Dec 3, 2020
The Science of Compassion and Brain Health with Dr. James Doty
Play • 15 min
Dr. James Doty is on a quest for compassion. He's a leading neurosurgeon, founder of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, and an all-round wonderful human who has dedicated his studies to unraveling the surprising science of compassion and brain health.

On today's Braincare Podcast, Dr. James Doty shares the origin story of his obsession with compassion: a mindfulness technique in a magic shop! We discuss the incredible power of human intuition and the effects of mindfulness practices on neuroplasticity and physiology.

We talk about:
  • Your brain on compassion
  • What's going on in your sympathetic nervous system?
  • The neuroscientist's angle on self-affirmation and care
  • The Buddhists have it sussed: why mindfulness works 
  • Internal conversations and the power of positive thinking
  • Why human connection is irreplaceable
The PCOS Nutritionist Podcast
The PCOS Nutritionist Podcast
Clare Goodwin
Answering your questions about getting pregnant and fertility with PCOS: Book Q&A
This episode will be my last podcast episode of 2020! I can’t believe we’re already at the end of the year - it’s been a looooong one to say the least! Now you may remember that I released my book about a month ago (I know I keep talking about it, I’m still so excited!). I’ve had some really awesome feedback already but I know that many of you have had follow up questions - and some of you haven’t bought the book yet but have some questions about it! The book covers all things from what PCOS actually is to actually getting pregnant with PCOS and everything in between! Getting pregnant with PCOS is not just a matter of having intercourse and hoping it happens. We need to make sure we tackle that root cause first and foremost but also we need to make sure that we have all of those ‘fertile ingredients’ there so we can actually get pregnant! So if you’ve been thinking about getting the book or have it and have some follow up questions, definitely have a listen to this episode! The hard thing about a book is we can’t bounce information back and forth, so hopefully this episode can help to give you some further guidance. I’ll also be covering a few important things about The PCOS Protocol over the Christmas and new year period so be sure to listen for that if you've been thinking about joining us to work on your PCOS. *This episode is for you if:* * You’re actively / thinking of trying to conceive * You are thinking of ordering my book * You want to know whether the book covers general PCOS information that could be helpful for you * You want to know about cycle tracking, OPKs, pregnancy complications, hormonal birth control and more *Some things we cover in this episode:* * Who the book is useful for * What the book covers * Charting your cycles * Your fertile window * What if your LH is low? * Whether getting a period means if you’re ovulating * Whether if you can have “severe” or “mild” pcos * OPKs and why they don’t work for women with PCOS * Hormonal Birth Control * Insulin and your fertility *Resources and References:* * *My Book: Getting Pregnant with PCOS* *Links to our programs:* * *The PCOS Protocol* * *Eggducated*
35 min
Changeability Podcast: Manage Your Mind - Change Your Life
Changeability Podcast: Manage Your Mind - Change Your Life
Kathryn Bryant and Julian Illman: Personal Development | Mind Management | Educators | Authors | Entrepreneurs
CA100: The Changeability Podcast past and future
The Changeability Podcast past and future We celebrate 100 episodes as we take a look at the Changeability Podcast past and future. Here’s some of the top 3s from the past 99 episodes followed by a look at the next episode in the Changeability Podcast story. Audience top 3 episodes The 3 favourite episodes of our audience to date. These are the shows with the highest number of downloads so far. The longer the episode’s been on iTunes or our website or Stitcher or TuneIn the longer people have had to listen to it, so we would expect the older shows to have more downloads than newer ones and that’s reflected in these results. Third most popular episode - ‘What is Mind Management’ Episode 6 In episode 6 of the Changeability Podcast we were thinking about our strap line phrase – ‘Mind Management’. What is mind management and what’s in it for you? In episode 6 you found out about: * Kathryn and Julian’s acting skills (you’ve been warned) * How many thoughts you have in a day * Why sports people love mind management * How thoughts have energy * How you are not thoughts * How mind management needs training * Mind management can improve your personal and professional life Second most popular episode - ‘The Brilliant You’ Episode 2 Do you know how truly amazing you are? Well that’s what episode 2 is all about. You might not always feel like a magnificent being, but by the end of this second episode you be agreeing with us that you’re pretty smart. Because in this show we talk about just how brilliant you and your marvellous mind and what it means. * What you’re doing as you listen to the episode (really?) * How you’re like an iceberg and why that’s a good thing. * How many things we can focus on at a time * What Julian learnt from a Memory World Champion (or rather - didn’t learn!) * The role of the conscious and unconscious brain and how they manage our minds. Understanding