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Positive psychology—with Martin Seligman. During the 1960s the field of psychology focussed on the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms, and how to reduce people’s misery. Professor Martin Seligman wanted to change that focus. He’s become known as the Father of Positive Psychology, and he’s had a profound influence worldwide. In Part 1 of our 2 programs with Martin Seligman, hear him address an exclusive audience in Australia on happiness and human flourishing.
How Journaling Can Make You 25% Happier (TPS154). Journaling is a bit of a buzzword in the productivity space, but with good reason. And in this episode, Mike and Brooks explain why it’s so important. They dive into the many benefits of journaling, and share 5 tips for making journaling actionable and effective. They explain how to implement a journaling habit, recommend some different tools and apps you can use, and explain how to make the habit stick. If you’ve never understood why you should journal or you have trouble doing it consistently, then this episode is for you.Get Podcast UpdatesDo you want to get an email with shownotes each time a podcast goes live? Then let us know where to send the updates by entering your first name and email. Cheat SheetWhy there’s a stigma associated with journaling (and why’s it isn’t true) [1:39]The benefits that come from pairing journaling and meditation [5:13]How journaling increases your mindfulness [7:53]The ways that journaling actually increases the likelihood that you will actually achieve your goals [9:55]How journaling strengthens self-discipline and improves communication skills [14:15]Why many people do something called “morning pages” and how it sets their day up for success [18:24]Why you don’t need to take a long time each day to journal (it’s the consistency that counts) [20:27]Why it is so important to keep your journal positive [24:09]The benefits of keeping a gratitude journal and how it impacts your outlook on your life [26:07]Why it is important to see the gains you’ve made by reviewing your journal [32:17]How to use journaling to identify pain points in your life so you can fix and solve them [36:38]AE recommendations for digital journals and apps you can use [38:38]Why you might want to use an analog journal and the benefits of pen and paper [48:42]Why it is so important for you to pick a time to journal that works for you and stick to it [55:03]Using automation and prompts to make journaling more efficient [58:24]5 tips to make the most of your journaling experience [1:04:56]Why you should review your journal on a regular basis [1:06:19]LinksSELF JournalTPS2: How to Get Started with JournalingTPS69: Journaling w/ Kendra WrightHow to Take Massive Action on Your Goals by Implementing the 12 Week Year Effectively (TPS138)The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months10% Happier by Dan HarrisHuffington Post “10 Surprising Benefits You’ll Get From Keeping a Journal”MoodnotesDay OneThe Five Minute JournalTextExpanderEvernoteLaunch Center ProJourney appBaron Fig notebooksField NotesMoleskineRhodia notebookBullet JournalMiracle MorningIf you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here’s how.
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
Placebo power. The placebo effect demonstrates that the mind-body interaction can be powerful. Placebos can turn on the body’s natural biological processes to relieve a range of conditions, and in the future deception may not even be necessary.
Rank #1: A Conversation With Bernie Sanders. Four years ago, Senator Bernie Sanders began a long-shot campaign for the presidency. Until then, Sanders was a relatively unknown independent senator from Vermont, with some very progressive ideas. His campaign turned out to be much stronger than predicted, and this election cycle Bernie Sanders is one of the front-runners in the Democratic primary. Maria Hinojosa sits down with Sanders to talk about how his upbringing in a working class family shaped him, his views on immigration, and why Latinos should vote for him.
Rank #2: How I Made It: Honduran Photographer Tomas Ayuso. Tomas Ayuso is a photographer who decided to challenge the way mainstream media was documenting violence and trauma in Central America. Through his project, "The Right to Grow Old," Ayuso humanizes stories of individuals across Honduras. In this segment of "How I Made It," Tomas shares how he met Moises and Meya, two of the people he documented for his project, and how he followed them from Honduras as they made their way to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Rank #1: Fue el Estado. Desde el 2000, más de 100 periodistas han sido asesinados en México. El 2017 estableció un récord, con 12 muertes. La periodista Anabel Hernández sabe de primera mano lo peligroso que es. Hoy vive con escoltas 24 horas, 7 días a la semana, por sus investigaciones sobre el narcotráfico y la corrupción estatal. ¿Por qué lo hace? ¿Y qué dice la historia de Anabel sobre la situación del periodismo en México?
Rank #2: Tolerancia cero . El pasado 20 de junio, después de duras críticas, el presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, firmó una orden ejecutiva que supuestamente frena la práctica de separar niños de sus padres en la frontera. Pero ya son más de 2.300 niños separados, sin plan para reunirlos con sus familias. ¿Qué pasó? ¿Y por qué?
