TIH 285: Doug Murano on Empathy First, Getting Rid of Smartphone, and Doing Less, Living More

TIH 285 Doug Murano on Empathy First, Getting Rid of Smartphone, and Doing Less, Living More

In this podcast Doug Murano talks about putting empathy first, getting rid of his smartphone, doing less and living more, and much more.

About Doug Murano

Doug Murano lives somewhere between Mount Rushmore and the mighty Missouri River. He is the Bram Stoker Award-winning editor of Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders and the co-editor of Bram Stoker Award-nominated Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories. Since 2008, his short stories have appeared in a number of venues. He is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association, and was the organization’s promotions and social media coordinator from 2013-15. He is a co-recipient of the HWA’s 2014 Richard Laymon President’s Award for Service.

Show notes

  • [02:20] Early life lessons growing up
  • [10:10] Empathy first mindset
  • [14:20] Getting rid of smartphone
  • [24:00] Meditation, mindfulness, and allowing ourselves to be bored
  • [36:20] Cutting back work: doing less to live more
  • [40:50] Things added/intentional practices to improve life
  • [43:40] First experiences with story

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