#139 - Kristin Neff, Ph.D.: The power of self-compassion
Play • 1 hr 17 min

Kristin Neff is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, author, and a leading expert on mindful self-compassion. In this episode, she shares how developing a self-compassion and mindfulness practice was the most effective tool for relieving her own suffering, and provides strategies and tactics to improve self-compassion and well-being.

We discuss:

  • The life crisis that turned Kristin to mindfulness and self-compassion (3:30);
  • How mindful self-compassion relieved Kristin’s feelings of self-judgement, and the psychology that says we all have the capacity for self-compassion (9:45);
  • Peter’s history of self-criticism and his personal practice of self-compassion (17:15);
  • The problem with prioritizing self-esteem over self-compassion, and how self-compassion produces a more stable version of self-worth (20:15);
  • An argument for self-compassion over self-criticism for optimizing performance (26:15);
  • How and when to introduce self-compassion to children (31:45);
  • Learning her son had autism—a personal story of how Kristin used mindfulness and self-compassion (36:45);
  • Self-compassion for cases of childhood trauma, PTSD, and overcoming a “fear of compassion” (44:00);
  • The relationship between self-compassion and physical health (49:30);
  • Distinguishing between self-compassion and self-pity, and the three necessary components self-compassion (52:30);
  • Why self-criticism comes from a desire to be safe, the circular pattern of self-judgment, and self-compassion as the ultimate motivator (55:45);
  • Potential role of a self-compassion practice for addiction and other maladaptive behaviors (58:45);
  • Clinical applications and practical uses of self-compassion (1:01:30);
  • Why you don’t need to meditate to learn mindfulness and self-compassion (1:04:45);
  • Kristin’s personal meditation practice (1:08:40);
  • Resources for learning self-compassion (1:11:45); and
  • More.

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The Daily Stoic
The Daily Stoic
Daily Stoic
You Get Bad Breaks… and Good Ones | A Morning Ritual
“In the year 41 CE, Seneca was banished by the emperor Claudius for supposedly sleeping with Julia Livilla, the sister of Caligula. We don’t know if he was completely innocent of the accusation, but we do know that the incident was hardly an exemplar of justice. The historian Suetonius tells us that Seneca’s ‘charge was vague and the accused was given no opportunity to defend himself.’” Ryan explains how Seneca’s fortune lead him to great depths and great heights, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast. This episode is brought to you by Blinkist, the app that gets you fifteen-minute summaries of the best nonfiction books out there. Blinkist lets you get the topline information and the most important points from the most important nonfiction books out there, whether it’s Ryan’s own The Daily Stoic, Yuval Harari’s Sapiens, and more. Go to blinkist.com/stoic, try it free for 7 days, and save 25% off your new subscription, too. *** If you enjoyed this week’s podcast, we’d love for you to leave a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps with our visibility, and the more people listen to the podcast, the more we can invest into it and make it even better. Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: http://DailyStoic.com/signup Follow Daily Stoic: Twitter: https://twitter.com/dailystoic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dailystoic/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/dailystoic YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/dailystoic
8 min
ChooseFI
ChooseFI
The Unstuck Network
288 | Mad Fientist
* Should you rush to reach FI? Or use it as a map in a lifelong pursuit to master your relationship with time, money, and happiness? Brandon, from the Mad Fientist, wishes he would have found more free time to work on other goals while on his journey to FI. * When Brandon was first on the show four years ago, he had just reached FI and discussed the psychological hurdles he had to overcome. What's changed for him since then, and with the benefit of hindsight, what would he do differently? * Brandon's dream as a child was to write music and put it out in the world. However, his musical tastes are not mainstream, so becoming a pop star was never one of his ambitions. * He did not want to just be a consumer, he wanted to be a creator and always felt that it was his job that was holding him back. * It wasn't until after reaching FI that he realized it wasn't was what holding him back at all. He had been spending his free time on things like television on travel instead of his music project. * His problem was psychological. As a math and science guy, he didn't believe he could do it. Trying meant the risk of failure, and if he failed, the dream would be gone. It took Brandon two years to come to grips with and get over that hurdle. * During his pursuit of financial independence, Brandon has tunnel vision, with all his time and effort devoted to making and saving more so that he could reach FI more quickly. The result was a decrease in his overall happiness. * He admits that he did it wrong. The whole point is to master the relationship between money, time, and happiness. Mastery is probably better to focus on over goals. * Goals delay your happiness because you are always looking to the future instead of enjoying the present or the journey. * Reaching FI for Brandon didn't have an impact on his life other than making him more confident that he could step away from his