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The One You Feed
The One You Feed
Eric Zimmer|Wondery
372: Dr. Stuart Eisendrath on Mindfulness for Depression
Dr. Stuart Eisendrath is the founding Director of the University of California San Francisco Depression Center where he served as the Professor of Psychiatry. His newest book is When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression. This book aims to take the reader through steps they can utilize to gain relief from depression and anxiety. In this episode, Dr. Eisendrath and Eric discuss his new book about how mindfulness can help alleviate depression when anti-depressants aren’t enough. If you’d like to start out this new year restoring some balance and putting some healthy habits in place, or if you’re tired of waiting for the right circumstances to make progress towards your goals, Eric, as a behavior coach, can help you.  To book a free, no-pressure 30-minute call with Eric to see if working with him in The One You Feed Personal Transformation Program is right for you, click here. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, Dr. Stuart Eisendrath and I discuss Mindfulness for Depression and… * His book, When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression * Changing the relationship with depressive thoughts from dominating presence to peaceful coexistence  * Learning to interpret our thoughts in a different way * Dealing with self-criticism * Ruminating and how being stuck in the downward spiral leads to more depression * The simple meditation practice of counting each breath  * When the thoughts are creating an internal storm * How the most powerful thoughts are usually our own ideas that we’re applying in the present * Determining the difference between facts and thoughts * False evidence and the importance of gathering more information to see if it’s true * Asking if there are other explanations to explain these feelings * The trap of depression: thinking we’ll act when we feel better and how we actually feel better once we act. * Taking action when we don’t feel like it * The importance of movement and being active when depressed * Happiness equals achievements divided by expectations * How depression can create distorted views  * Changing perspective by focusing on very small actions * Replacing the thought of “I should…” with “it would be nice if…” * How mindfulness brings us into the present moment * How depressive thoughts are about the past and anxious thoughts are about the future * Resistance amplifies emotional pain and increases suffering * Thinking of feeling depressed as the weather  Dr. Stuart Eisendrath Links: Facebook Best Fiends: Engage your brain and play a game of puzzles with Best Fiends. Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.    Skillshare is an online learning community that helps you get better on your creative journey. They have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Be one of the first thousand to sign up via and you’ll get a FREE trial of Skillshare premium membership. Peloton:  Wondering if a Peloton bike is right for you? You can get a free 30 day home trial and find out. If you’re looking for a new way to get your cardio in, the Peloton bike is a great solution. Eric decided to buy one after his 30-day free trial. Visit  If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Stuart Eisendrath on Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Mindfulness and Depression with Elisha Goldstein Jonathan Rottenberg on Depression
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UNSTOPPABLE with Kerwin Rae
UNSTOPPABLE with Kerwin Rae
Kerwin Rae
The hidden power of mushrooms | Julian Mitchell | Unstoppable #114
Did you know that mushrooms can change their DNA to make cotton, leather, and even polyester becoming food for them? That penicillin comes from the fungi kingdom? That there’s a phobia to mushrooms and they’re even considered the Earth’s natural internet? These are just some of the amazing facts about mushrooms that Julian Mitchell shared with me in this episode of Unstoppable. Julian is the CEO of Life Cykel, an evolutionary focused mycelium biotechnology company, whose mission is to enable people and the environment to grow healthier with mushrooms. He co-founded Life Cykel with Ryan Creed in 2015 and rapidly grew their business by focusing on producing the highest quality bioavailable full spectrum mushroom liquid extracts as well as some of the highest quality mushroom products. They offer an incredible range of products and services for health and planetary harmony, all consisting of the humble mushroom. They have liquid extracts, mushroom powder, mushroom protein, and even grow kits that give people the opportunity to grow their own mushrooms at home. Life Cykel also works closely with the National Mushroom Network, Mushroom honey, and Beemunity, products that support the immunity of bees. Life Cykel has been featured in a range of media including Channel 9, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Joe Rogan Experience, SBS and Beauticate. Now we have the pleasure of having Julian on Unstoppable, sharing with us his journey as an entrepreneur, from being a physiotherapist to becoming one of the most environmentally conscious mushroom farmers in Australia. Whether you’re a plant enthusiast, an entrepreneur or you’re just a curious soul who would like to learn the secrets of the fungi kingdom, this episode is for you!
