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August 11, 2020
Josh Johnson is a comedian and an Emmy-nominated writer. He is currently a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and a former writer and performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Josh was named New York’s Funniest Comic at the New York Comey Festival in 2018. In this episode, Josh Johnson and Eric talk about comedy and how humor can facilitate healing, understanding, and our connection with one another.  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, Josh Johnson and I Discuss Humor and Healing and…The duality of being humanUsing humor as a coping mechanism that can facilitate healingHow when you laugh you feel no painThat levity can strip something of its power over usWhat it means to be truly contentThe role of comedy in his lifeThe relationship between objectivity and comedyHow he’d rather try and fail on stage than not try something out of fearThe prevalence of mental health issues in comediansThe way humor can change our perspectivesHow he approaches depressive episodes in his own lifeHow skewed our feedback can be based on who surrounds usJosh Johnson Links: joshjohnsoncomedy.com YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Indeed: Helps you find high impact hires, faster, without any long term contracts and you pay only for what you need. Get started with a free $75 credit to boost your job post and get in front of more quality candidates by going to www.indeed.com/wolf Best Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Talkspace: the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time. Therapy on demand. Non-judgemental, practical help when you need it at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. Visit www.talkspace.com and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month. If you enjoyed this conversation with Josh Johnson on Healing and Humor, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Pete Holmes Paul Gilmartin
August 4, 2020
Susan David is a psychologist on faculty at Harvard Medical School. She’s also the co-founder and co-director of The Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital and is CEO of Evidence-Based Psychology. Along with speaking and consulting, Susan is also the author of Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. In this episode, Susan David and Eric examine how we can experience, interpret, talk about, and relate to our emotions so that we live a life that is more intentional and deeply rooted in what we value.  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, Susan David and I Discuss Understanding Emotions and…Her book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and LifeThe problem of going on autopilot through our habitual actionsThe problem of going on autopilot through the habits of our internal worldThe benefits of taking time to think about what we value and then examining our habitual patterns to find ways they might be out of alignmentThat we own our emotions, they don’t own usValues as qualities of actionEngaging with choice points in life Actions as votes towards the person we want to beThe mistaken view of emotions as good or badEmotions as signposts for the things we care aboutThat emotions are data, not directivesHow to decipher whether emotions are old habitual patterns or present-day valuable signalsAsking, “Is my believing this emotion opening me up to thrive or shutting me down into something small?”Being compassionate and curious with difficult emotionsHearing yourself when you describe your emotionsUtilizing emotion granularity to more accurately label and better understand emotionsThe skill of noticing our emotions so that they don’t define usDifferentiating emotions from thoughtsEmotions during times of uncertaintyGentle acceptance as a prerequisite to changeSusan David Links: susandavid.com Emotional Agility Quiz Ted Talk: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage Facebook Twitter Instagram Athletic Greens: The all in one daily drink to get daily nutritional needs, support better health and peak performance. Visit www.athleticgreens.com/feed to get 20 free daily travel packs with your first purchase.  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  SimpliSafe: Get comprehensive protection for your entire home with security cameras, alarms, sensors as well as fire, water, and carbon monoxide alerts. Visit simplisafe.com/wolf for free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee.   If you enjoyed this conversation with Susan David on Understanding Emotions, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Susan David (February, 2019) Hilary Jacobs Hendel
July 28, 2020
A. H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali. He is the founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization which is a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology theories. He has authored eighteen books about spiritual realization, including the Diamond Heart series, The Pearl Beyond Price, The Void, The Alchemy of Freedom, and his newest book, Love Unveiled: Discovering the Essence of the Awakened Heart. In this episode, A.H. Almaas and Eric explore how to use curiosity, inquiry, courage, kindness, and love to discover our true nature, which he refers to as our “essence”. It is a deep and freeing approach to achieve healing and wholeness within ourselves.  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, A.H. Almaas and I Discuss Discovering our Essence and…His newest book, Love Unveiled: Discovering the Essence of the Awakened HeartThe Diamond ApproachWhat he means when he talks about our “essence”The difference between personality and essenceSeeing our children’s essential nature and loving them for itThe Theory of HolesThe role of inquiry in feeling your emotionAccessing your emotions by seeing what’s in the way of feeling themPrinciples that ground us in inquiry so we might see the totality of our experience in the present momentThe difference between and integration of psychology and spiritualityThe result of staying with our direct, immediate experienceHow wanting to change ourselves interferes with our ability to study and learn about ourselvesIncluding our desires in our inquiryThat “allowing things to be exactly as they are” is the highest teaching there isBecoming consistently curious about what’s happeningHow to learn to stay with emotional painThe similarities between sadness and kindnessInquiring about our essence A.H. Almaas Links: diamondapproach.com Twitter Instagram Facebook BLUblox offers high-quality lenses that filter blue light, reduce glare, and combat the unhealthy effects of our digital life. Visit BLUblox.com to get free shipping and also 15% off with Promo Code: WOLF Talkspace: the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time. Therapy on demand. Non-judgemental, practical help when you need it at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. Visit www.talkspace.com and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month. SimpliSafe: Get comprehensive protection for your entire home with security cameras, alarms, sensors as well as fire, water, and carbon monoxide alerts. Visit simplisafe.com/wolf for free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee.   If you enjoyed this conversation with A.H. Almaas on Discovering Our Essence, you might also enjoy these other episodes: A.H. Almaas (2016) James Finley Henry Shukman
July 21, 2020
Sarah Blondin is a writer and videographer from British Columbia, Canada. She’s also the creator and host of the well-known podcast “live awake“. In this episode, Sarah and Eric discuss her book, “Heart Minded, How to Hold Yourself and Others in Love”, where she shares how we can learn to train our minds to listen and follow our hearts. 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, Sarah Blondin and I Discuss Being Heart Minded and…Her book,  “Heart Minded, How to Hold Yourself and Others in Love.”  Listening to the longing that guides us to the dark placeHow grace is like the wind that comes from within lifting us up from the mireCreating a mainline to the heart will move you forward, but we must learn to be aware of it.How taking responsibility for our pain becomes our strengthSeeing from the perspective of the heart and learning to see beyond the painFeeling and giving yourself permission begins the healing processAddressing and not avoiding your afflictionsBecoming empowered to stop choosing to go to the dark place comes with time and practiceBringing the mind down to the heartHow the unharnessed mind is frantic and is an ungrounded companionThe call of the heart is living and leading with loveThe heart gives us a strength to help us maneuver difficult timesTraining the mind to start following the heart’s agendaAs the heart grows, it infiltrates our consciousness and moves us into a more harmonious state.Creating boundaries for yourself when suffering and struggle show up“Inner hospitality” comes from learning how to stay and allowing your feelings to move in then out.How achievements and pursuits hold little value compared to what we create within ourselvesSarah Blondin Links: sarahblondin.com Twitter Instagram BLUblox offers high-quality lenses that filter blue light, reduce glare, and combat the unhealthy effects of our digital life. Visit BLUblox.com to get free shipping and also 15% off with Promo Code: WOLF Skillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Get 2 FREE months of premium membership at www.skillshare.com/feed SimpliSafe: Get comprehensive protection for your entire home with security cameras, alarms, sensors as well as fire, water, and carbon monoxide alerts. Visit simplisafe.com/wolf for free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee.   If you enjoyed this conversation with Sarah Blondin on Being Heart Minded, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Sue Monk Kidd Dorothy Hunt
July 16, 2020
Spiritual Habits Group Program – Find Solid Ground In Shaky Times: Join Eric in this virtual, live group program to learn powerful Spiritual Habits to help you access your own deep wisdom and calm steadiness – even when the world feels upside down. Click here to learn more and sign up. Enrollment ends on Sunday, July 19th, 2020 In this mini-episode, Eric discusses the importance of having a spiritual practice so that you can have a strong foundation from which to build upon in your life. This has never been more important than right now as we face the seemingly unending coronavirus crisis we are currently in.The realization in his recovery that he didn't have anything sustainable or grounding in his lifeDiscovering a spiritual life when you don't believe in God in the traditional senseFinding spiritual principles such as acceptance, mindfulness, generosity, kindness, and love as a way to orient his life.Learning to make these principles the center of your lifeLiminal space as waiting spaceUsing this space as a fertile ground where transformation can happenLearning to engage with what is here, right now.Using this time as an opportunity to let go and surrender to a greater potentialChoose growth over stagnationChoose thriving or survivingLearning the key spiritual principles and changing our habits to incorporate these key principles in our daily lives.  If you like these mini-episodes donate to our Patreon campaign and get an extra mini-episode per month.
July 14, 2020
Justin Michael Williams is an author, a top 20 recording artist, and a transformational speaker who is using music and meditation to wake up the world. With over a decade of teaching experience, Justin has become a pioneering voice of color for the new healing movement. Between his podcast, keynotes, and motivational online platforms, Justin’s teachings have now spread to more than 40 countries around the globe. His new book is, Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us. In this episode, Eric and Justin Michael Williams explore the connection between meditation and activism, which is to say, the work we do to heal ourselves and then the work we go do to help heal our world.  Spiritual Habits Group Program – Find Solid Ground In Shaky Times: Join Eric in this virtual, live group program to learn powerful Spiritual Habits to help you access your own deep wisdom and calm steadiness – even when the world feels upside down. Click here to learn more and sign up. Enrollment is open now through Sunday, July 19th, 2020 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, Justin Michael Williams and I Discuss Meditation and Activism and…His new book, Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of UsThe role, place, and importance of inner work and outer workThat out of all the healing modalities he’s tried, meditation has had the biggest impact on his lifeHow it’s not always our thoughts that create our realityThat awareness calls us to get up off of our meditation cushion and take actionThat the real reason we meditate is to become more aliveThat we meditate not to disconnect but to reconnectThat actions create our worldThe two things that co-create our reality: What happens to us and our reaction to it That privilege isn’t about what you’ve gone through, it’s about what you haven’t had to go throughDe-colonizing the oppression that lives within us and de-colonizing the external structures that hold us back in the worldCalling people forward vs calling people outHow we can’t shame people into long term changeThe type of meditation he teaches: Freedom MeditationThat the guru is within youJustin Michael Williams Links: justinmichaelwilliams.com Twitter Instagram Facebook Indeed: Helps you find high impact hires, faster, without any long term contracts and you pay only for what you need. Get started with a free $75 credit for your first job post and get in front of more quality candidates by going to www.indeed.com/wolf  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 If you enjoyed this conversation with Justin Michael Williams on Meditation and Activism, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Austin Channing Brown Jamia Wilson Jeff Warren
July 7, 2020
Ellen Bass is a poet, non-fiction author, and teacher. She is the author of many collections and books including Like a Beggar, The Human Line, and Mules of Love. Ellen’s poems also appear frequently in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and many other journals. She’s been awarded three Pushcart Prizes, The Lambda Literary Award, The Pablo Neruda Prize, and The New Letters Prize. Ellen also teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Pacific University. Her newest collection of poetry is entitled Indigo. This is Ellen’s second time as a guest on the show. In this episode, Ellen and Eric discuss the power of poetry – how it can change us and deepen our experience of and attention to the world around us. Ellen reads some of her incredibly beautiful poetry and as a result, we are indeed changed. Spiritual Habits Group Program – Find Solid Ground In Shaky Times: Join Eric in this virtual, live group program to learn powerful Spiritual Habits to help you access your own deep wisdom and calm steadiness – even when the world feels upside down. Click here to learn more and sign up. Enrollment is open now through Sunday, July 19th, 2020 Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Ellen Bass and I Discuss the Power of Poetry and…Her new book of poetry, IndigoHow gratitude and love help her combat fearHer practice as a poet is to take suffering and make artThe poem that took her 12 years to writeThat worthwhile things are hard to do – even for expertsWanting to be changed after writing or reading a poemHer poem, Taking My Old Dog Out To Pee Before BedHer poem, EnoughWhat she thinks about when she hears someone else read her poetry as well as how poetry is to be read and heard “out loud”Her poem, The Long RecoveryTrying not to resist the life we have and instead, hurl ourself more deeply into itGreat poets and their poetry teach us to observe the world more closely and see it as sacred and beautifulHer poem, Any Common DesolationEllen Bass Links: ellenbass.com Twitter Instagram Facebook Ashford University: Their online bachelor’s and master’s degrees allow you to learn on a convenient and flexible schedule. There’s no fee to apply and no standardized testing to enroll. Go to ashford.edu/wolf  Athletic Greens: The all in one daily drink to get daily nutritional needs, support better health and peak performance. Visit www.athleticgreens.com/feed to get 20 free daily travel packs with your first purchase.  Daily Harvest: Delivers absolutely delicious organic, carefully sourced, chef-created fruit and veggie smoothies, soups, overnight oats, bowls, and more. To get $25 off your first box go to www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code FEED If you enjoyed this conversation with Ellen Bass on the power of poetry, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Ellen Bass (2018 Interview) Marilyn Nelson