job. * Motivating yourself to do something is hard when you don't have any sort of external motivation to do it. * In 2017, Brandon wanted to do two things: get better at songwriting and get fit. * The personal trainer he was working with asked him how much he wanted to bench press or how much muscle mass he wanted to put on. Those were goals Brandon didn't care about. With his mastery mindset, he only wanted to get healthy and stay healthy. * In contrast to getting fit, his specific goal for songwriting was to write a song and share it with his brother. When he finished it, not only was it awful, but the whole process was awful and it caused him to quit pursuing any additional songwriting until he summoned up the courage again in 2019. * Pursuing mastery may be summed up by asking, “Am I better today than I was yesterday?” Continuing to answer yes is pursuing mastery. * Brandon found it to be true that doing something consistently changes who you are. He never felt like a musician until he was doing it for 25 hours a week. * He still feels like his triangle is skewed toward money at the expense of time and happiness so he has been trying to figure out how to use money to get more time or increase happiness. * For example, he wrote eight songs and wanted to get them to sound as great as possible, so he hired a Grammy award-winning sound mixing engineer to help mix his album. He was able to both learn and make a better final product. * He doesn't want to waste money but does want to figure out how to use it efficiently and maximize the triangle of money, time, and happiness. * There's a lot of unconscious spending in society that doesn't really bring happiness either. Getting on the path to FI helps you sort out the equation a bit more. * We're terrible at knowing what will make us happy. That's where experimenting comes in. Experiment with your spending and your activities. What still feels good a week later versus ended up being meaningless. * It's okay to spend money sometimes as long as you do it from a place of value. If you are in a deprivation zone, one thing that helped Brandon was to relax for two years with respect to his spending. If it was something he and his wife wanted to do, they did it. At the end of the year, although it felt like they had lived an extravagant life, they spend just $3,000 more than normal. * In the deprivation zone, you are testing the lower limits. You can test the upper limits and then hopefully find the sweet spot. It's difficult to find where the sweet spot is for you without testing the limits. * Once you have the bigs things taken care of, the little ones don't seem to matter. Brandon had already limited his large structural recurring expenses. What he had given himself latitude with were the everyday one-off decisions that in aggregate, turn out to barely move the needle of his finances. * Brad and his family have anchored themselves to a $2 per person per meal per day rule. It helps them to apply intentionality to their meal planning. He thinks it's better to try and optimize and then dial it back if gets to be a little too much than continue to go through life being unaware. * Brandon is an introvert, so announcing publicly that he is releasing his first album is a big deal. * Back when he wasn't making progress because he wasn't putting the time in, he talked his brother into going to a park and playing a show. The thought of doing it was scary, but he already knew what it was like not to it. He wanted to know what the world would be like if he did do it. * While playing in the park, a man slipped Brandon his email address. It turned out he source talent for a music festival in Scotland and asked if they wanted to play at it. * Brandon taking that chance in the park reminded Brad of a quote by Scott Young, “Your deepest moments of happiness don't come from doing easy things. They come from realizing your potential and overcoming your limiting beliefs about yourself”. * Both financial independence and the pursuit of financial independence allow you to begin building armor. Failure is good. You have to be bad at something before you are good at it. * FI definitely helped Brandon build his armor. He didn't have anyone to answer to or worry about stumbling across what he was doing. * He also uses an alter ego for his work in the financial space, as well as another for his music. * Something that Brand did to progress with his music was conduct an ultralearning experiment. He took three months where he blocked out all other activities competing for this attention to do the thing that he wanted to do, which was write songs. * He committed to devoting 25 hours a week and built spreadsheets of prioritized tasks. He says it is the only reason he succeeded. He focused on the hours and the effort and then by-product comes out of it. * For others just trying to get started learning, Brandon thinks copying what you love is a great place to start. Your unique set of influences is enough to make what you do unique. * The unique skills each of them possess is what lead to this very podcast. Brad being a CPA with a travel rewards website is what got him a guest spot on Brandon's podcast. Then Jonathan heard the podcast and discovered both Brad and he lived in Richmond, which lead him to first contact Brad. * Every good idea comes out of a bad idea, or an okay idea, or even a mediocre idea. You do not need to get it right the first time. The fact that you are willing to try gives you the opportunity to get feedback and iterate into something amazing. * Brandon's album is available for just $5! You can pre-order your copy at ChooseFI.com/album. Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation * ChooseFI Episode 017 Mad Fientist and Origin Story * James Clear “Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.“ * Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career by Scott Young If You Want To Support ChooseFI: * Earn $1,000 in cashback…
