299 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

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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.

    #299 Exploring the Healing Power of the Wild - with Greg Wrenn

    #299 Exploring the Healing Power of the Wild - with Greg Wrenn

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    This week's guest is Greg Wrenn, an associate English professor at James Madison University, blending climate science with literary studies.His book, "Mothership: A Memoir of Wonder and Crisis" explores healing from complex PTSD through connecting with nature, psychedelic plants, and the beauty of endangered coral reefs.Greg's approach is deeply intertwined with his appreciation for the natural world, which he looks to as a source of recovery and understanding. His work reflects a journey of personal healing, advocating for ecological compassion and mental wellness through a unique fusion of his academic focus and individual experiences.
    We discuss:

    Awakening to an abusive childhood
    The trap of therapy
    First Ayahuasca ceremony
    Integration of the psychedelic experience
    New freedom
    Links:Mothership - The BookDreamglade Center

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #298 Aberrant Capitalism - with Hunter Hastings

    #298 Aberrant Capitalism - with Hunter Hastings

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    This week's guest is Hunter Hastings, an eclectic professional whose career encompasses roles as an economist, venture capitalist, education reformer and co-author of 'Aberrant Capitalism'.Born in a working-class family in the industrial northeast of England, his career trajectory has seen him engaging in global branding and consulting and contributing significantly to the realm of business education.Hunter is fascinating as a man who, while working in venture capitalism, clearly sees the ills of financial capitalism and is passionate about transforming the way future business leaders prioritize service for the betterment of society.
    We discuss:

    In defence of the consumer
    The rot of Financial Capitalism
    A new vision for business education
    Entrepreneurship as process, not personalities
    What leaders and managers can change right now
    Links:Hunter's WebsiteHunter's LinkedIn PageAberrant Capitalism - The BookThe Value CreatorsBialla Venture Partners

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #297 The Happy Life System - with Lauren Magers

    #297 The Happy Life System - with Lauren Magers

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    This week's guest is Lauren Magers, who has to be the highest-energy woman I've ever met. She's been told she could be the 'female Tony Robbins', and I can understand why.
    She went from winning a top soccer college scholarship to a national sales leader in outdoor advertising sales. Her drive was such that she refused to leave the office without making 100 cold calls a day! 
    At 27, she found herself as co-leader of an Inc. 5000 company and a mother of four. She discovered that in order to create the happy family life she lacked as a child, she would need a system. Thus, the Happy Life System was born.
    The Happy Life System is not just a game; it's a transformative tool. It introduces gamification into daily life skills for children, empowering them to understand and leverage the 'why' behind their actions. By fostering adaptability and promoting conscious awareness, the system turns routine activities into exciting opportunities for personal growth. 
    We discuss:

    Being forced to eat soap as a child
    Discernment in preserving energy
    Reframing our view of children
    Gamifying Family Happiness
    Loving from a distance
    Links:The Happy Life SystemGet 20% Off Lauren's Crack the Parenting Code Course

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #296 From Flipper to Founder - with Rick Jordan

    #296 From Flipper to Founder - with Rick Jordan

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    This week's guest is Rick Jordan, a man with a veritable panoply of hats.
    Entrepreneur, pastor, podcaster, keynote speaker, IT and cybersecurity CEO, and author of the book 'Situational Ethics', Rick gives his all in every area of his life.
    An early family tragedy set him on a path of high achievement, faith and giving back. 
    We discuss:

    Losing his father at 16
    Making $30k over Christmas in commission at 17
    Relaxing the ego for impact
    The real lesson from Noah's Ark
    The right relationship with money
    Links:Rick's WebsiteSituational Ethics - The Book

    • 53 min
    #295 The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model - with Jan Winhall

    #295 The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model - with Jan Winhall

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    This week's guest is Jan Winhall, a seasoned trauma and addiction psychotherapist and author of the book 'Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model'.Jan had a remarkable start to her career. In her early twenties, she found herself leading group sessions for incest survivors. Over time, she learned the power of the Felt Sense and then how to integrate this with the Polyvagal Model. 
    We discuss:

    Beyond Fight-Flight: The Polyvagal Theory
    The importance of the Felt Sense in healing
    The nonsense of the DSM diagnoses
    The issue with 12-step programmes
    You can cure your addiction
    Links:Jan's WebsiteTreating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model - The Book

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #294 An Autobiography of Trauma - with Peter Levine

    #294 An Autobiography of Trauma - with Peter Levine

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    I am delighted to welcome Peter Levine back on the show. Peter is a world-renowned trauma recovery expert and the creator of the Somatic Experiencing method.
    While discussing his latest book, An Autobiography Of Trauma, Peter bravely delves into the painful childhood experiences and the early steps that led him to develop his somatic approach.
    We discuss:

    Taking our dreams seriously
    The role of psychedelics
    Confrontations with the academic establishment
    His life's mission
    Links:Peter's WebsiteAn Autobiography of Trauma - The Book

    • 1 hr

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