June 30, 2020
Lisa Mosconi holds a PhD degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine and is a certified Integrative Nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner. At Weil Cornel Medical College in New York, she is the Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative in the Department of Neurology, Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, and Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious medical journals and is the author of 2 books, both of which she and Eric discuss in this episode: Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power and The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women To Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. Spiritual Habits Group Program - Find Solid Ground In Shaky Times: Join Eric in this virtual, live group program to learn powerful Spiritual Habits to help you access your own deep wisdom and calm steadiness - even when the world feels upside down. Click here to learn more and sign up. Enrollment is open now through Sunday, July 19th, 2020 Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Lisa Mosconi and I Discuss the Eating for Brain Health and…Her books, Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power and The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women To Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s DiseaseHow the foods we eat contribute to our brain healthNeuronutrition: the science of how to nourish our brain via the foods we eatHow in our health, genes load the gun but lifestyle pulls the triggerFoods you eat have an almost immediate impact on the health and function of your brainThe damage that results to your brain from eating a Western dietThe brain health benefits of a Mediterranean dietThe importance of drinking water – especially to support your brainThat the human brain is 80% water and therefore is very sensitive to dehydrationThe most important foods and nutrients for brain healthThe beneficial role in the brain of Omega 3 fatty acids in addition to antioxidantsNutritional benefit of whole foods vs supplementsDetrimental nature of regular consumption of processed foodThat health should not be a privilege of the wealthyThe energy production and protective roles of estrogen in the brainThe unique properties of women’s health and women’s brainsHow to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia through the foods you eatWhat women can do to support their brains  The detrimental nature of chronic stress on women’s brainsLisa Mosconi Links: lisamosconi.com Twitter Instagram Seed: Scientifically validated, next-generation probiotics. Their mission: to bring much-needed precision, efficacy, and education to the global probiotics market. Go to www.seed.com/wolf or use promo code WOLF for 15% off your first month of The Daily Symbiotic. Talkspace: the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time. Therapy on demand. Non-judgemental, practical help when you need it at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. Visit www.talkspace.com and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month. Grammarly: The digital writing tool that you can rely on to get your message across clearly, effectively, and correctly. It works where you work: in Gmail, Google Docs, Slack and many other platforms. Get 20% off Grammarly Premium when you sign up at www.grammarly.com/feed If you enjoyed this conversation with Lisa Mosconi on Eating for Brain Health, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Lisa Feldman Barrett Florence Williams
June 23, 2020
Jamia Wilson is a feminist activist, writer, and speaker. As director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York and the former VP of programs at the Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a leading voice on women’s rights issues for over a decade. Her work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, the Today Show, CNN, Elle, BBC, Rookie, Refinery 29, Glamour, Teen Vogue, and The Washington Post. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black, the introduction and oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World, Step Into Your Power: 23 Lessons on How to Live Your Best Life, ABC’s of AOC, and the co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Advocacy, and Activism for All. In this episode, Jamia and Eric discuss many aspects of how we can work to develop a deeper understanding of one another, specifically in the realm of racism. Through a path that involves deep listening, allyship and activism, we can find our way to a better world together. The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Jamia Wilson and I discuss Allyship, Activism, and…Her book, Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Advocacy, and Activism for AllHow to disagree with people and get comfortable with conflictHer experience with racismWhen it can be a mistake to give people the benefit of the doubtThe way your lived experience can impact your worldviewWhite AllyshipDeep ListeningThe importance of involving the people closest to the problem when finding a solutionWhite fragilityThe processes of learning and unlearning as lifelong processesRecognizing that we can have privilege in some areas and not in othersA beginners guide to White AllyshipSimple steps to take for local activismJamia Wilson Links: jamiawilson.com Twitter Instagram Facebook Athletic Greens: The all in one daily drink to get daily nutritional needs, support better health and peak performance. Visit www.athleticgreens.com/feed to get 20 free daily travel packs with your first purchase. Best Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. SimpliSafe: Get comprehensive protection for your entire home with security cameras, alarms, sensors as well as fire, water, and carbon monoxide alerts. Visit simplisafe.com/wolf for free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee. If you enjoyed this conversation with Jamia Wilson on Allyship and Activism, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Ruth King Austin Channing Brown
June 16, 2020
Dr. James Gordon is an American author and psychiatrist known for mind-body medicine. Dr. Gordon is internationally recognized for using self-awareness, self-care, and group support to heal population-wide psychological trauma. He is the founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine as well as the director of Mind Body Studies and clinical professor at Georgetown Medical School at Georgetown University. In this episode, he and Eric discuss his book, The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma. Click here to schedule a free 30-minute intro coaching call with Eric to see if working 1-on-1 with him is a fit for you to help you build habits that ground and support you in these times of uncertainty.  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, Dr. James Gordon and I Discuss Healing Trauma and…His book, The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After TraumaThe two common and dangerous misconceptions about psychological traumaThat trauma comes to everyone sooner or laterHow everyone can access the path to healing after traumaPost Traumatic TransformationThe antidote to the fight or flight responseWays to experience your own ability to shift feelings of anxiety to calmThe best time to start healing traumaHow to heal population-wide psychological traumaHis wartime work of healing traumaMind-body medicineTechniques and expressive meditation for healing traumaThe role of drawing in dealing with traumaThe wise guide technique for accessing wisdom and healing traumaDr. James Gordon Links: The Center for Mind Body Medicine Twitter Instagram Facebook Skillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Get 2 FREE months of premium membership at www.skillshare.com/feed  If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. James Gordon on Healing Trauma, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Judith Blackstone Dr. Jon Mills
June 9, 2020
We’re re-releasing another episode this week as we continue to be in the midst of a crisis point of racial injustice here in the United States. Ruth King is another leading voice on this important issue and we hope that you find wisdom and healing in her words. We hope you’ll take some time to pause, listen to what she has to say, and consider the ways in which you might take some action to further healing and justice at whatever scope and scale you are able.  To that end, we’ve created a small resource guide to point you in a few directions that we think might be helpful as you look to further educate yourself on what action steps to take.  Donate to or get involved with: Southern Poverty Law Center- The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. https://www.splcenter.org/   NAACP Legal Defense Fund- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. https://www.naacpldf.org/ Campaign Zero- Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide. https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ Ideas of other ways to get involved: Sign the petition for George Floyd- Yes millions have signed and so can you.- https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd I found this to be a great article that had lot’s of action to take- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice So many of the changes we need to see regarding police brutality have to happen at the local level. That is good news because it’s easier to get involved and have more impact. This page has Campaign Zero’s list of issues by city and state: There are so many books out there but here are some books that come highly recommended: “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt  “Raising White Kids” by Jennifer Harvey  “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo  “The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement” by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris  “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement” by Wesley Lowery “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear” by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and William Barber II “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander The End of Policing- Alex S. Vitale (free book) In This Interview, Ruth King and I Discuss Healing Racism and …Her book, Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From The Inside OutThe value of being curious about the good and bad wolves inside of usRacism being a heart disease that is curableHer open heart surgery at the age of 27Rage being an exit routeRage being energy moving through the bodyHabitual patterns of racism being a layer on top of the real issue that we can’t tolerate – they are defense mechanismsRacial affinity groups6 hindrancesThe structure of racismRacism vs PrejudiceRacist vs RacismUnderstanding our own experience with racism and talking about itWhat it’s like to be “membered”Individual vs group identityDiversity within the body of colorRuth King Links Ruthking.net Facebook Daily Harvest: Delivers absolutely delicious organic, carefully sourced, chef-created fruit and veggie smoothies, soups, overnight oats, bowls, and more. To get $25 off your first box go to www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code FEED Beachbody On Demand: Workout at home with this easy to use streaming service with over 1300 super effective workouts suited for anybody at any time. Listeners of the show can get a free trial membership when you text WOLF to the number 303030.  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!
June 3, 2020
Austin Channing Brown is a writer, speaker, and practitioner who helps schools, nonprofits, and religious organizations practice genuine inclusion. She is passionate about the advancement of racial justice and reconciliation and her words will most certainly move you to action. In her work, she shares her experiences as a black woman who “navigates whiteness on a regular basis”. After listening to this interview and reading her book, your mind and heart will be broadened towards understanding and inclusion – regardless of where you are on that spectrum today.  We’re re-releasing this episode because as we’re in the midst of a crisis point of racial injustice here in the United States, Austin Channing Brown is a leading voice on racial justice and her wisdom and perspective can benefit us all.  We hope you’ll take some time to pause, listen to what she has to say, and consider the ways in which you might take some action to further healing and justice at whatever scope and scale you are able.  To that end, we’ve created a small resource guide to point you in a few directions that we think might be helpful as you look to further educate yourself on what action steps to take.  Donate to or get involved with: Southern Poverty Law Center- The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. https://www.splcenter.org NAACP Legal Defense Fund- –https://www.naacpldf.org/–  The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.  Campaign Zero- https://www.joincampaignzero.org/– Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide. Ideas of other ways to get involved: Sign the petition for George Floyd- Yes millions have signed and so can you. 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice So many of the changes we need to see regarding police brutality have to happen at the local level. That is good news because it’s easier to get involved and have moe impact. This page has Campaign Zero’s list of issues by city and state: There are so many books out there but here are some books that come highly recommended: “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” by Jennifer L. Eberhardt  “Raising White Kids” by Jennifer Harvey  “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo  “The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement” by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris  “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America’s Racial Justice Movement” by Wesley Lowery “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear” by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and William Barber II “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander In This Interview, Austin Channing Brown and I Discuss Racial Justice and…Her book, I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in A World Made for WhitenessThe importance and value of angerHow we can fight the monsters without becoming the monstersThat anger reveals something is wrongWhite fragility – sadness and angerNaming the things that can come in the way of a discussion, before the discussion happensRealising racial biasTransformation comes after a moment of realizationThe idea of “whiteness being normal”Books to read to gain an understanding of racial injusticeDisunity in ChristWhy Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About RaceHow to look for opportunities to talk with others about topics of racial injusticeCheck out “Be the Bridge”The white confessional being a shortcut to true reconciliationSkipping the confessional story and moving straight to the action step you’ll take nextWhat reconciliation means to herRacial justice and reconciliationRadical ReconciliationHow reconciliation should revolutionize the relationships we have with each otherThe celebration of blackness that is throughout the bookCultural misappropriationAustin Channing Brown Links austinchanning.com Facebook Twitter Daily Harvest: Delivers absolutely delicious organic, carefully sourced, chef-created fruit and veggie smoothies, soups, overnight oats, bowls, and more. To get $25 off your first box go to www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code FEED Talkspace: the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time. Therapy on demand. Non-judgemental, practical help when you need it at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. Visit www.talkspace.com and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month. 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!
