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What does it mean to live a good life? What's the role of happiness, meaning, work, love, purpose, kindness, friendship, and more? How do status, circumstance, gender, privilege, race, identity, and more play into the quest to live your best life? These are the questions and topics we explore every week in conversation with leading voices in art, science, industry, and culture, from Brené Brown, Matthew McConaughey, & Bishop Michael Curry, to Austin Channing Brown, Glennon Doyle, Julián Castro, & hundreds of others.
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What does it mean to live a good life? What's the role of happiness, meaning, work, love, purpose, kindness, friendship, and more? How do status, circumstance, gender, privilege, race, identity, and more play into the quest to live your best life? These are the questions and topics we explore every week in conversation with leading voices in art, science, industry, and culture, from Brené Brown, Matthew McConaughey, & Bishop Michael Curry, to Austin Channing Brown, Glennon Doyle, Julián Castro, & hundreds of others.
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    Parker J. Palmer | How to Let Your Life Speak

    Parker J. Palmer | How to Let Your Life Speak

    So, what might happen if you let go of what you thought your life would or should be, and created the space to let it show you what it truly yearns to be? Then, followed that thread. That’s been the experience of today’s guest, Parker Palmer. Graduating Berkley with a Ph.D. in ‘69, he thought he’d head into the world of academia, but instead found himself heading to DC to become an activist and community organizer for 5 years. But, something else began to call him, and he took what he thought would be a short sojourn to a Quaker learning community that turned into 11 years. Over time, a new sense of calling emerged as a writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. 
    Parker is founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal, which offers long-term retreat programs for people in the serving professions, including teachers, physicians, non-profit leaders, and clergy. Along the way, he’s written a series of bestselling books, including A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, The Company of Strangers, and On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity and Getting Old. In this deeply-moving conversation, Parker shares this journey and many of insights, as well as how three seasons of profound depression have shaped his experience of life, and lens on people, compassion, belonging and beyond.
    You can find Parker at: Website | Facebook
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    How to Get Unstuck & Finish What Matters | Charlie Gilkey [Best Of]

    How to Get Unstuck & Finish What Matters | Charlie Gilkey [Best Of]

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    Imara Jones | On the Power of Representation

    Imara Jones | On the Power of Representation

    Imagine walking through life, knowing who you are, but not feeling like you can live as that person? That was how my guest today, Imara Jones, experienced the first half of her life, before making a series of choices that would allow her to feel safe and supported stepping back into her own life, on her terms. Imara is the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning founder of TransLash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling and narrative project, which produces content to shift the current culture of hostility towards transgender people in the US. As part of her work at TransLash, she hosts the WEBBY-nominated, TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones as well as the investigative, limited series, The Anti-Trans Hate Machine. 
    In 2019, she chaired the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on Gender Diversity and was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 2020 as part of its New American Revolution special edition. She’s held economic policy posts in the White House and communications positions at Viacom. Imara’s work as a host, on-air news analyst, contributor, and writer has been featured everywhere from The Guardian, The Nation, MSNBC, CNBC, and NPR to Mic, and Colorlines, and focuses on the full range of social justice and equity issues. We explore Imara’s experiences growing up in a family and culture where revealing and living her truth felt not just uncomfortable, but unsafe, how that experience is universal to so many, and how she made choices that effectively empowered her to reclaim a sense of agency, identity, and purpose. And, we explore the power of representation in media, stories, and everyday life as a vehicle to open minds, conversation, and cultivate understanding, connection and the sense of shared humanity we all long for, especially now.
    You can find Imara at: Website | Instagram | TransLash Podcast
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    How to Bring Purpose & Possibility Into Your Work | The 2022 Plan

    How to Bring Purpose & Possibility Into Your Work | The 2022 Plan

    Millions of us are re-examining the role of work in our lives, getting more honest about what it needs to give us, beyond a paycheck. And we're realizing the way we're working isn't working. So, how do you know what opportunities will truly fill you with purpose, possibility, joy and connection, and what will leave you disengaged, empty and disconnected? How do you know whether to stay where you are and reinvent the way you do your job, or look for or start something entirely new?
     
    The decisions we make now may well change the course of our lives for the better - if we make the right call - but also for the worse, if we choose wrong. That thing everyone's calling The Great Resignation also has the potential to turn into The Regret. So, how do you set yourself up to understand what jobs, teams, projects, companies, roles or opportunities to run toward, and what to run from? That's what we're diving into in today's special 2022 jumpstart episode, with a focus on understanding and tapping your source-code level driver for work that makes you come alive - your Sparketype®.
     
