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Rank #195 in Mental Health category

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How The Mind/Body Connection Can Help You Achieve Well-Being

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Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - May 18 2020
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Kevin & Wes, host of the Healthy Mind Fit Body podcast, highlights all aspects of mental health and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Obsessed with this podcast!

By chels hadley - Mar 14 2020
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I love that these guys focus on the mental side of health and that loving yourself is a first in the journey. They encourage healthy lifestyle choices and changes made from a position of self-love and not shame in where you currently are. Very easy to follow along in conversation and even soothing to listen to. 5 out of 5 stars for me!

iTunes Ratings

193 Ratings
Average Ratings
132
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22
4
13

Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - May 18 2020
Read more
Kevin & Wes, host of the Healthy Mind Fit Body podcast, highlights all aspects of mental health and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Obsessed with this podcast!

By chels hadley - Mar 14 2020
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I love that these guys focus on the mental side of health and that loving yourself is a first in the journey. They encourage healthy lifestyle choices and changes made from a position of self-love and not shame in where you currently are. Very easy to follow along in conversation and even soothing to listen to. 5 out of 5 stars for me!
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Healthy Mind Fit Body

Latest release on Jul 06, 2020

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Rank #1: 103 – Mastering habits

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(duration 15:41) In this episode we discuss the nature of habits and how we can formulate enriching strategies that can last a lifetime. This entails learning how to meet needs without the usual costs or sacrifices. This is our third and last part in our series covering the mental aspects that lead to life transformations. …

Jan 17 2016

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Rank #2: 35 – The real belly fat cure

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(duration 17:12) In this show we discuss the latest mainstream acknowledgement of what we’ve been saying all along: excess carbs (i.e., high insulin levels) have bad health effects, not saturated fat. We also explore The Belly Fat Cure, a book by Jorge Cruise, fitness guru and nutrition coach. He’s brought a message that’s quite similar …

Jun 06 2010

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Rank #3: 116 – Self-leadership

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(duration 30:09) In this episode we offer a summary of the nature of internal critical parts via the Internal Family Systems perspective. They can be viewed from the standpoint of managing exiled wounded aspects of us that got overwhelmed or harmed a long time ago. In turn, when others are critical of us and our …

Apr 12 2017

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Rank #4: 119 – Liberation from shame pathways

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(duration 43:57) We’re finally back in the saddle (apologies for the delay!). As we’ve let the show age like a fine primal wine, we share news that Kevin is departing and that Wes will continue solo (sometimes w/ guests) for at least the next year. In this episode we explore parts of a couple informative …

Nov 23 2017

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Rank #5: 102 – Finding your motivation

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(duration 10:04) Another short episode (2 of 3 in our series), in which we cover some of the possibly overlooked aspects of motivation. We’ll be exploring these vital aspects much more in our new course called Burn Fat For Life. Stay tuned for the next two episodes… Please Like our new page on Facebook! http://facebook.com/burnfatforlife

Jan 16 2016

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Rank #6: 76 – The nature of self-control

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(duration 22:42) In this show we discuss the process of staying focused on your healthy lifestyle choices. It’s not a matter of using either sheer will power or “tricks” to stay on track with your dietary goals. Having a “Zen-like focus” isn’t as important as getting in touch with your feelings and needs, so that …

Jul 12 2011

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Rank #7: 66 – Weight loss behaviors and mindset

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(duration 24:12)This show we start out with a discussion of natural movement from my recent hiking experiences, and then we delve into an article by SciAm about behaviors that do and don’t contribute to weight loss. It’s important to find foods that are tasty substitutes for the not-so-healthy foods we typically grew up eating; that …

Mar 05 2011

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Rank #8: 4 – Hungry Girl should eat more saturated fat

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(duration 20:37) Eat Yourself Thin by Hungry Girl – ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=8576093 Watch out for all the processed carbs in stores; instead, shop the perimeter of the grocery store 7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2009/09/06/saturated-fat/ Lowering carb intake while increasing fat intake will tend to improve your blood readings The triglycerides/HDL ratio is …

Oct 01 2009

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Rank #9: 93 – Grocery shopping and eating your veggies

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(duration 29:58)In this show we discuss a trip to the grocery store, providing some insights regarding such things as coconut milk, meats, and peanut butter. As far as vegetables go, studies have shown that they’ve declined in micronutrient content over the last few decades. So, don’t skimp on them and preferably look for slightly healthier …

Jun 16 2012

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Rank #10: 47 – Losing weight steps and missteps

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(duration 16 min) In this shorter show we cover the challenges of being an olympian and the nature of self-identification, followed by a critique of a mainstream article on losing weight. Again, the calorie theory of weight loss rears it’s ugly head. We once again note the insulin factor in fat gain and storage. I …

Sep 10 2010

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Rank #11: 3 – Do French Women Get Fat?