May 26, 2020
Nir 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.  You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Nir Eyal and I discuss Becoming Indistractable and…His book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your LifeHow what we pay attention to determines our quality of lifeThe importance of being in control of how you spend your time and attention in lifeWhen it comes to being distracted, there are the blamers, the shamers, and the claimersThat the root cause of distraction is uncomfortable sensationsTime management is pain managementHow you can’t stop emotions but you can respond to themThe 4 key steps of becoming indistractableTraction and Dis-tractionHow anything can become a distractionThat you can’t call something a distraction unless you know what you are distracted fromThe tyranny of the to-do listDeciding with intent when you’re going to do somethingTimeboxingMastering our internal triggers: Learning to work with our uncomfortable emotionsThe 3 reasons we get distractedThe antidote to impulsive behaviorUsing an identity to help us become indistractableNir Eyal Links: nirandfar.com; FREE Schedule Maker Twitter Instagram Facebook Best Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  SimpliSafe: Get comprehensive protection for your entire home with security cameras, alarms, sensors as well as fire, water, and carbon monoxide alerts. Visit simplisafe.com/wolf for free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee. Seed: Scientifically validated, next-generation probiotics. Their mission: to bring much-needed precision, efficacy, and education to the global probiotics market. Go to www.seed.com/wolf or use promo code WOLF for 15% off your first month of The Daily Symbiotic. If you enjoyed this conversation with Nir Eyal on the Becoming Indistractible, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Chris Bailey James Clear Part 1 James Clear Part 2
May 19, 2020
Laura McKowen is an author, award winning blogger and host of Spiritualish, a show that provides an irreverent take on self help. She has been featured on WebMD, the New York Post, Bravo, the Today Show, and more. Laura also hosts sold out retreats and courses teaching people to say Yes to a bigger life. In this episode, she and Eric discuss her newest book, “We are the Luckiest, the Surprising Magic of a Sober Lfie” You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Laura McKowen and I Discuss the Magic of Being Sober and…Her book, We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober LifeAddiction isn’t about will power or being badHow we as humans are “magnificent monsters” in that we all have light and dark inside of usBeing in a liminal space is where transformation takes place.  Looking at challenging times and asking “What is this trying to teach me?”Embracing the mystery of not knowingHow addiction demands everythingHaving a “split mind” – the conflict of wanting to drink and knowing that you shouldn’tThe cognitive dissonance between who we think we are and what we’re doingBeing afraid of how you’ll feel when you’re not drinkingUnderstanding that sobriety gets better, then it gets worse, then it’s differentHer experience with AA and the positive and negative aspects of this recovery programThe importance of dealing with the physical body in recoveryThe fear of “aloneness” and not having a home within ourselves Dealing with the ongoing struggle and need to be fixed or saved by someoneLearning to not being afraid of herself and starting to build self esteem and dignityLaura McKowen Links: lauramckowen.com Twitter Instagram Facebook Grammarly: The digital writing tool that you can rely on to get your message across clearly, effectively, and correctly. It works where you work: in Gmail, Google Docs, Slack and many other platforms. Get 20% off Grammarly Premium when you sign up at www.grammarly.com/feed Cryo-freeze CBD Roll-On by Omax Health: Quick, effective, and long-lasting relief from joint and muscle aches and pains. Enter promo code WOLF to get 20% off and free shipping of any Omax Health product at www.omaxhealth.com If you enjoyed this conversation with Laura McKowen on the Magic of Being Sober, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Catherine Gray Mishka Shubaly Anna David
May 12, 2020
Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive scientist interested in the development of intelligence, creativity, and personality. He applies a variety of perspectives to come to a richer understanding and appreciation of all kinds of minds and ways of achieving greatness. In this episode, he and Eric discuss his book, Transcend: The New Science of Self Actualization. They discuss many ways in which we can go beyond coping and, instead, set our sights a bit higher to thrive in our day to day life, regardless of the circumstances. Scott Barry Kaufman shows us how the ordinary life is always, at its heart, the extraordinary life. You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here. 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, Scott Barry Kaufman and I discuss Living a Transcendent Life and…His book, Transcend: The New Science of Self ActualizationThat the way you frame a question can influence how you feelHow to take the leap towards growth so that your focus is no longer on simply copingThe idea of spending our days in transcendent ways What it means to copeThe detrimental path of Experiential Avoidance The importance of integrating everything that’s happening right now within yourselfHow to view your personal growth opportunities while others are sufferingThe difference between those who are creative amidst uncertainty and those who struggle to be creative in the same conditionsBeing open to embracing new experiences by letting go of the need for controlGoing right to the heart of the fears that you have so that you can make peace with themThat we don’t grow all at once and in a linear way Scott Barry Kaufman Links: scottbarrykaufman Twitter Facebook YouTube Channel “Demons on the Boat” Video Daily Harvest: Delivers absolutely delicious organic, carefully sourced, chef-created fruit and veggie smoothies, soups, overnight oats, bowls, and more. To get $25 off your first box go to www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code FEED Skillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Get 2 FREE months of premium membership at www.skillshare.com/feed   Best Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  If you enjoyed this conversation with Scott Barry Kaufman on Living a Transcendent Life, you might also enjoy these episodes: Mark Nepo Linda Graham
May 5, 2020
Sue 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.   You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help For a free video in which Eric teaches you 3 perspectives you can take to help you navigate these challenging times, go to www.spiritualhabits.net Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Sue Monk Kidd and I discuss Longings of our Heart and…Her book, The Book of LongingsThat what you pay attention to will either devour you or save you because we become what we pay attention toThe particular genius that dwells in every personHow she first decided that she wanted to write fiction when she was in her 40sAsking the prayer that’s at the bottom of your heartHow being visible and being audible in the world is a choice to express the largeness that’s inside each of usThat we can nurture the largeness in another person, even if the largeness is inconvenient for usGod as an essence that lives everywhere, the being-ness in our midstThe many ways we conceptualize and thereby connect with GodWhy suffering results in increased kindness in some while it hardens othersThe role of vulnerability in our personal growthWhen her therapist told her that the pain won’t kill you but the running from it might.What it means to “let life be” when both beautiful and terrible things happenRadical acceptanceHow the path to healing is right through the woundFacing our pain so our soul can metabolize it and we can move through it and move onWhat it means to be a mother beyond having actual childrenThe middle places in life where the waiting and the work happensHer writing processThe silence beneath her wordsHer life as a prayerHow letting go is not a one-time thingThat life is like a spiralSue Monk Kidd Links: SueMonkKidd.com Twitter Facebook Instagram Talkspace: the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time. Therapy on demand. Non-judgemental, practical help when you need it at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. Visit www.talkspace.com and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month. SimpliSafe: Get comprehensive protection for your entire home with security cameras, alarms, sensors as well as fire, water, and carbon monoxide alerts. Visit simplisafe.com/wolf for free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial. If you enjoyed this conversation with Sue Monk Kidd on the Longings of our Heart, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Parker J. Palmer Tara Brach
April 28, 2020
Henry Shukman is a poet, writer, and Associate Zen Master who lives in New Mexico where he teaches at Mountain Cloud Zen Center. He has published eight books to date of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. He writes regularly for Tricycle, The New York Times, and other publications. In this episode, Eric and Henry discuss his beautifully written book, One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, a Zen Memoir. You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Henry Shukman and I discuss Paths of Spiritual Awakening and…His book, One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, a Zen MemoirHow to work with the 3 poisons that we all have: Greed, Ill Will, DelusionOpening up to pain (rather than turning away from it) so that we can healHis experience with dysthymia The awakening experiences he has had in his lifeLearning how to be with his pain and wounds in order to healA major myth of meditationHow he knew he was ready to work with a spiritual teacherHis realization that awakening experiences are doorways and we must then step onto the paths they open up to in order to continue our spiritual growthThe value of community in spiritual growthThe trouble with thinking you have to do things aloneDiscovering for ourselves the deep experience of the ordinary moments of our livesThe wisdom of cherishing the normal and finding beauty in ordinary thingsPoetry as the practice of paying very close attention to thingsThe different levels of loveHenry Shukman Links: Mountaincloudzencenter.com Facebook Seed: Scientifically validated, next-generation probiotics. Their mission: to bring much-needed precision, efficacy, and education to the global probiotics market. Go to www.seed.com/wolf or use promo code WOLF for 15% off your first month of The Daily Symbiotic. Clean Cult: Makes effective cleaners with non-toxic ingredients you recognize and packaging that’s landfill-free. To get 25% off your first customized starter kit go to www.cleancult.com/wolf (this offer is good through May 30th, 2020) Best Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  If you enjoyed this conversation with Henry Shukman on Paths to Spiritual Awakening you might also enjoy these other episodes: Loch Kelly Ryan Oelke Norman Fischer
April 21, 2020
Eric speaks with past guests who share some helpful tips for dealing with the stressful situations of living in close quarters during this pandemic.
April 14, 2020
Dr. Christian Conte is one of the country’s most accomplished mental health specialists in the field of anger and emotional management. He specializes in working in the prison system with people convicted of violent crimes. In this episode, he and Eric discuss his book, Walking Through Anger: A New Design for Confronting Conflict in an Emotionally Charged World. If this conversation about radical anger management rubs you the wrong way in the beginning, we invite you to get curious about your reaction and stay with the conversation – you may feel and think differently by the end of the episode. You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Christian Conte and I discuss Radical Anger Management and…His book, Walking Through Anger: A New Design for Confronting Conflict in an Emotionally Charged WorldWorking with our own anger The relationship between our ego and our angerAnger managementThat our expectations influence our experience of the worldHindsight biasHow anger is a wonderful motivatorThat if we loosen our grip on being right, we can humble ourselves to receive other perspectivesThe metaphor of only being able to see one side of the boxSwitching to a position of curiosity That certainty is an emotion, not a cognitionLeading humility and curiosity lessens the intensity of a situationBy saying, “here’s what I’m seeing, please teach me about what you’re seeing”, you can change the energy of the conversationHow we can drain our own limbic system in the midst of feeling angryWhat it means that our mind wants to match our bodyWhy he recommends that we go to bed angry (instead of following the old adage that says otherwise)That when we understand something intellectually, we think we’ve mastered putting it into practice in our livesThat extreme language produces extreme emotionsHow we’re not disturbed by things – we’re disturbed by our view of thingsThat certainty is at the heart of a lot of angerDr. Christian Conte Links: drchristianconte.com Facebook Twitter YouTube Grammarly: The digital writing tool that you can rely on to get your message across clearly, effectively, and correctly. It works where you work: in Gmail, Google Docs, Slack and many other platforms. Get 20% off Grammarly Premium when you sign up at www.grammarly.com/feed Clean Cult: Makes effective cleaners with non-toxic ingredients you recognize and packaging that’s landfill-free. To get 25% off your first customized starter kit go to www.cleancult.com/wolf (this offer is good through May 30th, 2020) Cryo-freeze CBD Roll-On by Omax Health: Quick, effective, and long-lasting relief from joint and muscle aches and pains. Enter promo code WOLF to get 20% off and free shipping of any Omax Health product at www.omaxhealth.com If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Christian Conte on Radical Anger Management, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Special Episode: How to Work with Anger Liz Fosslien Hilary Jacobs Hendel
April 11, 2020
Eric shares helpful ways to deal with the strong emotions during this global pandemic and also shares a hopeful message of the personal growth that can come from going through difficult times.
April 7, 2020
Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher and cancer survivor who has taught in the fields of poetry, health, and spirituality for 40 years. Mark is a New York Times #1 selling author who has published numerous books and audio projects. In this episode, Eric and Mark discuss his book, The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters. This episode is a tonic to the suffering that we are facing right now in the midst of a pandemic. This conversation offers some of the most liberating wisdom that, when connected to, releases us from the grip of fear so that we are living from a place of presence, peace, and connecting to what matters.  You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Mark Nepo and I discuss Connecting to What Matters and…His new book, The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What MattersThe value in cooperating, listening and working with things (rather than trying to bend them to our will)That “sin”, as literally translated, is the same as “opaque” or, “not seeing”That when we lose sight of the vastness to which we belong, succumbing to our narrow condition, we paint everything with the color of our troubleHow the surface of the ocean is what’s choppy and as we go down below the surface, we connect with the depth that is less tumultuous“Rightsizing” our perspective on troubles by putting them in a larger perspective of vastness and wholenessHow to move at the pace of what is real: synchronizing the moving pace of mind, heart, and body That the power of reading out loud is like the difference between reading sheet music and hearing it in our heads vs. actually playing the musicThat we meditate not to be great meditators, but to be clear vesselsHow we’ve become “addicted to the noise of things falling apart”That things are always simultaneously falling apart and coming togetherWe are challenged to honor what we’re going through while at the same time remembering that what we’re going through doesn’t define usAsking “What is actually happening?” so we might identify right actionWaiting for the cloud of fear to pass so that you can decipher what is actually dangerous How in the modern world we have catastrophized our relationship to the unknownThat the unknown can produce love and beauty just as it can produce difficulty and hardshipsThe truth that there is no “there”, there’s only “here”That often, when you can’t leave a difficult situation, you realize that everything you need is right hereThe menacing assumption that life is somewhere other than where we areThat out of fear, we make a god of survival. But without thriving, what’s the point?Mark Nepo Links: marknepo.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Beet Elite: Helps you to go further and longer when taken before your workout. www.livehuman.com/wolf to get 20% off your 1st purchase SimpliSafe: Get comprehensive protection for your entire home with security cameras, alarms, sensors as well as fire, water, and carbon monoxide alerts. Visit simplisafe.com/wolf Free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial. Skillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Get 2 FREE months of premium membership at www.skillshare.com/feed   If you enjoyed this conversation with Mark Nepo on Connecting to What Matters,you might also enjoy these other episodes: Mark Nepo (2016 Interview) Lama Surya Das Sharon Salzberg
March 31, 2020
Adreanna Limbach is a head-teacher at MNDFL Meditation Studios in New York City. Adreanna’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Women’s Health, Refinery 29, and Yoga Journal. Her new book is, Tea and Cake with Demons: A Buddhist Guide to Feeling Worthy. In this episode, Adreanna and Eric talk about how to be more skillful in the ways in which we relate to our “demons” – in other words, how we can go about befriending difficult feelings.  You can find all of the most up to date crisis help & support resources that Eric is making available through The One You Feed by going to www.oneyoufeed.net/help The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Adreanna Limbach and I discuss Befriending our Difficult Feelings and…Her book, Tea and Cake with Demons: A Buddhist Guide to Feeling WorthyHow difficult it was for her to write her bookHow hard it is to create anythingThe value of tenacityThe story her book is based onHow our demons, or difficult feelings, can be very personal but they all look a lot alikeThe unskillful ways that we deal with our difficult feelingsAsking our demons “what do you have to teach me?”How questions open things while answers shut them downIdentifying your “exit” when you’re feeling uncomfortable in your own skinThe 4 Noble Truths of BuddhismAdreanna Limbach Links: adreannalimbach.com Facebook Instagram Seed: Scientifically validated, next-generation probiotics. Their mission: to bring much-needed precision, efficacy, and education to the global probiotics market. Go to www.seed.com/wolf or use promo code WOLF for 15% off your first month of The Daily Symbiotic.
March 27, 2020
Eric talks to past guests who share how to work with anger during difficult times.
March 24, 2020
Eric talks to past guests to share ways to support your mental and emotional health.
March 20, 2020
Eric shares advice from experts David Kadavy, Charlie Gilkey, Charlie Bailey, and Liz Fosslien on How to Work From Home.
