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The Revolution is Personal Evolution: Unpacking Societal Change From Within w/ Behavioralist Jess Doenges
1w ago
The Revolution is Personal Evolution: Unpacking Societal Change From Within w/ Behavioralist Jess Doenges
In a conversation that's as timely as it is timeless, my incredible friend Jess and I unpack the notion that "The Revolution is Personal Evolution." With Presidents Day providing the backdrop and Black History Month lending its rich context, we couldn't have chosen a more opportune moment to dive into this transformative topic. By revisiting the legendary Gil Scott-Heron's "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," we draw a compelling line connecting the personal upheavals we experience to the seismic shifts our society undergoes.Join us as we peel back the layers of our personal stories and discover the ripple effect they have on the world around us. Jess and I get candid about our individual paths and the lessons learned along the way, providing you with a treasure trove of insights that promise to shake up your perspective. We're here to show you that true change doesn't flash across your TV screen—it starts in the mirror. Get ready to be inspired by a dialogue that doesn't just talk the talk but walks you through the very steps of personal revolution, one that ignites the sparks of societal transformation.Support the showMusic by Wutaboi Email us at speakplainlypodcast@gmail.com Patreon www.patreon.com Buy me a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/owlmedicine Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/owlcmedicine Instagram: www.instagram.com/owlmedicine Twitter: www.twitter.com/owlmedicine My Websites www.owlchrysalismedicine.com www.decolonizehealthcare.com www.rethinkingbroken.com#rethinkingbroken #CPTSD#chronicstressadapted #ComplexPTSD#childhoodtrauma #Authorpodcast #bestsellingauthor #queerauthor#adhd #dyslexia #dyscalclia #Queer #queerpodcast #queerhost#adultswithadhd #veteran #therapist #nonfictionauthor #traumaauthor#undiagnisedadhd #childhoodtrauma #trauma #lifeaftertrauma #PTSD
What always "looking for a reason" actually means
Feb 16 2024
What always "looking for a reason" actually means
. We delve into the subconscious processes that drive this quest not as a deliberate pursuit of unhappiness, but as a manifestation of preexisting emotional struggles. As we navigate the complexities of these emotional mechanisms, I introduce a mantra that encourages a shift from blame to understanding, shedding light on how perceived malice might just be a misunderstanding or a lack of awareness.The journey continues as we explore the power of taking emotional ownership, emphasizing that our responses to feelings are within our control, shaped by our past and the unique wiring of our nervous system. I share the profound impact of recognizing our patterns of blame and how freeing it can be to instead address our internal conflicts head-on. Join me in embracing this perspective, and together, let's cultivate a community that values self-reflection and the power of compassion over the ease of casting blame.Support the showMusic by Wutaboi Email us at speakplainlypodcast@gmail.com Patreon www.patreon.com Buy me a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/owlmedicine Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/owlcmedicine Instagram: www.instagram.com/owlmedicine Twitter: www.twitter.com/owlmedicine My Websites www.owlchrysalismedicine.com www.decolonizehealthcare.com www.rethinkingbroken.com#rethinkingbroken #CPTSD#chronicstressadapted #ComplexPTSD#childhoodtrauma #Authorpodcast #bestsellingauthor #queerauthor#adhd #dyslexia #dyscalclia #Queer #queerpodcast #queerhost#adultswithadhd #veteran #therapist #nonfictionauthor #traumaauthor#undiagnisedadhd #childhoodtrauma #trauma #lifeaftertrauma #PTSD
The Parentified Child Epidemic
Jan 26 2024
The Parentified Child Epidemic
