26 episodes

DAHLIA is like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - but for adults. This fun and meaningful podcast looks for the helpers and ways to help you through your day.

It may be conversations with everyday people doing extraordinary things, Oscar winners who have overcome the odds, or the man who jumped off The Golden Gate Bridge to take his life, yet miraculously lived to save so many lives. It may be giving a voice to those in need. But it’s always bringing people together.

You won't get inundated with information here. You already get too much of that. You need wonder and reflection. So expect lots of that.

Dahlia has been a talk show host for a decade with a mission to spread kindness. And her Network of Angels always leaves a trail. So come on over and let's make good things happen ...

Why live and let live when you can live and HELP live?

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DAHLIA LIVE AND HELP LIVE

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

DAHLIA is like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - but for adults. This fun and meaningful podcast looks for the helpers and ways to help you through your day.

It may be conversations with everyday people doing extraordinary things, Oscar winners who have overcome the odds, or the man who jumped off The Golden Gate Bridge to take his life, yet miraculously lived to save so many lives. It may be giving a voice to those in need. But it’s always bringing people together.

You won't get inundated with information here. You already get too much of that. You need wonder and reflection. So expect lots of that.

Dahlia has been a talk show host for a decade with a mission to spread kindness. And her Network of Angels always leaves a trail. So come on over and let's make good things happen ...

Why live and let live when you can live and HELP live?

dahliakurtz.substack.com

    TOP-5 REGRETS PEOPLE HAVE IN LIFE - AND THE 10 THINGS YOU REALLY NEED TO AVOID THOSE REGRETS

    TOP-5 REGRETS PEOPLE HAVE IN LIFE - AND THE 10 THINGS YOU REALLY NEED TO AVOID THOSE REGRETS

    So it’s your last day on Planet Earth, and I introduce you to the person whom you’ve always wanted to meet. You.
    Well, the person you would have become had you done all of those things that you always wanted to do. But didn’t… 
    What a pang in the stomach, right. What does this tell you?
    You’re not stressed about all of those things you have to do. You’re stressed out about all of those things that you haven’t done. That you still haven’t done. That you have yet to do.
    You don’t need another gadget, another shirt, or another 56-cyber-deals-you-have-to-order-right-now because they’re life-changing products. What you really need are goals. What you really need is purpose. What you really need, you’re about to get … 
    So, today you’ll learn the 10 things you really need in life - based on the top-5 regrets people shared before they died.
    This will come with science-backed evidence - but most importantly, it will come from my heart. Because I had that moment where I almost died, (which I shared with you in Episode 1). And those top regrets flashed through my mind too and have changed my life for the better.
    So how do you avoid those top-5 regrets? By embracing these 10 things you really need in life … and not one of them is more stuff.
    IN EPISODE 25 YOU WILL LEARN:
    • The top-5 regrets of people in their last days.• 10 things you can start right now to avoid those regrets.• Self-compassion.• Why you try to fill the “happiness void” with all of the wrong things, according to science.
    And you know how people say, money can’t buy happiness? Of course it can! We both know that. But you’re not looking for happiness. You’re looking for fulfilment. You see, advertisers have convinced you that you’re looking for happiness.
    This is not just a list about saving you money - at a time when you really, REALLY, need to save money. This is a list about saving regrets. This is a list about rescuing your potential. This is the list you’ve been trying to fill - with all of the wrong things. 
    Before you even start listening, share this episode with someone you care about. It’s one of the best gifts you can give - and the cheapest.
    P.S. Next episode you’ll meet the world’s leading expert on narcissism. And if you missed my two-part conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté and want to live a better life, have a listen! Tens of millions of people have now watched the video snippets from that chat. You can find those on Instagram and TikTok.
    Please leave a review wherever you listen to this. Really, it just makes it easier for other people to find this podcast - which keeps growing into a supportive community so much faster than I imagined.
    And if you want to explore our community with your eyeballs and not just your earballs, you are also cordially invited to join us on Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube.
    Dahlia delivers compelling messages and incites positive intrapersonal shifts – in leadership, inspiration, and activism. Her mission is to help you shine brightly and use your light to help others shine as well. If you are interested in booking her to speak at your event, customized keynotes, or multi-date series on the topics of Change, Motivation, Leadership, Confidence, Women and Business, Management, and Influence – let’s chat! To find out more, email Dahlia's speaking agent Yannick: https://www.dahliakurtz.com/speaker.
    DAHLIA is powered by you. There’s no media machine funding this. To support these podcasts, posts, and videos, please choose a paid subscription. Or you can just keep offering that support to big media corporations. Either or! https://www.dahliakurtz.com


