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Start your day with one simple thing you can do in the next 24 hours to be your better self--not so you can be a perfect person. Or even a good person! Just... better.
I wrote the book "How to Be a Better Person" after "be a better person" topped the list of most popular New Year's resolutions for the first time ever. This podcast builds on the ideas in that book and is intended to be like the little angel on your shoulder, providing a counter narrative to the negative thoughts and impulses that are floating around both out there and inside your own head. My mission is two-fold: to help you keep growing, and to inspire you to use your power for good.
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How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley Kate Hanley

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    • 4.8 • 96 Ratings

Start your day with one simple thing you can do in the next 24 hours to be your better self--not so you can be a perfect person. Or even a good person! Just... better.
I wrote the book "How to Be a Better Person" after "be a better person" topped the list of most popular New Year's resolutions for the first time ever. This podcast builds on the ideas in that book and is intended to be like the little angel on your shoulder, providing a counter narrative to the negative thoughts and impulses that are floating around both out there and inside your own head. My mission is two-fold: to help you keep growing, and to inspire you to use your power for good.
Sign up for the podcast newsletter for a little goodness in your inbox on (most) Sunday mornings!
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    [Rest]: What Most People Get Wrong About Rest

    [Rest]: What Most People Get Wrong About Rest

    We have an idea that resting means doing nothing. 
    And it’s true that sometimes rest is passive. 
    Examples of passive rest include: 

    Sleeping

    Napping

    Getting a massage or other type of treatment, like acupuncture or reiki

    Watching a show or movie

    Lazing around and staring at the wall


    All amazing forms of rest. I recommend them all highly. 
    But it’s a pretty short list that leaves out a whole other vital category of rest–and this is something that most people don’t even consider: active rest. 
    Listening to Dr. Dalton-Smith’s interview from Wednesday this week where she shared the seven different types of rest and what to do to counteract any rest deficits you may have, it only reinforces this truth: Sometimes rest means doing something. Because more than just meaning being physically still, rest is anything that brings you back into balance. 
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    • 11 min
    [Rest]: There’s More to Feeling Rested Than Sleep–A Lot More

    [Rest]: There’s More to Feeling Rested Than Sleep–A Lot More

    Today I'm talking with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a Board-Certified internal medicine physician and work-life integration researcher. She's also the author of the book Sacred Rest. I'm fangirling a little bit because when Dr. Dalton-Smith was interviewed on a local NPR program, a friend of mine sent a link to our group chat and was so excited to tell us that being well-rested isn't just about getting sleep! We all got very excited to hear Dr. Dalton-Smith's message, because most of us, including me, struggle to get enough sleep a lot of the time. And I'm excited to share it with you!!
    Dr. Dalton-Smith’s website
    Take the rest quiz to identify your biggest rest deficit 
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    • 26 min
    [Rest]: How Can I Be OK with Not Being Productive?

    [Rest]: How Can I Be OK with Not Being Productive?

    This week I’m talking about rest. Not sleep, per se, but giving yourself what you need so that you can feel restored.
    And today I’m answering a question from a listener named Libby, who writes:
    “I’m having a hard time relaxing lately. It’s not necessarily that I’m stressed, it’s just that I find that I’m rarely doing nothing. I’m trying to be efficient with my time because there’s always so much to do, but it almost feels like a compulsion–to try to cross one more thing off my list. How can I teach myself to be OK with not being productive every minute of the day?”
    I share my answer, but would love to hear how you’ve weaned yourself off the desire (or the need) to be doing something productive every minute of the day. Shoot me a message on Instagram or email me at kate@katehanley.com. 
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    • 13 min
    [Grown-Up Glow Up]: My Go-To Number-One Strategy for Feeling Fabulous Even When I Don’t Feel Fabulous

    [Grown-Up Glow Up]: My Go-To Number-One Strategy for Feeling Fabulous Even When I Don’t Feel Fabulous

    When you’re in the midlife realm, t’s really easy to focus on the changes that your hair, face, skin, body are experiencing and label them as negative and feel bummed out. 
    Some days it’s like, how do I present myself in this new reality? So today I am sharing my go-to, number-one strategy for feeling fabulous–even when I don’t really feel fabulous. This strategy requires very little time, can be very inexpensive especially when you’re in to thrifting or your local buy nothing group although you can of course spend some money on it too. PLUS–I share a really silly story about my modeling debut at the Springhill Mall in Mobile, Alabama. 
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    • 16 min
    [Grown-Up Glow Up]: Secrets for Great Skin Now–and Later,

    [Grown-Up Glow Up]: Secrets for Great Skin Now–and Later,

    This week is all about feeling good about how you look, especially when you’re in that midlife spin cycle where you feel like your appearance is changing before your very eyes. Today we're homing in on skincare at midlife--because your skin is literally the face you present to the world as well as an important component of health. And like every other part of you, it deserves your love and attention and support--not your blame or neglect.
    I'm interviewing Alayne White, a well-known and beloved aesthetician here in Rhode Island about her non-nonsense yet ultra loving approach to skincare, and what it means--and what it takes--to feel beautiful. 
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    • 24 min
    [Grown-Up Glow Up]: A Mantra for Loving How You Look

    [Grown-Up Glow Up]: A Mantra for Loving How You Look

    This week I’m talking about how to have a grown-up glow up. Glow up is what my kids call a makeover. But it’s not this radical transformation that we used to think of as a makeover–it’s more about highlighting your natural beauty and glowing from within because you love the way you look.
    Today I’m sharing a mantra that can help you glow up as a grown-up, and really, it’s helpful in every other area of your life, too. 
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Princessp925 ,

LOVE the short to the point advice

I listened to 3 podcasts during my massage chair session and it’s so great. Her voice is soothing and kind. I like to improve myself and change my mindset and habits for a better life and If that is you. This channel is for you!!!

Style For All ,

A daily ray of sunshine

Loving your quick tips that make big and long-lasting improvements to our minds and lives.

dgsrc ,

Just right for a work break

I work from home and take several breaks to walk my dog and clear my head throughout the day. During one of those breaks I love to listen to Kate’s podcast. Smart, informative, and motivating, I never fail to learn something in every short but loaded episode. Check her out!

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