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February 13, 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, The Open Heart Project. She has been featured on Oprah, TODAY, CNN, speaks around the world and leads teachings and retreats on Buddhism, meditation, relationships and the essential practices for a life well-lived. In her most recent book, The Four Noble Truths of Love, and today's Best Of episode, she offers a powerful set of tools to reimagine and better navigate long-term, loving relationships in a way that respects each person's individual truth, while making space for a living, evolving container for love. Also, here's a special Valentine's Day Bonus PDF from Susan. You can find Susan Piver at: Website | Facebook | Instagram Check out our offerings & partners:  Peloton: Try it for yourself. Learn more about Peloton’s 30-Day Home Trial at onepeloton.com and get $100 off accessories with the purchase of the Peloton Bike and use promo code GOODLIFE Sun Basket is offering $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/GOODLIFE and enter promo code GOODLIFE at checkout. Coaches, Counselors, HR pros, Advisors, Leaders, & helping professionals - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life.
February 11, 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 career in the world of music, releasing albums and touring as both a musician and an Ambassador for Inuit culture. Her new multi-award-winning album, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, is the musical tale of an expatriate Inuk, exploring her northern roots, femininity, love and life. Rolling Stone France called it a delicately violent album that seduces as much as it questions. You can find Elisapie at: Website | Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube Check out our offerings & partners: Mint Mobile: To get your new wireless plan for just $15/month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE, go to mintmobile.com/goodlife Allbirds: Allbirds shoes are made from natural materials. That means less of the bad stuff, and more of the good stuff. That’s naturally better! Find your perfect pair today at Allbirds.com Coaches, Counselors, HR pros, Advisors, Leaders, & helping professionals - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life.
February 6, 2020
Steven Hayes was a young psychology professor when he started having debilitating anxiety and panic attacks. Let down by conventional wisdom, he developed his own approach, which eventually grew into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a powerful, evidence-based form of not just therapy, but liberation. His work has since influenced decades of psychotherapy and is now practiced by tens of thousands of clinicians all around the world. His latest book is A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters. You can find Steven C. Hayes, PhD at: Website   Check out our offerings & partners:  Allbirds: Allbirds shoes are made from natural materials. That means less of the bad stuff, and more of the good stuff. That’s naturally better! Find your perfect pair today at Allbirds.com   Zip Recruiter: The smartest way to hire. See why ZipRecruiter is effective for businesses of all sizes. Try ZipRecruiter for free at our web address: ZipRecruiter.com/good Coaches, Counselors, HR pros, Advisors, Leaders, & helping professionals - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life. Good Life Project LIVE Podcast Event | Designing Your Work Life with Dave Evans & Bill Burnett: Want to derive more meaning, happiness and joy from work? Join Good Life Project founder, Jonathan Fields, in conversation with Dave Evans and Bill Burnett, co-authors of the NYT Best-seller Designing Your Life and the forthcoming, Designing Your Work Life, and Co-Directors of the Life Design Lab at Stanford University. We'll be exploring how to reimagine your approach to work and life in a way that leads to deeper fulfillment. This event will be recorded before a live audience and aired as an episode of the top-ranked Good Life Project podcast. We will leave room for an audience Q&A at the end. Attendance is limited, details & registration here. Stanford d.school | Friday, February 14, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST
February 4, 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 famous guests. She is a regular host and teller on The Moth Radio Hour. Ophira’s own comedic memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was optioned for a feature film. Her comedy special Inside Joke is available on Amazon and iTunes. You can find Ophira Eisenberg at: Instagram | Website | Twitter Check out our offerings & partners: Worthy: Get up to twice as much for your jewelry when you sell with Worthy. Just go toworthy.com/goodlife to get started. Sleep Number: Discover proven quality sleep and save 50% on the 360® Limited Edition smart bed now during the Ultimate Sleep Number event. Only at a Sleep Number® store or sleepnumber.com/goodlife Bombas: Buy your Bombas at bombas.com/glp today, and get 20% off your first purchase. Good Life Project LIVE Podcast Event | Designing Your Work Life with Dave Evans & Bill Burnett: Want to derive more meaning, happiness and joy from work? Join Good Life Project founder, Jonathan Fields, in conversation with Dave Evans and Bill Burnett, co-authors of the NYT Best-seller Designing Your Life and the forthcoming, Designing Your Work Life, and Co-Directors of the Life Design Lab at Stanford University. We'll be exploring how to reimagine your approach to work and life in a way that leads to deeper fulfillment. This event will be recorded before a live audience and aired as an episode of the top-ranked Good Life Project podcast. We will leave room for an audience Q&A at the end. Attendance is limited, details & registration here. Stanford d.school | Friday, February 14, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST
January 30, 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 Center. That famous I ♥ NY logo, that was him. The generation-defining, rainbow-haired Bob Dylan poster? Glaser, too. In 2004 he received the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum lifetime achievement award, he's taught for more than 40 years and, amazingly, discovered his vocation when he was 5 years old. Milton Glaser didn't know the "how" or the precise path. But he did know he had to create, which he keeps doing to this day. This “Best Of” conversation from our 2013 archives is a powerful prompt to nurture the creative impulse that exists in all of us. You can find Milton Glaser at: Website | Instagram | Facebook Check out our offerings & partners:  Grove: Go to Grove.co/goodlife to get a free five piece Cleaning Set from Mrs. Meyer and Grove - a $30 value Allbirds shoes are made from natural materials. That means less of the bad stuff, and more of the good stuff. Find your perfect pair today at Allbirds.com Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
January 28, 2020
Sharon Epperson is CNBC's senior personal finance correspondent, appears regularly on the syndicated program On the Money and Public Television's Nightly Business Report, as well as NBC's TODAY and NBC Nightly News. Her book, The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take to Make the Most of Their Money-and Live Richly Ever After, was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Awards. Epperson was the first woman of color to report on the commodities markets, a highly-successful reporter and professor at Columbia when she suffered a brain aneurysm that nearly took her life, then led to a years-long recovery and a new lens on how she wanted to live, work, play, love and make meaning. You can find Sharon Epperson at: Instagram | Website | Twitter Check out our offerings & partners:  thredUp: Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/goodlife Imperfect Foods: Go to imperfectfoods.com/goodlife now through February 16th you’ll get $10 off your next FOUR orders --that’s a total of $40 off. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
January 23, 2020
Kamal Ravikant has meditated with monks in the Himalayas, served as a US Army Infantry soldier, cofounded several tech-companies and a Venture Capital firm in Silicon Valley and written numerous books. But one of the hardest and most transformative thing he's ever done is learn to love himself. And, it hasn't come easily. The path there brought him to his knees before he could rise back into his heart. Kamal details this journey in his book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It. You can find Kamal Ravikant at: Instagram | Website | Twitter Check out our offerings & partners:  Audible: Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial. Choose 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free. Visit audible dot com slash goodlife or text goodlife to 500-500. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
January 21, 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 public face of U.S. opposition to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria, negotiated sanctions against North Korea, lobbied to secure the release of political prisoners, helped introduce laws to cripple terrorist finance networks, and supported President Obama’s actions to end the Ebola crisis. Called by Forbes “a powerful crusader for U.S foreign policy as well as human rights and democracy” when it named her one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” Power has also been named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” and one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers. She immigrated to the United States from Ireland at the age of nine. Her new book is The Education of an Idealist. You can find Ambassador Samantha Power at: Instagram | Website | Twitter Check out our offerings & partners: Allbirds shoes are made from natural materials. That means less of the bad stuff, and more of the good stuff. Find your perfect pair today at Allbirds.com Peloton: Try it for yourself. Learn more about Peloton’s 30-Day Home Trial at onepeloton.com and get $100 off accessories with the purchase of the Peloton Bike and use promo code GOODLIFE Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
January 16, 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 expressing all parts of yourself and stepping into your fullest potential? Like you're doing the thing you're here to do. We call this state being "sparked." The first step isn't about big, painful or disruptive change. It's about knowing yourself better, discovering your unique imprint for work that makes you come alive - your Sparketype®. In today's episode, we're taking you deep into the world of the Sparketypes and exploring how to discover yours, then tap it to reimagine and redesign the way you contribute to the world, whether it's the thing you get paid for, the thing you do because you're called to it, the thing you do on the side or some blend, on a quest to get as close as you can, or at least a lot closer than you are now, to this feeling of aliveness. Also - today is the third and final installment in our 3-episode Good Life Launch Pack. The first one - To Succeed at Anything, Do This (Jan 2 episode) - focused on accomplishing big things. The second - How to Live a Good Life (Jan 9 episode) - well that's kinda self-explanatory. And, today, it's all about sparking your work. Be sure to download them and listen to all three, they work together in a sort of force-multiplier way to help set up this year as your best ever. After this week, we’ll deliver you back into our twice-weekly conversations with awesome humans.   Check out our offerings & partners:  Mint Mobile: To get your new wireless plan for just $15/month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE, go to mintmibile.com/goodlife Sun Basket is offering $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/GOODLIFE and enter promo code GOODLIFE at checkout. Imperfect Foods: Go to imperfectfoods.com/goodlife now through February 16th you’ll get $10 off your next FOUR orders --that’s a total of $40 off. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
January 14, 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 in 1978 and is the first American woman to walk in space. Sullivan flew on three space shuttle missions during her 15-year NASA tenure, including the 1990 mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. She has also been recognized as one of the 46 distinguished First Women by Time Magazine, the 15 Women Changing the World by the World Economic Forum, and Time’s 100 Most Influential People and is the author of the children’s book To the Stars! and Handprints on Hubble, An Astronaut’s Story of Invention. And, funny enough, she began her career studying not the reach of space, but the depths of the ocean. Check out our offerings & partners:  Peloton: Try it for yourself. Learn more about Peloton’s 30-Day Home Trial at onepeloton.com and get $100 off accessories with the purchase of the Peloton Bike and use promo code GOODLIFE  Allbirds shoes are made from natural materials. That means less of the bad stuff, and more of the good stuff. Find your perfect pair today at Allbirds.com Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
January 9, 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 powerful model - the Good Life Buckets - that'll help you begin crafting and living your best life. Not someday, but today. For a much more in-depth look at the Good Life Buckets, along with 10 specific ways to fill each, check out Jonathan's book How to Live a Good Life. SPECIAL ALERT: This is the second installment in our 3-episode "Good Life Launch Pack." Last Thursday, in our episode entitled "To Succeed at Anything, Do This," we shared a game-changing achievement framework designed to help you accomplish big, meaningful goals, dreams and visions. If you haven't yet listened, check it out once you're done with this episode. We've actually learned that last week's episode did not load properly into many people's podcast apps, so if you didn't see this, be sure to go back into the show's main page and download it. And, be sure to subscribe so you don't miss next week's final Good Life Launch Pack installment, which will focus on how to reclaim and reimagine your work as a source of meaning, joy, potential, and expression. Translation - how to find, do or create work that makes you come alive!   Check out our offerings & partners:  Ethos is a faster, easier and affordable way to get life insurance. Get a fully personalized quote by going to ethoslife.com/goodlife Grove: For a limited time, go to Grove.co/GOODLIFE to get a FREE FIVE PIECE Cleaning Set from Mrs. Meyer and Grove - a $30 value ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
January 7, 2020
Acclaimed musician, composer and creative visionary, Ben Folds, has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes mega-hit pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and countless collaborations. He currently serves as the first-ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Ben's first book “A Dream About Lightning Bugs,” is a story-driven meditation on art, life, and music. You can find Ben Folds at: Instagram | Website Check out our offerings & partners:  threadUp: Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/goodlife ZipRecruiter:  Try ZipRecruiter for free at this exclusive web address ZipRecruiter.com/good Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
