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Jan 12, 2021

370: Dr. Jud Brewer on Habits to Heal Anxiety

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Dr. Jud Brewer is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the science of self-mastery. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University. 

In this episode, Eric and Dr. Jud talk about his book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind and they explore something called the Habit Loop, using it to understand and heal difficult emotions like anxiety.

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, 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, Dr. Jud Brewer and I discuss Habits for Healing Anxiety and…

  • His book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind
  • Reward-Based Learning
  • Trigger, Behavior, Result
  • The Habit Loop
  • Addiction defined as continued use despite adverse consequences
  • Habits: Set and Forget
  • How if we don’t pay attention to how rewarding the habit is right now, we can’t change the behavior
  • How to heal anxiety as well as emotional eating using the Habit Loop
  • The role of curiosity in healing anxiety
  • Learning to be with difficult emotions and learning to allow them to pass
  • How to remember to be mindful throughout the day

Dr. Jud Brewer Links:

drjud.com

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If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Jud Brewer on Habits for Healing Anxiety, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Dr. Jud Brewer on Addiction and the Craving Mind (August, 2018)

BJ Fogg on Tiny Habits

James Clear on Compounding Nature of Habits-Part 1

James Clear on Compounding Nature of Habits-Part 2

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Jan 05, 2021

369: Mirabai Starr on the Divine Feminine

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Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. Her latest book is called, WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics.

In this episode, Eric and Mirabai explore the intersection of interspirituality and the divine feminine – specifically, as it shows up in her life and in the life of the women mystics whose stories she tells.  

It’s *finally* a new year! While there’s no doubt that 2021 will have its challenges, there is so much you can do to make it a wonderful year for you on a personal level. 

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, 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, Mirabai Starr and I discuss the Divine Feminine and…

  • Her book, WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics
  • A few of her favorite women mystics
  • The Divine Feminine Energy
  • Belief structures that no longer serve us well
  • Being engaged in the world as a spiritual practice
  • How drawing from many spiritual traditions is like digging one well with many different tools
  • The way she has created her spiritual practice over time
  • Feminine wisdom teachings
  • The morning rituals that start her day
  • The practice of the Sabbath
  • The link between creativity, spirituality, and mysticism

Mirabai Starr Links:

mirabaistarr.com

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If you enjoyed this conversation with Mirabai Starr on the Divine Feminine, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Mirabai Starr (2017)

Spirituality and Anti-racisim with Sonia Roberts

Being Heart Minded with Sarah Blondin

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Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison is a Zen teacher and co-founder with his partner, Sensei Chodo Robert Campbell, of the New York Zen Center of Contemplative Care. He’s also an author, a Jungian psychotherapist, and a Certified Chaplaincy Educator. 

In this episode, Koshin Paley and Eric discuss his newest book, Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up, and how we can live in such a way that we integrate all of the parts of ourselves into a loving, wholehearted being.

As we approach a new year, there’s no doubt that 2021 will have its challenges, but there is so much you can do to make it a wonderful year for you on a personal level. 

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, 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, Koshin Paley and I discuss Becoming Wholehearted and…

  • His book, Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up
  • The comment from a stranger that helped shape his path
  • The problem with being a “lone wolf”
  • How to work with your preferences in a skillful way
  • The importance of being open to learning from whatever is happening
  • Learning to see your friends and enemies as equals
  • The bridge of compassion
  • His practice to cultivate unconditional love
  • Wholehearted as integrating oneself and one’s life
  • Life as a journey of endlessly unfolding
  • “Good enough” community and sangha
  • Learning to be at one with our own pain because it is the place of freedom

Koshin Paley Ellison Links:

zencare.org

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

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If you enjoyed this conversation with Koshin Paley Ellison on Becoming Wholehearted, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Koshin Paley Ellison (Jan, 2017)

Being Heart Minded with Sarah Blondin

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Dec 22, 2020

367: Wim Hof on Mind Over Matter

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Wim Hof is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. Wim has set world records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice and still holds the record for a barefoot half marathon on ice and snow. He attributes these feats to the technique outlined in his book, The Wim Hof Method.

In this episode, Wim and Eric talk about how we can cultivate strength, resilience, and healing within ourselves using the three techniques outlined in his method. 

As we approach a new year, there’s no doubt that 2021 will have its challenges, but there is so much you can do to make it a wonderful year for you on a personal level. 

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, 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, Wim Hof and I Discuss Mind Over Matter and…

  • His book, The Wim Hof Method
  • How he developed his indomitable spirit at 12 years old
  • Why he chooses discomfort over comfort every day
  • The role of hormetic stress in awakening our inner strength
  • Our innate capacity to deal with disease
  • The three components of The Wim Hof Method
  • How we can engage in daily cold exposure 
  • Breathing techniques to support the immune system
  • The science that supports The Wim Hof Method

Wim Hof Links:

wimhofmethod.com

Wim Hof Breathing Exercises

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If you enjoyed this conversation with Wim Hof on Mind over Matter, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Akshay Nanavati

Ralph De La Rosa on the Mind as Your Teacher

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Dr. Aziz Gazipura is a clinical psychologist and one of the worlds leading experts on social confidence. After being stuck in shyness and social anxiety himself for almost 10 years, he became determined to find a way to social freedom. 

In this episode, Eric and Aziz discuss his book, On My Own Side: Transform Self Criticism And Self Doubt Into Permanent Self Worth And Confidence. They dive into the connection between our inner critic and social anxiety and talk about how to transform your inner world into one that is supportive and ultimately freeing. 

As we approach a new year, there’s no doubt that 2021 will have its challenges, but there is so much you can do to make it a wonderful year for you on a personal level. 