Rank #1: Craig Finn Is Interested In The High And The Hangover. Craig Finn is one of the most eloquent storytellers in music. The people at the heart of his songs are filled with emotions and often flaws. As he says, he's interested in the high and the hangover. On his third solo album, 'I Need a New War', the people at the heart of these songs have seen a lot, and unlike some of the characters in his band, The Hold Steady, who embrace the bad decisions, they're trying to do the right thing. How that works out for them? Debatable. But that's the thing about Craig. These songs are nuanced. You'll find yourself laughing with a character in the first verse and on the verge of tears by the last chorus. Craig's got a knack for geography as well, and he'll tell some great stories about touring the country, including one about the most unfriendly bar in Montana.
Rank #1: Chance The Rapper. Chance The Rapper, fresh from a 23,000-strong, sold-out show the night before, brought a thoughtful and fresh take to his Tiny Desk concert.
Rank #2: Lizzo. Backed by a band assembled just for this occasion, the breakthrough pop icon performs three joyfully showy songs from Cuz I Love You.
Rank #1: Pretty Hurts. Some may think of beauty as frivolous and fun, but on this episode, we're examining a few of the ugly ways that its been used to project power.
Rank #2: Made For You And Me. Black people don't hike? Latinos don't like camping? Asians are afraid of the sun? Adrian and Shereen dig into the stereotypes — and truths — about people of color and their relationship to the great outdoors.
Rank #1: Individual-1. The Mueller investigation keeps moving forward and the focus is shifting to President Trump. While Individual-1 keeps tweeting, Maria and Julio talk to Amanda Terkel, Washington Bureau Chief at HuffPost and call up All-Star and ITT Russia expert, Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior reporter at The Root. ITT Staff Picks The story of the undocumented workers at Trump's golf club in New Jersey (from The New York Times). Amanda's story on the power grab in Wisconsin and the legacy of Scott Walker (from HuffPost). From Buzzfeed News: five lessons taken from Robert Mueller's sentencing memo in the Michael Cohen case.
Rank #2: Hyper Visible and Invisible. Since Ilhan Omar was elected to Congress, she’s faced consistent attacks from the GOP and Donald Trump, even as far as the president telling her and three other Congresswomen to “go back to their country.” These attacks illustrate the greater struggle of being a black Muslim woman in this country today. Maria and Julio are joined by Shamira Ibrahim, culture writer on race, identity, and politics, and Margari Hill, co-founder and executive director of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, to discuss how these intersecting identities lead to anti-blackness both within the Muslim community and in the U.S. at large. ITT Staff Picks: A Neverending Quest for Sovereignty, Shamira Ibrahim’s essay on identity for The Root. How Ilhan Omar’s intersecting identities makes her a target, via The Intercept. The first-ever hijabi to land a major modeling contract is a black refugee woman, from Paper Magazine. This episode was mixed by Jeanne Montalvo.
Rank #1: Lizzo. Backed by a band assembled just for this occasion, the breakthrough pop icon performs three joyfully showy songs from Cuz I Love You.
Rank #2: Chance The Rapper. Chance The Rapper, fresh from a 23,000-strong, sold-out show the night before, brought a thoughtful and fresh take to his Tiny Desk concert.
Rank #1: The Year In Music 2017. Music and politics have a long history and in 2017, a new chapter in their fraught and complicated relationship burst open. It began on a weekend in January with the Presidential inauguration and the Women's March on Washington, D.C. (and around the globe) that followed. That's when the new resistance movement got its first anthem, courtesy Los Angeles-based singer MILCK and her defiant song, "Quiet." She and other women sang the empowering ballad against sexual assault and abuse a cappella during the march, and it turned out to be a prescient chorus for what would unfold throughout the year.It was a strong year for guitar rock, the best of it coming from relatively younger bands dominated by women: Jay Som, Charly Bliss, Vagabon, Waxahatchee, Diet Cig, Palehound, Chastity Belt, Girlpool, Daddy Issues, Partner. The list goes on and on.2017 was also a year when much beloved artists abandoned the sounds their fans first fell in love with to try something new. Weezer and Beck dove deep into pop and all its tropes; St. Vincent and Torres largely traded electric guitar for synths and pulsing soundscapes. Bands that once dominated many top 10 lists — Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, The xx — all released records that fell way below expectations.There was so much more that happened in 2017 — more than we could ever get to in a single episode of All Songs Considered — but we do our best on this edition to hit the highlights (and a few low points), with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson.