January 2, 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 will willpower. Success at anything truly meaningful is about something bigger. Today’s show and, in fact, the first three Thursday episodes of the year are going to be very different. Instead of deep-dive conversations with guests, it’s just going to be Jonathan, going deep into three key topics. Today’s immersion is all about how to find success accomplishing big, meaningful things. There’ll be a ton of myth-busting and you'll learn something called Success Scaffolding™, a unique approach to making big things happen, especially things you’ve tried and failed at many times before. We’ve shared Success Scaffolding before, but over the years, we keep refining it and making it better and better. So, you’ll want to give this episode a listen with fresh ears even if you've listened to past episodes about it, because there are a bunch of new insights, changes and additions.  You may also want to open your "notes" app to take notes. Or, if you'd like a detailed, one-page PDF mind-map of the entire updated 2020 version of the Success Scaffolding framework, be sure to sign up for our Weekly Insider Updates. we'll include a link to a free downloadable PDF in our next dispatch. Check out our offerings & partners:  How to Live a Good Life is a practical and provocative modern-day manual for a life well-lived. Drawn from the intersection of science, spirituality, and Jonathan Fields' years-long quest to learn at the feet of world-renowned masters from nearly every tradition, this book offers a simple, yet stunningly powerful tool for life. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
December 30, 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 Morning America, The View and beyond. Her latest book, This Messy Magnificent Life, invites us to stand in our own imperfection, to allow space to feel loved and whole and good, and reclaim a sense of agency and expansion over our bodies, lives, relationships and power at a time when too many feel a lack of control and contraction. This “Best Of,” is a powerful prompt to explore how to move beyond our past to build lives that reflect our inherent power in the year that awaits us. You can find Geneen Roth at: Website | Instagram | Facebook Check out our offerings & partners:  Sleep Number: Discover proven quality sleep. Save $400 for a limited time, only at a Sleep Number®store or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFE Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
December 26, 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, a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of Be Well, a lifestyle brand that helps people achieve genuine and sustainable life changes. Drawing from his book, How to Be Well, in this week's "Best Of" episode, we dive into Lipman's "Good Medicine Mandala" and six pillars of health with specific, often contrarian advice on everything from fasting and fat to sleep and sunshine. You can find Dr. Frank Lipman at: Personal website | Eleven Eleven Check out our offerings & partners:  Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
December 23, 2019
Mira Jacob is an author, illustrator, contributor to The New York Times, Vogue, BuzzFeed, Shondaland and many others, and writing professor at The New School and Randolph College. Her latest book, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, takes you on a funny, wise, provocative and profoundly eye-opening journey about her life growing up with Indian parents in New Mexico, marrying a white, Jewish man and raising a biracial son in a world where love, fear, rage, and identity often dance together in deeply complicated ways. You can find Mira Jacob at: Instagram | Website | Facebook Check out our offerings & partners:  Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
December 19, 2019
The first transgender man to box in Madison Square Garden, Thomas Page McBee is an author, journalist, and television writer who explores the intersection of gender, culture, identity, and masculinity. His latest book, Amateur, shares the powerful story that led him from the keyboard to the boxing ring and back again. You can find Thomas Page McBee at: Instagram | Website Check out our offerings & partners:  Verishop: ShopVerishop for the fastest free shipping out there. New Verishop customers can take 15% off the first purchase. Just go to Verishop.com/GOODLIFE and use code, GOODLIFE. Audible: Get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month. That’s more than half off the regular price. Visit audible.com/GOODLIFE or text GOODLIFE to 500-500. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
December 17, 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 she first heard "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five everything changed. Taken by the mix of urgency, anger, and pride that was hip-hop in the 80s and 90s, Sophia rerouted her life to New York, quickly becoming a fixture in the music industry and hip-hop scene, and finding fast-family with the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Over the years, Chang would end up not just a member of the Wu-Tang family, but also manage a number of the group's individual members, as well as other legends including A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D'Angelo. In 1995, she left the music business to train kung fu and manage a 34th Generation Shaolin monk, who would later become her partner and father of her two children, before returning to music. Now, after decades of being the force behind other amazing artists' stories, she's finally telling her own story in her breakout audiobook, The Baddest Bitch in the Room. Check out our offerings & partners:  Stitch Fix Kids: Get started today at StitchFix.com/kids/goodlife to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use our special URL. Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Four Sigmatic: Get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by going to foursigmatic.com/goodlife and using code GOODLIFE at checkout. Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
December 12, 2019
Tech-founder turned filmmaker, Tarek Mounib, had a crazy thought: what would happen if you brought together people from two radically different cultures, often presented by politicians and media as mutually hostile, to get to know each other in an intimate setting, as human beings…then filmed it all, then hoped for the best? That’s exactly what he did in his cultural-experiment turned documentary, Free Trip to Egypt. Mounib traveled the U.S. where he'd eventually bring together a group of Americans fearful of Islam, but willing to confront their own feelings and assumptions, for an all-expense-paid trip to Egypt, where they would spend their days with Egyptian counterparts. What happened next was more than Tarek could have ever hoped for — a remarkable sojourn of revelation, self-discovery connection for the participants, the filmmakers, and the viewer alike. And Tarek’s just getting started. Join us today to hear the fascinating background story of his work and his new project, the #PledgeToListen campaign. Check out our offerings & partners:  Nimble: Get 25% off your first Nimble order! Just head over to gonimble.com/GOODLIFE and enter code GOODLIFE at checkout. Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
December 10, 2019
Marin Hinkle plays matriarch, Rose Weissman, on the Amazon Original series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which just released its third season. You may also recognize Hinkle from her long-running role as Judith on Two and a Half Men, and so many other contributions in theater, TV, and film. We’re huge fans of Marin, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the entire ensemble cast. As we sat down with her in the studio, we discovered not just an incredible actor, but also someone who radiates kindness, warmth, and generosity of spirit, someone who is beautifully open, someone who left us feeling like we’d just spent time with an old friend.  In today's conversation, we explored Hinkle's time growing up outside Boston, her love of the ocean and devotion to ballet in the early days that, after an injury, created the space for acting to emerge while at Brown and take center stage. We talk about the people who’ve touched down and served as teachers and mentors and explore candidly the tough decisions that came along the way as she stepped into the business of acting, the many learnings and how family began to take more of the spotlight over time. Marin also shares her very human experience with pain and how her time on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel became not just a job for her, but also a source of awakening and discovery, peace and ease. Check out our offerings & partners:  ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase! Uncommon Goods: Go to UncommonGoods.com/goodlife to receive $5 off your first purchase. Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
December 5, 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 author of Here is Real Magic: A Magician’s Search for Wonder in the Modern World, Nate has also co-starred in the Discovery Channel's international hit TV series Breaking Magic. Today, he tells us about the road of self-described discipleship that brought him there — including the moment he walked offstage in the middle of a performance and nearly burned it all to the ground. We also get into the background process of writing his book, riff on notions of success and knowing when something’s good enough, how vanishing into India profoundly changed his trajectory, and we get Nate's take on finding goodness and wonder in a world that often seems to have lost them. Check out our offerings & partners:  Mejuri: Go to mejuri.com/goodlife for free shipping on orders over $100. Verishop: ShopVerishop for the fastest free shipping out there. New Verishop customers can take 15% off the first purchase. Just go to Verishop.com/GOODLIFE and use code, GOODLIFE. Uncommon Goods: Go to UncommonGoods.com/goodlife to receive $5 off your first purchase. Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
December 3, 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 dad (and dominating on the court), she went on to play Division 1 ball for C.U. Boulder, before turning pro. But writing kept calling her back, Fagan eventually stepped out of the limelight of the court, began to write and just never stopped. Her first book shared Kate's coming story. Her second, What Made Maddy Run, is a revealing look at the sometimes crushing weight we so often place on young adults in the spotlight (and they place on themselves), and what we might do to make things better. Along the way, Kate also fell in love, got married, and more recently, has been navigating the news and reality of her lifelong basketball partner, her dad, being diagnosed with ALS. Kate has so much to share about the importance of showing up for those you love, the thousands of tiny decisions that can change a life, the intersection between media, women's athletics and fans, and the power of valuing your own compass throughout it all. Check out our offerings & partners:  Stitch Fix Kids: Get started today at StitchFix.com/kids/goodlife to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use our special URL. Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Four Sigmatic: Get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by going to foursigmatic.com/goodlife and using code GOODLIFE at checkout. Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
November 28, 2019
Lisa Congdon is an acclaimed illustrator, author, speaker, and teacher, known for her colorful graphic drawings and hand lettering, her many books, strong voice on social issues and lens on earning a living in the arts. She has worked with everyone from Comme des Garçons, Crate and Barrel, and Facebook, to MoMA, REI, and Harvard University and so many others. Lisa's most recent book, Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic, explores a path to finding and honing your artistic voice. In today's conversation, we explore the back-story on the events that led to her career taking off in 2016, how she learned to kick the scarcity habit and the shifts that helped her develop her distinctive, deeply personal voice. We also dive deep into the essential elements of artistic voice, what it means to live and work as a whole human being "in the arena", talk about hitting the sweet spot between artistic expression and commercial viability, and get a sneak peek into what Lisa's got coming up next. Check out our offerings & partners:  Dog Tales Podcast: Parcast Network’s endearing new podcast, Dog Tales, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Visit Parcast.com/dogtales, or search for DOG TALES in the Spotify app and listen free today! Verishop: ShopVerishop for the fastest free shipping out there. New Verishop customers can take 15% off the first purchase. Just go to Verishop.com/GOODLIFE and use code, GOODLIFE. Mejuri: Go to mejuri.com/goodlife for free shipping on orders over $100. Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
November 26, 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 destroy each other. Not physically, but emotionally and socially. And, it wasn't okay with her. So, she stepped in, started to listen - really listen - not to adults, but to the young women, then all kids, and began to build coalitions in an effort to create better ways to be with each other. That eventually led her to write Queen Bees and Wannabees, a book that stormed onto the scene, rattled people to their core and started not just a conversation, but a global movement. Wiseman has since devoted herself to helping communities shift the way we think about children and teens' emotional and physical wellbeing. Through her teaching, speaking, curricula which is now taught in schools around the world, and media appearances on relational aggression, ethical leadership, the use of social media, and media literacy, she works with educators, parents, children, and teens to help them navigate the power dynamics that influence their lives and relationships. Seeking to scale the impact of her work to more people, she recently launched Cultures of Dignity, an organization that helps adults in positions of power support the children around them. But the journey has not been easy. And, we cover the highs, lows and in-betweens in today's conversation. Check out our offerings & partners:  Sleep Number: During the Ultimate Sleep Number Event, save an incredible 50% on the Sleep Number 360® Limited Edition smart bed. For a limited time, only at a Sleep Number® store or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFE Boll & Branch: Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollandBranch.com with promo code GOODLIFE Four Sigmatic: Get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by going to foursigmatic.com/goodlife and using code GOODLIFE at checkout. Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
November 21, 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 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, when he and his fellow Marines came under attack. In an act of extraordinary sacrifice, Carpenter threw himself on a grenade to save those around him. Regaining consciousness briefly and realizing the extent of his injuries, as he drifted back into unconsciousness, he was sure he was taking his last breath. Thankfully, he was wrong. Kyle woke up 5 weeks later at Walter Reed hospital, where he would learn that large parts of his face, head and right arm had been destroyed and needed to be reconstructed and he'd have a long road to recovery. Still, he was alive and grateful. Now the youngest living recipient of the US military’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor, in today's conversation, Kyle shares his extraordinary journey, his deep sense of service, love of people, family and his fellow Marines, what happened on that fateful day, along with his years-long road to rehabilitation, not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually, his reclamation of life and hope, and the legacy of kindness and service he is working to build and his desire to help inspire people to embrace life. Much of this is also documented in his moving memoir, You Are Worth It.   Check out our offerings & partners:  Uncommon Goods: UncommonGoods.com/goodlife Nimble: gonimble.com/GOODLIFE Grove: Grove.co/GOODLIFE Enstrom: Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
