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This week on The One You Feed we have Langhorne Slim.

Langhorne Slim is a singer/songwriter who is originally from Pennsylvania. He has been celebrated by numerous press outlets. Rolling Stone praised his latest record "The Way We Move" as "damn near perfect," while The Guardian proclaimed the band as "one of the greatest live acts." Additionally, Entertainment Weekly called Langhorne Slim "your next obsession," and The New Yorker described him as having "Leadbelly's gift for storytelling and Dylan's ability to captivate crowds."

We caught Langhorne as he was moving from one town to the other and preparing for his next appearance on the Conan O'Brien show.

In This Interview Langhorne and I discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable.
  • How two old Jewish men fed his good wolf.
  • How important music is.
  • How you can't serve two gods at once.
  • His new-found sobriety.
  • How alcohol can keep us from being real and raw.
  • Facing life without a protective barrier.
  • His moms favorite song.
  • How to get the best stuff out of us and into the world.
  • What the first song he learned to play on guitar was.
  • How he got on the Conan O'Brien show

Langhorne Slim Links

Langhorne Slim homepage

Langhorne Slim Facebook page

Langhorne Slim Amazon Page

Langhorne Slim You Tube Mix

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This week on The One You Feed we have Randy Scott Hyde.

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We fell in love with Randy's blog, Filling My Soul Hole, The Ongoing Battle to Stick it To Depression. It is a truly compelling read. It is funny, erudite and poignant and has a lot to teach us about Feeding Our Good Wolf. It is based on Shawn Achor's TED talk about 5 simple steps to being happier.

Randy Scott Hyde is a writer who grew up in a small refinery town in SE Texas. He got the heck out of there and received his MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University and a Bachelors of Music from the University of Texas. Randy is also a professional fundraiser for San Francisco non-profits.

In This Interview Randy and I discuss...

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  • The One You Feed parable.
  • What his 30 Day Challenge is and why he did it.
  • How clear action and direction can help fight depression.
  • The role accountability plays in making personal changes.
  • What are the 5 happiness tasks recommended by Shawn Achor.
  • Whether they worked for Randy.
  • How rigidity is the enemy in making changes.
  • The critical role of momentum.
  • How a random act of kindness turned into a spiritual experience.
  • What happened when the 30 days were up.
  • What Randy is doing now.

Randy Scott Hyde Links

Randy Scott Hyde homepage

The 30 Day Experiment

Shawn Achor Ted Talk

Shawn Achor Homepage


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This week on The One You Feed we have Kevin Griffin.

Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist author, teacher, and innovator in the field of  addiction treatment. The insight and intimacy of his teaching have made him a leader in the mindful recovery movement.

He is the author of the classic, One Breath at a Time, which is one of the first books about blending mindfulness and 12 step recovery. He recently released a workbook based on those teachings . His most recent book, A Burning Desire: Dharma God and The Path of Recovery, deals with the concept of a higher power through a Buddhist lens.

In This Interview Kevin and I discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable.
  • How what we think about becomes who we are.
  • If you want to be loving think loving thoughts.
  • How the Buddha applied a penetrating intellect.
  • What  the 5 Precepts are and how they apply in our lives.
  • Why spirituality is not anti-intellectual.
  • How recovery is a behavioral approach and meditation is a more cognitive approach.
  • A passable definition of spirituality
  • How we all know that happiness doesn't come from things
  • How we don't live according to our beliefs.
  • What the root of mindfulness is.
  • Limiting beliefs.
  • Cause and Effect.

Kevin Griffin Links

Kevin Griffin Homepage

One Breath at a Time

Buddhism and the Twelve Steps: A Recovery Workbook for Individuals and Groups

A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery

Kevin's musical album: Laughing Buddha

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This week on The One You Feed we have Todd Henry. Todd describes himself as "an arms dealer for the creative revolution"

Todd is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas.  He regularly speaks and consults with companies, both large and small, about how to develop practices and systems that lead to everyday brilliance. Todd’s work has been featured by Fast CompanyFortuneForbes,HBR.orgUS News & World Report, and many other major media outlets.

His latest book, Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day, unlocks the forces that cause even the brightest, most skilled people to become stagnant in their life and career, and introduces practices that help them build a body of work they can be proud of.

