If you are not holding the hormone oxytocin in the highest regard now, you will after listening to this episode’s guest, Sue Carter, PhD, as she explains how this remarkable hormone may hold the key to much of what makes us who we are. In particular, Dr. Carter describes the myriad ways that oxytocin allows humans to feel safe enough in the world and with each other to engage in the many types of bonding/sharing behaviors that have allowed us to create the world in which we live.
Demystifying Purpose with Emory’s New Purpose Professor: What Matters Most to You and How to Make it Happen
Purpose is one of those big ideas that we muse about in late-night conversations … and promptly put aside in the light of day. It’s a concept that can feel a little daunting, but research points to the fact that boosting our sense of purpose is good for our health and well-being. Living purposefully leads to more fulfilling relationships, better sleep, better sex, and even more rewarding and profitable careers.
Host Charles Raison is joined by Dr. Christine B. Whelan, Emory University’s new purpose professor for a podcast that will demystify and define the concept of purpose. They will take you through the steps to create your own personal purpose statement and frame the questions so that you can anticipate the practical and emotional obstacles on your path to purpose.