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"This podcast saved my life"- Amy W
Practical Wisdom for a Better Life
Open minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.

    Carol Dweck on Fixed and Growth Mindset

    Carol Dweck on Fixed and Growth Mindset

    Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success.  She has held professorships at Columbia University and Harvard University, has lectured all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on Today and 20/20. 

    In this episode, Carol and Eric discuss her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

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    In This Interview, Carol Dweck and I Discuss Fixed and Growth Mindset and …Her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of SuccessHow in the growth mindset we believe in our ability to grow and changeIn the fixed mindset we become afraid to not know or to failListening to and accepting what our minds thinkLearning to talk back to our default mindsetRecognizing that we have a choice of our mindsetHow we can have a fixed and growth mindset in different areas of our livesA growth mindset doesn’t say that there aren’t differences in skills and abilityHow people with the fixed mindset are not inspired by role modelsThe mindset approach can be used in regards to personalityThat teenagers that are taught the growth mindset are less likely to become depressedLearning to use the growth mindsetIn a growth mindset we can see criticism as feedback, as a way to changeRelationships grow better in a growth mindsetCarol Dweck Links:

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Carol Dweck, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Brandi Lust on Growth via the Present Moment

    Emma Seppalah

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    • 28 min
    Jonathan Fields on Discovering Your Sparketype

    Jonathan Fields on Discovering Your Sparketype

    Jonathan Fields is a father, husband, award-winning author, executive producer, and host of one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world, The Good Life Project. He also speaks globally to groups and organizations and his work has been featured widely in the media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Oprah Magazine, and many others. 

    In this episode, Jonathan and Eric discuss his book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive. 

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    In This Interview, Jonathan Fields and I Discuss How to Discover Your Sparketype and …His book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come AliveThe 10 impulses that underlie the drives that humans haveWhy the words “life purpose” and “passion” often lead us down the wrong pathHow very often in life there’s not A “right” answerHow to find out your SparketypeThe difference between primary, shadow, and anti sparketypesEric’s SparketypeHow to align your work with your Sparketype (without blowing up your life!)How to figure out the answer to “what am I going to do with my life?”How to step into the important work of self discovery
    Jonathan Fields Links:

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Jonathan Fields, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Jonathan Fields (2016)

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    • 51 min
    Dr. Miles Neale on Gradual Path to Awakening

    Dr. Miles Neale on Gradual Path to Awakening

    Dr. Miles Neale is among the leading voices of the current generation of Buddhist teachers and is a forerunner in the emerging field of Contemplative Psychotherapy. He is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, an international speaker, and a faculty member of the Tibet House (US) and Weill Cornell Medical College.  

    In this episode, Miles and Eric discuss his book, Gradual Awakening:  The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human

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    In This Interview, Dr. Miles Neale and I Discuss Gradual Awakening and…His book, Gradual Awakening:  The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully HumanHow a person’s mythology is held in the unconscious with the framework that was formed in childhoodShadow work is diving deep into the unconscious or the inner childThe process of going from understanding our behavior to changing it How processing emotions need to be included in behavior changeThe importance of establishing a new framework in the complex inner workBecoming fully human is complex and requires commitmentThe gradual and direct paths to awakening experiencesHow awakening requires a new framework within the psycheThe importance of understanding the complexities of psychedelicsThe paradigm of the current wellness movement and materialismHow we can miss the power of many transformative techniques Aligning ourselves with the greater goodDr. Miles Neale Links:

    Miles’s Website

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Miles Neale, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Awakening in Life with Ryan Oelke

    Spiritual Awakening with Adyashanti

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    • 55 min
    Maia Szalavitz on The Case For Harm Reduction

    Maia Szalavitz on The Case For Harm Reduction

    Maia Szalavitz is an American reporter and New York Times best-selling author who has focused much of her work on the topic of addiction. She has won awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Drug Policy Alliance, the American Psychological Association and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology for her 30 years of groundbreaking writing on addiction, drug policy and neuroscience.

    In this episode, Maia and Eric discuss her book, Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction.

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    In This Interview, Maia Szalavitz and I Discuss The Case for Harm Reduction and…Her book: Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of AddictionWhat “harm reduction” means in the case of additionThe truth behind why we have the drug policies that we currently haveDifferentiating between the terms dependence and addictionThe real problem of addiction being the compulsive behavior that’s ruining your lifeThe role of moderation in substance use in people in recoveryHow to know whether or not moderation or abstinence is right for youThe problem with a binary approach to drug useThe harm reduction recovery approach as any positive changeThe difficult but crucial role of being a beginner to learn what’s right for youMaia Szalavitz Links:

    Maia’s Website

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Maia Szalavitz, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Maia Szalavitz on a Different Lens of Addiction (2017)

    Judson Brewer on Addiction and the Craving Mind

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    • 58 min
    Bob Thurman on How to Find Bliss

    Bob Thurman on How to Find Bliss

    Bob Thurman is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University. He’s also the President of the Tibet House US, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization. He’s also the President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies.  

    In this episode, Bob and Eric discuss his book, Wisdom is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life

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    In This Interview, Bob Thurman and I Discuss How to Find Bliss and …His book:  Wisdom is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your LifeHow our civilization is based on fearThe wisdom in the bliss view is that reality is good and that you get back what you put into it.The Four Friendly Fun Facts he renamed from the four noble truthsHow altruism strengthens our sense of self-worthTo be noble means you become more “we” oriented than “me” orientedThe deepest level of reality is love, abundance, energyFirst Friendly Fact is to take responsibility to understand our ultimate reality or we will sufferSecond Friendly Fact is the diagnosis- to understand that we are not the center of everythingThird Friendly Fact is the prognosis or needing to unlearn and opening ourselves to what we really areFourth Friendly Fact is the “therapy” or the eightfold path of how we can open our own minds to find freedom and blissOur tendency to see things as absolute rather than relativeInvestigation is the real practice of Buddhism and meditation is a toolRealistic mindfulness is noticing what’s going on in the real worldThe three types of wisdom are born of learning, unlearning, and freedomBob Thurman Links:

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Bob Thurman, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Robert Thurman on Buddhism and The Dalai Lama

    Paul Hannam on The Wisdom of Groundhog Day

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    • 52 min
    Eric & Chris on Friendship

    Eric & Chris on Friendship

    In this very special episode hosted by our very own Ginny, we dive deep into the longtime friendship of Eric and Chris. They share how their friendship began many years ago, how they began the podcast together, and answer some great questions submitted by our wonderful Patreon supporters.

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    Ginny Interviews Eric & Chris Where They Discuss Friendship and …How their friendship beganTheir shared love of musicEric and Chris describe each other’s best qualitiesTheir shared sense of humor and how they laugh at themselvesHow Eric hired and fired Chris, twiceTheir favorite memories of attending Waterboys concert and going backstageHow they shelter their friendship when working together The life-changing gift that Chris gave to EricTheir ease in sharing important things in life with each otherHow their dark moments can be their funniest momentsWhat makes them best friendsTheir friendship through the ups and downs of each other’s recoveryThe importance of understanding and not judging in the darkest momentsThe pros and cons to working with people you love


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