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Resilience

Kindness as a Strategy for Revolutionary Change: Teju Ravilochan on PYP 565

Is there real, revolutionary power in kindness and compassion in a “might-makes-right” world? Here’s a story that will blow your mind.

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Becoming a Brave Athlete – and Screen Writer! – with Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson: PYP 550

Five years after Lesley and Simon appeared on this podcast to talk about how to set and achieve athletic goals, Lesley just won a BAFTA for screenwriting. So let’s listen again to this 2018 conversation for clues about how to live a brave life.

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The Virtues of Settling: Howie Jacobson on PYP 537

Let’s walk in the woods and talk about acorns, sustainable agriculture, cameras, frustration, and the pros and cons of settling.

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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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Saying Yes to the Impulse of Freedom: David Berceli, PhD on PYP 524

David Berceli turned a couple of overwhelming constraints into a revolutionary way to help people heal from trauma.

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The Biology of Resilience: Taylor Sittler, MD, on PYP 519

What’s the connection between psychological and biological resilience? What tools do we have to increase our resilience, so we can bounce back faster and stronger to challenges, whether physical or emotional?

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Don’t Over-optimize Your Life: Glenn Murphy on PYP 512

Self-improvement is fine and good, but there’s a danger in over-optimizing our minutes and missing our lives.

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The Feeling of Being Alive: Robbie Bent on PYP 498

With effects as profound as meditation and safer than psychedelics, breathwork, cold exposure, and heat exposure can democratize access to heightened and expansive states of consciousness, and better psychological and physical health.

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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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Mastering the Chatter in Our Heads: Glenn Murphy on PYP 465

My favorite mind-body science stress performance guy, Glenn Murphy of Stressproof.net, and I kicked around the concept of mental chatter and how we can perform at our best when the voice in our head is getting in the way.

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