301 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

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.

    #301 The Art of Being Human - with Betsy Polatin

    #301 The Art of Being Human - with Betsy Polatin

    > Sign Up For Our Newsletter: http://www.firsthuman.com/being-human-newsletter/
     

    This week's guest is Betsy Polatin, author of Humanual - A Manual for Being Human - and former professor of the Alexander Technique at Boston University College of Fine Arts.Betsy's work combines movement principles and anatomical knowledge to foster self-awareness, resilience, and holistic healing, helping individuals overcome traumas and stress for enhanced personal growth and well-being
    We discuss:

    How not to ground
    The Spirit-Mind-Body
    Why we get traumatised
    Dealing with trauma
    Why we need to go beyond 'techniques'
    Links:Betsy's WebsiteHumanual: A Manual for Being Human - The Book

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #300 Bridging Science and Compassion - with Wendy D'Andrea

    #300 Bridging Science and Compassion - with Wendy D'Andrea

    > Sign Up For Our Newsletter: http://www.firsthuman.com/being-human-newsletter/
     

    This week's guest is Wendy D'Andrea, a professor of psychology at The New School in New York, where she specializes in trauma and psychobiology. She also works with Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score) at The Trauma Research Foundation as its Chief Science Officer.Wendy's career began early, working with sexual assault survivors. She has gone on to become a researcher of extraordinary breath, having studied widely across the psychobiological effects of trauma to a panoply of trauma treatments at the individual and community levels.
    We discuss:

    Her challenging childhood as a carer
    Working with assault survivors
    Trauma-informed sports
    Psychedelics and integration
    The psychobiology of trauma
    Links:The Trauma Research FoundationThe New School Trauma and Affective Psychophysiology Lab
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #299 Exploring the Healing Power of the Wild - with Greg Wrenn

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

    > Sign Up For Our Newsletter: http://www.firsthuman.com/being-human-newsletter/
     

    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

    > Sign Up For Our Newsletter: http://www.firsthuman.com/being-human-newsletter/
     

    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

    > Sign Up For Our Newsletter: http://www.firsthuman.com/being-human-newsletter/
     

    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

    > Sign Up For Our Newsletter: http://www.firsthuman.com/being-human-newsletter/
     

    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

Top Podcasts In Business

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett
DOAC
Banii Vorbesc
Banii Vorbesc
Founders
David Senra
Vast and Curious, cu Andreea Roșca
Andreea Roșca
Hacking Work
Doru Șupeală
Dare to Lead with Brené Brown
Vox Media Podcast Network

You Might Also Like

Being Well with Forrest Hanson and Dr. Rick Hanson
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Forrest Hanson
Therapy Chat
Laura Reagan, LCSW-C
Trauma Rewired
Jennifer Wallace & Elisabeth Kristof
Transforming Trauma
The Complex Trauma Training Center
The Crappy Childhood Fairy Podcast with Anna Runkle
Anna Runkle
It’s OK That You’re Not OK with Megan Devine
iHeartPodcasts