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Eric Zimmer

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Eric Zimmer is a behavior coach and host of the One You Feed podcast. Eric joins Sophia on the podcast to talk about how he went from struggling with a heroin addiction, alcoholism, and homelessness, to turning his life around, rebelling against masculinity, his spiritual habits program, and so much more! Sponsors:MeUndies:To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to: MeUndies.com/WIPSkillshare: Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/WIP and get a one-month free trial of Premium MembershipDroplette: Use code WIP at droplette.io to save $50 on your new Droplette deviceExecutive Producers: Sophia Bush & Rabbit Grin ProductionsAssociate Producers: Samantha Skelton & Mica SangiacomoEditor: Josh WindischArtwork by the Hoodzpah SistersThis show is brought to you by Brilliant AnatomySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 31mins

31 Aug 2021

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#345 Eric Zimmer: Act Your Way Into Right Thinking

Ctrl Alt Delete

Eric Zimmer is a behaviour coach, author and hosts the award-winning podcast, The One You Feed, one of my favourite podcasts, based on an old parable about two wolves at battle within us. With over 300 episodes and over 13 million downloads, the show features conversations with experts across many different topics, authors, psychotherapists, doctors, teachers, really fascinating people who know a lot about their field about how to create a life that has less suffering and more fulfilment and meaning.  His story of finding a way to recover from addiction and build a life worth living for himself is incredibly inspiring, and has been featured in the media including TedX, Mind Body Green, the BBC and Brain Pickings. I am so grateful to Eric for coming on Ctrl Alt Delete - hope you enjoy our conversation! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Jul 2021

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Eric Zimmer | From The One You Feed on Spiritual Habits

In Search of Wisdom

In this episode, I speak to Eric Zimmer the host of The One You Feed Podcast. Eric is a behavior coach, author, and someone deeply inspired by the quest to understand how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live.  In the episode, Eric and I discuss: The One You Feed Podcast The Spiritual Habits programHow to create lasting change in our livesWhy spiritual principles matter How to become more aware of our choicesThe practice of Zen and much more Connect with Eric Zimmer:Homepage: oneyoufeed.net/Twitter: twitter.com/oneyoufeedInstagram: instagram.com/one_you_feed/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 


7 Jul 2021

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Eric Zimmer (BOV) – The One you Feed

Vroom Vroom Veer with Jeff Smith

Eric Zimmer (BOV) is an inspiration to me.  Listening to his podcast is like free therapy that I didn't even know I needed...so for sure "best of" material.  This conversation goes to the darker places of life, but manages to walk back up the stairs into more light-hearted chat as well.  You might need some tissues, but  you will be laughing along the way.Eric has built companies for 15 years, and work in technology longer.  He led major software programs for Fortune 20 companies and he started his own Solar Energy company.   The most cool project Eric is rocking now is The One You Feed podcast, named "Best of iTunes" in 2014.Eric Zimmer (BOV) Vroom Vroom Veer Stories Eric pointed out that increasing the frequency of moving from Vroom to Veer...like daily is a worthy goal. In Eric Zimmer's experience, that longer the Vroom Vroom period, the more dramatic the VEER can become. The Tim Ferriss podcast Episode #2 included a chat about a martial artist who likes to win in "transition" between moves and holds.Eric Zimmer (BOV) Addiction to getting Sober 24 years old homeless, living in a van sleeping on a couch in the back of the van that he picked up out of a dumpster This went on for about 7 years of drinking and drugging. Eric was too numb and was seeking highs from drugs and drinking. Downward spiral of getting high, and feeling bad...trying to get sober. He was dying and headed for jail. One day he was arrested, lost his job, and his van and he didn't have anywhere else to go. So he checked in to re-hab... The treatment center suggested that he should do the 28-day treatment program...1st he said no... Later he changed his mind because he had a moment of clarity and knew he would die if he went back out into the world. The problem was his strategy of dealing with life.Eric Zimmer (BOV) Depression and Feeling bad Eric was thinkin "I don't like the way I feel, I want to feel different" and using drugs to feel different. Realizing that having a mood or feeling bad is ok and it's not an emergency. When in reactive, addicted mode, there is a feeling of panic when one feels bad..one feels compelled to take some action, be that a cigarette, sex, tv, food, drugs, beer what have you. Eric learned that emotions are not emergencies. If we are not so afraid of emotions we can just let them be. From Pema Chodron's book "getting unstuck" , "Shenpa" is like triggered into fight or flight mode. Some awareness will help you steer back to a better state.Did that detox Stick? Yes, but after a relapse.  He went and got high...then he went back to 28-day treatment. One day at a time, is the commitment in recovery. Book called "The tools" A concept of "exoneration"  The idea that the day will come where I have done what I needed to do and life will be easy moving forward.  Sort of wishing for a life without sadness or problems, but that will never be. He will have problems but we don't need to struggle so much. It's our resistance to problems that cause most of the pain and struggle.All the Rage Episode of One you feed talking with Michael Galinsky about the work of Dr. John SarnoJob to layoff He got a job at compuserve in customer service He got promoted into corporate training. AOL bought compuserve and Eric got laid off. Invested severance pay into some IT training and he got into internet start ups. This pattern of employment ending abruptly continued to the point where Eric started to welcome the changes.What happened in the Dark Hallway between Door? You act your way into right action Emotions can't be directly controlled. Thoughts and behavior can be directly controlled, emotions can only be influenced not directly controlled. He learned to keep going and have faith.Failing back into Addiction Eric took a trip on Hedonistic Treadmill and started drifting away from recovery after his 1st wife left him.

