56 episodes

Sleep physician, psychiatrist, and DECODE Insomnia creator Dr. Cara Ooi shares insights, strategies, and tools needed for change when change is difficult. While Season 1 was for parents of teens, season 2 is for professionals helping others do the hard stuff that matters.

For sleep resources, visit decodeinsomnia.com or @decodeinsomnia on Instagram.

The DECODE Project Podcast Dr. Cara Ooi, MD

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Sleep physician, psychiatrist, and DECODE Insomnia creator Dr. Cara Ooi shares insights, strategies, and tools needed for change when change is difficult. While Season 1 was for parents of teens, season 2 is for professionals helping others do the hard stuff that matters.

For sleep resources, visit decodeinsomnia.com or @decodeinsomnia on Instagram.

    54. Derek Sivers on How to Live & Create with Intention

    54. Derek Sivers on How to Live & Create with Intention

    Derek Sivers talks about how he makes ideas stick, how he breaks away from the unhelpful autopilot, and how he carves out space to take action aligned with what he values most--learning & creating. 

    Derek Sivers started his career as a professional musician and circus clown. He ran a recording studio for 12 years before founding CD Baby in 1998.  CD Baby became the largest independant online music seller, with over 100 million dollars in sales. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22 million and gave all proceeds to establish a charitable trust for music education. Derek is also a speaker and his TED Talks have been viewed over 20 million times. He has authored books like Anything You Want and How to Live.  Today, Derek resides in New Zealand, where he dedicates more than 12 hours a day to creating and learning. 

    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE



    Learn more and contact Derek at https://sive.rs/ 


    The Tim Ferriss Show episode that introduced me to Derek
    Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
    Captains of Crush Grippers
    Outlive by Peter Attia
    2-Minute Rule and the book Getting Things Done by David Allen
    Al Shingdagha Museum in Dubai
    Paul Graham's article: Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule
    Seth Godin's Akimbo podcast
    Derek's list and summary of over 320 books that he has ready since 2007: https://sive.rs/book
    Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Workweek
     in which Derek speaks about his company CD Baby
    Derek's books: Your Music Your People, Anything You Want, Hell Yeah or No, How to Live

    Derek's TED talks: https://www.ted.com/speakers/derek_sivers


    Article: Relax for the Same Result

     

    ABOUT THE DECODE PROJECT PODCAST

    Sleep physician and psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi uncovers the insights, strategies, and tools that make the biggest difference in doing hard things and bringing about difficult change, starting with sleep and going from there.  Music by Micheal Lerner  Website//Instagram//LinkedIn

    SLEEP RESOURCES


    Can't Sleep Cheat Sheet: https://www.decodeinsomniaonline.com/cheatsheet
    Jumpstart Sleep Series & Checklist: https://www.decodeinsomnia.com/start

    DISCLAIMER

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    Copyright © DECODE Insomnia Inc. and Dr. Cara Ooi 2023

    • 1 hr 3 min
    53. Finding Your Voice for More Impact with Communications Expert Katie Heelis

    53. Finding Your Voice for More Impact with Communications Expert Katie Heelis

    In this episode, I speak with communications expert Katie Heelis about


    How learning and building communication skills can help combat burnout, increase impact, and drive meaningful change
    The top three media and communication skills that all health care providers should have
    The free Women in Media Fellowship for female health care providers in Canada, a joint venture between EnterpriseHealth and Women Who Lead

    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE


    The Women in Media Fellowship: Website//LinkedIn
    Enterprise Canada: https://enterprisecanada.com/health/ 
    Women Who Lead: https://women-who-lead.com/

    ABOUT KATIE

    Katie is a Vice President at EnterpriseHealth a national strategic health care consulting firm. Her work focuses on supporting health care leader and health organizations to develop strategic communications, policy and advocacy plans. Katie has a background in public policy and passion for public health. She is the co-founder of the Women in Media Fellowship program and the Board Chair of Margaret's Community Supports and Housing Services in Toronto. LinkedIn

     

    ABOUT THE DECODE PROJECT PODCAST

    Sleep physician and psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi uncovers the insights, strategies, and tools that make the biggest difference in doing hard things and bringing about difficult change, starting with sleep and going from there.  Music by Micheal Lerner  Website//Instagram//YouTube

    Please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends & colleagues.   