Growing up, I never realized that my constant quest for approval was a beacon of my blurred childhood, where I often stepped into shoes too big for my little feet to fill. Today's episode peels back the layers of parentification, a complex journey many of us unknowingly embark on when thrust into adult roles too soon. Through stories and insights, we examine the ways in which carrying the weight of our families' emotional and instrumental needs has molded our adult lives, especially for those of us from Gen X and Midwestern millennials.Have you ever felt a strange sense of fulfillment from being the caretaker in your relationships? We've all found comfort in familiar patterns, but what if these are echoes of a childhood where you played the parent too early? We reflect on how these experiences shape our need for approval and the invisible emotional labor that becomes intertwined with our self-worth. This episode isn't just a conversation; it's a heartfelt exploration of family dynamics, the legacies we inherit, and the courage it takes to confront and heal from our past.This poignant discussion isn't merely about reminiscing; it's a step on the path to healing, as we recognize the strength in our struggles and the resilience that has brought us here.Support the showMusic by Wutaboi Email us at speakplainlypodcast@gmail.com Patreon www.patreon.com Buy me a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/owlmedicine Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/owlcmedicine Instagram: www.instagram.com/owlmedicine Twitter: www.twitter.com/owlmedicine My Websites www.owlchrysalismedicine.com www.decolonizehealthcare.com www.rethinkingbroken.com#rethinkingbroken #CPTSD#chronicstressadapted #ComplexPTSD#childhoodtrauma #Authorpodcast #bestsellingauthor #queerauthor#adhd #dyslexia #dyscalclia #Queer #queerpodcast #queerhost#adultswithadhd #veteran #therapist #nonfictionauthor #traumaauthor#undiagnisedadhd #childhoodtrauma #trauma #lifeaftertrauma #PTSD
Cold & the Grief She Brings; a Chinese Medicine Perspective
Jan 18 2024
Cold & the Grief She Brings; a Chinese Medicine Perspective
As the winter chill sets in, emotions can run as deep and cold as the season itself. I'm Al Medicine, your host, inviting you to join me on a personal journey through the stark landscape of grief. During an extraordinary cold snap in the Pacific Northwest, with nothing but silence for company, my thoughts wandered to the loss of my cherished dog, Key. This poignant exploration into the heartache of winter is not just about weathering the frost, but about thawing the ice that grief can seal around our hearts.Amidst the solitude, I discovered the delicate balance between solitude and sorrow, and how rituals like funerals provide waypoints in our emotional recovery. You’ll hear how a simple Facebook post about my experience struck a chord with many, offering a glimpse into the shared nature of our struggles. As we traverse the cultural complexities surrounding grief and the natural rhythms that guide our healing, I extend an invitation for you to reflect upon your own unaddressed sorrows, finding comfort and growth in the courageous act of facing them.Support the showMusic by Wutaboi Email us at speakplainlypodcast@gmail.com Patreon www.patreon.com Buy me a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/owlmedicine Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/owlcmedicine Instagram: www.instagram.com/owlmedicine Twitter: www.twitter.com/owlmedicine My Websites www.owlchrysalismedicine.com www.decolonizehealthcare.com www.rethinkingbroken.com#rethinkingbroken #CPTSD#chronicstressadapted #ComplexPTSD#childhoodtrauma #Authorpodcast #bestsellingauthor #queerauthor#adhd #dyslexia #dyscalclia #Queer #queerpodcast #queerhost#adultswithadhd #veteran #therapist #nonfictionauthor #traumaauthor#undiagnisedadhd #childhoodtrauma #trauma #lifeaftertrauma #PTSD
So Seed Oils are Supposed to be Bad Right? But Like... ...Prove it?
Jan 12 2024
So Seed Oils are Supposed to be Bad Right? But Like... ...Prove it?
