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You can change your life and Mel Robbins will show you how.

Mel is in a category all her own. As one of the most widely booked and followed podcast hosts and authors in the world, she’s sought after by the world’s leading brands and medical professionals for her research-backed tools and motivation. And, at the same time, Mel has amassed millions of followers online, with her advice going viral online almost daily.

Her female-led media company produces provocative, life-changing content, with millions of books sold, billions of video views, six #1 audiobooks, and the #1 podcast on Audible. Her work has been translated into 41 languages and has changed the lives of millions of people worldwide.

And despite all that, Mel is one of the most down to earth and relatable people you’ll ever know.

Probably because she learned everything she teaches the hard way: by first screwing up her own life, and out of necessity, discovering the tools and research that transformed her life and got her to where she is today.

In the Mel Robbins Podcast, Mel gets more personal than ever, welcoming you into her life and taking you behind the scenes in real time. Every episode is packed with deeply relatable topics, tactical advice, hilarious screwups, compelling conversations, and the tools and inspiration you need to create a better life.

Tune in and buckle up – your life is about to change. New episodes of The Mel Robbins Podcast drop every Monday and Thursday.

To learn more about Mel, go deeper into every episode, find the resources and research she mentions, or submit a topic or question, check out www.melrobbins.com

The Mel Robbins Podcast Mel Robbins

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You can change your life and Mel Robbins will show you how.

Mel is in a category all her own. As one of the most widely booked and followed podcast hosts and authors in the world, she’s sought after by the world’s leading brands and medical professionals for her research-backed tools and motivation. And, at the same time, Mel has amassed millions of followers online, with her advice going viral online almost daily.

Her female-led media company produces provocative, life-changing content, with millions of books sold, billions of video views, six #1 audiobooks, and the #1 podcast on Audible. Her work has been translated into 41 languages and has changed the lives of millions of people worldwide.

And despite all that, Mel is one of the most down to earth and relatable people you’ll ever know.

Probably because she learned everything she teaches the hard way: by first screwing up her own life, and out of necessity, discovering the tools and research that transformed her life and got her to where she is today.

In the Mel Robbins Podcast, Mel gets more personal than ever, welcoming you into her life and taking you behind the scenes in real time. Every episode is packed with deeply relatable topics, tactical advice, hilarious screwups, compelling conversations, and the tools and inspiration you need to create a better life.

Tune in and buckle up – your life is about to change. New episodes of The Mel Robbins Podcast drop every Monday and Thursday.

To learn more about Mel, go deeper into every episode, find the resources and research she mentions, or submit a topic or question, check out www.melrobbins.com

    The #1 Hack for Being More Productive Tomorrow

    The #1 Hack for Being More Productive Tomorrow

    In this episode, we are talking about the #1 thing you can do to make sure tomorrow is a productive and awesome day.

    I’m sure you know the importance of a good morning routine.

    But what you may not know is that a rock-solid morning routine – the kind that kickstarts you and your day for maximum focus and to feel more in control, calm, and like the rockstar that you are…

    It doesn’t start where you think.

    If you truly want to own your day, you must first own the night before.

    That’s right.

    Hours before you even lay your head on your pillow, your decisions have either set you up for success or they have set you up to fail.

    Your brain is primed to be the most productive during the first 2-4 hours of the day. That’s why I want you to get serious about how you set yourself up the night before.

    This episode is packed with research-backed tactics, specific advice, and the four science-backed components of the best evening routine.

    And this is also one of those tough-love, hit you with the common-sense, friend-to-friend conversations that you know and love from me.

    Xo Mel

    Take my free 5-day challenge – The Wake Up Challenge – to walk you through getting started with these tools: www.melrobbins.com/wakeup.

    In this episode, you’ll learn:


    1:30: Here’s where your morning routine should REALLY begin.
    2:30: Are you losing your next day by revenge procrastinating?
    5:00: Here’s what my evenings used to look like. Can you relate?
    10:00: Not getting out of bed with the first alarm? Here’s what you’re telling yourself every time you hit the snooze.
    13:40: The way your morning starts is the lead domino for your day.
    17:00: The secret to having a great morning is this.
    19:30: Rule #1: The 3-2-1 Method that will help you get a great night’s sleep.
    21:30: Rule #2: The Mindset Flip. This is how you make your life easier.
    22:15: I do this at night so I get to the gym in the morning.
    25:45: Rule #3: Feel way more empowered about your day if you do this.
    28:15: No more excuses. Do this tonight.
    30:00: Rule #4: This is where most of us get our mornings wrong.
    33:30: Flip how you think about the alarm and you’ll shift your whole day.
    36:40: I feel so strongly about this last hack because you allow the world to steal your attention and you deserve better.
    39:15: I got a little worked up here, but it’s because I have regrets.


