125: Developing the “Yes Brain” in Yourself and Your Kids – with Dan Siegel

125: Developing the “Yes Brain” in Yourself and Your Kids – with Dan Siegel

When you’re in a “Yes” brain state, everything seems possible – you’re courageous, resilient, and creative. When you’re in a “No” brain state it’s nearly impossible to learn, grow, or interact in a positive way with others. This yes/no brain state impacts everything you do – how you meet the world, and, if you have children, how you show up as a parent. So how do you cultivate a “Yes” brain state in yourself? How do you teach the children in your life to recognize the signs of being in a “No” brain state – and, even better, show them how to shift back into a “Yes” brain? Today we’re talking with Dr. Dan Siegel, founder of interpersonal neurobiology and co-author (along with Tina Payne Bryson) of the new book “The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child.” His strategies for understanding your own reactivity will transform your relationships and your parenting. You can also help the children in your life understand their own emotional world, and show them how to come back online after big emotions get the best of them.

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124: Jealousy – How to Deal and Heal

124: Jealousy – How to Deal and Heal

Does jealousy affect you in your relationship? Or has it impacted you in the past? One thing is for sure, jealousy has a destructive impact on any relationship, leaving both partners feeling unsafe and under attack. So – how do you know what’s really going on when one of you is jealous? And how do you get to the other side, so that you can experience a relationship where you can experience the freedom to be yourself AND the safety of a secure partnership? Whether you’re getting jealous, or on the receiving end of your partner’s jealousy – this episode will lead you through the steps of discovering what’s really going on – and how to reconnect in a healthy way.

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123: Pleasure is the Measure: The Science of Sex and Desire – with Emily Nagoski

123: Pleasure is the Measure: The Science of Sex and Desire – with Emily Nagoski

How do you separate fact from fiction when it comes to creating and sustaining sexual desire? In this episode of Relationship Alive, our special guest is Emily Nagoski, author of the New York Times bestseller “Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life.” Her work has been cited by both John Gottman and Esther Perel as a must-read for understanding how desire works, and how to nurture a sexual connection over the long term with your partner. Emily Nagoski and I dispel some modern-day myths about sexuality, and then we reveal some of the new science to help you create more pleasure in your life. And, as Emily says, “Pleasure is the Measure!”

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122: The Science of Empathy and How to Keep Yourself Clear

122: The Science of Empathy and How to Keep Yourself Clear

We’re all empathic. What this means is that you can catch emotions and states-of-being like a cold. But if you don’t know that what you’re feeling isn’t actually yours, just something you caught from someone else, then you could be in trouble. Wouldn’t it be nice to know, with as much certainty as possible, that your all-important feelings and beliefs actually come from within you, and represent your own truth – instead of just being something that you picked up along the way? In this episode we’re going to talk about the science of empathy, as well as two quick, powerful ways to keep yourself clear.

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121: Tackling the Fears of Loneliness and Abandonment

121: Tackling the Fears of Loneliness and Abandonment

here are some fears that are inherent to being alive. They might be big, they might be small, but they definitely are there, within you. Two of these fears that are closely-related to each other are the fear of loneliness, and the fear of abandonment. How are they impacting you in your life? And how can you find your way through the fear, so that your decisions aren’t impacted by it? In this week’s episode, we are going to dive deep into the fears of being alone, and of abandonment, so that the path to the other side is clear.

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120: Strengthen Your Connection: Undefended Love with Jett Psaris

120: Strengthen Your Connection: Undefended Love with Jett Psaris

Let’s get practical for a moment. You’ve heard about the importance of courage and vulnerability in taking your relationship to the next level. How do you do that in a way that actually makes you stronger? How do you truly overcome feeling like a victim – in your life and relationship? How can you literally become a “yes” to everything – the painful moments as well as the joyful moments – to create new levels of spark and connection in your relationship? In today’s episode, you’re going to learn a way of showing up that helps you face your fears and heal the patterns that no longer serve you, no matter what’s going on in your relationship. Our guest is Jett Psaris, co-author of the book Undefended Love, and her work clearly illuminates the path to wholeness, healing, and deep authenticity – especially in relationship.

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119: The Most Important Thing Is What You Bring

119: The Most Important Thing Is What You Bring

How important is it to find the “right” partner? If you’re inspired by thoughts of how amazing a relationship could be – but wondering what to do next – this episode is for you. Today, we talk about the most important ingredient for having a conscious, authentic, amazing relationship. It’s something you can do whether or not you’re in a relationship. And doing this gives you the power to create exactly the kind of relationship that you’re looking for.

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118: Crafting an Uncommon Bond and Soulshaping – with Jeff Brown

118: Crafting an Uncommon Bond and Soulshaping – with Jeff Brown

What do you do when you want to shift your relationship from the mundane towards something more transcendent? Is this something you could experience with just anyone? And if not, how do you know if your relationship has this potential? Also…what happens when the podcast guest starts interviewing the host?! In this week’s episode, we’re diving deep into the question of conscious relationship a bit differently, through a conversation with writer, seeker, and spiritual activist Jeff Brown.  Jeff is the author of the books Soulshaping and An Uncommon Bond, and director of the documentary Karmageddon: The Movie.

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117: Why Projection Can Be Useful – Neil Sattin

117: Why Projection Can Be Useful – Neil Sattin

What are you projecting onto the world around you? How do you figure it out? And how can you use what you discover to grow, to live with MORE integrity? In this week’s episode, I’m sharing with you a simple, powerful practice to get in touch with your strengths – and your weaknesses, through the way that you project these things onto the other people in your life. It may sound simple, but you can find deep healing, and disconnect from toxic patterns (and toxic people).

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116: Sex, Love, and Dating: From Addiction to Health with Alex Katehakis

116: Sex, Love, and Dating: From Addiction to Health with Alex Katehakis

Can you be addicted to love, or sex, and – if so – what does that mean? How does the way that your parents raised you – especially when you were really young – affect your sex life? How do you define your own version of healthy sex – so that you’re not just following along with what culture has handed you? And finally – how do you step away from the dopamine and novelty-seeking of dating – and, when you find someone, make the switch to a monogamous relationship? In today’s episode, we are speaking to one of the world’s experts on sex and neurobiology – and especially the treatment of Sex and Love Addiction – Dr. Alexandra Katehakis.

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  • Omg! This is amazing
    December 14, 2017 by Katiej7 from United States

    I’m learning so much about myself and past partners! I’m listening more than once to take notes! Thank you so much!

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    I love this podcast. This has helped me become a better Human. If u r not afraid of self-reflection this Podcast cld Help u.

  • Not what it seems from the title, very deep and enlightening
    October 24, 2017 by Brielle Ramirez from United States

    Love this podcast. Very enlightening and spoke about so much from all viewpoints and self awareness. If you have been looking for a real and GOOD podcast that touches on sex, hurt, positivity, love, communication, safety, goodness you name it, look no more! You will love this podcast! Thank you Neil, for such amazing episodes and insights 💗🙏🏽🤗

  • Highly Recommend!
    October 17, 2017 by J. Barshop from United States

    Neil and his guests share actionable and inspiring lessons on how to build (not just maintain) relationships. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Relationship Alive if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to have lasting relationships (and live your best life as a result)!

  • Not what it seems from the title, very deep and enlightening
    October 12, 2017 by Brielle Ramirez from United States

    Loved this episode. Very enlightening and spoke about so much from all viewpoints and self awareness. Must listen!