134 episodes

Wise Effort with Dr. Diana Hill is a show about how to live wisely.

You’ll learn how to put your energy into places that matter most to you while making a difference in the world.

This show is for you if:
...you’re a high achiever feeling burned out from tasks that don’t matter.
...you want to invest your energy in fulfilling and sustainable ways.
...you seek holistic living without the pressure of a rigid wellness checklist.
...you care about your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
...you appreciate science but are open to exploring spirituality and contemplative practices.
...you have an open, beginner’s mind.
...you believe there’s a better way to live and are ready to apply your wisdom.

We don’t have to burn ourselves out or engage in things that are not worth it. We can put our energy where it matters most and savor the good along the way.

Join us at Wise Effort!

Wise Effort Dr. Diana Hill

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 66 Ratings

Wise Effort with Dr. Diana Hill is a show about how to live wisely.

You’ll learn how to put your energy into places that matter most to you while making a difference in the world.

This show is for you if:
...you’re a high achiever feeling burned out from tasks that don’t matter.
...you want to invest your energy in fulfilling and sustainable ways.
...you seek holistic living without the pressure of a rigid wellness checklist.
...you care about your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
...you appreciate science but are open to exploring spirituality and contemplative practices.
...you have an open, beginner’s mind.
...you believe there’s a better way to live and are ready to apply your wisdom.

We don’t have to burn ourselves out or engage in things that are not worth it. We can put our energy where it matters most and savor the good along the way.

Join us at Wise Effort!

    Wise Effort and Dirty Little Secrets With Emma Waddington and Chris McCurry

    Wise Effort and Dirty Little Secrets With Emma Waddington and Chris McCurry

    In this episode of Wise Effort, Diana is crossposting a recent interview of her on Life's Dirty Little Secrets, hosted by Chris McCurry and Emma Waddington. They delve into the concept and practice of Wise Effort.
    Listen and Learn:
    Wise Effort and EnergyPrinciples and Techniques for Wise EffortValue of Diverse InteractionsRecognizing Negative NarrativesManaging Emotional Responses
    Related ResourcesGet enhanced show notes for this episodeWant to become more psychologically flexible? Take Diana's on-demand course, "Foundations of ACT."

    Diana's EventsReserve your spot in Diana's Costa Rica retreat in 2025!See Diana at an upcoming event

    Connecting With DianaSubscribe for free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Leave a 5-star review on Apple so people like you can find the show.Sign up for the free Wise Effort Newsletter.Become a Wise Effort member to support the show.Follow Diana on YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Diana’s website.Leave feedback for the show
    Thanks to the team, Craig and Ashley Hiatt, and Benjamin Gould of Bell & Branch for your beautiful music.
    We can put our energy where it matters most and savor the good along the way.

    • 48 min
    (Replay) Wake Up, Slow Down, and Resist Busyness

    (Replay) Wake Up, Slow Down, and Resist Busyness

    In this replay episode, Dr. Diana Hill shares lessons from a family retreat at Plum Village Monastery. Diana shares the top 6 lessons she learned. You don’t have to go to a monastery to find peace of mind because, as Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, “Happiness is here and now.” 
    Listen and learn
    Why We Should Look For A Path, Not A PillThe Three Beneficial Qualities Of Spiritual PathsWhat is InterbeingHow to practice Walking MeditationHow to Wake Up And See What’s HereThich Nhat Hanh’s BedroomWhy We Should Consider Our IntentionForms Of Meditation At Plum VillageHow to Practice Eating MeditationWhat Are The Four NutrimentsHow To Heal the Past and The Future In the PresentWhy We Need To Resist Busyness Non-violently
    Enjoy this episode as Diana offers you practices to wake up, engage with the world more mindfully, and find a little more space in your day to enjoy your life.
    Related ResourcesGet enhanced show notes for this episodeWant to become more psychologically flexible? Take Diana's on-demand course, "Foundations of ACT."

