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The One You Feed

Eric Zimmer|Wondery
300 episodes

"This podcast saved my life"- Amy W

Practical Wisdom for a Better Life

Open minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.

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393: Sebene Selassie on Belonging and Connection

Sebene Selassie is a teacher, author, and speaker who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity, and spirituality. She is also a teacher on the 10 Percent Happier meditation app. Sebene began studying Buddhism 30 years ago and is a three-time cancer survivor of st…

392: Dr, Edith Eger on Life Lessons

Dr. Edith Eger is a Holocaust survivor who went on to graduate with a PhD from the University of Texas. She is a prolific author and maintains a busy clinical psychology practice. She is also frequently invited to speaking engagements around the world.  Eric and Dr. Eger discuss her book,  The Gift…

391: Special Episode: Knowing vs. Doing (cont.)

In this special episode, Eric discusses the obstacles that get in the way of us bridging the gap between what we know and what we do and how to overcome these obstacles so that our lives really transform. Be sure you’re signed up on our email list at  www.oneyoufeed.net  so that you don’t miss out …

390: Lisa Feldman Barrett on Lessons About the Brain

Lisa Feldman Barrett is among the top one percent most cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Gen…

389: David Kundtz on The Art of Stopping

David Kundtz is a former director and presenter of Inside Track seminars and a former clergyman turned author. David has sold more than 113,000 books in English, Spanish, and Japanese and has also established a psychotherapy practice in Berkeley, CA. Eric and David discuss his book,  The Art of Sto…

388: Marianne Williamson on a New Revolution

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, Marianne has been one of America’s most known public voices having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Bill Maher, and many others. She was also a presidential can…

387: James Nestor on The Science of Breathing

James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Outside Magazine, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and many more. Eric and James discuss his NY Times bestseller book, “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art” In this episode, Eric and James Nestor discuss the scie…

388: Knowing vs. Doing: Overcoming the Obstacles that Get in Our Way

This is the first episode in a special mini-series in which Eric explains the obstacles that get in the way of us bridging the gap between what we know and what we do and how to overcome these obstacles so that our lives really transform.  Be sure you're signed up on our email list at  www.oneyoufe…

386: Lenuta Hellen Nadolu on Courage and Survival

Lenuta Hellen Nadolu is a loving mother, a successful entrepreneur, and, as you’ll find out in this interview – a survivor. Most recently, Helen was a guest speaker at a United Nations High Commissioners For Refugees Charitable Event in Support of Women and Girls in The Democratic Republic of Congo…

385: Eiman Al Zaabi on Finding Grace

Eiman Al Zaabi is a Muslim spiritual teacher who integrates the principles of harmony, beauty and unity into her teachings. Eiman is a facilitator and transformational coach who helps individuals transform their relationships and careers, heal from past trauma, and live authentically.   In this epi…

384: Bruce Feiler on Life Transitions

Bruce Feiler is the author of 7 New York Times best-sellers and he’s also the presenter of two primetime series on PBS as well as the inspiration for the drama series on NBC, Council of Dads. Bruce’s two TedTalks have been viewed millions of times. In this episode, Eric and Bruce discuss his book, …

384: A Teaching, a Song, and a Poem

Teaching: Deconstructing Emotions Song:  Monster Ballad by Josh Ritter   Poem:  Of Being by Denise Levertov   Photo by  Alexas_Fotos  on  Unsplash

383: Caroline Myss on Intimate Conversations with the Divine

Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. She is the former host of the TV Series “The Journey with Caroline Mys…

382: Michael Brody-Waite on Leading in Life

Michael Brody-Waite is a recovering addict, acclaimed speaker, entrepreneur, award-winning three-time CEO, and leadership coach.   Eric and Michael discuss his book,   Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How to Lead Like Your Life Depends on It ,. This interesting discussion dives deep into the p…

381: James Hollis on Living Between Worlds

James Hollis is an American Jungian psychologist. He is a public speaker and the author of 16 books. He runs a private practice as a Jungian Psychoanalyst and is the Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center. Eric and James have an interesting conversation about his newest book,  Living Bet…

