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Podcast 336: Allow Others to Share Your Enthusiasm, the Props Listeners Use to Manage Anxiety, a Deep Dive into Listeners’ One-Word Themes—Plus a Hack for Asking Tough Questions.
Podcast 336

Podcast 336: Allow Others to Share Your Enthusiasm, the Props Listeners Use to Manage Anxiety, a Deep Dive into Listeners’ One-Word Themes—Plus a Hack for Asking Tough Questions.

We discuss why it’s a good idea to allow others to share your enthusiasm, we review the props used by listeners to help manage anxiety, take a look at listeners’ one-word themes for 2021, and share a hack for asking a tough question. 
Podcast 331: Give Yourself a Prop to Hold, Ways to Maintain Healthy Habits as Ordinary Routines Resume, and Hack for Little Kids and Chores
Podcast 331

Podcast 331: Give Yourself a Prop to Hold, Ways to Maintain Healthy Habits as Ordinary Routines Resume, and Hack for Little Kids and Chores

We talk about why you might give yourself a prop to hold, discuss a friend’s hack for helping little kids to be independent, and explore a listener question about the common post-pandemic stumbling block of maintaining healthy habits that have been acquired during the last year.
Podcast 324: Learn from the Wisdom of Teachers, a Clever Way to Use Email, and Anna Sale Talks about How to Have Difficult Conversations
Podcast 324

Podcast 324: Learn from the Wisdom of Teachers, a Clever Way to Use Email, and Anna Sale Talks about How to Have Difficult Conversations

We review some terrific lessons we’ve learned from teachers, discuss an email hack that makes it easier to ask someone for help, and Anna Sale discusses her new book, “Let’s Talk About Hard Things.”
A Little Happier: It’s a Lot of Work to Make Friendly Gestures, But We All Have to Try.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: It’s a Lot of Work to Make Friendly Gestures, But We All Have to Try.

Whenever I think about the work that it takes to try to be friendly, I remember a funny story from my daughter’s childhood.
A Little Happier: Sometimes, Transcendent Forces Seem to Enter the World.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Sometimes, Transcendent Forces Seem to Enter the World.

Sometimes, the transcendent seems to appear in the concrete, ordinary world—in a conversation, in an experience, or even in a person.
A Little Happier: The More We Talk to Someone, the More We Have to Say.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: The More We Talk to Someone, the More We Have to Say.

In Karl Ove Knausgaard’s autobiographical novel My Struggle: Book Six, he reflects on the counter-intuitive truth that the more we talk to people, the more we have to say to them.
Podcast 265: Give a Sensorium Gift, a Deep Dive into Suggestions for #Walk20in20, and a Conversation Hack.
Podcast 265

Podcast 265: Give a Sensorium Gift, a Deep Dive into Suggestions for #Walk20in20, and a Conversation Hack.

Why you should give a “Sensorium Gift” and how to create one, a deep dive into listeners’ suggestions for walking 20 minutes every day in 2020, and a conversation hack.
Podcast 241: Malcolm Gladwell Talks About “Talking to Strangers” Plus a Delicious, Healthy Hack
Podcast 241

Podcast 241: Malcolm Gladwell Talks About “Talking to Strangers” Plus a Delicious, Healthy Hack

We talk to Malcolm Gladwell about “Talking to Strangers” and explore why taking a shower can boost your happiness, and I reveal the easy, new low-carb recipe I love.
Podcast 222: Go Someplace By Yourself, Make Conversation with a Child, and an Easy Way to Remember Something Important.
Podcast 222

Podcast 222: Go Someplace By Yourself, Make Conversation with a Child, and an Easy Way to Remember Something Important.

Why you might choose to go someplace alone, how to have a good conversation with a child, and a listener suggests an easy, clever hack for remembering to bring items.
Podcast 109: Pay Attention to the Light, a Fun April Fool’s Tradition, and a Demerit for Talking Too Much.
Podcast 109

Podcast 109: Pay Attention to the Light, a Fun April Fool’s Tradition, and a Demerit for Talking Too Much.

Podcast 109: Pay attention to the light, a great idea for an April Fool's Day tradition, and a demerit for talking too much.
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