March 17, 2020
Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Educational Psychology. With her partner Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically-supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion that is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. She co-authored The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook as well as the book, Teaching the Mindful Self Compassion Program: A Guide For Professionals. In this episode, Kristin and Eric dive into the topic of self-compassion and discuss what it is and isn’t. Kristin also shares how to practice self compassion as well as leads listerns through a self-compassion practice.  The wisdom and practice of self-compassion is a foundational principle that Eric teaches and helps his private clients learn to apply through the 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. To learn more about this program, click here. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Kristin Neff and I discuss Self Compassion and…Her book, The Mindful Self-Compassion WorkbookThat what we practice grows strongerThe science of contemplative practiceWhat self-compassion isTreating yourself with the same kindness you’d show to a dear friend Starting with mindfulnessThe connectedness of compassion The fact that we suffer unites us as human beingsQuintessential question, “What do I need?”Myths of self-compassion and how it is a powerful antidote to shameThe Inner Ally vs. Inner EnemyConstructive self-criticismHow to practice and the physiology of self compassion.The self-compassion break Why and how self-criticism harms usKristin Neff Links: selfcompassion.org Twitter Facebook Daily Harvest delivers delicious organic, carefully sourced, and chef-created fruit and veggie smoothies, soups, overnight oats, bowls and more. To get $25 off your first box, go to www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code FEED SimpliSafe: Get comprehensive protection for your entire home with security cameras, alarms, sensors as well as fire, water, and carbon monoxide alerts. Visit simplisafe.com/wolf for free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial. If you enjoyed this conversation with Kristin Neff, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Kristin Neff (2015) Guy Winch Elisha Goldstein
March 15, 2020
Eric talks about how to best deal with fear during these uncertain times
March 10, 2020
Norman Fischer is a poet, author, Zen Buddhist teacher and priest. He’s a graduate of Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop and he’s been publishing poetry since 1979. He’s the author of 17 books of poetry, 6 books of prose on Zen and religion as well as numerous articles and essays. In this episode, Eric and Norman discuss his book, The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path. 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 to learn more. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Norman Fischer and I discuss Spiritual Growth through Imagination and…His book, The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva PathRedefining imagination and discovering it’s prevalence and role in lifeThe role of imagination in spiritual pathsHow we don’t see the world exactly as it is, but rather through filtersLoosening our grasp on what we think of as absolute realityConstructing useful stories in our mind rather than living by our default storiesThe essential ways in which imagination enriches the experience of our livesWhen we realize we are making our lives for ourselves, we have the power to make it differentlyThe Bodhisattva: A Buddha in trainingCompassion, Love and Service for the benefit of othersThe Bodhisattva PathThe myth of separateness and the truth of interconnection and loveThat holding two (seemingly contradictory) ideas in our mind at one time offers us depth perceptionHow ideals can inspire us rather than put pressure on usThe disease of perfectionismHow to engage in “Joyful Effort” when you don’t feel very joyful and don’t have much effort to sparePatience: Just keep going and be of benefit to othersTurning toward what’s arising: facing it, embracing it, breathing into it and going forward with itThe problematic nature of favoring one’s own suffering over the suffering of othersNorman Fischer Links: normanfischer.org Poems by Norman Fischer Essays by Norman Fischer Best Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Blinkist: Do you have an ever-growing list of books to read? Blinkist can help! With thousands of non-fiction books distilled down to their most salient points that you can consume in 15 minutes or less (audio available too!) go to www.blinkist.com/wolf for a 7-day free trial and then save 25% off your new subscription if you decide to sign up! Talkspace: the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time. Therapy on demand. Non-judgemental, practical help when you need it at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. Visit www.talkspace.com and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month. If you enjoyed this conversation with Norman Fischer on Spiritual Growth through Imagination, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Shinzen Young Robert Wright Benjamin Shalva
March 3, 2020
Kamla Kapur is an award winning author, poet and playwright. She was born and raised in India and studied in the United States. Kamla now divides her time between living in the remote Indian Himalayas and in San Diego, California with her husband. She holds a Master’s Degree in Literature from Kent State University in Ohio and she studied Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. Kamla was on the faculty of Grossmont College in San Diego for 18 years and her stories, poems, and plays have been published in many prestigious Indian and American journals. In this episode, she and Eric use her new book, Rumi: Tales of the Spirit: A Journey to Healing the Heart, as a jumping off point to discuss the transformative powers we experience through various life experiences. 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 to learn more. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Kamla Kapur and I discuss Transformative Powers in Life and…Her book, Rumi: Tales of the Spirit: A Journey to Healing the HeartThe deep wound to Rumi’s heart that transformed him and brought forth his treasured body of work that we now know and loveHow suffering can be our greatest tutor and guide in lifeThe idea of expansion and contraction in our livesThat when your heart breaks, it breaks open How suffering can open us up to being more aware and connected to our higher selvesThat those who transform as a result of their suffering are open to a different way of thinking as a result of the difficult things that happen to themThe transformative powers of hope, joy, and loveRumi’s stories of characters embracing sufferingHow all suffering has the power to awaken usThe transformative power of sufferingThe transformative power of acceptanceHow Rumi says, “When the candle of your youth dims, you have to light the candle of the spirit.” Actively ascending to our agingThe awe and wonder of existence and the mystery of life that we as humans can perceiveKamla Kapur Links: kamlakkapur.com Twitter Instagram Facebook If you enjoyed this conversation with Kamla Kapur on Transformative Powers in Life, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Stephen Mitchell Mary O’Malley
February 25, 2020
Ryan Oelke is the co-founder of Buddhist Geeks and is the founder of Awakening In Life. Ryan is a meditation teacher with an MS.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and has 18 years of experience in meditation. He is also a certified teacher in Judith Blackstone’s Realization Process. In this episode, Ryan and Eric discuss using Radical Curiosity and embodying our experiences to Awaken 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 to learn more. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Ryan Oelke and I discuss Awakening in Life and…Practicing Radical CuriosityComing home to yourself as you are in this momentBeing radically open to what is happening to fully see itHow nothing collapses consciousness faster than judgmentHow being curious implies being engaged with the subject matterAwakening in LifeLife as the opportunity to awakenWays to integrate spiritual principles into the moments of our lifeCultivating capacity through formal practiceHow to use the little moments that might otherwise be “thrown away” during the dayThat focusing on embodying our experience enables it to become more deeply our ownHow awakening in life is a responsive, integral pathA prescriptive path/model vs. a responsive path/modelHaving a deep trust in your own experience Metta DharmaThat the entire point of waking up in life could be to have an appropriate response. Ryan Oelke Links: ryanoelke.com Twitter Instagram Facebook Peloton: Wondering if a Peloton bike is right for you? You can get a free 30 day home trial and find out. If you’re looking for a new way to get your cardio in, the Peloton bike is a great solution. Eric decided to buy one after his 30-day free trial. Visit onepeloton.com and enter Promo code “WOLF” to get $100 off of accessories with the purchase of a bike, and a free 30 day home trial. Best Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Calm App The #1 rated app for meditation. They have meditations, sleep stories, soothing music, and Calm masterclasses with may One You Feed Guests. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolf  If you enjoyed this conversation with Ryan Oelke on Awakening in Life, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Judith Blackstone Mary O’Malley Amoda Maa
February 18, 2020
Stephen Mitchell is an author and translator who has dedicated much of his life to Zen practice. Eric and Stephen have an in depth discussion about the questioning mind as well as his work of translating many famous texts, including the Tao Te Ching, Bhagavad Gita, and Rilke’s “Letters To a Young Poet”. Stephen has also co-authored many books with his wife, Byron Katie, who is a former guest on the show.  Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Stephen Mitchell and I Discuss the Questioning Mind and…The parable: how reality cannot be broken into good or bad, it’s just what is.When authentic action that is true to yourself becomes second nature, it’s an expression of your own reality.His wife Katie’s words, “when we believe our thoughts, we suffer; when we question our thoughts, we don’t.”Suffering can end when we awaken to the truthDistinguishing between pain, a physical phenomenon, and suffering, a mental phenomenonSuffering often comes from being stuck in an imagined past or imagined futureHis translation of the Heart Sutra that is about openness rather than emptinessThe “don’t know” or questioning mind and how it doesn’t get stuck in judgementBeing immersed in an intense formal Zen practice for 7 yearsHis Koan studies that helped him get to a state of stillness and learn to hold the questioning mind without any content.Defining Koan studies as an existential problem meant to catapult the student into a space of questioning.  If you can rest in that space of not knowing, the answer will present itself to you.The mind’s relationship with it’s contentsDifference between the mind and what it thinks.We don’t suffer because of what happens to us, but rather how we think about what happens to us.Self inquiry and asking yourself the question, “Is it true”?How he learns the language of the text he’s translating.His work of translating is more than just learning the meaning of words, but also the music of the words.When translating text, his allegiance is to the spirit of the text and not just the literal meaning of the text.Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness: A Biblical Tale Retold is discussed in the post show conversation.Stephen Mitchell Links: stephenmitchellbooks.com Feals is premium CBD delivered to your doorstep that can help you manage stress, anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. Feals CBD is food-grade and every batch is tested so you know you are getting truly premium grade product. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping by becoming a member at www.feals.com/wolf  Daily Harvest delivers absolutely delicious organic, carefully sourced, chef-created fruit and veggie smoothies, soups, overnight oats, bowls and more. To get $25 off your first box go to www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code FEED Indeed: Millions of great candidates use Indeed every day to find their next opportunity. You can post a job in minutes and use screener questions to create your shortlist of qualified applicants fast. Skills tests for applicants are just one way Indeed helps you make smart hiring decisions quickly. Post your job today at www.indeed.com/wolf and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting.   If you enjoyed this conversation with Stephen Mitchell on the Questioning Mind, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Byron Katie Loch Kelly
February 11, 2020
Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. Gretchen is known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity in a way that’s accessible to a wide audience. She is the author of many books which have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide in more than 30 languages. She also has an award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin. In this episode, Eric and Gretchen talk about how being strategic and smart about the ways we approach our habits and behavior can radically impact our likelihood of success. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Gretchen Rubin and I Discuss Living Skillfully and…How feeding our bad wolf can feel easier sometimesHow not eating sugar actually makes her feel betterAbstainers and ModeratorsTrying different approaches until you find the one that works for youDecision fatigueThe 4 Tendencies Model: the way people respond to expectationsUpholder, Questioner, Obliger, RebelKnowing your tendency type can help your tailor your approach and be more successful at living skillfully.Where personality comes fromHow much people can realistically change in lifeWhat and how much is really in our controlThe 21 Strategies of Habit ChangeHow cravings inevitably come and go (rather than the myth that they build and build until they overwhelm us)Accepting yourself AND expecting more from yourselfSkillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Get 2 FREE months of premium membership at www.skillshare.com/feed   Remrise is a personalized sleep solution that uses natural, plant-based formulas to help calm the mind, relax the body and get your circadian rhythm back on track. It’s drug-free and has no groggy side effects in the morning. To get 25% off your first month, go to www.getremrise.com/wolf and take their sleep quiz to determine which formulation is right for you.  Phlur: Get a luxurious scent made with transparent, clean ingredients. Eric created his own sampler set that you can try! Get this curated sampler set or create your own. Get 20% off your first Phlur sampler set at www.phlur.com/wolf Gretchen Rubin Links: gretchenrubin.com Twitter Instagram Facebook If you enjoyed this conversation with Gretchen Rubin on Living Skillfully, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Ruth Whippman Jonathan Rauch
February 4, 2020
Fleet Maull is an author, consultant, trainer, meditation teacher and executive coach who facilitates deep transformation for individuals and organizations through his philosophy and program of Radical Responsibility. Fleet is a senior mindfulness meditation teacher in 2 highly respected traditions and is also a Roshi, or Zen Master, and dharma successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman of The Zen Peacemakers Community. In this episode, Eric and Fleet discuss his book, Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose and Become An Unstoppable Force For Good.  Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Fleet Maull and I Discuss Radical Responsibility and…His book, Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose and Become An Unstoppable Force For GoodOur decision about whether or not to let fear set in Fear and Survival Based ReactionGetting into your body to become more grounded, heart-centered and responsive Fear is an intelligent, natural human emotion How to become more resilientStrategies and approaches that people can use to be less afraidThe sympathetic and parasympathetic responses within usBreath awareness in addition to breathing techniquesNeurosomatic mindfulnessDefault Mode Network and the Task-Positive Network in the brainHow blame gives away our powerLetting go of the agenda of trying to control the people in your lifeThe difference between blame, fault, and ownershipMoving from victim to survivor and how we can choose the attitude we bring to any situationMindful self-compassion Fleet Maull Links: fleetmaull.com Twitter Peloton: Wondering if a Peloton bike is right for you? You can get a free 30 day home trial and find out. If you’re looking for a new way to get your cardio in, the Peloton bike is a great solution. Eric decided to buy one after his 30-day free trial. Visit onepeloton.com and enter Promo code “WOLF” to get $100 off of accessories with the purchase of a bike, and a free 30 day home trial. SimpliSafe: Get comprehensive protection for your entire home with security cameras, alarms, sensors as well as fire, water, and carbon monoxide alerts. Visit simplisafe.com/wolf Free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial. Bombas: “The most comfortable socks on the planet” – Eric Zimmer www.bombas.com/wolf offer code wolf save 20%
January 30, 2020
I love Mark Manson's weekly newsletter called "Motherf*ckin’ Monday" where he discusses three ideas about the mind, life or the world. This weeks episode had three important ideas that I wanted to discuss and debate to some degree with Mark.  They are: 1. Your next big breakthrough is already here 2. Is the growth mindset just another fad? 3. Breakthroughs rarely feel good  As someone who focuses on breakthroughs, transformations and slow changes over the time and someone who has gotten some mileage out of the growth mindset, I wanted to add my two cents to the discussion. I hope you enjoy.