    Diana's EventsReserve your spot in Diana's Costa Rica retreat in 2025!See Diana at an upcoming event

    Connecting With DianaSubscribe for free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Leave a 5-star review on Apple so people like you can find the show.Sign up for the free Wise Effort Newsletter.Become a Wise Effort member to support the show.Follow Diana on YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Diana’s website.Leave feedback for the show
    Thanks to the team, Craig and Ashley Hiatt, and Benjamin Gould of Bell & Branch for your beautiful music.
    We can put our energy where it matters most and savor the good along the way.

    • 42 min
    Pleasure and Intimacy with Sex Therapist Dr. Jenn Kennedy

    Pleasure and Intimacy with Sex Therapist Dr. Jenn Kennedy

    How can you have satisfying sex and feel more pleasure? More sensuality? In this episode, Diana welcomes Dr. Jenn Kennedy, a board-certified sex therapist, to explore ways to experience more pleasure and intimacy with our partner(s). Dr. Kennedy shares insights from her extensive experience with individuals and couples, including LGBTQ communities. Diana asks listeners' questions ranging from dealing with body image issues to navigating sexual relationships after divorce. 
    Listen and learn
    the impact of sexual energy on overall life, essential factors for long-term sexual satisfaction,overcoming barriers to enjoyable sex,practical tips for couples experiencing differences in sexual desire. 
    Enjoy this conversation with Dr. Jenn Kennedy as she shares the importance of knowing one's anatomy and having effective communication for improving sexual experiences and a healthy, vibrant sex life.
    Related ResourcesGet enhanced show notes for this episodeWant to become more psychologically flexible? Take Diana's on-demand course, "Foundations of ACT."

    Diana's EventsReserve your spot in Diana's Costa Rica retreat in 2025!See Diana at an upcoming event

    Connecting With DianaSubscribe for free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Leave a 5-star review on Apple so people like you can find the show.Sign up for the free Wise Effort Newsletter.Become a Wise Effort member to support the show.Follow Diana on YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Diana’s website.Leave feedback for the show
    Thanks to the team, Craig and Ashley Hiatt, and Benjamin Gould of Bell & Branch for your beautiful music.
    We can put our energy where it matters most and savor the good along the way.

    • 49 min
    The Future of Wise Leadership with Dr. Emma Sappälä

    The Future of Wise Leadership with Dr. Emma Sappälä

    In this episode of The Wise Effort Show, Dr. Diana Hill and Dr. Emma Seppälä explore the true essence of wise leadership. They discuss common misconceptions about leadership, emphasizing the importance of self-awareness, compassion, and positive energy.
    Listen and Learn:
    The Importance of Self-Awareness in LeadershipPositive Leadership and EnergyThe Future of LeadershipThe Impact of Emotional Connection Through Authentic Leadership
    Listen to this conversation to learn ways to cultivate an inner calm as a wise leader so you can lead effective decision-making.
    Related ResourcesGet enhanced show notes for this episodeWant to become more psychologically flexible? Take Diana's on-demand course, "Foundations of ACT."

    Diana's EventsReserve your spot in Diana's Costa Rica retreat in 2025!See Diana at an upcoming event

    Connecting With DianaSubscribe for free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Leave a 5-star review on Apple so people like you can find the show.Sign up for the free Wise Effort Newsletter.Become a Wise Effort member to support the show.Follow Diana on YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Diana’s website.Leave feedback for the show
    Thanks to the team, Craig and Ashley Hiatt, and Benjamin Gould of Bell & Branch for your beautiful music.
    We can put our energy where it matters most and savor the good along the way.

