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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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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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Interesting, Positive, Inspiring

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I’ve learned so much listening to this podcast! Great interviews wonderfully prepared!

Jill Blakeway- Energy Medicine

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Astounding info! Really connects the dots!

iTunes Ratings

2292 Ratings
Average Ratings
1758
278
105
63
88

Interesting, Positive, Inspiring

By Sally197148 - Oct 25 2019
Read more
I’ve learned so much listening to this podcast! Great interviews wonderfully prepared!

Jill Blakeway- Energy Medicine

By Stratoblogster - Aug 26 2019
Read more
Astounding info! Really connects the dots!
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Good Life Project

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Elizabeth Gilbert: Creating Your Life In Real Time [Best Of]

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As we move into these final weeks of August, we'll be airing two extraordinary "Best Of" episodes, featuring powerful conversations from the last year.

First up, Elizabeth Gilbert. Gilbert exploded into the public's consciousness in 2006 with the release of her mega-bestselling memoir, Eat Pray Love.

Since then, she's published a series of books, given a TED talk on creative genius that's been viewed more than 10 million times, become a leading voice on the pursuit of a creative, connected and vital life.

GIlbert's latest book, Big Magic, takes you deeper into what it means to live a creative life, offering a wonderful blend of wisdom, unabashed magical thinking, amazing stories and a whole lot of unexpected myth-busting and contrarian insights.

I had a chance to sit down with Liz and, as often happens with these Good Life conversations, we ended up going all sorts of places I'd never planned. We touched on the power of curiosity and the fallacy of passion, where creativity comes from, what stops us from doing the thing we're here to do, the importance of caring for your vessel, what happens when you think you've reached the end of your capacity and her powerful lens on what it means to life a good life.

This is deeply moving, revealing, insightful and sometimes pretty funny conversation. In fact, we begin with a hard-hitting reveal of a relationship that Gilbert had kept secret for more than four decades. And, along the way, this beautiful thought came tumbling forth:

"When you come to the end of yourself is where all the interesting stuff starts." Tweet this.

If you've ever wondered how to step into a creative life, how to get that thing in your head and heart out into the world, this is an absolute "do not miss" conversation.

We first aired this conversation in September 2015. I'm so excited to share this "Best Of" episode with you now.

Aug 22 2016

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Rank #2: Jen Sincero: You are a Badass (at life and money)

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Guest: Jen Sincero, #1 NY Times bestselling author of You are a Badass and You are a Badass at Making Money.

Story: From playing in a band and living in a garage in Venice Beach, CA to building a career as an internationally-acclaimed and massively successful writer on her own terms.

Big idea(s): Stepping into your true identity changes everything. Money is not the enemy, it is a conduit for expression and impact.

You'd never guess: What it took to sell her first book, You Are a Badass, which has now sold a bajillion copies and been on the NYT list for a long time. And, what the name of her first band had in common with how she now views money.

Current passion project: Her new book, You are a Badass at Making Money.

May 08 2017

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Rank #3: Brené Brown: Vulnerable, Brave and Awake [Best Of].

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Brene Brown (http://brenebrown.com/) and I met a few years back while speaking at an event. We clicked immediately, grabbed lunch and laughed a lot. I asked her to come and share a bit of her journey with our Good Life Project community. The conversation that unfolded left me changed.

Brown’s fascination with what she calls wholehearted living eventually led her to explore how we dance with shame and vulnerability, and how we navigate criticism, and awaken to our own power and potential. How we become brave, awake and alive. She's since written numerous books, including, Daring Greatly (http://brenebrown.com/books/), Rising Strong (https://amzn.to/2vvqvnE) and Braving the Wilderness (https://amzn.to/2M2YWfQ).

I asked her to join me on Good Life Project in October 2012 and the conversation that unfolded moved us both to tears at various points. Brene was so beautifully real, raw, candid and wise. Every part of that conversation is as relevant today, maybe more so given the current climate, than it was the day we talked.

We first aired this as a video conversation in October 2012. Click here to watch the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Sd3DYvBGyFs). I'm so excited to share this "Best Of" episode with you today.

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Aug 21 2018

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Rank #4: On Awe, Positive Actions, Anxiety and Depression.

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We spend so much of life racing from one goal, one task, one agenda item to the next, we end up missing so many opportunities to experience grace and awe.

In today's Good Life Dispatch, we're talking about how a simple moment reconnected us with the power of awe. Be sure to listen to understand the picture in the show notes.

And, in our Good Life Science segment, we're diving into some interesting new research on something called "positive activity interventions" and how they affect mood, anxiety and depression. As always, here's a link to the full study, for those who'd like to dive deeper.

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Jul 27 2017

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Rank #5: To Succeed at Anything, Do This.

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Success is not just about knowing what to do. It's about doing it.

Information, plans and goals will not get you where you want to go. Success is about something bigger.

To succeed at anything worth doing, you must make key shifts in your environment, mindset and community that "turn on" the actions needed for game-changing results.

I call this "Success Scaffolding." It applies to everything, from weight loss to business, and relationships to careers.

In today's episode, instead of our traditional guest conversation, I'm sharing what I call the "7P Success Scaffolding™" framework.

Every element, every step, nothing held back. Why? Because it is that time of year when millions commit to big, new, deeply-meaningful goals, only to walk away or fail by the time we hit February. Not because we don't want it badly enough. Not because we're not smart enough. But, because we do not have our Success Scaffolding in place.

