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The Health Coaches Podcast is a show for coaches, health professionals trying to get patients to develop and stick to healthy habits, and anyone in the Lifestyle Medicine space who wants to get better at behavior change. Your hosts Howard Jacobson and Kevin Davis share effective coaching methods, interview great health coaches about their practices, answer your questions, present sample coaching sessions, and more!
 
Gene Stone, author of The Trump Survival Guide, joins podcaster Howard Jacobson to present a weekly show highlighting the myriad ways ordinary Americans are resisting the descent into Trumpism. We talk with activists, historians, politicians, and regular folks who are on the front lines nationally and at the hyper-local level. Together, we shall overcome!
 
Join scientist, author, and Systema Instructor Glenn Murphy for weekly musings on all things Systema. Featuring interviews with top instructors from around the world, seminar reviews, topical discussions, and much, much more. Whether you're just dipping a skeptical toe into Systema, or you're an experienced practitioner with a few million pushups under your belt, there's something here for everyone. Many thanks to Vladimir Vasiliev and Russian Martial Art HQ Toronto for their approval and su ...
 
This is Vox Tablet, the weekly podcast of Tablet Magazine, the online Jewish arts and culture magazine that used to be known as Nextbook.org. Our archive of podcasts is available on our site, tablet2015.wpengine.com. Vox Tablet, hosted by Sara Ivry, varies widely in subject matter and sound -- one week it's a conversation with novelist Michael Chabon, theater critic Alisa Solomon, or anthropologist Ruth Behar. Another week brings the listener to "the etrog man" hocking his wares at a fruit-j ...
 
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What can we learned from "failed" relationships that can help us succeed next time? Couples therapist Susan Orenstein talks about her work helping people move on and grow after a first marriage. The post After the First Marriage: Learning and Growing in Relationship: Dr Susan Orenstein on PYP 445 appeared first on Plant Yourself.…
 
Well here we are - we made it to the end of 2020 - some of us limping to the finish, but across the line, nonetheless. Among all the challenges and problems we faced this year, I was grateful for the enjoyable and thought-provoking conversations that the Systema For Life podcast provided, and grateful for the opportunity to slow down, think more de…
 
Merry Christmas, to all who celebrate it! This week, an energetic conversation with Rafe Kelley - martial artist, movement expert, natural parkour pioneer, and founder of Evolve.Move.Play. Rafe is legendary in natural movement circles, and seemed a great person to banter with about aspects of movement development, exercise, and play. Here, we touch…
 
Tired of the nutrition debates? Confused about what YOU should be eating? Dr Casey Means of Levels Health shares the power of closed-loop data to change our lives - and health destinies - for the better. The post Discover YOUR Optimal Diet and Lifestyle Through Data: Dr Casey Means on PYP 443 appeared first on Plant Yourself.…
 
What are the best house plants for healthy indoor air? Which ones are easiest for beginners? What are the benefits to indoor plants? And how can we become more connected, calmer, and happier people through our co-nurturing relationships with these plants? The post Plant Care is Self-Care: Yuvika Iyer on PYP 442 appeared first on Plant Yourself.…
 
This week, a profound exploration of abstract strategy - and specfically Colonel John Boyd's OODA loop concept - with former Commando and professional technology strategist Ben Ford. If you are interested in any aspect of good decision-making under pressure, this is one you won't want to miss. Boyd's OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) loop, is a p…
 
This week, an enlightening chinwag with author, coach, body language expert, and former Royal Marines Commando Terry Vaughn. Terry has a wealth of experience in personal protection, and is passionate about of the value of situational awareness for all. His D.I.R.T. (Dangerous Individual Recognition Training) program puts a laser focus on how to dev…
 
Author, academic, and artist Tyson Yunkaporta offers an Indigenous perspective on some of the core beliefs that have guided my life. Some, like veganism, survive in a different form. Others, like the Hero's Journey, lie in tatters. And some, like exercise, get transformed and deepened. The post The Queen’s Gambit, The Hero’s Journey, Veganism, and …
 
Christin Bummer used to lavish care on dogs via her Canine Kingdom business. Now she coaches humans to give similar consideration to themselves. She went plant-based in 2011, just before Forks Over Knives was released. In fact, she turned vegan overnight, which made me wonder how she relates to clients who don't keep their promises to themselves as…
 
Tada Hozumi is a somatics practitioner, and one of the leaders of a movement known as cultural somatics. In this challenging conversation, we discuss how our cultures can traumatize us and predispose us to oppress other cultures. And how we can "digest" our past - collective and individual as a way of healing. The post Healing Cultural Trauma: Tada…
 
This week, we embark on a wild, meandering convergence of modern and ancient thought, with author, academic, and custodian of indigenous wisdom Tyson Yunkaporta. A member of the Apalech Clan and a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledge at Deakin University, Melbourne, Tyson bridges the modern and ancient worlds in his work, and brings a radical pe…
 
Glen Merzer has possibly created a new genre, the comedic plant-based memoir. Join me, Glen, and recipe contributor Chef AJ to talk about their new book, Own Your Health. The post Owning Our Health with Glen Merzer and Chef AJ: PYP 437 appeared first on Plant Yourself.By Howard Jacobson, PhD
 
Sometimes our clients come to us with urgent situations - often upsetting - that they want to spend the session on. It's easy to get sucked into these requests, but it's almost always a mistake. In this episode, Howard explains why urgent issues are usually a dead end, and how to counter the request in a respectful and genuinely valuable way The qu…
 
This week, an engaging and enjoyable chat with Systema practitioner, wellness coach, and podcaster Howard Jacobson. Here, we get into a range of topics relating to coping with the ongoing constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic, as we face the sixth month of life in its shadow. Themes include: The dangers of avoiding discomfort Mitgating stress and an…
 
