Dr. Kate Lund is a licensed clinical psychologist and performance coach with more than fifteen years of experience. She has specialized training in medical psychology from Shriner’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is also an adjunct professor in Psychology at Bastyr University in Seattle.
Dr. Lund uses a strengths-based approach in working with students, athletes and teams to improve their mental game in school, sports, and life while helping them to reach their full potential. Dr. Lund has written a children’s book, Putter and the Red Car, and her current book, Bounce-Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life is for parents, educators, coaches, community leaders, and anyone who has an active interest in helping children to become resilient and realize their potential.
Join Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie for a look into what helps kids be more resilient, on the playing field and in life.
Taylor Nogueira has been a professional hair dresser for nine years. She started at a posh salon on Newbury Street in Boston, but now works on the South Shore. Join us for an interesting conversation about beauty standards, sexism in the beauty trade, and the intimate relationships we form with our hairdressers.
Trey Reilly, found a D&D boxed set sitting in her mother’s closet when she was 12, and it was all downhill from there. She’s written, co-written, run, and staffed a number of LARPs over the years, including Svaha (a 3-year sci-fi LARP campaign), a series of Divus Ex games, Speed Dating, and Madrigal 2. Her games have been played on five continents, which (according to Trey) is way less impressive than it sounds.
Join us for a conversation about the theatrical world of LARPing, and the ways players find ways to be triumphant in their imagined roles and in real life.
Brad Sultan is a lawyer, but his passion is history, comic books, silent movies, 1920’s jazz, trains, astronomy, and disco-era game shows. He straddles the line between eclectic and just plain weird. A former journalist, legislative aide, and anti-tobacco advocate, Brad’s mind often wanders, but he rarely chases after it. He loves to travel, especially to London. Brad was glad to learn that podcasts, unlike television, do not add 10 pounds to your appearance.
Join us for a rousing discussion of how comic books have influenced us individually and culturally, with a special focus on the secrets behind Wonder Woman and her creator William Moulton Marston.
The Buddha said, “May all beings have happy minds.” What does it mean to be happy? Is it really just a state of mind? Or can it be served on a plate?
When I think about the times I am most content, I picture my family and friends, and more often than not, we are just sitting around the dinner table. As an Italian-Irish girl, the central role of food was a big part of my early years, and it remains true today. I believe that anyone who comes into my home should be fed…Thank goodness I married a man whose love of food matched my own! My husband and I love to cook and throw dinner parties for our eclectic group of friends. At any given dinner we may have mystics, amateur political pundits, idealists, cynics, the uptight, the laid-back, the lovers, the fighters, the Buddhists, the atheists…or any and all of the above. Our conversations are lively, sometimes heated, but always fueled by good food and good wine (or whiskey). So in that spirit, many of the interviews you will hear on Chasing the Mind will be recorded from this little room off my kitchen where the equipment sits on my dining room table. When possible, our guests will be welcomed with a meal or at least a little nosh. My hope is that not only will our guests feel sated and relaxed, but that the conversations that take place will be reminiscent of friends, just chatting around the table after dinner.
-Dr. Angela Johnson