Conversations with different individuals from different schools and walks of life discussing everything from psychology to art to spirituality to design to health and well-being, to relationships (whether they be romantic or colleagueship or parent with children relationships). Alanis will dive into science, neurobiology, music, travel, social commentary, maybe a tiny bit of political, and feminism (which Alanis likes to call "the Feminine Movement in both Males and Females Alike") the conversations will touch on topics that move the guest and Alanis herself toward philosophizing in real time, as well as illuminate any teachings, ideas and models already established.
Conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté
Alanis sat down with Dr. Gabor Maté for this month’s podcast to talk about the de-stigmatization of addiction and how best to understand and support the recovery process, ADHD and how sensitivity and a sense of self directly affects the body.
Below are books by Dr. Gabor Maté:
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress
Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder
Hold On to Your Kids
Conversation with Karen Koenig
Alanis sat down with Karen Koenig for this month’s podcast to talk about emotional and restrictive eating and how to maintain a healthy relationship with food.
Below are books by Karen Koenig:
Starting Monday: Seven Keys to a Permanent, Positive Relationship with Food
The Rules of "Normal" Eating: A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between!
The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health
What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Treating Eating and Weight Issues
Nice Girls Finish Fat: Put Yourself First and Change Your Eating Forever
Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems
In this episode, Alanis talks with Gordon Neufeld about developmental psychology, the power to parent, and the value in staying connected with our children as they get older.
Below is a book by Gordon Neufeld:
Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
Nina W Brown
In this episode, Alanis talks with Nina W Brown about the four kinds of destructive narcissistic patterns and how to navigate relationships with them.
Below are some books by Nina W Brown:
Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents
Loving the Self-Absorbed: How to Create a More Satisfying Relationship with a Narcissistic Partner
Whose Life is it Anyway? When to Stop Taking Care of Their Feelings & Start Taking Care of Your Own
The Destructive Narcissistic Pattern
In this episode, Alanis talks with Daniel Goleman about Emotional Intelligence, empathy, different styles of leadership, and emotional competency.
Below are some books by Daniel Goleman:
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body
Conversation with Pia Mellody
In this episode, Alanis talks with Pia Mellody about codependence and addiction recovery as well as parenting and creating functional relationships.
Below are some books by Pia Mellody:
Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives
Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love
Pia developed the Developmental Model of Immaturity which is used by the Meadows where she is a Senior Fellow.
Although I love this podcast, for those of us that are highly sensitive, the vacillating between serious and humor becomes distracting. I understand the need for levity due to complexity and seriousness of the topics. But ,
the frequency of humor and interrupting the host contributes to the very challenges those with a trauma history, and/or eating disorders, and /or highly sensitive systems struggle withIn ourselves and others. We absolutely sometimes have to laugh , so I get it; Your podcast is vital to those who are finally hearing something NEW that resonates with them. I am a trauma therapist and work with people all the time and they soak in the information and education about having a perspective about their beautifully sensitive wiring. The constant humor pulls them out of that space. I love your podcast and I love the guests that you have. I refer my clients to it all the time. This is just a bit of feedback because I am a highly sensitive person first and if I was experiencing some frustration of the vacillation , I wonder if others are as well. Thank you for all you are doing to shed light on these topics and stripping away the shame ! Please keep the humor ; it is more about timing.
Stop Interrupting the Guests!!!!!
From a listeners perspective, it’s irritating to have people talking over each other.
Great Guests, Alanis doesn’t let them speak.
The guests are exquisite. However, Alanis talks way too much… very little opportunity for guests to talk. What a shame.