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Do you find yourself wishing that your parents had taught you more about how to take care of yourself, your emotions and your health? This show offers practical guidance for outwardly successful but inwardly lost adults like you. It’s the philosophy of life that you should have received when you turned 18, but didn’t. Each episode attempts to arrive at principled answers to a single question about how we might find happiness and peace. We are driven by a mission to democratize self-assurance.

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Canada

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Do you find yourself wishing that your parents had taught you more about how to take care of yourself, your emotions and your health? This show offers practical guidance for outwardly successful but inwardly lost adults like you. It’s the philosophy of life that you should have received when you turned 18, but didn’t. Each episode attempts to arrive at principled answers to a single question about how we might find happiness and peace. We are driven by a mission to democratize self-assurance.

Language:

English


Episodes
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How to Cope with a Breakup (Ep. 15)

6/10/2024
Not every relationship lasts forever, and it’s when a relationship ends that all your self-loving and self-caring will really matter. In this episode, Luke and Pascal draw from their own personal heartbreaks to discuss some ways to cope with a breakup: Experiencing a breakup is a normal grieving process, not a sign of being “broken.”... The post How to Cope with a Breakup (Ep. 15) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:40:40

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How to Love Yourself, Too (Ep. 14)

4/23/2024
When you keep hearing that you need to love yourself, and nobody gives you instructions in how, it’s easy to feel stuck (and not any more loved). But self-loving people are not a different breed of human being: they’ve just internalized certain lessons earlier in life. In this episode, we’ll do our best to articulate... The post How to Love Yourself, Too (Ep. 14) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:33:37

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How to Live Well After Trauma (Ep. 13)

3/15/2024
If you’ve had an experience that overwhelmed your ability to cope, or when you’ve been in an environment where you were regularly unable to cope, you’ve experienced psychological trauma. In this episode, we share seven principles for living well with our wounds and speeding our journeys toward healing and recovery. Trauma is common. Depending on... The post How to Live Well After Trauma (Ep. 13) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:49:40

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Truth, Morality and Beauty: Not Just for Victorians (Ep. 12)

2/20/2024
In this episode, we advocate for capital-letter Truth, Morality and Beauty in our purportedly post-modern world, and we argue that these ideals are not quaintly outdated, but necessary for society to function and for you (as an adult) to be at your happiest: Pursuing truth, morality and beauty are worthwhile goals even in modern times,... The post Truth, Morality and Beauty: Not Just for Victorians (Ep. 12) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:47:37

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Memento Mori: Facing the Inevitable (Ep. 11)

1/16/2024
Since the dawn of time, philosophers have grappled with how to cope with our knowledge of death, both when it happens to loved ones and when it happens to us. In this episode, we do our best to answer this age-old question, referencing both traditional wisdom and more recent thought. Bonus content: Luke demonstrates that... The post Memento Mori: Facing the Inevitable (Ep. 11) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:33:52

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How to Be a Leader (Ep. 10)

12/19/2023
If you do adult life well enough, eventually you’ll be considered such an exemplar of adult behaviour that your boss will ask you to lead other people, or you will naturally end up being a leader by virtue of having more skill or knowledge. But promotions don’t usually come with an instruction manual, and too... The post How to Be a Leader (Ep. 10) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:38:54

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What They Didn’t Teach You About Work and Money (Ep. 9)

12/5/2023
So many of us grew up hearing from adults that work is necessarily hard, or that money is necessarily hard to come by. Yet younger generations have exceeded their parents in many ways, and work does not need to be an exception. In this episode, we share some principles for how to find meaning and... The post What They Didn’t Teach You About Work and Money (Ep. 9) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:41:47

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How to Care for Your Body (Ep. 8)

11/21/2023
For the first 18 years of your life, your parents were responsible for ensuring that you had adequate food, clothes and shelter. Once you reach adulthood, it’s you, not your parents, who hold this responsibility. But unless we’ve been show how to perform acts of self-care, and why we need to, they often elude us.... The post How to Care for Your Body (Ep. 8) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:36:06

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How to Care for Your Mind and Emotions (Ep. 7)

11/7/2023
By the time we reach adulthood, we’re expected to be responsible for our own thoughts and emotions: we can’t just blame other people every time we’re unhappy or upset. But if you didn’t learn how to be happy and relaxed in childhood, how can you expect to be happy and relaxed in adult life, when... The post How to Care for Your Mind and Emotions (Ep. 7) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:32:03

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Why Live a Principled Life? (Ep. 6)

10/24/2023
Throughout this podcast, we’ve made the case (and we will continue to make the case) that living an excellent life requires us to abide by a set of principles that are universal enough that we could say they are in accordance with human nature. But why? And what happens if we don’t? In this episode,... The post Why Live a Principled Life? (Ep. 6) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:35:26

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Why You Must Exceed Your Parents (Ep. 5)

10/10/2023
You can find many people and traditions that will tell you to honour and respect your parents. In this episode, we make a case for why, in adulthood, you must exceed your parents too. Unless we do this, society will become more closed and intolerant, rather than open and accepting of changes that occur in... The post Why You Must Exceed Your Parents (Ep. 5) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:36:06

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Childhood Lessons You Must Unlearn (Ep. 4)

9/26/2023
In most households and in schools, the rules for children are different from the rules for adults. But the time you reach adulthood, these childhood rules become obsolete and have to be abandoned. In this episode, we identify several of these childhood lessons that you must abandon in adult life, like that your own opinions... The post Childhood Lessons You Must Unlearn (Ep. 4) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:37:49

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Your Place in the World (Ep. 3)

9/12/2023
In this episode, Luke and Pascal speak about how to relate to other human beings as an adult, and more generally, your place in the world. We start by speaking about the importance of approaching other people with a metaphorical cup that’s full or running over. We also discuss the importance of truth, boundary-setting as... The post Your Place in the World (Ep. 3) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:37:12

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How to Be an Adult: The Untold Lesson (Ep. 2)

8/31/2023
In this episode, we’re going to delve into a philosophy of adulthood that makes it empowering and liberating, rather than onerous and burdensome. We challenge a few popular notions, like that self-love is self-centred, or that truth is irrelevant in a world where narrative is everything. This is the guide to life that your parents... The post How to Be an Adult: The Untold Lesson (Ep. 2) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:38:31

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What Is an Adult? (Ep. 1)

8/25/2023
Our team has launched a new podcast, called How to Be an Adult. It’s the trail guide to life that you should have received when you turned 18, but didn’t. Whether you’re 18 or 80, we intend to help you to feel like an equal to your peers, and to live excellently. In the first... The post What Is an Adult? (Ep. 1) appeared first on The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis.

Duration:00:35:29