1 hr 7 min
Bulletproof Radio
Bulletproof Radio
Dave Asprey
Inflammation’s Ties to Fasting, Cancer and Covid – Dr. Miriam Merad with Dave Asprey : 783
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, the focus is on inflammation and how it’s related to fasting, cancer and even Covid.  If you want to know how your immune system works, Dr. Miriam Merad most definitely is the expert to ask. So I did. She’s an internationally acclaimed physician scientist who’s doing groundbreaking research on how our immune system fights common and recurring infections.  Dr. Merad leads the Precision Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine (PrIISM) at Mount Sinai, New York. Her research lab recently found that fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases without affecting the immune system’s response to acute infections.  However, our immune systems respond differently to stressors like fasting, diets and levels of activity.  “We are not all equal,” says Dr. Merad. “So, we have to really understand that it’s important to stratify people, and this stratification comes from teamwork with computational and quantitative immunologies and quantitative biologies. Some ethnic groups have different type of gene organization, that we can now identify, and sometimes it’s spontaneous mutation.” We also get into Dr. Merad’s recent findings on COVID-19 (why some patients develop severe forms of the virus and some don’t) and her research on cancer immunology.  Her findings are fascinating, and she’s an engaging guest. Her research helps us better understand human immunology, a topic she’s always been captivated by. “We, as a human species, are alive today because we were able to survive millions of years of exposure to threats,” Dr. Merad says. The only reason we were able to survive is because our immune system protected us. “It is our best doctor.“ I appreciate her holistic approach to her practice and her research, and I really think you’ll find something in here that inspires you. Enjoy! And get more resources at https://daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/   WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! Sexual Pleasure: https://dameproducts.com/DAVE, save 15% Cell Charger: Go to https://www.haelo.com/dave Light Therapy: https://joovv.com/pages/dave-asprey; use code DAVE   DAVE ASPREY’S NEW BOOK IS HERE! Order “Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Become the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be” and enroll in Dave Asprey’s first ever Fasting Challenge: https://fastthisway.com
58 min
The Tim Ferriss Show
The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author, Human Guinea Pig
#494: Michael Phelps and Grant Hackett — Two Legends on Competing, Overcoming Adversity, Must-Read Books, and Much More
Michael Phelps and Grant Hackett — Two Legends on Competing, Overcoming Adversity, Must-Read Books, and Much More | Brought to you by Wealthfront automated investing, Eight Sleep’s Pod Pro Cover sleeping solution for dynamic cooling and heating, and ButcherBox premium meats delivered to your door. More on all three below. Michael Phelps (@michaelphelps) is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time. He captured 28 medals, including a record-setting 23 gold medals, and set 39 world records over the course of his career. Michael utilized his performance bonus for winning eight gold medals in 2008 to establish the Michael Phelps Foundation, which promotes water safety, healthy living (physical and mental), and the pursuit of dreams. The Foundation’s signature program — IM — is a learn-to-swim, healthy living, and goal-setting curriculum based on the principles and tools Michael utilized in his swimming career and is available through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Special Olympics International. His advocacy for water safety and mental health has earned the recognition of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (Champion of Youth), American Image Awards (Humanitarian Award), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Special Recognition Award), The Ruderman Family Foundation (Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion), and PR Week (Health Influencer 50 and 2020 Communicator of the Year), among others. Michael served as an executive producer and featured talent in the HBO documentary The Weight of Gold , which explores the mental health challenges Olympic athletes often face. In addition, he has published two autobiographies, No Limits: The Will to Succeed and Beneath the Surface, that were New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, and one children’s book, How to Train with a T-Rex and Win Eight Gold Medals. Grant Hackett (@grant__hackett) represented and captained Australia in swimming at the Olympic Games. He collected a total of 58 medals over the course of his swimming career — with 26 gold at Olympic, Commonwealth, and World Championships levels — along with 16 world records. He remained unbeaten for 11 years in his pet event, the 1500m freestyle. Grant also received prestigious honors such as the Order of Australia, Centenary Medal, and Australian Sports Medal. Grant is a member of the Sports Australia Hall of Fame and International Swimming Hall of Fame. His qualifications include an executive master's of business administration with first-class honors, a diploma of business law, and a diploma of financial services. Grant is the CEO of Generation Life, an Australia-based investment firm managing more than $1.3 billion. Please enjoy! * This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep! Eight Sleep’s Pod Pro Cover is the easiest and fastest way to sleep at the perfect temperature. It pairs dynamic cooling and heating with biometric tracking to offer the most advanced (and user-friendly) solution on the market. Simply add the Pod Pro Cover to your current mattress and start sleeping as cool as 55°F or as hot as 110°F. It also splits your bed in half, so your partner can choose a totally different temperature. And now, my dear listeners—that’s you—can get $250 off the Pod Pro Cover. Simply go to EightSleep.com/Tim or use code TIM.  * This episode is also brought to you by ButcherBox! ButcherBox makes it easy for you to get high-quality, humanely raised meat that you can trust. They deliver delicious, 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef; free-range organic chicken; heritage-breed pork, and wild-caught seafood directly to your door. Get ready for game day or a cozy night in with ButcherBox! Right now, new members will get one rack of St. Louis style ribs, one pack of bacon, and a pack of pulled pork for FREE in their first box by going to ButcherBox.com/Tim! * This episode is also brought to you by Wealthfront! Wealthfront pioneered the automated investing movement, sometimes referred to as ‘robo-advising,’ and they currently oversee $20 billion of assets for their clients. It takes about three minutes to sign up, and then Wealthfront will build you a globally diversified portfolio of ETFs based on your risk appetite and manage it for you at an incredibly low cost.  Smart investing should not feel like a rollercoaster ride. Let the professionals do the work for you. Go to Wealthfront.com/Tim and open a Wealthfront account today, and you’ll get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life. Wealthfront will automate your investments for the long term. Get started today at Wealthfront.com/Tim. * If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! For show notes and past guests, please visit tim.blog/podcast. Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/friday. For transcripts of episodes, go to tim.blog/transcripts. Discover Tim’s books: tim.blog/books. Follow Tim: Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss  Instagram: instagram.com/timferriss Facebook: facebook.com/timferriss  YouTube: youtube.com/timferriss
1 hr 57 min
The Rich Roll Podcast
The Rich Roll Podcast
Rich Roll
Mastering The Microbiome
Our bodies are comprised of about ten trillion cells. But only half those cells are human. The remainder comprise our microbiome—a vast and complex ecosystem of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live in or on our bodies. Only now is science beginning to understand the profound impact of these microbes on human health. We choose to believe that we are fully sentient and self-governing, wholly responsible for our health, moods and decisions. But the truth is far different. In fact, to a large extent, our emotional state, propensity for disease, the nature of our cravings, and even some of our decision making can be traced back to the nature of our gut ecology. Most of these microorganisms are symbiotic. Maintaining a healthy culture of the right microorganisms is fundamental to good health. But should the quality of your microbiome go awry, health havoc ensues. To better understand the vital role these microorganisms play in our health and lives, today’s show is a veritable microbiome masterclass courtesy of the gastroenterologists, scientific researchers, and gut experts that have graced the show over the years. After 8+ years and 500+ conversations, I’ve compiled a vast library of bankable, timeless information and advice. As a steward of this archive, I feel a responsibility to convert the best of it into a more helpful, productive, accessible, and practical resource. As an initial step toward this goal, I will be periodically offering curated wisdom focused on a specific theme or subject (as opposed to a guest). This episode is an embryonic experiment in doing just that—the first in what will be an evolving series of deep dives, commencing with this microbiome intensive courtesy of the following collection of past podcast gut health expert guests (all hyperlinked to their respective full episodes): * Robynne Chutkan, M.D. * Ara Katz and Raja Dhir * Zach Bush, M.D. * Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D. * Will Bulsiewicz, M.D. The visually inclined can watch it unfold on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. I sincerely hope you find this experiment helpful and instructive. Peace + Plants, Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts Thanks to this week’s sponsors: Calm: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life with guided meditations, sleep stories, and more. Right now, my listeners can get a special limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today! Four Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious mushroom brews and elixirs made with only the highest quality adaptogens and easy to take on the go. To try ‘em out visit foursigmatic.com/roll and use the discount code ROLL to get 10% off your order. Public Goods: One version of every essential in one place. Healthy, high quality, sustainable and affordable home goods, personal care products, and premium pantry staples. Everything is ethically sourced and free of harmful additives. The