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Inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered conversations about living a fully-engaged, fiercely-connected and meaning-drenched life. From iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Gretchen Rubin to everyday guests, every story matters.

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    Mark Groves | Human Connection Specialist

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 61:04

    Imagine going to college and getting a minor in ‘you!' Well, that's just one of the semi-wild ideas that bubbled up during my conversation with week's guest, Mark Groves. Mark describes himself as a Human Connection Specialist on a mission to help individuals step into their most authentic, effective, loving selves by way of a little bit of tough love and no-BS relationship guidance. Immersing himself and pursuing an education in the world of psychology after his model of life and relationships feel apart, he's become a bridge between the academic and the human, inviting people to explore the good, bad, downright ugly, and beautiful sides of connection. And, given the state of the world these days, we could all use a bit more wisdom around how we show up and relate to others. Mark shares insights, ideas, and strategies about being a better human, living a better life, and understanding how to craft relationships that are truly nourishing with a global community of over a million people on his Create the Love Instagram account, his eponymous podcast, and through a growing library of courses, and programs. What I've always found so powerful about Mark and his work is that he doesn't pull punches. He doesn't hide who he is, what he believes, his irreverence or willingness to poke fun at himself and, really, any other paradigm or system that just doesn't make sense. He is, in many ways, a truth-teller, and we need more of that these days. You can find Mark at: Website | Instagram| Mark Groves PodcastIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Diego Perez who uses the name Yung Pueblo online about finding peace and clarity in an upside-down world.My new book Sparked.Check out our offerings & partners: Bean Box: Give the coffee fanatic in your life an unforgettable coffee-tasting experience with Bean Box. Our coffee is expertly curated and always fresh, with fast delivery and free shipping. Order today at beanbox.com/GOODLIFE and get 15% off purchases of $40 or more.ZenBusiness: ZenBusiness has helped hundreds of thousands of people get their business off the ground by guiding them every step of the way and making it easier to launch a successful business. Get started today for as low as $49 at zenbusiness.com/GOODLIFE.Come From Away: Broadway's Tony-winning, feel-good again musical is welcoming audiences back into the heart of the remarkable true story. In the middle of nowhere, one small town showed the world that the kindness of strangers could bring us closer. Come back together at Come From Away.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Keisha N. Blain | On the Path to Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 61:09

    With the rigor of a world-class researcher and the intention of someone who cares deeply about the human condition and understanding how we all got to this moment in history, Dr. Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian of the 20th century United States with specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women's and Gender Studies. She is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the president of the African American Intellectual History Society. She is also the author of the multi-prize-winning book Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom, and co-editor of the Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence. Her #1 New York Times Best Seller Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, edited with Ibram X. Kendi, drew together an incredible collection of voices with a vision to reclaim the historical narrative. And her new book, Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America, is a powerful look not just at the role of civil and voting rights activist, Hamer and other Black women in social and political change, it's also an invitation for us all to explore our individual roles in the path to equality and freedom, led by Hamer's famed rallying cry, “Nobody's free until everybody's free.”You can find Keisha at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Austin Channing Brown.My new book Sparked.Check out our offerings & partners: GoodRx: Compare prescription drug prices and find coupons at more than 70000 US pharmacies. Save up to 80% instantly! For simple, smart savings on your prescriptions, check GoodRx at GoodRx.com/GOODLIFE. GoodRx is not insurance but can be used instead of insuranceSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    On Gratitude | Anne Lamott, Janice Kaplan & Jonathan Fields

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 62:51


    We're entering a time of year where gratitude is on our minds. And, honestly, it's also been a year, even a season, where being thankful, noticing what's wondrous or good, or even just not bad, well it's not always the easiest thing. And, yet, gratitude, attentiveness, and appreciation are such deeply-wired contributors to the human condition, ones that carry with them the capacity to transform nearly any experience - one of anger, one of loss, one of fear, one of anxiety, one of sadness, agitation, futility, or grief - into a moment of awakening, solace, connection and, in its highest forms, grace. There's even powerful research on the psychological and physiological effect of gratitude and appreciation, both as a state and a willful intervention.So, we wanted to take the occasion of this week to explore a few different takes on gratitude, appreciation, and generosity-of-spirit, drawing upon conversations I've had over the years with famed author and social-observer extraordinaire, Anne Lamott, writer, producer, and big thinker, Janice Kaplan, and I'm also weaving in a few thoughts from one of my books, How to Live a Good Life. I hope you enjoy this exploration of gratitude, attentiveness, and appreciation, how it changes us, and why we might want to bring more of it into our experience of life.You can find Anne Lamott at: Website | Instagram | Dusk Night DawnYou can find Janice Kaplan at: Website | Instagram | The Gratitude DiariesYou can find the audiobook Jonathan's book at: How to Live a Good LifeIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the full-length conversations we had with Anne Lamott & Janice Kaplan.Check out our offerings & partners: Parachute: Premium quality sheets, towels, robes and more. Like nothing you've ever felt. Make staying in more comfortable with our modern home collections. Responsibly manufactured. Visit ParachuteHome.com/GOODLIFE for free shipping and returns on Parachute's very comfortable home essentials.Sarah Flint Shoes: Comfort-driven design, with features like arch support and extra footbed padding. Sarah Flint shoes are handcrafted in Italy by the artisans who make the highest quality luxury shoes in the world. Get $50 off your first Sarah Flint purchase when you go to SarahFlint.com/GOODLIFESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein | All Things Being Equal, Nothing Ever Is

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 60:54

    One of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a Professor of Physics and Core Faculty Member in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She's also one of fewer than a hundred Black American women to earn a Ph.D. from a department of physics. Born in East Los Angeles, a devout Dodgers fan, she's a citizen of both the United States and Barbados and a descendant of Afro-Caribbean and Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants. Chanda decided to become a theoretical physicist at the age of 10, after an experience, which we dive into, lit a fire of curiosity and possibility. Her vision of the cosmos is vibrant, buoyantly non-traditional, and grounded in Black feminist traditions. A powerful voice in her field, Chanda urges us to recognize how science, like most fields, is far from an equal playing field, with racism, sexism, and other dehumanizing systems playing a role not only in who participates in the field but also in the essential nature of the work and the potential discoveries and insights it yields. She lays out a bold new approach to science and society that begins with the belief that we all have a fundamental right to know and love the night sky. In her groundbreaking new book, The Disordered Cosmos, Chanda shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter — all with a new spin informed by history, politics, and the wisdom of Star Trek. We explore her personal journey and many of these ideas in today's conversation.You can find Chanda at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor about the science of the brain.My new book Sparked.Check out our offerings & partners: Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. With the Peloton Bike, there's nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply.Canva: Create beautiful designs with your team. Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and more. Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Right now, you can get a FREE 45-day extended trial when you use my promo code! Just go to Canva.me/GOODLIFESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jeffrey Davis | A Wonder-Full Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 66:03


    What if you could work, play, and live in a state of wonder? Even now! That's the question I explore with today's guest, Jeffrey Davis. A poet, writer, deep-thinker, founder and CEO of the Tracking Wonder Consultancy, Jeffrey's got an invitation for all of us. To get off the toxic productivity treadmill, which so many have been hammered by in recent times, and reclaim a sense of possibility, meaning, and wonder. To step back into a place of curiosity and lightness. And, when Jeffrey offers that invitation, it's not just a naive suggestion to rediscover your inner child, but rather a quest to bring wonder back into your life, based on more than 15 years of research, experimentation, and application. Along the way, Jeffrey has developed a powerful, proven, step-by-step methodology to begin bringing wonder back into your work, relationships, devotions, and life. He shares this in his gorgeous new book, Tracking Wonder, and we dive into key ideas and explorations in today's conversation.You can find Jeffrey at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with iconic author, Anne Lamott, about opening to all life brings your way.My new book Sparked.Check out our offerings & partners: Talkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.ZenBusiness: ZenBusiness has helped hundreds of thousands of people get their business off the ground by guiding them every step of the way and making it easier to launch a successful business. Get started today for as low as $49 at zenbusiness.com/GOODLIFE.Come From Away: Broadway's Tony-winning, feel-good again musical is welcoming audiences back into the heart of the remarkable true story. In the middle of nowhere, one small town showed the world that the kindness of strangers could bring us closer. Come back together at Come From Away.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Tim Ferriss | On Love, Loss & Meaning [Best Of]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 84:50


    If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Kamal Ravikant about reimagining life and learning to love himself.You can find Tim Ferriss at: Website | Instagram | The Tim Ferris Show podcastTim Ferriss has been a man on a mission, driven to deconstruct mastery and excellence, then share what he's learned. It began with his own relentless experimentation and documentation, which yielded #1 New York Times bestsellers The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef along with a series of other books. In more recent years, this yearning has led him to sit down with hundreds of elite performers, from a vast array of domains, on a quest to reveal what made them them. These conversations are shared weekly on Tim's award-winning podcast, The Tim Ferris Show. In today's Best Of conversation, we cover very different ground, and get very personal. Tim actually lost a number of people in the year before we sat down in the studio, turned 40 and found himself in a deeply contemplative and emotional space, thinking about who he is, how he wants to create the next 40 years of his life and what matters. When I sat down with Tim, he'd recently returned from an intensive 10-day silent meditation retreat. While gone, he lost yet another close friend. He was, in his own words, in an incredibly "porous" place, leading more from the heart than the head, which was a bit of a major turnaround for him.We spent time deconstructing Tim's 10-day silent meditation experience, his struggles and awakenings, how it compared to psychedelic experiences and how, barring one major saving grace, his retreat may have sent him spiraling into a very bad place. We also talked about his experience with death, his decision to append audio of his departed friend, Terry Laughlin, which was recorded by Terry's daughters in the hospital during his final days of life to the end of Tim's recent podcast interview with Terry. Tim also shared his decision to take the TED stage, switching last minute to talk about something deeply painful and personal, and what that meant to him, his lens on legacy work (and how it landed with his family, who didn't know what he'd be talking about). And, we explored Tim's awakening to a "softer" set of metrics to measure a life well-lived and his evolving definition of what it truly means to live a good life.My new book Sparked.Check out our offerings & partners: Tommy John: We fixed underwear. Smart design and fabrics mean no more pulling at your pant line. Get comfortable with yourself. No Adjustment Needed. And right now you'll get 20% OFF your first order at TommyJohn.com/GOODLIFE.Bean Box: Give the coffee fanatic in your life an unforgettable coffee-tasting experience with Bean Box. Our coffee is expertly curated and always fresh, with fast delivery and free shipping. Order today at beanbox.com/GOODLIFE and get 15% off purchases of $40 or more.Indeed: Connect with your talent audience so you can make more quality hires faster. Post your job, interview candidates, and make offers all on Indeed. Get started right now with a FREE $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/GOODLIFE. Offer valid through December 31st. Terms and conditions apply. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis | A Fierce Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 62:02


