Good Life Project

Good Life Project

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Inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered conversations about living a fully-engaged, fiercely-connected and meaning-drenched life. From iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Gretchen Rubin to everyday guests, every story matters.


The Story Behind Therapy for Black Girls | Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
Jul 11 • 62 min
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford (http://www.hellodrjoy.com/) is a licensed psychologist, speaker and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls (https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/). Her work focuses on making mental health…
The Truth About Side Hustles | Chris Guillebeau
Jul 9 • 63 min
Chris Guillebeau (https://chrisguillebeau.com/) is the founder and host of the daily podcast, Side Hustle School (https://sidehustleschool.com/), which is downloaded more than two million times a month. Along the way, he has shared the stories of more…
You Are Not Broken, You’re Human | Jennifer Pastiloff
Jul 4 • 69 min
Jennifer Pastiloff (https://www.jenniferpastiloff.com/) is the author of On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, And Listening Hard (https://amzn.to/2LA2aWu). She travels the world, leading On Being Human workshops that integrate movement,…
Why Generalists Beat Specialists | David Epstein
Jul 2 • 73 min
David Epstein (https://www.davidepstein.com/) is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene and his new blockbuster book, Range (https://amzn.to/2K449m6), which makes a powerful, science-backed argument about success. Contrary to those…
Sex, Shame, Freedom and Faith | Nadia Bolz-Weber
Jun 27 • 71 min
NADIA BOLZ-WEBER (http://www.nadiabolzweber.com/) first hit the New York Times list with her 2013 memoir—the bitingly honest and inspiring Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint followed by the critically acclaimed New York Times…
Life on Creativity | Austin Kleon
Jun 25 • 67 min
Austin Kleon (https://austinkleon.com/) is the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work!, and his newest book, Keep Going (https://amzn.to/2MxSePD). His work has been translated into over 20 languages and featured on NPR’s…
Fiercely Honest, Unapologetically Joyful | Ashley C. Ford
Jun 20 • 77 min
Ashley C. Ford (http://www.ashleycford.net/) is a writer, media producer and host, living in Brooklyn by way of Indiana. She currently hosts PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, and is the former host of Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show, 112BK. Ford has written…
They Said It Couldn’t Be Done | John Chester
Jun 18 • 68 min
John Chester has been a filmmaker and director for the last 25 years, telling stories that re-connect us with our humanity and help us see the same in others. During that same time, his wife Molly, was busy changing lives as a private chef and teacher in…
Do The Hard Thing & Love It | Robin Arzón
Jun 13 • 68 min
Robin Arzón (https://www.robinarzon.com/) knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was 10 years old, went to NYU, the Villanova Law and landed a job at a top firm in New York where she practiced for 7 years. But, along the way, a series of events would…
What We Get Wrong About Work | Marcus Buckingham
Jun 11 • 78 min
In 1999, Marcus Buckingham burst onto the scene talking about these things called strengths and how to harness them in his mega-bestseller, First, Break All the Rules, followed in 2001 by Now, Discover Your Strengths. Helping people flourish in work and…
Elizabeth Gilbert | Back Into the Light
Jun 6 • 74 min
Elizabeth Gilbert (https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, as well as several other internationally bestselling books. Her new novel City of Girls (https://amzn.to/2QgYIAC) is a…
The Truth About Hope | Mark Manson
Jun 4 • 54 min
Mark Manson (https://markmanson.net/) is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, which has reached #1 in thirteen countries, sold millions of copies. His new book, Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope…
Amanda Palmer | Music in May
May 30 • 84 min
Amanda Palmer (http://amandapalmer.net/) is a singer, songwriter, playwright, pianist, author, director, blogger and ukulele enthusiast who simultaneously embraces and explodes traditional frameworks of music, theatre, and art. Starting in music as one…
Inside the Love Lab | Julie & John Gottman
May 28 • 82 min
Love. What makes it work? And, keep working for life? That’s where we’re headed in today’s conversation with legendary co-founders of the Gottman Institute a/k/a the “Love Lab,” Julie and John Gottman. Drawing upon Julie’s decades of clinical observations…
[BONUS] Kaki King | Music in May
May 23 • 64 min
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitar phenom (http://www.kakiking.com/), Kaki King, has released 9 albums, performed on every continent, presented at the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met and created…
Stop Hiding, Reclaim Your Voice | Alexia Vernon
May 21 • 64 min
Alexia Vernon (https://alexiavernon.com/) is a transformational speaking and women’s leadership expert, coach and author who shows entrepreneurs, business leaders and change-makers how to develop the mindset and behaviors needed to walk into any room, or…
[BONUS] Humble the Poet | Music Month
May 16 • 89 min
Continuing with our special Music in May Thursday episodes, my guest today is Toronto-raised former elementary-school teacher turned MC, spoken-word artist, poet, and international bestselling author, Humble the Poet (http://humblethepoet.com/). In…
Discovering Your Identity | Stedman Graham
May 14 • 62 min
If you’ve heard the name of my guest today, Stedman Graham, there’s a good chance it’s been offered in the same sentence with his long-time partner in life, Oprah Winfrey. What’s not as often told is Stedman’s own, deeply-compelling personal journey. His…
[BONUS] Citizen Cope | Music Month
May 9 • 70 min
Born in Memphis, spending summer months with his great aunt and uncle in a small west Texas town, while being raised in Washington, DC, Clarence Greenwood aka Citizen Cope (https://citizencope.com/welcome) grew up influenced by the production techniques…
Love & Lunch on Skid Row | LaRayia Gaston
May 7 • 73 min
Moving from New York to Los Angeles, LaRayia Gaston (https://www.linkedin.com/in/larayia/) was struck by the extreme poverty she saw in a part of the city known as skid row, and how close it was to extreme wealth. Raised to always lead with love and be of…
[BONUS] Jimmie Vaughan | Music Month
May 2 • 60 min
Jimmie Vaughan started playing blues guitar when he was a kid and now, more than 5 decades later, he just never stopped. Growing up in Dallas in the 50 and 60s, Jimmie and his little brother, Stevie Ray used to spend their time listening to music and…
Accelerated Learning As a Path to Freedom | Jim Kwik
Apr 30 • 90 min
Jim Kwik (http://kwikbrain.com/) is the founder of Kwik Learning, host of the top-ranked Kwik Brain podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kwik-brain-with-jim-kwik/id1208024744), and a globally-acclaimed expert in speed-reading, memory…
[BONUS] Becoming Limitless | Laura Gassner Otting
Apr 25 • 76 min
Thrust into the world of presidential politics in her twenties, Laura Gassner Otting (https://lauragassnerotting.com/) found herself working in the White House, before a series of events led her to launch her own firm, and grew it into a powerhouse in the…
The Power of Other Voices | Rosanna Durruthy
Apr 23 • 62 min
Growing up between New York City’s South Bronx and Queens in the 1970s, Rosanna Durruthy’s (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmdurruthy/) family and home were often the place where everyone gathered, people from all walks of life had a place at the table. Now,…
The Secret Lives of Therapists | Lori Gottlieb
Apr 16 • 59 min
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist (http://www.lorigottlieb.com/) and New York Times bestselling author who writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column for The Atlantic. She has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of…
Adventures in Kindness | Leon Logothetis
Apr 9 • 59 min
From the outside looking in, Leon Logothetis (https://leonlogothetis.com/about/) had everything. But, from the inside looking out, he was dying a little bit more every day, fiercely lonely and falling apart. So, he made a radical decision that led to…
Abby Wambach | World-class Athlete to Wolfpack Activist.
Apr 2 • 81 min
Abby Wambach’s (http://abbywambach.com/) name is synonymous with soccer. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest all-time goal scorer ever, she is an icon. But, that’s not the whole story. Not by a long shot. Her new…
How to Live with Wonder and Write With Truth | Shobha Rao
Mar 26 • 64 min
At the age of seven, Shobha Rao (https://shobharaowrites.com/about/) moved from India to the United States and found herself in a world of wonder and discovery that’s never left her. In fact, as we’d discover in today’s conversation, she is so committed…
Yoga, Revolution, Revelation | Seane Corn
Mar 19 • 66 min
Seane Corn (http://www.seanecorn.com/) is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in magazines, TV, radio, and Oprah.com, Seane now utilizes her…
Empowering Girls to Stand in Their Stories | Laura Peña
Mar 12 • 61 min
Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Laura Peña (http://www.laurapena.com/about) discovered a love of design, animation, filmmaking, storytelling and technology that led her to New York City to study. Her fierce commitment to her craft created a fast…
How to Have a Point of View | James Victore
Mar 5 • 60 min
My guest today, James Victore, has been described as part Darth Vader, part Yoda, prolific storyteller, designer, provocateur, artist, activist and teacher. James Victore is the designer and creative thought leader whom people look to find clarity and…
Why We Need to Rise Together | Judge Victoria Pratt
Feb 26 • 68 min
Growing up outside Newark, NJ, the daughter of a first-generation mom from the Dominican Republic and a dad who grew up going back and forth between Harlem and the Deep South, Judge Victoria Pratt (https://judgevictoriapratt.com/) found herself in the…
Redefining Intelligence and Human Potential | Scott Barry Kaufman
Feb 19 • 64 min
Scott Barry Kaufman (http://scottbarrykaufman.com/) has a Ph.D. from Yale, and an M. Phil from Cambridge and now teaches at Barnard. Not bad for a kid who was labeled as lesser-than, put into special-education and told he didn’t have the intelligence to…
From the Ashes of War to the Brownstones of Brooklyn | Aleksandra Scepanovic
Feb 12 • 63 min
Aleksandra Scepanovic was born into a nation soon to be at war. Growing up in then Yugoslavia, she found herself entering adulthood in the middle of the Bosnian war. While she lived in the relative safety of Belgrade (at least in the early part of the…
Bankruptcy to Poo-Pourri, a Mystical Journey | Suzy Batiz
Feb 5 • 60 min
At 38, Suzy Batiz (https://suzybatiz.com/) was depressed and struggling through her second bankruptcy. A handful of years later, she’d built a $400-million company around bathroom odor, with zero-debt. But, the journey was anything but traditional.…
Tapping Alter-Egos to Unlock Hidden-Potential: Todd Herman
Jan 29 • 63 min
What if there was a pill that would give you instant access to your greatest potential every time you needed it most? What if that pill was free, had zero side-effects and worked in nearly every domain of life. Especially the ones where so many struggle,…
Maggie Doyne: BlinkNow Founder On a Life of Service.
Jan 22 • 63 min
At 18 years old, Maggie Doyne, decided to take a gap year that turned into her life’s work. Traveling to India and then Nepal, she felt called to make a difference in Nepali children’s lives. So, she took her life’s savings, then $5,000, moved to Nepal,…
Garrard Conley: Boy Erased.
Jan 15 • 58 min
Garrard Conley is the author of the New York Times Best Selling memoir Boy Erased (https://amzn.to/2CioQ7k), now also a major motion picture (http://www.focusfeatures.com/boy-erased). Growing up in a small town, immersed in a faith-based community, Conley…
Samin Nosrat: Salt. Fat. Acid. Heat. Life!
Jan 8 • 78 min
Samin Nosrat is writer, teacher, and chef (http://ciaosamin.com/). Her New York Times bestselling book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (https://amzn.to/2BsSc2x), received the James Beard award for Best General Cookbook and was named Cookbook of the Year by the…
To Succeed at Anything, Do This.
Jan 1 • 69 min
Success is not just about knowing what to do. It’s about doing it. Information, plans and goals will not get you where you want to go. Nor will willpower. Success is about something bigger. To succeed at anything worth doing, you must make key shifts in…
Tim Ferriss: What Really Matters [Best Of].
Dec 25, 2018 • 82 min
Tim Ferris has been on a mission (http://tim.blog/podcast/) to deconstruct excellence his entire adult life. It began with his own relentless experimentation and documentation, which yielded #1 New York Times bestsellers The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour…
Bronnie Ware: A Life Beyond Regret [Best of].
Dec 18, 2018 • 61 min
In November 2009, Bronnie Ware (http://bronnieware.com/) published a short essay entitled Regrets of the Dying (http://bronnieware.com/regrets-of-the-dying/) It revealed the top 5 regrets people had shared with her in the final days of their lives, when…
Casey Gerald: There Will Be No Miracles Here.
Dec 11, 2018 • 54 min
On the surface, Casey Gerald (http://www.caseygerald.com/), was living the dream. Growing up in Oak Cliff, Texas, he broke from the binds of an addicted, imprisoned dad and mentally-ill mom to become a star athlete, scholar, then a student at Yale, where…
Rebecca Minkoff: Building a Global Brand and a Good Life.
Dec 4, 2018 • 55 min
Ever wonder if it’s possible to build a flourishing career and global brand, without going to college? Growing up in San Diego and Tampa, Rebecca Minkoff (http://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/) learned at a young age, if she wanted something, she’d have to work…
Mark Nepo: More Together Than Alone.
Nov 27, 2018 • 64 min
Mark Nepo (http://marknepo.com/) has been immersed in a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years. He is the author of twenty books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening and his newest book, More Together Than Alone…
Jennifer Marshall: Mental Illness and the Power of Story.
Nov 20, 2018 • 53 min
Jennifer Marshall’s (https://www.jennifermarshall.me/) life was going exactly as planned. Then, she turned 26 and everything changed. Marshall found herself unable to control her thoughts, spinning and struggling with reality. She was hospitalized and…
Seth Godin: Learn to See, Leave Them Changed.
Nov 13, 2018 • 67 min
Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar, online workshops that have transformed the work of…
Farnoosh Torabi: Money, Power, Friendship and Freedom.
Nov 6, 2018 • 75 min
Farnoosh Torabi (http://www.farnoosh.tv/) has been fascinated by how people relate to money, including herself, for as long as she can remember. Her first book, You’re So Money, was a nationally acclaimed tell-all for people searching for financial…
Mitch Albom: Building a Life and Living that Matters.
Oct 30, 2018 • 64 min
How does a kid obsessed with making it in music end up becoming an internationally renowned, best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and…and yes, musician? That’s what we explore in today’s wide-ranging…
What Should I Do With My Life? First, Do This.
Oct 23, 2018 • 61 min
Question for you… “How do you figure out what kind of work will fill you with a sense of purpose and meaning, let you fully express yourself, your gifts, passions and skills, and drop you into that transcendent state of flow where you just know, deep…
Chip Conley: Ritual and Reinvention.
Oct 16, 2018 • 63 min
Rebel hospitality entrepreneur (http://www.chipconley.com/) and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley, founded and grew Joie de Vivre into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. Twenty-four years in, he sold the company, leaving him…
Owning Your Darkness as a Path to Freedom: Zainab Salbi
Oct 9, 2018 • 65 min
Zainab Salbi (http://zainabsalbi.com/) is a humanitarian, author, and global change-maker. At the age of 23, Salbi founded Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to serving women survivors of wars…
How to Rise Above Social Anxiety: Ellen Hendriksen
Oct 2, 2018 • 69 min
Social anxiety. #ugh! It’s that constant voice of judgment and inadequacy that leaves you terrified of being “found out,” and stops you from sharing the real you. Guess what? You’re not alone. DR. ELLEN HENDRIKSEN (http://ellenhendriksen.com/)is a…
Scott Harrison: charity: water Founder on Hedonism, Redemption and Service.
Sep 25, 2018 • 82 min
Scott Harrison was living a life that was as close to pure hedonism as you could come. He was on top of the world, getting paid to party and living utterly (and destructively) in the moment…in the worst way Eventually, falling apart physically and…
Michael Ventura: Reclaiming His Body, Business and Life.
Sep 18, 2018 • 63 min
By the age of 25, Michael Ventura had founded and built one of the “hottest” shops in the interactive design world. From the outside-looking-in, he was flying high. But, from the inside looking out, he was riddled with stress and falling apart. His body…
Radha Agrawal: How to Find Your People and Start a Movement.
