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Host Steve Stein interviews various best-selling authors, experts, and thought leaders in the self-help community and helps bring their messages down to 'street level' to make these vital concepts accessible to every day people.

In this day of digital overload, it’s hard to string together even two moments of mindfulness. Each week, join Steve Stein, a long time member of the personal development community, as he interviews best-selling authors for practical ideas and concepts on mindful living. If you have any interest in living a more mindful life, this show is for you.

StreetSmart Wisdom: Mindful and Practical Tips For Everyday Life Steve Stein

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Host Steve Stein interviews various best-selling authors, experts, and thought leaders in the self-help community and helps bring their messages down to 'street level' to make these vital concepts accessible to every day people.

In this day of digital overload, it’s hard to string together even two moments of mindfulness. Each week, join Steve Stein, a long time member of the personal development community, as he interviews best-selling authors for practical ideas and concepts on mindful living. If you have any interest in living a more mindful life, this show is for you.

    What Really Matters and The Future of Humanity - Session II with Sherry Turkle and Jon Kabat-Zinn

    What Really Matters and The Future of Humanity - Session II with Sherry Turkle and Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Welcome to another enlightening episode of the StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast. In today's session, we have the privilege of hosting a riveting discussion with esteemed guests Sherry Turkle and Jon Kabat-Zinn. As we delve into the complexities of our increasingly digital world, Sherry and Jon explore the profound impact of digital technology on human empathy, the preservation of our essential human qualities, and the concerning rise of artificial intelligence.
    Throughout this episode, our speakers tackle the tough questions about the balance between embracing technology and maintaining meaningful human interactions. They emphasize the importance of mindfulness and being present as tools to counteract the potential dehumanization brought on by digital advancements. From discussing the erosion of genuine human connections to the shift towards more controlled, friction-free relationships facilitated by technology, this conversation is a deep dive into what it truly means to be human in a digital age.
    Join us as we explore these crucial themes, reflecting on the need to reclaim conversation, foster real empathy, and appreciate the marvels of life in an increasingly automated world. Don't miss out on this compelling exploration of humanity's future, right here on the StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast.
     
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    00:00 Conversation with Sherry Turkle and Jon Kabat-Zinn.
    06:05 Humanity's radical evolutionary moment integrates digital reality.
    14:52 Value of conversations often underestimated in interactions.
    20:47 Challenging the impact of technology on humanity.
    26:30 Safe spaces needed for meaningful conversations.
    33:19 Embracing silence, confronting addictive thoughts, finding completeness.
    35:30 Digital vs human companionship: a key question.
    42:15 AI threatens human connection, compassion, and self-worth.
    48:35 AI finding optimal answers contradicts human authenticity.
    52:57 Computer scientist creates ELISA program, sparks dialogue.
    57:38 Wisdom, life, relationships, authenticity, Buddhism, self-discovery.
    01:05:21 Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy combines analytical problem-solving.
    01:08:59 Find completeness in present moment through mindfulness.
    01:13:00 Analog technology connects human life cycle experiences.
    01:18:57 Pondering humanity's future in the age of AI.
    01:24:33 Agreement on exploring meditation and human existence.
    01:34:48 Meditating is a radical act of love.
    01:38:15 Sit with erect posture, focus on breathing.
    01:41:56 Embrace wakefulness, wisdom, and intrinsic beauty fully.
    01:47:07 Become part of inner movement for peace.
     
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Unraveling Spiritual Anatomy with Daaji: A Heartfulness Journey

    Unraveling Spiritual Anatomy with Daaji: A Heartfulness Journey

    oin us on a transformative journey with the revered spiritual leader Kamlesh D. Patel, affectionately known as Daaji, in this enlightening episode of the StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast. Host Steve Stein dives deep into the essence of Heartfulness meditation, spiritual evolution, and the mystique of chakras alongside Daaji’s vast experience and insights. As we unravel Daaji’s thought-provoking book “Spiritual Anatomy, Meditation Chakras, and the Journey to the Center,” here are the top five takeaways from this soul-stirring conversation:
    1. Chakras and Emotions: Daaji elucidates the intriguing connection between colors, emotions, and chakras. Discover how each emotion influences specific chakras and how this knowledge can serve as a spiritual roadmap, guiding our meditation practices and introspective journeys.
    2. Spiritual Growth as Life’s Purpose: Reflect on the profound idea that our purpose in life is to evolve into better beings. Engage in a centering meditation led by Daaji, aiming for neutrality and humility to experience the presence of the divine within us.
    3. The Heartfulness Movement: Learn about the transformative Heartfulness meditation practice, which centers on the heart and seeks to enhance our positive attributes while dissolving negative tendencies. Daaji extends an invitation to collectively meditate, promising a unifying and serene experience.
    4. The Mind’s Role in Meditation: Delve into the art of training the mind to focus during meditation and the phenomenon of grace transmission and transformation. Daaji shares how this process can lead to divinity and an accelerated personal evolution.
    5. The Heart as Our Guide: Embrace the wisdom of the Heartfulness tradition that the heart, not the mind, should lead our life decisions. Recognize the voice of the heart as the most reliable compass we have for making choices that we won’t regret later.
    Immerse yourself in this engaging dialogue as Daaji and Steve explore spirituality with both a practical lens and a poetic touch. Celebrate the release of Daaji’s book in India, and bask in the wealth of knowledge that promises a deeper understanding of our innermost workings. Ending on notes of gratitude and collective aspiration, this episode is a treasure trove for seekers and sages alike, aiming to bring a slice of tranquility into our bustling lives. Tune in, feel centered, and transform with the SweetSmart Wisdom Podcast.