53 min
Beyond Bitchy: Mastering the Art of Boundaries
Beyond Bitchy: Mastering the Art of Boundaries
Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW
#120 - The Man Cave, Take 2
In case you missed it last time, I have an exciting announcement! Next month (February 2021), I’ll be starting a brand new event: a monthly live, interactive boundary clarifier workshop. Sign up here to be the first to get updates! If someone is doing something that you don’t like in any of your relationships, this episode is for you. You may remember Episode 71, when I talked about the man cave. In response to that episode, I got a fascinating listener question, and that’s what I’ll be addressing today. And while your situation may not be exactly the same as the listener’s, I think you’ll find something to relate to in her question and my answer. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #120: * Even during the pandemic, today’s topic is still relevant. You can miss someone and feel lonely even when you’re together—for example, if your partner is glued to their phone all the time. * When we’re experiencing something unpleasant with another person, we tend to focus on the unpleasant experience or the other person’s behavior. But the only place to start is to return to yourself instead of focusing on the other person. * With an outside-in focus, you’re focused on your partner, someone else, or something happening to you. Problematically, this means the only solution is to get the other person to change. On the other hand, an inside-out focus starts with you. * You must start building the capacity to see when you’re getting what you want. This isn’t as simple as it sounds! Today’s listener question is a perfect example of this. Highlights from Episode #120: * Welcome to the show! Vicki takes a moment to chat about her upcoming monthly boundary workshops. [00:39] * Do you remember Episode 71, when Vicki talked about the man cave? Today’s episode responds to a listener’s question about that episode. [01:42] * We hear the listener question that inspired this episode, which involves the “man cave” being in the bar rather than the house. [04:56] * Vicki explains the first thing that pops out to her in this question: it involves a lot of the listener’s partner, and not much about the listener herself. [08:35] * Questions about the other person are distractions from the most important questions, which are about you. [12:07] * What do you do when you just don’t like how someone is showing up (or not)? [16:11] * Vicki offers her advice for anyone who wants something more from a partner or spouse. [20:18] * We learn about one of the dangers of wanting to become happier in a relationship. [25:34] * To get more of what you want, notice and appreciate it when you get it—and ignore the things you don’t want more of. [29:28] * Vicki answers the listener’s question about whether she should stay in her own lane and find her own activities. [33:48] * We hear a quick recap of the takeaways from today’s episode. [38:22] Links and Resources: * Sign up for updates about Vicki’s monthly boundary workshops beginning February 2021 * Vicki Tidwell Palmer * Vicki Tidwell Palmer on Facebook * Moving Beyond Betrayal by Vicki Tidwell Palmer * 5-Step Boundary Solution Clarifier * Vicki Tidwell Palmer on Instagram * The Radiant Threefold Path * Beyond Bitchy on Spotify * Beyond Bitchy Podcast | Episode #71 – Men, Requests, & The Man Cave * Beyond Bitchy Podcast | Episode #102 – Should I Make a Request or Express a Desire? (For Women) * Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex by John Gray * Laura Doyle
40 min
Heme Review
Heme Review
The Body After Eating Several Pounds Licorice Candy
Based on N Engl J Med 2020; 383:1263-1275. Video version of this podcast: Chubbyemu video of this case: Laxative Brownie video from 2017: Tweet me:  IG me:  FB me: Licorice candy has glycyrrhizin which increases cortisol (stress hormone) levels in the body. This causes hypokalemia. Hypo- low. Kal- kalium (potassium). emia- presence in blood. Potassium signals muscle relaxation. Low potassium, low relaxation. Heart can't relax, then it stops.  Real licorice candy is not easy to get in the United States. It's not at big chain grocery stores. Most of what you can buy from the big brands is licorice flavored, and won't do this. References: A 54-Year-Old Man with Sudden Cardiac Arrest. N Engl J Med 2020; 383:1263-1275. The Pharmacological Activities of Glycyrrhizinic Acid (“Glycyrrhizin”) and Glycyrrhetinic Acid. Sweeteners. 2018 : 245–261. Sustained Leukocyte Count during Rising Cortisol Level. Acta Haematologica 118(2):73-6. Licorice-Induced Hypermineralocorticoidism. N Engl J Med 1991; 325:1223-1227. Young WF, et. al. Apparent mineralocorticoid excess syndromes (including chronic licorice ingestion). In: UpToDate, Post, TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2019. Quinkler M, Stewart PM. Hypertension and the cortisol-cortisone shuttle. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2003; 88:2384. Funder JW. Apparent mineralocorticoid excess. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 2017; 165:151. Funder JW. 11 beta-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase: new answers, new questions. Eur J Endocrinol 1996; 134:267. --- Support this podcast:
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