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Stories are incredibly powerful. They can change lives by inspiring, motivating, influencing, challenging, and even educating. The Story Box is a platform for people from all walks of life and experiences to share their stories with the world. If you are a lover of stories. Then tune in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a brand new episode featuring a special guest or guests that you don't want to miss!
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The Story Box Jay Fantom

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Stories are incredibly powerful. They can change lives by inspiring, motivating, influencing, challenging, and even educating. The Story Box is a platform for people from all walks of life and experiences to share their stories with the world. If you are a lover of stories. Then tune in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a brand new episode featuring a special guest or guests that you don't want to miss!
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    Dr Ethan Kross Unboxing | Chatter: How To Harness Those Voices In Our Heads

    Dr Ethan Kross Unboxing | Chatter: How To Harness Those Voices In Our Heads

    About Ethan Kross
    AUTHOR, SCIENTIST, TEACHER
    Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor and bestselling author in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships.
    Ethan was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna c*m laude. After earning his PhD in Psychology from Columbia University, Ethan completed a post-doctoral fellowship in social-affective neuroscience to learn about the neural systems that support self-control. He moved to the University of Michigan in 2008, where he founded the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory.
    Ethan’s research has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR’s Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, and Time.
    Ethan is the author the National Bestseller CHATTER: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters and How to Harness It, which was chosen as one of the best new books of the year by the Washington Post, CNN and USA Today and the Winning Winter 2021 selection for Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain and Dan Pink’s Next Big Idea Book Club. CHATTER is scheduled to be translated into over 35 languages. 
    Ethan lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and two daughters.
    CHATTER:
    An award-winning psychologist reveals the hidden power of our inner voice and shows how we can harness it to live a healthier, more satisfying, and more productive life.
    Tell a stranger that you talk to yourself, and you’re likely to get written off as eccentric. But the truth is that we all have a voice in our head. When we talk to ourselves, we often hope to tap into our inner coach but find our inner critic instead. When we’re facing a tough task, our inner coach can buoy us up: Focus—you can do this. But, just as often, our inner critic sinks us entirely: I’m going to fail. They’ll all laugh at me. What’s the use?
    In Chatter, acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores the silent conversations we have with ourselves. Interweaving groundbreaking behavioral and brain research from his own lab with real-world case studies—from a pitcher who forgets how to pitch, to a Harvard undergrad negotiating her double life as a spy—Kross explains how these conversations shape our lives, work, and relationships. He warns that giving in to negative and disorienting self-talk—what he calls “chatter”—can tank our health, sink our moods, strain our social connections, and cause us to fold under pressure.
    But the good news is that we’re already equipped with the tools we need to make our inner voice work in our favor. These tools are often hidden in plain sight—in the words we use to think about ourselves, the technologies we embrace, the diaries we keep in our drawers, the conversations we have with our loved ones, and the cultures we create in our schools and workplaces.
    Brilliantly argued, expertly researched, and filled with compelling stories, Chatter gives us the power to change the most important conversation we have each day: the one we have with ourselves.
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    Dr Michael Beckwith Unboxing | Live In Your Purpose, Remove Hate & Show The World Your Light

    Dr Michael Beckwith Unboxing | Live In Your Purpose, Remove Hate & Show The World Your Light

    Dr. Michael Beckwith is the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational spiritual community with a congregation of over 9,000 members. He has appeared on Dr. Oz, The Oprah Show, Larry King Live and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You, spreading his message to millions of people. He also participated alongside the Dalai Lama and other New Thought Ministers in The Synthesis Dialogues.
    Dr. Beckwith is the creator of the Life Visioning Process, which he teaches all over the globe through his books and seminars. At its core, the process is a way to fully embrace your connection to the divine and let the Universe serve through you. This will be a wonderful Masterclass and we’re delighted to bring you the teachings from this amazing man.
    Connect with Dr. Beckwith and be apart of his MindValley Course It's Free:
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    Website - https://michaelbeckwith.com/
    FREE MINDVALLEY COURSE:
    Michael Beckwith - Life Visioning Mastery
    https://www.mindvalley.com/visioning/masterclass

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    Nedra Tawwab Unboxing | How Setting Boundaries Creates Healthy Relationships

