Episode 18

Dominique Dawes: Olympic Gold Gymnast’s Emotionally Whole Coaching

Dominique Dawes is a three-time former U.S. Olympic gymnast and was a 10-year member of the U.S. national gymnastics team and part of the gold-medal-winning "Magnificent Seven" team at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. She recently opened her first gymnastics training academy in Clarksburg, Maryland to prove that there is a way to care for children and put the healthy minds and bodies of kids first in contrast to what she calls a culture of abuse that still exists in competitive gymnastics in...

Episode 17

Resonance Theory of Consciousness

How do you know that you’re conscious? I mean, don’t you just kind of know? Dr. Jonathan Schooler may know more than anyone. A prof of Psychological and Brain Sciences at U.C.S.B., he developed the "resonance theory of consciousness, cited more than 32,000 times by other academics research about consciousness.

We discuss how this relates to mind wandering and mindfulness, a habit that can lead to more productive and joyful moments.

Episode 15

Trans-Authentic: IFS and Gender Identity

I speak with IFS lead trainer and psychiatrist Frank Anderson about the surge of children exploring gender transition. We discuss a need for safe spaces for clinicians to explore fears and motivations with gender identity and how IFS' natural multiplicity differentiates protective parts of identity and authentic Self. "It takes somebody a while to [become] authentic. I couldn’t explore my sexual orientation until my trauma was healed....Let’s not make any decisions until you’ve healed your...

Episode 11

How Running Makes Us Human

Why do we run? When Vybarr Cregan-Reid set out to answer this question, he began a journey into the science and psychobiology of the human body which—he says—is born to run.

We talk about Cregan-Reid’s book, Footnotes: How Running Makes us Human, why natural running—running barefoot—is being embraced by running enthusiasts as the solution to injuries that plague modern runners.

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