    And, remember, every Monday for the entire month of January, we're bringing you these special deep-dive episodes featuring a single topic that is critical to your ability to live your best live, and set up 2022 for growth and possibility.
    You can find the 1-page worksheet HERE.
    Find All Of The Episodes In This Series:
    How to Do the Ultimate Year-End ReviewHow to Accomplish Big Things | The 2022 PlanHow to Feel More Alive | The 2022 Plan
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    Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive today!
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    Agapi Stassinopoulos | How to Speak to Spirit

    Agapi Stassinopoulos | How to Speak to Spirit

    When you think about the word “prayer,” does it repel you, trigger you, or draw you in? My guest today, Agapi Stassinopoulos, offers a way into this sometimes loaded word that is both inclusive and powerful, no matter your beliefs, your background, or relationship with any kind of organized religion. The type of prayer she invites us to invoke operates on a very different level. One that anyone can get behind, and find connection and solace from. And this idea, along with many specific examples, is the focus of her newest book, Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire, and Uplift You.
    Agapi is what I like to call a walking hug. She embodies love, which in fact is the translation of her name. A best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world, after being raised in Athens, Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but then shifted direction, focusing her wisdom, words and presence away from the theatrical stage, getting her master’s in psychology and speaking more directly to the hearts and minds of people with intention of inspiring us all to live better lives. She’s authored numerous books, spoken to organizations around the world, from L’Oreal, Accenture, and LinkedIn to Google, Nike, Starbucks, Museum of Modern Art, and hundreds of others. In today’s conversation, we dive deep into what happens we muster the courage to speak aloud a hard truth, a deep need, open to vulnerability, and reconnect with something bigger than ourselves. If there was ever a time to embrace this idea, it’s now.
    You can find Agapi at: Website | Instagram
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    You’ll also love the conversations we had with Agapi in a prior episode that shares more of her personal story, and the experiences that have shaped her.
    My new book is available!
    Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive today!
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    KiwiCo: KiwiCo delivers science and art projects for kids of all ages. Redefine learning with play and get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on any crate line with code GOODLIFE at kiwico.comSleep Number: Adjustable firmness, comfort and support on each side. Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep, which starts with Sleep Number adjustability. It's time for Sleep Number's Lowest Prices of the Season. Save up to $1000 on Sleep Number 360® smart beds. Plus special financing, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number® stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFE.OUAI: Get healthy hair & soft skin with our nourishing formulas. Does your hair need a Detox? Leave last year’s build-up behind and start the year feeling refreshed and ready with OUAI. Go to theouai.com and use code GOODLIFE to get 15% off your entire purchase.

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    How to Feel More Alive | The 2022 Plan

    How to Feel More Alive | The 2022 Plan

    These last few years have left so many of us feeling drained, stifled, without energy, excitement or well, happiness or joy. At least not consistently. And that’s understandable, it’s been a tough moment. But, what if access to feeling these things was more in your control, regardless of your immediate circumstance, than you thought? That feeling of being alive, of flourishing, of feeling positive and hopeful and connected, it’s so important to our ability to live a good life. And after all, that’s what GLP has been all about, for a decade now.
    So, today, we’re going to dive into a powerful, science-backed model that comes out of the world of positive psychology, that’ll help you understand how to reclaim those feelings of flourishing or aliveness that, for so many, seem to have gone missing over these last few years, no matter what life has delivered to your doorstep. And, along with each element, we’re including specific actions you can take to start feeling more like yourself, more alive and capable and connected than maybe you have in a long while. A quick reminder, I am not a mental health professional. While the ideas and the framework and specific exercises I’m about to share come from the world of research and clinical application, if appropriate for your unique needs and circumstances, please be sure to check in with friends, family, the many freely available mental health resources, and a qualified mental health professional. Okay, now, so excited to share today’s exploration of how to feel more alive in this new year.
    You can find the 1-page worksheet HERE.
    Find All Of The Episodes In This Series:
    How to Do the Ultimate Year-End Review
    How to Accomplish Big Things | The 2022 Plan
    My new book Sparked!

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Chelmikbar ,

Inspirational, motivational, spiritual, and down-to-earth

I was searching for a podcast that would give me a little boost, that would inspire me and help me muddle through the different paths life has presented to me recently, and I am so glad I found Good Life Project. Jonathan has such a humble and down-to-Earth air about him that allows his wisdom to reach you without feeling preachy. The long interviews with guests allow you to feel like you're really getting to know them, their highs and lows and not just their highlight reels, and the result is that they are truly relatable.
Have a listen, you won't regret it!

Moodstep ,

Inspiring

Thank you Jonathan for your soft voice and approach. Your guests are so inspiring and the atmosphere is caring and authentic. Great work !

Clarita D ,

Genuine and Inspiring

I look forward for GLP’s interviews and riffs. Jonathan has a genuine vision, a great ability to listen and shed light on inspiring and humble people. Living in France, I try my best to share these experiences with my friends and family. Thanks to those people taking action and pausing to think with us!

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