1hr 7mins

5 Jul 2021

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85: Eric Zimmer, Guest Explorer

Awareness Explorers

In this episode we talk to Eric Zimmer, host of The One You Feed podcast, about how to create good spiritual habits through support, emotional regulation, acceptance, and finding the middle way. • Includes a guided meditation helping us to experience body sensations, hearing, and breathing in one field of awareness. To learn more about Eric Zimmer please visit: oneyoufeed.net https://www.oneyoufeed.net/ Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. Feedspot calls Awareness Explorers one of the "Best Spiritual Podcasts on the Planet." Here's their list of the Top Spiritual Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/spiritual_podcasts/ To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit https://findinghappiness.com/ and https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian

1hr 7mins

18 Jun 2021

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Increasing Catholic Identity at University of St Francis - Fr. Eric Zimmer

Redeemer Radio Features

Kyle Heimann sits down with Fr./Dr./President Eric Zimmer to discuss his first year as President at the University of St. Francis.-Was he slow to make changes?-What does a Catholic education offer?-What are they doing to increase the Catholics Identity?http://sf.eduhttp://redeemerradio.com


9 Jun 2021

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Behaviour Coach Eric Zimmer on Feeding Your Inner Wolf | The Mental Corner Podcast

The Mental Corner Podcast

Eric is a behavioural coach, a Certified Interfaith Spiritual Director and the host of the award-winning podcast “The One You Feed”. His project “The Spiritual Habits Program” helps bring together habit building science and spiritual principle wisdom to help create spiritual habits in his clients’ lives.   The Mental Corner Podcast is a show hosted by Harry Potvin where guests from all different backgrounds come on weekly and discuss the many different aspects of Mental Health and how we can change society, and ourselves for the better.     Eric's Socials:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/one_you_feed/ Website: https://www.oneyoufeed.net Twitter: https://twitter.com/oneyoufeed/ Harry's Socials:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thementalcorner/


25 Mar 2021

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Eric Zimmer - Trance Is Here Ep 095 (Ayham52 Guestmix)

Ayham52's Mixes

Let's catch up with a few shows missed over the last few days on Experience Trance Eric Zimmer Music. Trance is Here Ep 095 (Ayham52 Guestmix) As Eric Zimmer edges closed to the milestone 100th episode he welcomes yet another great guest mixer on this months Trance is here show. Hour 1 is filled with tracks from Will Atkinson, Alex M.O.R.P.H, Christopher Corriga and more, before guest Ayham52 takes over in hour 2 FOLLOW Eric Zimmer Facebook - www.facebook.com/Ericzimmermusic Facebook - www.facebook.com/Tranceishere Twitter - www.Twitter.com/Ericzimmermusic Soundcloud - Soundcloud.com/Ericzimmermusic Follow Ayham52 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ayham52official MixCloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/AyhaM52 Hearthis.at: https://hearthis.at/ayham52/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AyhaM52 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ayham52.official Twitter: https://twitter.com/DJAyham52 #ExperienceTrance #TranceisHere