November 19, 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 Rolling Stones, Luther Vandross, Sting, Tina Turner, Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen, and many others. That earthshaking voice you hear alongside Jagger on Gimme Shelter, that's Lisa. She's also recorded and toured on her own, earned a Grammy, been featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, and for the last 5 years Fischer has been selling out venues worldwide with her band, Grand Baton. For Lisa, growing up in a neighborhood where loss was a part of the lexicon, she felt like a perpetual outsider. Music was her refuge. She eventually studied opera, then took a turn into R&B, found herself touring with Luther Vandross and other mega-acts, vaulted onto some of the biggest stages in the world. In the midst of this phenomenal success, Lisa wrestled with her own worthiness, and issues of identity, purpose, power, fame, and everything the stage and music industry can bring. We dive into all of this, along with Lisa's take on life, her lens on wonder and possibility, harmony and elevation, alter-egos and true self, and living with one eye on the finality inherent in every moment. Check out our offerings & partners:  Ethos is a faster, easier and affordable way to get life insurance. Get a fully personalized quote by going to ethoslife.com/goodlife Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
November 14, 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 lark, landed the role, then found himself on a Broadway stage alongside Judd Hirsh and Tony Shaloub. That launched a decades-long career in acting and eventually writing in TV and film, with credits that include a five-year run on the TV show Numbers, The Good Wife, Law & Order, HBO’s The Deuce and movies like Addams Family Values, The Santa Clause series, Slums of Beverly Hills, and now in his newest role, he plays a police officer in the deeply-provocative movie, Crown Vic. In today’s conversation, we dive into his journey as an actor, but also quickly zoom the lens out to explore his love of music, culture, family, feelings about the acting life and the role of work in his bigger mix, what makes him come alive, the importance of humility and kindness, his experience with depression and cancer, and then we dive into the gritty and provocative story behind his new film, Crown Vic, and the tough questions it asks viewers to consider, while leaving no pat answers. Check out our offerings & partners:  Stitch Fix Kids: Get started today at StitchFix.com/kids/goodlife to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use our special URL. Ancient Nutrition: Get $10 off right now at AncientNutrition.com, using promo code GOODLIFE Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
November 12, 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 (@srajabi), discovered. A scholar of digital and social media, trauma and international relations, Rajabi teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her work on personal and mass-scale societal trauma, and how social media and technology can actually be powerful tools for recovering, meaning-making and finding belonging and safety in the aftermath, is truly groundbreaking. Rajabi's own experience of being othered early in life left her in search of a clear sense of identity and belonging. But it was a diagnosis of a brain tumor, followed by 10 surgeries, that led her to reexamine nearly every part of her life, values, relationships, choices, how she chooses to experience each moment, and reclaim a sense of grace and acceptance with whatever her life brings. Check out our offerings & partners:  Four Sigmatic: Get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by going to foursigmatic.com/goodlife and using code GOODLIFE at checkout. Modsy: This month ONLY, when you go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use the code GOODLIFE you will get 20% OFF. Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
November 7, 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 Last Word, and Wild, and TV shows including The Network, Law & Order, Ugly Betty, and Life in Pieces. And, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming CBS series “Tommy” where he’ll be featured alongside Edie Falco. What stood out more than anything in this conversation, though, was Sadoski's big, open heart, honestly, commitment to family, as well as his powerful embrace of service. He currently sits on the board of directors of INARA, an organization that provides life-saving and life-changing medical care to refugee children wounded in war, and serves as an ambassador for War Child USA, which works to provide educational, legal and economic aid to children and communities devastated by conflict all over the world. We dive into all of this in today's moving conversation. Check out our offerings & partners:  KiwiCo is a convenient, affordable way to encourage your children to be anything they want to be. Go to kiwico.com/GOODLIFE to get YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE. Stitch Fix Kids: Get started today at StitchFix.com/kids/goodlife to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use our special URL. Nimble: Get 25% off your first Nimble order! Just head over to gonimble.com/GOODLIFE and enter code GOODLIFE at checkout. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
November 5, 2019
Nadya Okamoto is a 21-year-old activist (https://www.instagram.com/nadyaokamoto), Harvard student, Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD (https://www.period.org/), the largest youth-run NGO in women’s health and one of the fastest growing organizations of its kind in the US. She is also co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of Gen-Z marketing agency, JUV Consulting. Her debut book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement (https://amzn.to/2mGr1h0), is a call to end period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy. Okamoto was named to InStyle Magazine’s “The Badass 50: Meet the Women Who Are Changing the World." Astonishingly accomplished at a young age, Nadya's driven to make a difference, fueled in no small part by her own deep trauma, as she describes living through homelessness, abuse, sexual assault, racism and exclusion. But, it was her experience, befriending and hearing stories of homeless women in Portland that would lead her to found PERIOD, devote herself to giving voice and aid to the voiceless and launch a movement along the way. And, she's just getting started! Check out our offerings & partners:  Varsity Tutors: To receive up to$250 and a FREE consultation with an education director, go to Varsitytutors.com/goodlife ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase! ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD Coaches, Counselors, HR pros, Advisors, Leaders, & helping professionals - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life.
October 31, 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, athlete, and activist who's known for his passionate support for LGBTQ+ rights and the freedom to be oneself. He's been named to the 2018 TIME 100 List of Most Influential People, honored by the Human Rights Campaign, appeared on Ellen, Colbert, and Kimmel, and recently released his memoir Beautiful on the Outside (https://amzn.to/35KuJZ5). Adam's journey, however, has been anything but easy. In today's conversation, we talk about his rough start in skating, what turned it into a passion, and the yearslong struggles that come with trying to be the best in the world. We also explore how he stepped into and decided to share his sexual identity, grappled with perfection, family, expectations and eventually reclaimed control of his life and, in no small part, his happiness.   Check out our offerings & partners:  Ethos is a faster, easier and affordable way to get life insurance. Get a fully personalized quote by going to ethoslife.com/goodlife Verishop: ShopVerishop for the fastest free shipping out there. New Verishop customers can take 15% off the first purchase. Just go to Verishop.com/GOODLIFE and use code, GOODLIFE. Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/sparketypes/) and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
October 29, 2019
Born into a family of conservationists and trackers in South Africa, Boyd Varty (https://boydvarty.com/) began learning the art of tracking lions at a young age. Not for hunting, but rather as a devotion. And, eventually, as a scout for guides to bring guests into the wilderness in search of seeing animals, most often lions, in a protected environment. Through the process, learning to connect deeply with the land and natural environment, he discovered how to see and follow threads that often took hours, if not days, to lead to a majestic and wild end. But, when it came to his own life, he found himself shut down after trauma, operating on autopilot until a chance encounter with Martha Beck changed everything and opened his eyes to the possibility of using his skills as a tracker to find his way back into a life of meaning, joy and connection. Now, a storyteller, coach, tracker, activist, founder of the Good Work Foundation and the author of The Lion Tracker's Guide to Life (https://amzn.to/2Ov4jnJ), he's on a mission to help others find their own paths to healing, wholeness and wildness or, in his words, to “Track Your Life.” Check out our offerings & partners:  Boll and Branch: Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollAndBranch.com, and enter promo code GOODLIFE Sleep Number: Experience the smart, effortless comfort of the Sleep Number 360 smart bed. You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 600 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Find one near you at sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFE Four Sigmatic: Get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by going to foursigmatic.com/goodlife and using code GOODLIFE at checkout. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
October 24, 2019
Liz Phair took the music world by storm (https://www.lizphairofficial.com/) 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 the cover of Rolling Stone and launched a decades-long career in music. Now, a multi-Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, and composer, mom and mentor to so many, Phair’s new memoir, Horror Stories (https://amzn.to/2MY7ulD), gives a glimpse into so many of the hidden moments that shaped her journey. In today's conversation, we touch down on these, and also explore how Liz's lens on life, meaning, music, creativity, quitting, complexity and spirituality has evolved over time.   Check out our offerings & partners:  Stitch Fix Kids: Get started today at StitchFix.com/kids/goodlife to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use our special URL. Ancient Nutrition: Get $10 off right now at AncientNutrition.com, using promo code GOODLIFE Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
October 22, 2019
James S. Gordon, MD is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist internationally recognized for using self-awareness, self-care, and group support to heal population-wide trauma. He is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Center for Mind-Body Medicine, (https://jamesgordonmd.com/), a clinical professor at Georgetown Medical School, and was chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. His latest book, The Transformation (https://amzn.to/31Xi5nl), helps us understand that trauma will come sooner or later to all of us, and how to navigate it. Gordon has been on the ground during moments of profound upheaval, from Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love to Mozambique in the wake of a civil war fought largely by child soldiers, and war in the Balkans, the Middle East, Africa and more. In today’s conversation, he talks about what it’s like to lead teams in hands-on trauma prevention and integration work in these extremely challenging environments, as well as his hopes for re-humanizing medicine, choosing risks over betraying the self, and the incredible power we have to heal in community. Check out our offerings & partners:  Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Modsy: This month ONLY, when you go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use the code GOODLIFE you will get 20% OFF. Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
October 17, 2019
Augusten Burroughs knows how to keep a secret. An autodidact with no formal education (https://www.augusten.com/) beyond elementary school, he began working as a copywriter in his late teens and spent 18 years creating global ad campaigns. Behind the scenes, though, he was falling apart, an alcoholic, harboring the effects of what he describes as a wildly-chaotic, abusive and destructive childhood that he'd eventually detail in the massive New York Times bestseller-turned major motion picture, Running With Scissors (https://amzn.to/2qkxRus). He's since written numerous follow-on memoirs and novels, and crafted a life as a successful writer. But, there was one area Augusten never told anyone about, even his husband. Until one day, it literally came bursting onto the page. It was time to "come clean" with this one final, and deeply-provocative part of himself, detailed in his new memoir, Toil & Trouble (https://amzn.to/32mSkNk). In today's conversation, we unwrap the layers that led Augusten from a traumatic childhood through to his wild successes, the life-saving role that writing played in his recovery from alcoholism, what it’s like to navigate the world with atypical sensitivities, and finding the gift among the unfixable things in life. Check out our offerings & partners:  Nimble: Get 25% off your first Nimble order! Just head over to gonimble.com/GOODLIFE and enter code GOODLIFE at checkout. LinkedIn's Hello Monday podcast: Find Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.
October 15, 2019
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code (https://girlswhocode.com/), the nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. She is the author of three books (http://reshmasaujani.com/), including Brave, Not Perfect (https://amzn.to/33hlNbH), New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World (https://amzn.to/33f9JaT), and Women Who Don't Wait In Line. Her TED talk, "Teach girls, bravery not perfection," has more than four million views and has sparked a worldwide conversation about how we're raising our girls. Reshma's earned broad recognition for her work as an attorney, activist, and advocate for young women, including Fortune World's Greatest Leaders; Fortune 40 Under 40; WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year; Forbes Most Powerful Women Changing the World; Fast Company 100 Most Creative People; and Crain's New York 40 Under 40, among others. Join us today to hear how a young, outsider Indian girl in Chicago who was expected by her family to grow into a quiet, unassuming life, now regularly battles tech giants and thinks nothing of going to the White House to speak out for the rights and opportunities denied to young women. It's a great conversation about navigating cultural and familial expectations, how things that initially appear to be devastating losses can actually lead to some truly unexpected opportunities, and the beauty of living brave, not perfect.   Check out our offerings & partners:  Zapier: Right now through November, try Zapier free by going to our special link Zapier.com/GOODLIFE ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase! Four Sigmatic: Get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by going to foursigmatic.com/goodlife and using code GOODLIFE at checkout.
