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Can We Awaken Through Crisis? Steve Taylor on PYP 505

Can trauma and tragedy open us up to spiritual awakening? How can we prepare ourselves for the inevitable slings and arrows of life in a way that opens us to compassion and love?

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Psychedelics as Medicine: Lynn Marie Morski on PYP 499

Many plants and synthetic substances that can profoundly improve our mental and physical health are currently illegal. Lynn Marie Morski is working to change that, by educating healthcare professionals and connecting activists with communities in need of healing.

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What are You Really Hungry For?:
Tara Kemp on PYP 468

What’s the root cause of eating disorders? What’s behind our current obesity crisis? Are we hungry for food? For nutrients? Or for joy and connection?

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Empowering Black Health with Lisa A Smith: PYP 417

Lisa A Smith is a serial entrepreneur who’s made it her life’s work to empower the Black community with information, skills, and philosophies that support health, peace of mind, and mutual support.  Ms Smith is the founder of the Black Health Academy, creator of the Pharm to Table course, and executive director of the 7000+… Read More

Healing the Warrior Spirit with Ron Tibbs: PYP 352

Ron Tibbs is a wellness coach, plant-based advocate, and all-around great guy. He’s part of the core team at WellStart Health, where he coaches, guides, and cheerleads clients to make significant positive changes in their lives. Ron is perfectly situated to do this, because he’s created his own massive changes in the face of very… Read More

At Least I Don’t Lick Cats – Deep Thoughts on Addiction and Healing

So somehow my son and I ended up in front of his laptop with Hulu open. I don’t recall what he wanted to show me, but it ended up not being very interesting.

So, cultural rubber-necker that I am, I was drawn to a thumbnail of a show I had never heard of: My Strange Addiction. Apparently it ran for six seasons on TLC, starting in 2010. Apparently I had missed this cultural phenomenon entirely

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Stephen Porges, PhD, on Safety as the Most Important Thing: PYP 340

For my money, Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory has done more to improve our ability to heal and grow and thrive as a civilization than any other scientific breakthrough of the past 50 years.

Its advances over prior understandings of the human nervous system, psychology, and experiences of states like well-being, happiness, and love – are profound. Paradigm-shifting. And, unlike a lot of theory, incredible practical and applicable to our everyday lives.

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Learning from Sacred Plants with Amber Antonelli and Anthony Esposito: PYP 338

Amber Antonelli and Anthony Esposito run the Awaken Your Soul iboga retreat center in Costa Rica. Iboga is the name of a plant native to Gabon and neighboring West African countries that acts as a psychedelic, or as Amber and Anthony put it, a “teacher plant.” Read More

“It Turns Out Willpower Doesn’t Exist” with Jud Brewer, MD PhD: PYP 337

Jud Brewer is Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, and a second-time guest on Plant Yourself. I wanted to catch up with Jud to find out how his academic research and public writing had migrated into the world. What is the state of mindfulness-based health improvement? Does he have… Read More

The Martial Art of Tech-Proofing with Glenn Murphy: PYP 322

Our lives have changed dramatically since 2007, when the first iPhone was introduced.As today’s guest, Glenn Murphy, points out, if we handled any other object over 1000 times a day, we would be considered severely OCD, or addicted, or certainly life-impaired in some way.Yet that’s exactly how many times most of us reach for our… Read More