Unconventional Thinkers

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We talk with James Hollis, a Washington-based Jungian analyst and author of What Matters Most and Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life. Among the topics we cover include: What Jungian Analysis is What events led him to become a Jungian a
We talk with David Hanscom, author of Back In Control and a new book Do You Really Need Spine surgery. The topics we cover include: How to reduce anxiety Why anxiety is a physiological program and not a physical one Why mental pain is worse th
In this episode, we talk to Sharon Salzberg. Sharon is the author of eleven books including Lovingkindness, the NY Times best seller Real Happiness and her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves. Among the topics we cover inclu
In this episode, we talk to Cheri Huber. Cheri has been student and teacher of Zen for over 35 years. Among the topics we cover include:  Her path to Zen Buddhism Self hate and where does it come from Recording and Listening Tools to access th
In this episode, we talk to prolific writer Roland Lazenby, author of "Michael Jordan", "Jerry West", and "Showboat.   Among the topics we cover include:  The Last Dance - 10 part documentary on Michael Jordan Where Michael Jordan's drive came
In this episode, we talk to Michael Schauch.  Andrew is an author of the book "A Story of Karma" Among the topics we cover include:  How a profound encounter with a little girl would change the trajectory of both of each other's lives His journ
In this episode, we talk to Dr. David Hanscom.  David is the author of "Back In Control" and "Do You Really Need Spine Surgery"  Among the topics we cover include:  How to recover from chronic pain What anxiety is and isn't Why he doesn't like
In this episode, we talk to Andrew Deutsch.  Andrew is an author of the new book "Build Yourself Up Without Limits".  Among the topics we cover include:  The concept of museum states -- micro-addictions that often take us out of life Where thes
In this episode, we talk to Melissa Isaacson. Melissa was the Chicago Tribune’s principal beat writer for the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls.  She also covered Wimbledon, the US Open, the Australian Open, and the Olympic Games for ESPN. Among
In this episode, we talk to Jeff Pearlman. Jeff is a 9-time New York Times best-selling author.  Among the topics we cover include: His new book "The Three-Ring Circus" The Kobe/Shaq rift The craziest team he has ever covered His writing proces
In this episode, we talk to Tim Ward. Tim is the author of the Master's Communicator's Handbook. Among the topics we cover include: How to communicate powerfully The art of listening Tips and tricks on how to communicate more effectively
In this episode, we talk to Ali Abdaal. Ali is a doctor. He is also a YouTuber with over a million subscribers. Among the topics we cover include: How to increase productivity How he grew his YouTube channel to over a million subscribers Apps t
In this episode, we talk to Gleb Tsipursky. Tsipursky is a disaster avoidance expert. Among the topics we cover include: His book, Never Go With Your Gut What led him down the path to becoming a disaster avoidance expert What normalcy bias has
In this episode, we speak with world-recognized mediator Ken Cloke. Ken is a pioneer and leader in the field of mediation and conflict resolution and has written several books including "Resolving Conflicts at Work" and "Mediating Dangerously"
In this episode, we talk to David Burns,  author of the best-selling books Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy and The Feeling Good Handbook. David has changed so many people's lives, including mine. Among the topics we cover include: His upcomi
In this episode, we talk to the co-founder and chief scientist of Renaissance Periodization, Dr. Mike Israetel. Among the topics we cover include: What motivated him to found Renaissance Periodization The problems with a lot of advice from the
We talk with David Hanscom, author of Back In Control and a new book Do You Really Need Spine surgery. The topics we cover include: How to reduce anxiety Why anxiety is a physiological program and not a physical one Why mental pain is worse tha
We talk with Taylor Jacobson,  founder, and CEO of Focusmate.   Among the topics, we talk about include: What  events led Taylor to found Focusmate Why Focusmate works The importance of reflection in his life The two questions he asks himself d
We talk with Lucia Capacchione, author of several books including Recovery of Your Inner Child and Power of Your Other Hand.  Among the topics we cover What is the Inner Child How the Inner Child is the key to creativity and spirituality How he
We talk with Lisa Romano, the breakthrough life coach and author of the Road Back to Me and Codependent Now What.  Among the topics, we talk about include Her unbelievable recovery from a deeply traumatic childhood Her personal crusade to help
We talk to Gina Ryan, host of The Anxiety Coaches Podcast.  Among the topics, we talk about include Sleep and its relationship with anxiety Journaling prompts Different ways to meditate What to do when you can't get to sleep  We hope you enjoy
We talk with Lucia Capacchione, author of several books including Recovery of Your Inner Child and Power of Your Other hand.  Among the topics we talk about include Creative journaling and how it saved her life Non-dominant handwriting and draw
We talk to Gina Ryan, host of The Anxiety Coaches Podcast.  Among the topics we talk about include Gina’s 20 year  private struggle with anxiety Her work with eating disorder patients and the realization that anxiety was at the root of her clie
In this wide ranging interview, we talk with author and professor James Pennebaker.  We talk about  Why writing is such a powerful weapon when dealing with trauma The backstory in discovering this powerful idea His book "The Secret Life of Pron
Show Highlights In this wide ranging interview, we talk with Jamie Marich , author of Trauma and the Twelve Steps and EMDR Made Simple.  Among the topics, we talk about include Her personal journey of healing from trauma EMDR Her belief in the
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