My name is Jay Shetty, and my purpose is to make wisdom go viral. I’m fortunate to have fascinating conversations with the most insightful people in the world, and on my podcast, I’m sharing those conversation with you. New episodes Mondays and Fridays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Live life today ON PURPOSE.
Robert Waldinger ON: Why We Struggle to Connect & How to Stop Toxic Habits from Breaking Our Spirit
Today, I am talking to Robert Waldinger, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, and co-founder of the Lifespan Research Foundation. Dr. Waldinger received his AB from Harvard College and his MD from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Waldinger is a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and he directs a psychotherapy teaching program for Harvard psychiatry residents. He's also a zen master and teaches meditation in New England and around the world. And he is the co-author of the book, The Good Life: Lessons From the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness.
Robert shares his expertise on adult happiness. We go back and forth with our thoughts on the effects of chronically stressful relationships on our physical body as well as our mental and emotional health, why we should stop minding what people think about us and instead start checking in with ourselves, and the pros and cons of engaging in personal development and being open to changes.
4 Proven Strategies for Dating and Relationships & Unlock the Secrets to Lasting Love (Special Episode)
Today, I am going to share with you a snippet of my latest book, 8 Rules of Love’s introduction. The book is a powerful and thought-provoking guide to understanding the true meaning and importance of love in our lives. Included are my own personal experiences and wisdom, as well as insights from ancient spiritual traditions, to offer practical and actionable advice for cultivating deeper and more meaningful connections with ourselves and others.
Drew Barrymore ON: Reframing Society's Expectations of Love & How to Know When to Let Go of an Unproductive Relationship
Today, I am talking to Drew Barrymore. Drew is a talented actress, producer, and director, known for her roles in films such as "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", "Charlie's Angels", and "50 First Dates." She made her acting debut at the age of six in the film "Altered States" and rose to fame as a child star in the 1982 film "E.T." She has since established herself as a leading lady in Hollywood and has also produced and directed several films. In addition to her successful career in the entertainment industry, she is also an author and a businesswoman, with her own production company and a cosmetics line. Currently, she hosts the The Drew Barrymore Show, which debuted in 2020 and has been renewed for a fourth season this year.
Drew shares her thoughts on being more empathetic, which means putting ourselves in others' shoes and treating them with kindness and compassion, why learning self-forgiveness is crucial for personal growth and healing, liberating or freeing yourself from mental, physical, or emotional constraints and can be achieved through self-awareness, self-care, and self-love. Prioritizing ourselves means taking care of our physical and mental well-being, setting boundaries, and making time for our own needs and wants.
It is important to remember that we cannot pour from an empty cup, and taking care of ourselves allows us to show up fully for others.
3 Scientific Reasons Why We Lose The Spark and 3 Ways To Get It Back
Today, I am going to share with you the reason that ultimately leads to losing that spark that was initially there at the start of the relationship. Although chemistry is important, for many, especially for relationships that didn’t last, it is not sustainable. And it does not provide a strong enough bond to keep the relationship going. Let’s find out what these scientific reasons are and the tips to turn things around to help improve and sustain the partnership you have right now.
Lewis Hamilton ON: Why You Should Stop Chasing Society's Definition of Success & How to Be More Intentional With Your Goals
Today, I am talking to Lewis Hamilton, 7-time Formula1 world champion, with over a hundred race wins, considered the most successful F1 driver of all time. In 2014, Lewis won BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. Followed two years later by a position in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list. Lewis received both accolades for a second time in 2020 in a year that saw him become a leading voice in the global fight for racial equality. In doing so, he was recognized as British GQs Game Changer of the Year and Powerlist's Most Influential Black Person in the uk. Lewis is also a passionate activist for so many underrepresented groups and communities.
Lewis shows us a different perspective on finding your own purpose and going after what you believe is morally right. We talk about how even the simplest things can help change the world, the power we give to our fears and how it’s stopping us from finding our truth, the benefits of being comfortable with your own thoughts, and learning how to declutter our life so we can find our spot in this world.
6 Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Work-Life Balance & Reduce Stress
Today, I am going to share with you the importance of having a work-life balance. It allows us to maintain a healthy relationship between our professional and personal responsibilities. Without a balance, we may experience stress and burnout, which can negatively impact our physical and mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. Additionally, a work-life balance can lead to increased productivity, job satisfaction, and better decision making, leading to better performance at work as well.
This podcast helps me reflect, plan and take actions.
Thank you Jay
You are making a difference
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you are touching hearts, you touched mine, all the way on the other side of the world, in Middle East, Jordan. Thanks for on purpose