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Give your mind a little love today! Open your mind and expand your possibilities with an hour of mindset and self-love mentoring each week! We explore evidence-based research and raw personal stories to help you wake up to your power and lead a more intentional life. Think of it like your weekly action plan toward your highest self! Join host, Melissa Monte, for inspiring interviews into modern mindfulness techniques to level up your mind, body and soul. We explore topics like self-love, dev ...
 
A podcast about writing, featuring interviews with authors and songwriters at all levels of success. Inspiring and successful authors reveal the secrets about writing, creativity and the business of independent publishing and songwriting. Featuring interviews with successful authors and songwriters excited to share the journey from idea to published book and song. Host Geoff Hughes is the founder of Madhouse Media Publishing More info on the Writers Show Website
 
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You want memory techniques so you can retain information forever. But you’re overwhelmed by two things: The topics you’re learning The vast amount of information about memory techniques themselves With so many different terms and unhelpful advice like “use images,” it can be hard to find the best mnemonic techniques for your learning goals. The pro…
 
We will learn: How we screw ourselves in free-flowing arguments. How to break through deadlocked conversations. How to bring in empathy in times of disagreement. Do you shy away from arguments because it’s just not worth it? Or do you run toward them, get nowhere and then feel like crap wishing you hadn’t? What I’ve found is that so many topics hav…
 
We will learn: How we self-impose our suffering. How to choose “feeling it out” over “figuring out out”. A process called “painting forward” that helps you integrate new choices. Did you know that we make an average of 35000 choices per day? Look back at yesterday. How many of those choices were you actually aware of as you were making them? The th…
 
We will learn: The power of Irish keening for releasing emotions. How to deal with fear around loss. How to hold presence for grief, whether for yourself or a loved one. There’s a huge spectrum for how people deal with grief. But it’s one of those things that I feel like we need a handbook for and we just don’t have one. We used to gather around to…
 
We will learn: The seven most common big feelings and how to move through them. How to put a positive spin on envy. How to bust through perfectionism by replacing avoidance goals with approach goals. Do you have big emotions? How do you feel about them? Are you ashamed of them? Overwhelmed by them? If you don’t have big feelings, have you ever aske…
 
We will learn: The dangers of identifying too closely with our reflections. How to transform your relationship with mirrors. 5 basic steps to start a daily mirror meditation. Most people know their flaws so well they practically identify with them. And many people can’t even stand to look in the mirror because the feelings of shame or repulsion are…
 
Put simply, Nelson Dellis is a legend in the memory competitor world. He’s won the USA Memory Championship a bunch of times, and ranks very high globally. Nelson’s also well-known as a mountaineer. Just about every year, he’s got cool posts of traveling to Everest and other mountains on his Instagram. But what you probably don’t know about him is t…
 
We will learn: What we got wrong about toughness that actually was toxic. How to create inner confidence. Four pillars of toughness that we need to step up and do hard things. Struggle is a powerful catalyst for transformation. Some of the strongest, most fascinating and complex people in the world are people who have survived big life-changing thi…
 
We will learn: How to recognize the “shoulds” that are at the root of your doubts, fears, resentment, and shame. How to call out the BS stories you create and believe about yourself. How to stop beating yourself up over the “should haves” and what already happened. Do you keep shoulding all over yourself? The energy of words is a powerful force. An…
 
If you’re looking for how to learn a new language fast, chances are your emotions are getting yanked around. On the one hand, you’re filled with tremendous excitement! You can almost taste the triumph as fluent sentences pour from your mouth. On the other hand, you’ve heard that your target language is really hard… And you’re worried about memorizi…
 
We will learn: How to understand the defining moments that got you here without placing blame. How to find presence, even when the present moment isn’t where you want to be. The link between radical responsibility and mindfulness-based emotional intelligence. Whose fault is it that you are the way you are? Or that you are where you are? We tend to …
 
