The UPLIFT Podcast UPLIFT is a living invitation to discover what is possible when we bring our gifts, passions and visions together for the greater good of all. More content at Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:34:39 +0000 en hourly 1 The UPLIFT Podcast clean The UPLIFT Podcast (The UPLIFT Podcast) All rights reserved UPLIFT is a living invitation to discover what is… The UPLIFT Podcast Weekly Bruce Lipton: The Science Behind Why We Need a Community Sun, 19 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Have ‘survival of the fittest’ theories led to a breakdown of community? Dr Bruce Lipton argues that humanity’s best survival strategy is unity. Cellular biologist, Dr Bruce Lipton, explains how… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 25:49 Michael St George: One Light Together Fri, 09 Nov 2018 05:56:05 +0000 What role does dub poetry have in the struggle for justice? Motivating Sounds Generator is the alter ego of s… UPLIFT clean 33:20 Anita Moorjani: The Power of Living Your Purpose Thu, 29 Mar 2018 04:31:49 +0000 Why the world needs more sensitive people to embrace their egos. Anita Moorjani is the New York Times best-selling… UPLIFT clean 56:05 Daniel Horowitz: The History of the Happiness Movement Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:30:30 +0000 Exploring the fascinating history of positive psychology and how the pursuit of happiness became a global industry. Historian Daniel Horowitz discusses his latest bo… UPLIFT clean 27:25 Dr. Saida Désilets: Claiming Your Sexual Sovereignty Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:29:19 +0000 How to claim full ownership of our bodies and sexuality. Dr. Saida Désilets is the author of Emergence of … UPLIFT clean 37:57 Tali Sharot: The Influential Mind Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:04:24 +0000 It’s pointless debating with someone who’s got their mind set on certain beliefs...right? We’ve all been in a situation where, despite a clear presentation of all the facts, we just can’t change someone’s mindset. But perhaps we try to influence others in all the wrong ways. Neuroscientist Tali Sharot says using facts and figures is incompatible with how the brain works. When someone disagrees with us what we tend to do is either stop listening or we’ve come up with reasons while they’re talking why they’re wrong and I’m right. She says the brain encodes information differently depending on how we relate to the other person and that emotion plays a bigger role than reason. When trying to influence others she says the best first step is find common ground. When two people make decisions together, when they disagree…. the brain really fails to encode the information coming from the disagreeing partner. But when two people agree, each person is very precisely encoding the information coming from the agreeing partner. Her latest book, The Influential Mind, explores the many ways our brain receives information and why. Listen here to Tali Sharot explain the core elements that govern the human brain. January 9th 201836:16 About Our Guest: Tali Sharot is the founder and director of the Affective Brain Lab at University College London, and author of The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain, and The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals about Our Power to Change Others. Neuroscientist Tali Sharot discusses her latest b… UPLIFT clean 36:16 Robin Grille: Using Flow States for Positive Change Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:12:05 +0000 Psychologist Robin Grille has been theorising for some time that economic movements correlate directly with parenting and teaching trends. Right now, he says, the future is looking good. There’s definitely a new kind of society emerging, far bigger than what the regular media would ever let you know. He says people around the world are moving away from a top-down governance to a more community style model and believes it’s because we’ve also returned to a more needs based parenting style. He’s also linked it to an awareness of ‘flow’ and cites global research which shows that when children are engaged in activities where they find ‘flow,' their academic performance and behaviour improve. We don’t want to beat each other up when we have access to being who we are...I know places where they’ve started to use democratic schooling systems as a treatment for social violence. Listen to Robin Grille explain the link between economics and parenting here. January 3rd 201833:52 About Our Guest: Robin Grille is a psychologist and parenting educator. His articles on parenting and child development have been widely published and translated in Australia and around the world. He’s also the author of ‘Parenting for a Peaceful World’ and ‘Heart to Heart Parenting’. ‘Flow’ is now being used in schools around the wo… UPLIFT clean 33:52 Craig Hassed: The Freedom Trap Wed, 27 Dec 2017 06:06:45 +0000 Everybody wants to be free. Freedom and liberty are central to happiness. But can we have too much freedom? Dr. Craig Hassed is one of Australia’s