January 28, 2020
Sarah Wilson is a New York Times Bestselling author, journalist and founder of iquitsugar.com. She has published 15 I Quit Sugar books in 46 countries and in 2017 and 2018, she was ranked as one of the Top 200 Most Influential Authors In The World. At 29, Sarah was the Editor and Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine Australia and she has also been the host of Master Chef Australia. Her newest book is, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety and it is this that she and Eric discuss in this episode.  Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Sarah Wilson and I Discuss Anxiety and…Her book, First, We Make The Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through AnxietyWhere the mind goes, energy flowsThe idea of disconnection and reconnection in mental healthHow to know when the line into disordered anxiety has been crossedUnderstanding the role of medicine for anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses as well as the role of struggle in our inner life.The importance and role of therapy while also taking medication for mental disordersThe dynamic, changing nature of actively supporting mental wellnessStopping the cycle of getting anxious about being anxiousSitting in your suffering and ride it out rather than trying to beat or escape itThe slow approach for dealing with AnxietyHow walking can help AnxietyWays handwriting can help AnxietyWays space can help AnxietySpiritual idea of contraction vs expansionAsking yourself “Will this enlarge or contract my life?”Sarah Wilson Links: sarahwilson.com Twitter Instagram Facebook Best Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Indeed: Millions of great candidates use Indeed every day to find their next opportunity. You can post a job in minutes and use screener questions to create your shortlist of qualified applicants fast. Skills tests for applicants are just one way Indeed helps you make smart hiring decisions quickly. Post your job today at www.indeed.com/wolf and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting. Calm App: The #1 rated app for meditation. They have meditations, sleep stories, soothing music, and Calm masterclasses with may One You Feed Guests. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolf  If you enjoyed this conversation with Sarah Wilson on Anxiety, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Dr. Ellen Hendriksen Matthew Quick
January 21, 2020
Steven C. Hayes is one of the founders of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and this is his second time on the show. This time, he and Eric discuss his new book, A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters. Dr. Hayes is a Professor of Psychology at The University of Nevada Reno. He’s the author of 43 books and more than 600 scientific articles. He’s served as the President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy and The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. He is one of the most cited psychologists in the world. In this episode, Dr. Hayes teaches what psychological flexibility is, how to cultivate it, and the ways in which it can improve your life. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Steven C. Hayes and I Discuss Psychological Flexibility and…His book, A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What MattersAsking “What is the problem we’re trying to solve?”Understanding what you really care about. Take what you’re really struggling with and flip it over, therefore allowing your pain to speak to youThe lengths we go to in order to protect ourselves from hurt“Psychological Flexibility” vs “Psychological Rigidity”6 processes or pivots that promote Psychological FlexibilityThe masks we put on to try and connect with others and belong in addition to our true belongingPivoting from cognitive fusion to diffusionThoughts as ongoing attempts at meaning-making The ability to think multiple things and be guided by what is usefulLiving according to your values as well as the qualities of being and doingResponse Ability – deciding what this is about for you Accepting what we feel and committing to act according to our valuesSteven C. Hayes Links: stevenchayes.com Twitter 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 truly premium grade product. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping by becoming a member at www.feals.com/wolf  Daily Harvest: Delivers absolutely delicious organic, carefully sourced, chef-created fruit and veggie smoothies, soups, overnight oats, bowls and more. To get $25 off your first box go to www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code FEED Phlur: Get a luxurious scent made with transparent, clean ingredients. Eric created his own sampler set that you can try! Get this curated sampler set or create your own. Get 20% off your first Phlur sampler set at www.phlur.com/wolf
January 14, 2020
Pete Holmes is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and podcaster. He is both a hilarious comedian and a deeply contemplative, spiritual person. In this episode, Eric and Pete discuss his book, Comedy Sex God where they go into detail about how Pete views and experiences the world. From how he has learned to deal with frustrations to the way he returns to the present moment and experiences God in his daily life, this interview explores his direct experience with so much spiritual wisdom. You will laugh and also be deeply touched and inspired by this engaging, thoughtful conversation about discovering spiritual truths. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Pete Holmes and I Discuss Spiritual Truths and…His book, Comedy Sex GodThe nature of lifeLighting up our pleasure centers can dull the rest of lifeHow sin is about being unconsciousThe consequences of our behavior are not waiting for us in the afterlife – they’re with us in the here and nowThe tension between being and doingMaintaining your center while doing a taskWhen Ram Dass told him, “don’t do funny, BE funny”The mistake of postponing your happiness until things are going your wayHis favorite mantraThat being here and saying yes to the present moment is the kingdom of heavenBeing present even while you’re planning in addition to non-resistanceThe story of you, your ego and how it likes to existHow he connects with his wife when he’s rushedThe role of curiosityWhen in doubt, zoom outHow God is a metaphor for a mysteryPete Holmes Links: peteholmes.com Twitter Facebook Peloton: Wondering if a Peloton bike is right for you? You can get a free 30 day home trial and find out. If you’re looking for a new way to get your cardio in, the Peloton bike is a great solution. Eric decided to buy one after his 30-day free trial. Visit onepeloton.com and enter Promo code “WOLF” to get $100 off of accessories with the purchase of a bike, and a free 30 day home trial. Remrise is a personalized sleep solution that uses natural, plant-based formulas to help calm the mind, relax the body and get your circadian rhythm back on track. It’s drug-free and has no groggy side effects in the morning. To get your first week FREE, go to www.getremrise.com/wolf and take their sleep quiz to determine which formulation is right for you.  Skillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Get 2 FREE months of premium membership at www.skillshare.com/feed
January 7, 2020
A conversation about resilience and how to strengthen it
December 31, 2019
BJ Fogg teaches innovators about human behavior. He has a doctorate from Stanford and founded the Stanford Persuasive Tech Lab – now called the Stanford Behavior Design Lab – in 1988. In this episode, he and Eric discuss his new book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything. There is so much practical, applicable wisdom in this episode. If you have any changes you want to make, any habits you’d like to start in your life, this episode could be a game-changer for you. In it, you’ll learn the “how-to” when it comes to the science of behavior change. It is a skill you can learn, even if you’ve struggled to make changes in your life before. And the best news? It’s incredibly do-able – if you know how. Are you ready to make some changes in your life in 2020? Click Here to book your Free Strategy Session with Eric! 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, BJ Fogg and I Discuss Tiny Habits for Behavior Change and…His book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change EverythingThat people change best by feeling good, not feeling badThe Tiny Habits MethodThe technique of CelebrationLearning to be a friend to yourself and treat yourself accordingly When it comes to changing your behavior, looking at yourself as a baby who is learning to walkThe 3 things you should do to set yourself up to succeed when changing a behaviorStop judging yourselfTake your aspirations and break them down into tiny behaviorsEmbrace mistakes as discoveries and use them to move forwardGolden behaviorsThe problem of “all or nothing thinking” The problem of expecting perfection from yourself when it comes to habitsThat when it comes to habits, context is as important as the behavior itself. Change the context, it’s a different habit.The Fogg Behavioral Model: Motivation, Ability and a PromptTroubleshooting a behavior change problemThe danger in assuming you know someone else’s motivationTrying to motivate someone vs. taking away a de-motivatorWays we can make a behavior easy to doThat we can plant a tiny seed in a good spot and it will grow without coaxingBJ Fogg Links: bjfogg.com Skillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Get 2 FREE months of premium membership at www.skillshare.com/feed  If you enjoyed this conversation with BJ Fogg on Tiny Habits for Behavior Change, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Michelle Segar James Clear (Part 1) James Clear (Part 2)
December 30, 2019
Are you ready to make some changes in your life in 2020? Click Here to book your Free Strategy Session with Eric! Michelle Segar, PhD, is a motivation scientist and author of critically acclaimed “No Sweat! How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness” . She is also the Director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center (SHARP) at the University of Michigan, and Chair of the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan’s Communications Committee. Her evidence-based ideas about what motivates people to choose and maintain healthy behaviors is changing the conversation across fields. She consults with global organizations on these issues and delivers keynotes and sustainable behavior change trainings. She ran with the Olympic Torch at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. In This Interview, Michelle Segar and I Discuss…The One You Feed parableHer book, No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of FitnessHow considering a different “why” for starting to be more physically active can be helpfulThat why we engage in physical activity and what it is that we do are critical when it comes to us sticking with itHow too many “whys” dilute their positive effect on usIntrinsic vs Extrinsic goalsHow answering the question, “What kind of physical activity did you enjoy doing as a kid?” can be importantThat we should start doing what makes us feel good and stop doing what makes us feel bad when it comes to physical activityThat any physical movement is better than none at all – Everything counts!That flexibility is a strategy for success when it comes to sustained physical activity in your lifeThe vicious cycle of failureThe sustainable cycle of self-careThat it’s important to focus one complicated behavior change at a timeThe self-care hierarchyMichelle Segar Links Homepage Twitter LinkedIn
December 29, 2019
Are you ready to make some changes in your life in 2020? Click Here to book your Free Strategy Session with Eric! Tim Pychyl is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Carlton University and hosts a podcast called I Procrastinate. We discuss how to go from being a procrastinator to someone who gets things done. His book that we discuss in this episode is on that very topic – it’s called Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change In This Interview, Tim Pychyl and I Discuss Being a Procrastinator and…His book, Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for ChangeHow it’s in the getting on in life that makes a lifeBeing a procrastinator can be an existential matterWhat he tells his children: I didn’t ask what you want to do or how you feel, I told you it’s time to make your bed.When we are procrastinators we delay getting on with our livesBeing an active member or your own lifeThe two ways being a procrastinator compromises our healthStressFewer wellness behaviorsTreatment delay “I’ll look after that later”Being a Procrastinator is a problem of self-regulated behaviorI won’t give in to feel goodGoal Intentions and Implementation intentionsWhen….then…Giving the monkey something to doWhat’s the next action?Keeping it smallHacks to work around our irrational thinkingMotivation and then Action or Action and then MotivationThe meaning behind our goalsMeaning and ManageabilityAsking what will this cost me if I put it off?Being a ProcrastinatorPrefer tomorrow over todayThinking “I’ll feel like doing it tomorrow”Affect forecastingThinking of your future self as a strangerDeveloping empathy for future selfSelf-handicap to preserve self-esteemTim Pychyl Procrastinator Episode Links Homepage Twitter Tim’s Psychology Today Page
December 28, 2019
Are you ready to make some changes in your life in 2020? Click Here to book your Free Strategy Session with Eric! Chances are, you’ve heard the name James Clear. Especially if you have done any research whatsoever about building habits. That’s kinda his neck of the woods. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CBS This Morning, Time, Entrepreneur and he has taught in colleges around the world. In this episode, part 2 of a 2 part series, he talks more about his new book, Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. You’ll learn some really specific, easy and flat out “why didn’t I think of that” genius methods to apply to your life and habits. In this Interview, James Clear and I Discuss…His book, Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad OnesHabits are a response to the physical cues in our environmentIncreasing the friction it takes to complete the taskThe more you increase the steps between you and the bad behavior or decrease the steps between you and the good behavior the betterHabit stacking/Anchoring“After _____ I will _____”The more specific the betterSocial environment and habitsYou want to join groups where your desired behavior is the normal behaviorMake it easyThe two-minute ruleA habit must be established before it can be improvedOptimize for the starting line rather than the finish lineMake it satisfyingFeel successful at the endBring the long-term consequences into the short term  James Clear Links Homepage Instagram Twitter
December 28, 2019
Are you ready to make some changes in your life in 2020? Click Here to book your Free Strategy Session with Eric! Chances are, you’ve heard the name James Clear. Especially if you have done any research whatsoever about building habits. That’s kinda his neck of the woods. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CBS This Morning, Time, Entrepreneur and he has taught in colleges around the world. In this episode, part 1 of a 2 part series, he talks about his new book, Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. It’s a fascinating and educational discussion surrounding how to work with yourself and your habits to set yourself up for short and long-term success when it comes to behavior change. Everyone can benefit from listening to the wisdom in this episode. Enjoy. In This Interview, James Clear and I Discuss…His book, Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad OnesHow habits can compound for you or against youThat small changes don’t seem to matter much in the momentThe 4 Laws of Behavior ChangeYour outcomes are a lagging measure of your effortsHow bamboo is like habitsYou need to build a foundation to see resultsHow work isn’t wasted, it’s storedFocusing on systems rather than goalsHow the outcome is a natural consequence of habitsThat goals restrict your happinessThe role of identity in behavior changeHow you choose to act is a vote towards the kind of person you want to bePutting your identity on the back burner while you accrue some evidenceGrowth vs Fixed MindsetHow humans are learning machinesThe 4 Stages of HabitsHow you interpret the cues in your life determines how you respond to themThe toolbox for breaking and building habitsJames Clear Links Homepage Instagram Twitter
December 24, 2019
A Discussion about a Big History of Everything
December 17, 2019
A Discussion about Optimizing the Role of Tech in Our Lives
December 10, 2019
Embracing Emotions at Work
December 3, 2019
A discussion about the Spiritual Practice of Mussar
November 26, 2019
A discussion about the science of behavior change and the keys to successfully changing behavior
November 19, 2019
A conversation about effortless mindfulness
November 12, 2019
Judith and I discuss her work, including The Realization Process that she developed and teaches.
