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Training Montage: PYP 390

People are comparing their experience of lockdown as an endless repetition of Goundhog Day, the 1993 Bill Murray movie about a man trapped in the same day over and over again. What I recall about that movie was, once Bill Murray’s character makes peace with his situation, he uses it to better himself. Piano. Ice… Read More
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Sifting Through Conspiracies: PYP 389

In a world full of conspiracy theories, how can we know what to believe? We can’t. But we can choose to adopt worldviews based on whether they empower us to help ourselves, others, and the world. Read More
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Decisions, Decisions: PYP 388

In these challenging times, we may think we have a lot of decisions to make. And we can agonize over those decisions and feel tremendous regret if they don’t work out the way we hoped they would. But it’s almost impossible to make rational decisions when the future is so unpredictable. Past experience doesn’t provide… Read More
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The Silver Lining of Constraints: PYP 387

I’m very very constrained these days. And those same constraints also are providing opportunities for me to shake up my routines, innovate, and come out of this with a better, more integrated life. How can you benefit from the constraints that are currently imposed on you? Read More
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The Gift of Boredom: PYP 386

Many of us are bored right now, in lockdown or sheltering in place. We can paper over our boredom with mindless consumption, or we can use it to begin a process of profound healing. Read More
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Stress and Resilience in the Time of Pandemic with Glenn Murphy: PYP 385

Glenn Murphy returns to the podcast in the nick of time, to help understand, manage, and overcome stress reactions and symptoms in this time of fear, lockdown, and uncertainty. He shares an evolutionary perspective on why this pandemic produces stress responses unlike other typical stressors, and offers exercises, solutions, and mindsets to help us get… Read More

How to Accelerate Your Progress by Stepping on DGAS: PYP 375

Today is January 2, 2020. If you’re a resolutions kind of person, today is the second day to do the thing you’ve decided to do. Are you still motivated? I certainly hope so! What about tomorrow? Will you be motivated then as well? Fingers crossed… And the day after tomorrow? And the day after that? Read More

Van der Waals Forces to the Rescue: PYP 373

When I was in 11th grade, I came in 3rd in the New Jersey Science League Chemistry II competition. Which was odd. I wasn’t one of the best chemistry students in the state, by far. I wasn’t even close to being the best chemistry student in my high school. Hell, I wasn’t close to be… Read More
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Lost in the Land of the Liars: PYP 371

There’s a logic puzzle, well-known to those of us who never dated in high school, about an island that’s inhabited by two tribes – the Liars and the Truthtellers. It’s impossible to tell them apart by looks. You’re on this island, at a fork in the road, lost and confused, and you want to know… Read More
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Feed the Crying Baby at 3am: PYP 369

After the third consecutive night of no sleep, I was starting to lose it. Our newborn daughter, who had looked so sweet and angelic in the moments right after her birth (9 on the APGAR – you go, girl!) had morphed into a demonic nighttime presence. Read More
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