Author: Seth Gillihan

Communication Mindfulness Podcast Relationships

Ep. 37: Oren Jay Sofer — How to Improve Your Relationships with Better Communication

Do you ever feel like you and someone else—a romantic partner, family member, friend, co-worker, or someone else—just aren’t hearing each other? Our relationships will never be better than the…

Medicine Podcast

Ep. 36: Charlie Gillihan — How to Survive the Challenges of Medical Training

My guest this week is Charlie Gillihan, my youngest brother. At the time of this recording, Charlie was a few weeks away from graduating from medical school. I was interested…

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Podcast Poetry

Ep. 35: Prof. Mary Jo Salter — The Powerful Effects of Poetry on the Human Spirit

My guest this week is highly acclaimed poet Mary Jo Salter, whom Dan Chiasson described as “one of America’s most accomplished formalists” in the New York Review of Books. I first…

Meditation Mindfulness Podcast Relationships

Ep. 34: Jonni Pollard — How to Experience Life as a Sacred Expression of Love

My guest this week focuses on the big questions of our existence: Who are we? Why are we here? And how can we experience fulfillment? Jonni Pollard describes his inspiring…

Podcast

Ep. 33: Dr. James Kelley — Adversity as a Pathway to Personal Growth

In this week’s episode, I discussed with Dr. James Kelley the sometimes surprising effects of adversity—what James calls the “crucible’s gift.” Life’s challenges may offer the opportunity to grow in strength…

Anxiety Treatment Podcast Trauma

Ep. 32: Dr. Mark Powers — The Best Tested Ways to Treat Anxiety and Trauma

Countless individuals experience debilitating anxiety or major trauma that can lead to conditions like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My guest this week is psychologist Dr. Mark Powers, who specializes in…

Parenting Podcast Sleep

Ep. 31: Dr. Jodi Mindell — How to Help Your Baby Sleep through the Night

Most new parents will wish at some point that their baby were sleeping more soundly. Thankfully there are proven techniques for helping young children to sleep through the night. My…

Meaning Podcast Trauma

Ep. 30: Dr. Omid Naim — Telling a Better Story about Health and Healing

My guest this week is Dr. Omid Naim, who specializes in integrative psychiatry. I thought I knew what that meant before our conversation, but what I learned was much more…

Depression Nutrition Podcast Stress

Ep. 29: Dr. Julia Rucklidge — Can Nutrition Prevent Depression and Promote Resilience?

 Psychologist Julia Rucklidge was disturbed by two trends she observed: Psychological conditions like depression and anxiety were becoming more and more common. At the same time, rates of prescription…

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Podcast Sports

Ep. 28: Dr. Mitch Greene — Training the Mind for Better Athletic Performance

Anyone who’s played competitive sports knows that the mental game is at least as important as the physical one. My guest this week is clinical and sport psychologist Dr. Mitch…