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So the parable goes, an elder speaking with his granddaughter says, "In life, there are two wolves inside of us that are always at battle. One is a good wolf, which represents things like kindness, bravery, and love. And the other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred, and fear. " The granddaughter stops and thinks about it for a second. She looks up at her grandfather and says, "Well, which one wins?" And the grandfather says, "The one you feed."

When host Eric Zimmer was 24 years old, he was homeless and addicted to heroin. He made his way through addiction recovery and figured out how to build a life worth living. Now he pays it forward by helping people to feed their good wolf. 

That’s the whole premise behind The One You Feed podcast, named one of “22 podcasts that will motivate you to live your best life” by The Oprah Magazine. The One You Feed has also been nominated as one of iHeart’s Best Spirituality and Religion Podcasts of 2022, one of the best health podcasts of all time by the Huffington Post, and one of the best podcasts of the year by Apple Podcasts. 

With over 500 episodes and 30 million downloads and counting, The One You Feed podcast guests include scientists, authors, researchers, teachers, thought leaders, spiritual gurus, and public figures who all offer practical, actionable wisdom that you can readily apply to enrich your daily life.

Come for the fascinating topics and thought-provoking guests and stay for the excellent advice and nourishing conversations. The episodes are deep and inclusive, and you’ll learn something about yourself with each one.

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    • 4.5 • 2K Ratings

So the parable goes, an elder speaking with his granddaughter says, "In life, there are two wolves inside of us that are always at battle. One is a good wolf, which represents things like kindness, bravery, and love. And the other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred, and fear. " The granddaughter stops and thinks about it for a second. She looks up at her grandfather and says, "Well, which one wins?" And the grandfather says, "The one you feed."

When host Eric Zimmer was 24 years old, he was homeless and addicted to heroin. He made his way through addiction recovery and figured out how to build a life worth living. Now he pays it forward by helping people to feed their good wolf. 

That’s the whole premise behind The One You Feed podcast, named one of “22 podcasts that will motivate you to live your best life” by The Oprah Magazine. The One You Feed has also been nominated as one of iHeart’s Best Spirituality and Religion Podcasts of 2022, one of the best health podcasts of all time by the Huffington Post, and one of the best podcasts of the year by Apple Podcasts. 

With over 500 episodes and 30 million downloads and counting, The One You Feed podcast guests include scientists, authors, researchers, teachers, thought leaders, spiritual gurus, and public figures who all offer practical, actionable wisdom that you can readily apply to enrich your daily life.

Come for the fascinating topics and thought-provoking guests and stay for the excellent advice and nourishing conversations. The episodes are deep and inclusive, and you’ll learn something about yourself with each one.

    What We Can Learn from the Wisdom of Harriet Tubman with Spring Washam

    What We Can Learn from the Wisdom of Harriet Tubman with Spring Washam

    In This Episode, You'll Learn …


    Why we need to honor the history of our ancestors like Harriet Tubman
    How struggle and hardship are universal and also necessary to learn and grow
    How Spring came to explore and write about the spiritual nature of Harriet Tubman
    The lesson and legacy of Harriet and how we can learn to break free from the “prisons” of our mind
    Defining internal, outer. and ultimate abolitionism and the significance of each phase
    How the north star symbolizes a guiding light of hope and freedom
    How understanding our nation’s history can help bring more compassion and awareness to what’s happening in current times
    Why we need to remember that negative media can skew our perception of the world and not realize how much goodness there is
    The beautiful story of Sujata about the harmonizing of feminine and masculine energy

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    How to Navigate the Complexities of Caregiving with Kathy Fagan

    How to Navigate the Complexities of Caregiving with Kathy Fagan

    In This Episode, You'll Learn:




    Exploring the complexity of emotions within us and how our choices feed into that:

    How to navigate caregiving and its unique challenges

    How can we better understand the multiplicity of feelings and desires inside of us

    How the process of writing can allow you to process and find distance from tough emotions

    The challenges in accepting aging and mortality

    How paying attention is critical in both creative endeavors and in life

    The importance of staying curious and unafraid to face sorrow

    How can we explore the nuances of trust and care in relationships

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    • 52 min
    How to Find Clarity, Courage, and Compassion with Koshin Paley Ellison

    How to Find Clarity, Courage, and Compassion with Koshin Paley Ellison

    In This Episode, You'll Learn


    How to investigate suffering and learn how to work with it in a fresh way
    Why we need to explore the impact of greed, shame, and other "giants" in our daily lives
    Understanding the power of apology and how it can help us move away from shame and toward freedom
    How to start bring our actions in alignment with our values to guide your spiritual path
    Learning to how to acknowledge your trauma and also take responsibility for healing

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Why We Need to Practice Self Compassion with Kristin Neff

    Why We Need to Practice Self Compassion with Kristin Neff

    In This Episode, You'll Learn:


    How has science proves that practicing self-compassion is more beneficial than self-criticism
    How touch can be used as a way to activate the body's natural responses to self-compassion
    Exploring the myths of self-compassion and how it is a powerful antidote to shame
    How we can use our relationships with close friends as a template to be more compassionate with ourselves
    Why it's helpful to discover our "inner ally" as opposed to our "inner enemy"
    The importance of practicing mindfulness to cultivate self compassion

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    • 39 min
    How to Find Real Life in Stories with George Saunders

    How to Find Real Life in Stories with George Saunders

    In This Episode, You'll Learn:


    How slowing down the mind and increasing concentration leads to freshness in the creative process
    Why we need to pay attention to both our natural and habitual tendencies
    Why there is power in moments of uncertainty and how we can one navigate them
    How fear and doubt are common struggles when trying to create something meaningful
    How specificity leads to higher levels of thinking and less reactive behaviors

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    • 55 min
    How to Nourish Your Inner Life with Dr. Jan Lundy

    How to Nourish Your Inner Life with Dr. Jan Lundy

    In this Episode, You'll Learn:


    How a deeper spiritual life bring us inner freedom
    Defining the term “overculture” and how we’re impacted by this strong voice
    Why many people struggle with the various spiritual traditions
    How we can learn to trust our own connection to the sacred
    Why there is often a feeling of relief when we find and go deeper on our spiritual path
    How we can discern between the good and bad voices that influence us
    Why “spiritual sampling” can be troublesome
    How distractions are the biggest barriers to finding our deepest self

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

BAACEG1969 ,

Life changing

I discovered Eric’s podcast around 2015. I have been so grateful to see if evolve over the years. I appreciate the variety and depth presented here, which in my mind separates it from the vast number of “behavior change” podcasts out there. And as a psychotherapist, Eric and his guests offer me new ways to relate to client challenges and those of the many parts of myself. Grateful.

Theinteicateelf ,

Great title, great topic!

Eric does a great job of coming from his own place of transformation in a way that is relatable and implementable. After 25 years in this field I have seen many coaches and facilitators doing a lot of podcasts - this one really gets it. Thank you!

carmencita120 ,

Too many commercials

I was listening to a podcast and there were at least 2-3 commercials. Very annoying.

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