Commusings: The Rona
20 min

Each week Jeff has been writing a Sunday article called Commusings where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. Today’s episode describes Jeff’s madcap adventure at a wellness conference that led to his contraction of COVID-19. And how we need to step outside the political invective if we hope to solve the crisis of the pandemic.

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The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast
The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast
Shannon Crow
195: LGBTQ Awareness for Yoga Teachers with Tristan Katz
The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 195: LGBTQ Awareness for Yoga Teachers with Tristan Katz Description: We can all agree that we want our yoga classes to be safe places for everybody. However, one group of marginalized people who are often not taken into consideration is the LGBTQ community. The LGBTQ community has historically been persecuted and has experienced violence, at the provincial or state, national, institutional and personal levels, which makes it all the more important for us to create and maintain safe and inclusive spaces for them in our classes. How can we bring awareness about them to our yoga spaces, and create inclusive safe spaces for them? Tristan Katz (they/them) has some insights to give us a better understanding of the LGBTQ community, based on their personal lived experience and their work in the space of equity-inclusion. Tristan is a business and marketing coach-consultant, web and graphic designer based in Portland, OR. Part of Tristan’s intention in their work is to support teachers, practitioners, studios, and spiritual communities seeking to facilitate safer, braver spaces. To this end, Tristan is currently studying with experts in the field to expand their equity-inclusion facilitation and education offerings, in addition to teaching workshops and trainings centered around queer identity and LGBTQ+ awareness with an anti-oppression and intersectional lens. Conversations around creating such inclusive spaces for people in the LGBTQ commmunity can be uncomfortable, and we may not always know how to approach this topic. Tristan speaks openly and honestly to share more about the experiences people in this community have, and how we can do better. They give us a breakdown of common terms, cues and language; what we as yoga teachers can do to be more aware and inclusive in our classes, and what to do when we mess up, which is something that will inevitably happen. For anyone looking to learn more about how to create more inclusive spaces in their yoga classes, this episode is a must-listen. Key Takeaways: [10:18] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode - Tristan Katz. [12:28] Where did Tristan's yoga journey begin and how did it lead them to the work that they do now? [18:28] Tristan defines some terms they have used as well as appropriate language to use to create inclusive spaces. [25:26] What is Tristan's response to yoga teachers who may be worried that introducing pronouns in their yoga classes may cause their students discomfort? [29:45] Tristan explains a little more about trans identity and the gender binary. [31:51] When asking for someone's pronouns, avoid saying "preferred pronouns". Tristan shares why. [34:20] Shannon and Tristan discuss how to approach people who have multiple pronouns e.g. she/ they. [38:52] Grammar is not an issue when using they/them pronouns for individuals! It is an argument that is rooted in transphobia. [40:49] Some cues and language in yoga classes tend to be gendered. How does Tristan help yoga teachers navigate this? [44:31] Tristan shares how they consciously and intentionally focus on acknowledging that everyone's experiences are different and being sensitive to that. [46:34] How do niches that focus exclusively on one particular gender feel to non-binary people? [51:02] If you offer inclusivity trainings, or have taken one that you appreciated, please share it in the comments. [52:02] What are Tristan's thoughts on how to express ourselves such that everyone feels included and safe? [57:01] Societal systems and structures impact all of us differently, depending on our identities, but that doesn't mean we can't all be part of different movements to dismantle these toxic structures. [59:17] Shannon shares some of her experiences with creating inclusive spaces in the world. [1:01:21] Apart from their work with equity-inclusion, Tristan is also a digital strategist who supports yoga teachers in their businesses. [1:03:18] Shannon shares her key takeaways from this interview with Tristan. Links: * Tristan Katz * LGBTQ Awareness: For Yoga Teachers, by Tristan Katz * LGBTQ Equity-Inclusion: Actionable Steps for Yoga Teachers, by Tristan Katz * Inclusivity Trainings by Tristan * The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 092: Accessible Yoga Begins with Language with Kesse Hodge, Chantel Ehler and Katie Juelson * The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 138: Accessible Yoga Beyond Asana with Jivana Heyman * The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 108: Inclusive Language for Prenatal Yoga with Shannon Crow * The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 146: How to Empower Your Yoga Students with Yonnie Fung * The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 189: Your Movement Science is Racist with Jesal Parikh * The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 173: Social Justice, Politics & Yoga with Chara Caruthers and Maria Kirsten * The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Bonus Episode: Anti-Racism & Yoga with Michelle Johnson * Trans Yoga Project * Trans Yoga Project (Patreon) * Pelvic Health Professionals Gratitude to our Sponsor Schedulicity. . Quotes from this episode: "We all make assumptions based on appearances, but we can't know the truth of somebody's life experience or identity based on appearances." - Tristan "There is this level of toxicity that's in dominant culture that we often can bring into this yoga space unconsciously or consciously." - Tristan "When we're witnessing others' discomfort around that conversation, it's an opportunity for us to model and educate and inform." - Tristan "Gender is a much more nuanced conversation than we've all been taught." - Tristan "We can't just make these vast assumptions and generalizations. We're potentially putting people into sympathetic arousal when we do." - Tristan "Anytime you gender something, you're excluding some people in the room, you're potentially triggering other people in the room." - Tristan