November 5, 2019
An interesting discussion about the ingredients of a life with meaning, character, depth, and compassion.
October 29, 2019
Tony Wrighton is a regular on Sky Sports News, the author of 3 books, and the creator and host of the Zestology podcast. In this episode, Eric and Tony talk about managing and optimizing your energy, ways to build fun into your day, techniques from Neurolinguistic Programming to help with anxiety and a lot more. This conversation is all about being intentional and smart about how you structure your days in order to support and promote your own well being. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Tony Wrighton and I Discuss Managing your Energy and …Trying to meditate with a 4-month-oldHow there’s not a good and evil wolf – rather, many different wolvesHis training in NLPThe role of control in our livesParentingWhy he named his podcast Zestology – and what it means to himThe idea of managing energy – without it, you can’t do anything. With a lot of it, you feel you can conquer the worldThe thing that helps with energy and well being as well as what counts as a “fun” activity for him.Meditating, sleep, good food, intermittent fasting, exerciseThe thing that, when he didn’t do it, caused his daily energy level to decrease by 30%How he tracks the variables that contribute to his energy levelsHis books: Confidence in a Minute, Persuade in a Minute, and Relax in a MinuteThe NLP technique of anchoring in addition to managing your inner voice.How we get used to anything in life so it’s important to switch things upAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Authenticity Tony Wrighton Links: tonywrighton.org Twitter Facebook Instagram Netsuite by Oracle: the world’s #1 cloud business system. Netsuite is a business software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy to use cloud platform. Get Netsuite’s free guide, 7 Key Strategies to Grow Your Profits, by going to www.netsuite.com/wolf Nimble: Get great electronics you can feel really good about. Nimble makes premium, everyday tech products (like portable chargers, wireless chargers, protective phone cases and more). They use only sustainable materials, work with ethical factories, and ship in 100% plastic-free packaging. They’ll recycle your old electronics, too. To get 25% off your first Nimble order, go to  www.gonimble.com/wolf and enter promo code WOLF Phlur: Eric created his own sampler set that you can try! Get this curated sampler set or create your own. Get 20% off your first 3 Phlur samples at Phlur.com/wolf
October 22, 2019
James and I discuss his vast body of work about contemplation, awakening, and the true self.
October 15, 2019
Reba Riley shares her journey of healing and hope while exploring 30 religions before the age of 30
October 15, 2019
Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. How can you process it all? You can start with The Next Big Idea. Host Rufus Griscom and legendary thought leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain, will be your personal “idea” curators. Open your mind and get ready for something big, because the right idea--at the right moment--has the power to transform your life. Listen now at http://wondery.fm/TNBIWondery
October 8, 2019
Discussion about Human Behavior and Motives
October 1, 2019
How to Start Finishing with Charlie Gilkey
September 25, 2019
Mark Henick and I discuss his journey of attempting suicide and depression
September 21, 2019
This mini episode is about the tactical and emotional aspects of changing behavior.
September 18, 2019
Living with Chronic Pain
September 10, 2019
Eric Kaufmann and I discuss his work that involves teaching conscious leadership
September 3, 2019
Brent Williams and I discuss his journey through depression.
August 27, 2019
A conversation about learning to navigate your romantic relationships
August 20, 2019
Eric and Gabe Howard discuss mental illness, including how Gabe manages his bipolar disorder and depression.
August 16, 2019
Hi Everyone! Here is a mini episode that was made for our Patreon members called A Teaching, a Song, and a Poem (and sometimes a bad joke!) Teaching: We Can Always Grow and Change Poem: The Trees- Philip Larkin Song: Tomorrow- James  If you'd like to get one of these every week, you can become a member of our community by going to oneyoufeed.net/join By supporting and joining The One You Feed Community, you'll get access to:A Teaching, a Song, and a Poem mini episodesPost Show ConversationsAd Free Episodesand more! Your support is greatly appreciated!
August 13, 2019
We talk with Lauren Zander about uncovering your limiting inner dialogue so that you can truly catapult yourself forward in life.
August 7, 2019
Father Richard Rohr on The Universal Christ
July 30, 2019
Maia Szalavitz - A Different Lens on Addiction
July 24, 2019
Hal Gregersen on Asking Better Questions
July 17, 2019
Eric Tivers on ADHD in Adults
July 10, 2019
Cindy Stulberg on Relationships
July 3, 2019
Claire Booth on Curing Achiever Fever
June 26, 2019
Adyashanti is an American born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. Adyashanti also runs the Omega retreat which Eric has taken part in many times. In this episode, part 2 of a 2 part interview, Eric and Adya continue their conversation about his latest book, The Most Important Thing: Discovering Truth at the Heart of Life. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Adyashanti and I Discuss…How his relationship to his wife has become more of a mystery over their 23 years togetherThe role of play and being sillyHow our spiritual striving can get in the way – in meditation, specificallyHow meditation is the relinquishing of an agendaThe way we engage with the mystery of beingThe curiosity that was sparked when he realized he was a mystery unto himselfThat spirituality is an experiential encounter with the unknownThe paradox we’re embracing with meditationStart meditation by listening to the quiet spaces inside, let go of trying to control what’s happening in your mindWhen you realize you’re lost in thought during meditation, kindly and gently encourage your attention back to your meditation anchor or listeningObserve your relationship with failure – or things going some other way than the way you want them to – during meditationGratitude for popping out of the dream or trance state Encountering life attitudes during meditationSpiritual insight during real life – what do you value at any given moment?Chasing a spiritual highAsking “what am I in service to?”Not having to have the feeling in order to engage in right actionAdyshanti Links: adyashanti.org Twitter Facebook Instagram The Upper Room – a global ministry where you can join a worldwide community of Christian believers in daily prayer and devotional practice. Go to www.upperroom.org/welcome to get a free 30-day trial TalkSpace – the online therapy company that lets you message a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time. Therapy on demand. Non-judgemental, practical help when you need it at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. Visit www.talkspace.com and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get your first week free! If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Adyashanti (Part 1) 2018 Adyashanti (Part 2) 2018 Adyashanti (2017)
June 19, 2019
Adyashanti on Living in the Service of Truth
June 12, 2019
Donna Hylton on Healing and Hope
June 5, 2019
David Kadavy is a best selling author, blogger, podcaster and speaker. Through his blogging and podcasting, he helps people find satisfaction through following their crafts even if it takes them down an unconventional path. His book, The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating and Start Creating, is what he and Eric discuss in this episode. If you ever struggle with procrastination, you’ll find this episode helpful, informative, inspiring and empowering. There’s some real, practical wisdom here that will enable you to get started with whatever it is that you want to do in your life. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, David Kadavy and I Discuss…His book, The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating and Start CreatingHow to get startedThe things that stand in the way of us startingWhat it means to be creative, or to createThe resistance that comes from the ego surrounding getting startedMotivational JudoTricks to get yourself to just get startedGive yourself permission to suckYou can’t do good work without doing bad work firstPerfection paralysisWhat happens when the scale of a creative project is too bigFortress fallacyThe role of curiosity in getting startedBalancing exploitation and explorationFollowing your curiositiesDavid Kadavy Links: davidkadavy.net Facebook Twitter Calm app – Reduce your anxiety and stress and help you sleep better. Meditations for anxiety, adult bedtime stories, soothing music, calm masterclasses with may One You Feed Guests. Visit www.calm.com/wolf for 25% off a Calm Premium Subscription Capterra – find the right software for your business – read thousands of real software reviews. Capterra is the leading free online resource to find the tools to make an informed software decision for your business. Software selection simplified. Go to www.capterra.com/wolf for free today Quip – looking for a gift for a dad or a grad? Give them the gift of good oral hygiene made automatic, affordable and easy. Go to www.getquip.com/wolf and get your refill pack for free If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Tim Pychyl Tim Urban
May 29, 2019
Alan Castel, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of California Los Angeles. His research focuses on how cognition changes with age and how people selectively remember important events. His work has been supported by the National Institute on Aging and has been featured in The New York Times and Time Magazine. In this episode, Eric and Alan discuss his book, Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Alan Castel, Ph.D. and I Discuss…His book, Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful AgingHow mindset matters in agingRole models in successful agingThat life can get better with ageSocio-Emotional Selectivity TheoryThe realization that time is finiteThe ways that life can get better the older we getWhat helps prevent cognitive declineThat older adults often have less regret than younger adultHow we’re better at focusing on what’s important as we ageWalking or getting physical exercise (getting blood flow to the brain) is key in preventing cognitive declineThe importance of balance training when it comes to healthy agingHow illuminating it is to test your balanceHow helpful it is to be around people who do the things that we’re looking to do in our livesThe challenges that come with retirement – and how to overcome themThe middle way as it applies to retirementThe two most important things in life Alan Castel, Ph.D. Links: memory & lifespan cognition lab google scholar Netsuite by Oracle – the business software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy to use cloud platform. Get Netsuite’s free guide, 7 Key Strategies to Grow Your Profits, by going to www.netsuite.com/wolf Phlur makes stunning, non-toxic perfumes, listing every ingredient and why it’s there. Visit www.phlur.com and enter promo code WOLF to get 20% off first custom sampler set The Upper Room – a global ministry where you can join a worldwide community of Christian believers in daily prayer and devotional practice. Go to www.upperroom.org/welcome to get a free 30-day trial. If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Jonathan Rauch Parker J. Palmer
May 21, 2019
Mary O’Malley is an author, teacher, and counselor whose work awakens others to the joy of being fully alive. Her inspired and transformative approach to compulsions offers a way to replace fear, hopelessness, and struggle with ease, well-being, and joy. Through her individual counseling and coaching, books, classes, retreats, and ongoing groups, Mary invites people to experience the miracle of awakening. Acknowledged as a leader in the field of Awakening by many Mary clearly sees both the big picture and the details of human patterns and conditioning. She possesses an extraordinary ability to understand and connect with people. And she is skilled in empowering people to work with difficult mind states resulting in greater inner awareness and presence and a greater capacity for joy.  Eckhart Tolle says, “Thank you, Mary, for your contribution to the evolution of human consciousness.” Her latest book is called What’s In the Way, Is the Way: A Practical Guide to Awakening. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Mary O’Malley and I Discuss…The intertwining of good and bad, the yin and yangDealing with eating problemsHow what we fight, we empowerCreating a relationship with the dark sideThe impact of the early years of our livesThe conditioned selfHow we are addicted to struggleBeing present to life instead of thinking our way through lifeThe “low-grade suffering” that permeates our livesThe storyteller in our mindsThe Four LetsLearning to not listen so closely to the storyteller in our mindThe difference between being here for life and being in a conversation about lifeThe power of curiosityThe 8 core spells that we tell ourselvesLook to UnhookThe power of human attention to healSticking with these practices even when it seems to be going slowWatching for tightness in yourself as a trigger to let goLearning to be here for whatever life presentsThe gift of our compulsionsHaving a set of beliefs that empower us versus take our power awayLife is set up to bring up what is bound up so we can open up to be freed up so can show up for lifeNot being the victim of lifeHaving the ability to come back to the heartMary O’Malley Links: maryomalley.com twitter facebook
May 15, 2019
Ruth Whippman is a regular contributor to radio shows, television, and podcasts, having made appearances on shows including NPR’s Brian Lehrer Show, To the Point, CBS news and Morning Edition amongst many others. She is also a regular speaker and has given talks at Google, Princeton University and UC Berkeley as well as many other venues. Her book is, America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks and it is this – along with the flaws of the self help that she and Eric talk about in this episode. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Ruth Whippman and I Discuss...Her book, America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous WrecksHow many people in the self-help industry are trying to sell easy answers and life is incredibly complexSitting with a certain amount of complexity in lifeThe flaws with studiesThe one thing consistent across all research and people’s experience about happinessThe American tradition of self-relianceThe victim blaming myth that we’re completely responsible for how we feelThat circumstances absolutely play a role in our degree of happinessWhat’s behind the positive psychology movementHow we need to think of well being as a shared responsibilityThat it’s easy to lose compassion when you go too far down the road of “your happiness is completely within your control and completely your responsibility”The flaws in The Law of Attraction theoryHow to cope with the anxiety-producing stuff going on in the newsThe importance of social support, community, and connectionThe challenges of social mediaRuth Whippman Links: ruthwhippman.com twitter facebook instagram The Great Courses Plus – learn more about virtually any topic – beyond the basics and even master a subject if you want to. Get a free trial with access to their entire library at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/wolf Netsuite by Oracle – the business software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy to use cloud platform. Get Netsuite’s free guide, 7 Key Strategies to Grow Your Profits, by going to www.netsuite.com/wolf If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Jonathan Rauch Paul Dolan Michelle Gielan
May 7, 2019
