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The Flourishing Podcast

The Flourishing Podcast

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The Flourishing Podcast is a weekly show that discusses all things emotional intelligence and positive psychology, and the neuroscience that supports both of those concepts.

Brought you by Mind Insurance - a professional and personal development company that harnesses leading positive psychology research so that we can help humans be better humans.
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Comprehension & Coping: An Introduction to the Second Domain in the Landscape for Flourishing
In this episode we begin to discuss the second domain in the Landscape for Flourishing (the five domains of positive functioning or DPF-5).  Mel and DJ chat about what comprehension and coping is; how do we make sense of the things that we pay attention to; an overview of the sub-domains and researchers that they will cover in future episodes; post-traumatic growth; and they touch on explanatory style, learned helplessness and learned optimism.  Music: Heart Sutra by Tenzin Choegyal courtesy of Tenzin Choegyal 
27:38
August 28, 2019
Attention & Awareness: Wrap-up of the First Domain in the Landscape for Flourishing
In this episode Mel and DJ wrap-up what has been covered in each of our past four Attention & Awareness episodes. Mel discusses why this is the first domain in our Landscape for Flourishing; practicalities of what we are paying attention to; do people use this science to their advantage and the detriment of others; categories in every day life; and using this domain to enhance your wellbeing. Our apologies for the delay in getting this new episode uploaded. Music:  Heart Sutra by Tenzin Choegyal courtesy of Tenzin Choegyal 
14:45
July 2, 2019
Attention & Awareness: Mindfulness (Part 3) - Ellen J. Langer
The last episode in our three part mindfulness series. Mel and DJ talk all things Ellen J. Langer PhD - author of Mindfulness.  Mel and DJ discuss who Ellen J. Langer is and what she means to the positive psychology and mindfulness community; the science of mindlessness, what it is and what the consequences of mindlessness are; categories and the difficulty of breaking them; aging mindfully; creative uncertainty; and deviant behaviour . Music:  Heart Sutra by Tenzin Choegyal courtesy of Tenzin Choegyal  
29:47
June 6, 2019
Attention & Awareness: Mindfulness (Part 2) - What is Mindfulness?
In this episode Mel and DJ continue their three part series on Mindfulness - a key sub-domain of the Attention and Awareness domain in your Landscape for Flourishing.  Mel discusses the technical aspects of what mindfulness actually is; what the key psychological and physiological benefits of mindfulness are; compelling research in the space of mindfulness; what is currently happening in the space of mindfulness; and how mindfulness can transform the mind. Music:  Heart Sutra by Tenzin Choegyal courtesy of Tenzin Choegyal  
35:22
June 2, 2019
Attention & Awareness: Mindfulness (Part 1) - East Meets West
Our apologies for the late upload this week. We had some technical difficulties editing this episode, which have now been fixed. This week Mel and DJ dive head first into the topic of Mindfulness - a key sub-domain of the Attention and Awareness domain in your Landscape for flourishing.  In this episode Mel discusses the history of mindfulness and eastern contemplative practices; the efficacy of mindfulness; Eastern versus Western mindfulness and how they are beginning to come together; McMindfulness; being present and making judgements; and the mindfulness research of Dr. Barbara Fredrickson. Music:  Heart Sutra by Tenzin Choegyal courtesy of Tenzin Choegyal  
49:40
May 24, 2019
Attention & Awareness: An Introduction to the First Domain in the Landscape for Flourishing
This week we delve into the first domain in the Landscape for Flourishing (the five domains of positive functioning or DPF-5), attention and awareness.  Mel and DJ chat about opening yourself up to new information and new sources of information; being aware of your capacity to be aware and attentive; are there tools to measure attention and awareness; your automatic defaults, what they are and what skills can you cultivate in this area of the science; and, introspection and the importance of having a healthy balance between looking inwards and outwards.  Music: Heart Sutra by Tenzin Choegyal courtesy of Tenzin Choegyal 
34:21
May 13, 2019
An Introduction to Mind Insurance
In the very first episode of the Flourishing Podcast Mel and DJ, your regular hosts, introduce themselves and give you an introduction to who and what Mind Insurance is... psst, we're not actually an insurance company. Mel and DJ also chat about the science of human flourishing, what your landscape for flourishing is, our underlying foundational principles and the future of Mind Insurance moving forward. Music: Heart Sutra by Tenzin Choegyal courtesy of Tenzin Choegyal
17:40
April 23, 2019