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Growing Bolder: TV Show Creator Bruce Feiler; Fashion Designer Arlinda McIntosh; Meet the “Tennis Ladies”

Growing Bolder

Bruce Feiler is the creator of the NBC hit show “Council of Dads.” He shares how his own cancer challenge sparked the idea and what he’s learned about coping with the “lifequakes” we will inevitably face in our own lives.


5 Sep 2021

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Bruce Feiler: Happy families

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26 Aug 2021

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176. Life is the story we tell ourselves, featuring Bruce Feiler


Life is a balance of good and bad, easy and hard moments. And the truth is that we have a choice in how we cope and what we learn from the rough patches. Best-selling author Bruce Feiler reminds us that the way you look at the world affects how you look at your life. Today’s clip is full of wisdom and practical tools to help us take steps toward writing our own life story with a happy ending—and helping our kids do the same. Watch the full clip here. For more info, go to www.bruce feiler.com, or order his book, Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age. I'd love to know what you think, so join in on the conversation! Subscribe, leave a review, or follow PG-ish on Instagram (@pgishparenting), or you can always find me at www.pgishparenting.com.


3 Aug 2021

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Life Is in the Transitions with Bruce Feiler

Chapter X with Michael Kay

Change is unsettling, whether we’re prepared for it or not. It becomes even harder when it’s a major life change. But every disruption represents a new beginning—and the opportunity to transform exploration into growth. Today’s guest is Bruce Feiler, a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book is about navigating massive life transitions. Life Is in the Transitions is a masterpiece that lays out the challenges of huge disruptions that occur throughout our lifetimes. After facing a series of difficult life circumstances in his 40s, Bruce was faced with the reality of re-writing his life story. In this episode, he shares what he learned through studying other people’s experiences with change. We covered: How Bruce faced a chaotic pileup of unexpected crises after finding early career success Defining a "lifequake" that causes a massive amount of change The average number of years that we can expect a massive life transition to last How to give up old mindsets surrounding our identify—and support new ones The fundamental role of our personal stories in getting through a life transition One conversation starter prompt we can use to help people share their life stories


19 May 2021

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384: Bruce Feiler on Life Transitions

The One You Feed

Bruce Feiler is the author of 7 New York Times best-sellers and he’s also the presenter of two primetime series on PBS as well as the inspiration for the drama series on NBC, Council of Dads. Bruce’s two TedTalks have been viewed millions of times.In this episode, Eric and Bruce discuss his book, Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change At Any Age. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!In This Interview, Bruce Feiler and I Discuss Life Transitions and…His book, Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change At Any AgeThat our lives are fairy tales – and fairy tales all have difficulties in themHis quest to help other people tell their life’s storiesThe myth of a linear life course and how we suffer because we expect linearityLife quakesHow he defines a life disruptor vs. a life transitionThe three phases of a life transitionThe skill of rewriting your story after a life quakeThe importance of telling our storiesIdentity transitions“Don’t shield your eyes when the scary parts start because that’s when the heroes are made.”How we all can be and need to be the heroes in our own storiesBruce Feiler Links:Bruce’s WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookCalibrate helps you reset your metabolic system for sustainable weight loss and improved whole-body health. Calibrate combines virtual doctor visits, FDA-approved medication, and one on one video coaching. See if Calibrate is right for you and available in your area. Go to www.joincalibrate.com and enter promo code wolf to get $50 off your one-year membership.  Organifi: Your all-day, total body, certified organic, delicious superfood system. Go to www.organifi.com and enter promo code wolf to get 15% off any product in their store.If you enjoyed this conversation with Bruce Feiler on Life Transitions, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Successful Aging with Alan CastelThe Happiness Curve with Jonathan RauchPsychological Flexibility with Steven C. HayesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


6 Apr 2021

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The Secrets of Happy Families. Bruce Feiler’s New Thinking For Families

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Did you know that the number one indicator of life satisfaction is spending time with those who you love and who love you too? It’s number one, that’s important. So, how do we make sure we are doing that effectively? This is the question Bruce Feiler has asked (and answered) in his book The Secrets of Happy Families. In today’s blogcast, we delve into the 3 key strategies (plus one bonus strategy!) in his playbook for happy families.


