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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

    • Alternative Health
    • 5.0, 145 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

    What's Your Sign

    What's Your Sign

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    This episode considers the role of synchronicity, or meaningful coincidences, in finding our way in the world and how they can help us design our life.
    with “Music For Dreams” by The Lovely Moon produced by Bing Satellites and Brin Coleman. Episode artwork by Emily Dawn can be viewed at https://www.michaeltoddfink.com

    • 50 min
    To Accept is to Receive

    To Accept is to Receive

     One of the most important ways we can improve mindfulness in our everyday life is through acceptance. Acceptance is part of the practice of open awareness in the present moment.  It means allowing experiences to come and allowing them to go – both pleasant and unpleasant. It also involves assenting to the reality of a situation and letting go of what cannot be controlled or changed.
    Music “In the Mysterious Distance” by Ethereal Ephemera. Episode artwork by Dove Dahlia.
    More at https://www.michaeltoddfink.com

    • 40 min
    Glory of Solitude

    Glory of Solitude

    A look at the bright side of aloneness.
    Music “Imagine, If You Will” by Bing Satellites. Episode artwork by Dove Dahlia can be seen at https://www.michaeltoddfink.com

    • 56 min
    In Spite of Fear

    In Spite of Fear

    Courage and fear are not really opposing emotions. Fear is more of an involuntary response like inflammation or fever. Courage is a principle or virtue that guides a person towards right action and overcoming fear in order to live whole-heartedly.

    Hence, the root word of courage is cor which means heart.

    Music “Deju Ju All Over Again” by Bing Satellites. Episode artwork by Dove Dahlia.

    More at https://www.michaeltoddfink.com

    • 36 min
    Go with the Overflow

    Go with the Overflow

    Money can be funny and studies reveal the subtle isolating effect that even the image of it can have on human behavior.In Daniel Kahneman's monumental book "Thinking Fast and Slow," he highlights the disconcerting results from different priming experiments. For example, when subjects could see monopoly money in the background or stacks of cash on a computer screen-saver, they took twice as long to ask for help with a problem and picked up significantly fewer pencils when the experimenter pretended to clumsily drop them - in contrast to those subjects not exposed to the trigger.More troubling, people were asked to set up two chairs for them and another as part of a "get-acquainted" conversation while the researcher left the room to retrieve the guest. Money-primed subjects placed the chairs an average of 15 inches farther apart than the control group.In most cases, money on the mind can promote self-reliance and individualism but trigger selfish behavior and disconnection from others. There is nothing bad about money. It is very useful. People sometimes say "money is the root of all evil." That is not actually the complete verse. "The love of money.." or craving for this one type of energy - purchasing power - is the problem. And now we have some scientific insight as to why that attachment can be socially harmful.In the spiritual philosophy of abundance, too much attraction to money can actually be limiting by narrowing one's idea of how resources may be accessed and generating an overall attitude of lack that leads to operating from a sense of scarcity in life.
    More at http://www.michaeltoddfink.com
    (Music “Light in Summer Air I” by Ethereal Ephemera and episode artwork by Dove Dahlia)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Kindness Is Also Contagious

    Kindness Is Also Contagious

    This is a very serious public health situation and for countless people it is also an intense psychological test. My heart goes out to all who are sick or love someone who got sick or died and all who are very anxious in this uncertain time.
    Just as this outbreak started in one region and has since spread exponentially, so too fear and panic can go viral. When then sun is clouded over in the sky, sunflowers look towards each other for the light.
    Similarly, in times of darkness we need to be able to count on one another. Many have reached out to me for guidance and insight and have requested some perspective that hopefully will bring some calm in the midst of chaos.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

banteron ,

The Best

Michael Todd Fink is incredibly easy and inspiring to listen to on a daily basis. Hearing podcasts over and over again bring me nothing less than wisdom and joy. His intelligence and manner are spot on with his audience. I wish him, his band and his vision continued success among all his followers

DJ Fat Mike ,

This podcast keeps me grounded

I love taking the time to listen . The topics are always so helpful in keeping my coping skills in line and keeping my heart and mind open
Thanks for your insights

jpoole2096 ,

My Favorite Podcast

Each episode delivers insightful advice, new perspectives and I love that research is woven in. I often walk away trying to be more intentional and present in my own life. I am so grateful for this podcast.

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