Category: Podcast

EP200: How planning and playing out scenarios distract from feeling 

Why is our attention so easily and frequently drawn to planning and thinking about the future?  Why does retreating into the world of thought feel so comfortable (even when thought is completely uncomfortable!)?  It’s a well-practiced habit, no doubt. It’s familiar there. But I think there is more to it than that. In this episode,

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EP199: When a mind is not stressed, everything is possible with Thomas Leamy

Thomas Leamy has a long history working with very high performing leaders, including leaders of world governments as well as leaders in business and industry. He used to study these incredible leaders very closely, hoping to find the magic potion that made them so effective. He watched their every move, wanting to reverse engineer them

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EP198: Life is showing you how to wake up

You already know that life is living you. Nothing is excluded from that. There is nothing we must take charge of, make happen, or figure out. Nothing we must gain clarity around.  That includes–of course!–seeing more about how life is living you. It can look like there is a path. It can look like there

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EP197: How hormone changes and menopause symptoms are perfectly designed gifts with Tania Elfersy 

Tania Elfersy was experiencing perimenopause symptoms for a few years. Then, she had an insight about the role of thought that led those symptoms to go away.  Since then, she’s been exploring the real purpose of symptoms. Menopause and perimenopause symptoms are not a sign of something gone wrong. They aren’t problems to manage or

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EP196: You don’t have to sit with uncomfortable feelings

This episode was inspired by a question posted on our LSBC graduate forum. It was part of a bigger conversation about a habit that was currently feeling heavy and out of control, but the question at the very end of the thread grabbed my attention. “I think my main issue is my unwillingness to sit

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EP195: When this message sounds cold and insensitive

I often talk about how all suffering comes from thought taken as truth. That can sometimes be heard as cold or insensitive. It looks to me like there are three primary misunderstandings at play when this message is heard in this way. Three things that are not what’s being said, but are how it is

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EP194: How can my weight problem be thought when it’s a physical reality?  A question from a listener

In today’s episode, I speak to a question that was sent by a listener named Betsy. Betsy says her binge/restrict cycle is the worst it’s ever been, she’s gained weight, and is embarrassed and ashamed by herself. Given that she literally sees this all when she looks in the mirror, how can it be thought? 

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EP193: Freedom from Health Anxiety

In this episode, I talk about a one month workshop I recently led for people struggling with health anxiety. What happened over the course of a month is pretty amazing.  Three people who were struggling with worry and anxiety around their health began to see that their anxiety has nothing to do with any health

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EP192: Overlook

It’s so funny that I refer to these conversations we have here as an “understanding”. That’s not what it is at all, really. It’s before understanding. Way before.  It’s so close, so immediate, so oozy that we overlook it. A mind and it’s concepts and stories look right “over” it.    It’s this aliveness that is

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EP191: A More Comfortable Nest

In this episode, I share a quote that deeply spoke to me about how the objectifying mind is “nothing other than it’s own movement”.  How it will “arrange and rearrange its collection of ideas onto a nest and settle down for a little while, but some unexplainable restlessness will prompt it to keep looking for

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