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    • 46 min
    DO YOU OVERTHINK AND PROCRASTINATE? HERE'S THE SOLUTION FOR PROCRASTINATION

    DO YOU OVERTHINK AND PROCRASTINATE? HERE'S THE SOLUTION FOR PROCRASTINATION

    Imagine it’s your last day on Earth, and you get to meet the person you would have become - had you not procrastinated …
    Have you ever felt as if you’re stuck in a cycle of overthinking and procrastination, and no matter what you do you just can’t break free? Watch all of that change today.
    There’s actually a science as to why you procrastinate, which also means there’s a science to help you stop that procrastination.
    By the time you and I finish our conversation, you’ll be equipped with the 6 things you need to know to help you stop - or go, as it were. And as someone who has been stuck in that stall (stories to come this episode) - I can tell you, it’s remarkable how these small fixes (one of them incredibly small) can change your life in big ways.
    IN EPISODE 24 YOU WILL LEARN:
    • The root cause of procrastination.• How telling yourself to “just do it” just won’t work.• The negative effects of procrastination on your health.• The 4 science-backed ways to overcome procrastinating.• A true story that will shift your entire perspective on overthinking.• You are not alone.
    It’s funny, everyone seems to think procrastination is about time mismanagement. It’s not; it’s about a mismanagement of your emotions. And it’s not just you.
    Research from Harvard Business Law shows at least 95% of people procrastinate. The other *5% are simply procrastinating on the confession. (*That 5% stat is from The Dahlia National Research Institute Of Dahlia Research.)
    P.S. You’ve asked for an expert on narcissism and you shall receive! A world-leading expert on narcissism, Dr. W. Keith Campbell, is set to join on an upcoming episode. Plus, leading up to Christmas, you’ll also meet a surprise guest - the world’s greatest purveyor of joy.
    P.P.S. And if you missed my two-part conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté and want to live a better life, have a listen! Tens of millions of people have now watched the video snippets from that chat. You can find those on Instagram and TikTok.
    Please leave a review on Apple or Spotify - or wherever you listen to this. Really, it just makes it easier for other people to find this podcast - which keeps growing into a supportive community so much faster than I imagined.
    And if you want to explore our community with your eyeballs and not just your earballs, you are also cordially invited to join us on Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube.
    DAHLIA is powered by you. There’s no media machine funding this. To support these podcasts, posts, and videos, please choose a paid subscription. Or you can just keep offering that support to big media corporations. Either or!

    Dahlia delivers compelling messages and incites positive intrapersonal shifts – in leadership, inspiration, and activism. Her mission is to help you shine brightly and use your light to help others shine as well.


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    • 46 min
    HOW TO HEAL FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA IN FRONT OF THE WORLD: MEET AMANDA JETTÉ KNOX

    HOW TO HEAL FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA IN FRONT OF THE WORLD: MEET AMANDA JETTÉ KNOX

    Can you imagine healing from childhood trauma and all of your traumas - openly - and in front of the world? Today, #1 bestselling author and advocate Amanda Jetté Knox and I sit down down for a very raw conversation - with a story unlike anything you’ve heard before: From homelessness to international success, to their ever-changing family, to wanting to take their own life, while helping to inspire others and fighting for their lives … Amanda shares it all.
    Their bestseller Love Lives Here: A story of Thriving in a Transgender Family is a memoir. But it’s also more than that … 
    You see, Amanda’s life changed when their middle child came out as transgender. Then, their spouse came out as trans. You’ll hear those stories - inspirational stories of acceptance and what’s possible when you lead with love.
    And while they are getting set to release their next book, Amanda is working through their childhood trauma and her traumas in front of the world.
    But before you meet Amanda, not all stories of healing are shared in front of the world, nor are all successes. So there’s an important - but unknown story - that you need to know about and will also learn about in this episode.
    IN EPISODE 23 YOU WILL LEARN:
    • Grit. Starting over - and over again - in front of a worldwide audience.• How Amanda has dealt with depression, anxiety, imposter syndrome, and suicidal ideation, in a very public way.• What happens when your child tells you they’re trans? What happens when your spouse tells you they’re trans? How do you move forward?• Why Amanda needs security at public events now.• You will also learn a story of someone else, who overcame childhood trauma and achieved great successes - a story that if not for this podcast would never make the public eye - but should.• You are not alone. (But you learn that every episode.)
    P.S. You’ve asked for an expert on narcissism and you shall receive! A world-leading expert on narcissism, Dr. W. Keith Campbell, is set to join on an upcoming episode. And if you missed my two-part conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté - the world’s leading expert in trauma and addictions - that is definitely required listening. But only if you want to live a better life. Tens of millions of people have now watched the video snippets from that chat. You can find those on TikTok and Instagram - with more to come!
    Also, please leave a review on Apple or Spotify - or wherever you listen to this. Really, it just makes it easier for other people to find this podcast - which is growing into a supportive community so much faster than I imagined.
    DAHLIA is powered by you. There’s no media machine funding this. To support these podcasts, posts, and videos, please choose a paid subscription. Or you can just keep offering that support to big media corporations. Either or!