1hr 59mins

7 Mar 2021

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Eric Zimmer - Intentionally Creating the Lives We Want to Live

Age Thoughtfully with Marissa Kennerson

A behavior coach, podcast host, and author, Eric Zimmer is endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live.At the age of 24, Eric was homeless, addicted to heroin and facing long jail sentences. In the years since he has found a way to recover from addiction and build a life worth living for himself.Eric works as a behavior coach and has done so for the past 20 years. He has coached hundreds of people from around the world on how to make significant life changes and create habits that serve them well in achieving the goals they’ve set for themselves.In addition to his work as a behavior coach, he currently hosts the award-winning podcast, The One You Feed, based on an old parable about two wolves at battle within us. With over 300 episodes and over 13 million downloads, the show features conversations with experts across many fields of study about how to create a life that has less suffering and more fulfillment and meaning.Guests on the show include scientists, authors, researchers, teachers, thought leaders, spiritual gurus, and public figures and all offer practical, actionable wisdom that listeners can readily apply to their daily lives in order to act their way into a better experience of living.His story and his work have been featured in the media including TedX, Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal, the BBC and Brain Pickings.Eric's Three Tips for Aging Thoughtfully1. One of my most basic tips is that I have to be moving my body. Exercise for me is so fundamental to my mental, emotional and (as I age) physical well-being. I would be lost without that one. As I get older, I feel like I can let that one slide less and less.2. Foster connection: I am intentionally leaving that very broad. We can connect to so many different things, but I do think connection is at the heart of a good life. Typically that connection will not only be to one thing but a variety of things. Some of things might be people, that’s a pretty common one. Our own spiritual ideas – that’s an important connection. Connection to things that we enjoy doing. Fostering connection in different aspects of our lives is really important. After doing 300 episodes of the One You Feed you could almost boil it down to exercise and connect. An over- simplification that holds truth.3. Find things that you enjoy doing! Have things that you like to do that are also restorative in some way. Leisure activities that are mindless and unsatisfying (scrolling through Facebook or binging Netflix) are not bad, but they are not very nourishing or regenerating.  Conversely, we try to stock our leisure time with things that are very edifying like meditation and yoga – which are all important. I recently have been thinking how important it is to have things that sit in between those two. Things we really enjoy doing but also provide us with edification, relaxation and regeneration. I think the typical word for this would have been a hobby. Otherwise you might be spending a lot of time in leisure – but doing things that wear you out. You feel tired and empty after. The other side – shoving in things that are rigorous practices – might not let us rewind. For me, this is playing the guitar.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/agethoughtfully/support


2 Sep 2020

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197. Eric Zimmer - How to Create Change in Your Life

Nick Carrier's Best You Podcast

Eric Zimmer is a behavior coach, author, and the host of The One You Feed Podcast. He is endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live. _ Learn more about Eric! Website: www.oneyoufeed.net The One You Feed on Instagram: @one_you_feed The One You Feed on Twitter: @oneyoufeed The One You Feed on Facebook: @1ufeed In this episode, Learn about: 3:29 - 4:33: Getting arrested and getting launched onto his recovery journey  8:25 - 10:21: The 2 things that need to occur for people to be sparked to make a change: combination of consequences and hope 17:11 - 20:49: The gap between knowing what to do and doing it: 1. Tactical aspects 2. Emotional regulation 21:43 - 25:43: Reasons for distraction. Stay a little bit longer with the discomfort  27:34 - 32:20: The importance of Self-compassion. Addiction as a learning disorder 36:21 - 36:43: What most people are looking for — to learn to be less reactive.  38:26 - 43:04: How to be less reactive — Time in silence, breathing. Realizing you’re about to react. Work on self-awareness. 46:18 - 48:51: How to flip a negative emotion into a positive one __ Eric’s 3 things to get closer to his best self: Better Understand my Energy Profile Write everyday More consistently go out in nature


17 Aug 2020