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Founded by coach and teacher Joshua Steinfeldt, The Courageous Life invites you into a deep conversation about finding the courage to pursue what matters most in life, work, and love.

The Courageous Life Joshua Steinfeldt

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Founded by coach and teacher Joshua Steinfeldt, The Courageous Life invites you into a deep conversation about finding the courage to pursue what matters most in life, work, and love.

    [Re-Release] Practicing Courage #27: A simple way to overcome fear of public speaking

    [Re-Release] Practicing Courage #27: A simple way to overcome fear of public speaking

    Whether it’s presenting, facilitating, sharing in a large meeting, hosting, or some other form of being in the spotlight,Speaking in public is one of people's greatest fears which may show up in various forms:DoubtFeeling anxious or nervousOver-focusing on oneselfThe list goes on. So today, we are re-releasing one of the most popular practices we've ever done, which addresses working with these fears by making a mindset shift from performance to curiosity.If you have a moment where you w...

    • 7 min
    Realizing Your Creative Potential | Rukmini Poddar

    Realizing Your Creative Potential | Rukmini Poddar

    How do we find the courage to create?The courage to listen to, and follow our heart? Particularly when that means living a life that may not follow the beaten path?And how might we expand our capacity to hold more than one emotion at a time, accepting and embracing the messy experience of being human, and the inevitable ups and downs of the creative process?Today we will dive into these questions as we explore how art, and creative expression, may offer a path for living into the answers.&nbs...

    • 44 min
    Practicing Courage #26: A simple practice for manifesting your dreams

    Practicing Courage #26: A simple practice for manifesting your dreams

    Yesterday we released a Courageous Life conversation with Dr. James Doty.Together we explored themes from his new book: Mind Magic The Neuroscience of Manifestation and How it Changes Everything.In both the book and our conversation Dr. Doty challenges the popular narrative around manifestation, A narrative that has narrowly emphasized outward success, materialism, and individual benefit.As an alternative James calls upon his work as a neurosurgeon, neuroscientist, and leader in the field of ...

    • 5 min
    Using Neuroscience to Manifest a Kinder, Better World | Dr. James Doty

    Using Neuroscience to Manifest a Kinder, Better World | Dr. James Doty

    For decades the practice of manifestation has been widely dismissed as self-involved, materialistic pseudoscience. Today, neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Compassion at Stanford, Dr. James Doty is back on the podcast for the 3rd time. This time to discuss what he calls an antithesis to this popular narrative around manifestation, which narrowly emphasizes outward success and individual benefit.During our conversation, and in his new book: Mind Magic The Neuroscience of Manifestati...

    • 51 min
    Practicing Courage #25: How to connect (when it's difficult)

    Practicing Courage #25: How to connect (when it's difficult)

    Yesterday we released a moving Courageous Life conversation with Juliana Tafur.Juliana is a journalist, award winning documentary filmmaker, and bridge builder. She serves as the Program Director for the Greater Good Science Center’s Bridging Differences initiative. During our time together she shared shared some of her story, and insights from her incredible work as we explored the art and science of listening in ways that lead to: Meaningful connectionDeeper relationshipsAnd ultim...

    • 11 min
    Building Bridges Back to Each Other | Juliana Tafur

    Building Bridges Back to Each Other | Juliana Tafur

    How does it feel to be seen? What is it like to be listened to in a way that you feel deeply understood? How often have you listened to others in this way? And, how often have you been listened to like this? In his book, Caring Enough to Confront, David Augsberger writes:"Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable."During our time together Juliana Tafur shared this beautiful quote with me as we explored the art and science of listening...

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Maka2 ,

Outstanding teachers and scientists interviews that change my life!

Life changing discussions with expert teachers and scientists. In each interview I pull out one or two gems of practice that are doable for me. As a result, I have a sense of greater awareness, curiosity, and acceptance of my feelings. I also have greater hope and openness to my development process that will not just be a straight line up. There is freedom and comfort knowing that I will falter at times but that is expected and part of all growth.

One example is April 7, 2023 episode “The Key to Resilience, Growth, and Possibility” with Barbara Fredrickson and Sharon Salzberg. They are so accessible to share their research that shows positive emotions and lovingkindness practice that builds our resources, opens our creativity, and allows us to take on challenges and grow with more resiliency. I think anyone, regardless of their prior knowledge of these topics, would find this delightful and inspiring.

For me, even though I have read three of Sharon’s books, taken her meditation courses through the 10 Percent Happier app (multiple times), listen to her podcast, taken Barbara’s MOOC Positive Psychology course, read Barbara books (Positivity; Love 2.0), I still found this episode new, delightful, and encouraging to continue my practices of micromoments of connection and metta meditation.

Joshua is an excellent interviewer. He helps frame the conversation so both those who have never heard of his guest learn about their key wisdoms and those who know more can get refreshers and new tips on how to be courageous and resilient. Because Joshua is so knowledgeable and practices his own teachings, he is a credible and knows what questions sparks his and our curiosity and motive us.

hI’m so glad Joshua has all these amazing connections to people I admire and want to learn from. And I don’t know all these experts so I’m looking forward to learning from them all. I’m glad there are over 100 episodes for me to catch up on, enjoy, and grow from.

I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who is interested in positive psychology, behavior change, meditation, and living their best self.

Peace, maka

CBeck8 ,

Insightful, heartwarming and delightful

Joshua offers tons of wisdom, insights and encouragements for overcoming life’s limitations with courage. He is a great moderator inviting best in class thought leaders to share their wisdom and resources. Highly recommend listening to his podcasts. I am currently training with Joshua and find his podcast a beautiful addition to his teachings.

Robinhood229 ,

Heartwarming and beautiful

I love the Courageous Life. Joshua is a delightful host who brings powerful questions and an open heart. His interview with Sunita Puri is one I have come back to again and again and I know I will again. With every episode, I gain a few nuggets of life learning and expansion. Highly recommend!

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