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(duration 22:31) Their health and eating habits may be getting worse… Myth Buster: Don’t French Women Get Fat? by Siobhan Roth http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourhealth/healthyliving/articles/myth_buster_don_t_french_women_get_fat_.html French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guilano http://www.bestdietforme.com/dietbooks/FrenchWomenDontGetFat.htm Key take-aways: 1) Stay hydrated 2) Practice awareness, planning, and moderation 3) The right types of snacking are good, such as nuts, which are …

Sep 21 2009

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Rank #12: 56 – Man v. food, metabolic advantage

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(duration 16:06) In this show, we follow up with last week’s episode discussing the junk food diet and calories. We also explore excessive calorie consumption in relation to Adam, the host of Man v. Food on the Travel Channel. Needless to say, “getting the t-shirt” takes a toll on the body. Did paleo humans eat …

Nov 21 2010

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Rank #13: 6 – Food rewards and punishments

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(duration 16:52) Make sure you get enough vitamin D production from sunlight (or use supplements) How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need? http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig5/mercola7.1.1.html Why do people “reward” themselves with junk food? To be part of the group? To fit in? To not be labeled “too healthy”? Individuality and independence are keys to health Some …

Oct 17 2009

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Rank #14: 8 – Slowing aging and staying young

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(duration 21:08) Here Come the Centenarians! by Bill Sardi http://www.lewrockwell.com/sardi/sardi121.html Omega 3 fatty acids are important for health and longevity (make sure they’re toxin free) There are health benefits of wine, but don’t be a wino (http://bumwine.com) MInimize stress in your life and focus on good nutrition Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough To Live Forever …

Nov 03 2009

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Rank #15: 104 – Focusing on emotional well-being

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(duration 11:46) In this episode we discuss our new burn-fat-for-life program, which reflects our renewed focus on the mental aspects of living well and being well. This involves an inner true-self revolution that honors your emotions and self-esteem. It’s vital to take time-in for yourself, so that you can connect with internal parts that need …

May 08 2016

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Rank #16: 27 – The practice of living consciously

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(duration 18:29) It’s crucial to turn the searchlight of consciousness inward Not acting on what one sees and knows is not living consciously Most human beings are unfortunately sleep-walking through their existence Noticing and confronting impulses and seeing and correcting mistakes are vital conscious practices Paying attention to new information includes the possibility for growth …

Mar 28 2010

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Rank #17: 51 – Tech devices for fitness, avoiding healthiness self-sabotage and happiness anxiety

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(duration 24:23) In this show we discuss weight scales, heart monitors, and robots that are being used in the health community. Should we turn to technology to help us with our weight loss or fitness goals? Well, it’s important to measure body fat on occasion rather than stepping on the scale frequently. And unless you’re …

Oct 10 2010

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Rank #18: 52 – Is orthorexia a problem

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(duration 25:48) In this show we discuss the nature of having “rigid” rules for eating. Is there a downside to eating healthily all the time? Further, are there any upsides to not caring much about what you’re consuming? We explore whether healthy eating might become an “obsession” for some and why some view it as …

Oct 19 2010

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Rank #19: 79 – Entering The Zone with Dr. Barry Sears, part 1

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(duration 31:15) This is the first half of our interview with Barry Sears, PhD, in which we discuss the nature of eicosanoids and in particular arachidonic acid in relation to metabolic health and overall health. Excessive carbohydrate consumption (which is terribly easy to do in our culture) coupled with excess omega 6 fatty acid consumption …

Sep 05 2011

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Rank #20: 55 – The Twinkie diet and the mistaken calorie theory

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(duration 27:26) In this show, we discuss the controversy over the so-called junk food (or twinkie or snack-cake) diet done by Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University. What looms large in this news item is the calorie theory of weight loss, which has been invalidated by the clinical and empirical …

Nov 13 2010

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134 – Cultivating healthy minds, Self-fullness, dietary guidelines, guilt and coherent narratives

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To cultivate healthy minds, we need to achieve clarity about a lot of systemic issue. As we do, we can actualize our potential, seeking to meet needs for enriching connection, intrinsically motivating purpose, and profound meaning. Unfortunately, our culture largely promotes an ethics of sacrifice, so integrating one’s authentic Self can be challenging amidst ideas of selfishness and selflessness. Self-fullness honors the spectrum of human needs. Nutritional needs continue to be sacrificed by governmental dietary guidelines; once again, we can question them, so that our physical health doesn’t suffer. In place of the moralistic judgment of guilt, we can understand our fallibility, attune to remorse, connect to needs, and make amends via restorative justice. Living an emotionally autonomous existence and living with unprocessed trauma can be transformed into healing visibility of one’s emotional life with others.

