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"This podcast saved my life"- Amy W
Practical Wisdom for a Better Life
Open minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.

    Susan Piver on The Four Noble Truths of Love

    Susan Piver on The Four Noble Truths of Love

    Susan Piver is a New York Times bestselling author of 9 books and a renowned Buddhist teacher. Her book, The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships walks us through the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism as they apply to relationships.

    In this special episode pulled from our archive, Susan and Eric discuss her interpretation of the four noble truths and how she applies this wisdom to love and relationships.

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    In This Interview, Susan Piver and I discuss The Four Noble Truths of Love and…Her book, The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern RelationshipsThe emotions underneath fear, hatred, and greedDepression being a calcified sadnessThe four noble truths of loveFeeling your feelings without the story and ask yourself what it feels like in your body and environmentDifferences between anger and irritation in the bodyHow enormous space opens up when we drop expectationsThe threefold path: Precision, Openness, Going beyondThe role and importance of good manners and honesty in relationshipsOpening to the other person as they are in a relationshipIntimacy in relationships has no endHow you can’t think your way into intimacy or inspiration – they come when you make the spacePassion between two people will constantly arise, abide, and dissolveRelax with what is and space will open upHer interpretation of the concept of non-attachment/detachmentA spiritual practice frees people up to feel everything in the moment, as it isYour life IS the spiritual pathIn meditation we’re not trying to get anywhere, we’re trying to BE somewhereMeditating In’t about focusing on something but rather, bringing the brain down from some dreamworld into reality in the momentSusan Piver Links:

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Susan Piver on The Four Noble Truths of Love, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Being Heart Minded with Sarah Blondin

    Susan Piver (2015)

    • 53 min
    Paul Mc Carroll on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Paul Mc Carroll on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Paul Mc Carroll is an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety specialist, therapist, and mental health trainer from Belfast, Ireland. As someone who once struggled greatly with OCD, Paul’s story is unique: he now works as a mental health trainer in the hospital in which he was once a patient. He uses his story to inspire hope, reaffirm that recovery is possible, and help clients to stop struggling and start living. 

    In this episode, Paul and Eric discuss OCD, including what it is, what it’s like to suffer from it, and various treatment options that exist that can help someone to heal from this disorder.

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    Registration for the Spiritual Habits Group Program is open now! Visit spiritualhabits.net to sign up and learn more about how to bring forth real transformation in your life!

    In This Interview, Paul Mc Carroll and I discuss Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and…Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)His experience suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) beginning in his teenage yearsHis truth and life story of “the wounded becomes the healer”The Japanese proverb, “Fall down 7 times, get up 8” as it relates to recovery being non-linearWhat to do with intrusive thoughts when they show upThe difference between extreme worry and OCDRuminating thoughtsTreatments for OCDHow somatic mindfulness ties into OCDWays to relate differently to our thoughts so that we suffer lessPaul Mc Carroll Links:

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Paul Mc Carroll on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    David K. Reynolds on Constructive Living

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    • 59 min
    Sebene Selassie on Belonging and Connection

    Sebene Selassie on Belonging and Connection

    Sebene Selassie is a teacher, author, and speaker who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity, and spirituality. She is also a teacher on the 10 Percent Happier meditation app. Sebene began studying Buddhism 30 years ago and is a three-time cancer survivor of stage 3 and 4 cancer. Her book, You Belong: A Call for Connection is discussed in today's episode.

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    Registration for the Spiritual Habits Group Program is open now! Visit spiritualhabits.net to sign up and learn more about how to bring forth real transformation in your life!




