Welcome to Between Calls, your weekly dose of hand-picked stories from the worlds of digital marketing, wellness & science. Blending commerce, consciousness & curiosity between calls brings you insights to make you think & think again.

This week, we start by unlocking how level up your Linkedin game to make the best use of it’s vast professional network. We then dive into the gut and brain axis, exploring how our gastrointestinal health is intertwined with our emotional well being. Then we conclude with a journey into panpsychism, a theory that suggests that conciousness is part of the fabric of reality. So we have Linkedin powerplay, the gut-brain connection and panpsychism in our edition this week. Happy Reading !

Kabir Says –

A LinkedIn whiz, a gut-brain scholar, and a panpsychism follower find their way to a bar. The Linkedin expert says ‘Give me something I can connect with’. The scholar adds ‘the same for me, just add some probiotic to it’. The panpsychism follower says ‘I need nothing, I’m already the essence of everything’ but on realizing that beer is on the house whispers ‘Can I get a pint of that free one?’


LinkedIn Power Play

Picture yourself navigating the bustling digital corridors of Linkedin, a platform with over 700 million professionals. Each user is a story, each connection, a potential opportunity. But in this vast sea of professionals, how do you ensure that your voice is heard, your brand seen and your network expand?

Enter the Linkedin playbook from Demand Curve which explains the language of the platform, enabling you to speak directly to your desired audience through strategic posting and engagement. Your LinkedIn profile is your digital handshake, your first impression. The playbook tells you how to optimize your profile, craft a compelling narrative & attract opportunities. For marketers, entrepreneurs and professionals, this playbook is a great compass to navigate and conquer the LinkedIn landscape.


The Gut-Brain Connection

Ever wondered why anxiety can twist your stomach into knots?” This exploration begins with a simple yet profound realization: our emotions and gastrointestinal responses are deeply interlinked. It highlights the phenomenon where emotional turmoil can manifest as physical discomfort in the gut and how a distressed intestine can influence our emotional well-being. The article delves into the bidirectional communication between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract, revealing how each can influence the other. This connection is not just metaphorical but is a tangible link where emotional states can trigger gut symptoms and vice versa.

The discussion extends to functional GI disorders, where stress and psychological factors play a significant role in digestive issues without apparent physical causes. In essence, “The Gut-Brain Connection” from Harvard Health invites readers on a journey to understand the intricate interplay between mental state and digestive health, blending medical science with the nuances of human emotion.


Panpsychism & Reality

In a world where the mysteries of consciousness have long puzzled philosophers and scientists alike, the theory of panpsychism takes a radical appproach and suggests that consciousness is present in everything. The article begins by revisiting the insights of Galileo, who, over 400 years ago, recognized that while many phenomena obey mathematical laws, aspects like colors, tastes, and smells reside solely in consciousness. This distinction set the stage for centuries of inquiry into the nature of consciousness, a quest that continues to challenge the brightest minds.

A recent gathering of some eminent minds discussed various perspectives about this problem, there are those who view consciousness as an emergent phenomenon arising from complex systems like the human brain, to proponents of panpsychism who argue that consciousness has always been a part of the universe’s fabric. Featuring insights from prominent thinkers this article provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the debate. It’s a captivating exploration of the nature of reality and our place within it.


Ignite Ideas, One Prompt At A Time: Plug in this prompt to any LLM to understand Panpsychism as a philosophy.

As an informed philosopher well-versed in the theories for consciousness studies, please explain panpsychism in an accessible manner. Start with a basic definition, then deconstruct it into parts that are easy to understand, avoiding complex terminology. Utilize relatable analogies or examples to clarify the concept for a general audience. Additionally, present a balanced perspective by articulating one argument supporting panpsychism and another opposing it, both in straightforward terms. The aim is to demystify panpsychism and its surrounding debates, making them comprehensible to all irrespective of their current understanding.


To do this week: Ever wondered why some people thrive on challenges while others shy away? Discover the power of a ‘Growth Mindset’ versus a ‘Fixed Mindset’ in this video. Uncover the secrets to transforming your approach to challenges, learning, and success!.  Watch video.

Stay Informed, Stay Ahead!

About the author: abhinavchetan.com