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Is there enough? The Practice: Feel already full. Why? One slice of the pie of life feels relaxed and contented. And then there is that other slice, in which we feel driven and stressed. Trying to get pleasures, avoid pains, pile up accomplishments and recognitions, be loved by more...

We all want to build good habits, and hopefully avoid problematic ones, but doing so is often easier said than done. Today Forrest and I had the pleasure of being joined by the bestselling author of The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg, who helped us...

In our important relationships at home and at work, we need to respect the needs of others while also sticking up for our own. But that’s often easier said than done. Dr. Daniel Ellenberg joins Forrest and me today to explore how we can grow...

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...

Busy, busy? The Practice: Rest. Why? This practice is definitely a case of teaching what you need to learn: I've been working through a big bucket of tasks lately with little chance to rest. (I console myself with knowing that the bucket is emptying a lot...

On today’s episode, clinical psychologist, author and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion, Dr. Shauna Shapiro, joins me to discuss how we can grow and include compassion – including for ourselves – alongside mindfulness. ...

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