1 hr 9 min
NEI Podcast
NEI Podcast
Neuroscience Education Institute
E92 - (CME) Moving Mountains: Best Practices in the Diagnosis and Management of Tardive Dyskinesia
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the tongue, lips, face, trunk, and extremities that occur in patients treated with dopamine receptor blocking agents (DRBAs). Patients can have symptoms that persist for months, years, or even permanently. Greater awareness about risk factors and which agents may be associated with higher likelihood of developing TD is critical to reduce the prevalence of this disorder. Understanding the most effective novel treatment approaches to TD is also important. In this episode, Dr. Andrew Cutler interviews Dr. Jonathan Meyer about the current best practices in the diagnosis, recognition, and treatment of tardive dyskinesia. Optional CME Credits / Certificate Instructions: After listening to the podcast, to take the optional posttest and receive CME credit, click Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, you should be better able to: * Identify the clinical presentation of tardive dyskinesia * Implement treatment strategies for the management of tardive dyskinesia Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements: The Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NEI designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. A posttest score of 70% or higher is required to receive CME credit. Nurses and Physician Assistants: for your CE requirements, the ANCC and NCCPA will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. The content in this activity pertains to pharmacology and is worth 0.50 continuing education hour of pharmacotherapeutics. Peer Review: The content was peer-reviewed by a PhD specializing in psychiatry to ensure the scientific accuracy and medical relevance of information presented and its independence from bias. NEI takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. Disclosures: All individuals in a position to influence or control content are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships. Although potential conflicts of interest are identified and resolved prior to the activity being presented, it remains for the participant to determine whether outside interests reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented. Interviewer Andrew J. Cutler, MD Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY Grant/Research: Acadia, Aevi Genomics/Cerecor, Alder/Lundbeck, Akili Interactive, Alkermes, Allergan, Axsome, Biohaven, Daiichi Sankyo, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Lilly, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Novartis, Otsuka, Sage, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Tris Consultant/Advisor: Acadia, Adlon, AiCure, Akili Interactive, Alfasigma, Alkermes, Allergan, Avanir, Cognitive Research, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Novartis, Noven, Otsuka, Purdue, Sage, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Teva Speakers Bureau: Acadia, Alfasigma, Alkermes, Allergan, Arbor, Avanir, Gedeon Richter, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Teva, Tris Interviewee Jonathan M. Meyer, MD Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA Consultant/Advisor: Acadia, Alkermes, Allergan, Intra-Cellular Therapies, Neurocrine Speakers Bureau: Acadia, Alkermes, Allergan, Janssen, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Sunovion, Teva Pre-Interview Author Sabrina K. Bradbury-Segal, PhD Medical Writer, Neuroscience Education Institute, Carlsbad, CA No financial relationships to disclose. The Planning Committee and Peer Reviewer have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Disclosure of Off-Label Use: This educational activity may include discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents that are not currently labeled for such use by the FDA. Please consult the product prescribing information for full disclosure of labeled uses. Cultural and Linguistic Competency: A variety of resources addressing cultural and linguistic competency can be found in this linked handout. Support: This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Neurocrine Continental, Inc. Released: November 19, 2020 CME credit expires: November19, 2023
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Shrink Rap Radio
Shrink Rap Radio
David Van Nuys, Ph.D.
#724 The Way Marketing Reshapes Our Brains
Matt Johnson is a professor, researcher, and writer specializing in the application of neuroscience and psychology to the business world. Matt received his PhD in Cognitive Psychology/Neuroscience from Princeton University in 2013. His focus now is ultimately about bridging the gap between science and business, and to this end he works across several fields including behavioral economics, consumer neuroscience, and experiential marketing. A contributor to major news outlets including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and VICE and writer for Psychology Today, he regularly provides expert opinion and thought leadership on a range of topics related to the human side of business. He advises both start-ups and large brands in his native San Francisco, and has served as an expert-in-residence to Nike’s Innovation Team in Portland, Oregon. Prince Ghuman started his first company while attending UC San Diego. Next, he was the founding Head of Marketing at one of the earliest automotive e-commerce platforms, which was awarded the title of one of the fastest growing companies in America for three consecutive years by Inc Magazine. Prince moved on to be the founding Chief Marketing Officer of ZipZap, a cryptocurrency startup in San Francisco. Most recently, he held dual roles as the Director of Consumer Marketing, North America and the Director of B2B Marketing, Global for OFX, a publicly-traded FinTech company handling over $100B in international payments. He was named as one of the Movers and Shakers by the San Francisco Chronicle. At present, he is a Professor at Hult International Business School in San Francisco. A contributor to news outlets including Forbes, The Washington Post, INC. and Entrepreneur, he is currently a speaker covering how to apply neuromarketing within an ethical framework.
