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Good Life Project

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What does it mean to live a good life? What's the role of happiness, meaning, work, love, purpose, kindness, friendship, and more? How do status, circumstance, gender, privilege, race, identity, and more play into the quest to live your best life? These are the questions and topics we explore every … read more

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How Systems Free Us & Community Lifts Us Up | Neil Pasricha

December 5th, 2022


Here’s a weird statement, my friend, Neil Pasricha, is simultaneously one of the free-est, and also most rules-based and systematized humans I know. …

Jessica Nordell | How to Reveal & Change Our Hidden Scripts

December 1st, 2022


Have you ever realized how often you think without really thinking? 

Jessica is an award-winning author and science writer known for expertly blending rigorous science with compassionate humanity. With degrees in physics …

How to Be Creative | Spotlight Convo

November 28th, 2022


As we head into the final month of the year, which for many has been a year of re-emergence and reimagining, there’s never been a more important time to reconnect with our own inner creativity. And, by the way, this is …

How to Find Meaning Through Work, Set Boundaries, & Embrace Change | A Good Life Jam With Eric Zimmer

November 24th, 2022


For a lot of us, 2020 was the wake-up call we desperately needed to be able to look at our lives, how we work and live, what we value, and more with a pair of fresh eyes. Yet, now, almost two years later, many of us are …

How to Lead with Love (even when it’s hard) | Bishop Michael Curry

November 21st, 2022


How do you step into conversations, whether personal or professional, family, friends, colleagues, or even perceived or real adversaries, and still …

5 Life-Changing Holiday Survival Habits | Jonathan Fields

November 17th, 2022


Ahh, that holiday time of year. A time for celebration and joy and generosity and reflection. And also a whole lot of forced togetherness and …

Love & Lightning: A Heart-Centered Take on Work & Life | Jadah Sellner

November 14th, 2022


Imagine, after years of struggling to find your way in different careers and trying out business ideas, you created something that exploded in the best of ways. A business serving thousands of people, a great living, …

How to Live Longer (and Better) | David A. Sinclair, Ph.D.

November 10th, 2022


Question for you: what if you could slow down, stop or even reverse your aging process? What if you could live, not just longer, but better? …

Anand Giridharadas | How to Change Minds

November 7th, 2022


Is it even possible to have a genuinely open conversation that holds the potential to persuade someone to your point of view anymore? Or have we …

Alex Elle | How to Heal

November 3rd, 2022


I’ve come to realize something, we are all healing from something. All the time. Maybe it’s a physical illness or injury or harm, maybe it’s rooted …

An Inspiring Comeback Story | Mike Han

October 31st, 2022


Sometimes, life brings us to our knees in order to also bring us back to our essence. Question is, what happens when we honor that voice? There’s only one way to know, and that’s to heed the call.

And that is exactly …

5 Life-Changing Relationship Habits | Jonathan Fields

October 27th, 2022


So what if I told you that the things that will make the biggest difference in your life, your health, your mindset, career, relationships and more …

Jerry Saltz | How Art Changes Us (and is being changed by us)

October 24th, 2022


Imagine working as an artist for a decade only to burn out, melt down, and vanish from that world to spend 10 years driving a truck. Then, having never written before the age of 40, returning to that same world, but …

Dr. Marisa G. Franco | How to Make Adult Friends (and Why They Matter)

October 20th, 2022


Friends matter, more than you even know. A lack of genuine, open, loving friends can lead to profound loneliness. And that very loneliness can be devastating to both your mental health. But, it goes further than that, …

Elaine Aron, PhD | How Highly Sensitive People Thrive

October 17th, 2022


So, what if being highly sensitive was actually a superpower, not something to be fixed?

If you've ever heard the term, “highly sensitive person,” or even been called highly sensitive and maybe even recoiled a bit when …

Maria Garcia | Anything For Selena

October 13th, 2022


Have you ever been so deeply affected by another person that their story literally gives your life context and meaning and even a sense of belonging? Now, what it that other person was someone you never actually met? …

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | How to Make Amends When We Cause Harm (and we all will)

October 10th, 2022


We all mess up. Sometimes in small ways, but other times big ones. Sometimes privately, other times publicly. We don’t mean to - or maybe we do in the momentum, but feel remorse after the fact. Either way, we all will, …

Rolf Potts | What if You COULD Take that Dream Trip?

October 6th, 2022


Traveling the world, especially for an extended period, may be a luxury you only dream about or can only do every few years. But, what if there was a way to make it happen? And, way sooner, and for less money than you …

Jessi Hempel | The Power of Living Authentically, Even When it’s Hard

October 3rd, 2022


So, what’s your biggest secret? And, what’s the cost you’ve been bearing for living, or trying to live, under its weight?

For many of us, it’s wrapped around our identity. There’s something about us we don’t want others …

Yung Pueblo | How to Create Clarity & Connection

September 29th, 2022


Why is it that, so often, we need to be brought to our knees in order to wake up to, and reclaim, what really matters? And, does that have to be so? These are just a few of the questions we dive into with my guest …

Catherine Burns | How To Tell A Captivating Story

September 26th, 2022


Did you ever wish you could be that person who captivated a room, a gathering, an audience, a date with a story that cast a spell, moved them deeply, …

Rabbi Rami Shapiro | Spiritual, But Not Religious? What’s Really Going On.

September 22nd, 2022


You’ve heard the call, “I’m not religious, but I am spiritual.” What does that even mean? And, why are so many people running from organized religion, but flocking to some amorphous and ambiguous claim to spirituality …

Amanda Ripley | How to Navigate Conflict With Greater Ease

September 19th, 2022


Life today can feel like wall-to-wall conflict. And most of us, well, we plain hate the feeling it gives us. Thing is, some conflict is not only good, but necessary and important. While other conflict, high conflict, is …

5 Life-Changing Habits | Jonathan Fields

September 15th, 2022


So we all have habits and routines, rituals, and behaviors that we do in the name of living our best lives. Well, sometimes we have things that are not so much in that, but that's what we're working towards. But which …

DJ DiDonna | How to Take a Life-Changing Break

September 12th, 2022


Let’s suspend judgment, just for a minute. What if you could take a few weeks, months, maybe even an entire year off work to do exactly what you …

Susan Piver | The Enneagram: A Powerful, Different Take on a Life-changing Tool

September 8th, 2022


When you hear the word - enneagram, you likely have one of three replies: Oh, yay, can’t get enough of the enneagram. Oh please, aNOTHer podcast about the enneagram? Or, ummmm, what’s the enneagram?!

Well, no matter …

Ari Weinzweig | How Business Can Change the World, One Life at a Time

September 6th, 2022


Imagine, being in your 20s, fresh out of washing dishes at a local restaurant, borrowing just enough money to open a tiny, local deli with a friend who shared your passion for food, community, and business? Now, imagine …

Jen Sincero | How to Be a Badass @ Money & Life

September 1st, 2022


How do you flip the switch from struggle and futility to wild, unbridled joy and success? And how does money play into that equation, if at all, as a source fuel, an outcome, or both?

Today's guest, Jen Sincero, started …

How to Create Life-Changing Boundaries | Spotlight Convo

August 29th, 2022


This has been a year that has tested our boundaries on nearly every level. Work, friendship, family, community, geography, politics, religion, social …

Carolyn Chen | When Work Becomes Religion (and how it preys on us)

August 25th, 2022


You may not think of your work as your religion, but for many, it’s trying to become exactly that! Without us even realizing it. Question is - is that a good thing? A bad thing? Or just a thing? 

Today's guest, …

Simran Jeet Singh | On Bringing Us Back Together

August 22nd, 2022


We’ve all been othered, felt like we didn’t belong, at some point or moment in our lives. It feels awful. But, what happens when that experience …

Patrice Washington | The Truth About Wealth (It’s Not What You Think)

August 18th, 2022


What if wealth wasn’t what we thought? Sure, money is a part of it, and access, status, and at least the illusion of security it can bring. And, yes, the nice things you can buy. But, here’s the thing, I’ve known too …

Frank Lipman | The 6 Pillars of a Happy, Healthy Life [Best of]

August 15th, 2022


Is happiness just in your mind, or does your body play a role? Is health just in your body, or is your mind critical? What about your environment, …

Lisa Miller, Ph.D. | The Surprising Science of Spirituality

August 11th, 2022


Whether you consider yourself a spiritual person, or not, your brain - yes, you - is wired for spirituality in a way you never imagined. It is activated, turned on, and greatly benefits, from spiritual experience. And, …

Sabaa Tahir | All My Rage

August 8th, 2022


Imagine leaving everything you know behind to start a life in a brand new country, all in hopes of providing a better life for yourself and your family. After all is said and done, and you've made sacrifice after …

Steve Magness | The Truth About Toughness (a better way to do hard things)

August 4th, 2022


Adults do this thing — and maybe you've already done it yourself since you've grown up — where they go out of their way to remind children that life …

JoAnna Garcia Swisher | How to Stay True to Yourself, While Going for a Dream

August 1st, 2022


How do you balance both the weight and the sense of possibility of pursuing a massive dream? Especially when you feel you’re representing generations and building a life and living in a very public way, from your …

Colin O'Brady | The Power of Quests (and how to mount yours)

July 28th, 2022


So, what would make someone strap a sled loaded with 375 pounds of food and supplies onto their body, then drag it across a stormy, windswept, frozen …

Tiffani R. Moore | Living & Flourishing With Chronic Illness

July 25th, 2022


Imagine, after years of living on your own, building a 15-year career an award-winning career as a Creative Consultant and Wardrobe Stylist, and …

Ibram X. Kendi | How to Raise an Antiracist

July 21st, 2022


One of the things I’ve come to believe during the now 10-year journey of Good Life Project is that there truly is no individual good life, without …

John Rzeznik | Goo Goo Dolls to Good Good Life [Best Of]

July 18th, 2022


How does a founding member of one of the biggest bands of the last few decades create such incredible music, enjoyed by hundreds of millions of …

Dr. Jennifer Heisz | Move Your Body, Ease Your Mind

July 14th, 2022


We all know how exercise and fitness can impact and improve our physical health. But, what about what it can do for your mind? Your brain? Your experience of anxiety, depression, stress and more? Your relationships? …

Kerri Kelly | The Myth of Wellness & How We Truly Heal

July 11th, 2022


We’ve all heard the call to self-care, some have even heeded it. But what if, beyond the core concept of taking care of your physical, emotional, and spiritual self, there was a deeper engine of discord and exclusion at …

Angus Fletcher | Sparking Creativity with the Power of Storytelling

July 7th, 2022


The fact that you're listening to this podcast right now tells me ‌you likely already know the power of a compelling story. Good storytelling can …

Gail Devers | How to Take Back Control of Your Life and Health

July 5th, 2022


Today's guest, Gail Devers, was a rising star in the world of running, winning title after title. Until her body began to betray her, literally consuming itself and threatening to end her career just as it was just …

Jake Wesley Rogers | Embracing What Makes You Different

June 30th, 2022


Vogue Magazine named today’s guest, Jake Wesley Rogers, Gen Z's Elton John, but truth is, he is a wildly-talented, 25-year-old singer, songwriter and …

Abby Wambach | Doing Hard Things & Falling in Love [Best Of]

June 27th, 2022


For generations, Abby Wambach’s name has been synonymous with soccer. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest …

Tara Westover | Educated: The Story Behind the Phenom

June 23rd, 2022


If you haven't heard of Tara Westover's memoir Educated. yet, you're in for a real treat. Her massive blockbuster book recounts her time growing up in rural Idaho with a dad who viewed the outside world with deep fear …

Jenna Kutcher | How “Are” You? No, Really.

June 20th, 2022


When's the last time you've answered the question, "How are you?" honestly? 

Whether small talk is a good thing, a bad thing or just a thing is a matter of passionate debate. But, the bigger issue is - when it is time to …

Florence Williams | What Heartbreak Does to Your Body (and what to do about it)

June 16th, 2022


Heartbreak. We all experience it. It’s a horrible feeling, but can it actually, literally, break your heart, along with the other organs and systems in your body? Turns out, the answer is yes. It attacks not just your …

Terry Real | How “Me First” Culture Destroys Us (and what to do about it)

June 13th, 2022


So, what if being fiercely self-reliant and individualistic was actually a terrible thing? I know, I know, sounds silly. I mean isn’t that the very …

Danica Roem | The Power of Living Authentically (even when it’s hard)

June 9th, 2022


My guest today, Danica Roem, went from fronting a Death Metal band by night while building a career as an accomplished journalist by day, to being the first person to be elected and serve in any U.S. state legislature …

Nabil Ayers | Building a Living & Life Around a Passion

June 6th, 2022


Imagine being a kid who loved music, who’d been brought up with jazz literally in his blood, graduating college, then, instead of heading into a …

Rabbi Steve Leder | How to Live What Matters

June 2nd, 2022


With everything going on in the world recently, we've likely all thought to ourselves at some point, "Is humanity lost?" You are not alone if the news makes you feel like everything is hopeless, and it's fair to wonder …

Jennifer Grey | Out of the Corner

May 31st, 2022


When we consider the qualities and traits passed down throughout our family tree, we may think of the curly hair we share with a sibling or a natural talent like singing. But what about the not-so-pleasant traits, …

Chef Irene Shiang Li | How to Turn Passion & Play Into Impact & Success

May 23rd, 2022


When Chef Irene Li opened a food truck, mei mei, with her siblings, hoping to have fun together, build something cool, and reimagine Chinese comfort …

Paul Conti, MD | Understanding Trauma & How to Heal From It

May 19th, 2022


If you google the word “Trauma” you’ll find the top search results arrive in some form of the question “What is trauma?” This then begs the next …

Connie Lim aka MILCK | How to Break the Expectation Trap [Best Of]

May 16th, 2022


Have you ever asked yourself: “Who am I? What do I stand for?” Many of us do ask these questions and when we do, it can be a catalyst that sets us on an alternative path - even though we know it might disappoint those …

Julian Gilliam (LOGIK) | How to Embrace Your Inner Outlier & Change Culture

May 12th, 2022


What if, instead of trying to fit in and be accepted, you embraced and harnessed the power of your inner outlier? How could you leverage different …

Anne Helen Petersen | How To Make Your Work Fit Your Life

May 9th, 2022


We’re all in a process of reimagining when it comes to work, looking at the changes we’ve made over the last few years, and trying to figure out what we’ll keep, what we’ll let go of, and how else we might want to …

Johann Hari | Why You Can’t Pay Attention (and how to get it back)

May 5th, 2022


I’ve come to believe that the quality and richness of our lives is, in no small part, determined by the depth and quality of our attention. If it’s massively distracted, perpetually spinning out, and focused on …

Zoe Chance | How to Be More Influential (ethically)

May 2nd, 2022


What do you think of when you hear the word influence? Or the phrase, “be an influencer?” Maybe you think about the ability to affect another person, to have influence over them. Or, to persuade them to adopt an idea, …

Wellness, Women & Wisdom | 4 Leading Voices

April 28th, 2022


Is energy medicine real? What about Ayurveda? What about Western/modern medicine, what’s right and not so right about it? Does the gender of a patient make a difference in how they’re treated, or in their health …

Blair Imani | How to Open Hearts & Change Minds

April 25th, 2022


My guest today, Blair Imani, grew up in a house where sitting quiet in the face of any level of injustice was just not an option. Whether it was advocating for the needs of a sibling or standing up to right a wrong in …