leading mindfulness experts and the author of The Freedom Trap. He says that contemporary definitions of freedom will not lead to happiness but are instead harming us and our planet. Our modern notions of freedom are just removing more and more limitations, or barriers, to a person’s individual will and desire. Whatever we want to do, we should be able to do it as much as we want to. Stay up as late as we want to, eat what we want to...So we’ve got... more opportunity for indulgence than probably any other time in history. All this, he says, is counter to notions of freedom expressed by the world’s great wisdom traditions. Freedom wasn’t just a matter of satisfying every desire you’ve got. Freedom was a matter of transcending desire, being non-attached to desire, not driven by desire. He says that constant desire and wanting only brings dissatisfaction and agitation. If you want true freedom then it’s through non-attachment. It’s through not being subject to every whim or want that goes through the mind. Listen to Dr Craig Hassed’s tips for true freedom here. December 27th 201723:29 About Our Guest: Dr Craig Hassed is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of General Practice at Monash University. He is an internationally recognised speaker on holistic, integrative and mind-body medicine in medical practice and connecting knowledge systems. Modern ideas of freedom won’t make you happy. Dr … UPLIFT clean 23:29 Catherine Ingram: Why Courage is Better than Hope Thu, 21 Dec 2017 05:07:03 +0000 Does 'hope’ have the potential to do more harm than good? Catherine Ingram is the author of In The Footstep… UPLIFT clean 34:30 Ira Israel: Surviving Your Childhood Now You’re an Adult Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:24:49 +0000 Learn the secret to living a truly fulfilling life by revisiting your childhood. Ira Israel is a psychotherapist working on the cu… UPLIFT clean 35:35 Mark Greene: Solving the Masculinity Crisis Tue, 05 Dec 2017 01:16:19 +0000 It’s difficult to think of a time when men and masculinity have been under more scrutiny. In his role as senior editor of the Good Men Project, Mark Greene is confronted on a daily basis with the complex challenges facing men today. He’s convinced that the problems begin from birth when boys are conditioned to lose touch with their emotions. Culturally, we need to let go of this idea that emotional expression is a sign of weakness, or in case of men, that it’s a sign of being feminine. It is not. It’s a super power. It’s our capacity to connect and operate in the world, and to create trust and connection and meaning. He also blames an epidemic of isolation which our culture has forced upon us and says that men in particular suffer from a lack of real connection with friends. If we begin to form connection and communication….If my son can pick these skills up when he’s 12 ...he’s got the ability to begin connecting, self regulating, forming community, self empowering….. he won’t fall prey to peer pressure…..all of these capacities will give him the ability to feel like he has a place in the world and he has a community that he can be in connection with. He also says that we’ve lost the art of truly listening to each other with an open heart and mind. He encourages both men and women to practice changing their listening habits. If you set your mind to listening with the expectation that you’ll be surprised and that you’ll learn something, you pull more threads of the conversation than you would if you were listening with a reinforcement of what you already think.  Listen here to Mark Greene’s thoughts on Remaking Manhood. December 5th 201739:37 About Our Guest:  Mark Greene is the author of Remaking Manhood and senior editor for the Good Men Project. He also contributes to the Shriver Report, the New York Times, Salon, the BBC and the Huffington Post. Mark Greene thinks a lot about masculinity. He is… UPLIFT clean 39:37 Natalie Isaacs: The Power of 1 Million Women Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:36:31 +0000 A former cosmetics manufacturer has convinced hundreds of thousands of women to take a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint. This is her story. 1Million Women is a global network of women commi… UPLIFT clean 20:43 Rachel Botsman: Why Trust Matters Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:35:45 +0000 Trust is the social glue which holds our communities together and once it’s diminished there are profound consequences for culture, society and economies. Author Rachel Botsman contends that we are at the beginning of the biggest trust revolution in history. Where we once placed our trust in institutions like banks, media and government, we’re now likely to place more trust in strangers via technology. The rise of multi-billion-dollar companies such as Airbnb and Uber, whose success depends on trust between strangers, is a clear illustration of how trust can now travel through networks and marketplaces. But she argues that we’re also beginning to lose trust in the new companies, like Facebook and