    Dahlia delivers compelling messages and incites positive intrapersonal shifts – in leadership, inspiration, and activism. Her mission is to help you shine brightly and use your light to help others shine as well.



    Get full access to DAHLIA at dahliakurtz.substack.com/subscribe

    • 1 hr 23 min
    3 REASONS WHY YOU TAKE PEOPLE'S OPINIONS TOO SERIOUSLY - AND 3 WAYS TO STOP THAT

    3 REASONS WHY YOU TAKE PEOPLE'S OPINIONS TOO SERIOUSLY - AND 3 WAYS TO STOP THAT

    Why do other people’s opinions about you matter so much to you? Or, well, to us? (Because you’re not the only one.) Why do we need to define our self-image through others people’s eyes? Someone says you have a big nose, and suddenly, “I have a big nose.” Someone calls you stupid, and suddenly, “I’m stupid.”
    You’ve lived with yourself your entire life. Shouldn’t you know who you are? Why do you let others define you?
    This stops, today.
    In this episode, you will learn the three science-backed reasons why other people’s opinions about you seem to matter so much. And you will get three tools to disarm these opinionated weapons people toss at you. (Don’t worry, NONE of these tools say, “Just stop caring about what others say.”)
    Have you ever heard that Aristotle quote, “To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” 
    You can do that. It will keep you safe. Maybe. But, if you do, I’ll give you the for-sure part right now …
    If you don’t know who you are - here are two guarantees: 
    1. Someone’s gonna tell ya.
    And,
    2. That won’t be who you are or what you want to be.
    IN EPISODE 22 YOU WILL LEARN:
    • The 3 science-backed reasons why you put so much value into what other people say.• The 3 ways to change that.• Why you should NOT develop a thick skin - and what to do to protect yourself instead.• The difference between self-esteem and self-worth - which will change your entire perception of your value.• How to understand your cognitive distortions (faulty wiring).• At least a couple of embarrassing stories about me - or as I prefer to call them, embraceable stories - because I go through this too. • You are not the only one. (This is something you learn every episode.)
    And if you feel like you don’t fit in, remember this: Maybe that’s because you’re not meant to fit in. You’re meant to stand out!
    Look, when conformity is the cure for social anxiety - conformity is also the cause of it. Don’t let it trap you in its web - or World Wide Web, as it were.
    P.S. If you missed my two-part conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté - the world’s leading expert in trauma and addictions - that is definitely required listening. But only if you want to live a better life. Millions and millions of people have now watched the video snippets from that chat. You can find those on TikTok and Instagram - with more to come!
    Also, please leave a review on Apple or Spotify - or wherever you listen to this. Really, it just makes it easier for other people to find this podcast - which is truly growing into a supportive community so much faster than I imagined.
    DAHLIA is powered by you. There’s no media machine funding this. To support these podcasts, posts, and videos, please choose a paid subscription. Or you can just keep offering that support to big media corporations. Either or!

    Dahlia delivers compelling messages and incites positive intrapersonal shifts – in leadership, inspiration, and activism. Her mission is to help you shine brightly and use your light to help others shine as well.