October 10, 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 from her career and, in no small part, her life, in order to create the space to step into a powerful new season of contribution and connection. Now flourishing and more fully-alive than ever, she's a keynote speaker and author with a focus on empowerment, culture and inclusion (http://www.cyndiespiegel.com/), community-organizer, and founder Dear Grown Ass Women™ (http://www.deargrownasswomen.com/), a movement to redefine and elevate the diversity of Xennial & GenX women. Speigel is also regularly featured in publications like Entrepreneur, Forbes, Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue and The Huffington Post, and is the author of A Year of Positive Thinking: Daily Inspiration, Wisdom, and Courage (https://amzn.to/2lKiLfO). Check out our offerings & partners:  Varsity Tutors: To receive up to$250 and a FREE consultation with an education director, go to Varsitytutors.com/goodlife KiwiCo is a convenient, affordable way to encourage your children to be anything they want to be. Go to kiwico.com/GOODLIFE to get YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE. Ethos is a faster, easier and affordable way to get life insurance. Get a fully personalized quote by going to ethoslife.com/goodlife
October 8, 2019
Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business (https://www.stern.nyu.edu/faculty/bio/jonathan-haidt) who researches the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures –– including the cultures of progressive, conservatives, and libertarians. His goal is to help people understand each other, live and work near each other, and even learn from each other despite their moral differences. He’s written several books, including The Happiness Hypothesis (https://amzn.to/2VnpXvM), The Righteous Mind (https://amzn.to/2MfbfTe) and The Coddling the American Mind (https://amzn.to/33f6e4i), and co-founded a variety of organizations and collaborations that apply moral and social psychology to help foster connection among disparate groups. In today’s conversation, we talk about everything from deconstructing happiness to changing attitudes towards adversity to what it means to truly flourish — and the critical importance of connection, community, and relationship-building in the face of profound differences as a part of a good life. Check out our offerings & partners:  NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now. Boll and Branch: Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollAndBranch.com, and enter promo code GOODLIFE Perfect Bar: Get 15% off your online order. Just go to Perf.Bar/GOODLIFE
October 3, 2019
Madison McFerrin is an independent singer-songwriter (http://madisonmcferrin.com/) based in Brooklyn, NY, who's lit up the world with her distinctively soulful voice and arrangements. Raised in music by her father, legendary vocalist Bobby McFerrin, Madison knew she was going to be a singer from the age of 5 and was on her path, learning, performing, finding her own unique voice and building her career. But after a very public national anthem performance went sideways, she found herself facing an onslaught of viral, online hate from thousands of anonymous critics as well as some of the biggest names in music. She had to decide exactly how she wanted to keep sharing her gift with the world. Rather than hiding, she took the critics on by releasing powerful new a capella tracks that wowed listeners, turned the tide, and set her off on a new musical direction. She is currently building on her momentum, pairing her timeless voice with modern production on her new project, You + I, which quickly had its lead single "TRY" (http://smarturl.it/TRY-single) rack up 560K+ views in her debut COLORS session. Check out our offerings & partners:  LaCroix®Sparkling Water: Join the LaCroix community on Social at @LaCroixWater and for more information and a full list of retailers, visit LaCroixwater.com LinkedIn's Hello Monday podcast: Find Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Stitch Fix Kids: Get started today at StitchFix.com/kids/goodlife to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use our special URL. Coaches, Counselors, HR pros, Advisors, Leaders, & helping professionals - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life.
October 1, 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 the music scene (http://www.dannyclinch.com/) for decades and the recipient of 3 Grammy Award nominations himself, Danny’s work has appeared everywhere in Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, and GQ, as well as numerous galleries. He recently founded the Transparent Gallery (https://www.facebook.com/dannyclinchtransparent/) at the Asbury Hotel to showcase music and culture in the area, along with his annual Sea.Hear.Now music and art festival (https://www.seahearnowfestival.com/). In addition to his camera, the other thing Danny Clinch never leaves home without is his harmonica. He doesn't just love photographing musicians, he's also a long-time lover and creator of music, playing with his own band and sitting in with many of the amazing people he photographs. In today’s conversation, we talk about the complete coincidence that led to him first picking up a camera, how he honed his chops under Annie Leibovitz and other legends in the biz, and the power of place and devotion in shaping who we become. Check out our offerings & partners:  Butcher Box: Right now, ButcherBox is offering new members 2 pounds of ground beef in every box for the life of their subscription, plus $20 off their first box. Go to ButcherBox.com/goodlife OR enter promo code GOODLIFE at checkout. Modsy: This month ONLY, when you go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use the code GOODLIFE you will get 20% OFF. ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD Coaches, Counselors, HR pros, Advisors, Leaders, & helping professionals - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life.
September 26, 2019
Bridgett M. Davis (http://bridgettdavis.com/)grew 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 game that provided for the family and the community. After leaving Detroit for New York City, she honed her craft as a journalist, novelist, and screenwriter, with her most recent work, The World According To Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life In The Detroit Numbers (https://amzn.to/2ZMJ430), paying tribute to her mother’s ingenuity and care under world-shifting circumstances. Join us to hear Davis share her journey from the troubled city of her upbringing to award-winning author and professor, and the incredible through-line of compassion, generosity, and tangible acts of love that saw her through it. Check out our offerings & partners:  “A Million Little Things”, Returns Thursday, September 26th , 9/8 central, after “Grey’s Anatomy”, on ABC Boll and Branch: Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollAndBranch.com, and enter promo code GOODLIFE Zapier: Right now through November, try Zapier free by going to our special link Zapier.com/GOODLIFE   Coaches, Counselors, HR pros, Advisors, Leaders, & helping professionals - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life.
September 24, 2019
Tania Katan (https://taniakatan.com/)is a speaker, bestselling author, and co-creator of globally viral empowerment campaign #ItWasNeverADress. Her inventive way of formulating ideas led to the groundbreaking bestseller, Creative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back into Your Work and Life (https://amzn.to/31fZC4U). While she’s now known for her unique ability to make unseen connections, generate imaginative innovations, and foster creative breakthroughs across a wide range of industries, the way she got there was anything but a straight line. From finding the right blend of “pay the bills work" to creative work as a young playwright to subverting the status quo of the art world with arm wrestling events, she’s explored what it means to harness creativity in all kinds of arenas. In today’s conversation, Katan shares the story of how she came to embrace creative trespassing, and what she’s learned about finding opportunities for new ways of working and being, even in the most mundane circumstances. Check out our offerings & partners:  “A Million Little Things”, Returns Thursday, September 26th , 9/8 central, after “Grey’s Anatomy”, on ABC Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Fully: Reimagine what your work can feel like. To transform your workspace, go to FULLY.com/GOODLIFE Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Coaches, Advisors & Leaders - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life. https://www.goodlifeproject.com/sparketype-certification/
September 19, 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 Jedi. That is what we're talking about in today's powerful conversation with Start Finishing (https://amzn.to/2MRYpgA) author, and founder of Productive Flourishing (https://www.productiveflourishing.com/), Charlie Gilkey. We dive into Charlie's specific ideas around why so much of our effort to be productive fails, and how to rewire our brains and schedules and actions for finishing and finally feel good about what we're accomplishing. Along the way, we explore how Gilkey's highly-unique background as a philosopher, military logistics officer, productivity strategist and consultant to creative professionals, founders and fast-growth entrepreneurial teams has shaped his powerful lens of going from idea to done. Check out our offerings & partners:  Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Perfect Bar: Get 15% off your online order. Just go to Perf.Bar/GOODLIFE LaCroix®Sparkling Water: Join the LaCroix community on Social at @LaCroixWater and for more information and a full list of retailers, visit LaCroixwater.com
September 17, 2019
Growing up in northern California, Kyle Bryant (https://kyleabryant.com/) loved being outside and being active. But, his late teens would change everything. He began experiencing a loss in balance, coordination and strength. A battery of doctors and tests eventually led to a diagnosis of Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA), a rare, progressive neuromuscular disease that currently has no treatment or cure. While grappling with this diagnosis and all it meant, Kyle discovered cycling, and, along with it, a new lease on freedom. He's now completed numerous ultra-distance rides including "The World's Toughest Bike Race", Race Across America in 2010, as part of 4-man Team FARA which is the subject of the documentary The Ataxian. He is the co-host of the Two Disabled Dudes Podcast and the author of a moving new memoir, Shifting Into High Gear (https://amzn.to/31R1QaR). Bryant is also the founder and director of the bicycle ride fundraiser, rideATAXIA for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). rideATAXIA is currently held annually in 6 locations and has raised over $7 million for Friedreich's ataxia (FA) research since 2007. Check out our offerings & partners:  Peloton: Try the Peloton Bike in your home for 30 days. Free pick-up and a full return if you still aren’t certain the Peloton Bike is for you! Learn more about Peloton’s 30-Day Home Trial at onepeloton.com and use promo code GOODLIFE to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Peloton. ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase! Legacybox: There’s never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories. Go to Legacybox.com/GOODLIFE to get 40% off your first order.
September 12, 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 (https://www.chasejarvis.com/) has created campaigns for Apple, Nike, Red Bull and others. He was a contributor to the Pulitzer-winning New York Times story Snowfall, and earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary Portrait of a City. Jarvis is also the founder of CreativeLive (https://www.creativelive.com/), where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, design, music, and business from the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs. And, he's got a new book out, Creative Calling: Establish a daily practice, infuse your world with meaning, and succeed in work + life (https://amzn.to/2Lp6XIF) that is one part memoir, one part roadmap to discovering your creative calling. And, we dive into all of it. In addition to this week's podcast, we recorded a conversation with Chase as a few years back, which you can check out here (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/chase-jarvis/). Check out our offerings & partners:  Talkspace: Go to talkspace.com/student and make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get your first week free. Varsity Tutors: To receive up to$250 and a FREE consultation with an education director, go to Varsitytutors.com/goodlife
September 10, 2019
Lisa Genova (https://www.lisagenova.com/) graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology, before pursuing her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard with a focus on the brain and addiction. Genova's TED talk—What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s—was one of the most popular TED talks of 2017 and has been viewed over 4 million times. So, how did she end becoming a novelist, penning the mega-New York Times bestseller, Still Alice (which was made into an Oscar-winning movie)? And, what led Lisa to not just investigate dementia, Alzheimer's and numerous other neurological conditions, but also write a series of deeply-moving novels that shine a powerful, relatable light on these conditions, including Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O’Briens and her most recent, Every Note Played (https://amzn.to/2ZepfRJ)? That's what we explore in today's conversation, along with some powerful awakenings, truths and insights about brain health and Alzheimer's. Check out our offerings & partners:  Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use the code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com!
September 5, 2019
Sam Kirk (http://iamsamkirk.com/) 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 cultures with each move, she was also grappling with her identity as a biracial, queer woman, especially attending religious school. So, she turned to art as a way of both expressing herself and also processing her struggles and awakenings. She eventually found her way into the world of advertising, where she’d rise up the ladder, before the call to paint and create would begin to call her back to the world of being a full-time artist. Now, established with her work in galleries, permanent collections and large-scale public murals around the country and world, Sam creates artwork to celebrate people and to inspire pride and recognition for underrepresented communities that celebrates a wide blend of culture, identity, and speaks to the politics and issues that define so much of the public discourse today. Part autobiographical, and part fairytale, her vibrant color palette reveals profound stories laced with optimism and endowed with the fullness and complexity and joy of all parts of who she is.  Check out our offerings & partners:  Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com
September 3, 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. That book became a global phenomenon and opened people's eyes to the power of technology to not just help, but consume our lives. His new book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life (https://amzn.to/2KXnkMx), serves as a guidebook for getting the best of technology and reclaiming our attention, without letting it get the best of us. In addition to writing and speaking, Eyal has also lectured at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. You can find two tools references in the conversation here: schedule maker tool (https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/) | distraction guide (https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/). Check out our offerings & partners:  ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
August 29, 2019
Kate Inglis (http://www.kateinglis.com/) 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 beyond eventually led to her internationally recognized book, Notes for the Everlost (https://amzn.to/2KVNKzp). In today’s expansive conversion, we dive into the peak moments, both highs and lows, from profound loss to revelation, creation, community and celebration, the stories that have shaped her path, the unexpected universality of her experience, her creative lens, voice and commitment to a life of creativity and service. Check out our offerings & partners:  Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Perfect Bar: Get 15% off your online order. Just go to Perf.Bar/GOODLIFE   SPECIAL INVITE: SPEND 3-DAYS WITH ME IN NYC! I’m often asked, “do you do private consulting or work with entrepreneurs and founders?” Short answer, not anymore. With one exception. Last year, I began to invite intimate groups of founders (8 people max) to join me for 3 immersive days with a focus on identifying and releasing stuck-points and creating the structure, positioning, story, and offerings needed to accelerate growth, in real-time. I love guiding these deeply collaborative, often transformational experiences that leave you not only with ideas, but actualized solutions and a new group of allies and champions. So, we decided to continue with them. The next one is happening in New York City in late October. If you’d love you learn more and potentially apply, just click HERE now (http://www.jonathanfields.com/growth-immersion/)
August 27, 2019
In the mid-to-late 2000s, Chris Winfield (https://www.chriswinfield.com/) 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 inside, addicted and, at what seemed like the height of success, Chris' business and life imploded. He realized there had to be another way, starting in recovery he set off on a journey of rediscovery, seeking to figure out who he was, what really mattered and how he wanted to serve. Years later, coming from a more intentional and healthy place, he's rebuilt his life, clean and sober, leading by giving and found a way to tap what he learned was one of his greatest and most valued strengths, his ability to connect with people. That fueled the launch of a series of groundbreaking publicity events for entrepreneurs and experts, Unfair Advantage Live (https://events.chriswinfield.com/), along with a new venture, Super Connector Media™, on a mission to help people share their unique genius with the world. Check out our offerings & partners:  Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Fully: Reimagine what your work can feel like. To transform your workspace, go to FULLY.com/GOODLIFE Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com   SPECIAL INVITE: SPEND 3-DAYS WITH ME IN SAN DIEGO! I’m often asked, “do you do private consulting or work with entrepreneurs and founders?” Short answer, not anymore. With one exception. Last year, I began to invite intimate groups of founders (8 people max) to join me for 3 immersive days with a focus on identifying and releasing stuck-points and creating the structure, positioning, story, and offerings needed to accelerate growth, in real-time. I love guiding these deeply collaborative, often transformational experiences that leave you not only with ideas, but actualized solutions and a new group of allies and champions. So, we decided to continue with them. The next one is happening near San Diego in late October. If you’d love you learn more and potentially apply, just click HERE now (http://www.jonathanfields.com/growth-immersion/).