Rank #2: The Year In Music 2018. The All Songs gang looks back at this year's anthems and unmissable milestones, from Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer to Childish Gambino's mind-blowing video for "This Is America," Rosalía, Mitski and more. Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson as they look back at the albums, artists and moments that mattered most in 2018.
Rank #1: Sept. 10, 2019: UK Parliament Suspended; Mortician Author On Death. British Parliament began a five-week suspension on Tuesday. We spoke to Amanda Sloat, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about what this means for the UK and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who lost a second bid for a snap election Monday. And, mortician and author Caitlin Doughty joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss questions about death that she explores in her new book, "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death."
Rank #2: Sept. 6, 2019: World War II's Toll On Poland; Kentucky Coal Miners. Eighty years after the German invasion of Poland that started World War II, we speak to a historian about the toll the conflict took on the country. Also, for nearly six weeks, coal miners in eastern Kentucky have been blocking a train car full of coal from a company they say owes them thousands of dollars each in backpay. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with one of the miners. And there are new clues as to what might be causing the rapid onset of illnesses striking some individuals who used ...
Rank #1: Bon Iver Live From the 9:30 Club. The love for Justin Vernon and Bon Iver at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club was so overwhelming for this performance, it seemed fans might storm the stage and eat the humble frontman alive. The stage was set with just the essentials, bathed in thin columns of warmly colored lights. It was just enough to reveal the faces of a thousand or so glassy-eyed fans who mouthed the words to every song and swayed in a state of pure bliss. 8/4/11 Perth Minnesota, WI Towers Holocene Creature Fear Flume Hinnom, TX Wash. Brackett, WI Blood Bank Re: Stacks Calgary Wolves (Act I and II) ENCORE: Skinny Love Beth/Rest For Emma
Rank #2: The Avett Brothers: Newport Folk Festival 2009. The Avett Brothers stomped and hollered high-energy songs from its new album at Newport Folk.
Rank #1: We Need To Talk About S-Town. S-Town has everyone hooked. But what to think about this complicated piece of aural literature? Media ethicist Kelly McBride helps us sort through our feelings. And we visit a lively S-Town Hall in Chicago. Plus, we unpack the many Muslim-American identities with See Something Say Something's Ahmed Ali Akbar. And Irish writer and comedian Maeve Higgins introduces us to some of her favorite immigration stories. Including her own.
Rank #2: Ira Madison III Wants You To Keep It. "Keep It" is pop culture writer Ira Madison's way to say "No thanks" to, well, anything. Also: Breasts Unbound on everyone's favorite body part, Seeing White on the history of race, and Harry Leslie Smith on being a 95-year-old podcaster.
Rank #1: Tony Bennertt, 1990. Ever-popular song stylist Tony Bennett was McPartland's guest for the first time in 1990. Bennett vocalizes American popular songs like nobody else can. When he was starting out, a voice teacher, Miriam Spier, famously told him: "Don't imitate singers, imitate musicians." So, Bennett decided to emulate Art Tatum. He also credits his relaxed delivery to the inspiration of Mildred Bailey. On this edition of Piano Jazz, Bennett sings "Stay as Sweet as You Are" and "Imagination." There's no need to guess who's playing the accompaniment.
Rank #2: Renee Rosnes,1990. Upon moving to New York from Vancouver, Canada, pianist and composer Renee Rosnes established a reputation as one of the premier jazz musicians on the scene. Over her 30-year career, Rosnes has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, from established masters such as Jack DeJohnette to younger giants such as Christian McBride and Melissa Aldana. On this 1990 episode of Piano Jazz, she plays Monk's "Four in One" then improvises with McPartland on her own tune "Fleur De Lis."
Rank #1: Julio Torres on 'My Favorite Shapes,' 'SNL,' and 'Los Espookys'. Julio Torres has created some of our favorite sketches for Saturday Night Live in recent memory. His sketches on the show are a little different than standard SNL fare. It's not the in-your-face humor about politics or the need for cowbell, but it's a little dreamy and magical. Julio recently released his first comedy special on HBO, 'My Favorite Shapes.' It's a little sideways from what you'd expect from a comedy special. Julio talks about ... his favorite shapes. The shapes have lived lives you'd never quite expect, but really, the shapes help us learn more about Julio. He's also one of the creators of the new HBO show, Los Espookys. In the show, a group of friends who turn their love of horror films into a business. Think the gig economy for spooky events. We're big fans of Julio, and we're thrilled to share this conversation about Julio's recent success!
