Episodes

The Importance of Living From Someone Who’s Dying

After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Professor Randy Pausch gave a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University titled “The Last Lecture”. And though the lecture’s title comes from the final lecture that will be given to a professor’s students before the next semester beings, in Randy’s case this might have actually been his last lecture. In it he brings us wisdom and inspiration for living your childhood dreams and life advice from someone who knows he’s dying.

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The Last Lecture – Original

The Surprising Science of Happiness

Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong which is an idea that he’s spent studying and explained in today’s episode of the Pick the Brain Podcast. The full version of this speech originally aired at Ted.com and can be found by clicking HERE. Dan’s book Stumbling on Happiness can be found here.

Science-Backed Brain Foods for More Energy and Better Moods

Certain foods have the potential to alter our brain health and energy levels. This raises the exciting possibility that changes in diet are a viable strategy for enhancing cognitive abilities, protecting the brain from damage and counteracting the effects of aging. In today’s episode of the podcast Erin and Jeremy will discuss science-backed brain foods that can increase our health, energy, and well-being.

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Jim Carrey and Eckhart Tolle’s Perspectives on Obsessive Thinking

On this episode of the podcast we’ll be hearing from one of the most well known actors in the world, Jim Carrey, who will be discussing his journey from struggling comedian to successful entertainer and how those experiences lead him to a realization that has shaped a new world view. We’ll also be hearing from someone who Jim credits for influencing his world view, Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now.

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The Benefits of Failure from JK Rowling

On this episode of the podcast we’ll be hearing about lessons in failure from one of the most well known writers in history, JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. JK will be discussing how many failures she had before she ever saw success and sharing how those failures were actually of critical importance to achieve the success that she’s achieved.

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The Power of Silence

Can silence rewire your brain? What do studies show happens when we’re silent? That’s the topic of today’s show where Erin and Jeremy discuss the benefits and impact of finding moments of silence in our often chaotic  and distracted world.

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Brain Hacks from Mel Robbins to Stop Thinking and Start Doing

Is motivation garbage? How to you go from knowledge to action? On this episode of the show we’ll hear a clip from Inside Quest from Mel Robbins on the concept that motivation might be garbage and a brain-hacking technique called the 5 second rule.

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Tips from Will Smith and Tim Ferriss for Facing Fears

Today on the show we’ll hear a story told by actor Will Smith which will put a smile on your face and teach an important lesson on facing fear. Then we’ll hear from author Tim Ferriss about a technique he uses for facing fears and measuring risk called ‘fear setting’.

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Tiny Habits that Lead to Huge Results

Sometimes the most high-impact habits are those that don’t require very much time or energy. In this episode of the podcast Erin and Jeremy will discuss 3 simple habits for living a bold and authentic life as well as 5 simple habits that research shows can increase your happiness and overall well being.

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Life Lessons From Ellen DeGeneres

One of the most entertaining and inspiring people in the world is Ellen DeGeneres and in this episode of the podcast Erin and Jeremy are going to hear a commencement speech delivered by Ellen back in 2009. In the speech Ellen shares her story and how she bravely chose to be true to herself even though it nearly ended her career.

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