I kept hearing that seed oils were bad for me but no one ever really said why... or how. So I wanted to know. I dove into the science to find the mechanisms of action of seed oils supposed negative effect in the body. So in this episode were doing a little bit of biochemistry but only a little.We're pouring the facts on seed oils, those omnipresent ingredients that have slipped into nearly every facet of our diets. This episode peels back the curtain on the seven-step extraction process and its repercussions. We'll connect the biochemical dots from seed to stroke. If you've ever found yourself lost in the sea of nutritional advice, let this episode be your beacon. We'll decode the role of antioxidants and ponder why butter might just be the better spread. link to the study the describes the 4 Mechanisms of action of oxLDL in atherosclerosis.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9199460/    Support the showMusic by Wutaboi Email us at speakplainlypodcast@gmail.com Patreon www.patreon.com Buy me a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/owlmedicine Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/owlcmedicine Instagram: www.instagram.com/owlmedicine Twitter: www.twitter.com/owlmedicine My Websites www.owlchrysalismedicine.com www.decolonizehealthcare.com www.rethinkingbroken.com#rethinkingbroken #CPTSD#chronicstressadapted #ComplexPTSD#childhoodtrauma #Authorpodcast #bestsellingauthor #queerauthor#adhd #dyslexia #dyscalclia #Queer #queerpodcast #queerhost#adultswithadhd #veteran #therapist #nonfictionauthor #traumaauthor#undiagnisedadhd #childhoodtrauma #trauma #lifeaftertrauma #PTSD
Choosing Your Hard: A Journey of Self-Worth
Dec 12 2023
Choosing Your Hard: A Journey of Self-Worth
Are you feeling adrift on life's tumultuous sea, constantly tossed about by the opinions of others? We've all been there. But what if we told you that you could reclaim your self-worth and emerge stronger from life's challenges? On this episode of Speak Plainly, we're getting real about self-worth, self-esteem, and self-respect. We'll unpack the five C's - competence, confidence, character, connection, and caring - that shape our self-worth, and delve into how these can be influenced, for better or worse, by others.Then, brace yourselves as we bring you face-to-face with the idea of choosing your hard. We'll share how embracing tasks that align with our beliefs, even when they're tough and offer no guarantees, can elevate our self-worth. We'll also share personal experiences of learning to say no, standing up for ourselves even when it felt like the world was against us, and how that's made all the difference. Lastly, we reflect on personal events and relationships that have shaped our self-worth and the lessons learned. So, join us on this enlightening journey as we navigate our path to cultivating self-worth. No matter where you're at, you're not alone, and it's never too late to start. So, are you ready?Support the showMusic by Wutaboi Email us at speakplainlypodcast@gmail.com Patreon www.patreon.com Buy me a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/owlmedicine Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/owlcmedicine Instagram: www.instagram.com/owlmedicine Twitter: www.twitter.com/owlmedicine My Websites www.owlchrysalismedicine.com www.decolonizehealthcare.com www.rethinkingbroken.com#rethinkingbroken #CPTSD#chronicstressadapted #ComplexPTSD#childhoodtrauma #Authorpodcast #bestsellingauthor #queerauthor#adhd #dyslexia #dyscalclia #Queer #queerpodcast #queerhost#adultswithadhd #veteran #therapist #nonfictionauthor #traumaauthor#undiagnisedadhd #childhoodtrauma #trauma #lifeaftertrauma #PTSD
Loneliness: What AI Can't Tell You
Dec 4 2023
Loneliness: What AI Can't Tell You
Ever felt alone in a crowded room? You're not alone. In this deeply personal and insightful episode of the Speak Plainly podcast, we confront the often ignored yet pervasive issue of loneliness head-on. We'll take you through an expedition of the mind, unraveling the complexities of loneliness, its many facades, and the deep-seated causes that give birth to this common human experience. We'll reflect on the significant consequences loneliness can have on our physical, mental, and social well-being, and the far-reaching economic implications it carries. Sometimes, knowledge alone isn't enough, and that's why we'll talk about strategies and techniques to overcome loneliness, always underscoring the importance of that indomitable human spirit and our innate ability to connect.Our journey doesn't stop at understanding loneliness. We traverse further into the vast landscape of mental health, focusing on the intersections between loneliness, addiction, and cognitive abilities. With compelling insights from rat studies and a deep-dive into the world of neuroscience, we highlight the indispensable role of social connections. We'll discuss how loneliness can rewire our cognitive functioning and open the gateway to conditions like Alzheimer's. In an age when technology rules, it's time we leverage it to our advantage. We'll talk about how joining interest groups, using digital platforms, and maintaining a virtual presence can help combat loneliness.As we delve deeper, we expose the undeniable linkage between loneliness and developmental trauma, particularly parental. Sharing personal anecdotes of isolation and relationship avoidance stemming from past trauma, we bring to light the profound anxiety and lifespan implications these experiences can cause. But every cloud has a silver lining, and ours is the potential for healing and transformation. We'll explore how understanding