Sep 11, 2018 • 64 min
Radha Agrawal (http://radhaagrawal.com/) is the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker (http://daybreaker.com/), the early morning, sober dance celebration. This global gathering happens in 25 cities and more than a dozen college…
Ben Nemtin: Life Beyond The Buried Life.
Sep 4, 2018 • 64 min
Ben Nemtin (http://www.bennemtin.com/) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? and the star of the MTV show, The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility…
Andy Grammer: Making Music from the Heart.
Aug 27, 2018 • 59 min
Born in a small town in upstate New York, pop-music phenom, Andy Grammer (http://andygrammer.com/)earned his place in music the hard way. He spent years busking on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, honing is voice and skills as a singer,…
Brené Brown: Vulnerable, Brave and Awake [Best Of].
Aug 21, 2018 • 52 min
Brene Brown (http://brenebrown.com/) and I met a few years back while speaking at an event. We clicked immediately, grabbed lunch and laughed a lot. I asked her to come and share a bit of her journey with our Good Life Project community. The conversation…
Warby Parker Co-founder, Dave Gilboa: Building a Life and Brand That Matters.
Aug 14, 2018 • 65 min
Dave Gilboa is the co-founder/CEO of Warby Parker (http://warbyparker.com/). Growing up in San Diego, the son of two doctors, Gilboa was sure he’d become a doctor, too. But, a random moment where he lost his glasses on a plane set in motion a series of…
Ruth King: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out
Aug 7, 2018 • 56 min
Growing up in South Central, LA in the ’60s and ’70s, Ruth King (https://ruthking.net/) was taught to bury her emotions, to hide her heart and do what was necessary to survive. Feeling was not a good thing, getting home safe was. But, eventually, a call…
Trevor Hall: Music, Mysticism, Meditation and Money [live performance].
Jul 31, 2018 • 63 min
Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion - it was his life’s art. So, he moved to California to pursue a degree in music, began performing live shows and was…
Grace Bonney on Design, Evolution and Serendipity
Jul 24, 2018 • 68 min
Growing up, Grace Bonney, was all about culture and music, with a strong connection with jam bands that landed her on the business side of music and media in New York City. Along the way, she launched a side project blog called Design Sponge, to share…
Living a Life of Adventure and Impact: Scotty Johnson
Jul 17, 2018 • 68 min
When Scotty Johnson answered an ad in the paper to spend 4-months in the Arctic Circle, he never imagined it would forever change his life and lay the foundation for a stunning living filled with adventure and impact. In the two decades since, he’s taken…
Priya Parker: The Art of Gathering.
Jul 10, 2018 • 56 min
Priya Parker is the founder of Thrive Labs, where she helps activists, elected officials, corporate executives, educators, and philanthropists create transformational gatherings. She works with teams and leaders across technology, business, the arts,…
Ryan Lee: A Second Chance at Work and Life.
Jul 3, 2018 • 53 min
From the outside-looking-in, Ryan Lee had it all. After 6 years working in a hospital helping physically-disabled and sick kids find more joy and ease, Ryan felt the tug of entrepreneurship. So, he left the job he loved to play in the world of “internet…
Your DNA May Not Be Your Destiny: Carl Zimmer
Jun 25, 2018 • 60 min
Is your DNA your destiny? Can you swap in better “source code” to save your life, change your appearance, be smarter or more athletic? Can a mother inherit DNA from her fetus? What do you really get when you pay for inexpensive genome-testing? These…
Susan Piver: The 4 Noble Truths of Love.
Jun 19, 2018 • 70 min
Susan Piver is the New York Times best-selling author of 9 books, a speaker, and founder of the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world, The Open Heart Project. She has been featured on Oprah, TODAY, CNN, speaks around the world and leads…
Cleo Wade: Heart Talk, Joy and the Power of Expression.
Jun 12, 2018 • 68 min
Artist, poet, activist and author, Cleo Wade, likes to say she has three parents, her mom, her dad and the city of New Orleans. Wade’s new book, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom For a Better Life, is a moving collection of poems, provocative thoughts and moments…
Michael Pollan: Psychedelics, Science, Fear and Hope.
Jun 5, 2018 • 56 min
Michael Pollan is the author most recently of mega New York Times bestseller, How to Change Your Mind, and of seven previous books that became global phenomena, including Cooked, Food Rules, and The Omnivore’s Dilemma. A longtime contributor to the New…
Jen Sincero: You Are a Badass at Life and Money [Best Of]
May 28, 2018 • 53 min
Jen Sincero is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You are a Badass and You are a Badass at Making Money. But it all started from humble beginnings, playing in a band and living in a garage in Venice Beach, California, Sincero made a decision to…
Sadie Lincoln: barre3 Founder on Building a Business and a Life.
May 21, 2018 • 66 min
Sadie Lincoln had a powerhouse career in a global fitness company, where her husband Chris also worked. But deep down, she knew the company she was helping to grow was no longer aligned with who she was and how she wanted to contribute to the world. Her…
Rich Roll: On Reckoning and Reinvention
May 14, 2018 • 56 min
Rich Roll transformed his body and health, losing 50-pounds and becoming an acclaimed plant-powered ultra-endurance athlete. This led to the blockbuster book, Finding Ultra. But, behind the scenes, he was struggling with something else that would…
Mindfulness, Compassion and Work: Leah Weiss
May 7, 2018 • 54 min
Her ninth-grade teacher changed her life, but the loss of a friend followed by time in service of Tibetan refugees in India would lead Leah Weiss to change the lives of thousands in ways she never saw coming, until they arrived. Leah Weiss, Ph.D., MSW, is…
The Secret Science of Perfect Timing: Dan Pink
Apr 30, 2018 • 63 min
Turns out, perfect timing is less of an art and more of a science than we ever knew. In today’s conversation with mega-NYT-bestselling author, Dan Pink we dive into the “secret” science of perfect timing, drawing from his new book, When: The Scientific…
My Dad was a Fugitive: A Life on the Run: Tyler Wetherall
Apr 23, 2018 • 67 min
Tyler Wetherall didn’t know her dad was a fugitive, until Scotland Yard came knocking. As a child, Wetherall’s family was constantly changing countries and homes. But, to her, that was just “how things were. Life was an exciting adventure, until it all…
Reinvention, Meditation and Bliss: Light Watkins
Apr 16, 2018 • 75 min
Former Gap fashion model, Light Watkins, began yoga and meditation in-between casting calls in New York City during the late nineties. It opened him to a different worldview and set of practices that would change not only the trajectory of his career, but…
You Don’t Need to be Fixed: Geneen Roth
Apr 9, 2018 • 59 min
Geneen Roth is done trying to fix the messy parts of her life, and she wants you to consider the possibility that a good part of your magnificence lies in your mess. A mega New York Times bestselling author of books like When Food Is Love and Women Food…
Choosing Courage Over Comfort: Elizabeth Lesser
Apr 2, 2018 • 59 min
Elizabeth Lesser is the co-founder of the legendary Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She’s presented at TED, was named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul…
The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life: Dr. Frank Lipman
Mar 26, 2018 • 58 min
Dr. Frank Lipman, a pioneer in both integrative and functional medicine, is the founder and director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of Be Well, a lifestyle brand that helps people…
A Toymaker With a Dark Secret and a Giant Heart: Melissa Bernstein
Mar 19, 2018 • 61 min
Melissa Bernstein is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Melissa & Doug, the global toy company committed to igniting imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover themselves, their passions and their purpose. A mom of…
Finding Grace in the Face of Unrelenting Pain: Ruthie Lindsey
Mar 12, 2018 • 58 min
Ruthie Lindsey escaped paralysis after a car accident in her late teens, but found herself in unrelenting and mysterious pain. A cocktail of medication dulled it a bit, but left her struggling to function. Years later, the pain remains and, in fact,…
The Fear Never Leaves, You Just Keep Doing the Work: Arian Moayed
Mar 5, 2018 • 77 min
As a young child, Arian Moayed’s family fled Iran, taking a years-long journey that split the family, and eventually landed them just outside Chicago, where they set about building a new life in a radically different world. Stumbling into a love of…
Choosing Not to Die, When Doctor Becomes Patient - Dr. Rana Awdish
Feb 26, 2018 • 59 min
Dr. Rana Awdish wanted to be a doctor from her earliest memories, and worked to become an ICU physician. But, when she found herself 7-months pregnant, being admitted to the hospital spiraling into multiple organ failure, the near-death experience,…
Fewer Things Better.
Feb 22, 2018 • 21 min
Ever wonder, where is the sweet spot between pushing multiple projects forward simultaneously until you see which one is most likely to succeed AND drilling too many wells at the same time, ensuring that even though all may have serious potential, you…
Charity Tillemann-Dick: Singing For Her Life (with someone else’s lungs).
Feb 19, 2018 • 65 min
Charity Tillemann-Dick grew up in Denver, CO, with her 10 brothers and sisters. She loved to sing from her earliest memories, so she did the logical thing; graduated high school 3 years early, sped through college…and became a political operative by her…
To Earn More, Don’t Just Ask, Believe.
Feb 15, 2018 • 22 min
Want to get paid what you’re worth? Don’t just demand it, believe it. It’s a question I’m asked often by everyone from employees to entrepreneurs and private practice professionals. How do I raise my rates, earn more money, get paid what I’m worth? Part…
Heather Harpham: Life and Death, Love and Family.
Feb 12, 2018 • 53 min
She wanted a family, he didn’t. What happened next, neither saw coming. In this week’s conversation, Heather Harpham takes us into her whirlwind romance with a writer that led to a seemingly endless series of unexpected turns. Heather always saw her life…
The Drum Major Instinct | Pain, Pills and Emotion.
Feb 8, 2018 • 21 min
What if greatness isn’t about what you accomplish, but how you serve? Some 50 years ago, in February 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a sermon entitled The Drum Major Instinct. It invites people to redefine greatness as service, while at the same…
Stan Tatkin: Love, Danger, Deviance and Conflict.
Feb 5, 2018 • 64 min
How do you keep love alive? It’s not what you think! This week, we’re diving deep into love, romance, danger, conflict, fact, fantasy and truth with Dr. Stan Tatkin, a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of a Psychobiological Approach to Couple…
Fasting: My 7 Days Without Food.
Feb 1, 2018 • 25 min
Why would anyone stop eating for 7-days? That’s what I first thought when I started hearing accounts of longer-term fasting. Insane. Nuts. Dangerous. Then, I started exploring the research. There is a growing interest in, and body of science around,…
Matthieu Ricard: World’s Happiest Man on What Really Matters.
Jan 29, 2018 • 67 min
What turns a devout scientist into Buddhist monk? Born in France in 1946, Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism and live a largely monastic life in the Himalayas over 45 years ago. Sharing his…
Walking in the Rain | Screen-time and Happiness.
Jan 25, 2018 • 22 min
Burned-out, overwhelmed? Try walking in the rain. We’ve all been there. That place where it feels like it’s just too much. Too much work, too much stimulation, too much stress, too much expectation, too much to deliver in too little time, too much change,…
Samantha Paige: Radical Decisions and Reclaiming Identity.
Jan 22, 2018 • 64 min
What would you do to live your truth? Samantha Paige is an artist, parent, philanthropist, and the founder of the Last Cut Project – but you most likely know her from Equinox’s “Commit to Something” campaign. She’s a thyroid cancer survivor and BRCA1…
Why You Need a Teacher (even if you’re sure you don’t).
Jan 18, 2018 • 22 min
If you don’t have a teacher, you’re cheating yourself. Wow, I do NOT like those words! In fact, I resisted the whole notion of a teacher for decades. Friends and colleagues, from artists to athletes, execs to educators would all tell me about their…
Scott Stabile: Big Love.
Jan 15, 2018 • 66 min
Scott Stabile had every reason to be angry with the world, but he chose love instead. At the age of 14, Scott’s parents were killed at the market they ran, leaving behind a family of seven kids. Stabile was the baby of the group, and nine years later, his…
Validation Fever | Heart Science.
Jan 11, 2018 • 20 min
Asking for honesty, but seeking validation? This tends to be the time of year where we look at making changes in everything from fitness and relationships and to careers, locations and beyond. And, the bigger the decision, the more we tend to look to…
Lea Waters: Reclaiming Strength Out of Darkness
Jan 8, 2018 • 56 min
From darkness comes light. That’s what we’re told. But, it’s not always the case. In today’s moving conversation with Lea Waters, we explore how a childhood that held the darkness of abuse led to years of continued suffering, but eventually became a…
A Fat That Makes You Thin [New Research].
Jan 4, 2018 • 25 min
As we head into this new year, full of hope and resolutions, the most popular goal is to lose weight and get fit. Optimizing your health and getting fit is a key element of filling your Vitality Bucket. And, it often includes eating better, moving your…
To Succeed at Anything, Do This.
Jan 1, 2018 • 52 min
Success is not just about knowing what to do. It’s about doing it. Information, plans and goals will not get you where you want to go. Success is about something bigger. To succeed at anything worth doing, you must make key shifts in your environment,…
How to Close the Books on 2017 | Amber for Sleep.
Dec 28, 2017 • 19 min
Don’t make this year-end mistake… Everywhere you look, people are reflecting on the year, sharing what went right, what went wrong, what freaked them out and lit them up. Then, they’re looking at the year ahead, setting goals, intentions and making…
Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit [Best of]
Dec 25, 2017 • 40 min
Ever wonder how to kill a bad habit or start a good one? How to stop eating ice cream at 11 pm or smoking or procrastinating? How to exercise every day, without fail? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of The Power of Habit, Charles…
The Creative Cave Myth | Rainy Days and Pain
Dec 21, 2017 • 22 min
What if you could just spend all your time being creative? Making amazing things, and not worry about building your social media profiles, your relationships, platforms and all the other yadda, yadda, yadda that comes with being not just a creative…
Courtney Carver: On Simplicity, M.S., Love and Stress.
Dec 18, 2017 • 55 min
Courtney Carver believes simplicity is the way back to love. But, her wake-up call was a diagnosis of MS. A mom, wife, and creative pro, Courtney Carver was building a living in the advertising industry, and a beautiful family. Then, in 2006, everything…
Make Better Decisions Faster | Dismantling Mindfulness
Dec 14, 2017 • 25 min
Good Life Riff: One of the most critical keys to success, in any endeavor, is knowing what to say yes or no to. The faster you can choose, the more time you can spend actually doing the things that matter, and walking away from the things that don’t. In…
Wim Hof: The Making of The Iceman.
Dec 11, 2017 • 55 min
Known widely as The Iceman, Wim Hof, is a Dutch-born world record holder, adventurer, daredevil and researcher. While best known for his seemingly freakish ability to withstand extreme cold, and the many world records that’ve come along with that, even…
Good Life Bucket Trifecta | Anti-aging Mushrooms
Dec 7, 2017 • 26 min
Good Life Riff: What if you could do a single activity that had the effect of optimizing your mind and body, deepening beautiful relationships with people you can’t get enough of and allowing you to do work that filled you with a sense of purpose? That’d…
Traci Ruble: Listening to Strangers, It’s a Movement.
Dec 4, 2017 • 63 min
Traci Ruble is a San Francisco based psychotherapist, clinic director and the founder of Sidewalk Talk, a community listening initiative that is exploding into a global movement. Starting out in the fast-paced San Francisco technology world, Ruble was…
The Gratitude Visit | Nuts on the Brain
Nov 30, 2017 • 20 min
Good Life Riff: We’ve all heard a lot about gratitude, how it’s a powerful reset for the mind. Especially at a time of year when many of us find ourselves swept into a whirlwind of stress and social strife. So, today, we’re talking about a bit of a…
Tim Ferriss: Halfway Through Life, What Really Matters?
