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A podcast that explores the interesting paths people take in life, and why and how they take them. From cuddle therapists to financial advisors. New episodes every Tuesday.

Half Hour Intern Blake Fletcher

    • Careers

A podcast that explores the interesting paths people take in life, and why and how they take them. From cuddle therapists to financial advisors. New episodes every Tuesday.

    Energetic Healing (with Terje Kuusk)

    Energetic Healing (with Terje Kuusk)

    Do you ever feel a bit off? You can’t really put your finger on why, but you’re not quite yourself. Have you ever considered that maybe your internal energy isn’t flowing very well, or that negative energy in your surroundings is bringing you down? Today’s guest Terje Kuusk is a Reiki master practitioner (heals and fixes energy flows in the body) and practices real estate energy clearing and upgrading as well. We’ll discuss Terje’s connection to energy and how we can tap into and clear the energy around us.

    • 35 min
    Raw Denim (with David Shuck)

    Raw Denim (with David Shuck)

    How do you feel about the things that you own? Does your enjoyment for them usually peak right when you purchase them and then slowly fade from there? There’s certainly science to back that up, which is one of the reasons that they say it’s better to spend your money on experiences as opposed to things. But what about things that we own that grow and change, whose ownership becomes a sort of experience in itself? A couple years ago I learned about raw denim and and decided to purchase a pair for myself. Unlike most of my clothes, I was looking forward to what they would look like in a year or two, and every day I wore them brought me more satisfaction that my new jeans were truly becoming MY jeans. The experience that I’ve had with my jeans is something that today’s guest, David Shuck, knows an awful lot about. He is the managing editor of heddels.com, the foremost website for all things raw denim. We’ll discuss denim and the philosophy behind owning things that need to be broken in.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Time Management (with Garland Coulson)

    Time Management (with Garland Coulson)

    Time. A true currency if there ever was one. Yet, rarely do we consider as diligently as we should if we are spending it wisely. We may shop for good deals on a regular basis, some may even call us frugal, but when it comes to spending our time we give it away to the first thing that comes our way. Today’s guest, Garland Coulson, is a time management consultant and it’s his job to change that relationship. He wants us to be frugal WITH time, and regularly consider how we are spending it. In this interview he’ll give us plenty of tips to help us better manage our most valuable resource.

    • 37 min
    Tour Cycling (with Reed Olsen)

    Tour Cycling (with Reed Olsen)

    Most of us live our lives looking forward to things. This is fortunate. This is the privileged position that we are in. It also means that we often neglect the present and miss out on the magic of the mundane. We look forward to getting off work, so we don’t have as productive of a day. We look forward to the weekend, so our week seems less fulfilling. We look forward to getting to our destination, so we overlook the beauty in the journey. Being present in the here and now is a popular philosophy, but few of us truly embrace it the way that today’s guest has. Reed is a tour cyclist. He rides his bike 100’s (sometimes 1000’s) of miles on vacation. He has ridden similarly freakishly long distances to work and back, day after day. Reed has taken what for many of us is the thing that stands between us and being where we want to be, and embraced it as the place that he does want to be.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Sketch Effect (with William Warren)

    The Sketch Effect (with William Warren)

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. You know what’s really worth a lot? Both. Science tells us that if we both see and hear a concept our retention and comprehension go through the roof. It was this fact that today’s guest, William Warren, unknowingly channeled when he sketched concepts out during meetings at his former company. His drawings were so great that he became known for them in the office, and ultimately left to start a company dedicated to them and the art of visual communication.

    • 46 min
    Behavior Analyst (with Gianna Biscontini)

    Behavior Analyst (with Gianna Biscontini)

    Like just about everything else under the sun these days, we seem to be putting a lot more scrutiny and focus on the workplace. And why not? It’s where we spend the majority of our day. There’s the ‘work is work’ camp who believe that work was never meant to be fun, they pay you for it after all. There’s the ‘work should be fun and rewarding’ camp who believe that each of us should be able to have a role we enjoy. Luckily for us, more and more companies are coming around to the latter camp. Happier bees make more honey. Today’s guest, Gianna Biscontini, is a certified behavior analyst and founder of W3RKWELL. She created W3RKWELL to help other companies understand how to keep employees happy and healthy for the long run.

    • 1 hr 21 min

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