Skip Prichard is the fifth president of OCLC, a global library cooperative that supports thousands of libraries in making information more accessible and more useful to people around the world. Among Skip’s many passions is his leadership insights blog where he interviews authors and thought leaders and shares his views on a number of topics. His new book is The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Skip Prichard and I Discuss…His book, The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful FutureHow what you focus on growsThat he looks at everybody as a teacherThe riddle that’s perplexed him throughout his lifeSuccess is when you’re filled with ambition and peace in equal measure at the same timeThe mistake of accepting excusesBuilt-in personal accountabilityHow nobody but you can work on your healingOk, that happened – what are you going to do about itThe microphone in our mindAllowing temporary setbacks to become permanent failuresHaving GritThe very real pain of failureHow do you keep going through despair, failure, depression – it’s resilienceAre you showing up to the people in the room intentionally? Skip Prichard Links: www.skipprichard.com twitter facebook Calm app – Reduce your anxiety and stress and help you sleep better. Meditations for anxiety, adult bedtime stories, soothing music, calm masterclasses with may One You Feed Guests. Visit www.calm.com/wolf for 25% off a Calm Premium Subscription The Great Courses Plus – learn more about virtually any topic – beyond the basics and even master a subject if you want to. Get a free trial with access to their entire library at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/wolf Quip – Check out the new kid’s Quip! Now the whole family can brush using an affordable and effective Quip toothbrush Go to www.getquip.com/wolf to get your refill pack for free If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Sam Weinman Emma Seppala Carol Dweck
April 30, 2019
Dr. Ellen Hendriksen is a clinical psychologist who helps millions calm their anxiety and be their authentic selves through her award-winning podcast, The Savvy Psychologist, and in the clinic at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. In this episode, she and Eric discuss her debut book is, How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety. If you suffer from social anxiety, you will learn a lot of practical tools to use to help you overcome it and suffer less. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen and I Discuss…Her book, How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social AnxietyThe positive qualities that often accompany social anxiety in a personThat the opposite of social anxiety is actually psychopathyThe neuroscience of social anxietyHow if you face your fears you can change your brainThe problematic nature of avoidance when it comes to social anxiety Overt avoidanceCovert avoidanceThinking that the worst case scenario is a foregone conclusionAvoidance means we never see what actually happensThe inner criticThe buckets that the Inner Critic likes to attack: Appearance, the Signs of Anxiety Themselves, Social Skills, One’s Entire PersonalitySocial Anxiety Mad Libs: When I ______, it will become obvious that I _______The tool, ReplaceAnxiety is vague – ask, what particular thing are you afraid of?4 Magic Questions: What’s the worst that can happen? How bad is that? What are the odds that the worst case scenario will actually happen? How will I cope?/What will I do?The tool, EmbraceThe role of mindfulness in anxietyMaking your inner world a kinder, more hospitable environmentSelf-compassionCreating structure in our social situations – giving yourself a mission to fulfill, a purpose, a goalDr. Ellen Hendrisken Links: ellenhendriksen.com twitter Netsuite by Oracle – the business software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy to use cloud platform. Get Netsuite’s free guide, 7 Key Strategies to Grow Your Profits, by going to www.netsuite.com/wolf Phlur makes stunning, non-toxic perfumes, listing every ingredient and why it’s there www.phlur.com. Enter promo code WOLF to get 20% off your first custom sampler set. The Upper Room – a global ministry where you can join a worldwide community of Christian believers in daily prayer and devotional practice. Go to www.upperroom.org/welcome to get a free 30-day trial If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Johann Hari Matthew Quick Eric Maisel
April 23, 2019
Sister Joan Chittister on Fruits of the Spirit
April 16, 2019
Donna Cameron has spent her career working with non-profit organizations and causes as an executive, consultant, a trainer and a volunteer. She’s the recipient of multiple awards an has published numerous articles. In 2011 she co-authored a book with Kristen Leathers called One Hill, Many Voices: Stories of Hope and Healing. In this interview, Donna and Eric discuss her book, A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change Your Life and the World Around You. You’ll hear insights into what it means, feels like and looks like to live kindly and your perspective on kindness will be broadened and enriched – possibly even changed – as a result.  **Spiritual Habits Workshop – Enrollment ends 4/21/19! There’s still time to discover how spiritual habits connect you back to your deepest, truest self. Learn how to put personalized Spiritual Habits to work in your life in a special, one-time program with Eric and a small group of listeners. Click here for more information: thespiritualhabit.com Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Donna Cameron and I Discuss…Her book, A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change Your Life and the World Around YouThat incivility is contagiousThat kindness is contagiousListening for the missed note instead of the musicPlaying “Gotcha” in the way you look at lifeThe negativity biasThe power of kindnessThe difference between nice and kindHer year of living kindly and blogging about itQuantifying the benefits of kindnessBeing indifferent and still being niceHow you can’t be indifferent and still be kindThat it takes courage to be kind, it doesn’t take courage to be niceExtending yourself beyond what is comfortableCaring, making an effort without worrying about getting anything in returnThe chasm between kindness and unkindnessNot being unkind doesn’t mean that you are being kindKeeping score and being kindThat when we say yes to one thing means we’re saying no to something elseThe health business of kindnessHow kindness alleviates social anxietyEmploying curiosity instead of judging people – “I wonder what’s going on in their lives?”Various kindness practicesPracticing a pauseAsking yourself “What is the kind response here?”Receiving graciously as an act of kindness Donna Cameron Links: ayearoflivingkindly.com Facebook Twitter Robinhood is an investing app that allows you to buy and sell stocks, EFTs, Options, and Cryptos all commission free at any level. All it takes to do so is 4 taps in the app on your smartphone so it makes investing easy for beginners and experienced people alike. For The One You Feed listeners, you can get a free stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio by going to  youfeed.robinhood.com Quip has guiding features that are a built-in support system for better brushing and it’s an affordable $25 www.getquip.com/wolf get your first refill pack for free The Great Courses Plus offers thousands of courses in virtually any topic and you can listen on demand anywhere. Get a FREE trial and lock into their lowest price of $10 per month (50% off the regular price!) when you sign up for a 3-month plan thegreatcoursesplus.com/wolf If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Johann Berlin Barbara Bonner
April 10, 2019
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. on Mindfulness and Depression
April 3, 2019
Oren Jay Sofer leads retreats and workshops on mindful communication and meditation at retreat centers and educational facilities around the United States.  He is the founder of Next Step Dharma and Mindful Healthcare and he holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University. In this episode, he and Eric discuss his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. In it, you’ll learn an updated model on how to skillfully communicate – especially in difficult situations. Practical strategies and helpful perspectives are what you’ll get in this episode.  Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. In This Interview, Oren Jay Sofer and I Discuss…His book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent CommunicationThat we’re not stuck, our minds can learn and it depends on the choices we make moment to momentThe three steps to create effective conversationLead with PresenceCome from Curiosity and CareFocus on What MattersHow most people live with fragmented attention and it takes training to be fully present with another personThat you can feel whether a person is fully present with you or notBringing awareness and attention to the body to come into the present moment (the body is always in the present moment)Bodily sensations happen in the present momentThe power of pausingHow our rate of speech is connected to our nervous systemThat when we are present, we have a lot more choicesThat our intention shapes our verbal and non-verbal communicationsThe intention to understandThe intention of kindness and careHow you can practice kindness to someone you don’t likeKindness can be about protecting your own heartThe phrase “Let me see if I’ve got it…”Listening for what matters to the other person – what do they need?The difference between needs and strategiesThe Nonviolent Communication ModelObservations, Feelings, Needs, RequestsCommunicating in the workplaceOren Jay Sofer Links OrenJaySofer.com Facebook Twitter Instagram
March 27, 2019
Dr. Tererai Trent is an inspiring and dynamic scholar, educator, humanitarian, motivational speaker, author and the founder of Tererai International. Dr. Trent is one of the most internationally acclaimed voices for women's empowerment and quality education. Named by Oprah Winfrey as her all-time favorite guest, Dr. Trent's latest book is called The Awakened Woman: Remembering and Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams. She tells her incredible story in this episode and you will be so deeply moved, so deeply touched, and so deeply inspired by it. We'ver never heard anything like it and are honored that she would tell us about her astounding life. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Dr. Tererai Trent and I Discuss...Her book, The Awakened Woman: Remembering and Reigniting Our Sacred DreamsThe two hungers in our life - the little hunger and the great hungerThe hunger for a meaningful lifeAsking yourself, "what breaks my heart?"The rural community she grew up inThe wisdom of her grandmotherThat her grandmother was defined by her wisdomHer answer to the question she was asked - what are your dreams?The moment she was told that her dreams were achievableWhen her mother said to write down her dreams and bury (i.e. plant) them in the ground.How she broke the cycle of povertyThe baton of poverty, illiteracy, early marriage, and abuse that she redefinedThe baton of wisdom, that she receivedThe four dreams she wrote downWhen her mother said, "your goals in life will be more achievable when connected to the greater good of your community"The difference between culture and customsThe 8 years it took for her to graduate high schoolGetting into Oklahoma State University but not having enough money to fly to AmericaFeeding the deep hunger that says - you can achieve your dreamsWhen she reconnected with the woman who first believed in herWhen she finally earned her PhDShe worked 3 jobs and took 18 hours of coursework and took care of 5 kids getting her food from trashcansHow she is not a victim, she is part of the solutionWhere her kids are now"It is acheivable"How many girls her work has now impacted
March 20, 2019
Oliver Burkeman is an award-winning writer for The Guardian and his book, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking explores the upsides of failure, difficulty, and imperfection – which we discussed in our first interview with Oliver several hundred episodes ago. Each week in his column in The Guardian, “This Column Will Change Your Life”, he writes about social psychology, self-help culture, productivity, and the science of happiness. In this interview, he discusses his take on time management in today’s world. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Oliver Burkeman and I Discuss…His take on the modern time management worldThat technologies of efficiency don’t seem to bring peace of mindHow your to-do list is never going to go awayThat having emails in your inbox is not necessarily a problemTime management whispers of the possibility of true peace of mindThinking of “a simpler time”How processing through your inbox is like climbing up an infinitely long ladderThat tough choices have to be made when deciding what to do with your time – no matter how many productivity assists you haveHow it’s often easier to spend time on trivial stuff than the big projectsDavid Allen’s book, Getting Things DoneHow no one beats them self up for not being able to jump a mile in the air because they never thought they could in the first placeSimilarly, accepting the real limitations in how much time you have and how much you can get done is incredibly liberating Productivity advice from Warren BuffetThe role social media plays in our expectations about how productive we could or should beHow digital distractions help us numb outOliver Burkeman Links Homepage Facebook Twitter
March 13, 2019
Eli Jaxon-Bear founded and currently teaches through The Leela Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to world peace and freedom through universal self-realization. Eli is also the author of many books, including the one we discuss in this episode, An Outlaw Makes it Home: The Awakening of a Spiritual Revolutionary. In this episode, he talks to Eric about accessing and experiencing your true self and things that get in the way of that. Also, he hits on a perspective of the Enneagram that we bet you’ve never considered before.  Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Eli Jaxon-Bear and I Discuss…His book, An Outlaw Makes it Home: The Awakening of a Spiritual RevolutionaryDiscovering who is feeding the wolves withinThat to know your true self you have to turn away from your false self – the self you construct in your mindNLP, the Enneagram and hypnosis integrated into his therapyHis lasting enlightenment Knowing what you really want and staying true to it in each momentThe journey from “me” to “I” Symptom cure and habit controlHis book, Sudden AwakeningHow your heart is already intelligent and aliveThat the Enneagram Personality Types is actually the Enneagram of Character FixationAsking, does this bring me freedom, true love, happiness? Go deeper than the character fixation and find your characterWaking up from the act, from the show, and stop taking it personally having to prove thingsThe character fixation of an Enneagram type 9The “Chief Feature”All of our experience has a Mental, Emotional and Physical component and the ego encapsulates all three of thoseThe history of the origins of the EnneagramHis book on the EnneagramEli Jaxon-Bear Links Homepage Facebook Twitter The Great Courses Plus thousands of courses in virtually any topic and you can listen on demand anywhere get a full month for FREE thegreatcoursesplus.com/wolf Phlur makes stunning, non-toxic perfumes, listing every ingredient and why it’s there. Visit www.phlur.com promo code WOLF to get 20% off first custom sampler set Robinhood is an investing app that allows you to buy and sell stocks, EFTs, Options and Cryptos all commission free at any level. All it takes to do so is 4 taps in the app on your smartphone so it makes investing easy for beginners and experienced people alike. For The One You Feed listeners, you can get a free stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio by going to  youfeed.robinhood.com If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Belinda Gore Amoda Maa
March 10, 2019
This mini episode is about the importance of taking small steps and how being consistent is not about being perfect.