Nov 27, 2017 • 82 min
This week, we’re bringing you Tim Ferriss like you’ve never heard him. Ferris has been a man on a mission, driven to deconstruct mastery and excellence, then share what he’s learned. It began with his own relentless experimentation and documentation,…
Are We Related? | How Exercise Boosts Memory.
Nov 23, 2017 • 19 min
Good Life Riff: Ahhhhh, family! With many people heading into that time of year when gathering with family becomes a “thing,” we figured it was a great time to invite our old friend, everyone’s cousin and New York Times bestselling author, A.J. Jacobs, to…
Mari Andrew: The Art of Knowing You’re Not Alone.
Nov 20, 2017 • 64 min
On one level, Mari Andrew never meant to have the life she’s now living. On another, it was her destiny. Mari is a writer, illustrator and solo travel enthusiast currently living in New York. She began posting an illustration a day on Instagram in 2015 as…
Blue Light Zen | Tsh and The Simple Show
Nov 16, 2017 • 20 min
In today’s GLP Update, we’re talking about a cool new bit of science about how blue light can help when you’re stressed out, and we’ve got a fun second segment where we jam with fellow podcaster, Tsh Oxenreider of The Simple Show. Good Life Science: Ever…
Sparking Others | Building Strength With Your Brain.
Nov 9, 2017 • 23 min
Good Life Riff: Have you ever been “sparked” by someone? Given permission to do the thing that was in your heart, acknowledged and seen for who you are, even when it seemed everyone else was shutting you down or telling you to take a different and often…
Sheri Salata: From Oprah Winfrey to Owning Her Own Story.
Nov 6, 2017 • 45 min
Sheri Salata is the co-founder of STORY salata | hala, a media company producing print, television, film and the “This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy.” Her new venture into the world of entrepreneurship is the evolution of the “staff job of all staff…
The Danger of Hindsight | Exercise Your DNA
Nov 2, 2017 • 25 min
Good Life Riff: Ah, hindsight! As they say, it really is 20-2o. When we look back at some decisions, we think, “wow, that was such a great call, I’m pretty smart.” But, then there are those other decisions. You know, the ones where a year or two down the…
Jedidiah Jenkins: Living a Life of Intention and Adventure.
Oct 30, 2017 • 65 min
Jedidiah Jenkins is a storyteller, adventurer and powerful advocate for intentional living. Leaving behind his training in law to tap a lifelong gift for storytelling and a deep heart of service, Jedidiah joined the team at Invisible Children. They would…
Mind-Control, Daydreaming and Intelligence.
Oct 26, 2017 • 20 min
Good Life Riff: What if everything you knew to be truth and real was subject to complete manipulation? What if there was something anyone could do, in a relatively short matter of time, to lead you to first doubt your certainty and then eventually belief…
Byron Katie: Doing The Work and Awakening to Joy.
Oct 23, 2017 • 58 min
In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them,…
Brain Training: What Really Works? | Cognitive Bias: Anchoring.
Oct 19, 2017 • 22 min
In today’s GLP Update, we’re talking about new research on brain training. And, we’re kicking off a series on “cognitive bias,” a/k/a the silly ways our minds fool us into thinking we’re more rational than we really are. Good Life Riff: In the first of…
Dr. Tererai Trent: Reigniting Dreams and Empowering Women.
Oct 16, 2017 • 55 min
Dr. Tererai Trent is an internationally acclaimed voice for women’s empowerment and education. Hailed by Oprah Winfrey as her “all-time favorite guest,” Dr. Trent is an inspiring and dynamic scholar, educator, humanitarian, speaker, author, and the…
To Read Emotion, Don’t Look, Listen.
Oct 12, 2017 • 19 min
As the world goes digital, we yearn for more tactile experiences. And, in our Good Life Science news, if you want to be a human emotion detector, don’t look…listen. Good Life Riff: As the world has gone digital, we feel pain. Sure, there are benefits to…
Jordan Harbinger: Hacking Human Interaction (can it be done?)
Oct 9, 2017 • 63 min
Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a renowned social dynamics expert and host of the top-rated Art of Charm podcast, where he interviews leading entrepreneurs, celebrities, authors and experts on psychology, human performance,…
The Downside of Yes. Eat When You Rise (another reason).
Oct 5, 2017 • 21 min
In today’s GLP Update, we’re talking about the rarely-explored downside of being a “yes” person, and another study on why eating bigger breakfasts might help save your life. Good Life Riff: We hear it all the time, and in fact we’ve invited people to…
Mark Divine: From Navy SEAL to Warrior Monk
Oct 2, 2017 • 67 min
Mark Divine never thought he’d be a Navy SEAL. He was being groomed for the family business. Then, a chance walk by a recruiting office turned his world upside down and offered him a path to claim his warrior calling. Mark graduated as honor-man of his…
The Power of Rhyme. What Your Eyes WANT To See (no, not that).
Sep 28, 2017 • 22 min
Poetry as a tactical device, from a slacker non-poet. And the myth of shiny object syndrome. That’s what we’re talking about on today’s Good Life Update. Good Life Riff: Poetry. Seriously? Yeah, poetry. What if was the secret sauce for sharing ideas in a…
Vanessa Potter: She Woke Up Seeing and Went to Bed Blind.
Sep 25, 2017 • 56 min
In just 72-hours, Vanessa Potter went from sighted to blind, and able-bodied to paralyzed. Nothing would ever be the same. This is the story of brain gone haywire that led to a life transformed. Guest: A married mother of two young kids, Potter spent 16…
Side Hustle Secrets. Crying Over Failure (it’s a good thing?)
Sep 21, 2017 • 18 min
What if melting down after a failure was actually a good thing? Or doing what you love, as a side hustle, was the best way to do it? That’s what we’re talking about on today’s episode. Good Life Riff: Today, we’ve got a special guest riff, featuring…
Daniel Goleman: The Truth About Meditation (a scientific look).
Sep 18, 2017 • 55 min
What if much of the popular wisdom and even so-called valid research on meditation…was wrong?! According to Daniel Goleman, it’s time for a meditation wake-up call. Best known for his worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence, Goleman reveals powerful…
Hidden Psychology of To-Do’s. How Sight Turns Off Sound.
Sep 14, 2017 • 21 min
In today’s GLP Update, we’re talking about a hidden reason why a to-do list may be your savior (even if you hate them), and a cool study that reveals how focusing intensely on visual tasks just might just make you momentarily deaf to certain sounds. Ah,…
Mark Lukach: When Mental Illness Changes Everything.
Sep 11, 2017 • 72 min
Guest: Mark Lukach is a teacher and freelance writer. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Wired, and other publications. He is currently the ninth grade dean at The Athenian School, where he also teaches…
Accelerated Learning with Exercise. Getting Out of Your Lane.
Sep 7, 2017 • 30 min
In today’s GLP Update, we’re talking about how to break out of your lane and keep your career, and how physical activity affects accelerated learning. Good Life Riff: Ever hear the phrase, “stay in your lane?” Yep, us too. It’s most often offered as a…
Gretchen Rubin: The Four Tendencies (how to start and stick to anything).
Sep 4, 2017 • 66 min
Guest: Gretchen Rubin is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before and The Happiness Project. On her weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with…
The ARC of Happiness. You Are WHEN You Eat.
Aug 31, 2017 • 26 min
Good Life Riff: We’ve talked about happiness before, and it’s relationships to a good life. And, we’ve done a pretty fierce deep-dive into the surprising relationship between money and happiness in a past episode. But, there’s something else we’ve never…
Glennon Doyle: Love Warrior, Activist, Change-Maker [Best Of]
Aug 28, 2017 • 59 min
Glennon Doyle is an author, activist, founder of Momastery.com and co-founder of the Compassion Collective and Together Rising, a non-profit that has raised more five million dollars for women and children in crisis. Her latest book, LOVE WARRIOR is a #1…
How Kindness Boosts Health. Waiting for a Sign.
Aug 24, 2017 • 16 min
Good Life Riff: Ever hear the story about the guy trapped on his roof in a flood, waiting for a sign from God that he’d be saved? Well, turns out, a lot of us live our lives in a similar way. Waiting for someone or something to give us a sign, to tell us,…
Elizabeth Gilbert: Curiosity and the Passion Fallacy. [Best Of]
Aug 21, 2017 • 63 min
[Best Of Episode] Elizabeth Gilbert exploded into the public’s consciousness in 2006 with the release of her mega-bestselling memoir, Eat Pray Love. Since then, she’s published a series of books, given a TED talk on creative genius that’s been viewed more…
Why You Need a Point of View. Swearing and Pain.
Aug 17, 2017 • 18 min
Good Life Riff: We hear a lot of talk about finding your voice. Truth is, it matters, but it’s also not enough. Not if you want to stand out, rise above, create impact and make meaning. There’s something else that we need to both cultivate and share. And,…
Liz Dolan: Mega-Business, Side-Hustles and Podcasting.
Aug 14, 2017 • 49 min
So, how exactly did the global head of marketing for Nike become a podcaster? From studying Comparative Literature and French to becoming the head of marketing at mega-brands like Nike, OWN, National Geographic Channels and Fox International, Liz Dolan…
Using DNA as Sunblock. Creating Daily Transition Windows.
Aug 10, 2017 • 17 min
Good Life Riff: There’s this thing that happens at the end of the day when you’re near the water. The breeze settles down, everything slows and there’s a window where everything becomes still. It only lasts for 15-20 minutes, but it’s a powerful moment.…
Eric Barker: What If Everything You Knew About Success Was Wrong?
Aug 7, 2017 • 59 min
What if most of what we’ve been taught about success was wrong? That’s the question we’re asking today’s guest, Eric Barker. A former Hollywood screen-writer turned blogger, he shares science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life…
Why You Should Talk to Yourself (in 3rd person).
Aug 3, 2017 • 19 min
Good Life Riff: Ever wonder why the internet is littered with a bajillion feel-good quotables, when the reality of most people’s lives is pretty far from the utopian mumbo-jumbo we so often see hand-lettered all over insta? Ever wonder what might happen…
Nilofer Merchant: How to Turn Ideas Into Impact with Onlyness
Jul 31, 2017 • 81 min
Nilofer Merchant is a master at turning seemingly “wild” ideas into powerful new realities and showing the rest of us how we can do the same. Over the years, this has taken the form of books, her top-ranked TED talk, strategic advising for some of the…
On Awe, Positive Actions, Anxiety and Depression.
Jul 27, 2017 • 21 min
We spend so much of life racing from one goal, one task, one agenda item to the next, we end up missing so many opportunities to experience grace and awe. In today’s Good Life Dispatch, we’re talking about how a simple moment reconnected us with the power…
Caroline Adams Miller: The Road to Grit.
Jul 24, 2017 • 75 min
Guest: For almost three decades Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP has been a leading voice in applying the science of goal-setting, grit, happiness and success. In 2015, she was named “one of the ten Positive Psychology coaches to follow.” Her latest book is,…
Your Work Zone Matters. Chocolate and Your Brain.
Jul 20, 2017 • 23 min
GLP Riff: Ever wonder how your work environment affects everything from your mood to your health and even your ability to do your best work? Turns out, it can make a huge difference. And, it’s one of those decisions most of us never actually make. It’s…
Ryan Holiday: How to Make Stuff That Stands the Test of Time.
Jul 17, 2017 • 63 min
Guest: Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of multiple books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy and Growth Hacker Marketing. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies like Google, Taser and Complex as well as multi-platinum…
Good Life Jam: Just Be Kind. Smart Phone Dumb Life.
Jul 13, 2017 • 20 min
What if we didn’t have to wait for tragedy in order to be kind? What if there was no WAY to kindness, but rather, kindness WAS the way? That’s what we’re talking about in today’s GLP Riff, inspired by an awakening during a Broadway show about a powerful…
Julie Piatt aka SriMati: On Sacred Moments (and Vegan Cheese).
Jul 10, 2017 • 57 min
Guest: Julie Piatt aka SriMati is a plant-based chef, meditation guide, yoga teacher, musician, and author of This Cheese is Nuts!: Delicious Vegan Cheese at Home. Story: In the midst of a successful career as a designer and business owner, Julie and her…
Riff + Science: Burn the Ships; Carrots and Curiosity.
Jul 6, 2017 • 22 min
We’re excited to premiere a new segment on today’s episode. Along with our weekly Riffs, we’ll be bringing you a new weekly Good Life Science Update™ where we share interesting research on a specific topic designed to help you live a better life. And,…
Agapi Stassinopoulos: In the Presence of Love.
Jul 3, 2017 • 59 min
Guest: When Agapi Stassinopoulos walks into a room, you know you’re in the presence of love. Her name, in fact, translates to “love.” She is a sought-after speaker, teacher and a best-selling author of multiple books, the latest being Wake Up to the Joy…
In It Together: Nobody Opts Out of the Human Condition
Jun 29, 2017 • 12 min
We tend to think that once we get to a certain place in life, everything just gets all dreamy. And, that makes us sometimes hold those who we look to as teachers and leaders to a different standard. But, what if we’re all just in it together? What if life…
Robert Thurman: Living Buddhist Ideals in a Western World.
Jun 26, 2017 • 69 min
Guest: Robert Thurman is one of the world’s foremost Buddhist scholars, a long-time friend of the Dalai Lama, the father of actress Uma Thurman, and a teacher of Tibetan Buddhism and related cultures. He is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Eastern…
Why Stories Work Better Than Advice.
Jun 22, 2017 • 9 min
Ever have something really important to say to someone? Something you know will help? Some bit of wisdom or advice that can make a big difference. Could be at work, at home, in your personal life. So, what’s the best way to “get your point across?” How do…
Susan David, Ph.D.: Cultivating Resilience and Emotional Agility
Jun 19, 2017 • 61 min
Guest: Susan David, Ph.D. is a Psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School; resilience expert, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, and author of Emotional Agility. Story:…
How Do You Know When to Take a Leap of Faith?
Jun 15, 2017 • 10 min
A lot of the decisions we make are about tiny tweaks that, in some way, make things better. But, on occasion, life hands us a seeming opportunity to “do something BIG!” Something that holds the potential to profoundly change our lives, the lives of others…
Erik Wahl: On Art, Money, Creativity and Power
Jun 12, 2017 • 60 min
Guest: Erik Wahl is a tech-executive turned renowned artist, speaker, author and entrepreneur. He is internationally recognized as a thought-provoking graffiti artist and one of the most sought-after presenters on the corporate keynote circuit, where he…
When to Grow and When to Say No.
Jun 8, 2017 • 12 min
What if you said no to every new idea and opportunity, until whatever you’re currently working on is operating at a level of stun? We have so many opportunities come at us all day long. Ideas, projects, products, partnerships and paths that could lead to…
Latham Thomas: On Birth, Surrender, Wisdom and Ease
Jun 5, 2017 • 61 min
Guest: Latham Thomas is a wellness & birth coach/doula and founder of maternity brand, Mama Glow, as well as the author of Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy. She’s on a mission to transform maternal wellness. Latham’s practice…
Happiness and Money: What the Research REALLY Shows.
Jun 1, 2017 • 36 min
Happiness. It’s what so many of us yearn for. We think it’s the center of a good life. And, even though, we’re often told otherwise, we believe happiness can be bought, a least a certain amount of happiness. So, what is the truth? What does the research…
Max Levi Frieder: Art as an Act of Collective Elevation.
May 29, 2017 • 60 min
Guest: Max Levi Frieder is the Co-founder and Co-executive director of the international community-based public art organization Artolution. His projects have taken him from Israel and Palestine to the Jordanian-Syrian border, Turkey, India, New Zealand,…
On Darkness: We Need to Talk.