Rank #2: Bill Hader on Barry, Saturday Night Live and more. We're replying some favorites from the Bullseye archives this week! Today, we're excited to bring you Bill Hader. You know him from his time on Saturday Night Live. He was kind of an impressions guy - he did a mean Vincent Price. His most famous character was Stefon, from the Weekend Update sketches. He left the show in 2013 and went on to perform in movies like Trainwreck, Inside Out and the smash hit Sausage Party. Along with Fred Armisen, he also starred in the IFC show, Documentary Now. His latest project is an HBO TV show called Barry, which enters its second season later this month. Hader stars as the show's title character, Barry Berkman. Barry's an ex-marine, turned low rent hitman in Ohio, turned aspiring actor in Los Angeles. Bill tells Jesse about working as a production assistant when he first came out to Los Angeles, the influence his parents had on his taste in film, and the struggle he had to project his voice.
Rank #1: #42 - Buzzfeed's Curly Velasquez on Tamarindo. This week on Tamarindo Podcast, Brenda and Melinna sit down with Buzzfeed’s Curly Velasquez, one of the lead content creators for their Latinx division, Pero Like. Carlitos “Curly” Velasquez, or "the funny primo we wish we all had”, is a Los Angeles-based artist who celebrates all things brown and beautiful. He began his career in fashion working for celebrity photographer David LaChapelle, and design icon Jeremy Scott before starting his own line. Curly began work with BuzzFeed as an office receptionist, and worked his way onto the Shorter Than Short Form team, creating original artwork and animations for Snapchat. His interest in producing eventually led him to the video side where he currently creates “content that resonates with English-speaking Latinxs” through Buzfeed’s Pero Like. Melinna & Brenda get into the personal and the political with Curly, discussing #TPS (Temporary Protected Status), life as a Salvadoreño Latinx in the US, the influence of social media and (very) personal grooming. Curly will be appearing at this years #SXSW festival on a panel titled “Latinx Representation, Resistance and Identity.” Follow Curly on: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtg9xRpVZGWVchp83AOLADg Buzzfeed buzzed.com/curlyvelasquez #Instagram @thecurlyvshow Videos we mention on the show: "My Abuelas Immigration Story from el Salvador to the US" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-J0yi5WYSk "Iconic Looks & Facts About Frida" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Yl3TIglO4&t=218s Keep up with Tamarindo podcast at www.tamarindopodcast.com #CurlyVelasquez #PeroLike #Buzzfeed #SalvadorianAmerican #Salvadorian #Latinx #LGBTQIA #TPS #Salvadoran #ElSalvador
Rank #2: #40- Poet Yosimar Reyes on Tamarindo. This is the first official episode with the NEW Tamarindo duo, Melinna Bobadilla and Brenda Gonzalez, the #EducatedPeleoneras. Together, they discuss the recent progressive sweep and wins by candidates of color across the country and remain cautiously optimistic for the future of elections. Next, they interview nationally acclaimed poet, educator, performance artist and public speaker, Yosimar Reyes. He is currently an Arts Fellow at #DefineAmerican, an organization founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. Yosimar tells us all about #undocujoy, what it's like dating when you're a badass public figure, and some of the cool travel he's been up to. Learn more about Yosimar at yosimarreyes.com. Follow this episode's voices on twitter: @yosoyyosi @melinnateatrina @brendaricards and @tamarindocast. Please #rateandreview this #latinaled #podcast on @applepodcast and subscribe wherever you listen to #podcasts.
Rank #1: Losing your accent. English is spoken with countless accents by both native and non-native speakers. But a hierarchy persists: there are 'good accents and 'bad' ones. So whether you're from Thailand or Tennessee, you may want to get rid of your accent. We hear from a few such people, and from someone who has no interest in changing his accent.
Rank #2: If you could talk to the animals. Do you talk to your dog? Does your dog talk back to you? Dr. Doolittle’s dream of talking to the animals is one many of us can share. But what do all of those howls and growls mean and is it really language? This week on the podcast NOVA’s Ari Daniel joins us to explore the communication patterns of three different species: Túngara frogs, Humpback whales and Diana monkeys. And if you listen and still want more...continue to nerd out with NOVA. They're going deep this month with a new program, "NOVA Wonders: What Are Animals Saying?" www.pbs.org/novawonders