Psychology

022 Remembrance Day Special: Life as a Military Family

In honour of Remembrance Day, Zac interviews CPT Matthew Dudley, Human Resources Officer of the United States Army, and his wife, Shannon.

When Shannon and Matthew first met, he was deployed to Iraq. Five months into his time there, Matthew came home for two weeks, and they got married. He then left for another seven months.

“There were some times that I wondered if I was going to be 19 year-old widow,” Shannon says.

“I had my first reality check after we got hit by a car bomb,” Matthew says. “That shook me because it made me realize, ‘Woah… I could have been disintegrated’.”

But their love and relationship remained strong, not without a lot of hard work and understanding.

“When you have a spouse who is a bit broken, you just have to be really accepting for who [they are]. You get really vulnerable really quickly because if you don’t, things just break apart,” Shannon says.

 

Thank you for your service, Matthew, and for your strength, Shannon.

020 Appetite for Life Halloween Special: Fear at Deadmonton

Kristi and Olga talk to Zac about their visit to Deadmonton. Why is it fun to be scared? What does fear do to our brain?

After visiting Edmonton’s scariest Haunted House and being forced to face their fears, Kristi and Olga psychoanalyzed their experience. This interesting discussion covers the multi-dimensional and emotional aspects of fear.

Are you ready for this thrilling episode of Appetite for Life?

 

019 Porn Addiction with Andrea McTague

What feeds into porn use? It is good or is it bad? We are going to be tackling these topics and more surrounding porn addiction.

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?

015 The transformative nature of stories with Dr. Kristine Wolski

Dr. Kristine Wolski discusses adult education and specializing in understanding how to help people grow, learn, share and change. She eventually focused on harnessing the power of narrative to affect real change in peoples lives. Allowing people to move away from their old frameworks of reference and make changes to affectively, in her particular case, stay out of prison.

Zac mentions that limiting beliefs can often be the destabilizing factor which undermines one’s personal story or myth. Kristine points out that there are foundational lessons that can be derived from stories in terms of not just, “what to do” but also, “what not to do”. 

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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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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006 The Cult Gathering with Andrea McTague and Dr. Lindsay Sewall

Every single person who works in your company is a brand ambassador. A company needs to clearly state it’s core values and hire employees that not only hold these core values in belief but also embody them through action.

003 Being incapable is a good starting point

We all have a pretty good idea of what we would call that nurturing system within ourselves to take care of and love children and other people that we love and that we want to take care of and appreciate in our lives. We can aim for that in ourselves in a way. Literally just take that same thing and you turn it on yourself and you can feel compassion for yourself.