovitch
Apr 20
47 min
387: James Nestor on The Science of Breathing
James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Outside Magazine, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and many more. Eric and James discuss his NY Times bestseller book, “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art” In this episode, Eric and James Nestor discuss the science of breathing, the importance of nasal breathing as opposed to mouth breathing, and the tremendous health benefits of breathing well. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, James Nestor and I Discuss the Science of Breathing and…His book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost ArtHow breath is the missing pillar of good health  His experience of participating in a study where he did only mouth breathing for 10 daysThe detrimental effects of mouth breathing such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea and snoringUnderstanding that the nose is the first line of defense for our bodiesHis experience of only nasal breathing and how the negative effects of mouth breathing were immediately reversedThe best breathing is gentle breath in for 5-6 seconds and gentle breath out for 5-6 secondsGood breathing increases the connections between the different areas of the brainBreathing slower and exhaling longer can help with anxiety or panic attacksHow lung capacity can improve with healthier breathing habitsHow we get more energy from the air than good nutritionThe different breathing methods and techniques are like interval training for your lungsBreathing well is vital to good health and longevity and is as important as eating well and exerciseJames Nestor Links: James’s Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Calm App: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life through meditations and sleep stories. Join the 85 million people around the world who use Calm to get better sleep. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolf Ancient Nutrition offers whole food nutritional products that are designed to provide Ancient Nutrients in a modern, convenient form to power the body and mind and restore health, strength, and vitality. Enter promo code WOLF at ancientnutrition.com to get 20% off your first order  If you enjoyed this conversation with James Nestor on the Science of Breathing, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Mind Over Matter with Wim Hof Jillian Pransky
Apr 16
54 min
388: Knowing vs. Doing:  Overcoming the Obstacles that Get in Our Way
This is the first episode in a special mini-series in which Eric explains the obstacles that get in the way of us bridging the gap between what we know and what we do and how to overcome these obstacles so that our lives really transform.  Be sure you're signed up on our email list at www.oneyoufeed.net so that you don't miss out on some exciting things to come!
Apr 14
10 min
386: Lenuta Hellen Nadolu on Courage and Survival
Lenuta Hellen Nadolu is a loving mother, a successful entrepreneur, and, as you’ll find out in this interview – a survivor. Most recently, Helen was a guest speaker at a United Nations High Commissioners For Refugees Charitable Event in Support of Women and Girls in The Democratic Republic of Congo.  In this episode, Eric and Hellen discuss her new book, Give Me Courage: The Inspiring True Story Of Survival and Escape.  But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, Lenuta Hellen Nadolu and I Discuss Courage and Strength …Her book, Give Me Courage: The Inspiring True Story Of Survival and EscapeHer experience growing up in a struggling communist countryMeeting her future husband, the doctor who cared for her mother in the hospitalThe extraordinary circumstances under which she was able to marry her husbandHer move to Africa in consideration of her daughterThe love, care, and, respect she found in GhanaWhen her husband decided to marry a 2nd wifeHer experience as the first white woman to divorce a black man in the Ghanian court Why she decided to pack her bags, take her children and fly illegally – smuggling her children – out of GhanaHer dream of giving her children a life free of the racist abuse they had experiencedThe psychic who told her where to what country she would move Lenuta Hellen Nadolu Links: Twitter Facebook KiwiCo: The subscription service that sends your child hands-on science, art, and geography projects each month to build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Get 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line with the promo code FEED at www.KiwiCo.com Organifi: Your all-day, total body, certified organic, delicious superfood system. Go to www.organifi.com and enter promo code WOLF to get 15% off any product in their store. If you enjoyed this conversation with Lenuta Hellen Nadolu, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Dr. Tererai Trent on Incredible Perseverance Discovering Our Essence with A. H. Almaas
Apr 13
42 min
385: Eiman Al Zaabi on Finding Grace