August 22, 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 HOW it works, let alone IF it works. Is it real? Is there science? This week, we sit down with Jill Blakeway, L.Ac, DACM, a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist and clinical herbalist, to explore applications, research and scientific bases for this fast-growing healing modality. Blakeway is the founder of Yinova (https://www.yinovacenter.com/), a group of alternative health clinics in New York City. She is also the co-author of Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility, Sex Again: Recharging your Libido, and her latest book, Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing (https://amzn.to/2SGUi76). Check out our offerings & partners:  Circle: Right now, our listeners get a limited time offer of $30 off of a Circle Home Plus, when you visit meetcircle.com/goodlife and enter GOODLIFE at checkout. Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use the code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com!   SPECIAL INVITE: SPEND 3-DAYS WITH ME IN SAN DIEGO! I’m often asked, “do you do private consulting or work with entrepreneurs and founders?” Short answer, not anymore. With one exception. Last year, I began to invite intimate groups of founders (8 people max) to join me for 3 immersive days with a focus on identifying and releasing stuck-points and creating the structure, positioning, story, and offerings needed to accelerate growth, in real-time. I love guiding these deeply collaborative, often transformational experiences that leave you not only with ideas, but actualized solutions and a new group of allies and champions. So, we decided to continue with them. The next one is happening near San Diego in late October. If you’d love you learn more and potentially apply, just click HERE now (http://www.jonathanfields.com/growth-immersion/).
August 20, 2019
Michael C. Reichert, PhD (http://www.michaelcreichert.com/)is 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 and men, who has also conducted extensive research globally. In his recent book, How to Raise a Boy, he shares powerful stories and research about the behaviors, roles and expectations we place on young boys and how that often locks them into ways of being that are destructive not only to their own lives, but also potentially to their relationships in all parts of life and to society writ large. In our conversation, Reichert also addresses a number of societal myths and offers more constructive, science-backed reframes. At a time when we’re all reexamining questions of gender, identity, behavior and the way we bring ourselves to the world and our roles in teaching those who look to us as models of behavior and values, this topic has never been more important. Check out our offerings & partners:  Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase! Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Growth Immersion: SPEND 3-DAYS WITH ME IN SAN DIEGO! If you’d love you learn more and potentially apply, just click HERE (http://www.jonathanfields.com/growth-immersion/) now.
August 15, 2019
If I offer the word influence, is your immediate reaction negative or positive? Zoë Chance (www.zoechance.com) has done the research. She knows what the reaction is for most people, it is not positive. But, that doesn’t have to be the case. What if influence could be a force for good? That’s what Chance all about. Her course on influence is one of the most popular at Yale School of Management, her behavioral economics framework is the foundation for Google’s global food policy guidelines and her work is often covered in places like The Economist, The New York Times, and the BBC. In today’s conversation, we also take a step back in time, explore Zoë’s personal journey, which started in a very different place. Prior to teaching at Yale, Zoë managed a $200 million segment of the Barbie brand and received her doctorate from Harvard Business School. Check out our offerings & partners:  Talkspace: Go to talkspace.com/student and make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get your first week free. Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Modsy: This month ONLY, when you go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use the code GOODLIFE you will get 20% OFF. NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
August 13, 2019
In the blink of an eye, Orlando Bowen’s (http://www.orlandobowen.com/) life would never be the same. One moment, he was celebrating the signing of a new contract to play pro football, the next he was on the ground, being physically attacked by members of law enforcement, and suffering an injury that would end his career and lead to a season of life that would profoundly change him. Even though he was a victim, he found himself charged with a crime that, though eventually exonerated, led so many to abandon him. Bowen was forced to reckon with the injustice of the moment, while scrambling to figure out how to take care of his family. It took years, but, led by a giant heart and commitment to service, he rebuilt his living and life. Now a highly sought-after speaker and the founder and Executive Director of One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization, Orlando inspires people to get off the sidelines and become GameChangers in business and life. And, remarkably, 10 years after the incident that would forever change his life, he wrote a public letter of forgiveness (https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/03/30/football_player_who_was_beaten_by_cops_pens_letter_of_forgiveness.html) to his attackers. We explore this powerful story in today’s conversation. Check out our offerings & partners:  Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com
August 8, 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, starting out at Barclays in London. Soon after, McIlroy jumped companies and countries to work for Nike in Oregon. Still, something else, a powerful and deeply personal vision, bundled with a movement to smash gender norms, support equality and empower expression was brewing. So she left to launch her own brand, Wildfang (https://www.wildfang.com/), upon the "belief that a womxn has the right to wear whatever the hell she likes and be whoever the hell she likes." Wildfang now boasts locations in Portland, LA and NYC, and has built a global following and fanbase of badass celebs including Janelle Monae, Chvrches, Lizzo, Rachel Evan Wood, and Blondie. Check out our offerings & partners:  Legacybox: There’s never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories. Go to Legacybox.com/GOODLIFE to get 40% off your first order Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com
August 6, 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 grueling years later, he defied the odds and walked across the stage (https://chrisnorton.org/book-movie/) at his college graduation with his fiancé, Emily Summers. Three years after that, Chris attempted another incredible feat, walking down the aisle with his wife, Emily. Their moving story is told in a new book, The Seven Longest Yards (https://amzn.to/2jNu7P7). Along the way, Chris created the Chris Norton Foundation to help people with spinal cord and neuromuscular disabilities and Chris and Emily adopted five amazing girls, and have fostered a total of 17 children. They are both deeply committed to providing a safe, loving home for children in need. Check out our offerings & partners:  Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Fully: Reimagine what your work can feel like. To transform your workspace, go to FULLY.com/GOODLIFE
August 1, 2019
Morgan Jerkins (http://www.morgan-jerkins.com/) is a journalist, author, editor, and professor at Columbia University. Her debut essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing (https://amzn.to/2XR5P9Z), exploded into the public’s consciousness last year, becoming an instant New York Times bestseller. She writes with a raw transparency and fierce sense of self-examination and revelation, sharing deeply personal, provocative stories, moments and reflections that often center around her experience as a woman of color, intersectionality, feminism, the writing life and the world of publishing, gender and race and so much more. Morgan has also been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic and is a Senior Editor at ZORA. Check out our offerings & partners:  Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Circle: Right now, our listeners get a limited time offer of $30 off of a Circle Home Plus, when you visit meetcircle.com/goodlife and enter GOODLIFE at checkout.
July 30, 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 profoundly different, yet equally powerful passion and lifelong fascination consumed human--mathematics. Now, a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at MIT, he's building a life and living around this pursuit, with a vision to teach. He shares insights about this journey in his book, Mind and Matter (https://amzn.to/2JYDtlh). In today's conversation, explore how these dual passions found a place in his life and were nurtured and pursued. We also talk about his time at Penn State, during what was a very dark period, how he personally experienced it and the choices he made along the way. Check out our offerings & partners:  Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase!
July 25, 2019
After years of teaching workshops on creative unblocking and self-publishing her exercises, Julia Cameron (https://juliacameronlive.com/) launched a global phenomenon in 1992 with the publication of The Artist's Way (https://amzn.to/2JPzrvJ). The book has since been translated into 40 languages, sold over five million copies and, along with companion workshops, brought creativity into the mainstream conversation— in the arts, in business, and in everyday life. Along the way, Cameron has authored more than 40 books, plays and screenplays, written for Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and The New York Times, and collaborated with legends of television and movies, including Martin Scorsese, who would, for a time, become her partner in life as well. In today's conversation, we dive into Julia's early years, her entrée into the writing life, her years-long struggle with addiction and awakening from it, her time in the world of movies, and her fierce commitment to her craft and to helping others find their creative voices and let them out. Check out our offerings & partners:  LaCroix®Sparkling Water: Join the LaCroix community on Social at @LaCroixWater and for more information and a full list of retailers, visit LaCroixwater.com Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Modsy: This month ONLY, when you go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use the code GOODLIFE you will get 20% OFF. Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.com
July 23, 2019
Scott Galloway (https://www.profgalloway.com/) is a Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he was named “One of the World’s 50 Best Business School Professors” by Poets & Quants in 2012. He is the founder of Red Envelope, Prophet Brand Strategy, and L2 Inc., and has served on the boards of directors of Eddie Bauer, The New York Times Company, Urban Outfitters, and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. His latest book is The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning (https://amzn.to/2ye6WkR). In today's conversation, we go deep into Galloway's surprising "origin story," how the fierce devotion of a single mom and an education system that opened its arms despite "questionable" credentials made possible so much. And, we explore how the changing face of today's society, education, and economy calls us to reexamine how we define and pursue success in all parts of life. Check out our offerings & partners:  FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use the code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com! Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com
July 18, 2019
Violet Duncan (https://www.violetduncan.com/about) is an author, storyteller, educator, performer and Native American Hoop & Powwow dancer. She's a proud member of the Plains Cree of Kehewin Cree Nation & Taino. Violet facilitates workshops to promote spiritual wellness and cultural education across the United States, Canada and Europe. After becoming a mother of four, saw a need for Native American representation in literature and authored two children's books; "When We Dance" & "Let's Hoop Dance!" She is now a featured storyteller at many festivals nationally and internationally. Her work addresses her native culture and is accessible for anyone trying to understand the modern Native experience. She is currently working on her next children’s book, “I am Native.”  Check out our offerings & partners:  Legacybox: There’s never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories. Go to Legacybox.com/GOODLIFE to get 40% off your first order LaCroix®Sparkling Water: Join the LaCroix community on Social at @LaCroixWater and for more information and a full list of retailers, visit LaCroixwater.com Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE
July 16, 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, early-stage investment funds. Five years later, Jerry's work and life fell off a cliff and he found himself questioning whether he wanted to stay alive. Sage advice from a therapist sent him on a journey that would eventually lead him away from the industry, into Buddhism and his own personal reclamation. Stepping back into the light, he decided to devote his life to profound service and compassion, becoming one of the most sought-after coaches and advisors to founders of many of the fastest growing ventures in the world. He is now the CEO, and co-founder, of Reboot.io (http://www.reboot.io/book), a leadership development collective dedicated to the notion that better humans make better leaders. He's also the author of an incredible new book, Reboot (http://www.reboot.io/book), that not only takes you deep into his personal journey, but also redefines what it means to be a grown-up in a position of leadership in business and life. Check out our offerings & partners: ShipStation: Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days. Visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in GOODLIFE. Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
July 11, 2019
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford (http://www.hellodrjoy.com/) is a licensed psychologist, speaker and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls (https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/). Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and she delights in using pop culture to illustrate psychological concepts. She has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Bustle, MTV, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, and Essence. Dr. Joy lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two sons. In today's conversation, we explore her experiences growing up in a small town, her pursuit of learning, teaching and academic excellence, love of pop culture, and how her awareness of inequities in the way mental health services were offered led her to start her practice and launch Therapy for Black Girls. Check out our offerings & partners:  Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Skillshare: Get 2 months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for FREE at Skillshare.com/GOODLIFE NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now. Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
July 9, 2019
Chris Guillebeau (https://chrisguillebeau.com/) is the founder and host of the daily podcast, Side Hustle School (https://sidehustleschool.com/), which is downloaded more than two million times a month. Along the way, he has shared the stories of more than 900 side hustles and distilled much of his learning into a new book, 100 Side Hustles (https://amzn.to/2XxKemD). In this beautifully-created, full-color "side hustle recipe book," he describes what a side hustle is and is not, reveals the common patterns, categories, questions, myths and facts, then walks you through specific examples of 100 different side hustles. We also about the role a side hustle can play in crafting a more fulfilling work life. For more about Chris' "origin story," and other New York Times bestselling books, check out our earlier conversations on the podcast here (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/guillebeau-quest/) and here (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/video/why-the-possibility-of-failure-must-be-on-the-table/). Check out our offerings & partners:  Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com Fully: Reimagine what your work can feel like. To transform your workspace, go to FULLY.com/GOODLIFE ThirdLove: Go to THIRDLOVE.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase!