Our clients come to us for relief from bad things: symptoms, compulsions, behaviors, sensations, emotions, and so on. One of our main jobs as coaches is to help them shift to a positive orientation - seeking some satisfaction from life, rather than fleeing or preventing negatives. In this episode, Howard talks about the difference between a relief-…
 
When we set external and future goals ("lose 20 pounds in 3 months"), they can function as a GPS for our daily actions and decisions. But what happens when we either reach those goals ("I guess I'm done - let's celebrate with some junk food") or decide they aren't that motivating compared to the urge to binge in the moment? Lynette Neal is a WellSt…
 
This week we talk with James Somerville - Toronto-based Systema student, academic, and author of Meditations on a Russian Martial Art. James has a PhD in History from Queens University, and wrote his thesis on the dictum Know Thyself, as popularized during the Italian Renaissance era. As such, the book presents an interesting - if somehwat critical…
 
Kate Galli is a health coach and trainer in Sydney, Australia, as well as a health and animal rights activist. Howard spoke with her about the three biggest obstacles to going plant-based that she encounters in her clients, and how she deals with them. Obstacle #1: they don't want to stand out and are hesitant to inconvenience others. While ethical…
 
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams returns to the podcast to talk about his new book, Healthy at Last. Part family memoir, part political mission statement, part science review, part self-help book, and part cookbook, this is a celebration of the possibilities of health for the American people in general, and the Black community in particular. W…
 
Barbara Tversky argues that our thinking, and consciousness itself, arises from the experiences of our physical bodies in space. Rather than being an afterthought, or just the province of athletes and dancers, spatial thinking is the foundation of all thought. The post We Move, Therefore We Think: Barbara Tversky on PYP 431 appeared first on Plant …
 
This week, a light-hearted conversation with Arizona-based Systema Instructor and world-class cybersecurity expert Jeff Shearer. A warm, generous, and fiercely intellgent guy, Jeff trained with us for many years at NC SYSTEMA, before moving out west and starting his own Systema group near Phoenix, AZ. Here, we discuss: What drew him to Systema prac…
 
Today's guest, Jovita Lee, is co-founder and vice president of Democracy Green, a North Carolina-based non-profit dedicated to environmental justice. The environmental movement has a long and shameful history of privileging certain parts of the environment over others. Specifically, it's focused on preserving spaces enjoyed by the rich, and where t…
 
Meryl Fury is a registered nurse and CEO of the Plant-based Nutrition Movement. And she's a fierce advocate for justice and sanity in a world lacking both. Emblematic of her approach to life is the story of how she went vegetarian at the age of 15, to help her family make ends meet during the economic troubles of the mid-1970s. When her mother admo…
 
This week, a deep dive into human psychology and cognition, with author and esteemed psychologist Barbara Tversky. Professor Tversky an Emirita Professor of Psychology at Stanford and Columbia Univeristies, and is one of the world's foremost authorities on memory, spatial thinking, creativity, and embodied cognition - all highly relevant themes in …
 
I think that having healthy, attractive skin is probably a lot more motivating to most people than a healthy heart, or liver, or pancreas. I mean, those organs are great and all, and important, but they're so, well, hidden. Out of sight and out of mind, at least until they malfunction. Skin, on the other hand - it's staring us in the face all day l…
 
Gregg Clunis learned most of what he knows about persistence, strategy, personal development, and success from watching his immigrant parents struggle to achieve their dreams. Originally from Jamaica, Gregg and his family followed his father, who had been a professor and police officer in their native country, and worked as a migrant farm laborer i…
 
Judy Brangman, MD, aka The Plant-Based MD, visits the podcast to talk about her labor of love, the Reclaim Your Health Summit. The summit is the first one featuring exclusively people of color in the plant-based healthcare space. Eighteen doctors, a dietitian, and a fitness expert all share their wisdom and action plans with Dr Brangman, and with e…
 
This week, a frank and friendly chat with verteran martial artist and founder of Tampa Systema, Kenny Gonzalez. Before finding Systema, Kenny was a former military police officer, Army Tae Kwon Do champion, and expert instructor in both American Kenpo and Filipino Kali. He now lives, teaches, and hosts seminars in coastal, Florida. Here, he we talk…
 
Steven C Hayes is the originator of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or Acceptance and Commitment Training, take your pick), one of the most important psychological approaches of the past 100 years. Why the high praise? For several reasons: ACT is evidence-based ACT is learnable ACT is actionable ACT can be practiced and shared by pretty muc…
 
A key role of medical professionals whose job it is to help their patients and clients change, is to frame messages to maximize the odds of desired behaviors. Unfortunately, most medical professionals have been trained to communicate in ways that actually reduce patient self-efficacy by challenging their autonomy and undermining confidence in their…
 
This week, an intense, mind-expanding discussion with renowned author and scientist John Vervaeke. John is the Director of Cognitive Science at the University of Toronto, and an enthusiastic student and teacher of movement, meditation and T'ai Chi. Bridging the gap between cognitive science, cognitive psychology, and ancient philosophy, his academi…
 
Is it better for our clients to stop doing things (eating Oreos, for example), or to start doing things (eating salad or going for walks)? When should we encourage inhibition of bad habits, or addition of good ones? Can we combine the two strategies? And how to we operationalize these ideas in coaching sessions? And - most importantly - what can Ho…
 
Michael Rothberg, MD, returns to Plant Yourself to share the latest actual scientific understanding of COVID-19. We spoke first in mid-March, when we didn't know much. Fast forward five months, and we now know a lot, but in the US at least, we're ignoring most of the science and suffering for it. I've been as confused as anyone else, daunted by epi…
 
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