32 episodes

This podcast explores the curious nature of being human, and what it takes to be mentally healthy in our modern world.

Pure Curiosity with Iris McAlpin Iris McAlpin

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 16 Ratings

This podcast explores the curious nature of being human, and what it takes to be mentally healthy in our modern world.

    Therapist & Retired Party Girl Amanda E. White on Alcohol Culture & Sobriety

    Therapist & Retired Party Girl Amanda E. White on Alcohol Culture & Sobriety

    In this episode I speak with Amanda E. White, therapist, retired party girl, and author of the new book Not Drinking Tonight about alcohol culture. This is a nuanced conversation about how we collectively relate to alcohol and sobriety, how alcohol misuse and eating disorders are intimately connected, the difference between alcohol addiction and "food addiction" and so much more. Whether you're struggling with your relationship with alcohol, interested in reflecting on your relationship with alcohol, or wanting to support someone in your life who is struggling, this conversation offers insight as well as practical guidance for navigating these issues.

    • 55 min
    Dr. Jen Douglas on Perfectionism, Parenthood & Breaking Intergenerational Patterns

    Dr. Jen Douglas on Perfectionism, Parenthood & Breaking Intergenerational Patterns

    In this episode I speak with Dr. Jen Douglas, a licensed psychologist, Stanford professor and mom about all things perfectionism. We talk about how it shows up (in sometimes sneaky ways) across multiple dimensions, including body image, parenting and productivity. Perfectionism also has an intergenerational component to it, and Dr. Jen offers some tangible insight into how we can shift these patterns within our families and raise children who aren't burdened by the weight of perfectionism. We also discuss the importance of pleasure, play and humor in healing, and how learning to laugh at ourselves can help us manage the inevitable messiness of life. Dr. Jen is a delight, and I hope you will enjoy this perfectly imperfect episode!

    • 51 min
    Therapist Yolanda Renteria on Trauma-Informed Parenting & Child Development

    Therapist Yolanda Renteria on Trauma-Informed Parenting & Child Development

    In this episode of Pure Curiosity I speak with licensed trauma therapist Yolanda Renteria about how our childhood experiences impact our wellbeing as adults, sleep training, child development, trauma-informed parenting, and so much more. Yolanda shares from both her personal experience as a mother and her professional experience as a therapist, and addresses some really delicate and potentially very sensitive issues that come up for parents. As an expecting mother, I was grateful to learn from her, and believe her insights would be helpful for anyone regardless of their parenting status. We've all been children, so we've all been impacted by the cultural norms around parenting in one way or another.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Executive Coach Daniel Stover on Near-Death Experiences

    Executive Coach Daniel Stover on Near-Death Experiences

    In this gripping episode I speak with executive coach and leadership consultant Daniel Stover about his near-death experience while traveling abroad. His story is vulnerable, captivating and ultimately very inspiring. We explore what happens when we're pushed to our limits, how we may not react the way we think we're going to in crisis, and the potential for trauma to lead to profound shifts in understanding about what it means to be alive.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Therapist & Author Nedra Tawwab on Setting Healthy Boundaries

    Therapist & Author Nedra Tawwab on Setting Healthy Boundaries

    Healthy boundaries are a critical aspect of mental and relational health, but they're something most people struggle with. Burn out is rampant. Many of us have felt overwhelmed by at least one relationship in our lives. Almost all of us have something we feel challenged to set limits around. This is our guest Nedra Tawwab's area of expertise. She helps people around the world set healthier boundaries with her online content and new book, Set Boundaries Find Peace. In this episode we discuss setting limits around social media use, how to deal with guilt around setting boundaries, why so many of us struggle with boundaries and much more.

    • 46 min
    Mimi Cole on Orthorexia & OCD

    Mimi Cole on Orthorexia & OCD

    In this episode of Pure Curiosity I speak with speaker, writer and therapist-in-training Mimi Cole about her experience with Orthorexia, a less commonly known eating disorder, as well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD. Orthorexia is an obsession with healthy eating, which ironically gets to a point of being unhealthy and disruptive for people's lives. Unfortunately it is becoming more widespread with the popularity of the "clean eating" movement. Mimi shares her story of recovery from both of these disorders as well discussing the overlap between the two. I know you will find Mimi as likable and delightful as I do!

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

RC Lin ,

Wonderful, interesting content

Glad I discovered this podcast. Iris seems like she sincerely wants to bring more healing to the world :)

Only issue is with the audio. Iris is soft spoken, and on the episodes I've listened to -- her audio is way lower than the guest's. I listen with earbuds, and in order to hear what Iris was saying -- my ears got blasted by the loudness of the guest's.

RockLife! ,

Thank you

For all the Thank Yous you will never get...
That you wouldn’t waste time looking for...
Thank you for this pod cast.
Thank you for sharing what it takes to do all the work in healing and for lifting up those doing wonderful work! ❤️

get curious ,

Great podcast

Really interesting and varied topics. Interviewer is versatile and knowledgeable and curious about topics ranging from mental and physical health, science/neuroscience, technology, life lessons and ideas for transforming what's not working, etc. Enjoy the youthful voice and perspective of the interviewer.

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