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Shut Your Monkey

A Health, Fitness and Self-Help podcast
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Two years after my last episode, I'm back with some final thoughts and a big announcement. I will tell you the one thing that is guaranteed to not only shut your monkey once and for all but also to transform your life and leave a lasting mark o
This week we’ll discuss how the monkey uses alcohol, drugs, overeating and other destructive habits to interfere with our creativity. This week's guest is Victor Yocco, the  author and psychologist. Click here to find out more about Victor's ne
Last week, I felt a little harried and overwhelmed and the podcast was rushed and missing some good bits so I hope to make up for it this week with lots of interesting stuff. Our main topic will be how the monkey tries to define our lives in co
This week we’ll discuss how unreliable the monkey’s advice can be and why you should ignore much of what it says. And then we’ll get some much more reliable and useful advice. We’ll talk to Ilise Benun, the author, speaker and founder of Market
In this week’s podcast, Shut Your Monkey author and host Danny Gregory talks with the author Karen Salmansohn. Karen has sold over a million copies of her wonderful and hilarious self-help books, books like How to Be Happy Dammit, The Prince Ha
In this week’s podcast, Shut Your Monkey author and host Danny Gregory talks with the novelist Jonathan Carroll. The conversation is freewheeling — from how to start a novel, to day-jobs to the benefits of self-criticism, how to make your creat
In this week’s podcast, Shut Your Monkey author and host Danny Gregory talks with Todd Colby, the poet, artist and former member of Drunken Boat. They'll discuss the creative process and the role of discipline and preparation in keeping the mon
In this week’s podcast, Shut Your Monkey author and host Danny Gregory talks with Patti Digh, the bestselling author, teacher and storyteller. They'll discuss trauma and how the harsh voices of our childhood can continue to play tired old tape
Why does the monkey hate when you make create something new? This episode will dig into it. First, I talk about creativity and how the monkey loves to hate it, meddling with your creative process and throwing up blocks. Then I am joined by this
Why do most of us have an inner critic, a negative inner voice that keeps us from being creative and trying new things? In this week’s podcast, Shut Your Monkey author and host Danny Gregory talks with psychologist Dr. Robyn Cooper to uncover W
What does your monkey—your inner critic—look and sound like? In this podcast, Shut Your Monkey author and host Danny Gregory helps you identify the monkey and shows you why it is not you. Then, Danny talks to artist, therapist, and creativity c
The monkey is your inner critic. It’s the voice inside us that says, “This [whatever creative thing you want to do] is a mistake!” Dare to draw and the monkey will hurl insults at your work; try to write and it’ll screech. The monkey’s job is
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