a few basics about how your mind works, will help you understand what’s getting in the way of doing what you want and what to do about it. Most popular episode - ‘Changeability – The Start’ Episode 1 The first episode saw us introducing ourselves and the Changeability show. The Changeability podcast is for you if you’re interested in changing or improving something in your life or business, big or small. It’s for people like us who’re interested in finding ways to make our lives the best they can be – so we can be more successful (whatever that means to you), happy and fulfilled. Through discussion and interviews we look at practical mind management and change techniques, tactics & tools - taken from the worlds of personal development, psychology, neuroscience, business, sport, entertainment and spirituality – to empower and inspire a happier, successful life or business. In the first episode you find out: * What is Changeability? * And why should you care about it? * Why is change hard? * How we can self-sabotage our best intentions * Why it’s not your fault - and why it’s good. * Our story and what we’ve learnt Top 3 countries We love you being here wherever you’re from – so this isn’t our favourite countries – but rather the top 3 countries with the highest number of listeners out of the 167 countries we currently have listeners in. * Third – UAE 6% * Second – USA 19% * First – UK 48% (And just in cast you’re interested the fourth is Australia with India in fifth place.) Kathryn and Julian’s favourites This was so hard to choose, especially as we decided not to include any interviews in our top 3s (maybe they’re deserving of a separate post) – but here’s three each with a couple of extras thrown in for good measure. Kathryn’s favourites * Episode 3 – The Library in your brain * Episode 19 - Why use affirmations to manage your mind? * Episode 31 – 5 mind management techniques for changing your life. Julian’s favourites * Episode 43 – What is mindfulness and why you need it? * Episode 46 - 21 simple tips for mindfulness meditation. * Episode 56 What is happiness and the neuroscience behind it Couple of extras * Episode 85 How to recognise toxic people and relationships * Episode 89 What does success mean to you 3 of our favourite reviews on iTunes Very hard to pick 3 out of the 78 we have so far across the different iTunes countries as we obviously love them all. So we can’t really call these our favourites but they are reviews we’ve especially like. Excellent - iimmmii from United Kingdom One of the best ‘change your life’ resources I’ve come across. If you like to understand the theory and evidence (be it scientific or anecdotal) behind advice on how to change your life, this material is presented in an engaging way in this podcast. Of course they also make recommendations for how best to go about taking action. A few episodes in and you will feel like you’ve made two new friends who are supporting you on your journey of change. Well done Kathryn and Julian, listening to you makes me proud to be from the same Sceptred Isle! A Homely Serving Up of Sound Advice/Wisdom - Ola-B. from United Kingdom Where has this amazing couple been all my life?! :) Love Kathryn, love Julian, and let's not forget Dude!!! Love this podcast - the topics, the delivery of it's simply unique, uplifting and inspiring! Thank you guys! Kathryn and Julian's chemistry rocks! - LornaLi from United States I love the concept of this show! It's so unique and refreshing! I absolutely LOVE the hosts' chemistry - their exchanges are such a joy to listen to. Thank you for all the useful tips you provide to your listeners on how to plan and achieve their goals, I'm sure many are reaping so many benefits from this show! Thank you to you for taking the effort and making our day. By the way – we’d love more reviews. We don’t always ask for them in every episode as it gets tedious for you to listen to – and we want to provide you with a good listening experience. However, reviews are important to us not only because it’s great to find out what you think but it means iTunes makes our show more visible to people looking for podcasts. You know yourself the power of reviews on sites like Tripadvisor and Amazon – so if you feel like helping us out that’s one way to do it. Dude’s top 3 Who’s been with us all through every single episode and every phase of the podcasting process – in fact he’s always with us – Dude the Dog, our faithful hound and black labradoodle. We’ve joked we have a contractual obligation to mention him in every show – not that we’ve quite done that but he’s had more than his fair share of mentions and even made it onto the show on a few occasions. So here’s Dude’s top 3 favourite Changeability Podcast moments as chosen by him (woof). * Episode 83 ‘Self-love Rituals’ – The 10th of our self-love rituals is to have Pet Time. Walk, cuddle, play with or groom your dog or cat or talk to your budgerigar. You might not get this if you don’t have a pet – but if you do have one you’ll know what we mean! * Episode 63 ‘How to start and finish anything with Tom Boother’ – Dude features in a cameo role when Tom starts talking about Dude and how they met! * Episode 98 ‘What are habits and why we need them’ – Dude gets his own moment in the spotlight. You’ll have to listen to this episode to know what we mean, or just listen to episode 100 to hear the extract. Our top 3 bloomers You wont know what we’re talking about here if you’ve never listened right to the end of our shows – but listen to episode 100 to hear 3 of them for your entertainment – and why they’re called Kathryn’s bloomers! 3 lessons we’ve learned from creating 100 episodes of the Changeability Podcast Here’s just 3 of the many things we’v…