    The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is an author, Activist, and Public Theologian, the first woman and first Black Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, which is a multiracial, incredibly welcoming, and inclusive congregation in the Lower East Side of New York City, which dates to 1628. Growing up in church in the South Side of Chicago, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when she was nine incited what would become a lifelong devotion to activism and social justice. Graduating school, then spending a decade working in the corporate world, she felt called to redefine how she would step into her own exploration of faith, attending Princeton Theological Seminary, then devoting herself to urban ministry, with the intention of reimagining what faith, church, and community could be. Eventually becoming a leader in Middle Church, Rev. Lewis has been instrumental in bringing together what she calls a “multiethnic rainbow coalition of love, justice, and worship that rocks her soul,” and has remained a leading voice in activism, with her work have featured by the TODAY Show, MSNBC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, among many others. She is the creator of the MSNBC online show, Just Faith and the PBS show, Faith and Justice, in which she led important conversations about culture and current events. Her podcast, Love.Period., is produced by the Center for Action and Contemplation. And her new book, Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World, is a deep exploration of faith, race, justice and transformation, bundled with exercises that invite you in a path of personal growth, activism and collective elevation.You can find Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis at: Website | Instagram | Love.Period. podcastIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Bishop Michael Curry about love as a path to reconciliation and healing.My new book Sparked.Check out our offerings & partners: Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. With the Peloton Bike, there's nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Andy J. Pizza | Your Creative Pep Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 85:57


    Imagine going through life with the name, Andy J. Pizza. That's what my guest today goes by, but it wasn't his given name, but rather his claimed name. More on that when we talk. Andy was the kid who perpetually zagged when everyone else zigged. And, at a young age, he saw this same pattern in his mother, he was so much like her. Which, in part, lit him up, but also terrified him. In his mom, these same impulses were married to mental illness that led to a life of struggle. He feared that's where he was headed, too, until a realization dropped that would not only lead him down his own path, but also empower him to embrace life differently and trust he could make it work. And, indeed, he has. Andy has built a stunning career as an illustrator, author of kid's books, animator, and contributor to The New York Times, Apple, Nickelodeon and countless other mega-brands. Driven to share and inspire others in the creative community, he heads up the fantastic Creative Pep Talk podcast, where, by the way, I was his guest recently. And, Andy is a master of the stage, with a style of public speaking that's one part TED Talk, one part one-man show — with a sprinkle of stand-up comedy. His friends call his approach Laydown Tragedy (


    Anthony Trucks | Shifting Your Identity

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 65:02

    If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor about how we can understand and tap our whole brains to live fuller lives.Anthony Trucks entered the foster system, along with his two siblings, when he was three years old, then spent years enduring a series of brutal experiences. Until he found a home where, after 8 years of legal battles, he became emancipated from his mom and was adopted by his then longtime foster parents. Still, a young Black man, now part of a White family who also struggled with poverty, he struggled to belong. Not so much to his family, but to the broader culture around him. He turned to football, working to rise up in the sport and, years down the road, accomplished his dream of being drafted and playing for the NFL. But, not long into his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a career-ending injury would bring it all tumbling down, and leave him stripped not only of his career but his very identity. And, that led to deep struggle, the demise of his family, and a season where Anthony found himself having to rediscover and redefine his sense of identity, who he was as a human being, a partner, a father, a friend, and someone driven to inspire agency and change in others. That journey led him back into the world of wellness, personal growth, speaking, training, and even competing in American Ninja Warrior. As a speaker and identity shift coach, Anthony teaches people how to design and build better lives and businesses by learning how to access the power of their identity to tap into their full potential, a methodology shared in his book, Identity Shift: Upgrade How You Operate to Elevate Your Life.You can find Anthony at: Website | InstagramMy new book Sparked!Check out our offerings & partners: Sarah Flint Shoes: Comfort-driven design, with features like arch support and extra footbed padding. Sarah Flint shoes are handcrafted in Italy by the artisans who make the highest quality luxury shoes in the world. Get $50 off your first Sarah Flint purchase when you go to SarahFlint.com/GOODLIFEMiro: Miro's infinitely zoomable canvas and web whiteboard enables you to work the way you want to. Unleash your creativity, plan projects from all angles, and create centralized hubs of information to keep everyone in the loop. Go to miro.com/goodlife to start your free account. Sign up today and take advantage of three FREE white boards with this EXCLUSIVE offer.Sleep Number: Adjustable firmness, comfort and support on each side. Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Special offers now available for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Diego Perez (Yung Pueblo) | Clarity & Connection

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 68:38


    Born in Guayaquil Ecuador, Deigo Perez - who is known by the pseudonym Yung Pueblo - moved with his family to Boston, where he saw his parents work relentless hours and struggle with poverty. He turned to activism and advocacy at a young age, then attended Wesleyan where his life devolved into partying and drugs that threatened to become his way of being as he moved into adulthood. But a moment of reckoning would awaken him both to his need to refocus on mental and physical wellbeing, as well as recenter meaning in his work and life.A quest was set in motion, one that would eventually lead Diego into a 10-day vipassana meditation experience that had a profound impact and would set him on a path of self-discovery, and an ever-deepening devotion to a now years-long, 2-hour-a-day meditation practice, regular extended retreats, and the pursuit of truth and wisdom. A part of that exploration also involved writing, and what began as a tool to process his own experiences eventually became a public writing practice. His words landed in a powerful way, amassing a global audience of millions of people, writing under the pseudonym, Yung Pueblo, which is both a reminder to him to stay grounded in a younger, growth mindset, and also a contained to frame this current season of work as a project that doesn't constrain his own personal and professional growth. Diego's new book, Clarity & Connection, shares many of his recent insights about life, meaning, love, work, self-awareness, and of course, clarity and connection.You can find Yung Pueblo at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Tara Brach about wisdom and compassion.My new book Sparked!Check out our offerings & partners: Upstart: Upstart's lending platform provides direct-to-consumer personal loans from $1,000 to $50,000 and automated borrowing technology for banks and credit unions. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/GOODLIFE. Loan amounts will be determined based on your credit, income, and certain other information provided in your loan application.Wild Alaskan Company: Wild-Caught Sustainable Seafood. A monthly seafood membership that delivers sustainably sourced seafood to your doorstep. And right now you can get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit wildalaskancompany.com/goodlifeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Shelly Tygielski | Awakening to Your Call

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 71:28

    Brought up in a deeply observant Jewish Orthodox household with a reverence for her family's history, Shelly Tygielski embraced the traditions, teachings, and practices of her faith, even spending summers in Jerusalem with family. Heading to college, then grad school, she pursued her masters in international affairs, then began building a powerhouse career in business, along with a family. But, along the way, she found herself questioning the rules and assumptions by which she lived, and the more she did, the more the walls began to come tumbling down. At 27, diagnosed with a chronic disease that left her temporarily blind, she knew a different narrative needed to be set in motion. She began to embrace her then years-long exploration of Eastern traditions and practices, growing largely out of Tibetan Buddhism, and started the process of reclaiming and reimagining her life. A process that would eventually lead her away from a 20-year career at the highest levels of business and into the world of advocacy and self-care. Though, as you'll learn, advocacy and a deep exploration of the heart and mind, have always been a part of her DNA. Shelly began teaching meditation to a few friends on the beach, and each time, more people started showing up, until her Sunday meditation on the beach grew into a community of more than 15,000 people that call themselves The Sand Tribe. Her promise - no barrier to entry, all are welcome. Her fierce devotion to elevating others led her to post a simple form online during March of 2020, connecting those in need with those who wanted to help. It went viral, becoming a global mutual aid movement called the Pandemic of Love that has now generated more than $60-million in mutual aid, matched over 2-million people, and served as a bridge to see the humanity in others at a time it's needed more than ever. She shared much of this journey in her powerful new book, Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World.You can find Shelly at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Jennifer Pastiloff about leading with love and compassion.My new book Sparked!Check out our offerings & partners: AquaTru: Countertop reverse osmosis water purifier that's certified to create bottled-quality water. Receive $100 off an AquaTru plus free shipping when you go to AquaTru.com & enter code GOODLIFE at checkout.Everlane: Shop Everlane for the most beautiful essentials, at the best factories, without traditional markups. Go to everlane.com/goodlife and sign up for 10% off your first order plus free shipping. And get easy returns within 30 days of your ship date.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Alan Cumming | Making Peace & Claiming Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 47:49


    Surviving what he describes as a tormented childhood riddled with abuse, Alan Cumming turned to acting, before he knew it was acting, as a way to step out of the world he inhabited and into one of his own creation. One that was safe, where he made the rules. That impulse eventually led him to leave home, study drama in Glasgow, and, in his words” tumble” into a career that, from the outside-in, has appeared as an endless stream of successes. He's performed with everyone from Jay Z to Liza Minelli; won countless theatrical awards, made back-to-back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls; played God, the Devil, Hitler, the Pope, a teleporting superhero, Hamlet, all the parts in Macbeth, General Batista of Cuba, a goat opposite Sean Connery, and political spinmeister Eli Gold on seven seasons of The Good Wife. He's also owned the stage and invited people to re-examine their beliefs, identity, sexuality and sense of power, propriety and openness in the role of the EmCee in Cabaret, which he took on three times over 22 years in London and on Broadway. He's the author of five books including a #1 New York Times best-selling memoir; and played the first-ever gay leading role on a US network drama, CBS's Instinct. And, Alan was made an Officer of the British Empire for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, and has had a love affair with New York City for nearly three decades, where he lives with his husband, and just for fun, also owns a bar.What sounds like a near-magical life on stages, television and the big screen, though, has also seen its share of profound pain, loss, grief, existential struggle, and eventually a series of reckonings, and awakenings to who and what matters, and a certain reclamation of joy and life. Now in his 50s, he reflects on these moments along this journey in his new book, Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life, and we dive into all of it, along with his take on current culture, in today's conversation. You can find Alan at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Matthew McConaughey about what really matters in life.My new book Sparked!Check out our offerings & partners: Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. With the Peloton Bike, there's nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply.Air Doctor: Capture contaminants and chemicals with a medical-grade UltraHEPA air purifier that's 100X more effective than ordinary purifiers. Go to airdoctorpro.com and use the promo code GOODLIFE to receive a 35% discount off their classic AirDoctor 3000 purifier.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Najwa Zebian | You Are Your Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 83:18

    Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian activist, author, speaker, and educator who developed a passion for language at a young age, immersing herself in Arabic poetry and novels. As someone who found herself repeated displaced, leaving Lebanon for Canada when she was 16, not realizing it wasn't just a trip, but rather a permanent change, would she'd find herself searching for a home—what Najwa describes as a place where the soul and heart feel at peace, a quest that continues into her adult life.Her passion for language, quest to understand her place in the world and compassion for those who've been displaced and disenfranchised led her to pursue a Ph.D. in education. But it was an experience teaching young refugees that rekindled her love of writing, after having left it behind because of an association with pain. She began to heal her sixteen-year-old self by writing to heal her students. Since self-publishing her first collection of poetry and prose in 2016, Najwa has become an inspiration to millions of people worldwide, and a trailblazing voice for women everywhere.Drawing on her own experiences of displacement, discrimination, and abuse, Najwa uses her words to encourage others to build a home within themselves; to live, love, and create fearlessly. Her new book, Welcome Home, invites us to explore how to create that feeling we so yearn for within ourselves first, before looking outside.You can find Najwa at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Humble the Poet about defining your own identity in a world where you don't seem to fit the mold.My new book Sparked.Check out our offerings & partners: Canva: Create beautiful designs with your team. Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and more. Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Right now, you can get a FREE 45-day extended trial when you use my promo code! Just go to Canva.me/GOODLIFEParachute: Premium quality sheets, towels, robes and more. Like nothing you've ever felt. Make staying in more comfortable with our modern home collections. Responsibly manufactured. Visit ParachuteHome.com/GOODLIFE for free shipping and returns on Parachute's very comfortable home essentials.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Adam J. Kurtz | Art, Life & Backhanded Optimism