1 hr 11 min
The Plant Based News Podcast
The Plant Based News Podcast
Plant Based News
Entrepreneur, Tech CEO & ABC's Shark Tank Star. Interview w/ Charles Michael Yim | Episode 51
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Charles Michael Yim is the latest to feature on the Plant Based News podcast. The tech CEO sits down with PBN's Co-Founder Robbie Lockie to discuss his flexitarian diet, whether Lightlife's hit at Impossible Foods was fair, and the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make. This podcast covers subjects including: 3.10: Charles' story towards plant-based food 6.11: The explosion of vegan food 9.10: Can our business model shift 'for good'? 13.30: Lightlife's hit at Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods 20.14: Are plant-based foods carcinogenic? Should they be labelled as such? 22.30: The biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make 26.47: Speaking to investors 29.26: Vegan companies on the stock market 31.00: Oatly's controversy 34.30: ABC's 'Shark Tank' 45.18: Charles' vegan investments amid COVID-19 53.11: VitaBowl 54.04: Vegan women in business 58.07: How to avoid burning out 1.00.30: Stranded on a desert island This podcast is supported by Vegan Women Summit (VWS): Presented by Robbie Lockie | Edited by Phil Marriott -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen on other platforms Spotify: iTunes:…st/id1255981965 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- REVIEW/SHARE ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Based News podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. If you have any friends that would benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Based News podcast episodes, please share.
1 hr 4 min
STAT! Podcast
STAT! Podcast
Psychological Breakdown of Dr. Harold Shipman
As the title says, Karen and special guest Heather Wright breakdown Dr. Harold Shipman psychopathy. Harold Shipman murdered at least 250 of his patients. Heather has a BSCN in Criminal Justice and the Study of the Criminal Mind and a Masters in Behavioural Psychology. Heather's Podcasts NVN: Status Pending: Ohio 88: Patreon - Facebook - STAT! Shocking Traumas and Treatments Twitter - @STAT_tales Instagram - stattales Email - Sources
1 hr 1 min
PsychEd: educational psychiatry podcast
PsychEd: educational psychiatry podcast
PsychEd Episode 29: Cultural Psychiatry with Dr. Eric Jarvis
Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This episode covers the topic of cultural psychiatry with expert guest Dr. Eric Jarvis, Staff Psychiatrist and Director of the Cultural Consultation Service and the First Episode Psychosis Program at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. The learning objectives for this episode are as follows: By the end of this episode, you should be able to… * Define culture * Describe how culture affects psychiatric care * Outline the goal and structure of a Cultural Formulation Interview * Evaluate clinical scenarios to determine whether to employ the Cultural Formulation Interview or seek a cultural consultation * Define the three types of cultural concepts of distress, and compare these with DSM-5 nosology * Discuss the concept of cultural competency * Explore the role of advocacy in psychiatric practice Guest expert: Dr. Eric Jarvis Hosts: Dr. Sarah Hanafi (PGY3), Audrey Le (CC4) Audio editing by Dr. Sarah Hanafi (PGY3) Show notes by Dr. Sarah Hanafi (PGY3) Interview Content: * Introductions: 0:28 * Learning objectives: 3:01 * Definition of cultural psychiatry: 3:52 * Definition of culture: 6:50 * Disparities in mental health outcomes 12:48 * The Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) 15:59 * Cultural concepts of distress 34:28 * Cultural competency 40:46 * Role of advocacy in psychiatry 48:04 * Tips for those interested and training opportunities 51:26 * Closing 61:01 Resources: * McGill Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry * McGill Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry * Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture * Cultural Psychiatry Day References: * Cultural Formulation. (2017). In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association. * Kirmayer, L. J., Fung, K., Rousseau, C., Lo, H. T., Menzies, P., Guzder, J., . . . Mckenzie, K. (2020). Guidelines for Training in Cultural Psychiatry. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 070674372090750. doi:10.1177/0706743720907505 * Kirmayer, L. J., Kronick, R., & Rousseau, C. (2018). Advocacy as Key to Structural Competency in Psychiatry. JAMA Psychiatry, 75(2), 119. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.3897 * Kirmayer, L.J., Rousseau, C., Jarvis, G.E. and Guzder, J. (2008). The Cultural Context of Clinical Assessment. In Psychiatry (eds A. Tasman, J. Kay, J.A. Lieberman, M.B. First and M. Maj). doi:10.1002/9780470515167.ch4 CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. For more PsychEd, follow us on Twitter (@psychedpodcast), Facebook (PsychEd Podcast), and Instagram (@psyched.podcast). You can provide feedback by email at For more information visit our website at
1 hr 2 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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