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“Let's Think This Through with Bailey Parnell" is a bi-weekly video podcast that invites audiences to enriching conversations over drinks, capturing the essence of your favourite coffee dates and cocktail chats with friends. Hosted by world-renowed speaker and researcher in the world of human skills and digital wellbeing, Bailey Parnell, each 45-60-minute episode features segments like "Thought Experiments" and “On Second Thought,” alongside other varied discussions that provoke, amuse, and inspire. Aimed at those passionate about self-improvement and learning, the show offers a blend of casual banter and deep insights into personal and professional development. Become one of Bailey’s “Thinkin’ Buddies” by subscribing and contributing to the topics Bailey and her guests think through while sharing a drink.

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“Let's Think This Through with Bailey Parnell" is a bi-weekly video podcast that invites audiences to enriching conversations over drinks, capturing the essence of your favourite coffee dates and cocktail chats with friends. Hosted by world-renowed speaker and researcher in the world of human skills and digital wellbeing, Bailey Parnell, each 45-60-minute episode features segments like "Thought Experiments" and “On Second Thought,” alongside other varied discussions that provoke, amuse, and inspire. Aimed at those passionate about self-improvement and learning, the show offers a blend of casual banter and deep insights into personal and professional development. Become one of Bailey’s “Thinkin’ Buddies” by subscribing and contributing to the topics Bailey and her guests think through while sharing a drink.

    EP 0012: Intercultural Relationships, Digital Flourishing, and Tactical Disconnection w/ Tyler Rice

    EP 0012: Intercultural Relationships, Digital Flourishing, and Tactical Disconnection w/ Tyler Rice

    In this episode, Bailey Parnell and Tyler Rice discuss various topics related to digital wellness and personal experiences. They explore the similarities between Midwesterners and Canadians, the challenges and benefits of living in New York City, and the dynamics of intercultural and interracial relationships. Tyler also shares his role as the CEO of the Digital Wellness Institute and the importance of digital balance in employee well-being. They then engage in a thought experiment imagining a future where a personal AI assistant, like Baymax, helps individuals achieve digital flourishing across different aspects of their lives. In this conversation, Bailey Parnell and Tyler Rice discuss the concept of digital flourishing and how technology can support our well-being. They explore the idea of building relationships with AI and the potential benefits and challenges of this. They also delve into the connection between digital flourishing and mental health, physical health, and tech-enabled health. They discuss the importance of intentional and controlled use of technology and the need for tactical disconnection. The conversation highlights the need to shift from fear to fearless positivity when it comes to technology and to approach it with awe, inspiration, and benevolence, much like children do.

    Takeaways
    Living in New York City can be challenging but also offers opportunities for growth and new experiences.Intercultural and interracial relationships require open-mindedness, understanding, and effective communication.Digital wellness is an important aspect of employee well-being and organizational strategy.The digital flourishing wheel provides a holistic framework for understanding the impact of technology on different areas of life.AI assistants, like Baymax, can help individuals optimize productivity, create a conducive environment, improve communication, and enhance relationships. Digital flourishing involves using technology to support our well-being and maximize its benefits while minimizing negative effects.Building relationships with AI is possible and can be beneficial, but it also raises questions about human-like attributes and the impact on human relationships.Digital flourishing is connected to mental health, physical health, and tech-enabled health, and involves intentional and controlled use of technology.Tactical disconnection is about creating strategic separation from technology to promote optimal usage and well-being.Approaching technology with awe, inspiration, and benevolence, like children do, can lead to a more positive and fulfilling digital experience.
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tylerrice12  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tylerrice12 Website: https://tylerriceauthor.com/ 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP 0011: Adult Learnings from Teaching Children w/ Ruthaba

    EP 0011: Adult Learnings from Teaching Children w/ Ruthaba

    https://youtu.be/MUEzJjKkR8QRuthaba, a teacher and expectant mother, joins Bailey to discuss her experiences growing up in New York City as the daughter of immigrants, her journey to becoming a teacher, and the challenges she faced in the education system. They also touch on Ruthaba's pregnancy and the initial scare of a potential genetic abnormality in her baby. The conversation highlights the importance of community, the misconceptions about teaching, and the impact teachers have on shaping young lives. In this conversation, Ruthaba shares her experience teaching at a forest school and the lessons she has learned from children. She highlights how children are quick to make friends, forgive easily, and embrace creativity. Ruthaba also discusses the importance of giving children choices and allowing them to explore and learn through messiness. She reflects on the boundaries that adults often impose on themselves and encourages curiosity and fearlessness in learning. The conversation ends with a reminder to stay curious and embrace the childlike qualities of asking questions and being excited about learning. UPDATE: Ruthaba has had her healthy baby boy since filming this! 

