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A highlight from Inside the Harmonic Egg: A Journey of Energy Healing & Transformation feat. Gail Lynn #445

The Life Stylist

01:28 min | 4 hrs ago

A highlight from Inside the Harmonic Egg: A Journey of Energy Healing & Transformation feat. Gail Lynn #445

"It's definitely one of the coolest innovations I've come across in my exploration of this category of technology and I knew the moment I had my first egg session that I just had to track down its creator and talk to her and share that conversation with you. So that's exactly what I did. And here's just a taste of the rabbit holes we burrow into on this one. My first harmonic egg journey and the lasting impression it left. How Gayle was unwittingly chosen by source to be the inventor and steward of the harmonic egg, the surreal story of her Marion Elvis stepbrother and making a Hollywood film about his life, gales background in engineering, and how a traumatic car accident allowed Gale to download the remaining knowledge needed to finish the egg, the interwoven stories between the egg, Wilhelm Reich, Nikola Tesla, and other wellness tech pioneers, how astrology, sacred geometry, scalar waves, chakras, music, and colors were all rolled into one fantastic machine. How Gale applies the divine feminine business model that places cooperation over competition, how sacred geometry affects our DNA, and the power of the three 6 9 numerical code used in the egg's creation, why is she chose to avoid using MP3 formatted music in the egg, and what she did instead. And why she advises to not take psychedelic journeys inside an egg, and so much more. This is a wild one family. I simply love discovering people like Gail and sharing their magic with you. And if

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A highlight from The bad math of the fossil fuel industry | Tzeporah Berman

TED Talks Daily

03:15 min | 7 hrs ago

A highlight from The bad math of the fossil fuel industry | Tzeporah Berman

"Of North America's songbirds. They're the traditional territories of hundreds of indigenous nations, and my climate journey started here as a forest activist a long time ago. I was horrified that Canada's old growth forests are being logged. They're burning. They're being destroyed by beetle infestations. But also because so much of the forest is under threat because of what lies under it. At the time, I thought that Canada's failure to reduce emissions was because we had a government that just didn't believe in climate change. But then in 2015, we elected a new government. And prime minister Trudeau came to Paris and with his hand on his heart, he said, Canada's back. And he went home to introduce some really good climate policy, carbon pricing. And our emissions didn't go down. And the government continued to greenlight and even subsidize new oil sands, pipelines and fracking. And that, for me, was the moment when I realized where one of the big problems lie. Our governments are regulating emissions. But not the production of fossil fuels. You see, climate policy and agreements, they're complicated. But what's simple is that the majority of emissions that are trapped in our atmosphere today well, they come from three products. Oil, gas, and coal. For decades, our countries have been negotiating targets. But behind our backs, the fossil fuel industry has been growing production and locking in further emissions. I started reaching out to climate policy experts from around the world. Because I wanted to understand what frameworks exist to negotiate who gets to produce what and how much. What policies help governments regulate, constrain the production side of fossil fuels. I found out that very few do. I will never forget the day that I sat with the Paris agreement, and I searched for the words, fossil fuels, oil, gas, coal, they didn't appear, In the world's climate agreement, the fossil fuel industry has been successful in making itself invisible. I started reaching out. And met with for several years, the CEOs of major oil companies. Because I wanted to understand what do these CEOs see when they read the science?

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A highlight from Do Leftovers Make Happiness?

The Daily Boost

04:32 min | 13 hrs ago

A highlight from Do Leftovers Make Happiness?

"Because life begins when you move, life gets in the way, and then we say, wow, wow, wow, what are we gonna do? You ever say that? What am I gonna do? Good to see that coming? Okay, well, we just say, well, instead of saying, what am I going to do? We say what can I do? And I go, well, obviously, Scott says, stand up, take a separate feet. What am I going to do when I stand up? Take a step and repeat. Who cares? Stand up and go somewhere. Figure it out on your way. That's what this show is all about. And you're special. You know why? Because this time of year right now, about ten, 15% of the folks who listen to the show daily disappear. And then in January, they all come back and it's like going to the gym. About another 20 or 30% come back on top of that. And it's a fun four months. You are here, and I think it's the most powerful thing you can do. And let me tell you why. Real close, listen to this, I'm going to get right in your ear, okay? Being here right now is what a high performance person would do. A successful person. In fact, all my clients, every single one of them. Right now are asking me, we have to plan for next year. Let's spend November, December doing that. And we spend time, it takes a lot of time, a couple of hours usually to go through it all. And to get them to the point where they really, really understand what's going to happen in 2023. If you're here paying attention to me right now, I know sometimes I was like, well, Scott's just got that guy. But you know when you listen between the lines the words, the wisdom of the wisecracks, boom, stuff happens. If I keep you here, just a little bit. I'm going to make you happy. And I know that's what you want. Oh, by the way, yes, hi. It's me, Scott Smith, founder, chief motivating officer here. At motivation to move dot com. My job is really, really, very simple. It's the drag you kicking and screaming to the place you said you wanted to go anyway. Maybe you stumbled and bumbled and got lost a little bit. Tommy, it's going to get busy. We're going to get off track for a few months. Yeah, I said a few months. It's like mid January for most people these days. But we try to guide you back between the lines so you get what you want. So happiness is one of those things. Let me ask you a question. Do you ever actually sit down and say what makes me happy? Do you ever journal what makes me happy? I wrote a book. The 5 minute gratitude journal for men. And I forgot to write what makes you happy. Go figure. 130 pages. And I forgot to write what makes you happy. But if you ever sat down and said, what makes me happy really thought about it? I will tell you that based on my experience here, tens of thousands of coaching hours and tens of thousands of podcasts at this point. A whole lot of experience. Most people don't do it. They don't. And if you do do it, have you figured out what makes you happy. I would help you with that today because we're going to try to tie turkey to happiness. The turkey, the bird, to have it as leftovers from Thanksgiving, having just come out of that Thanksgiving holiday to happiness does it make you happy, it's a turkey of a story. So does turkey make you happy? Well, let's talk about leftovers, I guess. So when I started training my dog in agility weighs back, I made a rookie dog trainer mistake. I wasn't consistent. My dog was getting confused. And one of my trainers said to me one day for a dog, one time means all the time. Every time you let them do something new, they're just going to keep doing it. Have you noticed? I think it applies to kids, too, by the way. Now, as soon as it stands, a couple of weeks back, my wife, joy, who truly is a joy. And a creature of habit. Somebody to attend a Thanksgiving dinner with family. We rotate around most years. And joy's training kicked in right away. She didn't do agility training, but I think she's an agile person in the kitchen for sure. Kicked in right away, and then she looked at me, and we were talking to this conversation about going up and then she goes, I really like going to visit. It's a lot of fun, but what about leftovers? I like leftovers. They make me happy. I'm a guy who has experienced joys, no eating out at the restaurant until all leftovers are gone rule. It lives in our house until it's gone. Every single meal of the day is going to be leftovers until they're gone. The only thing this strange woman will not do is if there's dessert left over, she'll throw it away. I have to go grab it and lock it up. I'm not pretending. I got to hide it. In this case, I just got out of her way. Let her figure it out. So

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A highlight from The fight for freedom in Iran and Ukraine | Christiane Amanpour

TED Talks Daily

03:18 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from The fight for freedom in Iran and Ukraine | Christiane Amanpour

"You're listening to TED Talk daily, I'm Elise Hugh. Where in the world is Cristian almond poor? For nearly 40 years, CNN's chief international anchor has reported from across the globe. She's traveled everywhere and you've seen her speaking with political leaders, activists, and change makers of the moment. For today's episode, amen poor sits down with Whitney Pennington Rodgers, Ted's current affairs curator at a Ted membership event to talk about the women led revolution in Iran, insights from the war in Ukraine and more after a break. Hey everyone, it's Adam grant. Welcome to rethinking. My podcast on the science of what makes us tick. I'm an organizational psychologist, and I'm taking you inside the minds of fascinating people to explore how they think and what we should all rethink. This season we're rethinking democracy with leader of the governors, Sharon McMahon. Scratch the whole Congress install 535 American government teachers. In Congress, they will whip that thing into shape so fast. Every single one knows the three branches of government. Every single one. Find and follow rethinking with Adam grant, wherever you're listening. So there is so much happening in the world right now and our guest today spends her days and in fact her entire illustrious career tracking and reporting on the moments biggest stories. She is CNN's chief international anchor and host of the network's award winning flagship global affairs program. Amanpour on CNN international in London and amen for PBS in the United States. I'm so thrilled to have her here with us to offer context on some of the news stories that are impacting our world and our lives. And you can see her there right now, please welcome christiane and for the local Christian, how are you doing? Oh, Whitney, thank you so much for having me. I'm so glad to be with you for a few minutes and your Ted community on these really important issues. Yeah. And yes, I am the chief international anchor, but before that, I was the main international correspondent. So all my the way I work is always informed by me being on the ground in the field and having essentially walked the walk and talked the talk with the people who are at the coal phase. I love that. And I feel like that's going to give us so much perspective during this conversation. Well, so let's just dive right into it. I think one place we'd like to start with is in Iran. So for those of you who are on the call who have been tracking back in September and Iranian women, masa and mini died in the custody of Iranian morality police after being arrested for not wearing hijab, these death sparked protests and revolution around women's rights in Iran and beyond that is continuing into the very moment and Christiana I know that you've reported on Iran throughout your career career and have spent a lot of time covering this story very closely. So how historically significant would you say this moment is in Iran and just give us some context on that? Look, I think it is very significant exactly how and what will develop towards the end. I'm not sure. A little bit of my own history, I am half Iranian, and I grew up in Iran, and I spent essentially the first 20 years of my life in Iran with a little bit of going back and forth to the UK for boarding school, but that's where my home was.