If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you. 

To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, 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, Dr. Aziz Gazipura and I Discuss Transforming Your Inner Critic and…

  • His book, On My Own Side: Transform Self Criticism And Self Doubt Into Permanent Self Worth And Confidence
  • Misconceptions about what it means to be on our own side or practice self-compassion
  • What it means to run on “clean” or “dirty” fuel when it comes to how we motivate ourselves
  • Why self-affirmations often don’t work very well
  • Internal family systems
  • How to work skillfully with our inner critic
  • When reason doesn’t eliminate the feeling inside of us
  • That there is no fundamental protection from all pain, danger, and loss
  • The role of empathy when addressing our inner critic
  • That the inner critic represents fear within us
  • The 5 steps to tame your inner critic
  • Taking time to decide who is the head of your “Inner household”
  • The internal mantra of “We can handle what comes our way”
  • Cultivating the skills that allow us to step into our uncomfortable emotions

Dr. Aziz Gazipura Links:

socialconfidencecenter.com

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If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Aziz Gazipura on Transforming Your Inner Critic, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Dr. Ellen Hendriksen on Social Anxiety

Tara Mohr

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Sonia Roberts is an educator, writer, creator, and activist. Sonia writes about racism, spirituality, parenting, and much more in her Spiritually Speaking blog. Her first book is White Ally: A Guide To Cultivating A Deeply Spiritual Anti-Racism Practice. 

In this episode, Eric and Sonia explore the intersection of transformational inner work within ourselves and transformational outer work in the world, specifically when it comes to practicing anti-racism.

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, Sonia Roberts and I Discuss Spirituality and Anti-Racism and…

  • Her book, White Ally: A Guide To Cultivating A Deeply Spiritual Anti-Racism Practice
  • The intersection of transformational inner work within ourselves as well as transformational outer work in the world
  • Transforming suffering into something beautiful
  • Yogas ten guidelines, the Yamas and Niyamas 
  • Instances when it’s not necessarily beneficial for Black people to share their personal stories of experiences with racism
  • The way that yoga and meditation practices can be instrumental in facilitating social change
  • The ethical components that underlie yoga
  • The practice of gratitude amidst privilege
  • Identifying the places of your privilege and subsequently acting in service of those who are marginalized
  • The idea of intent vs. impact in matters of race and racism
  • The difference between being shamed and being held accountable

Sonia Roberts Links:

awakenedlovewarrior.com

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If you enjoyed this conversation with Sonia Roberts on Spirituality and Anti-Racism, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Racial Justin with Austin Channing Brown

Healing Racism with Ruth King

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Paria Hassouri is a pediatrician, writer, transgender rights activist, wife and mother of three children. Her personal essays have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Huffington Post, and many more.

In this episode, Eric and Paria talk about her book, Found In Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change. Her story of understanding, accepting, and ultimately supporting her daughter as a transgender girl is so honest and beautiful and inspiring. 

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, Paria Hassouri and I Discuss Parenting a Transgender Child and…

  • Her book, Found In Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change
  • The question, “Am I acting out of love or am I acting out of fear?”
  • The story of her middle child coming out as a trans girl
  • The process she went through of educating herself about transgender children and teenagers
  • The factors that ultimately guided her towards supporting her child’s transition
  • The change that shifted her outlook and her child’s outlook for the future
  • Her journey through denial, anger, acceptance, support, and ultimately celebration about her child’s transition
  • Her internal struggle about her child’s transition
  • The power of finding people who have been through what you’re going through
  • The stories we make up about our identities – and how they can change

Paria Hassouri Links:

pariahassouri.com

Twitter

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Talkspace is the online therapy company that lets you connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at any time at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. It’s therapy on demand. Visit www.talkspace.com and enter Promo Code: WOLF to get $100 off your first month.

BLUBlox offers high-quality lenses that filter blue light, reduce glare, and combat the unhealthy effects of our digital life. Visit BluBlox.com and get free shipping worldwide and also 15% off with Promo Code: WOLF15

If you enjoyed this conversation with Paria Hassouri on Parenting a Transgender Child, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Andrew Solomon

Glennon Doyle

Allyship and Activism with Jamia Wilson

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Nov 24, 2020

363: Cory Allen on Cultivating Mindfulness

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Cory Allen is a writer, musician, meditation teacher, and creator of the podcast, The Astral Hustle, which focuses on how to live better with leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience, and philosophy. Cory believes that the more we understand ourselves, the less we suffer.

In this episode, Cory and Eric discuss his book, Now Is The Way: An Unconventional Approach To Modern Mindfulness.

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, Cory Allen and I Discuss Cultivating Mindfulness and…

  • His bookNow Is The Way: An Unconventional Approach To Modern Mindfulness
  • The role of our actions in determining who we are
  • How to differentiate between helpful and unhelpful negative thoughts and emotions
  • The most effective way to widen the gap between stimulus and response
  • The watching mind and the doing mind
  • Why the notions of emptiness and non-self needn’t be scary
  • The answer to the question, “Does my life even matter?”
  • How we assign meaning rather than find meaning in life
  • What it means to dilute strong emotions or ruminating thoughts when they arise

Cory Allen Links:

www.cory-allen.org

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Pachamama: Produces extraordinary high quality, organic CBD products. They are one of three companies in over 200 top selling CBD brands to actually test negative for leads, metals, and pesticides and test positive for having the right amount of CBD. Visit www.enjoypachamama.com and use code WOLF for 25% off.

If you enjoyed this conversation with Cory Allen on Cultivating Mindfulness, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

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Transformative Mindfulness with Shauna Shapiro

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