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Failing Does Not Make You a Failure

Michael Jordan played 15 years, won six championships. Would you say the other nine years were a failure? Some days you're able to be successful, some days you're not. Some days it's your turn, some days it's not your turn. Here's a lesson from the Milwaukee Bucks on the meaningful difference between failing and failure.
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The Slow AF Run Club Welcomes YOU to the Back of the Pack with Martinus Evans (Episode #146)

When did society decide that people with larger bodies can’t possibly be “fit,” and create systems that exclude them from most fitness communities? Martinus Evans is flipping all those notions upside down and providing a rapidly growing community with insight and inspiration. At 300 pounds he has run 8 marathons, is a certified running coach, and has 95K followers on Instagram. And today, we will learn why the joy in fitness activities is for everyone, in every kind of body.
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How to Stop Overthinking: 6 Tips to Regain Control

Be it overthinking a relationship or your next move in life, many of us have been stuck in a mental maze. And the amazing part is that the more we ruminate, the more we lose sight of the simplicity of thought, which is often dead ahead. The truth is that once you understand your mind, you’ll know how to stop overthinking and manage your thoughts effectively. To untangle the web of your thoughts, here’s what you need to know.
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Our Lives are Only Limited By the Space We’ve Had to Explore with Christal Brown (Episode #145)

Many of us rush through our days, weeks, and lives, chasing goals and just trying to get everything done. But all that activity can blind us to the fact that our goals come from the notions of “influential others” in our lives, and not from what lights us up as individuals. Christal Brown is a master in helping others discover and structure a personal vision that is all their own, and one that will be a central source of joy, no matter the ups and downs in the journey.
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Everyone Has a Story

While we may want to believe the people who rise to the top in life are always most deserving, the objective truth is different. We don't start life on a level playing field, and everyone has a backstory, just like this one of a Lyft driver with a dream.
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70 min listen
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Mindfully Embracing the Unexpected: Advice from a Zen Teacher with Flint Sparks (Episode #143)

If you or someone you know is struggling with a complexity that seems irrevocably stuck, our guest today—Flint Sparks—will point you in some new directions. He’s been a professional psychotherapist for four decades, and he is also a Zen teacher: a wonderful combination that brings a level of timeless wisdom to the table that adds a path to freedom we may not find any other way.
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Aging Has Its Perks! How to Embrace Life Year After Year with Carl Honoré (Episode #141)

This week we take a deep dive into our expanding potential in every single decade of the aging process. Our guest, Carl Honoré, is raising eyebrows with his novel insights about aging, with special emphasis on how it improves collaboration in diverse groups, the advantages we are gaining with age, and the things to look forward to that we can’t get to any other way.
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Tackling Mental Load: 5 Practical Tips for a Healthier Mind

Many of us have a never-ending list of things to do in our minds, and it feels like there’s no end in sight. This constant mental chatter is known as “mental load,” and it can quickly become overwhelming. It’s not just another buzzword, though. In fact, it’s something that affects many people, especially women, and it can have a huge impact on your daily life. Here are five practical tips to reclaim your mental space and live a more balanced life.
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Feeling Stuck? Use Street Wisdom to Navigate the World with More Curiosity with David Pearl (Episode #139)

Having a reliable routine for getting fresh perspectives and ideas can be a sanity-saver and a path to opening up new potential almost every day for you. In this episode, we learn about just such a path with David Pearl, who is leading a movement—Street Wisdom—that can be an energizing, simple way to find answers to small daily quandaries and your most challenging problems. And best of all, it’s a free, ever changing way to boost your sense of joy, wonder and well-being.
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