Today I’m speaking with America’s leading relationship experts Dr Harville Hendrix & Dr Helen LaKelly Hunt. Harville and Helen are the authors of 10 relationship books including 3 New York Times best sellers and have been published in over 57 languages. Harville is a couple’s therapist with more than 40 years experience as an educator, clinical trainer and lecturer whose work has appeared on Oprah 17 times. Oprah described his book ‘Getting the Love You Want’ as “the best relationship book ever!”. Helen – in addition to her partnership in the authorship of 10 books on relationships and her co-creation of ‘Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy’ is the sole author of ‘Faith and Feminism’, and has been installed in the Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership in the global women’s movement.

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Dr. Barry Schwartz is an author, prolific speaker and Professor of Psychology. In his 2004 book and TED Talk ‘The Paradox of Choice’, Barry tackled one of the great mysteries of modern life: Why is it that societies of great abundance where individuals are offered more freedom and choice than ever before are now witnessing a near-epidemic of depression? Conventional wisdom tells us that greater choice is for the greater good but Schwartz argues the opposite: He made a compelling case that the abundance of choice in today’s western world is actually making us miserable. He is also the author of numerous other titles including ‘The Costs of Living’, ‘Practical Wisdom’ and his latest book ‘Why We Work’. Barry is a TED conference favourite, having been invited to speak on numerous occasions and his talks have received over 15 million views.

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Judson Brewer MD PhD is a psychiatrist and internationally known thought leader in the field of habit change and addictions, combining nearly 20 years experience of mindfulness training with his scientific research. He is the; Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness, associate professor in Medicine and Psychiatry at UMass Medical School, adjunct faculty at Yale University and a research affiliate at MIT. He has been featured in Time, Forbes, BBC and Businessweek among many others. His latest book “The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love —Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits,” explores how habits form, why they’re so hard to overcome and the research that gives us hope they can be changed.

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When Christian Picciolini was 14 he joined America’s first neo-Nazi skinhead group. He quickly rose up through the ranks and by 18 he was second in command and helping to recruit and organise cells across the country. He helped to soften the neo-Nazis’ external image and political language they used so as to attract individuals who would otherwise not have been willing to join the movement. However at 22 he left the group and has since dedicated the last 20+ years of his life to help atone for his grisly past and try and make something of his time on this planet by contributing to the greater good. In 2009 he co-founded ‘Life After Hate’ a nonprofit that helps people disengage from hate and violent extremism. He is an author, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and a prolific public speaker with a burning mission to: eradicate the world of racism.

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Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of ‘Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism’, ‘Notes from the Edge Times’, ‘2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl’, as well as his latest book ‘How Soon Is Now?’. He is a co-founder of the web magazines ‘Reality Sandwich’ and ‘evolver.net’ and his essays and articles have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and Rolling Stone among many others. He has also written columns for ‘Conscious Living’ and ‘Dazed & Confused’ and is invited to speak at conferences all around the globe.

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Chris Voss is a former FBI hostage negotiator. During his 24 year career he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator and has been involved with over 150 kidnapping cases. Chris started out working on a suicide hotline and quickly realised that his negotiating skills were applicable not just in hostage situations but to all areas of life. He is the author of ‘Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It’.

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(This is part 2 of a 2 part interview)

New York Times bestselling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, spirituality and the real world. Since 1986 Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His discoveries have led to 11 award-winning books published in 38 languages. Gregg has received numerous honours for his work including a 2015 nomination for the prestigious Templeton Award. He’s shared his presentations and trainings with The United Nations, Fortune 500 companies, the U. S. military and is now featured in media specials airing on major networks throughout North and South America, Mexico and Europe.

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New York Times bestselling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, spirituality and the real world. Since 1986 Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His discoveries have led to 11 award-winning books published in 38 languages. Gregg has received numerous honours for his work including a 2015 nomination for the prestigious Templeton Award. He’s shared his presentations and trainings with The United Nations, Fortune 500 companies, the U. S. military and is now featured in media specials airing on major networks throughout North and South America, Mexico and Europe.

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Today I’m speaking with Dr Gad Saad. Why are men the majority of Ferrari owners? Why do women prefer tall men? What is evolutionary psychology? How does one apply biology in understanding consumer behaviour? Gad explores these issues and countless others. Dr. Saad is an evolutionary behavioural scientist at Concordia University, in Montreal. He is the author of multiple books such as: ‘The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature’. He has appeared in The Economist, Forbes and Time Magazine and has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal among many others.

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Dr. Paul Bloom is a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University who is fascinated in the development and nature of our common-sense understanding of ourselves and other people. Much of his research explores moral psychology—looking at morality in babies, our developing intuitions about moral responsibility, and the role that anger, disgust and empathy play in our moral lives. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, he’s written for scientific journals and popular outlets such as The New York Times and The Guardian and is the author of 7 books including his latest title: ‘Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion’.

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