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Side Hustle Secrets. Crying Over Failure (it’s a good thing?)

What if melting down after a failure was actually a good thing? Or doing what you love, as a side hustle, was the best way to do it? That’s what we’re talking about on today’s episode. Good Life Riff: Today, we’ve got a special guest riff, featuring friend-of-the-pod, New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, world-traveler and […]

Daniel Goleman: The Truth About Meditation (a scientific look).

What if much of the popular wisdom and even so-called valid research on meditation…was wrong?! According to Daniel Goleman, it’s time for a meditation wake-up call. Best known for his worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence, Goleman reveals powerful new truths about meditation, what it really is and isn’t, and how only about 1% of the 6,000+ studies done […]

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The Secret Psychology of To-Do’s. How Sight Turns Off Sound.

In today’s GLP Update, we’re talking about a hidden reason why a to-do list may be your savior (even if you hate them), and a cool study that reveals how focusing intensely on visual tasks just might just make you momentarily deaf to certain sounds. Ah, the old to-do list. Some people love them. Others […]

Mark Lukach: When Mental Illness Changes Everything.

Guest: Mark Lukach is a teacher and freelance writer. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Wired, and other publications. He is currently the ninth grade dean at The Athenian School, where he also teaches history. He lives with his wife, Giulia, and their son in the San Francisco Bay […]

Accelerated Learning with Exercise. Getting Out of Your Lane.

In today’s GLP Update, we’re talking about how to break out of your lane and keep your career, and how physical activity affects accelerated learning. Good Life Riff: Ever hear the phrase, “stay in your lane?” Yep, us too. It’s most often offered as a warning to people who are considering moving away from the thing […]

Gretchen Rubin: The Four Tendencies (how to start and stick to anything).

Guest: Gretchen Rubin is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before and The Happiness Project. On her weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. Want to hear more from Gretchen? Listen here to her 2015 conversation with Jonathan. About The Four Tendencies:  During her […]

The ARC of Happiness. You Are WHEN You Eat.

Good Life Riff: We’ve talked about happiness before, and it’s relationships to a good life. And, we’ve done a pretty fierce deep-dive into the surprising relationship between money and happiness in a past episode. But, there’s something else we’ve never shared. A little called the ARC of Happiness. Those three letters, A – R – […]

Glennon Doyle: Love Warrior, Activist, Change-Maker [Best Of]

Glennon Doyle is an author, activist, founder of Momastery.com and co-founder of the Compassion Collective and Together Rising, a non-profit that has raised more five million dollars for women and children in crisis. Her latest book, LOVE WARRIOR is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and the Oprah’s Book Club selection. I sat down with Glennon […]

How Kindness Boosts Health. Waiting for a Sign.

Good Life Riff: Ever hear the story about the guy trapped on his roof in a flood, waiting for a sign from God that he’d be saved? Well, turns out, a lot of us live our lives in a similar way. Waiting for someone or something to give us a sign, to tell us, “it’s time.” […]

Elizabeth Gilbert: Curiosity and the Passion Fallacy. [Best Of]

[Best Of Episode] Elizabeth Gilbert exploded into the public’s consciousness in 2006 with the release of her mega-bestselling memoir, Eat Pray Love. Since then, she’s published a series of books, given a TED talk on creative genius that’s been viewed more than 10 million times, become a leading voice on the pursuit of a creative, connected […]

Why You Need a Point of View. Swearing and Pain.

Good Life Riff: We hear a lot of talk about finding your voice. Truth is, it matters, but it’s also not enough. Not if you want to stand out, rise above, create impact and make meaning. There’s something else that we need to both cultivate and share. And, in today’s world, it matters more than ever. […]

Liz Dolan: Mega-Business, Side-Hustles and Podcasting.

So, how exactly did the global head of marketing for Nike become a podcaster? From studying Comparative Literature and French to becoming the head of marketing at mega-brands like Nike, OWN, National Geographic Channels and Fox International, Liz Dolan has taken the world of big business by storm. But in between these high-profile gigs, she […]

Using DNA as Sunblock. Creating Daily Transition Windows.

Good Life Riff: There’s this thing that happens at the end of the day when you’re near the water. The breeze settles down, everything slows and there’s a window where everything becomes still. It only lasts for 15-20 minutes, but it’s a powerful moment. Kind of nature’s way of transitioning its environment from the high-pitch, frenetic, […]

Eric Barker: What If Everything You Knew About Success Was Wrong?

What if most of what we’ve been taught about success was wrong? That’s the question we’re asking today’s guest, Eric Barker.  A former Hollywood screen-writer turned blogger, he shares science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life with his more than 300,000 subscribers. Barker’s content is also syndicated by Time Magazine, The Week, and Business […]

Why You Should Talk to Yourself (in 3rd person).

Good Life Riff: Ever wonder why the internet is littered with a bajillion feel-good quotables, when the reality of most people’s lives is pretty far from the utopian mumbo-jumbo we so often see hand-lettered all over insta? Ever wonder what might happen if you changed those quotables to something that was a little less aspirational […]

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Nilofer Merchant: How to Turn Ideas Into Impact with Onlyness

Nilofer Merchant is a master at turning seemingly “wild” ideas into powerful new realities and showing the rest of us how we can do the same. Over the years, this has taken the form of books, her top-ranked TED talk, strategic advising for some of the largest, most-innovative companies in the world and game-changing startups, as […]

On Awe, Positive Actions, Anxiety and Depression.

We spend so much of life racing from one goal, one task, one agenda item to the next, we end up missing so many opportunities to experience grace and awe. In today’s Good Life Dispatch, we’re talking about how a simple moment reconnected us with the power of awe. Be sure to listen to understand […]

Caroline Adams Miller: The Road to Grit.

Guest: For almost three decades Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP has been a leading voice in applying the science of goal-setting, grit, happiness and success. In 2015, she was named “one of the ten Positive Psychology coaches to follow.” Her latest book is, Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose. Story: A fiercely-competitive athlete and […]

Your Work Zone Matters. Chocolate and Your Brain.

GLP Riff: Ever wonder how your work environment affects everything from your mood to your health and even your ability to do your best work? Turns out, it can make a huge difference. And, it’s one of those decisions most of us never actually make. It’s time to get more intentional about the environment that […]

Ryan Holiday: How to Make Stuff That Stands the Test of Time.

Guest: Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of multiple books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy and Growth Hacker Marketing. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies like Google, Taser and Complex as well as multi-platinum musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world, such as Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, and […]

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