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Overcoming OCD and Anxiety: Robert James on PYP 570

What is obsessive-compulsive disorder? What are the symptoms, and what’s the lived experience? And how can we overcome it and live a full and satisfying life?

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Deepening Compassion and Connection with Ourselves: Veronica Monet on PYP 564

In order to heal our minds and spirits, we must contact – and welcome home – all the exiled parts of ourselves. Veronica Monet shares how IFS can help.

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Building a Shame-Free Zone in a Sexually Messed Up World: Veronica Monet on PYP 556

Veronica Monet grew up in a repressive and abusive cult, developed and recovered from severe addiction, toiled in the corporate world, and worked as a high-end escort for 15 years. She now helps people overcome trauma and heal from shame and advocates for sexual liberation and the rights of sex workers.

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Navigating an Addictive World: Anna Lembke, MD on PYP 530

We are biologically hardwired to seek pleasure and avoid pain. But easy access to intense pleasure turns out to lead to intense suffering long-term. What are we do to?

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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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