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Welcome to the Mindful Monkey Podcast – where we explore a whole bunch of topics ranging from clinical mental health, medicine, and science, to moral philosophy, psychology, and the contemplative mindset. Seems broad, but these are just all different lenses used to make sense of the same fundamental thing – human nature. After all, if there’s one thing in the world you should have a good understanding of, it should be yourself right? Part a mindful inquiry into the nature of the world around and within us, and part haphazard exploration of things tangentially related – the goal here is simple. Learn to be a little more mindful and a little less monkey.”

Welcome to the Mindful Monkey Podcast – where we explore a whole bunch of topics ranging from clinical mental health, medicine, and science, to moral philosophy, psychology, and the contemplative mindset. Seems broad, but these are just all different lenses used to make sense of the same fundamental thing – human nature. After all, if there’s one thing in the world you should have a good understanding of, it should be yourself right? Part a mindful inquiry into the nature of the world around and within us, and part haphazard exploration of things tangentially related – the goal here is simple. Learn to be a little more mindful and a little less monkey.”
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Welcome to the Mindful Monkey Podcast – where we explore a whole bunch of topics ranging from clinical mental health, medicine, and science, to moral philosophy, psychology, and the contemplative mindset. Seems broad, but these are just all different lenses used to make sense of the same fundamental thing – human nature. After all, if there’s one thing in the world you should have a good understanding of, it should be yourself right? Part a mindful inquiry into the nature of the world around and within us, and part haphazard exploration of things tangentially related – the goal here is simple. Learn to be a little more mindful and a little less monkey.”

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English


Episodes

4 | Umvelts, Devil's Advocate, and Elevator Etiquette

9/13/2019
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Multiple listeners suggested I do a solo episode - so here it is! Far from perfect, its a good starting place to get ideas out into the open. I (try to) talk about our limited perception of the world around and what we should do about the fact that we have such a limited perspective of things. I also bring up the idea that ideas and beliefs can behave like viruses and that we should try to fight the urge to pull out your phone whenever a lull in life happens. If the concept of the Umvelt...

Duration:00:24:17

3 | Meditation, Mindfulness, and Panic Attacks

8/25/2019
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Today I sit down with Val who shares her story of overcoming severe panic attacks. We talk about the nature of our thoughts and emotions and why being mindful is like a super power. Also, my dog makes an unintentional guest appearance.

Duration:00:44:57

2 | Life, Death, and Butterflies

8/10/2019
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I talk with Dr. Fratkin, a palliative care physician, about facing our mortality. Is the status quo taboo approach really the way to go about facing death? Death Cafes, the egoistic butterfly, and palliative care memes all come up in conversation. Life doesn't last forever - perhaps the best way to have a content death, is to make sure you have a content life. Show Notes: http://www.ResolutionCare.com @MichaelDFratkin Michael's Twitter The mentioned Palliative care meme:...

Duration:00:39:00

Welcome to the Mindful Monkey Podcast!

7/31/2019
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I've decided to take the plunge into the world of podcasting. Here on the show, we'll explore topics ranging from science, clinical mental health, and medicine, to psychology, moral philosophy, and living a more contemplative life. Really anything remotely tangential to our experience as humans. Part a mindful inquiry into the nature of the world around and within us, and part me monkeying around in topics I'm not qualified to monkey around in. The goal here is simple: Learn to be a little...

Duration:00:03:44

1 | Impostor Syndrome, Working in Healthcare, and Burnout

7/31/2019
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I talk with James, a Registered Nurse who has primarily worked in an intensive care setting. We talk about what it's like to work in healthcare where you are surrounded by reminders of the fragility of life, the personal challenges of being directly accountable for someone's life, etc.

Duration:00:40:40