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Shift for Brains

31 EpisodesProduced by Atlantic Restorative CompanyWebsite

Shift for Brains (say it fast!) is a podcast dedicated to provide a sounding board and an open safe space for people to carry on discussions about difficult and challenging subjects. It is hoped that these conversations will result in shifts to our thinking that will eventually lead to healthy shift… read more

31 Episodes | 2017 - 2020

What We've Learned from the Pandemic

July 3rd, 2020

19:50

This week on Shift For Brains, Bill uses the concept of "sociological imagination" to discuss what we've learned from the pandemic, and what we have …

Rules to Live By

June 26th, 2020

19:24

This week Bill & Sheldon discuss rules to live by  - social norms, morality, a philosophy of action -  all things we need to consider deeply, …

Discussions in Times of Crises

June 19th, 2020

20:46

This week Bill & Sheldon talk about how to have discussions in times of crises. How do we have these discussions without them becoming …

White Fragility: Confessions of a White Man Part 2

June 12th, 2020

19:39

Bill and Sheldon continue their discussion about the pandemic of racism that is being exposed across the world.

Shift for Brains is recorded in Mi’Kma’ki unceded Mi’kmag territory. A co-production with The Sheldon …

White Fragility: Confessions of a White Man

June 5th, 2020

22:40

Bill and Sheldon discuss the pandemic of racism that is being exposed across the world. 

Shift for Brains is recorded in Mi’Kma’ki unceded Mi’kmag territory. A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 …

A Hesitation To Open Up

May 29th, 2020

21:46

Bill & Sheldon talk about why we are hesitant to open up. Are we ready to open up as a society? Are we ready to take responsibility for what that means? Most importantly, are we ready to do it right? 

Shift for …

Being Stupid

May 22nd, 2020

22:00

This week we're talking about being stupid.  At some point we're all stupid, right? Bill and Sheldon discuss the word "stupid" and why we should keep …

The Impact of Words

May 15th, 2020

21:31

Bill and Sheldon discuss the importance of words, the importance of self-talk, and how we have to be very careful of what we say to ourselves, …

You're Not The Boss Of Me

May 8th, 2020

20:23

This week Bill chats with Todd Veinotte, filling in for Sheldon MacLeod. They discuss how we make decisions, and who do we let make decisions that are life and death?

Bill also talks about a new idea called "Trump …

Imprints

May 1st, 2020

19:53

Bill & Sheldon discuss imprints (or impressions) - ideas that have been impressed upon us in our youth or later from society and things around us without us even knowing it. Sometimes we act from those, without …

The Art of Reframing

April 24th, 2020

20:56

How do we best frame what we're seeing so we see it in a useful way? How do we make something good out of something that feels bad?

A co-production …

Exposure

April 17th, 2020

21:00

Bill and Sheldon talk about exposing ourselves to different ideas, things we don't like or don't enjoy, and people we don't like. How do we find value in that exposure?

A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on …

Motivation

April 9th, 2020

22:09

This week Bill explores the great experiment called "Life". How can we get, and stay motivated in times when it's hard to be motivated?

A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 CHNI in Halifax, Nova …

Words. Words. Words.

April 4th, 2020

10:55

Bill & Sheldon discuss the importance, and impact, of words in stressful times. 

A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 CHNI …

The First Three Things To Do During the Pandemic

March 28th, 2020

18:43

This week Bill discusses the first three things we should all be doing during the pandemic - self-inquiry, journaling, and meditation.

A …

Social Distancing

March 21st, 2020

12:35

This week we discuss ten things you can do while social distancing that will make this experience not only tolerable but enjoyable and ultimately …

Fear.

March 7th, 2020

21:30

Fear. When does it help? When does it hurt? How do we manage it effectively?

A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 CHNI in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Climate Change or Climate Crisis?

March 3rd, 2020

20:25

Is it climate change, or a climate crisis? Does it matter what we call it? How do we talk to climate crisis deniers and the "Ostrich Effect". 

A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 CHNI in Halifax, …

Questions, Not Answers.

February 25th, 2020

19:11

Have you ever stopped and questioned why you believe what you believe? Could it be because of the way you think? Or could it be because of the way …

Political Parties?

February 7th, 2020

20:29

Do we need political parties? Bill doesn't believe we need them, and some cognitive biases would suggest political parties hinder more than help. How …

Political Correctness

January 24th, 2020

20:14

How can we talk about political correctness and find a way to shift our brains?

A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 CHNI in …

The Police & Cultural Competencies

January 17th, 2020

20:22

How do we shift our brains around the police and cultural competencies?

A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 CHNI in Halifax, …

The News

January 10th, 2020

20:15

How do we think about what's happening in the news? Good and bad. How do we shift our brains about that? 

A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 CHNI in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Shifting Your Brain

January 3rd, 2020

20:26

An introduction to the show's philosophy and how Shift Your Brain is going to do just that - shift people's brain.

Our first episode with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 CHNI in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Elder Care

June 2nd, 2018

39:32

Bill talks with Bob and Norma Silverstein, Cape Breton patient advocates with parents who experienced tragic circumstances in care. Norma’s parents, …

Ethical Meat? - Part 2

April 27th, 2018

40:08

Part two of our discussion of ethical meat deals with the shift that happens when you change from a meat based diet to a plant based diet. In this episode Bill sits down with David Baxter who, along with his family, is …

A Simple Matter of Justice

March 20th, 2018

52:03

A Simple Matter of Justice. On March 21st, Abdoul Abdi will learn whether he will be deported back to Somalia, a country he has never been to. Born …

Ethical Meat - Part 1

February 23rd, 2018

40:00

Bill sits down with Rae Lutz, and her daughter Megan Rand, from Pasture Hill Farms, and Lil MacPherson, food activist and owner of the Wooden Monkey restaurants to talk about ethical meat. They tackle everything from …

The Potcast

January 26th, 2018

41:36

Marijuana. The Canadian government is set to legalize it in 2018. Bill sat down with Chris Enns from Farm Assists, and Carl Morgan of Scotia Green …

Food Insecurity

December 18th, 2017

38:51

Food Insecurity, our first episode, is all about a silent epidemic that permeates our communities and diminishes all of us with its insidious …

Shift for Brains Trailer

December 12th, 2017

0:50

Shift for Brains (say it fast!) is a podcast dedicated to provide a sounding board and an open safe space for people to carry on discussions about …

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