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Tune in to the healing wisdom of Nature with Flower Essence Practitioners Kathleen Aspenns and Rochana Felde. We share insights from years of practice and study to empower you to bring the healing qualities of Nature into your self care. Learn how to cultivate your vitality, reconnect with Nature’s wisdom and healing gifts, and soothe the stresses of modern life.
 
Mind Body Peak Performance is the show for folks dedicated to maximizing their overall quality of life. I am your host Nick Urban and I'm bringing you the best minds handpicked from cognitive enhancement, biohacking, fitness, ancestral health, herbal medicine, spirituality, personal development, longevity, supplementation, and meditation. Each episode deconstructs their world-class work into tangible steps for you to look, feel, and perform your best. We'll leave no stone unturned whether mo ...
 
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Dialogues on Applied Channel Theory

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Dialogues on Applied Channel Theory

Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center

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Applied Channel Theory (經絡醫學 jīng luò yī xué) is an approach to acupuncture rooted in the dual research threads of classical texts and modern clinical application. Developed by Dr. Wang Ju–yi over 50 years in Beijing clinics, hospitals and research institutes, it involves the rigorous combination of theory and diagnostic technique. In addition to channel examination, Applied Channel Theory is a comprehensive system that includes channel theory, methods of channel diagnosis, the nature of acu ...
 
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In this episode, John and Jared respond to a listener question about Cantonese which leads to the unique situation in Chinese regarding the numerous dialects/languages, which are in fact “topolects”. Guest interview is with Daniel Pang, who grew up speaking Cantonese at home, became a doctor, then quit his job to learn Chinese. Links from the episo…
 
19-year-old student, Ben Phillips, talks to Benny Lewis and Elizabeth Bruckner about his experience of doing a highschool German exchange programme, and how he stayed focussed and motivated enough to reach C1 level after just a year. Ben explains how, after unsuccessfully dabbling in Japanese, Greek and Mandarin, he was able to excel at German in s…
 
Creativity is not a skill reserved for artists and musicians. You have creative potential, the ability to go from concept to inception. Whether that's the next great product, or an uplifting design. It all starts with your environment and beliefs. Then, long-term success depends on your inner game. The way you talk to yourself. How do you take cont…
 
Feeling blue these days? You're not alone. This month Rochana and Kathleen cover the topic of depression and the constellation of difficult emotional aspects that accompany it. Find out what flower essences and gem elixirs we use to shine a gentle light in the dark corners, help shift perspective, soften the suffering, and provide soul guidance. Fu…
 
Reconsidering the Life of Power: Ritual, Body, and Art in Critical Theory and Chinese Philosophy by James Garrison (SUNY Press 2021), argues that the tradition of Confucian philosophy can provide resources for theorists like Judith Butler and Michel Foucault in understanding what it is to be a subject in the social world. Garrison’s interlocutors a…
 
Actors, business people, politicians, athletes, and other highly-skilled professionals all suffer from a phenomenon that weighs them down and limits their success. Despite dominating their respective fields, they feel like everyone else knows something they don't. That one day they'll be "figured out". Causing stress. Fear. Self-doubt. Overwhelm. T…
 
In this episode John and Jared share the proper way to compare similar words, characters, sounds, and grammar points. There’s a time and a place for everything, and once you know the right way to approach these comparisons, you can maximize your learning. Guest interview is with Stefan Erfurth, a Chinese learner from Germany working in artificial i…
 
Polyglot and avid traveller, Doree Huneven, joins Benny Lewis and Elizabeth Bruckner to talk about her experience learning multiple languages, travelling the world, and how the violin has made her a better learner. Doree shares why she thinks discipline is the key to being a successful language learner and having fun, and why the Fluent in 3 Months…
 
In their open-access publication, Making AI Intelligible: Philosophical Foundations (Oxford University Press, 2021), Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever argue that philosophers of language can contribute to a deeper understanding of artificial intelligence. AIs known as “neural nets” are becoming commonplace and we increasingly rely on their outputs for…
 
In the crowds I hung out with, talking about emotions often elicited eye rolls and yawns. That changed when I discovered the science of emotions and affect. We now know of a strong link between emotional health, mental health, and physical health. This episode will unveil how you can understand, connect, and persuade like many of history's most inf…
 
Birds sing to set up a territory, but the relationships between the bird, the song, the territory, and the bird’s community are highly complex and individually variable. In Living as a Bird (English translation by Helen Morrison, Polity Press, 2021), Vinciane Despret explores the concept of territory from a perspective that situates philosophical w…
 
Nothing in life is random. "Randomness" indicates one or more causal factors that we don't yet understand. I'm constantly searching for systems, frameworks, and knowledge that adds to my understanding. That's what drew me to holistic health, and how I came across this week's guest. Meet our guest Jake Carter is a Global Educator and Researcher in F…
 
John and Jared talk about three types of research-backed strategies and tips you can employ to improve your listening skills, specifically in the areas where you struggle. Guest interview is with Gabrielle Barnett from Jamaica, whose quest to learn Chinese has opened doors and taken her around the world, far beyond anything she could have imagined.…
 
