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Life can be a little crazy! And that’s exactly what we talk about.

We cover the principles, strategies, and tools that will help you to live a happier, healthier, and more productive life.

Don't just live your life. Create your life and enjoy life!

Keeping It Real with Michael Bonnell Michael Bonnell

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Life can be a little crazy! And that’s exactly what we talk about.

We cover the principles, strategies, and tools that will help you to live a happier, healthier, and more productive life.

Don't just live your life. Create your life and enjoy life!

    32. 5 Super Easy Ways To Start Saving Money FAST So You Can Live A Wealthier Life

    32. 5 Super Easy Ways To Start Saving Money FAST So You Can Live A Wealthier Life

    How would you feel if you had more money in your bank account? Here are 5 super easy tips that have helped me to save more than $40,000 over the course of the last 3 years, and I know they are going to help you as well. 

    The psychology of money is something that I have studied for years and in this episode, I will teach you my 5 favorite ways to save more money so that you can make more money and stop living paycheck to paycheck.

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    • 21 min
    31. How To Stay Happier During This Winter With The Pandemic & Political Elections

    31. How To Stay Happier During This Winter With The Pandemic & Political Elections

    Americans, and the rest of the world, could be in for a tough winter.

    White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said that Americans should prepare for a harsh winter as the coronavirus is expected to surge due to cold weather and increased time indoors.

    “We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter because it’s not going to be easy,” Fauci told Harvard Medical School on Sept. 10.

    That means Covid stress, Zoom happy hours, and bare shelves as the grocery store could once again become America’s reality. Combine that with the fact that we are going through a political election and both sides are exercising their rights to the extreme, and you have a recipe for disaster.

    But it doesn't have to be that way. There are things that you can do that will make a difference.

    Jeff Gardere, board-certified clinical psychologist and associate professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City, says "Instead of approaching this with fear and trepidation and dread, we just need to prepare ourselves as much as possible."

    Despite experiencing endless amounts of change over the course of the last 8 months, the changes we need to make don't necessarily need to be as drastic.

    Here are some tangible tips that will help you maintain a positive and prepared mindset as the pandemic reaches into a new season.

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    • 21 min
    30. Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem: 5 Proven Ways to Boost Your Confidence and Become Unstoppable

    30. Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem: 5 Proven Ways to Boost Your Confidence and Become Unstoppable

    Are you struggling with low self-confidence and low self-esteem? Here are 5 Proven Ways to Boost Your Confidence and Become Unstoppable.

    In today's podcast, I talk about self-confidence and self-esteem, what is self-confidence, why is self-confidence important, and 5 tips that have helped me to become a more confident person, and how I was able to increase my self-confidence. Who knows, maybe these tips work for you and maybe they don't. Really the only way you are ever going to know is if you first give yourself a chance to implement these self-improvement tips and at least try them. 

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    • 23 min
    29. The Power Of Kindness - How Being Kinder Has Improved My Life (5 Benefits Of Being Kind)

    29. The Power Of Kindness - How Being Kinder Has Improved My Life (5 Benefits Of Being Kind)

    Kindness is such a simple concept, but yet it is often overlooked despite being so very impactful. Kindness, this one word, has the power to truly make the world a better place by ending any and all pain and suffering. It can end the pain and suffering that comes from war, hunger, human rights violations, and injustice. And not only that, but it also has the power to drastically improve our own well-being as well as those who are closest to us.

    So what does it take to be kind? Actually, it takes less effort than you may think. Kindness is not something that demands tremendous amounts of hard work. It stems from the simple act of doing no harm to others. It is harder and takes more effort to harm or hate others than it does to practice kindness.

    So, how can being kind change your life? What are some of the benefits of being kinder to others?

    Here are 5 benefits of being kinder and how it can create a positive change in your life and in the lives of others.

    Being kind makes us happier.

    There is scientific research that proves that when you are kind to others, you are rewarded with boosts of dopamine, which is also known as the "feel good" chemical of the brain. When dopamine is produced, we experience a big surge of positive feelings. It's almost like a high and as though there isn't anything in the world that can bring you down. You are happy and nothing can stop you from feeling that way.

    Being kind improves our health

    When we are kind, we tend to hold onto less stress. As we all know, stress is one of the leading causes of heart disease.

    Think about that for a moment. Think about all those times where you have taken aspirin for pain. What would have happened if you would have just practiced kindness? How would your overall health be different - be better - if you would have practiced kindness?

    The fact that kindness is more powerful than a medicine is truly remarkable! The research found that those who regularly practice kindness also report lower blood pressure and suffer from depression less frequently. It is, though, important to know that being kind doesn’t mean we aren't going to have our goods days and our bad days. It just means that are good days will be more frequent and our bad days less frequent.

    Being kind improves our relationships

    Like attracts like. When you are kind to others, you will attract kinder individuals into your life. The relationships you have with others will be stronger, more meaningful, and much more enjoyable. Not only that, but the relationship you have with yourself will be so much better and so much stronger.

    Being kind can help us live longer

    Being kind is fun

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    • 21 min
    28. 7 Healthy Habits To Follow Daily This Winter | HEALTHY HABITS (Mental Health & Physical Health During Coronavirus)

    28. 7 Healthy Habits To Follow Daily This Winter | HEALTHY HABITS (Mental Health & Physical Health During Coronavirus)

    7 Daily Habits To Follow This Winter | HEALTHY HABITS (Mental Health & Physical Health)

    Do you want to know what you can do to stay healthy and well this winter? Here are 7 daily habits to follow that will help your mental health and your physical health. 

    This winter has the potential to be a rough winter, so do your part in taking care of yourself. You need to take care of your body, your mind, and just focus on doing what you can to stay healthy. Everybody knows what they need to do to be healthy. The hardest part is just doing it. Put your excuses aside and focus on your well-being. 

    Here's a summary of things you can do"

    1. Don't overindulge.

    2. Get some sun.

    3. Get exercise. 

    4. Manage your environment. 

    5. Connect with others. 

    6. Find a routine to help manage anxiety from all the change.

    7. Create an outlet for yourself.

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    27. Mental Health, Dealing With Depression, Continuing The Conversation

    27. Mental Health, Dealing With Depression, Continuing The Conversation

    1 out of every 5 adults experiences mental illness, yet we still don't talk about it as much as we need to be. There still seems to be a stigma surrounding mental health that it's not okay to talk about it, and that is unacceptable. 

    As World Mental Health Day was this past weekend, I want to continue the conversation and shed some light on a dark and touchy topic. OCD, Depression, Eating Disorders Anxiety, they all exist, and until we are open and honest with the emotions we are experiencing, it isn't going to get any better. 

    Join me today as we continue the conversation on mental health in America and mental health in the world. Let's come together and do our part to bring awareness to the topic and potentially save a life. 

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    • 24 min

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