    Takeaways
    Growing up in a diverse city like New York provides a unique and enriching childhood experience, exposing individuals to different cultures and fostering empathy.Teaching is a challenging and underappreciated profession that plays a pivotal role in shaping the lives of children.The misconception that teaching is like babysitting undermines the importance and impact of educators in the lives of their students.Teachers often form a strong bond with their students and can have a lasting influence on their personal and professional development.Moving to a new country, like Canada, can present its own set of challenges and adjustments, but it also offers opportunities for growth and new experiences. Children are quick to make friends and forgive easily, teaching us the importance of connection and forgiveness.Encouraging creativity in children fosters their exploration and self-expression.Giving children choices and allowing them to explore and learn through messiness promotes their independence and growth.Adults can learn from children's curiosity and fearlessness in asking questions and embracing new experiences.Staying curious and excited about learning is essential for personal growth and discovery.
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    • 54 min
    EP 0010: Resilience, Energy, and Recalculating LIfe’s Turns w/ Eileen McDargh

    EP 0010: Resilience, Energy, and Recalculating LIfe’s Turns w/ Eileen McDargh

    In this conversation, Bailey Parnell interviews Eileen McDargh, a professional speaker and writer, about the power of communication and resilience in today's digital world. They discuss the importance of genuine connection, effective communication strategies, and the need for organizations to prioritize human relationships. Eileen shares insights from her book 'Talk Ain't Cheap' and emphasizes the value of resilience in navigating challenges and opportunities. She introduces the concept of the Resiliency GPS, which focuses on energy management and growth potential strategies. Overall, the conversation highlights the significance of human connection and resilience in personal and professional settings. The conversation explores the concept of recalculating in life and how to maintain energy in challenging times. It also delves into the lessons learned from nature and the importance of being a modern elder. The main themes include resilience, adaptability, self-reflection, and the value of wisdom. In this conversation, Eileen McDargh discusses the next phase of her life and the importance of finding where she belongs. She emphasizes the role of mindset and health in defying age stereotypes and challenges the myth of ageism. Eileen also explores the concept of modern elders and the value they bring to organizations. She suggests that the role of a Chief Elder Officer would involve connecting with joy, sharing wisdom, and exploring new boundaries. The conversation concludes with the importance of hope and possibility in making a contribution to the world.
    Takeaways
    Genuine connection is essential in today's digital world, and it requires intention and active listening.Effective communication strategies, such as scripting for corrective conversations and practicing storytelling, can enhance relationships and understanding.Resilience is not about bouncing back but about growth and energy management.The Resiliency GPS, or growth potential strategy, helps individuals navigate challenges and opportunities by focusing on energy sources and purpose.Organizations should prioritize human relationships and create a culture that respects the dignity and contributions of every individual. Life is like a GPS, constantly recalculating based on new information and circumstances.Maintaining physical well-being through exercise, nutrition, and sleep is crucial for sustaining energy in challenging times.Reflecting on how we spend our time and energy can help us identify what drains us and what gives us energy.Being open to unexpected opportunities and finding the positive in difficult situations can lead to growth and resilience.Being a modern elder means embracing wisdom and sharing it with others, regardless of age or retirement status. Finding where you belong in the next phase of your life is importantMindset and health are key in defying age stereotypesModern elders bring value to organizations through their wisdom and experienceThe role of a Chief Elder Officer would involve connecting with joy, sharing wisdom, and exploring new boundariesHope and possibility are essential in making a contribution to the world
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP 0009: Human Rights, Algorithms, and Moving From Spain w/ Gemma Galdon-Clavell

    EP 0009: Human Rights, Algorithms, and Moving From Spain w/ Gemma Galdon-Clavell

    https://youtu.be/bwZ7oZHwbNAIn this conversation, Bailey Parnell and Dr. Gemma Galdon-Clavell discuss their experiences after moving to the US, noting cultural differences like the cost of living and social dynamics. They compare tech industry focuses between Europe and the US—policies versus practices, respectively—and emphasize the importance of technology ethics and human rights within the context of the US Constitution. They address the risks and biases of AI in sectors like banking, hiring, and healthcare, stressing the need for audits and regulatory oversight. The conversation also covers the role of non-engineers in AI development, the myth of neutral AI, and the significance of public engagement with AI ethics. They conclude by linking the discussion to broader themes of societal improvement through AI and the future of education.
    Takeaways
    Moving to a new country can bring about cultural differences in cost of living, socialization, and class divide.The tech industry in the US has a greater focus on practices, while Europe focuses more on policies.The interactivist mindset involves beating the odds and not letting others impose limitations on one's potential. AI systems should not predict and box people in facts and futures, but rather give everyone a chance regardless of their data or past.The US Constitution and Bill of Rights should be upheld in the context of technology ethics and human rights.AI systems in high-risk environments such as banking and hiring can lead to discrimination and exclusion of non-majority groups.Audits and oversight are necessary to ensure the quality and non-discriminatory nature of AI systems.The myth of AI as a magical and infallible technology needs to be debunked, and the importance of understanding technological risks should be emphasized.Emojis play a role in communication and AI analysis, and their representation and use should be inclusive and representative of diverse cultures and emotions. Regulation and accountability are necessary in technology to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals.AI systems should be tested and evaluated for potential negative impacts before their release.Transparency is crucial in AI systems to understand the indicators used and to have the ability to challenge and change them.Automation can assist in certain tasks but cannot replace the complex thinking and creativity of humans.Education should be reframed to consider the complexities of a connected world and the role of character-building in a fast-changing environment.Women have the potential to make a positive impact in the world through AI and should be supported in their endeavors.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    EP 0008: Transitions, AI, & the Future of Education w/ Dwayne Matthews