    In This Interview, Sebene Selassie and I Discuss Belonging and Connection and...Her book, You Belong: A Call for ConnectionBelonging is the feeling of not being separate from anythingThe absolute and relative truth of belongingNavigating our imbalances and aversionsHow separation begets domination, which leads to clinging to being rightThe comparing mind measures everything as better than, less than, or equal toHow our society is structured for comparison and competitionOur thoughts are often not our own, but come from our cultureThe challenge of recognizing our unconscious biasEmbodiment practice is bringing mindfulness to your bodily sensationsDifferences between thinking about the body and actually feeling the bodyThe different phrasings of the 5 Buddhist PreceptsSebene Selassie Links:

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Sebene Selassie on Belonging and Connection, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Deep Transformation with Spring Washam

    Robert Wright

    Steve Hagan

    • 54 min
    Dr. Edith Eger on Life Lessons

    Dr. Edith Eger on Life Lessons

    Dr. Edith Eger is a Holocaust survivor who went on to graduate with a PhD from the University of Texas. She is a prolific author and maintains a busy clinical psychology practice. She is also frequently invited to speaking engagements around the world.  Eric and Dr. Eger discuss her book, The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life

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    Registration for the Spiritual Habits Group Program is open now! Visit spiritualhabits.net to sign up and learn more about how to bring forth real transformation in your life!

    In This Interview, Dr. Edith Eger and I Discuss Life Lessons and…Her book, The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your LifeIIf you don’t love yourself, you can’t love othersHow she views her experience in Auschwitz as an opportunity for discovering her inner strengthThe prison of victimhoodLooking at things from different perspectives How we are hungry for affection, attention, and approvalThe opposite of depression is expressionThe prisons of guilt and shameThe prison of judgment Having spiritual freedom Dr. Edith Eger Links:

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Edith Eger on Life Lessons, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Improvising in Life with Stephen Nachmanovitch

    Dr. Tererai Trent on Incredible Perseverance

    • 49 min
    Special Episode: Knowing vs. Doing (cont.)

    Special Episode: Knowing vs. Doing (cont.)

    In this special episode, Eric discusses the obstacles that get in the way of us bridging the gap between what we know and what we do and how to overcome these obstacles so that our lives really transform.

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    In This Episode, Eric Discusses The Obstacles that Get in Our Way and…The obstacle of thinking we need to make big changes Having a clear planTriggers are any stimulus that impacts behaviorTime-based triggersPreceding event triggersLocation-based triggersRandom triggers (ex. using an app for reminders to do an action)Emotional state triggers Having too much information makes it harder to apply our knowledgeChanging the ratio of learning new things to applying what we learnThe Spiritual Habits program teaches you how to practice and embody spiritual principles, or things that are important to you, in a way that will transform your life.Care/of helps you create a customized health plan for vitamins and supplements. These products are made from the best ingredients and conveniently shipped to you each month.  For 50% of your first order, visit Takecareof.com and enter code: WOLF50

    If you enjoyed this special episode, you might also enjoy:

    Knowing vs. Doing: Overcoming the Obstacles that Get in Our Way

    • 32 min
    Lisa Feldman Barrett on Lessons About the Brain

    Lisa Feldman Barrett on Lessons About the Brain

    Lisa Feldman Barrett is among the top one percent most cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She also received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019, the APS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2018, and the APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in Psychology in 2021. She is the author of many books including the one discussed in this episode, Seven and a Half Lessons About The Brain.

    In this episode, Eric and Lisa Feldman Barrett discuss key findings about how our brains work and how these findings can help us live a healthier, happier life. 

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    In This Interview, Lisa Feldman Barrett and I Discuss Lessons About the Brain and…Her book, Seven and a Half Lessons About The BrainThe ways that humans regulate one another contributing to the wellbeing or burdening one anotherThat we are the caretaker of other people’s nervous systemsThe fact that we are all also responsible for ourselvesWe are responsible for certain things not necessarily because they’re our fault, but because we’re the only one’s who can change themDifference between responsibility and culpabilityThe brain’s most important jobThe biggest predictor of illness in adulthoodWhat makes you more vulnerable to stressors later in lifeThat brains specialize in predicting rather than reactingThings we can do to make the quality of our day to day experience feel betterFlexibility being the key to resilienceLisa Feldman Barrett Links:

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    If you enjoyed this conversation with Lisa Feldman Barrett, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

    Lisa Feldman Barrett on Emotions (2017)

    Strengthening Our Resilience with Linda Graham

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