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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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EP190: Hope as a Handhold

There are many concepts and ideas that have been incredibly helpful to me. Things like wisdom, empowerment, hope… From a place of feeling completely immersed in the story of me-and-my-life, going from feeling like life is up to me to seeing that there is something called “wisdom” leading the way was unbelievably helpful.Same with hope.

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EP189: “Is childhood abuse also a story?” A question from a listener

Today’s episode is based on a question I received from a listener. The gist of her question was this:  “If our thoughts are not real and they’re just making up stories, then how would you explain childhood abuse? Are my thoughts and feelings not true? Is my mind just making this up?” It’s an excellent

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EP188: There is No Such Thing as a Mind 

The mind isn’t a real thing. It’s a concept.  As a concept, it implies some solidity and some continuity. There’s a story about me-and-my-mind that can’t help but arise. My mind appears to be an entity with some solid qualities. I can like what it does or dislike what it does. I can try to

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EP187: Uncovering Patience with Jessica Silverman

In this conversation, I talk with parenting coach, change coach, and The Little School of Big Change moderator, Jessica Silverman.  Jess shares what’s behind impatience, particularly in parenting. We feel impatient when we think things aren’t going the way they should–our children aren’t feeling the way they should, or they aren’t behaving the way we

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