How Breathing Can Change Your Life | James Nestor [Best Of]

April 21st, 2022


We all breathe. It just happens. But, what if the way you breathe made a massive difference in everything from your risk for debilitating illness to your depth and quality of sleep, energy, creativity, and performance? …

Sara C. Mednick, PhD | How to Activate Your “Ease” Button

April 18th, 2022


When was the last time you felt truly at peace? Relaxed, physically and emotionally at ease? How can you downregulate your mind and body and reclaim …

Shaka Senghor | How Not to Be Defined by Your Worst Moment

April 14th, 2022


I’m fascinated by the idea of snap decisions, how some can lead to amazing outcomes, and others can destroy lives. What you so often find is that nothing actually happens in a moment, there is no real snap, but rather a …

Joan Osborne | A Life of Music, Travel & Activism

April 11th, 2022


I still remember the first time I heard Joan Osborne’s iconic song, One of Us. I was 29, a couple of years into my career as a federal enforcement attorney with the SEC, and not loving my time in the industry. Asking …

Dr. Jud Brewer | How to Unwind Anxiety

April 7th, 2022


Anxiety, even saying the word makes me a bit anxious. But, what if there was a way to unwind it and come back to calm that was counterintuitively …

Susan Cain | The Power of Bittersweetness

April 4th, 2022


Ever wonder why a certain sad song or even a few bars of just the right melancholy music will stop you in your tracks and maybe even move you to …

Good Food, Good Life | Legendary Chefs Take the Mic

March 31st, 2022


Ever hear the phrase, “food is life?” Well, it rings true in so many ways. It’s not just about nutrition, it’s about love, it’s about your relationship with each other, with family, friends, the environment and beyond. …

Introducing SPARKED: Our New Podcast About Work & Life

March 30th, 2022


Every week on the SPARKED podcast, we invite a listener to share what’s going on in their work & life, then pose a specific question to Jonathan Fields and a rotating lineup of wise and kind mentors - the SPARKED …

Mr. Chazz Lewis | How to Be a Teacher, Parent or Leader Who Changes Lives

March 28th, 2022


Chazz Lewis’s mission in life is to enjoy the process of becoming the best version of himself and help others do the same. He goes by “Mr.Chazz” to …

Hrishikesh Hirway | Life Beyond Song Exploder

March 24th, 2022


Hrishikesh Hirway has been making music for as long as he can remember and, as an adult, spent years building a career in the industry, writing, …

Tom Bilyeu | How to Create Massive Impact

March 21st, 2022


How’d a kid who loved movies and thought he’d be a filmmaker leave film school, and end up building a $1-billion healthy nutrition business, then …

Jenny Blake | How to Create More Free Time

March 17th, 2022


What would you give to have more free time, less stress & more ability to do the things you love, while knowing everything else is handled? That …

Arian Moayed | The Fear Never Leaves, You Just Keep Going [Best of]

March 14th, 2022


Maybe you’ve seen this week’s guest, Arian Moayed, playing the role of Stewy on HBO’s Succession. Or in the breakaway hit, Inventing Anna, as Anna …

Jordan Harbinger | How to Come Back From Disaster

March 10th, 2022


What if you found yourself in the middle years of life, taking on responsibility, building a family, a reputation, a company, a living…and then, in the blink of an eye, had to start over? Not by choice, but by …

Amy Bloom | A “Good” Death (and why we need to talk about it)

March 7th, 2022


What does it actually mean to have a “good” death? If you’re like most people, the very question - simply by the nature of it - scares you. In fact, you may be about to tune out of this episode at this very moment. I …

Sue Monk Kidd | How to “Change Lanes” & Reclaim Your Narrative

March 3rd, 2022


How does a surgical and pediatric nurse become one of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time? This was the jumping-in point for my conversation with Sue Monk Kidd. From her earliest memories, Sue wanted to write, …

Rosie Acosta | How to Feel Radically Loved (even by you)

February 28th, 2022


How do you create a radical change in direction in your life? My guest today, Rosie Acosta, found herself asking that question in her mid-teens, after being arrested, and the answer came in a way she never saw coming. …

Bessel van der Kolk, MD | The Body Keeps the Score

February 24th, 2022


These last few years have dealt a lot of blows to our state of mind, body, and health. On some level, it’s been hard to escape trauma. Even if you can’t point to a big capital-T thing that happened, we live in a …

Debbie Millman | How to Design a Life

February 21st, 2022


How do you design a life of wonder and love, contribution and meaning, joy and expression? At the end of the day, that’s what we all really want. To know we’ve used our time on this big, blue marble in a way that was …

Mia Birdsong | Reimagining Family & Friendship [Best Of]

February 17th, 2022


What do you think of when you hear the word “family?” For some, it’s feelings of love, belonging, support. For others, its estrangement, friction, and angst. Especially over these last few years. Which is why the notion …

How to Love & Be Loved

February 14th, 2022


When the curator of the longest-running study on human flourishing, the Grant Study, was asked if there was any one factor that most contributed to a …

Cole Arthur Riley | Reclaiming the Stories That Shape Us

February 10th, 2022


Cole Arthur Riley grew up in a house full of personalities that she describes as loud and funny, but as a kid, as loved as she felt, she kept her …

7 Ways to Find Calm (Even in a Storm)

February 7th, 2022


Ever wonder what it would be like to have a near-magical ability to find yourself at peace, to dial in a state of calm, no matter what the …

Janine Kwoh | Saying Yes to the Call to Create

February 3rd, 2022


Ever look at someone who has made an astonishing change in career, leaving behind what seemed like a dream career, from the outside looking in, to start something new that makes them so alive and think, “wow, I’d love …

Dan Pink | The Surprising Upside of Regret

January 31st, 2022


We’ve all been told, try to live a life without regret. But, what if regret was actually a good thing? That’s the highly provocative question today’s …

Parker J. Palmer | How to Let Your Life Speak

January 27th, 2022


So, what might happen if you let go of what you thought your life would or should be, and created the space to let it show you what it truly yearns …

Imara Jones | On the Power of Representation

January 20th, 2022


Imagine walking through life, knowing who you are, but not feeling like you can live as that person? That was how my guest today, Imara Jones, experienced the first half of her life, before making a series of choices …

How to Bring Purpose & Possibility Into Your Work | The 2022 Plan

January 17th, 2022


Millions of us are re-examining the role of work in our lives, getting more honest about what it needs to give us, beyond a paycheck. And we're …

Agapi Stassinopoulos | How to Speak to Spirit

January 13th, 2022


When you think about the word “prayer,” does it repel you, trigger you, or draw you in? My guest today, Agapi Stassinopoulos, offers a way into this …

How to Feel More Alive | The 2022 Plan

January 10th, 2022


These last few years have left so many of us feeling drained, stifled, without energy, excitement or well, happiness or joy. At least not consistently. And that’s understandable, it’s been a tough moment. But, what if …

Yrsa Daley-Ward | Meeting Yourself Where You Are

January 6th, 2022


My guest today, Yrsa Daley-Ward, is an author, actor, model, and screenwriter of mixed Jamaican and Nigerian heritage. Growing up in the northwest of England, she found herself quickly exited from her home, being raised …

How to Accomplish Big Things | The 2022 Plan

January 3rd, 2022


Is there something big that you would love to accomplish in this new year? Something maybe you've been thinking about for a while, something maybe …

2021 Inspiration, Ideas & Insights That Moved Us

December 30th, 2021


As we bring this year to a close, and what a year it’s been, I’ve been reflecting on how profound so much of the past 12-months have been. So much change, uncertainty, and disconnection, inexplicably bundled with …

Elizabeth Lesser | Courage Over Comfort [Best Of]

December 27th, 2021


Even as a kid, my guest, Elizabeth lesser was the rebel, the activist, the feminist in the family. Growing up with three sisters, and one very …

Mansi Shah | Reclaiming Your Narrative

December 23rd, 2021


My guest today, Mansi Shah, spent years building a stunning career as a lawyer in the fast-moving world of Hollywood entertainment, working with some …

Cathy Heller | How To Be Intentional

December 20th, 2021


How do you live a good life? That’s the question we’ve been asking here for nearly a decade. My guest today, Cathy Heller, has been along a similar …

Jeffrey Marsh | How To Be You

December 16th, 2021


You may know my guest today, Jeffrey Marsh, from their spiritual and inclusive messages that have received over 1 billion views on social media. Jeffrey is a viral TikTok and Instagram sensation, the first openly …

How to Do the Ultimate Year-End Review

December 13th, 2021


We tend to take on one of 3 modes as we head into the end of the year:

  • Rush To The Finish | Goal Striving Mode
  • Check Out | Vacation Mode
  • Reflect, …

Nedra Glover Tawwab | Better Boundaries, Better Life

December 9th, 2021


This has been a year that has tested our boundaries on nearly every level. Work, friendship, family, community, geography, politics, religion, social …

Micah Johnson | How a Pro Athlete Launched a Digital Art Revolution

December 6th, 2021


From the age of 3, Micah Johnson knew what he wanted to be when he grew up - a professional baseball player. From that moment on, he lived baseball, and in 2012, his dreams came true when the Chicago White Sox drafted …

Mark Groves | Human Connection Specialist

December 2nd, 2021


Imagine going to college and getting a minor in ‘you!’ Well, that’s just one of the semi-wild ideas that bubbled up during my conversation with …

Keisha N. Blain | On the Path to Freedom

November 29th, 2021


With the rigor of a world-class researcher and the intention of someone who cares deeply about the human condition and understanding how we all got to this moment in history, Dr. Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning …

On Gratitude | Anne Lamott, Janice Kaplan & Jonathan Fields

November 25th, 2021


We’re entering a time of year where gratitude is on our minds. And, honestly, it’s also been a year, even a season, where being thankful, noticing …

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein | All Things Being Equal, Nothing Ever Is

November 22nd, 2021


One of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a Professor of Physics and Core Faculty Member in Women’s and Gender …

Jeffrey Davis | A Wonder-Full Life

November 18th, 2021


What if you could work, play, and live in a state of wonder? Even now! That’s the question I explore with today’s guest, Jeffrey Davis. A poet, …

Tim Ferriss | On Love, Loss & Meaning [Best Of]

November 15th, 2021


If you LOVED this episode:

You’ll also love the conversations we had with Kamal Ravikant about reimagining life and learning to love himself.

You can find Tim Ferriss at: Website | Instagram | The Tim Ferris Show podcast

Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis | A Fierce Love

November 11th, 2021


The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is an author, Activist, and Public Theologian, the first woman and first Black Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, …

Andy J. Pizza | Your Creative Pep Talk

November 8th, 2021


Imagine going through life with the name, Andy J. Pizza. That’s what my guest today goes by, but it wasn’t his given name, but rather his claimed name. More on that when we talk. Andy was the kid who perpetually zagged …

Anthony Trucks | Shifting Your Identity

November 4th, 2021


If you LOVED this episode:

You’ll also love the conversations we had with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor about how we can understand and tap our whole brains …

Diego Perez (Yung Pueblo) | Clarity & Connection

November 1st, 2021


Born in Guayaquil Ecuador, Deigo Perez - who is known by the pseudonym Yung Pueblo - moved with his family to Boston, where he saw his parents work relentless hours and struggle with poverty. He turned to activism and …

Shelly Tygielski | Awakening to Your Call

October 28th, 2021


Brought up in a deeply observant Jewish Orthodox household with a reverence for her family’s history, Shelly Tygielski embraced the traditions, …

Alan Cumming | Making Peace & Claiming Joy

October 25th, 2021


Surviving what he describes as a tormented childhood riddled with abuse, Alan Cumming turned to acting, before he knew it was acting, as a way to step out of the world he inhabited and into one of his own creation. One …

Najwa Zebian | You Are Your Home

October 21st, 2021


Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian activist, author, speaker, and educator who developed a passion for language at a young age, immersing herself in Arabic poetry and novels. As someone who found herself repeated …

Adam J. Kurtz | Art, Life & Backhanded Optimism

October 18th, 2021


Adam J. Kurtz (whose artist’s identity is Adam JK, is a designer, artist, and speaker whose work is rooted in emotional honesty, humor and even a little bit of darkness, but always with the intention of connection, …

Dr. Maya Shankar | Change Happens

October 14th, 2021


Imagine being so drawn to a pursuit as a kid, it consumes most of your waking hours, rapidly becomes your identity, and is the thing you believe you’ll devote your life to, and then, in the blink of an eye, it’s taken …

Joanne Lee Molinaro | The Korean Vegan

October 11th, 2021


Joanne Molinaro was deep into her career as a full-time attorney when she started blogging as The Korean Vegan, a nod to both her heritage and her …

Julia Cameron | Living the Artist’s Way [Best Of]

October 7th, 2021


In 1992, after years of teaching workshops on creative unblocking, Julia Cameron self-published The Artist's Way, which became a global phenomenon …

Matt Haig | Reasons to Stay Alive (and then some)

October 4th, 2021


At the age of 24, living in Ibiza, Matt Haig stepped to the ledge of a cliff with the intention of launching himself to his end. But something pulled …

Kristoffer Carter (“KC”) | Permission to Glow

September 30th, 2021


I first met Kristoffer Carer nearly a decade ago when he raised his hand to participate in the inaugural Good Life Project immersion. It was a yearlong deep dive into work and life that we ran for about 5 years. …

Mel Robbins | The High 5 Habit & Beyond

September 27th, 2021


Mel Robbins is one of the leading voices in personal development and transformation and an international bestselling author. Her work includes the …

The Joy of Work [For Real] | Sparked Stories

September 23rd, 2021


So question for you: When was the last time you did something where it was so immersive, so enjoyable it so captivated, the essence of who you are that you completely lost track of time? You just vanished into the …

Jonathan & Cyndie | Turning the Mic on Jonathan

September 20th, 2021


This episode will be unlike any conversation we’ve ever aired on Good Life Project. For the first time on the podcast, I’m on the other side of the mic. And, to be honest, the thought of it kind of terrifies me. Even …

Jessi Hempel | Creating Space to Grow

September 16th, 2021


I’ve been a fan of Jessi Hempel’s writing and amazing podcast, Hello Monday, for years now, but it was her deeply insightful six-part series on …

Valarie Kaur | A Revolutionary Love

September 13th, 2021


Valarie Kaur is an activist, documentary filmmaker, lawyer, educator, and faith leader. She rose to global acclaim in late 2016 when her Watch Night Service address asked the question, “Is this the darkness of the tomb …

Justin Baldoni | Reimagining Work, Love & Masculinity

September 9th, 2021


After years in the entertainment world, Justin Baldoni, found that classic breakout moment as an actor in the role of Rafael Solano on the hit show …

Kate Johnson | Radical Friendship

September 7th, 2021


Friends make life better. We’ve all experienced that. But, could a very specific kind of friendship - Radical Friendship - lead not only to lasting …

Rev. angel Kyodo williams | A Path to Collective Liberation

September 2nd, 2021


Rev. angel Kyodo williams has been bridging the worlds of liberation, love, and justice her entire adult life. Her critically acclaimed book, Being …

Jameela Jamil | On Adversity, Celebrity and Activism [BEST OF]