May 25, 2017 • 12 min
Chris Cornell’s soaring vocals served as the soundtrack to a moment in my life. The whole Seattle grunge scene came alive at a time when I yearned for a sound that felt more raw and real. Fronting the bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog,…
Sheryl O’Loughlin: On Building a Mission-Driven Life
May 22, 2017 • 69 min
Guest: Sheryl O’Loughlin, the former CEO of Clif Bar, Co-founder of Plum Organics and author of Killing It: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart. Sheryl is currently CEO of REBBL super-herb beverages. Story: A rising star…
What Would I Tell My 20-something Self?
May 18, 2017 • 8 min
Short answer: chill out. Slightly longer answer: Change the way you measure success, and run experiments. For the next handful of years or, who knows, maybe even the next decade, use a different metric. Instead of money, power, prestige, rank, relative…
Andrew Forsthoefel: Walking to Listen, a 4,000 Mile Odyssey.
May 15, 2017 • 59 min
Guest: Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, radio producer, public speaker, and author of Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time Story: At 23, Andrew walked out the back door of his home in Pennsylvania, with a backpack and a sign…
Accelerated Learning: Get Good at Anything in 20 Hours
May 11, 2017 • 26 min
What if you could get really good at almost anything in only 20 hours? Sounds like an impossible promise, but it’s not. Accelerated learning hacker and author of The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast!, Josh Kaufman, says anyone can do it. In…
Jen Sincero: You are a Badass (at life and money)
May 8, 2017 • 54 min
Guest: Jen Sincero, #1 NY Times bestselling author of You are a Badass and You are a Badass at Making Money. Story: From playing in a band and living in a garage in Venice Beach, CA to building a career as an internationally-acclaimed and massively…
Before You Lead, Follow.
May 4, 2017 • 11 min
What if being a follower and not a leader was the perfect place for you to be? We’ve heard so much about how we all need to lead, to found, to build, to create. From relationships to careers to business to health to life. Being a follower is, in some way,…
Adam Alter: Tech Addiction or Healthy Obsession?
May 1, 2017 • 56 min
How do you know if you’re addicted to your phone? Or maybe your favorite game, app, text, snapchat, Instagram, Facebook or online shopping? Is it even possible to be truly addicted to these things? You know, like on the level of drugs? Or are we all just…
Summer of Love 2017: Remixed
Apr 27, 2017 • 12 min
Fifty years ago, in 1967, some 100,000 hippies came together in Haight-Ashbury for the famed Summer of Love. They gathered to celebrate an ethos of love, generosity the pursuit of meaning and expanded consciousness. While psychedelics were a not…
Dr. Terry Wahls: When Hope Returns
Apr 24, 2017 • 58 min
The earliest signs of Terry Wahls’ condition began to surface in med-school. An electric shock of unknown original seemed to randomly radiate across her face. But it would be many more years, deep into her practice as a physician, before additional…
Finding Home
Apr 20, 2017 • 11 min
Today, we’re answering a powerful question from a listener who writes: “…how do you find a sense of place and home, when we live in an increasingly mobile world? This is a topic often discussed among people in the development community who move often. We…
Danielle LaPorte: Truth, Devotion and the Evolution of Joy
Apr 17, 2017 • 57 min
Danielle LaPorte is soul-personified. I’ve known her for nearly a decade, and in that time, while so much has changed, one thing has remained consistent. Her fierce devotion to truth, to love, to kindness and the creation of beauty. Over that same time,…
Selfishly Selfless
Apr 13, 2017 • 15 min
Heard any of these? You have to take care of yourself, before you can take care of others. In an emergency, put your oxygen mask on first, or else you won’t be in position to help those who rely on you to be okay. The purest form of service to others is…
Dan Lerner: How to Succeed (in school and life).
Apr 10, 2017 • 53 min
To be amazing at any one thing, do you have to abandon everything and everyone else along the way? Or, is there a better way? That’s the question that has obsessed with week’s guest, Dan Lerner, for his entire adult life. The son of world-class classical…
How to Do What You Love When You Can’t Just Walk Away
Apr 6, 2017 • 15 min
How do you continue to grow, to honor the call of your “true self,” when you’re far enough into life that you’ve got responsibilities and people looking to you for some semblance of stability? When you don’t want to rock that boat? Put another way… How do…
Dani Shapiro: On Life, Marriage and Creative Expression
Apr 3, 2017 • 64 min
Dani Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels and four memoirs, including her latest, Hourglass: Time, Memory, Money. A recent guest on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday, she’s taught writing at Columbia, NYU, The New School and…
Want to Live Longer? It’s a People Thing
Mar 30, 2017 • 10 min
In the last month, two annual reports have come out that offer guidance on who the happiest and healthiest countries in the world are. They rank each in order. And, the results tend to be fairly consistent year-over-year. The nordic countries generally…
Vanessa Van Edwards: Hacking Social Interaction for Good
Mar 27, 2017 • 59 min
Today’s guest, Vanessa Van Edwards , is a behavioral investigator and founder of human behavior research lab, the Science of People. She’s also known as a human lie-detector, master of influence and someone who has spent her adult life decoding human…
Don’t Just Ship It
Mar 23, 2017 • 13 min
Comes a time you’ve gotta get out of your head and just act. Maybe you want to change careers, start a company, learn to paint, start a relationship, write a book or mount any other potentially transformational endeavor. Think about it, ponder for a bit,…
Ayelet Waldman’s Really Good Day [on psychedelics]
Mar 20, 2017 • 58 min
Suicide or psychedelics? Those were the options this week’s guest, Ayelet Waldman, found herself facing. A married mother of four and novelist living in Berkeley, Waldman struggled with bipolar, anxiety and depression her entire life. According to her,…
Certainty Anchors: Finding Calm in a Stormy World
Mar 16, 2017 • 11 min
Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’re living in uncertain times. And, that can have a pretty life-stifling effect on us. It can impact everything from state-of-mind to our physical health and even our creative and mental abilities. Question is, if you…
Michelle Gielan: Broadcasting Happiness
Mar 13, 2017 • 45 min
Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research. She is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success and is an Executive…
The Experimental Life
Mar 9, 2017 • 13 min
There’s this mythology. Go all in. Don’t dabble. Don’t play. Don’t make it a hobby, make it your “one thing.” From the very beginning. Even if you have no idea if you’ll like it, how it’ll make you feel and whether it can ever really be what you’ve told…
Kute Blackson: Redefining Your Own Path to Freedom
Mar 6, 2017 • 65 min
Born in Ghana, West Africa,Kute Blackson was the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father who was a legendary faith leader with some 300 churches across Ghana and a massive following in the U.K. By his early teens, Kute was being groomed to rise…
The Unfortunate Middle
Mar 2, 2017 • 20 min
We are taught, from a young age, to exist in the middle. Everything in moderation. Don’t be a tall poppy, nor a shrinking violet. Good enough is good enough. The middle way, middle-class, mid-tier. That’s where we want to be. Not so big that we get cut…
She Created the Like Button, But Comics Were Her Salvation
Feb 27, 2017 • 54 min
You know that little button on Facebook you click to “like” something? Well, as one of the early employees at Facebook, today’s guest, Leah Pearlman, came up with that idea. Actually, its original incarnation was the “awesome button,” but what’s more…
Naked and Silent: Asking Is Not Receiving [encore]
Feb 23, 2017 • 10 min
There’s this odd thing that happens the moment after we ask for help. While we’re asking, we stand in a place of surrender. We hit a point, often deeply uncomfortable, where we’re riddled with uncertainty and we step into a place of vulnerability and say,…
Dr. Frank Lipman: Questioning the Norms in Medicine and Life
Feb 20, 2017 • 65 min
A pioneer in functional and integrative medicine, Dr. Frank Lipman is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City and the author of many New York Times-bestselling books, including 10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat,…
Social Risks: When is it Worth It to Say Hello?
Feb 16, 2017 • 14 min
What happens when you take a social risk? Simple truth, we’re all wired for a certain level of human interaction. Some of us cannot get enough of other people. We’ll walk up to anyone, introduce ourselves, enter conversations and engage with just about…
Tiffany Dufu: What if the Power Move Was to Just Let Go?
Feb 13, 2017 • 65 min
When Tiffany Dufu left for summer camp as a teen, both parents dropped her off. Only one picked her up. She’d soon discover her parents had split while she’d been gone. Not long after, her mom’s boyfriend moved in and began to behave in ways Dufu, a…
Reason and Passion
Feb 9, 2017 • 13 min
There’s this beautiful verse in Khalil Gibran’s book, The Prophet that speaks to the interplay between reason and passion. It reminds us that these two qualities, so often treated as opposing forces and even warring world-views, are actually essential and…
Aviva Romm: Overcoming Survival Overdrive Syndrome
Feb 6, 2017 • 79 min
Today’s guest, Dr. Aviva Romm, has been referred to as “the face of natural medicine in the 21st century by Prevention Magazine.” She’s a Yale-trained, board-certified physician with a specialty in women’s health and obstetrics; a midwife and herbalist,…
Don’t Throw Good Money (or Love) After Bad.
Feb 2, 2017 • 10 min
You’ve heard the phrase, “don’t throw good money after bad?” It basically means, once you realize the thing you’ve invested in is not what you though it would be AND likely never will be, don’t keep putting new money into it just because of what you’ve…
Tim Ferriss: The Story Beyond The Tools
Jan 30, 2017 • 69 min
Tim Ferriss is a man on a mission, driven to deconstruct mastery and excellence, then share what he’s learned. It began with his own relentless experimentation and documentation, which yielded #1 New York Times bestsellers The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour…
Are You Happy, Or Afraid?
Jan 26, 2017 • 11 min
“I’m good.” It’s a lie we often tell ourselves. Why? To avoid the fear and uncertainty that comes from owning the fact that things aren’t quite what we’d hoped. That we’re terrified of of leaving the comfort of a “passable,” yet mediocre existence in the…
Dave Evans: Designing Your Life
Jan 23, 2017 • 58 min
Today’s guest, Dave Evans, is a lecturer at the famed Stanford d.School a theological scholar and management consultant. He is also a man on a mission to explore what it means to spend time designing your life. As an early team-member at Apple, he led…
I’m Aware, and it’s Bumming Me Out. Now What?
Jan 19, 2017 • 20 min
In today’s GLP Riff, we’re sharing two powerful questions from one of our super-awesome podcast listeners. Turns out, we’ve received similar questions many times over the years, so we figured this’d be a great time to share a bit of a longer answer, along…
Marianne Williamson: Transforming the Illusion
Jan 16, 2017 • 49 min
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher, activist and multi-time New York Times Best Selling author. She’s been teaching about A Course in Miracles for three decades, founded LA meals-on-wheels program for homebound people…
Terri Cole: Real Love, Where It’s Hiding
Jan 12, 2017 • 11 min
Love. It’s one of the most important fillers of our Connection Buckets. But, then there’s this special “type,” some people call it “real love.” We got to wondering what that even means, and why so many people seem unable to “find and keep it.” So, we…
Claire Hoffman: A Journey Back to Life Transcendent
Jan 9, 2017 • 67 min
Abandoned by her alcoholic dad when she was five, out of cash and evicted from their NYC apartment, Claire Hoffman, her mom and seven-year-old brother found themselves dropped into a small town in Iowa. But, not just any old town, this was a sacred…
The Truth About Luck [a 4-part formula]
Jan 5, 2017 • 16 min
Luck. It’s a source of envy, denial, opportunity, anger, frustration, creation and astonishing success. When it happens to us, we revel in it. When it happens to everyone but us, we lament it. It’s become vogue in the world of performance and popular…
To Succeed at Anything, Do This.
Jan 2, 2017 • 54 min
Success is not just about knowing what to do. It is about doing it. All the information in the world, the best laid plans, the clearest, most-defined, measurable and attainable goals will not deliver the outcomes, results or resolutions you want. There is…
Motivation: Why You Can’t Change the One You Love [Best of]
Dec 29, 2016 • 9 min
Ever try to help someone who had absolutely no interest in being helped? It’s one of the most frustrating experiences we can have. Maybe it’s a family member or partner. Maybe it’s a close friend or colleague. Or even a customer or client. So many times,…
Simon Sinek: Serve Those Who Serve Others [Best of]
Dec 26, 2016 • 49 min
On September 17, 2009, Simon Sinek stepped onto a small stage for a local gathering…and proceeded to blow away the world. The event was TEDx Puget Sound. He had no slides, no fancy presentation. Just an idea and an easel. For 18 minutes, he spoke about an…
Annoyed or Blessed? It’s a Matter of Choice
Dec 22, 2016 • 7 min
What if the “perceived imperfections, quirks or annoyances” that triggered you in other people were the very same things that, viewed differently, reminded you how blessed you were (and how great they were)? Today’s GLP Riff about a simple idea, a…
Debbie Millman: Imagine Immensities [Best of]
Dec 19, 2016 • 49 min
Debbie Millman is a creative, design and storytelling force of nature. Millman was drawn into the world of news and print in her early twenties, cultivating an appetite for artful communication, storytelling and news. By her early thirties, though, life…
Finding God in the Grain
Dec 15, 2016 • 16 min
There’s something about working with your hands that changes you. Over the last generation, we’ve shifted largely to a “knowledge economy.” We value and compensate cognitive intelligence on a much higher scale than artistic, mechanical and physical…
Todd Herman: What Really Drives Elite Performance?
Dec 12, 2016 • 64 min
How did a kid who grew up on a farm in Alberta, Canada end up an elite performance coach to Olympic athletes and CEOs? This is the story of today’s guest, performance savant and founder The 90 Day Year, Todd Herman. Did Todd get an advanced degree? Nope.…
Attention Rule-breakers: Not So Fast.
Dec 8, 2016 • 10 min
Calling all rule-breakers, rebels and deviants from the norm… Before you run screaming from convention, consider why the rules, the norms, the cultural guides exist in the first place. Then, ask yourself, before choosing to abandon them, if they still…
Mark Nepo: Being Faithful to the Truth of the Journey
Dec 5, 2016 • 54 min
This week’s guest, Mark Nepo, is a renowned poet, philosopher, author, master storyteller and spiritual teacher. He has appeared numerous times on Oprah, his Book of Awakening was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Mark originally appeared on the show about…
Introvert Entrepreneurs: A Quieter Approach to Building Business
Dec 1, 2016 • 17 min
Can you start and build a business if you’re an introvert? This was a question from our someone in our listening community. Truth told, it’s a question we get on a pretty regular basis. There is a lot of mythology about how social, forward-facing and…
Emily McDowell: Irreverent Art With a Huge Heart.
Nov 28, 2016 • 73 min
Emily McDowell is a writer, illustrator, and entrepreneur who specializes in chronicling the human condition. In 2012, she left a successful career in advertising to launch her greeting card line, making cards for the relationships we actually have. Now a…
Happiness. It’s Complicated.
Nov 24, 2016 • 11 min
What if the quest to be perpetually happy was actually making us miserable? Who doesn’t want to be happy? Who doesn’t want to laugh all day? It’s a wonderful state, deserving of a powerful seat at the good life table. Happiness has become a hot subject of…
Gabrielle Bernstein: The Journey From Addiction to Awareness
Nov 21, 2016 • 55 min
Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back and numerous other books. She’s been featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as “next-generation thought leader” and leads talks, retreats and meditations for…
What Story Is Your Life Telling?
Nov 17, 2016 • 9 min
There’s a line in the Good Life Project Living Creed: “Life is a story, if you wouldn’t read the one you’re telling, write a different ending.” That’s what today’s short and sweet GLP Riff is all about; the role of stories in our lives. What is the story…
Radhanath Swami: The Path of Devotion and Service
Nov 14, 2016 • 56 min
Today’s guest is Radhanath Swami, a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His latest book is The Journey…
A Good Life is a Practice, Not a Place.
