The goop Podcast

The goop Podcast

Gwyneth Paltrow and goop’s Chief Content Officer Elise Loehnen chat with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors—from doctors to creatives, CEOs to spiritual healers—about shifting old paradigms and starting new conversations.

Come back every Tuesday and Thursday for new episodes.

New Episode

June 25, 2019

The Difference between Love and Acceptance

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The Difference between Love and Acceptance
An award-winning writer and activist for LGBTQ rights, mental health, and the arts, Andrew Solomon is adept at reframing misconceptions about what it means to be human. In this moving conversation, Solomon and talks about why we crave exceptionalism and cling to sameness. Why we confuse the average with the ideal. Why we waste time hiding our shortcomings and strengthening our strengths. Why we’re threatened by difference. Why we misunderstand the experience of having a disability or being a prodigy. They talk about the difference between love and acceptance, expanding the definition of family, and the ways our lives can be enriched by the diversity of the world. And how we can encourage ourselves and our children to use the challenges we’re faced with to live a remarkable life. (For more, check out the documentary Far from the Tree and Solomon’s audiobook New Family Values.)

Feature Episode

June 4, 2019

Gwyneth x Elizabeth Gilbert: Can Creating Something Small Heal Something Big?

Gwyneth x Elizabeth Gilbert: Can Creating Something Small Heal Something Big?
Elizabeth Gilbert—beloved author of City of Girls; Eat, Pray, Love; and Big Magic—opened up In goop Health Los Angeles with GP. We cried. We laughed. They talked about creativity, spirituality, grief, and mothering. “I think of creativity as a relationship—not between self and self but between self and mystery,” says Gilbert. For Gilbert, the simplest way for us to connect with a force greater than ourselves is through creativity with a little c. (To be clear: This does not mean you need to be a writer or a self-described creative. There are a lot of ways to create in the world, which they get into.) Gilbert said one profound thing after another, but her perspective on the relationship between creativity and grief will stick with us forever. Creativity, Gilbert teaches, can get us through some hard moments. It can be a path to learning how to love, care, and mother ourselves. And it can help us find those strange jewels that the universe has buried within us. P.S. To get the goop glow that GP mentions at the beginning of the episode, head here.

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June 12, 2019

When We Stop Filling the Void

When We Stop Filling the Void
Melissa Hartwig Urban, the founder of the Whole 30 program, changed her life to get clean. She did not expect that her personal experience with drug addiction would turn into another mission: helping others find a healthy relationship with food. But then it made sense. Drugs and food, Urban believes, are not all that different from a psychological perspective. We crave; we overconsume; we numb; we try to fill voids. This brings isolation, stress, self-hatred. How do we break the cycle? Urban takes us through her process and shows us what food freedom looks like.

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