Episode 99: Resilience And Racialized Body Trauma With Diane Woods

First, let’s get one thing out of the way. Understanding trauma and how it functions is scientifically sound, empirically useful, and one of the most effective ways to develop to your full potential. The great challenge of adulthood is embracing complexity. We do this by taking on multiple perspectives in our minds and building this […]

Episode 98: Why Enneagram Types Matter With Roxanne Howe-Murphy

The first time Roxanne Howe-Murphy and I planned to discuss the Enneagram, we were interrupted by an election. So we explored how to heal from Trump Shock (for those needing such healing). Life gives second chances. This week Roxanne and I took one such opportunity and ran with it. The Enneagram is a system for […]

Episode 97: Spiral Dynamics With Jon Freeman

Waiting four years to discuss Spiral Dynamics on my podcast is like waiting that long on a show about desserts before bringing up chocolate. Yes, Cindy Wigglesworth used Spiral Dynamics to help us make sense of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, but this week is our first in-depth exploration. And I’m excited to share it. […]

Episode 86: Protecting Liberal Democracy & Living Virtuously With Theo Horesh

Protecting liberal democracy from fascism isn’t just important to the world, however imperfect, that we take for granted. It’s also a path to the virtuous life. I’ve had this intuition for some time. But sometimes it helps to have another person with clear thinking to shape that intuition into a framework for making sense of […]

Prevent Your Achilles’ Heel From Becoming Achilles’ Hell

Your Achilles’ Heel can guide you on a path to Achilles’ Hell. Or, you can master it and become a better leader, partner, parent, and friend. Let me explain how this works. If you’re human, you have flaws. And there is probably one big one that can screw up your career or, at the very […]

Episode 84: Kavanaugh/Ford From Seven Angles [The Amiel Show]

This week I look at the Kavanaugh/Ford hearings and the conversations about it from seven different perspectives. You will quickly discover how deeply immersed (OK, obsessed) I’ve been the past couple of weeks, how closely I’ve followed both the minute facts and the larger political and cultural story, and, at times, how emotionally involved I’ve […]