The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 040: When Old Coping Mechanisms Block Our Growth

In this episode of the Possibility Podcast, Mel Schwartz explains how we came to develop our original coping mechanisms as we adapted to challenges in our lives.

What was earlier adaptive often becomes an encumbrance over time as it blocks our opportunity to grow and emerge. Old coping mechanisms can become like a suit of armor that we no longer require.

Mel explains how to identify these masks that block our authenticity and how we can release them. Learning this process is fundamental to engaging your change process.

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The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 039: The Inherent Bias of Being Human

Have you ever heard someone say “I’m not biased?” Or perhaps you’ve thought that yourself.

In this episode, Mel challenges us to rethink our beliefs around bias and false claims of objectivity.

He prompts us by asking, “Do you have beliefs?” Well, beliefs are biases. They are a subjective, perceptive way to affirm our likes and stipulate our dislikes. Mel shares an intriguing dialogue he had with a judge in a courtroom around this very subject.

Bias is what makes us human, rather than robotic.

When we can articulate our bias, we become more open-minded. Mel shares how the objective right vs. wrong arguments that incapacitate our relationships could be transcended by owning our personal biases and help us truly listen to one another.

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The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 038: Bonus Episode – Brain Hacks for Success

In this bonus episode of The Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz, we present the audio from Mel’s recent appearance on the YouTube series From Stuck to Unstoppable.

Host Stephen Scoggins and Mel have a wide ranging discourse that ranges from attaining your authentic self all the way to career decisions.

Mel introduces what he calls The Power of a New Question: Whether in self-reflection or in conversation with others, new questions can lead to new insights and even life changing moments.

The flow of the conversation revolves around possibilities, what blocks them and how we can transcend our limitations. This is truly a dialogue about what’s possible in your life once you begin to think differently.

Here’s the original video if you’d like to watch:

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The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 037: The Problem With Perfection

Do you struggle with the need for perfection, or are you impacted by others with this affliction? In this episode of The Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz, Mel explores why some of us drive ourselves — and others — crazy pursuing what is both unachievable and harmful to a life well-lived.

He explains the source of this compulsion and how we can release the need for perfectionism. As Mel puts it, “The closest thing in life to perfect is being able to be present in the moment. The irony is that the perfectionist is never present. They are analyzing their past or worrying about future decisions.”

Listen in for many insightful tips on how to achieve balance in your life and release the burden of perfectionism.

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The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 036: Life Explored With Hans Wilhelm

In episode 36 of the Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz, Mel interviews Hans Wilhelm, a mystic, illustrator, and celebrated author of over two hundred children’s books with over two hundred million books in print.

Mel and Hans have a wide-ranging dialogue as they explore the principles for living a well-lived life. Their discussion  delves into questions of human existence, purpose and free will. Hans speaks about moving beyond ego toward the process of our greater sense of purpose.

Mel and Hans challenge each other’s points of view regarding personal responsibility, laws of the universe and the role of our relationships in our personal growth.

Don’t miss this most provocative dialogue.

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The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 035: Men Who Cry at Movies

In this episode of the Possibility Podcast, Mel Schwartz shares an insight that has occurred to him over his more than 25 years as a therapist.

Men who have shared that they cry at movies or reading greeting cards rarely cry in real time over personal matters.

He investigates how the standard of what it means to be masculine still imprisons many men, and how we can shift that paradigm. Mel describes the advantages of a deeper and more profound relationship with one’s self, which would welcome vulnerability as men — and women, too — move more deeply into what lies buried within them. He claims that tears are an often repressed expression of our inner being.

It seems Mel isn’t the only one thinking about this! Both the New York Times and the BBC recently profiled  Hidefumi Yoshida, the self-proclaimed “tear teacher.”

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The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 034: Beyond the MindBody Connection

When we speak of the mind-body connection, we remain stuck in an old paradigm. Mind and body appear as one, so the word “connection” is misleading. Why would we ever think that mind and body were separate?

In this episode of The Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz, Mel interviews Dr. Ken Pelletier, scholar in the field of the brain-emotion continuum, author of 13 books, and clinical professor of medicine listed in Who’s Who in the World. We explore the mind’s ability to not only heal us but to construct our life experiences.

In our dialogue, we move beyond the boundaries of the limiting beliefs that constrain our lives as we open to the infinite power of the mind. When the mind and body act in a healthy concert, we can optimize our lives.

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The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 033: Bonus Episode — Eliminate Anxiety

This bonus episode presents an interview Mel did with Shann Vander Leek on the Anxiety Slayers podcast.

In this concise and powerful conversation, Mel reveals how the three tenets of quantum physics — as interpreted and made actionable in his book The Possibility Principle — can lead not just to managing anxiety, but to eliminating anxiety from your life.

This interview was originally released shortly after Mel’s popular TEDx talk, “Breaking Free From Anxiety,” which you can view here.

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The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 032: Bonus Episode — The End of Reality: The Consequences of a Truth-Less and Fact-Less World

In this bonus episode Mel joins with Paul Samuel Dolman on his podcast What Matters Most.

Recorded the day after the 2020 Presidential election, with the presidential outcome hanging in the balance, Mel and Paul move into issues that run much deeper than the political divide.

Mel catalyzes a conversation around the dystopian consequences of living in a reality-free and truth-less world. He proposes that a world in which there aren’t consensual “truths” could very well unravel society as we know it. Mel says, “The predicate of truth lies at the heart of relationships, business and governance.”

Mel and Paul suggest that when people simply adhere to their beliefs without critical thinking, polarization becomes the inevitable result. Choosing to believe what lies within our comfort zone without scrutiny propels a fact-free culture.

Through the conversation, Mel shares some initial steps we can take toward restoring the cultural imperative of telling the truth.

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The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 031: Bonus Episode — The Hero’s Journey


In this bonus episode,  Mel Schwartz is interviewed by Mike Bruening, host of The Hero’s Journey Economy, based upon the work of Joseph Campbell. Mel shares his personal journey as he illuminates how we can transcend limiting beliefs and thoughts as we open to the infinite possibilities that await us.

Mel shares a new lens on how we perceive reality – a new way of thinking – as we embrace uncertainty, enabling us to navigate life without fear or limitations. The hero’s journey awaits all of us, once we learn to think and see through a new filter.

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