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A highlight from 308: After Covid: Optimize Your Brain In a Changing World with Oz Garcia

Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik

07:58 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from 308: After Covid: Optimize Your Brain In a Changing World with Oz Garcia

"His. We met years ago speaking at an anti aging conference in Sardinia. And for those of you who know, it's one of the blue zones. And so he is an expert on anti aging, a longevity, and so much more. I want to talk about your new book. Which I think this is your fourth and 5th book. That it's actually my 5th book, you're right. And it's called after COVID, optimizing your health in a changing world. And we're specifically talking about your brain health. Now, I want to make a disclaimer here that this is not intended to diagnose or to treat any kind of medical condition, certainly talk to your medical professional, your doctor. Oz is in his 70s. And so he really represents for me really optimization. So specifically, I like to talk about COVID brain and some of the symptoms include sleeplessness. That's correct. Anxiety, depression, things like focus and concentration issues. Terribly. And I think a lot of people who are listening could identify with some of these things, things like brain fog. That's right. What are some of the things you would also add? Digestive problems? No. Inflammation problems general sense of being in pain. And from any people, joint problems tend to get aggravated, loss of muscle mass, and I would say quality of life concerns people are actually don't have the sense of optimism that you would typically find if you were occupied in leading a productive life. That tends to be killed off. It took me quite a while when I recovered to actually get a sense of what was meaningful and a lot of that had to do with recovering all the things that I was talking about, like getting my brain back, making sure that my immune system was working properly and we'll talk about that. What are the things that lead to that? And then improving my quality of sleep, all of that contributed to getting out of post COVID syndrome. And in many ways, to make sure that it didn't wind up with long haul COVID. Those are the things that we're going to discuss now in terms of how to improve your brain first. So I want everybody just to maybe even take notes, share this with a friend or a family member that is maybe might be struggling in this area. That's correct. Did you have a number of these symptoms? Very much. So into your point, it's certainly one out of three Americans that develop COVID wind up with long COVID. So it isn't the only or post COVID syndrome, and we'll define that a little bit more, but we were doing a good job. Remember that there's not a lot of information on the market in terms of what can you do to actually pull yourself back together afterwards. So the book was my response to just that problem. How do I get my life back? How do I get my health back given all the years that I've been and nutritionists and expert in your hacking, in biohacking and so on. So I think we need to kind of first lay out, what are the best protocols? What are the best things that you can do so that you actually get control over your brain again? So that you get control over your immune system. A lot of people with long COVID actually people that don't have long COVID opposed COVID wind up with weak and immune system function. So easy to get calls, easy to get run down, easy to get stressed out a lot more needless suffering because of blowouts that say within their diet, we could talk about that extensively in terms of how do you begin to craft your way of eating so that it serves your best interest in terms of getting your brain back, your microbiome back. So let's talk about that for a moment. Perfect. And I just want to everyone who's watching or listening to this that having read the book and spending time with os Garcia that this is great protocol just to optimize your brain, whether you are struggling with post COVID, COVID brain or not. No question about it. In fact, one of the things that I did, Jim was appropriate a lot of what runs within our field to improve your thinking overall that I could appropriate and make it relevant to recovering from COVID. So what you'll find in the book and in terms of what we're talking about, what we do is that a lot of the things that improve brain function in any case are going to work really well in terms of getting you out of the trough to just stuck in, if you've got post COVID syndrome, you've got brain fog, and you're not thinking, well, there you're going to have two problems. You're going to have problems with short term memory and long term. And that's terrible, obviously if you're a professional and just can't get back to work and use your brain to flow capacity. Okay. So let's say some of these things in terms of what helped you to be able to recover and things that you would recommend to our audience, where would you start if you have a patient coming in a client coming in and I know you and I work with a similar level of clientele, a very high performance oriented. Where do you start? I'll be very Frank with you. I think the first thing you need to do is really clean up your reading. So no matter where you were before, you know, afterwards, quality of what you eat, place tremendous role, the amount of anti nutrients that are in your diet have to girls. You have to eliminate alcohol consumption for sure. Most processed foods, these are things that most of your listeners are well aware of. Qualitatively, plant based diet with a high quality protein in there. For me it was primarily seafood, a lot of the products that you and I like that you wake up in the morning you have a smoothie that time phytochemicals, different kind of compounds that you're going to add to preparing a really great smoothie said your microbiome is fat in the morning. Into that, I'll put a high quality yogurt. Let's say a caching up yogurt. So you get the probiotics in there. Probiotics are going to be critical in terms of building a microbiome. Because 70% of your immune response and how well your brain works is going to pivot off the quality of the bacteria to call it. So we're going to talk about prebiotics, probiotics, and then postbiotics. Let's begin with probiotics. Critically there, you're going to have to want to get bacillus probiotics. The ones that actually are recognized and these are known and I've laid out in the book that are actually going to improve communication between your brain, and your gut, and that's going to make your brain work a lot better. Period. Secondarily, some of the nutrients that I think are that make a big difference. Let's talk about alpha GPC. Okay. This is a critical nutrient that actually makes your brain function with great efficiency. So communication between the left chemistry and the brain, right hemisphere, improves dramatically. Choline, cytokine, absolute critical. This actually improves your ability to stay focused and pay attention to what's going on around you with full executive capacity. You begin to lose those functions a lot. Many people complain about this, whether you've got COVID, or you recover from COVID or not, just from generally being stressed out. Let's jump to that. What are the best nutrients that are actually going to help your brain and reduce the amount of cortisol adrenaline or pinafore, too much dopamine that swirling through your brain. So I would recommend ashwagandha. Right away, bacopa. All right, rodio. These are new chants that are actually are based in plant material. And they actually have a profound effect on how soothing your brain response. You have the products that actually maximize efficiency and the ones that regulate the amount of stress that they deal with. Those are some of the most critical ones, right? Beyond that, we're going to talk about peptides. Now peptides are very unique products, very novel. Their novel combinations of amino acids, which are precursors to proteins. Peptides, you're going to read about in the book, you can actually do searches on them, but there are several that I love a lot. What does cerebral lysine? And that's not all that difficult to get cerebral lysine is manufactured in Europe. And one of the things that it does is a repair central nervous system damage, neuronal damage. It improves your ability to stabilize your moods, remarkably. Answer your lysine can be used both as an IV can actually be used as a sublingual product. So that's one of the top peptides of all. If you're dealing with mood disorders, whether you're recovering from COVID or not, I would recommend sea lack C max. These are available quite easily by getting online. And they make an immense difference in terms of also increasing brain derived tropic factor. BDNF. Correct. We're just like fertilizer for

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A highlight from Podcast 438: 3 Ways to Recover & Revive When Feeling Overwhelmed

CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf

07:18 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Podcast 438: 3 Ways to Recover & Revive When Feeling Overwhelmed

"Hi, I'm doctor Caroline leaf and welcome to my podcast cleaning up the mental mace. In today's podcast, I'm going to be speaking about three tips to boost your energy and the reason why I chose to do this is because so many people keep asking me and listen to ask myself the same question. How can I get more energy this so much to do? I feel so overwhelmed I feel so burnt out so there's some amazing tips I'm going to give you four tips today that will help boost your energy and will help with that I use them and when I don't I battle. So these are some real great energy boosting hex to help you get that burnout under control. But before we begin, I just wanted to remind you that if you want to listen to this podcast or any of my podcasts add free, then subscribe to my Patreon account the link in details will be in the show notes and as I said you can listen to this ad free and all my other podcasts and there is bonus content in there as well as live Q&A's that I will be doing. So back to today's podcast. Life can be hard and it's easy to feel stressed anxious and out of control. What if there was a way to take back control? What if there was a practical way to detox your brain? This is now possible with neuropil, the first ever scientifically tested brain detox app shown to help reduce anxiety and depression by up to 81%. Users are guided through a variation of audio and video brain exercises and mind management lessons every day. I'm excited to share some of the latest features in the app, including guides for children and parents, detailed feedback and recommendations written guides through days 22 through 63 of the neural cycle and an easy way to track your progress. There are over €500,000 cycle users worldwide and the app has helped change thousands of lives, including people trying to find purpose in life, overcoming fear, better sleep, improved relationships, managing intrusive thoughts, depression and anxiety and so much more. Neuropsych is for everybody, no matter who you are, what you've been through, what you do, you have an incredible mind and brain that is always on and needs to be managed so that you can live your best in both mentally and physically. This is designed for individuals couples families businesses or corporations for everyone everywhere. Join us by committing just a few minutes a day and see how your life is transformed in just 63 days you will have begun rewiring your brain for a happier and healthier life. Download the neural cycle app today and start changing your life one thought at a time. Just look for neural cycle on the iTunes App Store or Google Play or visit new recycle app. The link and more information will be in the show notes. Okay, so how many times have you felt like you overwhelmed burnt out just too much to do? Can't handle it. Exhausted a culture hidden and said, oh, I'm so tired. My brain is just so tired. I just need a break. So I've done this often, and I know how to manage it. I recognize when it happens and as I said, that when I don't do this, I really battle. So, first of all, let's talk about why do we get tired? And then we're going to then I'm going to give you four tips. So the reason that we get tired is because our non conscious mind, which operates 24/7, which never stops for one second, which helps you function during the day helps you pull up all these thoughts at the moment within memories that you need to go through the day that helps you basically get through the day helps you manage your body, helps you manage your brain helps you recognize when you've got some issues going on in your life where you worked up or whatever, it is brilliant. You're non conscious minds amazing. Works for your sleep. It works to help you sort out and housekeep when you're asleep, it helps to prepare you for the next day. It significants tired because when it stops, you did basically. Your non conscious mind never stops going. Full of energy, quantum speed energy. You conscious mind is limited. It has less energy it's slower. It works hand in hand with the energy levels of the brain and the brain gets very tired. So when the non conscious mind and the conscious mind are working together through the physical brain and body, there's a lot of energy that is being used and that energy basically waste out exactly like if your cell phone, if you have your if you have a whole ton of apps open on your cell phone and you have a on bright and you constantly talking on it and do lives and whatever, the better we stand and you have to recharge your battery. So that's kind of what the brain and the conscious mind function like. The unconscious mind is a constant energy source as I said. So none conscious. The source of everything, okay? Your conscious mind is only awake when you're awake and it uses your brain when you're awake and the brain and the conscious mind need to have breaks. So you need to sleep at night for your brain and body to regenerate and get that break the big break and then you need to and then also get your conscious mind a break because your conscious mind is very deliberate and intentional it's working really hard to think and feel and choose about the stuff during the course of the day guided by the non conscious, so that's why I get so tired. So now, if we get very stimulated and we which happens to me a lot, I get super excited about my work and I will be doing research for like I'm writing a new book at the moment on mental health for kids. I've got multiple clinical trials running and like you are busy, okay? So I get super into everything I'm doing to the point where I can sometimes feel like my brain is tired like a really mentioned. Peak tea has long been one of my favorite tea brands. I drink the Earl Grey tea every day and love how delicious it is and how easy it is to take with me when I'm traveling on the go. Recently I also started using peaks liposomal vitamin C as well, and it has made such a difference in my life. Natural collagen production starts to slow down in our 20s, and I'm 59 now, so this product has become an important part of my daily routine, vitamin C is vital in the production of collagen and plays a key role in keeping our skin clump, supple and glowing as we age. Liposome vitamin C's maximize for absorption to support healthy collagen levels for healthy skin and provide immune support, especially with cold and flu season upon us, peak's liposome of vitamin C is full of antioxidants from organic elderberry super food complex that can help smooth and brighten skin combat, hyperpigmentation and sunspots, sun damage from inside out. I love that it makes a great addition to my skin care routine, especially since I already use a topic of vitamin C serum and that it only has 7 clean ingredients. It's the beauty wellness shot that I look forward to take every day delicious and nutritious, plus it's Nanjing and has no refined sugars or preservatives. For a limited time, special offer get 15% off and free shipping on your first month's supply of daily radiance by going to peak life dot com forward slash doctor leaf, its peak life dot com forward slash doctor leaf, the linker details will be in the show notes.

