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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Melissa Bernstein. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Melissa Bernstein, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Melissa Bernstein. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Melissa Bernstein, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 031: Melissa Bernstein, RE/MAX

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How does an attorney working for the Washington Redskins become one of RE/MAX’s top agents in the DC Metro Area? 

On this episode of The bigJOEL Show, Joel and his guest Melissa Bernstein, a RE/MAX Agent in the DC Metro Area discuss how the desire to be her own boss led her into a career in residential real estate and why she is dominating her market. 

Jan 10 2020 · 51mins
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Melissa Bernstein and Aliza Pressman, PhD: Play-based Learning

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Co-Founder of Melissa & Doug, Melissa Bernstein, PhD, and co-founding director of the Mount Sinai Parenting Center and co-founder of Seedlings Group, Aliza Pressman, PhD, discuss how important it is for children to have play based learning.

Dec 12 2019 · 38mins

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Episode 27: David and Melissa Bernstein and the 5 powerful things you can do to live longer, healthier, and happier

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Dr. David Bernstein and his wife Melissa join us to discuss his latest book, “The Power of 5: The Ultimate Formula for Longevity & Remaining Youthful. The duo discusses tips for aging gracefully, including healthy eating habits that are showcased in recipes on Melissa’s blog, “The Power of Five Test Kitchen.”

For more information visit http://www.davidbernsteinmd.com/books/powerof5/.

May 27 2019 · 29mins
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Fight Depression with Creation, Founder/CEO of Melissa & Doug Toy Company, Melissa Bernstein, Part II

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Melissa Bernstein is a wildly successful entrepreneur. Along with her husband, she founded the incredibly prolific toy company, Melissa & Doug, which now has over 1,000 employees and has reposrted double digit growth every year.  She has been featured Good Morning America among other impressive media outlets and yet, our conversation was about so much more than success and toys.  In this second installment of our two-part interview, Melissa continues to be raw and honest about the dark thoughts that have haunted her since childhood... Part II begins with Melissa's brave decision to go public with her most intimate thoughts on a popular podcast.  She shares the response to her bold leap and how it changed the course of her life.  If you have ever thought that life was too overwhelming for you to go on, Melissa's words of wisdom will be the wind at your back.  She will help you realize that you are not alone and that it's possible to overcome feelings of depression.

SHOW NOTES:

Existential angst/depression, (3:30).  The scary choice to go public about depression, (5:00). Discovering how many others were going through similar feelings by receiving hundreds of letters of gratitude for having the courage to speak honestly, (9:15). Poem: “I’ve been searching for my people…”, (11:37). Bold choice leads to conversations with people all over the world, (13:00). Juxtaposition between day job creating toys and conversing with suicidal people, (14:07). The thing you fear the most, is the thing you need to do, (15:30). Too many expectations are placed upon children to live a “perfect” life, (22:31). Collaborating with husband building Melissa & Doug, (27:15). Structure vs. Intuition, (30:05). Pros show up even when instinct doesn’t strike, (34:00). Become as knowledgeable as you can about whatever it is you’re doing, (37:35). Society drowns out our answers, (41:15). Write down your thoughts immediately before they evaporate, (44:24). Thoughts can be like “incessant gnats” until we harness them, (45:10). Rejection Story: University intellectual called Melissa's writing “sophomoric, moronic and half-witted" which led her to stop writing for 20 years, (46:48). It is not the critic who counts…", (49:55). Focus on your audience, (54:56). We are our own worst critics, (56:35). Nothing is out of reach, (1:00:10). Act on what is eating at you, (1:00:47). Follow your own intuition (1:01:13).

LINKS

Company Website:

melissaanddoug.com

Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_%26_Doug

Good Life Project Podcast with Jonathan Fields (Melissa's episode):

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-life-project/id647826736?mt=2

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Sep 07 2018 · 1hr 3mins

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Fight Depression with Creation, Founder/CEO of Melissa & Doug Toy Company, Melissa Bernstein, Part I

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Melissa Bernstein is a wildly successful entrepreneur.  Along with her husband, she founded the incredibly prolific toy company, Melissa & Doug, which now has over 1,000 employees and has reported double digit growth every year.  She has been featured Good Morning America among other impressive media outlets and yet, our conversation was about so much more than success and toys.  In this first installment of our two-part interview, Melissa gets raw and honest about the dark thoughts that have haunted her since childhood and how she has transformed them into the fuel that has not only propelled a giant company, but also given birth to volumes of unheard poetry and songs that she has created.  If you have ever thought that life was too overwhelming for you to go on, Melissa's words of wisdom will be the wind at your back.  She will help you realize that you are not alone and that it's possible to overcome feelings of depression.

SHOW NOTES:

I was born churning, existential angst, "Why am I here?  What's the meaning of life?", (5:36).  Talking about mortality at 2 or 3 years old, (7:32).  Shared darkness, (12:26).  Not alone, (14:44).  "I never believed I had worth or value, turn dark to light, (15:96).  Last couple of years missing something, (20:25).  Ski clothes, shed layers, (22:36).  Mantra... "How did you do that?  Turn darkness into light?", (27:41).  Fear?  What fear?  What were the specifics?  "I will be gone at some point, (39:00) Logo therapy- existentialism, (52:00).

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Aug 31 2018 · 54mins
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A Toymaker With a Dark Secret and a Giant Heart: Melissa Bernstein

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Melissa Bernstein is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Melissa & Doug, the global toy company committed to igniting imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover themselves, their passions and their purpose. A mom of six, Bernstein is also leading a movement to Take Back Childhood. For her entire life, though, she's lived with a secret. From her earliest memories, a sense of foreboding, sometimes consuming darkness has followed her and remains to this day. Yet, while working on ways to lift it, she's also learned to harness the energy of this heaviness to create light and laughter for millions of children and families, including her own.

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Mar 19 2018 · 59mins