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Jul 28, 2022

The culture around addiction and mental illness today convinces you that you have a massive problem. It’s fueled by your subconscious mind. And it’s something you’re helpless over. 

But what if none of that is true? 

Well, good news: It’s not true. 

You don’t have a problem with addiction or mental health....

Jul 21, 2022

Most Americans grow up believing hard work is a virtue. But you distort this seemingly harmless belief into a wild beast of misery. 


Because you go out of your way to make everything harder. From your career to parenting and even your own happiness. 

What if you just gave up? 

There’s something magical that...

Jul 14, 2022

Everyone knows about the placebo effect. It creates positive changes in your body because of your thoughts alone. 

But almost nobody knows about the nocebo effect, which haunts our society like a vampire. The nocebo effect is the opposite of the placebo effect: It creates negative changes in your body with only your...

Jul 7, 2022

Show highlights include: 

  • How worrying what other people think of you can harm your body and make you worse off. (11:42)
  • Why you might be hard-wired to worry what others think of you (and how to banish this unhealthy habit) (14:45)
  • The counterintuitive way your friends and family make you internalize toxic thoughts and...