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Marianne Williamson: Transforming the Illusion

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher, activist and multi-time New York Times Best Selling author. She’s been teaching about A Course in Miracles for three decades, founded LA meals-on-wheels program for homebound people with AIDS, Project Angel Food in 1989, and serves on the Board of Directors of RESULTS, an organization on a mission to […]

Terri Cole: Real Love, Where It’s Hiding

Love. It’s one of the most important fillers of our Connection Buckets. But, then there’s this special “type,” some people call it “real love.” We got to wondering what that even means, and why so many people seem unable to “find and keep it.” So, we asked GLP friend, Terri Cole, licensed psychotherapist, meditation expert and founder […]

Claire Hoffman: A Journey Back to Life Transcendent

Abandoned by her alcoholic dad when she was five, out of cash and evicted from their NYC apartment, Claire Hoffman, her mom and seven-year-old brother found themselves dropped into a small town in Iowa. But, not just any old town, this was a sacred enclave, Heaven on Earth, established by Transcendental Meditation founder, Maharishi Mahesh. […]

The Truth About Luck [a 4-part formula]

Luck. It’s a source of envy, denial, opportunity, anger, frustration, creation and astonishing success. When it happens to us, we revel in it. When it happens to everyone but us, we lament it. It’s become vogue in the world of performance and popular psychology to say it does not exist. Luck, we are told, is […]

To Succeed at Anything, Do This.

Success is not just about knowing what to do. It is about doing it. All the information in the world, the best laid plans, the clearest, most-defined, measurable and attainable goals will not deliver the outcomes, results or resolutions you want. There is something missing. In order to succeed at anything worth the effort, you […]


Motivation: Why You Can’t Change the One You Love [Best of]

Ever try to help someone who had absolutely no interest in being helped? It’s one of the most frustrating experiences we can have. Maybe it’s a family member or partner. Maybe it’s a close friend or colleague. Or even a customer or client. So many times, we end up banging our heads against a wall […]

Simon Sinek: Serve Those Who Serve Others [Best of]

On September 17, 2009, Simon Sinek stepped onto a small stage for a local gathering…and proceeded to blow away the world. The event was TEDx Puget Sound. He had no slides, no fancy presentation. Just an idea and an easel. For 18 minutes, he spoke about an awakening. Something he called “the golden circle,” and […]

Annoyed or Blessed? It’s a Matter of Choice

What if the “perceived imperfections, quirks or annoyances” that triggered you in other people were the very same things that, viewed differently, reminded you how blessed you were (and how great they were)? Today’s GLP Riff about a simple idea, a realization that so much of what bothers us in life is actually the very […]

Debbie Millman: Imagine Immensities [Best of]

Debbie Millman is a creative, design and storytelling force of nature. Millman was drawn into the world of news and print in her early twenties, cultivating an appetite for artful communication, storytelling and news. By her early thirties, though, life had dealt a series of challenges. In quick succession, she found herself without a job or […]

Finding God in the Grain

There’s something about working with your hands that changes you. Over the last generation, we’ve shifted largely to a “knowledge economy.” We value and compensate cognitive intelligence on a much higher scale than artistic, mechanical and physical intelligence. We elevate the importance of thoughts and ideas and diminish the role of hands and body and […]

Todd Herman: What Really Drives Elite Performance?

How did a kid who grew up on a farm in Alberta, Canada end up an elite performance coach to Olympic athletes and CEOs? This is the story of today’s guest, performance savant and founder The 90 Day Year, Todd Herman. Did Todd get an advanced degree? Nope. Did he write a bestselling book? Again, no. […]

Attention Rule-breakers: Not So Fast.

Calling all rule-breakers, rebels and deviants from the norm… Before you run screaming from convention, consider why the rules, the norms, the cultural guides exist in the first place. Then, ask yourself, before choosing to abandon them, if they still matter, and whether the better path to creativity, innovation and expression might be to master […]

Mark Nepo: Being Faithful to the Truth of the Journey

This week’s guest, Mark Nepo, is a renowned poet, philosopher, author, master storyteller and spiritual teacher. He has appeared numerous times on Oprah, his Book of Awakening was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Mark originally appeared on the show about a year ago, where we explored his bigger life story, how cancer forever changed him, physically, psychologically […]


Introvert Entrepreneurs: A Quieter Approach to Building Business

Can you start and build a business if you’re an introvert? This was a question from our someone in our listening community. Truth told, it’s a question we get on a pretty regular basis. There is a lot of mythology about how social, forward-facing and mass-scale public you need to be in order to be […]

Emily McDowell: Irreverent Art With a Huge Heart.

Emily McDowell is a writer, illustrator, and entrepreneur who specializes in chronicling the human condition. In 2012, she left a successful career in advertising to launch her greeting card line, making cards for the relationships we actually have. Now a multimillion-dollar stationery and gift company, Emily McDowell Studio products are sold online and in nearly […]



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Happiness. It’s Complicated.

What if the quest to be perpetually happy was actually making us miserable? Who doesn’t want to be happy? Who doesn’t want to laugh all day? It’s a wonderful state, deserving of a powerful seat at the good life table. Happiness has become a hot subject of study over the last two decades, along with […]

Gabrielle Bernstein: The Journey From Addiction to Awareness

Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back and numerous other books. She’s been featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as “next-generation thought leader” and leads talks, retreats and meditations for sold-out audiences around the world, embracing her role one of the voices of an emerging generation […]

What Story Is Your Life Telling?

There’s a line in the Good Life Project Living Creed: “Life is a story, if you wouldn’t read the one you’re telling, write a different ending.” That’s what today’s short and sweet GLP Riff is all about; the role of stories in our lives. What is the story you’re telling with the way you’re living […]

Radhanath Swami: The Path of Devotion and Service

Today’s guest is Radhanath Swami, a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His latest book is The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti.  His teachings draw from the sacred texts of […]

A Good Life is a Practice, Not a Place.

So often, we look at life as a game to win, or a journey to get from where we are now to that magical, far-off destination where, finally, we get to live a good life. Except, it doesn’t work that way. There is no there there, there is only here now. When we look at […]

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