This is my New Year's offering. I shared it for the first time in 2017, and it feels like time for a refresher as we enter 2018. It is about helping you make this year different, bridging the gap between hope and reality.

You may want to open your "notes" app to take notes. Or, if you'd like a PDF mind-map of the entire 7P Success Scaffolding framework, be sure to sign up for our Weekly Insider Updates. I'll include a link to a free downloadable PDF in our next dispatch.

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We first aired this conversation in January 2017. I'm so excited to share this "Best Of" episode with you now.

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Jan 01 2018

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Rank #6: To Succeed at Anything, Do This.

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Success is not just about knowing what to do. It's about doing it.

Information, plans and goals will not get you where you want to go. Nor will willpower. Success is about something bigger.

To succeed at anything worth doing, you must make key shifts in your environment, mindset and community that "turn on" the actions needed for game-changing results.

I call this "Success Scaffolding." It applies to everything, from weight loss to business, and relationships to careers.

In today's episode, instead of our traditional guest conversation, I'm sharing and in-depth walk-through of my "8P Success Scaffolding™" framework.

Every element, every step, nothing held back. Why? Because it is that time of year when millions commit to big, new, deeply-meaningful goals, only to walk away or fail by the time we hit February. Not because we don't want it badly enough. Not because we're not smart enough. But, because we do not have our Success Scaffolding in place.

This is my New Year's offering. I shared it for the first time in 2017, but have continued to research and develop it since then. And, this year, you'll discover a new, greatly expanded version. It is about helping you make this year different, bridging the gap between hope and reality.

You may want to open your "notes" app to take notes. Or, if you'd like a PDF mind-map of the entire 8P Success Scaffolding framework, be sure to sign up for our Weekly Insider Updates (http://www.goodlifeproject.com/radio/). I'll include a link to a free downloadable PDF in our next dispatch.


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Jan 01 2019

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Rank #7: Glennon Doyle: On Love, Life, Leading and the Limelight

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Glennon Doyle Melton is an author, activist, and founder of Momastery.com and Together Rising, a non-profit that has raised close to five million dollars for women and children in crisis.

Her brand new book, LOVE WARRIOR is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and the most recent Oprah's Book Club selection.

Today, I sit down with Glennon the morning after she's wrapped one of her gathering at the legendary BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York City, where she was joined by a multi-denominational collective on-stage, including Alicia Keys who was so moved she couldn't help but belt out an impromptu song before leaving.

In this conversation, we dip into her new memoir. But that's more of a jumping off point that leads us into some very different waters, from leading as an introvert, her feelings about faith and how it informs what she's creating to how she's moving into a season of her life where the line between public and private, art and service, love and leading is shifting in profound and intentional ways.

We go deep into some provocative territory here, and there are more than a few invitations to reconsider how you move into the world and what you choose to focus on. Agree or not, this is a conversation that'll leave you lifted, challenge your assumptions and also make you think and feel.

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Oct 24 2016

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Rank #8: Glennon Doyle | Untamed

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Glennon Doyle is the author of New York Times bestselling memoirs Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior, and the powerful new book, Untamed. An activist and voice for social change, she is also the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy – raising over $20 Million for women, families and children in crisis.

Glennon originally appeared on the show in 2016, exploring her feelings about faith, family, public and private, art and service, love and leading. Glennon's wife, soccer legend and activist, Abby Wambach, also appeared on the show last year where we explored her powerful journey, along with many of the deeper motivations, struggles, moments of awakening, defining stories and so much more. 

You can find Glennon Doyle at: WebsiteInstagram


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Mar 10 2020

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Rank #9: Tim Ferriss: Halfway Through Life, What Really Matters?

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This week, we're bringing you Tim Ferriss like you've never heard him.

Ferris 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 and The 4-Hour Chef.

In more recent years, though, 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. We recorded a Good Life Project conversation with Tim earlier this year, which you can listen to here.

In today's conversation, we go in a very different direction. Tim actually lost a number of people this year, 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. This all led him to seek out wisdom from many of the world's greatest thinkers and achievers, which he's condensed and edited into his latest book, Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World (http://amzn.to/2yCY6eY).

In this week's conversation, we drop into the deep end of the pool quickly. When we 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 is 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 most recently 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.

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Nov 27 2017

1hr 22mins

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Rank #10: The Secret Lives of Therapists | Lori Gottlieb

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Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist (http://www.lorigottlieb.com/) and New York Times bestselling author who writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column for The Atlantic.

She has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations all over the world. A contributing editor for the Atlantic, she also writes for The New York Times Magazine, and appears as a frequent expert on relationships, parenting, and hot-button mental health topics in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Dr. Phil, CNN, and NPR.

Her latest book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, (https://amzn.to/2Tj5UMZ) and this week's conversation is a revealing look at the inner thoughts, struggles and revelations of a therapist who finds herself on the "needing help" side of the conversation, and all the unexpected things this shift in dynamics brings up.

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Apr 16 2019

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Rank #11: To Succeed at Anything, Do This.

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Success is not just about knowing what to do. It is about doing it.

All the information in the world, the best laid plans, the clearest, most-defined, measurable and attainable goals will not deliver the outcomes, results or resolutions you want.