Linguist and professional researcher joins Benny Lewis and Shannon Kennedy to discuss comprehensible input, compelling input, and language acquisition. Stephen Krashen is a professor emeritus who is well-known for his work and research into comprehensible input. He has hundreds of publications to his name and has greatly contributed to the field of…
 
A leading approach in ethics takes the reason as in some sense primary or basic. This approach claims that a range of moral concepts – goodness, rightness, obligation, and so on – are ultimately to be cashed out in terms of reasons. Although this approach is controversial among metaethicists, it is among the leading proposals in the field. However,…
 
In this episode, Mei and Jonathan discuss Dr. Wang's case study book 《王居易针灸医案讲习录》。They discuss their inspiration for working on this project with Dr. Wang, including talking about some of the clinical cases that initiated the writing of this book. In addition, Mei and Jonathan give an update on the progress of their translation of this book into En…
 
For years, I had wanted to test out CGM technology to better understand how my unique body responds to specific foods, drinks, and lifestyle habits. What if your daily "health" habits are actually setting you back? Blood glucose is one powerful metric that can help you make optimal decisions. The problem? Back then, I got quoted $1,500 for a 90-day…
 
Benny Lewis and Shannon Kennedy chat with Juliana Russell of Language Mindset about supporting kids learning languages, resilience in language learning, and if kids really are better language learners than adults Featured Resources italki Mentioned in this Episode italki Gus on the Go Duolingo The Language Mindset Juliana’s Instagram Juliana’s Face…
 
I've never thought much about my facial muscles. As you'll learn today, that's a big mistake. Hundreds of muscles between your shoulders and head keep you alive and functioning well. Just like we train major muscle groups with weight lifting, running, and sports, so should we train the smaller ones we use automatically. Meet our guest Karese Laguer…
 
This week Benny talks about how to approach speaking sessions with a teacher differently, depending on your level. The "Speak from Day One" approach is an excellent starting point for beginners, but it's important to make sure you're improving and being challenged as you move into intermediate and beyond. Benny describes how and when he likes a tea…
 
What can southern Black joy teach us about agency? What role does refusal have in liberation? What more might there be to root work than resistance? In The Politics of Black Joy: Zora Neale Hurston and Neo-Abolitionism (Northwestern UP, 2021), Lindsey Stewart explores Hurston’s contributions to political theory and philosophy of race to develop a p…
 
Kathleen and Rochana explore the challenging terrain of toxic shame that is forged by experiences of emotional and physical abuse. Flower essences can help lift the burden and bring to our conscious awareness the realization there is nothing wrong with us, we deserve to be here, and we are enough — regardless of what we might have been told in the …
 
Benny Lewis and Shannon Kennedy chat with musician and translator Jeremy Bardo about his experience going viral with a Spanish language music video. We also discuss the myth of the language gene and finding joy in embarrassing moments. Featured Resources Speak from Day 1 Language Hacking Spanish Mentioned in this Episode Speak from Day 1 Language H…
 
Listening is one of the biggest challenges for Chinese learners. In this two part series, John and Jared talk about the most complicating factors to understanding spoken Chinese. You’ll become aware of these and be able to pinpoint where you may be struggling. Guest interview is with Marc Dupont, a lobbyist from Canada whose personal quest has kept…
 
Biohackers are the new modern-day alchemists of the 21st century. So far, today's science has struggled to quantify and define someone's "vibe". Health optimization isn't just about optimizing your sleep, your energy levels, and your overall health. It also extends to your various forms of energy. This conversation links aesthetics, transmuting eso…
 
This episode features Brittany, who learned conversational Japanese in just 90 days with the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge. We actually guarantee that anyone who completes the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge will have a 15-minute conversation in their new language after 90 days of learning. You can find out more here. Featured Resources Fluent in 3 Mon…
 
What is a memoir? What makes a memoir both nonfictional and literary? What are the memoirist’s moral obligations to the people they write about besides themselves, and to their potential readers? And is the writing of a memoir just indulging in narcissism, or revenge? In Artful Truths: The Philosophy of Memoir (University of Chicago Press, 2021), H…
 
You've heard of magnesium. Any talk of vitamins and minerals made my eyes gloss over until I read Carolyn Dean's book The Magnesium Miracle. I learned how this one single mineral played a role in virtually every health condition. The most prevalent deficiency that flies under the radar. This episode shines much-needed light on the science, uses, an…
 
As a beginner, the idea of having a lesson where you only speak your target language can seem impossible. Benny shares some great ideas and resources that you can use to avoid your native language and start as you mean to go on. Speaking from day one is a daunting prospect, but with a bit of preparation and planning, it's absolutely achievable. To …
 
John and Jared use research to address issues related to watching movies in Chinese, with and without Chinese subtitles. Find out what the academics say and stick around for the practical advice! Guest interview is with Jeremy Bai, a translator, author, and ENNIE-winning game designer who turned his fascination with Chinese martial arts into a care…
 
In this episode of the Language Hacking Podcast, Benny Lewis and Shannon Kennedy talk to Manuel of “Herr Professor” about growing up multilingual, teaching German, and how engineers approach language learning. Featured Resources Herr Professor Mentioned in this Episode Tiny Habits Stephen Krashen’s Comprehensible Input Herr Professor Herr Professor…
 
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