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A highlight from How to answer your biggest questionswith data (w/ Mona Chalabi)

How to Be a Better Human

02:09 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from How to answer your biggest questionswith data (w/ Mona Chalabi)

"Better human. I am your host Chris Duffy, and this podcast has been fact checked by professionals. That's important to note because sometimes as a comedian, I can get a little squishy with my facts. I care a lot about making sure that anything that I say is a good entertaining funny story. And I care maybe a little bit more about that than that it is exactly accurate. In fact, at my wedding, my mother in law gave this hilarious toast that was a huge hit where she just took one of the jokes that I told on stage a story that involved her. And she broke down all of the ways in which I had exaggerated or compressed things for comedic value. As she said, when you hear Chris say something on stage, you gotta just remember 5 little words. Didn't really happen that way. Perfect toast, perfect roast. She nailed me. Now, Mona chalabi, today's guest is all about making sure that we look at reality accurately. She uses her artwork, her data visualizations and her journalism to make sure that we dig into the data, we check our sources, and we end up with stories where it did happen exactly like that. Mona is also a good friend of mine. We met when she interviewed me in New York City years ago for one of the stories. And since then, I've always been so impressed with her take on the world and how she uses data to always leave me with so much to think about. I am so excited for you to hear from her today. I think she is just the best. Here's a clip from Mona to get us started. So I really wanted to show people the way that data relates to their everyday lives. So I started this advice column called dear Mona, where people would write to me with questions and concerns and I would try to answer them with data. People really ask me anything, questions like, is it normal to sleep in a separate bed to my wife to people regret their tattoos? What does it mean to die of natural causes? And all of these questions are great because they really make you think about ways to find and communicate these numbers. If someone asks you how much pee is a lot of pee, which is a question that I got asked, you really want to make sure that the visualization makes sense to you as many people as possible. Mona has dug into questions like those and so much more in her art and in her Ted podcast am I normal. Now, if you want to know the answer to that question, are you normal? Well, you're just gonna have to stick around. We'll be right back

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A highlight from 527: How To Handle Dread | Saleem Reshamwala

10% Happier with Dan Harris

02:21 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from 527: How To Handle Dread | Saleem Reshamwala

"Hey gang, have you ever woken up in the morning and felt just a wave of dread sweeping up at you from your feet? Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat? Or maybe your dread is not so existential you just have a mild dread about going to work on Monday morning or a looming dentist appointment. Today we're going to explore the entire beautiful dread spectrum with a journalist who has taken a very deep dive on this very common and very uncomfortable emotion. What is dread exactly? What evolutionary purpose does it serve, and most importantly, how do we deal with it? What are the antidotes? Selim, Russian Walla has worked for The New York Times, PBS, and also Ted, where he hosts a podcast called far flung. He is also the host of the more than a feeling podcast, which is produced by 10% happier. Selim and his team recently launched something called the dread project. It's an amazing title, and we actually shared the first episode of that series recently right here on this feed. It's a 5 day series that investigates dread each day of the challenge. We give you tools to tackle dread and different ways. We're going to tell you how to sign up for the challenge at the end of this episode and if you want to do it right now, there's info in the show notes. Meanwhile, in this conversation, we talk about a lot of dread management techniques, including journaling and drawing and welcoming your dread to the party inside of your head. We also talk about how to face dread when it comes to climate change and when it comes to the biggie death. I assure you, though, even though we're talking about deeply unappetizing subject, selene does it in a way that is extremely fun and interesting. So we will get started with the mighty Salim Russian Walla right after this. Before we dive into today's show, I wanted to let you know about a special offer. We've got for you from the good folks at the 10% happier app. There's a famous quote usually attributed to the teacher ram dass. Here it is. If you think you're enlightened, go home for Thanksgiving. I personally do not think I'm enlightened, but family gatherings around the holidays can certainly put everybody to the test. So why not give yourself a little extra support by leaning into your meditation practice or by getting a practice started for the first time?

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A highlight from Success With No Will Power Required

The Daily Boost

08:35 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Success With No Will Power Required

"Happy Monday. Happy happy happy Monday getting back from a long Thanksgiving weekend and it's gonna take me half the week to get my weight back down. Always does, but it's backed by Wednesday, that's all just a couple of shakes and back to the gym and bone more there because I had a good time over the weekend. Did you? I hope so. Well today I want to check about willpower. And while you're successful in life does not require willpower. It requires more willpower not to eat a crazy, crazy Thanksgiving meal. Than it does to succeed in life. We'll talk about that today. It is the daily boost from motivation to move dot com the positive boost you need every single day. I'll leave you a little bit of something something today. Something's gonna pump you up, give you some ideas, a little strategy, a little tactics, but here's the thing. Okay, tell me what goes to me for a second. If you're listening to me for a long time, I am just the guy that does what I do. There's no, there's nothing here. Other than the fact that I just want to show up knowing that if I do what I do, a side benefit of what I do and what I share with you might get inside your head, get you thinking just a little bit, maybe leave you a little bit more motivated and it might change the trajectory of your life. I'm not trying to be fancier than that. I've tried before. It doesn't work. I pretty much fail miserably when I try to be fancy. So I don't try to be fancy. Just be who Scott is and knowing full well that maybe I'm speaking to you right now. And by the end of this program, I will give you something that will turn you in a certain direction. Hopefully it will be a direction you like and one that you liked me for. We'll see what happens. I can't guarantee that. My name is Scott Smith. I'm the founder and the chief motivating officer here at motivation to move dot com. Get up and go every single day to do the best I can drive hard to do the things I want to do. And that's what you're all about, right? But I start the week. With question. How's my life going? I want you to ask a question when this show's done today. Say, how's my life going? The roles and goals every area of your life. It doesn't matter what you think about it. It could be your family. It could be your job. It could be your house. It could be anything. I don't care. It could be all of it. But ask a question, how's it going? Do I dig what's happening? Am I vibing with it, as I say? And if you are, cool, how do you keep it there? Because change is coming, change is always coming. This next year is going to be crazy. Yeah, there's a recession coming. About halfway through the year. Change is coming. How are you going to keep what you got? If you don't like what you have right now, how are you going to change it? And if you're sitting in the middle, sitting on the fence, getting splinters in your ass, stop it. So when you're done today, when I've been talking with you, just take a few minutes and say, how's my life going? Watch what happens. Success with no willpower required. Is it even possible? When will you get yourself to do what you say you want to do? That's kind of the premise of this entire program, by the way, including it's a premise of this entire guy called Scott. It's the same thing. It's like, okay, I'm the boss of me. I said I want to do this. I've got this dream. I've got this idea. And yet it doesn't happen. I'm the boss of me. I said, go do it, yet it doesn't happen. You're the boss of you. You said you're going to do it. Yet it doesn't happen. Why is that? And yet something stupid, something still. You can not tell me right now if we're going to ask you a question. Hey, is there something you've said? I should do. I want to do my life would be better. This is my dream. And you haven't done it yet? July, if there's nothing there, there's always something there. More people than you know, lose sleep over that question. If that sounds like something you've experienced, you are not alone. I promise you that. In fact, I spend most of my week talking to people on the phone on Zoom. And that's the thing. They can't figure out how they break free from where they are to where they want to go. And my job is to do that. It provides a path to get you there. Gotten pretty good at over the years, not because I'm anything special, but because I paid attention to a lot of special people, watch what they did and said, okay, this works. Almost everybody begins a journey. When I thought pops into your mind, then day to today life keeps you busy, doesn't it? And what ends up happening is you have the most frustrating months of fixing to get ready. Fixing to get ready is one of those moments where you're not quite going to get ready yet. You're fixing the start getting ready. Organizing stuff, cleaning stuff. Got that store a lot of years ago. I worked on the radio and lady called me on the phone. I said, what you doing? She said, fixing to get ready. I said, what's that mean? I'm going out tonight. I got to get dressed. So I was kind of doing stuff to get ready to drive. What? Fixing to get ready. Starting to prepare. So you can begin to do. So you can do. And so you did. Make a decision, something pops into your mind. Something else happens too. You only have three choices when something pops into your mind, do it. Don't do it. Or just be frustrated forever. That's it. If that doesn't work a lot of you will someone your friend willpower, won't you? I've got a good willpower. People say that all the time. I got good will Paris. Willpower is not your friend. I actually know a guy named his actual name is will power. Will power is not your friend? Will is not a person. But more like the kind of friend that you don't know why you keep letting into your life. There are a bit of a slacker. They are. They kind of live rent free in your mind. They say they want to help. But they never really deliver on their promise. They show up and say, I'll help you out with that. But what they're really doing is pushing you to do stuff and trying to distract you and get you off track. Will's job description should read to force you to do the things you say you want to do, but can't get yourself to do. When you give up, what does will do? He leaves. He goes away. My good news is there's no need to force yourself to do anything. Achieving your biggest goals in life is not a darn thing to do with willpower. It said, you shift your mind a little bit. To act at your discretion without constraint. Let that resonate a little bit. To act at your discretion without constraint. If you've been around with me for a long time, one of the very first things that we're going to talk about almost 20 years ago was the definition of free will. To act at your discretion without constraint. Will powers, good cousin. The one you want to hang out with. So as we get into this time of year, when we're going to have some fun, you should enjoy it. It's a society thing. We all kind of pause and have a party for the next 6 or 8 weeks, then we get back to it in January. It always happens every single year. As you get into that, and you have these things in your mind that maybe you want to do and you just can't get yourself to do it, you have to understand that there's nobody who can force you. Nobody could drag you there. Yes, I can hold you accountable. I can set goals for you. I can really help push you forward. There's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's a very powerful thing to happen. I do it myself. I have group side ten. The simple reason to make me accountable. But it's a free will type of group. I am there at my own free will. I am there to act at my discretion without constraint. I'm just using these tools to get there. Nobody gets to tell me what to do. That's my job to misguide my own self, right? Just like it's yours. So here's your free will to harness your excitement. I use it to choose the path of least resistance because what I find being just the person who lives in this real world is we tend to over complicate make things harder than they need to be. Lots of layers on it. I use my free will to say, well, this gets me excited. This is what I want to do. I'm the boss of me. I'm going to go do it and let me find the easiest possible quick as fast as way to get there. It's usually sitting right in front of you. Although, we usually don't want to do that do we. We want to do it the hard way. Start making the slightest changes in your life, those steps are going to lead to big results sooner than you think. I covered a lot of ground today. I could spend a whole weekend on this and maybe someday I will, just to get you in that mode of deciding what you want and deciding to go for it on your own because you're excited you can do it. I know you can. Hey, I'm in the Facebook group. It's really the only place I chat with people. Why? Because I social media to be as I just don't like it. But it's I like talking to friends. I like having relationships with people, and I find that a private Facebook group is a nice place, nice comfortable place. And I do that. If you'd like to come join me, get to know me a little bit, get to know some very cool people there. And they are an people. Just go to daily boost podcast dot com slash Facebook, it's private group. I got a couple of simple questions for you to answer those questions so I get to know you a little bit more and come on in the group and enjoy us and if you want to talk to me just tag my name in there I'm you can find me and when I see that tag pop up I'll come in and find you and chat with you a little bit. I appreciate it. I'll see you tomorrow right here.