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 56:27


    Adam J. Kurtz (whose artist's identity is Adam JK, is a designer, artist, and speaker whose work is rooted in emotional honesty, humor and even a little bit of darkness, but always with the intention of connection, honoring the reality of any given moment, and being honest. He's been making and sharing on the internet since age creating his first fan website at twelve years old, eventually went to school for graphic design and learned to express, in his words “slightly too much." Adam's work embraces the world with a certain "backhanded optimism" and a dark sense of humor or what he describes as "positivity adjacent." And he speaks frankly about channeling human emotion into art, and generally just trying to be more okay with whatever we've got and wherever we are in life. This comes out, often, in the form of hand-lettered aphorisms and illustrations that you'll find all over the internet and social platforms, as well as in books, merch, prints, stationary and brand-focused gifts under his ADAMJK® brand. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages and his offbeat, fun and irreverent creative work has been featured everywhere from NYLON and Adweek to Vice, The New Yorker, and more. In his newest book, You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way, Adam steps more fully into his writer side, sharing longer-form stories, insights, and ideas. We dive into all of this, how his lens and work have been shaped by an othrodox religious upbringing, what led him down the path of zagging when everyone else was zigging, how his move from New York to Hawaii has changed him and so much more.You can find Adam at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Morgan Harper Nichols about art and life.My new book SparkedCheck out our offerings & partners: Talkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.Canva: Create beautiful designs with your team. Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and more. Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Right now, you can get a FREE 45-day extended trial when you use my promo code! Just go to Canva.me/GOODLIFESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Dr. Maya Shankar | Change Happens

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 62:57

    Imagine being so drawn to a pursuit as a kid, it consumes most of your waking hours, rapidly becomes your identity, and is the thing you believe you'll devote your life to, and then, in the blink of an eye, it's taken away. That's what happened to Maya Shankar, who fell in love with the violin as a small child, studied it with love and devotion, was being mentored by the legendary Itzhak Perlman, and was sure it would be her profession for life. Until, an injury took it all away in the blink of an eye. How that moment affected her, and how she'd eventually discover a new, equally fulfilling devotion years later - human behavior and cognitive science - is a big part of today's conversation, along with a deep dive into how we change our minds.Maya is currently the Senior Director of Behavioral Economics at Google and is the Creator, Host, and Executive Producer of “A Slight Change of Plans”, a podcast with Pushkin Industries. Maya previously served as a Senior Advisor in the Obama White House, where she founded and served as Chair of the White House's Behavioral Science Team — a team of scientists charged with improving public policy using research insights about human behavior. She has been profiled by the New Yorker and has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American, Forbes, and on NPR's All Things Considered, Freakonomics, and Hidden Brain. You can find Maya at: Website | A Slight Change of Plans podcastIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Brené Brown about how we show up in our work and life. My new book SparkedCheck out our offerings & partners: Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Experience motivation like never before with the Peloton bike, now $400 less. Go to onepeloton.com to learn more.Indeed: Connect with your talent audience so you can make more quality hires faster. Post your job, interview candidates, and make offers all on Indeed. Get started right now with a FREE $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/GOODLIFE. Offer valid through December 31st. Terms and conditions apply. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Joanne Lee Molinaro | Bridging Worlds Through Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 64:12


    Joanne Molinaro was deep into her career as a full-time attorney when she started blogging as The Korean Vegan, a nod to both her heritage and her curiosity about reimagining the cuisine she grew up on. She soon after launched a TikTok account that exploded and, along with her other platforms, boasts over 3.5 million fans. She's appeared on The Food Network and Al Jazeera English, been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, and CNN, and has just released her debut cookbook + memoir, The Korean Vegan Cookbook.A Korean American woman, born in Chicago, Joanne's parents were both born in what is now known as North Korea. Their harrowing journey to the states led them to settle in Chicago. From her earliest days, she was deeply aware of inequity and felt an empathic call to advocacy, along with the impulse to help guide people through a process of change. That led her into the law, which remained her central devotion, literally, until the day before we recorded this conversation. Her TikTok (@thekoreanvegan), was started largely as a coping mechanism for the isolation caused by the global pandemic. She began posting content related to politics and life as a lawyer during quarantine. However, after a single post of her making Korean braised potatoes for dinner (while her husband taught a piano lesson in the background) went viral, Joanne shifted her attention to producing 60-second recipe videos while telling stories about her life, family, and the state of the world. She discovered an entirely new channel for advocacy and artistry in this most unusual place, one that both allows millions of people to see themselves in the stories, cultures, and yes, food, of others, and also serves as a powerful mechanism to advocate for inclusivity and change.You can find Joanne at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with MILCK about creativity, music, carving your own path and representation.My new book SparkedCheck out our offerings & partners: Theragun: A deep muscle massage treatment, unlike anything you've ever felt. Feel better, move better, and recover faster with tension and soreness relief. Try Theragun for 30-days starting at only $199. Go to Therabody.com/GOODLIFE right now and get your Gen 4 Theragun today. Thumbtack: When you need to hire someone — a landscaper, a DJ, anyone — Thumbtack finds them for you for free. Get estimates right now from pros ready to do the job. Don't put off those projects any longer. Download Thumbtack and start crossing off your to-do list today.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Julia Cameron | Living the Artist's Way [Best Of]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 62:04


    In 1992, after years of teaching workshops on creative unblocking, Julia Cameron self-published The Artist's Way, which became a global phenomenon that sold millions of copies, was translated into 40 languages, and anchors companion workshops that have brought creativity into the mainstream conversation. Along the way, Julia has authored more than 40 books, plays and screenplays, written for Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and The New York Times, and collaborated with legends of television and movies, including Martin Scorsese, who would, for a time, become her partner in life as well. A few years back, I had a great opportunity to sit down with Julia in her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a beautifully honest and open, deep-dive conversation that ranged from her upbringing to her entrée into the writing life, her years-long struggle with addiction and awakening from it, her time in Hollywood, swept up in the world of movies, and her fierce commitment to her craft and to helping others find their creative voices and let them out. So excited to share this Best Of conversation with you.You can find Julia at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Chase Jarvis about the creative calling.My new book Sparked.Check out our offerings & partners: Talkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Matt Haig | Reasons to Stay Alive (and then some)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 56:13


    At the age of 24, living in Ibiza, Matt Haig stepped to the ledge of a cliff with the intention of launching himself to his end. But something pulled him back. That experience led him and his girlfriend, who'd eventually become his wife, back to his childhood home where Matt would begin the process of picking up the pieces of his life. A writer, he kept that season of profound darkness, revelation, and recovery within his family, while he deepened into a career as a novelist and children's book author. But years later, a simple blog post that he never thought anyone would see effectively outed that experience, leading to a book a year later called Reasons to Stay Alive that became a massive bestseller and also expanded Matt's notoriety into the world of personal growth. He's since blended fiction and nonfiction, penning more novels, something exploring big existential questions, but in honest and accessible ways. His book, The Midnight Library, just hit 2 million copies sold, and Matt's latest book, The Comfort Book is Haig's life raft: it's a collection of notes, lists, and stories written over a span of several years that originally served as gentle reminders to his future self that things are not always as dark as they may seem. You can find Matt at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Kate DiCamillo about writing, creativity, telling the truth, but always leaving readers with hope.My new book is available!Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive today!Check out our offerings & partners: Sleep Number: Adjustable firmness, comfort and support on each side. Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Special offers now available for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFEIndeed: Connect with your talent audience so you can make more quality hires faster. Post your job, interview candidates, and make offers all on Indeed. Start hiring today. Get started right now with a FREE $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/GOODLIFESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Kristoffer Carter (“KC”) | Permission to Glow

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 73:18


    I first met Kristoffer Carer nearly a decade ago when he raised his hand to participate in the inaugural Good Life Project immersion. It was a yearlong deep dive into work and life that we ran for about 5 years. Kristoffer or KC as most people call him, was running fast. I wasn't sure if he was running toward something as much as he was running from it. In the end, like most of us, it was probably both. A married dad of three living in Ohio and working at a Chicago ad-tech startup after exiting life as a touring musician, he stumbled upon a book that would change the direction of his life. Our lives intersected just as that existential reimagining was shifting into high gear. There was this moment during our first weekend together, 15 strangers who'd become fast family in an industrial space in downtown Manhattan. I caught him out of the corner of my eye, sitting cross-legged against a 100-year-old wall of leaded windows, the light pouring in behind him. Hands laying open over his knees as he sat in meditation. It was a moment of powerful foreshadowing. In the ensuing years, KC would become an initiate of Yogananda's Self Realization Fellowship, a Kriyaban yogi meditating hours a day. He'd find himself exiting his career to carve his own path, bridging the worlds of spirituality and business as an executive coach, founder of This Epic Life consultancy, and someone who remains fiercely devoted to bringing all parts of himself - the deeply spiritual yogi, the bouncing-off-the-walls kid and musician, the wise mentor, husband, and dad - to everything he does. In his words, full life integration. And along the way, he developed his own philosophy he calls the four permissions, which also happens to be the focus of KC's new book, Permission to Glow: A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership.You can find KC at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Daniel Goleman about meditation, which it turns out, changes you, on the level of DNA.My new book is available!Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive today!Check out our offerings & partners: Sarah Flint Shoes: Comfort-driven design, with features like arch support and extra footbed padding. Sarah Flint shoes are handcrafted in Italy by the artisans who make the highest quality luxury shoes in the world. Get $50 off your first Sarah Flint purchase when you go to SarahFlint.com/GOODLIFEEverlane: Shop Everlane for the most beautiful essentials, at the best factories, without traditional markups. Go to everlane.com/goodlife and sign up for 10% off your first order plus free shipping. And get easy returns within 30 days of your ship date.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Mel Robbins | The High 5 Habit & Beyond

