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Category Personal Growth
Improving ourselves improves the world around us. Looking for inspiration? From curated TED Talks to stories of thought leaders providing actionable advice, there’s no better place to start your personal growth journey than right here.
The Ultimate Daily Routine You Can Do Even If You’re Busy AF
Could a daily routine bring out the best in us? It doesn't have to be huge or long or even separate from what you're already doing. But when we make the conscious effort to focus on our mind, body, soul, and relationships, we can become the best versions of ourselves.Read More
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Are You the Hero, Artist, Prophet, or Nomad? Why Generational Archetypes Matter with Dr. Steven Shepard (Episode #108)
If you’ve ever felt stuck in a problem, and yet sensed that you were just one key insight away from a “Eureka moment,” then you will enjoy today's interview with Dr. Steve Shepard. In today’s episode, Dr. Shepard helps us see the differences between generations as a tremendous asset, instead of a source of friction. And in the end, we realize that someone who seems a planet away because of their age (young or old) may have just the insight we need to leap forward!Read More
Misery or Mindfulness? Choosing Your Perspective Wisely with Dr. Srikumar Rao (Episode #107)
Turns out, we don’t have to solve any of our problems through struggle, trial, and error. No, there are pieces of wisdom out there that are as true today as they were 2,000 years ago. And today’s guest, Dr. Srikumar Rao, has done the work of gathering those pieces of insight and making them relevant to modern life. Dr. Rao is a sought-after speaker around the globe because the perspectives he shares have the power to help us make enormous leaps in our personal wisdom and use those leaps to rise above the chaos.Read More
A Lesson From Google Maps
Could there be something to learn from Google Maps? Is there a wisdom in calmly moving on to the solution when you miss a turn instead of dwelling on the mistake? Here's how we could stand to learn something from Google Maps.Read More
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Take a Walk with a Doctor: Understanding Yourself Through Nature with Jonathan Reisman M.D. (Episode #99)
The best medicines for overwhelm these days are joy and wonder. Both, when you can get it! And today’s guest, Dr. Jonathan Reisman, brings us exactly that. He is a pediatrician and ER physician with a penchant for adventure travel, nature and food, and connecting ideas that no one ever thought to combine. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and Discover Magazine and now he has a book that is one of the best “bedside reads” you might ever come across: The Unseen Body: A Doctor's Journey Through the Hidden Wonders of Human Anatomy.Read More
How Care-frontation Will Help You Deal with Confrontation
Instead of running away from conflict, imagine a world where imperfections are embraced, where uniqueness is celebrated, and we feel called to carry those difficult conversations with an open heart. Here's how being genuine and consistent will revolutionize the conflicts in your life.Read More
Three Core Beliefs You Need to Create Your Best Life
We all want to live the best life we possibly can, but are often held back, building our lives based on fear of what could happen instead of unabashed, fearless pursuit of joy. What if I told you there were three core beliefs that could help you make that change?Read More
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Don’t Wait to Live: Turning Pain into a Teacher with Stefanie Schaffer (Episode #98)
Making an amazing hand out of the cards you’ve been dealt can seem impossible. But today’s guest - Stefanie Schaffer - has mastered the process and shares insights we can all put in practice tomorrow. The “bad hand” she was dealt, was very bad: losing both her legs in a tour boat accident while on a family vacation at age 22. But, in just 4 years, she has recovered from one setback after another, and managed her responses with so much clarity that she has recently found herself modeling for Kim Kardashian’s company, traveling, writing a book, and finding perspectives that are useful through every chapter of her recovery.Read More
What Fear Can Teach Us About the Stories We Tell Ourselves
DO NOT MISS THIS! If you are turning your back on all the fear and malice in the news media these days, this TED Talk is a really fun and "game-changing" insight! (We use it almost every day)Read More
The Problem with “I’ll be Happy When…”
We often believe achievements or purchases are what make us happy in life, but this is rarely the case. Rather than saying “Happy When,” focus on being happy now, each day. Here's how you can practice being grateful for what you have and find ways to improve your happiness in place.Read More
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The Wonderful Things You Miss When You Fixate on the End Goal with Michael Schauch (Episode #97)
There’s a skill you can develop for discovering the brilliant hidden possibilities when your plans are dashed. In today’s episode, Michael Schauch (a mountaineer, entrepreneur and award winning author) pulls back the curtain on all our goal-setting to reveal the depth and beauty of human connection that can be waiting for us too, when we realize we are in a unique moment of transition.Read More
There Is No Such Thing As Peace of Mind!
We are living in unusually turbulent times. But when you try to ‘quiet’ your mind, when you try to ‘control’ it, you are doomed to failure. You are simply feeding energy to something that you have created, and which does not exist except you think it does. Your mind does not exist. It is fiction. It is unreal. It comes into being because you think it exists. Here's how you can actually live peacefully in these crazy times.Read More
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