Inside the Coronavirus…
https://www.scientificamerican.com/interactive/inside-the-coronavirus/

Scott Barry Kaufman on the Psychology of Transcendence – Sean Carroll Mindscape podcast episode 91
https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2020/04/06/91-scott-barry-kaufman-on-the-psychology-of-transcendence/
Scott Barry Kaufman – Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization – Science Salon podcast episode 111
https://www.skeptic.com/science-salon/scott-barry-kaufman-transcend-new-science-of-self-actualization/

Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization by Scott Barry Kaufman
https://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Self-Actualization-Scott-Barry-Kaufman/dp/0143131206
Stories by Scott Barry Kaufman – Scientific American
https://www.scientificamerican.com/author/scott-barry-kaufman/

Nonviolent Communication inventory of universal human needs
https://www.cnvc.org/training/resource/needs-inventory

Draft Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Ignores Concerns, Continues Nutritionally Inadequate Advice based on Weak Evidence
https://www.nutritioncoalition.us/news/draft-report-of-the-2020-dietary-guidelines-advisory-committee-ignores-concerns-continues-nutritionally-inadequate-advice-based-on-weak-evidence

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Free-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0553265881

Question #14. Did your parents’ behavior and manner of dealing with you tend to produce guilt in you?

Parenting from the Inside Out: How A Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
https://www.drdansiegel.com/books/parenting_from_the_inside_out/

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http://www.kosheen.com

Jul 06 2020

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133 – Empathy distribution, psychedelic movement issues arising from domination systems

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We really need systems involving free minds and free markets to remedy the unjust systems that continue to diminish people’s lives and well-being throughout society. Power-over strategies tragically run deep in present systems, from families to governments. Empathetic understanding remains vital, along with the pillars of self-esteem, as well as Teal organizational practices. Domination systems revere command-and-control hierarchies, which sacrifice a multiplicity of needs, especially trust and empathy. Coercive, legalized monopolies work to hinder choice and flourishing. Various mental health apps being developed by corporations (Orange-stage or even Green-stage) present sizable problems, including conflicts of interest regarding governmental systems (Amber-stage). Living consciously is really needed in the process of transformation, in order to let go of demand-oriented thinking and punishments and attune to empathy and honoring the self.

COVID-19 and the Harsh Reality of Empathy Distribution by Peter Sterling
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/covid-19-and-the-harsh-reality-of-empathy-distribution/

The Future of Management Is Teal by Frederic Laloux (Exhibit 1 shows the various color stages, e.g., Amber, Orange, and Teal)
https://www.strategy-business.com/article/00344/

Calm Down. What’s the Worst Thing That the Wellness Industry Could Do to Psychedelics? by Russell Hausfeld
https://www.psymposia.com/magazine/calm-down-whats-the-worst-thing-that-the-wellness-industry-could-do-to-psychedelics/

Compass Pathways is threatening to create a magic mushroom monopoly by Olivia Goldhill
https://qz.com/1454785/a-millionaire-couple-is-threatening-to-create-a-magic-mushroom-monopoly/

Complete Liberty Chapter 6 – Ending modern day letters patent by Wes Bertrand
http://completeliberty.com/chapter-6-ending-modern-day-letters-patent/

Psychedelic drugs may transform mental health care. And big business is ready to profit from the revolution. by Jeffrey M. O’Brien -Fortune
https://web.archive.org/web/20200223013723/https://fortune.com/longform/psychedelic-drugs-business-mental-health/

Alcohol ‘more harmful than heroin’ says Prof David Nutt
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-11660210

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Free-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0553265881

Question #13. In your parents’ expectations concerning your behavior and performance, did they take cognizance of your knowledge, needs, interests, and circumstances? Or were you confronted by expectations and demands that were overwhelming and beyond your ability to satisfy?