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A highlight from Meik Wiking | My Hygge Home

The Emma Guns Show

04:29 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Meik Wiking | My Hygge Home

"How does this place make me feel? Because where you are, surrounding your environment, a sign of a place will impact how you feel. So start to observe that, and then consider, okay, what can I copy from this room where I feel good at home? It's always such a pleasure when people return to the podcast and especially so with this conversation with Mike Viking. I'm excited for you to hear this conversation because Mike's first visit way back in 2019. Was a general conversation about happiness, the research he does at his institute and the shift in the conversation that was happening at the time. All over the world to find these moments of happiness in times of stress. Then, in 2020, things changed for everyone. The world shut down and life was just different. We all spent much more time in our homes, so it's fitting then that Mike has written a book and has focused a lot of the institute's attention on how to make our homes a happy sanctuary. This isn't interior design, by the way. This is so much more as Mike explains during our conversation. So if you want to make your home a more welcoming place for you and the people you love, then I think Mike's insights are exactly what you're looking for. So it's all here. Welcome to the show. Well, this is one of my favorite things listeners because I am welcoming back a guest to the podcast. It is Mike Viking. Who is the CEO of the happiness research institute. But what I often do with guests before we start recording is so would you just mind reminding me what your title is just in case things have changed. Mike told me that he wrote his own contract. So please, please tell listeners. What you're full title is that you put in your own contract because this is fantastic. So yeah, my food time, I don't think I've shared this before, but it is CEO of the happiness research institute. Chief liking and lord of the dragons, because why not? But usually I just use the CEO of the happiness research history. Do you know, but it's so good to have that in your back pocket to click for that, isn't it? I'm now really reconsidering how I maybe I need new business cards. I have to think of something as imaginative. Although I think you bested everyone with that because that really is fantastic. You are joining me again on the show. We had a brilliant conversation last time we saw each other. And we were just reminiscing listeners that it was on the top floor, I think it was, over building in central London, and it was before it was about 9 months before the world fundamentally changed. Right. So we talked about happiness. We talked about your book all about hygge. Am I saying it right? I always have your nailed it well done. I always worry about pronunciations and what have you. But you haven't happiness research institute. So you are constantly researching happiness. But I'm guessing that what happened in 2020 and the subsequent 18 months and obviously the trickle down that we've had from that has changed, I guess your research fundamentally, because it's just the world just went on its head. It hasn't changed what I'm researching, because as you say, I mean, I research happiness. I created the happiness research institute ten years ago. And I think in the past ten years and in the next, let's say, 30, 40 years. I'm going to work with the same three basic questions. I try to understand together with my colleagues. How do we measure happiness and the good life? Secondly, why are some people happier than others? And thirdly, what can we do to improve quality of life? So my career is dedicated to those questions. That's what goes into our reports. Lectures, my books, the happiness museum that we opened in Copenhagen. So that hasn't changed. But of course, I think a lot of us now recognize to a larger extent because of the pandemic because of a war or European soil that it's a turbulent world. And what can help us there is to sort of distinguish between areas and domains and events that I have control or no control over. And that is something I've tried to harness for the past couple of years. And that was

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A highlight from Why We Need to Rethink Mental Health with Eric Maisel

The One You Feed

01:05 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from Why We Need to Rethink Mental Health with Eric Maisel

"Welcome to the one you feed throughout time great tinkers have recognized the importance of the thoughts we have, quotes like garbage in, garbage out or you are what you think. Ring true, and yet, for many of us, our thoughts don't strengthen or empower us. We tend toward negativity, self pity, jealousy, or fear. We see what we don't have instead of what we do, we think things that hold us back and dampen our spirit. But it's not just about thinking. Our actions matter. It takes conscious, consistent, and creative effort to make a life worth living. This podcast is about how other people keep themselves moving in the right direction. How they feed their good wolf.

A highlight from True Surrender, Circumcision, Plant Medicine, Hair Loss, Methylene Blue, Fluoride Detox (AMA) #444

The Life Stylist

05:41 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from True Surrender, Circumcision, Plant Medicine, Hair Loss, Methylene Blue, Fluoride Detox (AMA) #444

"Have a unique and hopefully innovative format today. Rather than doing the normal solo cast wherein I prepare this very arduous manuscript in great detail for ten to 12 hours. And then essentially try and convey that information in a solo cast steering at my computer. I thought it would be much more fun to actually sit down and have a conversation with someone. So I am the guest and this is a solo Q&A today, but we have Bailey, who is, I guess we would call our operations manager here at Luke story Inc and run so much of the podcast. And she's going to be answering our asking the questions and I'm going to be hopefully answering them. And we're going to try this out and see how it goes. I have a feeling it'll be fun and people will enjoy it. Maybe even more than just sitting there listening or watching me talk to a microphone on my computer. But I thought Bailey, as we get started in this episode, which hopefully I think will become a regular thing. If we like it and everyone else does, maybe you could just take a minute to introduce yourself to the audience. I know I'm kind of putting you on blast here. You like to work behind the scenes in a degree of safety and anonymity. But someone has to sit here and ask me the questions and it might as well be you. So give the listeners a little bit of background where you came from and how you ended up working with me on this project. Yeah, so I listened to your podcast for about three and a half years before I guess I kind of took it upon myself to decide that I was going to work for you. I heard you talking with Matt Maurice on one of the episodes that he was on and you guys mentioned that he needed assistance in a very nonchalant type of way. Like, I don't think you guys were expecting any responses. So I emailed both of you and about 6 months later or so, Matt got back to me and ended up hiring me as his affiliate manager and executive assistant and I worked for him for about a year. And then you needed an assistant and executive assistant and you're looking for someone in Austin and you didn't find the right fit. And being in a circle of people who knew you, personally, you know, I got the heads up that you were going to go outside, look outside of Austin and I applied and yeah, and you hired me. So you were you were listening to a podcast and you were a fan and now you're hosting it. People that could look you up on how you manifest things. That's pretty cool. I definitely even started working for you about a year ago, I would never see myself being here even maybe like a month ago. I would never have guessed that this would happen. Well, to your credit and you've been just so amazing and instrumental in my quality of life and the organization and success of the business that I have in a building. But also I think it's worth noting that I think it was your idea to do this this way, right? I mean, if not, I don't think you were like, hey, let me ask you the questions, but you're just like, hey, what if you have someone else there? Which could be Allison. I'll probably do some of these with her too if I can wrangle her into it. But those are those type of ideas are invaluable and it's so awesome. I'm so grateful as a content creator and someone who's just putting my ideas and other people's ideas out into the world that it's very common that you come to me with a really good idea and it's like one of those things that's so obvious and simple like this sometimes as I've expressed you how time consuming it is. It's so hard for me to hit the deadlines with the solo cast because I just, I'm just too kind of OCD slash thorough about it that it just it takes so long. It's like so much work to just put out a 60 minute bit of content. So thank you for coming up with this idea, which I think is genius and definitely going to I think add maybe even more value to the listener experience on these usually once a month solo cast, but also just make my life way easier because I made those so difficult on myself. So yeah. I mean, when I proposed it to you, it was in my head. I was asking you the question and we were cutting that whole part out. So it was like a secret. I wasn't in it. Okay, okay. But the way that you saw it, you know, it created an opportunity for me to step up and do something that I've never done before. That I would like I was really uncomfortable with the idea of it when I first heard it, but I was able to grow inside myself to get to a place where I can do it. I love it. Yeah. It was like, I needed that. We all need to do things that are uncomfortable. You know, that's the cosmic joke about the human condition, right? As if we just continue to do things that are on the well worn easy path, we don't tend to mature and expand. It's just the way things are set up. Sometimes unfortunately, right? It's like, why can't I just go the known way and just stay comfortable, but still progress. And it just doesn't seem to be the case. It's like walking through those challenging situations is what helps us to actually grow. Yeah, and being on the other side feels so good. After you've done it and you're like, oh my gosh. I thought it was going to be so much harder. That's how it was with my first episode episode number one. It was called return of the Jedi. And that guy was like 6 and a half, almost 7 years ago. And it took me, I don't remember how many months, but a few months

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A highlight from What a living whale is worth -- and why the economy should protect nature | Ralph Chami

TED Talks Daily

07:59 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from What a living whale is worth -- and why the economy should protect nature | Ralph Chami

"I found myself with a bunch of researchers in the sea of Cortez studying the blue whales. We used to be in a boat 25 foot long. And next to us. Is this majestic creature feeding gracefully next to us. Now you have to understand at that point in time I knew nothing about blue whales or whales in general. I was just a financial economist. But I learned something from them, which was really incredible. It was already known in the science that whales capture so much carbon on their body. And indirectly, and that's, of course, very important for us because we're all fighting the climate calamity, and we're all talking about how to grab carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Well, it turns out that the whales grab so much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by the way they eat. And they poop. It's all about food. So how does the whale system work? Well, start in the oceans, there's these microscopic organisms called phytoplankton. Those phytoplankton do something really incredible. They grab so much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and they return oxygen to all of us. Now how much carbon dioxide do they grab from the atmosphere? About 37 gigatons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Truly, the lungs of the planet are in the ocean. Now, if you want to visualize what 37 gigatons mean, that's the equivalent of the carbon that is grabbed by four Amazon forests per year. That's how much is being sucked in by the these photosynthetic organisms. Now, larger creatures called krill love to eat phytoplankton. Directly or indirectly. And the whales love to feed on the krill. They feed so much on the crill that they grow bigger and bigger, and they store carbon in their body. How much carbon do they store in their body? Roughly about 7 to 9 tons of carbon on their body. If you want to convert that to carbon dioxide, that's about 33 tons of carbon dioxide being kept out of the atmosphere on the body of a single whale. If you want to visualize that, that's the work of 1500 trees. On the body of a single word. But those guys, because they eat a lot, what do you do next? You poop a lot. And their poop turns out to be incredibly important because it fertilizes the fatal. So you have this wonderful cycle, okay? The whale feeds on the krill, the krill seeds on the fighter, and the fighter needs the poop of the whales to get more active. And when the fighter gets more active, it grabs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. So just imagine the whales that capture carbon on their body, unfortunately, at some point they die, and they're so heavy, they sink to the bottom of the ocean. And anything below a thousand meters is sequestered almost forever. And through their poop, they also fertilize fire to making fire to even more active grabbing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. So in a sense, the whales are incredible allies in the fight against climate change. Now that's good news, right? Yeah. Except that whales are dying. They are dying from ship strikes. They're dying from pollution, then dying from entanglements. In fact, they're dying because our current economic system puts a zero value on a living wave. But chopper whale sell it for its meat, it acquires a value. In fact, the value of a living whale is zero, $0, zero and any currency. I'm a financial economist, and I'm listening to these scientists bemoaning what's happening to the ways. And I wanted to help. I didn't know how to help. And I thought, wait a minute. Maybe I can bring your message to the audiences around the world. Maybe I can translate all of that value, those services that you do for us in a language that we can all understand, unfortunately, it's a language of dollars and sense. So I set out with my team to value the services of a whale, but one service because the way of doing a whole host of things, but I just wanted to value one thing, which is, what is the value of their carbon sequestration service to us? Now, how would you do something like that? After all the whale is a living system, the whale captures carbon on her body, and she gives birth to baby whales who also grow up to capture carbon on their body and they give birth to two whales and so forth and indirectly through the fertilisation of fighters. So how would you do something like this? Well, to do that, I had to resort to my, what I do best, which is valuation, I looked at it, I said, wait a minute. This looks like a share of stock. That pays dividends. Except those dividends are live dividends. They give birth to more dividends. So if I were to track the whale over her lifetime and keep keep track of all these dividends into the future, and then multiply that by the price of carbon, and discount that all the way to the present, I can figure out what is the present value discounted present value of the lifetime earnings of a single whale. Would you like to know how much? Would you like to know how much? At least $3 million. At least, because I'm leaving so much out of this, but I just wanted to tell the good news that I heard on that boat. I didn't know what to do. I was starting to help them out. But there's more good news. Would you like to hear it? Their cousins on land, the elephants in the forests of Africa. In the Congo basin, they do the same thing. Turns out the way they walk and they eat and they poop. They increase carbon sequestration in the trees in the forest between 7% and 14%. Just imagine just by frolicking around they're helping us to grab carbon from the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and fix it. So I thought, hey, maybe we can value their services too. Same thing. But again, use the same model of valuation. You follow the same methodology and you discount all of that to the present and you ask yourself, what is the value of a single elephant's carbon sequestration service? Would you like to know how much? Here we go. $2.6 million. Would you like to hear some more good news? Aside from forest, because we are land people. We just think of forests. Go a little bit

