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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.
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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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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.
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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?
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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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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.
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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.
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