Who Am I?

  • What can we learn about ourselves from and through art? On this special episode of Being Well, Forrest spoke with recording artist Sleeping at Last (also known as Ryan O’Neal) about the Enneagram, the creative process, art and emotion, the power of creating a persona, and how we can become ever more true to ourselves.

  • What are the “heights of human potential,” and why should we aim for them when simply surviving the here-and-now already feels so challenging? That’s one of the many topics we explore on this episode.

  • We explore both the direct stress and trauma that people in helping roles might naturally be feeling these days, as well as compassion fatigue.

  • Today it’s part two of our conversation on Loneliness! We’re moving on to the practical question of what we can do in our lives to overcome experiences of loneliness, and deepen our connection to other people.

  • On today’s episode of the podcast, Forrest and I explore how we can be surrounded by other people, and still feel alone. They cover the genetic and developmental roots of loneliness, and how loneliness can creep into even our most connected, important relationships.

  • This episode explores some tools and strategies that people with bipoloar disorder can use to help themselves or their loved ones manage symptoms.

  • On this episode we focus on a subset of the depressed mood states including bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depressive.

  • In this second part on depression and depressed mood, we turn our focus onto some of the tactics and strategies people can use, both in their own mind and out in the world, to help manage a depressed mood.

  • Today's episode explores what depression is, where it comes from, and how it differs from sadness.

  • On today’s episode, we’re continuing our series on “Who Am I” by looking at a particularly intense, but actually quite common, version of this: Borderline Personality Disorder.

  • In this episode we look at one of the most well-known personality disorders: sociopathy. We’ll explore what it is, where it comes from, and what we can do to interact more skillfully with people who possess it.

  • Today we explore the innate tendencies we have in our important relationships, and what we can do about it.

  • How can we take in positive experiences and develop a strong sense of self without developing narcissistic traits or falling prey to narcissistic tendencies?

  • Shame is one of the most common, damaging experiences all of us face in our lives, and learning to deal with and heal shame injuries over time is a key part of becoming as healthy and happy as possible.

  • On this episode of the podcast, Forrest and I continue our series on “Who Am I” with an episode dedicated to exploring tendencies related to obsessive compulsive disorder.

  • How we can manage an anxious temperament, or help loved ones manage their own.

  • We continue our series on the central question “Who Am I” by exploring some subjects related to people who have an anxious or fearful temperament.

  • What are the different kinds of tendencies people might have, where do they come from, and what can we do to relate to them as healthily as possible? And how is our answer to the question “Who Am I” shaped by the labels others have put upon us, or we’ve put upon ourselves?


Depression  |  Self-Compassion  |  Anxiety  |  Difficult People  |  Anger  |  Goals  |  Relationships  |  Communication  |  Mindfulness  |  Racism  |  Trauma

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