    • 50 min
    Parenting In Troubled Times with Catherine Hallissey

    Parenting In Troubled Times with Catherine Hallissey

    Welcome back to another insightful episode of the StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast, I'm your host, Steve Stein. Today's episode features a special guest, Catherine Hallissey, a psychologist from Ireland specializing in turning clinical research into practical parenting wisdom. In a world that often stresses us with negativity and challenges, Catherine shares with us the concept of 'glimmers,' our little moments of happiness and gratitude that can help steer us away from our inbuilt negativity bias and towards improved well-being.
    During these trying times, especially accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and children alike struggle with increased anxiety and the loss of social connections. Catherine discusses how we can combat this by integrating simple strategies into our daily lives that can increase overall happiness by a staggering 25% in just eight weeks. She also delves into the significance of gratitude in parenting, the neuroscience of shifting from trigger bias to glimmer bias, and how to soak in those good moments amidst the difficulties.
    Catherine passionately advocates for setting appropriate boundaries, co-regulating emotions, and always defaulting to connection rather than punishment. She urges us to look into our past to understand our parenting style, encourages us not to aim for perfection but persistence, and shares personal experiences that highlight the power of approaching children with love and compassion, even in moments of misbehavior.
    Get ready to dive into some heartfelt strategies, neuroscience-backed insights, and universal truths about human connections that can simplify and enhance our interactions with our children and with each other. All of that and much more, right here on the StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast. So, take a deep breath, find your calm, and join us as we learn how to ride the waves of modern parenting with grace and optimism. Let's get started.
     
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    00:00 Irish mom and psychologist helps parents thrive.
    04:54 Effective parenting strategies streamlined for busy lives.
    07:33 Rebuilding social connections, stress relief through relationships.
    13:54 Aging friends face health challenges, meds have side effects, science supports meditation and gratitude.
    16:13 Enjoying sunshine with family in the northeast.
    19:09 Negativity bias ingrained since beginning of time.
    21:44 Default to connection in parenting for guidance.
    26:15 Filter questions for ethical parenting strategies evaluation.
    30:26 Regulating behavior and emotions is essential.
    33:41 Parenting advice: love, support, and simplify.
    38:48 Connecting with people worldwide, understanding universality. Deeper parenting, echoes of the past influence.
    40:14 Parenting advice: Embrace imperfection, seek support.
     
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    • 42 min
    Robert Bly and Why He Matters Today with Mikey Bracket

    Robert Bly and Why He Matters Today with Mikey Bracket

    Welcome to another thought-provoking episode of the StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast. I'm your host, Steve Stein, and today we're diving deep into the soul-stirring realms of mythology and psychology. Joining us are two remarkable minds: poet, writer, and maverick of the mythopoetic men's movement, Robert Bly, along with the profound thinker and self-explorer, Mikey Bracket.
    In this episode, Robert shares the transformative power of myths like Iron John, illustrating how these ancient narratives offer timeless wisdom that helps us navigate personal and relational complexities. With captivating insights, he sheds light on the soul's journey through these stories, challenging us to venture inward before aiming upward.
    Mikey Bracket champions the idea of embracing our inner characters—the knight, the child, and even the evil stepmother—without judgment, as he reflects on Robert's influential work and storytelling paradigms. From a program Steve Stein reocorded and published on BetterListen.com , Robert brings to us invaluable lessons from the Lindworm myth and how it fosters deep self-exploration.
    They discuss the evolving landscape of men's psychology and therapy, reaffirming the essential role of Robert’s work in fostering emotional awareness and growth within men’s organizations. With a blend of personal anecdotes and expert knowledge, they highlight the significance of revisiting the roots of the men's movement to ignite genuine, radical change.
    This potent conversation is not just for the ears but for the soul as we explore the indispensability of mythology in our quest for understanding what it means to be truly human.
    So, prepare to engage with the profound as we unpack the connections between inner shadow work, mythology, and living a soulful life. And for those yearning for more wisdom, don't forget to check out our sponsors at WisdomFeed+ for a nourishing community experience and visit surfingthesunami.com for insightful tools from world-renowned figures.
    All this awaits you here, on the StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast.
     