There is something missing. In order to succeed at anything worth the effort, you also need to put in place critical changes in environment, culture, mindset and community that enable the consistent action that, over time, delivers astonishing results.

I call this "Success Scaffolding." And, I've been diving into, experimenting with and refining the key elements for years, across a wide array of domains, from health and fitness to art, innovation, careers and entrepreneurship.

In today's episode, instead of our usual long-form conversation with a special guest, I am doing something different. I'll be sharing what I call the 7P Success Scaffolding™ framework.

Every element, every step, nothing held back. Why? Because it is that time of year when millions commit to big, new, deeply-meaningful goals, only to walk away or fail by the time we hit February. Not because we don't want it badly enough. Not because we're not smart enough. But, because we do not have our Success Scaffolding in place.

This is my New Year's offering. It is about helping you make 2017 different, bridging the gap between hope and reality.

You may want to grab a pen. Or, if you'd like a PDF mind-map of the entire 7P Success Scaffolding framework, just be sure to sign up for our Weekly Insider Updates. I'll include a link to a free downloadable PDF in our next dispatch.

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Jan 02 2017

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Rank #12: You Are Enough

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Funny thing about competence. With rare exception, we so often look at others and think they've got it so much more together than us.

They're more skilled, smarter, more established, more connected, better able to do the thing we most want to do.

Except, it's almost always a lie.

We're all in that same "looking at the person ahead of us and wishing" boat. Thinking someday we'll get there. Or, maybe giving up and wondering how do we just be okay being okay.

When we determine our own self-worth, happiness or sense of fulfillment in comparison to others, we always lose. Because we're comparing our insides to their outsides. And, even if we knew their insides, they're not us.

So, here's the thing.

This day. This moment. We ARE enough. You Are Enough.

That's what this week's short and sweet GLP Riff is all about. And, it's a response to a listener email we recently received.

May 06 2016

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Rank #13: Krista Tippett: Becoming Wise

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Today's conversation features Krista Tippett, a Peabody-award-winning broadcaster, New York Times bestselling author, and National Humanities Medalist.

As the creator and host of public radio’s On Being, she takes up the great questions of meaning amidst the political, economic, cultural, and technological shifts of 21st century life.

In 2013, Krista took On Being and its emergent Civil Conversations Project into independent production, creating "a social enterprise with a radio show at its heart." She grew up in Oklahoma, attended Brown University, was a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin, and holds a masters of divinity from Yale.

Her books include Einstein's God, Speaking of Faith, and most recently Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.

In This episode, You’ll Learn:

  • Lessons she drew from her hellfire and brimstone Southern Baptist grandfather.
  • Her experience being in East Germany while the wall was still up.
  • What drew her to divinity school.
  • Why pitching her idea for On Being was a hard sell in the early 1990's.
  • Why it took 2 years to convince her to release the long form, unedited content of her show and why this resonates with listeners.
  • What essential quality she thinks is a mark of wisdom.
  • Why leaning into mystery, being fully grounded in our bodies, and returning to the beloved community are so crucial today.
  • How joy and hope play into the attainment and expression of wisdom.


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Apr 04 2016

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Rank #14: Jennifer Louden | Rediscovering Desire and Meaning

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Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first bestseller, The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then, she’s written seven additional books on well-being and whole living, including The Woman’ s Retreat Book and The Life Organizer, with close to a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. Jennifer has lead retreats and workshops internationally since 1992, written a national magazine column for a Martha Stewart magazine, and been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines; two of Brené Brown’s books, Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead; and appeared on hundreds of TV, radio shows and podcasts—even on Oprah. Her new book ,

Why Bother (https://amzn.to/2xfESk9), challenges you to choose what you devote yourself to in a more intentional way.

You can find Jennifer Louden at: Website: http://jenniferlouden.com/| Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenlouden.writer/


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Apr 23 2020

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Rank #15: 20 Tools to Tame Anxiety | Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

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Anxiety is at an all-time high right now, and there are valid reasons for concern. At the same time, most of us have more control over how we experience this moment, psychologically and emotionally, than we realize. There are many practical, accessible ways to reduce anxiety and move away from panic.

This is why we asked longtime collaborator and wellbeing advisor, Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, to help us better understand anxiety, and walk us through 20 highly-specific tools and techniques to reduce anxiety and bring yourself back to a place of relative ease and calm, no matter how groundless or anxiety-provoking the world around you may feel in this moment.

Emiliya is the CEO and founder of The Flourishing Center, a New York City-based, B-Corp dedicated to increasing the flourishing of individuals, organizations, and communities. She is the creator of the Certification in Applied Positive Psychology, the Bounce Back Better® training on resilience, Positive Psychology Coaching Certification, the Flourishing Skills Group, and is the co-founder of the Positive Educator Certification™ Program. Emiliya holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Positive Psychology and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine and is also an adjunct faculty member.  

As always, these tools and techniques can be incredibly useful, but we are not in a position to make specific medical or mental health recommendations for any one individual, we strongly suggest consulting a qualified mental health professional to better understand the most appropriate actions to take for your unique needs. 

Last quick note. Our whole team wants you to know that we so appreciate you, we will continue producing this show to the best of our abilities (though we are moving to a remote recording format in order to honor the need for safety), we love you and look forward to continuing to be of service as we all move through this challenging time together. 

Here is a link to the references we mentioned in this episode.

