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A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring strategies for holistic health, happiness, and personal evolution: what it takes to be well in a busy world. Blending the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, functional medicine, Ayurveda, neuroscience and psychology, you'll get practical tips you can use right away. You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., is an expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, a holistic health coach, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. You'll find interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically; simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully.
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Now displaying: June, 2020
Jun 24, 2020

With so many personality assessments and indicators out there, it can be easy to fall into a rigid idea of what traits you feel you have to embody. Dr. Benjamin Hardy is here to discuss why you aren't just who you are, though. He encourages us to see ourselves as being far more dynamic than a Myers-Briggs or Enneagram type might make you feel.

By viewing our purpose and goals as ongoing shapers of our personality, we can influence who we are and what we're heading towards.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How his work evolved from examining willpower to personality
  • Why our original natures are not fixed
  • What effect our life context can have on how we view ourselves
  • How approaching challenges with a purpose in mind can make them development opportunities
  • The advice he has for those getting stuck in fixed definitions of themselves

Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist, successful entrepreneur and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn't Work. His blog is read by millions of people monthly and featured on Forbes, Fortune, and CNBC.  He’s also a regular contributor to Inc., Psychology Today, and Medium.

His new book, Personality Isn’t Permanent, provides science-based strategies for reframing past memories, becoming the scribe of your identity narrative, upgrading your subconscious, and redesigning your environment.

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Personality Isn’t Permanent by Dr. Benjamin Hardy

Joe Polish

Dr. Gabor Maté 

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Daniel Gilbert

Viktor Frankl

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Explore the Future Self Meditation

Jun 10, 2020

Given the frenetic pace of life we deal with today, it's useful to mine the wisdom traditions for ways to slow down and embody feelings like contentment and inner peace.

Dr. Rick Hanson is dedicated to connecting western psychology, the contemplative traditions of the world, and the latest brain science to craft accessible ways for everyone to cultivate lasting qualities of mind and heart to carry with us. In this conversation, he discusses some of his findings as well as 7 ways of being that he's identified that can help us to make durable, positive changes in our brain.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How the brain and mind shape each other
  • Why he wrote his latest book as a pragmatic approach to enlightenment
  • An example of a practice Rick recommends for helping to drop self-criticism
  • The power of brief practices that are developed over time

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author with a keen interest in the brain and meditation.

His books have been published in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and 150,000 subscribers receive his free Just One Thing newsletter every week. But perhaps most importantly, he’s been meditating since 1974.

His latest book, Neurodharma shares seven practices for embodying them ourselves in daily life to handle stress, heal old pain, feel at ease with others, and rest in the sense of our natural goodness.

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Neurodharma by Dr. Rick Hanson

Free gift!  3 Meditations and Chapter 1 of Neurodharma

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Jun 3, 2020

At a time when racism's effects on the US are on display, as they've been with the most recent slayings of unarmed Black men and women, it can be difficult to distill our feelings into words, but speaking out imperfectly is important and better than staying silent.

Thousands lives have ended too early due to issues of institutionalized racism. In an effort to catalyze both reflection and action, this episode will hopefully serve as a way to remember those we've lost and offer anti-racist resources and action ideas. 

On Today’s Solo Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why we need to eradicate the toxin of racism from our society the same way work to remove toxins from our bodies
  • The yin and yang aspects to the work of dismantling institutionalized racism
  • How we can seek to align our qi with our values of equality, justice, and love.

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