Podcast 34: Have a Difficult Conversation, and a Talk with Lisa Randall, Harvard Physics Professor (and Rebel). Plus, Hard-Boiled Eggs.

Try This at Home

Have an uncomfortable conversation. I mention Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the EndTo read more about this topic, check out my book Happier at Home, chapter on “Family.”


Lisa Randall. She’s a Harvard professor who studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology. Her new book, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe, will hit the shelves in a few weeks; it’s already garnered lots of buzz and starred reviews. (Fun fact: Time magazine named Lisa one of the “100 Most Influential People” in 2007.

For those of you interested in the Four Tendencies framework (and aren’t we all?), Lisa talks about being a Rebel. Her Try This at Home…very Rebel!

Gretchen’s Demerit

I talked to Barnaby in a mean voice. I’m trying so hard to do better.

Elizabeth’s Gold Star

Hard-boiled eggs are helping Elizabeth to keep her blood sugar level down. (A good example of using the Strategy of Convenience for habit change.)




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