53 min
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Mo Gawdat
Gelong Thubten - How to Start a Meditation Practice That Actually Sticks (with Guided Session)
This is a very special episode with Gelong Thubten, the Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author. At the age of 21, Thubten gave up the life of an actor and ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk at the Kagyu Samye Ling in Scotland - Europe’s oldest and largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery. He has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years, and he has been trained by some of the world’s greatest masters of meditation. He is now regarded as one of the UK's most influential meditation teachers. Thubten contributed to Ruby Wax's most recent book, How to Be Human (stay tuned for my interview with Ruby in the coming weeks!). His own book, A Monk's Guide to Happiness was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller with editions in 10 countries internationally.  He was kind enough to come and tell his story (with admirable honesty and humility), but also treat us to a guided meditation practice after spelling out perhaps the simplest and most effective explanation of how to meditate I've ever heard. Listen as we discuss: * Gelong Thubten's life as a party animal through his teenage years. * The resulting brutal burnout that led him to a meditation practice. * His decision to join a monastery for a year - that turned into 26 years. * His 9 month silent retreat. * Is the monk path the best path? * How Thubten's extreme nature made it difficult for him to meditate. * Spiritual materialism and the phenomenon of "faking" spirituality early in training. * You know you're on the right track if your compassion is growing. * The simplest explanation of how to actually meditate (the best I've heard) * The importance of setting a time limit to meditate * A short guided meditation practice led by the teacher himself, Gelong Thubten Instagram: @mo_gawdat Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official Twitter: @mgawdat LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat Connect with Gelong Thubten on Instagram @gelongthubten, on Facebook @GelongThubtenOfficial, on Twitter @Gelong_Thubten, and his website, Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.
1 hr
Stories from Flying the Nest
Stories from Flying the Nest
Flying the Nest
Our Goals & Ambitions for 2021 + Never Before Answered Q&A Questions
First episode of 2021 where we reflect on the events of 2020 plus our goals and ambitions for 2021 and answering questions we have never answered before. Watch the free video version at or search "Stories from Flying the Nest" on YouTube. This is the show for fans of travel, fans of travel that goes wrong and fans of Stephen, Jess & Hunter from Flying the Nest. With 2020 behind us we recap what we got up to and look forward to 2021 on what our goals and ambitions are. Get in your questions for the "Jessie's Parent episode" podcast coming out soon - ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow our journey Vlogging YouTube channel: Join the Weekly Coop Update email: Website/Blog Facebook • Flying the Nesters Travel Community Group • INSTAGRAM: Flying the Nest Instagram • Stephen Instagram • Jess Instagram • Hunter Instagram • Chleo Instagram • TWITTER: Flying the Nest Twitter • ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photo Editing Preset Packs: Colour Grade Your Videos With LUTS: Learn to edit videos for YouTube: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- See for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 11 min
The Mustards
The Mustards
Jenny Mustard
Jenny Takes A COVID Test!
Happy new year and welcome back to the podcast! Are you as excited for 2021 as we are? In this episode, we talk about Jenny taking a Covid test, how we deal with being around and working with each other 24/7 without going mad, we trash Sweden for their useless ways of dealing with the pandemic, and David reveals how many movies he watched in 2020. How did you spend the holidays? And do you have any new year's resolutions? Share with us in the comments! For our beloved patrons: from this week we will be giving away free merch! Message David on Patreon if you'd like a t-shirt or tote bag for free! Please write your name and address and what you would like to receive, and we will check if we have it in! If you're not a patron, just sign up with the link below and drop us a message if you want some of the merch. This podcast is sponsored by: Betterhelp: Go to and get 10% off your first month with discount code THEMUSTARDS. & Skillshare: Go to and get a free trial of Skillshare premium membership! & Our patrons! Thank you so much for supporting us on Patreon! Go to if you want to join our awesome community. Check out our merch: Join Our Facebook Group: Let us know your thoughts @themustards_ on instagram Check Out Jenny's Channel: Love // Jenny & David   See for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 5 min
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