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Joy Lab Podcast

Joy Lab Podcast

Hosted by: Henry Emmons, MD and Aimee Prasek, PhD

Welcome to the Joy Lab Podcast, a podcast that goes beyond your ears, working to help you uncover and foster your most joyful self. Hosts, Drs. Henry Emmons and Aimee Prasek, bring you the ideal mix of soulful and...

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130. drumroll, please... Meet our Updated Joy Lab Program!

The Joy Lab podcast, hosted by Dr. Henry Emmons and Dr. Aimee Prasek, aims to help listeners build resilience and discover joy by blending scientific methods with soulful practices. In this episode, we re-introduce...
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129. Meditation for Burnout

In this episode of the Joy Lab podcast, Dr. Aimee Prasek will guide you through a visualization exercise to tune into your body and observe the differences in sensations and emotions experienced during a day off of...
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128. Is It Burnout or Depression?

In this episode of the Joy Lab podcast, we're sharing a live chat we had in our Natural Mental Health Community. We tackled the topic of burnout, discussing its characteristics, causes, and how it differs from...
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127. Lithium Orotate & Lithium Carbonate

In this episode of the Joy Lab podcast, hosts Dr. Henry Emmons and Dr. Aimee Prasek talk about lithium orotate, a compound different from the commonly prescribed lithium carbonate used for bipolar disorder. They...
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126. Self-Care Ideas & Simple Joy Challenges

In this episode of the Joy Lab podcast, hosts Dr. Henry Emmons and Dr. Aimee Prasek explore the concept of simplicity in creating change, focusing on the significance of a simple, joy-filled approach to self-care....
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125. Mindful Eating & the Cephalic Phase of Digestion (really, it's a thing!)

In this episode of the Joy Lab Podcast, hosts Dr. Henry Emmons and Dr. Aimee Prasek talk about the cephalic phase of digestion and how mindful eating can promote better digestion. What's the cephalic phase of...
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124. Equanimity, Mental Health, & Five Pathways to Inner Calm (special replay)

Feeling stressed lately? Our stress responses are being activated by a lot of stressors floating around lately. That's why we wanted to replay this episode that digs more into stress and reclaiming balance. As we'll...
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123. Colds, Viruses, & Depression

In this episode, we're talking about the relationship between viruses and depression. We'll cover how viral illnesses can negatively impact mood, how this process is completely natural, and how it can go awry. We'll...
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122. Social Media: Moving Out of Social Comparison & Into Social Savoring

In this episode, we discuss the impact of social media on mental health, focusing on the concepts of social comparison and social savoring. One route that social media can take to tank our mood has to do with social...
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121. The Spring-Time Mood Change to Know About

In this episode, we discuss the variations of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and mood shifts that surface in different seasons... particularly the less-talked-about shift that can happen between mid-February and...
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120. Our Tendency to Dwell on Negative Info + Self-Acceptance Meditation (special LIVE replay)

In this episode, we're replaying a special LIVE chat from our Natural Mental Health Resilient Community. In this chat, we briefly talk about what resilience is and how self-acceptance and connection are critical...
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119. Food: What to Add vs What to Take Away

Fad diets generally focus on foods to ban from your plate. It's an approach that can lead to an effect we get into in this episode called the "what the hell effect." And it's spot-on. So, how can that effect be...
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