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Jun 20 2020

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132 – Understanding domination thinking and systems amidst crises, cultivating potentialities

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In times of major societal stress, like today, it’s vital to practice self-acceptance, self-empathy, and self-compassion. Currently, America is trying to make sense of and deal with systemic injustices involving racism that stem from the time of slavery. Needs for respect, choice, and justice have been sacrificed. The punishment paradigm remains a major deleterious factor. Dehumanization of the “other” (such as name calling) is an all-too-common process, along with making demands, deserve-oriented thinking, and denial of responsibility. In the midst of conflict we need practices of de-escalation, harm reduction, and peacemaking—yet these are typically foregone by the coercive monopoly of governmental policing. The “war on drugs” has been, and continues to be, a war on people, in violation of individual rights and property rights. Racist notions in our culture reflect sacrifices of self-confidence and self-worth, then projected onto others. Whenever rights are violated, restorative justice is needed. Parents and other adults who believe in and support children’s intellectual and creative potentialities can cultivate a healed world, in which respectful and enriching human interactions are enduring themes.

Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 | Science
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/05/27/science.abc6197

Covid-19 antibody testing: Tougher than true/false
https://www.knowablemagazine.org/article/health-disease/2020/coronavirus-antibody-testing

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/racism.html

DARE to Resist White Supremacy and The Police
https://www.psymposia.com/magazine/dare-to-resist-white-supremacy-and-the-police/

a book about drug prohibition:
https://chasingthescream.com

Report: Nixon aide says war on drugs targeted blacks, hippies
https://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/23/politics/john-ehrlichman-richard-nixon-drug-war-blacks-hippie/index.html

a major promoter of the war on drugs and people:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_J._Anslinger

Complete Liberty Inside Out – Chapter 8 – Societal transformation to voluntaryism
http://completeliberty.com/chapter-8-societal-transformation-to-voluntaryism/

Frantz Fanon (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/frantz-fanon/

NVC and the consciousness it fosters:
https://streetgiraffes.com/matrix/
http://radicalcompassion.squarespace.com/matrix

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Free-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0553265881

Question #12. Did your parents project that they believed in your intellectual and creative potentialities? Or did they project that they saw you as mediocre or stupid or inadequate?

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Jun 06 2020

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131 – Organizational hindrances to pandemic recovery, voluntary solutions, self-worth integration

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In this episode we explore facets of problematic organizations and their need to transform, so pandemics and a multiplicity of other challenges can be effectively dealt with, minimizing harm to individuals and businesses. The FDA remains detrimental to widespread testing for covid19, hindering more informed decision-making and innovation (until then, masks, vitamin D, eating low-carb Primal or carnivore, and oximeters can help). Instead of top-down systems, including the typical corporate structure, we need Teal organizations, which honor self-management, holistic human functioning, and evolutionary purpose. The CCP stands in stark contrast to freedom and responsibility; the Chinese people and the rest of the world suffer from its authoritarianism. Free speech and free press, as well as questioning unjust orders, are essential for liberation from domination systems, which reflect the archaic paradigm of control, fear, and punishment. Whether or not we’re parents, we can learn to view ourselves and children as capable, dignified, and respectful beings, worthy of happiness.

https://www.politico.com/interactives/2020/coronavirus-testing-by-state-chart-of-new-cases/

F.D.A. Halts Coronavirus Testing Program Backed by Bill Gates – The program allows people in the Seattle area to easily take a coronavirus test at home. Researchers say such testing is essential for future monitoring of the virus. by Mike Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/us/coronavirus-testing-seattle-bill-gates.html

The Future of Management Is Teal: Organizations are moving forward along an evolutionary spectrum, toward self-management, wholeness, and a deeper sense of purpose. by Frederic Laloux
https://www.strategy-business.com/article/00344/

Coronavirus Antibody Tests: Can You Trust the Results? A team of scientists worked around the clock to evaluate 14 antibody tests. A few worked as advertised. Most did not. by Apoorva Mandavilli
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/health/coronavirus-antibody-tests.html

F.D.A. Orders Companies to Submit Antibody Test Data by Sheila Kaplan
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/04/health/fda-antibody-tests-coronavirus.html

The Man Who Beat the 1957 Flu Pandemic by J. Cavanaugh Simpson
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-man-who-beat-the-1957-flu-pandemic/

In quest for vaccine, US makes ‘big bet’ on company with unproven technology by Robert Kuznia, Katie Polglase and Gianluca Mezzofiore
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/05/01/us/coronavirus-moderna-vaccine-invs/index.html

Sorrento finds a coronavirus antibody that blocks viral infection 100% in preclinical lab experiments by Darrell Etherington
https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/15/sorrento-finds-a-coronavirus-antibody-that-blocks-viral-infection-100-in-preclinical-lab-experiments/

A Deep Look into COVID-19: Vaccines, Drugs and the Evolutionary Arms Race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFXJPyMnV5g

A Sobering Astronomical Reminder from COVID-19: We should be grateful for the conditions that allow us to exist at all, because they won’t last forever by Avi Loeb
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/a-sobering-astronomical-reminder-from-covid-19/

NIH move to ax bat coronavirus grant draws fire by Meredith Wadman, Jon Cohen
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6491/561

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Free-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0553265881

Question #11. Did your parents project that they believed in your basic goodness? Or did they project that they saw you as bad or worthless or evil?

