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Relax and enjoy psychological insights from art, science and spirituality for personal balance and widening our circle of compassion to embrace all life including our own. Michael Todd Fink is an artist, thinker, speaker and social and environmental activist.  He is also the co-founder of the internationally-acclaimed music group The Giving Tree Band.  A modern Renaissance man - his songs, videos, articles and lectures on health and harmony have inspired so many around the world.  He holds certifications in addiction counseling and mindfulness meditation and earned his psychology and music degrees from Georgetown University.  Todd has been a wellness consultant and mentor for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, schools, governments and other organizations and works fervently to help communities build sustainable cultures of well-being and peace.  https://www.michaeltoddfink.com

Kind Mind Michael Todd Fink

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 157 Ratings

Relax and enjoy psychological insights from art, science and spirituality for personal balance and widening our circle of compassion to embrace all life including our own. Michael Todd Fink is an artist, thinker, speaker and social and environmental activist.  He is also the co-founder of the internationally-acclaimed music group The Giving Tree Band.  A modern Renaissance man - his songs, videos, articles and lectures on health and harmony have inspired so many around the world.  He holds certifications in addiction counseling and mindfulness meditation and earned his psychology and music degrees from Georgetown University.  Todd has been a wellness consultant and mentor for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, schools, governments and other organizations and works fervently to help communities build sustainable cultures of well-being and peace.  https://www.michaeltoddfink.com

    The Seahorse Series on Mending Masculinity (parts 1 through 3)

    The Seahorse Series on Mending Masculinity (parts 1 through 3)

    Please consider supporting this podcast and accessing bonus content the Kind Mind Gatherings via https://patreon.com/kindmind Send feedback and mail to: michaeltoddfink@gmail.comThis episode was recorded over 3 consecutive weeks 1 year ago in June 2021 at Speakeasy Spiritual Community. It’s called The Seahorse Series because of the uniqueness of the male seahorse and subtitled mending masculinity.This series is about the energy and quality of masculinity as distinct from manhood but then its also about men and perspectives on life and wisdom for males.This is an invitation to hear from all people to better understand our place in the world and history, how we impact one another and recognize and regard our interdependence and our unique opportunities for correction, redemption and progress for all.
    (Music by The Lovely Moon called “Music for Dreams” and episode artwork on website by Emily Dawn Duforest)

    • 3 hr 22 min
    Atlas of the Worldview

    Atlas of the Worldview

    send mail to: michaeltoddfink@gmail.com support this show: https://patreon.com/kindmind An attitude is a lot like a musical score, a kind of outline or map for the potential expression or organization of sounds and rhythms.Similarly, an attitude, in the psychological sense is a set of thoughts, feelings and most importantly behavioral tendencies towards someone or something. So, both are mental constructs with the potential to manifest certain actions in the environment.When parts of the music do not fit as intended, it is called dissonance. And when one of the components of attitude is discovered to be out of alignment, it creates cognitive dissonance, the catalyst for its transformation, which points to a fundamental urge towards harmony.Just as there is no universal agreement on good and bad music, there is also a lack of consensus on good and bad attitudes.This episode explores the formation of attitude and how it can be changed, while inquiring about how real or important are our attitudes in the context of personal growth and self-discovery.(music “Dream” and “Innocence” by Bing Satellites and episode artwork on website by Emily Dawn Duforest)

    • 59 min
    Live Free or Dialogue: control, surrender and getting out of our own way with Kute Blackson

    Live Free or Dialogue: control, surrender and getting out of our own way with Kute Blackson

    Kute Blackson is a transformational teacher, speaker, visionary, guide and national best-selling author of You.Are.The.One. and The Magic of Surrender. https://www.kuteblackson.com "Live Free or Dialogue" is a video conversation series within Michael Todd Fink's "Kind Mind" podcast platform and based on the qualities of dialogue: two individuals (di) communicating with openness, respect and mutual search for meaning (logos). https://www.michaeltoddfink.comSupport this podcast and access bonus content here: https://patreon.com/kindmind