25 Mar 2021

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Wake Up and Write

Writing advice from Bruce Feiler, the author of six New York Times best sellers including Life is in the Transitions: Mastering change at any age.* To listen to Bruce's full interview with host Zibby Owens on the podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books, click here: https://bit.ly/3cnr5cX* To read (or re-read!) this writing advice, click here: https://bit.ly/3lTGuVv* Want to buy LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS? Click here: https://bit.ly/3st35dR* Feel inspired to write? Submit your work to Moms Don't Have Time to Write, a Medium publication. Guidelines here: https://bit.ly/3w1aQdi* Love what you hear? Subscribe! Give us a 5-star rating! Leave a comment! * And please follow us on Instagram @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks!


23 Mar 2021

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063. Bruce Feiler - Author & Speaker

A Climb to the Top

Our lives don’t often follow the plans or scripts we lay out for them, and everyone has obstacles to face. Bruce Feiler, author of “Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age,” knows that every fairytale has its big bad wolf, and instead of avoiding it, we’ve got to overcome it. This is Bruce’s Story of Transformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


10 Mar 2021

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642: 70.00 Bruce Feiler - The full conversation

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GUEST Bruce Feiler is an American writer and television personality. He is the author of 15 books, including Council of Dads, a book that describes how he responded to a diagnosis of a rare cancer by asking a group of men to be present in the lives of his young daughters. His latest work explores the power of life stories. Drawing on interviews with Americans in all 50 states, he offers strategies for coping with life's unsettling times in his new book, Life Is In The Transitions, published in May 2020. Informed by the sifting and coding of life story interviews across America, Feiler examines what gives our lives meaning. Adam Grant called the book, one of "The 20 New Leadership Books for 2020”.  In our conversation we speak about the notion of anytime life transition, how resilience might be the wrong attribute to have during transitions, the three phases in a transition, the power of stories in navigating transitions and much more. In a world where the rate of transitions we all will go through is increasing by the day, this conversation is a goldmine of insights that could help us make sense of life and move forward with intention.  Published in Feb 2021. HOST Deepak is a Leadership Advisor and an Executive Coach. He works with leaders to improve their effectiveness and in helping them make better decisions specifically around organizational and career transitions. He currently runs Transition Insight (www.transitioninsight.com) and works with leaders to handle phases of transition thoughtfully. He has worked as an Operations Consultant with KPMG in UK, Strategy Consultant with McKinsey in the US and as a Leadership Consultant with EgonZehnder (a Swiss Leadership Advisory firm) where he helped companies recruit CEOs, CXOs and Board Members and worked on Leadership Development. Deepak is a certified CEO Coach and is an alumnus of IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad and London Business School. His detailed profile can be found at https://in.linkedin.com/in/djayaraman OTHER GUESTS 1.Vijay Amritraj 2.Amish Tripathi 3.Raghu Raman 4.Papa CJ 5.Kartik Hosanagar 6.Ravi Venkatesan 7.Abhijit Bhaduri 8.Viren Rasquinha 9.Prakash Iyer 10.Avnish Bajaj 11.Nandan Nilekani 12.Atul Kasbekar 13.Karthik Reddy 14.Pramath Sinha 15.Vedika Bhandarkar 16.Vinita Bali 17.Zia Mody 18.Rama Bijapurkar 19.Dheeraj Pandey 20.Anu Madgavkar 21.Vishy Anand 22. Meher Pudumjee 23.KV Shridhar (Pops) 24.Suresh Naraynan 25.Devdutt Pattanaik 26.Jay Panda 27.Amit Chandra 28.Chandramouli Venkatesan 29.Roopa Kudva 30.Vinay Sitapati 31.Neera Nundy. 32.Deepa Malik 33.Bombay Jayashri. 34.Arun Maira 35.Ambi Parameswaran 36.OP Bhaat 37.Indranil Chakraborty 38.Tarun Khanna 39. Ramachandra Guha 40. Stewart Friedman 41. Rich Fernandez 42. Falguni Nayar 43. Rajat Gupta 44. Kartik Hosanagar 45. Michael Watkins 46. Matt Dixon 47. Herminia Ibarra 48. Paddy Upton 49. Tasha Eurich 50. Alan Eagle 51. Sudhir Sitapati 52. James Clear 53. Lynda Gratton 54. Jennifer Petriglieri. 55. Matthew Walker 56. Raj Raghunathan 57. Jennifer Garvey Berger 58. BJ Fogg 59. R Gopolakrishnan 60. Sir Andrew Likierman. 61. Atul Khatri 62. Whitney Jonson 63. Venkat Krishnan 64. Marshall Goldsmith 65. Ashish Dhawan 66. Vinay Sitapati 67. Ashley Whillans 68. Tenzin Priyadarshi 69. Ramesh Srinivasan DISCLAIMER All content and opinions expressed in the podcast are that of the guests and are not necessarily the opinions of Deepak Jayaraman and Transition Insight Private Limited. Views expressed in comments to blog are the personal opinions of the author of the comment. They do not necessarily reflect the views of The Company or the author of the blog. Participants are responsible for the content of their comments and all comments that are posted are in the public domain. The Company reserves the right to monitor, edit, and/or publish any submitted comments. Not all comments may be published. Any third-party comments published are third party information and The Company takes no responsibility and disclaims all liability. The Company reserves the right, but is not obligated to monitor and delete any comments or postings at any time without notice.

