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Dhru Purohit Podcast

Exploring the inner workings of the brain and the body with the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.

Exploring the inner workings of the brain and the body with the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.
5/10/2021

How to Let Go of Self-Criticism (Minisode #35)

How to Let Go of Self-Criticism | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and InsideTracker.It’s often easier to show kindness and compassion to a friend or loved one than it is to ourselves. Many of us grow up thinking that being hard on ourselves is the way to success—but an inner voice wired for self-criticism actually holds us back from living fulfilled and joyful lives.In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Andrea Pennington and Dr. Kristin Neff to talk about where self-criticism comes from and the biggest hurdles that stop people from loving themselvesDr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, #1 international bestselling author, and TEDx speaker. With her extensive medical expertise and training in trauma recovery combined with her experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Pennington helps people build resilience, reclaim vitality, and thrive despite the inevitable trauma and drama life brings.Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrea Pennington here: https://lnk.to/DrAndreaPennington/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff here: https://lnk.to/KristinNeff/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox InsideTracker.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body’s natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout.InsideTracker helps people live long, healthy, productive lives by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker’s cutting-edge technology analyzes your blood, DNA, lifestyle, and fitness tracker data to give you science-backed recommendations for positive changes to your daily habits. With their app, you can track your progress every day and they have an amazing support team to help with all your questions.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition.Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU.
5/6/2021

#211: Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez

Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Birch Living.How we feel physically, mentally, and emotionally dictates how well we show up in our lives. So often, these areas get seen as separate, when doing inner work can actually lead to some profound outer changes.Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Diego Perez, shares insights on cultivating self-awareness in a time of otherness and how a good relationship with ourselves ripples out to benefit the rest of the world.Diego is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he has an audience of over a million people that he reaches through his written works that focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. His first book, Inward, quickly became a bestseller. His second book, Clarity & Connection was just releasedIn this episode, we dive into:-The importance of radical honesty (3:39)-How to make the world a more compassionate place (13:16)-The mental health crisis (21:04)-Why it’s harder to heal trauma when it becomes a part of your identity (27:18)-The importance of giving space and supporting freedom in a relationship (34:22)-Perfectionism and overcoming people-pleasing (44:10)-Being okay with not getting what you want (49:07)-How to break free from unhealthy patterns and behaviors (51:21)-How to deal with FOMO (54:47)-The essentials for growth (1:05:44)-Diego’s meditation practice (1:11:11)Also mentioned in this episode:-Breaking Free From Your Ego and Unleashing Your Brain’s Creativity - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/06/04/bb-ep120/-The ONE Thing, by Gary Keller - https://www.the1thing.com/shop/the-one-thing/-book-Alan Watts - https://alanwatts.org/For more on Diego Perez you can follow him on Instagram @yung_pueblo, and through his website https://yungpueblo.com/. Get his book, Before: Clarity & Connection at https://amzn.to/3eSOO4J.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Birch Living.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal. When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49, you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses. Go to thrivemarket.com/dhru to sign-up.I recently upgraded to a Birch mattress by Helix. The Birch is made right here in the US, out of 4 non-toxic, natural materials: organic latex, organic cotton, New Zealand wool, and American steel springs. If you’re looking for a new mattress, I highly recommend checking out the Birch. Right now they are giving my community $200 off all mattresses, plus 2 free eco-rest pillows. Just head over to https://birchliving.com/dhru.
5/4/2021