It’s been called “A simple, elegant and masterful manual for leading a fulfilled life” by David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, and Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art says “If you can read this book and not be inspired, you need a 100% full-body-and-soul transplant.”

In This Interview Todd and I discuss...Edit Post ‹ The One You Feed — WordPress

  • The One You Feed parable.
  • What mediocrity means.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Mediocrity.
  • How little choices become a big choice.
  • How to pick your battles
  • Why the phrase "no one on their deathbed ever wished for another day at the office" is wrong.
  • What the west coast should have to match the Statue of Liberty.
  • How no one loves every part of their job and that's ok.
  • That a little of something is better than a lot nothing.
  • What are Mapping, Making and Meshing?
  • The difference between Drivers, Drifters and Developers.
  • What is the Project Plateau?
  • What is the core practice to transform your work?
  • Common Sense is not Common Practice
  • What is the Bliss Station?
  • Where is the most valuable land in the world?
  • Not abdicating your contribution.

Todd Henry Links

Todd Henry homepage

Todd's latest book: Die Empty

The Accidental Creative homepage

Todd Henry author page on Amazon


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This week on The One You Feed we have Dan Millman. Dan is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor as well as a best selling author.

After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan's teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior's Way, expressed fully in his books and lectures. His work continues to evolve over time, to meet the needs of a changing world.

Dan's thirteen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide. The feature film, "Peaceful Warrior," starring Nick Nolte, was adapted from Dan's first book, based upon incidents from his life.

In This Interview Dan and I discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable.
  • The choice we face every day.
  • What does window cleaning have to do with spirituality?
  • How to get moving in the right direction.
  • How life always comes down to whether or not you take the action.
  • Starting small and connecting the dots.
  • That a little of something is better than nothing.
  • The danger of the all or nothing mentality.
  • That knowledge alone is not enough.
  • Life purpose.
  • A definition of wisdom.
  • Skillful versus unskillful action.
  • The Four Purposes of Life.
  • How life is a perfect school and the lessons get harder if we don't learn.
  • The conventional realm and the transcendental realm.
  • The process of writing a book with his daughter.


Dan Millman Links

Dan Millman homepage

Dan Millman author page on Amazon

Dan's latest  book with his daughter Sierra: The Creative Compass


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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

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This week on The One You Feed we have Lodro Rinzler. He is a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and the author of the books "The Buddha Walks into a Bar" and "Walk Like a Buddha". Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout North America. Lodro’s columns appear regularly on the Huffington Post and Marie Claire online and he is frequently featured in Reality Sandwich, the Interdependence Project, Shambhala Sun, Buddhadharma, and Good Men Project. He is the founder of the Institute for Compassionate Leadership, an authentic leadership training and job placement organization, and lives in Brooklyn with his dog Tillie and his cat Justin Bieber.

In This Interview Lodro and I discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable.
  • How you can be sort of a mess and still ok.
  • Basic Goodness versus Original Sin
  • Do psychopaths have basic goodness
  • How the death of one of Lodro's close friends led him to spend time in Columbus, OH- our hometown.
  • How to build a committed group of people in a community.
  • Alcohol
  • How alcohol is like a chainsaw.
  • How fixed expectations cause us trouble.
  • Lodro's relationship advice.

Lodro Rinzler Links

Lodro Rinzler homepage

Lodro's YouTube page

Lodro Rinzler author page on Amazon

Institute for Compassionate Leadership

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This week on The One You Feed our guest is Oliver Burkeman. Oliver is a journalist for the Guardian and the author of a wonderful book called The Antotdote: Happiness for People who Hate Positive Thinking. 

 In This Interview Oliver Burkeman and I discuss...

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  • The One You Feed parable.
  • Why you should ask yourself:  "What is the worst thing that could happen".
  • Do you have a problem right now?.
  • What musterbation is and why you should avoid it.
  • Why positive thinking isn't all it's cracked up to be.
  • Why focusing too much on your goals can be counterproductive.
  • How many wars were started in world history because somebody forgot their coffee in the AM.
  • What pop songs can Oliver not get out of his head.
  • Why positive thinking abhors a mystery.
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