Do THIS For Depression: Spiritual Habits For Mental Freedom

Do this for depression to cultivate greater spiritual habits and mental freedom as Eric Zimmer joins Josh Trent on Wellness + Wisdom again.

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Do THIS For Depression

This is episode 456 Eric Zimmer | Essential Wisdom: How To Move From Knowledge & Experience Towards Compassion

Moving from knowledge and experience into compassion is absolutely one of my deepest learning Grooves.

How about you?

If you take a deep breath from your belly right now, and pull it all the way up to the temple of your head, then let it go with an audible exhale; just listen for a second.

Let’s do it a second time.

Inhale nose, exhale mouth.

After this second deep belly breath, let my question go right to your heart.

Let go of your mind, right now, and just let this question hit your heart:

What is a way that all the knowledge and experience you have, everything you've been through, everything you've learned is actually blocking you from being more compassionate to yourself or others?

Spiritual Habits For Mental Freedom

I’ll ask it again…

Take another deep breath.

For all the people, places and things that have impacted you up until this moment, ask your soul right now:

What is one way I could be more compassionate towards myself and others?

You probably found a deep answer.

I know I did.

For me the answer is that I can relate to the responsibilities and the pressure that someone might feel to make them act in a way towards me that causes me to have less compassion for them.

In other words, to the degree that I allow someone’s energy into me to negatively affect me or cause me stress.

That's the degree that my awareness of their energy either has a codependent or a wounding lesson that is asking for healing inside of me.

Cultivating Great Compassion

Now I'm not one of these people that always in 100% of every situation turns it back around on myself, but 9 times out of 10 it’s definitely that way!

As we all search for meaning in this world and the wisdom to be well, which is essentially what this podcast is all about as we explore the 5 sided wellness pentagon…

(Which you can learn more about if you go over to

So as we all search for meaning, love and joy there are so many things that stand in the way and block us.

Either inside of ourselves or that God, Spirit, higher intelligence brings our way.

My guest today is the host of a podcast that I've been on that is truly amazing in life changing called “The One You Feed,” which is based on the parable of a Native American grandfather teaching his son.

It's an epic podcast and his name is Eric Zimmer, and he is my epic guest today.

Healing Depression

He is here to talk about some things that will move your heart and soul in a way that not many people can.

You're in for a total treat and you're going to enjoy this episode with Eric so much.

As you enjoy this episode with Eric, it is so important that as you are taking care of your wellness pentagon, that you also include time and spaciousness to invest in yourself with food.

We're the only country in the world that treats food exactly like we do, kind of like a mind virus.

But you're here with us to change the paradigm and today we can transcend this by eating ethically raised animals and organic ingredients.

My family and I eat this way everyday: the beef and turkey sticks from Paleovalley.

I love Autumn Smith, the founder of this company, and I know you're going to enjoy these products…

They are incredible, and found in the store Page HERE.

Healing Depression: Nourish Your Mind & Soul

Quick reminder, anytime you hear me talking about a product on this podcast, don't worry about jotting it down!

Everything for you is over at including these beef sticks that are organic, tasty, healthy and they're also fermented.

Fermentation helps your gut and increases connections from your brain (and your second brain) which is the gut.

Check out the episode we did with Dr. Michael Ruscio for more on that, watch episode 236.

So, as you go about your day, pick up these super tasty turkey and beef sticks.

You can just use the code “JOSH” at for 15% off your entire order.

If you like my family we got like boxes at a time…

So now that we've talked on the physical part of the wellness pentagon, let's talk about the emotional and mental rewards that you will get from this podcast.

  • Eric shares with you the concept of “befriending” your negative emotions.
  • The value in being friends with all the ways that we feel instead of neglecting them.
  • Preventing and treating depression with self-love.
  • Breaking down feelings vs. emotions.
  • The key difference of essential wisdom between feelings, which I believe are guideposts to emotions.
  • How to better understand the root of your depression.
  • Why emotion-based triggers are the most important triggers that we all can develop.
  • Power of community and connection that heals addiction.
  • How to know and determine when it's time for change in your life.
  • Why pain and dissatisfaction is the primer that often leads to change, but also why hope get’s to be a part of change as well.

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Let us know you heard this wisdom right here with Wellness + Wisdom.



About Josh Trent

Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, daughter Nayah + a cat named Cleo. He is the host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath + Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 20+ years as a trainer, researcher + facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. Helping humans LIBERATE their mental, emotional, physical, spiritual + financial self through podcasts, programs + global community that believe in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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