folks at Public Goods are generously giving listeners of the show $15 to spend on their first purchase — just go to publicgoods.com/RICHROLL or use code RICHROLL at checkout. Outerknown: Founded by pro-surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown creates high quality, sustainably produced, and great looking men’s and women’s clothes, ethically manufactured in the world’s cleanest solar-powered factory. When you’re ready to amp up your wardrobe with awesome sustainable duds, go to outerknown.com and enter my code ROLL at checkout to get 25% off your full-price order. SHOW NOTES: Guests featured in this episode (all hyperlinked to their respective episodes) include: * Robynne Chutkan, M.D. * Ara Katz and Raja Dhir * Zach Bush, M.D. * Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D. * Will Bulsiewicz, M.D. I'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vc There are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single week Subscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously! Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu. Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media. Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 24 min
Finding Genius Podcast
Finding Genius Podcast
Richard Jacobs
More Tools in the Type 1 Diabetes Belt with Michael J. Haller
Fascinating and frustrating: two words that Dr. Haller uses to describe researching how type 1 diabetes evolves within the human endocrine system. Type 1 diabetes stands at the top of pediatric endocrinology diseases, and Dr. Haller tells listeners about exciting developments in delaying, modifying, and preventing type 1 progression. Listen and learn * What evidence in endocrinology and diabetes research shows type 1 as essentially a heterogeneous disease, * What trends and differences appear in adult versus juvenile onset of type 1 diabetes, and * Which endocrinology diabetes therapies are in the works, including the first ever FDA-labeled drug capable of "changing the natural history of type 1 diabetes." Michael J. Haller, MD, is a professor and Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Florida. He specializes in type 1 diabetes mellitus research and clinical work. What causes type 1? Well, that's part of the challenge. Triggers range from genetic to environmental to some mix of both, and Dr. Haller's research grapples with these complex pathways to disease onset. Because it has so many potential combinations of causes, using general approaches and treatments for everyone who is at risk for or has type 1 just doesn't cut it. Various treatments through immunotherapy is his current passion, and he tells listeners of its tremendous potential. For example, he and his colleagues have been looking at drugs that are already out in the market used to treat other diseases like lupus, seeing if they can be applied to affecting the metamorphosis of type 1. Immunotherapy offers a wide spectrum, from suppression to more immune-modulatory effects. In fact, his lab has developed the first drug to delay and prevent type 1 in high risk patients—and it's on course to be the first therapy to get an FDA label for changing the progression of type 1 diabetes. Meanwhile, research continues into how causes come into play, and he describes various approaches, from examining pancreases through a type 1 organ donation program to imaging pancreases in living patients. There's a lot to parse in this research and the work has only just begun, but so far the size of the pancreas seems to be a significant factor: they are still working on determining if that's an outcome or cause, but pancreases that come from type 1 patients tend to be about 50% smaller than average. They're also looking at the exocrine region to see if it has a role. Listen in for exciting ways researchers are making progress in treating this complex disease. For more about these projects, see diabetes.ufl.edu. Available on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2Os0myK
33 min
Finding Mastery
Finding Mastery
Dr. Michael Gervais
Alexi Pappas on Overcoming Depression and Improving Mental Health
This week’s conversation is with Alexi Pappas, an Olympic runner and an award-winning actor and writer. A Greek-American, Alexi is the Greek national record holder in the 10,000 meters. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and also ran for the University of Oregon as a 5th year, leading the team to two NCAA victories. Alexi has been profiled on the cover of the New York Times Sports Page, in Rolling Stone, on NPR's All Things Considered, and was also featured on the cover of Runner's World Magazine's 50th anniversary issu, named as one of the two faces of the "new boom" in running. Her memoir-in-essays, "Bravey," with a foreword by Maya Rudolph was just released – and it’s the reason I wanted to have this conversation. Now more than ever – mental health is at the forefront of what so many of us are dealing with. My hope is that Alexi’s story – one of overcoming depression and seeing a grander version of what her future could look like can help you or a loved one get through any challenges of your own. This is not an easy time... but maybe… this conversation inspires you, that you have more inside you, and reminds you that you’re not alone in this. ----- Please support our partners! We're able to keep growing and creating content for YOU because of their support. We believe in their mission and would appreciate you supporting them in return!! To take advantage of deals from our partners, head to http://www.findingmastery.net/partners where you'll find all discount links and codes mentioned in the podcast.