August 30th, 2021


My guest today, Jameela Jamil, was a household name in the UK for years. Hosting shows on T4 and BBC Radio 1 before launching into the spotlight in …

Tara Brach | Wisdom For Anxious Times [BEST OF]

August 26th, 2021


My guest today, Tara Brach, has been one of my teachers for years, though she never knew it. Back in the early days of podcasting, I stumbled upon her weekly dharma talks or Buddhist teachings and meditations that she’d …

Julia Galef | How to Stop Deluding Ourselves

August 23rd, 2021


We tend to think we’re smart, rational beings, making good choices based on clear information. In truth, we’re anything but. We are pretty much walking, talking bundles of delusion and bias, much of it utterly hidden …

Katy Milkman | How to Change

August 19th, 2021


Ever want to change something that really matters to you, but struggle to make it stick, let alone wonder how to ever get started? You’re not alone. There is so much misinformation in the world of behavior change, which …

James Victore | How to Have a Point of View [BEST OF]

August 16th, 2021


When James Victore was told by a professor, in his design program during college, that he wasn’t cut out for the famed institution he’d been …

How to Reclaim Work & Come Back to Life

August 12th, 2021


Work, as we know it, is broken. Has been for a long time. But this moment we're in has brought it home like never before. And, now, it's time for a …

Natalie Baszile | We Are Each Other’s Harvest

August 9th, 2021


Farming has been a huge part of our history and culture for generations. But, there’s a part of the story that’s so often left out of the popular …

Scott Shute | The Full Body Yes

August 5th, 2021


How does a kid who grew up on a farm in the midwest, who struggled with mental illness on a level that led him to contemplate taking his own life, …

Megan Devine | It's Still Okay to Not Be Okay

August 2nd, 2021


There’s something big happening that few people are really talking about in a meaningful and constructive way. A sense of loss, on so many levels, …

Danielle Henderson | The Ugly Cry

July 29th, 2021


Danielle Henderson is a TV writer, former editor for Rookie, cohost of the film podcast I Saw What You Did, and author of the achingly poignant and …

Mental Health | Leading Voices

July 26th, 2021


This past year and a half has pushed many of us to the brink, in a lot of ways. Relationships. Work. Physical and mental health. It’s tested nearly …

Michelle Williams | Destiny’s Child, Darkness & Devotion

July 22nd, 2021


A member of the iconic Destiny's Child supergroup, along with Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland, on the surface, Michelle Williams lived a life people dreamed of. Yet, on the inside, things were not as they seemed. …

Ron Friedman, Ph.D. | The Truth About Greatness

July 19th, 2021


Want to be great at something you love? Don’t follow the age-old tropes. For decades, we’ve been told that, in order to become truly great at …

Gary Kemp | Life Beyond Spandau Ballet

July 15th, 2021


If I said the words, “I know this much is true,” a certain generation of humans would immediately start humming along with the lyric and the …

Elaine Aron, PhD | Highly Sensitive People

July 12th, 2021


If you’re ever heard the term, “highly sensitive person,” or even been called highly sensitive and maybe even recoiled a bit when that happen, you’ll be deeply moved by the work of today’s guest, Dr. Elaine Aron. She …

Ocean Vuong | On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

July 8th, 2021


A refugee at the age of two, Ocean Vuong and his mom found themselves fleeing Saigon, Vietnam, traveling across the globe, then dropped into a world …

Dallas Graham | The Story of a Lifetime

July 5th, 2021


Dallas Graham never planned to help kids tell their life stories. A fiercely creative and compassionate Salt Lake City graphic designer, poet, and writer, he’s worked on a wide variety of projects over the years. But, …

Glennon Doyle | Stepping Into Your Truth [BEST OF]

July 1st, 2021


Glennon Doyle is an activist and founder and president of Together Rising an all-women-led foundation that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy …

Lisa Congdon | Bringing Your Whole Self to Life

June 28th, 2021


It seems, every time I sit down with my friend, illustrator, fine artist, and author Lisa Congdon, she’s in a moment of transformation. Truth is, it’s a bit of a perpetual state for her. Lisa is best known for her …

Glo Atanmo | A Life Beyond Convention

June 24th, 2021


When Glo Atamno stepped on a plane with a one-way ticket and $500 years back, she knew she wanted a life that was different from the one she was …

Reimagining Relationships | Expert Panel

June 21st, 2021


Would it surprise you to learn that the depth and quality of your relationships is the single biggest determinant of a life well-lived? Well, that’s …

Ellen Hendriksen, PhD | Taming Social Anxiety [BEST OF]

June 17th, 2021


It’s one thing to feel uncomfortable around others, especially new people in a new environment. But, it’s another thing when those feelings fuel anxiety and, potentially, even panic and dread. And as we all emerge back …

Ethan Kross | Chatter: Harnessing Our Inner Dialogue

June 14th, 2021


If you’re like most people, there’s a certain amount of chatter that goes on in your head throughout the day. But, did you know that inner dialogue can have a profound effect on nearly every aspect of your life? Today’s …

Aviva Romm, MD | Women's Health Revolution

June 10th, 2021


The world of medicine is in a place of profound disruption, and that’s a really good thing. Because things have needed to change for a long time. …

Adam Gazzaley | Neuroscience, Psychedelics & Attention

June 7th, 2021


How does the neuroscience of attention affect nearly every aspect of our capacity to live good lives? How can we harness tech as a tool to help our …

Meditation | Science, Soul & Practice

June 3rd, 2021


Today’s episode is special, it’s a unique meditation deep dive that brings together the deep, research-driven insights from Daniel Goleman, best …

Chris Bosh | Letters to a Young Athlete

June 1st, 2021


What happens when the thing you’ve loved since you were a kid, the thing that led you to become an 11-time NBA All-star, and two-time champion, playing alongside the best in the world, comes to a cataclysmic end at the …

Light Watkins | Knowing Where to Look

May 27th, 2021


Growing up in Alabama in a family of six, Light Watkins never imagined he’d find himself in his mid-forties, some 15 years into a career as a meditation teacher having led workshops and trained thousands around the …

Brian Broome | Punch Me Up to the Gods

May 24th, 2021


From the earliest age, Brian Broome was taught that a man was, basically, everything he wasn’t. The model of masculinity handed down to him, from his …

Priya Parker | The Art of Gathering [BEST OF]

May 20th, 2021


So, how do you turn a gathering, whether over a meal or a giant event, into an experience of collective elevation? Priya Parker is on a mission to …

Sadhguru | The Truth About Karma

May 17th, 2021


Ranked among the fifty most influential people in India, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, and visionary. He has been conferred three presidential awards in India, including one for his environmental work as well as the …

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor | Whole Brain Living

May 13th, 2021


In 2008, Jill Bolte Taylor gave the first-ever TED Talk to go massively viral. A Harvard-trained neuroscientist, she told the story of her stroke …

Axel Mansoor | Turning Self-Loathing Into Self-Love

May 10th, 2021


How does someone who despised himself for most of his life go from loving himself and his life, and creating music that makes millions smile? That’s the journey my guest, Axel Mansoor has been on. A singer/songwriter …

David Yarrow | One of the World’s Best-Selling Fine Art Photographers

May 6th, 2021


David Yarrow is one of the world’s best-selling fine art photographers. He has spent the past decade documenting the natural world from new perspectives, and his distinctive, evocative and immersive photography of life …

Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue | 40 Years Together, What's the Secret?

May 3rd, 2021


Iconic actress, producer, author and activist, Marlo Thomas, never wanted to marry. She saw what she believed was the way marriage “had” to be - one person giving up their dream for the other - and knew it wasn’t for …

Ellen Bennett | Crafting Aprons for the World's Best Chefs

April 29th, 2021


Growing up in LA, Ellen Bennett had no idea her summer spent with her grandma in a small town in Mexico would play a huge role not only his how she …

Morgan Harper Nichols | How Far You Have Come

April 26th, 2021


Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist and poet whose work is inspired by real-life interactions and stories. Morgan spent the first couple of years of …

Terri Cole | Let's Talk About Boundaries

April 22nd, 2021


Ever feel like life is one non-stop boundary issue? You’re not alone. And my guest, Terri Cole, can help. Before earning a Master’s Degree in …

Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri | Changing Culture with Images & Story

April 19th, 2021


Imagine being a young photographer, working to stand out and rise up in a hyper-competitive industry, then getting a call one day from Iman and David Bowie, asking to shoot the cover of Iman’s next book, after two of …

Elizabeth Miki Brina | Speak, Okinawa

April 15th, 2021


Growing up outside Rochester, New York, all Elizabeth Miki Brina knew was that she was different, an outsider, and she blamed her mom, a first-generation immigrant from Okinawa, for it all. Elizabeth’s mother was …

Justin Tranter | Writing Songs the Whole World Sings

April 12th, 2021


Justin Tranter is one of the top songwriters and collaborators in the music industry, writing with everyone from Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, and Selena …

Anne Lamott | Blink Yourself Awake

April 8th, 2021


My first exposure to Anne Lamott’s work was her iconic book, Bird By Bird, which as a writer, was transformative. Not just because it helped me …

Wu-Tang, Power & Possibility | Sophia Chang [BEST OF]

April 5th, 2021


Sophia Chang is a force to be reckoned with. A soft-spoken French-lit major in college and the child of Korean immigrants raised in Vancouver, when …

John Rzeznik | Beyond the Goo Goo Dolls

April 1st, 2021


Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, John Rzeznik is the founding-member, frontman and guitarist for iconic band, the Goo Goo Dolls. He's a legend in the …

Giada De Laurentiis | Life Beyond Food

March 29th, 2021


With culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and a relatability that seems to light up the screen, many people know Giada De Laurentiis as …

MILCK | Not Quiet

March 25th, 2021


Connie Lim, whose artist name is MILCK, rose to widespread attention after a video of an a capella performance of her song "Quiet" on the street at the 2017 Women's March exploded into the public’s consciousness going …

Jen Hatmaker | A Wild Faith

March 22nd, 2021


Jen Hatmaker grew up in the church, surrounded by family and community, eventually rising up to become a central figure. But, over the years, she became increasingly uncomfortable with not so much the core tenets and …

Melissa Bernstein | Emerging From Shadow

March 18th, 2021


Melissa Bernstein, along with her husband Doug, is the Co-Founder of the legendary toy company Melissa & Doug, which has created over 5,000 …

Mark Mann | Capturing Icons

March 15th, 2021


My guest today is Glasgow born photographer, Mark Mann, who has built a stunning career, photographing many of the most iconic celebrities in the world, from Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, Iggy Pop, and the Black Eyed …

Christa Couture | This, Too

March 11th, 2021


Christa Couture is an award-winning performing and recording artist, filmmaker, writer and broadcaster. She is also proudly Indigenous (mixed Cree and Scandinavian), queer, disabled, and a mom. Her seventh album Safe …

Lama Rod Owens | Love & Rage

March 8th, 2021


Lama Rod Owens is a Buddhist minister, author, activist, yoga instructor and authorized Lama, or Buddhist teacher, in the Kagyu School of Tibetan …

Mari Andrew | My Inner Sky

March 4th, 2021


Mari Andrew is what I’d call a flaneur, she navigates the world in search of moments of discovery, wonder, serendipity and connection. That novelty often drops her into those flickering moments of aliveness - that is …

Roy Kinsey | The Rapbrarian

March 1st, 2021


My guest today, Chicago-born and raised, Roy Kinsey, is a bit of an anomaly. A black, queer-identified, rapper, and librarian or as he puts it, Rapbrarian. Roy’s escape from trauma and creative outlet as a kid was …

Jamie Kern Lima | Just Watch Me

February 25th, 2021


Jamie Kern Lima thought she’d spend her life in the world of broadcast TV, where after graduating, she began working her way up as a journalist, then eventually news anchor where a bright career was laid out in front of …

Jake Wood | Once a Warrior

February 22nd, 2021


When Marine sniper Jake Wood arrived home in the States after two brutal tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he wasn't leaving war behind him. Ten years after returning home, Jake's unit lost more men to suicide than to …

Denise Kaufman | A Technicolor Life

February 18th, 2021


At 73, Denise Kaufman is the ultimate renaissance woman, an active member of the ‘60s Bay Area psychedelic rock scene who’s seen and done it all - …

Miles Chamley-Watson | Redefining Cool

February 15th, 2021


Miles Chamley-Watson is on a mission to take fencing mainstream. A British-born, 6-foot-four Black man, covered in tattoos with bleached blond hair, …

Suleika Jaouad | Between Two Kingdoms

February 11th, 2021


Born in New York City to a Tunisian father and a Swiss mother, Suleika Jaouad attended The Juilliard School's pre-college program for the double …

Louis Chude-Sokei | Floating Between Worlds

February 8th, 2021


Born in the short-lived West African country of Biafra, Louis Chude-Sokei and his mom fled the country during the war that would take the life of his …

Renee Jain | Reclaiming Ease

February 4th, 2021


My guest, today, Renee Jain, started into her career as a tech entrepreneur who secretly suffered with her own sometimes dizzying and even paralyzing anxiety. One day, a panic attack led her to step back and re-examine …

Adam Grant | Think Again

February 1st, 2021


What would it take to make you rethink a deeply held point of view or belief? That’s one of Adam Grant’s recent fascinations. Adam is an …

Raised by Rhythm | Ellen Harper

January 28th, 2021


Ellen Harper has been around the folk music scene her whole life. Her mother, Dorothy Chase performed and taught banjo and guitar at Hecht House in …

Tara Brach | Wisdom For Anxious Times

January 25th, 2021


My guest today, Tara Brach, has been one of my teachers for years, though she never knew it. Back in the early days of podcasting, I stumbled upon her weekly dharma talks or Buddhist teachings and meditations that she’d …

Live Life Colorfully | Jason Naylor

January 21st, 2021


I first learned about today’s guest, Jason Naylor, through his art, which at that point, started appearing on walls and buildings all over New York City, and now is featured all over the world and on products, shows, in …

Unlocking Your Brain's Potential | Dr. Ryan D'Arcy

January 18th, 2021


For generations, when it came to your brain, we pretty much assumed that once you reach adulthood, it pretty much is what it is. That meant you …

Kat Vellos ⎮ Cultivating Better Friendships

January 14th, 2021


Question, when was the last time you made a really good new friend, as a grown-up? Like the kind that actually knows you, not just online, but the real you? Turns out, it’s not actually so easy to create those kinds of …

Reinvent Yourself | Spark Your Work

January 11th, 2021


What if your work could make you come alive? What if it could fill you with meaning, purpose, and excitement like you're fully accessing and …

Peter Frampton | Do You Feel Like I Do

January 7th, 2021


When I think about Peter Frampton, I’m immediately transported back to my teens when Peter’s musical juggernaut of a live-album, Frampton Comes Alive, took the world and my life by storm with anthemic songs like Do You …

To Succeed at Anything, Do This [2021]

January 4th, 2021


Success is not just about knowing what to do. It's about doing it. Information, plans and goals, alone, will not get you where you want to go. Nor …

Music & Poetry That Stirs the Soul: A Retrospective

December 31st, 2020


Over the history of this show, we’ve been incredibly blessed to not only have hundreds of guests in the physical and now virtual studio for conversation but also live performances from a wide variety of acclaimed …

Mark Nepo | Why We Need Each Other [Best Of]

