Tag: understanding_emotions

  • UE #14: Happiness comes from progress, not attainment

    UE #14: Happiness comes from progress, not attainment

    Where does happiness come from? I claim it comes from making progress, not attaining a goal. Have a listen to find out more Listen on Spotify/iTunes/RSS Sign up for the mailing list! Become a supporter of the show Please share the podcast using the links below. If you wish to contact me for feedback/suggestions/comments, please get […]

  • UE #10: Your mind is like a family, and you are its head

    UE #10: Your mind is like a family, and you are its head

    In which, I compare the mind to a family. This analogy helps understand our minds better, and point to what’s healthy for our emotional lives. Listen on Spotify/iTunes/RSS Please share the podcast using the links below. If you wish to contact me for feedback/suggestions/comments, please get in touch using this contact form. Links: Episode on acceptance Episode […]

  • UE #9: On Self Compassion

    UE #9: On Self Compassion

    In this episode, I introduce the idea of self compassion. And then I lead you into a short 7 minute guided meditation on self compassion. Listen on Spotify/iTunes/RSS Please share the podcast using the links below. If you wish to contact me for feedback/suggestions/comments, please get in touch using this contact form. For more on the loving […]

  • UE #8: Distraction – The biggest enemy of emotional fitness

    UE #8: Distraction – The biggest enemy of emotional fitness

    In this episode, I talk about distraction, which I think is the biggest mistake that prevents emotional fitness. If you are facing some distress amidst the coronavirus quarantine, this episode (and this entire show really) may be of help! Listen on Spotify/iTunes/RSS Please share the podcast using the links below. If you wish to contact me […]

  • UE #7: Facts, fear, and the coronavirus

    UE #7: Facts, fear, and the coronavirus

    I talk about the thing that’s in all our minds: the coronavirus pandemic. This is not an episode about the figures, or the epidemiology or the precautions. Instead, I’ve shared my two cents on how to calibrate our emotional response to the situation. Hope it is valuable! Listen on Spotify/iTunes/RSS Please share the podcast using […]

  • UE #6: Why bother with emotional intelligence?

    UE #6: Why bother with emotional intelligence?

    Let’s take a step back, and think about why even bother with emotional intelligence. What’s the payoff, and what’s the problem in the ft place? Listen to this episode to find out! Please share the podcast using the links below. If you wish to contact me for feedback/suggestions/comments, please get in touch using this contact […]

  • UE #5: How meditation can help build emotional intelligence (includes a 10 minute guided meditation)

    UE #5: How meditation can help build emotional intelligence (includes a 10 minute guided meditation)

    Always wanted to learn meditation, but weren’t sure how exactly it helps? In this episode, I explain how meditation can help specifically with emotional intelligence. I’ve made this episode keeping someone who has little to no meditation experience in mind. I hope this episode helps clear some misconceptions of meditation, and adds clarity to what […]

  • UE #4: Why exactly is humility a virtue?

    UE #4: Why exactly is humility a virtue?

    What is humility? Is it the same as self-deprecation? And how can being humble make you a better learner? Find out in this episode. Books recommended in this episode are Lying by Sam Harris and Ultralearning by Scott Young As usual, please keep your feedback, comments, and questions coming. Use this contact form to reach […]

  • UE #3: Acceptance is the foundation of emotional intelligence

    UE #3: Acceptance is the foundation of emotional intelligence

    I explain the importance of acceptance in developing emotional intelligence. A brief discussion about Jonathan Haidt’s work, and a brief discussion about the phenomenon of ‘being bad at math’ are included. I also give some practical tips for cultivating acceptance! I tried a bit of a ‘casual’ style in recording this episode. So let me […]

  • UE #2: How gratitude can help with perfectionism

    UE #2: How gratitude can help with perfectionism

    What’s the link between gratitude and perfectionism? I would love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Please use the contact form to give your comments, feedback, or questions.