In this interview, Diana talks with Dr. Kelly Wilson about kindness and the common humanity of feeling inadequate and broken. Dr. Wilson describes the evolutionary science behind suffering and how “evolutionary mismatch” plays an important role in modern-day physical and psychological illness. Dr. Wilson, a co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), demonstrates acceptance and compassion as he describes his personal path to self-care and the regular self-care practices he engages in. On the eve of his retirement, Dr. Wilson shares what’s next for him on his ongoing journey towards kindness and meaning.
In this episode you will explore:
- What it would be like to start caring for yourself like someone you love
- What evolution science tells us about the link between your mental health physical health
- Patterns and practices you can engage in daily that match how your body is designed to live
- Why imperfection makes you a better parent
About Kelly G. Wilson
Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University at Mississippi. He is past and founding President of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr.