Founded by coach and teacher Joshua Steinfeldt, The Courageous Life is a global conversation with thought leaders and everyday heroes about overcoming fear and growing courage to pursue what matters most in life, work, and love.
56: Fred Guttenberg - What 9/11 & Parkland Taught Me About Recovery, Purpose & Hope
Fred Guttenberg began his public life after the murder of his beautiful 14-year-old daughter Jaime in the Parkland school shooting on Feb 14, 2018. The day after the murder, Fred decided to attend a public vigil in Parkland. While there, the Mayor...
55: Sharon Salzberg - Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World
Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974,...
54: Tal Ben-Shahar - Letting go of Perfectionism and Finding Happiness
Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer. He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national...
53: Chris Germer - The Power of Self-Compassion
Chris Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In 2007, Chris began collaborating with Kristin Neff, psychology professor at the University of Texas, Austin, and pioneering researcher on...
52: Steph Labbé - The Courage to Become Your Best Self
Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé has been part of the Canadian Women’s Soccer program since 2002. She made her Olympic debut at Rio 2016 where she started five of six games, allowing just four goals, as Team Canada won the bronze medal. Labbé was on the...
51: Ian Hockley - Empathy: An antidote for our time
When the Hockley family relocated from England to Connecticut in the winter of 2011 it was the realization of a family dream. Ian had visited the United States regularly since childhood, Nicole was from Rhode Island and Jake was born on the 4th of July;...
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Keeps Getting Better
I just finished listening to Joshua’s conversation with Roshi Joan Halifax. I’m inspired again by the way Joshua asks deep, thoughtful questions which invite exploration and unique, personal responses. As a Psychologist and a parent, I find nuggets of inspiration both personally and professionally in each podcast I listen to.
I’m so grateful to Joshua for creating this space to listen, learn, and reflect. Each episode is a journey into myself and highlights, in a time when we need it most, our shared humanity. I’ve yet to listen to an episode that doesn’t shift my way of thinking.
Thoughtful and grounding
I spent an entire Saturday listening to this podcast. The guests are authentic and always offer an interesting pov. I like how they’re stories with non-linear paths, often soulful, always thoughtful.