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Are we there yet? The Practice Relax, you’ve arrived. Why? We spend so much of our time trying to get somewhere. Part of this comes from our biological nature. To survive, animals – including us – have to be goal-directed, leaning into the future. It’s certainly healthy to pursue wholesome aims,...

There are some emotions that are so deeply tied to the human experience that it’s impossible to avoid them. One of these is grief, which we have yet to discuss in detail on the podcast. On this episode we’re changing that, and have the pleasure...

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We all know that exercise is good for us, but that doesn't always make it easy to do. Dr. Kelly McGonigal joins Forrest and me to share some of the surprising benefits of activity, and how to find ease and joy in movement....

What’s the spark and what’s the fuel? Welcome joy. Positive emotions – such as feelings of gratitude, love, and confidence – strengthen the immune system, protect the heart against loss and trauma, build relationships, increase resilience...

On this very special episode, Jack Kornfield, one of the key teachers who introduced Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West, joins Forrest and I to discuss practice, mindful awareness, and how to view reality altogether....

Who do you argue with? The Practice: Don't quarrel. Why? It's one thing to stick up for yourself and others. But it's a different matter to get caught up in wrangles, contentiousness, squabbles . . . in a word: quarrels. Similarly, it's one thing to disagree with someone, even...

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