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Psychology

Relentless Solution Focus: Dr Ellen Reed on PYP 525

Our brains are brilliant at finding problems, and are great at keeping us alive by avoiding them. But this doesn’t work when our problems are in our heads. What does? Find out in this conversation.

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How to Unlearn Bad Habits: Ana Gabriel Mann on PYP 521

Our bad habits can have deep roots, and superficial solutions only cause more distress. How can we pull out dysfunctional behaviors at the roots?

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Can Marriage be More Than a Lifetime of Compromises? Ana Gabriel Mann & John David Mann on PYP 516

What’s the purpose of marriage? Is it to get happiness for yourself? Give happiness to your partner? Or something bigger and grander that encompasses yet transcends both?

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How to Stop Rebelling Against Your Own Best Interests

Rebelling against unjust and unhealthy systems is great. But what about when we rebel against our own best interests? Read More

The Art of Insubordination: Todd Kashdan on PYP 514

Are you right in a world where almost everyone else is wrong? If so, do you know how to speak, strategize, and organize to change people’s minds? Todd Kashdan has studied what makes some people incredibly effective at significant social change.

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Wearing (and Being) Nature: Jeff Scult on PYP 495

Fast fashion is a disaster. For the planet, for the oppressed workers, and for the souls of those who are constantly exhorted to throw out their clothes and buy new ones. Today’s guest offers an antidote.

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How to Change (Science-based Edition): Katy Milkman on PYP 477

How can you change your habits with ease and confidence, and without shame and struggle? Behavioral scientist Katy Milkman has answers.

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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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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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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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