289 episodes

Being Human is for people who want go deep on what it means to be a human making a difference.
We’ll discover how to be better humans at work and in life.
We’ll explore leadership, relationships and how to make changes in ourselves and our environments. Nothing will be off limits. Welcome.

Being Human Richard Atherton

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Being Human is for people who want go deep on what it means to be a human making a difference.
We’ll discover how to be better humans at work and in life.
We’ll explore leadership, relationships and how to make changes in ourselves and our environments. Nothing will be off limits. Welcome.

    #289 Recovering from Complex PTSD - with Dr. Arielle Schwartz

    #289 Recovering from Complex PTSD - with Dr. Arielle Schwartz

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    This week, I speak with Dr. Arielle Schwartz, PhD, a seasoned clinical psychologist, EMDR Therapy consultant and author recognized for her expertise in resilience-informed therapy and post-traumatic growth.
    Drawing from her personal experience of overcoming trauma, Dr. Schwartz emphasizes the significance of addressing the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of one's being in order to achieve profound and enduring transformations. 
    What stood out for me in interviewing Dr. Schwratz was her brilliant integration of the Western scientific lens on trauma and the yogic wisdom on those same aspects of the human experience.
    We discuss:

    The need for trauma awareness in coaching
    Are psychedelics a shortcut in therapy?
    Trauma release and the energetic body
    Yoga as therapy
    Trauma-aware dentists and more. 
    Links:Dr. Schwartz's WebsiteDr. Schwartz's BooksDr. Schwartz's Instagram PageDr. Schwartz's Facebook Page

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #288 Rework | Enhancing Work and Life - with David Heinemeier Hansson

    #288 Rework | Enhancing Work and Life - with David Heinemeier Hansson

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    This week, I speak with author David Heinemeier Hansson, a man with a seemingly unending list of achievements. He's the creator of the famed Ruby on Rails programming development framework, multiple best-selling author, business owner, and Le Mans-winning racing driver.

    David shares his story of his early days building businesses in high-school before finding co-founder of Basecamp Jason Friend and together creating a highly successful tech firm with no outside funding and ignoring all of the received wisdom on succeeding with start-ups.
    We discuss:

    The real definition of work ethic
    Building Ruby on Rails
    Our AI future
    The power of working within constraints
    How not to bring your whole self to work
    Links:David's WebsiteDavid's Books

    • 44 min
    #287 The Healing Power Of Nature - with Florence Williams

    #287 The Healing Power Of Nature - with Florence Williams

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    This week, I speak with author Florence Williams, author of 'The Nature Fix' and winner of the 2023 PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing for her book 'Heartbreak'.
    Florence shares insights on the hidden connections between human health and the environment, drawing from her experience as a science and environmental journalist. The conversation highlights the transformative potential of spending time in nature and the ways it can enhance focus, inspire, and promote a happier and healthier life.
    We discuss:

    Rediscovering our primal connection to the Earth
    How she's used nature to help with heartbreak
    Mindfully engaging with nature
    Forest bathing for inspiration
    Tips on getting your nature fix no matter your lifestyle
    Links:Florence's WebsiteFlorence's Books

    • 1 hr
    #286 The Journey of Possibility-Oriented Thinking - with Maureen K. McCarthy and Zelle Nelson

    #286 The Journey of Possibility-Oriented Thinking - with Maureen K. McCarthy and Zelle Nelson

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    This week, I speak with Maureen K. McCarthy and Zelle Nelson, Co-Founders and Co-Directors of the Center for Collaborative Awareness.
    Maureen's life is a wild story. Doctors told her she would die young of a rare, genetic lung disease with no cure in sight. She couldn't change her body, so she decided to change her mind. Knowing that she might die at any time, with her partner Zelle, they had to figure out how to live each day, not knowing if there would be a tomorrow. 
    We discuss:

    Getting married every day
    Consciously designing relationships
    Finding joy with 10 per cent lung capacity
    Publishing your 'Blueprint of Me'
    Radically rethinking business contracts
    Links:The Center for Collaborative AwarenessListen here, or watch here.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #285 Finding Purpose After a Near-Death Experience - with Licia Sky

    #285 Finding Purpose After a Near-Death Experience - with Licia Sky

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    This week, I speak with Licia Sky, a highly regarded trauma educator and Co-Founder with Bessel van der Kolk of the Trauma Research Foundation.
    In the midst of experiencing severe domestic abuse, at age twelve, Licia attempted suicide, resulting in a near-death experience. From this out-of-body moment, she received a clear message that she had an important purpose in life.  
    It led her on an extraordinary path into bodywork, the arts and now her role as a pioneering researcher and educator.
    We discuss:

    The gift of nearly dying
    Breaking the mould of 'bodywork'
    Artistic expression as therapy
    Meditation for healing
    How MDMA isn't just for raving
    Links:Licia's WebsiteThe Trauma Research Foundation

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #284 How To Improve Your Life Daily - with Doug Fleener

    #284 How To Improve Your Life Daily - with Doug Fleener

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    This week, I speak with Doug Fleener, a business advisor, coach, author, and keynote speaker, also known as The Daily Performance Expert.As hero's journey arcs go, Doug takes some beating, from a former addict bankrupting his family business to a successful businessman and coach.Doug has brilliantly developed the recovery mantras of 'Keep it in The Day' and 'Keep It Simple Stupid' into a philosophy for life and business. I personally spent many years in 12-step recovery and benefitted enormously from the 'wisdom of the rooms', so this one is close to my heart.We talk:

    Waking up after blacking out on a flight to Hawaii
    Bankrupting the family business
    Getting sober and learning to keep it the day
    Applying the principles of recovery to business
    Practising relentless simplicity
    Links:Doug's WebsiteThe Day Makes the Year (Makes a Life) - The BookListen here, or watch here.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

adamwk ,

Great content but need better audio

Really like this - great interview style, strong guests, always interesting. However, the audio is quite poor, especially the host. Both unclear and very quiet. I miss a lot of this even at top volume when I’m on the tube.

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