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In episode 75 I talk with Mark Freeman for the third time in the show’s history. Mark is a mental health author, coach and YouTuber. He is the co-founder of the blog everybodyhasabrain. Mark has just launched is new book “The mind workout”.

The Mind Workout

In this conversation with Mark we discuss getting into good mental shape, living with uncertainty, chemical imbalances, stigma, dealing with compulsions, training the brain to deal with urges by training it on ‘normal urges’, taking care of your mornings, motivation, setting goals, awareness bandwidth and the importance of values. Enjoy!


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Show notes:

What’s the book about? (5:20)

If OCD is a chemical imbalance can I change my brain through activities such as therapy? (10:20)

Learning to leave the urge/emotion/feeling alone (25:30)

The morning is important for positive mental health (34:30)

“Motivation is a unicorn fat” – why we shouldn’t rely on motivation (36:40)

Goals for rocks and goals for people. Setting goals to help you win! (41:00)

Awareness bandwidth and how to focus it (45:20)

The puppy mind (49:40)

How values can help you (52:00)

The path exercise (1:07:30)

Advice for living an amazing life (1:16:00)

What Mark would have written on a billboard (1:25:30)

Find out more about the Mark:

“The Mind Workbook” by Mark Freeman (

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Everybody has a brain:


Mark’s OCD story

Mark’s first podcast – Mark Freeman-on his recovery from OCD and how you can beat it

Mark’s second podcast – Mark Freeman Internet Addiction, OCD and Living in Uncertainty

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