    • 45 min
    Designing Your Perfect Movement Plan with Katy Bowman

    Designing Your Perfect Movement Plan with Katy Bowman

    On this episode of the Wise Effort Show, Dr. Diana Hill discusses with biomechanist and best-selling author Katy Bowman about how to design a personalized movement plan that aligns with one’s values and bodily needs. They delve into the concept of 'nutritious movement,' exploring movement calories, macro and micronutrients, while highlighting the importance of integrating movement into different life domains.
    Listen and Learn how to:
    Reframe Daily Activities as Nutritious MovementAddress Movement Challenges in Daily LifeAdapt to Life's Different StagesFind Joy in Physical Activities and Use Katy’s Tips for Incorporating Movement
    Listen now to hear Katy provide practical advice on creating varied and enriching movement habits, addressing back pain, and maintaining dynamic movement throughout life.
    Related ResourcesGet enhanced show notes for this episode
    My Perfect Movement Plan by Katy Bowman
    Want to become more psychologically flexible? Take Diana's on-demand course, "Foundations of ACT."
    Recommended Next Episode to EnjoyRethink Your Position and Move Nutritiously With Katy Bowman (Live From Costa Rica!)
    Diana's EventsReserve your spot in Diana's Costa Rica retreat in 2025!See Diana at an upcoming event

    Connecting With DianaSubscribe for free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Leave a 5-star review on Apple so people like you can find the show.Sign up for the free Wise Effort Newsletter.Become a Wise Effort member to support the show.Follow Diana on YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Diana’s website.Leave feedback for the show
    Thanks to the team, Craig and Ashley Hiatt, and Benjamin Gould of a...

    • 52 min
    6 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

    6 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

    Creativity makes us feel alive, open, and expansive. It’s also one of the most essential skills you can have when solving complex problems and adapting to changing times. Yet we live in a world where creativity is undervalued, and we block ourselves from being creative by playing small or quitting when things get uncomfortable. In this skill-building episode, clinical psychologist and creativity seeker Dr. Diana Hill will walk you through 6 evidence-based and time-tested steps to boosting your creativity today!
    Listen and learn:
    Contexts that will support your creativityThe Neuroscience of CreativityWhy you need to let it be bad before it can become goodThe value of mind wanderingThe importance of creating with othersHow to refine your creativityLetting it all go
    Related ResourcesGet enhanced show notes for this episodeWant to become more psychologically flexible? Take Diana's on-demand course, "Foundations of ACT."

    Diana's EventsReserve your spot in Diana's Costa Rica retreat in 2025!See Diana at an upcoming event

    Connecting With DianaSubscribe for free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Leave a 5-star review on Apple so people like you can find the show.Sign up for the free Wise Effort Newsletter.Become a Wise Effort member to support the show.Follow Diana on YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Diana’s website.Leave feedback for the show
    Thanks to the team, Craig and Ashley Hiatt, and Benjamin Gould of Bell & Branch for your beautiful music.
    We can put our energy where it matters most and savor the good along the way.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Otis Eaton D ,

Real-Life, Science-Based Ideas and Strategies for better Living

I am an admitted podcast junky and Dr. Diana’s podcasts are a breath of fresh air rising above a mountain of other pod-promises to help us feel-better, be-better, do-better. Dr. Diana brings an incredible line-up of guests who share wisdom, and simple-yet profound concepts (backed by science!) to affect positive change in our lives. Dr. Diana wraps up each episode with small tangible actions we can take right away to bring more goodness into our lives. Her approach stands out from other interviewers in that she is consistently tying together cutting-edge psychological research with ancient spiritual practice and the smarts, warmth, humor, and reliability of a fellow human navigating modern life. Thank you and bravo!

mendingtrauma ,

Very knowledgeable and friendly

I love listening to Dr. Diana. Her knowledge is considerable and her delivery is friendly and very reassuring. Her podcast broadens the public conversation on how the body and brain work and gives practical and concrete tips on how to change behavior and thinking. Highly recommend!

arnicabuckner ,

Beautiful, wise and useful

Diana is a gifted teacher and her podcast is a woven tapestry of science, wisdom and heart. As a psychologist and ACT practitioner myself, I come away from these episodes inspired and with new gems to bring to my clinical work and into my own life. Sending gratitude for your work in putting these out into the world, Diana.

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