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 68:40


    Mel Robbins is one of the leading voices in personal development and transformation and an international bestselling author. Her work includes the global phenomenon The 5 Second Rule, four #1 bestselling audiobooks, the #1 podcast on Audible, as well as signature online courses that have changed the lives of more than half a million students worldwide and now her groundbreaking new book, The High 5 Habit. As one of the most widely booked and followed public speakers in the world, Mel coaches more than 60 million people online every month and videos featuring her work have more than a billion views online, including her TEDx talk, which is one of the most popular of all time.But, I also know Mel in a different way. She's a dear friend of mine, with a fierce intellect, a giant heart and desire to make a genuine difference in people's lives, starting with her own. She shares, very publicly, her own inner dance with anxiety, compulsion, negativity, and judgment, in a real, relatable, non-sugar-coated way. Mel has found herself at the center of storms that left her thinking “I can't take another thing” more than once. In fact, the last few years landed her in just such a tornado of calamity. Yet, somehow, in those moments, she seems to gain access to ideas that become tools that turn everything around. And the moment she feels their impact in her own life, she's off on a quest to understand how and why they work, then share them with the world. This is what she did with The 5 Second Rule and, now, The High 5 Habit, which became her second global phenomenon before the book was even released. We dive into The High 5 Habit, but also explore her take on relationships, parenting, mindset, vulnerability, transparency and beyond.You can find Mel at: The High 5 Challenge | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Brené Brown about vulnerability and bravery.My new book is available!Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive today!Check out our offerings & partners: Parachute: Premium quality sheets, towels, robes and more. Like nothing you've ever felt. Make staying in more comfortable with our modern home collections. Responsibly manufactured. Visit ParachuteHome.com/GOODLIFE for free shipping and returns on Parachute's very comfortable home essentials.Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. With the Peloton Bike, there's nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply.Zocdoc: Find In-Network Doctors. Choose from the largest directory of in-person & video visit providers in the nation. Search for Doctors based on availability, location, insurance, reviews & more. Go to Zocdoc.com/GOODLIFE and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    The Joy of Work [For Real] | Sparked Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 56:41

    So question for you: When was the last time you did something where it was so immersive, so enjoyable it so captivated, the essence of who you are that you completely lost track of time? You just vanished into the experience, the activity, the moment, the conversation, the relationship, like the world around you ceased to exist. The only thing that you became aware of, if you were even aware of that, was you and the thing that you were doing, or the person or the group of people that you were engaging with or all of those things, but everything outside of that, it just vanished away. And you felt like in that one moment in time, whether it lasted a minute, whether it lasted an hour, whether it lasted a day or a week or a month for whatever window that happened, it was like, the world was, as it should be, your world was, as it should be, you are doing the thing that you were here to do with people.What if the way you work could give you that feeling? Sounds bizarre, right? It sounds like it's some sort of, you know, like utopian far-off dream. But what if that was a lie?What if there was a way to do the thing that you do and have it feel that way? Not just losing yourself in flow, but also you feel like a sense of purpose. Like you're working towards something that actually matters to you, a sense of meaning, like who you are and what you're doing is meaningful. That is what my new book's Sparked is all about. And along the way beyond the massive dataset we've gathered, that shows that you can experience this, have been story, after story, after story, after story use cases, applications, individuals showing up and sharing how they have integrated these ideas into their work and life. And today I'm going to share two of those stories with you. Amazing, powerful, moving, insightful stories, about two people who have done incredible things and continue to do incredible things and have explored how this thing called the Sparketype integrates into the way they do it. So excited to share this conversation with you.If you LOVED this episode:I have a single ask: Join me on this journey. Pick up a copy of SPARKED wherever you buy books. We'll drop links to various booksellers. Dive into it, discover your own personal Sparketype. Then begin to bring it to the world. Because right now, we need people who've come alive, more than ever. Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Books-a-Million | iTunes | Audible Check out our offerings & partners: Miro: Miro's infinitely zoomable canvas and web whiteboard enables you to work the way you want to. Unleash your creativity, plan projects from all angles, and create centralized hubs of information to keep everyone in the loop. Go to miro.com/goodlife to start your free account. Sign up today and take advantage of three FREE white boards with this EXCLUSIVE offer.Wild Alaskan Company: Wild-Caught Sustainable Seafood. A monthly seafood membership that delivers sustainably-sourced seafood to your doorstep. And right now you can get $15 off your first box of premium seafood when you visit wildalaskancompany.com/goodlifeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jonathan & Cyndie | Turning the Mic on Jonathan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 54:19


    This episode will be unlike any conversation we've ever aired on Good Life Project. For the first time on the podcast, I'm on the other side of the mic. And, to be honest, the thought of it kind of terrifies me. Even now, with it's recorded and I know how it went and what's on tape, it still kind of terrifies me. I'm pretty comfortable asking the questions, and even answering questions on other people's shows. This, however, is different. Today, I asked my dear friend, big-hearted human, renowned keynote speaker, community builder, “personal power alchemist,”* bestselling author, and all-around truth-teller, Cyndie Spiegel, to sit in the interviewer's seat and not let me off the hook. That's exactly what she did, in the kindest, but also realest way possible. I trusted her to push me into places I never go, topics I never speak about. This was a conversation that made me squirm, in the best of ways.Why would I do this? Because, by the time you're listening to this, my new book SPARKED, will be out, or literally hours away. It's a book about being seen, reclaiming agency and control, reimagining the way we work, and the way our work makes us feel. This book, it's been a wild adventure that is so close to my heart in ways and on levels nothing else I've written has approached. Penned in the throes of the pandemic, living semi-nomadically for most of it, the journey to get here has been equally hard, beautiful, heartbreaking, heart-opening, eye-opening, and transformative. I wanted to sit down with someone who knows me well enough, who I trust enough, to take me to all those places of discomfort and vulnerability that I rarely talk about on the air. Sure, we touch into the big ideas and key awakening and insights in the book, but this conversation is about so much more. The creative process, the role of vulnerability, love, devotion, revelation, and grace.I'm both freaked out, and incredibly excited to share it with you. I'm Jonathan Fields, turning the mic over to Cyndie Spiegel, and this is Good Life Project.If you LOVED this episode:I have a single ask: Join me on this journey. Pick up a copy of SPARKED wherever you buy books. We'll drop links to various booksellers. Dive into it, discover your own personal Sparketype. Then begin to bring it to the world. Because right now, we need people who've come alive, more than ever. Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | Amazon | Books-a-Million | Indiebound | iTunes | AudibleSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Jessi Hempel | Creating Space to Grow

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 61:58

    I've been a fan of Jessi Hempel's writing and amazing podcast, Hello Monday, for years now, but it was her deeply insightful six-part series on re-opening the world of work that led us into the virtual studio space to jam. Jessi is a senior editor at large at LinkedIn and host of the award-winning podcast Hello Monday. For the past 18 years, she has been writing and editing features and cover stories about the most important people and companies in technology. Most recently, she was the head of editorial for Backchannel and a senior writer at Wired, where she profiled Dr. Fei-Fei Li and covered Uber's attempted comeback. Earlier in her career, she was a senior writer for Fortune, where she co-chaired Fortune's Aspen tech conference. Before that, Jessi wrote for BusinessWeek, and TIME Asia. She has appeared on CNN, PBS, MSNBC, Fox, and CNBC, addressing the culture and business of technology. But, it was her deeper impulse to get to the heart of things and her love of storytelling that really drew me to her work. In today's conversation, we learn how those threads have woven through her life, landing her most recently in the world of audio with a focus on work and all the emotions and questions it brings.You can find Jessi at: LinkedIn | Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel podcastIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Dave Evans about designing your life.My new book is available for pre-order:Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive and get your book bonuses!Check out our offerings & partners: Talkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.Lovevery: Award-winning, Montessori-inspired toys and subscription boxes for babies and toddlers. Designed by child development experts and sustainably made. Take the guesswork out of your child's play. Choose Lovevery today and get free shipping when you sign up to receive your Play Kits at Lovevery.com/GOODLIFEZocdoc: Find In-Network Doctors. Choose from the largest directory of in-person & video visit providers in the nation. Search for Doctors based on availability, location, insurance, reviews & more. Go to Zocdoc.com/GOODLIFE and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Valarie Kaur | A Revolutionary Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 65:32

    Valarie Kaur is an activist, documentary filmmaker, lawyer, educator, and faith leader. She rose to global acclaim in late 2016 when her Watch Night Service address asked the question, “Is this the darkness of the tomb – or the darkness of the womb?” The video went viral with 40 million views worldwide, and her question reframed the political moment and became a mantra for people fighting for change. The daughter of farmers in California's heartland brought up in the Sikh Faith, Valarie earned degrees at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School. But, it was 9-11 that launched her down the now two-decades-long path of activism and advocacy, when those in her family and community became the targets of hatred and violence.Over the last two decades, Valarie's work has led to policy change in everything from hate crimes, racial profiling, and immigration detention, to solitary confinement, Internet freedom, and more. She founded Groundswell Movement, Faithful Internet, and the Yale Visual Law Project to inspire and equip advocates at the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and justice. More recently, she heads up the Revolutionary Love Project, which is both a movement and a powerful learning hub designed to help learn about loving others, opponents, and ourselves. Her debut book, See No Stranger, is both a memoir and a manifesto, calling us all into our better, more expansive and conscious selves. This conversation opened my eyes in so many ways. You can find Valarie at: Instagram | Understanding America: 20 Years LaterIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Rev. angel Kyodo williams about the intersection between race, love, and liberation.My new book is available for pre-order:Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive and get your book bonuses!Check out our offerings & partners: Theragun: A deep muscle massage treatment, unlike anything you've ever felt. Feel better, move better, and recover faster with tension and soreness relief. Try Theragun for 30-days starting at only $199. Go to Therabody.com/GOODLIFE right now and get your Gen 4 Theragun today. Air Doctor: Capture contaminants and chemicals with a medical-grade UltraHEPA air purifier that's 100X more effective than ordinary purifiers. Go to airdoctorpro.com and use the promo code GOODLIFE to receive a 35% discount off their classic AirDoctor 3000 purifier.Thumbtack: When you need to hire someone — a landscaper, a DJ, anyone — Thumbtack finds them for you for free. Get estimates right now from pros ready to do the job. Don't put off those projects any longer. Download Thumbtack and start crossing off your to-do list today. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Justin Baldoni | Reimagining Work, Love & Masculinity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 53:39


    After years in the entertainment world, Justin Baldoni, found that classic breakout moment as an actor in the role of Rafael Solano on the hit show Jane the Virgin. But, underneath what seemed to be an extraordinary mainstream success, a certain discontent and vision of what the industry and life could be was brewing. In no small part, fueled by a deep devotion to his Baháʼí Faith, which stresses unity, universal dignity and the elimination of barriers to oneness. He began to question everything from the way stories were told to the fundamental underpinning of the entertainment machine, and even his own place in it. That led him into a deeper exploration of identity, relationships, and eventually to questioning of modern concepts of masculinity, which led him to write his first book, Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity.It also led Justin to reimagine how he would create this next season of work and life. He co-founded Wayfarer Studios, an independent financial and production engine pioneering purpose-driven, multi-platform film and television productions that elevate and speak to the human spirit. He's on a bit of a mission to disrupt the typical studio model by producing stories that serve as true agents for social change. Justin also founded and serves as chairman of The Wayfarer Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way communities see and respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness. Each year, the foundation puts on one of Los Angeles' largest volunteer events, the Skid Row Carnival of Love, which provides connection, services, and resources to people who are experiencing homelessness in LA's Skid Row community. Over the past few years, over 6,000 volunteers have served over 15,000 guests, providing them access to over 100 service partners.You can find Justin at: Instagram | Man Enough PodcastIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Matthew McConaughey about meaning, creativity and life.My new book is available for pre-order:Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive and get your book bonuses!Check out our offerings & partners: Theragun: A deep muscle massage treatment, unlike anything you've ever felt. Feel better, move better, and recover faster with tension and soreness relief. Try Theragun for 30-days starting at only $199. Go to Therabody.com/GOODLIFE right now and get your Gen 4 Theragun today. Cove: Prescription medication for migraine relief. Cove is a migraine treatment company that makes it easy to speak to a licensed doctor online and get clinically proven prescription medication delivered. Go to WithCove.com/GOODLIFE for 50% off your first month of medication and free 2-day shipping.AquaTru: Countertop reverse osmosis water purifier that's certified to create bottled-quality water. Receive $100 off an AquaTru plus free shipping when you go to AquaTru.com & enter code GOODLIFE at checkout.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Kate Johnson | Radical Friendship