July 4, 2019
Jennifer Pastiloff (https://www.jenniferpastiloff.com/) is the author of On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, And Listening Hard (https://amzn.to/2LA2aWu). She travels the world, leading On Being Human workshops that integrate movement, writing, sharing aloud and belonging to create a space where shame, hiding and isolation exit and grace, beauty and revelation, along with a whole lot of laughing and dancing enter. Jen is also the founder of the online magazine The Manifest-Station. All of this is informed by her own personal journey, one that had her believing she was a bad person from the time she was a child, and living with depression and anxiety while slowly losing her hearing. She kept all of this secret until a moment of awakening that set her on a profoundly different, more open, accepting and joyful path and led her to eventually step into her role as a writer, teacher and leader. Check out our offerings & partners:  Sleep Number: You’ll only find Sleep Number at any of the 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Find the one nearest you at sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFE Circle: Right now, our listeners get a limited time offer of $30 off of a Circle Home Plus, when you visit meetcircle.com/goodlife and enter GOODLIFE at checkout. Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE
July 2, 2019
David Epstein (https://www.davidepstein.com/) is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene and his new blockbuster book, Range (https://amzn.to/2K449m6), which makes a powerful, science-backed argument about success. Contrary to those who say "find your thing as early as possible, then focus on becoming the best at it," it turns out those who succeed at the highest levels and stay there longest do not specialize early or become world-class experts in one narrow domain. They actually do the exact opposite. They stay generalists for as long as possible. Early specializers often rise fast, then burn out, leaving those playing a longer, more generalized game to eventually lap them, rise higher and stay successful longer. We dive into the eye-opening research, along with Epstein's remarkable personal journey in today's conversation. Check out our offerings & partners: Modsy: This month ONLY, when you go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use the code GOODLIFE you will get 20% OFF. Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
June 27, 2019
NADIA BOLZ-WEBER (http://www.nadiabolzweber.com/) first hit the New York Times list with her 2013 memoir—the bitingly honest and inspiring Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint followed by the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller Accidental Saints in 2015. A former stand-up comic and a recovering alcoholic, Bolz-Weber is the founder and former pastor of a Lutheran congregation in Denver, House for All Sinners and Saints. She speaks at colleges and conferences around the globe. Her latest book, Shameless (https://amzn.to/2FpbEzU), is an exploration of sex, gender and faith. Check out our offerings & partners:  ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD Ancestry: Go to Ancestry.com/GOODLIFE today for 20% off your AncestryDNA kit. Peloton: For a limited time get $100 off accessories when you purchase the Peloton Bike. Go to onepeloton.com, and use promo code GOODLIFE
June 25, 2019
Austin Kleon (https://austinkleon.com/) is the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work!, and his newest book, Keep Going (https://amzn.to/2MxSePD). His work has been translated into over 20 languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS NewsHour, and in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He speaks about creativity in the digital age for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and the Economist. In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter. He grew up in the cornfields of Ohio, devoted himself to music as a kid, writing and art as an adult, and now calls Austin, Texas, home. Today, we explore his journey and lens on creativity, work and life. Check out our offerings & partners:  Peloton: For a limited time get $100 off accessories when you purchase the Peloton Bike. Go to onepeloton.com, and use promo code GOODLIFE Sakara: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners $60 off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/GOODLIFE Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com
June 20, 2019
Ashley C. Ford (http://www.ashleycford.net/) is a writer, media producer and host, living in Brooklyn by way of Indiana. She currently hosts PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, and is the former host of Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show, 112BK. Ford has written for The Guardian, ELLE, BuzzFeed, OUT Magazine, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, Lenny Letter, INTO and she's working on her memoir, along with a collection of interviews (B-Side Chats) with her husband, Kelly Stacy. She has been named among Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine's Brooklyn 100 (2016), and Time Out New York's New Yorkers of The Year (2017). And, like all humans, her journey has been anything but linear. In today's conversation, we explore the powerful and, at times, painful awakenings that led her to this joyfully real, confident, compassionate and supported season of work, love and life. Check out our offerings & partners:  Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. DoorDash: Get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app (https://www.doordash.com/) and enter promo code GLP. Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.com
June 18, 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 in others. During that same time, his wife Molly, was busy changing lives as a private chef and teacher in LA, with a focus on natural foods, biodiversity and sustainability. Years into their careers, they took a radical left turn, moving out of the city, buying a piece of land that’d been deemed largely unfarmable and transforming it, over a period of years and sometimes gutting challenges and loss, into Apricot Lane Farms (https://www.apricotlanefarms.com/). It's not just a biodynamic, regenerative and organic farm, but a stunning example of what is possible when you hold onto a vision to rehabilitate a small slice of nature, while surrendering to how the adventure tells you it needs to unfold. The story of Molly and John’s journey is captured in a moving new documentary called The Biggest Little Farm (https://www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com/). Check out our offerings & partners:  FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use my code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com! Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Butcher Box: To receive $20 off your first box and a package of Free Bacon in every box for the Life of your subscription, go to ButcherBox.com/GOODLIFE or enter GOODLIFE at checkout. Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFE
June 13, 2019
Robin Arzón (https://www.robinarzon.com/) knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was 10 years old, went to NYU, the Villanova Law and landed a job at a top firm in New York where she practiced for 7 years. But, along the way, a series of events would profound change her path. While still an undergrad she found herself being held at gunpoint in the middle of a standoff with police. That moment shook her and she found herself, much to her surprise turning to running as a way to both process the trauma and reclaim her power. What began as a two-mile jog to school after a largely sedentary life, turned into a deep passion for movement, running, especially at night in the city with a sort of fitness-counterculture group of friends, taking on marathons and ultramarathons. This passion would eventually lead her out of the law, into the world of fitness, media, teaching, activism and to writing a New York Times bestselling book, Shut Up And Run (https://amzn.to/2X8g7Bk) about her philosophy of movement and life. Her passion for running also expanded to fitness, indoor cycling and business, where she found a home as Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, and brand ambassador for some of the world’s top fitness brands. Check out our offerings & partners:  Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.com Noom: You don’t have to change it all in one day. Small steps make big progress. Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/GOODLIFE NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
June 11, 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, Break All the Rules, followed in 2001 by Now, Discover Your Strengths. Helping people flourish in work and life became a lifelong obsession, leading to an acclaimed and deeply-rewarding career researching and developing strengths-based tools and insights, first at Gallup, and then launching his own consulting firm, The Marcus Buckingham Company (https://www.marcusbuckingham.com/). Marcus now leads People + Performance research at the ADP Research Institute and remains CEO of his consulting company. And, his latest book, Nine Lies About Work (https://amzn.to/2WJhLsO), takes an in-depth look at some of the biggest lies that pervade our workplaces, the biggest mistakes we make in building our own careers and leading others, and the deeper truths or antidotes that’ll put us back onto the right track. Be prepared to be surprised and awakened. Check out our offerings & partners:  Butcher Box: To receive $20 off your first box and a package of Free Bacon in every box for the Life of your subscription, go to ButcherBox.com/GOODLIFE or enter GOODLIFE at checkout. Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE
June 6, 2019
Elizabeth Gilbert (https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, as well as several other internationally bestselling books. Her new novel City of Girls (https://amzn.to/2QgYIAC) is a fast-paced, pleasure-drenched tale of the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Since her last appearance on the podcast some four years ago, Gilbert's life has been turned upside-down and back again. She has navigated profound awakening, love, loss, transition, reclamation and, along the way, continues the practice of finding her way back into the light. We explore all of this, in detail, in today's deeply honest and powerful conversation. Check out our offerings & partners:  Peloton: For a limited time get $100 off accessories when you purchase the Peloton Bike. Go to onepeloton.com, and use promo code GOODLIFE Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.com Sakara: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners $60 off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/GOODLIFE
June 4, 2019
Mark Manson (https://markmanson.net/) is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, which has reached #1 in thirteen countries, sold millions of copies. His new book, Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope (https://amzn.to/2JW2MFM), has also become an instant #1 bestseller. In it, he expands his irreverent, yet compelling and deeply-thoughtful exploration to the state of society, the sometimes disastrous quirks of the human psyche, and the role of hope in the way we approach the bigger issues in life. Mark also runs one of the largest personal growth websites in the world, and his writing is often described as "self-help for people who hate self-help." In a past podcast conversation (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/mark-manson/), we explore Manson's "origin story" and love of philosophy and writing, including his choice of profanity in his writing voice (hint: it has nothing to do with linguistic laziness). Today, we dive deep into the powerful ideas and provocations in his new book about the state of the world and our role in the exploration of hope. Check out our offerings & partners:  Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE ShipStation: Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days. Visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in GOODLIFE.
May 30, 2019
Amanda Palmer (http://amandapalmer.net/) is a singer, songwriter, playwright, pianist, author, director, blogger and ukulele enthusiast who simultaneously embraces and explodes traditional frameworks of music, theatre, and art. Starting in music as one half of the Boston punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, Palmer's solo album Theatre Is Evil became the top-funded music project on Kickstarter, her 2013 TED talk grew into a New York Times best-selling memoir called The Art of Asking (https://amzn.to/2KejMGD) and she's gathered more than 15,000 patrons who fund her work on Patreon. Her new album, There Will Be No Intermission (https://amzn.to/2WiFtwR), is a no-holds-barred, evocative masterwork that speaks to the full sweep of human experience. And, to cap off our final Music in May offering, Amanda plays uke and sings in the studio, so be sure to stay through the end. Check out our offerings & partners:  Honeybook: Right now, HoneyBook.com is offering our listeners 50% off your first year with promo code GOODLIFE Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Skillshare: Get 2 months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for FREE at Skillshare.com/GOODLIFE Sleep Number: Come in during the Memorial Day Sale and save $1,000 on a new Sleep Number 360 Special Edition smart bed. Find the store nearest you at sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFE.
May 28, 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 Institute a/k/a the "Love Lab," Julie and John Gottman. Drawing upon Julie's decades of clinical observations and John's 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples, they've developed stunning insights into what makes relationships work and last. Julie and John lead The Art and Science of Love (https://www.gottman.com/product/the-art-and-science-of-love-workshop-live-seattle/) and many other workshops in Seattle and Julie has also co-designed the national clinical training program in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (https://www.gottman.com/about/the-gottman-method/). Between them, they've written a number of bestselling books on love and relationships, the latest of which, Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for Lifetime of Love (https://amzn.to/2H5NnQM), integrates their decades of collaboration into a prescription for couples to make eight dates that will bring them together and keep their relationship vibrant. Check out our offerings & partners: Care/of: For 30% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter promo GOODLIFE30 Robinhood: A commission-free investing app is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at GOODLIFE.robinhood.com ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase. Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
May 23, 2019
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitar phenom (http://www.kakiking.com/), Kaki King, has released 9 albums, performed on every continent, presented at the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met and created music for film and TV. In 2015 Kaki launched "The Neck is a Bridge to the Body," a groundbreaking multi-media performance integrating guitar and projected imagery synced to the music. What's even more incredible, Kaki King never intended for music to be her career. Her early years were spent playing in bands as a drummer, just for fun. And, her "big break" came in a way she never saw coming, or even tried to make happen. And, as with all of our Music in May episodes, be sure to stay until the end to hear Kaki perform live in-studio. Check out our offerings & partners:  FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use my code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com!
