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The Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast

Hosted by Dr. Lynda Ulrich, Goodness Exchange Co-Founder

The Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast is designed to give you more joy, less fear, and no end to the evidence that a bright future is possible. Each episode, we help you make sense of the world by introducing you to people tackling some of the world’s most difficult problems and show you why they still think the future is bright.

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Past Episodes

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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.
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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.
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How to Have the Difficult Conversations with Dr. Marcia Reynolds (Episode #95)

If some of the chaos in your life comes from others, then our guest today, Dr. Marcia Reynolds, will give you no end to ah-ha moments. She is a master of making hard conversations easy. Marcia is a sought-after transformational coach known for her ability to change people’s minds in positive ways that serve everyone. Dr. Reynolds drops by to break down the truth behind hard conversations, and it only takes a few simple shifts to do it.
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Why Shared Struggle is Awesome: Secrets of the Spartan Races with Marion Abrams (Episode #92)

Marion Abrams sees people turn enormous struggle into personal leaps forward, in almost every aspect of her work with the famous Spartan Races. Turns out, we don’t even have to be going for “super athlete” status to be transformed. In this interview she completely upends what we may think about the Spartan movement and her insights point to how any of us can find the awesomeness in friends, family, co-workers and even strangers by finding a role in a Spartan event.
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Cultivating Emotional Intelligence to Manage Your Reaction to the World with Brittney-Nichole (Episode #88)

In this episode, we welcome Brittney-Nichole to talk about emotional intelligence, or the ability to be aware and sensitive to our own emotions and the emotions of others. We discuss some of the most common things that impede our ability to develop this skill, including negativity bias, victim mentality, and a lack of receptivity to feedback. We talk about how taking risks can be a valuable way of growing and learning, and how being willing to step out of our comfort zone can help us to become stronger and more capable.
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Your Trauma is Not a Barrier, It’s a Window with David Richman (Episode #85)

It’s easy to feel bad when you are not yet the person you want to be. When you haven’t yet developed the habits you desire, or haven’t yet got up and pursued the life of your dreams. David Richman found himself in this position, feeling bad about his smoking habit and his weight. Now an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and philanthropist, there are endless lessons to learn from David’s journey through trauma to the life of his dreams. Listen in for proof that it’s never too late to take a step back, assess your life, and make changes that will get you where you want to go.
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Recognizing Everyone’s Superpower to Reshape Work Cultures with Jenn Lim (Episode #84)

Do you really have a feeling of fulfillment and happiness when you’re at your workplace? Are you sure that what you’re chasing is meaningful for your life? If you’re asking yourself these questions, you’re probably struggling to find the value or purpose in what you’re doing. CEO and Co-Founder of Delivering Happiness, Jenn Lim, has some impactful thoughts about how we can all be happier at work.
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Your Best Time Management: Knowing What to Let Go with Oliver Burkeman (Episode #83)

There is a fresh - rather freeing - perspective when it comes to "time-management" that can relieve us from stressing over our inboxes and to-do lists.  Our guest, Oliver Burkeman, is just the one to have discovered it. For 10 years, he wrote a column for the Guardian about time-management. And then one day, realized that much of the schemes and advice for managing time were nonsense. Instead, the solution to our overwhelming dilemma with time starts somewhere we might never look. This conversation is both freeing and fun.
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