Conversations with different individuals from different schools and walks of life discussing everything from psychology to art to spirituality to design to health and well-being, to relationships (whether they be romantic or colleagueship or parent with children relationships). Alanis will dive into science, neurobiology, music, travel, social commentary, maybe a tiny bit of political, and feminism (which Alanis likes to call "the Feminine Movement in both Males and Females Alike") the conversations will touch on topics that move the guest and Alanis herself toward philosophizing in real time, as well as illuminate any teachings, ideas and models already established.
Conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté
Alanis sat down with Dr. Gabor Maté for this month’s podcast to talk about the de-stigmatization of addiction and how best to understand and support the recovery process, ADHD and how sensitivity and a sense of self directly affects the body.
Below are books by Dr. Gabor Maté:
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress
Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder
Hold On to Your Kids
Conversation with Karen Koenig
Alanis sat down with Karen Koenig for this month’s podcast to talk about emotional and restrictive eating and how to maintain a healthy relationship with food.
Below are books by Karen Koenig:
Starting Monday: Seven Keys to a Permanent, Positive Relationship with Food
The Rules of "Normal" Eating: A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between!
The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health
What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Treating Eating and Weight Issues
Nice Girls Finish Fat: Put Yourself First and Change Your Eating Forever
Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems
In this episode, Alanis talks with Gordon Neufeld about developmental psychology, the power to parent, and the value in staying connected with our children as they get older.
Below is a book by Gordon Neufeld:
Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
Nina W Brown
In this episode, Alanis talks with Nina W Brown about the four kinds of destructive narcissistic patterns and how to navigate relationships with them.
Below are some books by Nina W Brown:
Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents
Loving the Self-Absorbed: How to Create a More Satisfying Relationship with a Narcissistic Partner
Whose Life is it Anyway? When to Stop Taking Care of Their Feelings & Start Taking Care of Your Own
The Destructive Narcissistic Pattern
In this episode, Alanis talks with Daniel Goleman about Emotional Intelligence, empathy, different styles of leadership, and emotional competency.
Below are some books by Daniel Goleman:
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body
Conversation with Pia Mellody
In this episode, Alanis talks with Pia Mellody about codependence and addiction recovery as well as parenting and creating functional relationships.
Below are some books by Pia Mellody:
Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives
Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love
Pia developed the Developmental Model of Immaturity which is used by the Meadows where she is a Senior Fellow.
Huge fan of both Dr Maté and Alanis Morissette (fellow Ottawa native) but I wish Alanis had resisted her temptation to interrupt him so much.
Always a pleasure to listen to him.
Podcast great topic, just wished interviewer didn’t interrupt him as much in his thoughts.
I agree with other responses -Alanis interrupts guests mid-sentence. I love her music and some of the topics she's passionate about, but let guests speak their piece and then maybe piece together what's most important during the editing process.
Was excited to hear Dr. Mate but felt like it was more about Alanis' thoughts than an equal back and forth convo. All the best!