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'What Schizophrenia Teaches Us About Being Human' w/ Bob Kolker - Ep #39

Season 1, Ep. 39
In Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy famously wrote "All happy families are alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way".Join our interview with author Robert Kolker whose book 'Hidden Valley Road' explores a family that pushes that dictum to the absolute edge.This conversation explores the themes that are brought up in his extraordinary book 'Hidden Valley Road'. The book chronicles the schizophrenia that haunted the Galvin family, who were considered 'the most mentally ill family in America'.The Galvin parents had twelve children (10 sons and 2 daughters) but six of the boys would meet untimely ends due to schizophrenia.The book is a tour de force that gives an insight into schizophrenia, family dynamics, the nature of mind and much else. The characters of the Galvin family seemed plucked fromThe Royal Tennenbaums,the mental breakdowns from Jacob's Ladder, and the America we see is straight fromEasy Rider.'Hidden Valley Road'was an instant #1 New York Times best-seller and selection of Oprah's Book Club that was named a Top Ten Book of the Year by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Slate; one of the year’s best by NPR, the Boston Globe, the New York Post, and Amazon; the #1 book of the year by People; and one of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2020.We'll explore the science of schizophrenia, the lessons he learnt and try to take in this incredible tale.

Why the F*ck Can't I Change? - Gabija Toleikyte - #Ep 38

Season 1, Ep. 38
Gabija Toleikyte is a neuroscientist who received training as a coach while doing her PhD in neuroscience. We're speaking to her because she wrote a brilliantly title book called 'Why The F*ck Can't I Change?'.Here are some takeaways from the convo:Learn about your amygdala - when it feels threatened then it can shut down your rational brain.Amygdala Soothing activities help to ‘deactivate’ your stress.When you don’t feel safe and secure your limbic (mammal) brain will take over.Taking deep breaths where you breathe out longer than you breathe in soothes your amygdala.Big changes threatened your amygdala, so take small steps when making change.Write 50 reasons why you want to start a new habit - this will make your rational brain want it.Write 50 reasons you want to stop a habit - this activates pain centres.Amygdala triggers build up over time - as you get older you’ll have to work harder to take risks.The congregation is an amygdala soothing machine -so get involve with Lifefulness.Gabija's twitter: @supergcoachingGabija's website: can buy Gabija's book here - we heartily recommend it - CommunityWe always talk about the Lifefulness Community because that is what we're all about. The next intake of Lifefulness Small Groups are open now.Apply and find out more here.Thanks so much for listening!