    Nedra Tawwab Unboxing | How Setting Boundaries Creates Healthy Relationships

    ABOUT NEDRANedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW, is a New York Times best-selling author, licensed therapist, and sought-after relationship expert. She has practiced relationship therapy for 14 years and is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice, Kaleidoscope Counseling. Every day she helps people create healthy relationships by teaching them how to implement boundaries. Her philosophy is that a lack of boundaries and assertiveness underlie most relationship issues, and her gift is helping people create healthy relationships with themselves and others. 
    Nedra earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She has additional certifications in working with families and couples and in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, plus advanced training for counseling adults who've experienced childhood emotional neglect. 
    Nedra has been recently featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Self, and Vice and has appeared on numerous podcasts, including The School of Greatness, Therapy for Black Girls, and The Skinny Confidential. She runs a popular Instagram account where she shares practices, tools, and reflections for mental health and hosts weekly Q&As. 
    Connect with Nedra & buy her new book:
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    • 45 min
    Marianne Williamson Unboxing | How The World Can Heal Through Love

    Marianne Williamson Unboxing | How The World Can Heal Through Love

    Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, non-profit and political activist, and spiritual thought leader.
     
    For over three decades Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 14 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times best sellers. A quote from the mega best seller A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.
     
    Williamson founded Project Angel Food, a non-profit that has delivered more than 13 million meals to ill and dying homebound patients since 1989. The group was created to help people suffering from the ravages of HIV/AIDS.  She has also worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. She has advocated for reparations for slavery since the 1990’s and was the first candidate in the 2020 presidential primary season to make it a pillar of her campaign. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supports the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace. In addition, she advocates for a cabinet level Department of Children and Youth to adequately address the chronic trauma of millions of American children.
     
    Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas.
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    Visit Marianne on Social Media
    Marianne is very active on her social media platforms ~ Join the Conversation!
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne
     
    Twitter: @marwilliamson
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariannewilliamson/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/MarianneWilliamson 

    The Marianne Williamson Podcast
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    Websites of Interest
    www.marianne.com
    www.marianne2020.com 

    Books of Interest
    A POLITICS OF LOVE: A Handbook for a New American Revolution
    Available at the following locations, among others:
    AMAZON:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062873938?creativeASIN=0062873938&imprToken=BfWYeDgtONEkuWnPmmTduA&slotNum=0&tag=to0322-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
    BARNES & NOBLE:
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    INDIE BOUND:
    https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062873934

    A List of All of Marianne’s Books Here:
    https://marianne.com/books/

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    • 40 min
    Dr Martha Beck Unboxing | How To Find Your Way Back To Integrity

    Dr Martha Beck Unboxing | How To Find Your Way Back To Integrity

    “This radiant book will not only change your life,
    but perhaps even save it.”
    ELIZABETH GILBERT, #1 New York Times bestselling author
    Bestselling author, life coach, and sociologist Martha Beck explains why “integrity”—being in harmony with ourselves—is the key to a meaningful and joyful life.
    As Martha Beck says in her book, “Integrity is the cure for psychological suffering. Period.”
    In The Way of Integrity, Martha presents a four-stage process that anyone can use to find integrity, and with it, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. Much of what plagues us—people pleasing, worry and anxiety, negative habits—all point to what happens when we are out of touch with what truly makes us feel whole.
    Martha takes us on a spiritual adventure that will change the direction of our lives, and bring us to a place of genuine happiness.

    Dr. Martha Beck is a bestselling author, life coach, and speaker. She has spent a lifetime offering powerful, practical, and entertaining teachings that help people improve every aspect of their lives. Martha holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.” 
    Martha’s published works include several self-help books and memoirs, including New York Times and international bestsellers Finding Your Own North Star, The Joy Diet, and Expecting Adam. She has also published over 150 magazine articles, including almost two decades of monthly columns for O, The Oprah Magazine. She also writes a column for Maria Shriver’s digital newspaper, The Sunday Paper.
    Martha is a passionate and engaging speaker, known for her characteristic blending of science, spirituality, and humor. As “the best-known life coach in America” (NPR, USA Today), she has spoken to audiences around the world on stage and on The Oprah Show, Good Morning America, and many other television programs.
    Every year, Martha spends several weeks in South Africa, running wilderness-based seminars and donating the proceeds to ecosystem restoration and education for rural African people. The rest of the time she lives in the Pennsylvania woods with her family and other assorted creatures. Her passions include nature, pajamas, and YouTube videos of unlikely animal companions.
    Martha’s newest book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times Best Seller
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    https://www.amazon.com.au/Way-Integrity-Finding-Path-Your/dp/1984881485

