191 episodes

Gwyneth Paltrow and goop's Chief Content Officer Elise Loehnen chat with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors—from doctors to creatives, CEOs to spiritual healers—about shifting old paradigms and starting new conversations.

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    • Health & Fitness

Gwyneth Paltrow and goop's Chief Content Officer Elise Loehnen chat with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors—from doctors to creatives, CEOs to spiritual healers—about shifting old paradigms and starting new conversations.

    How to Solve Problems Before They Happen

    How to Solve Problems Before They Happen

    We celebrate the heroes who save the day, but what about all the people who keep the day from needing to be saved? In his new book, Upstream, New York Times–bestselling author Dan Heath teaches us ways to prevent and fix problems before they become problems. And in this conversation with Elise Loehnen, he tells us about times when upstream thinking has solved issues ranging from homelessness to poor graduation rates to mundane marital arguments. They examine how little tweaks in a big system can create massive change and why personalizing a systemic problem can make it more manageable. “We adapt to things so easily that we often adapt to problems that we never had to endure in the first place,” says Heath. But with more upstream thinking, we can save our endurance. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

    • 49 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: Ways to Ground Yourself in Uncertain Times

    SPECIAL EPISODE: Ways to Ground Yourself in Uncertain Times

    Psychiatrist Judson Brewer, MD, describes anxiety as a form of uncertainty. How do we bring some certainty to our lives when our world feels out of control? Brewer says that becoming aware of our physiological needs—are we hungry, thirsty, tired?—can help us feel more secure. Being conscious about how we consume news can also help. Grounding techniques—try focusing your feet—can ease panic. Going for a walk is good, but instead of making it mindless, Brewer suggests changing your pace to match what your body needs. Host Elise Loehnen also asks Brewer how we can support friends in distress during the COVID-19 pandemic without becoming more distressed ourselves. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

    • 32 min
    Taking Collective Responsibility for Fixing Climate Change

    Taking Collective Responsibility for Fixing Climate Change

    “Climate change is a justice issue,” says journalist Tatiana Schlossberg, author of Inconspicuous Consumption. At In goop Health, Schlossberg sat down with Elise Loehnen to talk about how we can let go of individual guilt around climate change and move toward collective responsibility and meaningful change. She begins by taking some pressure off of consumers and illuminating the role companies do, should, and could play (for example, looking at just how much water is used to make a single pair of jeans). Schlossberg points out the brands and policies already making a positive difference and the large-scale shifts she still wants to see, such as stopping fossil fuel subsidies, the deforestation of Alaska, and drilling for oil and gas on public lands. On a more personal level, Schlossberg outlines ways to vote, advocate, shop, and eat that allow us to be part of the solution—without needing to be perfect. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

    • 42 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: What Happens during Prolonged Stress

    SPECIAL EPISODE: What Happens during Prolonged Stress

    “The reality is challenging, and then, of course, our fears about what might happen magnify immensely the actual situation,” says psychiatrist James Gordon, MD, author of The Transformation. Gordon returns to The goop Podcast to offer strategies that can help us during periods of prolonged stress: We learn how the amygdala and vagus nerve react to anxiety and how to ease it. Because stress can impact our digestive system, Gordon outlines mindful eating habits. He recommends certain supplements (like daily probiotics, vitamin D3, and omega-3 fatty acids) to help us maintain balance. He takes us through soft-belly breathing and a short meditation, and he explains other ways to release deep emotional tension through movement (shaking, dancing, chanting). Also helpful: laughter. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

    • 48 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: Reducing Anxiety for Kids

    SPECIAL EPISODE: Reducing Anxiety for Kids

    Family counselor, school consultant, and educator Kim John Payne shares tips, guidelines, and resources to help parents and children adjust to this new normal. Kids feel safe, says Payne, when they sense their parents are in charge—even, and perhaps especially, in uncertain moments. Start smallish, suggests Payne: Declutter your home. Remove obvious triggers. Creating a calming environment can reduce feelings of disorientation, says Payne, which he believes are at the root of so-called misbehavior. For kids who are currently out of school, Payne says, it’s important to set up rhythms and rituals at home that mimic the structure they’re used to. But also: Be easy on yourself. Embrace boredom. It’s a doorway to deep creativity. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

    • 47 min
    Stepping Out of Privilege

    Stepping Out of Privilege

    “We need people who are willing to turn within and see: How am I part of the problem?” says global activist Layla Saad. The New York Times–bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy has become known for helping people examine—and talk about—the ways we unconsciously uphold racism. White supremacy may not be something you’ve chosen, says Saad, but it’s in the water, and it’s conditioned all of us in myriad ways. The critical inner work that Saad inspires can be difficult and messy, but it is so necessary. “The payoff is that you get to live out your values,” says Saad. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

KKApl ,

In response to “Ways to ground yourself during uncertain times”.

First let me say thank you for keeping great information coming to us during covid 19. This podcast was very helpful to me and if I can add I would say that in all times seeking balance is key. I have found that I am slowly tackling my endless to do list while sprinkling in home yoga, push up challenges and keeping present the good life that I have shared with my husband despite cabin fever challenges. Elise you are brilliant. Your’s is my favorite podcast collection and style. Thanks again!

Keepn-it-real ,

Frustrating

Used to enjoy but I wish Elise would stop trying to sound smarter than the “experts”

Attymcd ,

A much needed refresher

Especially now more than ever (pandemic just ramping up, isolating, and staying safe and up to date on the actual facts of everything going on), it is so refreshing to be able to have Gwyneth on the Goop podcast. I feel so relieved to hear discussions and questions come up about topics like vulnerability, shame, vulvas, and tangible energy. It is always nice to be able to step away for an hour, take some much needed time for myself to relax, listen, learn, and then integrate. Always walk away feeling so calm and enlightened.

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