You can find Emiliya Zhivotovskaya at: Website | Instagram


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Mar 24 2020

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Rank #16: The 6 Keys to a Happy, Healthy Life | Dr. Frank Lipman [Best Of].

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Dr. Frank Lipman, a pioneer in both integrative and functional medicine, the founder and director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, and a New York Times best-selling author. Drawing from his book, How to Be Well, in this week's "Best Of" episode, we dive into Lipman's "Good Medicine Mandala" and six pillars of health with specific, often contrarian advice on everything from fasting and fat to sleep and sunshine.

You can find Dr. Frank Lipman at: Personal website | Eleven Eleven


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Dec 26 2019

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Rank #17: Inside the Love Lab | Julie & John Gottman

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Love. What makes it work? And, keep working for life?

That's where we're headed in today's conversation with legendary co-founders of the Gottman Institute a/k/a the "Love Lab," Julie and John Gottman. Drawing upon Julie's decades of clinical observations and John's 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples, they've developed stunning insights into what makes relationships work and last.

Julie and John lead The Art and Science of Love (https://www.gottman.com/product/the-art-and-science-of-love-workshop-live-seattle/) and many other workshops in Seattle and Julie has also co-designed the national clinical training program in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (https://www.gottman.com/about/the-gottman-method/). Between them, they've written a number of bestselling books on love and relationships, the latest of which, Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for Lifetime of Love (https://amzn.to/2H5NnQM), integrates their decades of collaboration into a prescription for couples to make eight dates that will bring them together and keep their relationship vibrant.


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May 28 2019

1hr 22mins

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Rank #18: Elena Brower: On Yoga, Love, Addiction and Grace

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Today’s guest, Elena Brower, dedicated her life to the practice and teaching of yoga nearly 20 years ago. She rose to acclaim, becoming known first as a wonderful teacher on the New York yoga scene, and then a teacher of teachers on a larger stage.

But she also had a secret. Actually, not so much a secret as an addiction. And there came a time where she felt she not only had to get sober, but also share the journey in a very public way. With her students, her community of teachers, and her son.

It became one of the most empowering journeys of her life. This is just one of the many paths our conversation takes in today's episode.

We explore Elena's early years, her career in textile design and what led her to leave it behind and make yoga her "thing." We talk about the path to becoming a teacher, then eventually developing an authentic voice, a treasured lens and emerging as a teacher of teachers. We explore the power of awareness and mindful attention.

We also dive into what it's like to run your own studio, to travel the world, speaking and teaching. And, we talk about how becoming a mom has changed her and her world in a profound way.

The emergence of digital practice and online yoga classes and education, something Elena has embraced, finds it way into the conversation as well. And we explore Elena’s latest ventures, Teach.Yoga, a global hub of content and inspiration created by yoga teachers, for yoga teachers and her beautiful self-practice guide, The Art of Attention.

Feb 01 2016

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Rank #19: How to Live a Good Life

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What is a good life and how do we live it? In today's special episode, Jonathan Fields debunks the three Good Life Lies, then shares a simple, yet powerful model - the Good Life Buckets - that'll help you begin crafting and living your best life. Not someday, but today. For a much more in-depth look at the Good Life Buckets, along with 10 specific ways to fill each, check out Jonathan's book How to Live a Good Life.

SPECIAL ALERT: This is the second installment in our 3-episode "Good Life Launch Pack." Last Thursday, in our episode entitled "To Succeed at Anything, Do This," we shared a game-changing achievement framework designed to help you accomplish big, meaningful goals, dreams and visions. If you haven't yet listened, check it out once you're done with this episode. We've actually learned that last week's episode did not load properly into many people's podcast apps, so if you didn't see this, be sure to go back into the show's main page and download it.

And, be sure to subscribe so you don't miss next week's final Good Life Launch Pack installment, which will focus on how to reclaim and reimagine your work as a source of meaning, joy, potential, and expression. Translation - how to find, do or create work that makes you come alive!

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Jan 09 2020

1hr 23mins

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Rank #20: Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit [Best of]

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Ever wonder how to kill a bad habit or start a good one? How to stop eating ice cream at 11 pm or smoking or procrastinating? How to exercise every day, without fail?

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of The Power of Habit, (https://amzn.to/3jhgYHS) Charles Duhigg, did too. But he went beyond wondering and spent a few years researching the science behind habits. What he discovered was pretty mind-blowing.

Not only is there a huge amount of mythology and misinformation around these hidden routines, but the people who understand the real psychology of habit formation are using it not just to change their own behavior, but to "influence" the buying decisions of hundreds of millions of consumers. Including you.

In this episode of Good Life Project, Duhigg reveals how one of the biggest retailers in the world, Target, uses habit analysis to figure out which customers are pregnant and leverages that information to cultivate new buying habits. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

He shares how to tap the neuroscience of habit to create your own positive behaviors (hint: chocolate after exercise may not be such a bad thing). He reveals why old habits never really die and what to do about it.

Duhigg takes us behind the scenes of major corporations and shows how to use the science of habit to transform a failing business into a success story in ways you'd never suspect. And he shares how these ideas can be tapped to create larger shifts in cultures and societies for good or, if misused, not-so-good.

[We first aired this conversation in July 2012. I'm so excited to share this "Best Of" episode with you now as we head into the year to come to think about the habits we want to create].