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 58:35


    Friends make life better. We've all experienced that. But, could a very specific kind of friendship - Radical Friendship - lead not only to lasting bonds, love and joy, but also to systemic social change, liberation, and equality? That's what we're talking about today. Weaving in Buddhism, Western spiritual culture, dance, and social justice with my guest, Kate Johnson. Kate teaches classes and retreats integrating Buddhist meditation, somatics, social justice, and creativity at leading meditation centers, universities and cultural institutions around the country. She also works as a culture change consultant, partnering with organizations to help them achieve greater diversity and sustainability. She's a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center's four-year teacher training and she has also earned a BFA in Dance from The Alvin Ailey School/Fordham University and an MA in Performance Studies from NYU.Her moving new book, Radical Friendship, makes a case for friendship - grounded in Buddha's teaching - as a radical practice of love, courage, and trust, offering seven strategies that pave the way for profound social change. She invites us to consider how wise relationships make it possible to transform the barriers created by societal injustice. Radical Friendship offers a path of depth and hope and shows us the importance of working toward collective wellbeing, one relationship at a time.You can find Kate Johnson at: Instagram | WebsiteIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Ruth King about equality and social justice in the workplace and beyond.My new book is available for pre-order:Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive and get your book bonuses!Check out our offerings & partners: Parachute: Premium quality sheets, towels, robes and more. Like nothing you've ever felt. Make staying in more comfortable with our modern home collections. Responsibly manufactured. Visit ParachuteHome.com/GOODLIFE for free shipping and returns on Parachute's very comfortable home essentials.Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. With the Peloton Bike, there's nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Rev. angel Kyodo williams | A Path to Collective Liberation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 62:07


    Rev. angel Kyodo williams has been bridging the worlds of liberation, love, and justice her entire adult life. Her critically acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker, and "a classic" by Buddhist pioneer Jack Kornfield. And, her book, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation, has been inviting communities to have the grounded, real, hard conversations necessary to become more awake and aware of what hinders liberation of self and society. Known for her willingness to sit with and speak uncomfortable truths with love. Rev. angel notes, "Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” And right now, we are in a moment where we need change, on every level, personal, interpersonal, cultural, and societal. Rev. angel was my guest on the show a number of years ago, and that led to a friendship that has been a true gift in my life. I wanted to invite her back both to explore her personal experience and evolution of thought around identity over the last few years, and also learn from her deeply wise, insightful and, for many, surprising lens on what it takes to step into this moment equipped for the quest for collective liberation.You can find Rev. angel Kyodo williams at: Instagram | WebsiteIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Bishop Michael Curry about the healing power of love, even now.My new book is available for pre-order:Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive and get your book bonuses!Check out our offerings & partners: Sleep Number: Adjustable firmness, comfort and support on each side. Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Discover the Sleep Number 360® smart bed. Special offers, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFEKlaviyo: Increase your average order value & volume—Klaviyo accelerates e-commerce sales. Launch sophisticated email automations in minutes. To get started with a free trial of Klaviyo, visit Klaviyo.com/listenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Jameela Jamil | On Adversity, Celebrity and Activism [BEST OF]

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 58:27

    My guest today, Jameela Jamil, was a household name in the UK for years. Hosting shows on T4 and BBC Radio 1 before launching into the spotlight in the US, playing Tahani on the acclaimed TV show, The Good Place, and then hosting TBS late-night game show That Misery Index judging voguing reality competition show Legendary. And along the way, she has been incredibly intentional about leveraging her notoriety for social good launching the advocacy platform I Weigh and the podcast of the same name and she's on a quest to really bring together and amplify the voices of change-makers and promote equity and dignity. And for her, it's also personal. Growing up the daughter of Indian and Pakistani parents, she was often bullied, an experience made tougher after being diagnosed with a condition that affects her body's connective tissue and often causes chronic pain. And through her teens, she endured even more trauma. Became anorexic, and then at a car accident that caused a spinal injury that would profoundly change her relationship with her body. And finding her way eventually into the world of TV and radio in the UK, she headed to the US at first to write, but found herself in front of the camera, performing on a set with her childhood heroes on network TV. But it was her decision to speak truth to power and become an advocate for equality, inclusivity, and self-determination that has really become the center of who Jameela is and how she shows up in the world, a place she describes as being post shame. So excited to share this best of conversation with you.You can find Jameela Jamil at: Instagram | I Weigh PodcastMy new book is available for pre-order:Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive and get your book bonuses!Check out our offerings & partners: Everlane: Shop Everlane for the most beautiful essentials, at the best factories, without traditional markups. Go to everlane.com/goodlife and sign up for 10% off your first order plus free shipping. And get easy returns within 30 days of your ship date.Upstart: Upstart's lending platform provides direct-to-consumer personal loans from $1,000 to $50,000 and automated borrowing technology for banks and credit unions. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/GOODLIFE. Loan amounts will be determined based on your credit, income, and certain other information provided in your loan application.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tara Brach | Wisdom For Anxious Times [BEST OF]

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 64:18


    My guest today, Tara Brach, has been one of my teachers for years, though she never knew it. Back in the early days of podcasting, I stumbled upon her weekly dharma talks or Buddhist teachings and meditations that she'd offer at her Insight Meditation Center in DC, record, then air as podcasts, and the blend of her gentle presence, her deep wisdom that was clearly not just studied, but also lived, her humility, real-world sensibility, and humor drew me in. Tara's teachings blend Western psychology, she's also a clinical psychologist, along with Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering.She is kindness and insight embodied, and I've learned so much from both her offerings and also the way she seems to move through life over the years. Which is why I was so excited to be able to spend some time going deep into not just certain pivotal moments in Tara's path, but also the powerful tools and practices she's developed in the name of allowing us to breathe more easily into whatever comes our way, at the core of which is something Tara shorthands with the acronym RAIN, which is transformational and we explore how it can move into our lives, especially in the context of compassion, acceptance, and what's been going on in society these days. So excited to share this Best Of conversation with you. You can find Tara Brach at: Website | InstagramMy new book is available for pre-order:Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive and get your book bonuses!Check out our offerings & partners: Warby Parker: Warby Parker eyewear and contacts elevate style at a low cost. Try Warby Parker's free Home Try-On program: Order 5 pairs of glasses to try at home for free for 5 days – there's no obligation to buy! Ships free and includes a pre-paid return shipping label. Try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at warbyparker.com/goodlife.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Julia Galef | How to Stop Deluding Ourselves

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 68:47

    We tend to think we're smart, rational beings, making good choices based on clear information. In truth, we're anything but. We are pretty much walking, talking bundles of delusion and bias, much of it utterly hidden from our consciousness, by no one other than our subconscious. How do we get past this, how do we learn to see more clearly, not just what's going on around us, but also within us? To help answer this question, today I'm sitting down with Julia Galef, author, podcaster, and speaker with a passion for good reasoning, and host of Rationally Speaking, a biweekly podcast featuring interviews with scientists and other thinkers, about everything from “Should the United States have open borders?” to “Has scientific progress slowed down?” to “What have you changed your mind about?” She's also the author of an eye-opening new book, The Scout Mindset, which is a deep dive into the learnable skill of looking at things honestly and objectively — why that's so valuable, why it doesn't come naturally to humans, and how we can get better at it.You can find Julia at: Website | Twitter | Rationally Speaking podcastIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Susan David about the role of emotions in how we think, feel and live.My new book is available for pre-order:Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive and get your book bonuses!Check out our offerings & partners: Theragun: A deep muscle massage treatment unlike anything you've ever felt. Feel better, move better, and recover faster with tension and soreness relief. Try Theragun for 30-days starting at only $199. Go to Therabody.com/GOODLIFE right now and get your Gen 4 Theragun today. Lovevery: Award-winning, Montessori-inspired toys and subscription boxes for babies and toddlers. Designed by child development experts and sustainably made. Take the guesswork out of your child's play. Choose Lovevery today and get free shipping when you sign up to receive your Play Kits at Lovevery.com/GOODLIFESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Katy Milkman | How to Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 63:18


    Ever want to change something that really matters to you, but struggle to make it stick, let alone wonder how to ever get started? You're not alone. There is so much misinformation in the world of behavior change, which is why I wanted to sit down with Katy Milkman to see if we could all get closer to the truth. And, find out, once and for all, what really works, and what's just distraction. Katy is an award-winning behavioral scientist and a professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She hosts Charles Schwab's popular behavioral economics podcast Choiceology, and is the co-founder and co-director of The Behavior Change for Good Initiative, a research center with the mission of advancing the science of lasting behavior change whose work is being chronicled by Freakonomics Radio. She has worked with or advised dozens of organizations on how to spur positive change, including Google, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Red Cross, 24 Hour Fitness, Walmart and Morningstar. Her research is regularly featured in major media outlets such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and NPR. She is the bestselling author of How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. You can find Katy at: Website | Choiceology podcastIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Dan Ariely about the irrational ways we behave and how to see more clearly what's really going on.Check out our offerings & partners: Parachute: Premium quality sheets, towels, robes and more. Like nothing you've ever felt. Make staying in more comfortable with our modern home collections. Responsibly manufactured. Visit ParachuteHome.com/GOODLIFE for free shipping and returns on Parachute's very comfortable home essentials.My new book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive is now available for pre-order at https://sparketype.com/book/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    James Victore | How to Have a Point of View [BEST OF]

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 62:48


    When James Victore was told by a professor, in his design program during college, that he wasn't cut out for the famed institution he'd been attending, instead of arguing, he left. Then, promptly launched and built his own successful design consultancy. Years later, an accomplished illustrator, designer, and provocateur of the status quo, he returned to that very school, but this team, to teach is own perpetually-packed class. James has been described as part Darth Vader, part Yoda, prolific storyteller, designer, provocateur, artist, activist and teacher. A designer and creative thought leader who people look to find clarity and purpose in their life and work. He's widely known for his impassioned views about design and its place in the world. At the helm of his independently run design studio, James makes work that takes a strong position and often toes the line between sacred and the profane. And, the world has taken notice. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in the permanent collections of the Louvre and the Library of Congress and his client list includes countless industry leaders. His book, “Feck Perfuction“ is sort of his manifesto on living a creative, full-contact and alive life.More recently, he's been facilitating a Live Mentoring Program he calls ‘The Creative Warrior,' which is the culmination of decades of teaching, mentoring, sharing and, as he describes it, “just me having fun with brave souls.” So excited to share this Best Of conversation with you. You can find James at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Seth Godin about the importance of honoring your inner voice and developing a practice of personal innovation.Check out our offerings & partners: Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. With the Peloton Bike, there's nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply.My new book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive is now available for pre-order at https://sparketype.com/book/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    How to Reclaim Work & Come Back to Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 55:29

