Eating Addiction: How Meditation Helps Free Us - Tara Brach

Addictive patterns can be tough to change. If you’ve ever struggled with one it’s likely you’ve tried to change it and been met with frustration and unmanageable pain. Or you have succeeded in changing it but from time-to-time are tempted to fall back into it, or even do. Listen to this talk given by Tara Brach, Ph.D. and see if it  sheds some new light on some old and practiced patterns.

(If you are challenged in any area, be it food, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex… this talk is relevant to you.)

Growing Positive Qualities: Interview with Rick Hanson, PhD

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a  Neuropsychologist, teacher and a New York Times bestselling author. He is the founder of the Wellspring Center for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and an affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley. In this episode he talks with Eric Zimmer about the fact that who we become is a result of what we grow inside of ourselves. In this interview he teaches us very practical ways to grow and enrich ourselves through the experiences in our lives, no matter what they are.

Click here or on the image to listen to this interview on the website.

‘The Courage to be Vulnerable’ - An Interview With Brené Brown

Dr. Brene Brown is a social researcher whose work on shame and vulnerability has sparked a new conversation about these often dreaded emotions. Her in depth research on the topic revealed that the need to negotiate these unavoidable feelings with acceptance is the key to a whole hearted life. In this spirited interview with ‘On Being’s’ Krista Tippett  she talks more about this new paradigm.

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