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A highlight from Podcast 437: How Minimalism Can Improve Your Mental Health & Mind

CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf

08:17 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from Podcast 437: How Minimalism Can Improve Your Mental Health & Mind

"Hi, I'm doctor Caroline leaf and welcome to my podcast cleaning up the mental mace. In today's podcast, I talk with Joshua baker on overcoming distractions to pursue a more meaningful life and how to focus on things that really matter. We talk about how distractions and disruptions add up to make you feel restless, tired and unfulfilled. We also talk about practical ideas and examples for letting go of those distractions to really focus on what matters most. We also discuss the benefits of minimalism for mental health. And now on to today's podcast. Life can be hard and it's easy to feel stressed anxious and out of control. What if there was a way to take back control? What if there was a practical way to detox your brain? This is now possible with neuropsychology. The first ever scientifically tested brain detox app shown to help reduce and anxiety and depression by up to 81%. Users are guided through a variation of audio and video brain exercises and mind management lessons every day. I'm excited to share some of the latest features in the app, including guides for children and parents, detailed feedback and recommendations written guides through days 22 through 63 of the neural cycle and an easy way to track your progress. There are over €500,000 cycle users worldwide and the app has helped change thousands of lives, including people trying to find purpose in life, overcoming fear, better sleep, improved relationships, managing intrusive thoughts, depression and anxiety and so much more. Neuropsych is for everybody no matter who you are, what you've been through, what you do, you have an incredible mind and brain that is always on and needs to be managed so that you can live your best both mentally and physically. This app is designed for individuals couples families businesses or corporations for everyone everywhere. Join us by committing just a few minutes a day and see how your life is transformed in just 63 days you will have begun rewiring your brain for a happier and healthier life. Download the neural cycle up today and start changing your life one thought at a time. Just look for neural cycle on the iTunes App Store or Google Play or visit new recycle app. The link and more information will be in the show notes. Welcome to my podcast Josh. I'm really going to enjoy talking to you about this incredibly important topic. You've written a book, things that matter, overcoming distraction, to pursue a more meaningful life, and we definitely are in the age of distraction. Not that distractions are anything new, but I just think we've forgotten how to manage them. So I find your book very very pertinent very relevant for current age and I am just after you've introduced yourself as a couple of things I want to just read to the audience that I think are amazing. So welcome. Tell my audience a little bit more about you. They've heard your intern by a little bit, but it's always nice to hear from the person themselves. Yeah, so good to be here. Thanks so much. I do think it is an important conversation about how do we live lives that lives that we can be proud of when we get to the end of them and by that I mean not lives where we're gonna make no mistakes, obviously, but lives where we get to the end. We have fewer regrets because we chose to pursue those things that are important and those things that actually matter and so certainly the book is about two steps number one about identifying what things matter and what things are most important and then number two overcoming all of the distractions that our society throws at us that often keeps us from pursuing those things in the long run. So I have a wife and two kids and I'm here in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., so it's good to be with you. Wonderful, it's so great to have you with us and I think what's really important about what you're saying is that when I was going through your book and preparing for this interview, I felt like, yeah, you know, I know this, but are we applying this in our life? You know, so it's really great to have this inner format where we can just draw people's attention to it. So it's really great. I wanted to read a couple of things the first thing was a quote by Seneca on the shortness of life. I thought this was beautiful. I love this quote. One of my favorites. I wanted to just read it. You've got it on your I think it's your chapter one. We are not given a short life, but we make it short. And we are not ill supplied but wasteful of it. Life is long if you know how to use it. It's just profound and really summarizes your book. So would you talk a little bit about why you chose that particular saying basin Kerr, who's a philosopher and how this launched you into this. It literally page one, chapter one, and launch due to this cold book. There are three stories that really came together in my life that kind of became the framework and the thinking behind the book. The book wasn't written for another ten years, but I read an article or I noticed an article back in 2009 by a nurse named brawny ware. She was in Australia and she had worked with dying patients for years and years and so she wrote an article called top 5 regrets of the dying based on the different conversations that she had had with so many patients over the end of their lives. And the article was fascinating about the article. Number one, the 5 regrets are fascinating, but what was even more fascinating to me was how popular the article became. I mean, it got shared millions and millions of times, every major media outlet in the world covered it. It was a topic that resonated with people. People were drawn to it, even as I say, top 5 regrets of the dying. Everyone wants to know what's on the list. We all waiting. We all waiting for you to tell us. Because none of us want to reach the end of our lives with a lot of regrets. Around that same time, my grandfather, who was early 90s, perfectly healthy, he lived to be just shy of a hundred. He called me and was office and asked me to play a part in his funeral, showed me what party wanted me to play and what he wanted me to read and asked me to say a few words. And it was a life-changing conversation because I sat across the desk from someone who not only had planned out his funeral, but didn't face death with fear, not just not fear of the afterlife, but not fear in that he had wasted his life. Like he talked about the life he had lived and what he had focused on and how he had lived a life. He didn't use his words, but how he had devoted his life towards things with meaning, so much so that he could get to the end of his life and just recognize death is the next step that's going to happen. And so that bronnie ware article that conversation with my grandfather where I just began asking hop. Like how do I get to that side of the desk? How do I get to the end of my life proud of how I am proud of how I lived. And then I ran across that Seneca quote sometime about that about that same time. And you stopped short of the one sentence where he says, you know, life is long enough if you know how to use it. But when life is wasted on heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced by death's final constraint to realize it passed away before we knew it was passing. And that really became the driver behind the book. What are these no good activities and what are these heedless luxuries that when we spend our lives focused upon them life passes by before we even knew it was passing. Wow, that's amazing. That is so fascinating. Okay, I want a lovely story. I mean, what a lovely way to sort of boost a book in both a concept. Your grandfather did he the sort of things that he said that they align with what techno said was the similarity and can you distill talk about those 5 regrets and link it into your grandfather's conversation, perhaps? Yes and no. I mean, there are actually some regrets. The top 5 regrets, if I can get him off the top of my head, I wish I'd stay in touch with friends. I wish I had been more courageous to express my feelings. I wish I hadn't worked so hard. I wish I had enjoyed life more, and now I forget the

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A highlight from Somebody Need You Right Now

The Daily Boost

04:16 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from Somebody Need You Right Now

"Know, somebody needs you, they need what you have to offer right now. But you're sitting around the house. They do not even know you exist. Get out there and let them know you're here. Now I've said this before, I've talked about this over the years on this show and I always get comments about it because people don't think that way. I think about sitting around the house, yes. But they never think about, hey, somebody actually needs me. I can't tell you how many times in my life. Somebody out there needs what I have to offer. My job is to go find him. Hello? Here I am. I'm the guy you're looking for. I'll never forget when I left my last full-time job. I never really had a corporate job. It's not been my thing. Tried it out for a week. I said, not my thing. I was in radio. I was a disc jockey, and I never forget my last full-time job. It was 22 years ago now. In Orlando at a radio station, and I remember I left, and I went and talked to my sales manager, my production manager, I guess, the guy had to quit with, right? My boss. I went and talked to him. I said, listen, man, I got to leave. He said, I don't know how you can leave. I don't know how you could get a steady paycheck. You can come here 8, 9 to 5 every single day. I don't like it. And besides that, I think there's some folks out there that have a need for me. That I have something to offer some people that I think they really need and right now I'm not being used in that way. I don't feel like I may use that way. So I'm okay. He goes, I don't know how you can walk away from your paycheck. I said, well, see the thing is. I'm going to start my own business. And I just understand, since I know somebody needs me right now, all I have to do is go find them because there's somebody right there, there's a business owner someplace that is banging his head against the wall. They can my God, I wish I could find somebody to help me do this. Can somebody show me how to do what I want to do? I need a website built. I need something at the time. I was in television and radio I was going to do commercials. That's where I was heading. But I just knew somebody was going, I know somebody's out there that can do a radio commercial for me. I just don't know who to call. I instinctively understood that. I said, my job was very simple. Go find that person and go, I'm your guy. It is the same for you. So we are coming into a time of year. When a lot of dreams get paused, I actually get more dreamy in this time of year. I get more goal oriented. I get more planning oriented into 2023. That's what I do. But we're coming at a time of year when you're going to do that at least by January 1st. You'll start that. And I will tell you this, lots of times when you try to go do something when you try to grow your business or try to leave your job and get a business. So try to do anything at all. You can meet a new woman or something, whatever, whatever you want to do. Sometimes it feels like it's nobody wants you. Nobody needs you. There's no possible way for you to do it. You just feel on an island all by yourself. Why even start if you feel by yourself? I'll tell you why. We're part of a bigger picture here every single one of us. Your big picture maybe you're block. Or maybe the world, I don't know what it is, but if you're stuck, if you can't move forward, if you don't feel like it is the need for you. All you have to do is remember and talk yourself into this that somebody right now is looking for you. They just haven't found you yet. So your job is a stand in front of them, wave your hands. Get them to notice you. And save their day. That's how you write and start your own movie, huh? I gotta tell you how cool it is. It really is in need of powering thing. And you could walk into any business on the street if you want to make money to a side hustle, whatever start a whole business, you could walk into any business owner's door, and he's going to be looking for something. Your trick is to find out if he's looking for what you do. If so, boom, game on. If not, next door. That's all you have to do. All right, do me a favor. It's the gratitude time of the year. I wrote that book this year, the 5 minute gratitude journal for man. It's only half written because you have to write the other half. It's not a Kindle book, it's an actual book because you're actually going to write in the book. Go to daily gratitude boost dot com you'll see the book read the reviews. Check it out. Open the thing on the line, look at it, and I think you're going to like it. Go get that, and if you'd like to communicate with me this time of year, just go to daily boost podcast dot com slash Facebook, it's a private group, but I'll let you in and you can tag me, we'll have a conversation. I'd like to meet you. Have a great weekend.