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    00:00 Podcast at surfingthesunami.com offers wisdom and wellness.
    04:22 Expresses gratitude for mentorship, speaks about shared interests.
    08:39 Robert Bly's relevance in shaping men's work.
    13:09 Reflecting on Robert's legacy and reclaiming it.
    16:46 Finding passion for poetry transformed my life.
    20:06 Men's camaraderie, soul exploration, and creative ideas.
    23:12 "Iron John" myth applies to deep human wisdom.
    26:44 Mythology connects to the soul before spirit.
    31:03 Internal family systems therapy gaining popularity recently.
    34:40 Internal role play to explore inner dimensions.
    37:53 Robert exemplified authentic, kind, intentional living.
    39:44 Sharing thoughts, lives, and podcasts with audience.
     
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    • 42 min
    Harnessing the Shadow for Creativity and Growth - Ido Cohen PHD

    Harnessing the Shadow for Creativity and Growth - Ido Cohen PHD

    Welcome to another insightful episode of the StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast, where we delve into the depths of the human psyche and explore the potent intertwining of creativity and self-discovery. Today's episode, "Harnessing the Shadow for Creativity and Growth," welcomes two remarkable voices to the conversation.
    Our host, Steve Stein, founder of Better Listen and WisdomFeed Plus, joins forces with the esteemed Dr. Ido Cohen, a Bay Area clinical psychologist noted for his expertise in early childhood trauma, depression, and psychospiritual development. Together, they embark on a deep-dive into the rich terrain of Carl Jung's philosophies, shadow work, and the transformative power of imagination. They'll discuss how facing our darker aspects can lead to profound personal changes, as exemplified by narratives of individuals—ranging from musicians to Celtic poets—whose creative pursuits and encounters with their golden shadow have led them to authenticity and unexpected life paths.
    The dialogue extends to imagination's pivotal role in both healing and hindering, our tendencies to stagnate in familiar patterns, and the dynamic interplay between analytical reflection and artistic expression. They advise embracing curiosity and self-reflection, possibly through journaling or painting, to engage with our shadows.
    Furthermore, Mikey Brackett's contribution raises intriguing notions of the unconscious and shadow's influence, while our speakers touch upon archetypal images found in stories like Harry Potter and Peter Pan, and probe the depth of psychological impacts stemming from collective and personal trauma.
    In true StreetSmart spirit, you're invited to contemplate the "trembling child" within and understand the crucial balance between disappointment and creativity necessary for growth. By episode’s end, Dr. Cohen extends an invitation for further connection, and both speakers encourage embracing the wisdom of dreams in the context of world conflict.
    We invite you to join this revelatory journey into understanding and integrating the shadow for a richer, more authentic life. And, as always, we're excited to offer you the chance to become a part of the WisdomFeed Plus community, where like-minded individuals come together on a quest for deeper knowledge and fulfillment. Let's begin.
     
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    00:00 Clinical psychologist with eclectic, spiritual approach. Influenced by Jungian perspective and Ayahuasca ceremonies.
    06:00 Fascinated by inner processes, imaginative, interested in people.
    11:16 Man's profound youth experiences led to realization.
    13:16 Analyzing Harry Potter books for Jungian archetypes.
    16:00 Hillman and von Franz on Puer Puella complex.
    20:15 Transformation of painful experiences into creative enrichment.
    25:26 Unaddressed pain hinders capacity for imagination.
    27:43 Marie France talks about men and creative paralysis.
    31:11 Navigating computer use involves internal and external awareness.
    33:39 Reflective analysis leads to creativity and spontaneity.
    38:20 Overcoming fear and nurturing creativity in childhood.
    41:21 Dealing with collective and personal trauma complexities.
    43:33 Holiday consumerism influences unconscious shopping behaviors.
    46:44 Join WisdomFeed Plus for exclusive access.
     
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    • 47 min
    Dr. Aditi Nerurkar Live Discussing Her New Book "The 5 Resets"

    Dr. Aditi Nerurkar Live Discussing Her New Book "The 5 Resets"

    Welcome to the StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast! In this episode, we dive into the world of stress management and mental well-being with Dr. Aditi Narukar as she discusses her upcoming book, "The 5 Resets." Through her conversation with the host, Dr. Narukar emphasizes the importance of daily walks, self-care, and self-compassion in managing stress and staying grounded. She shares practical strategies to rewire the brain for resilience and improve overall well-being, including simple, science-backed techniques that can be easily incorporated into everyday life. If you're looking to take actionable steps towards a happier and healthier life, then this episode is for you. Stay tuned as we explore the transformative power of mindfulness and self-compassion with Dr. Aditi Narukar.
     
    TIMESTAMP
    00:00 Steve Stine hosts the Street Smart Wisdom podcast.
    06:35 Doctor focuses on stress resilience and mental health.
    09:38 Author shares stress reduction experiences, offering free solutions.
    13:59 Strategies for reducing stress through meditation explained.
    17:37 Neuroplasticity helps bridge gap between knowledge, action.
    18:10 Author, doctor, speaker aims to bridge gap.
    22:37 Mindset shifts for stress relief and resilience.
    26:03 Strategies to break media cycle and mindfulness.
    30:03 Promoting healthy habits and mindfulness in podcast.
    34:03 Incorporate movement meditation for stress reduction.
    36:18 Finding balance amidst chaos for mental well-being.
    40:09 Join Wisdom Feed Plus for curated wisdom.
     
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    • 41 min

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