#210: Is There Life After Death? with Dr. Jim Tucker

Sometimes, we’re led down a path that might surprise us. Our calling in life might end up being completely different than what we expected—it might even challenge our previous beliefs.The concept of reincarnation elicits skepticism in many people. Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast wasn’t quite a believer himself, until multiple mind-blowing accounts kept showing up in his work.Dr. Jim Tucker is the Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, where he is continuing the work of Ian Stevenson with children who report memories of previous lives. He is the author of Before: Children's Memories of Previous Lives, a new 2-in-1 edition of his books Life Before Life and Return to Life, which together have been translated into twenty languages.In this episode, we dive into:-The story of James Leiniger who remembered being a World War II fighter pilot from a previous life (1:08)-The story of Ryan Hammons who remembered being a Hollywood extra from a previous life (12:25)-The connection between a violent or unnatural death and reincarnation (17:16)-The story of a boy who remembered being his paternal grandfather in a past life (20:12)-How Dr. Tucker validates the accounts of past lives shared with him (25:51)-The age that past life memories start to surface and when they start to fade (29:21)-The average IQ of kids that remember past lives (34:49)-Birthmarks and the connection to a past life (36:50)-Children’s accounts of the time between death and rebirth (39:48)-Advice for parents if their children start talking about a previous life (1:06:52)Also mentioned in this episode:-University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies - https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/-What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond with Dr. Bruce Greyson - https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/03/04/bb-ep198/-Dr. Bruce Greyson - https://www.brucegreyson.com/-After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond by Dr. Bruce Greyson - https://www.brucegreyson.com/after-a-doctor-explores-what-near-death-experiences-reveal-about-life-and-beyond/For more on Dr. Jim Tucker you can follow him on Facebook @JimBTuckerMD, on YouTube @UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, and through his website https://www.jimbtucker.com/. Get his book, Before: Children’s Memories of Previous Lives at https://amzn.to/3gGiMeV.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Paleovalley.I recently tried out some of the bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth and they’re so soft that now I can’t imagine sleeping on anything else. They are also really good at regulating temperature, and are certified free of harmful chemicals. Cozy Earth also makes other types of clean bedding, like duvets and blankets, that all feel amazing. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to https://cozyearth.com/ and use the discount code DHRU40.Not all turmeric supplements are created equal. I love taking Turmeric Complex from Paleovalley. It contains organic whole food turmeric, so you get the synergistic effects of all its compounds. It also contains coconut oil and black pepper which have been shown to improve the absorption of those active compounds by 2,000%, plus it includes other natural anti-inflammatories like organic ginger, rosemary, and cloves. Right now, Paleovalley is offering my listeners 15% off at https://paleovalley.com/dhru.
5/3/2021

The Emotions You Resist Will Persist (Minisode #34)

Most of us try to ignore tough feelings, by pushing them deep down inside or looking for a distraction that makes us feel temporarily better. When we disconnect from these feelings, we move away from confidence, health, and our desired pursuits, ultimately undermining our ability to fully realize our ambitions.On this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Joan Rosenberg, a cutting-edge psychologist, innovative thinker, and trainer. She is a two-time TEDx speaker, and the bestselling author of 90 Seconds to a Life you Love: How to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience and Authenticity.Dr. Rosenberg shares the eight most influential feelings that people need to work through if they want to find success. All of them are common, everyday reactions to things not turning out the way we want. Our desire to avoid these feelings leads to unresolved issues; Dr. Rosenberg explains why that is so dangerous and how even just 90 seconds of sitting in discomfort can entirely change our capacity to cope.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Joan Rosenberg here: https://lnk.to/DrJoanRosenberg/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been a game changer. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10.
4/26/2021

How to Live a Life Without Regrets (Minisode #33)

Did you know that 76% of deathbed regrets come down to one thing: living life according to someone else’s vision.We’re often pressured to pursue dreams that aren’t actually ours. The expectation to become a lawyer, doctor, to follow in the family’s business—or a number of other things—can take us on a path purely focused on making other people happier than ourselves.In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Ben Nemtin and Chase Jarvis about how to live a life without regrets, and how we can design our lives to fulfill our own dreams through the power of creativity, without getting stuck in the rut of only pleasing the people we love.Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highest rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.”Chase Jarvis is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential photographers of the past decade. He has created campaigns for Apple, Nike, Red Bull and others, was a contributor to the Pulitzer-winning New York Times story Snowfall, and earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary Portrait of a City. He also created Best Camera–the first photo app to share images to social networks, and is the Founder of CreativeLive, where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, design, music, and business from the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Ben Nemtin here: https://lnk.to/BenNemtin/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Chase Jarvis here: https://lnk.to/ChaseJarvis/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth.I recently tried out some of the bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth and they’re so soft that now I can’t imagine sleeping on anything else. They are also really good at regulating temperature, and are certified free of harmful chemicals. Cozy Earth also makes other types of clean bedding, like duvets and blankets, that all feel amazing. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to https://cozyearth.com/ and use the discount code DHRU40.