December 28th, 2020


There’s something about the sound of Mark Nepo’s voice that just puts me at ease. He’s been immersed in a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years, taught all over the world, authored more than twenty books, …

Welcome to the Good Life Project podcast with Jonathan Fields

December 26th, 2020


We’re on a quest to help you live a more meaningful, connected and vital life. Every week we share inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered …

Christen Brandt & Tammy Tibbetts | Making a Difference

December 23rd, 2020


Christen Brandt and Tammy Tibbetts are on a mission to unlock the potential of girls and women, especially in parts of the world where they’re often excluded from education and, in turn, much of life and the opportunity …

Avanti Kumar-Singh, MD | Ayurveda & Healing

December 21st, 2020


I’ve been fascinated with alternative approaches to healing and medicine for my entire adult life. Especially when so many millions of us are walking …

Peter Tunney | Art & Elevation

December 17th, 2020


Peter Tunney is a legitimate force of nature with boundless creative energy, who loves spreading positive messages in unconventional ways. After a career in finance, biotech and then nearly a decade defined by wild …

Kulap Vilaysack | Origin Story, It’s Complicated

December 14th, 2020


Kulap’s parents fled violence in Laos, finding themselves in a refugee camp in Thailand, before moving to DC, where Kulap would be born, and then …

Ione Butler | Lift People Up

December 10th, 2020


Ione is a British film, television and voiceover actress based in LA with many different credits including Marvel’s Black Widow, a leading role in a …

Seth Godin | Art & Work

December 7th, 2020


Over the past few decades, Seth Godin has made quite a ruckus in nearly every domain he's explored, from business to marketing to education, innovation and beyond, in no small part by encouraging us all to join him in …

Jen Sincero | Badass Habits

December 3rd, 2020


Jen Sincero wants you to be a badass in all parts of life. And, as we head into the end of the year and start thinking about what we want to make happen, she’s doubling down on building badass habits. A past guest, Jen …

Michele Harper | Beauty in Breaking

November 30th, 2020


I first heard about my guest today, Michele Harper, when stumbled upon an essay she published earlier this year, entitled When This War is Over, May of Us Will Leave Medicine. It was about the reality of her day-to-day …

Matthew McConaughey | Just Keep Livin'

November 25th, 2020


Five days into filming his first movie - Dazed & Confused - some 28 years ago, Matthew McConaughey’s dad, a towering force in his life, suddenly died. Matthew had to figure out a way to keep showing up, to keep …

Ozan Varol | Think Like a Rocket Scientist

November 23rd, 2020


Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning professor and bestselling author.

A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Ozan Varol grew up in a family …

Sara Hendren | A Better-Designed World

November 19th, 2020


Sara Hendren was drawn to painting as a kid, studied it in college, then began to build her body of work and career as a fine artist, focusing on …

Tal Ben-Shahar | Happier, Even Now

November 16th, 2020


Growing up in Israel, Tal Ben-Shahar wanted to be the best squash player in the world. He turned pro at a young age and quickly rose up the ranks. Then a strange thing happened, he achieved his dream, but crashed hard, …

Carla Hall | Say Yes!

November 12th, 2020


Growing up in Nashville, Top Chef star, Carla Hall, was surrounded by soul food, especially dishes cooked by her beloved grandma. She loved eating …

The Hug | Part 2

November 9th, 2020


Today, we’re sharing part 2 of our special series, The Hug. Last week, we aired part 1 of the Hug, with six beautiful stories. Today is part 2 next, …

Light Watkins | Becoming Light [Best of]

November 5th, 2020


Earning his living in a past life as a fashion model, Light Watkins, began yoga and meditation in-between casting calls in New York City during the late nineties. Something he never saw coming happened. It opened him to …

Elizabeth Gilbert | Lightness from the Dark [Best of]

November 2nd, 2020


Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, City of Girls and other awesome books. She’s also just a straight-up genuine, wise, deeply-feeling human with a lens on …

The Hug | Part 1

October 29th, 2020


Today, we’re doing something we’ve never done before. We’re about to head into a week like never before in the US and, well, around the world. And we …

Rebekah Taussig | Sitting Pretty

October 26th, 2020


Rebekah Taussig is a Kansas City writer and teacher with her doctorate in Creative Nonfiction and Disability Studies. For the last five years, she’s grown a global community on Instagram, where she crafts these …

Julián Castro | A Life of Purpose and Service

October 22nd, 2020


My guest today is former, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, mayor of San Antonio, Texas and presidential candidate, Julián Castro. …

Cleo Wade | Leading and Creating from the Heart [Best Of]

October 19th, 2020


My guest on today’s Best Of conversation, Cleo Wade, is a community builder, artist, activist, and the author of the books, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life ( and Where to Begin: A …

Ani DiFranco, Zoe Boekbinder, Nathen Brown | The Prison Music Project

October 15th, 2020


In 2010, folk-singer and songwriter Zoe Boekbinder ( visited New Folsom Prison for the first time. What they thought would …

Alex Jamieson & Bob Gower | How to Have Hard Conversations

October 12th, 2020


Question - how do you talk to friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances about things that matter - hard things - in a way that leads to each …

The Year of No Grudges | Andrea Gibson

October 8th, 2020


Andrea Gibson is one of the most stirring and influential spoken word artists of our time. Best known for their live performances, in which they …

Angela Duckworth | Grit and Beyond

October 1st, 2020


In many circles, Angela Duckworth’s name has become synonymous with the word grit, this elusive trait that fuels the sustained action-taking in the face of relentless adversity that leads to big achievements. Her book

Ashley C. Ford | Rising Into Joy [Best Of]

September 28th, 2020


Ashley C. Ford lives in Brooklyn by way of Indiana, and she has a lot of jobs. She’s currently writing her memoir, Somebody's Daughter (, hosts The Chronicles of Now podcast, and is the former …

Bishop Michael Curry | Love is the Way

September 24th, 2020


The Most Reverend Michael Curry is the first African American individual to serve as Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Chief Pastor, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chair of the Executive …

Chasing My Cure | Dr. David Fajgenbaum

September 21st, 2020


As a kid, all David Fajgenbaum could think about was football. It consumed his life, being the quarterback on a top college team was his singular …

Elizabeth Lesser | Doing Power Differently

September 17th, 2020


Elizabeth Lesser wants to set the record straight. The one that started all the way back with Adam and Eve. The origin story that positioned man as firstborn and favored and women as second-born and scorned. The …

Own Not Run | Shannon and Bryan Miles

September 14th, 2020


Bryan and Shannon Miles fell in love when they were young, got married, started a family and each started building their own successful careers. But …

Bruce Feiler | Mastering Change

September 10th, 2020


Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Walking the Bible and Council of Dads, the presenter of two primetime series on PBS, and the inspiration for the COUNCIL OF DADS series …

Dr. Yusef Salaam & Ibi Zoboi | Punching the Air

September 8th, 2020


Today is a special conversation, featuring two guests. Dr. Yusef Salaam was just fifteen years old when his life was upended after being wrongly …

Kate DiCamillo | Tell the Truth, But Give 'Em Hope

September 3rd, 2020


Kate DiCamillo writes books for kids and young adults that also just happen to break open grownup’s hearts. Moving to Minnesota from Florida in her …

Arian Moayed: Fear Never Leaves, Just Keep Going [Best Of]

August 31st, 2020


Maybe you’ve seen today’s guest, Arian Moayed, on HBO’s Emmy-Award winning show, Succession, where he played Stewy. Or, in movies where h worked with legends like Bill Murray, Spike Lee. Or, on stage, where he was …

Sir Ken Robinson | How Are You Intelligent? [Tribute]

August 27th, 2020


In February 2006, Sir Ken Robinson ( stepped onto the TED stage and delivered the most viewed talk in the history of TED, …

Donna Carpenter | Building Burton: A Love Story

August 24th, 2020


Donna Carpenter met Burton founder, Jake Burton Carpenter in a Southern Vermont bar on New Year’s Eve 1981. Within a year they married and became partners in business and life, working side-by-side dipping snowboards in …

Dave Evans & Bill Burnett | Designing Your Work Life

August 20th, 2020


Dave Evans is a Lecturer in the Product Design Program at Stanford, Management Consultant, and co-founder of iconic gaming company, Electronic Arts. …

Arlan Hamilton | It's About Damn Time

August 17th, 2020


As a kid, Arlan Hamilton loved music and eventually found her way into the world of live concerts, working as a tour manager. Along the way, she also …

Dan Tomasulo | Learned Hopefulness

August 13th, 2020


The incoming Academic Director and core faculty member at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI), Teachers College, Columbia University, Dan …

Marta Zaraska | Growing Young

August 10th, 2020


Marta Zaraska is a Polish-Canadian science journalist who has written everywhere from the Washington Post, and Scientific American to New Scientist, …

Al Roker | Weathering Life

August 6th, 2020


Al Roker is a co-anchor of NBC’s Today, an Emmy-award winning journalist, and a New York Times bestselling author. He has been at NBC for 40 years and he's the celebrated host of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day …

Nzinga A. Harrison, MD | Power, Recovery & Equity

August 3rd, 2020


As a physician with specialties in addiction medicine and psychiatry who has spent her career focusing on stigma reduction and health equity, Nzinga Harrison is uniquely positioned to help people navigate the stress of …

Nicholas Palmquist | Dance, Equity and Access

July 30th, 2020


This conversation is different, it’s actually two conversations recorded four-months apart. Be sure to keep listening after our guest, Nicholas …

Gay Hendricks | Genius, Limits & Conscious Luck

July 27th, 2020


Gay Hendricks exploded onto the human potential scene in 2009 with his mega New York Times bestselling book, The Big Leap, where he introduced the concept of the upper limit problems and the zone of genius, which he’s …

Lea Thau | The Art of Reinvention

July 23rd, 2020


Starting as an unpaid intern at The Moth when it was still a local storytelling group in New York City, Lea Thau rose up to become the Executive & Creative Director, where she remained for a decade. During her time …

Joél Leon | Keeping Life Real

July 20th, 2020


Joél Leon is a storyteller, performer, poet, musician, and author. Born and raised in the Bronx, from the earliest age, art, performing and music became both a refuge and a source of creative expression. He’d …

T Kira Madden | Making Work That's Felt in the Spine

July 16th, 2020


T Kira Madden is a writer, photographer, amateur magician, and a powerful voice and editor, earning fellowships from the New York Foundation for the …

Michael Gervais | Finding Mastery

July 13th, 2020


Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist working in high-stakes environments with some of the best in the world, training the mindset …

Arielle Duhaime-Ross | Shining the Light

July 9th, 2020


Arielle Duhaime-Ross is the host of Reset, a podcast that re-evaluates the role of technology in our lives, from Stitcher and the Vox Media Podcast …

Mia Birdsong | How We Show Up

July 6th, 2020


Mia Birdsong is a pathfinder, community curator, and storyteller who engages the leadership and wisdom of people experiencing injustice to chart new visions of American life. She has a gift for making visible and …

Dan Heath | Upstream Thinking & Moment Making

July 2nd, 2020


Dan Heath is the co-author, along with his brother, Chip, of four New York Times bestselling books: Made to Stick, Switch, Decisive, and The Power of …

Milton Glaser | Make Things That Move People [Best Of]

June 29th, 2020


Iconic artist, designer, and New York Magazine cofounder, Milton Glaser's ( work has been seen everywhere from the halls of global industry to, social movements to local pubs, the Museum of …

Ann Patchett | On Solitude, Writing & Indie Bookstores

June 25th, 2020


A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Ann Patchett is the multi-award-winning and New York Times Bestselling author of …

Elaine Welteroth | More Than Enough

June 22nd, 2020


Elaine Welteroth is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and a producer and judge on the new Project Runway. She is known for her groundbreaking work at the helm of Teen Vogue, where she was …

James McBride | A Life of Music, Words & Love

June 18th, 2020


 James McBride is an accomplished musician and author whose books have been translated into 19 languages and sold millions of copies around the …

Judge Victoria Pratt | On Restorative Justice [Best Of]

June 15th, 2020


Growing up outside Newark, NJ, Judge Victoria Pratt found herself in the role of translator, advocate, and champion at a very young age. That deep …

John O'Leary | Choosing Awe

June 11th, 2020


In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on …

Alix Spiegel | Telling Revelatory Stories

June 9th, 2020


Graduating Oberline, Alix Spiegel landed in Chicago and stumbled upon a help-wanted ad that would lead to an internship with soon-to-be-legendary …

Lance Allred | Masculinity Reimagined

June 5th, 2020


Lance Allred was born legally deaf in a polygamist commune in rural Montana. When he was 13, his family escaped and eventually came out of hiding in …

Austin Channing Brown | I'm Still Here

June 3rd, 2020


Austin Channing Brown is a writer, speaker and media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice. She is the author of I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness ( …

James Nestor | The Power of Water and Breath

May 28th, 2020


James Nestor has written for Outside, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Dwell, The New York Times, and more. His book Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves was a finalist for …

Jameela Jamil | On Adversity, Celebrity and Activism

May 26th, 2020


Jameela Jamil an actor, writer, podcaster, and activist. Leaving behind a high-profile life as a host and DJ on two of the UK's most iconic TV and radio shows, a health scare led her to make a radical change that …

Dani Shapiro | A Year of Secrets, Savoring and Sacrifice

May 21st, 2020


Dani Shapiro is a New York Times bestselling author and gifted examiner of life, especially her own. Her latest book, Inheritance, ( drops you into a surprise revelation about who her dad was or, …

Stephanie Danler | The Road to Stray

May 19th, 2020


Stephanie Danler is a novelist, memoirist, and screenwriter. She is the author of the international bestseller, Sweetbitter, and the creator and executive producer of the Sweetbitter TV series on Starz. The book and …

Maya Shanbhag Lang | What We Carry

May 14th, 2020


Simultaneously parenting her daughter while caring for a mom who was vanishing into dementia, Maya Shanbhag Lang, found herself reexamining nearly …

John Caglione, Jr. | Academy Award-Winning Makeup Artist

May 12th, 2020


John Caglione, Jr. is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-Winning Makeup Artist. Obsessed with monster movies as a kid, he began studying makeup and special effects. A not-so-chance meeting with makeup legend, Dick Smith, …

Jacqueline Novogratz | Manifesto for a Moral Revolution

May 7th, 2020


Jacqueline Novogratz co-founded Rwanda’s first microfinance institution, Duterimbere, before launching the groundbreaking impact-investment and activist platform, Acumen. Nineteen years in, Acumen has helped build more …

Adam Cayton-Holland | Comedy in a Time of Darkness

May 5th, 2020


Acclaimed comic, Adam Cayton-Holland, has appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Comedy Central Presents, @midnight, and was named …

Macy Gray | Life Beyond "I Try."

April 30th, 2020


Macy Gray's unmistakable rasp, soul, and powerful spirit established as a 21st-century music icon with her triple-platinum album On How Life Is in …

Brad Montague | Becoming Better Grownups

April 28th, 2020


Brad Montague is the co-creator of Kid President, the internet sensation featured on Soulpancake Youtube channel. As a writer and director his work …

Jennifer Louden | Rediscovering Desire and Meaning

April 23rd, 2020


Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first bestseller, The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since …

Stephen Haff | Still Waters in a Storm

April 21st, 2020


Stephen Haff is the founder of Still Waters in a Storm, a one-room school serving mostly Spanish-speaking immigrant children in Bushwick, Brooklyn. …

Pete Holmes | On Comedy, God, Power, and Life.