    EP 0008: Transitions, AI, & the Future of Education w/ Dwayne Matthews

    Dwayne Matthews discusses the inflection point in society and the need for education to adapt to the changing times. He emphasizes the importance of preparing students for the future of work while also nurturing their well-being. Matthews explains the concepts of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI) and their potential benefits in the classroom. He highlights the ability of these technologies to provide immersive and personalized learning experiences. Matthews envisions a future where technology transforms education and enables students to develop essential skills and knowledge. Dwayne Matthews discusses the value of humanity and the risks of integrating technology in learning. He explores the concept of cognitive surplus and the impact it has on individuals. Matthews also highlights the idea of stranded brilliance and the need to unlock the potential in individuals. He envisions the future of education and the importance of reframing traditional pathways to prosperity. Ultimately, he encourages listeners to focus on the positive aspects of life and to seek out opportunities for growth and self-actualization.

    Takeaways
    Society is at an inflection point, transitioning from one economic reality to another due to technological advancements.The purpose of education is to prepare students for the future of work while also fostering their well-being and personal growth.AR, VR, and AI have the potential to revolutionize education by providing immersive and personalized learning experiences.Technology in the classroom can level the playing field and provide equal access to educational opportunities for all students. Content and information become a commodity, making the human experience the premium.The risks of integrating technology in learning include the consumption of cognitive surplus and the challenges of transition.Stranded brilliance refers to the untapped potential in individuals due to limited opportunities or resources.The future of education should focus on reframing traditional pathways to prosperity and providing credible alternatives to physical post-secondary education.Cognitive reframing and focusing on the positive aspects of life can lead to personal growth and self-actualization.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    EP 0007: The Keys to Happiness, Inside and Out w/ Declan Edwards

    EP 0007: The Keys to Happiness, Inside and Out w/ Declan Edwards

    Declan Edwards, the 'Happiness Guy,' shares his journey of self-discovery and personal growth during a trip to South America. He discusses the motivation behind the trip and the lessons he learned along the way. Declan also reflects on his near-death experience while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and how it changed his perspective on happiness. He emphasizes the importance of confronting mortality and finding fulfillment in life. Declan reevaluates his definition of success and shares his vision for the future of BU Happiness College. The conversation explores the importance of happiness and the core components of an individual's happiness. The PERMA model, which includes positive affect, engagement, relationships, meaning and purpose, and accomplishment, is discussed as a framework for understanding happiness. The conversation also emphasizes the role of community in nurturing happiness and the need for a collective approach. The ABCs of happiness, which include awareness, boundaries, compassion, and self-care, are presented as practical tools for individuals to cultivate happiness in their daily lives. In this conversation, Bailey Parnell and Declan Edwards discuss the importance of self-care, happiness in the workplace, and the pillars of a happy workforce. They explore the role of leadership in influencing wellbeing, engagement, and culture, as well as the measurement of happiness in organizations. They then engage in a thought experiment to create a society focused on maximizing happiness, discussing principles such as trust, transparency, and access to basic needs. They also touch on the role of the past in building happiness skills and the importance of prioritizing happiness as a generous act.

    Takeaways
    Confronting mortality can lead to a new perspective on life and a reevaluation of priorities.Happiness is a multifaceted concept that includes both hedonic and eudaemonic elements.Finding fulfillment and contentment is just as important as pursuing joy and excitement.Success should be defined based on personal values and goals, rather than external achievements. Self-care encompasses physical, mental, and emotional/spiritual aspects and is essential for personal wellbeing.The ABCs of happiness in the workplace include wellbeing, engagement, culture, leadership, and resiliency.The five pillars of a happy workforce are wellbeing, engagement, culture, leadership, and resiliency.Trust, transparency, and access to basic needs are crucial for creating a happy society.Prioritizing happiness is not selfish but rather a generous act that benefits individuals and their communities.Subscribe to the Podcast:
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    • 1 hr 12 min

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