Parenting from the Inside Out: How A Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
https://www.drdansiegel.com/books/parenting_from_the_inside_out/

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Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)
http://www.kosheen.com

May 19 2020

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130 – Testing options, psychedelic journeys into self and reality, steep price of punishment

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As the pandemic continues, we are still waiting for availability of at-home testing (both molecular and serological), which will be able to shine a vital light for people to make sound decisions (instead of just following governmental orders). Throughout most of this episode, I explain aspects of my psilocybin-assisted therapeutic experiences, connecting to self and to what truly matters in life. The so-called struggles with ego represent a loss of wondrous child-self connection to love. Compassion and acceptance and empathy are the healing salve, even when the struggles appear unending due to fear, leading to control and the rest. Experiencing the entire spectrum of emotions, from utter sadness to joyful laughter can enable us to be fully alive and resilient.

Currently, Quest Diagnostics is offering antibody testing (presently $119) to be performed at a location near you and test results in 3-4 days:
http://patient.questdiagnostics.com/covid-testing-options

Covid-19 antibody tests face a very specific problem by Elizabeth Cairns
https://www.evaluate.com/vantage/articles/analysis/spotlight/covid-19-antibody-tests-face-very-specific-problem

geeky article about risk probabilities:
So You’re Going Outside: A Physics-Based Coronavirus Infection Risk Estimator for Leaving the House by Elena Polozova
https://medium.com/swlh/so-youre-going-outside-a-physics-based-coronavirus-infection-risk-estimator-for-leaving-the-house-d7dcae2746c0

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
https://www.amazon.com/Change-Your-Mind-Consciousness-Transcendence/dp/1594204225

the 3-day group retreat I attended in 2018:
https://psychedelicsociety.org.uk/experience-retreats
Playlist (Psilocybin for depression, Imperial College London, version 1.3)
https://www.mixcloud.com/MendelKa/playlists/psilocybin-v13/
an informative short documentary:
The Mind Explorers: A Psychedelic Weekend (Magic Truffles Documentary) | Real Stories Original
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHNP-vXuo4Q
another 3-day group retreat:
https://www.essence.nl

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Free-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0553265881

Question #10. Was it your parents’ practice to punish you or discipline you by striking or beating you?

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Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)
http://www.kosheen.com

May 01 2020

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129 – Pandemic problems, nature of authority, trust and collaboration, respect and authenticity

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From America, various aspects of the pandemic are explored, including how a free and responsible society would effectively deal with it. This contrasts with what we’ve been experiencing in terms of top-down controls and conflicting edicts in the absence of adequate testing. The FDA is a governmental organization that reflects fundamental distrust in biotech scientists, engineers, and businesspersons to do what’s needed to ensure people’s safety. “Authority” based on coercion needs to be challenged and replaced by honest and open collaboration with shared purpose. Again, we need to implement win/win, Teal-stage organizing (https://www.reinventingorganizations.com), trusting people to sense and respond in beneficial, organic, non-hierarchical ways. Psychological questions explore getting needs for fairness, respect, empathy, and emotional understanding and nourishment met, to foster a sense of secure attachment. Coming to integrative terms with our old defenses puts us on the path of healing, which enables more openness, vulnerability, and intimacy.

Joe Rogan Experience #1455 – Lex Fridman
https://youtu.be/g4OJooMbgRE
How is Coronavirus Transmitted and Do Masks Work?
https://youtu.be/BA2BOT3A70w

CovidCon.org closing discussion
How the Pandemic Changes the Relationship Between Citizen, Technology, and State
Conversation with Naval Ravikant and Thor Halvorssen, followed by Q&A.
https://youtu.be/9Ryd9BO4U5o?t=12665
https://twitter.com/naval/status/1249410769499721728

this is the coercive organization that affects testing throughout America:
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/emergency-situations-medical-devices/emergency-use-authorizations#covid19ivd
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/emergency-situations-medical-devices/faqs-diagnostic-testing-sars-cov-2

very informative discussion between four UCSD scientists about the coronavirus:
A Deep Look into the Biology and Evolution of COVID-19
https://youtube.com/watch?v=m9A4FMpwcQM