Eiman Al Zaabi is a Muslim spiritual teacher who integrates the principles of harmony, beauty and unity into her teachings. Eiman is a facilitator and transformational coach who helps individuals transform their relationships and careers, heal from past trauma, and live authentically.   In this episode, Eric and Eiman discuss her book, Finding Grace: Daily Comfort for Uncertain Times But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, Eiman Al Zaabi and I Discuss Finding Grace and…Her book,  Finding Grace: Daily Comfort for Uncertain TimesEmpowering herself by exploring self-help and energy healingHer journey of evaluating her universal truths and what violates these truthsStaying in integrity with beliefs while discovering new alternative practicesValues are things that we are drawn towardsDifferences between values and moralsThe law of evolution is about your own personal growth and self-actualizationThe law of awakening is about the spiritual journeyDisconnection is when you betray yourself and are not living in alignment with who you areMoving from information to transformationSurrender is going through a spiritual journey of finding your source of divineWhat it means to surrender in your daily lifeWhere our control ends is where the divine takes overInformation toxicity depletes our ability to make good decisionsThe core self, the contextual self, and the developmental selfAllowing the inner self to exhibit itself in the outer selfEiman Al Zaabi Links: Eiman’s Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Talkspace is the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. It’s therapy on demand. Visit www.talkspace.com or download the app and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month. If you enjoyed this conversation with Eiman Al Zaabi on Finding Grace, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Eli Jaxon-Bear on Your True Self Tara Brach
Apr 9
45 min
384: Bruce Feiler on Life Transitions
Bruce Feiler is the author of 7 New York Times best-sellers and he’s also the presenter of two primetime series on PBS as well as the inspiration for the drama series on NBC, Council of Dads. Bruce’s two TedTalks have been viewed millions of times. In this episode, Eric and Bruce discuss his book, Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change At Any Age.  But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, Bruce Feiler and I Discuss Life Transitions and…His book, Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change At Any AgeThat our lives are fairy tales – and fairy tales all have difficulties in themHis quest to help other people tell their life’s storiesThe myth of a linear life course and how we suffer because we expect linearityLife quakesHow he defines a life disruptor vs. a life transitionThe three phases of a life transitionThe skill of rewriting your story after a life quakeThe importance of telling our storiesIdentity transitions“Don’t shield your eyes when the scary parts start because that’s when the heroes are made.”How we all can be and need to be the heroes in our own storiesBruce Feiler Links: Bruce’s Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Calibrate helps you reset your metabolic system for sustainable weight loss and improved whole-body health. Calibrate combines virtual doctor visits, FDA-approved medication, and one on one video coaching. See if Calibrate is right for you and available in your area. Go to www.joincalibrate.com and enter promo code wolf to get $50 off your one-year membership.   Organifi: Your all-day, total body, certified organic, delicious superfood system. Go to www.organifi.com and enter promo code wolf to get 15% off any product in their store. If you enjoyed this conversation with Bruce Feiler on Life Transitions, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Successful Aging with Alan Castel The Happiness Curve with Jonathan Rauch Psychological Flexibility with Steven C. Hayes
Apr 6
52 min
A Teaching, a Song, and a Poem - 4/3/21
Teaching: Deconstructing Emotions Song: Monster Ballad by Josh Ritter  Poem: Of Being by Denise Levertov  Photo by Alexas_Fotos on Unsplash
Apr 3
13 min
383: Caroline Myss on Intimate Conversations with the Divine
Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. She is the former host of the TV Series “The Journey with Caroline Myss” on the Oxygen Network, and a guest on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Eric and Caroline discuss her book,  Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance, and Grace If you are interested in learning more about how to integrate and embody spiritual principles into the moments of your daily life, Eric teaches people how to do just that in his 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program.  Click here for a free 30-minute call with Eric to learn more.     But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, Caroline Myss and I Discuss Intimate Conversations with the Divine and…Her book, Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance, and Grace  Her spiritual journey of understanding the nature of God Learning that we are not here for life to serve us, but for us to serve lifeThe great transformation of the shedding of separatism and the emergence of holismOur struggles with knowing what we believe or have faith inLacing faith in yourself makes it impossible to have faith in anything else.  Having faith and trust are essential to our well beingHow there is no logic to mystical matters Humans are designed to sense vulnerability in other people“Upper level” thoughts are about our mutual survival“Lower-level” thoughts are about our personal survivalHow prayer can help keep the dark, “reptilian” thoughts at a distanceForgiveness is not a rational thing, but the first thing we must do for ourselvesHow healing requires a stage of holy witnessForgiving is letting go of the internal rage and for that personWe are born to learn about the creative power of our soulThe text of life is about learning that what we give is better than what we takeCaroline Myss Links: Caroline’s Website Twitter Facebook If you enjoyed this conversation with Caroline Myss on Intimate Conversations with the Divine, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Mirabai Starr on the Divine Femine Krista Tippett Chris Hoke