April 16th, 2020


Pete Holmes is a comedian, writer, cartoonist, spiritual seeker, and the host of the You Made It Weird (

Dr. Sayantani DasGupta | A Foot in Three Worlds

April 14th, 2020


Dr. Sayantani Dasgupta has a foot in three worlds: medicine, teaching and writing. Growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants, she fell in love with writing at an early age. But she decided to focus on medicine as her …

Danny Koentopp | On Devotion to Craft

April 9th, 2020


Danny Koentopp wakes up every morning, gets dressed, has a bite to eat, kisses his wife and kids, and heads off to a garage in LA, often not coming out until long after the sun has set. For Danny, this garage is a …

Cooking as an Act of Love | Samin Nosrat [Best Of]

April 7th, 2020


For Samin Nosrat, cooking is love. A way to gather, delight and savor time with those you love. Maybe, at this time that finds more of us home and cooking, it can become the same for you.

Samin's New York Times

The Science of Age Reversal | David A. Sinclair, Ph.D.

April 2nd, 2020


What if you could reverse the aging process? Sounds like science fiction, but the new science of aging is turning it into science fact. Today, we …

Powered by Kombucha | Daina Trout

March 31st, 2020


Daina Trout thought she was starting a hair-growth company with her husband and best friend, before pivoting to become Health-Ade Kombucha, a …

The Art and Science of Listening | Kate Murphy

March 26th, 2020


Kate Murphy is a Houston, TX-based reporter whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist, Agence France-Presse, and Texas Monthly. …

20 Tools to Tame Anxiety | Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

March 24th, 2020


Anxiety is at an all-time high right now, and there are valid reasons for concern. At the same time, most of us have more control over how we …

Awakening to Your Dream | Dr. Tererai Trent [Best Of]

March 19th, 2020


Born in a small village with no electricity or running water in Zimbabwe, Dr. Tererai Trent was married in her early teens as was the custom, had four children by age 18 and suffered repeated physical abuse from her …

IN-Q | Poetry Rising

March 17th, 2020


IN-Q is a National Poetry Slam champion, award-winning poet, and multi-platinum songwriter. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to …

John Hodgman | An Unlikely Life

March 12th, 2020


John Hodgman started his career as a literary agent, but found himself launched into TV when, after an appearance to promote a book on “The Daily …

Glennon Doyle | Untamed

March 10th, 2020


Glennon Doyle is the author of New York Times bestselling memoirs Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior, and the powerful new book, Untamed. An activist …

Morgan Harper Nichols | The Ultimate Love Letter

March 5th, 2020


Morgan Harper Nichols is a writer, artist, and musician. While on the road performing, she cultivated her passion for writing and art, and began to …

David Heinemeier Hansson | A Different Lens on Work

March 3rd, 2020


Living in Malibu, by way of Denmark, David Heinemeier Hansson is the co-founder & CTO at Basecamp and the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Rework and Remote. His latest book is It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at …

The Things We Do For Money | Jill Schlesinger

February 27th, 2020


Jill Schlesinger is an Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award-Winning Business Analyst for CBS News. She covers the economy, markets, investing and anything …

Nontraditional Fatherhood & Family | Trystan Reese

February 25th, 2020


After years of on-the-ground advocacy work, Trystan Reese burst into the public consciousness on a global scale in 2017 when he and his partner told …

A Life of Activism and Writing | Jamia Wilson

February 20th, 2020


Jamia Wilson is an activist, writer, and speaker. As director of The Feminist Press at the City University of New York and the former VP of programs at the Women’s Media Center, Wilson has been a leading voice on …

The Evolution of an Artist | Cey Adams

February 18th, 2020


Cey Adams, a New York City native, emerged from the legendary downtown street art movement to eventually exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel …

The 4 Noble Truths of Love | Susan Piver [Best Of]

February 13th, 2020


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, …

Making Music that Bridges Worlds | Elisapie

February 11th, 2020


Raised in the small, rugged town of Salluit at the edge of the Arctic Circle, Elisapie fell in love with music at a young age, began singing and composing and eventually found her way to Montreal, where she built a …

A Liberated Mind | Steven C. Hayes, PhD

February 6th, 2020


Steven Hayes was a young psychology professor when he started having debilitating anxiety and panic attacks. Let down by conventional wisdom, he …

Ophira Eisenberg | A Well-Storied Life

February 4th, 2020


Ophira Eisenberg hosts NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy, trivia show Ask Me Another where she interviews and plays silly games with the show's …

Make Things That Move People | Milton Glaser [Best Of]

January 30th, 2020


Iconic designer and New York Magazine cofounder, Milton Glaser's work has been seen everywhere from the halls of global industry to, social movements to local pubs, the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou …

Success Interrupted [and reimagined] | Sharon Epperson

January 28th, 2020


Sharon Epperson is CNBC's senior personal finance correspondent, appears regularly on the syndicated program On the Money and Public Television's …

Loving Yourself (the truth) | Kamal Ravikant

January 23rd, 2020


Kamal Ravikant has meditated with monks in the Himalayas, served as a US Army Infantry soldier, cofounded several tech-companies and a Venture …

Ambassador Samantha Power | Education of an Idealist

January 21st, 2020


Samantha Power served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, as well as a member of President Obama’s cabinet. In this role, Power became the …

Reimagining Work | A Path to Meaning & Joy

January 16th, 2020


What if your work could make you come alive? What if it could fill you with meaning, purpose, and excitement like you're fully accessing and …

Scientist, Astronaut, Explorer | Kathryn Sullivan

January 14th, 2020


Dr. Kathryn Sullivan is a distinguished scientist, astronaut, leader and teacher. She was one of the first six women to join the NASA astronaut corps …

How to Live a Good Life

January 9th, 2020


What is a good life and how do we live it? In today's special episode, Jonathan Fields debunks the three Good Life Lies, then shares a simple, yet …

Ben Folds | Music, Creativity & Nonconformity

January 7th, 2020


Acclaimed musician, composer and creative visionary, Ben Folds, has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes mega-hit pop albums …

To Succeed at Anything, Do This. (2020)

January 2nd, 2020


Success is not just about knowing what to do. It's about doing it. Information, plans and goals, alone, will not get you where you want to go. Nor …

You Don’t Need to be Fixed | Geneen Roth [Best Of]

December 30th, 2019


Geneen Roth is a New York Times bestselling author of books like When Food Is Love and Women Food and God, has taught groundbreaking workshops for over 30 years, been featured on Oprah, 20/20, the Today show, Good …

The 6 Keys to a Happy, Healthy Life | Dr. Frank Lipman [Best Of].

December 26th, 2019


Dr. Frank Lipman, a pioneer in both integrative and functional medicine, the founder and director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, and a New York Times best-selling author. Drawing from his book, How …

Love in the Age of Difference | Mira Jacob

December 23rd, 2019


Mira Jacob is an author, illustrator, contributor to The New York Times, Vogue, BuzzFeed, Shondaland and many others, and writing professor at The …

Questioning Masculinity | Thomas Page McBee

December 19th, 2019


The first transgender man to box in Madison Square Garden, Thomas Page McBee is an author, journalist, and television writer who explores the …

Wu-Tang, Power & Possibility | Sophia Chang

December 17th, 2019


Sophia Chang is a force to be reckoned with. A soft-spoken French-lit major in college and the child of Korean immigrants raised in Vancouver, when …

Two Cultures, One World | Tarek Mounib

December 12th, 2019


Tech-founder turned filmmaker, Tarek Mounib, had a crazy thought: what would happen if you brought together people from two radically different …

Marin Hinkle | A Marvelously Real Life

December 10th, 2019


Marin Hinkle plays matriarch, Rose Weissman, on the Amazon Original series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which just released its third season. You may …

Here Lies Magic | Nate Staniforth

December 5th, 2019


From the moment he drove his classmates into a screaming frenzy with a coin trick at age 9, Nate Staniforth has been hooked on creating experiences that awe. Now a professional magician, writer, YouTube creator, and …

Life In Seasons | Kate Fagan

December 3rd, 2019


Former ESPN on-air personality, writer and New York Times bestselling author of What Made Maddy Run, Kate Fagan, has lived many seasons. A fiercely-competitive athlete as a kid playing pick-up basketball alongside her …

Art, Work & Life | Lisa Congdon

November 28th, 2019


Lisa Congdon is an acclaimed illustrator, author, speaker, and teacher, known for her colorful graphic drawings and hand lettering, her many books, …

Queen Bees, Wannabees & Cultures of Dignity | Rosalind Wiseman

November 26th, 2019


Teaching self-defense to young women in her late twenties, Rosalind Wiseman saw a world she never expected; one where girls and young women would …

You Are Worth It | Kyle Carpenter

November 21st, 2019


When a stranger thanks Kyle Carpenter for his service as a U.S. Marine, his automatic reply is, "you are worth it." Enlisting in the Marine Corps in 2009, he served for more than a year in Helmand Province, Afghanistan …

The Story Behind the Voice | Lisa Fischer

November 19th, 2019


Even if you don't know Lisa Fischer's name, you do know her voice. A mesmerizing vocalist, Fischer spent decades touring and recording with The …

David Krumholtz | Taking Life As It Comes

November 14th, 2019


Growing up in Queens, NY, at the age of 13, David Krumholtz, stumbled into the world of acting when he followed friends to an open audition on a …

Finding Grace | Samira Rajabi

November 12th, 2019


What if social media and tech could be a powerful ally in the process of recovering from trauma? That's exactly what today's guest, Samira Rajabi (

Thomas Sadoski | Acting, Love & Service.

November 7th, 2019


For Thomas Sadoski, acting has been in his DNA for as long as he can remember. With a decades-long love of the stage, he's landed award-winning performances on and off Broadway, features in movies like John Wick, The …

Adam Rippon | Olympic Figure Skater & Media Phenom

October 31st, 2019


Olympic figure skater, Adam Rippon, won the world over not only with a medal-winning performance at the 2018 games, but also with his disarmingly honest, unfiltered and funny on-camera presence. Rippon is an artist, …

Tracking Your Life | Boyd Varty

October 29th, 2019


Born into a family of conservationists and trackers in South Africa, Boyd Varty ( began learning the art of tracking lions at a young age. Not for hunting, but rather as a devotion. And, …

Life Beyond Exile | Liz Phair

October 24th, 2019


Liz Phair took the music world by storm ( in the early 90s with the release of her iconic album Exile in Guyville. That, along with her self-produced Girly Sound tapes, landed her on …

Trauma & Transformation | James S. Gordon, MD

October 22nd, 2019


James S. Gordon, MD is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist internationally recognized for using self-awareness, self-care, and group support to heal …

One Last Secret | Augusten Burroughs

October 17th, 2019


Augusten Burroughs knows how to keep a secret. An autodidact with no formal education ( beyond elementary school, he began …

Brave, Not Perfect | Reshma Saujani

October 15th, 2019


Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code (, the nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in …

Reclaiming Your Path | Cyndie Spiegel

October 10th, 2019


Cyndie Spiegel was a rising star in the fashion industry. Fifteen years in, living the life so many dream of, she made a bold decision. To walk-away …

Don't Worry, Be True to You | Madison McFerrin

October 3rd, 2019


Madison McFerrin is an independent singer-songwriter ( based in Brooklyn, NY, who's lit up the world with her …

Love, Music, Images & Icons | Danny Clinch

October 1st, 2019


Danny Clinch has played with, photographed, and filmed some of the most iconic musicians in modern history, including Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Tupac Shakur, and Johnny Cash. Acclaimed as one of the top photographers in …

How a Secret Business Built a Life | Bridgett M. Davis

September 26th, 2019


Bridgett M. Davis ( up in the high-stakes mix of Motown, motor-city unions, and racial tension that was Detroit in the 1960s and 70s, watching her mother, Fannie, run a neighborhood numbers …

Creative Trespassing | Tania Katan

September 24th, 2019


Tania Katan ( a speaker, bestselling author, and co-creator of globally viral empowerment campaign #ItWasNeverADress. Her …

How to Finish What Matters | Charlie Gilkey

September 19th, 2019


Productivity - not a fun word for most people. Well, what if there was a way to quickly figure out what matters most, focus in on that, let go of everything else, then go from idea to done? To become a productivity …

Redefining Possibility | Kyle Bryant

September 17th, 2019


Growing up in northern California, Kyle Bryant ( loved being outside and being active. But, his late teens would change …

Called to Create | Chase Jarvis

September 12th, 2019


Chase Jarvis wants you to know...YOU ARE CREATIVE! An award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential photographers of the past decade, Chase ( has created campaigns for …

The Neuroscientist Novelist | Lisa Genova

September 10th, 2019


Lisa Genova ( graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology, before pursuing …

Art, Expression & Elevation | Sam Kirk

September 5th, 2019


Sam Kirk ( was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and spent most of her childhood jumping from neighborhood to neighborhood with her family. While she loved exploring new communities and …

Becoming Indistractable | Nir Eyal

September 3rd, 2019


Five years ago, Nir Eyal showed the world how tech-companies build apps, games, and platforms that highjack your attention and become near impossible to stop using in his book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Life & Creation After Loss | Kate Inglis

August 29th, 2019


Kate Inglis ( writes children’s fiction, including award-nominated novels and picture books. Kate's writing through the premature birth of her twins, the subsequent loss of one, and life …

Rise of the Super Connector | Chris Winfield

August 27th, 2019


In the mid-to-late 2000s, Chris Winfield ( was riding high. Living fast, a co-founder of one of the hottest creative-agencies in tech, he had the world at his feet. Secretly, he was dying …

The Science of Energy Medicine | Jill Blakeway

August 22nd, 2019


When you hear "energy medicine," what do you think? For many, it's a blend of curiosity and caution. You've heard about incredible outcomes after nearly everything else has failed, yet you can't wrap your head around …

Building Better Boys | Michael Reichert

August 20th, 2019


Michael C. Reichert, PhD ( founding director of the Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives at the University of Pennsylvania and a clinical practitioner specializing in boys …

Influence For Good | Zoë Chance

August 15th, 2019


If I offer the word influence, is your immediate reaction negative or positive? Zoë Chance ( has done the research. She knows what the reaction is for most people, it is not positive. But, that doesn’t …

In the Blink of an Eye | Orlando Bowen

August 13th, 2019


In the blink of an eye, Orlando Bowen’s ( life would never be the same. One moment, he was celebrating the signing of a …

The Wildfang Way | Emma Mcilroy

August 8th, 2019


Growing up outside Belfast, Ireland, Emma Mcilroy was obsessed with all-things athletics, while also developing a fierce interest in human behavior. She went on to Cambridge, then landed in the world of business, …

Defying the Odds | Chris Norton

August 6th, 2019


Chris Norton suffered a spinal cord injury playing college football. Doctors gave him a 3% chance of moving anything below his neck again. But, four …

This Will Be My Undoing | Morgan Jerkins

August 1st, 2019


Morgan Jerkins ( is a journalist, author, editor, and professor at Columbia University. Her debut essay collection,

Mind and Matter | John Urschel

July 30th, 2019


Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker, John Urschel, lived a double-life. On the field, he was a celebrated football player, starting out at Penn State before turning pro and playing in the NFL. But, off the field, a …

