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The Elements of Being Podcast

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“The elements of our being are really an interwoven fabric of the physical, emotional, and mental selves. The beauty lies in the individual character of each as well as the essence of the collective whole.” In this podcast, Michael Moody, the author of Redefine Yourself, dissects and explores the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, he examines the mental and emotional narratives and processes that steer the social stream of consciousness….Truly a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. Each episode is a glimpse into the trends and patterns of human behavior and the underlying influences that navigate us into different directions. Whether Michael primarily focuses on nutrition or the unconscious, guests share insights, thought-provoking lessons, the nuances of creativity, and the elements of being….us.

“The elements of our being are really an interwoven fabric of the physical, emotional, and mental selves. The beauty lies in the individual character of each as well as the essence of the collective whole.” In this podcast, Michael Moody, the author of Redefine Yourself, dissects and explores the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, he examines the mental and emotional narratives and processes that steer the social stream of consciousness….Truly a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. Each episode is a glimpse into the trends and patterns of human behavior and the underlying influences that navigate us into different directions. Whether Michael primarily focuses on nutrition or the unconscious, guests share insights, thought-provoking lessons, the nuances of creativity, and the elements of being….us.

Location:

United States

Description:

“The elements of our being are really an interwoven fabric of the physical, emotional, and mental selves. The beauty lies in the individual character of each as well as the essence of the collective whole.” In this podcast, Michael Moody, the author of Redefine Yourself, dissects and explores the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, he examines the mental and emotional narratives and processes that steer the social stream of consciousness….Truly a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. Each episode is a glimpse into the trends and patterns of human behavior and the underlying influences that navigate us into different directions. Whether Michael primarily focuses on nutrition or the unconscious, guests share insights, thought-provoking lessons, the nuances of creativity, and the elements of being….us.

Language:

English

Contact:

7734848094


Episodes

#30 - The Dynamics of Marriage During a Pandemic | Clinical Psychologist Dr. Lavelle

4/11/2021
Today, I’d like to introduce the very talented, Dr. Sera Lavelle, owner of NY Health Hypnosis & Integrative Therapy and co-founder of the soon-to-be-launched mindful eating app, Bea Better Eating. It’s practically a sin that we didn’t discuss her current project in great detail (especially with my interest in our relationship to food and the psychology of our eating behaviors). Instead, we took a deep dive into the role of hypnosis in the clinical setting and the intriguing dynamics of...

Duration:00:23:35

#29 - Overcoming Illness and Poor Health with a Natural Diet and Mindfulness | Asha Gala

3/19/2021
Today, we examine the role of mindfulness in the transformation of your physical health with Asha Gala, a lifestyle coach and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MSBR) Teacher from the farm at Ethos Primary Care. No doubt, a relevant topic for those listeners interested in improving their health and reversing illness. We discussed the early cultural influences of Mumbai on her diet and the challenges of transitioning to the American way of life and diet as an adult. Most certainly, Asha’s...

Duration:00:23:33

#28 - Examining Our Connection to Racism | Dr. Maidenberg

2/22/2021
Today, we explore our connection to racism with Dr. Michelle Maidenberg. We examine how cultural perspectives and experiences shape much of the racist rhetoric and perspectives in our lives, and how we might perceive and manage the guilt and shame we feel. We also dive into how we might approach situations in which friends, family, or colleagues consciously or unconsciously share racist rhetoric. And finally....besides breaking down the role of biases, sitting in discomfort, and facing...

Duration:00:25:27

#27 - Living with Intent | Author Michael Moody

1/28/2021
Wellll….In 2020, our will was challenged as well as the habits and routines that defined our lives up to that point. The pandemic, social unrest, and election friction certainly shook the best of our physical, emotional, and mental selves in different ways. Similar to past years, I take January to reflect on the prior 12 months, to adopt new mental software (which are habits, perspectives, and patterns of thinking), and to reboot. As my best friend Craig mentioned this past May, this...

Duration:00:12:57

#26 - Designing the Mind in a New Year | Author Ryan A. Bush

12/31/2020
In today’s episode, I dove into the “mind” with author Ryan A. Bush and discussed his new book Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture. His book was a complete indulgence to discuss and certainly appropriate for a deep exploration of ourselves at the start of a new year as we recover from the ongoing pandemic, an economic downturn, the rise of social protests, and an enflamed US election. I think most listeners will agree that the true start of this decade should begin on January...

Duration:00:42:40

#25 - Our Cognitive and Emotional Connection to Film Narrative | Dr. Weik von Mossner

12/8/2020
In today’s episode, I examine our emotional connection to film narrative with Dr. Alexa Weik von Mossner….in particular, we focus on documentaries about veganism. She is a writer and ecocritical cultural studies scholar who works on American literature, film, and digital media. Dr. Weik von Mossner’s scholarly research explores contemporary environmental culture from a cognitive perspective with a particular focus on affect and emotion. * After working for several years in the German film...

