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iHeart Radio 2022 Podcast Award Nominee - Best Spirituality & Religion Podcast
Practical Wisdom for a Better Life
Open-minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.

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iHeart Radio 2022 Podcast Award Nominee - Best Spirituality & Religion Podcast
Practical Wisdom for a Better Life
Open-minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.

    500th Episode: Feeding Your Good Wolf with Listeners of the Show!

    500th Episode: Feeding Your Good Wolf with Listeners of the Show!

    This is our 500th episode (!!!) and to celebrate the milestone, we decided to do something a bit different. In this episode, Eric and Chris reminisce about the very first episode of the show, and then we hear from many listeners of the show! We hear what the parable means to them, stories of their struggle and transformation, and what the show has meant to them. We would not still be doing the show if not for you, our dear listeners, and we thought it would be wonderful to feature you in this special episode. 

    Let us know what you think about this special episode – if you like it, we’d love to do more! 

    But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!

    When you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!

    If you enjoyed this conversation, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Eric & Chris on Friendship

    The One You Feed – First Episode with George Watsky

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Caroline Williams on The Science of Movement

    Caroline Williams on The Science of Movement

    Caroline Williams is a science journalist and editor. She’s a consultant for and a regular contributor to New Scientist. Her new work has also appeared in The Guardian, the Boston Globe, BBC Future, and BBC Earth among others.

    In this episode, Eric and Caroline discuss her book, Move: How the New Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind Free.

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    Caroline Williams and I Discuss The Science of Movement and…Her book,  Move: How the New Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind FreeHow moving our bodies can affect the many parameters that affect how we feelMeditation is a way to tune in to our body and how we’re feelingHow our brains were originally meant to inform us how and where to move in the worldHow physical activity positively affects our brains and mental healthInteroception is the sense of the internal state of our bodyThe powerful effects of physical movement on our thoughts and feelingsWalking at a moderate pace turns down the thinking brain and increases creativityHaving a strong core and good posture can improve the way we feelStrength training and its powerful effect on self-esteemThe benefits of dancing Breathwork and how breathing exercises affect the bodyCaroline Williams links:

    Caroline’s Homepage

    Twitter

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Caroline Williams, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Episode 135: Michelle Segar

    The Science of Breathing with James Nestor

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Kevin Mitchell on The Genetics of Personality

    Kevin Mitchell on The Genetics of Personality

    Kevin Mitchell is an author and an Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin. His research is aimed at understanding the genetic program specifying the wiring of the brain and its relevance to variation in human faculties. Kevin is also the author of the science blog, Wiring the Brain, and a number of books and publications.

    In this episode, Eric and Kevin discuss his book, Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are.

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    Kevin Mitchell and I Discuss the Genetics of Personality and…His book, Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We AreThe missing third component in the Nature vs. Nurture debateInnate Underlying Traits in the Brain: Extroversion, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Openness to ExperienceThe relationship between genetics and neurobiologyWhat “neurons that fire together, wire together” actually meansThe difference between Personality Traits and Character TraitsThe impact of parenting on underlying Personality TraitsHow people differ in the amount of “free will” that they haveThe connection between genetics and addictionThat we become ourselves throughout lifetimeKevin Mitchell links:

    Kevin’s Website

    Twitter

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Kevin Mitchell, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Integration of Science and Wisdom with Jeremy Lent

    Neuropsychology and the Thinking Mind with Chris Niebauer

    • 57 min
    Carlin Quinn on Education for Racial Equity

    Carlin Quinn on Education for Racial Equity

    Carlin Quinn is the founder and current director of Education For Racial Equity. She is also a coach, facilitator, therapist, equity consultant to organizations, communities, and individuals interested in dismantling systems of oppression and co-creating cultures of equity, mutual liberation and rooted in compassion and non-violence. 

    In this episode, Eric and Carlin discuss her important work in bringing awareness to and helping others to engage in racial equity work.

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    Carlin Quinn and I Discuss Education for Racial Equity and…Understanding internalized and unconscious racismMoving out of our good/bad binary into curiosity keeps us open to learningHow our ignorance of systemic racism is incredibly harmfulThe importance of white people tending to their own trauma and also staying present in racial equity workBecoming aware of what we are triggered by and asking who we become when triggeredHer program with Resmaa Menaken, “Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism“Defining “bodies of culture” as identified by ResmaaThe fear and ambivalence in engaging in racial equity workChoosing to engage in equity practices in your life, with your children, and with your friendsThe need for educating ourselves both individually and communallyCarlin Quinn links:

    Carlin’s Website

    Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism Program

    Instagram

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Carlin Quinn, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Racialized Trauma with Resmaa Menakem

    Deep Transformation with Spring Washam

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Massimo Pigliucci on How to Live a Happy Life

    Massimo Pigliucci on How to Live a Happy Life

    Massimo Pigliucci is a Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York, former co-host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast, and former editor in chief for the online magazine Scientia Salon. His research interests include the philosophy of science, the relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism. He’s the author and editor of many books, including the one discussed in this episode: A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living. 

    In this episode, Eric and Massimo discuss what Stoicism teaches us about how to live a good and happy life.

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    Massimo Pigliucci and I Discuss How to Live a Happy Life and…His book, A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for LivingWhat the term Stoicism meansThe Cardinal Virtues of practical wisdom, courage, justice, and temperanceOrigins of the Serenity PrayerHow the judgments we have are ultimately in our controlComing to acceptance with our own death and then continuing on with life in the present momentThe Dichotomy of ControlThe Discipline of Desire and Aversion in StoicismThe most important characteristic of a person in lifePhilosophical JournalingMassimo Pigliucci links:

    Massimo’s Website

    Twitter

    When you purchase products and/or services from the sponsors of this episode, you help support The One You Feed. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you!

    If you enjoyed this conversation with Massimo Pigliucci, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Applied Stoicism with Professor William B. Irvine

    Everyday Courage with Ryan Holiday

    • 56 min
    Emily White on How to Deal with Loneliness

    Emily White on How to Deal with Loneliness

    Emily White is a former lawyer turned writer. She is the author of Lonely, Learning to Live With Solitude. She has written for the Daily Mail,  the New York Post, the Huffington Post, and The Guardian. Her latest book is called Count Me In: How I Stepped Off the Sidelines, Created Connection, and Built a Fuller, Richer, More Lived-in Life.

    In this episode, Eric and Emily discuss how to deal with loneliness and strategies for finding belonging.

    But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!

    Emily White and I Discuss How to Deal with Loneliness and…Her book, Count Me In: How I Stepped Off the Sidelines, Created Connection, and Built a Fuller, Richer, More Lived-in Life.Understanding loneliness and the difference between depression How “social depression” lifts when you connect with othersBelonging is feeling welcome and neededHow it takes time and effort to find belongingFinding belonging in something you valueThe difference between public belonging and private belongingEmily White links:

    Emily’s Homepage

    Twitter

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Emily White, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    How to Become Unlonely with Jillian Richardson

    Community and Connection in an Online World with Emma Gannon

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