219: How Are You Doing? with Mando Escamilla

January 27th, 2021 · 1 hr 7 mins

About this Episode

03:19 - Mando’s Superpower: Willingness to Talk About Anything Personal with Others

08:39 - Dealing with Life in 2020/2021

  • Rationality vs Non-Rationality
  • Feeling Lost and Unmoored

18:30 - Finding Anchors

  • Narrative and Story
  • Emotion
  • Song
  • Rhyme
  • Repetition
  • Affiliation

Ted Lasso
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

34:28 - Being Okay Being Less Productive

Sea Shanty TikTok

46:47 - Practicing Gratitude For Communities You Do Have; Talking to Kids About Feelings

“If it’s mentionable, it’s manageable.” – Fred Rogers


Rein: The ability for there to be a higher-level cognitive function that happens after emotional and affective responses and that it is capable of mediating between those responses and action.

Mando: Giving a specific name to how he’s feeling right now: lost.

Damien: The value of interrogating feelings.

“Community is not the sum of its members but the product of their relationships.” – Russell Ackoff

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