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Mindfulness

Are We Having Fun Yet?: Mike Rucker on PYP 548

We can get so caught up in duty and obligation and self-improvement that we neglect one of the key elements of a good life: plain old fun.

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Die Young – As Late as Possible: Bob and Fran German on PYP 529

“The worst years of our lives turned out to be the best ones.” – Wisdom from healthy and happy octogenarians.

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Philosophical Ramblings: Glenn Murphy on PYP 506

Glenn Murphy returns to the podcast to discuss philosophy, practicality, hypotheticals, counterfactuals, and how to live a good life while embedded in uncertainty and ambiguity.

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Learning to Listen: A Guide to Ethical Mindfulness: Lani Muelrath on PYP 472

My dear friend Lani returns to the podcast to talk about her latest book, Mindfulness, published under the Conscious Care Guides imprint. 

We had our usual freewheeling conversation, with some tears and lots of laughter.

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How to Connect with Your Soul and Find Your True Purpose:
Bill Plotkin on PYP 455

Why are we destroying the planet and making each other miserable? Are we defective? Or have we lost the map to authentic human development?

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After the First Marriage: Learning and Growing in Relationship: Dr Susan Orenstein on PYP 445

What can we learned from “failed” relationships that can help us succeed next time? Couples therapist Susan Orenstein talks about her work helping people move on and grow after a first marriage. Read More

Liberation Through Improvisation and Imperfection:
Stephen Nachmanovitch on PYP 444

Can we use the principles and practices of improvisation to make healthy choices? In this episode, improvisation teacher Stephen Nachmanovitch shares what a 639-year-long musical performance can teach us about being present while thinking of the future, and how steering a car can guide us to self-correct our mistakes in real time.

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Plant Care is Self-Care: Yuvika Iyer on PYP 442

What are the best house plants for healthy indoor air? Which ones are easiest for beginners? What are the benefits to indoor plants? And how can we become more connected, calmer, and happier people through our co-nurturing relationships with these plants? Read More

Supporting Spirituality Through Technology: Danielle Roberts on PYP 435

Danielle Roberts is a visual artist, technologist, and meditator. She’s the creator of MeditationLab, whose mission is to support spirituality through technology, and AwarenessLab, which develops tools for awareness from a technological, artistic, and experiential perspective.

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Healing from Racism with Bianca and Michael Alexander: PYP 419

I reached out to Bianca and Michael because I was turning into an asshole. Specifically, I was full of rage and outrage and judgment at all the racists out there.  And the fact that I was right, and on the side of right, and standing shoulder to shoulder with people of color, and fighting against… Read More