When Can We Lift the Coronavirus Pandemic Restrictions? Not Before Taking These Steps by Tanya Lewis
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-can-we-lift-the-coronavirus-pandemic-restrictions-not-before-taking-these-steps/
What Immunity to COVID-19 Really Means by Stacey McKenna
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-immunity-to-covid-19-really-means/

Coronavirus testing is ramping up. Here are the new tests and how they work. by Stephanie Pappas
https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-tests-available.html
How does coronavirus testing work and will we have a home test soon? by Michael Le Page
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238477-how-does-coronavirus-testing-work-and-will-we-have-a-home-test-soon/

https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/product-and-innovation/detect-covid-19-in-as-little-as-5-minutes.html

informative podcast episodes to get healthy, including immune health:
Carnivore Diet: The Improved Performance Case ft. Dr. Shawn Baker
http://blog.hvmn.com/podcast/carnivore-diet-performance-dr-shawn-baker-episode-95
The Carnivore Lifestyle with Dr. Shawn Baker
https://www.theancestralmind.com/episodes/episode-49
How to save 3.5 Trillion dollars per year in healthcare costs! Ken Berry, MD returns!
https://carnivoremd.com/how-to-save-3-5-trillion-dollars-per-year-in-healthcare-costs-ken-berry-md-returns/

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Free-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0553265881

Question #9. Did your parents deal with you fairly and justly? Did your parents resort to threats in order to control your behavior–either threats of immediate punitive action on their part, or threats in terms of long-range consequences for your life, or threats of supernatural punishments, such as going to hell? Were you praised when you performed well? Or merely criticized when you performed badly? Were your parents willing to admit it when they were wrong? Or was it against their policy to concede that they were wrong?

Parenting from the Inside Out: How A Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
https://www.drdansiegel.com/books/parenting_from_the_inside_out/

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Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)
http://www.kosheen.com

Apr 17 2020

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128 – Pandemic and crucial testing, cultivating love and attachment ABCs

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More about the pandemic in this shorter show, including the necessity of thorough coronavirus testing that can allow most people to resume their normal lives. Wearing masks is an important part of the prevention process, as the Asians have been demonstrating (as well as the Americans during the 1918 influenza pandemic). The questions about feeling loved and being loved in your family system relate to the development of secure attachment, so we cover highlights of a germane chapter of Parenting from the Inside Out. The ABC’s of attachment (attunement, balance, coherence) are explored.

some informative coronavirus/covid19 articles:
Silent Coronavirus Spreaders Could Unleash Second Wave of Disaster by Olivia Messer
https://www.thedailybeast.com/coronavirus-silent-spreaders-poised-to-unleash-second-wave-of-disaster
Here’s How Coronavirus Tests Work—and Who Offers Them by Jim Daley
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heres-how-coronavirus-tests-work-and-who-offers-them/
It’s Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work by Ferris Jabr
https://www.wired.com/story/its-time-to-face-facts-america-masks-work/

Covid 19 Situational Assessment, Risk Landscape & Possible Solutions, Daniel Schmachtenberger
https://youtu.be/aX5n0DYXnUQ?t=3711

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Free-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0553265881

Question #8. Did you feel loved and valued by your parents, in the sense that you experienced yourself as a source of pleasure to them? Or did you feel unwanted, perhaps a burden? Or did you feel hated? Or did you feel you were simply an object of indifference?

Parenting from the Inside Out: How A Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
https://www.drdansiegel.com/books/parenting_from_the_inside_out/

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Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)
http://www.kosheen.com

Mar 31 2020

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127 – Pandemic issues, personal health focus, attachment repairs, and visibility

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More overview of the coronavirus impact, sadly. Ubiquitous and fast testing (and mask-wearing) needs to be a priority, instead of shutting down commerce and societal functioning for an arbitrary or indefinite time. Risks increase with uncertainty about who’s infected, and typical unhealthy dietary and life habits augment this (smoking is still a major thing in Europe). To promote health and immune function, avoid excess carbs and rancid “vegetable” oils. Practicing self-compassion and love also relates to cultivating a sense of secure attachment. Creating meaning in life is vital as well. Meeting the need for psychological visibility involves nurturing emotional attentiveness and flexibility.


some undue melodrama in this piece, but shows HK and historical overview…
Journalist goes undercover at “wet markets”, where the Coronavirus started | 60 Minutes Australia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7nZ4mw4mXw

this interview shows how minimal the USA testing process has been…
Dr. Anthony Fauci says “everything is on the table” to fight spread of coronavirus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKwwh2Iai2w

David Ropeik: How Risky Is It, Really? | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1sF5GXbWf4


self-knowledge, inner understanding and self-actualization via meaning making
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Frankl
Redeeming the Unredeemable: Auschwitz and Man’s Search for Meaning by Timothy E. Pytell
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/43137
http://www.szasz.com/exitana.html


Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Free-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0553265881

Question #7. Did you feel that you were psychologically visible to your parents? Did you feel real to them? Did your parents seem to make a genuine, thoughtful effort to understand you? Did your parents seem authentically interested in you as a person? Could you talk to your parents about issues of importance and receive interested, meaningful understanding from them?