1 hr 13 min
The Expat Files: Living in Latin America
The Expat Files: Living in Latin America
Progressive Radio Network
EXPAT FILES - 01.17.21
Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1023, SUN, JAN 17 (01-17-21) JOHNNY’S JANUARY 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY: The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, just when things were calming down, the “usual suspect’ Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) have once again decided to arbitrarily place heavier restrictions on airports and arbitrarily imposing new lockdown restrictions (i.e. Soviet style house arrests). The excuse this time being an imminent so-called 2nd wave. Stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates- (estimated to be in March or April) when US and Latin America airports start accepting the cheap (1 to 3 dollar) rapid 5 minute paper strip Cov-idiot test that is now used and widely accepted in Asia and Europe and projected to be in international use in March or April . #1- Pulling the plug on Latin American Social Media- like WhatsApp: Yes, if you live in Latin America you really must have WhatsApp or you might as well live in a cave. By all means download it and use it to talk to the plumber and cleaning lady. Then also download a much more secure app (like Signal or Telegram) and use it for private conversations and sensitive communications. However, note that Latinos will think you are nuts if you try to explain why you have two chat apps.. so don’t bother to mention it. #2- Will Govts kill Bitcoin and Crypto? Well they had their chance to strangle them when cryptocurrencies were in their infancy. But back then, lard-ass politicos didn’t take the crypto world seriously. They just laughed and said crypto was a joke or pyramid scheme. But now, crypto has matured, is sophisticated and institutional investors are piling in ... an now its way too big (and too international) to kill. #3- Cov-Idiot and travel update: Traveling in the Cov-idiot world is the subject of today’s first “boots on the ground“ story #4- 2020 Latin American “Hall of Shame” winners: #5- Lies and fibs about Latin America that only freah green gringos, naive newbees and couch potatoes tend to believe: #6- Get a 100% legal (and well respected) 2nd Country Passport online and in just 60 days! The Corona virus has killed Latin American and Caribbean Island tourism so tax revenues have dried up. Governments are broke and a small few have reacted by offering passport by investment programs. I have personally vetted the best legit one. Amazingly, you can apply online without wasting time or repeatedly flying back and forth to the country. That’s a first! For details email; theexpatfiles@gmail.com and listen to the complete explanation outlined in “The Expat Files” show program aired on June 28, 2020. #7- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don’t feeling quite confident enough to dive in? Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he’s been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at: bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com #8- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT": The new edition for 2020 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.
