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Psychology

How to Engage in “Healthy Conflict”: Mark Goulston, MD, on PYP 545

Mark Goulston, MD, shares how to engage in healthy conflict, control your anger in tough situations, and defuse tension with “surgical empathy” and “radical patience.”

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Own Your Nervous System: Sukie Baxter on PYP 544

What are the root causes of physical tension and chronic emotional distress? How can we truly heal our bodies and minds? Today’s guest points to the nervous system as the node of highest leverage.

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The Inner Work of Age: Dr Connie Zweig on PYP 541

Aging can be a hard ride, as we let go of everything that made us who we are. Or it can be an opportunity for spiritual growth as we drop roles in exchange for connection to our souls.

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Nature and the Nervous System: Howie Jacobson on PYP 535

Take a walk in the woods with Howie and catch up on what he’s been reading and thinking about.

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Is It OK to be Ordinary?: Dr Ronald Siegel on PYP 532

Our society tells us to excel; to be special; to reach for the stars. But what’s the cost of setting the bar so high? Does it make us happy, or allow us to connect with the people around us? Can we be OK with being ordinary?

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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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