Behind The Artist's Way | Julia Cameron

July 25th, 2019


After years of teaching workshops on creative unblocking and self-publishing her exercises, Julia Cameron ( launched a …

Reimagining Success | Scott Galloway

July 23rd, 2019


Scott Galloway ( is a Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he was named “One of the World’s 50 Best …

Bridging Worlds | Violet Duncan

July 18th, 2019


Violet Duncan ( is an author, storyteller, educator, performer and Native American Hoop & Powwow dancer. She's …

The Art of Growing Wise | Jerry Colonna

July 16th, 2019


In the late 1990s, Jerry Colonna co-founded the iconic Flatiron Partners with Fred Wilson. Flatiron became one of the world’s most successful, …

The Story Behind Therapy for Black Girls | Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

July 11th, 2019


Dr. Joy Harden Bradford ( is a licensed psychologist, speaker and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast,

Why Generalists Beat Specialists | David Epstein

July 2nd, 2019


David Epstein ( is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene and his new blockbuster book, Range (

Sex, Shame, Freedom and Faith | Nadia Bolz-Weber

June 27th, 2019


NADIA BOLZ-WEBER ( first hit the New York Times list with her 2013 memoir—the bitingly honest and inspiring Pastrix: …

Life on Creativity | Austin Kleon

June 25th, 2019


Austin Kleon ( is the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work!, and his newest book, Keep Going ( His work has been translated into …

Fiercely Honest, Unapologetically Joyful | Ashley C. Ford

June 20th, 2019


Ashley C. Ford ( 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 & …

They Said It Couldn’t Be Done | John Chester

June 18th, 2019


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 …

Do The Hard Thing & Love It | Robin Arzón

June 13th, 2019


Robin Arzón ( knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was 10 years old, went to NYU, the Villanova Law and landed a job …

What We Get Wrong About Work | Marcus Buckingham

June 11th, 2019


In 1999, Marcus Buckingham burst onto the scene talking about these things called strengths and how to harness them in his mega-bestseller, First, …

Elizabeth Gilbert | Back Into the Light

June 6th, 2019


Elizabeth Gilbert ( 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

The Truth About Hope | Mark Manson

June 4th, 2019


Mark Manson ( is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, which has reached #1 in …

Amanda Palmer | Music in May

May 30th, 2019


Amanda Palmer ( is a singer, songwriter, playwright, pianist, author, director, blogger and ukulele enthusiast who …

Inside the Love Lab | Julie & John Gottman

May 28th, 2019


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 …

[BONUS] Kaki King | Music in May

May 23rd, 2019


Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitar phenom (, Kaki King, has released 9 …

Stop Hiding, Reclaim Your Voice | Alexia Vernon

May 21st, 2019


Alexia Vernon ( 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 …

Discovering Your Identity | Stedman Graham

May 14th, 2019


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 …

[BONUS] Citizen Cope | Music Month

May 9th, 2019


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 ( grew up …

Love & Lunch on Skid Row | LaRayia Gaston

May 7th, 2019


Moving from New York to Los Angeles, LaRayia Gaston ( 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. …

[BONUS] Jimmie Vaughan | Music Month

May 2nd, 2019


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 …

[BONUS] Becoming Limitless | Laura Gassner Otting

April 25th, 2019


Thrust into the world of presidential politics in her twenties, Laura Gassner Otting ( found herself working in the …

The Power of Other Voices | Rosanna Durruthy

April 23rd, 2019


Growing up between New York City’s South Bronx and Queens in the 1970s, Rosanna Durruthy's ( family and home were often the place where everyone gathered, people from all walks of …

The Secret Lives of Therapists | Lori Gottlieb

April 16th, 2019


Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist ( and New York Times bestselling author who writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advice …

Adventures in Kindness | Leon Logothetis

April 9th, 2019


From the outside looking in, Leon Logothetis ( 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 …

Abby Wambach | World-class Athlete to Wolfpack Activist.

April 2nd, 2019


Abby Wambach’s ( name is synonymous with soccer. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest …

How to Live with Wonder and Write With Truth | Shobha Rao

March 26th, 2019


At the age of seven, Shobha Rao ( 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 …

Yoga, Revolution, Revelation | Seane Corn

March 19th, 2019


Seane Corn ( 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 …

Empowering Girls to Stand in Their Stories | Laura Peña

March 12th, 2019


Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Laura Peña ( discovered a love of design, animation, filmmaking, storytelling …

How to Have a Point of View | James Victore

March 5th, 2019


My guest today, James Victore, has been described as part Darth Vader, part Yoda, prolific storyteller, designer, provocateur, artist, activist and …

Why We Need to Rise Together | Judge Victoria Pratt

February 26th, 2019


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 (

Redefining Intelligence and Human Potential | Scott Barry Kaufman

February 19th, 2019


Scott Barry Kaufman ( has a Ph.D. from Yale, and an M. Phil from Cambridge and now teaches at Barnard. Not bad for a …

From the Ashes of War to the Brownstones of Brooklyn | Aleksandra Scepanovic

February 12th, 2019


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 …

Bankruptcy to Poo-Pourri, a Mystical Journey | Suzy Batiz

February 5th, 2019


At 38, Suzy Batiz ( was depressed and struggling through her second bankruptcy. A handful of years later, she'd built a …

Tapping Alter-Egos to Unlock Hidden-Potential: Todd Herman

January 29th, 2019


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 …

Maggie Doyne: BlinkNow Founder On a Life of Service.

January 22nd, 2019


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 …

Garrard Conley: Boy Erased.

January 15th, 2019


Garrard Conley is the author of the New York Times Best Selling memoir Boy Erased (, now also a major motion picture (

Growing up in a small town, immersed …

Samin Nosrat: Salt. Fat. Acid. Heat. Life!

January 8th, 2019


Samin Nosrat is writer, teacher, and chef (

Her New York Times bestselling book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (, received the James Beard award for Best General Cookbook and was …

To Succeed at Anything, Do This. (2019)

January 1st, 2019


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 …

Tim Ferriss: What Really Matters [Best Of].

December 25th, 2018


Tim Ferris has been on a mission ( to deconstruct excellence his entire adult life. It began with his own relentless …

Bronnie Ware: A Life Beyond Regret [Best of].

December 18th, 2018


In November 2009, Bronnie Ware ( published a short essay entitled Regrets of the Dying ( It revealed the top 5 regrets people had shared with her in …

Casey Gerald: There Will Be No Miracles Here.

December 11th, 2018


On the surface, Casey Gerald (, 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, …

Rebecca Minkoff: Building a Global Brand and a Good Life.

December 4th, 2018


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 …

Mark Nepo: More Together Than Alone.

November 27th, 2018


Mark Nepo ( 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 …

Jennifer Marshall: Mental Illness and the Power of Story.

November 20th, 2018


Jennifer Marshall's ( life was going exactly as planned. Then, she turned 26 and everything changed.

Marshall found …

Seth Godin: Learn to See, Leave Them Changed.

November 13th, 2018


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 …

Farnoosh Torabi: Money, Power, Friendship and Freedom.

November 6th, 2018


Farnoosh Torabi ( 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 …

Mitch Albom: Building a Life and Living that Matters.

October 30th, 2018


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 Should I Do With My Life? First, Do This.

October 23rd, 2018


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 …

Chip Conley: Ritual and Reinvention.

October 16th, 2018


Rebel hospitality entrepreneur ( 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 …

Owning Your Darkness as a Path to Freedom: Zainab Salbi

October 9th, 2018


Zainab Salbi ( 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 …

How to Rise Above Social Anxiety: Ellen Hendriksen

October 2nd, 2018


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.


Scott Harrison: charity: water Founder on Hedonism, Redemption and Service.

September 25th, 2018


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 …

Michael Ventura: Reclaiming His Body, Business and Life.

September 18th, 2018


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 …

Radha Agrawal: How to Find Your People and Start a Movement.

September 11th, 2018


Radha Agrawal ( is the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker (, the early morning, sober dance celebration. This global gathering happens in 25 …

Ben Nemtin: Life Beyond The Buried Life.

September 4th, 2018


Ben Nemtin ( 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 …

Andy Grammer: Making Music from the Heart.

August 27th, 2018


Born in a small town in upstate New York, pop-music phenom, Andy Grammer ( his place in music the hard way. He spent years busking on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, honing is …

Brené Brown: Vulnerable, Brave and Awake [Best Of].

August 21st, 2018


Brene Brown ( 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 …

Warby Parker Co-founder, Dave Gilboa: Building a Life and Brand That Matters.

August 14th, 2018


Dave Gilboa is the co-founder/CEO of Warby Parker (

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 …

Ruth King: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

August 7th, 2018


Growing up in South Central, LA in the '60s and '70s, Ruth King ( 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 …

Trevor Hall: Music, Mysticism, Meditation and Money [live performance].

July 31st, 2018


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 …

Grace Bonney on Design, Evolution and Serendipity

July 24th, 2018


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 …

Living a Life of Adventure and Impact: Scotty Johnson

July 17th, 2018


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 …

Priya Parker: The Art of Gathering.

July 10th, 2018


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 …

Ryan Lee: A Second Chance at Work and Life.

July 3rd, 2018


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 …

Your DNA May Not Be Your Destiny: Carl Zimmer

June 26th, 2018


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 …

Susan Piver: The 4 Noble Truths of Love.

June 19th, 2018


Susan Piver ( is the New York Times best-selling author of 9 books, a speaker, and founder of the largest virtual mindfulness …

Cleo Wade: Heart Talk, Joy and the Power of Expression.

June 12th, 2018


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 …

Michael Pollan: Psychedelics, Science, Fear and Hope.

June 5th, 2018


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 …

Jen Sincero: You Are a Badass at Life and Money [Best Of]

May 28th, 2018


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, …

Sadie Lincoln: barre3 Founder on Building a Business and a Life.

May 21st, 2018


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 …

Rich Roll: On Reckoning and Reinvention

May 14th, 2018


Rich Roll transformed his body and health, losing 50-pounds and becoming an acclaimed plant-powered ultra-endurance athlete. This led to the …

Mindfulness, Compassion and Work: Leah Weiss

May 7th, 2018


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 …

The Secret Science of Perfect Timing: Dan Pink

April 30th, 2018


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 …

My Dad was a Fugitive: A Life on the Run: Tyler Wetherall

April 23rd, 2018


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 …

Reinvention, Meditation and Bliss: Light Watkins

April 16th, 2018


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 …

You Don’t Need to be Fixed: Geneen Roth

April 9th, 2018


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 …

Choosing Courage Over Comfort: Elizabeth Lesser

April 2nd, 2018


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 …

The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life: Dr. Frank Lipman

March 26th, 2018


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 …

A Toymaker With a Dark Secret and a Giant Heart: Melissa Bernstein

March 19th, 2018


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 …

Finding Grace in the Face of Unrelenting Pain: Ruthie Lindsey

March 12th, 2018


Ruthie Lindsey escaped paralysis after a car accident in her late teens, but found herself in unrelenting and mysterious pain. A cocktail of …

The Fear Never Leaves, You Just Keep Doing the Work: Arian Moayed

March 5th, 2018


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 …

Choosing Not to Die, When Doctor Becomes Patient - Dr. Rana Awdish

February 26th, 2018


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 …

Fewer Things Better.

February 22nd, 2018


Ever wonder, where is the sweet spot between pushing multiple projects forward simultaneously until you see which one is most likely to succeed AND …

Charity Tillemann-Dick: Singing For Her Life (with someone else's lungs).

February 19th, 2018


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 …

To Earn More, Don't Just Ask, Believe.

February 15th, 2018


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 …

Heather Harpham: Life and Death, Love and Family.

February 12th, 2018


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 …

The Drum Major Instinct | Pain, Pills and Emotion.

February 8th, 2018


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 …

Stan Tatkin: Love, Danger, Deviance and Conflict.

February 5th, 2018


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, …

Fasting: My 7 Days Without Food.

February 1st, 2018


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. …

Matthieu Ricard: World's Happiest Man on What Really Matters.

January 29th, 2018


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 …

Walking in the Rain | Screen-time and Happiness.

January 25th, 2018


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 …

Samantha Paige: Radical Decisions and Reclaiming Identity.

January 22nd, 2018


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 …

Why You Need a Teacher (even if you're sure you don't).

January 18th, 2018


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. …

Scott Stabile: Big Love.

January 15th, 2018


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 …

Validation Fever | Heart Science.

January 11th, 2018


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 …

Lea Waters: Reclaiming Strength Out of Darkness

January 8th, 2018


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 …

A Fat That Makes You Thin [New Research].

January 4th, 2018


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 …

To Succeed at Anything, Do This. (2018)

January 1st, 2018


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 …

How to Close the Books on 2017 | Amber for Sleep.

December 28th, 2017


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, …

Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit [Best of]

December 25th, 2017


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 …

The Creative Cave Myth | Rainy Days and Pain

December 21st, 2017


What if you could just spend all your time being creative?

Making amazing things, and not worry about building your social media profiles, your …

Courtney Carver: On Simplicity, M.S., Love and Stress.

December 18th, 2017


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 …

Make Better Decisions Faster | Dismantling Mindfulness

December 14th, 2017


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 …

Wim Hof: The Making of The Iceman.

December 11th, 2017


Known widely as The Iceman, Wim Hof, is a Dutch-born world record holder, adventurer, daredevil and researcher.

While best known for his seemingly …

Good Life Bucket Trifecta | Anti-aging Mushrooms

December 7th, 2017


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 …

Traci Ruble: Listening to Strangers, It’s a Movement.

December 4th, 2017


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 …

The Gratitude Visit | Nuts on the Brain

November 30th, 2017


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 …

Tim Ferriss: Halfway Through Life, What Really Matters?

November 27th, 2017


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 …

Are We Related? | How Exercise Boosts Memory.

November 23rd, 2017


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 …

Mari Andrew: The Art of Knowing You're Not Alone.

November 20th, 2017


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 …

Blue Light Zen | Tsh and The Simple Show

November 16th, 2017


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 …

Sparking Others | Building Strength With Your Brain.

November 9th, 2017


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 …

Sheri Salata: From Oprah Winfrey to Owning Her Own Story.

November 6th, 2017


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.”

The Danger of Hindsight | Exercise Your DNA

November 2nd, 2017


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, …

Jedidiah Jenkins: Living a Life of Intention and Adventure.

October 30th, 2017


Jedidiah Jenkins is a storyteller, adventurer and powerful advocate for intentional living.

Leaving behind his training in law to tap a lifelong gift …

Mind-Control, Daydreaming and Intelligence.

October 26th, 2017


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 …

Byron Katie: Doing The Work and Awakening to Joy.

October 23rd, 2017


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 …

Brain Training: What Really Works? | Cognitive Bias: Anchoring.

October 19th, 2017


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 …

Dr. Tererai Trent: Reigniting Dreams and Empowering Women.

October 16th, 2017


Dr. Tererai Trent is an internationally acclaimed voice for women’s empowerment and education.

Hailed by Oprah Winfrey as her “all-time favorite …

To Read Emotion, Don't Look, Listen.

October 12th, 2017


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 …

Jordan Harbinger: Hacking Human Interaction (can it be done?)

October 9th, 2017


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 …

The Downside of Yes. Eat When You Rise (another reason).

