74 episodes

In this intimate podcast we explore how attention can be a tool for living a more intentional life. This season, Atheist chaplain Vanessa Zoltan guides guests through questions of quitting with empathy and humor. Vanessa has always been a big advocate of quitting – she believes quitting doesn't mean 'giving up,' it means you've tried something and realized that it doesn't work.


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    • 4.9 • 329 Ratings

In this intimate podcast we explore how attention can be a tool for living a more intentional life. This season, Atheist chaplain Vanessa Zoltan guides guests through questions of quitting with empathy and humor. Vanessa has always been a big advocate of quitting – she believes quitting doesn't mean 'giving up,' it means you've tried something and realized that it doesn't work.


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    Should I Quit: Being a Teacher?

    Should I Quit: Being a Teacher?

    Lacy has been a teacher for fifteen year, and like many teacher’s right now, she’s feeling overwhelmed. School doesn’t feel the same as it did pre-pandemic. She feels pulled in a million directions, and out of hope. Is it time to quit teaching?
    This week on Should I Quit? Vanessa and Lacy discuss how much to sacrifice for a job you care about. 
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    • 30 min
    Should I Quit: Trying to Get Better?

    Should I Quit: Trying to Get Better?

    About a year and a half ago, Fran got sick. Since then, she’s been focused on getting a diagnosis and then trying to get better. But the kind of chronic illness she has – sometimes you don’t get better. Should she keep trying to get ‘back to normal’? Or it is time to come to terms with her life as it is? 
    This week on Should I Quit? Vanessa and Fran discuss how to integrate a new version of yourself into your existing life. 
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    • 34 min
    Should I Quit: My Rule Against Long Distance Relationships?

    Should I Quit: My Rule Against Long Distance Relationships?

    When Cheyanne was twenty-three years old she made a rule: no long distance relationships. They just set you up for heartbreak! Every time she fell for someone far away, she stuck by her trusty rule. But now, nearly six years later and single, she finds herself questioning it. Is the rule keeping her from finding the right person? 
    This week on Should I Quit? Vanessa and Cheyanne explore what we need out of partnerships. 
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    • 22 min
    Should I Quit: My Dream Job?

    Should I Quit: My Dream Job?

    Jaime loves birds. Since they were eight years old they’ve wanted a career in bird science, and so far they’ve been living that dream! But a recently discovered chronic illness has been making the work more difficult. Is it time to move on from their life’s big passion? 
    This week on Should I Quit? Vanessa and Jaime discuss how our dumb bodies get in the way of what we love.
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    • 23 min
    Should I Quit: My Church?

    Should I Quit: My Church?

    Cari has been dreading going to church. In theory, she likes so much about the community. But lately, she’s been resenting her obligations there. Is this just a rut? Or is it time to move on?
    This week on Should I Quit? Vanessa and Cari discuss the challenges associated with being in community. 
    If you’re interested in signing up for the Nearness, the next online six-week journey starts on January 23rd. Learn more on their website.
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    • 22 min
    Special Sneak Peek! (Forgiveness: An Alternative Account)

    Special Sneak Peek! (Forgiveness: An Alternative Account)

    Beloved co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Matt Potts, released his book Forgiveness: An Alternative Account a few weeks ago and it is so! good!! We're very excited to bring you an exclusive excerpt from the book - read by Matt himself.
    You can find the book wherever books are sold, or snag a signed copy from our website!

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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
329 Ratings

329 Ratings

oricatd ,

A hug for your soul

This show is a hug for your soul.

Grace from Columbia, MO ,

Lifechanging

Vanessa helped me rethink how I feel about quitting. Even when episodes result in people choosing not to quit, just the act of hearing other people thoughtfully and logically consider quitting helps me make better decisions in my own life. I finally quit a job that made me anxious and started a new job with a much better work-life balance. Sometimes, quitting is the best thing you can do. Thanks, Vanessa!

Berna58dette ,

Suggestion for Fran - Quit getting better

I enjoy this podcast. I was hoping to find a way to send an email, but was unsuccessful. If Fran has not seen a doctor that practices Functional Medicine, she needs to try to find one. She can start by finding books by Dr. Mark Hyman. He has written several books. Traditional medicine labels a set of symptoms. Functional medicine looks at the whole body and tries to find a reason for symptoms. She mentioned that the onset of her chronic fatigue started with a virus. The virus may have caused a horrible systemic imbalance but maybe it’s possible to get the balance back. Of course there is no guarantee, but it might be worth a try. A big part of functional medicine is the belief that food is medicine- I don’t know if Fran has made any changes to her diet, but again, it’s worth looking into. Wishing her all the best.

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