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Dec 25 2017

39mins

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Al Roker | Weathering Life

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Al Roker is a co-anchor of NBC’s Today, an Emmy-award winning journalist, and a New York Times bestselling author. He has been at NBC for 40 years and he's the celebrated host of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He is also a host on SiriusXM's Off the Rails and the owner of production company Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. He recently starred in Broadway's Waitress.

What many people don’t know, though, is that Al is also an award-winning television producer and CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. For the past 26 years, his company has produced TV programs and digital content for network, cable, digital, and streaming channels including The Weather Channel, Science Channel, Nat Geo, Food Network, Discovery, TLC, NBC, CBS, among others, as well as commercials, and branded entertainment for a wide array of sponsors and non-profits. The recent ARE production, Side by Side, celebrated the frontline workers in NYC. Al Roker Entertainment helps brands forge deeper connections by producing social good content through traditional storytelling, docu-dramas, first-person narratives, and reality TV-inspired feel-good themes. And, Al is also a writer, his latest book, You Look So Much Better in Person, (https://amzn.to/3jcF9HI) is part memoir and advice-guide for crafting a rewarding career.

You can find Al Roker at:

Website : https://alrokerentertainment.com/al-roker/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/alroker/


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Aug 06 2020

54mins

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Nzinga A. Harrison, MD | Power, Recovery & Equity

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As a physician with specialties in addiction medicine and psychiatry who has spent her career focusing on stigma reduction and health equity, Nzinga Harrison is uniquely positioned to help people navigate the stress of current events including from opioid crisis and COVID to racial violence and systemic injustice and move from thinking to action with the goal of improving health and society. Dr. Harrison is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Eleanor Health, an innovative company who provides comprehensive outpatient care for individuals experiencing opioid and other substance use disorders. She also holds adjunct faculty appointments at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, is Co-Founder of Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, Inc. and Campaign Psychiatrist for Let’s Get Mentally Fit, a public education and stigma-reduction campaign. As host of the In Recovery weekly podcast by Lemonada Media, she engages a large audience on all things addiction including drug addiction, but also other addictions, for example food, sex, gambling.


You can find Dr. Harrison at:

Website : https://www.eleanorhealth.com/

In Recovery Podcast : https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery/


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Aug 03 2020

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Nicholas Palmquist | Dance, Equity and Access

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This conversation is different, it’s actually two conversations recorded four-months apart. Be sure to keep listening after our guest, Nicholas Palmquist, answers what is usually my final question. The dialogue after is powerful.

Palmquist is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer who has toured the world, performed and choreographed for stage, TV, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, The Tonys, and feature films. Finding his way to NYC, Nicholas focused more on choreography and began teaching packed classes at the iconic Steps on Broadway studios. There, he'd eventually bring cameras into the studio to share the experience with a global community on Instagram, and introduce a sponsorship/patronage model that allowed people from all over the world to sponsor dancers who struggled to afford his class.

Then, the pandemic hit. Everything shut down, including Nicholas' work. A few weeks in, he found himself, like so many others, awakening to the realities of racial injustice, violence, privilege, and protests. This led to a profoundly personal period of re-examination, along with a commitment to bring himself, his heart, mind, teaching, and sense of service and equality to the world in a very different way. I asked him to convene for a follow-up conversation, which we taped just last week and edited into this episode, so we could tell the fuller story of his evolution. 

You can find Nicholas Palmquist at: Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/napalmquist/


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Jul 30 2020

1hr 43mins

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Gay Hendricks | Genius, Limits & Conscious Luck

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Gay Hendricks exploded onto the human potential scene in 2009 with his mega New York Times bestselling book, The Big Leap, where he introduced the concept of the upper limit problems and the zone of genius, which he’s now re-envisioned as a spiral of genius. These ideas, along with tools to help work with them, were based on decades of clinical application and explained so much about why, even when we succeed, we tend to revert back. And it gave us a structure for understanding, then devoting ourselves to the type of work that accesses our fullest potential. Along with his wife, Katie, he’s continued to write, lead workshops around the world, often focused on mind-body practices, cultivating potential and deepening relationships, and he realized something. Without intending it, he’d figured out a methodology to cultivate what he calls conscious luck. Hendricks began codifying this idea years back but got busy with other projects until as luck would have it, just the right person would land in his world to help him turn the idea into a book, fittingly called Conscious Luck (https://amzn.to/2MGmzbL). We explore all of these ideas, along with so many of Gay’s unlikely, yet profoundly rewarding twists and turns along the way in today’s conversation.

You can find Gay Hendricks at:

Website : https://www.consciousluck.com/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/hendricks.gay/


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Jul 27 2020

58mins

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Lea Thau | The Art of Reinvention

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Starting as an unpaid intern at The Moth when it was still a local storytelling group in New York City, Lea Thau rose up to become the Executive & Creative Director, where she remained for a decade. During her time there, she co-created The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, helping to launch the "brand" into a global phenomenon. Thau has since become a Peabody Award-winning producer and director, now hosting her own popular podcast Strangers, which won the 2015 Public Radio March Madness Contest. She is also a storytelling teacher and coach who's worked one-on-one with people like Ethan Hawke, Marc Maron, Gabriel Byrne, Darryll “DMC” McDaniels, Margaret Cho, Suzanne Vega, as well as post-graduate fellows at Harvard, inner-city kids in New York and Los Angeles. Thau also teaches storytelling for businesses like Google, Nike, Intel, and many other companies.

