Joe and Brett discuss what happens when a blessing that legitimately supports us in our path — money, free time, security, or even love — becomes something we’re afraid to lose and a condition we place on our freedom.
Finding love isn’t just about meeting the right person, but about being ready for them. Joe and Brett explore the patterns people exhibit while seeking love, from choosing partners who are emotionally unavailable to being overly self-reliant. They talk about how a fear of losing one’s identity can cause us to push away love, and how people tend to show up in our lives the moment we’re ready.
How long do you hold on to emotions? How much do they stagnate in your system? How fully you can process your emotions and let them flow through you? Joe and Brett discuss how the capacity to feel all of our emotions and allow them to move through us leads to better decisions, deeper relationships, and a richer experience of life.
Joe and Brett focus on depression and how it shows up in our thoughts, emotions, and nervous systems. Learn how to examine your direct experience to uncover the root causes of depression and get unstuck by relating to yourself in a different way. The conversation includes pointers for showing up for friends or loved ones who are feeling depressed.
Brett, Alexa, and Tara talk about marriage, commitment, and the fears of loving and losing a life partner.
Joe takes us on a walk through his childhood and early life, from the suburbs of Connecticut to fleeing the revolution in Iran. A green mohawk and an 8-second hit of oneness.
In the third episode of our series for the Decisions Course, Joe and Brett dive into a common emotional pattern that shows up anywhere decisions are made.
Joe and Brett talk about how to dismantle patterns that cloud our judgment and make decisions that include the wisdom of our emotions.
Our guest Christofer returns with his wife Sadie for a powerful couples coaching session with Joe. They uncover how a pattern of self-reliance and appearing strong for each other has created stress in their relationship. What happens when they try a different approach?
Joe and Brett celebrate a banner year of podcast growth by answering questions directly from listeners. In this episode, we explore: (3:20) Anger – feeling, expressing, and receiving ‘anger at’ a person (11:07) Presence – staying with ourselves in complex and fast-paced group situations (15:23) Depression – what is it, and how can we play with it? (21:26) Alone, but not lonely – how our sense of connection evolves through deep work (25:16) Desire – staying in touch with our wants as craving subsides (30:38) Mental health – relating to family or friends with mental health challenges (35:38) Patience – insights and practices to be patient with ourselves and our growth.