relationships, developing relational competence, and reaching out to help others can alleviate loneliness, fostering a sense of belonging and self-worth. So, join us on this intimate exploration of loneliness on the Speak Plainly podcast. Because no one should ever have to feel alone.Support the showMusic by Wutaboi Email us at speakplainlypodcast@gmail.com Patreon www.patreon.com Buy me a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/owlmedicine Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/owlcmedicine Instagram: www.instagram.com/owlmedicine Twitter: www.twitter.com/owlmedicine My Websites www.owlchrysalismedicine.com www.decolonizehealthcare.com www.rethinkingbroken.com#rethinkingbroken #CPTSD#chronicstressadapted #ComplexPTSD#childhoodtrauma #Authorpodcast #bestsellingauthor #queerauthor#adhd #dyslexia #dyscalclia #Queer #queerpodcast #queerhost#adultswithadhd #veteran #therapist #nonfictionauthor #traumaauthor#undiagnisedadhd #childhoodtrauma #trauma #lifeaftertrauma #PTSD
Holiday Harmony: Fostering Peace Amidst Familial Chaos
Nov 20 2023
Holiday Harmony: Fostering Peace Amidst Familial Chaos
Coming home for the holidays after a long absence? I've been there, and I know the trepidation that can come along with those family reunions. I haven't been home for Christmas since my brother's death in 2007 and, trust me, I'm grappling with my own set of concerns. This episode is all about how to navigate these complex family dynamics during the holiday season, especially when you're dealing with potentially triggering situations. We'll be discussing radical acceptance therapy and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) skills, along with practical strategies like "I want, they want" ratio for managing interpersonal relationships. Your emotions could be on a roller coaster, but together, we can keep it steady.Let's talk about pre-coping, a concept in DBT that has been my compass on this journey. It's all about planning ahead, and I tell you, it's been my lifeline as I gear up to spend Christmas with my family. From identifying desired outcomes to anticipating triggers, and even dealing with negative family members, pre-coping covers it all. Remember those positive holiday memories from childhood? We all have them. Let's circle back to those times and find ways to recreate them, while finding inner peace amidst the chaos.Lastly, we'll explore how to manage difficult emotions like anger, fear, and sadness that tend to show up uninvited during the holidays. I'll share some coping strategies, and we'll delve into a behavioral analysis to help identify triggers leading to problematic behavior. We'll also look at some techniques to prepare for potentially stressful situations like Thanksgiving, including practicing progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) to manage tension. And for those of you facing really tough family dynamics, we've got a special segment on how PMR can be your calming technique. Let's navigate these holidays together, with peace, mindfulness and a little bit of wisdom.Support the showMusic by Wutaboi Email us at speakplainlypodcast@gmail.com Patreon www.patreon.com Buy me a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/owlmedicine Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/owlcmedicine Instagram: www.instagram.com/owlmedicine Twitter: www.twitter.com/owlmedicine My Websites www.owlchrysalismedicine.com www.decolonizehealthcare.com www.rethinkingbroken.com#rethinkingbroken #CPTSD#chronicstressadapted #ComplexPTSD#childhoodtrauma #Authorpodcast #bestsellingauthor #queerauthor#adhd #dyslexia #dyscalclia #Queer #queerpodcast #queerhost#adultswithadhd #veteran #therapist #nonfictionauthor #traumaauthor#undiagnisedadhd #childhoodtrauma #trauma #lifeaftertrauma #PTSD
The Ecology of Morality, the Environmental Origins of Right and Wrong
Nov 13 2023
The Ecology of Morality, the Environmental Origins of Right and Wrong
Welcome Back!Todays episode explores where do our values come from? What informs what we believe to be right or wrong? What influences what we hold near and dear to our hearts? There are some obvious answers like our family and our culture. But where did they get it from? There had to be an origin right? even if arbitrary as a beginning point there must be some hidden guiding factors that influence what we find important and therefore how we think we ought to behave in any given situation. This episode was sparked by an interview I recently saw between two men that are often on different sides of things.  Dr. Robert Sapolsky and Dr. Jordan Peterson. In this episode I explore:Morality through the eyes of game theory,Where morality comes from, The neurobiology of behaviors,How virtualization fosters psychopathy. a lot about vampire bats and even how one African Baboon troop got pre-diabetes. Support the showMusic by Wutaboi Email us at speakplainlypodcast@gmail.com Patreon www.patreon.com Buy me a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/owlmedicine Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/owlcmedicine Instagram: www.instagram.com/owlmedicine Twitter: www.twitter.com/owlmedicine My Websites www.owlchrysalismedicine.com www.decolonizehealthcare.com www.rethinkingbroken.com#rethinkingbroken #CPTSD#chronicstressadapted #ComplexPTSD#childhoodtrauma #Authorpodcast #bestsellingauthor #queerauthor#adhd #dyslexia #dyscalclia #Queer #queerpodcast #queerhost#adultswithadhd #veteran #therapist #nonfictionauthor #traumaauthor#undiagnisedadhd #childhoodtrauma #trauma #lifeaftertrauma #PTSD
Perception Deception; Everything You Know is a Lie, and it Doesn't Matter.