    Work, as we know it, is broken. Has been for a long time. But this moment we're in has brought it home like never before. And, now, it's time for a reclamation! We spend the majority of our adult life working. If what you do empties you out, burns you out, or leaves you disconnected from what truly matters to you, that's a brutally hard way to live. BUT, if what you do fills you with meaning, energy and excitement, drops you into flow, and gives you a sense of purpose and joy, that's an amazing thing.Question is - how do you KNOW what kind of work will give you all the life-elevating feelings you seek? A big part of the puzzle is discovering and deepening into your Sparketype® - your unique imprint for work that makes you come alive. You can discover yours now by taking the Sparketype Assessment.Then, grab your copy of the groundbreaking new book by Jonathan Fields - SPARKED: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive - to know yourself like never before, feel seen, embraced, and finally understand how to reclaim the way you work and transform it into a source of joy, meaning, purpose and possibility.Pre-order now get some incredible bonuses.Check out our offerings & partners: Tommy John: We fixed underwear. Smart design and fabrics mean no more pulling at your pant line. Get comfortable with yourself. No Adjustment Needed. And right now you'll get 20% OFF your first order at TommyJohn.com/GOODLIFE.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Natalie Baszile | We Are Each Other's Harvest

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 58:31

    Farming has been a huge part of our history and culture for generations. But, there's a part of the story that's so often left out of the popular lore: the history, stories, and contribution of Black farmers. It's so important to understand this part of our heritage, not only to acknowledge the challenges and contribution, but also because it's had a profound effect on our food systems to health, education, economics, and beyond. In today's conversation with Natalie Baszile, we dive into the history and stories, not just of the past, but of present and returning farmers. Natalie holds a M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA and is a graduate of Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers. She is the author of the novel Queen Sugar, which was adapted for television by writer/director Ava DuVernay and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN. Natalie's stunning new anthology, We Are Each Other's Harvest, is filled with essays, poems, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories that examine Black people's connection to the American land from Emancipation to today, with a strong focus on what she calls the Returning Generation. It elevates the voices and stories of Black farmers and people of color, celebrating their perseverance and resilience, while spotlighting the challenges they continue to face. This collection helps all of us better understand the rich history and contribution of Black farmers. Plus, the book, itself, filled with imagery, is visually gorgeous as well.You can find Natalie at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Michele Harper, the author of New York Times bestseller, The Beauty of Breaking.Check out our offerings & partners: Talkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.Lovevery: Award-winning, Montessori-inspired toys and subscription boxes for babies and toddlers. Designed by child development experts and sustainably made. Take the guesswork out of your child's play. Choose Lovevery today and get free shipping when you sign up to receive your Play Kits at Lovevery.com/GOODLIFEMy new book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive is now available for pre-order at https://sparketype.com/book/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Scott Shute | The Full Body Yes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 58:33


    How does a kid who grew up on a farm in the midwest, who struggled with mental illness on a level that led him to contemplate taking his own life, end up a rising star in industry, author, and the Head of Mindfulness and Compassion at mega tech-company LinkedIn? More than that, how does he end up deeply present, at peace, and alive with possibility and joy? That is the trajectory of today's guest, Scott Shute.For more than two decades now, Scott has been on a quest to weave together the modern workplace and ancient wisdom traditions, blending a lifelong spiritual practice and passion with practical leadership and operations. It's been the expression of something akin to a “download” he got early in life to change work from the inside out. His approach has been “mainstreaming mindfulness” and “operationalizing compassion.” Which has not always been an easy sell. Scott is also the author of The Full Body Yes, and one of the powerful voices and teachers behind the InnerMBA, a nine-month online immersion for entrepreneurs, executives and employees who believe business is a force for good in the world, and want to achieve success while making a difference.You can find Scott at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Tara Brach about finding equanimity and compassion.Check out our offerings & partners: Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. With the Peloton Bike, there's nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply.Lovevery: Award-winning, Montessori-inspired toys and subscription boxes for babies and toddlers. Designed by child development experts and sustainably made. Take the guesswork out of your child's play. Choose Lovevery today and get free shipping when you sign up to receive your Play Kits at Lovevery.com/GOODLIFEMy new book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive is now available for pre-order at https://sparketype.com/book/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Megan Devine | It's Still Okay to Not Be Okay

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 57:47


    There's something big happening that few people are really talking about in a meaningful and constructive way. A sense of loss, on so many levels, even if there's also hope and excitement. We hate talking about this stuff, but it's so important.Whenever I'm grappling with any kind of loss or grief, whether around a person or even just a broader sense of freedom, connection, humanity, or possibility, my go-to person is my dear friend, Megan Devine, who also happens to be today's guest. Megan is a psychotherapist and grief advocate. She's the author of the best-selling book, It's OK that You're Not OK, and the new guided journal for grief, How to Carry What Can't Be Fixed.Megan was on the show back in 2016, but I asked her to come back after a conversation we had about how so many of us are carrying an unacknowledged sense of loss and grief right now. I wanted to explore what that does to us, what it means for us, and how to work with it in a way that owns the reality, and also allows us to be changed, and move forward from a place of greater understanding, and maybe even lightness and grace. And, that's what we dive into in today's conversation.You can find Megan at: Website | InstagramIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Ocean Vuong about how loss and othering as a child led to creativity and insight as an adult.Check out our offerings & partners: Everlane: Shop Everlane for the most beautiful essentials, at the best factories, without traditional markups. Go to everlane.com/goodlife and sign up for 10% off your first order plus free shipping. And get easy returns within 30 days of your ship date.Zocdoc: Find In-Network Doctors. Choose from the largest directory of in-person & video visit providers in the nation. Search for Doctors based on availability, location, insurance, reviews & more. Go to Zocdoc.com/GOODLIFE and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today.My new book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive is now available for pre-order at https://sparketype.com/book/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Danielle Henderson | The Ugly Cry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 69:23

    Danielle Henderson is a TV writer, former editor for Rookie, cohost of the film podcast I Saw What You Did, and author of the achingly poignant and funny memoir, The Ugly Cry. Abandoned at ten years old by a mother who chose her drug-addicted, abusive boyfriend, she was raised by grandparents who thought their child-rearing days had ended in the 1960s. She grew up, in her words, “Black, weird, and overwhelmingly uncool in a mostly white neighborhood in upstate New York, which created its own identity crises.” Under the eye-rolling, profanity-laced, yet unconditionally loving tutelage of her uncompromising grandmother—and the horror movies she obsessively watched—Danielle found writing as a powerful outlet and form of creative expression. Along the way, she's written for many major outlets, TV shows, and as she shares, “she drove from New York to Alaska by herself, survived a bear chase, four Alaskan winters, junior high school, working in a convent, Aquanet hairspray, acid wash jeans, and the entirety of the Mets' 1987 season.” We talk about it all in today's conversation.You can find Danielle at: Website | Instagram | I Saw What You Did podcastIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Somebody's Daughter, Ashley C. Ford.Check out our offerings & partners: Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. Get started on your Peloton journey. Go to onepeloton.com to learn more.Fiverr: Fiverr connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services in 300+ categories. Collaborating online hasn't been this easy since...ever. And right now, you can sign up for Fiverr Business absolutely FREE for the first year and save 10% on your purchase with promo code GOODLIFE when you go to Fiverr.com/businessMy new book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive is now available for pre-order at https://sparketype.com/book/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mental Health | Leading Voices

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 84:05


    This past year and a half has pushed many of us to the brink, in a lot of ways. Relationships. Work. Physical and mental health. It's tested nearly every system, thought, belief, tool, practice and resource we rely on to find peace, ease, solace, hope, resilience, and grace. Over the years, we've had the great fortune to be able to sit down with many leading voices and innovators in the world of mental health, to learn from their lives, their stories, their experience and expertise. And, today, we're sharing insight from four of those visionaries: Dr. Nzinga Harrison, Terri Cole, Lori Gottlieb, & Dr. Joy Harden Bradford.I hope you'll enjoy this exploration of mental health from different lenses valuable and maybe it'll plant a seed that opens you to exploring and being more intentional and proactive in your own pursuit of wellbeing.You can find Dr. Nzinga Harrison at: Website | In Recovery PodcastYou can find Terri Cole at: Website | The Terri Cole ShowYou can find Lori Gottlieb at: Website | Dear Therapist PodcastYou can find Dr. Joy Harden Bradford at: Website | Therapy for Black Girls PodcastIf you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the full-length conversations we had with Dr. Nzinga Harrison, Terri Cole, Lori Gottlieb, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford.Check out our offerings & partners: Sleep Number: Adjustable firmness, comfort and support on each side. Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Special offers, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFETalkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.OUAI: Get healthy hair & soft skin with our nourishing formulas; free shipping over $50. Simple routines & real solutions for real people by Jen Atkin. Cruelty-free. So when you're ready to undo some damage, hit the reset button with the OUAI Detox Shampoo. Go to theouai.com and use code GOODLIFE to get 15% off your entire purchase.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Michelle Williams | Destiny's Child, Darkness & Devotion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 57:09


    A member of the iconic Destiny's Child supergroup, along with Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland, on the surface, Michelle Williams lived a life people dreamed of. Yet, on the inside, things were not as they seemed. Living under the weight of depression and anxiety, Michelle hid the darkness that had been with her since her teens. The blend of pressure to perform and millions of eyes on her every move only deepened the level of suffering, and the feeling that she had to keep her experience silent. When Destiny's Child came to an end, it caught her by surprise. She questioned her identity, career, and worth, and no longer had the singular focus - the group - to distract her from addressing her mental health. After years of navigating a range of professional projects, Michelle eventually found herself in the perfect storm of depression, anxiety, and anger that led her to seek help in a residential program. But that was just the first crashing wave. A tenuous relationship with her fiance crumbled under the bright lights of a reality show that, as she shares, never should have happened. She was devastated, felt abandoned, publicly judged, and inhabiting a world that felt like it no longer fit or supported her. Michelle had what she describes as a psychotic break or complete breakdown. That moment, and the suffering that led to it, opened a window of profound reckoning, self-examination, intense therapy, and a renewed sense of faith and devotion that fueled her path slowly back to wellbeing, a journey she shared in her moving memoir, Checking In (https://amzn.to/3hScMQa). And, she's the first to share, there's still a lot of work left to do, but she also very transparent about the moments along the way, with the hope that her story might help others.We talk about it all, in a wide-ranging, vulnerable and open conversation. Hope that helps!You can find Michelle at:Website : https://www.thomasnelson.com/p/checking-in/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/michellewilliams/If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Grammy-winning singer, Lisa Fischer, about her life in music and the effect that proximity to mega-stardom has had on her, beyond her own personal taste of fame : https://pod.link/goodlifeproject/episode/148982c8b5c85a63948f03572f29be1eCheck out our offerings & partners: Parachute: Premium quality sheets, towels, robes and more. Like nothing you've ever felt. Make staying in more comfortable with our modern home collections. Responsibly manufactured. Visit ParachuteHome.com/GOODLIFE for free shipping and returns on Parachute's very comfortable home essentials.Wordtune: Powered by deep AI technology, Wordtune helps you rephrase your sentences to say exactly what you mean through clear, compelling, and authentic writing. Try Wordtune for free at wordtune.com/GOODLIFE.Upstart: Upstart's lending platform provides direct-to-consumer personal loans from $1,000 to $50,000 and automated borrowing technology for banks and credit unions. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/GOODLIFE. Loan amounts will be determined based on your credit, income, and certain other information provided in your loan application.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Ron Friedman, Ph.D. | The Truth About Greatness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 64:43

