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There is a god in man,
and in nature.
He, who sits in the dark,
is the bringer of light.

This beauty,
the sign of an open eye.

— Gorgoroth, “Sign of An Open Eye”
The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out your attachment, your clinging, to pleasure, to pain, to fear to all of it. And as long as there is a place where your vulnerable, the universe will find a way to confront you with it.
— Richard Alpert
Żeby móc pomagać innym, trzeba najpierw mądrze zatroszczyć się o siebie.
— Wojciech Eichelberger
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Part of recovery is about addressing painful things. If you ignore them they become triggers.

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What is to give light must endure burning.
— Viktor Frankl
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It’s not a matter of letting go — you would if you could. Instead of “Let it go,” we should probably say “Let it be.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Frank Schaeffer on Escaping Fundamentalism, and the Death of Fred Phelps

Following the death of the Westboro Baptist Church's Fred Phelps, Josh Zepps discusses the state of religious fundamentalism with Frank Schaeffer, the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy for God: How I grew up as one of the ElectSex, Mom, and God: How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics-- and How I learned to love Women (and Jesus) Anyway, among many others

Having recovered from being raised in a fundamentalist Christian family, and having written multiple novels about growing up in that world, Schaeffer has a fascinating perspective on what he sees as the psychological damage inflicted by angry fundamentalism, and helps us examine how we, as atheists, might respond to the death of those we despise. 

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Stanton Peele, PhD - Addiction and Recovery

This week, Point of Inquiry welcomes Stanton Peele, PhD., J.D.. Dr. Peele, an addiction expert and author of 12 books on the subject, discusses his views on the current ‘disease model’ view of addiction and the recent tragedy involving actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Peele holds the somewhat contrarian position that, depending on the person, abstinence or moderation are valid approaches to treat excessive drinking or other substance abuses. He argues that 12-step programs may do more harm than good and that there is no evidence that they perform any better than “quitting cold turkey.” Peele also suggests that the current model of addiction treatment may even violate standards of medical ethics.

In Dr. Peele’s most recent book, Recover!: Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life with The PERFECT Program, he describes mindfulness techniques to stop the behaviors which are detrimental to your life without becoming addicted to the recovery program itself.

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144 Win-Win Negotiation Part 1: Communication

Part 1 of a series on win-win negotiation. This episode covers communication as an integral part of negotiation. Jake highlights some useful techniques from psychology to help you communicate productively in negotiations.

Show Notes

143 Breaking From Your Parents: Interview With Daniel Mackler

An interview with Daniel Mackler about his new book Breaking From Your Parents. Daniel talks about why he chose to tackle this taboo subject, based on his own personal experience and that of many others. The interview was recorded in January 2014, and the book has since been released. 

Show Notes:
Breaking from Your Parents ebook by Daniel Mackler 
Daniel's videos on confronting your parents Part 1 and part 2 
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Episode 199 - The practice of living consciously

This episode is an extended replay of:

Couple helpful new nutrition books:

Informative interview that details how the present nutritional myths got started:

Another book that deals with perhaps the biggest nutritional falsehood foisted on Americans during the last few decades:
The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better by Jonathan Bailor

bumper music "Tunnel Of Love" by Bruce Springsteen

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No Strings Attached Movie Review with Wes Bertrand

Wes Bertrand from the Complete Liberty podcast joins me for a movie review as we tackle No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.  This is not your typical Siskel and Ebert or Rotten Apples style movie review.  Instead, we take a more philosophical look at the movie, delving into the cultural memes, the psychological wounds displayed by the characters, the lack of self-awareness, and even a quick look at homophobia. 


Find more from Wes here:


Related podcasts:



Also mentioned during the show:

The War on Masturbation:

Needs and feelings inventory:

Statistics on the sad state of marriage:

How to pick a life partner (and how not to):

The Four Horsemen of Marital Apocalypse:

Nathaniel Branden = great stuff:

Intimacy, a free ebook from Osho:


Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:


Help the Podcast!  I would greatly appreciate it if you went to itunes, wrote a quick review and rated the show.  This is a great way to increase downloads and to help the show grow.  The more downloads, the more easily I can book high profile guests:


Bumper music:

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Healing requires feeling.

(Sorrow, anger, fear, doubt, confusion and finally joy.)

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Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them.
— Iyanla Vanzant
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BSP 107 Sleep Science with Dr. Penny Lewis

BSP 107 is an interview with Penelope A. Lewis, author of "The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest."  

For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to


Send feedback to or post your comments on our Goodreads Group at

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#395 – Lessons of The Inca Shamans with Jungian Analyst Deborah Bryon

Deborah Bryon PhD is a licensed psychologist and diplomate Jungian analyst, in private practice in Denver. She is a member of Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP). For the last decade Deborah has been working with the Andean medicine people in Peru and is the author […]

#395 – Lessons of The Inca Shamans with Jungian Analyst Deborah Bryon is a post from: Shrink Rap Radio Psychology Interviews: Exploring brain, body, mind, spirit, intuition, leadership, research, psychotherapy and more!

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The only reason we don't open
our hearts and minds to other
people is that they trigger
confusion in us that we don't feel
brave enough or sane enough to
deal with. To the degree that we
look clearly and compassionately
at ourselves, we feel confident
and fearless about looking into
someone else's eyes.
— Pema Chödrön
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You are good enough.

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(967+16). Magia jednej literki

O dawaniu było. O braniu miało być. Dokładne wytyczne znane dość dobrze.
Literkę ‘b’ miałam tylko odbić. Mały wiosenny porządek w głowie zrobić.

Doświadczenie ostatnich dwóch tygodni za nic miało zaplanowany harmonogram robót. Zrobiło Ono z literką ‘b’ zupełnie co innego. Tylko obróciło. Od dwóch tygodni uczę się przyjmować... pomoc, serce, troskę, czas.

Nie tylko dawać jest wyrazem miłości, ale również przyjąć najczystszą formą miłości być może. Już to wiem. Gdy serce sercu sercem, wypełnia mnie bezgraniczne ciepło. Dzięki temu żyję bardziej i mocniej.

Tak wiele odcieni miłości w sobie teraz mam.
Tak wiele odcieni miłości mam zamiar pielęgnować.

dawać/brać... przyjąć

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