October 5th, 2017


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 …

Mark Divine: From Navy SEAL to Warrior Monk

October 2nd, 2017


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. …

The Power of Rhyme. What Your Eyes WANT To See (no, not that).

September 28th, 2017


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 …

Vanessa Potter: She Woke Up Seeing and Went to Bed Blind.

September 25th, 2017


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 …

Side Hustle Secrets. Crying Over Failure (it's a good thing?)

September 21st, 2017


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 …

Daniel Goleman: The Truth About Meditation (a scientific look).

September 18th, 2017


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 …

Hidden Psychology of To-Do's. How Sight Turns Off Sound.

September 14th, 2017


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 …

Mark Lukach: When Mental Illness Changes Everything.

September 11th, 2017


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 …

Accelerated Learning with Exercise. Getting Out of Your Lane.

September 7th, 2017


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 …

The ARC of Happiness. You Are WHEN You Eat.

August 31st, 2017


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, …

Glennon Doyle: Love Warrior, Activist, Change-Maker [Best Of]

August 28th, 2017


Glennon Doyle is an author, activist, founder of and co-founder of the Compassion Collective and Together Rising, a non-profit that has …

How Kindness Boosts Health. Waiting for a Sign.

August 24th, 2017


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 …

Elizabeth Gilbert: Curiosity and the Passion Fallacy. [Best Of]

August 21st, 2017


[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 …

Why You Need a Point of View. Swearing and Pain.

August 17th, 2017


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 …

Liz Dolan: Mega-Business, Side-Hustles and Podcasting.

August 14th, 2017


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 …

Using DNA as Sunblock. Creating Daily Transition Windows.

August 10th, 2017


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 …

Eric Barker: What If Everything You Knew About Success Was Wrong?

August 7th, 2017


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 …

Why You Should Talk to Yourself (in 3rd person).

August 3rd, 2017


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 …

Nilofer Merchant: How to Turn Ideas Into Impact with Onlyness

July 31st, 2017


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 …

On Awe, Positive Actions, Anxiety and Depression.

July 27th, 2017


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 …

Caroline Adams Miller: The Road to Grit.

July 24th, 2017


Guest: For almost three decades Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP has been a leading voice in applying the science of goal-setting, grit, happiness and …

Your Work Zone Matters. Chocolate and Your Brain.

July 20th, 2017


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 …

Ryan Holiday: How to Make Stuff That Stands the Test of Time.

July 17th, 2017


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 …

Good Life Jam: Just Be Kind. Smart Phone Dumb Life.

July 13th, 2017


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 …

Julie Piatt aka SriMati: On Sacred Moments (and Vegan Cheese).

July 10th, 2017


Guest:Julie Piatt aka SriMati is a plant-based chef, meditation guide, yoga teacher, musician, and author of This Cheese is Nuts!: Delicious Vegan …

Riff + Science: Burn the Ships; Carrots and Curiosity.

July 6th, 2017


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 …

Agapi Stassinopoulos: In the Presence of Love.

July 3rd, 2017


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 …

In It Together: Nobody Opts Out of the Human Condition

June 29th, 2017


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 …

Robert Thurman: Living Buddhist Ideals in a Western World.

June 26th, 2017


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 …

Why Stories Work Better Than Advice.

June 22nd, 2017


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. …

Susan David, Ph.D.: Cultivating Resilience and Emotional Agility

June 19th, 2017


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 …

How Do You Know When to Take a Leap of Faith?

June 15th, 2017


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 …

Erik Wahl: On Art, Money, Creativity and Power

June 12th, 2017


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 …

When to Grow and When to Say No.

June 8th, 2017


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, …

Latham Thomas: On Birth, Surrender, Wisdom and Ease

June 5th, 2017


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 …

Happiness and Money: What the Research REALLY Shows.

June 1st, 2017


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 …

Max Levi Frieder: Art as an Act of Collective Elevation.

May 29th, 2017


Guest: Max Levi Frieder is the Co-founder and Co-executive director of the international community-based public art organization Artolution.

His …

On Darkness: We Need to Talk.

May 25th, 2017


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 …

What Would I Tell My 20-something Self?

May 18th, 2017


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, …

Accelerated Learning: Get Good at Anything in 20 Hours

May 11th, 2017


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 …

Jen Sincero: You are a Badass (at life and money)

May 8th, 2017


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 …

Before You Lead, Follow.

May 4th, 2017


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, …

Adam Alter: Tech Addiction or Healthy Obsession?

May 1st, 2017


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 …

Summer of Love 2017: Remixed

April 27th, 2017


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.

Dr. Terry Wahls: When Hope Returns

April 24th, 2017


The earliest signs of Terry Wahls' condition began to surface in med-school. An electric shock of unknown original seemed to randomly radiate across …

Finding Home

April 20th, 2017


Today, we're answering a powerful question from a listener who writes:

" do you find a sense of place and home, when we live in an increasingly …

Danielle LaPorte: Truth, Devotion and the Evolution of Joy

April 17th, 2017


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 …

Selfishly Selfless

April 13th, 2017


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 …

Dan Lerner: How to Succeed (in school and life).

April 10th, 2017


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 …

How to Do What You Love When You Can’t Just Walk Away

April 6th, 2017


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 …

Dani Shapiro: On Life, Marriage and Creative Expression

April 3rd, 2017


Dani Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels and four memoirs, including her latest, Hourglass: Time, Memory, Money.

A recent …

Want to Live Longer? It’s a People Thing

March 30th, 2017


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 …

Vanessa Van Edwards: Hacking Social Interaction for Good

March 27th, 2017


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 …

Don’t Just Ship It

March 23rd, 2017


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 …

Ayelet Waldman’s Really Good Day [on psychedelics]

March 20th, 2017


Suicide or psychedelics?

Those were the options this week's guest, Ayelet Waldman, found herself facing.

A married mother of four and novelist living …

Certainty Anchors: Finding Calm in a Stormy World

March 16th, 2017


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 …

Michelle Gielan: Broadcasting Happiness

March 13th, 2017


Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research.

She is …

The Experimental Life

March 9th, 2017


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 …

Kute Blackson: Redefining Your Own Path to Freedom

March 6th, 2017


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 …

The Unfortunate Middle

March 2nd, 2017


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 …

She Created the Like Button, But Comics Were Her Salvation

February 27th, 2017


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 …

Naked and Silent: Asking Is Not Receiving [encore]

February 23rd, 2017


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 …

Dr. Frank Lipman: Questioning the Norms in Medicine and Life

February 20th, 2017


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 …

Social Risks: When is it Worth It to Say Hello?

February 16th, 2017


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 …

Tiffany Dufu: What if the Power Move Was to Just Let Go?

February 13th, 2017


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 …

Reason and Passion

February 9th, 2017


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 …

Aviva Romm: Overcoming Survival Overdrive Syndrome

February 6th, 2017


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 …

Don’t Throw Good Money (or Love) After Bad.

February 2nd, 2017


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 …

Tim Ferriss: The Story Beyond The Tools

January 30th, 2017


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

Are You Happy, Or Afraid?

January 26th, 2017


“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 …

Dave Evans: Designing Your Life

January 23rd, 2017


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 …

I’m Aware, and it’s Bumming Me Out. Now What?

January 19th, 2017


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 …

Marianne Williamson: Transforming the Illusion

January 16th, 2017


Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher, activist and multi-time New York Times Best Selling author.

She's been …

Terri Cole: Real Love, Where It’s Hiding

January 12th, 2017


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 …

Claire Hoffman: A Journey Back to Life Transcendent

January 9th, 2017


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 …

The Truth About Luck [a 4-part formula]

January 5th, 2017


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 …

To Succeed at Anything, Do This. (2017)

January 2nd, 2017


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, …

Motivation: Why You Can’t Change the One You Love [Best of]

December 29th, 2016


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 …

Simon Sinek: Serve Those Who Serve Others [Best of]

December 26th, 2016


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 …

Annoyed or Blessed? It’s a Matter of Choice

December 22nd, 2016


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 …

Debbie Millman: Imagine Immensities [Best of]

December 19th, 2016


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, …

Finding God in the Grain

December 15th, 2016


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 …

Todd Herman: What Really Drives Elite Performance?

December 12th, 2016


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 …

Attention Rule-breakers: Not So Fast.

December 8th, 2016


Calling all rule-breakers, rebels and deviants from the norm… Before you run screaming from convention, consider why the rules, the norms, the …

Mark Nepo: Being Faithful to the Truth of the Journey

December 5th, 2016


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.


Introvert Entrepreneurs: A Quieter Approach to Building Business

December 1st, 2016


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 …

Emily McDowell: Irreverent Art With a Huge Heart.

November 28th, 2016


Emily McDowell is a writer, illustrator, and entrepreneur who specializes in chronicling the human condition.

In 2012, she left a successful career in …

Happiness. It’s Complicated.

November 24th, 2016


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 …

Gabrielle Bernstein: The Journey From Addiction to Awareness

November 21st, 2016


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 …

What Story Is Your Life Telling?

November 17th, 2016


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.” …

Radhanath Swami: The Path of Devotion and Service

November 14th, 2016


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 …

A Good Life is a Practice, Not a Place.

November 10th, 2016


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 …

Orly Wahba: The Kindness Boomerang

November 7th, 2016


Orly Wahba is a teacher, entrepreneur, and community activist passionate about inspiring and motivating people to make the world a kinder place.

Orly …

Are You Measuring Your Success With the Wrong Metric?

November 3rd, 2016


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 …

Panache Desai: On Teachers, Triggers, Presence and Grace

October 31st, 2016


This week's guest, Panache Desai, is a contemporary spiritual teacher, author of Discovering Your Soul Signature, and recent guest of Oprah Winfrey …

Our Podcast Setup: In the Studio and On the Road

October 27th, 2016


Order your copy of Jonathan Fields’ new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, today! It’s …

Glennon Doyle: On Love, Life, Leading and the Limelight

October 24th, 2016


Glennon Doyle Melton is an author, activist, and founder of and Together Rising, a non-profit that has raised close to five million …

Before You Can Choose Joy, You Have to Choose You.

October 20th, 2016


Ever know someone who just radiates light? Someone who is unapologetically joyful? Even under the most challenging circumstances, there’s this …

How to Live a Good Life [BONUS EPISODE]

October 18th, 2016


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 …

Lori Harder: Transforming Anxiety Into Action and Elevation

October 17th, 2016


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 …

Unbusy: A Manifesto

October 13th, 2016


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 …

Beyond Coaching, What Really Matters: Michael Bungay Stanier

October 10th, 2016


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.

Jocelyn Glei: Unsubscribing as an Act of Creation.

October 6th, 2016


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, …

Refuge in Grief: How Megan Devine Came Back to Life

October 3rd, 2016


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, …

You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a Big Difference.

September 29th, 2016


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 …

Lisa Sugar: The Making of POPSUGAR (and a very good life)

September 26th, 2016


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 …

The Power of Personas: Unlock Your Inner Boldness

September 21st, 2016


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 …

Ali Handal: Music, Mastery, Meaning and Money [live performance]

September 19th, 2016


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 …

When Ethos Meets Ability, Magic Ensues.

September 15th, 2016


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 …

Mark Manson: On Pain, Possibility and Profanity

September 12th, 2016


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 …

The Making of a Book: How to Live a Good Life

September 8th, 2016


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 …

Jenny Blake: Pivot Your Life (It’s no longer optional)

September 5th, 2016


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 …

Work as an Act of Devotion and Expression (and, gulp, love).

September 1st, 2016


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 …

Sir Ken Robinson: On the Power of Creativity and Will [Best Of]

August 29th, 2016


In February 2006, Sir Ken Robinson stepped onto the TED stage and delivered a scathing indictment of the modern educational system, entitled "How …

There is no perfect moment beyond the one you create.

August 25th, 2016


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 …

Elizabeth Gilbert: Creating Your Life In Real Time [Best Of]

August 22nd, 2016


As we move into these final weeks of August, we'll be airing two extraordinary "Best Of" episodes, featuring powerful conversations from the last …

The Tyranny of Always

August 18th, 2016


*** Camp GLP Final Call: Come join us next week! *** Why do we hammer ourselves with life-stifling, defeatist absolutes attached to negative …

Think Grow Prosper: How Ruben Chavez Turned Struggle Into Success

August 14th, 2016


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 …

Why the Best of the Best Always Have Teachers

August 11th, 2016


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 …

Jess Lively: What happens when you let intuition take the wheel?

August 7th, 2016


When you think of masculine and feminine, do you naturally think "man" and "woman" respectively?

Our guest today believes everyone can harness both …

How to be unmistakable (even when you’re falling apart): Srinivas Rao

August 4th, 2016


Srinivas Rao was following the typical life path for an American kid. Raised in a family steeped in high-expectations of professional success, he …

Mary Fons: she quilted her way to health, now it’s time to write.

July 31st, 2016


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 …

He left his life to bike 46,000 miles around the world in 4 years. But, why?

July 28th, 2016


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 …

Chris “Daze” Ellis: From Street Artist to Museum Collections

July 25th, 2016


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 …

The Untold Story Behind GPS Girl and the Voice of Siri.

July 21st, 2016


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 …

The Mind Club: Who Is In, Who Is Out and Why It Matters

July 17th, 2016


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 …

How One Woman Built a Renegade Craft Movement.

July 14th, 2016


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 …

How Touch Can Make or Break Your Life, with David Linden

July 11th, 2016


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 …

When Life Partners Become Business Partners: Linda & Charlie Bloom

July 7th, 2016


+++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 …

The Minimalists: Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

July 6th, 2016


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 …

Jadah Sellner and Jeffrey Davis: On Legacy, Life and Laughter

June 30th, 2016


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 …

How to Be Funny (Even When You’re Not): David Nihill

June 26th, 2016


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 …

Jesse Browner: What If I’d Taken a Different Path?

June 23rd, 2016


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 …

Rev. angel Kyodo williams: On Liberation, Justice and Love

June 19th, 2016


"Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters." – Reverend angel …

Karan Bajaj: On Yearlong Sabbaticals and Real Jobs

June 16th, 2016


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 …

Sharon Salzberg: Insight, Meditation and Lovingkindness

June 12th, 2016


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 …

Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Parenting as a Vehicle for Liberation

June 9th, 2016


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 …

Petra Kolber: The Perfection Detox

June 6th, 2016


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 …

The Art of Perception: How to See and Say What Really Matters

June 2nd, 2016


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 …

André Mack: Military Kid Turned Rebel Winemaker

May 30th, 2016


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 …

Broken Open: From Silicon Valley to Street Kids in India

May 26th, 2016


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 …

Jeffrey Davis: Tracking Wonder and Loving Life

May 22nd, 2016


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 …

How Do You Craft Transcendent Collaborations?

May 18th, 2016


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 …

Anders Ericsson: Dismantling the 10,000 Hour Rule

May 16th, 2016


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 …

Melissa Ambrosini: The Joy of Missing Out

May 13th, 2016


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 …

Emily Heyward: On Building Brands That Shake the World

May 11th, 2016


Today, I’m excited to be talking to Emily Heyward, co-founder of white-hot, Brooklyn-based branding phenomenon, Red Antler.