1hr 22mins

18 Feb 2021

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Bruce Feiler | The Lie We've Been Taught About Life and How to Prepare for Lifequakes

The Art of Charm

In today’s episode, we cover the myth of linear success with Bruce Feiler. Bruce is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers, the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS, and the inspiration for the drama series Council of Dads on NBC. Many of us have grown up with a misconception about how life is “supposed to go” - but where does that idea come from, how did people think about life before that better prepared them for major setbacks, and what can we do to better prepare ourselves now for the inevitable pain and suffering we will deal with in our lives? What to Listen For What is a life quake, how often do they occur in our lives, and how can we prepare for them? Why do many of us have the misconception that life should follow a linear path, how does that prevent us from handling what life throws at us, and what can we do to change our mindset so the stress doesn’t kill us? What is the best response to a setback in life? How should we construct our identity when life will always throw unexpected, stressful, and potentially traumatic events at us that set us back from the linear life path we expect? What can we do when the story we tell ourselves about life is “supposed to be about” is disrupted by unexpected events so we are not crushed by those events? Why does it feel like we are dealing with more and more major life events than generations in the past had to deal with and how can we adapt to so many potential setbacks in life? We have been led to believe life is supposed to follow a linear path. Many of us think as long as we keep a stable job and work for a good company, our wealth and our lives will keep improving over time. Unfortunately, that is not how life works.  Everything in this universe is cyclical. Life is born and then life dies so more life can take its place. To get stronger, you must apply stress to your body and then let it rest. To navigate all of life’s obstacles, you must push forward, tackle one, and then take a moment to collect yourself before pushing forward to tackle the next one, and some of those obstacles can knock you down and keep you down longer than you “want to be.” But we can’t let that stop us from learning and moving forward. A Word From Our Sponsors Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here! Resources from this Episode Bruce Weiler’s website Life Is in the Transitions Check in with AJ and Johnny! AJ on Instagram Johnny on Instagram The Art of Charm on Instagram The Art of Charm on YouTubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


16 Nov 2020