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A highlight from Whose land are you on? What to know about the Indigenous Land Back movement | Lindsey Schneider

TED Talks Daily

07:57 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from Whose land are you on? What to know about the Indigenous Land Back movement | Lindsey Schneider

"You're listening to ted-talks daily, I'm Elise Hugh. A movement is underway to return land to their rightful owners. The indigenous people who occupied and cared for the land for generations. In her 2022 talk from TEDx mile high, indigenous scholar Lindsay Schneider explains why indigenous people should be managing the areas they were forced by colonizers to give up. One major reason? It's way better for the land itself. Coming up after the break. Hey, I'm Stephen Johnson, host of the Ted interview podcast. On this show, we talked to some of the world's most interesting people. On the latest episode, journalist Linda villarosa discusses her decades long fascination with how the color of your skin dictates the kind of healthcare you receive. We were taught to, oh, you just have to take good care of yourself and then you will be healthy for life and certainly that is not true. Check out the Ted interview on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. Support for ted-talks daily comes from Michigan technological university. One of the nation's premiere public technological universities and home to the state of Michigan's top ranked college of engineering. At Michigan tech, students work closely with faculty from day one, doing everything from building and testing autonomous vehicles in unstructured environments to devising innovative technology to harvest energy from The Dark Side of the Moon. Tomorrow needs Michigan tech. Tomorrow needs you. Learn more at MTU dot EDU slash tomorrow. I'm here today as a guest on land that was stolen from the Cheyenne and arapaho nations. Lynn, many other tribal nations thought of his home before those relationships were written over by settler colonialism. So land acknowledgments like this have become pretty commonplace at the beginning of events at universities, sometimes in our email signatures. But if I found them to be kind of confusing, like once you admit something is stolen, aren't you supposed to give it back? So if there's anyone listening who has a couple hundred spare acres that you're feeling guilty about, just contact your local tribal government, we would be happy to relieve you of that burden. That's probably not you, right? Maybe you've heard of this movement to return land to indigenous people, but you're thinking, I can barely afford rent. What is it? I'm supposed to be giving back. That's what I want to clarify today. Because not only is getting land back in indigenous hands in your best interests and the best interests of the land itself, there's ways anyone can help make it happen. I'm a descendant of the turtle mountain band of chippewa Indians, which is part of the initiative of the Great Lakes region. Home for me is also the Pacific Northwest. I grew up on kalapuya and Malala territory. And now I'm a Professor of indigenous studies at CSU. My ancestors worked very hard to navigate a complex and changing world that was ravaged by settler colonialism. My grandma and both of her parents survived the trauma and abuse of the Indian boarding school system. The generation before them, fought to keep our tribe from being terminated by the federal government. Going even further back, my 6 times great grandfather's signature is on the 1863 treaty of old crossing. Which forced the initial abbe to give up 11 million acres of what's now Minnesota, in exchange for a little over $400,000 and a 640 acre reservation. That works out to about 5 cents an acre, which has to be one of the worst land deals in U.S. history. Or maybe the best, depending on who you ask. This sort of thing happened all over the U.S. and Canada. The problem isn't just that settlers showed up and took the land, it's how they've treated it ever since. That land we lasted in Minnesota, the Enbridge line three pipeline goes right through the middle of it. That freaking pipeline is responsible for the largest inland oil spill ever recorded in the U.S.. And now, they're trying to expand it. Whether we're talking pipelines or some of their industry, the colonial mindset has been about extracting resources. Mostly what the goal of making the rich, richer. But that's why lay it back is not about indigenous people trying to run a real estate scam. We're doing this because the land itself is in crisis. Every indigenous culture is unique, but our shared philosophy is that we come from the land and the land is what sustains us. And therefore, we have a responsibility to care for it. Land back is about reasserting indigenous relationships with the land. Relationships that are based on tens of thousands of years of hands on experience, taking care of our homelands. If you've ever tried your hand at farming or gardening, you know that land management takes more than just showing up with good intentions. Globally, indigenous people are really good at managing for biodiversity and resilient ecosystems. That's because we've had generation upon generation to test out what works and what doesn't. There's tons of evidence and examples to back this up. One recent study showed that indigenous people make up just 5% of the global population, but we're managing nearly half the areas on earth that are protected for conservation or still support intact ecosystems. In the United States, tribal nations have reintroduced endangered species, even when the government said it wouldn't work. So in the northwest, where I grew up, most of the big rivers have been damned, which makes it super hard for salmon to survive, and many runs have gone extinct. So back in the 90s, the nimi poo people told the state of Idaho, hey, we'd like to bring co host salmon back to the snake river. A state fish and wildlife guys were like, I don't think so. But the tribe did it anyway. They got eggs that one of the hatcheries was going to throw away. Incubated them and basically snuck the fish back into the river. And now they're doing so well that the state has reopened the sport fishery. And the tribe is reintroducing Coho to a bunch of other rivers. Same thing with buffalo, back in the 1800s, when the railroads were going in, and native people were literally being kicked off of the land at gunpoint. Buffalo were nearly exterminated because they thought that would make it easier to subdue the tribes who depended on them. So get this. Most of the buffalo that you see today in zoos or wildlife reserves are actually descended from conservation herds that native people protected back then. And now the blackfeet nation is bringing free ranging buffalo back to their homeland in Montana. We're also pretty good at cleaning up the ecological messes caused by colonialism. The town of Eureka, California was like, okay, we're ready to give some land back. We know it's culturally, really important place to. Oh, and by the way, it's a super fun site. So it's hella polluted. Good luck with that. And the tribe said, great, we'll take it. And now they're in the process of successfully remediating the site. They've removed tons of trash and contaminated soil. They're working on erosion control and wildlife habitat and making it a place where they can hold ceremonies again. The land is better off in indigenous hands because we treat the land like it's a relative.

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A highlight from Wisdom of Gratitude

The Daily Boost

04:27 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from Wisdom of Gratitude

"Don't have to accept it, we'll live that way, it just happens, and we just kind of move around it. We stand up, we take a step, we repeat, and we just keep going until we get what we want, even if we don't know exactly what that is. Yeah, that happens. Let me dwell on that for a second. Sometimes we're heading down the road. We don't know exactly what we want, huh? Sometimes they don't. Yeah, it's a little meandering. I call it exploring the possibilities. But we just go down that road thinking. I have to go and do something different, and we don't know exactly what it is. That's okay. Get out there and bang on some doors and have some experiences and figure stuff out. To do that, you don't have to be completely focused all the time. You'll know when you're focused, and sometimes you're heading down that road. Decide to do something we know exactly what we're going to do. Exactly how we should feel exactly how life should go. And it just doesn't feel right. Recently I've had some decisions in that area myself. I just didn't feel right. There are no joy in it. So I backed off from it. So sometimes we don't know sometimes we do know, in any case, it's life. Our brains confuse us, and we just deal with it. And today's the day, we can take a breath and just go, okay, fine. I'm grateful to have the chance. And grateful you're here. My name is Scott Smith, found her chief motivating officer here at motivation to move dot com. Gratitude in your life is a really important thing and I'm talking right now very specifically to men, ladies, you can listen to it. Okay, you're the same way. But you see gratitude a little bit differently. And I wrote this in my book, the 5 minute gratitude journal for men, women see gratitude different. I think actually from the time a woman has a baby, she gets pregnant. She becomes grateful for the whole world. Guys, on the other hand, have so much to be grateful for, but oftentimes you get caught up in this stuff, and you forget to do it. By the way, just to stay on the track of your ladies. My wife is the cook in the house. For a lot of reasons, mostly because she just loves to do it. And she won't let me in the kitchen. But I get out of her way during this week because although she loves to do it, she's there doing it. She's so grateful to be able to do it. Man, you can't tell. Ladies do the same thing. Grateful to have 12 people coming over. As I woke up this morning, I had an incredible zest to expand my feeling of gratefulness. I get there often and certainly on a day and a week like this, I would be there even a little bit more. And this time of year or two, it's been 16 years since my first wife passed away. I tend to feel grateful for where I am today. This time of year, a little bit more than usual. It's not much not much better than expanding how you feel in this world and being grateful about it. That's the thing about living in this fast paced world where our daily activities, big and small, they fly by, they're really forgotten very quickly. And it's always been that way. It's sometimes it's hard to just pause and go, okay, what do I really care about? There is nothing new in this world. Have you figured that out? Sure there is the Internet. There was a version of the Internet 2000 years ago. People just talked to each other. Got me thinking about a few of my favorite quotes. When it comes to gratitude. Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert brault said that. Some people enjoy the big things and look back in the future and go, wow, that was really small. I try to avoid that every single day. I try to really look at the little things. It's some little things are just little things. But some little things become really amazing. And I've learned in my life that the biggest things that I think are the biggest baddest coolest things in the world sometimes are just flashing the pan, doesn't even matter. It's life, gotta figure it out. I'm a no regrets kind of guy. I sometimes I'll admit to not living with gratitude. I'll admit that myself. I'm a guy. Got to figure out how to handle that. But thankfully, the wisdom of others helps me make sure I know what's important. And I like to be one of those guys too. So I people that inspire me, maybe I inspire you a little bit. If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get. Frank Clark said that. How true is that? It's like a little kid, hey, you better be thankful for that toy. I gave you why would I give you another one if you weren't thankful for the one I gave you. Hard lesson to teach kids, they don't know the rules. Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation of all abundance at cartel. Acknowledging the good you already have is the foundation of all abundance. That's hard to do sometimes.

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A highlight from Best Of: Andy Stanley on Decision-Making with the Enneagram

Typology

07:49 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from Best Of: Andy Stanley on Decision-Making with the Enneagram

"Typology. Podcast on which we explore the mystery of the human personality and the story of you through the lens of the enneagram I'm here with my good friend Anthony skinner. Hey folks. We got a big one. I'm excited for this one today. Me too. Gonna be big brother. Yeah, so we are sharing with the folks this special interview with Andy Stanley and it's emphasis is on decision making in the enneagram. That's right. And this was a really great conversation with Andy. And because, you know, of course, he's a brilliant communicator, a brilliant thinker. And the enneagram has so much to say about how different types of people make decisions, right? Because we all don't make them the same way. And it's not only helpful in your personal life, but in your professional life. Yeah. In the workplace, it's important to know this. It's super important to know your process in making decisions in the workplace, right? So I'm really excited for folks to hear this show today to learn more about the enneagram and decision making and organizations in your personal life. It's going to be really rich. All right, let's get straight to it. So now here is your host, Ian cron, and gift. Andy Stanley. I'm Andy Stanley and on this episode, we are talking about decision making. More specifically, we are talking about decision making by the numbers, the enneagram numbers. And if you are not familiar with the enneagram, will you certainly will be by the time we wrap up this episode because in the studio with me today is my friend Ian cron. Welcome back Ian. It's great to be here Andy. Thanks. Yeah, well thanks for coming back. This is our second rodeo together. Talking about leadership, but a little bit different filter. Ian is some of you know is a bestselling author and enneagram teacher and podcast host. He is a psychotherapist, get this songwriter and an episcopal priest and I'm pretty sure he makes his own clothes. Anyway, most recently, Ian authored a book entitled the road back to you, subtitled, and enneagram journey to self discovery, which by the way, I have read this book twice, and it has become a go to resource for me as a staff management tool, even though it's not written with that in mind, as you're going to discover, there is so much to the enneagram when it comes to leadership and staff management. So I'm excited to have Ian back. But before we talk about decision making Ian real quick, sort of big macro level question. What are you telling leaders these days? I mean, we have a pandemic and economic turndown for some. It's an economic meltdown. For other people, they're making more money than ever. It's a very interesting time to be in leadership or management. And you know, this is the first time for all of us. So is there any advice that just doesn't have to be about decision making? What are you telling leaders right now? Yeah, you know, I've spoken with some of my corporate clients and people in the faith community as well. And what I warned them about is a tendency I think that people have when we're in a season of crisis, which is they move from being leaders to managers. You know, and so leadership to over management is a bad transition, right? They want to get down into the weeds, they want to get too involved. In a time of crisis, what's needed most is for the leader to really lead. You know, more than ever. And let management do the management. Don't get involved in the day to today that stuff. Wow, we should probably come back and talk about that for 45 minutes sometime because as you're saying that, I'm thinking about how I have in the last 6 or 7 months had to resist that. And in resisting it has set me up, we're going to talk about this in a few minutes to make some really big decisions that were a 100% leadership decisions. In fact, not only were they not management decisions, the people around me who are more geared toward management, their eyes got big like, what? We're not going to meet until when we have 500 plus staff members, what are they going to do? And suddenly there is chaos in the wake of a purely leadership decision, but I can completely identify with the temptation to, let's just sit back, retreat to what we know and wait and see and wait and see. And as you know, the organizations and nonprofits and churches in particular that are sitting back to wait and see, they're just waiting and they're missing an extraordinary leadership moment. So that is a great insight. And with all that's going on is forced us back to our topic to make some tough decisions, big decisions, decisions with limited information. And as we're about to discover, there's actually a corollary to how we make decisions. How well we make decisions and how we are wired. And that brings us to the significance of the enneagram as it relates to decision making to talk. Just a little bit about wiring and decision making. And then we'll introduce folks to the enneagram. Yeah, so you're absolutely right. I think our inborn temperament and our personality. Greatly influence our decision making styles. And they influence how we respond when others make decisions that affect us as well. Yeah, we're going to talk about that. Well, before we do a deep dive into the enneagram, would you real quickly you did this last time you were with us and it was so helpful even for those of us who are somewhat familiar with enneagram. Just give us a quick overview of the enneagram, a little something on each type, and then we will talk about decision making by the numbers. Okay, well, let's have at it. This is a 50,000 foot, 200 mile an hour rundown of 9 types. So the enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that teaches that there are 9 basic personality types in the world. One of which we gravitate toward and adopt in childhood as a way to feel safe and cope in this new world of relationships. Very importantly, each of those types has a unconscious motivation that powerfully influences how that type acts, thinks and feels on a moment to moment basis. So let's run through the 9 types, okay? So type ones are called the improvers. Now, you'll be glad to know I changed that from the perfectionists to the improvers. I really appreciate it because you told me I'm the number one and I have been a sort of wound up around this perfectionism and now I'm an improver. That's right. And I can't wait to tell sander because as you know my wife is also a number one and which I always tell her she's number one and so I'll get to go home and tell her she's an improver. Yes, well if I had a nickel for every one that thanked me for changing it from perfection is to improve her, I would be Jeff Bezos. Anyway, type ones, the improvers. They are ethical, meticulous, detail oriented, and morally heroic. And they are motivated by a need to perfect themselves. Others in the world. Type twos are called the helpers. Warm, caring, giving they are motivated by a need to be needed and to avoid acknowledging their own personal needs. Type threes are called the performers, they are success oriented, image conscious, wired for productivity, and they're motivated by a need to succeed to appear successful and to avoid failure at all costs. We call the unicorns of the enneagram. We think there are fewer of them represented in the population than any other type. They're called the romantics. They're creative, they're sensitive, they're moody they're motivated by a need to be special and unique. And do you know any force?