Aug 1 2023
Perception Deception; Everything You Know is a Lie, and it Doesn't Matter.
This Episode is another personal favorite of mine. Buckle in for this one! Have you ever wondered how the whole world, everything we see small touch and remember somehow got into our heads?  and how do I even know it's real? or accurate?spoiler alert: color is a construct!This episode is a look at Illusions & what they teach us about perceptionThe visual system, how it actually worksThe auditory system, and how easily its trickedPain, how its actually a construct and memory and how they're all pretty incredibly inaccurate!!The science of perception is incredible, non intuitive and really damn powerful. The craziest part of it all is that even with as inaccurate as these systems are, they work nearly flawlessly for us nearly all the time. Support the showMusic by Wutaboi Email us at speakplainlypodcast@gmail.com Patreon www.patreon.com Buy me a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/owlmedicine Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/owlcmedicine Instagram: www.instagram.com/owlmedicine Twitter: www.twitter.com/owlmedicine My Websites www.owlchrysalismedicine.com www.decolonizehealthcare.com www.rethinkingbroken.com#rethinkingbroken #CPTSD#chronicstressadapted #ComplexPTSD#childhoodtrauma #Authorpodcast #bestsellingauthor #queerauthor#adhd #dyslexia #dyscalclia #Queer #queerpodcast #queerhost#adultswithadhd #veteran #therapist #nonfictionauthor #traumaauthor#undiagnisedadhd #childhoodtrauma #trauma #lifeaftertrauma #PTSD
Proximal Abandonment: The Modern Mental Health Dilemma.
Jul 17 2023
Proximal Abandonment: The Modern Mental Health Dilemma.
Do you have loving parents that you know did their best? Yet somehow you seem to be living with a bunch of signs of trauma? Well if you suffer from all the signs of trauma but cant pin point exactly where its coming from... Chances are pretty good that there stemming from what is calledProximal Abandonment. Proximal abandonment -is what happens when a child has a care taker in the room, all or most of their physiological needs ie food water shelter - are taken care of, but the other fundamental needs of emotional connection belonging and attunement are not met. This causes what I believe to be the single most common form of trauma in our modern world. In today's podcast we cover:          7 signs of abandonment trauma.         9 compulsive behaviors stemming from self abandonment. We dive into what beliefs are adopted in order to adapt to abandonment and how they affect us today. If you show any of the signs covered in this episode or know anyone who does you or they may be suffering from one of what I call the invisible traumas. proximal abandonment.  Support the showMusic by Wutaboi Email us at speakplainlypodcast@gmail.com Patreon www.patreon.com Buy me a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/owlmedicine Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/owlcmedicine Instagram: www.instagram.com/owlmedicine Twitter: www.twitter.com/owlmedicine My Websites www.owlchrysalismedicine.com www.decolonizehealthcare.com www.rethinkingbroken.com#rethinkingbroken #CPTSD#chronicstressadapted #ComplexPTSD#childhoodtrauma #Authorpodcast #bestsellingauthor #queerauthor#adhd #dyslexia #dyscalclia #Queer #queerpodcast #queerhost#adultswithadhd #veteran #therapist #nonfictionauthor #traumaauthor#undiagnisedadhd #childhoodtrauma #trauma #lifeaftertrauma #PTSD