26 episodes

When we think with both heart and mind work, happiness increases, relationships deepen, and creativity expands. We are more present and more fully ourselves; it’s the art of living well.
Each podcast episode presents a different aspect of thinking with heart and mind. Listeners receive specific tools so they can apply these ideas in their daily lives.

On Being Happier: Thinking with Heart and Mind Ron Schneebaum, MD

    • Education
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When we think with both heart and mind work, happiness increases, relationships deepen, and creativity expands. We are more present and more fully ourselves; it’s the art of living well.
Each podcast episode presents a different aspect of thinking with heart and mind. Listeners receive specific tools so they can apply these ideas in their daily lives.

    Mental well-being with heart and mind

    Mental well-being with heart and mind

    Show Notes for Episode 25
    Mental well-being partially depends on how we feel about ourselves independent of our actions. This episode offers ways to strengthen this aspect of our mental well-being.  
    Exercises based on the episode:
    1) Appreciate the idea that you are lovable and deserving of love, independent of anyone’s words or actions.
    2) How differently you would feel if you knew you were loved for who you are?
    3) How many different ways could you open to love?4) What using love as a tool mean to you. How could you change your life using this tool?
    Note: Click this to hear episode 9a.

    • 18 min
    Mental well-being with heart and mind (Part 1 of 2)

    Mental well-being with heart and mind (Part 1 of 2)

    Show Notes for Episode 24
     Mental well-being partially depends on how we feel about our relationships and our handling of the practical details of life. This episode offers ways to strengthen this aspect of our mental well-being.  
    Exercises based on the episode:
    1) Think about your life’s practical affairs. Do you often feel personal failure when outer events don’t go your way?
    a) If this is a pattern, imagine letting go of this way of responding to your life’s challenges. b) If you see value in making this change, work at implementing this and at healing old scars. Change takes time. That’s ok. 2) Think about your relationships. Do you generally stay in them longer than you should? Do you avoid relationships because you’ve gotten burned?
    a) If these are patterns, imagine letting go of them. Would this be better? b) If these changes would make your life better, examine your reasons for staying in / avoiding relationships. Think about how you’d like to manage         your relationships. Once you have a clear idea of the changes you’d like to    make, work on implementing them. 3) Develop antennae for sensing when your relationships are in trouble.
    Note: You can work at these exercises with a mental health professional.

    • 13 min
    Navigating political differences with heart and mind

    Navigating political differences with heart and mind

    Is it possible to maintain differing viewpoints and, at the same time, not lose our human connection? This episode says it’s not only possible, it’s important and provides insights into maintaining these bonds.
    Exercises for Episode 23
    1) Remember a time when you interacted with a group of people without knowing their political views. Chose a positive experience. This could be a memory of a vacation, a work experience, or it could be from childhood.
    a) Split this group into two and arbitrarily assign each to opposing political parties. Would it be harder to play as enjoyably with this political knowledge? b) Would you interact as freely? Would you enjoy the group less?  
    2) Understanding another:
    How many people understand you … really understand you? How many understand you pretty well Do you wish people understood your better? Do you feel closer to those who understand you? How many people do you try to understand? How would you expand this? What would happen if you expanded this?

    • 20 min
    Thinking through relationships with heart and mind (part 3 of 3)

    Thinking through relationships with heart and mind (part 3 of 3)

    Show Notes for Episode 22  
    When we use heart and mind to think through our relationships with our partners, spouses, children, and parents we can create richer and deeper connections. We are fully ourselves. It’s the art of living well.
     An exercise: review the key points in the episode
    Partners and spouses:
    • Remember that we chose to live together to enhance our lives.
    • Consider regular meetings to discuss the specific challenges of living together.
    Spouses:
      • Trusting each other with your hearts
    Children:
    • Raising them to be strong in themselves and           
       to be caring and compassionate
      • When they are out of your house, drop all     
             criticism about how they live their lives
    Parents
      • They might still see you as a child. Accept that.
      • Allow them to be the way they are. Enjoy them.
     

    • 30 min
    Thinking through relationships with heart and mind (part 2 of 3)

    Thinking through relationships with heart and mind (part 2 of 3)

    • 23 min
    Thinking through relationships with heart and mind (part 1 of 3)

    Thinking through relationships with heart and mind (part 1 of 3)

    Show Notes
    Episode 20: Thinking through relationships with heart and mind (part 1 0f 3)
    The following story typifies one aspect of thinking through relationships with heart and mind. It also sets the stage for the next two episodes:

    Yesterday a third-year medical student came to my office to work with me. The first two years of medical school are in the classroom. Students learn about the body, in health and disease. They spend the second two years with patients, learning to apply what they’d learned. Pediatrics was his first clinical rotation, and this was his first day.

    “Do you know what you want to do in medicine?” I asked

    “I think I want to be a surgeon.”

    ‘How did you decide to go to medical school?”

    “The idea occurred to me late in college. I was a psychology major. One day I realized that I was going to be a psychologist because my mom is a psychologist. I respect her so much that I wanted to be like her. After appreciating that, I thought about what interested me. Biology was my real interest, and I knew I wanted to go to medical school.”

    “Surgeons can be very impersonal, pompous, even conceited,” I said. Their work, to them, is almost art. They see what needs to be done, and they apply their skill and ability to the task. When I was in medical school, a surgeon’s comment highlighted this attitude. “Internists,” he said, “stand around and talk about problems. Surgeons fix them.”

    “You can avoid developing this standoffish attitude,” I went on. “by bringing the warmth and goodness you revere in your mom into your practice. If you become a surgeon with this ideal, you will be a different doctor. You’ll be true to yourself and to what you value most.”

     

     

     

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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Loving practical advice

The advice in this podcast is practical and realistic yet comes from a place of love and care. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to do better in their relationships with self and others.

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