Nov 10, 2016 • 9 min
So often, we look at life as a game to win, or a journey to get from where we are now to that magical, far-off destination where, finally, we get to live a good life. Except, it doesn’t work that way. There is no there there, there is only here now. When…
Orly Wahba: The Kindness Boomerang
Nov 7, 2016 • 63 min
Orly Wahba is a teacher, entrepreneur, and community activist passionate about inspiring and motivating people to make the world a kinder place. Orly began her career as a middle school teacher, empowering children to embrace unity, build self-value, and…
Are You Measuring Your Success With the Wrong Metric?
Nov 3, 2016 • 9 min
Are you measuring your success by the wrong metric? It’s so easy to get caught up in vanity metrics. To measure how full your Good Life Buckets are with the wrong metrics. Funny enough, I got caught in this trap. And, the irony is, it was all in the…
Panache Desai: On Teachers, Triggers, Presence and Grace
Oct 31, 2016 • 61 min
This week’s guest, Panache Desai, is a contemporary spiritual teacher, author of Discovering Your Soul Signature, and recent guest of Oprah Winfrey on Super Soul Sunday. Desai’s connection to spirit, to something bigger than him or any one being, arrived…
Our Podcast Setup: In the Studio and On the Road
Oct 27, 2016 • 10 min
Order your copy of Jonathan Fields’ new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, today! It’s available at booksellers everywhere. And, you can download the first chapter and invest in your copy now.…
Glennon Doyle Melton: On Love, Life, Leading and the Limelight
Oct 24, 2016 • 58 min
Glennon Doyle Melton is an author, activist, and founder of Momastery.com and Together Rising, a non-profit that has raised close to five million dollars for women and children in crisis. Her brand new book, LOVE WARRIOR is a #1 New York Times Bestseller…
Before You Can Choose Joy, You Have to Choose You.
Oct 20, 2016 • 7 min
Ever know someone who just radiates light? Someone who is unapologetically joyful? Even under the most challenging circumstances, there’s this heartbeat that celebrates what is good? What is it about those people? What makes them that way? Probably a…
How to Live a Good Life [BONUS EPISODE]
Oct 18, 2016 • 9 min
What if today was the day that changed everything? What if you didn’t have to wait to step into your good life and, instead, you could just start living it? This moment. This day. What if a good life was a simple, daily practice, not some far away place…
Lori Harder: Transforming Anxiety Into Action and Elevation
Oct 17, 2016 • 53 min
How does a fearful kid from the midwest with severe social anxiety and a struggling self-image end up on the cover of magazines and teaching women how to love themselves? That’s the story in today’s episode of Good Life Project, featuring Lori Harder.…
Unbusy: A Manifesto
Oct 13, 2016 • 11 min
Busyness. It’s a problem. But, what if there was something deeper happening? An epic battle between intention and surrender that is both a source of profound pain, and an unlock key for life unbounded? And, along with that, an undiagnosed…
Beyond Coaching, What Really Matters: Michael Bungay Stanier
Oct 10, 2016 • 64 min
Today’s guest, Rhodes Scholar, Box of Crayons Senior Partner and bestselling author, Michael Bungay Stanier, has a bone to pick. It’s about coaching. But, he’s not just talking about coaches, he’s talking about every person who finds themselves in…
Jocelyn Glei: Unsubscribing as an Act of Creation.
Oct 6, 2016 • 12 min
Jocelyn Glei knows how to get the right stuff done. The founding editor and a key member of the team that built the massive 99u community, website and conference and the Behance platform for creative professionals, she’s a brilliant thinker in the realm…
Refuge in Grief: How Megan Devine Came Back to Life
Oct 3, 2016 • 58 min
The day Megan Devine’s partner died started like any other. The sun was shining as they walked to a favorite spot by the river. Matt waded in, as he’d done countless times before. Minutes later, he was gone. No warning, no time to prepare, no chance to…
You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a Big Difference.
Sep 29, 2016 • 10 min
There’s this idea out in the world that if you want to make a real difference, to make meaning, you have to go big. Be massively public. Take the giant risk. Build something vast and complex. You’ve got to be the wave that crashes on the shore. That is,…
Lisa Sugar: The Making of POPSUGAR (and a very good life)
Sep 26, 2016 • 54 min
A child of the 80s, Lisa Sugar grew up obsessed with pop-culture. Little did she know, her childhood fascination would become her career. Graduating college, Sugar headed into the world of media, and then advertising. She was working her way up the ranks…
The Power of Personas: Unlock Your Inner Boldness
Sep 21, 2016 • 8 min
What if we could tap into the hidden superhero, savant or performer that lays buried deep inside us to do things we could normally never do? Not as a way to hide or put on a mask, but as a way to mine a secret wellspring of latent boldness and often…
Ali Handal: Music, Mastery, Meaning and Money [live performance]
Sep 19, 2016 • 61 min
Quick note - be sure to listen to the end, we’ve got a live, acoustic performance by this week’s guest that will rock your world! Ali Handal grew up loving music but packed up her guitar and dreams of becoming a professional musician in order to pursue a…
When Ethos Meets Ability, Magic Ensues.
Sep 15, 2016 • 7 min
When you’re looking to build something real, something that matters, from a family or community, to a business or any other mission-driven endeavor, skills matter. So do people. Thing is, there’s also something bigger that’s important. It’s about the…
Mark Manson: On Pain, Possibility and Profanity
Sep 12, 2016 • 63 min
The first time I stumbled upon Mark Manson’s writing, I didn’t know what to do. It was a complete pattern interrupt. The issues were raw and real, the ideas were rich and his lens was so contrarian and refreshing it made me think. Really think. But, then,…
The Making of a Book: How to Live a Good Life
Sep 8, 2016 • 23 min
You may have heard, I have a new book coming out. It’s called How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom. You can download the first chapter free here. What you have not yet heard, though, is the odyssey that…
Jenny Blake: Pivot Your Life (It’s no longer optional)
Sep 5, 2016 • 58 min
Is it possible to optimize your career for money and meaning simultaneously? Or does one always take the lead? We explore this and more in today’s conversation with author, career and business strategist and international speaker Jenny Blake. Jenny helps…
Work as an Act of Devotion and Expression (and, gulp, love).
Sep 1, 2016 • 9 min
How does someone spend over five decades of their life fundamentally doing the same thing and still be so madly devoted and passionate and in love with what their doing that they show up and rock it out? I’m talking about Bruce Springsteen. The man. The…
Sir Ken Robinson: On the Power of Creativity and Will [Best Of]
Aug 29, 2016 • 69 min
In February 2006, Sir Ken Robinson stepped onto the TED stage and delivered a scathing indictment of the modern educational system, entitled “How Schools Kill Creativity.” That talk exploded into the public’s consciousness and has since become the most…
There is no perfect moment beyond the one you create.
Aug 25, 2016 • 6 min
We are constantly surrounded by imperfect circumstances that we perceive as barriers to our ability to act at the highest level. So, what do we do? We wait for the stars to align. For a sign from God that “now is the time.” Never realizing, with rare…
Elizabeth Gilbert: Creating Your Life In Real Time [Best Of]
Aug 22, 2016 • 60 min
As we move into these final weeks of August, we’ll be airing two extraordinary “Best Of” episodes, featuring powerful conversations from the last year. First up, Elizabeth Gilbert. Gilbert exploded into the public’s consciousness in 2006 with the release…
The Tyranny of Always
Aug 18, 2016 • 7 min
*** Camp GLP Final Call: Come join us next week! *** Why do we hammer ourselves with life-stifling, defeatist absolutes attached to negative expectations all the time? I always get rejected… I always get knocked down… I always lose… I always… I call this…
Think Grow Prosper: How Ruben Chavez Turned Struggle Into Success
Aug 14, 2016 • 58 min
Facing a tough period in his life, this week’s guest, Ruben Chavez, turned to books to both reconnect with curiosity and rekindle the spark of possibility. As he read, he began to take voracious notes, and write down quotes he connected with. Around the…
Why the Best of the Best Always Have Teachers
Aug 11, 2016 • 10 min
What does it ACTUALLY take to be great? Over the last decades, we’ve learned that practice, alone, isn’t enough. You need to make your practice “deliberate,” with a fierce focus on assessing and improving. In this sense, becoming mesmerizingly good might…
Jess Lively: What happens when you let intuition take the wheel?
Aug 7, 2016 • 55 min
When you think of masculine and feminine, do you naturally think “man” and “woman” respectively? Our guest today believes everyone can harness both masculine and feminine energy to achieve greater success in business and, ultimately, life. In this…
How to be unmistakable (even when you’re falling apart): Srinivas Rao
Aug 4, 2016 • 54 min
Srinivas Rao was following the typical life path for an American kid. Raised in a family steeped in high-expectations of professional success, he ended up pursuing an MBA at Pepperdine. He figured, when he got out, like most MBA grads, he’d be minted.…
Mary Fons: she quilted her way to health, now it’s time to write.
Jul 31, 2016 • 62 min
Mary Fons knew she wanted to be a writer from a young age, and was pursuing that path when a catastrophic illness nearly took her life, leading to surgery and changing her future forever. As she recovered and started to stitch her life back together, she…
He left his life to bike 46,000 miles around the world in 4 years. But, why?
Jul 28, 2016 • 57 min
Have you ever thought about leaving everything behind and traveling the world? Of cashing out your savings to hit the road and create lifelong memories and new experiences? This may sound like an impossible dream to most, but our guest today did just…
Chris “Daze” Ellis: From Street Artist to Museum Collections
Jul 25, 2016 • 51 min
Today’s guest, Chris Daze Ellis, is a born-and-bred New York artist with a fascinating origin story. Although he began his prolific painting career in the gritty New York subways of the mid-70s, Daze is one of the few artists from that initial group to…
The Untold Story Behind GPS Girl and the Voice of Siri.
Jul 21, 2016 • 54 min
How did an Australian woman who wanted to be the next Olivia Newton-John become the voice of SIRI and the confident giver of directions in than 400 million GPS and smart-enabled devices? Also known as “GPS Girl,” today’s guest, Karen Jacobsen, never saw…
The Mind Club: Who Is In, Who Is Out and Why It Matters
Jul 17, 2016 • 56 min
This week on The Good Life Project, our guest is social psychologist and professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Kurt Gray. Kurt studies mind perception and morality. In his research, Kurt is trying to answer questions about the true…
How One Woman Built a Renegade Craft Movement.
Jul 14, 2016 • 56 min
How do you go from studying psychology and religion to founding the world’s largest outdoor renegade craft fair, with outposts in nine cities. This week on Good Life Project, my guest is Susie Daly, the founder of Renegade Craft Fair. Susie’s journey was…
How Touch Can Make or Break Your Life, with David Linden
Jul 11, 2016 • 47 min
Ever wonder why the exact same touch by one person will give you the creeps, but by another will make you yearn for more? On this episode of The Good Life, I am excited to bring you David Linden, a Johns Hopkins Neuroscientist and New York Times…
When Life Partners Become Business Partners: Linda & Charlie Bloom
Jul 7, 2016 • 67 min
+++Come to Camp GLP: The Ultimate blend of learning and play! +++ Today, on Good Life Project, I have two very special guests joining me. Linda and Charlie Bloom have been together for the better part of 50 years and have been working together for over…
The Minimalists: Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
Jul 6, 2016 • 62 min
Imagine having just about everything you wanted – a great job, making a lot of money, being able to get as much “stuff” as you want – and then, ending up miserable. That’s the plight of today’s guests, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, also known…
Jadah Sellner and Jeffrey Davis: On Legacy, Life and Laughter
Jun 30, 2016 • 112 min
This time on The Good Life Project, I am joined by Jadah Sellner and Jeffrey Davis for a roundtable style discussion of a few of the burning issues and questions that have been on our minds…and maybe yours, too. This discussion was incredibly fun and full…
How to Be Funny (Even When You’re Not): David Nihill
Jun 26, 2016 • 54 min
This week, our in-depth conversation features David Nihill. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, David, like so man of us, had a deep fear of public speaking. But, he found himself having to face this head on, when he reluctantly agreed to host a benefit…
Jesse Browner: What If I’d Taken a Different Path?
Jun 23, 2016 • 64 min
Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you had chosen another path? Would you have been more successful in your craft? A better writer, artist, musician? Would you have made a bigger impact in the world? My guest today, Jesse Browner, has…
Rev. angel Kyodo williams: On Liberation, Justice and Love
Jun 19, 2016 • 58 min
“Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” – Reverend angel Kyodo williams +++ Today’s guest on the podcast is author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and…
Karan Bajaj: On Yearlong Sabbaticals and Real Jobs
Jun 16, 2016 • 67 min
This week, my special guest is Karan Bajaj. Karan is a #1 bestselling Indian novelist with a full-time corporate job and a rather unique approach to life, fulfillment, and personal happiness. His novels have sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide and…
Sharon Salzberg: Insight, Meditation and Lovingkindness
Jun 12, 2016 • 59 min
This week on The Good Life Project, we welcome Sharon Salzberg, a renowned meditation and lovingkindness teacher and founder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She travels the world teaching people how to become aware and cultivate…
Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Parenting as a Vehicle for Liberation
Jun 9, 2016 • 56 min
This week, my special guest is Dr. Shefali Tsabary. If her name sounds familiar, you may have seen one of her appearances as the resident parenting expert on Oprah. Dr. Shefali is the author of multiple books, including her latest, The Awakened Family.…
Petra Kolber: The Perfection Detox
Jun 6, 2016 • 55 min
What if you had to live your life in the spotlight. With thousands of people watching not just your every move, but the things you said, the way you looked, the state of your body and life? And, what if earning your living depended on it? That’s the place…
The Art of Perception: How to See and Say What Really Matters
Jun 2, 2016 • 57 min
What if success was less about mastery and more about sight? Simple truth: Most of us don’t see what is right in front of us. Instead, we see mental models and imprints of what things “should” look like or what we’ve been told to see. And, we miss what’s…
André Mack: Military Kid Turned Rebel Winemaker
May 30, 2016 • 54 min
How do you go from being a wine newbie to a sommelier at Thomas Keller’s famed French Laundry? That was the journey that our today’s guest, André Mack, took. And that was just the beginning. From there, André became the head sommelier at Per Se, Thomas…
Broken Open: From Silicon Valley to Street Kids in India
May 26, 2016 • 57 min
Today’s guest is Eileen Flannigan, the Founder and Managing Director of Girls on Fire Leaders, a non-profit that provides young girls in developing nations with personal and community leadership skills through immersive travel, experiential self-learning,…
Jeffrey Davis: Tracking Wonder and Loving Life
May 22, 2016 • 60 min
Today’s guest is obsessed with wonder. In fact, it’s his vocation. Jeffery Davis is the founder of Tracking Wonder, where he explores how to reconnect with wonder and also help people tell their their stories through books, businesses and beyond. As a…
How Do You Craft Transcendent Collaborations?
May 18, 2016 • 33 min
Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Daniel Lerner and Gabra Zackman. This is session 3 in their three-week residency. Dan Lerner is a leading expert on elite performance, excellence and the realization of unique potential,…
Anders Ericsson: Dismantling the 10,000 Hour Rule
May 16, 2016 • 64 min
Ever hear of the 10,000 rule? The idea that it takes 10,000 hours to become world-class at anything? Well, what if it wasn’t true? And, what if the research it was based on actually said something very different? Something that somehow got “lost in…
Melissa Ambrosini: The Joy of Missing Out
May 13, 2016 • 16 min
Today we’re featuring a very special GLP Guest Riff with Melissa Ambrosini. Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and self-love teacher. In her signature straight-talking style,…
Emily Heyward: On Building Brands That Shake the World
May 11, 2016 • 63 min
Today, I’m excited to be talking to Emily Heyward, co-founder of white-hot, Brooklyn-based branding phenomenon, Red Antler. While attending Harvard, Emily took a deep dive into the study of pop culture, ethical philosophy, and what drives people at the…
David Burkus: Upending Everything You Knew About Business
May 9, 2016 • 56 min
This week’s guest: This week, our in-depth conversation features David Burkus, dad, author, speaker, researcher, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. He teaches courses on organizational behavior, creativity and innovation,…
You Are Enough
May 6, 2016 • 11 min
Funny thing about competence. With rare exception, we so often look at others and think they’ve got it so much more together than us. They’re more skilled, smarter, more established, more connected, better able to do the thing we most want to do. Except,…
Salacious Soundbites, Online Con-artists and Legacy Work
May 4, 2016 • 41 min
Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Daniel Lerner and Gabra Zackman. This is session 2 in their three-week residency. Dan Lerner is a leading expert on elite performance, excellence and the realization of unique potential,…
Amy Koppelman: On Writing, Darkness, Love and Life
May 2, 2016 • 56 min
Today’s guest, Amy Koppelman, is a three-time novelist (so far), mom and an incredibly insightful human being. Her latest novel is Hesitation Wounds. Amy’s second book, I SMILE BACK, was turned into a movie starring Sarah Silverman that premiered at the…
Loving-Kindness and Compassion in Business? Really?!
