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Neurotoxins: The Invisible Pandemic with Brant Cortright, Ph.D.

March 17, 2021
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Brant Cortright, Ph.D.
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The brain is exquisitely sensitive and responsive to its inner and outer environment. New neural pathways and new brain cells are continuously forming, and, at the same time, the brain is constantly pruning unused connections. It’s extremely complex with its multiple feedback loops, redundant protective mechanisms, its vast number of…

The Intelligence And Consciousness Of Octopuses with Sy Montgomery

February 3, 2021
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After studying many birds, reptiles, and mammals, naturalist Sy Montgomery decided to study something very different from humans. For several years she made the acquaintance of several octopuses, an animal species that could not be more different from human. They live in the sea, they have no bones, and they…

Connecting With Animals As Teachers with Richard Louv

December 23, 2020
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Have you ever looked into the eyes of a wild animal? If so, you know how its gaze unnerves us and we’re struck with awe and wonder in its presence. It can be described as a sacred experience. Even in urban areas there are many opportunities to encounter the wild…

Asking Better Questions with Robert Fuller, Ph.D.

September 23, 2020
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Robert Fuller
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From traveling across Russia on the Trans-Siberian railroad to the “Golden Rule” in religion, Robert Fuller takes us on a wide and deep adventure, always returning to the idea that learning to ask better questions is one of the keys to truly improving our lives and improving society. In Fuller’s varied career…

Exploring the Hidden Kingdom of Fungi with Merlin Sheldrake, Ph.D.

August 19, 2020
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Nature is an assemblage of entanglements in which we are messily embedded. Humans are multi-species beings consisting of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that coordinate the task of living. In this deep dialogue we explore the fascinating world of the kingdom of fungi and its importance to all life…

The Power Of Poetry In Uncertain Times with Jane Hirshfield

June 10, 2020
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Jane Hirshfield
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In this time of global uncertainty good poems can soften the heart and help us face another day with curiosity, wonder and hope. A good poem gives us another lens with which to view the world and helps bring what is often unseen into view. It can be the observation…

The Soft Alert, Steadiness of being a Ninja in Our Practices of Wholeness with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

May 27, 2020
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Rick Hanson
Interviews
The study of meditation has demonstrated that sustained, long-term practice can alter the brain markedly. These changes bring greater resilience and well-being. It’s said that even brief meditative practices can change areas of your brain involved with attention, body awareness, emotional regulation, and a sense of self. This deep dialogue…

Unleash Your Brain Power as You Age with Michael J. Gelb, Ph.D.

February 5, 2020
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Michael Gelb
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Researchers have shown that, like fine wine, our brains can improve with age. Michael Gelb has spoken with the world’s foremost brain researchers about how the brain actually works and they have revealed exciting news. He says, “Unlike the knee or the hip, the brain is designed to improve with use…

Changing Your Brain Toward The Good with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

November 6, 2019
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Rick Hanson
Interviews
Our brain is wired with a negative bias. Therefore, if we want to be happier, more loving, and more resilient we need to develop inner strengths towards a more positive state of mind. Rick Hanson shows us an effective and proven way to do just that. He suggests ways to…

Dealing With Chronic Pain with David Hanscom, M.D.

September 4, 2019
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David Hanscom, M.D.
Interviews
Having had had two spinal surgeries, ending up with kidney failure, ulcers and post-operative infection, David Hanscom has first-hand knowledge of chronic pain. This has left him with extreme empathy for patients who come to him. Since medical school he’s educated himself on mind/body syndromes. Discovering he had a lot…
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