Episode 067 :: Gleb Tsipursky :: Intentional Insights

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gleb Tsipursky

Gleb Tsipursky joins us to speak about how mindfulness and science can help us with intentionality.

When was the last time you did something without thinking about it, careful reflection, or even awareness? If you’re like me, probably within the past few minutes: a movement, a word, even complex tasks like driving are often done without full intentionality. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, we’re not trying to demonize what may have been an evolutionary adaptation. But we may want to consider how our lives might be improved with a little more mindful consideration, and intentional insight.

Gleb Tsipursky’s passion for helping people use science to make effective decisions and reach their goals led him and his wife, Agnes Vishnevkin, to co-found Intentional Insights in the Winter of 2014. Since that time, Gleb has collaborated with a group of like-minded enthusiasts to translate academic research on rational thinking and emotional intelligence into pragmatic strategies for a wide audience. He was always excited about such ideas, leading him to get a PhD researching the intersection of history and psychology, specifically focusing on emotions, meaning and purpose, decision making, and agency in historical contexts. Gleb currently holds a tenure-track professorship at The Ohio State University and is a member of the Decision Sciences Collaborative there. He published dozens of peer-reviewed essays in academic venues in the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia, and elsewhere, as well as numerous popular articles, and serves on a number of boards, for instance as the Science Advisor on the Planet Purpose Advisory Board.

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

The music heard in this podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. You can visit his website to hear more of his music, get the full discography, and view his upcoming tour dates.

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About the Author ()

Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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