Behaviour coach and author, Eric Zimmer is endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live.  At the age of 24, Eric was homeless, addicted to heroin and facing long jail sentences. In the years since, he has found a way to recover from addiction and build a life worth living for himself.


Eric currently hosts the award-winning podcast, The One You Feed. With over 250 episodes and over 10 million downloads, the show features conversations with experts across many fields of study about how to create a life worth living.

In this episode:

(02:55) Recovery from addiction as a gateway to self-awareness

(04:01) The importance of action-taking

(04:30) Some of the behaviours that Eric finds helpful in managing depression

(05:14) A musical antidepressant

(06:03) The power of letting things be exactly as they are

(06:39) Depression as 'emotional flu'

(08:07) On recognising the difference between the controllable and the not-controllable

(10:40) Covey's 'Circle of Concern'

(12:36) The benefits of separating decision from action

(13:44) On habits, routines and if-then statements

(15:09) "It's not you - it's your approach"

(17:41) Eric's thoughts on overcoming addiction

(18:26) The transformative power of gentle curiosity

(20:28) What it means to be kind to oneself

(22:20) Eric's Little Challenge