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What does it mean to live a good life? Is it about happiness, health, friendship, love, or meaning? What about work, wealth, purpose, service, or something else? Can you live a good life even when things are hard? These are the questions and topics we explore every week in conversation with leading voices from health, science, art, industry, mindset, and culture, like Brené Brown, Matthew McConaughey, Mel Robbins, Alex, Elle, Adam Grant, Elizabeth Gilbert, Yung Pueblo, Maya Shankar, Mitch Albom, Glennon Doyle & hundreds more. The New York Times says, "the show’s holistic approach to fulfillment is bound to resonate." Listen now! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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    • 4.6 • 229 Ratings

What does it mean to live a good life? Is it about happiness, health, friendship, love, or meaning? What about work, wealth, purpose, service, or something else? Can you live a good life even when things are hard? These are the questions and topics we explore every week in conversation with leading voices from health, science, art, industry, mindset, and culture, like Brené Brown, Matthew McConaughey, Mel Robbins, Alex, Elle, Adam Grant, Elizabeth Gilbert, Yung Pueblo, Maya Shankar, Mitch Albom, Glennon Doyle & hundreds more. The New York Times says, "the show’s holistic approach to fulfillment is bound to resonate." Listen now! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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    How to Tap the Power of Games to Live a Better Life | Kelly Clancy

    How to Tap the Power of Games to Live a Better Life | Kelly Clancy

    What if the games we play reveal deeper truths about human nature and society? In this mind-expanding conversation, neuroscientist Kelly Clancy, author of Playing with Reality: How Games Have Shaped Our World explores the profound role of games and game theory in understanding ourselves and actively shaping reality itself.
    Get ready to rethink what constitutes "winning" and embrace an "infinite game" philosophy focused on mutual flourishing over ego-driven conquests.
    You can find Kelly at: Website | Episode Transcript
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    • 56 min
    Top Pain Researcher | The 6 Keys to Relieving Pain

    Top Pain Researcher | The 6 Keys to Relieving Pain

    Stanford neuroscientist Sean Mackey, MD, PhD reveals pain is highly subjective, shaped by our beliefs and experiences - not just injury signals. He unpacks chronic pain's persistence, promising treatment strategies like brief behavioral therapies, and research toward personalizing care through biomarkers and digital platforms. An illuminating look at pain's complexities.
    You can find Sean at: Website | Instagram | Episode Transcript
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    How To Be You | Jeffrey Marsh

    How To Be You | Jeffrey Marsh

    Non-binary author Jeffrey Marsh shares their journey from childhood rejection to joyfully embracing identity. They explore finding life-changing language/community, the path out of self-hatred, and why pronouns matter for human dignity.
    Marsh dives into myths of control, self-acceptance beyond gender/sexuality, and actively cultivating happiness. Their hard-won wisdom offers an inspiring roadmap for living authentically from their groundbreaking book, How To Be You. An uplifting must-listen on belonging and being true to yourself.
    You can find Jeffrey at: Website | Instagram | Episode Transcript
    If you LOVED this episode you’ll also love the conversations we had with Trystan Reese about living and advocating for your truth.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to Break Bad Habits & Create Lasting Change | Nicole Vignola

    How to Break Bad Habits & Create Lasting Change | Nicole Vignola

    What if you could rewire your brain to dismantle limiting beliefs and negativity? Neuroscientist Nicole Vignola reveals the power of neuroplasticity in this fascinating listen.
    Drawing from her book, Rewire: Break the Cycle, Alter Your Thoughts and Create Lasting Change (Your Neurotoolkit for Everyday Life), Nicole provides a roadmap to upgrade your neural circuitry through visualization, meditation, and science-backed practices.
    You'll learn to overcome subconscious programming and negativity bias. Imagine having more control over your reality by harnessing neuroplasticity. If you want to become the architect of your best life, this mind-expanding episode is essential.
    You can find Nicole at: Website | Instagram | Episode Transcript
    If you LOVED this episode you’ll also love the conversations we had with Light Watkins about reclaiming a freer story and making big changes in life.
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    • 58 min
    Maggie Smith | Good Bones, Good Life

    Maggie Smith | Good Bones, Good Life

    Poet Maggie Smith candidly unpacks the lightning strike success of her viral 2016 poem "Good Bones" and how it strained her marriage, ultimately unraveling - an upheaval she unflinchingly explores in her vulnerable memoir You Could Make This Place Beautiful.
    Smith discusses metabolizing life's "unanswerable mysteries" through writing, going viral as an introvert, modeling authenticity for her kids, and our struggle to embrace life's "andness." With radiant honesty, she pursues the uncomplicated truth of simply being herself through stillness and creativity.
    This profound dialogue is a masterclass on upheaval, art, and what it means to truly live a good life from one of today's vital literary voices.
    You can find Maggie at: Website | Instagram | Episode Transcript
    If you LOVED this episode you’ll also love the conversations we had with Liz Gilbert about writing yourself letters from love.
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    • 54 min
    Rethinking Happiness, What We’re Getting Wrong | Stephanie Harrison

    Rethinking Happiness, What We’re Getting Wrong | Stephanie Harrison

    What if everything society told you about how to find happiness was misleading? My guest Stephanie Harrison, author of New Happy: Getting Happiness Right in a World That's Got It Wrong, challenges the cultural conditioning around chasing achievements, wealth, and status as the path to joy.
    She provides insights from positive psychology research and her own experience with depression to unravel the myths behind our collective pursuit of happiness. Stephanie offers a practical philosophy centered on sharing our gifts of humanity, wisdom, and talent to create ripples of lasting well-being for ourselves and others. Tune in to rethink what true happiness means and how you can live it.
    You can find Stephanie at: Website | Instagram | Episode Transcript
    If you LOVED this episode you’ll also love the conversations we had with Dan Lerner about the science of passion.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

Vale3/11/82 ,

Amazing How to get Unstuck Episode

Great episode and as a Buddhist (same Buddhism as Herby Hancock) I really loved the Herby Hancock story, which I already knew, but it’s always a pleasure to hear again 😊🙏

Vero_London ,

Mind-opening, superb conversations

Just listened to the episode with Mark Groves and it blew my mind it was THAT amazing! 🙏🏻 Especially the part about what skills of self-awareness should be taught to everyone at school! Wow 🤯🧘🏼‍♀️👏🏼👏🏼

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My favorite podcast

The conversations always feel so raw and authentic, and the guests are amazing! Thank you

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