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Stress

The Sneak Attack that Makes Cravings Irresistible – and How to Resist Anyway: Glenn Livingston, PhD on PYP 576

Why do cravings return with a vengeance just when we think we’ve got them beat? And can the answer help us defeat our cravings for good?

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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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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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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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Helping Stressed-Out Kids Cope with Life: Shoshana Chaim on PYP 460

How can we help children deal with stress? Today’s guest, Shoshana Chaim, shares the strategies from her new book, “I Am a Peaceful Goldfish.”

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Discover YOUR Optimal Diet and Lifestyle Through Data:
Dr Casey Means on PYP 443

Tired of the nutrition debates? Confused about what YOU should be eating? Dr Casey Means of Levels Health shares the power of closed-loop data to change our lives – and health destinies – for the better. Read More

Embracing Discomfort When You’re Already in Over Your Head:
Glenn Murphy on PYP 434

Glenn Murphy returns to talk about the importance of embracing physical discomfort, even when we’re already stressed out mentally and emotionally. He offers some tips about how to do so without burning out, and shares a 10-minute guided visualization exercise to help us get back in touch with our bodies and spirits.

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The Stunning New Science of Breathing:
Dr Ryan Robinson on PYP 422

Ryan Robinson, DDS, is a unicorn in the medical world: a dentist who helps people open up their airways and learn how to breathe properly. Breathe properly? What are you talking about?, I hear you say. If I’m alive, then I must be breathing properly, right? Not exactly. Read More

Empathy is Stronger than Fear:
Glenn Murphy on PYP 416

Glenn Murphy returns to Plant Yourself to talk about how we can self-regulate our emotions and actions during a time of great societal upheaval and division. We talk about our own impulses to “fight” with others, and where there’s a messy intertwining of good intentions and unresolved psychological issues. We discuss the physiology of the… 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