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Positive Attitude

Change is a Break with the Past: Peter Bregman on PYP 483

Is it possible to change other people for the better? Or should we just mind our own business, and concentrate on ourselves?

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The World Needs You to Love Your Work: Alaina Love on PYP 474

Alaina Love wants you to find your passion – and then express it through your most important work. But what is passion? How do we identify ours? And how can we create workplaces that validate and support them?

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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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A World in Which We All Belong: Teju Ravilochan on PYP 467

Teju Ravilochan is an entrepreneur who sees problems and envisions grand communal solutions. From the Unreasonable Institute (now Uncharted.org), which he founded, to GatherFor.org, a community based mutual aid accelerator borne from the pandemic), he brings people together to solve problems and explore possibilities. 

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Broccoli alone won’t get you to 100:
Marta Zaraska on PYP 418

For the last 7 years, I’ve worked to improve human health and wellbeing by focusing on better nutrition, vigorous physical activity, sleep hygiene, and stress management. Turns out I may have been missing the most important determinants of health – the social ones. Marta Zaraska has written a book that is fun, fascinating, scientifically sound,… Read More

The Practice of Compassionate Self-Care During Times of Crisis:
Bojana Jankovic Weatherly, MD on PYP 411

Dr Bojana Jankovic Weatherly is one of my favorite physicians, double board certified in internal and integrative medicine. She has also trained in functional medicine, nutrition and mindfulness. Dr Jankovic Weatherly is a real stickler for evidence of efficacy, whatever modality she’s exploring or recommending. Which makes her a very reliable podcast guest, especially when… Read More

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

Gratitude: PYP 384

It’s easy for me (and I guess, a lot of us) to focus on the negative these days. I’m reminding myself daily to look for things to be grateful for – and finding them! Read More

What is Essential: PYP 383

In these strange times, we have an opportunity to remember what is essential, and what is fluff. Who are we really, and how can we carry that realization forward once we attain a new equilibrium? Read More

Becoming a Joyful Vegan with Colleen Patrick Goudreau: PYP 370

Colleen Patrick Goudreau is author, most recently, of The Joyful Vegan. It’s a book about joy, yes, but joy as a strategic imperative in a world that is relentless in trying to undermine our resolve about living compassionate and brave lives. While steadfastness and willpower and outrage can provide bursts of energy for our journey,… Read More