28 min
Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Tom Bilyeu
Get Your Biology to Work for You Instead of Against You | Steven Kotler on Conversations with Tom
Check out our sponsors Butcher Box: New members will get 1 rack of St. Louis style ribs, one pack of bacon, and a pack of pulled pork for free in their first box by going to butcherbox.com/IMPACT Podcorn: Learn more at https://podcorn.com/podcasters/ Athletic Greens: Go to athleticgreens.com/impact and receive a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! Teachable: teachable.com/impact Do you feel as if you have plateaued in life and are finding it difficult to grow beyond your current state? Do you want to unlock your full potential within, achieve peak performance, and truly become your optimal self? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, award-winning journalist and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective Steven Kotler joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore how you can set forth a plan to overcoming your limitations and truly unlock your best-optimal self. They discuss what the habit of inferiority is, the powerful philosophy of Nietzsche, the skills needed to master peak performance, the importance of setting goals, the beauty of overcoming hard things, where wisdom truly comes from, how to avoid calcification of your imagination, why you sometimes need to think inside the box, the connection between creativity and your mood, and much more.   Pre-order Steven’s latest book, ‘The Art of Impossible’: https://stevenkotler.samcart.com/products/art-of-impossible-book/?undefined   SHOW NOTES: Inferiority | Steven breaks down what the habit of inferiority is. [0:16] Nietzsche | Steven discusses the philosophy of becoming extraordinary. [2:50] Superman | Steven discusses how Nietzsche defined becoming your best version. [6:33] Skills | Steven discusses what we must master to achieve peak performance. [8:52] Art | Steven reveals why he believes peak performance is more of an art than a science. [11:19] Hard-Wired | Steven reveals why biology, not personality, scales. [15:58] Flow | Steven reveals the five key flow triggers to pursuing your optimal self. [21:27] Goals | Steven reveals the power of setting goals and how to approach them. [28:50] Hard Things | Steven reveals why we are hard-wired to overcome difficult things. [30:18] Handling Criticism | Steven reveals how he overcomes adversity and push-back. [35:09] Direction | Steven shares how to not get knocked away from your conviction. [39:17] Development | Steven shares what’s special about his early years in life. [44:14] Growing | Steven shares how as we grow older, who we are becomes clearer. [49:46] Wisdom | Steven discusses what wisdom and genius truly is and how to attain it. [52:33] Imagination | Steven reveals how to avoid the calcification of imagination. [56:25] Disagreement | Steven shares how he approaches criticism within his team. [58:40] Journey | Steven shares his journey to finding his purpose. [1:01:03] Art | Steven shares some of the craziest performance art he’s experienced. [1:03:30] Inside The Box | Steven discusses how you can hack your own creativity. [1:18:20] Creativity | Steven reveals the connection between your mood and creativity. [1:14:23] Substances | Steven reveals if substances can expand your mind and creativity. [1:20:40] Connect | Steven shares how you can connect and continue to follow him. [1:29:59]   QUOTES:   “Man is something to overcome. What have you done today to overcome him?” [7:22]   “Goal setting is both about driving motivation and filtering reality. Our goals filter our reality. When you don’t have goals set properly, you will not notice the opportunities, like you literally won’t see them…”[41:16]   “When you’re young, your potential is infinite. You can be anything really. You could be Einstein. You might be DiMaggio..” [51:38]   FOLLOW STEVEN: Website: artofimpossible.com Website: stevenkotler.com Website: passionrecipe.com Twitter: twitter.com/steven_kotler Facebook: facebook.com/KotlerSteven/ LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/steven-kotler-4305b110/ Instagram: instagram.com/kotler.steven
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Nucleus Investment Insights
Nucleus Investment Insights
Nucleus Wealth
4.03 Will Biden cause Market boom or bust? | Nucleus Investment Insights
Will Joe Biden cause Markets to boom or bust? Nucleus Wealth's Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith and Head of Advice Tim Fuller will seek to answer this in today's episode View the presentation slides: https://nucleuswealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Biden-boom.pptx-1.pdf President Joe plans to begin immediately unwinding his predecessor’s policies on immigration, climate and other issues on Wednesday with at least 15 executive actions. With these changes comes the promise of $1.9 Trillion in new stimulus to help the economy steady itself as it grapples with overcoming the pandemic. On the agenda: Senate impasse or not? Stimulus & Policies Minimum wage Bidencare Tax hike To listen in podcast form click here: https://nucleuswealth.com/podcasts/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=podcast Get an obligation-free portfolio recommendation to see how we would invest for you: https://portal.nucleuswealth.com/register/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=podcast Learn more about the hosts: https://nucleuswealth.com/people/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=podcast Find us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/NucleusWealth/ https://twitter.com/NucleusWealth https://linkedin.com/company/nucleuswealth Nucleus Wealth is an Australian Investment & Superannuation fund that can help you reach your financial goals through transparent, low cost, ethically tailored portfolios. To find out more head to https://nucleuswealth.