    Want to be great at something you love? Don't follow the age-old tropes. For decades, we've been told that, in order to become truly great at anything, we need to devote ourselves to thousands of hours of deliberate practice or have mad talent. Even better if you have both. But, what if that was a lie? Or, at least not the full picture? What if there was a third path that was actually the secret to greatness for many of the world's top performers across nearly every domain? According to today's guest, Ron Friedman, there is. Ron is an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation. In his latest book, Decoding Greatness (https://amzn.to/2UPM2a6), he breaks down the counterintuitive strategies the world's highest performers take to achieve excellence. He was inspired to write it by research on pattern recognition, skill acquisition, and creative genius, as well as a personal fascination with creators, entrepreneurs, and athletes who accomplish things that almost no one else can.You can find Ron at:Website : https://www.ronfriedmanphd.com/If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversation we had with Anders Ericcson, also known as the father of world-class performance, excellence and expertise and the person whose research is often misquoted as the basis for the famed 10,000-hour rule : https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/anders-ericsson/Check out our offerings & partners: Fiverr: Fiverr connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services in 300+ categories. Collaborating online hasn't been this easy since...ever. And right now, you can sign up for Fiverr Business absolutely FREE for the first year and save 10% on your purchase with promo code GOODLIFE when you go to Fiverr.com/businessSleep Number: Adjustable firmness, comfort and support on each side. Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Special offers, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFEMy new book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive is now available for pre-order at https://sparketype.com/book/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Gary Kemp | Life Beyond Spandau Ballet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 66:06

    If I said the words, “I know this much is true,” a certain generation of humans would immediately start humming along with the lyric and the unforgettable melody from the iconic Spandau Ballet song, simply titled True. As the songwriter and guitarist for ‘80s music phenom, Gary Kemp wrote True, along with 23 hit singles, and the band's androgynous, glam look changed the culture of music in a way that wouldn't be truly understood for year. He later worked with everyone from Nelly to Lloyd and the Black Eyed Peas, wrote music that's appeared on TV shows worldwide, including Spin City, the Simpsons and Ugly Betty a well as Hollywood blockbusters like the Wedding Singer, Charlie's Angels, 50 First Dates, and Sky High.When Spandau's opening run came to close in the early 90s, Gary then followed a parallel muse into acting, appearing in the hit British gangster movie, the Krays, and then in Hollywood movies like the Bodyguard, and Quentin Tarantino's, Killing Zoe. He also made his theatrical debut in the London West End production of Art. Gary began touring again with Saucerful of Secrets, alongside Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason, and bassist, Guy Pratt, rekindling a desire to be back in the studio writing and recording an album he produced during the pandemic called INSOLO, which is a deeply reflective look at his life, love and work.You can find Gary at:Website : http://smarturl.it/INSOLOgkInstagram : https://www.instagram.com/garyjkemp/If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversation we had with music icon, Ben Folds, about music, creativity and the power of nonconformity : https://pod.link/goodlifeproject/episode/e4c6ed32b87354e9fe5773e88892207dCheck out our offerings & partners: Hooked on Phonics: Hooked on Phonics App lessons keep kids excited to build new reading skills. Get Started. Practice Packs bring hands-on learning home, at your child's pace! Give your child the confidence that reading brings with Hooked On Phonics. Visit hookedonphonics.com/goodlife and receive your first month for just $1.Tommy John: We fixed underwear. Smart design and fabrics mean no more pulling at your pant line. Get comfortable with yourself. No Adjustment Needed. And right now you'll get 20% OFF your first order at TommyJohn.com/GOODLIFE.My new book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive is now available for pre-order at https://sparketype.com/book/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Elaine Aron, PhD | Highly Sensitive People

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 72:26


    If you're ever heard the term, “highly sensitive person,” or even been called highly sensitive and maybe even recoiled a bit when that happen, you'll be deeply moved by the work of today's guest, Dr. Elaine Aron. She first identified high sensitivity as a distinct character trait more than 25 years ago, introducing the term “Highly Sensitive Person” to describe someone who is easily overwhelmed by strong sensory input, subtleties in environment and other people's moods, and deeply feels pressures and overstimulation. Since its publication in 1995, her preeminent book on the subject, The Highly Sensitive Person, has gone on to become an international bestseller translated into 30 languages. She is also the author of The Highly Sensitive Parent, and many others. Credited for first recognizing high sensitivity as an innate trait and pioneering the study of HSPs since 1990, she has established the Foundation for the Study of Highly Sensitive Persons and has published numerous scientific articles on sensitivity in the leading journals in her field.Turns out, today's conversation, was also personal, because in many ways, I am a highly sensitive person. But, I also discovered so much more about the way I move through the world, how this trait relates to introversion and extroversion - very surprising - and how you can be both highly sensitive, while also being high-sensation, which I'd never heard before. You can find Elaine at:Website : https://hsperson.com/If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Susan Cain, the author of Quiet, about the power of introverts : https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/susan-cain-introverts-power-and-the-quiet-revolution/id647826736?i=1000380458433Check out our offerings & partners: Sunday Lawn Care: Sunday takes the guesswork out of a healthy lawn with our Smart Lawn Plan subscription. With ingredients like seaweed and molasses, Sunday lawns are made for people, pets, and the planet. Visit GetSunday.com/GOODLIFE to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout!Talkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.Upstart: Upstart's lending platform provides direct-to-consumer personal loans from $1,000 to $50,000 and automated borrowing technology for banks and credit unions. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/GOODLIFE. Loan amounts will be determined based on your credit, income, and certain other information provided in your loan application.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Ocean Vuong | On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 66:45


    A refugee at the age of two, Ocean Vuong and his mom found themselves fleeing Saigon, Vietnam, traveling across the globe, then dropped into a world that was simultaneously a source of renewal and safety, while also delivering a daily dose of profound othering. The English language came slowly to Ocean, struggling to read at the age of 11. But, over time, his deep curiosity and sense of observation led to a love of language that grabbed hold and never let go. In 2016, he released a critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky that dazzled the literary world. His gorgeously written and deeply stirring first novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (https://amzn.to/3htad7j), which became an instant New York Times bestseller, draws largely on his experience growing up in Hartford, Connecticut with a mom who shared a complex love in a community he seemed perpetually estranged from. A recipient of the 2019 MacArthur "Genius" Grant, Ocean is also the winner of the Whiting Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize. His writings have been featured in The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. You can find Ocean at:Website : https://www.oceanvuong.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/ocean_vuong/If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Axel Mansoor about the experience of being a third culture kid and how he found an outlet in music : https://pod.link/goodlifeproject/episode/3bd82ee46ef2d24985dfd3f9d7ffa52fCheck out our offerings & partners: Everlane: Shop Everlane for the most beautiful essentials, at the best factories, without traditional markups. Go to everlane.com/goodlife and sign up for 10% off your first order plus free shipping. And get easy returns within 30 days of your ship date.Lovevery: Award-winning, Montessori-inspired toys and subscription boxes for babies and toddlers. Designed by child development experts and sustainably made. Take the guesswork out of your child's play. Choose Lovevery today and get free shipping when you sign up to receive your Play Kits at Lovevery.com/GOODLIFESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Dallas Graham | The Story of a Lifetime

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 60:56


    Dallas Graham never planned to help kids tell their life stories. A fiercely creative and compassionate Salt Lake City graphic designer, poet, and writer, he's worked on a wide variety of projects over the years. But, his experience of one particular moment, family and child, would change everything. Setting him down a path to blend everything he'd learned about writing, poetry, and design with his deep love of kids and story to create an offering and an experience that would change so many lives. As the publisher and executive director of the Red Fred Project, Dallas is currently creating life legacies, in the form of books written and created by kids as a way to help them share their stories, ideas, and lens on the world at a moment of an otherwise profound challenge. After seven years of this life-altering work, his belief has strengthened in this idea: “We are producing the greatest stories ever told.” You can find Dallas at:Website : http://redfredproject.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/redfredproject/If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Mitch Albom about his love of story and service : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-MitchCheck out our offerings & partners: Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. Get started on your Peloton journey. Go to onepeloton.com to learn more.Parachute: Premium quality sheets, towels, robes and more. Like nothing you've ever felt. Make staying in more comfortable with our modern home collections. Responsibly manufactured. Visit ParachuteHome.com/GOODLIFE for free shipping and returns on Parachute's very comfortable home essentials.Lovevery: Award-winning, Montessori-inspired toys and subscription boxes for babies and toddlers. Designed by child development experts and sustainably made. Take the guesswork out of your child's play. Choose Lovevery today and get free shipping when you sign up to receive your Play Kits at Lovevery.com/GOODLIFEPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.


    Glennon Doyle | Stepping Into Your Truth [BEST OF]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 67:03


    Glennon Doyle is an activist and founder and president of Together Rising an all-women-led foundation that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy – raising over $30 million for women, families, and children in crisis. She is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed (https://amzn.to/3hmqKIX), a Reese's Book Club selection, which has sold over two million copies, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior (https://amzn.to/3gVTXvd), an Oprah's Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior (https://amzn.to/3jdGG2w). And she's also launched and now co-hosts, along with her sister, the fantastic We Can Do Hard Things podcast (https://pod.link/1564530722). So excited to share this Best Of conversation at a moment in time where we're all being called to dig deeper and step more fully into our personal and collective truths.You can find Glennon Doyle at:Website : https://momastery.com/blog/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/glennondoyleWe Can Do Hard Things : https://pod.link/1564530722If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Elizabeth Gilbert about love, loss, creativity and the freedom to be exactly who you need to be : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-LizGCheck out our offerings & partners: Sleep Number: Adjustable firmness, comfort and support on each side. Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Discover proven quality sleep. Save $1,000 on the NEW Sleep Number® 360 Special Edition smart bed during the Memorial Day Sale. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFEPeloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. Get started on your Peloton journey. Go to onepeloton.com to learn more.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.


