Being Well Podcast: Changing Old Patterns, Self-Awareness, and Repairing with Family: Mailbag
May 9, 2022

On this episode of Being Well, Forrest and I open up the mailbag to explore a variety of questions from our listeners. We talk about what causes our brains to become attached to unwanted habits, changing old patterns, how to know which of your thoughts are worth listening to, and the pros and cons of Forrest’s tendency to say “kind of” so often.

We then consider how to improve sibling relationships, and what to do with positive emotions we experience during meditation.

Have a question of your own for us? Email: contact@beingwellpodcast.com to submit questions or topics you’d like us to explore in future episodes.

Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 1:45: Why do our brains keep us stuck on unwanted patterns or ways of thinking?
  • 10:45: Three kinds of craving and the machinery of becoming
  • 13:50: Why do we say “kind of” all the time?
  • 25:50: How do you know which of your thoughts are worth listening to?
  • 31:15: How do you improve a sibling relationship?
  • 40:35: What do you do with positive emotions during meditation?
  • 48:40: Recap

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