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018 Changing Family Dynamics with Andrea McTague

How are family dynamics changing over time? What needs to be done to create a nurturing and stable family? Zac and Andrea take an in depth look into the family dynamic. Specifically, what each partner needs to do in order to satisfy the needs of the family members and what communication between one another should look like.

 

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017 Appetite for Life: Modern Gravity with Matthew Smith and Jamie Phillips

What is the best way to relax and calm your mind? We all have different tools that we use to deal with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, etc. But, have you ever tried floating in a sensory deprivation tank? According to Matthew Smith and Jamie Phillips from Modern Gravity, floating is one way that people can reduce anxiety and find that sense of calm in their mind.

The duo founded their business in 2014, starting out with a sensory deprivation tank in the laundry room of their basement. Shocked by the influx of clients they had, they decided to expand their business. Now, Smith and Phillips have half a dozen tanks and are committed to helping people find that sense of peace and happiness that floating has to offer.

What is floating exactly? Listen to our latest episode and find out!

 

Website: https://www.moderngravity.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moderngravity/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moderngravity/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/moderngravity

Do you want to learn more about the study Zac was referencing? Here is the link:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4219027/

 

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016 Can Money Really Buy Happiness? with Andrea McTague

On this week’s episode, Zac and Andrea discuss money – specifically how to spend in a way to have a fulfilling life. Referencing a study for Purdue University, Zac and Andrea analyze how people spend money and look into the factors that cause bad spending habits. Andrea shares her experiences with money and offers insight to the age old question: Can money buy happiness?

014 Appetite for Life: Drag with Divina Diefor

Meet Divina Diefor, Alberta’s Drag Superstar 2017 and member of the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose. She has been studying drag for six years, and performing for three.

Diefor has struggled with the limiting beliefs ‘I don’t fit’, ‘I don’t belong’, and ‘I’m not understood’, but has managed to overcome those beliefs through the art of drag.

“I see Devina as a storyteller,” Diefor says. “I see her as sort of every woman in the world… she tells the story of different people, of different women, of different lives.”

“I explore what it means to be a queer person but also what it means to be feminine in different contexts,” she adds.

“It has really helped me shape my understanding of the queer community and what we have gone through.”

Stay tuned for a follow-up to this episode as Divina Diefor transforms our psychologist Kristi Landry into a drag queen!

This week’s episode of The Shift Show’s Appetite for Life segment is in celebration of the Edmonton Pride Festival, kicking off June 8 until the 17th.

https://www.edmontonpride.ca/

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https://www.instagram.com/divinadiefor/?hl=en

 

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013 Psychopathy with Dr. Lindsay Sewall

The Shift Show presents: Psychopathy with Dr. Lindsay Sewall

Zac and Lindsay discuss psychopathic offenders. What exactly makes someone a psychopath? Well, it’s a combination of many factors such as lack of empathy, impulsiveness, manipulation, and past criminal behaviour – among many others.

Lindsay also analyzes psychopaths in cinema – from Buffalo Bill’s psychotic episodes to Tony Montana’s macho, violent behaviour. Check out our latest episode!

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Infographic courtesy of Chiqui Esteban via http://patrickgarvin.com/

012 Appetite for Life: The Psychology of Movement Lab with Myron Cossitt and Edward King

In our first official episode of Appetite for Life, Chantele and Kristi chat with Myron Cossitt and Edward King from Edmonton’s CrossFit Movement Lab. The duo created the business with the hopes of inspiring people to try new things in a safe environment. They encourage people to confront the things they want to change about themselves, and find that ‘self-love’. 

Sound familiar? Well, that’s because that is exactly what we do at Shift!

 

 

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010 Brené Brown is my spirit animal

 

At the end of February, a few of our staff went to Banff and attended The Gathering – an exclusive union of the world’s bravest brands. The keynote speaker was Brené Brown, a well-respected ‘shame and vulnerability’ researcher and storyteller.

In this episode of the Shift Show, Zac talks with our very own Dr. Lindsay Sewall – a Brené Brown fanatic – about what she learned from Brown while at The Gathering.

“If we dress rehearse tragedy in great moments, then we squander the joy we need when hard things happen.” – Brené Brown

“Until we receive support without judgement, we cannot give support without judgement.” – Brené Brown