    Lisa Congdon | Bringing Your Whole Self to Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 56:15


    It seems, every time I sit down with my friend, illustrator, fine artist, and author Lisa Congdon, she's in a moment of transformation. Truth is, it's a bit of a perpetual state for her. Lisa is best known for her colorful, graphic drawings and hand lettering. Her work appears in private collections, merchandise, textiles, apparel, and a wide array of collaborations with clients around the world including Method, Target, Comme des Garçons, Crate and Barrel, Facebook, MoMA, REI, and Harvard University among many others. She is the author of nine books, including Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist; Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic; and her latest book, You Will Leave a Trail of Stars: Inspiration for Blazing Your Own Path. Lisa teaches in the Applied Craft & Design MFA program at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon, and is also a devout cyclist, having just finished an intense ride to Crater lake and, as we talked, was getting ready to complete the Gravel Grinder race, where she would climb more than 30,000 feet in elevation on her bike, on gravel. You might wonder what, if anything, has to do with the creative life and art, and as you'll hear, the answer is everything.You can find Lisa at:Website : https://lisacongdon.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/ellen_hendriksen/The Lisa Congdon Sessions : https://pod.link/1562400129If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Mari Andrew. She is an author, illustrator, has a tremendous following across the socials and has an incredible ability to sort of get into all of our heads and through words and art express, what we're thinking and feeling in the most relatable way : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-MariCheck out our offerings & partners: Talkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.Air Doctor: Capture contaminants and chemicals with a medical-grade UltraHEPA air purifier that's 100X more effective than ordinary purifiers. Go to airdoctorpro.com and use the promo code GOODLIFE to receive a 35% discount off their classic AirDoctor 3000 purifier.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.


    Glo Atanmo | A Life Beyond Convention

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 59:16

    When Glo Atamno stepped on a plane with a one-way ticket and $500 years back, she knew she wanted a life that was different from the one she was expected to live, one filled with adventure, one that broke the mold of how others had always told her life was “supposed” to be lived. What's unfolded has been a life of not just adventure, but also profound exploration, growth, connection, and impact. A life of stories. Over a period of years, she also figured out how to build a powerful living around her quest as a creative entrepreneur and online educator. Starting as a travel blogger, venturing to over 80 countries across 6 continents and telling the stories of destinations around the world, she landed features in Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Conde Nast, Essence, BBC, collaborates with major brands, and hosted "The Glo Show" podcast. But, over time, her journey began to morph into something both bigger and deeper, especially over the last few years, as she felt called to speak honestly and openly on issues of equity, race, and community in a more intentional way. She's the founder of The Social Educators Academy, helping people leverage their social platforms to make a difference and make a living. As we spoke, Glo shared powerful reflections on the travel-centered life she's been living, her experience both in the U.S. and on the road as a Black woman, and how she's continuing to evolve her focus, life, and livelihood in new directions as we all emerge back into a changed world. You can find Glo at: Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/glographics/The Glo Show : https://pod.link/1537789031If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Chris Guillebeau, who spent a decade traveling to every country in the world, while building a global community fueled by impact and adventure : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-ChrisCheck out our offerings & partners: OUAI: Get healthy hair & soft skin with our nourishing formulas; free shipping over $50. Simple routines & real solutions for real people by Jen Atkin. Cruelty-free. So when you're ready to undo some damage, hit the reset button with the OUAI Detox Shampoo. Go to theouai.com and use code GOODLIFE to get 15% off your entire purchase.Warby Parker: Warby Parker eyewear and contacts elevate style at a low cost. Try Warby Parker's free Home Try-On program: Order 5 pairs of glasses to try at home for free for 5 days – there's no obligation to buy! Ships free and includes a pre-paid return shipping label. Try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at warbyparker.com/goodlife.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Reimagining Relationships | Expert Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 95:57


    Would it surprise you to learn that the depth and quality of your relationships is the single biggest determinant of a life well-lived? Well, that's what one of the longest-running studies on human flourishing, the Grant study, showed. But, chances are, you don't need data to believe that. You just need to look at your life, and the lives of those around you. Having genuinely open, kind, honest, vulnerable, loving relationships make simply makes life better. And, over the years, we've had the opportunity to sit down with many of the leading voices, researchers, and thought-leaders on the topic. To ask them about their experience, insights, awakenings, and strategies. And, today, we're sharing a powerful relationship roundup with you. We'll hear about a reimagining of family as a more expansive chosen family of friends and community with Mia Birdsong. We'll explore how Buddhism's four noble truths can both guide and transform long-term, loving partnerships. We'll discover both the magic and the challenge of creating new true friendships as adults and explore ways to invite more of them into our lives with Kat Vellos. And, we're kicking things off with Julie and John Gottman, married and collaborating professionally for decades as the founders of the legendary Gottman Institute, often known as the Love Lab that brings together powerful academic research with tens of thousands of hours of practical application. Their science-meets-on-the-gound reality will completely open your mind and give you powerful new ideas and tools to work with. So, let's dive in.You can find Julie & John Gottman at:Website : https://www.gottman.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/gottmaninstitute/Small Things Often podcast : https://pod.link/1498172564You can find Susan Piver at:Website : https://susanpiver.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/susan.piver/You can find Kat Vellos at:Website : https://weshouldgettogether.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/katvellos_author/You can find Mia Birdsong at:Website : http://www.miabirdsong.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/miabirdsong/More Than Enough podcast : https://pod.link/1494165763If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the full-length conversations we had withJulie & John Gottman : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-GottmansSusan Piver : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-PiverKat Vellos : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-VellosMia Birdsong : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-Mia-BirdsongCheck out our offerings & partners: Upstart: Upstart's lending platform provides direct-to-consumer personal loans from $1,000 to $50,000 and automated borrowing technology for banks and credit unions. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/GOODLIFE. Loan amounts will be determined based on your credit, income, and certain other information provided in your loan application.OSEA: Plant-based formulas that deliver your best skin. Bioavailable seaweed, sustainably harvested & infused w/ cold-pressed essential oils. Vegan & Cruelty-Free. You can try OSEA risk-free for 30 days and get free shipping on orders over $50 and get 10% OFF your first order at OSEAmalibu.comIndeed: Connect with your talent audience so you can make more quality hires faster. Post your job, interview candidates, and make offers all on Indeed. Start hiring today. Get started right now with a FREE $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/GOODLIFE


    Ellen Hendriksen, PhD | Taming Social Anxiety [BEST OF]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 74:00


    It's one thing to feel uncomfortable around others, especially new people in a new environment. But, it's another thing when those feelings fuel anxiety and, potentially, even panic and dread. And as we all emerge back into a more peopled daily life, social anxiety can be a very real issue. So, we're sharing this Best Of conversation with clinical psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen, who helps millions calm their anxiety and be their authentic selves. She serves on the faculty at Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) and is the author of How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety (https://amzn.to/3gBaW4x).During her tenure as founding host of the award-winning podcast, Savvy Psychologist, the podcast was downloaded 15 million times, rose as high as #3 on the overall iTunes charts, and was picked as a Best New Podcast on iTunes. Her scientifically-based, zero-judgment approach has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC News, New York Magazine, The Guardian, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Business Insider, Psychology Today, Quiet Revolution, and many other media outlets.You can find Ellen at:Website : http://ellenhendriksen.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/ellen_hendriksen/If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Emiliya Zhivotovskaya where we dive into 20 tools to tame anxiety : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-EmiliyaCheck out our offerings & partners: LinkedIn Learning: Enhance your skills with over 16K+ expert-led, online video tutorials. No matter your goal, LinkedIn Learning helps you learn the skills to make it happen. Try free for 1 month at LinkedInLearning.com/FREEMONTHTalkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.Hooked on Phonics: Hooked on Phonics App lessons keep kids excited to build new reading skills. Get Started. Practice Packs bring hands-on learning home, at your child's pace! Give your child the confidence that reading brings with Hooked On Phonics. Visit hookedonphonics.com/goodlife and receive your first month for just $1.


    Ethan Kross | Chatter: Harnessing Our Inner Dialogue

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 68:49


    If you're like most people, there's a certain amount of chatter that goes on in your head throughout the day. But, did you know that inner dialogue can have a profound effect on nearly every aspect of your life? Today's guest, Ethan Kross, is one of the world's leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor and bestselling author in the University of Michigan's top-ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships.Earning his Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University, Ethan completed a post-doctoral fellowship in social-affective neuroscience to learn about the neural systems that support self-control. He moved to the University of Michigan in 2008, where he founded the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. Ethan's research has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. He has participated in policy discussions at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR's Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, and Time. And, he's the author of the National Bestseller Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters and How to Harness It (https://amzn.to/3wngqGH).You can find Ethan at:Website : https://www.ethankross.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/ethankross/If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Adam Grant about the value of not getting too dug in on your thinking : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-AdamGrantCheck out our offerings & partners: Sunday Lawn Care: Sunday takes the guesswork out of a healthy lawn with our Smart Lawn Plan subscription. With ingredients like seaweed and molasses, Sunday lawns are made for people, pets, and the planet. Visit GetSunday.com/GOODLIFE to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout!Fiverr: Fiverr connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services in 300+ categories. Collaborating online hasn't been this easy since...ever. And right now, you can sign up for Fiverr Business absolutely FREE for the first year and save 10% on your purchase with promo code GOODLIFE when you go to Fiverr.com/businessBeachbody: 1,500+ Workout Classes And Meal Plans. Coaches To Help Define And Reach Your Health Goals. To get a special FREE trial, no-obligation membership, text GOODLIFE to 303030. You'll get full access to the entire platform—all the workouts, nutrition information, and support—absolutely FREE.


    Aviva Romm, MD | Women's Health Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 59:51


    The world of medicine is in a place of profound disruption, and that's a really good thing. Because things have needed to change for a long time. That's why I'm so glad to be able to sit down with an old friend today, Dr. Aviva Romm, who is my go-to doc for a better understanding fact from fiction, and where the world of medicine is headed, in no small part, through her efforts. Referred to as “the face of natural medicine in the 21st century” by Prevention Magazine and named one of the 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by Mind Body Green, Aviva Romm, MD has bridged the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades. A midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, as well as a graduate of Dr. Weil's Integrative Medicine Residency, she is an avid environmental health advocate, researching and publishing on the impact of toxins on fertility, pregnancy, women's hormones, and chronic illness in women and children. Aviva is one of the nation's leaders in botanical medicine and is the author of seven books on natural medicine, including the textbook Botanical Medicine for Women's Health, The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution, and her latest book, Hormone Intelligence (https://amzn.to/3wboGt8). She is the author of the integrative medicine curriculum for the Yale Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residencies, and is on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards, including Prevention Magazine. And, today, we're diving into the evolving issues around medicine, equality, agency, and the role that hormones play in nearly every aspect of wellbeing, and how nearly everything we do affects this system.You can find Aviva at:Website : https://avivaromm.com/book/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/dr.avivaromm/If you LOVED this episode:You'll also love the conversations we had with Dr. Frank Lipman about a fully integrated approach to healing and wellness : https://tinyurl.com/GLP-LipmanCheck out our offerings & partners: Theragun: A deep muscle massage treatment, unlike anything you've ever felt. Feel better, move better, and recover faster with tension and soreness relief. Try Theragun for 30-days starting at only $199. Go to Theragun.com/GOODLIFE right now and get your Gen 4 Theragun today.Fundrise: Fundrise is the first investment platform to create a simple, low-cost way for anyone to access real estate's historically consistent, exceptional returns. It takes just a few minutes to get started. Go to Fundrise.com/GOODLIFE today.Talkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.


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