You can find Lea Thau at:

Website : http://www.storycentral.org/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/strangerspodcast/


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Jul 23 2020

1hr 7mins

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Joél Leon | Keeping Life Real

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Joél Leon is a storyteller, performer, poet, musician, and author. Born and raised in the Bronx, from the earliest age, art, performing and music became both a refuge and a source of creative expression. He’d eventually land a spot at the famed New York High School for Performing Arts, where Joél continued to hone his theatrical chops. But driving it was always a fierce devotion to language and writing that led him to deepen into the craft and become a powerful voice and public storyteller exploring everything from parenting, joy, mental health, creativity, and performance to race, activism, and justice. Leon's work and devotion to revelation, truthtelling, and elevation have led to appearances at the legendary Apollo Theater, TED, TODAY Show, Joe's Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Columbia University, NYU, Webster Hall, among others. 

You can find Joél Leon at:

Website : http://mydaughtermayhave.com/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/joelakamag/



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Jul 20 2020

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T Kira Madden | Making Work That's Felt in the Spine

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T Kira Madden is a writer, photographer, amateur magician, and a powerful voice and editor, earning fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Tin House, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. She is the founding Editor-in-chief of No Tokens, a journal celebrating work that is "felt in the spine, run entirely by women and non-binary individuals, dedicated to featuring the words and artwork of all voices of the past, present, and future, here to keep stories alive and to make a physical object to hold in your hands." Madden's 2019 memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, dropping you into a wildly colorful and character-filled childhood. She also teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and we explore all of this in today’s conversation.

You can find T Kira Madden at:

Website: http://www.tkiramadden.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tkiramadden/


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Jul 16 2020

1hr 12mins

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Michael Gervais | Finding Mastery

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Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist working in high-stakes environments with some of the best in the world, training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and revealing one’s potential. His clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, MVPs from every major sport and Fortune 100 CEOs. A published, peer-reviewed author and recognized speaker on optimal human performance, Dr. Gervais has been featured by NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, ESPN, NFL Network, Red Bull TV, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Outside Magazine, WIRED, ESPN Magazine and others.

He is the co-founder of Compete to Create, (http://competetocreate.net/) a digital platform business helping people become their best through mindset training and the host of Finding Mastery, (https://findingmastery.net/) a podcast that takes you inside the rugged and high-stakes environments of those on the path of mastery to explore how they train minds to be at their very best.


You can find Dr. Michael Gervais at:

Website : https://findingmastery.net/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/findingmastery/


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Jul 13 2020

1hr 12mins

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Arielle Duhaime-Ross | Shining the Light

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Arielle Duhaime-Ross is the host of Reset, a podcast that re-evaluates the role of technology in our lives, from Stitcher and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Passionate about a breadth of topics from science and the environment to health and LGBTQ issues, Duhaime-Ross examines technology’s impact on humanity and reveals the ethical pitfalls of our connected lives, the power structures driving, or stalling innovation, and the dubious scientific claims that can creep into our collective psyche. Previously, Duhaime-Ross was the first climate change correspondent in American nightly TV news. She reported for HBO’s VICE News Tonight, an Emmy award-winning nightly newscast, and covered the politics of climate change, life-threatening instances of environmental contamination, and the effect that global warming is already having on communities worldwide. Prior to joining VICE, Duhaime-Ross was a science reporter at Vox Media’s The Verge, and has written for Scientific American, Nature Medicine, The Atlantic, and Quartz.

You can find Arielle Duhaime-Ross at:

Website : http://www.arielleduhaimeross.com/

Reset Podcast : https://pod.link/reset

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Jul 09 2020

1hr 12mins

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Mia Birdsong | How We Show Up

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Mia Birdsong is a pathfinder, community curator, and storyteller who engages the leadership and wisdom of people experiencing injustice to chart new visions of American life. She has a gift for making visible and leveraging the brilliance of everyday people so that our collective gifts reach larger spheres of influence, cultural and political change, and create wellbeing for everyone. In her book How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community, (https://amzn.to/30WJWX9) Birdsong examines community life, reimagines family and chosen family, and points us toward the promise of our collective vitality. Previously, as founding Co-Director of Family Story, Mia lifted up a new national story about what makes a good family. As Vice President of the Family Independence Initiative, she leveraged the power of data and stories to illuminate and accelerate the initiative low-income families take to improve their lives. Her public conversations, like the New America series centering Black women as agents of change and her 2015 TED talk “The Story We Tell About Poverty Isn’t True,” draw targeted attention to the stories of people who are finding their way into leadership roles despite myriad barriers, while also highlighting the vibrant terrain of all marginalized people who are leading on the ground and solving for tomorrow.

Birdsong is a Senior Fellow of the Economic Security Project. She was an inaugural Ascend Fellow and faculty member with The Aspen Institute, a New American California Fellow, and Advocate-in-Residence with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. Mia lives and dreams big on the occupied land of the Chochenyo Ohlone people (AKA Oakland, CA).


