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Mark Divine never thought he’d be a Navy SEAL. He was being groomed for the family business. Then, a chance walk by a recruiting office turned his world upside down and offered him a path to claim his warrior calling. Mark graduated as honor-man of his SEAL BUD/s class 170. He served nine years on Active […]
Poetry as a tactical device, from a slacker non-poet. And the myth of shiny object syndrome. That’s what we’re talking about on today’s Good Life Update. Good Life Riff: Poetry. Seriously? Yeah, poetry. What if was the secret sauce for sharing ideas in a way that bypassed defenses and made a beeline to the heart? What if […]
In just 72-hours, Vanessa Potter went from sighted to blind, and able-bodied to paralyzed. Nothing would ever be the same. This is the story of brain gone haywire that led to a life transformed. Guest: A married mother of two young kids, Potter spent 16 years as an award-winning broadcast producer in London. Then, in October […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.” […]
[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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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