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A highlight from How to turn around a city | Irma L. Olguin Jr.

TED Talks Daily

03:26 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from How to turn around a city | Irma L. Olguin Jr.

"You're listening to ted-talks daily, I'm Elise Hugh. Today's speaker does a lot of thinking about cities and the way people in them interact with each other. In her archive talk from Ted Monterey in 2021, social entrepreneur Irma olgun junior shares the empowering ways she has found to uplift her city that can be applied to cities near you. It's coming after a short sponsor message. Fresno and the entire central valley of California is a place that's built by agriculture. Miles and miles of farmland for as far as the eye can see with a couple of large poor cities dotting the landscape. That's where I'm from, where I was born and where I live today. My family, like much of the local population, is a family of immigrant farm laborers. Those toiling away in the fields, hoping for a 25 cent an hour raise. I didn't see myself destined for the glamour of Silicon Valley. But I did find my way to college and something miraculous happened. I got a job in tech. And I remember the first time I didn't have to count the change when trying to figure out how much to tip for pizza delivery. When I realized that this industry, the technology industry was going to change my life forever. And I remember thinking to myself, if it can happen to me, a poor, queer, Brown woman from nowhere. Why can't it happen to entire cities of people like me? And so for the last 8 years, that's what I've been working on and Fresno. Building a business that could expose what it takes to cause an entire city and not just the select few people in it to thrive. It turns out we only need three pretty simple ingredients. Training, proof, and community. So the cornerstone of everything that we do is job training. The communities that we work with are often from very poor populations, maybe folks who are learning English as a second language, maybe they were on house, the formerly incarcerated veterans, folks who are very often from retail or factory work. These folks, their issue is not their ability to learn technical things. Their problems center on things that are a lot less obvious. Things like child care, those are the things that we focus on. Can be especially hard on families. How do you justify learning to do something like write code when there are bills to pay? Wouldn't it be better for the family if you just got a job at McDonald's and put in as many hours as you can because that's a check. And who's going to watch your little brother? That's what we do as a family. We pitch in. But how do you justify to the people around you when it looks to them? Like you're just playing around on the computer. We didn't invent a new way to teach JavaScript. We just focus a lot more on the things that actually prevent people from learning it. In addition to connecting our students to things like bus tokens and free regional transit options, we also just deploy a fleet of vehicles whose only job is to pick these folks up before their study groups and drop them back off after class. If they need food, we get them food. We work with food cupboards and pantries and making sure that boxes of food

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A highlight from 295: This Thanksgiving, How to Make Gratitude More Than a Platitude | DaRa Williams

10% Happier with Dan Harris

02:36 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from 295: This Thanksgiving, How to Make Gratitude More Than a Platitude | DaRa Williams

"Hey gang, Happy Thanksgiving. It is that time of year when at least nominally we're supposed to be giving thanks, being grateful. But as is the case with so many positive human qualities, we don't often get a lot of specific instruction about how to actually be grateful. To be a little cute about it, how do we elevate gratitude beyond mere platitude? That is what we're going to talk about today. Dura Williams, my guest is a meditation teacher and psychotherapist. She's a graduate of the spirit rock insight meditation society teacher training program and is also a guiding teacher at IMS. Not only has she been meditating for more than 25 years, she's also been a clinician and administrator in the field of mental health for roughly that same period of time. She currently maintains a private practice in Manhattan. In this conversation, we talk about how to start knitting gratitude into your everyday life or as she says how to think about gratitude like personal hygiene on the level of taking a shower. We talk about whether gratitude is possible when everything sucks. How to avoid spiritual bypass, which she will define. The opportunity that suffering brings for happiness and how to take our suffering less personally, the power of reminding yourself that you are nature are unconscious fascination with creating difficulty in our own lives. And her semi facetious belief that gratitude should be the 5th Brahma vihara. For the uninitiated, the Brahma viharas are four qualities of mind for mental skills, trainable via meditation, that include friendliness, compassion, sympathetic joy, which is being happy for other people's happiness and equanimity. Just to say before we dive in here, we first posted this interview back in October of 2020. Right after we ran a whole series of episodes about the Brahma viharas, that was also in the heart of the pandemic. So you're going to hear a few references to that. Okay, we'll get started with deron Williams right after this. Before we dive into today's show, I wanted to let you know about a special offer. We've got for you from the good folks at the 10% happier app. There's a famous quote usually attributed to the teacher ram dass. Here it is. If you think you're enlightened, go home for Thanksgiving. I personally do not think I'm enlightened, but family gatherings around the holidays can certainly put everybody to the test. So why not give yourself a little extra support by leaning into your meditation practice or by getting a practice started for

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A highlight from Be The Change You Wish To See

The Daily Boost

06:00 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from Be The Change You Wish To See

"You? Happy pre Thanksgiving Day. How do I know it's pre Thanksgiving Day because I was just out, it's traffic's crazy. It's crazy. Everybody going everywhere, buying stuff, buying turkeys, buying pies is awesome. I can't wait for mine. It's gonna be awesome. Today talking a little bit about how to change the world. If you're looking out, in this wonderful time of the year, when I know it's busy, but it tends to be more spiritual time of the year, but you think, man, if the world could just be a nicer, kinder, gentler place, how do you make that happen? It's going to begin very close to home. And that is today's podcast. It is a daily boost from motivation to move dot com the positive boost you need every single day life begins when you move, there's no doubt about it, but then life gets in the way. Sometimes it's a traffic jam on the way into the grocery store, but life gets in the way. And then what do we do? Well, we stand up, we take a step and repeat, we keep going till we get there. That's how it works. Why would you stop before you got there anyway? Come here real close for a second. If you just stop and buy today, maybe you're checking out for the holiday season. I don't know what's going on here. But here's the thing. I like to look at the world with very clear eyes. And just go, man, it's wacky. It's like my friend Louis Gates says, when you find somebody who's just not being a good person, he says, they're so cute. And associate the world is just kind of wacky. So since the world's just kind of wacky, it always has been wacky. It's going to continue to be wacky. All we can do is group together and try to make it a better place. And that starts with us. And that's what I want to talk about today. We'll get to that. Hi, how are you? My name is Scott Smith. I'm the founder of the chief motivating officer here at motivation to move dot com about ready to wrap up our 16th year. I can always remember because bad times in life happen. A bad time, arguably, probably the worst time in my life. Happened a long time ago when my first wife passed away. Her name was Cheryl. And I never forget, there's two times in my life I would never forget first of all, it was my dad said, he met my newborn son when he was only about 6 months old. He goes, before you know it, he'll be ten. And he was before I knew it. Now he's 40. And then somebody told me when my wife passed away before you know it, it'll be 15 years. Well, it's 16 coming soon. It is a crazy way time passes, and some of the worst things in life become the best things in life. If you just take them and run with them, you never get used to them. You just find a place to put them away. Find a place just to deal with them. That's all you do. So if you're in that time of life right now, if you're having that season going on, hang in there, hang in there. I know this can be a tough time of the year. It happens. By the way, I apologize for the frog in my throat today. I went to the gym, lifted a stupid amount of weight, 70 pound dumbbell presses, four sets of 12. Among a whole bunch of other stuff. And yes, I did it masterfully with all kinds of guys sounds. It was awesome, but it all ended up in my throat, which is kind of od but we'll deal with it today. So being the change you want to be, is how you see the change in the world you want to see. People have always sought to change themselves. Their life or the world, yesterday I mentioned that one of my goals, I only have two in life that kind of guide me. These are driving principles, if you will, is that its choice and means to have the choice to do what I need to do to make myself happy, make me a better person, knowing that if I do that, I'll leave a trail of happier people and affected people. Hopefully in a good way, when I'm done with this life. And that means the ability to actually do that have the money, have the skills, have the family have the time, all that kind of stuff. So ultimately, that's what we do here every single day. And that's all I'll drag you along to do. I want you to be the person that you see the world and think it should be. There is a constant truth if you want change and that has changed is that truth. It's always going to happen. Now, in my world, in the world we live in here, and most of the people I deal with every single day, they hate the word change. And many times, people come to me because someone change has happened in their life and they don't like it. I like change because I know it's coming. But if you want to make a difference in this world and a lot of us do, there are a lot of intelligent people who have great ideas about how to do that. Mahatma Gandhi said be the change you wish to be in the world. Be the change you wish to see in the world I should say. In other words, it starts with you. It's hard to figure out that you say it's not a narcissistic self centered kind of place. A lot of people are there these days. No, that's not the case. What you deal just with yourself and you stay just in that world, you don't look beyond that, to the bigger broader picture, the collective, good, if you will. If you don't at least say, hey, my actions are affecting people around me in a good way. You're not doing any good. You might be doing some harm. Ah, it's sometimes hard to accept. I got to focus on me, Scott. That's what I've already said. I know, it's kind of weird, isn't it? You do need to focus on you, but it's also with regard to everything else around you. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Leo Tolstoy, everyone thinks of changing the world. But no one thinks of changing himself. I will tell you, I have seen many arguments over time. I have been a participant in arguments over time, not recently, a long time ago when I was young and stupid. I'm not going to change. Are you kidding me? Why should I change? I was young and stupid. I didn't know I should change. Once I got older, I recognized how young and stupid I was. I'm like, thank God I learned. Everyone thinks of changing the world. You want to do some good. Now the world, by the way, it could be the world mass world, the 8 billion people world of the world could be you and your family. It could be you and your business could be you and your neighborhood. The world could be very small. In fact, most of us have a very small existence. Most of us live within just a couple of miles of our home. That's your world. If you go to the grocery store, your world is to grow behind the cashier, the boy. Whoever there is, is checking you out. The person that bumps into you going down the aisle during a busy holiday season. That's your world. Like it or not, you're living it. If you want to change a world, you got to