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Marisa Polvino & Kate Cohen Unboxing | Helping Kids Through Mental health Issues

    Marisa Polvino & Kate Cohen Unboxing | Helping Kids Through Mental health Issues

    KATE COHEN:
    Since founding Straight Up Films with her partner Marisa Polvino in 2008, Kate has produced films with major studios and worked with Hollywood’s elite players, including Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Morgan Freeman, Christopher Nolan and Gavin O’Connor.
    Kate is a lifelong advocate for children and mentor to countless young girls. She is grateful to have a platform to help others through the power of exemplary storytelling. As part of her mission to create commercial films that move audiences to enact social change she co-founded Straight Up Impact, a subdivision of Straight Up Films.
    She oversees much of the company’s creative and business development. She is about to start pre-production on “Joseph Merrick,” based on the life of the Elephant Man and directed by award-winning filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó and produced by 7 time Academy Award winner Mike Medavoy and David Dobkin; a film adaptation of Viktor Frankl’s bestselling book “Man’s Search for Meaning,” chronicling his experiences in Nazi concentration camps and the power of his life-affirming, meaning-based therapy, produced with Tony Robbins; and the compelling short film series “Meaning in Madness” addressing root causes of a mental health crisis that has led to record anxiety, depression and suicide among youth.
    Kate lives in LA with her husband and 9 year old son. They are on a collective mission to help kids have a better future.

    MARISA POLVINO:
    With a career spanning over two decades, Marisa Polvino is a prolific producer and entrepreneur with a skill for identifying, packaging, and producing quality, star-driven entertainment across all genres and budget levels. Presently, Marisa is Partner and Co-CEO of STRAIGHT UP FILMS a fully integrated multi-media production company that has worked alongside top-name Hollywood talent, including Natalie Portman, Rosario Dawson, Jesse Eisenberg, Gina Rodriguez and Johnny Depp.
    Polvino is responsible for identifying and shaping projects that align with the Straight Up Impact ethos. Presently, she oversees a top flight feature slate which includes Merrick directed by Kornel Mundruczo, How to Set a Fire and Why, directed by award winning director/actress Lisa Edelstein, Dissonance, a YA love story set in the multiverse directed by Catherine Hardwicke and Viktor Frankl’s iconic memoir Man’s Search for Meaning.
    Recognizing the profound effect cinema can have on culture Polvino launched Straight Up Impact with long-time business partner Kate Cohen and strategist and advocate Pam Roy. The companies mission is to create, produce and finance thought provoking content that can appeal to human emotions, shift perspectives and inspire positive social change.
    At Straight Up Impact, Polvino uses her entrepreneurial spirit and know-how and focuses on forging relationships with likeminded partners while also overseeing much of the company’s business strategy, development, marketing and operational structure.  In 2019, she created the “Power On” series for Google’s computer science in media division which was a five-part, short-film series directed by leading actresses and designed to promote greater gender and racial diversity in STEAM fields. Polvino currently producing the “Meaning in Madness” film series which centers around the systemic issues contributing to the suicide epidemic facing young adults and teens today and the importance of meaning and purpose in their lives.
    Marisa is perpetually inspired by her two children and encourages them to follow their passions and pay attention to what matters most in life. And, to work hard and always be nice to people.
     Straight Up Impact who have created a groundbreaking short-film series, Meaning in Madness, which explores the systemic issues contributing to record-high levels of anxie

    • 49 min

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42 Ratings

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Love your work!!

Awesome and encouraging podcasts
I live how you interview many many different people
Personally the ones that talk about why we are who we are and what factors shape who we become
Being a new dad it’s really insightful of what to look out for and what impacts and directs your child’s path

Keep it up jay!

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Amazing podcasts

Jay has produced some of the very best podcasts available. He is engaging and has given the audience access to people from all walks of life. I personally know Jay and have worked with him and he is an amazing and humble human and so ready to listen, learn and receive insight from professionals all over the world from all backgrounds and vocations. In his effort to broaden his horizons he has taken us along side him in this journey. Incredibly proud of you young man... keep moving forward.
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