    SLEEP RESOURCES

    Get started: www.decodeinsomnia.com/start 

    To integrate sleep into your work:  www.decodeinsomnia.com/professionals 

    DISCLAIMER

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    Copyright © DECODE Insomnia Inc. and Dr. Cara Ooi 2023

    • 31 min
    52. Innovation & Legal Essentials with Lawyer Corinne Boudreau

    52. Innovation & Legal Essentials with Lawyer Corinne Boudreau

    Lawyer, entrepreneur, and legal essentials educator Corinne Boudreau shares how to overcome legal hurdles when trying to innovate and bring new ideas to life in the workplace.

    In this episode, Corinne shares


    her experience innovating within her own profession as a lawyer to find more fulfillment in her work
    the five key legal essentials 
    when a one-on-one consultation with a lawyer is required 

    AS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE

    Website for the Online Legal Essentials course, Corinne's template store, and free downloads: https://www.onlinelegalessentials.ca/

    Corinne's Podcast 'Get It In Writing': https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/get-it-in-writing-with-corinne-boudreau/id1615820391

    ABOUT CORINNE 

    Corinne has a knack for making things practical and easy to implement. She enjoys sharing legal tips and stories on her podcast “Get it in Writing”. Being a lawyer since 2002 has given Corinne perspective and experience to boil things down to the essentials. Corinne is originally from Cape Breton Island and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her spouse, Martin, two teenagers Enya and Owen and new rescue pup, Kiwi. Corinne’s favourite hobby is playing the guitar with her band “The Mother Pluckers”. Corinne's motto is "Work Hard. Have Fun. Give Back." Instagram//LinkedIn

     

    ABOUT THE DECODE PROJECT PODCAST

    Sleep physician & psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi uncovers the insights, strategies, and tools that make the biggest difference in doing hard things and bringing about difficult change, starting with sleep and going from there.  Music by Micheal Lerner  

    Website//Instagram//YouTube

    Please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends & colleagues.   

    SLEEP RESOURCES

    Get started: www.decodeinsomnia.com/start 

    To integrate sleep into your work:  www.decodeinsomnia.com/professionals 

    DISCLAIMER

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    Copyright © DECODE Insomnia Inc. and Dr. Cara Ooi 2023

    • 35 min
    51. Believing It's Possible with Physician Entrepreneur Dr. Sasha High

    51. Believing It's Possible with Physician Entrepreneur Dr. Sasha High

    In this episode, I speak with obesity medicine physician and entrepreneur Dr. Sasha High about



    The limitations of our public healthcare system in treating chronic disease and bringing about behavioural change 



    How her innovations have resulted in wildly improved patient outcomes as well as a life that is aligned with her core values of excellence and integrity



    Her journey as an entrepreneur and how it has taught her the fundamentals change and how to do hard things



    AS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE


    Programs: Best Weight for Women, Best Weight for Men, Binge Eating Recovery, The PCOS Solution https://www.sashahighmd.com
    High on Life Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/high-on-life/id1581084278

    High on Life Podcast Episode #64,  Integrity to Self https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/64-integrity-to-self/id1581084278?i=1000610395389



    High on Life Podcast Episode #62,  How Jen Lost 145 lbs https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/62-how-jen-lost-145-lbs/id1581084278?i=1000607089862



    Free Stop Late Night Snacking course https://www.sashahighmd.com/stop-nighttime-snacking-old

     

    ABOUT SASHA

    Dr. Sasha High is an Internist and Obesity Medicine Physician, who completed medical school and residency at the University of Toronto. She has additional training in nutrition, CBT, ACT and mindset coaching. Dr. High is the Founder of Best Weight and the High Metabolic Clinic, a Canada-wide multidisciplinary telemedicine weight management program for women. She is an international speaker, social media educator, and host of the High on Life podcast. Website//Instagram//TikTok//YouTube//Podcast 

     

    ABOUT THE DECODE PROJECT PODCAST

    Sleep physician and psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi uncovers the insights, strategies, and tools that make the biggest difference in doing hard things and bringing about difficult change, starting with sleep and going from there.  Music by Micheal Lerner  Website//Instagram//YouTube

    Please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends & colleagues.   