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A highlight from How to Practice Gratitude for Year-Round Benefits

The One You Feed

01:23 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from How to Practice Gratitude for Year-Round Benefits

"The present moment and can't feel grateful for what's available because we're focusing on how much we wish it wasn't the case right here right now. When we can sit in radical acceptance of what is here now when we can maybe change the way we're filtering, giving ourselves the opportunity to possibly springboard us into a future that's different. Welcome to the one you feed throughout time great thinkers have recognized the importance of the thoughts we have, quotes like garbage in, garbage out or you are what you think, ring true, and yet for many of us our thoughts don't strengthen or empower us. We tend toward negativity, self pity, jealousy, or fear. We see what we don't have instead of what we do, we think things that hold us back and dampen our spirit. But it's not just about thinking. Our actions matter. It takes conscious, consistent, and creative effort to make a life worth living. This podcast is about how other people keep themselves moving in the right direction. How they feed their good wolf. Passing the ball is

A highlight from 3 steps to build peace and create meaningful change | Georgette Bennett

TED Talks Daily

06:38 min | Last week

A highlight from 3 steps to build peace and create meaningful change | Georgette Bennett

"Daily, I'm Elise Hume. Today's talk is about the power of one person to make dynamic change. In her talk from Ted 2022, peacebuilder georgette Bennett shows us how the seed of her idea and a lot of gumption led to bringing humanitarian aid to war torn parts of the Middle East. That's after a short break. Hey everyone, it's Adam grant. Welcome to rethinking. My podcast on the science of what makes us tick. I'm an organizational psychologist, and I'm taking you inside the minds of fascinating people to explore how they think and what we should all rethink. This season we're rethinking democracy with leader of the governors, Sharon McMahon. Scratch the whole Congress install 535 American government teachers. In Congress, they will whip that thing into shape so fast. Every single one knows the three branches of government. Every single one. Find and follow rethinking with Adam grant, wherever you're listening. What happens when a Syrian refugee and Israeli aid worker and an American Jew walk into a room? No, this is not the start of a really bad joke, I promise. This actually happened to me. Starting in 2015, I found myself holding a series of secret meetings and various European capitals with a small group of Syrian and Israeli civilians. And we were there to try and figure out how we can get aid to the Syrian people who were enduring the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. But how did we end up at this table together? After all, Syrians and Israelis are sworn enemies and technically they've been in a state of war since 1948. Yet here we were literally and figuratively trying to find a way in. And here's the punchline of that bad joke I promised not to tell. We found it. We figured out a way to get aid into Syria through Israel. Now, how did we do that? I applied a three step process that I've used in a bunch of other settings. And I'm hoping that those three steps will be useful to any of you who want to do some good in the face of any of the myriad overwhelming conflicts that we're facing today, including Ukraine. So what are my three steps? Find an entry point, identify a gap and then find something doable with which to fill that gap. It sounds pretty simple, right? So let me walk you through it. When I read a report on the Syrian war, it hit me very hard. And it felt very personal. I was stunned by the scale of the misery. And it echoed the suffering of my own family during the Holocaust. My parents survived concentration camps in Poland and in Hungary. And after the war, we had to flee, and we arrived in the U.S. as stateless refugees. So when I saw the destruction of Aleppo, I was put in mind of Budapest, the city of my birth, the bombed out city of my birth. And when I read about starvation by siege in Syria, I remembered my own mother, who lost a pregnancy, lugging a sack of rotten potatoes home because there was nothing else to eat. And when I saw the eviscerated and emaciated corpses of Syrians who had been tortured and Damascus prisons, I also saw the walking skeletons of Auschwitz, mauthausen, and Bergen belsen, where so many of my own family members literally went up in smoke. And when I saw Syrian refugees flooding across borders, I also recalled my own displacement as a refugee child. So as one person, as one person, what can you do next? When you're confronted with something that you know needs to be changed, you have to find an entry point. For me, that was mobilizing a Jewish response. And then scaling that up to the inter religious response in the U.S. focused exclusively on Syria. It's called the multi faith alliance for Syrian refugees. And today we have more than 100 partner organizations. I saw an opportunity to build bridges while also saving lives. And here is how. The southwest part of Syria was very difficult to access because it was surrounded by regime forces. That was a gap. Israel shares a border with that part of Syria. And guess what? It's easy to get aid into southwest Syria from the Israeli side of the Golan Heights. That gave us something doable with which to fill that gap. All we needed was the how. And that's why my colleagues and I found ourselves in clandestine meetings all over Europe. We were making the case that Israel should be used as a staging area for the outbound delivery of international humanitarian aid. We lobbied the UK parliament, the EU parliament, the Canadian parliament. We banged on doors in Congress. We met with every level of government in Israel. And we got nowhere.

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A highlight from Safe Sleeping: The Ultimate Guide to Organic Mattresses & Why It Matters w/ Jack DellAccio #443

The Life Stylist

05:55 min | Last week

A highlight from Safe Sleeping: The Ultimate Guide to Organic Mattresses & Why It Matters w/ Jack DellAccio #443

"Right, we did it. Welcome to the show, man. Thank you. We said this is a long time coming. Really great to be here first with you. Yeah, it is. So to give the listeners a little bit of a backstory here, it must have been about ten plus years ago. I started to learn about how toxic mattresses and bedding are. When I got started on my journey and all this actually quite a ways end of the journey. And so I always just slept on whatever mattress I had in my janky apartment in Hollywood, but I got really into this stuff and so I bought an all latex like organic latex mattress from a store over here and on Beverly in Hollywood. And it was about a thousand bucks, and I didn't know it. I had it for a few years, and it lasted, but I didn't know it until I got a better mattress that it was so hard and uncomfortable that it caused me like shoulder problems and back problems and all of this stuff. So somewhere during that time, I found this store in Santa Monica, which was the ascentia store. Your company. And I used to go into the store and just like, tire kick, you know? How much is this one? How much is this one? They were like a couple of grand. If it was three or $4000, maybe the highest one was 5 or something. That was like 30 or $50,000 to me at the time. There was just no way. So I put on my vision board and I bought an essential pillow, which I still have. To this day. And it's fine. It's held up. It's like totally the same pillow that I bought all these years later. I mean, I used like pillow protectors and stuff. So I've known about your company for a very long time and thankfully three days ago before I came out here to LA to record got your mattress. And it is everything that I thought it would be and hoped it would be. It's freaking amazing. So I'm really excited to kind of learn about your journey here and really educate people on what's out there because one of the most common questions I get is like, what's the best mattress? And it's complex and competitive and crazy out there. And it's really difficult for consumers to know what they're dealing with. So a lot of noise. Yeah, a lot of noise. And also just crazy competition. Kind of like the sauna industry is the same way, you know, the brands, there's all this infighting and a lot of them will have the comparison charts on their website of like, us versus them, you know, which you guys don't do your classier than that. But there's just so much to this and it's something I think is really useful for people. So that's my backstory. Tell us kind of how you got into this. I know that this wasn't your career of choice in the beginning and that it was kind of a family business. So how did you get into the natural latex world and the whole mattress game to begin with? I guess the journey was somewhat little similar where it wasn't for my specific needs, but I had two people in the family who were going through basically their wellness challenge of their lives, right? And while we were exploring different medical modalities, whether it be conventional or not, we just were absorbing so much information about your environment. And we were able to see firsthand how people with severe illnesses were their bodies were overreacting to so many things. They were going through aches and pains and we put them on memory foam mattresses. And then they were getting hives and respiratory issues. So we're constantly pivoting around and never finding the right environment. And that's where my kind of entrepreneurial mind goes on. Maybe not entrepreneurial, but my solution minded approach game where there's got to be something. There's something missing here, something we're not seeing here. And so I spent a few years trying to figure out what those pieces are. Just being organic is good for some. But it's not, it's not the whole just having pressure relief professor redistribution might be good physically, but it actually not good for your deep sleep cycle. So I started my journey formulating and trying to come up, develop something different, develop something that was true wellness. And to foundation to it all was latex. However, latex alone didn't work. So basically learn through my journey on how to reformulate latex, how to have different reactions, how to slow down the reaction time, accelerate the reaction times in some ways. And those first few years, I learned so much from people who are battling life threatening diseases. And that journey took me towards ultimately having a pressure relieving organic mattress. But as we continue to the first few years, that's basically what we were and which was groundbreaking at the time. And still hasn't been replicated today, just my early formulations. But by 2009, I really started to analyze sleep a whole lot more and deep sleep cycles and rems like rem cycles and by 2012 had patented a new core. Which really took things to the next level where we focused on thermal regulation. We elimination of toxins, so between heat, toxins, and obviously pain, support, posture support. So our new products by 2012 were just unmatched by my early products and unmatched by anything that was out there because we were so hyper focused on wellness. And that's when athletes high performance individuals turn to us and that was kind of the pivot where we're to help people out of illness, which we still are today. But that's the pivot where we want to really understand performance sleep. And that's when we started tracking sleep and really analyzing what and that's where we came up with the concept where stimulants stimulants are what we define as what interferes with people's sleep.

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More Than 1,000 PC Games Are Discounted In This Black Friday Sale - GameSpot

The Daily Boost

01:15 min | Last week

More Than 1,000 PC Games Are Discounted In This Black Friday Sale - GameSpot

"Up for some. On its black Friday sale is now on. Discover our lowest prices at our biggest sale of the year, with up to 60% off, including 20 5% off supplements, 10% off fitness, 20% off, nutrition, and more. The sale ends December 4th, so make sure to save big, while supplies last. Learn more and on at dot com. Coupons and codes do not stack on top of sale discounts. When I go to the GMI, you know, I'm pretty good in the guy guy room. I can listen heavyweights. I can pump some iron. I can look good in the mirror. I can profile myself, I can. No, I don't take selfies on myself in the mirror. That's such a 20 year old thing to do. Besides, I don't want to see myself in the mirror. But I fought myself up as I walk in. Let's get ready to exercise. All pumped up, but then I have to pump myself up too because somebody's going to exercise my brain. My mouth, my ears, I'm a brain. I get a lot of conversations going on. It's always fun to have a conversation at the gym. But this morning, I found myself in a conversation with Ron, and he asked me a question. He's got we have great conversations all the time. It's a sky. Your coach, right? I said, yeah. So I listened to your podcast too sometimes. It's very cool. Tell me if I'm right.

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