    Get full access to DAHLIA at dahliakurtz.substack.com/subscribe

    • 50 min
    HOW TO GET UNSTUCK with DANIEL MATÉ

    HOW TO GET UNSTUCK with DANIEL MATÉ

    Do you feel stuck? Well, then you are meant to be here. And my two-part conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté was meant to bring us to this place …
    The last question I asked Gabor Maté in our two-part conversation was: “What’s your biggest failure?” And he told me that his greatest failure in life was himself as a parent. So I had to ask his son Daniel to talk about that. Give his perspective.
    And boy did he give it - and a whole lot more.
    Daniel shares his personal stories, growth, and insight into the father-son best-seller, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, & Healing in a Toxic Culture. The result is an enlightening conversation about childhood trauma, narcissism, narcissists, dealing with rifts in parent-adult-child relationships and sibling relationships …
    And - really - all of this comes down to - getting stuck - AND unstuck - in life.
    We also talk about the genesis of the father and son’s HELLO AGAIN PROJECT, which offers a fresh start for parents and their adult children.
    IN EPISODE 20 YOU WILL LEARN:
    • How childhood trauma could get you stuck as an adult. Daniel and I share some personal examples. (Also, Gabor, Daniel really loves you! And, papa, I really love you!)• Where to start when you want to get unstuck - and lead a happier more fulfilled life.• Why you’re probably looking in the wrong place to fix - or deal with - that rift with your parent or sibling.• Where to look to heal that family relationship - or to move forward.• What to do when a family member has an addiction.• You are not the only one.
    And listen, getting used to something shouldn’t be the reason you don’t do something good and allow yourself to stay stuck. If you’re not happy, instead of moving away from everything and confining yourself to your tight little space, why don’t you move TOWARDS something?
    DAHLIA is powered by you. There’s no media machine funding this. To support these podcasts, posts, and videos, please choose a paid subscription. Or you can just keep offering that support to big media corporations. Either or!
    If you want to catch the original Instagram Live with Daniel and me. It is right over here. https://www.instagram.com/p/CkKEvFXJtr0/?hl=en>
    And if you want to get unstuck with Daniel, you can find him at https://www.walkwithdaniel.com/>.


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    WHY IS DISORDERED EATING NORMALIZED?

    WHY IS DISORDERED EATING NORMALIZED?

    What is disordered eating? And do you have it? Great question. I’d love to tell to you … but I can only tell you what it is. It’s up to you to recognize your own experience. But I will tell you this …
    Life doesn’t begin 5 pounds from now.
    Life doesn’t begin after that “one last slice of cake.”
    Life doesn’t begin when you fit those old jeans again - that you’ve refused to give away partly because you want to fit them and partly because they prove that you once somehow suctioned your body into them. (And yes, that last statement may sort of be referring to those jeans I’ve had for too many years to count.) 
    But I know I’m not the only one. But you know what? Many people don’t they’re not alone.
    Now, eating disorders are clinically diagnosable conditions, so they are often more recognizable. Disordered eating can be more subtle, more difficult to recognize, and more challenging to address. Also, disordered eating can contribute to the development and onset of an eating disorder. So this conversation is an important little eye-opener - or mind-opener, as it were.
    Eating disorders, disordered eating, negative body image  …
    I’m telling you right now, we have the saddest generation. Posting all of the happiest pictures. Look at me! Look at me! Everyone’s looking at these pictures. And how many people really feel seen? Because they are not even showing who they really are.
    Yes, I’ve dealt with disordered eating. Yes, I deal with body image issues. Yes, I am a human. 
    I have run programs for girls to help them deconstruct the fake societal construct of beauty to redefine what beauty means to each of them. I have experience.
    For the past 10 years, every time I’ve done a show on anything eating or body image related, I’ve received messages from countless people who have always thought they are the only emotional eater, the only person who sees food as numbers, the only person who chews and spits, the only person with an addiction to exercise, or an addiction to healthy eating … or whatever disordered eating lifestyle they lead.
    Interestingly, I’ve probably been most overwhelmed by the number of messages from men struggling with emotional eating.
    But I am not the voice of every person who has ever dealt with eating or body image issues. I can only talk about my own experience and my experience working with people who have had them - and the many brave people who have shared their stories with me. 
    Look, this little chateroo is not even about solving anything. Especially in a podcast episode. This is not Full House. Everything doesn’t get resolved in an episode. This is about you not being alone. 
    And yes. As usual, this will include at least one embarrassing story about myself. Well. Some may call it embarrassing. I call it embraceable. It’s ok. You can still laugh at it. I support that.
    Also, please leave a review on Apple or Spotify - or wherever you listen to this. Really, it just makes it easier for other people to find this podcast - which is truly growing into a supportive community.
    DAHLIA is powered by you. There’s no media machine funding this. To support these podcasts, posts, and videos, please choose a paid subscription. Or you can just keep offering that support to big media corporations. Either or!

    Coming out next - watch out for my LIVE video conversation with Gabor Maté’s son - and co-author of The Myth Of Normal - Daniel Maté.


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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

SMarusyk ,

Low flying Angel

Dahlia is a force!She is a force of good in a sometimes very dark world. Her work and passion for good has been consistent , as long as I’ve known her. She has used her voice for the voiceless and has created tidal waves of goodness and humanity. Her podcast is so needed!!!

Yanman71 ,

Finally something positive

So tired of all the bad news you see and hear everyware! It’s very refreshing to listen to your beautiful voice and get a positive outlook even on a bad situation. Keep up the good vibes and I will be listening for sure.

cjdcufih ,

Dahlia Darling

Ottawa lost this one but she has found her footing! Love this! Best wishes Dahlia!

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