Apr 29, 2016 • 12 min
In Buddhism as well as in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, you’ll find a conversation about four virtues known as the four immeasurables. These are qualities that we might seek to both cultivate and then embody in the name of service. But, they’re also known…
Alec Ross: Middle School Teacher Turned Global Innovator
Apr 27, 2016 • 62 min
Alec Ross is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and the author of The New York Times bestseller The Industries of the Future. He recently served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary…
Caroline Paul: Fighting Fires, Writing Books and Gutsy Girls
Apr 25, 2016 • 61 min
Caroline Paul is the New York Times best-selling author of four books, including her memoir about being a San Francisco firefighter, called Fighting Fire, and the illustrated Lost Cat, A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology. In her latest…
The Surfer’s Guide to Entrepreneurship
Apr 22, 2016 • 11 min
I’m not a big surfer, but I grew up on the water and around the water. Over the years, I’ve noticed a number of powerful parallels between surfing and entrepreneurship. And, sitting at the beach one day, I started to think about what surfing might teach…
Roundtable: Gabra Zackman & Daniel Lerner
Apr 20, 2016 • 38 min
Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Daniel Lerner and Gabra Zackman. This is session 1 in their three-week residency. Dan Lerner is a leading expert on elite performance, excellence and the realization of unique potential,…
John O’Leary: Forged By Fire
Apr 18, 2016 • 54 min
Today’s guest, John O’Leary, has lived through worse than most can imagine. At age nine, a fire burned 100% of his body. He spent five months in the hospital, underwent dozens of surgeries, lost all of his fingers to amputation and had to relearn to walk,…
Katie Dalebout: Why Journal?
Apr 15, 2016 • 12 min
Today’s Guest Riff is brought to you by Katie Dalebout. She’s the author of the book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling. Katie helps people develop a positive image of their bodies by embracing their creativity and personality outside of their…
Roundtable: Susan Piver & Lodro Rinzler – Part 3
Apr 13, 2016 • 33 min
Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Susan Piver and Lodro Rinzler. This is the last session in their three-week residency. Susan is a New York Times bestselling author, teacher, and founder of the international mindfulness…
Arianna Huffington: On Family, Success and Sleep
Apr 11, 2016 • 53 min
Today’s guest is Arianna Huffington, co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most…
Chris Guillebeau: The Upside of Giving Up
Apr 8, 2016 • 9 min
Finish what you start. Don’t be a quitter. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. It’s a lesson we all learned from well-intended advice-givers somewhere along the way. It’s all about character. Life’s hard, things get hard, the people who…
Susan Piver, Lodro Rinzler: Soulmates, Rejection and Big Wins
Apr 6, 2016 • 42 min
Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Susan Piver and Lodro Rinzler. This is session 2 in their three-week residency. Susan is a New York Times bestselling author, teacher, and founder of the international mindfulness…
Krista Tippett: Becoming Wise
Apr 4, 2016 • 67 min
Today’s conversation features Krista Tippett, a Peabody-award-winning broadcaster, New York Times bestselling author, and National Humanities Medalist. As the creator and host of public radio’s On Being, she takes up the great questions of meaning amidst…
Charlie Gilkey: On Service, Hard Work and Freedom
Apr 1, 2016 • 8 min
Spend 3 ½ days with us at the end of August at our “summer camp for grown-ups.” Drop the facade, revel in new friendships, play, create, move, relax and learn powerful strategies for work and life. Learn more now! +This week’s GLP Guest Riff comes from…
Roundtable: Susan Piver & Lodro Rinzler – Part 1
Mar 30, 2016 • 43 min
Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Susan Piver and Lodro Rinzler. This is session 1 in their three-week residency. Susan is a New York Times bestselling author, teacher, and founder of the international mindfulness…
Neil Pasricha: From Awesome Hunter to Happiness Crusader
Mar 28, 2016 • 57 min
Today’s conversation features Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome series, three time Webby Award winner, Harvard MBA grad, former Director of Leadership Development at Walmart, and husband, father, son, and brother. He…
The Content Marketing Delusion: Work Still Matters
Mar 25, 2016 • 12 min
There’s this unfortunate delusion that’s gaining credibility in the world of entrepreneurship and careers. The road to growth is paved with “content.” Write, film, record and produce content and the world will rush to your doorstep. You don’t have to put…
Divine Feminine, Creative Suffering and Word Traps?
Mar 23, 2016 • 50 min
Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ is the third and final week for our current guests-in-residence Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP and and Bob Gower. Emiliya is a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing, and is the…
From Club Kid to CEO and World Hunger Activist
Mar 21, 2016 • 56 min
This week, our in-depth conversation features Cathy Burke, speaker, author, and global change maker has served as CEO of The Hunger Project Australia for nearly two decades, and has traveled extensively across the villages of Africa and South Asia in her…
A Faster Path to Peak Performance: Optimize the Core
Mar 17, 2016 • 9 min
There are times it makes sense to throw money at a problem, and times when that’s not only the worst thing you can do, it’s also the least effective. When we think about performing better, whether it’s at work, in sport, even relationships, we often focus…
Hack Your Best Self, Fly Your Freak Flag, Get Serious About Play
Mar 16, 2016 • 35 min
Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP and and Bob Gower. Emiliya is a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing, and is the founder of the Certificate in…
Eric Zimmer: Feeding Your Good Wolf
Mar 14, 2016 • 58 min
Today’s guest, Eric Zimmer, is the host of the wonderful The One You Feed podcast. Growing up in Ohio, his life took a hard turn and began to spin out of control. He eventually found himself addicted to heroin and alcohol, living in a van and struggling…
The First Step to a More Meaningful Career
Mar 11, 2016 • 12 min
This week’s Good Life Project Riff is a reply to a question from one of our wonderful listeners. You’ve spent your whole life working at something that pays the bills, something that gives you time to be with family. Life, on the whole, is pretty good.…
Roundtable: On Anger, Vibrations and Competence
Mar 9, 2016 • 39 min
Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP and and Bob Gower. Emiliya is a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing, and is the founder of the Certificate in…
Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez: Leading Through The Abyss
Mar 7, 2016 • 49 min
For most of us, dealing with change is tough. We’re wired to avoid wading into the abyss where we don’t know how things are going to end. Even tougher, though, is leading others through change. Today’s guests, Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez know this.…
How Thinking Kills Willpower (and what to do about it)
Mar 4, 2016 • 10 min
There’s a somewhat ironic relationship between willpower and thinking. They don’t play nicely with each other. The more you tax your brain with what we’d call a “cognitive load,” the more your ability to regulate your behaviors craters. So, if you’re…
Roundtable: Bad Things, Biased Media and Crazy Cons
Mar 2, 2016 • 33 min
Today’s episode is part 3 of our latest experiment, a new show format we’re calling Good Life Project Roundtable™. What is it? A new weekly show that won’t replace, but will be added to our long-form conversations and short riffs. Two…
MindBodyGreen Founder, Jason Wachob: What Really Matters
Feb 29, 2016 • 55 min
What if you could take an idea and turn it into a website with more than 12 million visitors a month and a powerful global community? That’s exactly what today’s guest, Jason Wachob, did. He is the founder of Mind Body Green, one the web’s top wellness…
The Power of Following Before You Lead
Feb 26, 2016 • 10 min
I don’t like following, never have. Other peoples’ rules and procedures and constraints and processes often don’t sit quite right with me. I prefer to take my own path, follow my own rules. It’s why I was the “Lemonade Stand Kid” in my neighborhood—I…
Roundtable: Tara Mohr and Erin Moon – Session 2
Feb 24, 2016 • 41 min
Today’s episode is part 2 of our latest experiment, a new show format we’re calling Good Life Project Roundtable™. What is it? A new weekly show that won’t replace, but will be added to our long-form conversations and short riffs. Two…
Adam Grant: What It Takes to Be An Original (and why you care)
Feb 22, 2016 • 46 min
Originals are the non-conformists who drive creativity and change forward—the ones who help us progress as both independent cultures and a unified species. They’re Steve Jobs’ “crazy ones.” Yet in spite of this, humanity has always had a fascinatingly…
Hacking Momentum: Stop When You Most Want to Go
Feb 19, 2016 • 7 min
Every large scale creative endeavor, from writing a book to building a body of work, creating a collection or a company, is made up of dozens, maybe even hundreds or even thousands of smaller scale benchmarks, along with the “pushes” it takes to hit each.…
Roundtable: Erin Moon and Tara Mohr
Feb 17, 2016 • 38 min
Today’s episode is our latest experiment, a new show format we’re calling Good Life Project Roundtable™. What is it? A new weekly show that won’t replace, but will be added to our long-form conversations and short riffs. Two “guests-in-residence” and I…
Jon Acuff: On the Power of Truth, Humor and Craft
Feb 15, 2016 • 57 min
Imagine you’re on stage, charged with holding the attention of a thousand people. Knowing that, as soon as you stop talking the free cocktails begin. Your job is to keep the audience rapt for a solid 60-minutes. It’s you against the taunt of free…
Conveying the Cool: How to Sell an Idea That’s Ahead of it’s Time
Feb 10, 2016 • 8 min
Here’s a great question from one of our listeners, David: If your work is truly cutting edge, how do you effectively market if people don’t even have the distinctions yet to “get it,” and you need to get their attention AND it takes a longer conversation…
Choosing Love Over Work: Erika Napoletano
Feb 8, 2016 • 63 min
Imagine you’re an actor. You work your entire life to generate a magic moment. A call, offering you the role that could open the door to your dreams. But, there is a cost. The gig will require you to cancel the trip of a lifetime with the one person in…
How Prioritize Your Projects: A different Approach
Feb 3, 2016 • 12 min
Last week, Jonathan shared a GLP Riff about how he prioritizes major projects. He talked about his move away from “batching” tasks and parallel creation to taking a longer view and adopting a Serial Creation approach to getting big projects done better,…
Elena Brower: On Yoga, Love, Addiction and Grace
Feb 1, 2016 • 60 min
Today’s guest, Elena Brower, dedicated her life to the practice and teaching of yoga nearly 20 years ago. She rose to acclaim, becoming known first as a wonderful teacher on the New York yoga scene, and then a teacher of teachers on a larger stage. But…
Serial Creation: Make Better Stuff Faster and Easier
Jan 27, 2016 • 11 min
The process of creation breathes me. Always has, always will. I wake up every day thinking about what I am going to create, from business to art and health to relationships. The bigger challenge for me has never been about having enough ideas, it’s been…
Chase Jarvis: Acclaimed Photographer and CreativeLIVE Founder
Jan 25, 2016 • 75 min
Imagine a career…no…Imagine a life where you travel the world earning your living by taking jaw-dropping photos of some of the most astounding athletes, action-sports, and breathtaking backdrops the planet has to offer. Sound too good to be true?—it’s…
How You Handle No Is How You Handle Life
Jan 20, 2016 • 10 min
“No.” It’s such a simple word, and yet…massively impactful. Too often we find ourselves standing toe to toe with No—challenging it as an unwarranted slight, or an underserved rejection. My question is—why? No isn’t about passing judgement, it isn’t about…
Too Smart to Be Conned? Think Again!
Jan 18, 2016 • 58 min
Imagine yourself as a child uprooted from your home, and bouncing from nation to nation as a paperless refugee… Envision the fear of being unexpectedly foreign in lands when the customs are as alien as the language being spoken… What would you do? Would…
Founder or Entrepreneur? It’s Not Just Semantics
Jan 13, 2016 • 6 min
If you ask someone who is working on turning an idea into a business what they call themselves, a likely answer these days is “startup founder.” If you’d asked that same question a generation ago, you’d have probably heard “entrepreneur” or “business…
Level Up Your Life with Nerd Fitness Founder, Steve Kamb
Jan 11, 2016 • 60 min
Nerd. Gamer. Athlete. Three words you rarely hear uttered in the same sentence, let alone to describe any one person (unless you’re talking about epic movie battles). But, that “triple-threat” describes founder of the global Nerd Fitness movement and…
The Will to Change Must Come From Within
Jan 6, 2016 • 9 min
Ever try to help someone who had absolutely no interest in being helped? It’s one of the most frustrating experiences we can have. Maybe it’s a family member or partner. Maybe it’s a close friend or colleague. Or even a customer or client. So many times,…
How John Lee Dumas Built a Podcast Into a Life
Jan 4, 2016 • 86 min
John Lee Dumas grew up believing he wasn’t the most talented person in the room. But, he also knew the path to success in almost any endeavor was more about work than it was about innate gifts. So, pretty early on, he made a decision that he’d outwork…
Close the Books: On Learning, Letting Go and Lighting Up
Dec 30, 2015 • 11 min
At the end of every year, business owners and accountants do something we might want to consider also doing in our personal lives. They “close the books.” What does that mean? They look back over everything that’s happened in the last 12 months, make sure…
Colin Beavan: No Impact Man On How To Be Alive
Dec 28, 2015 • 76 min
Colin Beavan burst into the public consciousness in a huge way with a documentary and international bestselling book called No Impact Man that documented his yearlong experiment to live in the middle of New York City with his family creating zero…
Conversation vs. Interview: Create Your Own Rules
Dec 23, 2015 • 6 min
Sometimes your creative voice clashes with others’ expectations of what’s always been done, and what they think you’re “supposed” to do. This has happened a few times with this podcast. Ninety-nine percent to the messages and reviews we get about the…
Sekou Andrews: The Power of Your Poetic Voice
Dec 21, 2015 • 60 min
Sekou Andrews defies every preconceived notion you might have in your head about the voice and role of poetry in business, society and life. In his words, when he “tells people that, before creating a new inspirational speaker category, he was a…
Capabilities Speak Louder Than Qualifications
Dec 16, 2015 • 5 min
Have you ever done something because you thought it would look good on your resume? Studied at a particular school or with a particular person? What if, instead of trying to pile on credentials from esteemed people and institutions in the name of building…
The Gratitude Diaries: A Yearlong Experiment in Thanks
Dec 14, 2015 • 51 min
Janice Kaplan is filled with gratitude. But, it wasn’t always that way. Her career in the media has taken her from the TV sportscasting desk to producing dozens of shows, writing more than a dozen books and eventually serving as editor-in-chief of Parade…
In Defense Of Mastery: Driven by FOMO or Fabulosity?
Dec 9, 2015 • 7 min
There’s been a lot of pushback lately against the idea of mastery, choosing one thing and putting everything you’ve got into it. Mastery, it seems, has become almost a dirty word. Why choose just one or two things to master, when your interests span four…
Restaurant of Hope: Doing Good, While Doing Well.