    • 58 min
    Testing the Timber of Trust

    Testing the Timber of Trust

    You can support this podcast and access live virtual events and bonus content via Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/kindmind Send mail to: michaeltoddfink@gmail.com Compared with other organisms, humans are born significantly underdeveloped physically and highly vulnerable for a considerable period of time.Therefore, trust and mistrust can be profoundly wired into our design as it is uniquely relevant in our survival.People may say they don't trust others much, but that might apply more to one's attitude toward specific kinds of relationships. Meanwhile, most of us do trust others in daily life more than we may realize.Trust can be altered by levels of oxytocin, a pro-social hormone in the body. We also have an evolutionary propsensity to trust faces that look similar to our own, perhaps because our brains recognize a higher probability of being related and thus protected.Inside of the word trust you have “us” and this episode aims to expand and serve the sense of “us-ness.”(Music is “The Stone of Rejuvenation” by The Lovely Moon and episode artwork is by Emily Dawn Duforest)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Build Like A Prophet

    Build Like A Prophet

    You can support this work and access live virtual events and bonus content via Patreon: https://patreon.com/kindmind mail to: michaeltoddfink@gmail.com Why do we build and rebuild? It could be because of breakdown or breakthrough and the interpretation may be up to us. Sometimes there are setbacks where things fall apart and need repair. Other times, we learn, grow and envision a better way to add on or redo.We definitely encounter this on the individual level as in the arc of the hero's journey coded in folklore and mythology, where the aspirant seeks, finds, falls, despairs and rises again towards illumination.In some sense, this path also applies now to the collective experience.This episode explores what we and society are building - materially, digitally, spiritually - and the etymology of the word "build" with it's roots in Latin and Sanskrit connecting us to the Earth. Additional analysis is given to the building metaphor and the symbolism of foundations, structures and roofs in life along with the tools to design beyond our breakdowns or breakthroughs.(music “The Physical World” by The Lovely Moon and episode artwork on website by Emily Dawn Duforest)

    • 49 min
    Live Free or Dialogue: alternative cemeteries, mortality and meaning in tragedy with Sandy Gibson

    Live Free or Dialogue: alternative cemeteries, mortality and meaning in tragedy with Sandy Gibson

    Todd talks with Sandy Gibson. Sandy Gibson is the Founder of Better Place Forests, America's first conservation memorial forest. Instead of graves, Better Places offers a sustainable alternative to cemeteries for families who choose cremation. Launching in 2017, the 130+ acre woodland based in San Francisco has raised more than $75M in venture capital! Better Place Forests has also been featured in the New York Times, and on the Today Show. https://www.betterplaceforests.com "Live Free or Dialogue" is a video conversation series within Michael Todd Fink's "Kind Mind" podcast platform and based on the qualities of dialogue: two individuals (di) communicating with openness, respect and mutual search for meaning (logos).

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

dustfinger dot ,

Exceptional

Todd shares about the most intriguing topics in such a thoughtful and captivating way. Forever grateful to be blessed with his offerings and loving presence in the world ❤️

Hang on loosely ,

Impactful, insightful.

If this Podcast were food, it would be both tasty and nourishing. Not only is His voice soothing in and of itself but the stories and insights are a much needed light shining in an ever darkening world. If nothing but an easily accessible and palatable reminder that there is kindness in the world and it is still a powerful force. Thank you Mr Fink

WOSMovement ,

Philosophical Meditation you can’t get enough of.

Do you feel like you are too busy to listen to podcasts? This unique podcast is almost like a guided meditation that you can listen to with your eyes closed, while drinking tea or when going on a long drive. It resonates deeply and is filled with so many things you don’t want to forget, want to apply and listen to all over again. This is the type of podcast that is a work of art that you walk away enriched every time. It will ask you philosophical questions you think about for days. Enjoy the journey it sets you on.

This is in my Top 5 of best podcasts I’ve to listen to.

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