While attending Harvard, …

David Burkus: Upending Everything You Knew About Business

May 9th, 2016


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 …

You Are Enough

May 6th, 2016


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 …

Salacious Soundbites, Online Con-artists and Legacy Work

May 4th, 2016


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 …

Amy Koppelman: On Writing, Darkness, Love and Life

May 2nd, 2016


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.

Loving-Kindness and Compassion in Business? Really?!

April 29th, 2016


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 …

Alec Ross: Middle School Teacher Turned Global Innovator

April 27th, 2016


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 …

Caroline Paul: Fighting Fires, Writing Books and Gutsy Girls

April 25th, 2016


Caroline Paul is the New York Times best-selling author of four books, including her memoir about being a San Francisco firefighter, called Fighting …

The Surfer’s Guide to Entrepreneurship

April 22nd, 2016


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 …

Roundtable: Gabra Zackman & Daniel Lerner

April 20th, 2016


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 …

John O’Leary: Forged By Fire

April 18th, 2016


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 …

Katie Dalebout: Why Journal?

April 15th, 2016


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 …

Roundtable: Susan Piver & Lodro Rinzler – Part 3

April 13th, 2016


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 …

Arianna Huffington: On Family, Success and Sleep

April 11th, 2016


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 …

Chris Guillebeau: The Upside of Giving Up

April 8th, 2016


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 …

Susan Piver, Lodro Rinzler: Soulmates, Rejection and Big Wins

April 6th, 2016


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 …

Krista Tippett: Becoming Wise

April 4th, 2016


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 …

Charlie Gilkey: On Service, Hard Work and Freedom

April 1st, 2016


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 …

Roundtable: Susan Piver & Lodro Rinzler – Part 1

March 30th, 2016


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 …

Neil Pasricha: From Awesome Hunter to Happiness Crusader

March 28th, 2016


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 …

The Content Marketing Delusion: Work Still Matters

March 25th, 2016


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 …

Divine Feminine, Creative Suffering and Word Traps?

March 23rd, 2016


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.

From Club Kid to CEO and World Hunger Activist

March 21st, 2016


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 …

A Faster Path to Peak Performance: Optimize the Core

March 17th, 2016


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, …

Hack Your Best Self, Fly Your Freak Flag, Get Serious About Play

March 16th, 2016


Today's Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP and and Bob Gower.

Emiliya is a leading voice in the …

Eric Zimmer: Feeding Your Good Wolf

March 14th, 2016


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 …

The First Step to a More Meaningful Career

March 11th, 2016


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 …

Roundtable: On Anger, Vibrations and Competence

March 9th, 2016


Today's Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP and and Bob Gower.

Emiliya is a leading voice in the …

Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez: Leading Through The Abyss

March 7th, 2016


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 …

How Thinking Kills Willpower (and what to do about it)

March 4th, 2016


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 …

Roundtable: Bad Things, Biased Media and Crazy Cons

March 2nd, 2016


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 …

MindBodyGreen Founder, Jason Wachob: What Really Matters

February 29th, 2016


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 …

The Power of Following Before You Lead

February 26th, 2016


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 …

Roundtable: Tara Mohr and Erin Moon – Session 2

February 24th, 2016


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 …

Adam Grant: What It Takes to Be An Original (and why you care)

February 22nd, 2016


Originals are the non-conformists who drive creativity and change forward—the ones who help us progress as both independent cultures and a unified …

Hacking Momentum: Stop When You Most Want to Go

February 19th, 2016


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 …

Roundtable: Erin Moon and Tara Mohr

February 17th, 2016


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. …

Jon Acuff: On the Power of Truth, Humor and Craft

February 15th, 2016


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. …

Conveying the Cool: How to Sell an Idea That’s Ahead of it’s Time

February 10th, 2016


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 …

Choosing Love Over Work: Erika Napoletano

February 8th, 2016


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. …

How Prioritize Your Projects: A different Approach

February 3rd, 2016


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 …

Elena Brower: On Yoga, Love, Addiction and Grace

February 1st, 2016


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 …

Serial Creation: Make Better Stuff Faster and Easier

January 27th, 2016


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 …

Chase Jarvis: Acclaimed Photographer and CreativeLIVE Founder

January 25th, 2016


Imagine a…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 …

How You Handle No Is How You Handle Life

January 20th, 2016



It’s such a simple word, and yet…

Too Smart to Be Conned? Think Again!

January 18th, 2016


Imagine yourself as a child uprooted from your home, and bouncing from nation to nation as a paperless refugee…

Founder or Entrepreneur? It’s Not Just Semantics

January 13th, 2016


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 …

Level Up Your Life with Nerd Fitness Founder, Steve Kamb

January 11th, 2016


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 …

The Will to Change Must Come From Within

January 6th, 2016


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 …

How John Lee Dumas Built a Podcast Into a Life

January 4th, 2016


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 …

Close the Books: On Learning, Letting Go and Lighting Up

December 30th, 2015


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 …

Colin Beavan: No Impact Man On How To Be Alive

December 28th, 2015


Colin Beavan burst into the public consciousness in a huge way with a documentary and international bestselling book called No Impact Man that …

Conversation vs. Interview: Create Your Own Rules

December 23rd, 2015


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 …

Sekou Andrews: The Power of Your Poetic Voice

December 21st, 2015


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 …

Capabilities Speak Louder Than Qualifications

December 16th, 2015


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 …

The Gratitude Diaries: A Yearlong Experiment in Thanks

December 14th, 2015


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 …

In Defense Of Mastery: Driven by FOMO or Fabulosity?

December 9th, 2015


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 …

Restaurant of Hope: Doing Good, While Doing Well.

December 7th, 2015


There's that old line. When you're thinking about opening a restaurant, the three most important things are location, location and location.

Edward …

The Power of Delight

December 2nd, 2015


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.

Easkey Britton: Surfing as a Metaphor for Life

November 30th, 2015


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. …

When to Hold, Fold or Change. Walking Into the Fire.

November 25th, 2015


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 …

Mark Nepo: Inside the Miracle

November 23rd, 2015


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 …

Fear of Innovation: Why Good People Kill Great Ideas

November 18th, 2015


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 …

Bronnie Ware: Beyond the 5 Regrets of the Dying

November 16th, 2015


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 …

Attention is Reality: The Odd Thing About Pleasure and Pain

November 11th, 2015


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 …

Buddhism, Bravery, Love and the Good Life

November 9th, 2015


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 …

Should You Brand Your Face or Your Work?

November 3rd, 2015


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 …

How Two Moms Built an Empire From Green Smoothies and Big Love

November 1st, 2015


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 …

Lewis Howes: Always Be Learning

October 27th, 2015


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 …

Tom Kelley: IDEO, Creative Confidence and Innovation

October 21st, 2015


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 …

Lose the Jargon: The Truth About $10 Words

October 20th, 2015


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 …

Owned By Your Phone? It’s Complicated.

October 18th, 2015


Ever wonder what your mobile device is really doing to your relationships, your happiness...your life?

Today's guest, famed MIT Professor, bestselling …

What If You Were Defined By Your Worst Moment?

October 13th, 2015


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.

Fierce Sisters, Cool Stories and Poison Plants: Amy Stewart

October 9th, 2015


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 …

The Dark Side of Modeling Success

October 6th, 2015


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 …

Cultivating Your Authentic Voice with Todd Henry

October 1st, 2015


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 …

Get Psychic With Your “Avatar”

September 29th, 2015


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 …

Michael Port: Inside the Mind of a Public Speaking Phenom

September 23rd, 2015


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, …

Pam Slim On The Power of Community

September 23rd, 2015


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 …

Elizabeth Gilbert: The Creative Life

September 22nd, 2015


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 …

Scott Dinsmore: A Legend Lives On

September 22nd, 2015


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 …

Zuckerberg, Booker and One Journalist’s Quest For the Real Story

September 22nd, 2015


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, …

Unplug to Plug In: Creating the Space for Brilliance

September 10th, 2015


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 …

Meditation: Beyond the Practice with Susan Piver

September 6th, 2015


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 …

Unlock Creativity: Time of Day Matters

September 3rd, 2015


Is creativity tied to your biological clock? A 2010 Global Chief Executive Officer study by IBM revealed the most sought after trait in emerging …

9Things: Genius, Hashtags, Foodies and Long-Tongued Bats

August 31st, 2015


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 …

Maker, Manager and the 2% Challenge

August 27th, 2015


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 …

Choosing People Over Profit: Dale Partridge

August 25th, 2015


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, …

A Good Life Is More About Liberation Than Transformation.

August 20th, 2015


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 …

Seth Godin: On Books, Trust, Creativity and Making [Best Of]

August 18th, 2015


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 …

Entrepreneurship: Delusional Quest or Daily Practice?

August 13th, 2015


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, …

The Gift of Failure: Jessica Lahey

August 11th, 2015


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 …

Hoping Others Fail Is Not a Strategy

August 6th, 2015


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 …

She Saw Her Dream Job in a Movie, Then Made It Her Reality

August 4th, 2015


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 …

How Constraints Fuel Creativity: When Less Is More

July 30th, 2015


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 …

Entrepreneurship and Autism: How One Family Is Breaking the Mold

July 28th, 2015


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,

Naked and Silent: Asking Is Not Receiving

July 23rd, 2015


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 …

Undeterred: From Devastating Diagnosis To Radiant Life

July 21st, 2015


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 …

Stop Grasping: What Might Happen If You Just Let Go?

July 16th, 2015


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 …

Sean McCabe: Hand-letterer Turned Business Visionary

July 14th, 2015


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, …

Life-sucking Lie #3: The Timing’s Not Right

July 9th, 2015


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, …

Is Curiosity The Secret to an Extraordinary Life?

July 2nd, 2015


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 …

The Great Discontent and The Good Life: Brad Smith

June 30th, 2015


After years of launching, building and selling technology ventures, Brad Smith was at a crossroads. Starting almost accidentally, he parlayed a …

A Crazy Story About Creative Karma and Work That Matters

June 25th, 2015


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 …

Susan Cain: Introverts, Power and The Quiet Revolution

June 23rd, 2015


In January 2013, Susan Cain published a book that would spark a global conversation and change the world. Her stunning, international bestseller, 

How’s That Working Out for You?

June 18th, 2015


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 …

The Surprising Science of Match-Making

June 16th, 2015


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 …

Greatness is Not Just About Skill, It’s About Essence.

June 10th, 2015


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 …

Tamsen Fadal: Keeping It Together When Love Falls Apart

June 9th, 2015


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 …

What If Your Pain Wasn’t About Weakness?

June 4th, 2015


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 …

A.J. Jacobs: On Faith, Choice, Writing and Family

June 2nd, 2015


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 …

Life-sucking Lie #2: I’m Not Good Enough.

May 28th, 2015


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 …

Brain Hacking: The Truth About How to Change Your Brain

May 25th, 2015


You can lose almost any part of your body, except one, and still be you.

What is that one exception? Your brain.


The brain is the seat of your memory and your identity.

Which is why brain injuries can be so …

Life-sucking Lie #1: I Don’t Have Time

May 21st, 2015


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 …

Nilofer Merchant: Big Questions, Deep Faith and Real Power

May 19th, 2015


Today's episode is sponsored by Camp GLP, the ultimate summer-camp for entrepreneurs, makers and world-shakers, recently featured in USA Today!


In a World of Overwhelm, Be a Source of Ease

May 14th, 2015


"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 …

Working for Free: The Good, The Bad, The Truth

May 7th, 2015


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 …

Killing Complexity: The Power of Simple Rules, with Don Sull

May 5th, 2015


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 …

How Working With Your Hands Changes You.

April 29th, 2015


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 least not until we're a …

Sir Ken Robinson: The True Story of an Education Revolutionary

April 27th, 2015


In February 2006, Sir Ken Robinson stepped onto the TED stage and delivered a scathing indictment of the modern educational system, entitled "How …

Life is a Contact Sport [6 mins]

April 23rd, 2015


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 …

Facing Fear as a Gateway to Purpose and Possibility

April 16th, 2015


"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 …

Why Some Entrepreneurs End Up Hating Their Lives (7 minutes)

April 9th, 2015


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 …

The Killer App Is You: A Good Life Riff

April 1st, 2015


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 …

One Woman’s Journey to Help Thousands Find Freedom

March 31st, 2015


"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 …

The Fine Art of Finding Your Calling, With Jeff Goins

March 26th, 2015


"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 …

9 Things: Dying For Fame, Manly Beards, Online Dating and More

March 24th, 2015


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 …

Gretchen Rubin: How To Build Habits That Change Lives

March 16th, 2015


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 …

Time Is a Matter of Choice: Laura Vanderkam

March 11th, 2015


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 …

Location Independence, Freedom and the Good Life with Natalie Sisson

February 25th, 2015


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 …

Pixar Founder, Ed Catmull on Creativity, Culture and Steve Jobs

February 18th, 2015


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? That your art WAS good, that your ideas …

Romance Novels, Sultry Voices, Pacts with God and the Good Life

February 11th, 2015


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 …

How Do You Live After You’ve Almost Died?

February 4th, 2015


"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 …

The Power (and Heartbreak) of Being Called to Serve: Danielle Butin

January 27th, 2015


"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 …

Paleo For Mortals, One Size Does Not Fit All – With Chris Kresser

January 22nd, 2015


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 …

From Addicted Teen to Acclaimed Therapist: The Inside Story

January 8th, 2015


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 …

Lewis Howes: A Big Man With a Dark Secret and Heart of Gold

December 10th, 2014


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 …

Brene Brown: On Gratitude, Vulnerability and Courage

November 26th, 2014


This week’s episode is a replay of a powerful conversation I had with famed author and grounded theory researcher Brene Brown (

Jocelyn Glei: Find Your Through-line and Make Your Mark

November 21st, 2014


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 …

JJ Virgin: Sugar, Addiction and the Good Life

November 13th, 2014


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 …

Surprising People With An Extra Layer of Love – Tina Roth Eisenberg

November 5th, 2014


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 …

The Myth of the Sole Genius and the Power of Partnerships

October 30th, 2014


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 …

How to Release Criticism and Embrace Your Calling

October 23rd, 2014


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 …

Closets Are No Place to Live: Ash Beckham

October 17th, 2014


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. …

Those Angsty Teen Years (and why they still control you)

October 9th, 2014


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 …

Bonus Episode: The Art of Revolution: Movement-Driven Business

October 6th, 2014


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 …

Erin Moon: Walking The Path Back To Life

October 2nd, 2014


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 …

Chris Guillebeau – The Quest-Driven Life

September 25th, 2014


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 …

Life, Legacy and the Final Episode of GLP TV???

September 21st, 2014


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 …

The Curse of Success and How to Avoid It

September 10th, 2014


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 …

Jesse Kornbluth: Curating Culture And Creating A Life

September 4th, 2014


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 …

Little Moments That Awaken Your Humanity

August 27th, 2014


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 …

Embrace The Thrash

August 21st, 2014


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 …

Can You Feel a Maker’s Heart Through Their Art?

August 13th, 2014


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 …

Less Show, More Soul.

August 7th, 2014


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 …

Be Your Own Guru

July 30th, 2014


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

We …

Eve Branson: The Adventurous Life

July 24th, 2014


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 …

How One Doc “Biohacked” Her Hormones and Reclaimed Her Life

July 9th, 2014


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 …

Medicine 3.0: What Got Us Here Ain’t Gonna Get Us There

July 3rd, 2014


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 …

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