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    #214: The #1 Predictor of Longevity

    #214: The #1 Predictor of Longevity

    Regardless of what we want to accomplish, from growing your business, creating a great company culture, championing a social cause, or affecting your habits, we can’t do it alone. The people around you define your success (whatever that means for you) and they have the potential to change the course of your life.
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Jon Levy, a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in applying the latest research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. His clients range from Fortune 500 brands to startups. 
     
    More than a decade ago, Jon founded The Influencers Dinner, a secret dining experience for industry leaders ranging from Nobel laureates, Olympians, celebrities, and executives, to artists, musicians, and even the occasional princess. Guests cook dinner together but can’t discuss their career or give their last name, and once seated to eat, they play a game to reveal who they are. Over time, these dinners developed into a community. With thousands of members, Influencers is the largest community of its type worldwide. 
     
    Dhru and Jon discuss the art and science of creating deep and meaningful connections with anyone. They also talk about how we develop influence, gain trust, and build community so that we can impact our communities and achieve what is most important to us.
    In this episode, we dive into: 
    -The greatest predictor of longevity (2:05) 
    -Why having close friends increases our longevity (9:53) 
    -The impact of loneliness on our health (14:15)
    -How to create deep and meaningful relationships (21:47) 
    -The Influencers Dinner (34:52) 
    -The influence equation and how to apply it to our lives (49:39) 
    -Post-traumatic growth (1:03:34) 
    -Optimal anxiety (1:05:31) 
    -How to get an invitation to an Influencers event (1:11:04) 
    -The impact of social isolation on our health  (1:12:39)
    For more on Jon Levy you can follow him on Instagram @JonLevyTLB, on Facebook @JonLevyTLB, on Twitter @JonLevyTLB, and through his website https://www.jonlevytlb.com/. Get his book, You’re Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence at https://www.jonlevytlb.com/you-re-invited.
    For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.
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    #213: Hunt, Gather, Parent with Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff

    #213: Hunt, Gather, Parent with Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff

    Hunt, Gather, Parent | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Paleovalley.
    Having children of your own is sure to make you think about the way you were raised and question if you want to do things the same. It’s also sure to raise lots of questions about how your interactions with your child are impacting their development and your relationships.
    What we see as commonplace parenting here in the US is quite different than other parts of the world. Helicopter parenting takes away from our kids’ independence and autonomy and often leads to conflict. Luckily, there are ways we can be more conscious to help everyone in the family flourish. 
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff. Michaeleen is a correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk. In 2015, she was part of the team that earned a George Foster Peabody award for its coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Prior to joining NPR, Michaeleen was an editor at the journal Cell, where she wrote about the science behind pop culture. She has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in viticulture and enology from the University of California, Davis. Her new book Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans shares what she’s learned in her own parenting journey as well as through her research on families across the globe. 
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -Michaeleen’s personal struggles with her daughter Rosy (6:30) 
    -Why the way we parent in the West is strange (14:39)
    -The importance of autonomy for children (18:20) 
    -The rising rates of anxiety and depression in kids, and how the way we parent in the West is contributing to that (23:07) 
    -How Michaeleen’s daughter Rosy puts herself to sleep at night (28:29) 
    -The greatest gift you can give your child (37:19)
    -The best way to motivate your kids (41:03) 
    -Why children don’t really need child-centered activities (51:50) 
    -Why we shouldn’t constantly praise our kids (59:08) 
    -The value of a communal approach to raising children (1:04:30) 
    -Michaeleen’s TEAM approach to parenting (1:07:34) 
    -How to make this approach work in a busy family life (1:21:15) 
    For more on Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff you can follow her on Twitter @FoodieScience, and through her website https://michaeleendoucleff.com/. You can contact her directly by email at mdoucleff@npr.org. Get her book, Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans at https://michaeleendoucleff.com/hunt-gather-parent/. 
    For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.
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    #212: How to Stop Feeling Empty by Letting Go of Seeking

    #212: How to Stop Feeling Empty by Letting Go of Seeking

    Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!
    On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to us about how to stop feeling empty by letting go of seeking.
    In this episode we dive into:
    -What is seeking and where does it come from
    -The endless cycle of desire
    -Exploring vs. seeking 
    -Not waiting to “get” somewhere to be whole and complete
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Alan Watts - You Are Who You Are Seeking - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilhuf4FqC6g
    For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. 
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    How to Let Go of Self-Criticism (Minisode #35)

    How to Let Go of Self-Criticism (Minisode #35)

    How to Let Go of Self-Criticism | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and InsideTracker.
    It’s often easier to show kindness and compassion to a friend or loved one than it is to ourselves. Many of us grow up thinking that being hard on ourselves is the way to success—but an inner voice wired for self-criticism actually holds us back from living fulfilled and joyful lives. 
    In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Andrea Pennington and Dr. Kristin Neff to talk about where self-criticism comes from and the biggest hurdles that stop people from loving themselves
     
    Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, #1 international bestselling author, and TEDx speaker. With her extensive medical expertise and training in trauma recovery combined with her experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Pennington helps people build resilience, reclaim vitality, and thrive despite the inevitable trauma and drama life brings.
     
    Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.
     
    Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrea Pennington here: https://lnk.to/DrAndreaPennington/
     
    Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff here: https://lnk.to/KristinNeff/
     
    For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.
     
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    #211: Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez

    #211: Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez

    Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Birch Living.
    How we feel physically, mentally, and emotionally dictates how well we show up in our lives. So often, these areas get seen as separate, when doing inner work can actually lead to some profound outer changes.
    Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Diego Perez, shares insights on cultivating self-awareness in a time of otherness and how a good relationship with ourselves ripples out to benefit the rest of the world. 
    Diego is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he has an audience of over a million people that he reaches through his written works that focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. His first book, Inward, quickly became a bestseller. His second book, Clarity & Connection was just released
     
    In this episode, we dive into: 
    -The importance of radical honesty (3:39) 
    -How to make the world a more compassionate place (13:16)
    -The mental health crisis (21:04) 
    -Why it’s harder to heal trauma when it becomes a part of your identity (27:18) 
    -The importance of giving space and supporting freedom in a relationship (34:22) 
    -Perfectionism and overcoming people-pleasing (44:10) 
    -Being okay with not getting what you want (49:07) 
    -How to break free from unhealthy patterns and behaviors (51:21) 
    -How to deal with FOMO (54:47)
    -The essentials for growth (1:05:44) 
    -Diego’s meditation practice (1:11:11)
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Breaking Free From Your Ego and Unleashing Your Brain’s Creativity - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/06/04/bb-ep120/
    -The ONE Thing, by Gary Keller - https://www.the1thing.com/shop/the-one-thing/-book
    -Alan Watts - https://alanwatts.org/
    For more on Diego Perez you can follow him on Instagram @yung_pueblo, and through his website https://yungpueblo.com/. Get his book, Before: Clarity & Connection at https://amzn.to/3eSOO4J. 
    For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.
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    #210: Is There Life After Death? with Dr. Jim Tucker

    #210: Is There Life After Death? with Dr. Jim Tucker

    Sometimes, we’re led down a path that might surprise us. Our calling in life might end up being completely different than what we expected—it might even challenge our previous beliefs. 
     
    The concept of reincarnation elicits skepticism in many people. Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast wasn’t quite a believer himself, until multiple mind-blowing accounts kept showing up in his work. 
     
    Dr. Jim Tucker is the Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, where he is continuing the work of Ian Stevenson with children who report memories of previous lives. He is the author of Before: Children's Memories of Previous Lives, a new 2-in-1 edition of his books Life Before Life and Return to Life, which together have been translated into twenty languages.
     
    In this episode, we dive into: 
     
    -The story of James Leiniger who remembered being a World War II fighter pilot from a previous life (1:08) 
    -The story of Ryan Hammons who remembered being a Hollywood extra from a previous life (12:25) 
    -The connection between a violent or unnatural death and reincarnation (17:16)
    -The story of a boy who remembered being his paternal grandfather in a past life (20:12)
    -How Dr. Tucker validates the accounts of past lives shared with him (25:51) 
    -The age that past life memories start to surface and when they start to fade (29:21)
    -The average IQ of kids that remember past lives (34:49)
    -Birthmarks and the connection to a past life (36:50)
    -Children’s accounts of the time between death and rebirth (39:48)
    -Advice for parents if their children start talking about a previous life (1:06:52)
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies - https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/
    -What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond with Dr. Bruce Greyson -  https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/03/04/bb-ep198/
    -Dr. Bruce Greyson - https://www.brucegreyson.com/
    -After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond by Dr. Bruce Greyson - https://www.brucegreyson.com/after-a-doctor-explores-what-near-death-experiences-reveal-about-life-and-beyond/
    For more on Dr. Jim Tucker you can follow him on Facebook @JimBTuckerMD, on YouTube @UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, and through his website https://www.jimbtucker.com/. Get his book, Before: Children’s Memories of Previous Lives at https://amzn.to/3gGiMeV. 
    For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.
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