Nature of secure attachment (Siegel’s 4 S’s—Seen, Soothed, Safe, and Secure)

Parenting from the Inside Out: How A Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
https://www.drdansiegel.com/books/parenting_from_the_inside_out/

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Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)
http://www.kosheen.com

Mar 17 2020

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126 – Coronavirus, mortality, achievements of ancient Greece, consideration and dignity

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Greetings again from Athens. In covering more tragic stories about the coronavirus, we explore the nature of mortality and then early Ionia, essentially what the artists created and philosophers developed. Our brains give rise to immense conceptual capacity and self-reflection, which yielded the exquisite artwork and thought in ancient Greece. Yet, being in survival mode can foster dysregulated limbic systems, which can lead to violence, a tragic theme throughout history (as reflected in the Parthenon’s many scars). Forwarding a non-sacrificial ethics remains vital to being able to meet all human needs, including equality, justice, and respect. Honoring each person’s dignity, especially during childhood, can help meet the need for self-esteem and transform costly interpersonal cycles of trauma into authentic healing and growing experiences.

Coronavirus Wuhan diary: ‘He got a hospital bed three hours before he died’ by the BBC’s Joyce Liu and Grace Tsoi
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51440129
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/02/27/amid-coronavirus-panic-infuenza-has-killed-77-people-so-far-in-greece/

https://www.amazon.com/Human-Advantage-Understanding-Became-Remarkable/dp/0262034255 https://www.ted.com/talks/suzana_herculano_houzel_what_is_so_special_about_the_human_brain?language=en#t-784951
https://theconversation.com/your-big-brain-makes-you-human-count-your-neurons-when-you-count-your-blessings-127398

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionians#Ionian_School_of_philosophy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates
The Acropolis – https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/404/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/ancient_greece.html
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/aristotle.html

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Free-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0553265881

Question #6. Did your parents treat you with respect? Were your thoughts, needs, and feelings given consideration? Was your dignity as a human being acknowledged? When you expressed ideas or opinions, were they treated seriously? Where your likes and dislikes treated seriously? (Not necessarily agreed with or acceded to, but nonetheless treated seriously?) Were your desires treated thoughtfully and respectfully?

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Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)
http://www.kosheen.com

Feb 29 2020

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125 – Coronavirus, systemic medical-care problems, self-care and humor sans humiliation

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After covering various issues surrounding the coronavirus, we explore ways that modern medicine has been falling short for patients in particular and humanity in general. Science journalist John Horgan noted key points from a recent book titled Medical Nihilism by Jacob Stegenga, which are as follows: medical research is slanted toward positive results; more rigorous studies show fewer benefits; drugs’ harmful effects are underreported; health care providers engage in “disease-mongering”; screening doesn’t save lives; and, modern medicine is overrated. Given the unscientific processes within the highly regulated and institutionalized medical profession, only emergency or acute care can be recommended. Taking care of yourself with optimal nutrition (low-carb Primal/carnivore) remains key. Finally, we reflect on parental disapproval during childhood; humiliation sacrifices self-esteem. We need to practice self-acceptance, self-empathy, and self-compassion in order to heal, and then we can engage in respectful, win/win humor. :)

Mark Edge and I broadcasting from Saipan
https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2020-02-06

Infectious Disease Expert Discusses What We Know about the New Virus in China by Tanya Lewis
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/infectious-disease-expert-discusses-what-we-know-about-the-new-virus-in-china1/

Coronavirus Is Spreading Because Humans Are Healthier: Medical advances have dramatically extended life spans worldwide, but investment in basic health care has not kept up. by Thomas J. Bollyky
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/coronavirus-spreading-because-humans-are-healthier/606448/#

Why 1984 Isn’t Banned in China: Censorship in the country is more complicated than many Westerners imagine. by Amy Hawkins and Jeffrey Wasserstrom
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/why-1984-and-animal-farm-arent-banned-china/580156/

Is Medicine Overrated? Given medicine’s poor record, physicians should prescribe and patients consume far fewer medications, a new book argues. by John Horgan
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/is-medicine-overrated/

Very promising psychedelic-assisted therapy research
https://maps.org/research

Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
http://chasingthescream.com

Couple notable episodes of Sean Carroll’s Mindscape podcast
https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2019/12/16/77-azra-raza-on-the-way-we-should-fight-cancer/
https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2019/07/22/56-kate-adamala-on-creating-synthetic-life/

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Free-Nathaniel-Branden/dp/0553265881

Question #5. Did your parents communicate their disapproval of your thoughts, desires, or behavior by means of humor, teasing, or sarcasm?

