#133 BITESIZE | Why Kindness Is Contagious and How to Make It Spread | David Hamilton
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Every act of kindness is significant and has more impact than you can imagine.

Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my best former guests. This week’s guest is pharmacist-turned-author Dr David Hamilton.

David explains why kindness is contagious and how just one small act of kindness is proven to have a ripple effect that reaches over 100 more people.

When you’re kind to someone, it’s not just that person who benefits. Kindness makes you happier. It’s good for your heart and helps support your immune system. It slows ageing and it also improves relationships. He explains why your kindness matters and how you can take up the 7 Day Kindness Challenge. Kindness is important now more than ever – let’s help it spread.

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The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast
The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast
Dr Rupy Aujla
#85 The Brain Series (Part 3 of 3). Transforming your Brain with Dr Tara Swart
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1 hr 12 min
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Mo Gawdat
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Plant Proof -  Evidence based nutrition
Plant Proof - Evidence based nutrition
Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories
Is grass-fed beef good for our planet?
n* Episode 116* I sit down with *Environmental Researcher Nicholas Carter* to talk further about grass-fed beef and planetary health. *Specifically we cover:* 1 - Results from a new peer-reviewed study on White Oaks Pasture, a farm that for years has claimed their beef is carbon negative. 2 - The importance of rewilding for cooling our planet 3 - How changing the foods we eat can help free up land to be rewilded and protect existing forests 4 - The GHG footprint of our food - how important is transport in this conversation? Beef versus Avocado as an example. 5 - The UK's Regenuary movement and some of their claims 6 - and much more *Resources:* * John Hokpkins University study published in 2020 which combined data from 140 countries and identified the single greatest way for someone to lower the GHG footprint of their diet was by adopting a vegan diet. Next best was a vegan diet with insects and molluscs and then a two-thirds vegan diet (2 vegan meals and snacks a day with one meal containing animal products). * You want to reduce the carbon footprint of your food? Focus on what you eat, not whether your food is local. Article by Hannah Ritchie * Author of White Oaks Pastures study acknowledging that their beef is NOT carbon negative and such claims are false.*My Book:* My book is coming out early 2021 published with Penguin - I cannot wait to share with you. In the lead up the launch I am going to share information about the title, cover, ways to win a copy, live event dates, free e-books etc. Register your email here so I can keep you up to date. *Want to support the show?* The single best way you can support the show is by leaving a review on Apple podcast app - it only takes a few minutes and would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance. *Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Sports Physiotherapist * Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof Podcast Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter
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Ordinary Vegan Podcast
Nancy Montuori
Ordinary Vegan Podcast #94-Arsenic In Rice - Should You Be Concerned?
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19 min
The Exam Room by the Physicians Committee
The Exam Room by the Physicians Committee
Physicians Committee
Overfed and Under Nourished: Too Much Fat, Too Little Nutrition | Dr. Andrew Freeman
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39 min
The Ultimate Health Podcast
The Ultimate Health Podcast
Jesse Chappus
388: Steven Kotler on Flow, Recovering From Lyme Disease, Psychedelics, & The Art of Impossible
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1 hr 18 min
The Darin Olien Show
The Darin Olien Show
Darin Olien
58. Marta Zaraska on How Kindness and Connection Keeps You Young
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53 min
Good Life Project
Good Life Project
Jonathan Fields / Wondery
Tara Brach | Wisdom For Anxious Times
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1 hr 7 min
Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
Dhru Purohit
How to Prevent Cancer (Minisode #21)
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23 min
Feeling Good Podcast | TEAM-CBT - The New Mood Therapy
Feeling Good Podcast | TEAM-CBT - The New Mood Therapy
David Burns, MD
226: The “Great Death” in a Corporate / Institutional Setting
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56 min
Psychologists Off The Clock
Psychologists Off The Clock
Diana Hill, Debbie Sorensen, Yael Schonbrun & Jill Stoddard
#181 Stop Avoiding Stuff with Matt Boone
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56 min
The One You Feed
The One You Feed
Eric Zimmer|Wondery
371: Maggie Smith on Writing for Healing
Maggie Smith is a poet whose work has been widely published, anthologized, and has appeared in Best American Poetry, the New York Times, The New Yorker and elsewhere.  Her latest book, Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change, a collection of essays and quotes, is a national bestseller.  In this episode, Maggie and Eric discuss this new book and how for her, writing poetry is having a conversation with herself, problem solving, and healing on paper.  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, Maggie Smith and I discuss Writing for Healing and… * Her book, Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change * The dark time in her life that gave birth to her growth * How hope is imaginative and necessary if you’re to come out of difficulty * The role of endurance in healing * Gratitude as a practice even in the darkest times * That big life changes are often identity issues that cause us to ask “who am I now?” * Another meaning to the phrase “it’s always something!” * The reality that we pave the path of the future one step at a time * Her experience as a recovering pessimist * The difference between her poetry and her essays * The role of setting in her poetry * How it never feels good in the long run to have done the wrong thing * Post Traumatic Growth Maggie Smith Links: maggiesmithpoet.com Instagram Twitter KiwiCo: The subscription service that sends your child hands-on science, art, and geography projects each month to build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Get 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line with the promo code FEED at www.KiwiCo.com FitTrack Dara Smart Scale: It accurately measures 17 vital health metrics including body composition, hydration levels, and so much more. Stop measuring weight and start measuring health with FitTrack. Go to www.getfittrack.com/wolf to get 50% off your order – plus! for a limited time, you’ll save an additional 10%!  Calm App: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life through meditations and sleep stories. Join the 85 million people around the world who use Calm to get better sleep. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolf If you enjoyed this conversation with Maggie Smith on Writing for Healing, you might also enjoy these other episodes: Writing as a Path to Awakening with Albert Flynn DeSilver Power of Poetry with Ellen Bass
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