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The Paul Dermody Podcast

Aug 11, 2022

In today's podcast Paul speaks about a moment with one of his clients when they showed him a picture of how they had looked two years prior.

“I’d love to look like this again,” they said — those words accompanying a photo of a gaunt, malnourished, rather anxious-looking person. At least, this was his suspicion.

Our minds have a tendency to pull a specific situation from the past and gloss over it in a way that blinds us to the surrounding context that made it mundane, unpleasant or even unbearable.

Today he talks about

  • What is at the heart of a nostalgic attitude
  • Why there is a disregard for why things had to change in the first place
  • Nostalgia in relationships forgetting the arguments, sexual frustrations, disagreement and lack of shared values 
  • Why it's not a unidimensional situation with an easy answer. There is no one easy, correct solution.
  • Would returning to the past make us truly content?

You may be interested in checking out Paul's blog post about nostalgia on Medium. Or his other blog posts about his clients on his website 

With over 6000 hours of 1 to 1 Personal Training behind him, Paul transitioned into the online space over 5 years ago. He specializes in helping you find calmness and joy in food, understand your core food values and how to apply it all to your life successfully.

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