May 21, 2019
Alexia Vernon (https://alexiavernon.com/) is a transformational speaking and women’s leadership expert, coach and author who shows entrepreneurs, business leaders and change-makers how to develop the mindset and behaviors needed to walk into any room, or onto any stage, and speak with "moxie" - so they can radically (and positively) impact their audiences, businesses and communities. Now, branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement, Vernon is the founder of The Spotlight Speaker Accelerator and Spotlight Speakers Collective and the author of Step Into Your Moxie, (https://amzn.to/2GbwPqz) a rally cry to amplify your voice, visibility and influence the world.  Check out our offerings & partners:  Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFE Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. DoorDash: Get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code GLP. doordash.com Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
May 16, 2019
Continuing with our special Music in May Thursday episodes, my guest today is Toronto-raised former elementary-school teacher turned MC, spoken-word artist, poet, and international bestselling author, Humble the Poet (http://humblethepoet.com/). In today's conversation, we explore not only Humble the Poet's journey from teaching to music, rap, video and spoken word, but also how his experience as the child of immigrants, being raised in the Sikh tradition and, in his words, not seeing anyone else in the music world who looked like him, shaped his lens on possibility, his stories and voice and values. In addition to his music, Humble also has a great new book out that distills 101 short and sweet insights for better living called UNLEARN (https://amzn.to/2Ytpb0B). And as with all of our Music in May episodes, Humble shares a musical offering at the end, this time in the form of a spoken word piece, so you want to be sure stick around for the whole conversation. Check out our offerings & partners:  Noom: You don’t have to change it all in one day. Small steps make big progress. Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/GOODLIFE Sakara: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners $60 off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/GOODLIFE Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
May 14, 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 in life, Oprah Winfrey. What’s not as often told is Stedman’s own, deeply-compelling personal journey. His path from small-town kid to pursuing a degree in education while simultaneously serving in the Army, playing basketball in the European leagues, then returning home to enter the world of business and giving back along the way. Stedman eventually founded and now serves as chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, (https://www.stedmangraham.com/) a management and marketing consulting firm. He's also written 11 books, including two New York Times best-sellers, and his most recent, Identity Leadership (https://amzn.to/2JE1sH0) Over the last two decades, Stedman Graham has become a noted expert in education and leadership development. He is fascinated by the exploration of identity, how we discover, validate then build our lives around our most essential selves, contribute to the world and become leaders from a place of deep personal alignment. In today’s conversation, we explore Stedman’s remarkable journey, his personal evolution and awakening and why he believes, with all his heart, that we need leaders more than ever, and why leadership is very much an inside game. Check out our offerings & partners: ButcherBox: For the Ultimate Barbecue Bundle absolutely FREE in your first ButcherBox PLUS $20 off, go to ButcherBox.com/GOODLIFE or enter promo code GOODLIFESkillshare: Get 2 months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for FREE at Skillshare.com/GOODLIFEZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD
May 9, 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 (https://citizencope.com/welcome) grew up influenced by the production techniques of George Martin, Dr. Dre and Willie Mitchell while listening to everything from Willie Nelson, to John Lennon, Bob Marley, Outkast and A TribeCalled Quest. Cope has since built a decades-long career in the music industry on trusting his gut and following his muse, putting out albums under major labels, writing songs that've been recorded by the likes of Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow and others and eventually, taking back control to publish under his own label. And if his new album, ‘Heroin And Helicopters,’ is any indication, his instincts are sharper now than ever before. We explore this powerful journey in today's conversation. And, as with all of our special episodes this month, we end this deep-conversation with a moving, in-studio acoustic performance from his new album. Citizen Cope is on tour right now, so be sure to check out his latest album and maybe even see him at a show near you (https://citizencope.com/tour). Check out our offerings & partners: Honeybook: Right now, HoneyBook (https://www.honeybook.com/) is offering our listeners 50% off your first year with promo code GOODLIFE
May 7, 2019
Moving from New York to Los Angeles, LaRayia Gaston (https://www.linkedin.com/in/larayia/) was struck by the extreme poverty she saw in a part of the city known as skid row, and how close it was to extreme wealth. Raised to always lead with love and be of service, she could not turn away. While simultaneously launching and building her own design and branding agency, she founded Lunch On Me (LOM) (https://www.lunchonme.org/). The organization now redistributes organic food that would otherwise be discarded to people living on skid row six days a week, reaching 10,000 people a month. The story of this community, along with Gaston's time both helping, then living on skid row for 43 days, is the subject of a forthcoming documentary called 43 Days. You can learn more and help contribute to its production here (https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/43days). Check out our offerings & partners: Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.comEverlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
May 2, 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 their time listening to music and figuring out how to play it on guitar. By the time Jimmie was about 15, he’d already been getting paid to play in a band 6 nights a week and decided to strike out on his own, eventually landing in Austin, where he’d end up playing with legends like BB King, Eric Clapton and nearly every other blues legend, and eventually earn his own place a legendary blues player. Along the way, his brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan would join him in Austin, carving his own iconic status in the world of blues. Tragically, Stevie lost his life in a helicopter crash, leaving Jimmie in what he calls his dark years, trying to carry on with music and life. He eventually emerged and has been a guiding light in the world of Blues for more than 50 years now. His new album, BABY, PLEASE COME HOME (https://www.jimmievaughan.com/), is a rolling and righteous celebration of everything the blues can be. And, as with all of our very special music episodes this month, at the end, Jimmie plays a bit of guitar for us. This one was really special for me, because Jimmie didn’t have his guitar with him in the studio, but he gave me the great honor of playing the acoustic guitar I’d built with my own hands almost a year-to-the-day earlier.  Jimmie is currently touring (https://www.jimmievaughan.com/jimmie-vaughan-tour-dates), so be sure to catch him on the road! *** Check out our offerings & partners:  What if you could discover your "Life’s Work DNA?" Turns out, we’ve all got a unique source-code for work that makes us come alive, I call this your Sparketype™. The more you express this "life’s work DNA," the richer your work and life becomes. So, have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE! It is 100% free. It takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
April 30, 2019
Jim Kwik (http://kwikbrain.com/) is the founder of Kwik Learning, host of the top-ranked Kwik Brain podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kwik-brain-with-jim-kwik/id1208024744), and a globally-acclaimed expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. This is pretty surprising, given that a brain injury left him learning-challenged and labeled the 'boy with the broken brain' as a child. He has since dedicated his life to helping others learn and live their brightest self through courses, keynotes, consulting and media. In today's conversation, we dive into his powerful journey of discovery and, in the latter half, Jim shares key ideas designed to help us all learn better and live bigger. Check out our offerings & partners: Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.comThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order.Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFE
April 25, 2019
Thrust into the world of presidential politics in her twenties, Laura Gassner Otting (https://lauragassnerotting.com/) found herself working in the White House, before a series of events led her to launch her own firm, and grew it into a powerhouse in the non-profit search world, then eventually sell the company to focus on her next act. Having worked at the highest levels of power and potential, she learned a ton about what truly makes people feel what she calls “limitless.” Her awakenings are distilled into a great new book, appropriately entitled, Limitless, which builds upon something she calls consonance. In this episode, we explore her remarkable journey.  Check out our offerings & partners: Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE! At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
April 23, 2019
Growing up between New York City’s South Bronx and Queens in the 1970s, Rosanna Durruthy's  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmdurruthy/) family and home were often the place where everyone gathered, people from all walks of life had a place at the table. Now, the Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at LinkedIn, Durruthy works to bring all voices to the table and empower people with a sense of value, inclusion, equality and belonging. This conversation isn't just about work, though, it's about the power of being open, finding your own voice and power, valuing others and creating a sense of welcoming, compassion and understanding in our lives in the name of making it a richer place to be being a catalyst for change. Check out our offerings & partners: Babbel: Try Babbel for free. Download the app or text GLP to 48-48-48Quip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.comDoorDash: Get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code GLP.Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.
April 16, 2019
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist (http://www.lorigottlieb.com/) and New York Times bestselling author who writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column for The Atlantic. She has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations all over the world. A contributing editor for the Atlantic, she also writes for The New York Times Magazine, and appears as a frequent expert on relationships, parenting, and hot-button mental health topics in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Dr. Phil, CNN, and NPR. Her latest book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, (https://amzn.to/2Tj5UMZ) and this week's conversation is a revealing look at the inner thoughts, struggles and revelations of a therapist who finds herself on the "needing help" side of the conversation, and all the unexpected things this shift in dynamics brings up. Check out our offerings & partners: Babbel: Try Babbel for free. Download the app or text GLP to 48-48-48ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.Robinhood: A commission-free investing app is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at GOODLIFE.robinhood.comNetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
April 9, 2019
From the outside looking in, Leon Logothetis (https://leonlogothetis.com/about/) had everything. But, from the inside looking out, he was dying a little bit more every day, fiercely lonely and falling apart. So, he made a radical decision that led to several trips traveling across America without cash, sustaining himself only on the kindness of others and giving back along the way. This journey into the heart of kindness became a film and the basis of a book and then The Kindness Diaries (https://leonlogothetis.com/netflix/) series, which can now be seen on Netflix. And, Leon has a new book out called Go Be Kind, (https://amzn.to/2Oc5h6x) that is more of a daily journal of fun and easy ways to be kind. Check out our offerings & partners: ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Stitcher: Listen ad-free on Stitcher Premium, Visit stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use the code ‘WONDERY.’True Stories of Good People, a GoFundMe podcast: Listen and subscribe to True Stories of Good People on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.Babbel: Try Babbel for free. Download the app or text GLP to 48-48-48Better Help: Get matched with a counselor you’ll love and 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/GOODLIFE
April 2, 2019
Abby Wambach’s (http://abbywambach.com/) name is synonymous with soccer. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest all-time goal scorer ever, she is an icon. But, that's not the whole story. Not by a long shot. Her new book, Wolfpack, (https://amzn.to/2F6gxNx) and the movement and company she’s launched along with it, is a reclamation. It's a call to agency and community. We explore this powerful journey, along with many of the deeper motivations, struggles, moments of awakening, defining stories and so much more in today’s powerful conversation. Check out our offerings & partners: Quip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFEStitcher: Listen ad-free on Stitcher Premium, Visit stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use the code ‘WONDERY.’Robinhood: A commission-free investing app is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at GOODLIFE.robinhood.comTrue Stories of Good People, a GoFundMe podcast: Listen and subscribe to True Stories of Good People on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.
March 26, 2019
At the age of seven, Shobha Rao (https://shobharaowrites.com/about/) moved from India to the United States and found herself in a world of wonder and discovery that's never left her. In fact, as we'd discover in today's conversation, she is so committed to presence and wonder, her cellphone has no internet, nor does she ever use her camera. And, when she teaches students, she invites them to have their heart's broken by leaving their phones at the door. Obsessed with books, Rao eventually became a writer, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, and her story “Kavitha and Mustafa” was chosen by T.C. Boyle for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2015. Her latest book, Girls Burn Brighter (https://amzn.to/2VFe0S1), is a heartbreaking and eye-opening exploration of friendship, sisterhood, patriarchy and the boxes society often seeks to put people in. Rao is currently the 2018 Grace Paley Teaching Fellow at The New School in New York City. Check out our offerings & partners: NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order.Stitcher: Listen ad-free on Stitcher Premium, Visit stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use the code ‘WONDERY.’ShipStation: Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days. Visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in GOODLIFE.True Stories of Good People, a GoFundMe podcast: Listen and subscribe to True Stories of Good People on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.
March 19, 2019
Seane Corn (http://www.seanecorn.com/) is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in magazines, TV, radio, and Oprah.com, Seane now utilizes her fierce commitment to action and her massive platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®. Seane has spent time in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti, and Africa working with communities in need- teaching yoga, providing support for child labor and educating people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Her forthcoming book, Revolution of the Soul (https://amzn.to/2UA2LZP), will be published in September 2019. And, this week, we're diving deep into her personal journey, early-childhood trauma and struggle with OCD, awakening to her own sense of power and agency, discovering yoga and a global community of teachers, practitioners and heart-led activists and so much more. Check out our offerings & partners: ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.Uber Rewards: Earn points on Rides and Uber Eats. Learn more about all the ways you can earn at Uber.com/rewardsStitcher: Listen ad-free on Stitcher Premium, Visit stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use the code ‘WONDERY.’ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Capterra: Software solutions for your business. Visit Capterra.com/GOODLIFE to find the right tools to make 2019 the year for your business.