    For episodes notes and resources, go to melrobbins.com/podcast

    Disclaimer

    This podcast is not meant to be a substitute for therapy and is for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is my passion, however, to bring you free and accessible content that can help you change your life for the better.

    • 42 min
    A Toolkit for Love: How to Find It, Keep It, and Let It Go

    A Toolkit for Love: How to Find It, Keep It, and Let It Go

    In this episode, you and I are getting a masterclass on the topic of love.

    And it’s not what you think.

    This is not an episode about relationships – it is an episode about YOUR relationship to love and how you can let more love into your life.

    My mission with this episode is to inspire you to stop and consider the profound subject of love, how important it is, and why you deserve to feel more love in your daily life.

    If you have felt alone or feel like your relationships are on autopilot, this episode is a real gift.

    I am also excited because as you listen to this episode, I get to introduce you to someone I really love.

    He and his wife are very dear friends of ours and he just finished a two-year-long research project on the topic of love.

    This friend of mine is also a former monk with a tender heart and a global fanbase.

    His sage counsel on life is sought after by celebrities, world leaders, professional athletes, and the most successful artists in the world.

    I’m talking about none other than my friend, Jay Shetty. He’s the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Like a Monk, and his latest book is 8 Rules of Love.

    Climb into your favorite chair and get ready for a wild ride.

    I threw out the talking points from Jay’s PR team and just went for it. I love this episode because Jay delivered.

    He gets personal and reveals more about his own experience and mistakes with love than ever before.

    This is a must listen and a must share. Listen as a family. Listen with friends. Listen as a couple. Listen by yourself. Love is what we need. And hearing two dear friends go deep on the topic will make your heart swell.

    Even an old dog like me learned a few new tricks about how I can experience more love and be more loving in my life ❤️

    Xo Mel

    In this episode, you’ll learn:


    3:40: Hear Jay’s 3-part definition of love I’d never heard that is so spot on.
    4:30: According to research, this is how many hours you need to spend to make a casual friend, a good friend, and a great friend.
    6:40: Are you doing this with your partner? Jay says that’s not love.
    8:00: Okay wow, here’s where I realize I’m not doing something for my husband, Chris, that I should be doing.
    11:15: If your relationship is new, be careful you don’t do this.
    13:40: Why do we chase relationships in order to feel worthy?
    18:15: Rule #1 for finding love.
    19:50: What research shows will happen if you enter a relationship simply because you’re afraid of being alone.
    21:00: Hear Jay in a rare moment where he talks about his childhood trauma.
    27:00: Here’s why you keep dating the same kind of person over and over.
    29:00 One simple exercise you can do today to start building a healthy relationship.
    31:30: Jay leads us through a powerful meditation.
    38:15: There are four phases of love: hear them unpacked and explained.
    40:00:  Dating someone new? Then you need to know about both the “halo effect” and the “context effect.”
    43:30: Jay’s best piece of advice if you want that new relationship to last.
    47:00: Here’s Jay’s Rule #4 of love and why it’s my favorite.
    53:30: Is someone caring for you or controlling you? Here’s how to tell.
    55:00: What you might be doing in your relationship that’s hurting it.
    57:30: Here’s what I disagreed with Jay about.
    59:30: What is the purpose of love in your life? Jay answers.


    Want to go deeper into the topic of relationships? Listen to the last episode, “I Don’t Usually Share Advice Like This: 6 Lessons on Making Any Relationship Work.”


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    I Don’t Usually Share Advice Like This: 6 Lessons on Making Any Relationship Work

    I Don’t Usually Share Advice Like This: 6 Lessons on Making Any Relationship Work

    In this episode, I’m getting brutally honest with you about relationships.

    Our conversation begins with a question from a listener who asked me for advice on how to make your relationship go the distance in this messy modern world.

    I’ve always shied away from giving relationship advice, mainly because after 26 years of marriage, I know the only secret is this: it takes a lot of consistent work.

    I also don’t consider myself an “expert” on the topic because our relationship seems to always need attention. It’s so easy to silently retreat to your corners and not address the issues. And there were years where we did just that.

    In fact, over the past few years, Chris and I have been working through some really heavy issues with a couples therapist.

    Today I share very personal revelations I’ve had about my own role in causing problems between us. After all we’ve been through, I’m really proud of my husband, Chris, and me for making it this long and doing the work to make it better.