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http://www.kosheen.com

Feb 15 2020

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124 – Cultural themes, sound nutrition and sustainability, need for trust

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After covering some recent news from Hong Kong and an another recap of experiences in lovely Japan, we delve into some more nutritional notions. Regarding sustainability, we can maintain biological systems on our wondrous planet without dispensing with evidence and principles of our ancestral health. Finally, regarding Branden’s question, we need to transform the current …

Jan 27 2020

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123 – Sorting various facts from fictions in the culture and dietary-advice world

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After covering more enjoyable experiences in Japan, both foodie and cultural, some historical tragedies and modern legal system problems are explored, which underscore the need for respect, restorative justice, and more evolved human organizations (Teal). We then delve into some recent articles concerning modern nutrition and dietary advice. As usual, the mainstream content comes with …

Jan 11 2020

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122 – Issues involving obesity, nutritional, developmental, and cultural

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Happy holidays, from Japan. In this episode I cover the worldwide problem of childhood obesity and nutritional deficiencies, which is related to what the nutrition establishment has been advising over the years. There’s been a lot of confusion about what is healthy to eat. Using coercion to ban and tax substances doesn’t deal with the …

Dec 25 2019

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121 – Free Hong Kong, ACEs, and a rational, predictable, and intelligible world

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Freedom for Hong Kong! :) If we don’t focus on what ails us, in terms of developmental trauma, we’ll tend to relive it. So, it’s vital to recognize and be mindful of the impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and, just as importantly, to work on remedying the various causes of them. Autonomy wars persist …

Dec 12 2019

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120 – Show reboot and highlights from 2yr hiatus

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Greetings! The podcast is finally up and running once again, after aging for a couple years like a big block of sharp cheddar. ;) Wes is solo this go-round, and I cover a variety of topics in this episode, ranging from psychological conferences I attended and world travels. A burgeoning point of light in the …

Nov 25 2019

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119 – Liberation from shame pathways

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(duration 43:57) We’re finally back in the saddle (apologies for the delay!). As we’ve let the show age like a fine primal wine, we share news that Kevin is departing and that Wes will continue solo (sometimes w/ guests) for at least the next year. In this episode we explore parts of a couple informative …

Nov 23 2017

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118 – Facets of shame

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(duration 42:58) After covering Kev’s summer travels in Europe, in our second episode about shame we discuss the various aspects of shame and guilt. Since shame is the opposite of self-esteem, “healthy shame” isn’t really possible. Both shame and guilt are tragic ways to assess oneself and one’s actions (as well as others), which stem …

Sep 07 2017

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117 – Origins of shame

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(duration 45:59) This is the first episode in our series on the nature of shame. After outlining the basic aspects of shame (i.e., the belief and sense that one is unworthy or flawed in some irredeemable way), we note that its antithesis is self-esteem; so, practicing the six pillars is vital. Shame mainly originates in …

Jul 31 2017

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116 – Self-leadership

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(duration 30:09) In this episode we offer a summary of the nature of internal critical parts via the Internal Family Systems perspective. They can be viewed from the standpoint of managing exiled wounded aspects of us that got overwhelmed or harmed a long time ago. In turn, when others are critical of us and our …

Apr 12 2017

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115 – The inner controller

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(duration 23:43) The seventh and last inner critic we discuss is the inner controller, which tries to control various impulses and choices that might lead to ill effects, although it lacks trust in one’s biological drives and desires. The inner controller tends to use harsh strictures and even shaming tactics, which are indicative of developmental …

Mar 19 2017

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Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - May 18 2020
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Kevin & Wes, host of the Healthy Mind Fit Body podcast, highlights all aspects of mental health and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Obsessed with this podcast!

By chels hadley - Mar 14 2020
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I love that these guys focus on the mental side of health and that loving yourself is a first in the journey. They encourage healthy lifestyle choices and changes made from a position of self-love and not shame in where you currently are. Very easy to follow along in conversation and even soothing to listen to. 5 out of 5 stars for me!