You can find Mia Birdsong at:

Website : http://www.miabirdsong.com/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/miabirdsong/

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Jul 06 2020

1hr 3mins

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Dan Heath | Upstream Thinking & Moment Making

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Dan Heath is the co-author, along with his brother, Chip, of four New York Times bestselling books: Made to Stick, Switch, Decisive, and The Power of Moments. The Heath Brothers’ books have sold over three million copies worldwide and been translated into 33 languages. But, interesting, separated by 10 years, the two weren't super close until they began to collaborate later in life. Their work has transformed not only the lives of millions of readers, but along the way, two brothers as well. Dan’s new book - his first solo release - Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen (https://amzn.to/3hmfMC7) debuted in March 2020 and was an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller. Dan is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

You can find Dan Heath at:

Website : https://heathbrothers.com/books/upstream/


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Jul 02 2020

1hr 10mins

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Milton Glaser | Make Things That Move People [Best Of]

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Iconic artist, designer, and New York Magazine cofounder, Milton Glaser's (http://www.miltonglaser.com/) work has been seen everywhere from the halls of global industry to, social movements to local pubs, the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center. He was the visionary behind the legendary I ♥ NY logo, designed and given for free as an offering to the city he loved when it teetered on the brink of bankruptcy in the 70s. The generation-defining, rainbow-haired Bob Dylan poster? Glaser, too. And, thousands of other works that have moved millions of people and defined moments, industries, and generations. Over our 8-year history, Glaser has become the single most-referenced and, arguably, most revered guest. His work changed us, and so did our time with him.

Milton Glaser passed away on Friday, June 26th at the age of 91. On his birthday. So, we wanted to share this “Best Of” conversation from our 2013 archives in honor of his life and impact, and as a powerful prompt to nurture the creative impulse that exists in all of us. To make meaning. To play. To live with purpose and joy.

You can find Milton Glaser at:

Website : https://www.miltonglaser.com/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/miltonglaserinc/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/geneenrothttps://www.facebook.com/MiltonGlaserInc/h


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Jun 29 2020

55mins

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Ann Patchett | On Solitude, Writing & Indie Bookstores

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A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Ann Patchett is the multi-award-winning and New York Times Bestselling author of eight novels, including The Patron Saint of Liars, Bel Canto, Run, Commonwealth. and The Dutch House, along with nonfiction works, including Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy, What Now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays examining the theme of commitment. In 2019, she published her first children’s book, Lambslide, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Patchett's work has been translated into more than thirty languages. In November 2011, yearning to stem the flow of great bookstores from Nashville, Tennessee where she lives, Patchett opened Parnassus Books with her business partner Karen Hayes. She has since become a spokesperson for independent booksellers, championing books and bookstores. In 2012 she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Interestingly, Patchett does not carry a cell-phone, has never texted, been on social media or, at least in the last few decades, watched TV. We dive into all of this in today's conversation.


You can find Ann Patchett at:

Website : http://www.annpatchett.com/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/parnassusbooks


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Jun 25 2020

59mins

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Elaine Welteroth | More Than Enough

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Elaine Welteroth is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and a producer and judge on the new Project Runway. She is known for her groundbreaking work at the helm of Teen Vogue, where she was appointed the youngest ever Editor-in-Chief at a Conde Nast publication in 2017, transforming the magazine into a platform for advocacy and social activism. She's now a leading expert and advocate for the next generation of change-makers. Welteroth was recently appointed Cultural Ambassador for Michelle Obama's When We All Vote initiative. Her writing appears in The New York Times, British Vogue, and The Hollywood Reporter. She has written for the hit show Grown-ish and has appeared on-camera for a range of media outlets including ABC News and Netflix. Welteroth released her first book More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are No Matter What They Say (https://amzn.to/30nh8q7) in June 2019. Her debut literary work became an immediate New York Times bestseller and was the recipient of the 2020 NAACP Image award for Outstanding Literary Work.

You can find Elaine Welteroth at:

Book : https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780525561613?aff=penguinrandom

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/elainewelteroth


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Jun 22 2020

1hr 29mins

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James McBride | A Life of Music, Words & Love

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 James McBride is an accomplished musician and author whose books have been translated into 19 languages and sold millions of copies around the world. He's toured with jazz legends, written songs for everyone from Anita Baker to Grover Washington, Jr. McBride also penned the National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling The Good Lord Bird, which Showtime is turning into a television series, authored bestselling American classic The Color of Water, along with Miracle at St. Anna, which was adapted into a film by Spike Lee. Awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Obama “for humanizing the complexities of discussing race in America,” McBride is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. His newest novel, Deacon King Kong, (https://books.apple.com/us/book/deacon-king-kong/id1469783511) drops you into Brooklyn, circa 1969, with a fierce interplay between social commentary, immersive storytelling, and wild humor that ultimately lands in the form of awakening, redemption, and love.

You can find James McBride at:

Website : https://www.jamesmcbride.com/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/jamesmcbrideauthor/


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Jun 18 2020

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Judge Victoria Pratt | On Restorative Justice [Best Of]

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Growing up outside Newark, NJ, Judge Victoria Pratt found herself in the role of translator, advocate, and champion at a very young age. That deep desire to serve at the sweet-spot between justice and humanity never left her. Rising up through government and educational institutions, she eventually became Chief Judge in Newark Municipal Court in Newark, NJ. But she was not your ordinary judge. For her, it was all about serving the broader humanity and needs of both those who appeared in her courtroom, as well as those who were affected in the community. Judge Pratt gained acclaim as a champion for criminal justice reform and restorative justice in her Newark courtroom, worked with jurisdictions across the US, and as far as Dubai, Ukraine, Mexico, and England. Her TED Talk, How Judges Can Show Respect, went viral. Now a leading voice in criminal justice reform and restorative justice through her consulting firm Pratt Lucien Consultants, Judge Pratt speaks to corporate and organizational leaders about restoring respect to their processes. At the heart of it all is a call-to-action to elevate the humanity and dignity of all people and focus more on restoration and rehabilitation than punishment. We're so excited to share this Best Of conversation with you today.


