60 episodes

You are a wonderful walking, talking, thinking, feeling ball of vibrating star matter energized by starlight. Each week we will dive in to uncover the extraordinary science within our ordinary moments. You bring the curious mind, I'll bring the passion and enthusiasm.

Beautiful Dust Speck‪s‬ Alex Hofeldt - Teacher, Coach, and Thinker

    • Science
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You are a wonderful walking, talking, thinking, feeling ball of vibrating star matter energized by starlight. Each week we will dive in to uncover the extraordinary science within our ordinary moments. You bring the curious mind, I'll bring the passion and enthusiasm.

    E55 - Thanksgiving Episode - Why Gratitude is Vital for Happiness and My Science Based Gratitude

    E55 - Thanksgiving Episode - Why Gratitude is Vital for Happiness and My Science Based Gratitude

    Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and enjoying friends and family. Sometimes the chaos of the holiday makes us forget this keystone feature of Thanksgiving. As I sat around the table with my family I became motivated me to share with you my thoughts, ideas, and practices regarding how I find gratitude in my life. I begin the episode outlining some wonderful and intriguing new research that has been published about gratitude. Next, we review the concepts around neuroplasticity and end with me sharing my gratitude list that of course is centered around science. This episode will make you think and can act as a jumping off point in finding more gratitude in your life.
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    • 30 min
    E54 - I'm Engaged and Now LIGO Can Teach Us Where Her Gold Ring Was Truly Created

    E54 - I'm Engaged and Now LIGO Can Teach Us Where Her Gold Ring Was Truly Created

    Each episode topic and details come about based on what is happening in my life or in the science of the moment. This episode I wanted to blend the current events surrounding LIGO discovering kilonovas, to the creation of the rarest elements to me giving a gold ring to my fiance (were engaged). Each event and moment of our lives is layered with awesome. Sure it is just a ring, but it is a ring that is now a symbol and it is created by a series of cosmic events that are to rare to turly comprehend. However, with a little time, curiosity, and science we can feel a whole new perspective regarding the complexity right under the surface of our day to day lives.
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    • 22 min
    E53 - How to Embrace the Chaos and Find Balance for a Happier Tribe and Self

    E53 - How to Embrace the Chaos and Find Balance for a Happier Tribe and Self

    The human experience is the best and worst of being you. Life is full of wonder and awe, tears and laughs, hugs and kiss. Nature is a constant state of change and chaos is the catalyst for change. Evolution is change, we are change, and change is everyday.

    But in the end this life is something to enjoy and marvel at. Go out today and find others who are like you. Find a team of people and surround yourself with others who want you to be only you. Embrace the chaos and enjoy the ride.
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    • 24 min
    E52 - Why We Love and Seek Out Our Tribes - Find Your Tribe, Find Your Happiness

    E52 - Why We Love and Seek Out Our Tribes - Find Your Tribe, Find Your Happiness

    This episode discusses the how and why behind the human need to belong and find their tribe. This episode discusses how time and evolution play a role in creating the human condition. A condition that centers around our own duality - selfishness and selfishness. We are hardwired to belong, but we live in a world that is growing evermore exclusive and individualized. This episode will give you background into why you feel the way you feel about groups and why belonging to a group can help you reach a higher level of happiness. On a deeper level this episode allows us to think about the biggest group of them all - Human on Earth.
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    • 28 min
    E51 - Why Life is More Epic Than We Can Comprehend - Enjoy The Science

    E51 - Why Life is More Epic Than We Can Comprehend - Enjoy The Science

    The cosmos is vast. A vastness outside of human comprehension. The size, scale, composition and origin are wondrous and complex. Although we humans can not always comprehend the scope of things, that won't stop us from trying. The unknown and the unknowable are the key factors in what makes today great. Take a step back and ponder some of the ideas brought to light in these episodes. Internalize and let them fill you up. Embrace the chaos and enjoy the ride, knowing that you are a machine made of cosmic debris energized by starlight.
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    • 31 min
    E50 - Let There Be Light - The First Light in the Cosmos

    E50 - Let There Be Light - The First Light in the Cosmos

    Light is everything. We see because of light. We get energy from light. Daytime would not be daytime without light. The Sun is the fuel for life, but it took sometime for the Universe to evolution into these wonderful crucibles of stellar light and stellar nucleosynthesis that the twinkles in the sky are today. We just experienced daylight saving time so let us take a moment to appreciate light and all of the wonder it floods our lives with each day. It is the vision and the energy that fuel this creative world. You are stellar dust machines, energized by starlight. So enjoy the ride you Beautiful Dust Specks.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Tommo62 ,

My new Guru!

Fantastic podcast, i came accross this at a difficult point in my life and although i am a novice in the field of science, i find it thrilling to hear Alex's passion and enthusiasm for the subject. The effect it is having on me is remarkable. Although i love learning, i find Alex's podcast more insightful than just understanding a new field. He has a great understanding of humans and compassion, the way he teaches this through science is genius. There's no doubt Alex is a genius anyway. He has helped me through a dificult time and it's incredible what an impact science can have when used this way. Thanks very much Alex, looking forward to hearing more, keep it up!

sumbul.tsang ,

Love Alex's style

Really love Alex's style, so authentic and so entertaining. He also has a lot of knowledge and value that he shares on this show. Keep up the good work Alex.

M_Glover_88 ,

Love it!

Excellent show. Alex is obviously so passionate about the topic, and that comes across. Great show, easy to listen to and really interesting stuff!

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