    Struggling with insomnia, sleep timing, or not enough sleep?  Start here:  www.decodeinsomnia.com/start 

    DISCLAIMER

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    Copyright © DECODE Insomnia Inc. and Dr. Cara Ooi 2023

    • 44 min
    50. Perfectionism, the Entrepreneurial Mindset, and Impact with Melissa Kaufman

    50. Perfectionism, the Entrepreneurial Mindset, and Impact with Melissa Kaufman

    In this episode, I speak with entrepreneurship teacher and author Melissa Kaufman about


    How we can all learn the entrepreneurial mindset and skills to have more agency and find more fulfillment in our work
    How to go from idea to execution
    What to expect from the process of bringing new ideas to life as well as common traps to avoid 

    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE


    Flockrise, Melissa's new online community focused on the entrepreneurial mindset: www.flockrise.com
    Founded, Melissa's book: https://www.foundedbook.com/home
    Jia Jiang's TED talk "What I learned from 100 days of rejection": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vZXgApsPCQ

    ABOUT MELISSA

    Melissa Kaufman is an internationally recognized entrepreneurship expert, award-winning author, and has mentored thousands of students and entrepreneurs. Melissa was formerly the founding executive director of The Garage at Northwestern University, a pioneer in student entrepreneurship education and an internationally recognized entrepreneurship program. She is a former Googler, startup veteran, and entrepreneur with a decade of experience at consumer technology companies in Silicon Valley. She is also the author of the award-winning book Founded: The No B.S. Guide for Student Entrepreneurs. Melissa received her B.A. in computer science from Dartmouth https://www.linkedin.com/in/crounse/

     

    ABOUT

    In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi uncovers the insights, strategies, and tools that make the biggest difference in doing hard things and bringing about difficult change, starting with sleep and going from there.  Music by Micheal Lerner  

    Website//Instagram//YouTube

    Please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends & colleagues.   

    SLEEP RESOURCES

    Get started: www.decodeinsomnia.com/start 

    To integrate sleep into your work:  www.decodeinsomnia.com/professionals 

    DISCLAIMER

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    Copyright © DECODE Insomnia Inc. and Dr. Cara Ooi 2023

    • 47 min
    49. Essentialism, Fear, and Persistence with Podcast Host Joe Ciccarone

    49. Essentialism, Fear, and Persistence with Podcast Host Joe Ciccarone

    49. Essentialism, Fear, and Persistence with Podcast Host Joe Ciccarone

    In this episode of the DECODE Project Podcast, I speak to podcast host Joe Ciccarone about key learnings from his work in sales, knowing when to quit, and the importance of learning to dance with fear.

    ABOUT

    Joe Ciccarone is a husband, dad of three kids, Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, recovering blogger (Salesvibe.net & www.JoeCiccarone.com), and host of the Built Not Born Podcast. LinkedIn//YouTube

    SLEEP RESOURCES

    Get started: www.decodeinsomnia.com/start 

    To integrate sleep into your work:  www.decodeinsomnia.com/professionals 

    Please rate, subscribe, and share with your friends & colleagues.   

    ABOUT

    In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi uncovers the insights, strategies, and tools that make the biggest difference in doing hard things and bringing about difficult change, starting with sleep and going from there.  Music by Micheal Lerner  

    Website//Instagram//YouTube

    DISCLAIMER

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    Copyright © DECODE Insomnia Inc. and Dr. Cara Ooi 2023

    • 46 min

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