The Science and Soul of Living Well

By Dr. Melissa Ming Foynes

The Science and Soul of Living Well is a podcast hosted by clinical psychologist, educator, trauma-informed mindfulness, meditation and yoga teacher, and Ayurvedic doula, Dr. Melissa Ming Foynes. Melissa and her guests dive deeply into ways to integrate evidence-based information from psychology and complementary and alternative medicine into our daily lives so that we can cultivate resilience and live with more meaning, purpose and alignment with our values in all life domains (e.g., relationships, parenting, career, physical, mental, and sexual health and well-being, spirituality, identity) even in the most stressful and darkest of times.

  1. 1.
    Setting and Maintaining Boundaries as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
    1:25:59
  2. 2.
    Recovering from criticism as a highly sensitive person (HSP)
    1:11:36
  3. 3.
    Breaking the cycles of perfectionism
    1:22:39
  4. 4.
    Signs of perfectionism: A guided self-assessment
    41:26
  5. 5.
    Understanding perfectionism: Root causes, myths & facts
    1:01:42
  6. 6.
    Mindfulness, movement & music in everyday life: Tips for children & adults
    58:57
  7. 7.
    Grief is not a "choose your own adventure"
    1:00:40
  8. 8.
    Defining spirituality for yourself
    57:44
  1. 9.
    Intuition, balance, & feminine energy: Preventing burnout & beyond
    53:56
  2. 10.
    Holistic strategies for coping with self-criticism
    1:22:10
  3. 11.
    Understanding our inner critics: The power of insight & compassion
    1:15:51
  4. 12.
    Better sex through mindfulness: Cultivating embodied & satisfying sexuality
    53:01
  5. 13.
    Betrayal, betrayal trauma, & DARVO: Promoting individual & collective healing
    45:56
  6. 14.
    Living with vitality: Mindfulness, meaning, & values
    55:18
  7. 15.
    Family dynamics: Moving from habit to choice
    1:15:44
  8. 16.
    The effects of patriarchy & capitalism: Promoting individual & collective healing
    1:20:59
  9. 17.
    Burnout, body image, & true purpose: Tools for healing & homecoming
    1:09:18
  10. 18.
    What's wrong with judging? The why and how of nonjudgmental stance
    1:14:04
  11. 19.
    Finding our center: Grounding through body, breath, nutrition, & lifestyle
    1:14:28
  12. 20.
    Containers for grief: Ritual, writing, nature, art & meaningful connection
    1:05:39
  13. 21.
    Wise mind, wise gut: Supporting the gut-brain axis
    1:05:21
  14. 22.
    Grief without a physical death: Honoring a spectrum of losses
    41:30
  15. 23.
    Embodied Ayurveda: Tools for balance & alignment
    1:14:09
  16. 24.
    Self-forgiveness, repair, & committed action
    1:10:11
  17. 25.
    The Wisdom of Envy
    1:04:47
  18. 26.
    Yoga as a mirror: Life alignment on and off the mat
    57:42
  19. 27.
    5 Steps for observing limits: Preventing burnout, building resilience
    1:01:03
  20. 28.
    The power of sexual awakening: Mindfulness, self-trust, & intimacy
    1:10:30
  21. 29.
    Skillfully responding to harmful relationship dynamics
    59:23
  22. 30.
    Neuroplasticity + The Practice of Letting Go
    41:27
  23. 31.
    The synergy of values, intentions & goals in creating meaningful change
    56:40
  24. 32.
    The cost of *not* grieving
    43:22

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