The Dr. CK Bray Show is a 20-minute science and research-based podcast that aims to provide the information you need to create a better life and career. Dr. Bray shares the latest research findings in the areas of business, personal excellence and achievement, resilience and thriving, career, learning, leadership, change, and health. He also provides a one-stop resource for actionable advice and tools to cover every aspect of your life. Be prepared to be simultaneously educated and entertained.
EPISODE 379 The Science of Unlearning
It is always interesting to learn how research into specific topics begins. The topic for today’s podcast has an interesting beginning with a blockbuster movie sequel and a little green alien. The science of unlearning has become a much-debated topic in the last decade. Can knowledge be unlearned or eliminated to make space for new knowledge? Dr. Bray will discuss his unlearning viewpoint in today's podcast and how the brain learns, adapts, and changes. He also discusses the impact of unlearning and the one skill everyone needs. For a deeper conversation on the topic of unlearning, go to “The Wave Podcast” and listen to an in-depth discussion on unlearning with cohosts Paul Morris and Alyssa Walker.
EPISODE 378 Your Cause
We love to watch and admire those who have a cause. It stirs something in our souls to believe that there is a reason we are on the earth and that we can make a difference and impact on the world. In today’s episode Dr. Bray shares insights and personal experiences on why we need to find a personal cause and how it impacts those in our lives. Dr. Bray discusses why this is a topic we rarely hear about or discuss anymore and how we are replacing what might be the most important work we do.
EPISODE 377 Fight, Flight or Food
Science is discovering aspects of stress that may surprise you. Fight, Flight or Food? During quarantine, many of us choose the food option to deal with stress. Over 42% of North Americans gained weight during the pandemic. An average of 1.5 pounds per month.
In today’s episode, Dr. Bray unveils the research on stress and how it affects what you eat, how you behave, and your mood. New tests are on the way to market to help health providers treat stress, depression, and anxiety more accurately. All they need is a blood sample. Dr. Bray also discusses new research on how to better handle difficult, stressful situations. The answer is not only easy; it takes one decision!
EPISODE 376 At War With the Person in the Mirror
Few individuals will ever admit they are at war with themselves. Research tells us differently. When you look at the mirror, you see five negatives for every positive attribute. When you maneuver throughout the day, you say eight to ten negative thoughts about yourself for every one positive thought. You don't even know it, but you may be a bully---to yourself.
The power of negative thoughts goes by several names in the academic literature: negativity bias, negativity dominance, or the negative effect. All meaning that negative thoughts, events, and emotions affect us stronger and longer than positive ones.
In today's podcast, learn how to win the war and adapt how your brain works to begin creating positive neural networks. Learn why our brains seek out negativity and how to tip the scales to recognize all the good things that happen to us in a day. This podcast is a must listen to for everyone who finds themselves struggling with the narrative running wild in their minds.
EPISODE 375 Friendship
This week, three buddies catch up about, well, buddies! Paul Morris, Global Learning Consultant, kicks back and chats with Jason and Chris about the extraordinary, enduring power of friendship. In an increasingly digital world where we can simultaneously feel constantly connected yet deeply disconnected, the definition of 'friendship' is becoming more complex. Covering topics such as psychological safety, courage and social evolution - the friendship continuum is broad, let's explore and jump in!
Welcome to The At Our Best Podcast - hosted by Jason Moore and Dr. CK Bray. Using a little science and a lot of common sense, some smart, funny, interesting people talk about the everyday strategies that help us be at our best.
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EPISODE 374 Why 2% of Conversations End When We Want Them To and Why You Should Write Everyday
Everyone’s familiar with the sensation of being trapped in a conversation for too long – be that over the garden fence, by the office water cooler, or even on the phone. On the other end of the spectrum, we’ve also experienced conversations that seem to end prematurely, leaving us dissatisfied and maybe even a little hurt. A new study out of Harvard University provides insight into our daily conversations, and Dr. Bray reviews the Dos and Don’ts of conversations. The most important being how to end a conversation. Dr. Bray also shares the reasons why you should write every day. Yes, there are mental and physical health benefits, but writing 10-15 minutes a day not only improves your thinking but also helps reveal who you are. Writing is one of the critical ways for you to be self-aware. It doesn’t matter if you journal, blog, or post on social media—you just need to write.
Terrific Energy, In-Depth Knowledge
Chris Bray brings terrific energy and in-depth knowledge to the advice he offers in this podcast about careers. He draws on his own time in the workplace as well as academic research and his experience working with corporate clients. Typical episodes run 20 minutes or less, about the length of a TED talk. And you get insights useful for both job seeking and dealing with office issues.
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Smart Drugs at work
I was waiting for a part of this segment that you would discuss the positive effects of using an ADHD medication under a doctors care I felt that the way you described the person they were a habit riddled drug user breaking the law ...slinking into work with dark glasses on ... what then would you recommend for an adult diagnosed with ADHD in today's demanding results in the work place ..And please get real ...