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Gwyneth Haynes Wrestles With Her Shadow

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201702/gwynneth-haynes-wrestles-her-shadow Dr. Mike talks with Gwyneth Haynes of the band Sophe Lux & The Mystic about how Nietzsche influenced not only her music but also her work as a depth psychologist!

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Jonathan Friesen: The Power of Unconditional Positive Regard

Author Jonathan Friesen talks with Dr. Mike about growing up with epilepsy and Tourette’s Syndrome. Dr. Mike talks about Carl Rogers theory of unconditional positive regard as a therapeutic curative factor. Read article at: ‘https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201702/jonathan-friesen-the-power-unconditional-positive-regard  

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Mike Watt’s Whole Enchilada

Dr. Mike talks with legendary Minutemen and fIREHOSE bass player Mike Watt for Psychology Today! Watt talks about his “We Jam Econo” ethos, and how he still applies his hardcore ethics to his music today. Read article at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201701/mike-watt-s-whole-enchilada

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Mason Swearingen and the Psychology of the Tribute Band

Dr. Mike talks with Mason Swearingen of the Chicago tribute band “Beginnings” about his musical journey, and how he found success in a tribute band! Read article at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201701/mason-swearingen-and-the-psychology-the-tribute-band  

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Agnes Obel’s Empathy Technology

Dr. Mike talks with musician Agnes Obel about how she creates a safe space for her creative process, and how we can create similar safe spaces so that we can understand ourself and others. Read article at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201701/agnes-obel-s-empathy-technology

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Nathan Stocker’s New Normal

Dr. Mike talks with Nathan Stocker of the band Hippo Campus about how he dealt with the loss of his sister. Read article at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201701/nathan-stocker-s-new-normal

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Wes Studi Sees Beginning of Indigenous Movement

Actor Wes Studi talks with Dr. Mike about how activism surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline is igniting widespread protest among people throughout the world. Read article at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201701/wes-studi-sees-beginning-indigenous-movement

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Love Conquers All at The Universal Hip Hop Museum

Dr. Mike talks with Hip Hop pioneer Kurtis Blow, Universal Hip Hop Museum President Rocky Bucano, Tommy Boy Records founder Tom Silverstein, meditation expert Donna D’Cruz and Hip Hop artist MexiCan about the importance of being loving in the face of adversity. Read article at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201612/love-conquers-all-the-universal-hip-hop-museum

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Why Thor Harris Was At War With His Brain

Thor Harris, percussionist of Swans talks about his new album with Thor & Friends, and how minimalism was not only a musical influence, but also an approach that informed his struggle with depression. Read article at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201612/why-thor-harris-was-war-his-brain

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Why Donita Sparks is a Subversive Ray of Hope

Dr. Mike talks with Donita Sparks of legendary rock band L7 about how she managed to maintain her integrity and authenticity while facing a range of pressures, including sexism in the hard rock world. Read Psychology Today article at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201612/why-donita-sparks-is-subversive-ray-hope

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