March 6, 2019
Catherine Gray is a listener favorite guest on the show. She’s been on once before to talk about her book, The Unexpected Joy of being Sober and we received so many messages about how people loved the conversation Eric had with her. In this episode, she’s here to discuss her new book, The Unexpected Joy of being Single: Locating Happily Single Serenity. Are you single? Then obviously this episode is for you. Are you in a relationship? Then – unexpectedly – this episode is also for you! Too often, people stay in bad relationships because they’re afraid of being single, afraid of being alone. You don’t want to feel trapped where you are – you want to be empowered knowing that where you are is where you CHOOSE to be – not where you HAVE to be. So, re-framing what it means and what it’s like to be single opens up everyone’s world by bringing you to the point of choice about your relationship status, rather than the point of “panic settling” or “victim mentality” about your relationship status. Trust us, you’re going to like this one. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Catherine Gray and I Discuss…Her book,The Unexpected Joy of being Single: Locating Happily Single SerenityThat being single is not terrible!How being single is a whole lot better than “panic settling”That being single can be nourishing and refreshing – it has everything to do with reframing the way you see itEnjoying where you are at the timeThat there are pros and cons to being in a relationship and there are also pros and cons to being singleThe “if-then” happiness loop that’s a moving targetHow you get used to what you have and then you shoot for the next thingChoosing your perspective on your life and counting up your gratitudesThat being single is WAY BETTER than being in a bad relationshipHow people stay in bad relationships because they’re afraid of being single, afraid of being aloneWhat being a “love addict” meansHow you need bonding with 5 people in your life – not just 1 – to be happyHow essential it is to like yourself in order to be happy in a healthy relationshipThe three different attachment styles that are created in early childhood (but can be changed in adulthood): anxious attached, secure attached, avoidant attachedHow feminism – in other words, equality – has made it socially acceptable for women to be single nowA thought doesn’t have to lead to an actionDon’t let yourself get too “HALT” (Hungry Angry Lonely Tired)Catherine Gray Links Homepage Instagram Twitter Daily Harvest – they deliver absolutely delicious organic, carefully sourced, chef-created fruit and veggie smoothies, soups, overnight oats, bowls and more. To get 3 cups free in your first box, visit www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code: feed Thirdlove – they have 70 sizes including their signature 1/2 cup sizes! Find your perfect fit online in 60 seconds with their no tape measure needed fit finder. Get 15% off our first order at www.thirdlove.com/wolf Quip has guiding features that are a built-in support system for better brushing and it’s an affordable $25. Visit www.getquip.com/wolf get your first refill pack for free If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Catherine Gray (First interview 2018) Mary O’Malley
February 27, 2019
Jonathan Rottenberg is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida where he’s the director of the mood and emotion laboratory. He’s also the author of the book, The Depths:  The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic“, which he and Eric have discussed before. In this interview, they discuss some of the studies and research he’s involved with specific to those who go on to flourish after having depression. Why do they? What can we learn from them? There’s hope and practical wisdom in this episode for you. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Jonathan Rottenberg and I Discuss…His book, The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression EpidemicThriving after depressionThe studies and research he’s involved withPeople who thrive after depressionThe destructive and recurring nature of depressionThe typical low expectation for those with depression about life moving forward and how it should be differentWhat is mental “health”?Psychological well beingExperiencing positive emotionsExperiencing negative emotions to a lesser degreeFeeling of balance in lifeHaving meaningful relationshipsFeeling a sense of autonomy over your lifeHow happy should we expect to be?Having elements of wellbeing amidst struggling with depressionThe 3 things that seed a low mood: events, temperaments, and routinesRuminationWays that people can work with depression more skillfullyHaving a different relationship with your negative thoughtsHaving connections with othersResearch on flourishingHow much control do we have over our state of flourishing?That it’s never too lateThere is hopeOur culture that idealizes euphoriaThe role of our basic temperamentFactors of wellbeing other than emotion and moodThe organization he helped found, Depression ArmyThe interesting and transformative experience of depressionThat his depression has been defanged and it doesn’t break the skin anymore Jonathan Rottenberg, Ph.D. Links: Depression Army Facebook Twitter Instagram Blinkist – Do you have an ever-growing list of books to read? Blinkist can help! With thousands of non-fiction books distilled down to their most salient points that you can consume in 15 minutes or less, go to www.blinkist.com/wolf for a 7-day free trial Policy Genius helps you compare insurance plans and find the right policy for you at a price you can afford and then they handle everything – negotiating your rate and booking your appointment. Visit www.policygenius.com Robinhood is an investing app that allows you to buy and sell stocks, EFTs, Options and Cryptos all commission free at any level. All it takes to do so is 4 taps in the app on your smartphone so it makes investing easy for beginners and experienced people alike. For The One You Feed listeners, you can get a free stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio by going to  youfeed.robinhood.com If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Johan Hari Lisa Feldman Barrett Therese Borchard
February 20, 2019
Susan David is a psychologist on faculty at Harvard Medical School. She’s also the co-founder and co-director of The Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital and is CEO of Evidence-Based Psychology. Her book is, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. Have you ever gotten hooked by a difficult emotion? In other words, have you ever felt compelled to act on a strong feeling without having any space to think about your action first? If so, you will find really helpful wisdom in this episode that you can take, apply today and live a more skillful, open-hearted life. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Susan David and I Discuss…Her book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and LifeHow emotions are a guidance systemThat emotions can help us adapt and thriveThe thinking “unless I’m happy all the time, something is wrong”Emotional AgilityLoosening up, calming down and living with more intentionThe space between stimulus and responseEmotional rigidityAllowing the story in our head to drive our actionsBeing who we most want to be in this worldMoving away from the idea of “I have a thought and the thought is fact and I have to act on it”Getting hooked – accepting thought as factThat we are not our emotions – our emotions are a data sourceThe story that imprisons and keeps us from acting in an open-hearted wayHow to get unhookedGetting curious and compassionate about our emotions when we’re hookedI’m noticing that I’m feeling ____Creating a safe psychological space for ourselves“Walking your why”Choice points: do I move towards my values or away from my values?Social contagionKeeping your values front of mindDiscomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful lifeThat our difficult emotions (like anxiety, for example) don’t have to go away in order for us to live according to our valuesUnder our difficult emotions are signposts for our valuesPremature cognitive commitmentStories help us to make sense of our worldNaming our stories Susan David, Ph.D. Links: susandavid.com Ted Talk – Susan David, Ph.D. Facebook Twitter Instagram Daily Harvest delivers absolutely delicious, organic, carefully sourced, chef created fruit and veggie smoothies, soups, overnight oats, bowls and more! To get 3 cups free in your first box, visit www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code: feed The Great Courses Plus offers thousands of courses in virtually any topic and you can listen on demand anywhere. To get a full month for FREE, visit thegreatcoursesplus.com/wolf Phlur makes stunning, non-toxic perfumes, listing every ingredient and why it’s there. Visit www.phlur.com and enter promo code: WOLF to get 20% off first custom sampler set.
February 16, 2019
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February 13, 2019
Parker Palmer is a writer, teacher, and activist whose work speaks deeply to many people in many different walks of life. He’s the founder and senior partner in The Center for Courage and Renewal. He’s the author of many books, including his newest one which we talk about on this episode: On The Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity and Getting Old. Parker is one of our favorite guests of the show and after you listen to this episode, you’ll know why he’s back for a second conversation. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Parker Palmer and I Discuss…His book, On The Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity and Getting OldHis reflections looking back on his lifeThe resilient fabric of his lifeHow perfection is an illusionThe role mistakes can play in one’s lifeThe gift of age: Looking back on one’s life and saying “It all belongs”Another gift of age: Deep appreciation and gratitude for the present momentFeeling like you’re one of the lucky ones that you’re “old”Asking “What’s there for me to learn?” when facing problematic moments in life (like feeling down, or feeling self-pity)Moments of life that are burdened with egoThe correlation between ego concerns and anxietyThe importance and role of perspectiveThe what and why of the things we’re doingThe question (and trap!): Does my life have meaning?My legacy vs Our legacyHow we’re all embedded in community“I planted some seeds and found some people I wanted to garden with…”How life and work are profoundly communalReflecting on the question, “Have I been sufficiently open to and aware of the significant contributions others have made in my life – and in such a way to do a deep bow to them in the work that I do?”Turning attention outward vs inwardBeing one among many vs trying to be something or someone specialThe healing impact of getting out into the natural worldHis poem “Harrowing”To know when to say, “enough” because the rest of the world and the rest of my life is waitingParker Palmer Links Homepage Facebook Twitter The Great Courses Plus – Thousands of courses in virtually any topic and you can listen on demand anywhere. Get a full month for FREE! thegreatcoursesplus.com/wolf Thirdlove – they have 70 sizes including their signature 1/2 cup sizes! Find your perfect fit online in 60 seconds with their no tape measure needed fit finder. Get 15% off our first order at www.thirdlove.com/wolf Robinhood is an investing app that allows you to buy and sell stocks, EFTs, Options, and Cryptos all commission free at any level. All it takes to do so is 4 taps in the app on your smartphone so it makes investing easy for beginners and experienced people alike. For The One You Feed listeners, get a free stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio by going to  youfeed.robinhood.com
February 5, 2019
In This Interview, Dean Sluyter and I Discuss…His book, Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and AddictionRight View and how it relates to having less fear in your lifeHow right view is always liberatingAsking, “does it help?”“One mustn’t assume burdens that God doesn’t lay upon us. The state of worry is not itself meritorious.” CS LewisThe problem with trying to control your mindTranscendental MeditationHanging out in tasklessnessThe open space of awarenessHow thought doesn’t have to go away in order to meditateRelax your grip, and relax back into yourselfIt doesn’t grip you, it has no power to do that. You grip it.What it means to relax at the moment of contactRelax into it, stop the resistance of itPain is inevitable, suffering is optionalsuffering = pain x resistance Dean Sluyter Links Homepage Meditation Youtube Twitter
January 30, 2019
Megan Devine is a pioneer in the fields of grief support and emotional intelligence. Since 2009, she’s been writing and talking about grief and love, shaking up our culture’s ideas about both all along the way. In this episode we discuss these topics along with her newest book,It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Megan Devine and I Discuss…Her book, It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t UnderstandThat the way we deal with grief in our culture is brokenHow grief is a no-win situation for everyoneThe fact that we don’t like to talk about griefHow we carry losses with usThe myth that happiness is the same as health and that if you’re not happy, you’re doing something wrongThat some things cannot be fixed, they can only be carriedHow cruel it is to say everything happens for a reason and that you create your realityOur limited tools for going through difficultyVictim blamingHow we can’t be 100% safeThat we aren’t 100% in control of how we react to thingsIf we think grief is a problem to be solved, all of our tools will fail usSadness isn’t a problem eitherHow you can’t “get over it and put it behind you”The importance of having pain Heard, Honored and ValidatedThe power of listening and curiosityThinking of pain as an experience to be tendedThe things we have to live through and endure, that we can’t escapeMaking these difficult things gentler on usDecreasing suffering inside of griefWellness vs. worsenessPaying attention to the cause and effect of thingsThe hierarchy of griefTreating compassion as the abundant resource that it isHopeMeeting people where they areAsking: Do you want empathy or a problem solved right now?Asking: What do you need in this moment? What would feel useful right now?You can’t heal someone’s pain by trying to take it away from themThe importance of showing yourself kindnessMegan Devine Links Homepage Animation on Grief Instagram Twitter
January 23, 2019
Jonathan Rauch is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, the author of 6 books (and many, many articles) and is a contributing editor of The Atlantic. His latest book is The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50. See what you think about the trends of happiness in your life compared to the tendency he describes in his book and this interview. It may be that the emotional peak of life is different than when you’d expect. Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. 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, Jonathan Rauch and I Discuss…His book, The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50Connection to othersGenerosityThe factors that most contribute to our happinessThe U shape curve of happiness in lifeThe emotional peak of lifeHow our expectations change as life goes onThat our values continue to changeThe fact that our brains change over the course of a lifetimeHow the effects of connectedness are cumulative and durableThe hedonic treadmillWhat to do to be happier at the bottom of the curveThe suffering that comes from social comparisonStaying in the present momentInternal criticismGuilt vs Shame in mid-lifeThe benefits of being other-directed, other-orientedHow the voice of impulsiveness isn’t our friendJonathan Rauch Links Homepage Twitter The Great Courses Plus gives in-depth knowledge on a variety of topics like psychology, science, philosophy, cooking, photography and more. Watch or listen to a course whenever, wherever for FREE. To start your free trial now go to www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/wolf Phlur makes stunning, non-toxic perfumes, listing every ingredient and why it’s there. Visit www.phlur.com and use promo code WOLF to get 20% off first custom sampler set.
January 16, 2019
John Zeratsky shares how to manage your time and energy, understand will power, and find more meaningful moments every day.
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