The One You Feed

The One You Feed

Embark on a transformative journey with "The One You Feed" podcast, hosted by Eric Zimmer. Drawing wisdom from the old parable of the two wolves within us, this show explores growth and well-being. Through insightful interviews with thought leaders and experts in development, Eric delves into topics like mindfulness, resilience, and positive habits. Gain practical advice and reflective insights to navigate life's challenges and nurture your inner strength. "The One You Feed" is a valuable resource, offering inspiration and actionable strategies for a more fulfilling existence. Join Eric as he shares wisdom, fostering the growth of the positive wolf within you. Feed your curiosity and embark on a transformative path with "The One You Feed"!

Episodes

April 19, 2024 52 mins

In this episode, Grace Shireson explores ways to learn how to embrace awareness and let go of ego. She discusses the importance of observing the mind and understanding emotions. Grace’s interesting journey led her to confront the concept of ego in meditation, recognizing the subtle desire for perfection that could obscure the true essence of spiritual practice.

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  • Gain clarity and peace by...
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In an episode, Anne Lamott explores a variety of themes including how to embrace imperfection, self-improvement, creativity, and the journey towards self-acceptance. Anne shares candid reflections on her personal struggles with perfectionism, shame, and the inner critic, offering valuable insights into the transformative power of self-compassion. She delves into the importance of unlearning harmful teachings from childhood, emphasi...

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Cindy Stulberg discusses strategies on how to improve relationships, feel better and even beat depression. Her expertise in helping individuals navigate life transitions, overcome social isolation, and nurture relationships has made her a sought-after speaker and writer. With a warm and compassionate approach, Cindy provides valuable insights into the complexities of emotions and moods, shedding light on how they impact our well-be...

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In this episode, Rainn Wilson delves into the conversation tackling many topics including mental health, spirituality across traditions, and the importance of connection. He also explores the universal struggle between our lower and higher selves, shedding light on the battle within. You’ll also hear Rainn’s interesting personal anecdotes and spiritual insights that emphasize the significance of practices like meditation and connec...

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In this episode, Jon Acuff explores how to overcome overthinking and shift your mindset to start taking action. You’ll discover surprising solutions to breaking free from the negative soundtracks that hold us back. You’ll discover practical strategies for rewiring your mindset and creating a more resilient, positive outlook.

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  • Master overcoming overthinking with practical action steps tha...
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In this episode, Dr. Jud Brewer discusses how to manage your hunger habit through updating reward values and other important strategies. He emphasizes the significance of mindfulness in navigating emotional eating and changing behaviors around eating. Dr. Brewer offers several practical strategies and valuable perspectives for individuals seeking to address unhealthy eating habits or addictions.

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Sarah Blondin, a renowned spiritual teacher, explores how to uncover the heart’s wisdom and find a path to self-healing. Through her work, Sarah delves into the depths of self-discovery, guiding individuals toward a path of inner wisdom and compassion. Her unique approach emphasizes the importance of embracing grace and learning to navigate life’s complexities with a focus on love and connection.

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In this episode, Michael Easter defines the scarcity loop and its impact on human behavior, particularly in relation to addictive tendencies. Michael shares several compelling insights on how small changes can lead to big rewards.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Embrace the 2% mentality to unlock powerful daily habits and achieve long-term goals
  • Discover the surprising benefits of choosing discomfort for sustainable ...
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In this episode, Sebene Selassie shares insights on how to find connection and where you belong through spirituality. She discusses the concept of belonging as a sense of ease and connection on both social and spiritual levels. Sebene’s personal journey of feeling like an outsider and her search for wholeness and connection make her perspectives relatable and insightful. Her personal experiences and teachings offer a profound persp...

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In this episode, Dr. Lisa Miller shares her journey into understanding where depression and mental health intersect with spirituality. Drawing from her early experiences as a psychotherapist and her groundbreaking epidemiological and MRI studies, Lisa highlights one perspective of certain types of depression and its transformative potential as an invitation to spiritual awakening and growth. She emphasizes the importance of nurturi...

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Sue Monk Kidd’s journey into the core of her spiritual life began with a profound realization about attention. As she delves into a parable, she was struck by the idea that what we pay attention to ultimately shapes and defines us. This insight sparked a deep reflection on the pivotal role of attention in her spiritual path. In this episode, Eric and Sue discuss some of the themes of her latest novel, including how to tap into the ...

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In this episode, Paul Agostinelli offers a shift in perspective on approaching life with a sense of profound responsibility and empowerment. Paul and Eric dive into the concept of karma, the interconnectedness of all beings, and the impact of self-centered tendencies on individual and collective well-being. Through his experiences and teachings, Paul invites others to embrace uncertainty and explore ways to navigate life transition...

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In this episode, Heather Havrilesky delves into the complexities of modern life paradoxes. She shares her journey of self-discovery and acceptance, emphasizing the struggle of balancing the “good wolf” and the “bad wolf” within oneself. Heather shares her insights into the relentless pursuit of self-improvement and the societal pressure for perfection.

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  • Discover the secrets to navigating...
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In this episode, Parker Palmer explores ways to embrace the mystery of the human spirit as he shares his profound insights on embracing wholeness. He discusses the importance of nurturing positive qualities within ourselves and the responsibility we have in shaping our micro-environments. He also emphasizes the powerful impact of finding genuine connections and supportive people in your life. Parker’s journey to the depths of depre...

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In this episode, Anne Bogel uncovers some important truths about the field of personality analysis and self-awareness. She shares how viewing things through the lens of personality can help to understand yourself and others better. This conversation explores the impacts of personality traits on individual behavior and decision making and focuses on how leveraging these traits can lead to positive behavior change.

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In this episode, Paul Churchill shares his personal journey to sobriety as he learned to recognize and address his struggles with alcohol addiction. He delves into the complexities of moderation versus abstinence, highlighting the challenges and failures he encountered along the way. Paul also emphasizes the importance of seeking help and support on the journey to recover the person you were meant to be.

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In this episode, Nir Eyal dives deep into how we can learn to master internal triggers and regain Control of your attention. Nir explains how the underlying motivation behind every action is the desire to escape discomfort. Learning to distinguish between traction and distraction is a powerful first step in overcoming the universal struggle of staying focused in a world full of distractions. You’ll find many new insights and discov...

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Scott Stabile’s journey towards self-acceptance and self-love began with a simple yet powerful realization. He learned to acknowledge the small actions in his daily life that reflected self-care and love. This awareness and acknowledgement of these moments of self-love allowed him to shift his mindset and energy towards self-compassion. Scott’s shares the importance of recognizing and appreciating the seemingly mundane acts of self...

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In this episode, Radha Agrawal explains the transformative power of finding joy and community in our lives. She shares practical strategies for increasing joy, such as integrating movement and dance into daily routines and finding activities that bring joy. You’ll also discover the significance of collective joy and how finding connections through community can be so transformative.

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  • Imp...
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In this episode, Dr. Aziz Gazipura shares how we can begin uncovering the truth about people-pleasing behaviors. He explains the difference between kindness and niceness and why it’s important to understand the distinction between them.  You’ll also discover ways to embrace the power of compassionate communication for a better relationship with yourself and others.

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  • Unleash your potentia...
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