Nov 16, 2022
We all have chatter in our brains, and our brain is where so much of life's battle is: the mind can make us miserable, or it can set us free. In this episode, we explore scientifically-backed methods for changing the conversation in our brains, including Ethan Kross's notion of "distanced self-talk," Chip and Dan's Heath guidance on how to make better decisions, and Robert Keegan's work on moving thoughts from subject to object. The goal is a mindful life, in which we are free to observe our thoughts while not letting them dictate our reality. Because we can, in fact, step out of old, tired stories that tend to run on automatic in our brains and into new, empowering stories. And this is a crucial element of mindfulness and of living a fully flourishing life.