You can find Judge Victoria Pratt at: 

Website : https://judgevictoriapratt.com/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/judgevpratt1/


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Jun 15 2020

1hr 14mins

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John O'Leary | Choosing Awe

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In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given less than a 1% chance to live. John not only survived but, with the support of an incredible family, friends and community, found a way to reclaim a sense of wonder, joy and service that has led to a stunning career inspiring millions, writing books, while marrying the love of his life and raising four kids together. His #1 National Bestselling book ON FIRE recounts much of this story, and his popular Live Inspired Podcast takes you deeper into lessons learned. John's new book, IN AWE, (https://amzn.to/3dQ1dUO) explores the key elements that allow you to live from a place of awe, no matter what the world throws at you.

We recorded a Good Life Project conversation with John in 2016, which you can listen to here: https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/john-oleary-2/

You can find John O'Leary at:

Website : http://johnolearyinspires.com/

Instagram : http://instagram.com/johnoleary.inspires/


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Jun 11 2020

1hr 14mins

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Alix Spiegel | Telling Revelatory Stories

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Graduating Oberline, Alix Spiegel landed in Chicago and stumbled upon a help-wanted ad that would lead to an internship with soon-to-be-legendary radio producer, Ira Glass. A year later, Spiegel became one of the founding producers of This American Life, where she, Ira, and a small, devoted team would change the face of public radio, storytelling, journalism, and, eventually podcasting. She eventually left to work on NPR's Science Desk for a decade and build more of a life outside radio. Then, January 2015, Spiegel joined forces with journalist Lulu Miller to co-host Invisibilia, a series from NPR about the unseen forces that control human behavior — our ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts. Invisibilia interweaves personal stories with fascinating psychological and brain science, in a way that ultimately makes you see your own life differently. Her work on human behavior has also appeared in The New Yorker magazine and The New York Times.

You can find Alix Spiegel at: Invisibilia : https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510307/invisibilia


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Jun 09 2020

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Lance Allred | Masculinity Reimagined

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Lance Allred was born legally deaf in a polygamist commune in rural Montana. When he was 13, his family escaped and eventually came out of hiding in Utah, where for the first time, he had to step into a world that he had no experience navigating. Lance had always loved writing, but at nearly 6’4” in middle school, and looking for a new way to belong, his height caught the eye of the basketball coach. The game became his life and he'd eventually become a star athlete that led to college, then years playing all over the world in the pros, including a stint in the NBA. But, underneath it all, Lance never left his love of writing, and he began to share his inner life in print, authoring a number of books and eventually leaving the game to speak to and train leaders. In his newest book, The New Alpha Male, (https://amzn.to/2Ub4d6W) Lance turns his deeply reflective, insightful, and honest lens on the role of masculinity, how his experience of it has changed dramatically since becoming a dad and what he leads with now. In today’s conversation, we explore all of this, including a really beautiful moment where the truer, deeper reason for this book, and who it’s really written for, comes out. 

You can find Lance Allred at:

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/lanceallred41/

Website : http://lanceallred41.com/


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Jun 05 2020

1hr 17mins

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Austin Channing Brown | I'm Still Here

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Austin Channing Brown is a writer, speaker and media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice. She is the author of I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness (https://amzn.to/2X8qyEc) and the Executive Producer of The Next Question: A Web Series Imagining How Expansive Racial Justice Can Be (https://www.tnqshow.com/). Austin started her career in the nonprofit world, focusing on homelessness and housing, youth engagement, and church operations before blazing her own path in speaking, consulting, media and writing. As a leader, educator, and producer, Channing Brown creates programming that centers the experiences of Black women, dismantling the foundations of white supremacy, while interweaving a way forward for all who will listen. Her nationally-celebrated first season of The Next Question included a slate of incredible contributors. Alongside her co- creators, Chi Chi Okwu and Jenny Booth Potter, the hosts examine complex topics affecting social justice while simultaneously celebrating the stories, personalities, and humanity of their guests.

An added note before we dive into this powerful conversation. Our podcast episodes are often recorded weeks or months in advance, as was the case with this conversation. In the intervening time, we’ve all been horrified and devastated by the deaths of Ahmuad Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Because of the gap between recording and air-dates, they are conspicuously absent from our conversation in a way that, I’m sure, would have different and been a part of the discourse had this conversation occurred at a later date. As I’ve shared elsewhere, silence and complacency are not options. Everything we explore in this conversation is as important and relevant as it’s ever been. We're excited to share it with you.

You can find Austin Channing Brown at:

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/austinchanning/

Website : http://austinchanning.com/


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Jun 03 2020

1hr 14mins

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Interesting, Positive, Inspiring

By Sally197148 - Oct 25 2019
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I’ve learned so much listening to this podcast! Great interviews wonderfully prepared!

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By Stratoblogster - Aug 26 2019
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Astounding info! Really connects the dots!