We will learn: How mental health can impact power dynamics in relationships. Navigating what’s you and what’s your disorder. How to talk about mental health with your partner. Cultivating a healthy relationship can be hard enough. . . but what if you also struggle with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, or a spicy little c…
 
Many people come to me with memory loss after a stroke. They’re confused. Struggling to pay attention. Frustrated that they can’t remember details that used to come to mind so easily before suffering their stroke. Equally troubling are the spouses who email me about their loved ones. They ask me about brain exercises for stroke recovery. And they’r…
 
We will learn: What the Magnetic Memory Method is and how it works. How frustration hinders memory and how to release it. How to create memories that stick not just in your short-term memory, but for years and years and years. How good is your memory? If you learn something new, does your brain recall associated information you learned a month ago?…
 
We will learn: How to identify where you hold you’re emotions in your body. How to identify your default movement patterns. How to challenge your movement in small ways to open yourself up for change. What if I told you that the way you move impacts the person that you are? And if you consciously begin to move differently, your life could change? T…
 
Remembering lists is tough, right? Whether it’s items you need from the grocery store or an index of medical terms you need to pass an exam. Enter the real magic of the number rhyme system. This simple trick is used by students around the world in multiple fields. Mentalists use it to create astonishing illusions. And you can use it too simply by l…
 
We will learn: Surprising facts about lonely people. How we can get better at reading people. How to catch a liar. Every über successful person I know is still most proud of their relationships. Relationships increase our life spans and even our health. Connection gives us meaning and purpose. So how do we master first impressions? How can we get a…
 
We will learn: How to say goodbye to unhealthy patterns of shame, guilt, and worry. The lies we believe when we worry. How to develop a realistic relationship with the present moment in a world full of distraction. Wanna know what’s strange? The present moment is literally all we have, yet somehow it’s the most elusive place to be. Usually we repla…
 
If you’re looking for the ultimate list of must read philosophy books, welcome. I’ve been reading philosophy since I was very young, starting with Albert Camus. In fact, reading Camus at age fourteen is perhaps too young! It started with stumbling on The Stranger at the local library. It’s a quick and easy novel, but also tremendously profound. At …
 
We will learn: Why we find it so much easier to focus on some thing we consider play rather than something we consider work. Why it doesn’t work when we try to enjoy something. 4 techniques he calls the “S Words” that help you to develop control over your practicing mind. When was the last time you practiced something in order to get better at it? …
 
We will learn: The consequences of secrets and how to know when to open up. The distinction between secrecy and privacy. The psychology of “positive secrets” (i.e. a proposal, a surprise party, a promotion). On average we each carry 13 secrets. 13 things that we are just unwilling to share with people. This is so shocking to me because I know how s…
 
News flash: philosophical questions for smart people must actually be philosophical. I raise this point because so many people ask general interest questions and call them philosophical. But that doesn’t mean that they actually are philosophical. At its core, philosophy is the investigation of the nature of being. As Martin Heidegger often put it, …
 
We will learn: Why your mental health diagnosis is not your identity. Surprising questions to ask your doctor when you receive a diagnosis. Why our conversation about mental health has stagnated and how to progress it. Did you know that there’s absolutely no way to measure or prove that you have any of the common (or uncommon) mental health diagnos…
 
We will learn: Why our drives for outer and inner success usually clash. How to activate your five core energies. Our three natural states of consciousness. Are your goals for your outer world and your inner world aligned? Either, in the pursuit for outer success– material wealth, or wanting to be liked and loved, supported and promoted– you ignore…
 
Mnemonic images are powerful tools learners use to speed up the remembering process. You can use mnemonic pictures for nearly everything: Language learning Info from textbooks Chemistry Math Names Facts Historical dates Lists Verbatim tasks like quotes and speeches The trick is to assign your mnemonic images correctly. Miss just one step, and the p…
 
