Intimacy, Emotional Baggage, Relationship Longevity, and More – Esther Perel on The Tim Ferriss Show

The New York Times called her the most important game-changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth.

Her TED talks on maintaining desire and rethinking infidelity have more than 17 million views, and she’s tested and been exposed to everything imaginable in 34 years of running her private therapy practice in New York City.

In this episode, Esther explains:

How to foster relationship longevity.
The most effective ways to improve communication in relationships.
How to deal with criticism.
Letting go of emotional baggage from past relationships.
How to know when to move on from a relationship that doesn’t seem to be working.
And much more.

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The Knowledge Project: Susan Cain – Author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

For decades, introversion was looked at as something to overcome, almost like an illness. The way to win in life was through charisma, outspokenness, and self-promotion.

Even now, in an increasingly noisy world, introverts may feel added pressure to take one of two paths: force themselves into more extroverted behavior, or become even more reserved and shrink back to themselves.

Susan Cain says both paths are wrong and in fact, rob the world of the unique contributions introverts make when they choose to be true to themselves.

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The Tim Ferriss Show: Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher

Sharon Salzberg (@SharonSalzberg) is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author.

Sharon has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and she has written ten books — from her seminal Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness to her latest, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.

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The Tim Ferriss Show: Tools and Tips for Better Sleep

In this episode Tim focuses on a topic that has been a lifelong personal struggle for many people: sleep.

Tim has found that if you prioritize sleep — and recovery, in general — it magnifies everything else in your life, from your emotional health to physical training. To help you take better care of your mind and body, he’s gathered some of the best advice from multiple guests about rest and regeneration.

This episode includes tips and recommendations from:

Strength coach Charles Poliquin
Obstacle course racer Amelia Boone
Comedian Mike Birbiglia
Dr. Peter Attia

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The Tim Ferriss Show: Favorite Books, Supplements, Simple Technologies, and More

In this episode, Tim answers the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter he sends out every week.

In this Q&A, he reveals:

His 3-5 favorite books of the past year.
Technologies and apps that have made his life easier.
How to build a new network from scratch.
His top five supplements for longevity and well-being.
The exercises and self-talk he uses for avoiding (or minimizing) depression.

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Found My Fitness: Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. on Psilocybin, Psychedelic Therapies & Mystical Experiences

Summary:

Dr. Roland Griffiths is a pioneer in psychopharmacology research, having worked for over 40 years with mood-altering substances. Nearly two decades ago, Dr. Griffiths created the psilocybin research program at Johns Hopkins University.

Most recently his research demonstrated that high-dose synthetic psilocybin, when administered in a safe and clinical setting under the guidance of a team of professionals, was able to have a lasting effect on depression and anxiety in patients with life-threatening cancer mediated through mystical experiences that have a phenomenology and psychometric pattern that corresponds to the same sort of religious or mystical experiences documented throughout human history.

In addition to this most recent research, however, Dr. Griffiths has also done research on: the effects it can have on the so-called personality domain of openness, its effects in beginning and long-term meditators, and the effects it has on enhancing smoking cessation. He’s been a part of brain imaging studies and explored its pharmacological and neural mechanisms of action and conducted surveys on so-called “bad trips”, as well as looked at drug interactions.

This was a dense one, thank god for notes!

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The Truth Barrel: Sex Expert Emily Morse on Prioritizing Sex and Asking For What You Want

Emily Morse of “Loveline” and “Sex with Emily,” has been improving people’s sex lives on the radio for over 12 years. Today, she strips down with Neil and Gabby in The Truth Barrel to find out what steps you can take to improve yours.

They explore:
– Solutions to the most common problems men and women face, including mismatched libido
– What a “sex script” is and how to use it
– How to improve your nonverbal communication before during and after sex
– How to get more confidence in being the sex initiator.
– How to make your partner(s) feel more desirable.

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The Tim Ferriss Show Ep. 261 – Maria Sharapova: Mental Performance, Work-Life Balance, and the Rise to the Top

Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) is one of the best tennis players in the world. She is the winner of five Grand Slam titles (two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) and an Olympic silver medalist.

Forbes named Maria the highest-paid female athlete of all-time in 2005 — a title she’s held for 12 years. Off the court, she’s an ambassador for many of the world’s top luxury brands and a number of Fortune 500 companies including Porsche, Nike, Evian, and Head. In 2007, she became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and has made significant contributions to Chernobyl-related projects. Her first book, Unstoppable: My Life So Far, comes out this year.

In this conversation, Maria and Tim go deep into tactics of training, mental performance, mental toughness, and much more.

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