Duration:00:43:16

#24 - Exploring the Psychology of our At-Home Environment | Dr. Preston

11/23/2020
In today’s episode, I examine the effect of the at-home environment and space on our mental and emotional well-being with the business psychologist, Dr. Camille Preston. A fitting topic as we move into a winter of escalating COVID cases, social restrictions, possible lockdowns, and rampant remote learning and working. Dr. Preston is the founder and CEO of AIM Leadership—an executive leadership firm that works with leaders, teams, and organizations to align and optimize human capital to drive...

Duration:00:30:53

#23 - Examining Partisanship, Nationalism, and Voting Behavior | Social Psychologist Dr. Huddy

10/28/2020
Today, I’d like to share the 3rd part of a series on the psychology behind the 2020 US presidential election and the political issues that pervade the campaign airwaves. A few episodes ago, my interview with Dr. Madva dissected the role of implicit biases as an undercurrent of many social injustices, including incidents related to racism and classism. And then, my conversation with Dr. Baron was an examination of the moral judgments surrounding political issues and our decision-making...

Duration:00:31:05

#22 - Exploring Moral Judgment and Individual Decision-Making | Author Dr. Baron

10/19/2020
In the spirit of the 2020 US presidential election, Dr. Jonathan Baron and I discuss moral judgment and individual decision-making in today’s episode. Dr. Baron is the founding editor of the open-access journal Judgment and Decision Making and has been on several other journals' editorial boards. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Psychological Science, and was the President of the Society for Judgment and Decision...

Duration:00:26:46

#21 - Changing the Face of Healthcare with Nutrition Expert, Dr. McDougall

10/9/2020
Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we examine the mental and emotional narratives and processes that steer the social stream of consciousness….Truly a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. Each episode is a glimpse into the trends and patterns of human behavior and the underlying influences that navigate us into different directions....

Duration:00:38:35

#20 - Implicit Biases: The Undercurrent of Social Injustices with Dr. Madva

9/29/2020
Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we learn what makes them flip the switch to achieve great feats, goals, and milestones…and a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. So, what is this podcast specifically about? I examine the mental and emotional narratives and processes that have steered writers, filmmakers, psychologists, and industry...

Duration:01:11:17

#19 - Discussing the Drawdown Framework for Climate Solutions with Crystal Chissell

8/27/2020
Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we learn what makes them flip the switch to achieve great feats, goals, and milestones…and a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. Specifically, I examine the mental and emotional narratives and processes that have steered intriguing professionals and people from all walks of life. Each episode is also a...

Duration:00:28:21

#18 - Regenerative Farming and Food as Medicine with Dr. Ron Weiss

8/6/2020
Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we learn what makes them flip the switch to achieve great feats, goals, and milestones…and a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. Specifically, I examine the mental and emotional narratives and processes that have steered intriguing professionals and people from all walks of life. Each episode is also a...

Duration:00:41:02

#17 - What Being a Parent Taught Me About Managing Stress

7/23/2020
Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we learn what makes them flip the switch to achieve great feats, goals, and milestones…and a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. So, what is this podcast specifically about? I examine the mental and emotional narratives and processes that have steered writers, filmmakers, psychologists, and industry...

Duration:00:10:25

#16 - The Examination of Personal and Collective Trauma with Dr. Bakalar

7/9/2020
Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we learn what makes them flip the switch to achieve great feats, goals, and milestones…and a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. So, what is this podcast specifically about? I examine the mental and emotional narratives and processes that have steered writers, filmmakers, psychologists, and industry...

Duration:00:34:08

#15 - The Evolution of a Personal Trainer's Diet (My Story)

6/25/2020
Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we learn what makes them flip the switch to achieve great feats, goals, and milestones…and a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. So, what is this podcast specifically about? I examine the mental and emotional narratives and processes that have steered writers, filmmakers, psychologists, and industry...

Duration:00:10:35

#14 - Living with Intent Featuring Author and Vegan Hot for Food Host Lauren Toyota

6/15/2020
Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we learn what makes them flip the switch to achieve great feats, goals, and milestones…and a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. So, what is this podcast specifically about? I examine the mental and emotional narratives and processes that have steered writers, filmmakers, psychologists, and industry...

Duration:00:58:02

#13 - Simply Mindful with Author and Psychotherapist Donald Altman

5/28/2020
Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we learn what makes them flip the switch to achieve great feats, goals, and milestones…and a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. I'd like to introduce today's guest, Donald Altman. He is a psychotherapist, international mindfulness expert, and award-winning author of over 15 books translated worldwide....

Duration:00:55:28

#12 - "Should We Ever Return to a State of Normalcy?" with Author Michael Moody

5/8/2020
Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we learn what makes them flip the switch to achieve great feats, goals, and milestones…and a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. In this episode, I dissect the idea of a "return to normalcy" as we develop our next social and economic strategies during this crisis as well as the impact of returning to...

Duration:00:20:44

#11 - Looking Behind-the-Scenes with Hollywood Location Manager Stuart Berberich

4/20/2020
Welcome to “The Elements of Being” podcast, where I dissect and explore the minds and habits of psychologists, filmmakers, writers, and industry icons. Essentially, we learn what makes them flip the switch to achieve great feats, goals, and milestones…and a chance to geek out over the psychology behind human behavior. Today is meant for my fellow film geeks. If you have ever watched an incredible scene during your favorite movie and TV show and wondered, "how do they pull that off or how do...

Duration:00:31:51