08 Jan Being Well Podcast: Choosing Our Best Selves with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman and Dr. Jordyn Feingold
We often know what we “should” do, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to do it. Today on the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Rick and Forrest are joined by Columbia University professor Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman and well-being researcher Dr. Jordyn Feingold to explore how we can learn to consistently choose our best selves, overcome barriers to growth, and fully actualize ourselves.
About our Guests: Scott is a cognitive scientist, humanistic psychologist, professor at Columbia University, host of the popular Psychology Podcast, and the author of 10 books, including Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization. Jordyn is a resident physician in psychiatry, a well-being researcher, and a positive psychology practitioner. Together, they’re the authors of the recently released Choose Growth: A Workbook for Transcending Trauma, Fear, and Self-Doubt.
1:40: Why the title Choose Growth?
3:50: Balancing growth and discomfort
7:20: The value of social support
12:00: Growth from positive experiences
15:40: 8 ways to choose growth
16:35: Building self-esteem and distinguishing it from narcissism
24:55: Becoming a transcender
29:25: Transcending dichotomies
34:15: Practicing self-compassion
36:50: The underlying ground
41:30: Creativity and healing
46:00: Daily positive medicine for collective growth
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