Harvard's Dr. Ellen Langer has been described as the "mother of mindfulness" and has written extensively on the illusion of control, mindful aging, stress, decision-making, and health. In this episode of The Soul of Life I speak with Dr. Langer about how a comfort with uncertainty and curiosity--mindfulness--creates powerful changes in the brain. We discuss her famous "counterclockwise" studies and her claims that mindfulness leads to powerful improvements in health generally, and specific...
Today on The Soul of Life I speak with Dr. Nelson about what it takes to have a vibrant sex life with a monogamous partner and how cheating during COVID has taken on new proportions. We talk about the mindset that’s required to prevent or recover from infidelity and why it can be an opportunity.
"Kurt Cobain had actually referred to The Dutchman as ‘the grungiest place in Seattle.'" That's Gary Mula, former owner of the storied Dutchman recording studio, an artsy warehouse recording/rehearsal destroyed by fire in 2009. We talk about the way music changed his life and exhibit some of Gary's favorite artists like Sun Crow, Chris Orlowski, and Kevin Sur and Andrew Joslyn.
Today on The Soul of Life I speak with Dr. Matthew Green, a professor of political science at Catholic University in Washington, DC, about cancel culture, conspiracies, and how to stay hopeful and connected to one another in an age of identity politics.
My conversation with Nobel laureate and top NASA scientist Dr. John Mather on the amazing surprises he hopes to see from his 25 years of work on the James Webb Space Telescope, launching this Fall.
Coming soon on Season Two of The Soul of Life on February 12th, I speak with Dr. Matthew Green, a professor of political science, about cancel culture, conspiracies, and how to stay hopeful and connected to one another in an age of identity politics.
My conversation with Nobel laureate and top NASA scientist Dr. John Mather reminds us of how the Apollo program in the 1960s united a nation's eyes toward the heavens.
This Soul of Life bonus episode will dive into very practical ways to mindfully reflect on being who you want to be in 2021. I talk about how the brain is a connection machine and how you can use moments, like little prayers, to help generate energy and focus. Season 1 is wrapped! I can't wait to share my amazing guests for S2, launching 2/5/21.
At the age of sixty-six, Dierdre Wolownick became the oldest woman to climb El Capitan, the iconic 3,200-foot "big wall" in Yosemite. Earlier that year, her son, Alex Honnold, stunned and terrified the world by climbing the same 1/2 mile vertical wall without ropes—a free solo assent. Should we see Honnald’s climbing as reckless? A sophisticated dance with passive-aggressive self-harm? Or does our strong emotional reaction to his mastery and success in this solitary sport say more about our own...