Apr 2
42 min
382: Michael Brody-Waite on Leading in Life
Michael Brody-Waite is a recovering addict, acclaimed speaker, entrepreneur, award-winning three-time CEO, and leadership coach.   Eric and Michael discuss his book,  Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How to Lead Like Your Life Depends on It,. This interesting discussion dives deep into the principles used to recover from drug addiction and how they can be applied to lead successfully in both our personal and professional lives But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, Michael Brody-Waite and I Discuss Leading in Life and…His book, Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How to Lead Like Your Life Depends on It How everyone is a leader, even if it’s just leading ourselvesThe parallels between active addiction and behavior in the corporate environment.How the problem is often being addicted to hiding yourselfLearning to practice the principles from recovery in real lifeThe importance of surrendering the outcomeLearning to practice rigorous authenticityChallenging yourself on doing the uncomfortable workLearning to remove the “masks” we wear to avoid showing our true selves Helpful tools for when you’re avoiding difficult conversationsLearning how to be comfortable with the discomfortThe value of being in community with others who are working on the same thingsMichael Brody-Waite Links: Michael’s Website Instagram Facebook Twitter Awara Mattresses are made with only natural and organic materials, including 100% organic wool from happy New Zealand sheep! For every mattress sold, 10 fruit trees will be planted. To get $350 off your mattress, plus free shipping, a Forever warranty, AND free accessories (including 2 pillows, sheets, and a waterproof mattress protector (value $399)), visit awarasleep.com/wolf Care/of helps you create a customized health plan for vitamins and supplements. These products are made from the best ingredients and conveniently shipped to you each month.  For 50% of your first order, visit Takecareof.com and enter code: WOLF50. Feals: Premium CBD delivered to your doorstep to help you manage stress, anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. Feals CBD is food-grade and every batch is tested so you know you are getting a truly premium grade product. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping by becoming a member at www.feals.com/wolf If you enjoyed this conversation with Michael Brody-Waite, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Lewis Howes on the Masks of Masculinity Maia Szalavitz on Addiction
Mar 30
57 min
381: James Hollis on Living Between Worlds
James Hollis is an American Jungian psychologist. He is a public speaker and the author of 16 books. He runs a private practice as a Jungian Psychoanalyst and is the Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center. Eric and James have an interesting conversation about his newest book, Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times, his work with depth psychology, and what it means as we go through different passages in life. If you are interested in learning more about how to integrate and embody spiritual principles into the moments of your daily life, Eric teaches people how to do just that in his 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program.  Click here for a free 30-minute call with Eric to learn more.    But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, James Hollis and I Discuss Living Between Worlds and…His book, Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing TimesDepth Psychology is trying to engage and work with the unconscious Looking at the patterns in your life and working backward to see what produces behaviorHow dreams represent self-regulatory dimensions of the psycheAs we have conversations with the external world, we must have one with our internal worldSelf is the guiding energy that tries to heal your wounds Self is the natural motive towards wholeness and developmentA passage is when something has died and you’re in betweenThe first half of life is asking what the world is asking of me?The second half of life is asking what the soul is asking of me?Meaning is a by-product of being in the right relationship with one’s own soulAsking yourself what your fears make you do or keep you from doing?Investigating the archaic fear that is keeping us stuckThe psyche’s agenda of growth and developmentThe psyche’s agenda of self-healingThe purpose of dreamsJames Hollis Links: James’s Website Facebook If you enjoyed this conversation with James Hollis on Living Between Worlds, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Navigating the 5 Givens in Life with David Richo Becoming Wholehearted with Koshin Paley Ellison
Mar 26
42 min
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