    In the process of working hard to improve our relationship, I learned six powerful lessons that I felt compelled to share with you. Not because I hold the magic wand, but because I hope these lessons will save you the pain and heartaches I’ve caused myself and my husband.

    No matter what kind of relationship you might be in, working on, struggling with, or hoping to save, these six lessons will provide a roadmap to make it better.

    Whether you are married, dating, divorced, happily single, or experiencing a falling out with a friend, this episode will have something for you.

    About halfway through, another listener asks,

    “What do I do if my partner doesn’t want to do the work?”

    In that case, there’s just one rule for when it’s time for you to move on.

    Oh, one more thing, if you and your partner are having a hard time… Share this episode with them. It’s a simple way to open the door for a much-needed conversation.

    Xo Mel


    In this episode, you’ll learn:


    0:30: The one question you often ask that I put off answering for a long time.
    3:30: Here’s the hard truth you should know about my marriage.
    6:30: Here’s what I think about “staying in a marriage for the kids”
    8:30: The concerning relationship trend I see happening.
    15:00: Would I be better off without my husband?
    18:15: This is the only way relationships work out.
    24:30: What I was doing wrong in my own marriage.
    28:00: 6 pieces of advice for any relationship.
    37:30: Here’s why the way you react to your partner’s good news matters.
    43:00: What do you do when your partner isn’t growing with you?



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    Why Do I Have Few Memories From Childhood? Deepen Your Healing & Find Answers With Dr. Nicole LePera

    Why Do I Have Few Memories From Childhood? Deepen Your Healing & Find Answers With Dr. Nicole LePera

    In this episode, you will learn how to deepen your healing by understanding how your parents may have created silent trauma that is still impacting you as an adult.

    I want to introduce you to a woman who has had a really big impact on my own healing.

    She is the renowned psychologist and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Nicole LePera, who you may also know as The Holistic Psychologist.

    Today, Dr. LePera will normalize the common experience of having few memories from childhood.

    This is something that I struggled with silently. I personally have very few memories from my childhood, and I assumed there was something wrong with me.

    It was only when I started sharing about this lack of memories online that I realized I wasn’t the only person who can’t reminisce about their past.

    I now understand why this happens. I also know there is nothing wrong with me.

    And if you have very few memories from your childhood, there’s nothing wrong with you either.

    Today, we are digging into parenting styles and how your childhood experiences (whether you remember them or not) are still impacting the way you respond to stress as an adult.

    The research and tools in this conversation will help you understand not only why it’s so easy to get triggered, but also how to deepen your healing journey now that you do.

    This is one of those episodes that I also know you will be sending to family, friends, and siblings because there is so much empowering information here.

    I personally made all three of our kids listen because I both recognize as a daughter how my childhood impacted me – and as a mom, I’m also very aware that my parenting style has impacted my kids.

    And, Dr. LePera so beautifully teaches us how to take control of the rest of our lives as adults.

    Xo Mel

    PS: After you listen to this one, listen to “Take Control of Your Life: A Toolkit for Healing” if you haven’t yet, because I’m sharing details from the last few years of my healing journey.

    Plus, there’s a companion workbook to help you go deeper.

    In this episode, you’ll learn:


    3:00: So many of you wrote in about this particular detail of trauma.
    8:00: Childhood amnesia – What the heck is that?
    9:30: Here are 3 reasons why you don’t have many childhood memories.
    11:30: What do psychologists mean by “dysregulated nervous system?”
    15:00: Introducing my friend and world-renowned psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera.
    17:45: What’s an emotionally immature parent and how do you know if you had one?
    24:30: Two big reasons why your brain shuts down in childhood.
    28:00: Do you need to remember your past trauma to recognize it in yourself?
    35:00: What does it look like in real life when you start to heal your nervous system?
    37:30: Is trauma only for those who’ve lived through a big, horrific event?
    44:00: Here is why the silent treatment can be harmful.
    48:00: Here’s your first tactical step toward healing your body and mind.
    53:15: Feeling cynical about your own healing process? You need to hear this.


    Disclaimer

    If you uncover or have a history of trauma, consider enlisting the support of a trained therapist. This podcast episode and the companion workbook are not meant to be a substitute for therapeutic support.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Take Control of Your Life: A Toolkit for Healing

    Take Control of Your Life: A Toolkit for Healing

    In this episode, I’m making the topic of trauma easier to understand by taking you step by step through my recent revelation that I was struggling with past trauma.

    I was one of those people who thought I didn’t have trauma. And you may be like that too.