380: Toni Bernhard on Living with Chronic Illness

This is Toni Bernhard’s second time as a guest on the show and we’re so glad to have her back. She is a former law professor at the University of California, a practicing Buddhist for 25 years, and the author of many books including the one she and Eric discuss in this episode,  How to Be Sick: You…

379: Alex Jamieson and Bob Gower on Conversations for Radical Alignment

Alex Jamieson is a holistic weight loss and nutrition and lifestyle coach who has appeared on Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, CNN, Fox News, USA Today, and People Magazine.  Bob Gower is a consultant who helps organizations become future-ready and more effective. He has worked with leaders at organiz…

379: A Teaching, a Song, and a Poem

Teaching:  "Don't Believe Your Thoughts" Song: The Ghost of Rockschool by Belle and Sebastian   Poem:   Everyday Grace by Stella Nesanovich   Photo by Rebe Pascual on Unsplash If you enjoyed this "Teaching, a Song, and a Poem", please consider supporting the show by becoming a member of our Pat…

378: Steven Kotler on The Art of Impossible

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. The author of 13 books, 9 of which best sellers, Steven is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitze…

377: John Perkins on How Perception Creates Reality

John Perkins is an author and activist whose 10 books on global intrigue, shamanism, and transformation have been on the New York Times Best Seller list for more than 70 weeks, sold over 2 million copies, and are published in at least 35 languages. John was formerly a chief economist at a major con…

376: Adrienne Bankert on How to Choose Kindness

Adrienne Bankert is an Emmy award-winning national news correspondent for ABC News, covering some of the most historic headlines of the past decade. She calls herself a “tour guide” – coaching and mentoring, teaching and speaking across the U.S. Her new book is called,  Your Hidden Superpower: The …

375: Ralph De La Rosa on The Energy of Emotions

Ralph De La Rosa is a psychotherapist in private practice and a seasoned meditation instructor. His work has been featured in  The New York Post, CNN, Tricycle, GQ, SELF, Women’s Health,  and many other publications and podcasts. Ralph regularly leads immersive healing retreats at Omega Institute, …

374: Lodro Rinzler on Meditation for Anxious People

Lodro Rinzler is the co-founder of MNDFL meditation studios, has taught meditation for 20 years in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and is the award-winning author of 7 books. He has spoken across the world at conferences, universities, and businesses as diverse as Google, Harvard University, and th…

373: Stephen Nachmanovitch on Improvising in Life

Stephen Nachmanovitch performs and teaches internationally as an improvisational violinist and at the intersection of music, dance, theatre, and multimedia arts. Stephen has presented masterclasses and workshops at Julliard and many conservatories and universities.  In this episode, Stephen and Er…

372: Dr. Stuart Eisendrath on Mindfulness for Depression

Dr. Stuart Eisendrath is the founding Director of the University of California San Francisco Depression Center where he served as the Professor of Psychiatry. His newest book is  When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression . This book aims to take…

371: Maggie Smith on Writing for Healing

Maggie Smith is a poet whose work has been widely published, anthologized, and has appeared in Best American Poetry, the New York Times, The New Yorker and elsewhere.  Her latest book,  Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change , a collection of essays and quotes, is a national bestseller.…

370: Dr. Jud Brewer on Habits to Heal Anxiety

Dr. Jud Brewer is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the science of self-mastery. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University.  In this episode, Eric and Dr. Jud talk abou…

369: Mirabai Starr on the Divine Feminine

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual d…

368: Koshin Paley Ellison on Becoming Wholehearted

Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison is a Zen teacher and co-founder with his partner, Sensei Chodo Robert Campbell, of the New York Zen Center of Contemplative Care. He’s also an author, a Jungian psychotherapist, and a Certified Chaplaincy Educator.  In this episode, Koshin Paley and Eric discuss his newe…

367: Wim Hof on Mind Over Matter

Wim Hof is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. Wim has set world records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice and still holds the record for a barefoot half marathon on ice and snow. He attributes these feats to the technique …