How does yielding at the right times serve creativity and collaboration? Ted and Lisa start with a game of Sound Ball (1:49) and catch back up after a summer apart (3:47) before jumping into this episode’s topic of “It’s Not You.” (11:02) They explore the connections between humility and humus (14:59) and delineate the difference between the Ego Self and the Eco Self (20:25) Lisa notes that a focus on others might actually be a self-focus in disguise (24:08) and Ted asks how power and privilege play into the topic (30:27). A discussion of the non-personal nature of mindfulness instruction generates a new term (32:11) and, shockingly, Lisa speaks from some notes she’s taken (34:52). The pair discuss how choosing to yield can actually foster group success (52:27) before closing up the rest of the episode.
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San Francisco improvisors Ted DesMaisons and Lisa Rowland explore the beautiful, surprising and unruly intersections between mindfulness and improvisation as they seek to befriend that oft-hidden and sometimes scary part of all of us that can lead to a life well-lived.