    But if you have trouble managing emotions, expressing your feelings, dealing with upset, you go on edge easily, you have trouble focusing, or you struggle with anything like anxiety….

    This will be very eye opening.

    The words “trauma” and “nervous system” are thrown around like candy online.

    I want to share the profound things that I’ve learned about both topics and how I’ve started to address and heal the trauma in my nervous system.

    This episode is personal, it’s important, and tactical, and most of all – it’s packed with tools you can start using right now.

    I hope this episode opens your eyes in the way that it did mine, and makes you not only understand this topic – but yourself a little bit better.

    And, to go deeper, I have a free 9-page workbook for you that serves as a companion to this episode to help you with your own healing.

    Just click here to access it.

    And, this episode covers sensitive material, including discussion of trauma and sexual assault. If this topic isn’t for you right now – please skip this episode.

    Xo Mel

    In this episode, you’ll learn:


    0:58: This episode is one of the most important I’ve ever created because of the powerful impact these learnings have had on my life. It will be the same for you.
    7:40: What is trauma anyway?
    8:40: Do you recognize yourself in these signs of past trauma?
    10:00: Getting honest: my personal story.
    21:15: What happens to me when I hear the sound of crunchy snow (and how this applies to you).
    24:00: Do you have to remember trauma to heal from it?
    30:30: If I have little-T trauma, does that mean my parents are to blame?
    34:40: This is what your nervous system is (and it’s not what I used to think).
    43:15: Here’s why your triggers were helpful then and why they’re not now.
    50:00: How can you get yourself out of survival mode and start to focus again?
    54:00: The difference between your two nervous systems.
    56:30: Six takeaways to help you switch from fight or flight to rest and recovery

    Disclaimer

    If you uncover or have a history of trauma, consider enlisting the support of a trained therapist. This podcast episode and the companion workbook are not meant to be a substitute for therapeutic support.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Mindset Reset Toolkit: How to Make Your Mind to Work for You (Using Simple Neuroscience)

    Mindset Reset Toolkit: How to Make Your Mind to Work for You (Using Simple Neuroscience)

    In this episode, you’ll learn how to use simple neuroscience to train your mind to start working for you.

    The research, tools, and strategies you’ll learn in this episode are from an experience I created and taught to more than 250,000 students called “Mindset Reset.”

    The fact is, your mindset is critical to your happiness, success, relationships, and fulfillment.

    Listen to today’s episode and you’ll learn how to train your mind using this easy, science-backed method.

    By the end of this episode, you’ll know how to use an amazing filter in your brain to reset your mindset.

    This episode is also packed with takeaways and insights you can apply to your life and one surprisingly fun “brain game” you can play every day (even with your kids) to actively program a more powerful mindset.

    I can’t wait to share this with you and for you to apply it to your life and share it with the people who matter to you most.

    Xo Mel

    For full show notes, including all research mentioned in the episode, go to melrobbins.com/podcast.

    This episode, you’ll learn:
    4:15: What does “mindset” even mean?
    9:00: The truth about why mindset matters.
    10:00: Is this just toxic positivity?
    16:30: Your brain has a filter. And if you’re not programming it, it’s probably working against you.
    26:00: How to beat self-doubt.
    31:00: Why you’re not meeting that special someone.
    37:00: The fun and simple brain game I play with my daughters.
    47:45: What to do when your thoughts and mindset spiral into the negative.
    55:00: I want this for you.




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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

annathevegmama ,

The best podcast for finding myself again after kids and divorce

I absolutely recommend this podcast to anybody who is going through a huge life, transition, or who needs to re-discover themselves.

Dharma1837 ,

Thank you Thank you Thank you

Dear Mel,

I have been listening to you and I have to tell you that you are the voice in my head when I am feeling low and sluggish. Your habits episode is so motivating.. every morning when I don’t want to wake up and want to go back to bed, I have you in my head saying “what are you doing.. just go do it.. workout”😀

I have been loving waking up in the morning and I cannot get that line out of my head where you say just do it in the morning because it’s that one domino that will fall and the rest will just follow.. it’s so so true. I have been getting so much done just by waking up and working out!! Thank you so much for being there and thank you for being you!!! Thank you for just being direct!! Lots of love and hugs to you!!

AnonRabbit ,

Mostly Great!

I like the content of the podcast. Mel is engaging and emphasizes tools you can apply in your life. However the episodes with interviewees were disappointing as she frequently interrupted her interviewee. I would prefer to hear more from the guest and not constantly hear a simplified version of what they are saying from Mel. Please stop trying to force us on your journey Mel, and trust that your audience will take from each episode what is most important to them.

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