We will learn: The powers of a bittersweet, melancholic outlook. Why our world is so blind to the value of our pain. How to transform grief into healing, creativity, and peace of mind. Life can be painful. We get hurt. Or scared. We lose people. We start over. So we feel the pain of fear or loss, grief or longing. Some say the highs of your joy are…
 
We will learn: What happens to our brains on social media. How narcissism on social media affects relationships. How to spot narcissistic predators. Is Social Media turning you into a narcissist? The constant barrage of shallow rewards from social media rewires your brain to want more of that dopamine release, which leads to social media addiction.…
 
Good brain warm up exercises are hard to find, but you’ve just discovered an in-depth list of the best. What makes a mental warm up routine good? For one thing, it has to challenge your mind. In order to create an effect, each warm up routine needs to produce at least a bit of friction. By taking on the quick and creative challenges I’ve gathered f…
 
We will learn: How to question your unexamined assumptions. How even neutral is one of your guiding sensations. Step-by-step to feeling and following your internal guidance system. We all have an internal guidance system, and evidence shows that our ancient ancestors were very much in tune with it. But because of the way our society functions, we s…
 
We will learn: About societal matrix programs. The Law of One and what it’s based on. How we can see a more complete version of reality. What if life is just a game? What if your natural inclination to seek is because you’re at the forefront of lifting the veil? Our guest is Nick Zei. He is an author, speaker, and explorer of the connection between…
 
Are memory and intelligence connected? Of course they are. After all, how could you ever display your intelligence without using your memory to speak? But let’s dig deeper. Working memory and intelligence are connected in some interesting ways. And when you understand these, you can use your natural memory to boost your own intelligence quickly. Ev…
 
In the modern world of omnipresent information access, memorization using a Memory Palace is almost a thing of the past. And this shift has occurred very quickly. Little more than a decade ago, it wasn’t uncommon that a person had to memorize a sizable list of phone numbers belonging to partners, siblings, parents and close friends. Now Many Of Us …
 
We will learn: Why more isn’t always better. How to find contentment through unlearning things. How to balance dissatisfaction as a state of mind vs a healthy motivator. Do you ever feel like your happiness is just waiting for the right circumstances? We get into these habits of looking for the things that could be better. Instead of seeing the bea…
 
We will learn: The science of why silence is essential for our bodies and minds. Why virtually all the world’s spiritual traditions honor silence as a path to truth. Practical approaches to finding “little moments” of silence as well as deeper immersion. How often do you sit in silence? And if the silence can help you know yourself better, what oth…
 
Today we're delving into the world of graphic novels with Australian author Morgan Quaid. Morgan loves building rich, complex worlds and exploring those worlds through fast-paced narratives which take the reader on a thrill ride they’ll never forget!If you're a fan of speculative fiction, steampunk horror and kickass fantasy, then listen up and fin…
 
Critical thinking books are a dime a dozen. However, few of them come packed with examples. Even fewer come with exercises. Examples and exercises are important because critical thinking is not just something you learn. It’s something you develop through practical application. Here’s another problem that might be frustrating you if you’re looking f…
 
We will learn: What happens to the brain during grief. Why some people adapt better than others when they lose someone. How to move through healing when we’re overwhelmed with grief. Most of us have experienced grief, whether from the death of a loved one or pet, a terminal or life-changing diagnosis for you or someone you love, or even a difficult…
 
We will learn: How to draw awareness to your energy blockages. How to summon divine energy. A specific exercise for connecting to spirit and divine mother. Did you know there was an intentional shift from matriarchy to patriarchy in which the feminine aspect of the divine was suppressed? In Jesus time, according to our earliest records, we see that…
 
If you want to learn new skills, the process doesn’t have to be difficult. What might challenge you, however, is first learning the most effective process for rapidly acquiring expertise. Then you have all the gurus telling you what to do and how to do it based on their journeys. Sure, sometimes you can follow their tips. But let’s get one huge pro…
 
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