Dec 7, 2015 • 50 min
There’s that old line. When you’re thinking about opening a restaurant, the three most important things are location, location and location. Edward Barnett agrees, but the way he chose the location for his first restaurant in what is now becoming a chain…
The Power of Delight
Dec 2, 2015 • 9 min
We spend so much time trying to “acquire” people and things. In business, we talk about “acquiring a customer,” like they’re a commodity we’re buying at the corner store and we even associate a price with each new person. In our personal lives, we often…
Easkey Britton: Surfing as a Metaphor for Life
Nov 30, 2015 • 65 min
Born and raised in a family of Irish surfers, and named after a surf break, Easkey Britton is a renowned Irish pro surfer, five-time National Surfing Champion and one of the top female big-wave surfers in the world. She’s also an explorer, artist and…
When to Hold, Fold or Change. Walking Into the Fire.
Nov 25, 2015 • 13 min
Ever wonder how to know when it’s time to hold, fold or change? At some point, we all end up walking into the fire. We feel the fierce heat of intense pressure, anxiety, uncertainty, challenge and frustration. Often, it’s self-generated, sparked by a…
Mark Nepo: Inside the Miracle
Nov 23, 2015 • 56 min
Mark Nepo is a renowned poet, philosopher, author, master storyteller and spiritual teacher. He has appeared numerous times on Oprah, his Book of Awakening was a #1 New York Times bestseller and his newest book, Inside the Miracle, explores how we can…
Fear of Innovation: Why Good People Kill Great Ideas
Nov 18, 2015 • 10 min
We are wired to run from the unknown, to flee anything that leaves us in that raw, exposed place of uncertainty. When our ideas take us to this place, we feel it and many of us shut down. It stops our true genius from emerging and turning into…
Bronnie Ware: Beyond the 5 Regrets of the Dying
Nov 16, 2015 • 60 min
In November 2009, Bronnie Ware published a short essay entitled, Regrets of the Dying. It was a reflection on the years she worked in palliative care, taking care of people in the final days of their lives. She had noticed that the same basic set of…
Attention is Reality: The Odd Thing About Pleasure and Pain
Nov 11, 2015 • 5 min
You know the old question, “if a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, did it make a sound?” What if we asked a similar question about pain, suffering, anxiety or any other “experience or emotion” that exists only in the space between…
Buddhism, Bravery, Love and the Good Life
Nov 9, 2015 • 52 min
Lodro Rinzler is that increasingly rare Westerner who didn’t find Buddhism through a later-in-life quest for answers, he was brought up in the tradition of Shambhala Buddhism and has lived its teachings since he was a child, at one point even exploring…
Should You Brand Your Face or Your Work?
Nov 3, 2015 • 5 min
What’s more important for people to know, your face or your work? This question came up at a recent dinner with a few author/founder types. We were talking, in particular, about whether you should have your picture on the cover of your book, or something…
How Two Moms Built an Empire From Green Smoothies and Big Love
Nov 1, 2015 • 68 min
Jadah Sellner and Jen Hansard are the founders of Simple Green Smoothies, a quest-driven company that has grown into a massive global community in an astonishingly short amount of time. They’re also the co-authors the new book Simple Green Smoothies: 100+…
Lewis Howes: Always Be Learning
Oct 27, 2015 • 5 min
Today we’re featuring a very special GLP Guest Riff with Lewis Howes. Lewis is the founder of the School of Greatness podcast and author of the new book, The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy, At…
Tom Kelley: IDEO, Creative Confidence and Innovation
Oct 21, 2015 • 49 min
Tom Kelley is a partner at renowned design and innovation consultancy IDEO. He’s also a best-selling author, along with his brother, IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley, of a fantastic book called Creative Confidence. Beyond that, he…
Lose the Jargon: The Truth About $10 Words
Oct 20, 2015 • 3 min
We do the weirdest things to make people think we’re worthy of their attention, or money. No matter what you do or where you come from, there’s this little voice in most of us that just wants to be wanted. We want people to think we’re worthy, we’ve got…
Owned By Your Phone? It’s Complicated.
Oct 18, 2015 • 72 min
Ever wonder what your mobile device is really doing to your relationships, your happiness…your life? Today’s guest, famed MIT Professor, bestselling author and researcher on how technology affects the human condition, Sherry Turkle, has been studying…
What If You Were Defined By Your Worst Moment?
Oct 13, 2015 • 5 min
We love to judge. To gossip. To belittle. Not everyone, and not all the time, but enough for these feelings to fuel multi-billion dollar industries. Even if we never say it out loud, we derive a certain pleasure from others’ misfortune. There’s even a…
Fierce Sisters, Cool Stories and Poison Plants: Amy Stewart
Oct 9, 2015 • 58 min
At first glance, you might think Amy Stewart had an obsession with gardens and bugs. She’s written a series of bestselling books on the topic and had her garden of poison plants hailed as one of the 18 strangest gardens in the world by Popular Mechanics.…
The Dark Side of Modeling Success
Oct 6, 2015 • 7 min
What if one of the biggest pieces of “success advice” was wrong? There’s a particular strategy that’s become hot in the world of success and personal development. It’s been hailed as the secret to accelerated results and success on a level and at a pace,…
Cultivating Your Authentic Voice with Todd Henry
Oct 1, 2015 • 40 min
So often, the way the world perceives us conflicts with the what we “think” we’re saying and the way we want to be seen and heard. Truth is, so much of what we communicate all day long has nothing to do with the words that come out of our mouths. In fact,…
Get Psychic With Your “Avatar”
Sep 29, 2015 • 4 min
If you’ve been to the movies or watched cartoons, you’ve seen the word “Avatar” before. But, when we talk about building a career or company, it has a very special meaning. Your avatar is the person you’re looking to help. The one you want and need to…
Michael Port: Inside the Mind of a Public Speaking Phenom
Sep 23, 2015 • 69 min
The thing most people fear more than spiders and death is the very thing this week’s guest, Michael Port, loves with every fiber of his being. What am I talking about? Public speaking. Port began his career as an actor, featured often on screens of all…
Pam Slim On The Power of Community
Sep 23, 2015 • 5 min
Pam Slim is one of those people. You know, the ones who see the best in everyone. In everything. In every seeming barrier, she sees the lesson. The good. The opportunity to learn. To grow. To create. To collaborate. The one whose lens I aspire to embrace,…
Elizabeth Gilbert: The Creative Life
Sep 22, 2015 • 59 min
Elizabeth Gilbert exploded into the public’s consciousness in 2006 with the release of her mega-bestselling memoir, Eat Pray Love. Since then, she’s published a series of books, given a TED talk on creative genius that’s been viewed more than 10 million…
Scott Dinsmore: A Legend Lives On
Sep 22, 2015 • 45 min
This is the first episode I’ve ever wished I didn’t have a reason to air… On Sunday, a good friend of mine, an amazing man, husband, brother and son, founder of Live Your Legend and beloved member of the Good Life Project family, Scott Dinsmore, lost his…
Zuckerberg, Booker and One Journalist’s Quest For the Real Story
Sep 22, 2015 • 65 min
The story of a lifetime only comes around once… Dale Russakoff spent more than three decades as a top news journalist, reporting for The Washington Post for more than 28 years. When Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, announced a $100 million grant,…
Unplug to Plug In: Creating the Space for Brilliance
Sep 9, 2015 • 3 min
You want to be known as someone who changes the game. Someone who brings amazing ideas, solutions, insights and potential to everything you do. You want to make real things happen. Things that matter. So you plug in. You mainline digital information,…
Meditation: Beyond the Practice with Susan Piver
Sep 6, 2015 • 62 min
Most people look at meditation as a practice. Something you do daily, most often seated on a cushion. New York Times bestselling author of eight books, and Shambhala Buddhist meditation teacher, Susan Piver, has a different take. What if it’s not just a…
Unlock Creativity: Time of Day Matters
Sep 2, 2015 • 7 min
Is creativity tied to your biological clock? A 2010 Global Chief Executive Officer study by IBM revealed the most sought after trait in emerging leaders. It’s not work-ethic or efficiency. It’s not motivation or productivity. Creativity is the trait most…
9Things: Genius, Hashtags, Foodies and Long-Tongued Bats
Aug 31, 2015 • 74 min
Today’s episode is our second experiment, with a new show format, we’re calling 9Things™. What is it? A three-person roundtable, where each person shows up with three topics to jam on. And, the thing is, nobody knows what the other person’s topics will be…
Maker, Manager and the 2% Challenge
Aug 26, 2015 • 4 min
What if you spent more time making? We tend to spend our work lives dancing between two modes: maker mode and manager mode. The idea first came to me through a friend, Brad Feld. Maker mode is where we are immersed in the process of creation, innovation,…
Choosing People Over Profit: Dale Partridge
Aug 24, 2015 • 54 min
Dale Partridge was riding high, or so it seemed. A serial entrepreneur and founder of the cause-driven venture, Sevenly, the media loved him and thrust him into the spotlight. Sevenly venture was not only making money, it had also raised more than $4…
A Good Life Is More About Liberation Than Transformation.
Aug 19, 2015 • 6 min
What if you didn’t have to change? What if everything you wanted, everything you needed, everything you aspired to become, you already had and were. What if living a good life was more about liberating and revealing than changing and becoming? The words…
Seth Godin: On Books, Trust, Creativity and Making [Best Of]
Aug 17, 2015 • 40 min
When people talk about Seth Godin, they often attach a variety of labels. Entrepreneur, marketer, mega-bestselling author, acclaimed speaker, trusted-advisor, provocateur, raconteur extraordinaire and ruckus-maker. He is all those. But, when I think of…
Entrepreneurship: Delusional Quest or Daily Practice?
Aug 12, 2015 • 7 min
What if entrepreneurship wasn’t just about what you create, but who you become along the way? Most people look at entrepreneurship as a quest, a desire to create something from nothing. The goal, to get to a substantial, viable, impact and revenue…
The Gift of Failure: Jessica Lahey
Aug 10, 2015 • 64 min
The average person spends an almost obscene amount of time working tirelessly to avoid failure. We’re terrified that we’ll put everything we have into an endeavor, only to come up short. Failure, we’re told, is something to be avoided at all costs. In…
Hoping Others Fail Is Not a Strategy
Aug 5, 2015 • 6 min
We see it around us every day. And, yes, we’ve been that person. The one who wants something so badly we’ll take it any way we can get it. Including hoping the person or organization we’re up against, our competition has a really bad day. But, is that…
She Saw Her Dream Job in a Movie, Then Made It Her Reality
Aug 3, 2015 • 66 min
Today’s guest, Dr. Alice Wilder, is one of the creative geniuses behind some of the biggest kids’ “edutainment” juggernauts in history, from Blues Clues to Speakaboos and the recent Emmy Award-winning Amazon Kids program, Tumble Leaf. Her entire journey,…
How Constraints Fuel Creativity: When Less Is More
Jul 29, 2015 • 6 min
Have you ever found yourself saying, “if only I had more [insert missing ingredient], I’d be able to succeed on a totally different level?” Yeah, me too. Thing is, with very rare exception, that’s never true. Taking your game, your craft, your career,…
Entrepreneurship and Autism: How One Family Is Breaking the Mold
Jul 27, 2015 • 56 min
By the time people living with autism hit their mid-20s, they often “age out” of all the services and support available to them. Many, in fact, 80-90% end up unemployed, often for life according to this week’s guest, Tom D’Eri. Tom wasn’t about to let…
Naked and Silent: Asking Is Not Receiving
Jul 23, 2015 • 9 min
There’s this odd thing that happens the moment after we ask for help. While we’re asking, we stand in a place of surrender. We hit a point, often deeply uncomfortable, where we’re riddled with uncertainty and we step into a place of vulnerability and say,…
Undeterred: From Devastating Diagnosis To Radiant Life
Jul 20, 2015 • 47 min
What if you knew why you were here from the time you were six years old? Cara E. Yar Khan is a what I’d call a “purpose outlier.” Most people never discover a driving purpose in their lives, or even a collection of fierce interests. If they do, it most…
Stop Grasping: What Might Happen If You Just Let Go?
Jul 15, 2015 • 10 min
We’re all guilty of it… It’s something we all do. For some, it’s not a big deal, intruding on rare occasion. For others, though, it literally controls your life. It fills each day with what feels like an impenetrable level of suffering and it’s often…
Sean McCabe: Hand-letterer Turned Business Visionary
Jul 13, 2015 • 71 min
From the time he was a kid, Sean McCabe was obsessed, strike that, possessed, with letters. The shape. The form. The curves and nuances. Not just the fonts you see on computers, but the ones drawn painstakingly by hand, what’s come to be known as…
Life-sucking Lie #3: The Timing’s Not Right
Jul 8, 2015 • 9 min
How often have you put off doing something uncomfortable and told yourself the timing’s just not right? The timing will be better when, if, then, because, after. So you wait. And you wait. And you wait. Did you do what you said you were going to when you…
Susan Polgar: From Chess Prodigy to Grandmaster of Her Life
Jul 6, 2015 • 40 min
Monte Carlo. It was the match of a lifetime. If chess phenom, Susan Polgar won, which she was favored to do, she’d clear a million dollars in prize money and doors to untold new opportunities would swing open. She won the first two games in a best of…
Is Curiosity The Secret to an Extraordinary Life?
Jul 1, 2015 • 14 min
What if there was a single trait that was a virtual unlock key for an extraordinary life? Ok, maybe there’s not a single magic trait, but there is something I’ve observed that seems to be omnipresent in the lives of those who live great lives. It doesn’t…
The Great Discontent and The Good Life: Brad Smith
Jun 29, 2015 • 71 min
After years of launching, building and selling technology ventures, Brad Smith was at a crossroads. Starting almost accidentally, he parlayed a self-taught expertise in computers and then design into a series of ventures that kept him busily creating. But…
A Crazy Story About Creative Karma and Work That Matters
Jun 24, 2015 • 6 min
It was a moment that nearly brought me to tears… As an entrepreneur, a writer, a creator, a big part of why I do what I do is simply the hardwired need to create. I do the thing I “can’t not do.” The process of creation breathes me. Being able to write,…
Susan Cain: Introverts, Power and The Quiet Revolution
Jun 22, 2015 • 46 min
In January 2013, Susan Cain published a book that would spark a global conversation and change the world. Her stunning, international bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, gave voice to nearly a third of the human…
How’s That Working Out for You?
Jun 17, 2015 • 4 min
One the fastest ways to accelerate your growth, personal or professional, is to seek out and ask for guidance from mentors. People who’ve been where you’re looking to go and are open to sharing their stumbles, wins and wisdom. But, there’s something that…
The Surprising Science of Match-Making
Jun 15, 2015 • 63 min
Want a job at Google, a gorgeous hideaway on Airbnb, a spot on the Stanford faculty, a romantic partner or even a kidney? Good news, bad news. You have a say, but so do they. It’s all part of a phenomenon called “matching markets.” Markets are what make…
Greatness is Not Just About Skill, It’s About Essence.
Jun 10, 2015 • 5 min
You want to be a better writer, write and study the craft of writing. Want to be a better maker, make more stuff and study the art of making. Want to be a better entrepreneur, build more businesses and study the process of birthing businesses. But, don’t…
Tamsen Fadal: Keeping It Together When Love Falls Apart
Jun 8, 2015 • 55 min
Tamsen Fadal is an award-winning broadcast journalist and television anchor on the evening news in New York City. She’s worked incredibly hard to get where she is, traveling the world, entering war-zones and extreme settings, giving a voice to the…
What If Your Pain Wasn’t About Weakness?
Jun 3, 2015 • 10 min
You wake up one day with pain in your lower back. Happens to the best of us. Popular wisdom says, “oh, you’ve got lower back pain, you need to strengthen your abs to support your back and it’ll go away.” Or you need to strengthen this or that or the other…
A.J. Jacobs: On Faith, Choice, Writing and Family
Jun 1, 2015 • 57 min
What if you could instantly trace your connection through an online family tree to nearly anyone on the planet? Put another way, what if every person alive was your cousin? Enter A.J. Jacobs, the master experimenter and mega-NYT best-selling author known…
Life-sucking Lie #2: I’m Not Good Enough.