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=podcast. The information on this podcast contains general information and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Damien Klassen and Tim Fuller are an authorised representative of Nucleus Wealth Management. Nucleus Wealth is a business name of Nucleus Wealth Management Pty Ltd (ABN 54 614 386 266 ) and is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Nucleus Advice Pty Ltd - AFSL 515796 #biden #investing #investmentmarkets
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STEM-Talk
STEM-Talk
Dawn Kernagis and Ken Ford
Episode 117: Julie Anderson talks about her research into aging and neurodegenerative diseases
Our guest today is Dr. Julie Andersen, who is best known for her research into aging and age-related diseases. A professor at the Buck Institute Buck Institute for Research on Aging, an independent biomedical research institute that researches ways to extend the healthy years of life, Julie and her colleagues at Buck have focused on understanding the underlying age-related processes driving neurodegenerative diseases in order to identify novel therapeutics. Because our conversation with Julie was so fascinating and long, we have divided it into two parts. In today’s part one of her interview, we talk to Julie about her youth and early career. We also talk to her about the potential of of rapamycin to protect brain cells and mitochondria in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease as well as her thoughts about the Amyloid Cascade Hypothesis. In part two, which will go live in a few weeks, we have an in-depth conversation with Julie about her research into the neuroprotective properties of urolithin A. In terms of Julie’s background, she received her Ph.D. from UCLA and did her post-doc in the department of neurology at Harvard. In 2000 Julie joined the Buck Institute. Show notes: [00:03:33] Dawn opens the interview asking if it is true that Julie was a quiet kid who normally sat in the back of the classroom. [00:03:52] Dawn mentions that Julie was born in Montana but that she grew up in northern Idaho. Dawn asks what it was that brought Julie’s family to Idaho. [00:04:29] Dawn asks Julie what interests she had growing up. [00:05:05] Ken remarks on the fact that one of Julie’s favorite books is a biography of Clementine, Winston Churchill’s wife, and asks where Julie’s interest in Clementine came from. [00:05:46] Dawn mentions that for Julie’s undergraduate degree, she went to Washington State University, where her father was a professor. Dawn asks if Julie knew from the start that she was going to focus her undergraduate studies on plant physiology. [00:07:03] Ken asks Julie took her to UCLA for her Ph.D. [00:08:16] Dawn asks Julie what led to travel across the country to Boston for her post-doc. [00:09:26] Julie explains why she eventually returned to California after her Ph.D. [00:11:32] Dawn asks Julie to tell the story of how meeting someone she described as “a fellow nerd” at an aging conference eventually led her to taking a position at the Buck Institute. [00:14:34] Ken remarks that Julie must like working at the Buck, given she has remained there for the last 20 years. Julie describes what is it about the Buck Institute that makes it such a special place. [00:17:51] Dawn mentions that for the past 20 years, Julie and her lab at Buck have looked at a lot of different aspects of neurodegeneration, with a heavier concentration on autophagy in the past five years. Dawn goes on to mention that Julie has especially been investigating a natural bioactive known as urolithin A. Before diving into all of this work specifically, Dawn asks Julie, what drew her to the study of neurodegeneration to begin with. [00:19:55] Ken asks what prompted Julie’s current focus on autophagy. [00:24:11] Dawn explains that degradation of damaged mitochondria via lysosomal autophagy is a key cellular pathway in the maintenance of mitochondrial homeostasis.  Disruption of this pathway contributes to the progressive cell loss that is associated with Parkinson’s disease. She goes on to mention that Julie published the results of a study in 2015that found rapamycin can protect brain cells and mitochondria in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease. Julie explains the significance of this study and talks about the importance of rapamycin in the research of therapies for Parkinson’s disease. [00:30:44] Dawn asks Julie to explain the concept, and the significance of, transcription factor EB (TFEB), which is a protein that is encoded in humans by the TFEB gene, and is a master regulator of autophagy and lysosom...
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