March 12, 2019
Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Laura Peña (http://www.laurapena.com/about) discovered a love of design, animation, filmmaking, storytelling and technology that led her to New York City to study. Her fierce commitment to her craft created a fast name in the space, led her work with many of the top brands in the world, and eventually found her own creative design lab, JelloMonsters. But, an experience back in the Dominican Republic set in motion a different quest that would lead her to put nearly every other part of her life on hiatus. She wanted to find a way to give voice to teenage girls. To share their stories, their hopes, dreams, fears, struggles and triumphs in a real and empowering way. She wanted them to choose what mattered, to be in charge of the way they would be seen and heard and accepted. With that, the video docuseries, She Is The Universe (http://www.sheistheuniverse.org/) was born, along with a platform designed to amplify the voices girls from around the world. For the past year, Peña has been traveling the globe, on a mission to capture and share the stories of 111 teenage girls of all shapes, sizes, colors, languages, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Her ultimate goal is to not only offer their unfiltered stories, the way they choose to tell it, but also create a place for them to see themselves in others and find a sense of community, mentorship and possibility. Check out our offerings & partners: Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFEQuip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Stitcher: Listen ad-free on Stitcher Premium, Visit stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use the code ‘WONDERY.’Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.
March 5, 2019
My guest today, James Victore, has been described as part Darth Vader, part Yoda, prolific storyteller, designer, provocateur, artist, activist and teacher. James Victore is the designer and creative thought leader whom people look to find clarity and purpose in their life and work. James is widely known for his timely wisdom and impassioned views about design and its place in the world. At the helm of his independently run design studio, James is always working to make work that is sexy, strong and memorable, that takes a strong position and often toes the line between sacred and the profane. And, the world has taken notice. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (and he shares a pretty funny story about that in our conversation), is in the permanent collections of the Louvre and the Library of Congress and his client list includes industry-leaders like Adobe, Starbucks, Aveda and many foundations on a mission to create change in the world. James taught at the School of Visual Arts in NYC for over 20 years. His new book, “Feck Perfuction“ (https://amzn.to/2EksGze) is sort of his manifesto on living a creative, full-contact and alive life. Check out our offerings & partners: Blinkist: Key takeaways from the world’s best nonfiction books in text and audio. Go to Blinkist.com/GOODLIFE to start your free 7-day trial.Policygenius: The easy way to compare and buy life insurance. Find the right policy in minutes at Policygenius.comStitcher: You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order.
February 26, 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 (https://judgevictoriapratt.com/) found herself in the role of translator, advocate and champion at a very young age. That deep desire to serve at the sweet-spot between justice and humanity never left her. Rising up through government and educational institutions, she eventually became a judge, but not your ordinary judge. For her, it was all about serving the broader humanity and needs of both those who appeared in her courtroom, as well as those who were affected in the community. Judge Pratt gained acclaim as a champion for criminal justice reform in her Newark courtroom, worked with jurisdictions across the US, and as far as Dubai, Ukraine, Mexico and England. Her TED Talk, How Judges Can Show Respect, went viral. Now a leading voice in criminal justice reform through her consulting firm Pratt Lucien Consultants, Judge Pratt speaks to corporate and organizational leaders about restoring respect to their processes. At the heart of it all is a call-to-action to elevate the humanity and dignity of all people and focus more on restoration and rehabilitation than punishment. In today's conversation, we explore Judge Pratt's early childhood, the experiences and moments that shaped her, as well as the powerful moments and exercises that transformed her courtroom into a place not only of justice but of reclamation and an awakening to potential and responsibility. Check out our offerings & partners: Blinkist: Key takeaways from the world’s best nonfiction books in text and audio. Go to Blinkist.com/GOODLIFE to start your free 7-day trial.Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order.ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.23andMe: Order your 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kit at 23andme.com/goodlifeStitcher: You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening. photo credit: Tinnetta Bell
February 19, 2019
Scott Barry Kaufman (http://scottbarrykaufman.com/) has a Ph.D. from Yale, and an M. Phil from Cambridge and now teaches at Barnard. Not bad for a kid who was labeled as lesser-than, put into special-education and told he didn't have the intelligence to achieve anything significant. It took a single moment in 9th-grade, where a teacher took note of his innate curiosity and abilities and prompted him to reclaim control over his education and life, for everything to change. Now an acclaimed psychologist, researcher and professor, Scott embraces a humanistic, integrative approach that takes into account a wide range of human variation– from learning disabilities to intellectual and creative giftedness to introversion to narcissism to twice exceptionality– to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Scott writes the weekly Beautiful Minds column for Scientific American, hosts The Psychology Podcast (https://scottbarrykaufman.com/podcast/), and his books (https://scottbarrykaufman.com/books/) include Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind and, as editor, Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties and The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence. And, lately, he’s been taking a seriously deep dive into self-actualization and transcendence, getting rare access to Maslow published and private writing that fueled his own research on the key elements what it takes to step more fully into the experience of life. We explore all of this in today’s wide-ranging conversation. Check out our offerings & partners: Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFEQuip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Stitcher: You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Uber Rewards: Earn points on Rides and Uber Eats. Learn more about all the ways you can earn at Uber.com/rewards
February 12, 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 the Bosnian war. While she lived in the relative safety of Belgrade (at least in the early part of the war), she left to head into the heat of the war-zone, on a quest to discover not just the highly-filtered stories being reported by a state-controlled media, but the truth on-the-ground. Scepanovic joined local media efforts, became a reporter, then editor and analyst, where she spent years documenting and sharing what happened as her country divided itself, became decimated from violence, leaving so many lives destroyed and entire areas riddled with broken “Swiss cheese-like” buildings. The experience left her not only longing for truth, justice and peace, but also with a belief in architecture as a symbol of perseverance and the human need to rebuild and move on. Aleksandra eventually made her way to New York, where she discovered a love of design and pursued a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. That program awakened her inner eye for detail, and also invigorated her passion for architecture and interiors. Blending the experience of seeing a brutal war destroy so many homes with her renewed passion to help people find and create beautiful homes, she co-founded Ideal Properties Group (https://ipg.nyc/), which has now grown into a leading residential real estate firm in New York's Brooklyn neighborhoods. Check out our offerings & partners: ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Calm: Give yourself the gift of Calm. Seriously, it might change your life. For a limited time, get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/GOODLIFEStitcher: You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Uber Rewards: Earn points on Rides and Uber Eats. Learn more about all the ways you can earn at Uber.com/rewards
February 5, 2019
At 38, Suzy Batiz (https://suzybatiz.com/) was depressed and struggling through her second bankruptcy. A handful of years later, she'd built a $400-million company around bathroom odor, with zero-debt. But, the journey was anything but traditional. Standing in the eye of the storm, Suzy experienced what she calls "the surprising luxury of losing everything." She'd lived through poverty, sexual and domestic abuse, depression, multiple bankruptcies and a suicide attempt. Seeking deeper answers, she decided to try something completely different. She turned to a therapeutic ceremony with plant-based medicine, Ayahuasca in particular, as a path to processing and letting go of her past and awakening her sense of possibility and freedom. While not fun, in fact, she describes the early ceremonies as largely horrific, Suzy began to experience shifts, lightness and freedom she'd been seeking for years. Along the way, a deceptively-simple idea for a new venture dropped. Surprisingly, it was about blending her love of essential oils with entrepreneurship and a simple, near-universal need. This led to the creation of the Poo~Pourri (https://www.poopourri.com/) bathroom spray, along with a massively-viral ad campaign and a company that she's now grown into a behemoth with no debt and complete control. As we sat down to record this conversation, Suzy was in the process of shifting gears, devoting a portion of her energies toward the launch of a new conscious, plant-based cleaning products venture called Supernatural (https://supernatural.com/). And, along with that, she's become deeply-focused on teaching entrepreneurs the feminine approach to business—how to tune into intuition, turn on your body intelligence and dive into creative energy to achieve a naturally abundant flow state she calls resonance. Check out our offerings & partners: Blinkist: Key takeaways from the world’s best nonfiction books in text and audio. Go to Blinkist.com/GOODLIFE to start your free 7-day trial.Policygenius: The easy way to compare and buy life insurance. Find the right policy in minutes at Policygenius.comStitcher Premium: You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order.
January 29, 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 zero side-effects and worked in nearly every domain of life. Especially the ones where so many struggle, from public-speaking and socializing to high-stakes decision-making, sports and nearly any other endeavor where being at your best mattered? And, what if you had an endless supply in your pocket, 24-7, for the rest of your life? According to this week's guest, founder and elite-performance advisor, Todd Herman, there is. But, it's not a pill. It's something you do, a peak performance power-tool he's taught his clients for decades, from Olympic and pro athletes to CEOs, founders and performers. It's what he calls the "Alter Ego Effect," and it's all about tapping the power of secret-identifies, creating and stepping into them to change not only the way your brains works, but also the way your body performs in an instant. Todd shares the entire Alter Ego methodology, along with the science behind it and a wide-array of case-studies in his new book, The Alter Ego Effect (https://amzn.to/2RECL1n). In this week's conversation, we explore what shuts so many of us down when we most need to be at our best, how Todd came to understand and then develop the power of alter egos, and how we can tap their power in work, play and life. For a deeper-dive into Todd's "origin story," check out our 2016 conversation (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/todd-herman/) Check out our offerings & partners: 23andMe: Order your 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kit at 23andme.com/goodlifeQuip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
January 22, 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 a difference in Nepali children’s lives. So, she took her life’s savings, then $5,000, moved to Nepal, bought property there and co-founded the BlinkNow foundation (https://blinknow.org/pages/our-history) along with a Nepali friend, Top Bahadur Malla. Their vision, to provide kids with a safe home, medical care, an education and love, so they will grow up to be adults with a social conscience and the skills to continue the mission of ending the cycles of poverty and violence in the world. Working hand-in-hand with Top, and a team that is 90% Nepali, they built a children’s home, where Maggie and a team of caregivers, cooks, “aunties and uncles” take care of their family of more than 50 kids. They then built a school, staffed by an all-Nepali faculty that serves more than 350 kids, along with a health clinic and women’s center for the Kopila Valley area in Nepal. Maggie received the 2015 CNN Hero Award and her work has been recognized by the Dalai Lama for her work. In today’s conversation, we explore Maggie’s decision to take a gap year that turned into a life she never imagined living, what drew her to Nepal and the moment that awakened her to a deeper calling. We also explore the challenges along the way, the importance of working in close collaboration with the community. We also talk about a moment of profound loss that incapacitated her for months, how that experience changed her and shifted the direction of her life. It’s also important to note that, while this conversation is largely about Maggie’s personal story, and the life and contributions she’s made in Nepal, Maggie is also very clear that, from the beginning, everything has always been a collaborative effort, working hand-in-hand with her Nepali co-founder and their local team on the ground playing a huge role in every aspect of what’s been built. Check out our offerings & partners: Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFECalm: Give yourself the gift of Calm. Seriously, it might change your life. For a limited time, get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/GOODLIFE
January 15, 2019
Garrard Conley is the author of the New York Times Best Selling memoir Boy Erased (https://amzn.to/2CioQ7k), now also a major motion picture (http://www.focusfeatures.com/boy-erased). Growing up in a small town, immersed in a faith-based community, Conley survived conversion therapy before becoming a writer, activist and speaker (http://garrardconley.com/). He lectures at schools and venues across the country on radical compassion, writing through trauma, and growing up gay in the complicated South. He works with other activists to help end conversion therapy in the United States and abroad. He is also a returned Peace Corps volunteer, having served in Ukraine as an ESL instructor and HIV/AIDS educator. Conley's writing can be found in The New York Times, TIME, VICE, CNN, BuzzFeed, Them, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Huffington Post, among other places, and he is currently at work on a novel about queer 18th century lives. In today's conversation, we explore Garrard's personal journey, his career as a writer and advocate, and how it feels having your story told in a major motion picture featuring Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges and Russell Crowe. Check out our offerings & partners: ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.Blinkist: Key takeaways from the world’s best nonfiction books in text and audio. Go to Blinkist.com/GOODLIFE to start your free 7-day trial.
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