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Humans are vulnerable to being alarmed, manipulated, and even intimidated by threats, both real ones and “paper tigers.” Understanding how your brain became so vigilant and wary, and so easily hijacked by alarm, is the first step toward gaining more control over that ancient circuitry...

How do you talk to people? The Practice: Try a softer tone. Why? Linguists like Deborah Tannen have pointed out that most communications have three elements: Explicit content – “There is no milk in the refrigerator.” Emotional subtext – Could be irritation, blame, accusation Implicit statement about the nature...

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....

Forrest and I explore how to manage chronic pain with Vidyamala Burch, co-founder of Breathworks, which offers mindfulness-based approaches to living well with chronic pain, illness or stress....

What's to like? The Practice: See what's likable. Why? Liking feels good, plus it encourages us to approach and engage the world rather than withdraw from it. Your brain continually tracks whether something is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. In essence, is it a carrot, a stick, or safely ignored?...

Part of the process of becoming a mentally healthy person is creating a coherent narrative about how we became the way we are. On this short episode, Forrest shares his personal journey with loneliness as a young person - and the importance of developing a...

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