Uber, which replaced the old ones. How (do) we actually preserve this very precious asset that enables us to do things and take risks, and place our faith in remarkable people and places and things where we don’t know the outcome. She’s urging us to take a ‘trust pause’ and examine the relationships and technologies in which we’re placing this new ‘distributed’ trust. We don’t want more trust in the wrong people and the wrong places, we actually want more trust worthiness. Listen here to Rachel Botsman explain why we should all take a “trust pause”. November 23rd 201729:27 About Our Guest: Rachel Botsman is the author of Who Can You Trust (How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart) and What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption. At a time when trust in major institutions is dim… UPLIFT clean 29:27 Scarlett Lewis: How to Stop Gun Violence Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:21:25 +0000 Scarlett Lewis, whose son was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, responds to the ongoing US gun violence with a surprising message. Sandy Hook mother Scarlett Lewis lost her six-yea… UPLIFT clean 39:21 Ask Dr. Bruce Lipton Your Questions! Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:52:21 +0000 Dr. Bruce Lipton celebrates our 50th episode by answering your questions! Dr Bruce Lipton helps us celebrate our 50th Episo… UPLIFT clean 35:27 David Haskell: The Song of Trees Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:14:25 +0000 Learn why trees are nature’s most magnificent networkers, and how they can enrich our understanding of biology, human nature and ethics. Biologist David Haskell journeys deep into the wo… UPLIFT clean 28:38 Maya Soetoro-Ng: Raising Peace Leaders Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:16:39 +0000 Barack Obama's sister says we can’t leave conflict resolution up to governments. This is what she suggests instead. She’s the sister of former US President Barack Ob… UPLIFT clean 34:10 Roman Krznaric: The Real Meaning of Carpe Diem Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:36:44 +0000 Have we misinterpreted the true meaning of this popular phrase? Social philosopher, Roman Krznaric, explains five very different ways to seize the day. Roman Krznaric is a social philosopher whose late… UPLIFT clean 32:39 Fierce Yoga Medicine: Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:10:18 +0000 How to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. Ana Forrest is regarded by many in the yoga world… UPLIFT clean 28:23 Yossi Ghinsberg: Life Lessons from the Amazon Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:51:11 +0000 Yossi Ghinsberg spent three weeks lost and alone in the Bolivian Amazon. Listen to his extraordinary story of survival! Yossi Ghinsberg’s book Jungle is now a Hollywood … UPLIFT 40:54 Catherine Ingram: Finding Peace in Turbulent Times Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:16:47 +0000 How to find inner peace in turbulent times. Catherine Ingram is an author and spiritual teach… UPLIFT 31:54 David Vago: The Heart of Mindfulness Wed, 13 Sep 2017 03:30:26 +0000 Discover the transformative power of these simple mindfulness techniques. Dr. David Vago is a cognitive neuroscientist at t… UPLIFT clean 30:34 Saamdu Chetri: How to Measure Happiness Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:02:51 +0000 This country has discovered how to measure happiness. What can we learn from their way of life? Dr Saamdu Chetri is the man in charge of Bhutan’s… UPLIFT clean 24:16 James Doty: The True Nature of Compassion Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:55:05 +0000 Professor of Neurosurgery explains the science of compassion. Dr James Doty explains the science of compassion … UPLIFT clean 38:02 Rev. Michael Beckwith: The Four Stages of Spiritual Growth Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:04:10 +0000 Are you stuck in the second gear of spiritual development? Founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center explains the four stages of spiritual growth. Reverend Michael Beckwith is the founder of the A… UPLIFT clean 42:09 Kemi Nekvapil: The Gift of Asking Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:09:57 +0000 Unwrap the gift of asking and ignite your personal power. Kemi Nekvapil breaks down cultural myths about asking ... UPLIFT clean 23:17 Sophie Weldon: Why Stories Heal Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:47:36 +0000 How modern-day storytelling is transforming individual lives and communities. Sophie Weldon is a strategic storyteller and the … UPLIFT clean 29:29 Bruce Lipton: Compassion vs. Competition Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:18:14 +0000 Have we forgotten the true evolutionary purpose of competition? Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton teases apart the … UPLIFT clean 21:14 Prince Ea: Why I Love Terrorists Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:53:28 +0000 Poet Prince Ea shares his thoughts on the power of language and how we can use it either to fuel war or peace. US poet Prince Ea shares his unique perspective o… UPLIFT clean 26:47 Flora Bowley: Awakening the Artist Within Thu, 06 Jul 2017 23:24:35 +0000 Discover the mystery and possibility of your innate creative potential. Flora Bowley is an artist, author and rule breake… UPLIFT clean 28:17 William Ury: Transforming Conflict into New Possibility Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:40:35 +0000 Uncover the inner obstacles preventing you from resolving conflict in your life. William Ury has mediated some of the world’s most… The UPLIFT Podcast 27:35 Scarlett Lewis: Choosing Love in the Face of Fear Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:17:27 +0000 How this woman healed from an unimaginable suffering. Scarlett Lewis is the founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation and her story is profound... The UPLIFT Podcast clean 44:08 Shai Shriki: Music Without Borders Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Why one man wants to record the music of refugee camps. More than 60,000 refugees are living in Greek cam… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 31:28 Angela Lockwood: The Art of Switching Off Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 How mastering our addiction to technology helps us find true connection. Being ‘connected’ 24/7 is making many of us feel stressed, anxious and lonely... The UPLIFT Podcast clean 14:46 Joseph Forgas: Why Sadness is Good For You Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Understanding the deeper purpose of unhappiness. We’re a culture obsessed with happiness, but sadn… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 13:28 African Solutions for Ending Hunger Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Powerful success stories from the field of unlikely leaders who are solving world hunger. For World Hunger Day we explore two African succe… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 23:49 Anita Moorjani: Life Lessons from Beyond Death Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 What can we learn about life from a woman who journeyed to death and survived? It wasn’t until Anita Moorjani died that she trul… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 34:23 Robin Grille: Raising Children for a Peaceful Future Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Heart to heart parenting for raising a peaceful generation. Psychologist Robin Grille is the author of Parent… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 25:17 Helena Noberg-Hodge: The Economics of Happiness Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Understanding the equation for creating happiness with lessons from ancient cultures. Helena Norberg-Hodge, founder of Local Futures, i… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 27:50 Avishai Barnatan: Using Sound to Heal Pain Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Can we use sound to heal our minds and bodies? Modern science is now revealing what ancient cult… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 26:31 The Art of Radical Self-Care Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 How well are you caring for yourself? Discover the simple key to establishing lasting wellness. The best preventative medical advice is to look a… The UPLIFT Podcast 24:15 Paul Gilding: Crisis as a Catalyst for Transformation Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Can the current global climate crisis be the catalyst for deep change? Former Greenpeace CEO Paul Gilding is now a susta… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 23:32 Stephen Jenkinson: Transforming the Language of Death Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Griefwalker, Stephen Jenkinson, has been at over 1000 deathbeds. He says we're talking about death, but saying all the wrong things. Griefwalker Stephen Jenkinson has been at the dea… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 22:50 Doom and Gloom Won’t Save the Planet Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Scientists now believe changing our perspective on environmental issues is the way to fix them. The Earth Optimism Summit is a gathering of pione… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 26:29 A Lesson in Empathy From a Child Soldier Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 An inspiring story about the healing and transformational powers of empathy. Emmanuel Jal, hip hop artist and former Sudanese … The UPLIFT Podcast clean 24:34 Lakota John: The Mighty Change of Heart Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 A native elder says we need to undergo this change in order to overcome the many challenges facing the planet. Lakota John is a native elder... The UPLIFT Podcast clean 16:17 Rediscover Your Voice Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Simple techniques to help you tap into the power of the voice for inner healing. We’ve all got one, but are you using yours to you… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 25:51 Bruce Lipton: Can We be Saved by the ‘Sixth Mass Extinction’? Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Dr Bruce Lipton believes the world as we know it will end…and that this is good. Dr Bruce Lipton believes the Sixth Mass Extinctio… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 18:06 Destination Simple: When Less is More Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 How much of your life is spent on trivial things? Things that rob you of your time and energy. Maybe you need to make time and space for what really matters to you. Author and Slow Your Home founder, Brooke McAlary, did just that, changing her life from a crazy busy, stressful way of living that was making her ill, to a deeply fulfilling and happy life. "I think there is a correlation between the idea of striving for happiness and accepting contentment... When I started to recognise that contentment is actually far more important and found that contentment can actually be where you are... that was huge." "You can live a balanced life, but I don’t think you can achieve it on a day to day basis…We need to look at the idea of balance over a period...You want to be able to look at a ten thousand foot view of your life and see that you’ve spent time on the things that matter." When Brooke McAlary realised that she didn’t have to be Superwoman, her life changed dramatically, and she’s never been happier. She shares tips from her new book, Destination Simple, which provides easy strategies for doing less and feeling more contented. Plus, Dr. Oscar Serrallach joins us on The Journey of Wellness to explain the importance of water for our health. April 3rd 201726:37 About Our Guests Brooke McAlary is the founder of Slow Your Home, author and host of The Slow Home Podcast. Founder and producer at @jackrabbitFM. She’s also a Siesta Advocate and lover of Inappropriate Laughter Oscar Serrallach is an integrative medical practitioner, committed to waking up the expert inside each of his clients and patients. He has been practising medicine in Australia for over 15 years and enjoys being at the cutting edge of wellness medicine. Mentioned in the Podcast Top Five Hacks for Reducing Stress How Sacred Rituals can Transform your Daily Life One Couples Journey into Living Without money When Slow Your Home founder, Brooke McAlary, real… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 26:37 Peter Engberg: The Unexpected Secret to Success Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Insight on achieving your goals from a filmmaker who has worked with Mikhail Gorbachev, the Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra. Mikhail Gorbachev, The Dalai Lama and Deepak Chop… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 21:17 Satish Kumar: Following Your Calling Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Do you yearn to make a difference in the world? Insightful and practical wisdom for following your dreams. Satish Kumar has been a pilgrim of positive chang… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 29:19 Chief Phil Lane: Indigenous Water Wisdom Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Chief Phil Lane Jr. shares a powerful message about our relationship with water, and what it can teach us about living more harmoniously. Chief Phil Lane Jr. of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 20:16 How the Fourth Phase of Water Affects Our Health Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Revolutionary research shows water has another form. How can we use this finding to improve our wellbeing? Dr Gerald Pollack says that water is not a liquid… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 19:03 Deva Premal and Miten: Discover the Ancient Wisdom of Mantra Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:03:52 +0000 Celebrated global musicians, Deva Premal and Miten, share the healing power of sacred chants. Deva Premal and Miten are world-renowned exponent… The UPLIFT Podcast clean 28:54 Rewiring your Brain for Creativity Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:00:41 +0000 Can you learn to be the next Mozart or Shakespeare? Find out what this expert has to say on reaching our creative potential. Can you learn to be the next Mozart or Shakespeare? Find out what this expert has to say on reaching our creative potential.
Dominique Falla, author of Creativity Fitness, says that in spending just 20-minutes a day,  we can ALL become creative - it’s just that some of us have let our ‘creative muscle’ get a bit flabby. She explains what creativity can do for our health and brain.

If you're too busy to be creative, then you need to definitely need to be making time to be creative, because it just lifts your energy.

Dominique says she tries to build her life around being creative in the first twenty minutes of the day.

As much as I make time to eat, and to sleep, I make time to write my morning pages. This time has to be stolen. You never find time at the end of the day.

In fact, she says creativity is not a trait, it's a habit. Here Dominique Falla shares her top creativity hacks.
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