The Cognitive Rampage Podcast #169: Patricia Baugh
Patricia did not experience typical childhood being the daughter of a self proclaimed Prophet with nearly 30 children and 4 wives. Patricia talks about what is was like, why she left young and how she made it to be a successful business owner while raising 4 (now adult) children on her own.
The Cognitive Rampage Podcast #168: Chasing My Tail (Love & Optimization)
The history of Love and after nearly 10 years on a competence quest for mental health optimization, this is what I have come to…for now.
Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions, expecting different answers. Allow me to explain…oh and I’ll get to the “love” part.
We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit? This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer’s remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in The Art of Fear.
Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Ulmer knows fear well. In this conversation-changing book, she argues that fear is not here to cause us problems—and that in fact, the only true issue we face with fear is our misguided reaction to it (not the fear itself).
Rebuilding our understanding of fear from the ground up, Ulmer starts by exploring why we’ve come to view it as a negative. From here, she unpacks fear and shows it to be just one of 10,000 voices that make up our reality, here to help us come alive alongside joy, love, and gratitude. Introducing a mindfulness tool called “Shift,” Ulmer teaches readers how to experience fear in a more simple, authentic way, transforming our relationship with this emotion from that of a draining battle into one more in line with our true nature.
Influenced by Ulmer’s own complicated relationship with fear and her over 15 years as a mindset facilitator, The Art of Fear will reconstruct the way we react to and experience fear—empowering us to easily and permanently address the underlying cause of our fear-based problems, and setting us on course to live a happier, more expansive future.
Author of 20 published books, 19 in French, 1 in English.
Before moving to the US, Michel Pascal calls on his experience living in Kopan Monastery in the Himalayas, as well as his close relationship and dedicated study of 15 years under renowned Buddhist master Chepa Dorje Rinpoche, the last descendant of Marpa, now deceased. Additionally, Michel is the disciple of Theologian Psychologist Jean-Yves Leloup. Pascal is advised by and works closely with neuroscientists Dr. Mario Beauregard, Ph.D., who is officially considered one of one- hundred most important pioneers in science in this century, and by Dr. Natalie Trent, Ph.D. author and professor at Harvard University.
Michel has built the Meditation for daily stress, a method that is a mix of pure knowledge from buddhism and new medical research in neuroscience, proposing that we train our mind inside the stress in our daily situations. Michel is also one of a few meditation singers. He uses his voice and visualizations to create a deep healing sensation.
Michel has created with Amity Foundation the first meditation program for “lifers” (people who have spent 20+ years incarcerated) reintegrating into society after prison. Amity is well known for its jaw dropping statistics: without support, over 80% of incarcerated citizens return to jail. With the Amity program 80% of its students escape the cycle of incarceration and re-enter into society.