May 27, 2015 • 3 min
How often have you told yourself, “I’m not good enough, old enough, accomplished enough, credentialed enough, or any other ‘enough’ to get paid real money or get the gig I want more than anyone else?” Newsflash, there’s a good chance you’re right. It may…
Brain Hacking: The Truth About How to Change Your Brain
May 25, 2015 • 63 min
You can lose almost any part of your body, except one, and still be you. What is that one exception? Your brain. Because… The brain is the seat of your memory and your identity. Which is why brain injuries can be so devastating. And taking care of your…
Life-sucking Lie #1: I Don’t Have Time
May 20, 2015 • 10 min
It’s not the box society puts us in that limits who we become, it’s the box we put ourselves in. There’s no secret to success. No magic bullet. No pixie dust. Success in any endeavor is about doing the work, every day and not running for cover when things…
Nilofer Merchant: Big Questions, Deep Faith and Real Power
May 18, 2015 • 71 min
Today’s episode is sponsored by Camp GLP, the ultimate summer-camp for entrepreneurs, makers and world-shakers, recently featured in USA Today! +++ “Brand is the exhaust fume of the engine of your life.” A show of defiance at the age of 18, Nilofer…
In a World of Overwhelm, Be a Source of Ease
May 13, 2015 • 7 min
“Don’t make people work to learn what you know.” Today’s short and sweet Good Life Riff is about the increasing value of ease and simplicity in a world that seems designed to overwhelm and pummel. It shared an experience I had in law school, one that…
Building a Living Around Your Creative Soul: Cynthia Morris
May 11, 2015 • 53 min
“The creative act is surrendering to not knowing.” There’s this scene I have etched in my mind. This week’s guest, Cynthia Morris is dancing around a fire in Costa Rica, giggling mercilessly, utterly at home in her playfulness as another friend plays…
Working for Free: The Good, The Bad, The Truth
May 6, 2015 • 12 min
After years of paying to wear your favorite shoes, you’re getting paid to be seen in them. After years of speaking for free and paying to travel, you’re now getting paid to speak. After years of buying your favorite meals, jewels and gear, you’re getting…
Killing Complexity: The Power of Simple Rules, with Don Sull
May 4, 2015 • 52 min
Imagine this… A financial genius spends his life developing a complex financial model with the intention of telling you what stocks to buy and sell, and when, in order to make the most money and minimize risk. You’d expect that model to out-perform a…
How Working With Your Hands Changes You.
Apr 29, 2015 • 13 min
When you watch kids create something, it’s like watching an artist who is given complete permission to explore, experiment, and express. There’s no sense of censorship or fear of judgment…at least not until we’re a bit older. Working with your hands just…
Sir Ken Robinson: The True Story of an Education Revolutionary
Apr 27, 2015 • 71 min
In February 2006, Sir Ken Robinson stepped onto the TED stage and delivered a scathing indictment of the modern educational system, entitled “How Schools Kill Creativity.” That talk exploded into the public’s consciousness and has since become the most…
Life is a Contact Sport [6 mins]
Apr 22, 2015 • 6 min
How much of your life are you living in your head? If you’re like most people, an awful lot. It’s great to have a rich inner life, but when that noggin-talk stops you from engaging with the world around you, it’s time to stand up and say, “I’ve got a…
Fueling Vibrant Health the Plantpower Way with Julie Piatt
Apr 20, 2015 • 62 min
“One of the biggest struggles we deal with as parents is making decisions for our children that feel safe for US.” I have been interested in getting to know today’s guest for months, ever since I interviewed her husband Rich Roll for Good Life Project a…
Facing Fear as a Gateway to Purpose and Possibility
Apr 15, 2015 • 5 min
“Will you step into purpose and connection and expression, or leave them for dead?” There’s nothing quite like getting up on stage in front of a crowd to share something creative you made. It’s terrifying for most (if not all) of us. But sometimes we feel…
Overcoming Rejection: 100-Day Experiment That Changed Everything
Apr 13, 2015 • 50 min
“Creativity [happens] not necessarily because we have no limits, but because we have found ways to solve problems within limits.” Growing up in China, Jia Jiang dreamed of coming to the United States to make his mark as an entrepreneur. But his first…
Why Some Entrepreneurs End Up Hating Their Lives (7 minutes)
Apr 8, 2015 • 6 min
So many people head into the world of entrepreneurship with high hopes, only to end up miserable and running back to a J.O.B. We call this “entrepreneurial failure to thrive.” It doesn’t have to be that way. We had great feedback on our first short and…
The Surprising Science of Workplace Bliss
Apr 6, 2015 • 63 min
“Rather than making perfection the goal, make improvement the goal.” If your work environment and culture empty you out, it will make it near impossible to live a good life. Along the way, it’ll make the business you’re working for grind to a halt. And,…
The Killer App Is You: A Good Life Riff
Apr 1, 2015 • 11 min
This episode is a Good Life Project “Riff.” What’s that? A short, punchy riff on one particular topic that matters to a life well lived. Generally no more than 5 to 10 minutes. As always, these won’t replace our weekly in-depth conversations, but if you…
One Woman’s Journey to Help Thousands Find Freedom
Mar 30, 2015 • 56 min
“Nothing about them without them.” Sometimes you hear stories about the horrors of what people go through in other parts of the world and it just seems hopeless. Who are you to help change traditions and practices that have existed for centuries? And why…
The Fine Art of Finding Your Calling, With Jeff Goins
Mar 25, 2015 • 69 min
“Your activity needs to flow from your identity.” It seems that A LOT of people struggle with the question, “What should I do with my life?” So I was really interested to have a conversation with today’s guest, Jeff Goins, because that very question is at…
9 Things: Dying For Fame, Manly Beards, Online Dating and More
Mar 23, 2015 • 78 min
Over the next few months, we’ll be testing a few different show and segment ideas. Not to replace our current weekly in-depth interviews, but to potentially add to them. Yes, you heard right. There just might be more GLP to engage with on a regular basis,…
Gretchen Rubin: How To Build Habits That Change Lives
Mar 16, 2015 • 62 min
Everything you’ve been told about building and breaking habits may well be wrong. Or, at the very least, missing a critical middle step. In this week’s episode, we bust myths and share how to do it right (hint, there are 4 different approaches and if you…
Time Is a Matter of Choice: Laura Vanderkam
Mar 10, 2015 • 51 min
As busy, productive humans living in the 21st century, one of our most common responses to the question “How are you?” is “Fine. Busy.” Especially if you’re a New Yorker. And it’s true. We are. But have you stopped to think about what you fill your time…
From Bipolar And Suicidal to Living a Good Life: Ross Szabo
Mar 3, 2015 • 58 min
“Someone who is stressed out needs mental health as much as someone who has bipolar disorder.” There are few subjects as delicate as mental disorders and the best way to treat them. I’m guessing most of us tend to avoid the topic in general, we’re pretty…
Location Independence, Freedom and the Good Life with Natalie Sisson
Feb 24, 2015 • 63 min
2015 Immersion Final Call – Only a handful of spots left! Join Jonathan, a team of gifted mentors and an intimate group of conscious co-conspirators for a once-a-year, 7-month accelerated personal and entrepreneurial growth experience beginning March 1st!…
Pixar Founder, Ed Catmull on Creativity, Culture and Steve Jobs
Feb 17, 2015 • 72 min
“When you take art, the thing you are actually learning to do is to see.” Do you remember being a kid and loving to draw? But at some point early on you learned that your art wasn’t good enough? So you stopped. What if you had learned a different story?…
Romance Novels, Sultry Voices, Pacts with God and the Good Life
Feb 10, 2015 • 52 min
Have you ever made a deal with God? I’m guessing that’s a yes. It’s pretty common to get to a place in your life where you want to something so much that you’re willing to give up anything in exchange for it. But what happens in this scenario typically?…
How Do You Live After You’ve Almost Died?
Feb 3, 2015 • 76 min
“PTSD is less of a brain event than an existential event.” We’ve all heard of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but we may not realize that we probably all know someone who suffers from it. While it is typically associated with war and soldiers coming home…
The Power (and Heartbreak) of Being Called to Serve: Danielle Butin
Jan 27, 2015 • 64 min
“People who are not listened to need those who are listened to to fight like hell for them.” How many times have you heard an inspiring story of incredible service and heart and then thought, “How does that even get started?” Probably a lot. Because the…
Paleo For Mortals, One Size Does Not Fit All – With Chris Kresser
Jan 22, 2015 • 54 min
Chris Kresser is a leading voice in functional and integrative medicine and a New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure. He maintains a wildly popular, research-driven website and a clinical practice in Berkeley, CA that has been largely closed…
From Addicted Teen to Acclaimed Therapist: The Inside Story
Jan 7, 2015 • 72 min
It’s sooo wonderful to be back from our holiday season hiatus! And, do I have a powerhouse conversation to share with you today… By the time she got out of high-school, Terri Cole described her liver as being “pickled” by mass amounts of black-out…
Lewis Howes: A Big Man With a Dark Secret and Heart of Gold
Dec 9, 2014 • 68 min
I’m rarely stunned. But this was one of those times… Lewis Howes is a radiant, towering hulk of a human being. Driven, energized, magnetic and successful. I’ve known Lewis for a number of years now and consider him a good friend. When he came to me…
Brene Brown: On Gratitude, Vulnerability and Courage
Nov 25, 2014 • 51 min
This week’s episode is a replay of a powerful conversation I had with famed author and grounded theory researcher Brene Brown. Brene and I met a few years back while speaking at a conference together. We clicked immediately, grabbed lunch and laughed a…
Jocelyn Glei: Find Your Through-line and Make Your Mark
Nov 20, 2014 • 67 min
We spend a lot of time thinking about the legacy we’re building. What is the thing that threads everything you’ve done together? What is the mark you’re leaving on the world, both in the career or work you do and the way you live your life? These are big…
JJ Virgin: Sugar, Addiction and the Good Life
Nov 12, 2014 • 64 min
Fueling your body for optimal health, performance and vitality is an important part of living a good life. Question is, how? I don’t know about you, but it’s more than a bit maddening trying to keep up with the latest nutrition advice. High-fat, low-fat,…
Surprising People With An Extra Layer of Love – Tina Roth Eisenberg
Nov 5, 2014 • 49 min
There’s this myth about being a grown-up, especially, being a parent, that it’s a time where the play ends and the serious work begins. That laughter and surprise and curiosity and spontaneity, very often the things that got you where you are, need to…
The Myth of the Sole Genius and the Power of Partnerships
Oct 30, 2014 • 76 min
There’s this legend about the sole creator. That person who goes into their creative cave, cloistered in solitude for days, months or even years, only to emerge with a work of genius. Exploding into the zeitgeist and changing everything. But what if that…
How to Release Criticism and Embrace Your Calling
Oct 23, 2014 • 49 min
There a certain inertia that often takes hold of our lives when we hit a certain age. One that says “you know that dream, it’s just not that realistic, so why don’t you just buckle down and do the adult thing?” It’s the voice of the inner critic,…
Closets Are No Place to Live: Ash Beckham
Oct 17, 2014 • 66 min
When you hear the phrase “coming out,” what do you think about? For most people, it’s telling the world you’re gay. Truth is, we’ve all got closets. Deep thoughts, experiences, beliefs, often so painful they lay buried under piles of emotional laundry in…
Those Angsty Teen Years (and why they still control you)
Oct 9, 2014 • 58 min
Ever wonder why everything that happened during your teens has stayed with you for so long? And, for many, continues to control you to this day? In today’s episode of Good Life Project, I’m sharing a fascinating conversation with acclaimed professor and…
Bonus Episode: The Art of Revolution: Movement-Driven Business
Oct 6, 2014 • 96 min
So, I’ve got something different for you today. It’s a bonus episode that features a 90-minute audiobook version of something I published last week called The Art of Revolution. It’s about an idea. Actually, something that started as my own personal…
Erin Moon: Walking The Path Back To Life
Oct 2, 2014 • 50 min
Sometimes you can do everything right in life. Give to others, live with compassion, love with every fiber of your being and fill your days with work you love. By all rights, the universe should be rallying to support you. And, most days it does. But…
Chris Guillebeau – The Quest-Driven Life
Sep 25, 2014 • 33 min
10 years ago, Chris Guillebeau mounted a quest to do the impossible, to visit every country in the world. Along the way, he’s been hassled, deported, detained, harassed and threatened. But, far more often, he’s been welcomed and embraced, discovered the…
Life, Legacy and the Final Episode of GLP TV???
Sep 21, 2014 • 79 min
Big surprise and a huge announcement about the future of the project. First, the surprise. Today’s guest is ME! You guys have been asking for two and a half years. So, I finally invited a good friend to turn the mic on me and explore this incredible…
The Curse of Success and How to Avoid It
Sep 10, 2014 • 5 min
The odd thing about success. It often breeds failure. An interesting thing happens when you start with nothing, work like crazy, take big creative risks that pay off and then end up on top of the world. You discover that the fall from the top of the world…
Jesse Kornbluth: Curating Culture And Creating A Life
Sep 4, 2014 • 40 min
Jesse Kornbluth is a force. Engaging, smart and deeply-invested in exploring life, ideas, people and art. Not just the art you hang on the wall, but the art of living. Full contact. Totally engaged. Life. If you ask him what he does, he may tell you he…
Little Moments That Awaken Your Humanity
Aug 27, 2014 • 3 min
A few years back, sitting down with Brene Brown, I asked what living a good life meant to her. Her answer was that it was about acknowledging and exalting the little moments that so many of us steamroll over in the mad rush to get to the bigger moments. I…
Embrace The Thrash
Aug 20, 2014 • 5 min
Every long-term creative endeavor requires you to cycle into “The Thrash.” That window where everything you thought you knew gets thrown into the wind, everything certain becomes uncertain and the way you contribute to your art, business, career and life…
Can You Feel a Maker’s Heart Through Their Art?
Aug 13, 2014 • 3 min
Have you ever picked up, looked at or listened to something so beautiful, it left you in a state of awe? And then thought… I wonder what the person who made it is like? Is what I’m looking at just an extension of their heart and soul? And, if that soul is…
Less Show, More Soul.
Aug 7, 2014 • 4 min
So, we’re having a bit of fun in August, calling it the “GLP Summer Jam.” Instead of our longer interviews this month, we’re doing a full month of short and sweet visual essay jam sessions. It’s a great way to get you thinking about bigger questions as…
Be Your Own Guru
Jul 30, 2014 • 5 min
What if the person you were looking for, the one with all the answers, the one who could help you feel better and give you direction was…you? We spend so much of life looking for someone to give us permission to live. To tell us what the right path is or…
Eve Branson: The Adventurous Life
Jul 23, 2014 • 33 min
You may recognize the last name of today’s guest. Yes, Eve Branson is the mom of legendary entrepreneur, Virgin founder and adventurer, Richard Branson. But she’s also very much a force of nature in her own right. In fact, it’s easy to see where Richard…
The Paradox of Change
Jul 16, 2014 • 1 min
Everyone wants better, no one wants to change. In my travels in search of the elements of a life well-lived, I’ve stumbled upon a wellspring of wisdom, but also a truckload of discontent. So many people want “better” realities. Better jobs, better…
How One Doc “Biohacked” Her Hormones and Reclaimed Her Life
Jul 9, 2014 • 55 min
What if you weren’t just a statistic? What if you were a single human being, with unique genes, biology, chemistry and needs? And what if the “generic” approach to “fixing” what ailed you didn’t work? Over the last 10 years, there has been a groundswell…
Medicine 3.0: What Got Us Here Ain’t Gonna Get Us There
Jul 3, 2014 • 65 min
If the body is a whole, connected system, why does modern medicine so often treat it as a calamity of isolated causes, effects and symptoms? A blend of hippie herbalist, science prodigy, bestselling author and Yale-trained physician , functional medicine…